Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bubbles at Bathtime

I love filling Lydia's tub so that it's overflowing with bubbles while she takes a bath. I just reminds me of how much fun I used to have at bathtime when I was a girl- plus, if I don't have time to enjoy the luxury, some one should! In the past, Lydi was too young to really care about them but lately she's been wondering what those curious suds really are. One time I decided to give her a bubble-beard and the following is the documenation. You can see the whole story depicted in Lydia's face.

First it was "Hey! Mom! What did you just do to me? So weird! What is going on?"

Then, with my encouragement, it became "Well i guess I'm not hurt, and this isn't so bad. But why is mommy laughing?"

Then . . . "Hmmm, yeah, I could get used to this- it is pretty fun."

Ending in "I'm thinking bubbles are pretty great!"

And so, as this soapy story ends, we look forward to the next tale in our bathtime saga.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More Animal Sounds

This video was taken before Christmas break and I forgot I had it. This is Lydia making more animal sounds. She prefers this to babbling. This IS her babbling, I suppose. She is our little monster :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Time to Win in 2010!

At work,whenever we start a new campaign, there is a theme to go with it. Right now it's "Time to Win in 2010." That's right folks, it's a new year. Of course, I want to spend a few moments reviewing the fun things that happened to our little family in 2009. It was a great year!!

First, I started out very pregnant!
Then Lydia Rebecca Tappana was born on 03/06/09.We blessed her two weeks later.
Shortly thereafter, Brigham's brother, Sam, got married to Caitlin.
Although I had finished classes the previous December, I graduated and received my diploma. Yes!We were able to go up and spend my birthday with my family and my siblings were able to meet Lydia for the first time. I ran my first 5k, got eighth in my division for girls and beat the goal I set for myself.
We hosted our annual Halloween party at the church.

BYU beat the U this year in overtime. This is Brigham and I at the game, it was AWESOME! (of course I have to include this fact in my yearly review)

We were able to go to Washington again for Lydia's first Christmas. So great!

A couple of other things that happened that I don't have pictures for include:

  • Brigham graduating from Salt Lake Community College with his Associates and starting at the University of Utah.
  • Brigham's brother and sister-in-law announcing Lydia will have her first cousin soon
  • I survived living with my mother-in-law in our one bedroom apartment for over a month (a great feat indeed)

We are excited and a little nervous for 2010. We have to buy a new car, move, celebrate Lydia's first birthday, hopefully get Brigham graduated and working at a decent job. Busy busy busy, but we look forward to all the new things! As cheesy as it sounds we hope to "win in 2010!"

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas in the Evergreen State

Like most years, we once again treked up to Washington to spend Christmas with my family. We love going there are and always have tons of fun. It really means a lot to me to be able to spend such a special holiday with my family since I don't get to see them that much. I was especially grateful for the chance for Lydia to spend two weeks with my side of the family. Some of the fun activities were getting horribly lost on the way to Mulbacks, a ponsettia nursey. While in the midst of being lost, Lydia choked on a snack and proceeded to barf her whole breakfast on me and the van and then scream her head off until we became un-lost. After we got over that traumatic incident we enjoyed ourselves in front of this Christmas tree made entirely of ponsettias.We of course re-enacted the Christmas story. Ryan, Scott, and Kenny were the wiseman. Don't you just love the bowl, sweatband, and necklace as crowns?
I thought Kayleen fit the perfect description of an angel with her blue crown, and multi-colored wings attached to a white dress.
Here we see Sadie as Mary, Brigham as Joseph, and Lydia as baby Jesus. I am not pictured because I was the narrator and the photographer.... VERY important jobs. I thought the dog bed did a good job acting as a manger filled with hay.
This is Brigham and Lydia Christmas morning. Yay! Lydia's first Christmas. Unfortunately Lydia also had her first cold this Christmas and was not at her best. Crabby, full of snot (which she loved rubbing all over me), and tired don't mix well. I'm glad she won't remember her first Christmas and I'm hopeful the years to come will bring better ones for her. This is the happiest picture we could get of her that day. If she looks like she's about to break out screaming ... she was.

We were able to go to one of Scott's lacrosse games and see him score a goal. It was cold but tons of fun. I loved seeing him play and wish I could go to all of my siblings games considering I have four of them playing lacrosse this year!

This is Lydia and I at Scott's game.

Lydia received an adorable pair of mittens and a matching hat from my Aunt Sandy for Christmas. She actually let me put them on and kept them on. Even though she had a cold, learned how to spit out food and shot peas at me like bullets, became a rebellious child already, wouldn't eat, and coated all of my clothes in snot, it was so fun to show Lydia to my family and to spend our first Christmas with her.

I didn't get all the pictures I wanted. I wanted one with us as a family and one with my parents in the T-shirts I made them with Lydia but these will have to do. Overall, it was an awesome trip. A few more things we did include: we saw two movies, went to Body Worlds, spent a night in downtown Seattle- just Brigham and I, played lots of Wii, and just had some good family time. Oh yeah, and we ate... A LOT. Now that it's over and as I get back to reality and not getting to eat junk all the time, I miss Christmas already :)

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Each year my family goes to what is Washington's equivalent to Temple Square, the Botanical Gardens. It's a neat place because they make actual flowers and designs out of lights rather than just wrapping the lights around objects. This year they had expanded it as well.

Lydia all bundled up next to some flowers. I loved this lake scene that they created, it was so neat! My sister Sadie in front of another display. Some more butterflies and flowers, all made out of lights! Most of the family. There was line to get your picture at this bench :)

My sister Kayleen