Friday, November 20, 2009

Fun Times






The last few days have been great. My aunt Di and uncle Rich came into town on Wednesday to help my cousin Jane' (sorry I don't know how to do accents so I can't spell her name correctly) with her daughter's wedding. They decided to stay with us since my cousin's house was overcrowded with the wedding party. Thursday night jane' asked if her two younger daughters (melissa 8, Nicole 10) could stay at our house with Di while she hosted the bachlorette party at her house.
Lily is completely in love with these girls and had such a wonderful time. We picked up hot and ready pizzas and watched high school musical two. Lily loved being one of the girls. She sang songs, showed off our Sugar Gliders and played on on her play place. At the end of the night they went to bed on an air mattress in our loft. Lily crawled right in between with them like that was where she belonged. Di told them a night time story and she almost fell asleep, but was just too excited, so she slept in her crib.
Tonight was the wedding. It was beautiful and again Lily had a blast. She loved seeing the "pretty princess". After the wedding we got to socialize with Di and Rich. It was great to have a good adult conversation and catch up with them.
Lily will be sad to see them leave tomorrow, but we are going up to St george for Thanksgiving just a few days later. She loves all of the attention she gets from Di.

Some other cute things about Lily:
She is part of a little group of friends in nursery. There are about 5 little girls the same age that love to play together. She constantly tells me that she wants to go to nursery and see her friends. She also has friends at our neighborhood playground that she loves to play with. When she sees other kids in the neighborhood she runs to yells "my friends, I love my friends"
She is learning so much, especially about the gospel. She loves to talk about President Monson and Joseph Smith. She still doesn't want like prayers, but she talks about praying to Heavenly Father and talks about how Jesus loves her. It is so fun to watch her learn and grow. She is such a fun little girl.
Here are a few pictures of my little sweetheart. (Including Halloween)
My favorite picture is the one of Lily on the couch. Note that she is wearing her "dora backpack", reading a book and sporting sunglasses.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lily's garden






Lily inherited her father's love for plants. She is constantly picking flowers and smelling them. She loves trees (especially palm trees) and points them out every time she sees one. Seth decided it was time for lily to have her own plant (mainly so she would leave his rare plants alone) We came home with a whole planter of flowers that Lily could water and pick as much as she wants. Needless to say it is a big hit. Planting them was a great bonding experience for her and Seth and every day she gets to go out with him and water them. It is great to see my two favorite people working together over something they both love.
Seth also got a few herbs for his own planter. He tasted one of them and offered some to Lily. She took it and ate it, because her daddy gave it to her. She really is alot like her dad. (one of the pictures is of her showing me the herb she was eating) Here are some pictures.

P.S. Also included is a picture of me on my last day with the walking boot. woohoo!

some pictures





I know I have been terrible about blogging and I cannot promise it will get better, but here is one post.
Last saturday we took Lily to a pumpkin patch/ farm. It was a little dumpy, but lily had a great time. Here are some pictures.

Friday, July 17, 2009

another lost video

This is from right before the move. I was packing all of our framed pictures and Lily freaked out when I covered our Christ picture. She is so cute about church. She talks about it all day. Yesterday when seth got dressed up for his interview she immediately stated "oh we're going to church" Of course she throws a fit every sunday when we walk into sacrament instead of nursery, but she gets over it. enjoy the video.
video

My crazy child.

Here are a few pictures of Lily that were never posted because of the move. The picture of Lily outside in a red jacket was when it was 80 degrees outside and Lily insisted she was cold. The pictures of her with a pillow case on her head are just an example of a wild night in the Morris home. She does something similar to this every day. She ran around with the pillow case over her for at least an hour. As for Seth and I... life is looking up. Seth had his 3rd interview for a bank position yesterday. We should hear if he has another interview by Tuesday. We are starting to get settled into the house. It is slow, but we are so blessed to be in this house. It all happened at the perfect time (If you can say there is a perfect time for bad things to happen) I am feeling pretty good. I have some morning sickness, but it isn't too severe. I mainly just feel gross, exhausted and have lots of aches and pains. My first appointment is on Thursday so I will find out my official due date then. All in all we are doing fine. Here and the pictures and I hope the video of Lily will post. P.S. i love that even in a pillow case lily will pose for the camera :)
video

