Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New blog . . .

Everyone I have started a entirely new blog cause every time I tried to revamp this blog it went screwy. And I changed my email address. So if you have a private blog list that I am on will you please send me another request at marissalee.mo@gmail.com? I will still leave this blog up for others to read. But for future and present updates go here. Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Well. . . time flies and it is already 2011.

 (I will have to find it but I have the same picture of myself with a seal in my mouth.)
As the time as gone by Natalie had gone from crawling to walking. She started crawling around 6 months and decided that was not enough. She has been walking, running, tripping, falling and getting back up since she was 9 months old. 
For Halloween she was a monkey and a cute on at that.  
 Thanks to Dad and Mom for helping capture this! Mom picked out the flower. We had to show someway that she is a girl and not a boy monkey. 
Well during the last 6 months we went to Moab with my family. It was my parents first time there. Everyone else had already been. Jon's Mom grew up in Moab so while we were down there and had some free time we went and visited Grandma Walker. She didn't know that we were coming but enjoyed every minute we spent with her. I just asked Jon to see if we got a picture of Natalie and her Great Grandma Walker. . . I am ashamed that I didn't get one. We are definitely going to get one next time we see her. 
While we were there we, went rock crawling and hiked to Delicate Arch. For as many times I have been to Moab with Jon's family I had never been to see the most famous arch. And I was eager to see it. I even wanted to get a family picture of us there. That didn't really work out cause Natalie fell asleep and it was windy like no other. But we managed to get a couple of shots after Natalie decided she wanted to wake up. 



The Rock climbing was a lot of fun. It was Labor day weekend and we thought everyone was going to be there but it turned out pretty nice and not too crowded
 We are ready to go. And yes they do allow babies on the tour. Natalie loved sitting in her car seat and watching me and the scenery. I don't think the bumping around didn't bother her any. 



All calm and nothing to worry about. 



  Our fabulous tour guide/driver for the hummer. She was amazing! She was working in Moab till the next school semester at the U started. She was going for her Masters, of course I can't remember what in.

Natalie with Grandpa Habel at our last stop of the tour. We got to see a beautiful sunset and the bats come out for the night. :) 
 Grandpa decided that it was Natalie's turn to drive back to town. hahaha! She does need to learn how someday. :) 

Well as you know Natalie has learned how to walk, run and fall. :) Here is some proof of her new ability



OH yes she can open up the drawers. 




She thinks that she is stronger than Mommy and Daddy. :) (Yes that is a bowling ball)



Sorry it is a little blurry. But she loves to take all the shoes off the shoe rack. And she loves to hide one of each pair of Mom's shoes somewhere else around the house. I am guessing only because Dad's shoes are heavy. :) 

You see what I mean about the one shoe only thing?? 

First time for her in the snow cause she can walk! Well she liked the snow until she found out it was freezing cold. Maybe next year she will not care. 



Her first official band-aid (not from having shots or blood taken of course).

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The last and best. . . she likes to try and carry everything around she can get her hands on. No matter the size, quantity or the object she will carry it to a different location somehow. 

Christmas and Thanksgiving we amazing. The opening presents part was a little hard for Natalie, even for her birthday. But for her birthday she had a few eager cousins to help her out. :) 
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Did I mention that we also got Ellie a little before Thanksgiving?? We got her from Natalie's babysitter. She is a 4 year old Border Collie - Alaskan Husky mix. We were really lucky to get her cause we already knew that she was amazing with kids and especially Natalie.
Natalie will jump on her wrestle on her and Ellie will not nip at her. And on the plus side she was potty trained already. Ellie sleeps on my side of the bed and will lay by me where ever I am sitting or laying. I think she is a momma's girl. I just can't wait to start and take her on runs during the spring and summer. :) 

Another thing I love to see. . . Natalie will just go over to Ellie and either sit or cuddle on her. And I'm not surprised but Natalie will share her Honey Nut Cheerios or Rice Chex with her. When Natalie has her snack trap thing (it is the thing that Natalie has her hand in, in the picture) Ellie will follow her around to pick up the crumbs. That is the extra thing I love about Ellie, amazing vacuum for children. :)  
Our little monkey turned the BIG 1 on January 8th. I can't believe it had been a year since she came into our lives. I can't believe how fast it went and smart she has become in the past year.

