Sunday, June 28, 2009

Good Things Utah

For all those in Utah, Dave will be on good things Utah on Tuesday the 30th. Check it out. It comes on ABC(channel 4) at 10 am.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Big Boy Bed

So Andrew has been sleeping in his big bed since Saturday night. We casually mentioned moving the bed on Saturday and as soon as we got home Andrew demanded that the big bed be moved into his room. Dave did the grunt work while Andrew and I watched. As Dave was finishing up Andrew looks at me with huge eyes and exclaims "The baby is here!" followed by frantic looking for the baby. I quickly realized that all this time we have been saying that he will move into his big boy bed when the new baby came. We explained that it wasn't time yet and then reassured him the baby was still in my belly.

We have not had any incidence with the bed yet. He sleeps in it at naps and at nighttime. He still hasn't figured out that he can get out yet. It bugs Dave but I enjoy it. I need him to keep the nap!

Here are some other pics we took this weekend. I didn't have any official belly pics yet so I made Dave take some. I only have two with Andrew. One when I was about 6 months and one the morning before the C-section.

One last story, on Sunday after church I asked the common question, what did you do in nursery and this was Andrew's response..."Sing songs, blow bubbles, Andrew no pushing..." I couldn't help but burst out laughing. When asked if he pushed, he quickly blamed another child for pushing him. I guess I will never know!

Monday, June 8, 2009

A weekend of firsts...

1. Andrew went poop on the potty for the first time. Actually this is the first time he sat on the potty and anything came out. We just bought him a step stool to put in the half bath so he can wash his hands unassisted after he goes to the bathroom. I decided not to even think of potty training until he could wash his hands by himself. Dave put it together on Friday afternoon and we proceeded to teach Andrew how to use it. He then got down said he needed to go potty, which happens very rarely, we stuck him on the potty and he pooped. No I have not started potty training but it does give me hope for the future!

2. Andrew said the prayer all by himself. After church on Sunday Andrew gave me what he colored in nursery, a picture of a little boy saying the prayer. So at lunch Dave asked if he wanted to say the prayer, which he does often but always with prompts of what to say. This time he took off and did it by himself..."Heavenly Father, food, bless food, amen." Not much but all by himself non the less.

3. I met Andrew's imaginary friend. Now I know Andrew has a good imagination. He is always taking his little people and having them interact and he speaks for them so I was not surprised at all when he said he had a friend. On Sunday night he came up to Dave and I and said this is Andrew's friend, pointing to the air beside him. We asked for a name and he thought about it and named him Duke. (that is the name of our next door neighbor's dog.) He then ran off and played.

4.I made curtains! I actually made them last week but we just hung them up. We have recently moved our bed in our bedroom and the sun peaks through the top of the blinds very early in the morning. I made the curtains so I could sleep longer, I can't say that they have worked yet because it has been cloudy the past couple of days. I am just proud they turned out because I went to the fabric store, fell in love with the fabric and had to buy it even though it was a remnant. Luckily it was long enough, especially because I only paid $2.50 for it.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Family Vacation

So we just got back from our family vacation to Phoenix. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed doing all the activities. I am still a little confused why people live in Phoenix (the hottest weather ever!!!) but other than that we had a great time.

Our first stop was Tocqueville, Utah. We stopped to see Moses Clawson's grave. Moses is Dave's great-great grandpa who had 25 children. It is pretty crazy because Dave's great Grandpa was the youngest of all the kids, born when Moses was in his 70s. Moses was a Mormon pioneer who crosses the plains and he is only Dave's great-great grandpa.

Then we continued on and drove through Zion's National Park. It was really beautiful. We only stopped to take one quick picture while we waited to go through the tunnel. We then spent the night in Page, Az. It was a nice little town. I was able to see Lake Powell for the first time and Dave got to visit the Glen Canyon Dam. Of course Dave now says that yes the lake was beautiful but the dam was awesome. That is a civil engineer for you.

We woke up the next morning at drove to the Grand Canyon. It was beautiful and I am glad that I can finally say that I have been there. As you can see in the picture, Andrew had no fear about being so high up!

Then onto Phoenix. We stayed at an awesome hotel that had its own water park. Of course I didn't take any pictures to document it but we went swimming every day and had a blast. We also visited the zoo. It was nice but would have been better if we didn't go on the free entry day. Then we ended our trip by attending the Friday and Saturday games of the Braves vs. Diamondbacks. The braves won on Friday. It was a lot of fun and the stadium was awesome. We drove home on Sunday. Oh yes, one of the things I am most proud of is that no one got sunburned at all during the trip. I feel that my job as mother was successful!