Wednesday, February 29, 2012

On a jet plane

Last Thursday Lincoln and I flew from Salt Lake City to Oakland, California, then caught another flight home after a two hour layover.  I delayed Lincoln's naps so they corresponded with the flights, then let him nurse to sleep.

On the second flight we sat next to a man who looked similar to a 49ers football player, but I was kinda (really) determined to get Lincoln to sleep, so I was all, "you don't scare me, crazy large man spilling onto my seat and stealing my arm rest!" which I more thought than said directly to his face.  Then I nursed Lincoln and he fell asleep within the minute.  The man ordered a whiskey and proceeded to talk about his three year old daughter who refuses to go to bed at a reasonable hour.  Mission accomplished.

P.S.  Lincoln and I matched outfits.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

this picture is from the minute after

I said yes to Tyce asking me to marry him two years ago.  Geesh I love that guy, and I'm going to miss him for two entire weeks while Lincoln and I visit my family in California (we leave tomorrow)!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thai to the rescue!

We've had a rough start with solids: from a problem with malabsorption to a very late highchair, the window for an easy transition to "real food" has apparently been missed, making the transition irritating for all of us.

Luckily we've found something that is dairy free for me, delicious for Tyce, and whaaat?  Lincoln loves it too?  Done.  Wham, bam, thank you Thai Siam.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

tub thumpin'

We have ordered two different highchairs in the last month: the first one we bought was supposed to be for small apartments but it was very flimsy, short, and didn't have any features (the tray wasn't even adjustable, so all of the food would have fallen into Lincoln's lap). The second highchair we bought had lots of features (with some we'd never use), but was so giant that it wouldn't fit in our kitchen or anywhere near without being a complete nuisance to get around. 

We finally found one that wasn't too big, or too small.  Hopefully this one will be juuust right.  Except it's taking forever to get here!  My solution: dinner in the bath.  Without a highchair he ends up in the bath anyways, so I thought why not skip a messy step of smearing food all over the kitchen and eat meals while taking a bath.  Needless to say, Lincoln's had lots of baths lately.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

our valentine's day

On Monday morning, Tyce surprised me by getting a babysitter for the entire day - his mom!  We left in two hour increments throughout the day, coming back to feed Lincoln and say hi.  It's rare we ever leave Lincoln so it was especially nice to enjoy the day as a couple.  We went to Tucano's for dinner and ate so much meat we were still full the next morning.  It was delicious.

Since Tyce had work and school until late Tuesday, I snuck up to his work and decorated his car.  I'm sure he appreciated the teenage years throwback, and Lincoln loved the balloons Tyce brought home that I had tied to his car.  I made brown sugar glazed salmon for a late dinner, then finished off the Valentine's Day candy (since it would be considered "old" the next day, I had no choice).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy heart day!

Today is the fourth Valentine's Day that Tyce and I have shared together, and you know what?  This one is the best!  Not because of anywhere we ate or somewhere we went, but because this year we have a greater understanding of love - there was so much missing in our hearts until Lincoln!  We know one another better, have fallen in love watching each other become parents, and even though bedtime is now a few hours earlier, our lives are so much happier!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope your day is filled with chocolate and  kisses!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Meet Bob.

It's long enough to pull back into a ponytail and short enough that it doesn't touch my shoulders and do that annoying flip thing.  It's a little ombre and a lot warmer, and although I seriously miss being blonde, I do not miss the maintenance.  Here's to second chances (at least for my hair color)!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

when my grandpa was a baby

My mom has been digging out old pictures of her family so I thought I'd share this one of my grandpa (Lincoln's great grandpa).  He's such an adorable little boy, I'd definitely like to high five my great grandma for the cute outfit she dressed him in!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

our favorite kind of toy

It's possible that Tyce and I had more fun than Lincoln did with the cardboard box game.  Our favorite was playing "pawn shop," where we would hand Lincoln toys which he would either put in his box with him, or throw back at us.  Sorta hilarious.

Monday, February 6, 2012

bright eyed

Monday, Monday!  We're up and ready to run the 14,385 errands we have on our list today.  It helps that over the weekend Lincoln's new "big kid" car seat arrived, and I made a pretty rad cd of Yo Gabba Gabba, The Wiggles, and Sesame Street to bump in the car.  Gangsta's, watch out!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Nobody died and I want a gold star.

Last night I babysat for the first time in 9 years.  I was honestly a little nervous to watch an 18 and 10 month old, but since their age gap is close to what I want between my own kids, I gave it a shot.  I was expecting more of a mess and less overall control, possibly preparing for someone to start choking or discover a fatal allergy, but the catastrophic events never occurred.

Besides my fruit snacks mysteriously disappearing and the bite of ice cream Lincoln was fed when I wasn't looking, I'd say I'm a pretty good babysitter.  Of course, I am the oldest of 6 siblings, so I do have a little babysitting experience, it's just been a long time!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

I see a Lincoln looking at me!
I keep waiting for Brown Bear to get old but so far we still read it on a daily basis.  Now, Lincoln points to the animals, pulls the tabs back and turns the pages.  Good thing it's heavy cardboard or this book would be toast already!