Wednesday, August 19, 2009

County Fair

We went to the county fair last week. We were super excited because the state fair last year basically rocked. It's definitely not the same as the AZ state fair, but it was so much fun. The county fair? Not so much. It was basically a big, fat disappointment. At least for me. Any how, here's the pictures. Leo got a sucker at the bank to keep him quiet on the drive down to Spanish Fork. I asked for a "not red one" because I didn't want it to get all over his shirt. I guess I should have asked for "white or yellow" since the blue one we got wasn't any better than a red one would be. This was pretty cute though.

We let Leo out of his stroller to walk around for a while and he went straight for one of the huge cows.

Pushing the stroller around is one of his new favorite things to do. Unfortunately he doesn't steer at all and as soon as he gets caught on something he just screams his head off until we get him un-stuck. Not that great when we're in public.

This was the best part of the whole fair. Leo fell asleep on the way home. :)

How do I love thee. . .

Our garden this year was pretty much a bust. Less than half of the things we planted grew, and then some of the stuff that grew wasn't even the right thing. (Our cucumber seeds grew tomato plants and our iceberg lettuce ended up being green leaf which is bitter and disgusting. I think the people who package the seeds need to be a little more careful.) Any how, the one thing that has done really well is. . .

tomatoes! YAY! I love tomatoes and we have been eating them on everything. The other day I had this. . .

It's tomatoes and melted mozzarella (yeah, that's right. It's string cheese.) on French bread. And it was so yummy that I had three of them in about an hours time. I love our garden!

More Birthday Pics

Here are a few more pictures of Leo's birthday. These are from grandma and grandpa Reber's house where we had cake when we first got to Arizona.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This boy loves to eat raw vegetables, even broccoli, especially if they have ranch dressing on them. We're excited for him to get some back teeth so he can have an easier time of it.


Ever since we've gotten back from Arizona Leo has had the hardest time sleeping. He'll wake up every night about 4 hours after he goes down and he just can't go back to sleep. We started bringing him into our bed and, for a while, he slept really well. (Which is funny because up until then he would never sleep in our bed.) Now he just spends the night alternating between kicking me and kicking Ty. So much fun. Any how, this is him asleep in our bed.

And I had to include this one since they both have their arms in the same position.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Leo's First Birthday (though it's technically the second)

Well, Leo officially had the worst birthday ever. (I'm not kidding, it was pretty bad. We're a little excited about this though because if he ever complains about a future birthday we'll be able to tell him that it wasn't nearly as bad as this one.) He'd been sick for about 4 days with a mystery illness. The doctor said he looked perfectly healthy (aside from the fact that he'd had a fever of 101 or higher for 4 straight days) and that we should come back if it got worse and he'd check for a urinary tract infection. This happened to be two days before we were supposed to be leaving town for two weeks so I wasn't thrilled by that diagnosis. Well, the night before we left Leo got decidedly worse. He wouldn't sleep and was just screaming and screaming. We ended up taking him to the emergency room (mainly because we were leaving at 6 a.m. and his doctor's office doesn't even open until 7) where they took a urine sample via catheter (not at all fun) and told us that there was nothing wrong with him. (Yay for doctors and their endless supply of helpfulness!)

Needless to say, he was not a happy camper and neither was I. We got about an hour of sleep that night and spent the majority of the next day (his birthday) driving down to Arizona. I'm glad he won't be remembering this one.

We did, however, end up having two really good birthday parties later on in our trip. Leo had cake and presents with Grandma and Grandpa Reber, Krystal, Connie and Stu the night we got into town. Then he had a party with his cousins later in the week.

This is one of his birthday cakes. (I know it looks like it's for a little girl, but it's cherry chip cake with cherry frosting. Plus, I thought he would eat it better if it had sprinkles on it and the only ones available were Valentine's Day leftovers. He didn't seem to mind.)

He's just starting to eat it here. He was actually quite dainty about it in the beginning. He was just sticking one little finger in and licking the icing off nicely.

By the end he wasn't quite so nice. He loved the attention he was getting from everyone whenever he would make a mess and was more than happy to oblige.

He even got to open lots of fun presents. Thanks to everyone for making it a fun day (a few days late)!