Monday, April 27, 2009

Easton update 16-17 months

Easton likes to play "Peek-A-Boo" behind the shower curtain so I was ready for this picture!
Here he is playing "Peek-A-Boo" again
Here is an unintentional form of peek-a-boo (notice the scattered TP, kindof hard to miss)
Not sure what is going on here....

Doesn't he look like a little surfer dude.
This is Easton's coy little smile to get what he wants from mommy and daddy.

This is what happens when 1)mommy and daddy leave out a bowl full of oatmeal and 2)Easton likes to climb onto the kitchen table. But seriously, even though the carpet floor, table, and your child is a mess, how can you do anything but sigh and then laugh when you see this face.

P.s. For all you friends out there in Utah I have a surprise for you about Easton that I will blog about soon. I am very behind in my blogging so I will blog about it as soon as I download the pictures. Hehe

Job Offer!

I have been very neglectful of blogging and we received this great news about a week ago so it's about time I share. Many of you know there was a deadline of April 26 that Albertson's was going to let Sam know if he got the job in Utah he interviewed with over a month ago. It is good news. They offered him the position and he is so excited because Albertson's is a great company and was one of his top two choices. They even offer better incentives and pay than Walgreen's (the other company that hired him) and we will still be in the salt lake valley. We are thrilled!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bulimic Baby

So, I have a bulimic baby on my hands. Easton literally is bulimic. Not in the real sense of the word but he likes to gag himself and he will do it to the point of throwing up. He has done it several times and yesterday was the worst! He was in his crib and Sam walked in to a very fun surprise of throw up all over the crib sheets, blankets and even the floor. Usually I hear him and go in running but then try to act normal when I walk in so he doesn't know that is why I'm coming in but this time I didn't hear him at all and we paid for it. I asked the doctor why he does this and he said he just thinks its interesting and he throws up because he has a strong gag reflex. He told me to ignore it but that is not always easy. I usually just try to give him a binki or something to play with but it's hard! He does it with spoons, his finger, lot's of things and he throws up quickly. I try not to overreact so he gets a reaction from me but I can't keep that up every time. Any advice out there? My crazy bulimic baby.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

My parents and brother came to town last weekend and we went to a wildlife park in Camp Verde about an hour and 15 minutes from Glendale. They offer a safari and have a pretty large amount of wild animals to view in a zoo like setting and they also have a Tiger Splash and Bear Splash show. We missed the python show where I guess you get to pet and hold the python. It was a unique experience. Guess I don't need to go to Africa now ;)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Yes, you are seeing what you think you are face inside a giraffes mouth!!! On the safari we were able to feed the giraffe their treats however we liked. Our guide told us we could feed them with our teeth and the giraffe would give us a kiss. Sick! was my first thought but then I thought, "How many times will I have a chance like this?" So I went for it. It was surprisingly not that slobbery and his tongue was rough like a cats.
My brother decided to do it too.
Here is what I got up close and personal with. Yummy
All the animals came right up to us. It was really cool!
This is what a giraffe has to do to bend down to eat at the ground. Poor fellas
The ostriches came right up to us as well and kept coming to the back of the bus. Our driver almost reversed right into one because it wasn't moving even though we would have hit it. She said its the only animal there that wouldn't move out of our way and would let us hit it. It got so close I could see it's really long eye lashes.
This was Sam's favorite because of the beautiful butterfly marking on its face.

This is the Tiger Splash. The Tigers play with the balls and toys and jump for them into the pool.
This tiger jumped for the toy over this guys back! Twice!
This girl was swimming with the tiger on his back. Just floating with him as he dragged her along.
This is right before the tiger got some serious air as he went for the toy and landed in the water!

They did this same thing with two brown bear cubs who they said the day before had attacked one of the trainers while doing a show.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My tender little one

Today I was sitting on the couch and Easton was standing above me bouncing around when he stopped, bent down and leaned in to give me a kiss. It was so sweet. One of those "Ahh" sweet moments when you stop everything you are doing and hearing and just soak it in. And to make it even better he gave me one more kiss and then laid his whole body against me and his head on my shoulder for a hug. He gives the sweetest hugs that can bring me to tears and will definitely make my day better than it was before.