Monday, July 27, 2009

two fishing trips this week!

we have been trying to beat the heat and get out of the city... our first trip we took was just up to east canyon... it really wasn't beating the heat...
it was only 2 degrees cooler... oh well, it was still fun to get out and play in the water!
merrick loved being out in the sun and swimming! thats right... i only raise water babies! he was so into kasey getting his rod ready and casting out from the shore.
we didn't catch anything but it was still fun.
our second fishing trip we took the boat up to strawberry res. this was merricks first time on the boat... he hated the life vest at first, he looked like the marshmellow puff guy with a neck brace on... but he was stoked to get it taken off for bum changes... he pretty much just layed there and played with jord, his toy and even took a good nap...
we caught one fish (that we could actually take home) merrick was so into it...
he would cuddle it if he could!

poor kid! we were going to jump in the water on the way back to the dock but some clouds rolled in and it got cold... so merrick, jord and i were pretty bummed. thats what we get for waiting i guess.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

sleep... i love sleep

getting ready for bed the other night i decided to get some pictures of him reading his books. we do tub, pjs, books, songs and then a 'snack'... but i just love that he is into his books and holding them now. paka... this next picture is for you....
for the last week merrick hasn't been sleeping that well. he was waking up almost every hour... not wanting to eat in the morning before i head off to work... it was hard... i was sleeping like 3-4 hours a night and working 8-9 hours... i was crabby, tired and had a headache all week!
so we figured that maybe he was going through a growth spurt and thought that he just needed to eat more during the day. so yesterday he ate three jars of food plus three 5 oz bottles and nursed twice... he went to bed at 8pm and slept til 8am only waking up once. and it was also the first night that i didn't bundle him.
so he got to sleep... i got to sleep... kasey got to sleep...
we were all happy!
this is what he look liked come 6pm all week... i'm so happy that he got to sleep... he has been one happy kid all day today and i know why.

'one tough kasey'

so the other day kasey was over at his friends house putting polymer on the bottom of his airboat when the electric block plane kicked back and 'swallowed' his finger. this is what it looked like after the doctor stitched it up... 18 stitches!

it pretty much ran up his finger, ripped the nail off and left it looking like a canoe! there was blood splatter on the garage wall and blood all over kasey's shoes and shorts. the man never cried or yelled... i think there was a few cuss words thrown out there though... after he got done with the doctors he went back the finish the boat...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

merricks 6 months stats

weight 15lbs 5 oz (10%)
length 27.5 in (79%)
head 43 cm (22%)
my fella is growing fast! he is sitting by himself... very talkative (mam, dada)... always smiling... loves tub time and sitting in his pool. is a great sleeper with the aid of his passy. oh and is trying to push out his first two teeth! i'm so in love with my guy. i wish that i could be with him all the time!
these shots yesterday made him a bit sick though. this morning he woke up with a fever of 102.5 but we were able to get it down with some tylenol. when i last checked him he was 101.4... i hope that he starts feeling better. at least this afternoon he ate. i will say though that it was fun to stay home with him and nap. i love my cuddly guy, he wouldn't sleep today unless he could have his had on me... once i moved he was up.
i love this fella.
xoxo mommy

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

we've been busy!

sorry we have been busy... we have had some visitors!
my sister betsy, kris and little niki came to stay for just over a week.
it was so fun! i miss being able to hang out with my sister, so it was nice to have her and company here for a bit!we did so much stuff...boondocks... oquirrh mountain temple... the zoo sunday afternoon for a few hours... it was fun... but so hot. we thought that we would get there early to beat the crowd and the heat... but still got both...
on the way out we found a hose over by the camels and kasey started hosing us... until someone cried.

we also had the chance to hangout with these two handsome devils... rockwell and ezra my cousin amy's twins. man they have grown up fast! i better enjoy my pint size fella while he is still small... soon he will be crawling and that is a whole new exercise for me!
thanks again mitch and amy for letting us come over to see you guys! we had tons of fun... we should get together again soon!

it was fun to have the kosi's here for the fourth... we had a bbq (kris did carne ascada ) with ben and janzell tutor... we walked over to sugarhouse park to watch the fireworks... and then came home and played settlers of catan (geeky i know... but seriously addicting!)
i love this little munchkin! i love it when she yells auntie from the back of the car... slaps your butt as she walks by... splashes water at the dogs off the deck so that they jump high to try and catch it in their mouths... plays with dora on the floor and thinks that merrick is going to take her toys while laying on his belly three feet away (gogo gadget arms!)... and i love her laugh... singing... and her pickle breath.
miss you guys tons!
and we hope everyone had a great fourth of july!