Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Interview

Glen was asking George some questions and I thought his answers were cute. In fact, I was kind of surprised George knew what he was asking:

What is your name: George Hicks
What is your favorite color: pink
What is your favorite food: blue food
What is your favorite show: Wonder Pets
What is your favorite song: Jingle Bells
What is your favorite animal: giraffe
Who's your favorite, Mommy or Daddy: Mommy
What's your favorite toy: doggy
Who's your favorite train: Thomas
What is your favorite book: the Red Book
What is it about: Um... the sing book (?)

Then he got distracted watching Wonder Pets. This kid surprises me everyday with what he understands and the words and phrases he knows. This morning I asked if he wanted to watch a show and he said, "Yeah, I wanna watch a show. You wanna watch a show with me?" How could I resist?

He went to a sitter's house while we went to the movies and I got a text that said, "You have the easiest kid ever! Since you dropped him off, he has been working on fixing our broken train table." I love him so! And Ollie is looking more and more like him and behaving in all the same ways George did as a baby. I'm hoping for another nice boy! Yay for Hicks' traits and genes!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nothing to say

I haven't really felt compelled to blog lately. I don't know if it's just laziness or what. We had a great Thanksgiving! We spent it with Glen's family up in Utah. We were also able to spend quite a bit of time with my brother and his family. We stayed at my sister's house and she stayed at ours like we did for Christmas last year. It's a shame we never get to spend holidays together but it's nice to have a place to stay and to know our home is being taken care of while we're gone. We had a few family pictures taken by Marie's friend which was fun. They were all around his Dad's farm, the home where Glen grew up. It's a really beautiful place. I love that George can just run around and have fun and I don't have to worry much about him. My sister lives behind the Hicks' farm and he would just run from her house and back to see "Papa" over and over. He loved it!

Utah was beautiful and wasn't even all that cold. I think the coldest day was the last and it got down to like 40 degrees which is not bad at all. I thought we would freeze but we had ample clothing, to be sure. I even packed a snow suit for George. The only snow he got to see was the leftovers from the storm the week before; little piles here and there in gas station parking lots.

My mom and I drove up with the kids on Friday since Glen had to work and go to school through the next Tuesday. I wanted to be in Utah for my MTC roommate's reception Saturday night. I was bummed about spending my birthday on the road, but we still had fun. When we got to the hotel, there were over 20 white roses waiting for me! It was awesome! I later found out that Glen had asked our good friend Bryce Mortimer to deliver them for him. It was such a nice surprise to have there and just shows how thoughtful Glen is. We stayed in a hotel until Mom left on Monday to drive back to Arizona with my sister and the boys and I moved into my sister's house at that time. I was able to go into work on Tuesday in Salt Lake and my boss let me take Ollie. It was really fun to have him there! My wonderful sister-in-law, Marie, watched George until my brother could pick him up later in the morning and take him to his house where he had a fantastic time with his cousins, while we were away. Then we drove up to Ogden to pick up our Daddy from the airport. We had an awesome Thanksgiving dinner at Marcia's house. I love to be with Glen's family! They are so fun and I feel like I fit right in.
Aunt Marie and Ollie

On Friday we did a little shopping and got our pictures taken. We spent a little time with our good friends, the Mortimers, and I got to munch on little Lyam. Man that is one cute baby!

Lyam and Jess Mortimer

We were driving home on Saturday when my mom invited us to Glendale for some fun that night. Since Glendale was only a little bit out of the way, we stopped there on our way home and spent some time with my brother and sister and their families as well as my parents. We were there a good hour before everyone else so we left shortly after they arrived. We finally made it home around 9 pm and I walked in to the most glorious of sights: Glen had put up all of the Christmas decorations, including our beautiful tree, before he left on Tuesday! All-in-all it was a great week! Now it's time for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An Apple A Day

We bought a ginormous box of apples from the same lady that sold us the peaches and went to work last week. All of her fruit comes from Utah so you know it's good! We made applesauce, applesauce for babies, apple pie filling and apple butter (a special request from Grandma). It was a lot of work but it sure is tasty!
We made four quarts of regular applesauce, about 40 ounces of frozen baby food, two pints of canned baby/George applesauce, four pints of apple butter, and 3 quarts and 1 pint of apple pie filling. We borrowed a water bath canner when we did the peaches and we just haven't given it back yet... It's so fun!

Friday, October 26, 2012

My Baby: Six Months!

