Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Good Check-up Today

Amos had another good check-up today. Eric and I are so grateful he is growing strong and healthy.

New Stats:

Weight: 18 lbs 9.5 oz (20%)
Height: 29" (60%)
Head: 45.6 cm (50%)

In case you're keeping track...Amos' head has launched itself from the 25% last check-up to the 50% this check-up. Way to grow that head son!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Beet Goes On

My Mom sent us home from Boise with some very yummy vegetables from her garden. My personal favorite: BEETS! Amos likes them too. I think the bright color attracts him. Its a good thing they're not messy at all ;)

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Ah, to be a baby and not even notice when your foot is stuck up by your head.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Staycation All I Ever Wanted

We're back from our Staycation. It was awesome. I am not sure if there ever was a better vacation.

It started with Meg's 18th Birthday party on Sunday night. It was Hollywood/Movie Star themed, perfect for Mega. Amos especially liked the party favors.

Next it was on to pedicures and massages for the girls, and 4-wheeling for the boys on Monday morning. Eric got hurt 4-wheeling, but the boys claim it didn't ruin their trip. Nothing could have ruined our massages and pedicures. There was lots of good eating all week, but the highlight had to be Melting Pot on Monday night.

Tuesday morning the non-babies, non-pregas, and non-grandmas went ziplining. They said they'll have to do it again so they could spend less time being scared, and more time enjoying it.

Wednesday was Waterpark Wednesday. We opened up Roaring Rapids, and some stayed ALL day until it closed. Amos, Eric, and I only made it a few hours =) Amos got so tired he was practically falling asleep in the kiddie pool. Eric had to be a spectator due to his injuries, so we had a full time photographer with us, just what you want when you're 7 months pregnant rocking the swimsuit.

Thursday the boys and girls split again. The girls went to Graples, the most amazing home decorating store on the planet, and the boys went shooting.

We drove home last night and slept good and long. My vote is for staycations from here on out.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Staycation '08

We're alive and very well! Its a long story, but our summer camping trip turned into a "Staycation" at my parents house (so, its technically only a staycation for them). We've been very busy, but all good busy.

We've become regulars at the local shaved ice shack in Eagle. The ice is good, but there is a really nice little park to eat it at, so that is even better. (L-R Liz Iverson, Meg Shaver, Laura Horne, Carrie Iverson, and Grammy Shaver.)

There is a great little fountain by the shaved ice shack, and it is perfect for entertaining babies while everyone else enjoys their ice.

Amos loves shaved ice and the fountain, but he especially likes shaved ice in the fountain.

Eric had an accident during the boys' 4-wheeling trip, and he has been paying for it ever since. I'll spare you having to look at the actual wounds, they are not pretty.

We've still got lots of activities left on our schedule, so I would imagine there will be more to post about soon...

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Prince's New Throne

I have been ridiculously lazy lately, and today I finally pulled it together and accomplished something. Amos and I painted this little chair I got for him at the craft store, then during his nap, I put it together. It is the cutest little chair, and he seems to really like sitting in it like a big boy. He also likes to climb it. I got another one for the new baby, but that will have to be a project for another day.

A few small steps for baby

Eric and I teach 13-year-olds in Sunday School, and on Sunday, Amos (our class mascot) stood up right in the middle of the room and started to walk! The kids were so excited Amos kept doing it to get their attention. He's been working on it since then, and can string about 5 steps together now.

The video isn't amazing, but its the first time I've been able to get any steps on camera.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Amos and I Heart Big Bird

Amos has been particularly trying today, getting into absolutely everything. My little Tasmanian devil wouldn't slow down for anything--except big bird. I know its not good for babies to watch t.v., but I really needed that 3 minutes of peace. Its not good for babies to have crazy mommies either. I loved Big Bird as a kid, but I really LOVE him as an adult.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Big week for the basement

There isn't a lot to show but a really large bill, but we just got the biggest basement project finished. We had to outsource on this one, but I am pretty sure it was worth every penny. Now we have a great big open room ready to be finished.

Pretty much we rearranged all of the duct work, water heater, furnace, and gas lines in the basement. I would really like to talk to the person who built our house to see what he/she could possibly have been thinking???

The "before" with the trunk line idiotically placed in the center of the ceiling severely hindering the ceiling height for the entire length of the room:

The "after" with the trunk line tucked nicely against the wall where it can easily be hidden:

Amos and the only thing to show for his college education fund (just kidding!):

Anyway, the AC is back on, the vents are all in working order and now I won't see Eric for a few weeks because he is sooo anxious to get back to work.

10 months old

It is so hard to believe! The picture taking went about as well today as it did during the 8-month-old photoshoot, but it was fun.

Other "bear" pics:

3 Weeks old

6 Weeks old
3 Months old
4 Months old
5 Months old
8 Months old

And. done.

Yes, I've been trapped inside with no air conditioning. Three days and 754 pages later I finished the Twilight Saga. Eric will be glad to have his wife back =)

So proud

Our biggest accomplishment lately: fitting two cars in the garage! Since we moved to the new house there has been way too much stuff in the garage to get the cars in there too. As we've walked around our new neighborhood we noticed almost everyone had too much stuff in their garage to get their cars in there too. It made me sad, and determined to not follow the crowd. This is our first garage, and we're going to use it. We took a little trip to home depot and some heavy duty shelving later, two cars (SUVs I might add) in the garage, with the door shut.

Now I just have to try really hard to not hit anything getting in and out of the garage =)

Basement progress!

We've been busy, but not too busy to work in the basement =) I should say, Eric has been working in the basement. I have been admiring his work. What can I say? He's got skills =)

So far the framing is the most visible change...this is going to be my favorite room, I know it. We're putting in french doors, which I have always wanted:

My boys at the end of the hall "they" built:


Right here in Springville City...