Friday, November 14, 2008

Hyrum's Supposed First Words

It is as simple as this. Mom swore to us all that he said "Dirty Diaper" after she changed his dirty diaper. I however, heard him repeat after me, "Dog Poo!" after I stepped in dog poo while carrying him back to the apartment. Let us hope that this gross word trend does not continue. What ever happened to a sweet, loving, "mommy?"

Monday, November 10, 2008

What WILL I do?

Here is a cute picture of Hyrum sleeping in his crib. Sometimes it is hard to get over how fast he is growing, so I sit and watch him sleep. So the other day I sat down and wrote The Last Will and Testament of Laura Roper Andreasen. It was so strange to be thinking of what I would want for my children when I died. It is certainly a hard thing to do. For some reason, the idea of just having a will kept nagging at me. I also made copies of all of my important documents to give to my mom and dad. I think being a single mom who is nesting makes the experience all the more intense. I feel much more urgency in getting things done. Especially since through no fault of my own all of my government help was suddenly cut off, leaving me to pay medical bills and food bills with no money. So while I continue to nest like a freak, I will also continue to snack on fresh mushrooms... my biggest craving yet in this pregnancy.

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Little Musician

So the other day, Hyrum just climbs up on my parents piano bench and started playing the piano. He didn't pound on it like most little kids, but he had great form. He used each of his little fingers individually, and was even playing sharps and flats. It didn't sound like much, but it certainly wasn't bad! I was super impressed with his musician form! He did it all by himself too. Funny how these things sort of pop up. I don't think he's ever even seen me play before.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hyrum's first tie

It is hard for me to believe how big Hyrum is getting. This is his (all hand me downs) outfit that just breaks my heart. It is the first time he's worn a tie. He is too cute! He actually seemed to not mind it either. Ahhh... my little missionary.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Adventures

This is me as a potbelly pig. I dressed up for a Halloween party at playgroup, and was the only adult to have dressed up. I still love the idea of dressing up each year, but apparently other adults think they are above that. Hmmm... lol. However, I made a convincing pig. I just made a tail out of pipe cleaner, used the same mask I used when I was like seven, and dressed all in pink. And my natural pigginess did the rest.
My friend Brisa (from Mexico) brought her son Luke over and we carved pumpkins. She had never done it before, so I bought her a pumpkin and we carved away. She had a great time and did a great job. Hers is the one on the right, mine on the left. She wanted to copy a model so she did it right. I told her mine turn out strange every year but that is what is fun. It is fun to learn about new cultures for both of us.
This is Hyrum at This is the Place Park. They have a fun little village where there are tons of kid sized houses. This was supposed to be witch Hazel's candy home. I thought it was fabulous and so did Hyrum.
Hyrum looked so sweet in his tiger costume. For as cheap as it was bought last year after Halloween, he wore it about seven or eight times for different activities. It was well worth it, and he loved to wear it!
This was Hyrum's Halloween shirt he got from Wal-Mart. It is pretty cool. The ghost lights up every time someone moves past. So it has these fun right lights always lighting up and delighting him.