Natalie's first birthday cake. I couldn't decide on what flavor to get her because I don't like chocolate. If I was left to decide I would have gotten all white. But I told Jon to decided. It was white cake and Chocolate filling and frosting. Cake was made Granite Bakery. The reason why I chose them was because I actually sold cookies and doughnuts for the owner when I was 14. That job lasted till I got my drivers license. It was good money and I knew how well of a job he does. Plus I didn't have to pay for delivery charges or have to go and get it cause he dropped it off at my parents for he lives in their neighborhood. :) 




All the cousins helping and showing Natalie how opening up presents is done. :) 



Natalie loved her cake. There was actually a moment where Jon tried to put his face down in it to get a bite and Natalie covered it with her arms to make sure Daddy didn't have a bite. She know it was all hers. hahaha! 



Of course Uncle Anthony could not resist giving Natalie a new hair do. :) She was so into eating her cake that she didn't even notice Anthony rubbing he balloon on her head. hahaha!

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Natalie's Birthday! You mean a lot to us and to Natalie!

Well a lot has happened and time I know is going to fly even faster. I am thankful to everyone in our lives. I know that 2011 is going to be a fantastic year no matter what it throws at us. 
Thank you again to everyone! We love you! 
Till I blog again. . .



~ Marissa "Mo" Whitehorn ~

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The last month. . .

Sorry it has been a while since the last post but here it is. . . 
I have had ingrown toenails for a while now and finally grew the courage to call the foot doctor to get them removed. Jon had had the same procedure a few years back and I was with him when they did it. It honestly looked painful. That is why I was holding out on getting them removed
 The procedure was actually not bad at all. I just couldn't watch them give me the shots in the toes to make my toe numb. But other than that I watch the entire thing. hahahahaha! They killed the root of the nail on the sides where I had the ingrown toenails so that it will not happen again. It has been over 3 weeks since the nails were removed and they are still healing for the fact that they were so deep. I guess that is what happens when you let them go and on of the the nails so to deep that the nail is trying to poke out the top of your toe. The funny thing was that I didn't feel any pain with them unless someone or something hit my toes. I would have to say though that it is nice to not have to worry about them any longer.

We noticed on Friday, July 2nd that Natalie popped her first tooth. I don't know if you can see it in the picture but I will try and get it again and post it. 

Natalie hasn't popped another tooth yet but we are waiting for it.


The 4th of July 3rd of July was a lot of fun. First of all my Dad and I save spot for the Murray parade the night before. We were surprised how fast the spots went. But we were able to save enough spots for everyone. 

My family (left to right) Dad (looking down at something), Richard, Amanda, Mom and Mekensy and Arcadia on the blanket in the front. 

The rest of the fam. . .Carl, Andrea and Little Natalie in the stroller. 


My good friends. . . (left to right back) Sindra, Brian, Devin holding baby Grace and Paul. (left to right front) Abbie, Cami, Heath and Hailey. ** We missed Jodi, Matt, Kymbree and Matt's mom sadly they weren't able to make it. **

I love the look she was giving me. She was just to interested in the parade to turn and give me a picture without the look. hahaha! Natalie love just watching everyone pass. She is definitely a people watcher. 

Arcadia and Mekensy waiting for them to throw candy. 

Also that day my family went to Lagoon. I haven't been in a while and I didn't know how Natalie would handle being there all day. Jon doesn't like Theme Parks but I love them. But Jon had to work that day so he wasn't to upset that he couldn't go. haha! It was the perfect weather for a Lagoon day. Not to hot that all you could think about is going swimming and not too cold that you wanted to go home. It was perfect. 
The stamp was huge for the passes we got. It didn't even fit Natalie's hand completely. 

Arcadia and Mekensy couldn't wait to go on all the rides they could. Natalie was too little still, of course, to go on any ride other than the Carousel.
Though Natalie couldn't ride any rides she loved watching the people walking by. I was amazed about how well she did. 
 Natalie and I waiting for her cousins to finish her ride. I am glad that I found this hat. She does just fine with it on other than if it pulls down over her eyes. She kind of looks like a fisherman. . . doesn't she? 


It was a great day! Thank you Mom and Dad for the fun family Lagoon day.
Natalie went for her first swim Tuesday July 6th in Grandma Habel's pool.  


First time in the water with Daddy.

She chilled the entire time. Relaxing and enjoying the pool. 

Natalie's complete swimming outfit that Grandma Habel got her. 

Natalie turned 6 months on July 8th. She is getting big her stats are. . . 

16 lbs 1 oz
(60th percentile)
26 3/8ths inches long
(60th percentile)
about 17 inches
(30th percentile)

For the last week of so Natalie has also started crawling. . . 

