Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Max loves showing off the big boy bed. It came from his new favorite relative, 2-year-old Eliana (JB's cousin's daughter. They played big time at the wedding reception). Uncle Scott delivered it and helped put it together so that was pretty cool for Max too. He shows it to all our visitors, and jumps up and down on it like a kangaroo.
He is turning into such a jumper. I keep telling him, "Don't jump on the bed/couch/chair/table because it will ruin our furniture." Part of me thinks maybe I should just let him do it. I loved jumping on the furniture when I was younger -- when did I become uncool? Then I realize I became uncool when I became a mom, and now I have to pay for new furniture if our stuff breaks. So I set aside one thing for jumping, climbing or rolling: the love sak my sister made us downstairs. Too bad I end up trying to take a nap on it while he kanagroos around me.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Max and his cousin Emily take a break.
It worked! He fell asleep in Grandpa's arms.
Thankfully we all got through his sister's wedding just fine yesterday. I think the excitement of the day really helped. I should get a few pictures to post soon. Max and Ben looked so cute, and even though the potential was there, they didn't melt down too badly after a full day of "Smile for the camera! Look here! Hey, say cheese!"
It rained on us outside the Temple but the drizzling stopped in time for the reception. The whole day was so nice. When we were on the way home last night Max sleepily said, "I want to see Sarah again in her dress." Then he nodded off. It's hard to carry that boy inside the house when he's sound asleep!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It was a surprise to see how much he weighs. The nurse, seeing his size, said "Just sit him up here." My response: "He can't quite sit up by himself yet, he's too young." Nurse: "What? How old is he?" me: "5 1/2 months." Nurse: "!!!"
You see, he's not only long, he now weighs 18 pounds, 15.2 ounces! I'm rounding up to 19 pounds next week.
Monday, May 19, 2008
For some reason this next picture is bigger than the others (my computer-savvy brothers are probably groaning at my ignorance) but at least this way you can also see Ben on his first carousel ride to my left. JB is holding him tight as he looks at me (pre-haircut) and Max.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Here's me with my best model face.I think I look bemused, bothered or bewildered -- I'm not sure which.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Here's Ben trying to eat Scott's tie, and the oldest and youngest brothers reunited again.
Look at all the babies! This was his favorite moment from shopping with us.
A good moment on the plane. That's the Skymall magazine. I think it's open to an ad for hair restoration.
Monday, May 12, 2008
To be fair, I was there for work. But I can't explain why my heart started pounding fast when he stepped out of the limo. I think it was the adrenaline of covering the news story live. Yeah, that's it!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
We also took a long walk, played the Wii, went shopping...my trip ended too soon. But thankfully Ben did very well on the airplane rides. It was funny to see people walk to my row then keep going when they saw the baby. He slept most of the time, and once I even got an extra seat beside me.
Next time we visit Max wants to go -- so does JB. I brought back some barbecue in a small cooler and they loved it.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
1. Upload pics and blog about my trip to see my sister get her MBA
2. Eat more seafood
3. Read the next book for book group
4. Vote for the Davids on "American Idol"
5. Vote for Kristi on "Dancing with the Stars"
6. Weed among the flowers/plant-type thingys around the yard
7. Learn about gardening
8. Buy even more shoes and become the sassiest thing ever
9. Clean out my boys' drawers of too-small clothes (Ben's already up to 9-12 month clothing)
10. Visit friends (Max keeps asking about Gracie!)
11. Write thank-yous
12. Potty-train Max. Somehow I also have to get this on Max's to-do list as well. Any suggestions?