Sunday, June 29, 2008

Our Trip to Utah

Here are some pictures from our trip to Utah this weekend:
This is a picture of the onesie we got our baby girl at the BYU book store! We are SO excited!

After Robert's mission reunion, we decided to go to BYU and pick up some new shirts for this season. Spencer also got a cool BYU basketball!
Here's Spencer in his new BYU shirt after we ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel, yum! He ate some orange slices which made his chin break out into a little rash. YIKES! Luckily it went away later.
We decided to go to Antelope Island after breakfast and to check out the Great Salt Lake. We tried to walk out to the lake but decided it was too far. Don't think we wussed out, it was over 90 degrees and we would have had to carry Spencer the whole way! Look how tiny those people are in the picture, and I zoomed in a BUNCH!
Here's a picture of "the belly" at 34 weeks! Only 6 (or less!) to go! Spencer playing in the sand.
Spencer and Robert sitting on some benches/logs. Poor Robert had to carry Spencer back up the mountain of sand we walked down! It was SO hot and we sunk down to our ankles in that sand. Quite the work out!

Spencer and me looking over part of the Great Salt Lake! Did you know that parts of the lake are 8 times as salty as the ocean?! Crazy! Oh, and in case you were wondering, I have no idea why they call it Antelope Island. Robert claims he saw ONE antelope and that's it! We saw a jack rabbit, but no bison or buffalo or antelope this go round. Even though Antelope Island was kinda a let down, we had a great time on our trip! We just can't wait to put our BYU shirts to good use in a couple months!!! Go Cougs!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Baby Names

We're thinking our new baby girl's name will be Madelyn! We're still a little torn about middle names...any suggestions????

Blogging in Utah!

That's right folks! We're out of town! Robert had a mission reunion down in Provo this weekend, so we thought we'd make the trip. Robert was one of the last guys called to Peru that actually got a visa so he didn't know many of the guys there. He had a lot of Peruvian comps and they don't make it to the reunions often. But right before we left a Peruvian missionary walked in was excited to see Elder Sullivan. He told the girl he brought that Elder Sullivan is like a legend in Ica. I think that made Robert's day! They had a lot of success in Ica while Robert served there as a zone leader. It was pretty cool!

After we left his mission president's house, we decided to go over to the BYU bookstore and pick up a couple things. We all got new shirts for this football season, even our new baby girl! It's SUPER cute! I was so close to buying her bows to go with it, but I was pretty dang bald as a baby so there's a good chance our little girl will be bald. Beth, my mother-in-law, told me that all the Sullivan babies she knows have had hair so we're keeping our fingers crossed!

Once we left BYU, we headed north to Jesse and Larin's house in Layton. We went to Cafe Rio for dinner, per my request. : ) It's amazing the pull you have as a pregnant lady! It was delicious! I wish they had them in IF. Dare to dream... So that was our awesome Saturday. We'll be heading back to IF sometime on Sunday. Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sarah's having a GIRL!!! We are all SUPER excited for she and Adam and can hardly wait to meet her in November!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Super Saturday!

What a great weekend! Saturday was one of the greatest days! Robert got me a gift card for my birthday to this day spa in town called The Essence of You. So Saturday I went and had my first massage ever and boy was is awesome! It was called a Mother-to-Be massage. They had this rad, yes I said rad, pillow thing for your belly to go in so a pregnant lady can lie on her stomach. It was so relaxing. They had the calming music going and pretty smells all over the place. I left a tiny bit oily, but completely relaxed. Then I went down stairs and got a pedicure! I was pampered all day!

When I got home from my morning at the spa, Spencer was already taking a nap and Robert gave me some awesome news...we only had sacrament meeting the next day at church! Our building is getting remodeled and they didn't get to replacing all the carpet in time. So we didn't have Primary! Don't get me wrong, I love Primary and the primary kids, but being the Primary President is kind of a stressful job. Especially when you're eight months pregnant. What makes Sundays run smoother are my wonderful counselors. They are incredible ladies and I love them dearly. They do SO much to make my life easier...I don't know what I would do without them. But it was still pretty awesome that we only had one hour of church on Sunday. Especially since the AC in the building wasn't working at all! But anyway...for dinner that night, we grilled up some t-bones we had and then, for dessert, we went and got Reed's Dairy ice cream. If you live in the Idaho Falls or surrounding areas and have never had Reed's Dairy are missing out! They have the best ice cream and tastiest chocolate milk of all time! They put potato flakes in the chocolate milk which makes it thick and delicious!!! Take my word for it or go get some today!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Good News