Saturday, July 4, 2009

update

So the last few weeks have been crazy. As most of you know Seth lost his job a couple of weeks ago. (see the previous post to see why this was very emotional for me) He had an interview with a bank and is now waiting for the second interview they promised. We are now moved into our new house and out of the old. It is such a relief to be out of the old house. Our landlord was very manipulative and kept giving us ultimatums for getting our deposit back. When we moved into the house it was very dirty and yet he expected it to be spotless when we left. You'd think that after our house flooded 3 times with sewage and WE had to clean it up he would give us a little break but no. I am just glad to be out of there. The new house is great. Seth's parents have been back and forth between here and Tucson helping us and Seth's sister Noelle. It has been a very long and exhausting week.
Lily is loving having some daddy and grandparent time. She has been so good through this move. She put up with 3 15 hour days without much complaint at all. She is in a good phase right now... very cute and independent. I am dreading Seth going back to work and life settling down and yet I want some normalcy back. Anyway if you haven't read my previous post yet, you might want to :) PS happy 4th

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lily's crush


This is Brandon. He and his wife alissa are good friends of ours... and Lily thinks he's wonderful. Infact she talks about him all the time. She even told me once "I love Brandon". When i told Alissa about that she told Lily that brandon was her husband and Lily gave her a look that said she was ready to fight for him. Yesterday Lily came up to me and in a very serious tone stated "I gunna call Brandon"... This wasn't a question, it was a statement. Then a few minutes later... "Brandon call me" She is going to be so much trouble as a teen. This isn't even her first baby crush. She loved our friend Jason in Idaho too. Jacko- if you're reading this, tell Jason that if you don't come to visit soon, Jason may be replaced forever ;)
My question is; have any of your kids ever had a baby crush? It's really cute and Brandon loves Lily, so it's all fun, but it really does worry me for her future. She is going to as boy crazy as I was and that scares me.

Monday, June 1, 2009

the house







Today we met with the home inspector to go over any damage in the new house. There was very little, so we took the time to take some pictures and figure out where to put furniture and such. I swear I took pictures of the kitchen, but then when i got home they were gone... I'm sad, the kitchen is my favorite part. Anyway here are a few pictures. the picture of the bathroom is a jack and jill bathroom and I believe there is a picture of the loft. The walk in closet is one of two in the master and the apparently the pictures I took of the master bedroom got lost also. the rest should be explain themselves. ( I would describe them better, but my Windows Vista and Blogspot don't get along very well. I can't see the pictures on the blog and I don't know which ones actually loaded in order)

Friday, May 22, 2009

the house

As most of you know we found out about a week ago that we got the house we wanted. Last night we got the closing date. 4 weeks from yesterday, june 18! Looks like we will be in a bit of a hurry. we are going to san diego today and then we I get back I have alot of work to do. It will be crazy but we are very excited to get into the new house.
On a side note all of this happened while "so you think you can dance" so i missed alot of it. The audition episodes make me wish I had a dvr anyway, since only about a third of it is dancing. I found a few people that I am excited about, but I can't remember any names. Lily is going to a be our little dancer. whenever someone is dancing on tv she tries her hardest to do the exact move they do. It is so cute. She spins circles, jumps and stands on one foot while lifting the other as high as possible. (she can actually balance on one foot really well)
Someday i will write about my mothers day gift, but for now I need to go pack for our trip.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I need your help

I need meal ideas. I have the hardest time figuring out what to make for dinner. I need Something that takes less than 45 minutes to prepare (or can be prepared the night before) is decently healthy and inexpensive. I need to do a good shop so please give me a few ideas each. Thanks in advance.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Julia and Brett want to adopt

Julia is my cousin and I hope by posting this she can find a little one to love. This might be a long shot, but if you know anyone who is looking for adoptive parents for their child please let me know.

This is their child preference:

Age: Newborn - 1 year old
Gender: Either
Ethnicity: Any Child, Open to discussion
Special Needs: Open to discussion, Drug exposed (occasional), Mild or medically correctable, Alcohol exposed (occasional), Smoking exposed, Emotional/mental disorders in family, Premature birth, Multiple birth, Diabetes in family, Conceived through rape, Nothing known about father, Nothing known about mother


Basically, they are open to any child out there in need of a loving home and two AWESOME parents! I know there child is out there... they just have to find the mother who is led and prompted to place her child with them! That is the miracle of adoption! The spirit touches 2 mothers and fathers and brings them together because of a mutual love for a beautiful child!

So, in order to get the word out, they are wanting to share their profiles with as many people as possible!


