Monday, June 8, 2009

Bridgette's First Word

Jeff and I celebrated 6 years of marriage yesterday!
And baby celebrates 11 months since birth today!


JJ and I started our celebratory weekend by entering Bridgette in the Cutest Baby Contest held at Utah Valley University as a part of the Utah Freedom Festival. She won! Well, not really. But while she was sitting on the judges' table she reached over and took one of the winners' ribbons that was sitting out. So they let her have it. Why leave success to chance when you can create it yourself?

I'd show you a photo of her cuddly self at the contest, but I forgot to put the flash drive in the camera. We got a $10 portrait while there, but it won't be ready to pick up until the 20th. Also, in the portrait, she is scrunching her nose. It's not beauty-contest material; it's much better.

We dropped Bridgette off with Aunt Kelly & Uncle Mark for the rest of the day and went to shoot arrows at an archery range (no compound bows for us! lots of bruises though...) followed by dinner and a movie. Bridgette's bag leaked while we were gone and poor Aunt Kelly had to deal with it. Messy, messy, messy...


Just so you know, I proudly won the archery contest. Please see my somewhat-fine shooting below. Good thing I'm not responsible for protecting any ancient empires. The enemy would have arrows in their kneecaps.


And now the moment for which you've all read this far! Bridgette's first word (on her eleventieth-month birthday none-the-less) was....

Drumroll!

No. Her first word wasn't drumroll. Tonight while Jeff was changing her, she said, "Diaper." She's said it four times now (once prompted with a diaper as visual aid,) so we're convinced it's not a fluke. She has gone on this evening to mimic several more words, including "book" and "pasta." Mmm...

7 comments:

theJerm said...

Those are cool archery pictures, now I want to go do that! Diaper is a good first word!

Tammy and Alvin said...

I love the practicality of the first word. I'm sure in two more months she'll be telling you when she needs to be changed. :) That's awesome you found a place to do archery. I took an archery class in high school. I wasn't great, but that didn't keep me from thinking that the next arrow was going to be the one to hit the bullseye, no matter how far away the previous arrow had landed. Very addicting!

Angela said...

Yeah for Bridgette! Happy Anniversary!

kelgrandy said...

Diaper? Wow, that's quite the first word! I have to say that you look very strong, even 'TUFF' in your archery pictures. Way to go muscle girl! Must be from lugging a baby around :-) Congrats on 6 years of marriage. That's awesome.

123 checkoutourfamily said...

Happy Anniversary. That's pretty exciting!

I can't wait to see the pic of Bridgette from the contest. I think she should have won but I might be a bit biased.

Wow, that's not the first word you hear too often. Diaper. Wow.

Hey, we're coming up in July and hopefully we can see ya'll. We'll have to see what's happening and see if we can meet up.

Brooke said...

That's a great first word!! Material for the babybook for sure. Max has been saying "hi" constantly these days - he says hi to the birds, the trees, the TV...

Kelly said...

Just a little leak.....I have had much worse to clean up! Any time Kelly. We luv it when Bridgette comes to play.