Tuesday, April 28, 2009

boob shirts

yes, i said boob shirts. :)

last year, to honor my mom running a half marathon after being cancer free for a year, we made shirts that said, "cancer drools, karen rules." this year, we thought we'd carry on the tradition. she wasn't able to run the half this year because of her recent surgeries due to the return of her cancer, and we thought this little tune {reminiscent of one fish two fish red fish blue fish} worked perfectly.we especially liked the font.
kelli and kenz had shirts too, but we weren't able to get a group picture before we all left.

Monday, April 27, 2009

and this one deserves its own post

here was plane ride #1:
yes. i took a picture of the barf before i cleaned it up. and i'm glad i did. :)

plane ride #2 was a little less eventful with sleeping 60% of the time and regular 2-year-old shenanigans 40% of the time. no tossing cookies, for which i am grateful.

utah was...

here's a quick "utah-in-pictures."
i was a bit overwhelmed with all the photos we took and really, i just think leah walking deserved to be #1 on the blog for a few weeks!!
our trip to utah was packed full of family, friends, changing weather and lots to do.
we wouldn't have it any other way. {click on picture to enlarge}

Saturday, April 4, 2009

april 3, 2009...a day that will go down in infamy

{well, at least in the layton household...}

my dear, sweet friend, dyan, watches leah once a week while i teach piano. on wednesday i got an email from her saying that she was thinking about leah a lot after she left on tuesday...and thought maybe it might help her walk if we tied a ribbon to her wrist so she couldn't let go, but we could slacken the ribbon, if needed. BRILLIANT {and an answer to a desperate prayer on monday night}. so i tried it that day and it WORKED! (see first part of video below).

then the next day...well, you'll see for yourself:

yup, that little turkey took 26 steps as her "first step"! today she was even standing up on her own and walking from there.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY Leah! We are so proud of you and all your hard work.

yes, i cried.
and smiled.
and cheered.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

guess who's WALKING!?!

{april fools}

you didn't really think it was leah, did you?
still crossin' our fingers...
...but she sure looks cute in that skirt and her new backpack, doesn't she?