Oliver was six months last Friday but we didn't have an appointment with the doctor until Wednesday. Here are his measurements:

Weight: 16 pounds 5 ounces (25th %-ile)
Length: 27 inches (50th %-ile)
Head circ: 17.5 inches (89th %-ile)

I don't know where our boys get their big heads... Oliver is so dang cute! I can't stand it sometimes. He has the sweetest smile and the calmest disposition. He has no teeth yet but he has tried a few different solids. He has tried green beans, sweet potatoes, peaches and grapes. His favorite are frozen grapes in his little mesh feeder. He also really likes peaches but he will still eat the veggies when offered. I add a little oatmeal to the green beans to make them a little more palatable.

He is not trying to crawl at all! He is content to just lay or sit on the floor. He can pull himself up but he doesn't do it unless we tell him to. It's pretty cute because he gets a big smile on his face knowing how much we like it.

He wakes up twice each night; once around eleven/midnight and again around 4/5 am. He goes to bed at the same time as George around 8 after a bath and story time. I love seeing these little boys in the bath together! He sleeps until 8 am usually. He adores George and will also smile when he talks to him. I always tell George that Ollie is his best friend. George has adjusted really well to being a big brother. He loves it! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Conversations with George M

While going potty (standing up, this helps it make more sense...):
George: Peepee this way, peepee that way. Oh, it's bigger! (the peepee stream) Bubbles! I make bubbles! (boys!)

Mom: George, let's go!
George: Okay, Mommy! Let's go! We go play with da kids?
Mom: No, it's time for a nap.
George: (dejected) Ohhhhh... I wanna go to da store!
Mom: Nope, it's nap time!
George: Take pants off!
Mom: Wait and take them off in your room.
George: Ohhhhhh-kaaaay

Daddy: K, George, give me a hug and a kiss!
G: No, no go!
Daddy: Come on, George!
G: I wanna go in da car!
Mommy: You can't go in the car, you're not wearing any clothes (he took them off as soon as he woke up)
G: I want clothes!
Mommy: Daddy's leaving, give him a hug and a kiss.
G: Ohhhhhhh-kaaaaay

Mommy: George, get off your brother!
G: I wuves baby bruver!
Mommy: I know you love him but you can't strangle him! He's just a baby!
G: No a baby! Baby bruver!
Mommy: Yes, he IS your baby brother but he is little and you need to be soft and nice. Say sorry and give him a kiss.
G: Okay, Mommy. Sah-wey (Sorry) baby bruver, give you a kiss! *kiss*

I love this boy more and more every day. Today he was getting on my nerves just a bit but I could tell he was really bored and just wanted to play. Unfortunately, I can't play much during work hours. He kept asking me to dance with him. I did once but not as much as I should have. He's so dang smart and extra special polite. I taught him to say, "Okay, Mommy" whenever I ask him to do something or tell him something. I remember my mom always telling me, "Just say okay!" because I always had something else to say. I would always talk back. I am trying to get him to get used to just saying, "okay". Hence it being one of his favorite words!

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Zoo!

My little sister is in town so I took the day off and we headed to the zoo! There were six kids, ages three and under. It was so fun! I love that George and Ollie have cousins so close to them in age. My sister Jaylyn brought her three kids and my little sister Caitie brought her little girl. Jaylyn has twins that will be four in January and they love George and vice versa. It is so fun to watch them play. At one point, George and Addylyn were holding hands and singing the alphabet song as they walked along. It was so cute!
Stopping for lunch... at 10:30... Lightweights!
We stopped to see the stingrays. George would not touch them but he thought they were cool. 
This is a picture I got after I told George not to turn around and smile. Kids are too easy!
George's favorite animal was the giraffe. It is all he can talk about. If anyone asks what he saw at the zoo, he will always mention the giraffe. He had show and tell yesterday at preschool and told all the kids about it. One kid said, "Oh, the virgaffe!" and George said, "No, giraffe!" and they went back and forth a few times before the teacher intervened and really made that little boy mad!

Mommy's favorite animals were the monkeys, of course! They have a monkey village and it's a huge cage where you can walk in and the monkeys are swinging through the trees all around you. It was so awesome! And Glen was able to join us after his class ended. ASU is just ten minutes from the zoo!
They also have a splashpad which was a must do because it was 104 degrees. IN OCTOBER!

We had a great time! Thanks, Grandma Robin!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Millions of Peaches!

