Thursday, January 31, 2008


Ah, I've been waiting 8 longs months for this. Tonight is the season premiere of Lost. Yes, I know my heart is about to be broken all over again because of the writer's strike, but for tonight, just one night, I am so excited!

Eric and I are going to put Amos to bed and then we'll enjoy 44 uninterrupted minutes of Lost. (Thank you DVR).

Some good sites/articles I've found:

The best one out there, DarkUFO, somehow knows everything!

Lost Cheat Sheet has a series review

And even CNN has something to say about it.

I love you all, but no one better call me between 8:00-9:00 p.m. MST


Amos rolled over (mostly). He got all the way over, except for one little arm that was stuck under him because he was sucking his thumb still.

Speaking of thumb sucking...this is how he sucks his thumb all the time:

He has no grasp on the concept of balling his fist so he doesn't gouge his own eyes out.

He has also discovered his tongue. It just comes out every once in a while.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Nan and Pop's Visit

I just realized that I didn't put up any pictures from Nan and Pop's last visit. The weekend went by way to quickly, but we had a lot of fun. And I thought I had nothing to blog about.

Nan feeding Amos. They're wearing matching outfits =)
Amos loves to read with Pop.
Amos got his hands on Pop's glasses

I've Been Bored

Amos and I haven't been up to much. We play all day, but haven't been doing anything particularly interesting. Amos is on the verge of rolling over...I am sure that will give me something to blog about.

I created Amos a facebook profile. Mostly because I wanted to tag him in all of the pictures of him that I put up. Its oddly entertaining to send other people messages pretending to be Amos talking.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Guitar Hero, Baby

I just had to post this picture of Amos and his buddy Chris playing guitar hero.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I've Been Digiscrapping

I've recently realized that I cannot possibly digiscrap fast enough to keep up with the picture taking, so the picture taking must slow down. This might be why I gave up regular scrapbooking. This time, however, I will overcome. I have been working hard (and neglecting other responsibilities), so I am almost caught up.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Beanie Bears

I don't know why, but it is really entertaining to do ridiculous things to Amos. It is taking all of my self control to not dress him up as a little girl. We had some fun with his Build-a-Bears yesterday ("we" means me, Amos didn't really enjoy it). Amos also has his own bear outfit, so he can dress up like a bear when he is not sitting amongst them.

He says "hi":
Pure joy in his eyes:

Monday, January 21, 2008

Amos' Blessing

Its official, Amos is a blessed baby. We blessed him yesterday at church. It was a beautiful day, and Amos was on his best behavior. I was overwhelmed with how great our friends are. Amos is lucky to have so many great people come to see him. Grandma and Grandpa Horne win the prize for the farthest distance traveled, and we really appreciate them being able to be there.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Next week is our one year anniversary living in our house. I know, its kind of silly to celebrate, but our house has come so far in a year!

As I was taking pictures of the living room the other night, Eric seemed kind of perplexed that I was taking pictures of something other than Amos. I realized Amos has taken the place of our basement remodeling (remember all those pictures of drywall?). Our house is probably feeling a little bit neglected. So here it is, a picture of something other than Amos:

Bean Burrito anyone?

Eric and I have taken swaddling to the extreme, which is probably why our three month old still gets confused when he hits himself in the face. We bundle Amos as tight as we can before bed every night, and he loves it. We love it, because he sleeps longer. Once in a while, when he wakes up crying, we find that one of his little arms has wriggled free and is "attacking" him.

Since he's probably going to grow out of the burrito soon, I figured I'd better document it while I could. Here's a happy Bean getting ready for his nap:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Photoshop is fantastic:

Thanks to Richard, Eric's ClassVibe graphic designer.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy Church Day

I have figured out the real reason Mormons have so many kids. Children make those 3 hours of Church on Sunday so much more entertaining. Amos can burp loudly in the middle of a meeting, and everyone just giggles and thinks its cute. It really is great. The baby church outfits aren't so bad either:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

We get up early.

Too early. I realized how ridiculously early it was when the little frog and ladybug on my iGoogle home page were still asleep in their sleeping bags under the full moon. I have seen the frog and ladybug by the campfire, having squirt gun fights, and playing on a slip and slide, but never EVER have they been asleep.

Amos has started a new habit of going to bed for the night at 4 p.m. It started innocently enough, we put him down for a nap and realized as we were getting ready for bed that he never woke up. He slept until 4 a.m. that night. Don't get me wrong, 12 hours is not bad, but the specific 12 hours were very bad. I was in no mood to be up for the day at 4 a.m. This happened 3 nights in a row. Last night, I'd had enough. I forced him to stay awake until 7:00 p.m. It wasn't pretty. There was much fussiness involved. He slept until 6:00 a.m. this morning! I considered it a huge victory. Until I saw the frog and ladybug that is.

Amos, wide awake, at 6:00 a.m.:

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Saturday, January 5, 2008

While the cat is away...

Amos and Daddy, well mostly Daddy, will play. I leave for twelve hours, and this is what happens:

Our poor child.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

I know, its a couple days late, but we've been busy catching up on our sleep. Eric and I both took naps earlier in the day, but it was still tough to make it to midnight on New Year's Eve. Luckily, David and Britni came over to help us make it to the peach drop. Yes, peach drop.

We played Settlers of Catan twice. Britni and David both took a turn at beating us. Between games of Catan we watched "Even Almighty." It was actually very funny, and I even found myself tearing up a little. That could have been the exhaustion though. Seriously though, its worth a rental if you just want to feel good.

We didn't completely betray tradition, we watched the ball drop in New York at midnight (recorded and replayed) and THEN we changed the channel and watched the peach drop in Atlanta. I was severely disappointed that the peach wasn't real, and was flat, but I'll get over it. You would think if anyone could come up with a cool peach to drop, it would be Georgia. It also took a very long time to drop, a minute as opposed to 10 seconds. A minute is a little too long to wait. I guess that's why I never knew there was a peach drop.

Baby New Year went to bed at 7:30.