Thursday, July 29, 2010

Michigan trip, part 1

Today Yesterday was Tyson's first day back at work after our Michigan vacation and I didn't realize how lonely I had been until he got home. I'm pretty sure he picked up on it after my 437th question about his day. Luckily I had a slight distraction from my loneliness by a diy project which could prove to be my greatest accomplishment.

Or a huge disaster.

Let's just say I've never actually used spray paint before.

Anyway, how about our Michigan trip, eh? So fun.

We only had to get up at 3 in the morning to head out which was really special. Logan was looking at us like we were crazy when we pulled him out of bed but he got excited as soon as he saw all the people at the airport. He loves people.
Not gonna lie, it was about this point when I started reminiscing about how easy it was to travel before we had a baby. Not that nursing for as long as possible in a hot, crowded, confined place isn't fun.

But on to better things. Our real reason for going to Michigan at this time.
My brother Adam (the one in the suit) returned from his two year LDS mission to Taiwan last Wednesday.

We wanted to surprise him at the airport so we had given excuses why we wouldn't be there in our last few emails. I felt totally guilty about it the second I hit send and the guilt was compounded when Adam gave me a hug and then exclaimed, "You lied to me!". Pretty sure he forgave us though. :)

Emily and I had worked for HOURS (or ok, maybe just the time it took to watch the bachelorette) on this sign and we had all these plans of hiding with it in the airport while we waited for Adam to get off the plane.

Well Adam's plane landed before we got to the airport so the sign stayed...

...rolled up in Emily's hand. D'oh!

I'm not sure which surprised him more, having all of us show up there, or being hugged by a girl.

He brought us all sorts of gifts like candy, paintings, and possibly a roach.
I scored one of these signs, which I love and Tyson got a tie.

We also got to hear "the things you don't tell your mom while you're on your mission because she can't do anything about it anyway" stories. They included near death experiences on bikes, trips to the hospital, and food poisoning which explains where those 15 pounds went. He warned us before we saw him not to be alarmed by how skinny he was.

We warned him not to be alarmed by Austin's hair.

J/K brother! You are handsome. We didn't warn him about anything because he didn't know we were gonna be there, right?

Anyway, it was so good to be there for his return and I have to say he adjusted to the 12 hour time change remarkably well. I probably would have slept for 3 days after all that travel and jet lag. All he did was take a 6 hour nap and then went to bed early for a couple days. Impressive.

Stay tuned for more on our trip!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Random pictures from our trip

1. Do you know what I think when I see this picture? I look at my sister, then I look at myself and I think "girl, you sure would look better with some eyebrows, no?"
What should I do about this, friends? A pencil, powder, dye? What does one do when one's eyebrows are invisible?

2. I should have known when my dad said "great picture!" he actually meant great framing of the subjects in the picture.
Don't trust your dad when he's not wearing his glasses.

You're looking for my eyebrows again aren't you? Stop that.

3. Who lets crazy people jump on trampolines with babies?
Not me.

4. We don't look good when we don't smile.

5. Why is this my first instinct when someone says pose?
Time to watch a little more America's Next Top Model I guess.

More on our Michigan trip tomorrow! Or maybe the next day, we'll see.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The reason I go to ward choir

So I can come home to this every Sunday.

Oh, and plus I like to sing. :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

10 random things

1. Logan looks at me and smiles whenever he sneezes because he knows it makes me laugh. He also does this when he toots. This obviously has nothing to do with me.

2. I made this tie onesie and I am way too proud of it. It wasn't even that hard to make but I love it!

3. I love this onesie so much, in fact, that I only let Logan wear it for a couple hours before he had a chance to stain it. Getting attached to baby clothes is not a good idea.

4. The three of us are going to Michigan on Monday to see my family, including my brother who is returning from his two-year LDS mission to Taiwan. Here we are on the day he left.
I can't wait!