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According to the Doctor she is ahead of schedule on sitting up, rolling over and crawling. But no surprise there when her cousin started walking when he was 10 months. I guessing it is a Whitehorn gene. There have been times I catch her in the kitchen. She is not fast yet but  I don't doubt she will get there. We have also caught Natalie partial able to pull her self up on something to stand. But since Jon would palm Natalie she would grab his arm with her feet and try to stand up. 
Sorry it is sideways. . . this is Jon catching Natalie as she tries to stand.

In other news. . . . . Our central air conditioning slowly stop working over a course of a week. One of the days it reached up to 92 degrees upstairs. During that time we started camping out downstairs. It was kind of fun while it lasted. But we got it working again and are now enjoying the entire house now.

Well that is all for now. 

Lot of Love,
Mo





Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Catch up!

It has been about 2 months since I posted last. Hopefully this isn't too long. We have been busy with Natalie, family, work and friends. Well to begin in March. . . 
 Jon and I were outside looking at the yard to see what needs to be done. Well that was Natalie's first time outside in the sun without it raining or snowing. lol She was so small then.

 Natalie had her first Disc golf course run. I carried her around in one of those backpack-front pack things. By the 16th hole she was worn out and fell asleep. Now every time we go she sleeps well after. But before she falls asleep she laughs and talks to every one playing. 
She was out like a light. I couldn't stop laughing at how asleep she was. :) 


Now onto April. . . 



 
She also started suck on her hands and fingers or anything she can grab and suck on she will. She also loves the bumbo. When it's time for dinner i put her in it and she just sits there on the counter and watches me cook.

 
Easter came and went. But my favorite part was picking out Natalie's dress. The Easter bunny did come and brought a bunch of new toys for Natalie.
 


 
 

Don't worry Jon was mowing his mom's lawn and I decided to see if Natalie likes the grass of not. As I have heard from others some babies don't like the feeling of grass at first. Well I don't know if her look was "Why am I here Mom?" or "What is this new feeling?" or "What is that noise I hear?" She seemed to be okay with it. And since then she seemed to not really like the grass. 

Now onto May. . . . 
 

Devin and Cami blessed their baby girl on May 2nd. It was amazing and you can see the happiness in their eyes. I also had the time to finally got to meet Kymbree Jo Mitchell, Matt and Jodi's baby girl.
 

We got the girls together. (Left to Right) Natalie Lee is 16 weeks and 2 days old (3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days old), Grace Ann is 8 weeks and 6 days old (2 months and 1 day old), Kymbree Jo is 2 weeks and 2 days old. 
 

The final and best picture! We are all done. :) (left to right) Jodi with Kymbree Jo born April 16th, 2010, Cami with Grace Ann born March 1st, 2010, Marissa with Natalie born January 8th, 2010. 
 
Mekensy, Natalie and Arcadia
 

Mekensy and Arcadia chilling eating a Popsicle with Grandpa Habel when we went to visit them.
 

Natalie had her 4th check up and shots. She did better this time with them than at her 2 month. I didn't have to feed her to calm her down. The book that is next to her was given to her by her doctor.
Her stats @ 4 months:
13 lbs. 11 oz.
(50th percentile)
 25 inches long
(65th percentile)
 about 16 inches
(4oth percentile)
 
One day I was working on my scraping and Natalie was helping. :) She was making sure the circut was doing what it was suppose to be doing. lol 
 

Jon was working on the sprinkler system and Natalie and I came out to keep him company. Our bush bloomed and I couldn't resist taking a picture of Natalie with a flower on her ear. lol 
 

One of new things is that she likes to hold her bottle now. We have to give her a small bottle because of genetics she has inherited my small hands and can't hold the big bottles as well as the little ones. j/k.
 
She loves her feet now. And loves to be swung by her hands and feet. :)
 

And here is Natalie doing both at once. lol 
  
Now Natalie's favorite position to sleep in is on her side in the corner. She even turns on her side when I put her to sleep for a nap on her back. 
 
 In other news we didn't do any yard work for a long time so we had a field of grass for a front and back yard. It was long enough that we could put Natalie in it and she would be lost. 
 
 Our neighbor who has a riding lawn mower came over and helped us out with the tall grass. It was really nice of him to help and it cut the time in half in just doing it with a regular lawn mower. 

Well that is all for now. Hopefully I will not go as long as I did before I post again. TTYL...

Loves,
Jon, Mo and Natalie