Monday, February 9, 2009

New hobbies

For Christmas we got the game "Perfection" where you have to put all the pieces in before the timer runs out and it pops all the pieces up and out. Garrett has mastered the "Pop" game, without the timer...:) He loves putting the pieces in, then running the timer, then running away from it as it clicks down to the big POP, saying "Scare me!" and pretending to be scared.

Richard's new favorite thing is cutting out snowflakes. He is very coordinated with scissors and I always find tons of little tiny paper shreds after he's done with his cutting. We let him hang up all his masterpieces and our living room is quite decorated now!

5 weeks

Spencer is now coming up on 6 weeks old. He has really filled out compared to his previous pictures and has fat rolls in his wrists. AND, his umbilical cord FINALLY came all the way off. He is doing well, sometimes I even get to sleep for 4 hours at a time at night! Then we get 2 hours at a time until 8am or so.

First Sushi

Our local grocery store has started making fresh sushi every day, a delicacy we enjoy. :) So here is Ben introducing Garrett and Richard to sushi. Richard enjoyed the california rolls and raw eel...I don't even like raw eel! Ben is showing the bite that Richard just took.

Daly Visit

My parents were here for a fabulously fun and helpful visit this past week. Dad was on the floor most of the time playing games and puzzles with the boys and Mom helped a lot with the kitchen and holding the baby so I could do stuff I wanted or needed to do. She also read with Garrett, who always insists on sitting on your lap to read.

Sunday evening

At 6pm we decided to go for a ride up the canyon to check on my cousins' cabin in Sundance. We go up once a month to make sure it hasn't been vandalized or flooding or anything amiss. We tried last week but once we turned off the main road, it's not plowed and we couldn't make it up the hill before the we thought we'd try again this week. Well, it started snowing so we didn't even bother turning off the main road. But, we had told the boys we were going to the try to go to the cabin. All Garrett heard was "going to the cabin" and he got really upset when he realized we were going back home. So we stopped at the Sundance resort lodge and Ben took the boys out for a few minutes. They came back after about 15 minutes (during which I had to feed the baby in the car, surprising he doesn't like being in the car seat when he's awake!) and Richard says "Garrett burned his hand." WHAT? Apparently the boys went running toward the fireplace inside the lodge, Garrett tripped, and tried to catch himself against the hot fireplace door. I still need my mom's version of when my younger sister did a similar thing, at Garrett's age! So he cried the whole way home, even though Ben put some ice wrapped in a paper towel on his hand. I started making dinner and Ben took Garrett to the Dr. The picture of him on the floor was last night...he wouldn't eat anything and was quite traumatized, although it was luckily only a 1st degree burn. The other picture of him eating is today, showing me his blackberry and smiling. :) He didn't complain all day about his hand. Last night he kept saying "Glove hurt" He thought the glove was hurting his hand! I'm so grateful he's ok! We have to keep it bandaged foranother 2 days and I even changed the wrap myself this morning!

We all made it to church!

So yesterday started out as a happy and busy Sunday. Ben had a meeting an hour before church, and I was able to get everyone fed and dressed while juggling Spencer's moods. You know you feed a baby and think he's all ready for a nap, and you're just about to hop in the shower and you hear him crying...anyway. We decided we'd all go for the whole 3-hour block at church this week. This is the first Sunday we've all gone together since Spencer was born. We just keep Spencer covered in the car seat to ward off children and unwelcome visiting germs. :) So we all made it to church 15 minutes early so I could meet with the Bishop to receive a new calling after (for the first time in my life) not having one for a month. I basically swapped with my friend Claire; she replaced me as Primary President and I am helping with the organ for the Sacrament meeting. Claire was accompanying on the organ for the whole meeting, so now she has some relief since I get to play too. They also asked me to organize mid-week activities to give the stay-at-home moms something to do together. I'll start brainstorming and it should be fun. Anyway, so church was fine, I even got 2 visiting teaching visits in!