Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Balls family reunion day 1

We had a family birthday party for BJ, Rachel, and Caleb. Rylee got her first taste of cousin time! She got pushed over for the first time and cried. I thought it was awesome! It is baby boom time in the Balls family. I love it! 

The Balls family reunion started today. A couple of families made it and we were getting the rules told to us. As i looked around the room and told BJ that this wasn't even close to the number that was going to be there ( close to 70) and it probably was more then my entire family including both sides. This is just one side and not everyone (even close) is going to make it. I love that I married into a large family. I had no idea what it was like. My family is super tiny compared to his. I got to experience the Quigely side last summer now the Balls. I only know about .25% of their names but it is so much fun!

Cousin time

Livvy is 1 month older than rylee. She crawls Rylee sits.

Rylee tried getting on her terms. She wasn't impressed

They love looking at each other and talking. It makes me so happy that she has a cousin her age! Plus many more close to her

We had Josh ( a second cousin) get his mission call so we all gathered to open it.

He just read Pennsylvania. He wasn't very excited until he read he was leaving Jan 18 then they all broke and looked up everything about PA! It was so fun to be apart of this! My favorite quote from the newest missionary, " I was starving but now I can't eat!!!!"

Day 1 down 2 more to go!


First time in a high chair and she loved it!!

I love you from my head to the tips of my toes!

She loved playing with Grandma and Grandpa. 
When I went to get a picture with grandma Rylee threw up on grandma's face. i was laughing to hard to get the picture. We love you grandma!

We met up with the Listers at the mall and Rylee snuggled up to uncle kevin. She was in heaven while in his arms. Too cute!!

6 month birthday

Today Rylee is 6 months old.

I love this face!

I let her have the time of her life with her banana. She pretty much ate the entire thing and sat in her high chair for a good hour. I love watching her do new things!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy 25th Birthday to the greatest Daddy a girl could ever ask for!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

6 months

Next week my not so little baby turns 6 months old! I for one love watching her grow up and seeing all the new stuff she can do each day.

I wish I had a recent picture to post but my camera is dead and has been dead for awhile now.

We are coming down to AZ next week for thanksgiving so my camera will be up and running again so I can take lots of pictures.

Rylee is so much fun! She has mastered sitting up by herself which makes my life so much easier! I don't want this phase to end!! Sacrament is now super easy! First time I have taken it without having a very sad baby and wishing it would go faster. She just sits on the floors and plays. SO NICE! I also get to sleep longer in the mornings. I bring her to our bed and sit her with a toy between me and BJ and she will play for a good 30 minutes while we sleep. I also can do both my hair and make-up while she plays with a toy!!

She has developed a whinny noise now. I try not to tend to her when she makes it so I'm hoping it passes real soon. It drives me nuts! She also has a little cough but she like the sound so she fake coughs 3-5 times after a real cough. I never know which one is real or fake unless I see her smiling while she coughs.

She is now getting clingy to me. (its a secret but I really do love it!!!) She spends a hour or so with her daddy every night so I can go work out and is always super happy when I come home. If she could have it her way both of us would be home all day with her. She is way happier when we are both home.

Rylee now loves the mirror. At first the mirror scared her and she would always cry when we put her in front of it. Now I have brought my mirror downstairs and she makes it goobery every day.

This week Rylee learned how to give kisses! It melts my heart!!! She now gives herself kisses and daddy. I'm not so much a fan of how wet they are so I just stick to kissing her.

She has mastered the Johnny Jumper. She gets some good air in it too. She loves it but not for very long.

She now hates her car seat. I use food and her juice cup to get her into the car without too much crying.

She still loves food. Bananas are great. She loves butternut squish. I made a ton and froze it and she is already two bags into my stash. She likes applesauce so her and daddy eat it together (YUCK!). Yum-Yum rice rusks are still a  big hit. She will grab anything off my place and eat it if I let her. She sucked on broccoli today and loved it. She likes baby oatmeal I'm just not great at always making it. Apple juice in her training sippy cup is always a hit as well as prune juice. Ritz crackers are favs but we are thinking those cause constipation so we are stopping them. She like the rod pretzels and bread. She hates when she gets a big chunk and I have to fish it out of her mouth.

She still isn't interested in being on her tummy but she doesn't mind being on her back if she has a toy.

She is still my happy lovable baby! We are super blessed to have her in our family. Even with the once a week where she wont sleep for more then 2 hours at a time is worth it because she sleeps 9-10 hours the rest of the week. She always has us laughing at her many facial expression, babbling noises, and getting into everything even if she isn't mobile.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

bath time

Rylee was never a fan of taking baths. She loved showers though. If she was upset a shower always calmed her down. She is getting super wiggly and wanting to grab everything. Showers with the husband and baby have just gotten too hard. I finally filled the tub and grabbed the toy off the swing we no longer use and put her in the tub. At first she wasn't sure but the toy was too cool to pass up. She stayed in there until the water got cold. I was very surprised. She is getting so big. She only fell over once too. I love my baby girl!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We take lots of video of our Little Miss Rylee and I never post them so here are a bunch.

BJ loves making her chops move. Now she knows to start making noise when he does it and it makes us giggle!
She loves sitting up. Notice she even can catch herself when she starts to fall. As long as she doesn't have a toy she is pro and staying up right now.

Just Dance 3. Enough said!

I love that she copies everything BJ does. He taught her to scrunch her nose. She is such a ham!

Some pictures I never posted

She thought snow was pretty cool

She isn't a fan of stuffed animals that don't make noise but I try.

BJ put his sweat band on her and man she is cute!
The listers sent her this cute outfit! I loooove it!