Sunday, February 25, 2007

At 4 months Helayna...

•is starting to sit in her Bumbo chair
•loves being sung to (her favorites include, You Are My Sunshine, Jesus Loves Me & Skidamarinkydinkydink)
•loves to talk and talk, especially in the morning
•loves her bath time - we were doing it on the kitchen table in a baby tub but have had to move to the bathroom because she splashes soooo much
•is starting to get this adorable little squeal when she's excited, almost a laugh
•smiles and smiles and smiles
•is getting blonde hair (it sometimes looks red in photos but it's really not red at all)
•is wearing size 2 diapers
•loves to suck on her top lip and when she does she makes this big sucking sound - it is hilarious!
•loves to play with her floor gym
•loves looking in mirrors
•is a very loud sleeper - she's always grunting and moaning in her sleep!
•is starting to get interested in books - YAY!
•no longer has that newborn cry
•is definitely a screamer and will let you know when she is unhappy!
•is usually up twice during the night - long gone are the nights she slept through!
•is quite chubby - her cheeks, legs and arms are so chubby and CUTE!
•is a head-turner - we ALWAYS have people stopping us telling us how cute she is and how much they love her hair!
•is a morning baby, that's when she's happiest
•is out of all of her 0-3 months clothes and wearing 3-6 months stuff now.
•has more than doubled her birth weight (she's getting weighed again on Thurs. so I'll post her official weight then)
•loves to be outside
•gets overstimulated very easily - she doesn't like when people are all in her face
•loves when her mommy and daddy talk to her - this usually gets her smiling big time
•is easily startled by loud, unfamiliar sounds
•still is not napping that well
•constantly has her hands (sometimes both at the same time) in her mouth
•is getting better at being in her car seat - some times she screams but some times she'll just chatter away or stare out the window.
•loves when mommy or daddy sit in the back seat of the car with her (another one of those things I said I'd never do - yah, right!)
•is very sensitive (yep, just like her mommy)
•still kind-of gets swaddled at night, she usually starts out that way but quickly gets her arms free
•hates getting dressed and will scream every time
•still spits-up a lot (which the dr. said is acid reflux - not very fun!)
•loves to be in her Baby Bjorn when we are out and about (she will scream if we try to take her any where in her car seat - she wants to see what's going on)
•loves, loves, loves kisses
•will suck on anything that gets near her mouth (toys, fingers, clothes, etc).
•is the CUTEST little girl in the whole world! Gosh, I am so in love with her! I can't believe she's mine! And yes, every single day her hair cracks me up - there is no controlling it!


I just can't get enough of this cute girl, I have to share some more photos!

She's 4 months old today. I can't believe it. Where is the time going?!?!?! I'll do a 4 month update soon!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Something else I've been doing...

that's just for fun! Here's my first ever digital layout! It's super simple but I had fun doing it. I have a whole new admiration for those digital scrapbookers! WOW!

The paper and title are from a free kit at 2Peas by Rhonna Farrer and the polariod template is from a kit at 2Peas by Kate Teague! Let me know what you think.

Just for fun!

My sister emailed me this list and I thought it would be fun to post on my blog! If you have time, play along and let me know what your answers are!

1. What time did you get up this morning? Well, I was first up at 4:30am, then 6:30am and then finally at 7:30am.

2. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? It’s been so long I can’t remember.

4. What is your favourite TV show? Never watch TV

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Plain yogurt with 1/2 an apple, a handful of almonds, ground flax and cinnamon (it almost tastes like apple pie). In the summer the apple gets replaced with peaches, nectaries, berries, etc.

