Friday, June 25, 2010

Inchworm G. Garff

Today we traded in William for an inchworm.

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Usually, he’s pretty content to just sit and play. As he has never before shown any interested in movement (except at night, then he’s ALL OVER THE PLACE!), it was surprising to see him inch along the floor today. Especially considering the squawks he makes during tummy time.

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“before”

His method of locomotion consists of him getting his feet up under him and pushing himself forward, and often sideways as well.

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He’s not fast, nor does he particularly seem to enjoy “inching”, but we’ll take it!

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“after”

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LA Adventures, or, “How Nike Went Bald”

While grooming Nike last Thursday, I found several large growths on his chest.  As they were slightly worrisome, we went to our vet in Los Angeles (we haven’t bothered to get a new vet yet) to have them removed.

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While we were waiting for Nike’s surgery, Liam and I met up with friends from work at our favorite Mexican/El Salvadorian restaurant, Gloria’s. 

We then spent the afternoon at the beach with Rushton and Julie. We had loads of fun.

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Nike wouldn’t be ready until the evening, so Julie graciously invited us over for dinner with the sister missionaries.  Luckily, this time Liam wasn’t afraid. Just cranky. But then again, Rushton kept stealing his binky and toys, so I don’t blame Liam for being a little on edge.

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We made it home without incident.  Well, all except Nike.  Luckily, he had benign fatty growths. But he’s still the one who had his chest hair replaced with staples.

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I Was Framed!

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Daddy did it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Road Trip with Baby, Take 2

When we drove up to Salt Lake City for Christmas, it was smooth going.  Liam slept the entire drive, and we woke him up every 3 hours to eat.  When we went to St. George this weekend, it was an entirely different experience.

Not only did he refuse to eat much out of the bottle, and barely eat anything every time we stopped, but he’d fuss most of the time he was awake as well.  Let’s just say that this was less than pleasant. Next time, we’re not letting William drive.

DSCN2600 Once we got there and got him to bed, it was a different story. DSCN2533William settled quickly into his old routine and was thrilled to see his paternal grandparents and spend lots of fun times with his family.

DSCN2598 Mom and Dad were excited to go on their first date since he’d been born.  We went on a bike ride during his nap, and later, we went to see Iron Man 2, got sweet potato fries at a drive-up diner, and  go out for frozen yogurt.DSCN2540

DSCN2541We spent a fun afternoon at the pool.

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The Williams had great fun together.

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And made a second (this time successful) venture to the petroglyphs.

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The dogs had a fun time chasing lizards and cooling off in puddles.

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Though they were both exhausted by the end that it was faster to carry Kiki than let her walk.

DSCN2586 It was fun, especially the drive back home.  William made up for the way there by laughing and giggling and talking the entire time, even though it was way past his bedtime.

Hope to be back soon (if Steve can ever get another weekend off…).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

6 months and 13.1 miles Later...

William is now officially a 6 month old baby! 15 lbs, 2 oz; 26 inches long, with a 17-inch head circumference. Still our little 10-25% guy. Where did all that time go? In celebration of his half-year birthday, we gave him a fancy lunch of solid foods. He'd been begging for food for months so we figured now was a good time to start. He LOVED rice cereal! The video is kinda long, don't feel obligated to watch it; it was mostly for the grandparents, anyway.

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Yum, yum, yum!

Also to celebrate making it through the first 6 months of being a mom, I ran the Fontana Days 1/2 Marathon. It claims to be the fastest half in the world. At least that's what the t-shirt says.

1 hour, 36 minutes, and 18 seconds later, it proved that way for me despite the 90* heat. This put me in 8th place for my age group (would have been 4th for my old age group; how I miss 19-24!). Another 10 minutes and I would have won. Not bad for still trying to get back into shape! Makes me want to do more of them to see how well I'd do with peak training. Liam and Steve even came out to see me at mile 10. Liam had to fight away the paparazzi (sorry, but they didn't get a picture of me running).