Parent Profiles:
http://www.parentprofiles.com/profiles/db24166.html


Provident Living:
http://www.providentliving.org/ses/birthmother/viewsingleprofile/0,12272,2133-1-10088,00.html


It's About Love:
https://beta.itsaboutlove.org/ial/profiles/21629485/ourMessage.jsf

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

For Ashley

Here is Lily's birth story: part of it you know since you were there:
It all started with my baby shower. I had always said once I had my baby shower that Lily could come. Little did I know she was going to take me seriously. My shower was on a thursday night and my sister came from northern california for it. My mother in law sister in law and some other family members came from bakersfield. It was fun and crazy and in the end I came home with tons of stuff, but no newborn or preemie clothes. (didn't think I needed them since both seth and i were eight pound babies)

The next morning I woke up and my contractions were different, I could tell these were real and they were steady. I called seth (who worked 30 minutes away) and told him I was heading to the hospital. At the hospital they told me she was in position and I was 70 percent thinned but not at all dilated. The nurse said that it could be 2 weeks or a couple of hours, but then we I left I heard her telling another nurse she thought she'd see me sooner than later.
At this point I had nothing ready in Lily's room. I had only gotten her car seat the day before and of course it wasn't installed because seth had the car and I had the truck. So I went home and washed all of Lily's clothes, bought newborn diapers, set up the diaper champ etc etc... contractions kept coming but they weren't very hard. Somehow I just knew she was coming.
I called seth and told him I thought i'd go into labor that night. He didn't believe me. I called my mom (who was on the way to a family reunion) and told her to turn around. She didn't believe me. That night I loaded the car seat into the car (since seth was tired and didn't believe me he just wanted to wait) I made sure I had everything ready and finally went to sleep around 10 with seth.(I'll leave out one part for the sake of all of you)
I woke up around 2:40 because I could feel stronger contractions. I planned on waiting them out on the couch, so I settled in and turned on the tv and waited. Within 5 minutes i felt my water start to break and ran to the bathroom where it continued to break. I ran to tell seth. It took me saying his name half a dozen times before he woke up which is weird because he is a light sleeper (he now says it was the best night of sleep he had ever gotten until I woke him up)
We got to the hospital at around 3:15. The night nurses were chatting away as I stumbled in with contractions only about 2 minutes apart. They didn't even offer help. They took forever to get me in my room and check me and when they did the nurse said "hun I don't think your water broke, you just peed yourself". I told her to go check my bathroom floor, it wasn't pee. She even checked my fluid before she would believe me. She was so rude. Then she told me I was only at a one and I wanted to kill her. So I labored for awhile and then asked for pain killers. They started me on IVs first, because apparently august 11th was a popular day to give birth. 5 other women were already in line before me for an epidural. Both IV meds they gave me made me vomit and shake vilently, but barely touched the pain. Finally around 6 in the morning I got my epidural and got to rest for awhile.
Then the epidural started wearing off on my left side. They added more but nothing helped. I was back in some pain but not as bad as before. I was dilating at a rate of 1 to 2 cms an hour.
I had a fever that kept increasing with time so I was put on an antibiotic through IV. Lily's heart rate kept racing with each contraction, so they put a monitor on her head. (in the end she had the cord wrapped around her neck 3 times... guess i shouldn't have boogy boarded the week before.. oops)
At 12:15 I started pushing. I remember we were watching the story about the miners being trapped in a mine in utah and they were waiting to talk to a spokesman about it. Someone stated that we would have Lily out before the miners were out or something on the sort. They were right but only because they never got those miners out.
My epidural ran out completely before lily was born 3 hours and 29 minutes later. She weighed 6 pound 5 ounces and was 18 and a half inches long.
She had a slight fever and I still had a high fever. So the nurses decided to check on us every hour through the night. That night was horrible. The Philippino Nazis (as they were nicknamed by the day nurses) told seth than if we didn't feed Lily every 1-2 hours she would be brain damage. So between that and getting checked on every hour we didn't sleep at all. Luckily they let us go the next night instead of keeping us for an extra day as was planned. We left healthy and happy the next afternoon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This last week





A week ago monday Lily had her last bottle. I had put it off long enough so she went cold turkey. This means naps are rare and Lily goes to bed late, but she is eating better and alot happier. She only asked for a bottle a few times a day the first few days and then after a few days she wouldn't even get mad when i said no. I don't think she even asked for one today.

