Monday, August 29, 2011

Pope Happenings.

I was talking with a new friend the other day.  She has a son that is about a year now.  We were talking about how when your pregnant and you gain 50 pounds people say, "You're growing and feeding another life!  Don't worry about the weight."  Then 2 months after birth and you have your jello stomach hanging over your jeans people say, "You had a baby 2 months ago!  Take it easy."  Then at 5 months when the jello is still there they say, "You're breastfeeding!  You have to have enough for both of you."  But then you get to the point when you're not breastfeeding, it's been 10 months, sure it's a lot to take care of a kid, but that jello is still hanging over those jeans and there's no "justifying" it anymore.  I won't admit that I'm at that point... but I am.  ha.

Which leads me to my next story about this morning.  I slept through my alarm to get up and go work out.  When I woke up at 7:30 and realized this I woke up MT telling him how mad I was that I slept through the alarm.  My thoughtful husband said, "I can go into work whenever I want.  Go workout now."  Then, I was so mad at him for saying that.  I wanted to tell him to be up all night with a baby and then go workout.  Anyway, in my anger I got up and went to work out and realized that I wasn't mad that I had slept through my alarm.  I was in fact glad that I did so I got more sleep and was pretending like I was mad that I didn't get to work out.  Wow, I'm reading this over and I'm really confused by the whole story.  I think I'm crazy.  Anyway, I ended up thanking MT for being helpful and making me work out.  I'm not sure why I wrote this last paragraph.  Oh well.

Henry has had his first cold.  I can brag about pretty much everything he does- except for how he handles being sick.  To say the least, he's being a big baby.  ha.  But I feel really bad for him.  It's hard when you can't suck on your binky and breath through a runny nose.  I think we're over the worst part though.  I only had to get up 3 times last night.  I feel bad for me too if you you can't tell ;)  Despite being up in the middle of the night this past week I was able to pull off 13 loaves of bread and 120 cinnamon rolls on Saturday!  It all went really well.  Thanks to all those who ordered!  I'm really excited to do it again. 

Alright, alright, I'll get to the pictures already.  Here are some videos and things from the past little bit.  Enjoy!
                                                     He likes potatoes :)
 I'm a little embarrassed to admit how forward Henry is with his relationships.  He's been all over Eden and she had to start setting some boundaries for him.  She's 13 months I think (he likes older women).
 Henry loves water, anything that produces water, anything that is wet ect.
 This is the Oakland LDS temple (the closest one to us) and it's about an hour away.  It's so pretty.
I'm pretty mad at my iPhone for uploading all of my videos sideways... And I don't know how to fix it.  Wait, did it upload the right way?  That would be really cool if it did.  I'm hoping to get a date night with the hubby this week!  And aunt Ali is coming for a visit!!!  So excited.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This one is lame.

I'm just posting this to make me feel like I'm on top of things.  Sorry for it's lameness.  First, let's talk about some things on my mind lately. 
1. Why do I shave my legs.  Seriously, I only did it in high school because I played volleyball and people made me.  I do it now because it's a social norm but seriously it's so annoying.

2. The cycle of making new friends.  Most of us do it over and over again.  From elementary to middle school, to high school, to college, to marriage, to graduate school... It's just a lot, and it's hard.  I really like the new friends we're making but sometimes I just wish I could keep all my old ones.

3. Space.  I talked to Morgan (Thomas) the other day.  I think we decided if there was ever a mission to be the first people to live in space, we'd want to be part of it. 

4. Money.  Why is it that the one thing that's supposed to not matter actually does.  I wish it didn't.  Then I could go to Disneyland all the times I want.  Then I could go see family whenever I want.  Then I could buy all of our food pre-made.  Too good to be true.  I know.

Ok, I won't trouble everyone with my deep thoughts any longer.  It's been a while and I don't have any of my pictures because I left my camera in Wyoming.  I do have some from my phone though.  MT (new Morgan Thomas reference) really enjoys the lab he works in.  He builds miniature airplanes and is figuring the best way to make them "jump", land vertically on walls, and once on the wall reposition itself.  So my husband plays for a living basically.  School doesn't start until 9/26 so that rocks. 

3 weeks ago we went on a big road trip from here to Logan, UT then a mini trip to Wyoming.  Then down to AZ and now we're back here in the beautiful city of Palo Alto.  We drove through the night so J Henry didn't have to sit in the car all day.  It was actually a really fun trip and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.  Here are some pics:

Man, I really don't have the desire to write everything that we did.  But it really was awesome.  Thanks to all the family for making so nice.  Sorry for the lack of info but you're here to see the pictures anyway.
Henry LOVES cars.  Here he is just sitting on a picnic table just watching cars.  Aunt Emmee has come out a few times to visit- and babysit- score!
 He loves the playground in our back yard.  Believe it or not AZ folks but it does get kind of chilly at night.  It's pretty crazy.  And so nice.  Have I mentioned that this place is amazing?!!!!  The weather, people, playgrounds, swimming pools- just awesome.

 Henry is very good at making friends :)  Eden and Johnny are 3 months older than him so he tries to keep up.  They're really fun to have around!