 We bought a 32 pound box of Utah peaches last week and did what we could with them. We canned 12 quarts, made about 70 oz of baby food, made some peach popsicles, peach muffins and still had peaches left over for George and I to snack on.
We also have been experimenting with different Pinterest recipes. One day I made a yummy cake that reminded me of Fall. We have also made chicken Caesar sandwiches, many types of cookies, playdough, colored rice, and I even made my own empanada dough that was pretty dang good and could work for a pie (I think a peach pie is in my future). I really enjoy Pinterest and I enjoy it even more when the things they tell me are true...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

5 Months!

Oliver is five months-old! He is finally rolling both ways and enjoying every minute of it! I don't know why it takes my kids so long to roll over. I think they just don't see why they would need to until they start really wanting that toy way over there. Lucky for me he is not cutting any teeth yet! George had like four teeth by now and the end of nursing came shortly thereafter. He is a happy jack. George loves him to pieces... literally. I am waiting to find Ollie bits strewn about. He hugs him and kisses him and jumps on him and so on. But he also give him his pacifier when he is sad and pats his back to help him burp or fall asleep.

George has started to dress himself. He has never had the confidence and I just started making him do it on his own. He doesn't like to fail so he gets really frustrated if he can't do it perfectly. He is loving preschool and making some friends. For that I am truly grateful! Thanks Mrs. Brianne!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


It seems I have a pest on my hands. This is what we found this morning:

I recognized the signs right away and I was able to get a picture of the rodent in his natural habitat:


Those with a weak constitution may want to stop here


AHHH! My eyes!! In all seriousness, we did find evidence of a mouse. It wasn't half-eaten apples but there was definitely evidence. Glen set a trap last night and I found the monster dead this morning. Gross. Glen is gone all day at school and I wasn't going to let it sit in my house until late this evening. Therefore, it was up to me to dispose of it. I was unable to finish my breakfast. I still can't think about it without getting a little nauseous.

Monday, September 10, 2012


A friend's post about her car breaking down inspired me to share our most recent car troubles. Some time last winter, when we were in Utah, our fuel level gauge started being funky in the Santa Fe. After a day or two of weirdness, it stopped working all together. We had no reason to fix it since we still had at least six months before our next inspection so we were just tracking the mileage and getting gas when we had gotten close to what we were used to getting on a full tank.

Well, July rolled around and it was time to register the car. Because the fuel level sender was out, the check engine light was on and we failed inspection, of course. So we took it to our mechanic and he replaced the fuel level sender only. Another option would have been to replace the fuel pump along with the sender since a new pump comes with a sender. But he was trying to save us money so he just replaced the sender. Meanwhile, our driver's side window was making a lot of noise when you rolled it up or down. We tried to ignore it but it started to get difficult to roll it up. So, a few days after the sender was replaced, I was driving around Mesa after meeting with a naturopathic doctor about my hives. I turned onto a busy street when the car started acting like it was out of gas... I putt putted just long enough to get onto a side street. We were in direct sunlight and I had little Ollie with me. I called Glen and he didn't answer. Luckily we did have a second car at the time because my dad had let us borrow a little Chevy he bought from my uncle. However, Glen was not answering so I called my Dad and he was able to get out to me and told me to call the mechanic to get the name of a tow company. While we waited for the car to be towed (we didn't want to leave the keys with the car in the neighborhood we were in... not a nice one) Dad took me to get an ice cream cone and I fed Oliver. I cried a little when it first happened and I realized I would be in a very hot car with my little baby. I think Dad felt bad...

Turns out the fuel pump went out... So, we had to pay to replace the fuel pump which comes with a brand new sender. I now have a barely used sender in my garage not being used... This of course happened during the month we started to budget really seriously to prepare to live on only my income.

A few days later I went to the pool with my mom and we stopped at Chick-Fil-A on our way home. I rolled down the window and it would not go up. This would almost be okay if we didn't live in AZ. Our neighbor was able to prop it up with different wedges so we could order the parts needed and still have a closed winder for our drive to UT for graduation. Well, on our drive to Utah, the car started shaking a little bit which caused the window to slowly fall down. By the time we were about an hour from getting to our destination, the car was shaking so violently that Glen had to stop driving and my mom got in our car so he could drive hers. It was giving him a headache among other things. Glen took the car to my brother's house who said the issue was not alignment as we had originally thought. The tire on the driver's side was separating on the inside... So glad we didn't die. Of course our tires are at least $200 a tire because we drive an SUV. Luckily they were under warrantee so we got a free tire but we had to pay for the neighbor tire since you really shouldn't change just one tire and we had to pay to mount them. Miraculously, Glen had been paid one more paycheck than we were expecting. Since he was a teacher, he gets paid through the summer but I wasn't expecting this last check. Within a month's time, we replaced the fuel level sender, fuel pump, two tires and an automatic window motor. We also had to pay the $350 registration fee and the insurance. I pay insurance once every six months so that was $400. We spent about $2000 on our car that month.

