Monday, August 31, 2009

Another Comparison

I have been going through Alecia's old pictures and here are a few that remind me of Mia. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Aleecia 2004

Mia 2009

Aleecia 2004

Mia 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

6 years old!

My baby turned six years old on Wendsday. Time goes by too fast. It seems just like yesterday I found out that I was pregnant. I knew she was a girl the moment I knew I was expecting. Aleecia had a rough start in life. She was born premature due to complications in pregnancy. She got pnemonia shortly after birth and had to be on IV antibiotics. Once the pnemonia was gone we thought we were in the clearing but early one morning she aspirated on breast milk and 911 had to be called. They life flighted her to Primary Children's hospital and had to keep her overnight to monitor and find out why she aspirated. An upper GI was performed and it was discovered that she had GERD or acid reflux. As she grew she grew out of the reflux and became a happy little baby. Aleecia was our pride and joy and we couldn't help but spoil her. When we found out we were expecting another baby Aleecia was just as excited as we were. Aleecia is a great sister and she is mommies helper. She loves school and has improved in her school work so much. Her favorite things to do are watch movies, play puppy, and play with her best friend Halle. We love having Aleecia apart of our family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Puppy Party

This year we decided to have a Birthday Party. Aleecia loves dogs so we had a Puppy Party. We played toss the bone in the dogs mouth. My moms cousin made the cutest dog and each kid tried to throw a rawhide bone into its mouth.

We then played fetch with newspaper. I had them crawl on the floor like a dog and grab as many newspapers as you could and bring them back. Who every got the most won.

It wouldn't be a party without a pinata. Aleecia loves to hit pinatas.
After everyone got a chance to hit the pinata we came inside for cake and ice cream. I thought I would try making the cake using fondant. It looked acceptable so maybe in the future I will use it again.
I bought a bunch of dog bowls so we ate our cake and ice cream out of them.
After cake and ice cream Aleecia opened her presents. I made bone shaped sugar cookies for everybody to take home. Aleecia had fun and maybe in a couple years we'll throw another party.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Camping is one of our families favorite past times. Dave got some time off work so we took the girls camping up by Pineview Reservoir. It was Davids 30th Birthday so my brother and his fiance came up and brought him a cake so we could celebrate. We brought our boat and went out on the lake. The water was absolutely perfect! I must be getting old because I can't wake board and knee board very long before I'm spent. Aleecia's favorite thing is the tube. We couldn't get her off it. Mia likes to ride on the boat it puts her right to sleep. On our last day we went up to Causey to fish. We didn't last long before David got frustrated with Aleecia getting her line all tangled up and not even getting a bite. We did see a crawdad and a bunch of crawdad carcases. All in all we had a great time getting away for a few days!

See dad Mia was wearing her life jacket! She looks so cute in it too.