Friday, March 25, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa meet Elijah

We went back to Boise this past weekend to see Mom and Dad who were on the mainland kind of unexpectedly for BYU-H basketball. (Side note: BYU-H has done really well this year and they are playing in the NCAA National Championship game tomorrow, Saturday March 26th, at 11 am MST on CBS.) We were excited to see them again, and they got a chance to meet Elijah for the first time. Of course, like bums, we didn't take any pictures again for the whole weekend until we were about to leave. We went to a burger place just before we left town and took some pictures there.
Love this pic of my boy - smiling for Grandma, and you can see his fluffy light hair!What a beautiful auntie and Grandma he has!

Island Park YM trip

On March 11th and 12th Ryan, who is the priest's quorum advisor in our ward, went to Island Park with the priests and a couple of other leaders. They went snowmobiling and had a lot of fun. Here are a few pictures from his trip of the beautiful scenery.
And here are a couple of pictures of the results of that trip.
;) It was an exciting weekend for sure. We're just glad he came home safe and relatively sound.

Snapshots of our life

Tummy time - he can lift his head up higher but it's hard to catch in a picture.
MohawkWhat do you think they are saying to each other?
We spend a lot of time coloring.Cora loves her "pitty dess" and always asks to watch "see-ah-yay-yah" (Cinderella) when she's wearing it.There have been a fair amount of days that look like this - PJs, messy toys, and 3 people to a chair. But lately we've been doing better at getting dressed and out of the house (which has also been cleaner, usually.) The weather's getting warmer, so we can sometimes go to a park.Cora has been getting more insistent on dressing herself - or at least choosing her own clothes - notice the snow boots and "pitty rina" (ballerina) skirt.Cora copies absolutely everything we do and say. We noticed that she was copying Ryan when he was reading scriptures to us after dinner on his Droid, using her hand and a finger to scroll just like he was, so we tried to get it on video. But when she notices, her phone/hand goes into "hiding" in her shirt. (Just in case you can't understand what she's saying. And of course, like most of our videos, it ends with her asking to see the picture on the camera.
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Thousand Springs

We visited Boise during Ryan's break between clinical affiliations (around the beginning of March). It was fun, as always. Cora's favorite place in the world is auntie's house, and she loves all of her cousins and aunties and uncles. She can name everybody - Alex, Jo-Noh, Bathew, Wiggs, Manlyn, auntie, uncle, big uncle (Eric), auntie, E-tai-ta, E-tai-ta-mana, and Lani. Of course, we forgot to take any pictures while we were there. But on the way home we decided to take the "scenic byway" that went through Bliss, and passed by Thousand Springs, and we took a few pics there.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Counting

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Here is video evidence of Cora's counting ability. She's really good at counting to 7, sometimes 8 or 9, but she never ever says 2. If you ask her how many feet she has, or eyes, or hands, she'll tell you "tree" (3). She's been doing that since around when Elijah was born - we're still working on it. We went to the library and rented a bunch of counting books, but so far, it hasn't made a difference. Tips are welcome. In the meantime, we're still trying to teach her, but it gives us a good laugh.