Saturday morning we had a flood; to be more exact we had a septic backup into our kitchen and bathroom. It was only water but still it was gross. This all happened after Lily went to bed at 11 the night before and then woke up at 7. Seth was in the shower and had to work that day and I had sewer water all over my house. We called the owner and he got a plumber over to the house by 10 and got the clog fixed (it was nothing we did, just big trees in the front yard that according to the owner block the pipes often). So I put Lily fighting and screaming in her crib and mopped up the water then got ready for a birthday party. She took a short nap and we went to the party. When I got home I mopped the floors with bleach and washed every item it touched.
Sunday night I left the fridge open all night. So i got to walk to walgreens the next morning and get milk and something for lunch for lily and I. The high was 100 that day. Fun times.
On Tuesday we went to the store and got Lily a swing. It was 8 at night and she was already tired, so she clung to that swing and screamed anytime anyone touched her because she was afraid we were going to take it from her. She even insisted upon holding it on her lap in the car. We got home and set it up and realied the ropes were so short that it is about 4 feet off the ground. She still loves it and asks for it first thing in the morning.
Luckily life has been decently uneventful since then. Its been hot, but this weekend the highs are only in the 80s. This is great because we have some friends coming to visit from california for the weekend.
Anyway here are some cute pics of my cute girl.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

baby gliders



We got to hold them last night. We have one boy and one girl. I only took pictures of the girl because I didn't want to take them both out at once. They are so tiny and cute.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

its twins!



No not me, but my sugar gliders! they came out of pouch on friday while mom was here. ( in the marsupial world this is their birthday) We only saw one baby for the first few days, but today I got to see both. I tried to take a picture of our new additions but Chubs is a good daddy and stood in my way. So here is a picture of my Chubs. I'm also adding a picture of our passion flower that is in bloom right now.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter









We had a great Easter weekend. It started with my mom coming on friday. Lily was so excited to see her granny that she sat hugged her and kissed her for 10 minutes straight. Friday night Mom and I went to the Mesa Pageant again. we got there an hour early and it took us a good 20 minutes to find 2 seats. It was so packed, but it was wonderful.
Saturday it rained all day. This was the first time in 52 days that we got rain, so that kind of messed with our ward easter egg hunt, but Lily still had a blast. She took it very seriously.
Sunday we went to church and then came home and hid eggs in the backyard. Lily loved this hunt even more. (she didn't have to fight with 40 other kids for eggs) She spent the rest of the day carrying around her basket, taking eggs out, placing them on the floor and then picking them back up and putting them back in the basket. She even insisted upon taking the basket with her to a friends house for dinner.
While at our "Easter dinner" (it was enchiladas)Lily got knocked down really hard by their very large American bulldog. She wouldn't stop crying for a good 20 minutes so we were really worried about her. She everntually calmed down and seemed fine for the rest of the night, until she got tired and cried hard again and then threw up. She will be ok, but we were really scared for awhile and of course we are watching her closely tonight. (btw no she did not hit her head so we aren't concerned about letting her sleep)It was a really scary experience and from now on the dog goes in the bedroom until he calms down when we are at their house.
Overall it was a really good weekend. here are some pictures of my cute girl in the easter dress from her granny.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

beautiful spring

we have had the most wonderful weather since we moved here. Today the high is 75 and thats how most days have been since we got here. We have only had a handful of days over 80 and its already april! I am pleasantly suprised. I will have to take advantage of it now because I know the summer will be hot.
On another note I got two callings this week. I am now on the ward enrichment committee and the stake enrichment committee. I had meetings for both yesterday. I had to walk about a mile to my ward meeting and of course the stroller got a flat, so i was really late. To top it off yesterday was one of those days above 80 (it was 90), but the meeting went really well.
The stake meeting did not go as well. None of us knew eachother so we weren't very comfortable with talking to eachother. The event that was planned was also way too complicated and to tell you the truth if I weren't incharge of it I wouldn't go. Oh well I hope some people enjoy it and I will do my best to make it good. Now I better go and take Lily in our backyard while the weather is nice.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

scorpians

I Hate scorpians.
When Seth and I were dating we discussed what pets we would have and I told him that I had 3 rules. Nothing that could kill my children- meaning nothing poisionous or so large it could eat them. No Trantulas and no Scorpians even if they are not posionous. I have been scoprian hunting and I am still very frightened of them. Anyway there is the background to this story...
It all began when I was sweeping my kitchen floor and I found a scorpian on the floor. Luckily Lily was sitting in her high chair so I was able to kill it without her as a distraction. That night Seth took a black light out in our backyard and found and killed 2 more scorpians but 2 more got away. Since then Seth has found at least 8 more in our yard and a couple of them got away. So now I am very paranoid. Anyone know a good way to get rid of them? this area is really bad for scorpians, so I will have to just be aware but not afraid, but I would love for them all to simply disapear. Maybe the new house (cross our fingers that we get it) doesn't have such a bad problem. wish us luck.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The mesa pageant

