Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fashion Show

At her one month check up she weighed 7 pounds and was 19 and a half inches! She gained over a pound and grew one and a half inches in just a few weeks. That means she is starting to finally fit in some of her 0-3 months cloths, yipee! Thanks for the cute cloths everyone:) She is "Berry Sweet" indeed. I think she is starting to look like Trevor P. and Matt thinks she looks like Harper sometimes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


"The development of our spiritual nature should concern us most. Spirituality is the highest acquisition of the soul, the divine in man; 'the supreme, crowning gift that makes him king of all created things.' It is the consciousness of victory over self and of communion with the infinite. It is spirituality alone which really gives one the best in life" (President David O. McKay).

"The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature" (President Ezra Taft Benson 1899-1994).

For Mothers
"You are doing God's work. You are dong it wonderfully well. He is blessing you, and He will bless you, even--no, especially--when your days and your nights may be most challenging. Like the woman who anonymously, meekly, perhaps even with hesitation and some embarrassment, fought her way through the crowd just to touch the hem of the Mater's garment, so Christ will say to the women who worry and wonder an weep over their responsibility as mothers, 'Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.' And it will make your children whole as well" (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland "Because She Is a Mother," 37).

Saturday, April 18, 2009


This is our lame, tired, half hearted attempt at coloring Easter eggs...It's just not quite the same when your 26/28 as when you were 10/12. Maybe in a few years when Carlee is old enough it will be fun again:)

Matt's mom and dad use to hide the kid's Easter baskets in the house. After finding the baskets, they would head out and look for the eggs. Matt (I mean, the Easter Bunny) hid an Easter basket for me, filled with yummy candy. I looked for it while he was at took me about that long to find it;)

Matt's Mother was here last week playing Grandma to Carlee, nurse to Julee, and chef to Matt. Thanks Grandma Nielsen for all your help; we love and appreciate you!

We checked out a park on the upper east side we used to live by and laughed at how different it is than where we live now.

Matt didn't get to see very much of his mom, but before we took her to the airport we went to Liberty State Park and enjoyed the awesome view...well, all of us but Carlee:(

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

About Carlee

So we have discovered a couple of things about little Carlee:
1. Her coordination is under development but she some how manages to quite often flip Mommy off while she is eating.
2. She likes to pee pee after her diaper is removed and she is all wiped. She had her first blow out. It was a bad one and then to top it off, she shot pee out and up all over herself as Daddy was cleaning her!
3. She likes a Binky but struggles to get the concept just yet.
4. She demands to eat when she is ready only to fall asleep shortly thereafter and take her sweet time at each meal.
5. Sometimes she squeaks and sounds more like a little furry animal than a baby.
6. She can sleep through anything, even the vacuum:)
7. When she is well fed, well rested, and has a clean bottom she sure is adorable!

Friday, April 3, 2009


Carlee Marie

Our first trip to the pediatricians office: she is healthy but needs to gain weight

Being a mom is so totally awesome

Being a dad is so cool

Being a grandma is pure joy (her love and help during the first rocky week is so immensely appreciated)

We are a happy little family