Thursday, August 21, 2008

In and out of the box

We had Ty today while the crew did a last hurrah at Silverwood. One of his favorite activities this afternoon was crawling inside the toy bucket (I had it laying on its side) and rummaging through the toys in it. He'd also pass the toys that didn't meet his criteria with one hand out of the box while keeping most of himself inside the box. It was fun to watch.

Another favorite tonight was when he was playing peekaboo with his grandpa (Papa). To see their two heads close together warmed my heart.

He's doing all sorts of talking. I'm not sure what it all means, but it sounded happy. Lots of Da da this and da da that. I'll have to get my Baby speak to English dictionary out. :)

We're heading out of town to get Melinda to school soon (our last little chick is fledging) and will also be taking some time in Southern Utah as well-so I probably won't be able to do an entry next week.

Till next time!


Monday, August 18, 2008

First Kiss

I'm back from our Stake YW Camp as of August 15. My family started arriving later that day. Over the past few days we've played Phase 10 (I lost-but not spectacularly), took family pictures (always an adventure), some went to Silverwood, some went to our cabin. We've also had a family meeting, eaten lots of yummy food and are very tired.

Last night after pictures Carynn, Jamie, Ty, Lynette, Bret, Laura, Michael, me, our niece Kloey and our dog Claire headed to the cabin. Last night was lower key. Today we had quite a busy day-swimming, tubing, reading, etc... While I was holding Ty this morning he gave me a kiss! Don't tell Michael, but I'm in love!

It's wonderful being a Nana!


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Standing "O" or It's an Open and Shut Case

Ty spent some time with us last night while his parents went to see the latest Mummy movie. Since it was cooler in Michael's den/office we started out in there. Ty discovered that he was very adept at opening and closing the doors underneath the bookshelves. He would work his way back and forth opening and then shutting first one door and then go to the next one and then go back and repeat the process. He would give cackles of delight at how proud he was of himself. It was fun to watch.

As for the Standing "O"-While Ty has stood alone for a few seconds it's usually been from someone holding his hand and then letting go. It seemed to work best when he was holding something in one or both of his hands. Well---last night he was holding on to the toy container when he let go himself and stood there for a while. Then I think he realized he was standing so then he decided to let go and fall on the ground. Carynn said she got him standing alone on tape at their home, so hopefully she'll post it to the site soon.

I have Young Women Camp starting August 11. It'll be a great week--now's the time when all the preparation pays off. Building girls' testimonies (and ours too) is what it's all about. Being in a beautiful place is the icing on the cake!

Till later-



Monday, August 4, 2008

Nine Months Old!

This last week marked Ty's nine month day. He went in for his 9 month check-up and he's doing wonderfully! Carynn noted he was giving the baby in the mirror (himself) open mouthed kisses. (No self esteem issues there!) Here's his stats: Weight 18 lbs 5 1/2 ounces, Length 29 inches. I'm not sure about his head size. He had to have two shots-which is a lot better than having to have 4 shots (like he did at his 6 month check).

While he may not be a "super pudge" he does have some nice fat rolls. He has a lot of muscle as he's a very active boy! When they stopped by to visit last week I made him some pear sauce which he gobbled down. He and I still play the double spoon game. Though no one else understands why we do.

Ty already knows that Papa (Grandpa) is the one that is going to make super funny faces at him. I can sense him waiting for what he will come up with next.
Ty crawls so fast now. He's not Speed Racer, but Speed Crawler! We're going to have to do some serious baby-proofing as he's very curious about everything he encounters at Nana and Papa's house.

I love it!