Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Holy Heat!

I honestly don’t know how the pioneers did it.  I’m about to complain about the insane heat wave that took over Pittsburgh and how awful it’s been making life, yet I have a semi-adequate window unit air conditioner, and I don’t have to wear dresses and petty-coats all day.  I would have died.  I would have wished death upon myself.  I’m so glad I live now and not then. 

It’s been hot.  Really hot.  Back in the day in high school and college this would have been fine.  I would have loved going to the pool and lake all day everyday.  But when your nine months pregnant, have a one-year old who you constantly worry is becoming dehydrated and sunburned, and have no pool it’s just pretty much miserable . 

For this reason we haven’t gone out much during the day, however the other day we did attempt a walk with a new friend down-town on the boardwalk by the river.  It was a beautiful walk, but oh the heat.  Poor Lincoln.  I felt like an abusive parent.  I kept squirting him with water and making him drink, yet by the end of the walk this was the result….hot, sweaty, tired and adorable.

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I know I’ll be kicking myself when winter comes and wish it was summer.  I just want a happy medium.  70 degrees would be nice for a little while.  At least I’m not a pioneer.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lincoln’s Favorite Things

If only we could all find such joy in the things that Lincoln does.  What would life be like if all you had to do to be blissfully happy was….

Take baths

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Practice walking

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Throw Balls

 

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Swing

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And of course, watch movies of yourself…which I don’t have a picture of but is probably the thing that brings him the most joy in life.  These are the things that make him blissfully happy.  He is the thing that makes me blissfully happy.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I can't believe my little baby is one year old! Man has the past year flown by. Is this how they will all be? Over before I know it? It has been so fun watching him transform before my eyes the past 12 months. Good thing I get to start all over with a new little baby boy in six weeks! (I'm actually petrified for the new baby to come...Lincoln can't even walk yet!)

Lincoln had two little celebrations for his birthday. The first one was in Utah 3 days before his birthday with a whole lot of his cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents....but unfortunately not his Dad. His second party was yesterday on his actual Birthday with Ryan, me, and Wendy, grandma and Anderson via web cam.

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Pittsburgh Party
He got "scout" the talking dog from Aunt Wendy, and sports center from me and Ryan.

I think he is a little afraid of Fire. He didn't quit know what to think.

Utah Party



Lincoln's great grandma Jean shares a birthday with him and turns 80 this year! She is awesome and you'd never guess that was her age. She acts and seems more like 50 or 60. We made her a 80 cake too.


A bunch of Lincoln's cousins on the Harris side made it to the celebration!


It was great to see some of my sister-in-laws Liz and Cherie. We rarely see them so it was really fun that they were there.

The Birthday boy with his beloved Balls. The kid loves nothing more. Okay maybe he loves Baths and watching movies of himself just as much. I love you Birthday Boy!!





The other highlight of my trip to Utah was meeting this little lady!

She's my new niece Hannah! Ali had her back in May and it was so fun to hold and love her in person. Yay Ali, she's so perfect!