Hi everybody. Sadi uploaded all the pictures, so all I have to do is write about them. This is important, because frankly I had no idea what parts of my life have happened in the last two weeks. I think the California weather is messing with my internal clock, because it feels like no time has passed since we got here. There are no cues! The weather is the same! It could be June!
Anyway, this is Henry reading. We're concerned because we feel like he spends too much time focusing on books that only have nouns in them - "boy", "girl", "apple", "airport fire engine", "mongolian ostrich", etc. I mean, he's almost ten months old! Where are the adjectives? The adverbs? The participles? Anyway.
About this next picture - I know what you're thinking: "Why have Sadi and Morgan planted a garden in their living room?" Well, dear friends, you won't believe your eyes when I tell you that it is not a garden, but rather two new couches cleverly disguised as flower patches! This is our strategy to attract bees and prevent people from staying too long in our house. The couches were gifted to us from our new Bishop and his wife in exchange for a lifetime supply of cinnamon rolls. We definitely got the better end of the deal - the couches are fantastic, deep, clean, and not used in the slightest. And they can blend in when we go on our commando raids.
Has this picture been on here before? I feel like it should have been. My son is ... well, he's growing up fast. A little bit too fast for Eden's mom! This is a very forward moment, but considering that she's the one who pushes him around in the fire truck, I don't think it was all his idea :).
Sadi and I have recently joined a squad of elite commandos tasked with defending the earth from aliens and denizens of the underworld. This is us during our first night on the job, patrolling in our Subaru! If you look closely, you can see a velociraptor in the rear window. It's been a lot of fun, and we feel like it makes our marriage that much stronger to work together against gremlins, hobgoblins, and people who wear loafers with no socks. Sadi is, as always, absolutely beautiful when she's in action, especially when she's deploying troops or using morse code. We have a good time.
Henry can stand up without holding on to things for a few seconds at a time now, which we are super excited about and he is completely oblivious to. He only does it when he needs both hands to chew on something and he just forgets to hold on to something solid. So, we're super excited, but he thinks we're just getting into how good he is at chewing on Dad's iPhone. Yep ... but that doesn't stop us from being SUPER PROUD! Our kid is awesome!!! Now if only he was a little fatter ....
Other news? I'm wrapping up summer research and starting school in a couple of weeks. Sadi graduated from spin class, which means she's now qualified to ride bicycles that actually go places. Henry and I went for a long walk on Saturday and he skinned his toe but doesn't seem to mind - he was just happy about the adventure. I think I hold the world efficiency record in the obscure field of remote-controlled model airplane jump-gliding as a result of my summer research. I still confuse people when I use "Harvard" and "engineering" in the same sentence. Stanford's football team is apparently playing games now and scoring a bunch of those goal-point-units. Sadi just aced another paper and is moving through Western Governor's university like the Highland girls basketball team tearing up some sissy school. Like Teddy Roosevelt once said, "life is a great big state championship." Being a dad is great, being married to Sadi is a dream come true, and sometimes it makes you want to sing and dance. And sometimes I do. :)