Monday, December 14, 2009
"I wish mine didn't move yet"
"Once he starts moving, you'll long for the days when he didn't"
"He'll move when he wants to..."
...really? Will he? These are all the statements I get in regards to my 10 month old child not moving yet. Not only is he not moving, he doesn't even attempt to move and shows zero interest. no rolling, no scooting, no pulling up, nothing. (He can roll over if he tries REALLY hard). I have tried everything in the book, but when you have a child that screams when you put him on his tummy no matter what and instantly rolls to his back, it's kinda impossible to teach a kid to crawl.
At what point do doctors officially become worried/make you take action (like physical therapy) etc. for babies not moving. 10 months? 12 months? 14 months?
I just want to see SOME progress, and we aren't getting any these days...
Note: I do have a large baby with a big head and cautious nature...I've heard those contribute to late moving.
Friday, December 11, 2009
- my over sized BYU beanie (but not too over sized, the kid had a big head haha)
- zipper jacket
- adult gloves (which he proceeded to just flap his hands until they fell off)
- socks (he doesn't own any shoes yet...hey I know he's almost 10 months, but the kid isn't even close to crawling yet so why bother?)
We need some warmer clothes. But, he does look pretty DANG cute in mine :)
Don't worry, I had him wrapped up in a fleece blanket also!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Maybe I should go out and buy a Team Edward shirt and vampire teeth...and scream and jump up and down when Edward comes on the screen...just kidding :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Today- wake up time: 5:10 am
Yesterday- wake up time: 6:20 am
The day before- wake up time: 6:00 am
This is coming from the kid that usually slept until 7 or 8.
HELP! I am NOT a morning person. Advise please?
Friday, November 6, 2009
Close up of the fabric and cute star (note the basic embroidery)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
1. Colton now wakes up at 5:55 am every day (one hour EARLIER), but still goes to bed at 7:30 pm. Tell me how that works.
2. It is pitch black here by 5. Five! Not cool.
3. Colton is super fussy in the evenings. I mean non-stop whining. I've resorted to taking him on walks outside in the pitch black.
Do children EVER adjust to the time change?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Be excited for Halloween. Be very, very excited.
And just to get in the spirit of things, here are the first few pirate jokes I found while searching the Internet:
Q: How do you keep a pirate from robbing your house?
A: Fill your lawn with beavers! (Angela commentary: What? As in, they'll eat the wood of the boat?)
Q: Why did the pirate visit the Sistine Chapel?
A: To admire the ARRchitecture! (Angela commentary: That's not even funny. Architecture and pirates don't combine for humor, neither does emphasizing ARR in words.)
Q: What kind of phone calls do pirates make late at night?
A: Arrr, they be makin' BOOTY calls! (Angela commentary: Okay, that's just inappropriate. haha.)
Q: How many pirate jokes are lame?
A: Most of them ARR! (Angela commentary: I couldn't agree more.)
Q: Why did the pirate cross the sea?
A: To get to the other tide! (Angela commentary: Really? REALLY? C MON. That just makes me mad.)
Q: What is a pirate's favorite cereal?
A: Cap'n Crunch! (Angela commentary: Now, THAT'S a good joke.)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Here is the week we had in pictures:
Sundance trip. It was so beautiful, all the leaves were bright colors. I was pretty terrified holding Colton on the ski lift to get to the top however. Talk about a tight grip on the little guy! Shouldn't they have more safety features on the lifts besides a little bar?
Fun with family. Colton got to hang out with his grammy and grandpa and Great grandma and grandpa...also tons of cousins, aunts, etc. It was great! Colton thinks his grandpa is pretty funny, and gives the best smiles to his grammy. We miss them :(
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
While looking for easy sewing projects, I stumbled upon these suggestions for beginners and cracked up. Really?
Please help me. I want a fun sewing project. These will NOT do.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Whenever something is really big, I like to add "of life" after it. So...I present to you the
WEED OF LIFE.
Today I finally gave in and sawed down a weed in my neighbors yard that was practically a tree. It was approx 6 ft. tall and the truck was 3 inches in diameter. Can you say Nasty. Na-haaaaa-styyyy. I had to take action as the owner only comes to visit 2 times a year from CA (yes, this is the same house from the post with the creepy ghost looking thing in the backyard).
Please please people, keep your weeds under control. Hint: weeds are officially OUT of control once they start consuming neighboring yards and when people start mistaking it for a tree.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
1) Talking and gurgling. Colton likes to talk a lot and explore with different noises. Mike and I thought this noise was particularly funny.
2) Food preferences. In this video I ask Colton if he'd like some more peas, to which he responds with a head shake and furrowed eye brow. Funny kid. Probably not intentional on his part, but still funny.
and save the best for last...
3) Lack of mobility. This is proof that my kid is lazy with moving. Just watch. It's pretty funny.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Man: "If you was my wife, I'd tell you that you looked good and didn't need to run."
Me: While continuing to run and not look back, "Maybe I look good because I run."
Man: "Could be true. But you look great for having just had a baby."
Should I be flattered or creeped? I think I'm more creeped. Where do people get off thinking they can just say things like that. And YES, I was tightly holding my can of pepper spray.
Note: Don't worry about my safety. I ran at 8:30 by a road with lots of cars going by and children going to school.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I actually prefer it to any other breakfast. Really.
When I lived at the dorms at BYU and had the entire Canon Center at my disposal, I still chose to eat cereal. When I'm at a hotel with a breakfast bar, I always grab the box of cereal. It's actually the only thing that can get me out of bed in the morning...knowing I can go downstairs and eat a bowl of cereal.
In fact, I also have to eat a bowl of cereal every NIGHT before I go to bed.
Sometimes when Mike announces we should just "scrounge around for dinner tonight" I get excited because that means I can just have a bowl of cereal. Pathetic, I know.
I have this problem with cereal however. I finish the cereal, but still have leftover milk...sooooo I poor more cereal in the milk to finish it up...but then I need more milk for the cereal...and the cycle continues until I've had about 4 bowls.
Am I alone on this? I hope others share in my cereal love.
Here are my cereals of choice at the moment:
Breakfast: Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches of Oats
Nighttime snack: lighter cereals such as Rice Krispees, Special K
Thursday, August 27, 2009
What great adventures lie ahead in the next 6 months?...rolling...crawling...walking...talking. We have a lot of learning to do!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A couple weeks ago we went to Michigan and stayed at my brother-in-law's lake house on lake Hamlin with my family. Life doesn't get much better than this. Nothing is better than no cell phone reception, 70 degree weather, water skiing/wake boarding runs, sand dune jumping, tubing, pool noodle wars, family, golf, sunsets and food...the epitome of relaxation. Paradise.
I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.