Thursday, January 27, 2011

Part 2!

So after Arizona we headed straight for Utah!  Talk about a change in temperature.  Lyle came and picked us up from the airport... Henry was talking, smiling, and drooling all over him :)
 We did so much while we were there.  Jane had probably a billion people over to the house at different times... and she made sooooooo much good food!  We had Morgan's friends over one night for dinner and games.  It was good to see everyone and have some fun :)  Henry apparently had a lot of fun
 Henry slept in this cute bassinet next to our bed.  HE'S SO CUTE!!! AHHH!
 Morgan spent a lot of time playing with kinex :)  I'm sure he would justify it as prototyping for his final project but I know the truth.
 This is Morgan's 8th grade picture... enough said.
 The second night we were in Utah we went over to Vicky and Marcus' place for their son Tanner's birthday.  It was really fun to meet all of Morgan's step siblings and let Grandma and Grandpa Pope meet their first grandson :)  Vicky's daughter Taryl is a photographer and offered to do our family pictures!  They turned out GREAT!  Here is her blog:  and here are just a few of the pictures she took.  I'm getting the rest of them in the mail on Saturday!  Can't wait!

 Three generations :)  Marcus was pretty reluctant to be called "grandpa" because he thinks he's too young... ha.  But after seeing Henry in person he publicly stated he was more than happy to be Grandpa Pope.  The first night Henry wouldn't take his eyes off Marcus.  It was so cute.
 Henry got to meet a lot of people including his Greats: Mimi, Pa, Granny Great, Carlos, Gary, Maurine and Dorothy!


Here he is with Nana.  Jane was sooooo good with him.  She's got all the voices and noises down to get his attention :)  He would smile at her all the time.  So cute.

 Henry has been doing a lot of smiling lately.  It's so much fun.  He also started recognizing toys and gets really excited when he sees them. 

 We went over to Pa and Mimi's for dinner and did the annual pickle hunt.  John and Madie are usually there but they are on missions.  And for the first time in Morgan's LIFE- he found the pickle first.  I am ashamed of myself.  I am currently asking for forgiveness from Madie and John but I'm not sure I deserve it.  Ugh.
 Man this kid is so cute.  I stare at him all day and never get sick of it.  I'm in love I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!!!!
 Here he is with papa :) 
 I went skiing for the first time in my life!  Wooooooo!!  It was a lot of fun.  Lyle was my teacher.  The first thing we practiced was getting up after falling down... I'm sure he was worried when I couldn't manage to do that.  But he stuck with me and successfully taught me how to snowplow :)  I had a couple good crashes where I lost both skis, but nothing too crazy.  It was really fun and I hope I get to do it again.  Big props to Lyle for being patient with me and pretty much skiing backwards down the whole mountain.  More big props to Pa and Morgan who are awesome skiers!!!

 Granny Great and Carlos came down for a couple hours to meet Henry.  It was really good to see them again!
 The last two days of being in Utah my mom and Emmee came up to say goodbye to Henry.  Emmee loved the snow and built some wicked snow men.  I nailed her with a huge snowball- she wasn't very happy about that.  Here we are... the last day with Nana.  So sad to leave :(
Oh man, there a probably a million things that I left out from that trip.  We did so much and had a lot of fun.  Well, next post will be from home sweet home :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Part 1 of the break!

Holy cow... we've been gone for over a month!  Our baby is twice what I last posted.  Ahhh.  I've got a lot of pictures and stories :)  Here we go!

We went to Arizona to visit my family.  Henry and I went on Dec 15th and Morgan came on the 19th- he had do finish finals :(.  He got really good grades last semester so I guess it's a good thing he stayed behind for a couple of days.  The day after Morgan got there we went shooting with everyone... I'm not a gun person but it was a lot of fun.  Props to David for being mister safety and props to my husband for having really good aim!  I was surprised by how well he did.  I'm speculating he works for the government as a secret agent.

Henry stayed in the car for most of it so he didn't hurt his ears.  We took shifts sitting in the car with him :)  He did so good!

 Morgan did a lot of sleeping over the break.  He's kind of like a bear... winter break is when he catches up on sleep.  Speaking of sleep- Morgan sleeps through EVERYTHING!  It's actually pretty hilarious.  At my parents house he decided to sleep by the bassinet so he could hand Henry to me when he was hungry.  The first night I had to get up and go get Henry because he wouldn't budge for the crying or for me hitting him.  The next night he succussfully handed Henry to me and then I asked him for the binky that was in the bassinet.  He starts looking for it then mumbles I don't know what you're asking me.  And laid down back to sleep.  And one night I had just finished feeding Henry, I put him back in the bassinet, and he started crying.  I was really tired so I asked Morgan if he would take Henry this time.  He said ok- picked Henry up- and handed him right to me!  After seeing my face he quickly took Henry back :)  Oh, so many funny times.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this picture...
 My mom was soooo good with Henry.  He had been pretty fussy the first month but once we got to Az everything changed.  My mom invented the hold that could settle him down and get him to sleep so fast.  She even got Daisy to like him :)  He was so good and cute for her.
Courtesy of Sean and Shari Tate Morgan and I got to go see the Suns!!!  They played 76ers and lost!  So lame... but it was REALLY fun and we were sitting in the 17th row!  Boosh! (Gulliver's Travel reference).  Henry stayed at home with gramy and grandpa. 

Here isn't even a quarter of the people that held Henry... These are all the pics I have though





 We had an awesome Christmas loaded with movies, wii, sweet gifts and laughter. 
We also were able to bless Henry in my parent's ward.  My mom has all the pictures of everyone there but here's him in his blessing outfit.
Oh man it was just so fun being back to the hometown and seeing everyone.  Here is Henry exhausted from all the fun of Arizona and heading to Utah!