Monday, March 30, 2009


While I was down in AZ I decided to whack my hair off. I really wanted to grow it out, but I guess I forgot how much of a pain in the rear long hair is. Plus, my little demon child loved pulling it more than just about anything else. Right after I got it cut I went over and sat down by him on the floor. He just looked at me and started crying and hugging me. It was kind of funny. He does seem really annoyed that he has to work so hard to yank on it now. Any how, it's a little hard to see in this picture, but I didn't care enough to take a better one. Sorry!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Incredible Crawling Boy

I'm Back!

It's been a bit longer than 10 days. Sorry about that. I've just been a little busy and blogging hasn't been high enough on my list of priorities to get accomplished. (Sacrilege, I know, but my list is like 1. Get through the day, 2. Don't kill my child, 3. Make sure everyone gets fed, 4. Blog) So any how, here's a rundown of our trip. We flew into Phoenix on Saturday afternoon so that we (and by "we" I mean Leo) would have some time to get adjusted. Then on Sunday, after several delays to their arrival time, we went to the airport to pick up my parents. (They just got back from a church mission to Fiji if you didn't know.) The lighting at the airport is terrible so my pictures didn't turn out all that well, but it was really fun and so good to see my parents again after 18 months.

Mom is in there somewhere.

That's the back of my dad.
We ended up getting some kind of nasty flu that night and spent the rest of the trip passing it around to everyone we came in contact with. Plus, Leo picked the beginning of the trip to start this more-than-a-little annoying phase where all he wants is me. (We're not quite out of that one yet.) Needless to say, there was quite a bit of this:

And more than a little of this:

And this:

All in the name of keeping my little terrorist happy.
He finally got some of this:

And life was better for everyone involved.
I'm not sure why, but I didn't take any pictures from Monday through Saturday. We spent a lot of time just hanging out with the people that we love and eating a lot of yummy food. A day or two before we left Leo decided it was okay to relax and spend some time away from me. He even went to, and was happy with:

Grandpa Wheeler

Grandma Reber

And Grandma Fay

Oh, how's this for a funny story? This kid has refused to take a Binky since the day he was born. However, as soon as he saw one in his cousin Meghan's mouth he had to have it. He really liked to steal her Binky and chew on it. We tried to give him an extra one that was lying around, but he wasn't interested. If he couldn't take it from Meghan, he didn't want it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

All Packed Up and Ready to Go

The Good News: Leo and I are heading down to AZ today.
The Bad News: Ty has to stay in stinky Utah. (Poor Ty!)
The Optimistic Plan: I will blog while out of town.
The Reality: See ya in 10 days!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Did you know that Creamsicles make teething babies happy? Some people might think that giving ice cream to a baby is a bad thing, but we decided that it's better to give him sugar than to kill him.

At first he didn't want to share with me, but then he decided that it was pretty fun to put the Popsicle in my mouth. At least until he got to the ice cream part. Then he didn't want to share any more. A boy after my own heart. :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Leo had Popsicles for the very first time yesterday and he's in love. He seriously could not get enough.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


My hair is now long enough that it gets toothpaste drool in it about 63% of the time when I brush. Sick, huh?

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