Why is it that when I am home and need to make dinner or tend to Olivia or just sit down for a minute Zachary takes a 30 minute late afternoon/early evening nap but when I go out for the evening he sleeps for several hours? I am not complaining that last night when I finally had a reason to leave the house by myself that he slept well I just wanted Rob to get a little time in with both kids since he has been so busy. I left just before 7 after putting Zachary down around 6:30 and he woke up minutes after I returned at 9, which of course meant we didnt get him down for the night until close to 11. Feeding baby food to a baby at 10:30 is not my idea of fun! He did sleep until just after 7 this morning though so I did get some uninterupted sleep which was nice.
Zachary has a tooth! He didnt act like it bothered him much, in fact I only noticed it because the spoon made a funny noise in his mouth while I was feeding him. He also has learned how to pull up on things, I swear he thinks he is three not 6 1/2 months. In fact I found him standing in his crib yesterday morning which promptly got his crib lowered, now he still stands up but there isnt a danger that he will fall out, at least not yet…
Olivia told me she had crumbs in her eye yesterday morning, after looking at her strangely I realized she had sleepy dust in her eye. It was pretty funny though. She also has decided to count in Spanish, I guess Dora and Diego must be teaching her something.
I have been fighting a cold, I dont think Olivia even noticed that I was whispering all day on Monday. Whispering doesnt have the same effect when you are trying to get your point across. I have Enrichment meeting tonight, its a decade game based on when you graduated so it should be interesting. We had a great dinner at our house last Friday with a dinner group from the ward, it was fun to get to know some people better and it was a great excuse to really clean the downstairs.
Rob got our fence in so now he is going to work on his shed. It has been really cold the last few mornings and I think getting the shed done means his car will fit back in the garage so he wont have to scrape his windows!
We left the hotel bright and early Monday morning to drive home. Zachary who had been so good in the van the whole vacation decided that he had had enough and cried and screamed the whole state of Utah. We were glad to get home and get out of the van. I dont think we will be taking a road trip again for a while but it was a super trip. Thank you so much to Richard and Linda for the great hospitality and super food! We loved staying with you guys.
Now that I have finally conquered getting our vacation on here I am going to try to keep our blog updated a little more frequently. Our kids are doing great, Zachary is crawling everywhere and is pulling up on stuff. He thinks he is two! He devours baby food but his favorite things are the Puffs cereal snacks that Gerber makes. He gets so excited when he sees them. Olivia is just a spunky two and half year old. According to her doctor her verbal skills are VERY advanced so I am working on teaching her some beginning preschool ciriculum. She has gone to nursery by herself the last two weeks happily so that makes Rob and I very happy. She loves to watch Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go now that we have dish network. Rob is busy with work and getting ready to take his professional exam. I am glad to have Jen here to help since he is working such long hours. We are almost ready to put in our fence and get started on building the shed before it gets too cold. I am just busy with the kids and housework, it never seems to all get done in the same week!