May 28, 2008

Slavery in Colorado

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Going, going... & gone!!

A few months ago Payson really seemed like he was going to start crying. But he didn't really start until he hit 8 months. I loved watching him get into the push-up position! Then balancing on two arms and one leg, trying to figure out what to do with the other one hanging in the air.

Okay, so I spent an afternoon trying to figure out how to edit movies from our digital video camera. Turns out the software that came with it does very little unless you upgrade. So this is a terrible splicing job of some times that we tried to get Payson to crawl on camera. He is very good now (you see at the end) and loves to stand up too! Will he walk soon??? I can't wait. Actually, I love that he can crawl! He doesn't get into much "dangerous" stuff, and when he wants me, he just searches me out and comes to me! When he does spot me, he stops, smiles at me until I notice him and smile back, and then either continues toward me whining for a diaper change (or food or etc) or he just goes over to the nearst "point of interest" -usually something he can stand and "play" with. Who knew walls and beds and cupboards were so exciting?

May Days

Uncle Daniel and Grandma visit!! My youngest brother Daniel and my Mom took the scenic route to Southern Cali -by way of Tucson! Daniel is doing an internship at (the wrong) Raytheon in El Segundo. So my Mom drove with him to keep him company and meet some people from his mission. They didn't admit to it, but they were sad to go after a short day and a half. We love having visitors, so next time your in Arizona... :)

He is a growin' boy! And his favorite toys are cords and electronics! (Looks and acts just like Daddy!) Above is my Sansa usb port -a definite favorite as you can see. He also loves my blow dryer, and gets jealous when I am using it. As I write this he is attacking our modem -blinking lights -need I say more?

So, Payson does crazy things in his crib. Above, he squirmed his pants almost all the way off before falling asleep.
If he doesn't end up with his head jammed in a corner, he's on his face, got a blanket wrapped around his face only, or has his back completely arched! (Don't be fooled by how sweet he looks sleeping -although it gets us every time.)


Patrick and Erica Adventures

I won $500 dollars betting on my putting skills. Patrick never learns... :)

Patrick put up ceiling fans -much needed in this climate -doesn't he look manly? Payson's room is a football field with sports wallpaper. Patrick's also very proud of how the painting turned out.

I'll bet you have no idea what this is. I had the great idea of cooking rice in the microwave (which can be done -just not with the pyrex bowl and lid I used it turns out). Then I decided I could walk down the street and it would be done when I got back. I could smell burning as I walked back to my house and thought, "how embarrasing, somebody really burned something bad!" Well, if you can tell in the pic, my microwave was yellowy-brown, the rice was charcoal, and the plastic lid had melted in. And boy did it smell! Even my purse sitting on the counter across the room smelled of smoke days later! I'm pretty sure that this was all somehow Payson's fault... my little scape goat for everything these days! :)