Now we just have to replace the brakes and flush the engine. No big deal....

Friday, September 7, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Glen started grad school a few weeks ago and has found out why you only take a two or three courses each semester instead of four or five like he did as an undergrad. He doesn't have many exams but he has lots of papers due. And they are research type papers.... ew. He also will start working on his thesis paper. No thanks. Anywho, while he is in school full-time, he is also a TA for the music history department. Luckily, as Glen found out, the music department doesn't expect a lot from their TAs. They just want to have an opportunity for grad students to get a tuition break and some extra money to entice good students to go there. They would rather they spend the time on their studies. But he does TA for an online course about historic female composers. Interesting stuff.

He is also continuing on with his piano lessons. He currently has 6 students. There is another adult student that wants to start soon and a cello student they may start taking lessons. Also, drumroll please.... Legacy called him and wants him to start teaching orchestra part-time. Now, we entertained the idea of part-time before he quit but they said he would have to work 20 hours a week or something like that which is out of the question. That and they never really gave a clear answer on what they would have available. So, they called him last week and left a message practically begging him to come back. He talked them down to one hour a day, in the morning, before school. The preferred to have him teach either early morning or after school and the Jr. High orchestra during the day, but it just isn't feasible with his schedule. So, he starts next Monday teaching beginning and intermediate orchestra in the mornings, one hour a day.

In addition to all of these new responsibilities he has taken on, he continues to fulfill the original, most important roles. He is a great daddy and gives George a bath every night, reads him a story and prays with him. He gives me attention and makes sure I know he loves me. He talks and giggles with Ollie and makes his little eyes light up. Our Dad is busy!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Four Months!

Ollie Bear is four months old! He's just as smiley as ever and just keeps growing. He weighs 14 lbs 15 oz which is about the 37th percentile. He was measured at 26 inches but the doctor doesn't think that's right because that would mean he grew 3 inches since his last appointment.

This boy will light up a room. There is no shortage of wonderful women at church who want to hold him. And he doesn't mind one bit. He loves the ladies and flirts with all of them. He only cries when I let him get hungry enough. He has only ever nursed which is a big accomplishment for me. In a couple of weeks he will hit the age when George started getting teeth. I'm hoping it takes Ollie a little longer...

George loves baby brother still. He is always worried when Ollie is sad and gives him lots of hugs and kisses. I'm so excited to start giving Ollie rice cereal. I will let George feed him which I'm looking forward to. I started George on rice cereal around this time but I think I will wait until Ollie is six months. That seems so far away but these four months have seriously flown by. I love my boys!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


We had a great time in Utah! We were able to spend a little bit of time with my Utah family and a little bit with Glen's family. However, I only got to see Glen's sister Marianne for a few minutes on her way to work and I didn't get to see Marie at all. But we will see all of them for Thanksgiving this year! I am blessed with wonderful in-laws! I just wish Glen could say the same.... Just kidding. My family is amazing! I got to meet my newest nephew, Cal Owens Gardner. He's a little baby and takes me back four months to when Ollie was that little... Stop it! No. I can wait for the next one.... right?

Graduation was a lot of fun and I'm glad we took the time and money to get up there for it. I was nice to have people finally realize I had graduated even though I actually graduated in April. I guess you have to have pictures of yourself in a cap and gown for people to acknowledge the accomplishment. I'm very grateful to BYU and the Bachelor of General Studies program which allowed me to complete my degree from Arizona with very flexible schedules. And I'm of course grateful to Glen who made me sign up for the program and finish my degree. He said I had to finish before he started his Masters program. He starts next week!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


 Sometimes I wonder if one day I will just wake up and I will find myself still in Argentina and realize the past five years were all a dream. I used to have dreams on the mission about being married to Glen. That is what scared him into not writing me for a few months. I don't mean to say that the past five years have been perfect or that I have not had pain, depression or any kind of unpleasantness. What I would like to convey is that I made a plan for myself when I was in Argentina. I had a companion who asked me what I thought I would be doing five years after the mission. We also talked about ten years, fifteen and so on. With very few exceptions, I am doing exactly what I thought I would. I told her I would be married to Glen and he would either be a teacher or a student. We would have two kids and I would be home with them.

