July 29, 2008

Bubbles, Crawling, & Daddy

Rachel and I went down to Cedar this weekend to visit Tony. It was the 4th anniversary of his 35th birthday on Friday. (He says he will be 35 forever). We didn't do much while we were down there. We watched a few movies and I made him a birthday dinner. Oh....and there is the little thing of..... Tony put his house up for sale!!!!! Yeah, finally!! We are planning to move him up here on the 14/15 of August if everything goes as planned. I am so happy to finally have this happen.

Rachel had some pretty big milestones happen for her this weekend. She learned how to crawl and pull herself up on the funiture. She thinks she is such a big girl. I am excited but not so excited that now I really have to baby proof the house. She doesn't want to sit still at all anymore.

(Rachel still hasn't gotten used to her 2 bottom teeth and is always running her tongue across them. So in turn she always has her mouth open with her tongue hanging out.)
We got Rachel some bubbles this weekend. She was pretty enthralled with them and kept trying to catch them. I think Tony had as much fun blowing them. We also got Rachel some of those cookies that babies eat while they are teething. She loved it. Although most of it ended up on her and everything she touched. Tony spent a good 20 minutes cleaning her up.

July 21, 2008

Slow Weekend

It has been an uneventful weekend at our house. Jonah has been in Pocatello all week with Grandma & Grandpa and Jeremy spent the week on Trek with the youth in our Stake. I will write more about that later.

My dad and Granfather (Papa John as the kids call him) came down from Pocatello to pick up Jeremy yesterday to go camping this week. Rachel loved being held by her great grandfather. So of course I had to take a picture. I try to take a picture of him everytime we see him since he is getting older and you never know when it might be the last chance. It was funny. He and my dad showed up in shorts, which in itself isn't funny, but the fact that they both had their socks pulled all the way up kind of defeated having shorts on. But it was cute.

Tony is still working in Kanab. He is starting week 2 now on this monsterously huge house for the owners of Stampin' Up. He is getting burned out fast, and unfortunately he will be spending his 39th birthday working. I am sad, as I was planning on going down this week. But he is making good money and his work is turning out beautifully. He sent me some more pictures this morning.

These are taken with Tony's phone so some turned out better than others.

You can see the copper gutter and down spout in this picture really well. It looks like a lot of work way high up off the ground.

July 18, 2008

Me - Visually Summed Up

My friend Desi did this on her blog and I thought it was an interesting idea to sum oneself up in twelve pictures, so here I am:

1. Heather Hill, 2. Veggie Pizza =), 3. Pocatello High School, 4. blue and white...2008, 5. Bon Jovi at Giants Stadium, 6. Mohito, 7. Symi - Greece, 8. Thick Mint Brownies, 9. Ballet dancers of Belarus' Academic Bolshoi Theatre perform a scene from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" at the Cairo Opera House بحيره البجع وفريق البولشوي , 10. Snowmen family in TX, 11. I'm sooo sleepy, 12. penguins
The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your favorite animal?
Here’s how you do it:a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.b. Using only the first page, pick an image.c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker.

July 17, 2008

Tony's Big Job

Tony is working for the next 3 or so weeks in Kanab on a HUGE house for the people that own Stampin' Up. This is a mulit million dollar house that has absolutely not spared any expense. All the tile and rock has been shipped in from Italy. Tony is putting up the copper gutter. It is a slow moving process as they have to treat the copper with a solution that will turn it a purple color. He is working 16 hour days and is very tired but has been very satisfied with the way it is turning out.

July 15, 2008

Tid Bits of Rachel

Before Tony left last time Rachel wanted to sit in his truck. The big seats make her look so small. She loves her daddy and is sad when he is gone. They look cute together. We took these pictures with Tony's phone. His has much better quality than mine.

I took this picture with my phone while Rachel was giggling like crazy. I wish I could add the sound to it. I recorded it on my phone also, but can't figure out how to upload it.

video video
They boys were playing Rock Band last night and they kept playing Ballroom Blitz (from the Rocky Horror Picture Show) over and over again. Rachel loved it and started dancing and singing along with it.

July 14, 2008

8 months of Rachel Paisley

Rachel turned 8 months this past Saturday the 12th. It has gone by so fast. I thought I would share some pictures of her and show how much she has changed since she was born. (It has been a slow couple of days at our house so I thought this would be a good filler post.)

July 5th Almost 8 months old.

June 2008 7th months old.
May 2008 6 months old
April 2008 5 months old.
March 2008 4 months old.
February 2008 3 months old.
January 2008 2 months old.
December 2007 1 month old.
November 12, 2007 Birthday
October 2007 34 weeks
August 2007 28 weeks
July 2007 16 weeks

July 9, 2008

Pretty Piggies

I have always dreamed of having a baby girl and getting to do all the fun girly things with her. Rachel almost always wears a dress. She has her baby doll with her wherever we go. She already has a little tutu, and I couldn't stand it any longer and had to paint her toe nails. He chubby little feet just kill me, especially with the hot pink polish on them.

July 8, 2008

Big Big Weekend

This past week was a very big week for us. We celebrated Jeremy's 17th birthday, the 4th of July, my grandfather's 90th birthday, and the Cruise In. Tony came up on Wednesday night and stayed until Sunday. We had a lot to do and it was crazy at times, but it was a lot of fun.

All Jeremy wanted for his birthday was Wii game Rock Band. So he ended up getting that for his birthday and having a big party with all his friend over to play it. It was loud and hectic with all the kids but I think he ended up having a great birthday. They went through 3 pizzas, 5 cases of soda, 5 bags of chips, 36 cookies, and tons of candy. They were still up at 2am playing. They were very tired the next day.
Tony and I have tried playing Rock Band and I must say it is harder than I thought it would be. I guess me laughing hysterically at Tony while we play doesn't make it any better. He acts like he is a big rock star while he plays and it is very distracting. Plus I suck so that doesn't help either.
We bought Rachel a little wading pool. It has been so hot and I thought she would enjoy cooling off in the pool. She was hesitant at first, but didn't cry. She ended up playing in the pool for almost an hour.

On Friday the 4th we drove down to Spanish Fork canyon and had a family reunion with my dad's side of the family. We celebrated my grandfather's 9oth birthday. All my cousins were there coming from as far as Seattle and Japan to be a part of it. Grandpa's 3 living siblings came also. After eating and a little program the kids played some games. The favorite one seemed to be the treasure hunt in a pool full of sawdust. I remember playing that when I was little at family reunions. Jonah and Jeremy actually liked throwing the sawdust at each other a little more than they should have.
Saturday we went to the cruise in. Those that aren't familiar with the Cache Valley Cruise in it is an annual event that is claimed to be Utah's Premier Classic Car Show. Tons of people come and set up their chairs and blankets days before the actual "parade" down main street. There are thousands and thousands of people that come to watch these cars drive up and down the street. I am ok with it for the first hour or so and then I am done. Tony loves it and could sit there and watch it for hours. Rachel did pretty good with all the action going on around her. Jonah played his gameboy most of the time.

Tony left Sunday afternoon. We won't be seeing him again until Steve's wedding the first part of August.
Can I just say how much I hate long distance relationships. I am kind of crabby about it today.

July 2, 2008

17 years of Jeremy

Jeremy will be celebrating his 17th birthday this Friday July 4th. So here is a little trip down memory lane. These are the only pictures I have here on my computer at work so there isn't many from when he was little.