Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I know, I know...

It's been a little crazy-busy around here lately! We are so due for an update! Here's the last 2 months in pictures. Merrick is growing like a weed, we measured him the other day and he is 26'' long. I swear I am constantly just having to find bigger clothes for him on a daily basis. He has really started laughing and playing and he makes the cutest noises when he wakes up every morning.

Merrick and Maddy are really starting to like each other. By 'like each other', I mean Merrick doesn't immediately cry out of fear whenever he sees her coming anymore :) Maddy totally has that "older sister" instinct with him and she loves to pat him and she is learning to be "soft" with him. It is so cute when she tries to pick up his carseat and carry him around! And seriously, could Maddy get any cuter? Her favorite words are "sooommme" and "dat" (for that) and more recently "day do" (for thank you).


I love this picture because we actually caught him smiling! As you will see in all the following pictures, Merrick hates the camera! He gets so upset the more we try and take pictures so when I get one like this, I really get a little over-excited.



This is Merrick's 'before' shot. He had the worst mullet and right on top of it was his little baby bald spot. So we had to buzz it all off so it could start new.



Merrick is finally getting to the point where he is liking toys and loves to play. He is in love with this jumper thing we got him. It plays music and he gets to bounce around so he will keep himself entertained for almost an hour at a time with this thing! Okay...I love it too :)



One night after work, I got to Kristen's house to pick up Merrick only to find that she was trying to change him into a girl. Okay, not really. He had spit up on all his clothes and Kristen had nothing to put him in except Maddy's clothes. I was so funny to see him in all pink! Poor kid, he will hate that I put this picture up someday...




Here we are on Valentine's Day



I am totally determined to get a tan, and I am totally determined to make sure that Merrick gets to love being outside. We usually lay out everyday. Seriously, stop by and you will find us out in the middle of lawn every morning. Laying out in March is why I LOVE ARIZONA!!





I've been giving Merrick some grown up food a little bit lately. I fed him some peach yougurt the other day and he totally loved it.




Of course, we are getting him into volleyball early on. Every time we take him to one of my brother's games he just stays glued to the the game, it is so funny! Nothing will distract him from watching the game.




And here are some of the most recent pictures that I took just this week. He is getting so grown up already, he's nearly 6 months old!




I am really going to be a better blogger. It has just been a little crazy lately. And, after making this post, I realize I need to be a better picture-taker too! As for me, nothing has really changed, except I have jury duty for the next 4 months (no, that is not a typo...4 months), I am going to be helping out at Villa Siena (where Brock and I had our reception a few years ago) and learn how to be a wedding coordinator, and ...


I got bangs...
THE END.

13 comments:

Pete&Laurie said...

I cannot wait until Maya can hold her head up, interact, and be awake without yelling at me to whip out the boob. Merrick is such a dang cute baby. Your bangs are bangin, too! (nyuk, nyuk)

Stacy said...

After this post I have so many things to say to you. First off I swear you and I are the most similar mothers ever. Merrick and Eli have like basically the same toys (the jumper and exusaucer) I feed Eli adult food a little early and I started with PEACH YOGART. I just recently decided I wanted a Tan and I make Eli come in the backyard with me too!!

Ok other things of note. I love your freaking bangs. I have to be hoenst I pretty much hate them on everyone else, but on you super cute!! Merrick is so cute and I keep hearing him talk to me. I want him to come and play at my house! Why have we not gone to the zoo? Why didn't you go to Volleyball? geezzz I think thats it...see you later

Shannon said...

yay i have ben waiting for an update for a long time. I love merrick he is so cute. And i am glad that you are learning how to plan weddings that way i can move out there and we start our business. I love you sharisa and don't know how I would get through without you.! You are amazing!

Kat Clark said...

Cute baby! Cute post! Cute new do! Keep the ball rolling. It's great to get an update. :)

Alissa & Jordan said...

Your boy is getting so big, and SO cute! You make the cutest little mom!! And..I love the bangs!! :)

theniufamily said...

Oh he is so cute! What a great update. Jury duty for 4 months, wow thats insane. But I love the bangs! So fun.

Erica said...

"Elle, guess what! I got BANGS!!!" as quoted from Legally Blonde. Hehe! That made me laugh!

Love that little Merrick! I'm jealous that you guys are laying out every day. Hey, at least all the snow is gone here. Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!

Cami, Chris and Bretton said...

He is getting so big! Such a cutie and I love the bangs on you! You are a brave girl!!

McKell and John said...

Love our bangs!! And Merrick is the cutest little guy. am I weird or does he look so much like your sister?! I know, that game gets real old. He's a total Shiflet! You'll be a great wedding coordinator and so sorry to hear about the jury duty. Yuck.

Chris + Tatiana said...

I LOVE your bangs! Oh my gosh you pull them off so well! He is getting so big. I love it. You have been crazy busy it seems. I wish I could find time to lay out and tan, since I don't have time, i am loving the tanning salon right now. Being a wedding coordinator would be so much fun. I love doing that kind of stuff. And you'll be so good at it! I keep saying this to you, but we need to do something! Play date at the park whatever! Jaxon would love Merrick. He is so cute with babies. I want another one....but not yet I don't think.

Melissa said...

ooohhh, I like those bangs! Very cute. I am glad that you lay out too, because I usually feel a little retarded that I am in the backyard in my swimsuit. But seriously, I need some sun!

Jon and Lara said...

I'm determined to get a tan too. I was always made fun of in high school for being sooooo white. It really only means we have healthy skin but it's still not "pretty" according to most people. I love the bangs. I'm ready to cut mine again too. Where do you get your hair done? It always looks super cute.

Becki Underwood said...

I love your bangs! Super cute. I'm with you on the tan....utah winter has made a whitey out of me! Merrick is getting so big! You two are too cute.