Sunday, May 1, 2016

Picture overload

As you can probably guess raising our little Amber has kept us pretty busy for the last few months.  I am enjoying everyday with her.  Unfortunaly, for you, that means that I have even less time to spent updating this blog.  I have stolen a few minutes tonight to post several pictures from the last few month that have been inside our camera.  It is time to let them out for you all to enjoy.

Always a happy girl

Story time

She loves jumping in her little jumper.

Living up to her 'pre-birth' nickname of Spike.

Dad's birthday

Wearing Dad's hat

She knows she is cute.
Don't you just love the eyebrow?  She gets it from Great-Grandpa Grumpy
Our little bug

Easter bike rally with her cousins

Easter egg hunt with Aunt Jen

Strawberry Shortcake

Relaxing at Cabella's
Teaching her about fishing

Looking out the window

Sleeping beauty

Our little girl.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Amber is a very very lucky little girl.  She still has four of her Great-grandparents living and has been able to spend time with each one of them on several occasions.

Amber with Great-Grandpa Hendrickson

Amber with Great-Grandma Hendrickson

Napping with Great-Grandma Parkinson

Playing with Great-Grandpa Parkinson
All of us together at once.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

10 week old Update

Amber has grown and changed a lot over the last week or so.  Here are a few updates and pictures.

Amber has learned how to smile and grin in responce to us.
It is the cutest thing ever.

Amber loves her bath time.  However, she does not like to get out of the bath and get dressed.

Flying Fun.

Practicing standing up with Dad.

She was kind of grumpy when we took this video but it does show her standing a little bit.

Sleepy in her new Sunday dress.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tummy Time

Amber always falls asleep during 'tummy time.'  Today I laid her on the couch while I sat and read next to her.  She started out with her feet against the pillow on the other end of the couch but wiggled her way to the middle as she slept.  Finally ending up with her face wedged in the middle of the couch.  I moved her back to where she started but not before taking a picture to share with you all.

This is how Amber prefers to spend her tummy time. (Sleeping)

Today's travels.

She wiggled all the way to the middle.

She started out at the end with her feet against the blue pillow.

Other tummy time adventures.

With Dad and the puppies.  

The boys are so gentle with her.  Since we brought Amber home Jasper is always in the same room she is in.  Even middle of the night diaper changes, Jasper is there laying on the nursery floor watching over her from afar.  Pip has become a new dog with Amber here.  He is the one to stick his nose in her swing or bassinet to see how she is doing and he hasn't left us any surprise 'presents' aka messes since he met her.  He knows he is the big brother now.

Her favorite, cuddles with Dad.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Amber's very first 'Happy Birthday Jesus' cake 

Papa is the best.

Grandpa made her her very first jewlery box.

Wide awake and making faces.

Amber can't wait to go fishing with Grandpa

Sweet dreams

Merry Christmas from all of us.

The best gift of all, Our little Amber

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

She's official

There is no turning back now.  (not that we would anyways)  Yesterday Amber received three very special pieces of mail, all addressed to her.
The first was her birth certificate.  Now we can send it in and have her added to our insurance for this year.
Next was her Social Security card.  The Utah state and United States governments now know that she is here.
Last and best of all was a package from Great Grandma and Grumpy Parkinson.  Grandma Parkinson made Amber a knit hat and two pairs of booties.  She modeled them for us today.

                                          Thank you Great Grandpa and Grandma Parkinson