Saturday, January 19, 2008

What a Surprise...

I was surprised this week when I got an email from Adam inviting me to join the "Life with Adam and Sarah" blog. Wouldn't he have been annoyed if I had decided I didn't want to join? But, being the selfless and caring wife that I am, I figured that I may as well contribute my two cents. And hey, it's a great chance to brag about my darling children. Just be aware that most of this stuff will be about them, and that is exactly appropriate since our lives do, in fact, revolve around them.

This is a picture from Christmas day at Tiffany and Mike's house. The other picture is Mariah in her blessing dress. Technically, it wasn't taken until a week after her blessing--I changed her out of her dress during sacrament meeting right after her blessing was over. I wouldn't allow the beautiful dress to be marred by baby mess.

Here are a few of my favorite moments of the week:

1) Anna has picked up a new favorite word: maybe. I think she's only just starting to realize what it means. The first time she said it, it was in response to a question, but it meant yes. Still this week, she only uses it with yes, but it's become a response in itself. You say, "Hey, Anna, do you want some applesauce?" and she says, "Yeah..." then pauses, and grins broadly as she adds, "maybe" in a really high-pitched voice. Then she laughs at her own cleverness, and I laugh because she's just so darn cute.

2) Mariah started rolling over this week. I'm trying not to mention to Anna that she didn't roll over until she was 6 months old while Mariah is doing it at just barely 3 months. She's been pushing up on her arms since about 3 days after she was born, so I knew it was coming early, but I'm still pretty proud. Last night she was lying on her tummy and getting frustrated because she couldn't remember how to get her arm out of the way, and in her anger, she pushed back and promptly popped over the other way. She just lay there, staring up at me. I knew if she could talk, she would say, "Whoa" reverentially, like a surfer dude.

3) Technically it was last week, but Adam bought me a sewing machine last Saturday. I say he bought it for me not because it was a surprise, but because it was his idea. Can you believe it? I mean, I've been talking sewing machines up for years--"Wow, if only I had a sewing machine, I could do this SO much cheaper," or "Do you know how much money Prom dresses cost?!?"--but I didn't really think it would work so soon. I suppose now I need to prove the truth of all the claims I made.

4) Adam went snowboarding today. Maybe that was his reward for the sewing machine. He'll have to tell you of any adventures while he was there, since he's only just on his way home now, but he's been excited about it since his friend suggested it on Thursday. They went up to the ski resort at Snoqualmie, and all I know so far is that he got up earlier to go snowboarding than he EVER does to go to work. And he hurt his wrist--I think it's like a Snowboarding Badge of Honor. Injuries received while participating in popular sports are "sic."

Other than these things, it's been a quiet week. We played a few minutes of basketball at the church on Thursday night, which Anna loved, and Adam went to a pointless HOA meeting on Wednesday. That's pretty much it. But, I'll try to post about once a week, so hopefully something more exciting will happen next week.

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