Saturday, August 29, 2009

The long awaited video of Matt walking

Here is Matt taking some steps. Notice how his arms are above his head, I guess this helps him balance because he always holds them up there. Its fun to see him become more confident and daring the more he walks.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fun in August

We've had another fun filled month. Matt loves to help me out at home, from laundry to making dinner. He is picking up on things so fast these days, its so cute to see him learn new things. He is walking more these days and can go for a whole room's distance before he decides to sit down and continue crawling. We helped Amy and Justin move to Pleasant Grove into their new condo. They didn't have very much to move since they moved all of the small things earlier that week. There were no big appliances just some furniture. Matt and I cheered all the movers on as there wasn't much for us to lift.
We had a mini-emergency last Monday night. Josh was doing some wood carving and I startled him as I came outside to see him. His chisel missed the wood but carved into his thigh instead. We headed to the instacare where the 3 inch gaping tear got stitched back up (There are some pictures of it on our site but they make it look so small).Josh and I backpacked into East Shingle Creek Lake last weekend. It was as hard to find as it is to say. Luckily, we made camp before dark and Josh even had time to catch a few fish.
We went to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Dedication on Sunday which was such a neat experience. I love President Monson! We baby swapped with Ashlee and Mark (Matt for Blueberry). She is such a cutie pie, but she got a little angry when Josh tried to hold her.
Anyways, here is a link to a photobucket album. I can't get the slideshows to work anymore.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Matt video

I was having a hard time posting more than one video on the same post, so I thought I would make a slideshow. Hopefully this works!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Matt video

Here is a random video of Matt. This is from our backpacking trip to Fehr Lake. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Catching up the blog

Summer has been fun this year. Matt is enjoying playing outside and we've been able to do some fun things with him.
We met Josh at a park for a lunch playdate last week.

Matt loved the slides and tunnels.
Last Thursday, there were some really strong winds ( is there such a thing as a wind storm?) in SoJo. We lost our biggest Aspen tree :( That night was spent chopping up wood and clearing branches out of the yard, roses, and street.

Last night, we went for a hike up to Lower Bell's Resevoir. It was completely uphill as we had to climb to the top of a ridge to where the lake was. Matt was a trooper. He loves being outside and does well in his backpack. He was mostly interested in throwing rocks in the lake. "Sorry Dad and Grandpa for scaring away the fishies." Matt told me to type that.

This morning Matt and I went to the Gale Museum in South Jordan as part of an Enrichment activity. The museum has an exhibit on the early settlers of this area. There were several ladies that came and half of them had small children. Matt was the least interested in the tour until we came to the hands on part of the museum. He was sad when we had to leave. He got to milk a cow, collect eggs from a chicken, catch fish, and drive an old car. He would have liked being a pioneer.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Matt eating lunch

This is one of Matt's favorite video to watch. He is eating chicken tenders for lunch all by himself. Too cute!