Monday, September 21, 2009

Preston and Company

Finally Preston has branched out and found some friends. We went to the zoo near the end of our Boise stay. Preston finally found the giraffe from the Baby Einstein videos he's been watching. As you can tell by his face, he is ecstatic.

Braxon is Preston's buddy. They hung out, talked and spit up with each other. At one point Preston decided to try to pull a Mike Tyson and put Braxon's ear in his mouth. I would have loved to see it, cuz I think Braxon would have busted out some crazy ninja moves and which would have impaled Preston and forced him to concede. I guess I'll just use my imagination for now.

One of Preston's first dates with Nora Rose. How romantic. Nothing like getting together to watch objects move around on a flat screen. Kinda reminds me of older married couples, no?

Problem: Fatigue....Who's that happy child?

Answer: A nice face plant in bed.

...I conceded. aaaaaaaaaaannd not sure why Reagan wanted her toes in the picture, but they are always welcome to join the fun. I'll go back to paying attention to what's going on in class.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

right to left

undoubtedly this has been the best two weeks of my only summer break. its fun to be able to be around preston more than just 30 minutes a day. it seems like he has grown and learned a lot in the past 2 weeks! he is close to crawling. he knows how to get his butt in the air, but the part where he is supposed to use his arms doesn't click. he uses his face instead. i thought it would be painful for him, but turns out it's extremely exfoliating. his skin is so clear.

i realized a lot of people take pictures of themselves, hold out their arms and *snap* they have their new facebook picture to show off a new hair cut, hat, shirt, nose job...whatever it is. preston took this picture because he wanted to show you his beautiful cheeks.

well... where can i start now ...and how is this blue now?

We went to Table Rock Lake over near Branson Missouri. We usually do Lake Powell but because of location and travel time for the little one, Table Rock was a better choice.

Dad grew a ginormous hubbard squash. it was his baby. he cut it right down the middle to find that there was a knife inside the squash already! jess.... you devious girl. hah. well jess got the blame which was superb, but really clint and i conspired. jess was scared because she knew how much dad loves his squash.

clint is a pro bass fisher. he caught our first fish which we hesitantly threw back.

i ate my fair share of rice patties... yes reagan. rice patties. thinking of using this as my facebook profile picture... ok. rice patties - they are now equivalent in goodness to ritz crackers since i can no longer partake of ritz crackers. i wore myself out.

michelle likes reading books about realtors and mystery by some author who is good... shows how much i know. preston assisted her a bit in this attempt to finish her new book. he didn't read much but added in dooming squeaks...

preston loves the boat. he loves the noise of wind in his face. sometimes he forgets to breathe as the air rushes by, but he's still alive so he didn't forget that much. he loves the water when introduced slowly. he loves tubing!

non-moving boat...
moving boat...
preston felt like the paparazzi was following him everywhere. he couldn't eat a bottle without on of us all up in his grill. i dont know how grandpa knows how to feed babies in his sleep, but i guess he had 4 of us to practice with...

oh yea, he eats real food now. what a big boy. reaaaaaal big boy.
im on a boat (clean) enough said. on top of that, the great thing you can extrapolate from this picture is who has been stuck inside reading text books all summer...nerd.

we went to the Talking Caves which Preston really liked. the caves smelt like disney land to me.

closing up the week was hard, especially because the water was so nice! it was warm, it was smooth and it treated us right - similar to how a dog lover would treat his dog that he loved...right. i hope i clarified that for you.


now we are in Boise and having a grand old time... preston loved his first airplane ride. he loved staring out the window, and loved being by the jets. they put him to sleep in a way that a few valium would do to an adult.

something was hilarious about vomiting at the dinner table to preston. after he rid his stomach of the bottle we gave him 5 minutes earlier he was crazier than ive ever experienced...and ive experienced.
nearly the whole fam damily (kandi...heh) came up to boise to see preston preform his many tricks. lauren caused that this picture be observed, and so it is. he is pretty excited in this picture. thats because he hadn't fallen on his head yet.
oh, about the 'falling on his head'... it was a lie. he never did. at least not this time. ask reagan about his king size bed experience. that should be fun.


more to come on life without school! .......... ........... ..........