Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Jack just LOVES the water. He could splash and splash until he's blue in the face, and that's excatly what he did.
I don't know if it was the higher elevation or just way too much fun, but one day we went swimming during the family reunion and after about 30 minutes of serious kicking and splashing my sister commented that Jack was looking rather blue. I looked down and his lips and arms were a nice shade of purple. He was not ready to be done and wanted to dive right back in the pool, but we took him inside and gave him a warm bath and a nap so he could recover. Eventually he pinked back up, but it was definitely a reality check. He's been doing so well that sometimes I forget my baby is anything but whole and perfect. Instead we were reminded that his body just has different limits then other kids and even though he shows the desire and potential to be the next Michael Phelps, that is just not in the cards.
Anyway...we continue to love the new house and each day we get a little bit closer to getting things the way we want them. Hardy has really impressed me with his zeal for the yard and is getting good at taking out big unwanted bushes. He is also now the proud owner of his very own tools rather than just borrowing mine. I love it.
We had a fun family reunion in Eden last week, hiking, swimming, going to the beach, and just spending time together. Between me and my sisters we have 5 kids 2 and under (plus a bunch of big kids) so it was crazy, but Jack loved it.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The move went fabulously and I LOVE the house and the neighborhood. Each evening I put Jack to sleep to the sound of kids playing in the streets and their parents chatting in their yards. I think we've had at least 8 people bring us plates of cookies to welcome and meet us, and the ward is just terrific. We are in heaven. I've even made zucchini bread with zucchini fresh from my new garden which they left fulled planted. So fun.
I'll update with photos and more info soon, but for now, know we are just a bunch of happy campers unloading boxes and settling into our wonderful new house.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Jack also got his first tooth last week, and another one is just popping through today. Farewell to that cute, gummy grin, but those little stubby teeth are pretty darn cute.