6. Favourite cuisine? Definitely Thai

7. What is your middle name? Crystal

8. What food do you dislike? onions

9. What is your favourite CD at the moment? Jeremy Camp’s Carried Me

10. What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Corolla

11. Favourite sandwich? Yesterday I had a really yummy roast beef sandwich with tomato, avocado and cheddar cheese!

12. What characteristic do you despise? Arrogance

13. Favourite item of clothing? Lately it’s been my brown fleece pants and my down jacket – so warm and comfy!

14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? Thailand

15. What colour is your bathroom? burgundy

16. Favourite brand of clothing? I have lots of stuff from Old Navy and Jacob.

17. Where would you retire to? Hmmmm, haven’t ever thought about that.

18. What was your most recent memorable birthday? A couple years ago Jonathan had a party for me, complete with a get-to-know-Heather quiz and all. It was so fun!

19. Furthest place you are sending this? Back to Poland

20. How many do you think will send this back? It really doesn’t matter to me.

24. Who will have the craziest answers? Not too sure.

22. Favourite saying? Seriously?! (not necessarily my fav. but one I say a lot!)

23. When is your birthday? July 2, 1978

24. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night person

25. What is your shoe size? 8

26. Pets? None

27. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? A friend just told me she saw my name in the March Creating Keepsakes magazine under the “loved these pages too” section – that made my day!

28. What did you want to be when you were little? I can’t remember that far back!

29. How are you today? Pretty good. Helayna slept a bit longer last night so I did too!

30. What is your favourite candy? I’m not a big candy person, I’d take ice cream though!

31.What is your favourite flower? I love so many – gerbera daisies, roses, tulips, daffodils.

32. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward ? Ha! It’s all just a blur right now.

33.What church do you attend? Rockpointe Church

34. What is your full name? Heather Crystal Moll

35. What are you listening to right now? My girl chattering away – my fav. sound in the whole world

36. What was the last thing you ate? Gluten-free bread with almond butter and banana.

37. Do you wish on stars? nope

38. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Chocolate brown

39. How is the weather right now? -1 and sunny!

40. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My mom.

41. Favourite soft drink? Does iced tea count?

42. Favourite restaurant? Chili Club Thai House

43. Hair colour? Brown

44. Favourite day of the year? I love Thanksgiving.

45. What was your favourite toy as a child? I think I spent a lot of time playing with my Cabbage Patch doll.

46. Summer or winter? Definitely summer.

47. Hugs or kisses? Hugs

48. Chocolate or Vanilla? Ever since I got pregnant, I’m all about chocolate!

49. Do you want your friends to email you back? For sure, I’d love to hear their answers.

50. When was the last time you cried? A couple days ago.

51. What is under your bed? Table hockey games

52. Who is the friend you have had the longest ? My sisters.

53. What did you do last night? Picked up an amazing Valentine’s day package from my mom, got some photos developed, gave Helayna a bath, put her to sleep and then went to bed.

54. Favourite smell? Freshly cleaned sheets

55. What are you afraid of? Losing Jonathan or Helayna.

56. Plain, buttered, or salted Popcorn? A little butter with salt, or salt & vinegar or dill pickle flavouring.

57. How many keys on your key ring? 2 – car and house keys.

58. How many years at your current job? 3 1/2 months and it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had but also the best job.

59. Favourite day of the week? Saturday morning because Jonathan usually lets me go back to sleep after I feed Helayna!

60. How many towns have you lived in? 5, I think.

61. Do you make friends easily? Hmmmm, not always.

62. How many people will you be sending this to? Not sure.

Monday, February 19, 2007

so much fun!

(The storyboard is from Erica Hernandez Designs.)

Saturday, February 17, 2007


in a cup of double fudge hot chocolate with real whip cream (the way my mom used to make it with pure vanilla and icing sugar) while Jonathan is out with Helayna. I just finished up a layout that's been sitting here for a month, listening to one of my favorite CDs on repeat. It's been a long time since I've been able to just sit... and enjoy... sigh...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Never before have I ever…

