Saturday, April 27, 2013

Things.

So many things have been happening.
Good things.
Unexpected things.
Exciting things.
I can't help but feel unbelievably blessed.

Friday, April 19, 2013

First Steps.

Daddy's great idea.
Mommy's high pitched baby voice.
Remote in hand.
Wobbly legs.
Enticed with electronics.
My little boy's first steps.

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Naturally we had some bloopers.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

11 Months.

This has been such a fun month to be Vince's mama. Speaking of mama, he f.i.n.a.l.l.y. started babbling mama!! That and practically every other noise under the sun. In one month he went from only babbling dada to saying and understanding the words "ah da" [all done], "mmmo" [more], and yaaaa [yay].


 With his second tooth popping through we took the initiative to start some good oral hygiene habits. He giggles so hard when the brush hits his gums! Hopefully he'll always love brushing his teeth this much!



After spending a majority of his life being a lazy little boy, Vince is become quite the little mover. At the beginning of March he began crawling on his knees. Just now at the beginning of April is he getting better at legitimate crawling. Still, he prefers being on his feet. He stands on his own when he gets distracted and is letting go of objects to take one step before he grabs back on for stability. My favorite thing is walking down the sidewalk next to him, holding one hand. It makes him seem like such a big boy. 


We've also hit a new frontier with eating. He scarfs down bananas, chomps on toast, loves crackers and is oh-so-slowly beginning to understand how to use a spoon. Getting him to eat enough has always been a battle, so I am loving this new attitude Vince has toward food. Horrah!


When he smiles or gets excited he scrunches up his nose and breathes really fast. He also waves bye-bye consistently... except when we try to get him to perform. He gets bashful and stares at the "strangers" instead of waving like a little cutie. His favorite "toy" is any door. That boy could open and close doors all day long!

 Now let's bring on the rest of April! We have memories to make, baths to splash in and flowers to pick.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Don't let this happen.

TV has been getting more inappropriate by the minute. Still, I was NOT expecting to hear that they are considering changing some of the current bans.

"Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the f-word, the s-word and to allow programs to show frontal female nudity, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening."

Click here for the rest of the article.

Please do something. The thought of my son being exposed to nudity and expletives on daytime television makes me sick. If this goes through my family is saying sayonara to TV... which maybe isn't a bad thing? But I digress. We have through April to stand up and voice our disgust.


TAKE ACTION 
Submit your comments to the FCC, urging it to reject any changes to the current policy. 
The FCC will not accept general email comments. To be valid, you are required to file a formal comment via the FCC's website.
Please follow these instruction carefully, to insure your comment is accepted by the FCC: 
1. Go to http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/begin?procName=&filedFrom=X.
2. Enter the code "13-86" in the "Proceeding Number" box and fill out the few remaining required fields.
3. Enter your comment in the text box provided and click "Continue."
4. From there, review your comment and click "Confirm."
Here is a sample comment you may submit: 
I oppose any changes to the current FCC indecency standards that would allow television and radio stations to broadcast expletives and nudity on the public airwaves, even if brief or "fleeting."
The Supreme Court has confirmed the FCC's authority to enforce policies regarding expletives and nudity, especially during times when children are likely to be watching or listening.
Relaxing the current policy would not serve the public interest and I urge the FCC to reject all proposals that would allow for the broadcast of expletives and nudity on FCC-licensed stations.
This will take you all of two minutes. Please prevent this from happening.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Stay Away.

It's not that we don't love visitors. Rather, we're sick. We feel all achy and are appetites don't exist. Even drinking water makes me want to hurl. Luckily, no one has puked. We're not sure if we picked up whatever Vincent had last week, but we do know that it's no fun.

Tomorrow we'll stay in our jammies, pile on the blankets, take lots of advil and watch General Conference. But for now, I need to force myself to drink water and stay hydrated. Hope your weekend is better than ours!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Fool's Day.

April Fool's Day is, hands down, my least favorite holiday. It's obnoxious. It's not funny to joke about your relationship status, your fake baby, a car accident. It gives everyone around you a false sense of joy or extreme fear for your life. And don't get me started with the even meaner jokes: kool-aid in the shower head, ketchup packets beneath the toilet seat.

Can you tell I don't like to be messed with?

I laugh at harmless jokes: saran wrap beneath the shampoo lid, food coloring in the milk. You know, jokes that are perplexing or shocking for a minute or two, but then allow you to go on with your life. My kids will definitely get to experience these silly jokes, but I'll never subject them to ridicule or lie to them about a serious subject just to get a laugh.

Call me a party pooper, but Paul and I have a truce: No [mean] April Fool's jokes.