Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bigger and Better Things

I really need to stop doing this to myself and go so long in between posts, because then I have like a million things to talk about. I will make it short though. So our BIGGEST news is that we only have 12 more days until we make our way up to the beautiful NorthWest to see Papa and Amma and all the fam. We are SO excited and can hardly wait! Eli and I both had our birthdays a couple weeks ago and both enjoyed them. For our birthday we went to the Coldplay concert and since Val didn't use the saying in her blog, I will "Viva La Awesome"! (thanks Val!) They were excellent. That's pretty much it on us, Grady on the other hand is were this gets long! :) He has mastered the army crawl which is really cute, but is really hard because I didn't think that I would have to childproof my house this early! He now has not one but TWO teeth. Both of his bottome ones are now poking through. He is at the age were he really has favorite things! Thinks that he LOVES and things that he really dislikes. Instead listing all these, I will explain with pictures. Here goes.....

DOGS - He has a real fascination with dogs, he just LOVES them



CURIOUS GEORGE AKA "CJ" - We CANNOT leave home without him, and Grady has a ritual with him, he sees him and gives him hugs, a kiss and then rubs his face in his face.


CRAWLING - He looks so cute and innocent, but really he is a little monster!


SITTING UP ALL BY HIMSELF - I think this picture explains itself, he feels so big when he sits up on his own.


EATING "BIG BOY" FOODS - If you eat in front of him, be prepared to hear some grunting from Grady as a way of saying, I want some too!


TAKING BATHS - Don't worry they are censored!



He is so fun and such a BIG boy! I love the stage he is in now and am going to try to keep him in it. I will you all know if I am successful!



Oh, and we also wanted to congratulate Jeff and Stacey on their new baby girl, I have checked their blog every few minutes to see pictures. I am dying to see her cute face. We are glad that she is here and everything went well! Love you guys!

Monday, November 17, 2008

From Grady Baby to Big Boy

It all happens so fast, my little one is now 6 months old!!!! He had his 6 month Doctors appt. and was 27 inches (60th percentile) and 16 lbs 14 ounces (30th percentile). Everything looked normal and great! He is officially army crawling everywhere!!! AHAHAAHAH! As I type this he is crawling to get the computer cord. CRAZY baby! Here are some recent pics of my BIG man!!
P.S. That IS hair on top of his head, and it is blonde! Where did Eli and I get a blonde haired blue eyed child?? I don't know, but we will keep him!




Thursday, November 13, 2008

After reading this article regarding the protest that occured at the LA Temple last week, that was sent to me by a friend, I felt like I needed to comment. The article was written by an LDS police officer who was called to help keep the protesters in control and gives his account on the incident. (this is the link in case anyone would like to read it http://www.ldsmag.com/ideas/081110hate.html)
It seems like so many times I have seen on TV a particular group protested against or "hated on" for lack of a better term, but when I saw people protesting and writing on a place that I hold very sacred and think of as a place of refuge from the world and all the hate and bad things that are it, it hit me pretty hard. It literally hurt my heart, but at the same time made me so happy, thankful and incredibly grateful for the freedoms that I have. How thankful I am that I can worship how I want, and also how thankful I am for the temples and the AMAZING place they are. At the end of the article the author wrote down what he learned from witnessing and being a part of the incident first hand, and I think it is something that we can all learn from and I know I will take into account in my life. He said:

Lessons Learned

Tolerance is not agreement and should not be a one way street. However, we must still remain tolerant of those who are intolerant of us.

Recognize the adversary at work here – making good seem bad and evil seem good.

We can only be disciples of Christ when we respond to adversity in a Christlike manner. To do less opens our actions to the influence of the adversary and hurts us even more.

We should never take for granted the opportunities we have to gather together in worship. We should never put off the opportunity to attend the temple. For these valuable things can be disrupted and possibly even closed to us – if not permanently, then at least on a temporary basis.

Pray. Often. Don't forget to include those who are set against you.

And finally, have no doubt President Monson knows where all of this is leading. He will surely reveal the knowledge to us on the Lord's timetable. Meanwhile, we must support and trust him, his inspired councilors, and our inspired local leaders in our actions. Their actions of Christian courage will be our examples.

I normally would not post stuff like this, but it just hit me so hard. So many times I have taken for granted the liberties that I have and after reading this article, I will never again be ignorant or ungrateful for my liberties, my country and my God who created it all.

Thanks for letting me share my feelings! :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Party

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We had a halloween party at my parents house the other day with all my family. It was a blast. We ate good food, played games and carved pumpkins. Everyone looked so awesome in their costumes! Me and Eli were my mom and dad if you couldn't tell. Eli even cut his hair like my dad's. I was surprised that Grady lasted the whole night in his costume. I think he just loved the attention that he got! He is funny!









Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The husband tag

Where we met: Our singles ward in Orem

How long we dated before we got hitched: A whopping 3 months

How long have we been married: 2 years and 2 months

What's my fav feature about him: His eyes

What's my fav quality about him: His sweetness and how amazing of a dad he is.

What's his nickname for me: Hon

His fav color: Green, he likes grass!!:)

His favorite food: He really likes anything, but a couple favs are southwest chicken soup and lasagna.

