Thursday, April 19, 2012

5 Months

It's going by so fast.  I spent part of the morning looking through our first pictures of Colby and it's hard to believe my little boy who was all eyes in the beginning is now this rolly-polly little man with dimples on every joint.  He started flirting with the women in my church (to the point where one husband felt the need to inform Colby that his wife was already taken :) ) and babbles long stories to me when he should be sleeping.

He rolled over last month from front to back, spurred on solely by his hatred of "tummy time" and I don't think he'll ever find the motivation to reverse the process.  

All signs indicate that teeth will be coming shortly.  Colby has taken to gumming everything he can get his chubby hands on and drooling so much that a bib is now a mandatory accessory.

Colby showing off his new trick for the camera.

Now if he would only start sleeping through the night, my life would be perfect.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Conference Weekend

It's a sad fact of life that once you get married you see your parents less frequently.  However, that all changes with grand-babies (i.e. four visits in four months).  Apparently someone can't get enough of those big blue eyes.

The six of us spent Saturday listening to General Conference and doing whatever we could think of to get that little boy to smile.  I love General Conference.  It doesn't matter what stage of life I'm in or what I'm struggling with, by the end I am filled with a sense of comfort, my trials are put into perspective, and my life gains new purpose and direction.

In between sessions we took advantage of the warm spring weather and broke in our baby carrier with a short stroll around the park.  I can't wait to go hiking!

I was scheduled to work Sunday, but thanks to one very sweet co-worker I got to spend the day with family instead.  We started out with a trip to Mama Burrows' house for breakfast and the morning session of Conference.

Then we moved on to my Grandma and Grandpa Nielson's for lunch and the final afternoon session.

And we finished up at my Grandma and Grandpa Fredley's place for dinner.  After being well fed physically and spiritually we went home for some much needed sleep (Colby woke up seven times Saturday night and by the end of the day Robb and I were dragging).

Monday came too quickly.