•Cried so much
•Been so exhausted
•Worried so much
•Been so hungry yet felt so sick
•Smiled so often
•Been so proud
•Cared so much
•Been so overwhelmed
•Smelled like puke so much
•Changed so many diapers
•Laughed so hard
•Slept so little
•Given so many kisses and hugs
•Been so frazzled
•Worked so hard
•Been so disorganized
•Listened to so much crying
•Tried so hard
•Felt so many emotions all at the same time
•Been so sore
•Given so much of myself
•Taken so many photos
•Forgotten so much
•Been so content
•Had my heart melt so often
•Loved so much
All because of this little girl and I wouldn't trade a minute of it for anything.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Photo Share

I just wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the past few weeks. I never seem to get around to doing a post about the photos when I want to so I figured I'd just include them all in one post. ENJOY!
She was hanging on for dear life to Jonathan's hair - totally hilarious!
It is getting so hard to take photos of her on her tummy - she moves so quickly and loves to be on her tummy!
My big girl! She looks so grown up to me in this outfit!
In the pool with daddy!
Gotta love the drool! LOL!
I love those eyes!
One from the photo shoot I did of Meadow - her eyes and eyelashes are so stunning!
One of Rachel and Marc's wedding cakes
After our walk today! This is totally life right now - lots of spit-up!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

A Weekend of Firsts!

Helayna attended her first wedding this past weekend. Her auntie Rachel (Jonathan's sister) and Uncle Marc got married in Banff. It was a beautiful wedding and gorgeous day! She was quite the trooper and did really well during the ceremony and pictures (slept during both). Even though the day wasn't about her, she sure got a lot of attention! Here she is with her Grandma and aunties (Jonathan's mom and sisters).
She also got to stay at the Banff Springs Hotel (which was also a first for her mommy and daddy), thanks to some very generous family and friends. It was incredible!!!!!!! And she went swimming for the first time too!
It was an amazing weekend for all of us!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

3 months old

I know this is a bit late but I still wanted to post it so I have these details written down somewhere!!!
At 3 months, Helayna:
•weighs 13 lbs.
•loves to stare at pictures, mirrors, her floor gym and bug, and faces (especially mommy's).
•is smiling like crazy (and starting to get a little bit of a giggle)!!!!! •loves to talk (it is my favorite sound in the whole world - and I realize that may change when she learns the word 'no').
•gets red eyebrows and rubs her eyes when she's tired.
•is the spit-up queen (I give up on wearing nice clothes - I smell like puke all the time).
•hates her car seat (and will scream from the minute you put her in it until you take her out = so not fun for mommy).
•sucks on her hands a lot (and anything else that she can get close to her mouth - our fingers, shirts, toys, etc.).
•has a different hair-do every day (and is turning blonde).
•still has blue eyes (we'll see if they stay).
•loves spending time with her grandparents.
•still cries/screams a lot (when will that newborn cry go away?).
•loves kisses (and gets plenty of them).
•has completely thrown any sort of routine out the window (although I'm desperately trying to get her back into one for my own sanity).
•sometimes sleeps through the night (although lately those nights are few and far between).
•still hates taking her vitamin D (but loves Tylenol).
•takes forever to fall asleep (we're talking 45 minutes minimum here).
•loves bath time (and splashes up a storm in the tub).
•is finally going in her Baby Bjorn (but only if she can face out).
•still sleeps swaddled at night.
•will sit in the swing for a little while (as long as the music is playing).
•loves tummy time.
•can roll from her tummy to her back.
•is holding her head up on her own.
•is starting to grab at things.
•has a very strong neck.
•loves to lay and kick up a storm.
•can pull a handful of mommy's hair out in a quick second.
•still isn't very interested in standing on those legs of hers.
•hates getting dressed (and screams her head off every time she has to).
•loves to be naked (if she's warm).
•is completely and totally loved by her parents.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Happy Birthday, Melinda!

Sorry this post is a day late!

We hope the year ahead is filled with new adventures, special memories and wonderful surprises!!!
We love and miss you and wish we were there to celebrate!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I had...

lots of fun with my cousin, Meadow, even if she did suck on my hand, try to steal my soother, poke me and pull my hair!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Spending time

playing with cousin, Meadow!

Be back soon!