5. I wonder what my neighbors think when I take pictures of my half naked baby on the front lawn.

6. I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that they're jealous and not thinking that I'm crazy.

7. People at Wal-Mart have been way into my personal space since I had a baby. The other day a strange man was hiding behind me to play peek-a-boo with Logan. He was like 2 inches from the back of my head and all I could do was stand there smiling awkwardly while other patrons watched. Longest wait for a prescription ever.

8. Now that my bangs have grown out I think I want them again. Pictures like this make me think, cute! Give me bangs!
and then...
oh yeah.

9. I killed a fly with my bare hand the other day. It reminded me of when I used to work at Tucanos and we would have fly killing contests during the slow hours. I swear I killed like 60 one day. Or maybe it was 16. Either way, think about that next time you eat there.

10. Logan has turned into a bit of a biter. He bites his toys, my shoulder, clothes, fingers, my... Well, let's just say we may not be nursing as long as we originally thought. Ouch.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday with Kelsey (and Sadie)

This week for "craft day" we decided to go to the Portland Rose gardens. You may remember my visit from last year.
Makes my back hurt just thinking about it.

And here we are this year being blinded by the sun.
Considering that much of the time I was carrying Logan with one hand and pushing the stroller with the other hand... well, my back still hurts just thinking about it. Not everything changes after you have the baby.

It was so fun though because a) it was like 90 degrees which, after having 60 degree rainy days for so long, felt wonderful and b) the babies were so cute!
Sadie was so patient with him even as he tried to attack her ear. He's been a bit obsessed with ears lately as seen in a recent encounter with his friend Oliver.
Um, sorry Oliver.

Anyway, we had a great lunch in this little grassy area under a huge tree.
A tree that dropped bits of itself onto us every time the wind blew. And I swear they must have looked like cheerios to Logan because every time I turned around he was chewing on a piece of tree. He wouldn't eat the peas I brought, but crunchy tree parts? Oh yeah.

There were also spiders all over the place. Blech! I totally tried to con Kelsey into killing a huge one that was on my stroller but she wasn't having it. I had to be brave and do it myself.

After that we went to a place called Pudding on the Rice and seriously, I can't stop talking about it. If you've seen me in the last 24 hours, you've heard about Pudding on the Rice. I want to go back. We got some tart frozen yogurt with our rice pudding and even though Logan made a terrible face after every bite he just kept lapping it up.
I tried so hard to capture the face he made but I missed it every time. Just know you would have loved it.

Then, after that we spent more time in downtown Portland (why don't I hang out there more?) and visited Keller Fountain.
*Logan! Get outta my ear!*
There we go.

I seriously can't believe they let people play up in these fountains. If someone fell over the edge of those high ones... disaster for sure. But they were so fun to see and refreshing on such a hot day. Well, besides that Logan cried whenever I put his feet in the water.

But other than that it was a super fun day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

He's my fungi

I hate buying embarrassing things at the grocery store.

Like today. When I had taken Logan to the doctor for his check up I pointed out a spot in his armpit where the skin seemed irritated. After examining it the doctor proclaimed it as a fungus and told me to get some lamisil from the store.

I know, my baby isn't quite perfect. I was shocked too.

So I went to the store to get it today. I was already feeling a little uncomfortable buying anti-fungal cream in the first place and that was only magnified when I realized they put the cream right where everyone was standing in line for prescriptions.

Oops, pardon me coming through, coming through...

Then I start looking through the boxes and of course they loudly proclaim ANTI-FUNGAL, ATHLETE'S FOOT CREME, and the best CURES JOCK ITCH. So I'm trying so hard to discreetly choose a box but of course I have Logan with me attracting attention no matter what I do and people insist on talking to us while I have a jock itch cream in my hand.


I finally grab it and walk away but then of course I have to look for other things to buy so I can hide it among other purchases. And you know for once, I can't think of anything else we need. So I just bought it.

This leads me to believe I need to open a store called "It's Not for Me" with all sorts of embarrassing personal items (enemas, adult diapers, hemorrhoid cream, and other things that you and I will never need) that can be purchased with no judgement. There will be an optional paper bag at the door that you can put on your head but remember, it's not for you so it's ok.

Am I just too immature to buy this stuff or does this happen to anyone else?