Monday, June 20, 2011

Too cute

So, we decided to try out the Provo freedom festival baby contest and Danny WON FIRST!! I was sure he hadn't won anything when they announced third and second. Our boy is just too cute. I really think that what wins it for him is how happy and social he is. He loves people and will smile at anyone.

We decided to try feeding him with a spoon and it was totally hilarious. We mixed a little rice cereal in with some breast milk and so it was just really soupy. I don't know if he swallowed any of it, but he had a lot of fun. Also a note about the video- he is wearing a diaper. My mom was convinced for about half of the video that he was naked.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

For Claire

We hung out with Kyle and Claire last night and Claire asked how long it was after we were married before I cried. It took me a while to think about when it was, but I think it was in our first apartment which would have been at least a month after we got married. You might think that thinking back about the first time I cried in our marriage would have been a negative thing, but it actually made me really grateful and brings me to my marriage advice.

1. Focus on the positive
2. Assume the best

When I thought about the answer to Claire's question I didn't automatically think "February 19th. Jon said this. Blah. Blah. Whatever." I do remember that Jon said something that was not meant to be hurtful, but I took it the wrong way and cried. I don't remember what he said and I'm glad I don't. I also remember standing in the hall with Jon being very sweet and holding me as I cried. Sometimes you just gotta cry it out and get it out of your system. Before I get upset about something that Jon has said I try to remember that he isn't ever going to do anything that will intentionally upset or hurt me. A lot of the time this works, but sometimes it doesn't. Try to always assume the best of your spouse and it will make things easier. Focus on the positive things in your relationship and remember those rather than the bad things. Also just because something makes you cry sometimes doesn't mean it is all bad. I cried the day we moved in to our new apartment because it was dirty and gross and I was very overwhelmed by the change, but I don't think of that every time I'm here. How you view something and what you choose to focus on can make a big difference.

That is not the most eloquent thing I have ever written and I could probably keep blabbing more random advice, but hopefully it articulates what I wanted to say. It is also early in the morning and I couldn't fall back to sleep after feeding Danny, so I'll just throw that disclaimer out there for if I said anything really weird or made crazy typos.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summerfest Baby Contest

So it is official; Jon and I bred a winner. Ok, so he didn't win first place but he did win second in the 4-6 month age category. We entered Danny in the baby contest because like all parents we think our child is the most adorable thing in the whole world. He won over the judges with his cute smiles and charming personality. His picture that they took there was not his best work, but oh well.

On to his winnings. In his little 2nd place gift basket we got a stuffed puzzle animal, bubbles, doTerra oils, stuffed animal, Cascade golf gift certificate, Texas Roadhouse free appetizer, Allen's photo certificate, a ball, a book, and a Taco Amigo gift certificate. The estimated retail value of the basket is $101.75.

Here is Danny with his winnings.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Growing things

This week Jon and his mom cleaned up our front yard and flower beds. It looks really nice and we now have some cute little flowers and plants rather than yucky weeds.

Our vegetable garden is also doing really well. I harvested some of the spinach and lettuce to make a little salad that we are going to take to my parents to have with dinner tonight.

We did a little photo shoot with the cousins a week ago and here are some of the cute ones of Danny we took.

I thought that these ones were cute and funny too. You can notice Danny going from fine to really upset.