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Sunday, March 24, 2013

"Butch baby, butch baby..."

 I'm not quite ready to let my baby leave the nest, so I clipped his wings.  They were pretty funny, just two wings on the side of his head and a mohawk down the top, with everything else coming into its second growth.  I cut a little bit of his bangs that were getting in his eyes, too, but mostly left it long on top (so he can still do a combover for his bald spot in the back, haha.)  I've never had to cut my baby's hair this early and found it a bit of the challenge.  He kept turning his head to get a good look at the scissors..
 We had a fantastic "fake spring" as my friend Laurie says (since we go from warm fake spring, to snow, to 90 degrees without a real spring).  I pulled the babyswing out of the garage and set it up on the patio.  Luke loved it but he is at the stage where we have to stuff a blanket in front of him or he face plants onto the front tray.  It was just fun to be out in the sun.  Macy insisted on a picnic lunch a couple of times, and I've been showing Luke the cows and baby calvies in the pasture behind our back yard.  (Hey, my first word was "cow".  We can shoot for that!)
Luke and Grandpa Day

Luke and Boston on Dr. Seuss Day

This picture is from a few months ago.  We finally visited the Museum of Ancient Life for the first time.  It was AWESOME!

Macy was Very excited to turn 4 and has been telling everyone what day her birthday is, etc.  Since she is my "maker", my Mom was gracious enough to make her her own chef's hat and apron for a present.  Super cute!

I guess Luke can just wear this hat until he grows into his haircut a little?

Macy had her first friend party the day before, with cupcakes and all things girly, but for her real birthday she wanted spinach pie and monkey bread.  I greatly appreciated both choices.  She also got paints and I finally found a use for the newspaper that Mark subscribed to without remembering how much time it takes to actually read one..

Mark was a champ and put in a few hours on his nemesis--the bike tires--right off the bat, so hopefully he won't have to deal with them for a while.  We took our first family bike ride.  It felt great to be on a bike again after staying off one last year with the pregnancy, and it made me excited for this summer.  Today Boston was playing with a calculator and I told him to add up our ages.  We made the exciting discover that with Cooper's birthday, kind of our kickoff to summer fun, our family will be turning 100!!  How awesome is that??!!  One hundred collective birthdays.  I think I'm going to really play it up with a 100 candle cake and a family picture with a 100 sign, after all, our family will only be 100 once, and since most people don't actually get to celebrate their own 100th birthday or 100th anniversary (and by then they are too feeble to live it up much), I think we'll do it together, and really celebrate that we get to be a family forever--this is just our first 100 party.  And we will be 100 all summer long until Boston turns eight.  I think we're going to call our summer bucket list our Summer of 100 Wishes, stuff like that, especially to take our mind off all the hospital time we are expecting.  Let me know if you have any imaginative ideas for me to use.

Luke is six months old.  Or as our kids measure, zero and a half.  He's a good baby and his heart is doing well longer than expected, so his surgery is postponed a bit.  He sleeps pretty solidly waking once in the middle to eat a big bottle and then goes back down.  He recently started being afraid of strangers, which is really cute and funny to watch, good thing he's not in day care or something.  He loves being entertained by his brothers and sisters and gives me big open-mouth kisses on the cheek while grabbing onto my cheeks, ears or hair.  He is 15 lbs.

Macy got a bike helmet and training wheels for her birthday.  Luckily, the weather was nice so she got to try them out.
This is what I was doing while Luke was in his swing and the weather was nice.  I tried out my sun oven that Mark got me last fall (right before the weather got bad).  First attempt, brownies, turning out so-so because I knocked them over and spilled the batter halfway.  But it got up to 300 degrees.  Second attempt two days later, roast beef.  Oven got up to 350, which was not even necessary for roast, and it turned out fabuloso.  As soon as the snow melts I'm going to try bread.
Macy's party.  I'd post more pictures but feel weird putting other people's children on my blog, so, this is what you get.

1 comment:

The Haynes Herd said...

Congrats on the 100th birthday. What a cool idea. Butch's hair looks pretty sweet. I always tried to cute their hair when they were napping on a towel or something. It's a little easier. The sun oven is cool and we are excited to come down and see you guys in a couple months. Too bad we missed Macy's birthday party the monkey bread is looking really yummy!