Thursday, May 28, 2009

This boy absolutely loves his dad. Lately he is all about Ty and wants to be wherever he is. When Ty is at school or work Leo will look up at me every 20 minutes or so and say "dada?" If Ty is here Leo wants to be fed by him, changed be him and held by him. Last night Krystal was watching Leo while we went to our stained glass class. She said that Leo kept pointing to our wedding pictures and saying "dada." And today, the crowning event, when Ty left for work Leo freaked. I was holding him and Ty said goodbye. As Ty walked up the stairs I walked into the front room with Leo. He immediately started squirming until I put him down. He crawled over to the stairs as fast as he could and, when he saw that Ty was really gone, he started bawling. It was pretty sad.
When Leo first entered this phase I thought I should feel a little sad that I was no longer the favorite parent. I've since come to realize that being the second favorite basically rocks my world. I mean, I actually get a break from providing the constant attention that my boy thrives on. While Ty is feeding, changing, holding and playing with his favorite son, I'm resting, reading, blogging or just plain sitting. It's amazing. Welcome to my (baby-free-er) life.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We pulled out Leo's summer clothes yesterday.I'm a big fan.

Weekend Update

Today was totally overcast with occasional showers. We decided to go to 7 Peaks (it's like SunSplash) with Leo. He's never really been swimming before. He turned purple in the lazy river and screamed his head off when we tried to put him in dry clothes. (You should have seen his face. He was freezing and then we started taking his clothes off. He just couldn't understand why we would be so mean.) Maybe we should have waited for the sun to come out. Oh well. We'll try again later.
I spoke in church today. (*random side note: A few weeks ago (before I got asked to speak) I had a dream that I was speaking in church with an older lady from our ward, Sister Bascom. In my dream she ended up taking all the time and went about twenty minutes over so I had to give my 12 minute talk in a minute. Well, I got to church and I was speaking with Sister Bascom. She didn't take all the time though.:( ) It went really well and I'm glad I don't have to do it again for a while.
Ty and I went to 7 Peaks without Leo for a few hours so we could ride on the slides. I'm so glad we got season passes! Summer should be spent in the water and I was so bummed that I didn't get to swim last year. It was the perfect day to take Leo. The sun was shining and there were hardly any people there. Maybe we'll take him tomorrow.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I made strawberry freezer jam yesterday. A lot of it.
It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, and it's definitely yummy. As soon as we eat all of this I'm going to make some more :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Did you know that eating dinosaur-shaped sandwiches is 3 times more fun than eating bread-shaped sandwiches? It's a proven fact. (Don't believe me? Click here for the study results.)
We found this awesome sandwich cutter at Smith's and couldn't pass it up. (Actually, that's not true. We passed it up three or four times before deciding to buy it. Eventually we broke down and got it because we figured we wouldn't be able to find it once Leo was old enough to think it was cool. Plus, we really wanted it for ourselves!)
Leo has become a tooth making machine. He has the center two teeth on bottom and the front four teeth on top. Plus he's working on cutting his top fangs on both sides. It's kind of nice to be getting it over and done with, but it would also be nice to get a break from the crankiness and the lack of sleeping. Yesterday he didn't get a very good nap and he hadn't slept that well the night before. We were trying to keep him up because it was only a few hours until bedtime, but he just couldn't make it.
(Don't worry. He slept fine last night.)
Oh, I made curry for dinner last night and it was only okay. I'm looking for something that's more along the lines of take-your-breath-away yummy. If you have a good curry recipe please send it my way.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oh, Happy Day

Today I went into the backyard with Leo because he was cranky. I looked at the garden and, ta-da!, little sprouts were poking up through the dirt! Yay! We only planted a week ago and were expecting to wait another week at least. I love little sprouts! Before you know it we'll have lettuce, broccoli, peas, peppers (hot and sweet, green beans. . . I forgot what else we planted. Any how . . .
Leo is getting pretty darn good at pulling himself up on anything and everything. And any time we open any door (fridge, cupboard, etc.) he high-tails it over and tries to get in. Well, today he did this:

He was quite pleased with himself.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Let me tell you a funny story. It starts with teething and ends with me wanting to kill my child. No joke, I don't know how much longer I can take this. I no longer have to look at the marks on the side of the Motrin dropper. My fingers just know how far back to pull the plunger because of all the practice they've had in the last week or so. Today was especially bad. Leo was an absolute monster from the moment he woke up. Against all odds I made it through the day without killing anyone or running away (hallelujah) so Ty turned on the shower. (We generally shower with Leo before bed because it calms him down.) Well, apparently we weren't getting him ready fast enough so he decided to just climb into the shower on his own. Fully clothed.How could I stay angry with that adorable face grinning up at me?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Did you know that shredded coconut goes from "not-at-all-toasted" to "on fire" in a matter of seconds? That's right, fire. In the toaster oven.
P.S. The oven still works. :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Maybe we should get a babysitter next time we garden. This is after he's drooled half of his sippy cup down his chin. Dirt makes this boy thirsty!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Afternoon Snack

Oh look, it's a cute picture of Leo with food on his face. What is it? It looks like maybe an Oreo. Nope. It's poop. That's right. We let our son eat poop. The other day we were spreading fertilizer and peat moss on our garden. I looked over and, Ta da, Leo had a mouthful of the smelly stuff. Don't worry though. He had the good sense to spit most of it out.