We had another doctor's appointment today. Good news: I don't need a c-section! The placenta has moved out of the way just like the doctor said it would. I kinda figured it would, but I told him I was concerned so we could sneak another peek at our little girl. : ) It worked! No pictures this go round, but it was awesome to see how big she's getting. Speaking of growing, our LITTLE girl is almost 5 lbs already! The doctor took measurements during the ultrasound and she was something like 4.6 lbs. CRAZY! It didn't really hit me as to how big that is until I realized that lots of people have 6 lb babies....FULL TERM! I'm only 32 weeks for Pete's sake! I shouldn't really complain. I would much rather have a big healthy baby than an itty bitty one. Plus, I'm afraid she takes after her momma...I was 9lbs 6 oz....I think. But all is well here at the Sullivan's. We're gearing up for the newest member of our family to arrive. Anyone thought of any names for our baby yet?? We could REALLY use the help!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day!!! I just have to take a minute and say how lucky I am to have such a wonderful husband. Robert is SO great with Spencer. Spencer loves to follow his dad around whenever he can. He does everything just like his daddy. I am so glad that I have a husband who loves kids, especially his own. I can't wait for our little girl to meet her daddy!!! I am blessed to have a husband who holds and honors the priesthood. He is such a great example to my of hard work. He does so much but always finds the time to get things done around the house. I love that we can be together forever!

I also have to say how lucky Robert and I are for the wonderful fathers we have. Robert's dad, Gerry, and my dad, Joe, are amazing! They are both wonderful examples to us and to Spencer. Spencer is one lucky little boy to have such loving grandpas. And boy does he love them, too! I am so grateful for all they teach us. I know that they both would do anything for us and would drop whatever they were doing to help us. They are great men and we love them SO much! We are truly blessed!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Not too much to report here at the Sullivan house. I'm still pregnant. Spencer's still crazy. And Robert's still busy busy busy.

Pregnancy wise, things are going great. I'm still not miserable which is awesome. My big ol' belly isn't causing me too much pain. The heart burn, I could definitely live without, but what's new?! I eat my fair share of tums everyday. At this point, they don't even bother me to eat! The chalkier the better! Gross...I know. Our next doctor's appointment is next Wednesday, the 18th. I'm hoping they do another ultrasound to make sure the placenta is out of the way so I don't have to have a C-section. But all in all I'm feeling great and can't really complain!

Robert is super busy these days. He's still going to school full time and is working full time as well. School gets over July 17th or so which is coming quickly. Hooray!!! School always seems to start to get to him about mid way through the semester. Poor guy! I am SO grateful for him and how hard he works. Luckily, he's an awesome student and doesn't have to try that hard to get exceptional grades. He thinks it stinks to be good at school, but I say it's a HUGE blessing! I am one lucky lady to have such an amazing husband! I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us! We just found out that he has a mission reunion on the 28th so we'll be heading down to Provo for that. Robert is super excited to see his old mission companions.

And then there's Spencer...crazy Spencer...He's doing just dandy! He's been changing so much lately. Some of the fun things he's been doing include: putting words together to make 2 and 3 word sentences like "mommy candy" or "daddy come" stuff like that; we've been talking to him about "sissy" and every time we do he holds out his arms to hold her. It's really sweet. He can tell you what he wants to do like eat or ride his bike or watch Curious George. He knows a ton of animal noises. He loves seeing airplanes in the sky and watching them in videos on our computer. He LOVES to color and it very precise when he's pretty funny. His favorite color is blue, at least that's the only color he can really say. He loves his daddy and follows him around whenever he's at home. He loves to help feed Jacque, our dog, or sweep. He's afraid of the vacuum cleaning and growls every time we talk about it. He loves to play the piano and his favorite song for me to play is "Do As I'm Doing." He'll roll his arms and go slow at the "if I do it fast or slow" part then goes really really really fast. He loves taking baths as long as bubbles are involved. Spencer is just growing up so fast. I can hardly believe he's going to be 2 soon! We love our little boy and everything he teaches us like patience, for example. Here are a couple of pictures of what I found him doing the other day:

If you can't tell, he's sitting in this cut out shelf in our living room. He climbed up there all by himself and decided it would be a great place to play with his train. He is definitely his father's son. When Robert was little, his mom found him on top of the refrigerator! Boy am I glad this was just the shelf and not the fridge!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy Friday!

Guess what we woke up to again this morning...Spencer sprinkled his bed with fish food! Needless to say, the fish food is now on a high shelf in Spencer's closet.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

30 down 10 to go!

Yes, it's true! 10 weeks to go!!! I know that may seem like a long time to some, but to a pregnant lady it's no time. We're getting excited here at the Sullivan home! We can't wait to meet our little girl!

Here I am at 30 weeks. Oh, and I cut my hair! Like it?

Monday, June 2, 2008


Look what Spencer was up to after he woke up from his nap! In case you can't tell...that's fish food...Hope everyone's having an awesome Monday!!!