Sunday, June 14, 2009

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We got a steal of a deal on a baby gate on craigslist. We put it up in between the living room and dining room. It's great because this way, Olsen can't wander into the dining room without intense supervision. The dining room is part of the entrance way, so a lot of debris ends up on the carpet that he liked to pick up and put in his mouth. In addition, Lucy likes to carry her food from the kitchen into the dining room carpet and not eat it all, much to Olsen's delight. I feel a little mean restricting the little guy, but I think it's for the best, since I don't vaccum everyday, like I probably should.

* there are still hazards in the living room, as you can see. We have a lot more baby proofing to do!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


The weather in Logan has been quite strange lately. It has been raining for a week and the temperatures have been in the upper 50s - 60s. From what I understand (from others and from being here last summer), it is generally quite hot and dry at this point in the summer. Every once in awhile the sun will break through for a spell and it is beautiful. We took advantage last Saturday to try our new baby carrier backpack.

Olsen actually seemed to like it and had a great view of the scenery. Every once in awhile he would take advantage of his position to pull Adrian's ears.

Lucy had a good time as always. We didn't hike for very long. We came across this in the trail and I wasn't sure if I wanted to try crossing with Olsen in the pack.

Overall, I think the pack is great and it will be handy when we go to Colorado. I'm just not entirely sure where his head goes when he falls asleep.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Home again

We're back from a whirlwind TX trip. We went to Pearland, where Adrian's parents live and to Corpus, where my parents live. Olsen's grandparents were very excited to see little Olsen. He is pretty cute now and fun to watch. He still cries when people he doesn't know hold him, though. He likes to watch new people and even climb on them, but if they hold him, he generally cries. We will need to try and work on that, especially if we ever need someone else to watch Olsen. However, one day when in Corpus, my aunts and uncle came to see Olsen, and he let everybody hold him! I'm not sure what was different about that day. He had a bad night of sleep that night but took a nice long morning nap. I guess the nap refreshed him and put him in an extra good mood.

We had a nice time. Olsen went swinging and swimming almost everyday. And he took his first trip to the beach! He also got to play with his friends, Raley and Krysta. Olsen did great on the plane both ways, but it did take a lot of effort on my and Adrian's part to keep him fully entertained, since he could not crawl around. It was nice to see family, and in some ways I was sad to leave, especially my parents' house since it seems like I don't get to go there too often. But, it was also probably time to come home, since Olsen was starting to get crankier the last few days and Adrian and I were getting tired. I think Lucy missed us, too.