Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry (late) Christmas!

I have lots more pictures to post, but they will have to wait for tomorrow cause I just got Graham to sleep and I am going to take advantage of that and go to sleep myself!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I found a better Edward

This is who I think should have played Edward. He would have been perfect.

Graham's first snowfall

The morning we left my Parents house, we woke up to it snowing!! We took Graham out in it to see what he thought but he didn't seem to care either way. Maybe next year he will be more excited about it.

Friday, December 5, 2008

All the things we did over Thanksgiving

We all went to see Christmas lights.
It was about 2 degrees outside so Elliot put Graham inside his coat. I guess he was pretty cozy in there because he fell asleep right away and missed all the lights.
He decided to come out when we got to the part where they hand out free hot cocoa but then pouted and fell back asleep after I told him he couldn't have any. (I couldn't find any mittens or gloves that would fit an infant so I ended up putting socks over his hands and it worked pretty well!)
There was a rousing game of charades. This is Elliot trying to get everyone to guess "Oprah's couch." My brother thought that was a really clever one he thought up.
We played battleship.
Graham tried to join in but couldn't hold his head up long enough to see the board.

There was a baseball game for awhile until no one could stand to be out in the freezing cold anymore.We read a lot of books.Unfortunately, Elliot had a project due right after Thanksgiving so he had to work on that all week.
And I just love this picture of Graham. My brother was giving him an airplane ride and it totally looks like he is trying to make airplane sound effects in this picture. Hilarious.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

All the people Graham met

My parentsHe did really well for my mom in his bath. He has just started enjoying being in the water.

My nieces Kelly and Isabelle
Isabelle especially took a liking to Graham and wanted to play with him anytime he was around. It was really cute. She was also excited about feeding him and changing all his diapers. I should have brought her back home with us!
My sister Britany
My brother Shane
and Elliot's grandparents (who are good friends with my parents and came for Thanksgiving dinner)

The ride there and back

Well, to mine and Elliot's surprise, Graham actually did really well on our car trip. Not to say that there weren't several times where we got to enjoy this:
But the crying was few and far between for the most part. I am thinking he did so well because of my extraordinary parenting skills. I sat him down before we left and explained to him that the trip would go a lot better if he stayed quiet and slept or read scriptures, or started trying to learn his ABC's (it would be about time, he's almost 3 months old for crying out loud!).  I really think I got through to him because he respects me as a parent and wanted to make me proud. He ended up choosing to sleep for most of the 9 hour trip.
There is a part of me that wonders if the baby tylenol had anything to do with it? Nah, I doubt it.
We were about 1/2 hour from my parents house and pretty happy that we had almost made it without incident when Graham started screaming bloody murder.  At first, we thought we should just keep going since we were so close, but I couldn't get him to stop and I thought I smelled poo so Elliot pulled over and I pulled him out to change him. Oh wow. There was definitely poo. EVERYWHERE. I had laid him on the carseat with the door open so I could change him and once I opened his onesie up, poo suddenly was on everything. My hands, arms, sweatshirt, his legs, feet, clothes, the blanket. It was crazy. How is it that I can have this baby for 2 1/2 months and the first time he has a major poop blowout has to be in the cramped backseat of our car with the 20 degree wind blowing on his poor little bottom? I had to take all of his clothes off since the poo had contaminated them all so he was totally naked in the freezing cold while I wiped his body off with cold wipes. The way he was screaming, I'm surprised no one called child protective services. Poor little baby. What an awful experience. Luckily for him, we had the camera handy so we can all remember this momentus experience forever. 

I think we were all a little traumatized for awhile afterwards.