30 August 2011

my third anniversary ♥.

Chase and I were married three years ago today.






and we're still in love...

photos:
1. where it all began, the lds sl temple
2. chase gave me the gold mirror tray and bracelet
3. dinner at the dodo, yum
4. surrounded by ducks at sugarhouse park
5. the two people i love most. ever.

26 August 2011

my baby is ten months old.

Little Miss Annabelle Bea is ten months old.

photo by brooklyn
08.26.11
picnic at sugarhouse park

In month number ten, Annabelle actually has done quite a bit, which I'll try to summarize below:

She had her first airplane ride, which was to visit her Aunt Tiffany in New York City.
She did all sorts of first in NYC.
She will walk if you just hold her hands.
She can "crawl" backwards. {more like wiggle back}
She gets up on her hands and knees finally.
She open mouth kisses things.
She talks and talks and talks.
She will repeat the noises I say to her.
She figured out how to rewind and fast forward on my iphone.
She can drink from a cup now, but not a sippy cup yet, they're too tricky for her.
She had her first bubble bath and tried to eat the bubbles.
She can sit up from laying on her tummy.
She can just barely pull herself up while in the crib.
She can go to sleep without nursing or a soother. {yay!}
She plays really well with other babies and kids.
She wishes so badly she could run around with them.
She gets very vocal when she doesn't get her way.
She squirms around a lot when she's falling asleep.

Still no real crawling, no hair, no teeth, no meaning behind the words she says {at least that i can recognize}, and we love her so much, obviously! I seriously cannot believe that she will be a year in just two months. She's amazing.

Xoxo, Brittany


18 August 2011

my summer trip

we went to new york city. 
we had so much fun staying with my sister and brother-in-law.
we did a lot of things but our favourite was visiting THE restaurant in the pouring rain.

Xoxo, Brittany.

07 August 2011

my nine month old baby.

Annabelle is just over nine months old now!!

She doesn't crawl. {Let's just get that out of the way because it's the most common question I answer about her.} And no, she doesn't not only not crawl, she doesn't scoot or army crawl or any other variation of mobility that you are wondering about.

Annabelle is 19.9 pounds and 30 inches long. Which means she is in the 55th% for weight and off the charts for height. I forget what her head circumference was, but it was about the 50th%.
Annabelle at her 9 month check up in the Winnie room.
She got a prick in her toe at her 9 month check up. {similar to the one I got the other day} They squoze blood out of her big toe and put a bandaid on it. She was obsessed with the bandaid and kept ripping it off- she went through 3 of them. She also looooved the room we were in, it was decked out in Winnie the Pooh decor and she couldn't get enough! Especially the stuffed animal mobile above the bed.

Her least favourite* part of the visit was when the Doctor needed to check her ears. Annabelle just wanted to see what she was doing SO badly. We had to pin her down and she was screaming. :(

Daddy bought her a wooden choo choo train. He buys her a toy after each Doctor visit. He's a good daddy. She loves her train. She'll take it all apart and bang the pieces together and then throw them across the room, it's quite cute.

She loves sitting with toys all around her and banging them together.
She loves banging toys together to make loud noises.
She loves reading books and flipping through them herself.
She loves sitting in her high chair and watching me do whatever I do.
She loves playing with her new friend Molly. {who is older and wiser}
She loves splashing water around, especially into her face.
She loves feeding herself, by bottle or finger foods, like her favourite, yogurt puffs.
She loves nursing to sleep for naps and nighty time.
She loves snuggling her face into her {actually, my} goldie blankie.
She loves talking gibberish and nonsense.
She loves spending time outdoors, in the back yard or at a park.
She loves rolling around. {and in fact rolled off our bed last week- oops}
She loves standing, with a little help of course.
And, she doesn't love being on her tummy. {sigh}
i still feel proud of her when she feeds herself.
even though that's old news.

Xoxo, Brittany


*you may notice i spell favourite with a u after the o. this is not an error; i grew up in canada and i do not want to let go of some things.



and lastly, she always puts the blankie over her eyes to sleep.

05 August 2011

my results.

Alright everybody, brace yourself.

Tuesday morning I went up to the U {really early in the am} to do some testing. I'll do it all over again at the end of the month to compare my results! {...and this is because I am doing a 3 hour a day, 5 days a week fitness camp with Attain Fitness at Studio Cove...}

I did a RMR Test, that looked an awful lot like what this guy {sorry to this guy- i just stole his photo from google} is going through--
Clamp on nose. Tube in mouth. Breath through tube, sitting as still as possible for 10 minutes straight.
Apparently if I just did not much else in a day besides sit and breath through a tube, I burn ~1900 calories.

Then the decided to prick my finger-- youch :(  --Literally squoze some blood out of my finger, put it in a machine & poof! It printed all this information about my blood. To be quite honest, I don't really know what the results mean. But here they are:

And here comes the fun part-- I got to take a turn in the BodPod!! Here is another stolen photo, this time of two random guys beside the BodPod. 
{ok, i actually know these guys-- they are the trainers i work with everyday.}


So, you sit in that little machine and it tells you how fat you are. Seriously. It's like magic.
Anyway, I am 45% fat right now. Gross, I know-- but at least I am doing something about it. 
Plus, I "just" had a baby, so I have an excuse right? Ha.

Well, I'm down 4 pounds since I started last week and I can see lots of new muscles popping up all over the place. Yay.

Xoxo, Brittany

01 August 2011

my fines.

I borrowed some books and DVDs from the library a while back.... but I forgot to return them on time. Did you know they charge you 50 cents each day for each dvd you don't return on time?
I sure didn't.

I had to pay $27.80 today in late fines. Best part? I never ever got around to watching the movies! {they were Baby Einstein DVDs for Annabelle, but I just never could find the time to put one on for her.}

Oh well, the library has to be funded somehow- I may as well help them out.


On another note, I checked out the book The End of Overeating. I also checked out some other "healthy" eating books-- getting pumped for Monday, when I start my month long, 3 hour a day Fitness Camp! I'm glad I did no sugar in July, it will be a lot easier to resist yummy foodsies now that my body is used to not being filled with sugar ever five minutes.

Xoxo, Brittany