Monday, May 3, 2010

An Update on Our Life

Ashlyn just turned 9 months old! I can't believe how time flies she is very active and lots of fun. Matt and I don't know what our lives would be like without her, she has brought so much joy and happiness to our family. Ashlyn is now cruising around crawling on all fours now, she started to really crawl about a 2 weeks ago and she is getting really fast. She can get pretty much anywhere she wants, she will crawl behind her Dad's chair or under her saucer toy and get stuck then she gets really mad and starts to scream until we get her out. Ashlyn always has a smile on her face, people comment on how happy of a baby she is! She is also pulling herself up to things; couches, chairs, drawers, beds, pretty much anything she can hold onto to stand up. She knows how to curl her tongue and blow air and spit through it. It is so funny,......... well until I feed her cereal and she spits it at me, I don't find that too funny. : ) She also loves to rip paper apart, she rips it until it is really small then she sticks it in her mouth. She loves to put anything and everything she finds in her mouth I hate that, I 'm always pulling something out of her mouth. The other day I found a jack sticker in her mouth I'm sure that would have been pleasant to swallow and digest. : o She is starting to say Mamamama, she was only saying dadadadada for the longest time so I'm happy she is a least sounding like she is saying Mama. Ashlyn loves to play peekaboo she pulls the blanket over her face then pulls it off and we say "Peekaboo" She does it over and over, She is also starting to clap her hands when we sing Patty cake. It is so fun to watch her grow and learn. Ashlyn loves books she will sit and play with her books for hours, she loves to open and shut the pages ( she likes to eat them too), and she loves it when Mom and Dad read to her. We are having so much fun with her, her personality is really starting to show. She loves to dance with her Dad she will giggle and get a huge grin on her face when he picks her up and dances around it is so cute to see.
Matt has been busy with work, softball, little league baseball, scouts, and family. Not specifically in that order! :) He is playing on a softball team with my brother in St. George and they have been doing really well in the league they are in. It is the tournament this week so we will see how it ends up. We are going to play in an all night co-ed tournament this weekend I'm excited to play, but I'm not excited about staying up all night to play. It should be lots of fun though!
As far as I go, I just got done playing on a volleyball team with a bunch of friends from high school, we had a great time I'm kind of sad it's over. I am really excited about the warmer weather, it has been soooo nice here lately I wish it would stay like this and not get any hotter, but I know better. I'm excited to go swimming, camping, picnicing, hiking, the list goes on and on. I'm extremely excited because I missed out on some of that stuff last summer since I was humongous and pregnant! ; ) But now we have a sweet little baby to share those fun things with!!