Monday, August 15, 2011

Jessica Erickson Photography Blog now live!

I have been taking my photography to a higher level. That has meant doing some mentoring with Jolie Anne Photography, buying new equipment and props, and getting familiar with new software and editing. I've put a lot of effort into it, and I feel like it is paying off. I just put a new blog together for my photography. Please check it out:)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lorelei Update :)

Lorelei said Dada today. I’m not sure she knows what she’s saying, but she sure does like to say it. She kept saying, “Dada dada dada dada.” So, I called Kyle to leave him a message, but, of course, as soon as it went to voice mail, she would stop saying it. Little stinker! Then I’d hang up and she’d start all over again!

She also started doing the butt scoot while on the floor and butt jumping on the bed. She can almost get to a standing position when she’s on the bed. She sits up and jumps from her butt. So cute!

It is just so fun to see her progress. She is moving around so much more now. She rolls from her back to her stomach, but forgets she knows how to roll back, gets mad, and cries at me until I roll her over. She can almost crawl. She’ll be in a sitting position, see something she wants, and lean forward until she ends up on her stomach. Her legs start moving, but her tummy is so big that she hasn’t gotten it up off the floor yet. J If I put my hands behind her feet, she does this army crawl thing until she gets to whatever she wants. It is pretty fun.

She LOVES to stand up and LOVES to go for walks around the house. I have to hold her under her arm pits, but she just loves to walk around. The last week she has almost started prancing around the house. She thinks it’s the best thing ever! In fact, if she is sitting close to you, she’ll grab on to your arm or whatever she can grab and try to pull herself up to a standing position.

She also LOVES the mirror. When I walk into the bathroom, she automatically smiles at herself in the mirror. She will sit in front of the mirror and smile at herself for an hour at a time. She loves the baby. I sit her on the counter while I do my hair and make up. I have to be really careful she doesn’t buck herself off the counter, but she loves being in the action and right there with me. She plays with my make up and brush, when I let her, and tries to turn on the water. The handle is shiny and she likes that!

Her FAVORITE toy, as of the last two weeks, is Kyle’s toothbrush. She stole it out of his toiletry bag when he was home one weekend and would cry if you tried to take it away. So, Kyle just gave it to her. It stays in the bathroom and she plays with it while I shower and get ready. Boy does she love that toothbrush! And she doesn’t even have any teeth yet. J

Friday, July 29, 2011

Lorelei goes to the Pool

Friday, July 29th, Lorelei was officially 6 months old, so we decided to take her to the pool for the first time to celebrate. Kyle got home a lot later than expected, and we fell asleep, so by the time we got to the pool it was really late and we didn’t spend much time in it, but I think Lorelei likes it. We’ll have to see later.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Kyle goes to Prescott

Kyle is doing a rotation in Prescott. He stays there all week and only comes home on the weekend. It sucks! I do not like being a single mom.
The saddest part of having him gone is watching Lorelei look for him. I’ve been letting her sleep in bed with me. Most of the time she is on her side facing me, but in the morning she rolls over to say good morning to Daddy, only Daddy isn’t there. It is SO SAD! She looked for him all morning Monday morning. She looked less and less throughout the week. Then when he showed up Friday night, she seemed a little hesitant. Saturday she was being a mama’s girl and didn’t want him much, but then Sunday she seemed sad he was leaving again. It breaks my heart to watch her miss him, and she’s only 5 1/2 months old!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth Of July!!

Fourth of July was pretty fun. We walked over to the park with Cassie and Paul, but it ended up being kind of lame and hot, so we walked right back home. When we went to the fireworks, Lorelei fell asleep on the walk over. I was so worried she would wake up when the big booms of the fireworks started, but NO, SHE SLEPT THROUGH THE WHOLE THING! And it was loud too!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Noises in church:)

Robin came for a visit this weekend and loves her granddaughter. Lorelei has started making the cutest noises. Lorelei makes this inhaling noise that sounds like she’s really shocked at whatever you just said. So, there we are at church with Robin and two really cool things happened. First off, while we were in Relief Society during the opening hymn, Lorelei started to stare at me while I was singing. She was mesmerized. I kept thinking she would look away, but no, she stared at me during the whole song with this sweet little smile like expression on her face. Robin kept saying, “Oh my goodness, look at that. That is so sweet! Has she ever done that before?” She hadn’t. It was really cool to see her just watching Mom sing. I sing to her a lot, usually funny songs about poop or about how pretty she is, so it was nice that I felt like she recognized my voice. J

Then, during the lesson, the teacher asked a question, “So, how can service help us in our lives?” and Lorelei made her inhaling noise. Everyone laughed because it sounded like she was reacting to some shocking or provocative question. Then someone commented, “When we serve others, it helps us feel better about ourselves.” Again, Lorelei made her inhaling noise, again everyone laughed. It was hilarious, but I had to take her out because no one was listening to the lesson anymore.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Boards are OVER!

Kyle took his second board exam today. YAY for being done with boards. We do hope all of his studying pays off, but we’re just so glad to be done!