Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Also the big news at our house is that after 15 months Dalley finally has teeth. I was beginning to think he didn't have any in his head. His cousin Ira is nine months younger and was ahead of him in the teeth area. Now Dalley has caught up and he got four at once. They are not all the way in, but you can see the top two really well and the bottom two have barely broken through. I am excited to begin feeding him things that need to be chewed. This opens up a whole new world of food options.
On Sunday night we went to Jill's house for a BBQ it was fun as always. I like getting out of the house and letting someone else do the cooking and the dishes. Michael went to church with us and then came over after church. he was such a big help. Dustin and I were both tired from being up with a sick baby so Michael entertained Dalley while we took a little nap. It was just what I needed. He was so cute with him. I woke up a couple of times to Dalley laughing hysterically at something that Michael was doing to entertain him. I think I want to adopt a ten year old before I have my next baby.
Last week my babysitter told me she needed to quit. She was the best babysitter in the world. She really enjoyed watching Dalley and was sad to tell me that she needed to take a few months off. Her mom has had health issues and she needs to be free to be there for her. I understand why she had to quit, but it is hard to find a sitter as great as her. Dalley starts going to another sitter's house next week. She is in my Bunco group. She has four boys of her own so I think Dalley will like it at her house. He loves having friends to play with. I am also having a high school girl watch him a couple of days a week and having her do a little house cleaning. I am excited to get a little help. It is hard for me to stay on top of everything these days. Work is really busy we are in the process of funding our grant applicants. It is crazy during this time, juggling money and making sure all of the paperwork is filled out and everything. It is just nice to get a little extra help once in awhile.
So I have been babbling, that is all for now. I am headed to Alamo this weekend if Dalley is feeling up to it so I should have some pictures to post soon.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Dalley Looking at the dam
Dalley by the Grand Canyon
Shawn, Stina, and Dalley at Monument Valley, this is a $20 view
My mom and Luke's kids at Four Corners
Dalley at Ira Hatch's grave
This was really cute, Dalley was playing on the grass at the cemetery. Lukie came over and told me he thought Dalley needed a hug so he sat down and hugged him. He is quite a character
Mom, Kayce, Cody, Kate, and L.E. at the Spruce Tree house at Mesa Verde. Mesa Verde was my favorite part of the trip. I am so going back there. I think it is the North American Machu Pichu. Machu Pichu is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited, but this is the next most amazing I think.
Kayce and L.E. going into one of the cellars
This is one of my favorite pictures, he loves to wear his tiger costume to bed
Spaghetti O's are not for this baby
Daddy and Dalley reading tractor books
We bought Dalley a cute horse video game for Easter. He rides the horse to control the video game. He loves it. He likes it even better than his rocking bull he got for his birthday.
I think this picture is so sweet. He is in his car seat and we are on our way out to Alamo for my grandpa's birthday. He is getting so good at riding in the truck. he likes riding in Dustin's truck better than mine. I think it is because Dustin has glass packs so his vibrates more.
One Saturday I was watching Dustin's nieces and nephews and they love playing hide and seek. We lost Dalley while we were playing and I found him hiding under my bed. He thought he was so clever.
Dustin has some leopard skin pajama pants that are slicky material. Dalley looooooves them. he usually walks around with one of the legs wrapped around his neck.
My Handsome boys
Dustin and Dalley on the Rhino, going to get milk from the barn to feed the calves
These are our puppies Ham and Chiz. They climb up the rungs of the hog panels and catapult themselves into Baby Betsy's pen. Then they try to drink all of her milk. I think if they keep doing this they will soon be too fat to fit through the holes.
Dalley playing on his slide that Claudia gave him. He loves it and thinks he is so big when he climbs up the stairs