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Monday, August 3, 2009

Life goes by too fast!

Well, it's been about a month since we last posted anything. It's been a crazy but good month, though. Aside from all the end-of-semester craziness both with school and the complex, we were able to attend Seth and Stacie's wedding, and an immediate family reunion with the Frees down at the cabin in Brianhead, Utah. Then, the next week, we had my mama here in Rexburg to visit!! Well, sort of. She was here/Pocatello/Idaho Falls to work on genealogy stuff, but we got her for a few nights and mornings! And we enjoyed/appreciated her time with us. We even got to meet her down in Pocatello Sunday afternoon/evening and played a crazy game of Skip*bo with her, Aunt Shirley, Uncle Kenton, and their daughter & son-in-law.
Little Joseph is just growing and learning new things more and more. He's so much fun to be with. I'm so lucky to be his mom! He definitely enjoys standing, bouncing/jumping, and his new trick.... sitting up by himself!
I had him in the tub one night, and he loves standing up in the tub (he loves standing up anywhere). So, he was standing up with me holding one hand under his arm and the other holding his other arm, when all of a sudden, he jumped... the hand that had been under his arm slipped completely off of him and my other hand slid down by his wrist. So, when he came back down, he dunked himself in the water all the way up to his forehead! At first, he had a startled look on his face, but it only took a second or two for that look to turn into a giant smile and more jumping. (boys! :) Now, we get water on his face all the time and he doesn't seem to mind.

I love my boys.
Okay, so one night we ran out of diapers and Joseph really needed one before we could get to the store... so I made one. Poor kid. I happened to have one of those peach hospital pads left over, so I used that and some packing tape (with toilet paper tucked in the sides so the tape didn't stick to his legs!) And then I had to make it more hilarious/awful by writing "My Mommy Loves Me!" on it... poor kid. :) Of course, his father wasn't sure what to think when he got home... I don't think he would have let me do it if he had been home though, and the poor kid needed a diaper change! :-P


  1. I'm glad things are going well. Baby Joseph is so cute!

    That's actually a good idea for a substitute diaper. I love that you put Mommy Loves Me!, so cute. I had to substitute once but we were at a restaurant with my family and Kate did a big job and I forgot to pack extra diapers. So we had to use her burp rag and put a rinsed out baby wipe in there in case of another accident. It was awful and she was uncomfortable with it. I will never forget diapers again.

  2. Haha! I hope you got a picture! It's hilarious the many ways we learn to NEVER let the diapers run out or go anywhere without them! :)