Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Little Request

For those of you who don't know, Ryan will be attending the University of Oregon this fall so we will be moving to Eugene shortly. Really shortly. We plan to move in about three weeks. Unfortunately, we still have no place to live. Not that I haven't been trying. I'm on the phone/internet all day trying to find us a home. Nothing. It's hard for people to say yes to us when they find out we won't be able to see the property until the day we get there to move in and that we don't have any income except student loans. I don't blame them. I probably wouldn't rent to us either. But, we need someone to take a leap of faith on us. So, if you could all please keep us in your prayers, we would greatly appreciate it! Hopefully, we will find something soon!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Something Strange is Going On . . .

Unfortunately, even though Nathan's body is growing very quickly, it seems that his tongue is growing even faster and no longer fits in his mouth. This awkward situation causes him to slobber on/drool on/lick anything that gets too close to his face. So, if I seem a little soggier than usual, you know why.

I tried to get a picture of Nathan, but he is a little embarrassed by his condition.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Okay, so I think Nathan might be teething, but I'm really not sure since I've never done this before. Here are his symptoms, tell me what you think and what I should do!

He chews on his fingers all the time

He's droolier. Not excessively drooly, but droolier than usual

He's cranky

He's not sleeping well

Is he teething or am I just jumping to conclusions? All I know is that my baby has not been himself lately!

Also, I know that babies usually get their front teeth first, but Nathan seems to be experiencing discomfort on the right side of his mouth. Is this common?


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Ryan loves baseball. I mean, he really loves it. Yesterday was the All-Star game and Ryan insisted Nathan watch it with him. I think they both enjoyed themselves very much. Except that they were rooting for the National League.

It's never too young to indoctrinate your children, right? I mean, just this morning, I said to Nathan, "It's fun to go potty in the toilet!" A girl can hope, can't she?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Fourth and, more importantly, the Fifth

My family is visiting us the week from Washington. On the Fourth Ryan had to work but Nathan and I went up to Layton with my Mom, Dad, brother Jesse, and sister Leslie. We walked around in the sunshine while kids played on the the giant bouncy toys. That evening we had a BBQ and did fireworks. We brought Nathan out to the front yard to watch the fireworks with us and he really liked the bright lights but they started getting a little too loud so we had to watch from inside.

Happy 4th of July!

Watching the fireworks with Daddy

Hey! Get your own flag! This one's mine!

On Sunday, the fifth, Nathan was blessed in sacrament meeting. Ryan gave him a very sweet blessing. I was really nervous that he would cry, but he was really good and quiet. I told him that he was NOT allowed to spit up or poop on his blessing outfit. Instead, he spit up all over me (in my hair, on my shoulder, on my butt) so I smelled horrible on top of being nervous. Anyway, it was a lovely day and it was so special to be able to celebrate our precious little man. We are so grateful to everyone who came to help us celebrate.

Happy to be blessed!

The men who participated in Nathan's blessing (minus our bishop)

Nathan has so many examples of great Priesthood holders in his life!

He knows a lot of nice girls too!

Our happy little family

My beautiful baby boy

Thursday, July 2, 2009

3 Months Old!

Wow! Nathan is 3 months old today. I can't believe how grown up he has gotten in the last few weeks. He is so smiley and happy and he loves to talk. He "sings" along with me when I sing to him. He has also recently started reaching for objects in front of him. He's so cute because he sees something that he wants to touch and he reaches for it, even if it is far away (for example, the light fixture on the ceiling, which he is obsessed with). He is giggling occasionally and he just reminds me so much of a grown up little man. We weren't going to see the doctor this month but we went on Tuesday because Nathan has a double eye infection. So we now know that he weighs 15 pounds 8 ounces. Oh my gosh, my back is killing me! However, my arms haven't been this toned since I took a weight training class before I got married. Anyway, we are so enjoying the time we get to spend with our little Bubba. I realized the other day that the reason that motherhood is so fun is because I get to stay at home all day and act silly. My dream job!

I didn't get any pictures of Nathan today because his eyes are swollen and he is grumpy but here are a few from the last few weeks or so.

Look at those chubby cheeks! It's like he's storing food in them for winter!

Maybe the doctor was right, maybe Nathan does enjoy eating just a bit too much . . .

Check out my new trick!

My baby the diaper model.

Grabbing Daddy's nose (and anything else that gets too close to his crazy little hands)

Sleepy boy. He still sleeps good at night . . .when he finally falls asleep. I think he might always be a night owl! Not good for Mommy, the morning person!