Friday, August 31, 2012

When Dallas comes to play...

Savannah loves when friends come over to play. She will take them by the hand and show them her toys. She really loves playing with Dallas. I use to watch Dallas when he was a little baby and now he is so grown up. It is always fun when I get to see him again.
I love that Savannah is friendly... she is not shy at all. If I tell her someone is coming over to play she sits on the chair by our front door and looks out the window waiting patiently. Once she sees someone walking up to the door she can hardly contain her excitement. She also loves getting the door when someone knocks. 

Savannah and Dallas ate chicken nuggets for lunch and Savannah insisted on sitting in a big chair by Dallas. She wanted nothing to do wit her high chair.

We did a fun little painting activity which was quite a success. The best part is there is no mess afterwards! :)

This picture is so cute... they crack me up!

Cute cute kiddos... love them!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Going to the temple and we're gonna get married...

Last weekend we headed to Portland for Chase and Jessie's wedding. YAY... my brother is married and I couldn't ask for a better sister! Chase and Jessie are so cute together and they are so compatible. The trip was a lot of fun and Savannah was great. She was amazing on both plane rides. I filled my backpack with books, snacks, and things to play with that kept her occupied for our 2 hour flight. Stephen and I were really happy about how well she did. It was a fun weekend and I am so happy for my brother! They are living it up in the Dominican Republic for a week and will be heading on a cruise to the Bahamas next week... LUCKY!

On the way to the temple!

Does Chase look nervous?

The beautiful bride and her bridesmaids. I had the hardest time finding a yellow maternity dress. I ended up getting a non maternity yellow dress that was stretchy because I was having no luck.

Love the fun colors they chose.

How funny/weird is this picture. I was cracking up.

Spencer even joined us at the reception! ;)

We had a blast and did I mention how beautiful the Portland temple was. I am so glad we got to go and we can't wait until Chase and Jessie are back in Utah and we can hang out with them more! They are planning on buying a  house in Orem... I am trying to convince them to get one in our neighborhood. ;)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tantrums and all...

Savannah is such a good girl. She is very independent, very social, funny, happy, and so sweet. But she does have her moments! I captured this tantrum on camera and thought I would share her feisty side. haha ;)

It all began when I took a picture of her and she wanted the camera. We all know it is not a good idea to give an 18 month old a nice camera... there are too many buttons and too many things that can go wrong if they play with it. So I wouldn't let her have it.
She was very upset with me and ran to the couch and turned around to give me this angry face.
Then she plopped herself on the ground...
Looked up in disgust about how mean I was...

continued to cry...
then gave me this sad face...
and clenched those fists which means she is real mad..

Then I figured I should probably stop taking pictures because it seemed to be making things worse. So I turned off the camera... we gave hugs and kisses... and I told her why she couldn't have the camera. The nice things is she gets over her tantrums really quick and just needs to feel loved. She is a sweet girl! 

Love my Savannah... tantrums and all!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Love Flashes

Tonight I was having so many "love flashes" of Savannah so I thought I would sit down and write some of my thoughts. A "love flash" is a term my family used growing up. It is when you are reminiscing of a time that made you feel full of love for someone. I have "love flashes" quite often for Savannah. I love my days with her!

 I love waking up in the morning to the sound of Savannah saying, "MaaaaaaMaaaa." Once I walk in a big smile comes across her face as she grabs both her blankies and reaches out her arms for me.

 I love seeing her learn and understand. She understands so many things I tell her to do and is such a great helper. I can tell she will be a great big sister to Tammy Lee.

I love when she hears music and immediately starts dancing to the beat and wants everyone around to join in with her.

I love going on walks with her and stopping every 5 seconds because she gets distracted by something…whether it’s a leaf, a weed, a rock, or chewed gum. ;)

I love how independent and determined she is… it reminds me of her Dad!

I love when she bonks or falls and runs to me to kiss it better even when it really didn’t hurt that bad. ;) But apparently a kiss works magic and she is right back to normal.

 I love reading books and hearing her say all the animal sounds.

 I love how social she is. She loves playing with other kids and gets so excited when people come over.

I even love her feisty stubborn side. She won’t give up something she has without putting up a fight that’s for sure.

 I love that everyday I spend with her I can always count on a good laugh from something she does. 

She is such a fun girl and makes my days brighter and my smiles bigger!

I love you Savannah!