Sunday, August 18, 2013

Airport Fun

Caleb and I took a quick trip home to New Mexico at the beginning of August.  I went so that i could attend my 20 year high school reunion, Caleb came along because my mother would have killed me if I had come to visit and not brought him with me.  We flew in and out of the El Paso airport and with plenty of time to kill before the flight I found a corner that was open and had a little fence so Caleb could get down on the floor but not get into the flow of traffic.  I have noticed that he pretty much charms everyone around him so it was only a matter of time before he had a host of admiring fans.  One of the toys Grandma Larsen had given him while we were home was a little stuffed soccer ball, which he was happily flipping out of his hands and scooting after.  Well on one of these flips the ball bounced into the the contraption intended to measure the size of carryon bags.  This is open on both sides so Caleb calmly followed the ball right on in.  He then decided this was the perfect place for him to play.  The co-pilot who was waiting, along with the rest of us, for the plane to arrive asked him he could take a picture.  Which reminded me that I should probably get a picture of the cutest carryon to ever fly Southwest Airlines.

Monday, August 12, 2013

20 Years? Really?! Are you sure?

I can't believe it has been 20 years since I graduated from high school.  I certainly don't feel like have a significantly better handle on life.  There are days that I am sure someone is going to realize that I have just been faking everyone out and that I am not really an adult.  There are also days that I wish I could voluntarily turn in my grown up card and go back to building blanket forts and reading books all summer long.  It was a fun weekend, flew in late on Thursday night,  my niece Megan and her husband were kind enough to pick me up from the airport.  Everything went smoothly except for the fact that while I did not change planes in Vegas evidently the car seat did.  It decided it needed a trip to Phoenix,  but Southwest is prepared for things like that and had a loaner car seat we used to get Caleb safely to my parents house.  Half the fun of the trip was getting to see family.  Megan hosted a dinner at her house and the next morning everyone who could met up at IHOP for breakfast.  Caleb really enjoyed his blueberry pancake and I think he actually ate most of it.

 Later that afternoon some of us from our graduating class met at a local park for lunch and a little family time.  As usual Caleb was busy charming anyone who would hold still long enough to get smiled at.  Greg Groves father of 2 beautiful girls was having fun playing with a little boy, and Caleb loved the attention.  Greg's girls also had fun playing fetch with Caleb, he would drop things and they would retrieve them. He had them well trained.

 I didn't pull my camera out as often as I probably should have but I was having so much fun chatting with people that I would forget until I got home that I hadn't really taken many pictures. Oh well.

 Liz made a beautiful cake for the dinner on Saturday night, the best part is that it tasted good as well.
Great group of friends that it was fun to get to see again.  Sometimes I wish I lived closer to home, until I go home during August and realize I like the cooler temperatures in Northern Utah.  It was a fun weekend and I am so glad that I was able to go home.  Glad that Christi was able to come to visit as well.  It is really true of good friends, you can spend years apart and pick up like it was yesterday.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

1 Whole Year!

I try to keep my blog updated but it seems like there is always something more fun to do, like play with my adorable baby boy.  On that note let the cuteness begin.  We decided to incorporate our summer Bbq with Caleb's first birthday.  We invited friends and family over to enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon, and birthday cake.  Caleb had a great time watching all the kids running around he thought they were great entertainment.  After having some dinner, which in Caleb's case meant munching on pieces of hotdog and sniping chips off everyone else's plates we brought out the cake with the #1 candle light.  Daddy helped blow it out.


We then stripped Caleb to his diaper and let him have at it.  To start with he just picked at the frosting because it broke off in nice little bite sized pieces.

Finally he got to the soft stuff and the demolition commenced.

It is never pretty when a muppet gets eaten.

Okay mom, I think I have had enough
What can I say he is cute and knows it.

Even made an attempt to use a fork
Thank you to my friend April Olsen for making such a wonderful cute cake.  I had kids fighting over who got the Big Bird or Cookie Monster Face.  There was a consensus that Sesame Street trying to turn Cookie Monster into a veggie monster is just plain silly.

I do have to say that I can not believe this little man has only been a part of the family for a year.  It feels like he has always been here.  There is nothing in the world quite like his baby giggles, I still maintain the world would be a much better place if everyone could listen to a baby laugh at least once a day.  He is so much fun and is growing and changing so fast I almost can't believe it.