Saturday, January 28, 2012

Christmas 2011

Steven got to spend lots of time with family and even meet Santa for Christmas this year! He didn't really have a reaction to Santa, just kept staring at him and trying to figure out what he was supposed to do. :) He got lots of wonderful presents that he plays with all the time! He even got to try some yummy new food. Also, his shirt says, "What Santa doesn't bring, Grandma will"! I saw this shirt at Kohl's right before Christmas and I just had to get it for him.

He is the cutest little shepherd that you have ever seen, right?!

Sitting in his new camp chair surrounded by his loot from Christmas! He was really enjoying eating his new book as well.

Opening presents on Christmas morning. As with most children, he was more interested in the wrapping paper. :)

Our little family on Christmas morning 2011!

All bundled up on Christmas Eve at Temple Square with Papa, Nana, Michelle and Blake. P.S. I also got his cute Polar Bear Hat from Old Navy for $5!!

Joseph Smith Memorial Building: We had to find other Christmas trees to take pictures by since we were so bah humbug and didn't put ours up this year.

We really enjoyed having so much time to spend together over the holidays! We had family come in from out of town and it was so fun to be able to spend some time with them! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Best Dog Ever

A few days before Christmas we had to put down our dog Chancey. It all started at the beginning of December when we noticed that she was getting skinnier. A few weeks passed and she was even skinnier than before. We finally went to the vet and found out that she had lost 30 pounds in two weeks. The vet did some tests and decided that her liver was failing. He told us that she would continue to get worse and that it was our choice to either let her die in a few weeks or put her down. It was a pretty emotional decision. We've had her for 14 years and she has really become part of our family. She's also one of the last living things that I have from life with my mom. It was really hard but she was in pain and would just get worse. I still look for her when I go outside but I'm comforted thinking that she is with my mom and sister playing around. :)

8 months old!

Steven turned 8 months right before Christmas and he has accomplished so much this month!
His personality is developing more and more and it was so nice to have two weeks off of work. He's definitely starting to be more clingy but luckily he is still really good about going to other people when I have to leave. Here are some things he has done:
  • Sleeping 10 hours at night
  • Getting a second tooth
  • Crawling like a champ
  • Pulling himself up on EVERYTHING
  • Helping us baby proof the house
  • Going from crawling back to sitting and turning around
  • Waving "hi"
  • Entertaining himself with toys
  • Loving other kids!
  • Becoming so aware of what and who is around him
  • Crawling up one stair
  • Eating more solid foods
  • Feeding himself crackers

Hanging out with Aunt Candace
On Christmas Eve with Papa and Nana

The first time he pulled himself up in his crib. It is actually quite a funny story. One morning Adam and I were still in bed and heard Steven moving around in his crib. It was the usual routine where we would wait for him to start crying before we went in to get him. I could hear something he was playing with that sounded like the case of wipes. I figured that he was just throwing it around in his crib as usual and didn't think anything of it. The noise was getting louder so I went in to check and this is what I found! Steven standing in the crib with a big grin, thinking he was so cool! The crinkling sound I heard was him hitting the changing table pad, not the wipes. We lowered his crib that day. :)

The "so cool" look!

His first time sledding with daddy!

Finding a new favorite toy... from the kitchen.

With Great Grandma Tate!

Figuring out that he can crawl through the exersaucer... and realizing how fun it is!

The three cousins closest in age on the Fieber side at Christmas.

The babies with Grandpa Fieber

Two razor sharp teeth on the bottom.

We love this kid and can't believe how lucky we are!