Sunday, August 23, 2009

Photo equipment up and running!

Our first photo shoot in our homemade studio.
The perfect subject!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Why pickles?

As you know Oliver has been having a difficult time consuming anything non-boob related. Even fruits! To date the only foods he likes are pickles, beans, turkey and gravy and gumming beef jerky. I have come to the conclusion that I gave birth to a homeless man. If I find a bottle of malted beer in a paper bag in his crib I'm going to be very disappointed.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm not in Utah any more

My neighbors yard has progressively got worse and worse as the summer has gone on. I'm not talking about a weed here or there, I'm talking about solidly packed weed gardens and knee high grass. Especially over the last two weeks it has really got out of hand. I was beginning to think: perhaps she died/ went out of town/ has been working three shifts a day ect. So today I got the crazy idea to be a good neighbor and go mow her lawn. After about three rows she comes running out of her house waving her arms. I turn off the mower and say "Well hi there, I thought you were on vacation". She then says "Um ya well I'm not" and then she just looks at me (a pretty dirty look) so I then offer to finish mowing so she does not have a three stripe goat trail running through her yard and she basically tells me to get bent. Not sure what to make out of this.

Do I...
A. Write her off as a crazy lady (who probably has a basement full of cats) and pretend the situation never occurred.
B. Go over and apologize for being... nice? Nosy? One who cares what my yard looks like?
C. Put up a 8 ft fence next year. After all good fences make for good neighbors.

Your thoughts please.

Wisconsin State Fair

Oliver the baby donkey

Checking out the livestock

The making of the World Famous Milwaukee Cream Puffs!


We decided to display the cream puffs in this manner to avoid cream puff confusion.
The kid has a big appetite what can I say

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Happy 6 Month Birthday!

Oliver is 6 months today and yesterday he went to the doctor for his check up. He is doing exceptionally well considering how early he was. The only areas he needs to work on are rolling over and sitting up. The doctor said that he is 5 months cognitively but because he is the size of a 6 month old it is easy to expect him to act like one. He jokingly said he was surprised how cute Oliver is (because he works with Matt everyday). He also said that he is the happiest baby he has ever seen, but we already knew that :)

His measurements were:
17" head circumference 50th percentile
27 inches in length 75th percentile
17 lbs 50th percentile

Saturday, August 1, 2009