Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Primary Children's Hospital-An Eventful Weekend

So, we had quite an eventful five days this past weekend. On Thursday night Presli started acting weird and was having difficulty breathing. She would cough so hard she would dry heave and throw up. Finally after three hours of non-stop crying, we took her to St. George Hospital. The doctor looked at her and told us she just had a bad cold, and sent us home. Well, we headed up to Salt Lake on Friday for a family Christmas party. On Friday night, she started again. She was wheezing horribly, couldn't breath and just kept crying. I woke up my mom at about 1:00 in the morning and asked her what we should do. She thought we should take her to the Hospital. Since we were in Salt Lake I called my friend Michelle and asked her where we should take her. She said Primary Children's because if it was RSV or something like that, they would transfer us there anyway. So we headed to Primary's. Yep, Bronchiolitis/RSV. She gradually got worse and worse. She looked horrible. It was so sad. After a few tests, a breathing treatment, a nose suction and a chest x-ray, we were admitted at 4:30 A.M. She wouldn't sleep so that meant Joe and I couldn't sleep. We were exhausted. Well, we missed our family party and spent our weekend in the Hospital. We got there Friday night and were not released until Christmas Eve morning. We actually had planned on spending Christmas in the Hospital by the way the Doctors sounded. It was horrible seeing your little child so helpless and sick. She was hooked up to monitors, had an IV (which she didn't even flinch when she got), and had oxygen tubes up her nose. She could not even hold her head up she was so weak. She was called the "Pretty Baby" and the "Model Baby" by all of the nurses. They loved her. (Although with all of the poking and prodding, she was not too fond of them.) She is doing so much better and now only has a really bad cold. As horrible as this experience was, we are so grateful it was what it was, we saw so many children that were so sick, and did have to spend Christmas in the hospital. We are lucky to have her home, especially for Christmas!! Here are a few pictures of our sick little Presli...
Presli getting a breathing treatment.

Presli with hooked up to oxygen.

Hooked up to machines.

Doesn't she look so sick??

Asleep in Grandma's arms!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Crawling for the remote!

Crawling for the tile! (She loves the tile???)

Well, Sunday Presli took her first real crawls. She was sitting by me while I was getting ready and she took 4 crawls!!! We are so excited ( I am not sure why, now I will constantly be pulling her away from things!) She doesn't have it down all the way, but she is getting closer.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Cinderella Baby...

So, a while back we were told that Presli needed to enter this Cinderella Baby Pageant. So, we decided to do it just for fun. I am not sure it was all it was cracked up to be. It mostly just seemed like a free for all. 34 babies all under two??? Ya, a little chaotic and not too far into it, I would say more than half of them were past naptime! But, Joe took Presli back stage for a close up with the judges and then walked her on stage to music. She performed great considering SHE was thirty minutes past naptime. She smiled a little and waved alot. She looked darling though, atleast we thought so. There were 34 contestants, (including some boys). She won prettiest eyes and cutest personality. I am not sure what all of the awards were, (it wasn't too organized!) But we were happy with the outcome...she did great! Anyways, we thought we would share a couple of pictures from the big day! Dad, Presli and Mom with Presli's trophies and crown!

Presli and Mom after her on stage walk with Dad!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I could not get Presli to smile. but I just had to take a picture of her in her outfit
Grandma gave her! She got called a "GQ Baby" all day.

My friend Michelle and her husband James came to town so we hung out
and played games. It was great to see them. We hadn't seen them since
Presli was a month and a half.
Presli on Thanksgiving Day!

Dad, Presli and Mom on Thanksgiving. Presli smiled
in every single picture!!

Well, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our Holiday was great and we had a lot of fun. My mom and dad got all of us a Wii to share, so we spent most of the Holiday bowling, boxing, golfing and playing guitar hero. Talk about a blast. We all woke up the day after Thanksgiving like we had just come from some massive work out. So that's how we spent most of our Holiday. We did a little shopping and went to Santa's Workshop. Wouldn't you think Santa's Workshop would have Santa there??? Ya that's what we thought. So excited for Presli to see Santa for the first time, and we get there...NO SANTA??? We were bumbed. Anyways, our Thanksgiving was great. We hope yours was as wonderful!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Christmas At The Rieck's

Presli sitting by her Christmas Tree!!

Well, I love Christmas...it's by far my favorite Holiday. So, the day after Halloween, I put up my Christmas decorations. We will wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up lights outside, but the inside had to be done. I like to leave Christmas up for like three months. So, here is a picture of Presli sitting by her tree in her room.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Halloween Pics!

Presli was such a stink on Halloween. We got her all dressed up, went to see Grandma, Grandpa, Lacy and Nate, and once we headed for our Halloween party, she screamed the entire way. We turned around and spent Halloween at home!! Fun first Halloween for Presli...
Presli and her friend Skye!