We had the chance to go to the mesa Easter pageant on Wednesday. I must admit that I didn't want to go. We had to miss Lost. I was worried about how lily would do that late, with that many people. I didn't allow her to take a nap that day in hopes that she would fall asleep there, but then it took me 20 minutes to find parking, so of course she fell asleep in the car. By the time i found Seth in the sea of chairs I was pretty certain this wasn't going to go well.
But then the show started and Lily LOVED it! She watched very intently and identified every animal on stage. I really enjoyed myself. She even said the crowd has gotten so big that they now set up almost the whole field with chairs. I heard someone say that they expect about 30 thousand people to come each night. Another cool side note is that the lady who wrote most of the songs was sitting right behind us. It was a really good spiritual experience to get us in the Easter spirit and I was really glad I was able to go.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In the style of Lindsey

Here is a quick update and a few cute stories. (with more editing for my mom)

cute story #1
Lily and I were playing in my bedroom when all the sudden she runs into the bathroom and yells "bath Bath bath!". She LOVES to take baths. So explained to her that she didn't need a bath. She then ran into our second bathroom and looked at me and said. "this bath!" She is too cute.

cute story #2
While waiting in a long line at a restaurant Lily decided to try to scare people by roaring at them. When we realized she was trying to scare us we acted like we were afraid. She had to see every person in our group react to her fightening roar. About fifteen minutes later her voice was horse and she was in tears with laughter. Since then she's been doing it several times a day. She even says "dad dad dad" and then when he looks she "scares" him. Now she says "i scare you" after every time.

cute story # 3
My aunt Di came into town and invited Lily and I to go to the zoo with her, my cousin jane' and 3 of her daughters. Lily loved to see the animals but one display was the best for her. This zoo has a sting ray petting zoo! Lily would stick her hand in the water and whenever one would come up to touch her (they LOVE to be pet) she would jump and say " i scared" but then put her hand right back in. She also insisted that the lemurs were cats. The zoo was alot of fun and the weather was perfect.

Now my quick update. Last week i spent my time deep cleaning my house. I really mean deep clean. I organized closets and scrubed bathrooms. My house is CLEAN! I finished it before my inlaws came last friday. Now my goal is to really keep it clean, and even though I haven't been feeling well today and Seth has had a very stressful few weeks at work I am doing a pretty good job. It's alot easier once it's really clean once.
We got to go to bryce's farewell on sunday. He did a great job on his talk. It was great to see mom and dad. It was also fun to see mom, di and pat together, having lots of fun. mom taught pat and di how to use wii fit. She's good at it.
Anyway life is good. Lily is a cutie, stubborn as can be but so much fun.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

one more random post

so here is a quick update. Seth and lily had bad colds for about 2 weeks... at the end of their colds i got it... so now i am a few days into it... one thing that i hate so much about colds is that i can't smell anything... but i can still smell one of the best smells in the world! our citrus trees are in bloom and they smell heavenly. another random thing... our female sugar glider is pregnant again.. we think the baby will come out of pouch in about 6 weeks... that will put her babies about 4 months apart in age... can you imagine?? she was pregnant again before her first baby was 6 weeks out of pouch... anyway i am also still looking for a day care job that will allow me to be in the same class as lily. i have applied at about a hundred places... no luck yet. seth is getting settled into his new job. lily is just being lily. she loves to sing and dance. when she dances she mainly moves her hands and arms, its cute. seth calls it psychedelic. she also puts her hand over her mouth when she sings slow songs. we have no idea why but its really cute. she also loves to play seths drum set. I think she has some of her daddys musical talent. wells thats all for now, its late.

pictures of lily





we figured that lily needed to start taking naps again when she fell asleep on the couch like this. i know the first few pictures will get me a lecture from my mother but they are just too funny to pass up. she sat and played with those cans for 20 minutes.