His favorite sport:football and baseball

Who said the L word first: He did, and I replied by saying, "I like you alot". He still hasn't let me live this one down.

First kiss when and where: This one I'm not really sure on, things moved kind of fast. It wasn't too long after we started dating

Favorite couple thing to do: Watch college football/baseball/basketball together. We prefer going to the games, but we also like to watch them on tv together.

How many kids:1, probably 5

His hidden talent: He plays the piano (he taught himself)

His age: 25, almost 26

His favorite music: He like Death Cab, Coldplay and Ben Kweller

What I admire most about him: Eli is very, very sweet and thoughtful. He never says anything mean about anyone. He is a extremely hard worker and the best dad and husband ever.

His favorite pastimes: Baseball and football. (Don't worry Stacey, he watches his highlight tapes too!!!) :)

Will he read this: Only if he gets really bored one day!

I tag:
Lacie
Kim W.
Stacey
Kim M.
and Emily R.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ice Cream and Cake

Altough you may think this is a post about Grady eating ice cream and cake, you'd be mistaken. Eli, I and Grades went to a High School football game where they played a song called "Ice Cream and Cake". Eli was holding Grady at the time and was making him dance, I thought it was pretty funny and cute, so we showed some friends and family who told us we should put it on our blog. SO...here it is. Get volume if you can for the full effect. ENJOY!! video

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BABIES, BABIES, BABIES

Finally here are some updated pictures of Grady with Max. Also we went up to Tooele to Kim and Turreals last friday for a game night with some of our friends. It was a lot of fun! So here are some pictures from our fun night!


Check out those eyelashes, LOVE 'EM!




Tagged

I was tagged by Lacie, so here goes:

Eight TV shows I like to watch:
1. Biggest Loser
2. What Not to Wear
3. The Office (the BBC and American Versions)
4. X-Files (I really secretly love this show)
5. College Football
6. College Basketball
7. MLB Baseball
8. Flight of the Conchords

Eight things that happened yesterday:
1. Went to work
2. Got to wake up Grady and see him smile and kick his feet and move his hands because he was excited to get up
3. Watched Biggest Loser
4. Watched Red Sox and Rays
5. Made chicken and rice for my fam
6. Ran a few miles
7. Craved chocolate covered cinnamon bears
8. Fell asleep at 9:00 :)

Eight favorite places to eat:
1. Zupas
2. Kneaders
3. Village Bakery
4. Quiznos
5. California Pizza Kitchen
6. Pizza Factory
7. Brick Oven
8. Baja Cantina

Eight things I am looking forward to:
1. The weekend
2. Christmas Break
3. Spending more time with my family
4. The BYU vs. Utah game
5. SOMEDAY running a marathon
6. Summer
7. My families Halloween Party
8. Having more babies!!


Eight people I have tagged:
1. Valerie ANN
2. Katy
3. Tash
4. Emily
5. Kim
6. Nancy
7. Shirlene
8. Keri

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

September Grady

I'm am SOOOO in trouble. It's been a little while??!! Between our year end close at work, and being a wife and a mom, I've found little time for blogging. It seems you go through life waiting for it to slow down so you can breathe, but somehow it just gets more and more busy. Go figure?? Well just to catch everyone up on what happened the last month, Eli and Grady went up to Washington the first of Sept and I was SOOOOOO jealous. I had to work and was left at home dreaming of the R&R at the Slesk homestead, BYU and Washington (heated) college football, Marineers baseball, cute babies and good seafood. They had so much fun though and I must thank everyone in WA for making my family feel so at home. I am so blessed to have such great families! Grady had his 4 month appt, of which I ended up taking two days off for, I went the first time and was a week early!! (has anyone else done this before??) I felt PRETTY dumb. He was 15 lbs 15 oz, 27 1/2 inches long and as healthy as can be! The Doctor even told us to start feeding him cereal and some baby food, so we did, and he LOVES it. I've pureed some fruit, and got some vegetable food there is nothing he wont eat. He still loves walks, holds his own bottle now, has mastered the frowny face and he has officially found his feet!!! Well I guess that catches you up a little on our lives, here are some pictures to back up the events....












Monday, August 18, 2008

So many things, so little time... (as per Val's request) :)

Lately it seems as though I am in a time warp. No matter how hard I try to slow time down, it doesn't want to co-operate??? What's up with that??? So Grady is now almost 4 months old and so extremely fun! He is always doing something new. He is getting really smart too. We love our little guy. We moved into a condo in Lehi a few weeks ago and really like it. It is nice and roomy, and closer to my work, a little further for Eli, but not much. Other than that we just hang out and play with little Grady boy. So here are some random pictures (aren't they always)! I'm not very good at themeing them.


Grady's first Huskie game (on tv, he is going with Eli to the BYU vs. Washington game next week). He was so excited for the game to start that it made him tired! It's a shame he wasted all his energy being excited! Thanks Aunt/Grandma Connie for the tee shirt! It is so cute on him!


I think this is my new favorite picture of Grady!


Grady's cute little (big) baby feet!



Grady's friend Mr. Elephant. Everytime we bring this toy out to him, he starts talking and smiling and wiggles around like he usually does when he is excited. It is really funny how much he love his Elephant!