Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Almost One

Alivia turns one on the 19th (I Can't believe it) I had my oh so talented sister in law capture these photos of my one year old and once again she did a beautiful job! You can link to her blog to see many more from this day.




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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Head banging... not a disorder

The other night I found Alivia sitting with her back against the wall, banging her head against it. I worried something might be wrong with her and quickly referenced my "what to expect the first year" book. When I looked up headbanging in the index I became more worried that there was actually a section on head banging. The title was actually "Head Banging' Rocking, and Rolling" I came to find out that Alivia might be trying to create rhythm. (a rocking or rolling infant may be trying to rock themselves or cope with teething pain but the "head banging" is a need to groove!) This made sense seeing that she grooves out to any beat she hears (IE. the washing machine, me beating eggs, windshield wipers etc.) I was relieved to read that head banging is not associated with neurological or psychological disorders. Some suggestions to help a baby give up this habit (aka problem!) were to sing to baby (already doing this) dance to music with baby (doing this) and to supply them with some musical toy instruments or pots and spoons. When I relayed what I had read to Sam that night he came home with an array of new instruments for Aliva to BANG!
She could not have been more excited to get her hands on her drum sticks... no problems with banging heads against walls since!
Play on little one play on!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Bee" utiful Bumble Bee

Alivia the Bumble Bee

"Bee" cause you are sweet as honey and busy as a bee and...

for all the things you may "Bee" come!

Alivia may you-

"Bee" Happy
"Bee" Loving
"Bee" Honest
"Bee" Gracious
"Bee" Kind
"Bee" a Doctor
(or whatever you want to "Bee"!)

Monday, October 26, 2009


Oh I love the fall and this week we had a jam packed whole lot of it! We started the week with a hike to Stewart Falls. Liv loves being outside watching the trees dance & the mountains are in full fiery bloom (Beautiful!) We attended a "10th annual great pumpkin carve off", Sam competed in his championship flag football game oh and won! Me and Alivia went with a friend to Gardner Village (If you've never been go its so cute in fact call me I want to go with you!) and Saturday we finished up our week by taking Alivia to her first Utes game. Below are a few pictures of all our activities.

Our Produce people (Yep thats a first place ribbon we are holding!)

We had little tags that said "Produce + Produce = Reproduce".

Yes you are right it is clever and funny!

Liv all snugglie at Sam's flag football game

Yep that is the championship shirt they are wearing!

It was cold but Alivia loved it.

Alivia at her first tail gate.


Friday, October 16, 2009

She told me to walk this way!

Liv moves to any sort of beat she hears. Shes got serious rhythm... not sure where she learned her dance moves!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Feeling Better

What a difference a day makes!
Alivia is feeling much better which means the chase is back on for me!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sick Baby

Alivia is sick for the first time. Poor sick baby it is so sad. I think Sam is secretly delighting in her misery because it is the only time in her little life that she wants to cuddle and fall asleep in your arms. Rest and heal little one its time to play!
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Our Baby Bell!

For those of you who have not met my daughter I am sorry I have been keeping the cutest baby in the world from you... but here she is Alivia Noelle Ann Bell. For those of you who already have seen the cutest baby in the world here are some more cutest baby in the world shots to admire!

Alivia is 9 months old now, she crawls, climbs, dances, sings and cries all day oh I love this baby!