Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So It Begins

Leo is finally figuring out how to get up on his hands and knees to crawl. This, along with the pulling himself up to his knees/feet, has resulted in a lot of head bonks. I swear there were at least eight times just today when I had to stop what I was doing and calm Leo down after he face planted. I hope he gets over this stage soon!

Easter Outfit a Week Late

We didn't go to church on Easter since we were all sick, so Leo wore his Easter outfit the next week. He was absolutely adorable, but cranky as all get out. Apparently being cranky is hard work. He was worn out!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

26 Reasons Why Kristen is Amazing

Unfortunately, my friends, I am unable to write this post. "Why?" You might ask. Because it would be vain and prideful. Therefore, I'm going to have to rely on you to write it. "But Kristen," you might be wondering, "how can we write a post on your blog? We're not listed as authors." In the comment section, silly gooses. (Geese?) That's right friends, I'm counting on each of you to leave a comment on why you think I'm wonderful. (Okay, okay, you can list two reasons if you must.) Consider it your birthday gift to me. Thanks in advance!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Hooray! The stinky snow all melted and we've had a few beautiful, sunshine-filled days. We went outside for a while earlier to enjoy it. The first thing Leo did was eat a flower. (I'm not kidding. If you enlarge the pictures you can see a little petal stuck to his face.) Hopefully the good weather is here to stay.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


We're at the tail end of our little sleep-deprivation experiment and Leo's basically back on his normal schedule. He does sleep pretty hard now whenever we let him. We found him like this when we went to wake him up this morning.

Also, he's getting pretty good at pulling himself up on things. He still can't get to his feet, but he gets on his knees so he can reach more and get into more trouble. (His new favorite thing is to climb into the entertainment center and pull the DVD player out. Yay!)


Sorry this is late. We've been sick here for the past few days and haven't gotten much done. Easter was pretty mellow around here. We mostly just laid around trying not to expend too much of our limited energy. My sister Tami sent up this adorable Easter basket for Leo. (Which is a good thing because we didn't get him a thing.)

Also, my other sister Julie was up here with her family for a wedding. They stopped by on their way out of town for an Easter egg hunt. (Sorry the pictures are a little stinky. These boys were running around like crazy getting all the eggs.)

Welcome to My Personal Hell

Yeah, that's right. It snowed today. All day. And, of course, we had a whole ton of errands to run so we got to be out in it. All day.


I mean, come on. It's supposed to be spring. And apparently in Utah spring means it snows and suns intermittently, but I think that's a retarded definition of spring.
We went for a jog tonight and we had to do this to Leo:

I mean, that's ridiculous. He's wearing an Eskimo coat just to get from our house to the track. And I so wasn't being a drama queen by putting him in that. It really was that cold.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Yesterday morning I put chili powder on my oatmeal because I thought it was cinnamon. Yeah, it was that kind of day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Child Abuse?

Leo's sleeping schedule has been a little off lately. (By that I mean that he thinks bed time is nap time so he sleeps for an hour or so and then is up until 1 a.m.) In order to rectify this less-than-pleasant situation we've been denying him his daily naps. The first day wasn't too bad, but after a napless day, a sleepless night and then another napless day he was in pretty bad shape. Every time he held still for more than 10 seconds he was asleep. And every time we woke him up he was absolutely furious. Around 7:45 he just couldn't take it any more. He flopped forward on Ty's lap and he was comatose. I tried to wake him up to feed him and I couldn't even get him to hold his head up. It was pretty funny. He still didn't sleep all night though, the little stinker. Maybe tonight.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I Love . . .

~Curling up and reading a good book
~Trying to swing high enough to flip over the top of the swing set
~Going to the movies with a purse full of goodies
~Ordering dessert
~Laughing until I cry
~And this:


A few days ago I was looking at pictures of Leo when he was first born. I can't believe how much he's changed! Here's a little picture time line for you. (Well, mostly for me, but you can look at it too.) July 2008

August 2008

September 2008

October 2008

November 2008

December 2008

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

I mean, look at the difference here:

What a giant kid!


Lately my son has been even more of a stinker than usual. In particular, he's refusing to sleep in any sort of predictable or rational manner. He won't take naps, or if he does he takes them at odd times, and he's refusing to go to sleep for the night any earlier than 11:30. Now, the other night Ty and I decided that we just didn't want to stay up any later even though Leo wasn't ready to go to bed. So we put him in his crib awake and got into bed. He, of course, started screaming and we let him for a while. Then we brought him into bed with us, left the lights off and ignored him. He just kept on screaming. In fact, he screamed so long and hard that he couldn't even remember why he was screaming and he became absolutely inconsolable, even once we were actually trying to make him happy. So what did we do? We threw a full glass of really cold water right into his screaming face. He proceeded to choke (nearly to death) on it, and then he calmed down and went to sleep. What a maniac! It's a good thing he's cute.