I would never say I have the perfect life or even the best life. But I cannot deny that I have the perfect life for me at this time in my mortality. My husband is caring and smart. He takes care of me. He pursues his dreams and won't take anything less than what he has planned for himself (kinda like me). We are both happy to take a better alternative we had not previously imagined, but never anything less. For example, Glen did not think he would be married in less than two years after the mission, but it was a better plan he was not aware existed. Right, honey?

When Glen and I met in middle school, I never thought I would marry him. Not to mention the day he threw pine cones at me after play practice and I was sure we would never be friends again. I always thought I would only love some blonde surfer guy. Gross. Not for me. Heavenly Father knew what I needed. I needed someone who would counter my obstinance with patience and forgieness. Someone who would never raise his voice to me (I melt into a puddle of tears when people yell at me. Even when there isn't really any yelling, but just "getting after" going on. It's true. Ask my parents. It's pretty sad.)

In conclusion, Glen celebrated his 27th birthday so he will be the same age as me for a few months. That always makes me feel less old. Then I turn 28 and feel old again... I am so grateful for his mother for bringing him into this world. I only wish I could meet her and hug her and tell her so in this life. I am grateful for his sweet father and sisters for helping him become who he is. And I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father for bringing him into my life over 15 years ago. I love you, Honey! Happy Birthday!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Last Monday we took George to the pet store for family night and let him pick out two goldfish. This was his reward for being fully potty-trained. He picked out an ugly black/brown one and I picked a pretty orange and black one. "Onge" died the next day. "Bwack" lasted another 24 hours. So, on Saturday, we went back and bought a more hearty fish. We got a betta. He is so pretty! George has not named him yet so he is still just "bish" or "bishy". He is a pretty blue and red.They are supposed to live at least one to two years. Here's hoping he's still around next week!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

3 Months!

Ollie L is 3 months old today! He is a smiley baby. He is always happy unless hungry. I am so glad I haven't had to deal with colic or acid reflux with either kid. He still has all of his hair and it is getting longer. He has gotten some chub on his bones but he's not a chubby baby. I tend to have average-sized babies. He wakes up once, usually around 5 am but sometimes as early as 2. But then he eats and goes right back to sleep until 8 or so. I haven't had to supplement at all which is a huge blessing for me. George loves being a big brother. He is constantly giving hugs and kisses and making sure the baby is happy. He likes to tickle him, too, but we have to keep a close eye on that...

George is fully potty trained. He hasn't had an accident in over a week and he tells us when he needs to go, for both kinds of potty.... He wears underwear both day and night and I am thoroughly enjoying this. He has started to say, "Welcome" for "You're welcome" which I love.

Our new nephew, Cal Owens Gardner, was born this week! We will get to meet him in August when I walk for graduation at BYU. I can't wait!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hicks Family Updates

Because our blog is now private, when I update it, it will not show on your blog lists. Therefore, if you want to know when I update this blog, add to your blog list and I will update it when I update this blog.
I just made the blog public and it will be public for a few days. I realized I have some blog followers that have not given me an email address. If you want access, please email me at chelsearosehicks(at)gmail(dot)com. Or you can post a comment here with your address! 


We have not been the best when it comes to regularly scheduled family nights. We spend 24 hours a day together so sometimes it doesn't feel necessary. But lately I have wanted to make sure we make an effort just for the blessings of being obedient and instilling in George and Ollie a sense of tradition. Last week we all make french bread pizzas together and George got to put his toppings on. Then we sangs songs around the piano (this is a must every FHE). Tonight we went bowling. We went before dinner so we could come home, eat dinner, sing and then relax. It was so much fun! Last time we took George to a bowling alley he didn't want to sit still and he didn't want to stay by us. He wanted to be every where else. This time he loved it! He wanted it to be his turn all the time. But he figured out that he had to take turns. We played one game together. Then I needed to feed the baby so George played his own game with Glen's help. He just keep throwing his ball down the lane and yelling, "Again, again!". We will be repeating this family activity! Here are some pictures of the last game:
These were taken with my phone because my camera battery charger is missing. It's always something....

