Sunday, February 13, 2011

Working so hard.  Art's taking a crap load of credits(which is equal to 14.5 this semester), working 20 hours a week and not getting any sleep.  I don't know how he does it.  He teaches seminary occasionally for his class, does a lot of art and tries to stay close to his family.  I can't wait for school to be done.
packing!  It feels like we have no time to pack and the day is coming up so quickly.  We are moving to my sister Hannah's house as they have moved to Maine.  We'll be moving in by the end of the month and we have a lot of stuff to move.  Luckily I can take some stuff over periodically until the big day, so it won't be so much at once.  I am so stoked.  I am going to have a sewing/crafting room and Art will be able to have painting space.  THANK YOU Hannah and Tom. 
Trying to keep up with 2 boys is no small task, but it is SO fun.  These boys are so funny and silly and wonderful.  It's so great to hang out with them every day.   AND they love each other so much.  Hyrum gives Jude kisses all the time.  He still doesn't quite get why he poops and pees randomly(on me, or in his diaper), but he loves him just the same.  Jude squeals every time Hyrum comes close and there is lots of snuggling and smiles when you get them next to each other....Maybe I should start a new paragraph talking about them...
Learning more and more everyday.  He is reading small words and picking things up so quickly.  He loves to learn and read and play.  Every time we go out or come in he walks through the little bit of snow we have left on our lawn.  If I'm slow enough he even grabs his shovel, scoops some up and throws it over his head.  There are lots of little foot prints in that little area. 
He is my big helper.  He loves to help with the dishes and the laundry and cleaning up and anything else I'll let him do.  He is just so sweet.  He says I love you and gives us all kisses and hugs ALL the time.  We love it.
Hyrum calls him Juder or Pooter.  He is just like Hyrum, all smiles and full of snuggle.  He is getting around so fast now.  He isn't crawling, but he rolls/wriggles/rocks/etc to where he wants to get.  It's really kind of funny to watch him try to get somewhere that is just out of arms reach.  He is so cute.  He spits and grunts like he's going to poop all the time(with no poop necessary).  I love it and think it's adorable.  Sometimes his face even gets's hilarious.  He just laughs and grunts/spits/etc some more.  He is eating baby food now, but so far is a very picky eater.  I've tried carrots, peas, green beans, rice cereal, oatmeal, whole wheat cereal, squash, baby food beef(he gagged until he threw up with this one), applesauce, bananas, sweet potatoes, pears and mixed cereal.  What did he like?  Sweat potatoes, pears and once(out of 8 or 9 tries) he acted like he liked mixed cereal.  Oh, well, I'll just keep feeding him random colored purees until he likes something new(or old).  Eating time is hilarious, too.  Sometimes he spits just as I get the spoon to his mouth, so whatever it is goes all over both of us and the high chair and anything else nearby.  Or as he is learning to eat solids he will almost gleek the food out.  He also, of course, makes hilarious faces when he doesn't like something or if something is a new texture, or something.  We laugh a lot.  Also bath time for both of the boys is so much fun, they never want to get out.

Well, that's pretty much it for now.  We are so sad to be leaving friends, but excited to be moving to a new place with lots of room.  Maybe I'll post pictures?  That might be a little too ambitious...

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I hate moving...but it's always exciting to move somewhere new...and somewhere bigger and better.  So we are.