Woooo wooooooo!

December 13, 2012
That's the sound of a train. Yes, the day has finally arrived. I have been looking forward to this day for a long time and it's finally here! So all aboard the UTA Frontrunner!

As you can see, Chelsea was having the time of her life! But really, she was having a good time. We met some nice girls vacationing from Miami on the way to Provo, and another mom with an 8-month old on her way to Salt Lake! I was so happy I got the chance to ride on the train because I'm a really bad long-distance driver (I fall asleep easily) and the train means I get to see my family in Provo more often!
But this trip wasn't meant especially for family. That will be the purpose of my next trip. My friend, Annie just had a baby a week ago and I had to meet the new, precious daughter. I'd forgotten how small newborns are! Their heads are so tiny and their legs and arms are always bunched up into their chests. They're so vulnerable and sleepy! I forgot about that, too!
As I watched Annie with her little girl, I was reminded how much fun it is to have a newborn and how easy it is to love them! She just couldn't stop kissing her and I had forgotten that that's all I ever wanted to do, too! They're so soft and their skin is so elastic-y! I love newborns!
I believe that having children keeps you young. Now I can't reveal my mother's age online, but she's had 12 children and their all grown up now and most of them have babies of their own, but she looks great and is totally in the fashion know. Honestly, I didn't even consider getting colored pants until I saw her in her totally stylish bright red ones!
This picture was taken about a week and a half after Chelsea was born.
My mom is awesome, and my Dad's pretty cool, too.

Anyway, my point is, although children take their toll on your body and possibly your sanity, they are so worth it! Their bright eyes and personalities remind you that you are important at least to one, two, or twelve little people. As they grow up, they teach you new things and you grow, too, but are left with ideas and a personality that is young and fresh with some wisdom, too!
Honestly, I don't know if this makes any sense or how to explain it better. What I do k now is that I just love being a mom!

Hasn't crawled really yet, but can stand unassisted for 5-8 seconds
Can get from her tummy to her behind easily
Loves to smile and is ticklish on her feet, armpits, and tummy
Likes train rides
Loves watching the washing machine spin around and around
Slept through the entire night yesterday night, which was lovely!
Wakes up around 4 or 5 AM most nights (we're working on that)
Loves Daddy a lot! All he does is look at her and smile and he gets a huge smile in return
I think she's growing in a couple of more teeth on the top, but I'm not sure. The bottom two have certainly come in nicely!
Prefers orange vegetables to green (sweet potatoes and carrots to green beans, peas, and avocados)

This week we're working on finger foods. I give her little pieces of banana, but she doesn't know what to do with them yet, so I guess we'll keep trying. Kinda hard without a high chair, or any table for that matter! You want to know a secret? We don't have a dining table! But there, I've said too much! Have a fandidilytastic day!

Waiting for the train! It was freezing and I didn't have a coat, but this little girl was warm!

Don't mind my creepy face. I was trying to maneuver Chelsea into a better position right when my Miami friend shot the picture.

Happy travels!

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