Presli in her Halloween costume!


We went to Thriller as a family and Presli loved it. She bounced up and down every time dancers would come on the stage and she loved all of the "Zombie Girls."
(We know, Christmas jammies at a Halloween event!!)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Check out my Slide Show!

Cali !!!

Our friends the Dias's asked us to go to California. So we packed up their Burb and took the road trip to Cali. We had lots of fun and the girls were angels. We went to Knott's Berry Farm, the beach and did a little shopping. We didn't want to come home! Presli, Mom and Dad at the Beach

Presli and Skye on our 4-man bike!

Presli zonked at Knott's Berry Farm

Mom and Presli on the Merry Go Round at Knott's

Monday, October 22, 2007


Presli is sitting all by herself now! No help!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

6 Months Old!

Hilarious faces in the two corner pictures!

The only picture she smiled in!
Our little angel!

Wow, we can't believe how fast time flies. Presli turned six months old on Sunday. Here are some pictures we went and had taken. They were 45 minutes behind, so by the time they were ready for us, Presli was ready for a nap. She didn't smile much, but every passer-by had to stop and comment on her! We think they turned out cute, although not many smiles.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Presli's Stylin' Hat

Presli and Mom!


I just had to post these cute pics of Presli. Grandma bought her this darling hat, and since the weather is alot colder in Tree Town than St. George, we needed it!

Aggiette Reunion

Lindsey, Ashely, Kara, Me, Tiffani, Emma, and (I don't know the last girl!)

I had an Aggiette reunion this past weekend in Logan. It was so much fun. There were over 200 people there! I am not sure how far back it went, but it was fun. It was fun to see people I haven't seen for 6 years! (That makes me sound old!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Presli Jo!

Presli is starting to sit up by herself. She can't sit it for long,
but each day she does it a little longer!

Presli has been rolling for quite a while now, but lately she just can't get enough of it.

St. George Rodeo

Presli in her new Rodeo outfit!

Me, Joe and Presli ready for the St. George Rodeo.

(Yes, I colored my hair pink!)

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Me, Presli and Lacy!

Cutting the mullet off!

Before the haircut!

So, ever since Presli started losing her hair, she has had this cute mullet in the back. (I hate when babies have mullets!) Since my sister does hair, of course she had to cut it. So, today we cut it off! She did great, and didn't even cry. It looks so much better. We miss her dark hair she had when she was a baby, but hopefully it will grow back in. Here are pics of her first hair cut.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cereal for the First Time!

Well, yesterday Presli ate cereal for the first time. At first she looked at me like "What in the world are you doing?" But after a few minutes she got used to it. She was a mess. The second morning she was worse. Food on her hands, on her head, up her nose, on me. She is out of control. I'm not sure I am going to like this food all over the place thing. At first I tried wiping it up. A few minutes into it I gave up. My mom said it gets worse, so I better get used to it!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Daddy Dunking Presli!

Pop Goes The Weazle!

Sitting on the edge of the Pool!

I have been taking Presli to swimming lessons the past three weeks. Today was her last day and they had what they called a "Daddy Dip." Daddy got to come swimming with her. He has been wanting to dunk her for forever...so today I decided I would let him. She went under fine and didn't even cry! So, we did it a few more times.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Loving to Sit!

Well, lately all Presli wants to do is be sitting or standing. Grandpa bought her this Bumbo, and she loves it! She thinks its pretty cool to sit like a big girl!

Oh, and congrats to our friends The Jones'. They had a baby girl, Aniston on Sunday morning! She is darling!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Presli Rolled!!

Hey everyone, we had to let you in on the great news...Presli rolled for the first time yesterday! We thought it just happened by accident, but she kept doing it over and over all day today!! So exciting!!

Pool Princess!

Presli's favorite thing to do is swim!! Luckily both of our parents have pools!! She absolutely loves it. We actually started swimming lessons. We know she's a little young, but she loves the water and I thought it would be fun to hang out with some girls from our ward. So, here is Presli swimming with daddy!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Famous Face!

Presli stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's house while we went to Vegas for a conference. We were gone for three days and missed her like crazy. Grandma took her to get her 4 month pictures taken. Isn't that face cute?? It's the famous face she pulls all of the time. I think she learned it from Joe because he sticks his tongue out at her constantly!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Presli - 4 Months Already!

Presli turned 4 months old on Tuesday. Wow how time flies. She is starting to be so much more aware and we are having a blast with her. She is giggling and smiling like crazy...especially at daddy and grandpa. She can stand up with help and can sit up for a couple seconds, we are so proud! Four months ago we couldn't imagine our life with a little baby, but now we can't even to begin to imagine it without her. She is definitely our entertainment. We love her to death...being parents is the greatest thing in the world!!! (Isn't she a spitting image of her daddy??)