Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stewart Falls

After months of saying we needed to go hiking, a Saturday arrived without any scheduled service projects, shifts at the hospital, or family obligations so we jumped at the opportunity and drove up Provo Canyon to Stewart Falls.
The hike was perfect.  The sun was out, butterflies and wildflowers were everywhere, and Colby seemed to enjoy the view from within his shaded caravan.   It did my Oregon heart good to see all those trees.
Stewart Falls in all its glory

Picnic lunches are a little more complicated than they used to be, but much more fun.

This was Colby's first time using a sippy cup and in retrospect we should have mastered using it before testing it out in the full-blown heat of a Utah summer (just another lesson in parenthood learned).
Colby decided he was done with the heat and unusable sippy cup about 10 minutes into our hike back and then proceeded to tell the world about it.  With his sobs as motivation, we made great time on the way back and even though it wasn't a perfect family outing I can't wait to go hiking again.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

7 Months

::  Favorite toy: the animal puzzle
:: Finally rolled over onto his stomach (today, in fact)
:: Eating rice cereal, oatmeal, carrots and apples
:: Mastered blowing raspberries...which was funny until he started spitting out carrots (such a boy :) )

:: Still toothless
:: Added "momma" to his vocabulary
:: Is fascinated by his tongue and toes

::  Upgraded to riding in the shopping cart
:: And constantly cracks his parents up with his expressive little face

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Chalk Art Festival 2012

The Chalk Art festival is the Utah Foster Care Foundation's annual fund raiser.  This was our second time going because a) there are an incredible amount of talented people in this area and b) it's free (we're still poor college students, don't judge).  It also happened to be Salt Lake City's Reading Fair, which meant the place was packed.  

Who knew so many children's stories featured foster kids?

Although the artwork was amazing, Colby didn't appreciate the excessive heat, our attempts to keep his too-small hat in place, or the black, heat-absorbing interior of his stroller  (Robb, Jory, Em, and I took turns hauling him around).

And so it was with some relief that we returned our small, sweaty son back to his car seat and drove home.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

12 on 12 in June

01. How we wake Daddy up
02. Breakfast (carrots and rice mush...poor kid)
03. Scripture study
04. Two hour nap (success!)
05. Arrival of my bridesmaid dress
06. Leftover ensaymada for lunch
07. Laundry day
08. Gathering pictures for Jory's wedding slideshow
09. Homemade apple baby food
10. Colby approved literature
11. Grilled cheese and broccoli soup for dinner
12. Convinced Robb it was time for a trim

A typical day for this almost stay-at-home mom.  I love my life.