He had a pink ball that he could carry but when he was too impatient to wait for the ball return he tried to get this one on his own

He loved the little ball chute

Getting ready to push the ball!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Potty Training 101

He is wearing Ollie's pool hat because, well, it's Ollie's.
My cute little boy is in underwear! He wears it all day and in five days he has only had one accident! He wore it for the first time at night last night and he did wet the bed but that is to be expected. He tells us when he needs to go if we haven't taken him recently enough. We make sure to take him to the potty every hour or so. He even told us that he needed to poop but not in so many words. He just yelled from the other room, "Help! Help! Mommy!" I was in the bathroom myself so Glen asked him what was wrong and he just kept saying "Help!" Glen figured it out and put him on the potty and away he went!! I have tried to potty train him a few times and this time it just took! I hope to get him completely trained by the end of the summer so we can put him in preschool. Mainly so I have a couple hours a day a couple days a week without him but he is learning while he's gone. My little boy is getting so big! And just for good measure, a picture of Oliver:
Ollie at the pool! Don't worry, we were in the locker room still getting ready. I didn't let him burn!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Two Months!

Little Ollie is two months old! He went in for his well-visit with the doctor and he is growing nicely:
Weight: 11 lbs 10.5 oz (44th percentile)
Length: 23 inches (56th percentile)
Head circ: 16 inches (94th percentile)
He sleeps well every night. He will only wake up once to eat and he falls asleep eating and stays asleep until morning. He smiles at everyone all the time. He reminds me more and more of baby George. I love my boys. Being a mom is the best! (It is also very difficult, not gonna lie.)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jackson Hole 2012

Boy howdy did we have a good time in Jackson! This year my parents took us to Wyoming for our family trip in lieu of the Mexico trip. This was good because my postpartum body enjoyed being covered in many layers.
We started the trip in Utah where Glen was able to bless Baby Oliver in his dad's ward where all of our families could gather. It was great! Before the blessing (since the ward didn't start until 1 pm and we were leaving for Wyoming that afternoon) we had an open house at my brother's house in Springville. It was a lot of fun and I got to see some friends I haven't seen in a long time. We got into Alpine, WY about 9 pm on Sunday evening which meant nothing was open. We were all starving but made do. Our first day was spent in Jackson Hole just the four of us. We went shopping and George played with toy trains. Luckily he fell asleep in the car on the way back to the hotel around lunch time and we were all able to take a nap before heading back to town for the shoot out and dinner. My mom offered to watch George that evening so Glen and I could see the show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse. It was "The Ballad of Cat Balou". It was a great show!

Tuesday was Jenny Lake day. We spent the morning driving to Jenny Lake and keeping a lookout for wildlife. We saw a couple of moose and some antelope. We had breakfast all together at Nora's Fish Creek Inn (a family favorite and a tradition). My mom made us all dress in plaid for family pictures up at the lake. PS. My brother Taylor has had that mustache since November (Mustache Movember) and my brother Dayton thought it would be funny if all of the guys grew facial hair for the trip. Glen wanted to be clean shaven for the blessing so he opted out. But this hopefully explains why I have so many pedophillic-looking men in my family photo.

Wednesday was another free day. We spent it driving around Jackson. We went to Ripley's Believe it or Not and to the Alpine Slide. It was way fun! George got to ride the slide twice and he absolutely love it! That evening we went to a chuck wagon dinner that drives you out to the forest. They fed us and sang songs. George wore his cowboy hat only until it was time for the chuck wagon dinner when it would have been most appropriate. Oh well!

Despite the look on his face, George had a blast!
Thursday was white water rafting day! I got to go since Glen didn't want to go and offered to watch the boys. It was so much fun as always! More pictures to come of that once my mom has her water-proof disposable camera developed.

Friday we drove back to Utah. We had the privilege of  visiting some of our best friends in the hospital to meet their new baby, Lyam Bryce. He is so darling. We went out to Spaghetti Factory for dinner since it's our favorite and we don't have a close one here in AZ. We drove home Saturday to find everything in order on the home front. It is always nice to be home! I started work again on Monday and things seem to be moving along nicely.

Also, in case anyone was wondering, I still get my daily hives. They were especially bad in Jackson for some reason.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My baby is one month old!

Can't deny that is a cute face!! And just for fun, here is a comparison of my boys: