Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer fun and trying new things

Well it has been forever since we blogged.  Who knew that it would be so much harder to blog in the summertime.  I was certain I would have plenty of spare time....however we end up spending every moment with our little man.    And he is becoming such a strong little guy.  He crawls all over the place and is starting to pull himself up on things too.  We are sure that by the time school starts we will have to baby proof everything.   He has already been successful pulling out magazines and plants from the grandparents houses--good thing they love him and don't care that he ruins things.    We put him in bed the other day and came back to check on him and this is what we found.

He had pulled himself up in his crib....he was sooooo proud of himself.   We knew just what to do....It was time to lower the crib.
We went to the doctor for our 6 month shots and check up....actually it was 7 months...ooops.  But here is the news from Doctor Lish....... our little man is LITTLE.  He is not even on the charts now....he used to be in the 10th percentile...but he is now in the negative percentile.  He really hadn't grown taller or gained any weight.  He is weighing in at 14. 7 lbs.     We were concerned....but the doc said not to worry.  He said it is probably because he is constantly moving.  He never stops.  So we are still wearing 0-3 month clothes and in some cases a few 3 month clothes.
We have also been trying out new foods.   He has tried applesauce, sweet potatoes, rolls, tortillas, and new.....bananas (which he LOVES--he just ate a  whole 1/3 of one.)   He prefers 'real' food that has been mashed up...not the baby food.  He is not to found of cereal...unless you mix it with something else.   He also loves his rice puff treats...flavored like fruit and the cheesy ones too.   And he certainly enjoys gram crackers and gets them allllllllll over everything.

We love to watch him discover new things.  He is really beginning to explore and play with toys.  He loves to spend time in the play pen.....with all of his toys (this kid is really spoiled).    He loves the ones that make sounds.   

Changing his diaper is a two man job....he doesn't stop moving and is a wiggle worm.  He has to explore and discover....and so he rolls around and it takes one person to hold him down and the other one to attempt to change the diaper.   ---but last night he fell asleep and before putting him in bed Bryce was changing his diaper---well as is typical....he rolled over onto his tummy.  But before you could say anything he was sound asleep just like this....with his little bum in the air.  It  was definately a moment we had to capture.
We are having a great summer!   I can't believe it is already more than half over.   We have had some great adventures...and a made a ton of memories. If only summer could last forever--it is a time to treasure...the 3 of us together all the time.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

my world at a glance

Isn't it great to know you are surrounded by people you love.   This is a terrific pic of Bryce and Xan while they were waiting for my shakespeare production of Midsummer Night's Dream to begin.    Our auditorium is not accesible because of construction so we had to present our play in our courtyard.   So as I was walking out of the school doors I spotted these two on the lawn.  I hurried to my camera and when I came back I snapped this pic.  
Here they two boys.  Laying on the grass waiting for the show to begin.   They are so wonderful and make me the happiest girl in the world.   There I was in the midst of the craziness of a show and then I saw my family and the world was still.   They are soooooo incredible and sooooo cute......  and they are my world.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Visiting the great aunts

While   in CA we were able to spend time with Xan's fabulous Great Aunts---Kathy and Margaret.   They were terrific hosts and we so excited to show off their new house....which is so lovely.    It was a beautiful day in their lovely yard, yummy food and even better company.
Xan had a great time with his Aunties.  He was spoiled and was held non-stop....he even got multiple guided tours of the yard and all it's features.....And I think it is safe to say they had even more fun with him.   We look forward to another visit to CA..  We only wish we could meet all our aunts...too bad they are so far away.

Xan goes swimming

While we were at Disneyland....we took Xan swiming for the first time...perhaps we should call it floating.....
We were so excited....he was tenative with the whole thing at first....but then he took to it like a little fish. We tried the pool first...but it was sooooooo cold and he whimpered as Bryce put in his little then with no one around we tried the "hot tub".   I put this in quotations because it was more like a warm tub....which was great for us.   It was about the temperature of a nice bath.   And it proved to be a fabulous first swim.

The fashion----hat and matching suit was provided by daddy...since the one mom bought is still too big....perhaps will be seen in a later blog......and the fun yellow floaty was also found by dad......
Getting ready is always a battle....but with daddy we try to make it fun
 All lathered with sunscreen and sporting the latest in swimwear fashion with pirate gear head to toe....we are ready for the pool.

These next pics speak for themselves
these toes are getting a bit waterlogged...but he loves the water and doesn't want to leave the pool.

Back in the hotel....still having fun in my little swimmers that are enormous and go up to my arm pits
This to be one of the funnest times of the vacation....and wasn't even in the park.  I had to laugh atus as we were the typical new parents....with camera and video cam in hand and attempted to capture every moment.   The pool was pretty barren...but the few families there all commented about our cute little man.   It was definately an afternoon to be remembered.    For once being in the pool wasn't about us and swim suits and body was about our family having a great time!   It was more fun than I have ever had at a pool before.   Xan loved the water and I am sure we can look forward to many more trips.   Swim lessons here we come.

A trip to the happiest place on earth

Well it has been almost a month since we were there...but and I can't believe how busy we have been.....but that is a story for another post.

Over Box Elder spring break the Nelsons----Phyllis, Scott, Melanie, Bryce, Xan, Jeff and his friend Laury headed down to Disneyland.   We had a fabulous time!   We played, we ate, we even found time to rest and sit in the pool.   It was a great 5 days.    I think the statement ---a picture is worth a thousand certainly true in this case.

Back to the hotel.....after a long and fun day in the park.  GREAT VACATION!!!!!

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