Sunday, August 28, 2011


Henry rolled over for the first time this week and Maggie made it through the night without wetting her pull-up.  I know it is crazy but these are major landmarks.  We like to bike to the park every morning, which is difficult because Henry is sleepy in the morning.  We try to get out by 8am, before the temperatures are too high.  This week it was about 95 degrees in the morning. I thought it felt wonderful but several mothers showed up with their children and quickly left after only a few minutes, exclaiming it was too hot.  I guess I have acclimatized to the weather because nothing above 90 degrees ever felt good to me before.  Maggie doesn't seem to be phased by the heat, although I think Henry, who sweats up a storm, would rather stay inside all day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Off to college

Uncle Chad, Aunt Paige and Grandma stopped on there way to BYU. We spent a few hours at the pool. Paige was vicious in the pool while she tirelessly worked on her synchronized swimming routines. Maggie increasingly braves the water on her own, this time with a pool noodle between the stairs and Chad.  Afterward, Grandma was a good sport and helped me rally the troops to take pictures of everyone disheveled and hungry.  Apparently, I didn't get the memo that we were playing the part in the picture above:)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Destined friends

Maggie loves little Henry.  Sometimes we battle to keep her away from him.  She can be gentle and dangerous in her playful adoration, ranging from tender kisses to piling things atop of him.  Sara is better at letting Maggie hold Henry, while I spend most my time telling her to stay away from him.

Henry likes to sleep in the morning and late afternoon, while Maggie likes to sleep at noon.  It is rare when I get them both to nap at the same time.  Despite the lack of free time, I noticed my motivation to send out resumes has dramatically increased. This is my excuse for the not blogging.  I definitely think Sara could juggle the world of two children better than me.  Sure there at great moments but I am looking forward to the day when I can pass the baton and admire Mother's who stay at home with their children from a distance:)