Days 2015

Days 2015

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Case of the Top-Heavy, Hiccupping Swinger

Last night (now that American Idol is done for the season) we took the kids to a nearby park. Cooper had never been in a swing before. He liked it but it was pretty funny to watch him. He was in one of those baby swings that have the leg-holes on both sides, so they are kind of deep front to back, and we didn't bring his blanket for padding. So we leaned him against the back and tucked his arms behind the chains. He thought the swinging was great and, of course, got the giggles. Being Cooper, he had a severe case of the hiccups after about the third swing and they didn't go away until we were back in the car. The funny thing was that he leaned his head back--a little too far, resting against the edge of the swing, and then he couldn't pull it back up. So the whole time his little neck was straining against the G-forces. That is, until I stopped laughing and adjusted him in his seat better, arms in front of the chains holding onto the front of the swing. He's a little top heavy!
We had a fun weekend with Mark's family at the Day reunion in their original home, Fillmore, Utah. The kids had a great time playing on the playground and in the hotel pool with all their cousins. One night they even made rockets and shot them off of an air-pressure cannon. Mark and I took the kids on a few excursions ourselves, (propelled by Cooper's need to nap in the car) to the old Capitol building (where there was a quilt show, ladies...) and to Cove Fort. Both places were lovely and interesting. We went to Cove Fort Sunday morning before church and had the missionary tour guide all to ourselves. He was patient with our kids and let them sit up on the high seat of a covered wagon. Mark and I decided that if we had been pioneers, we would have liked the Cove Fort assignment. They were basically innkeepers for people going back and forth to St. George (including a special room for the prophet) and also kept a telegraph office for all the news, so way out in the middle of nowhere they had a peaceful place to live with lots of food and supplies and interesting company. (As long as I had help with all the cooking. Sister Hinckley baked about 40 loaves of bread a week.)
Today is Leslie's last full day of school. I'm dreading not having anything to keep her busy this summer, but I'm starting to remember the bonuses of having her around. Monday she sorted all the laundry in the house and even did a few loads herself. I'm also looking forward to having her around so I don't have to put Cooper in the shower with me anymore. I can't leave him alone with Boston, and we have a walk-in shower, so it was beginning to be a problem--wet clothes and all. So I gave up and just started putting him in with me. Good thing he loves water. He just plays on the floor of the shower and crawls in laughing circles around my ankles like a little puppy.

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