Sunday, November 25, 2007
Anyway, you'll probably not hear from me very often, & I can't post any pictures. I'm pretty bummed about that because I have some really cute pictures of Lance's first Halloween--he was a cute little elephant--and his first birthday!! He wouldn't make a mess with the cake because he doesn't like his hands dirty. He actually cried when Daddy helped him put a finger in the cake. :) Well, I'm running out of time at the library computer, so I better scoot. I'll try to update more frequently--but no promises. :)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Anyway, we are excited to go back to Vail. It's such a beautiful place, & we really are 2 hours closer to home (that's for our family who wants us closer). David is going to work for a huge company doing commercial work--that he absolutely loves. He worked for this company when we got married & he liked his work so much more then. We don't know how long we'll be in Vail, & we'll probably move around with them a bit more. But we're kind of excited about that.
The move happens next Wednesday. I know--so soon! But David will be taking us down to Utah, & I will stay with my parents for a while until he finds us a place. So that's our moving news. And I better get packing. I hate the packing & cleaning part...yuck! There's so much more to move & clean this time.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The day we left, we were trying to make it to a wedding & reception in Tooele, Utah. We got a late start, & then stopped about a gazillion times for Lance & David. So we missed both the wedding & reception. The trip should have been a little over 5 hours, but it took us 8 hours. Oh well, good intentions anyway. David's family all met at his grandparent's house, so we were able to see most everyone & visit a little. We had a great time just visiting, & Lance had fun playing with the kids.
We then drove to Milford where we stayed with my parents for a couple days. We left Lance with my Mom--I was sad. :( And on Monday we headed to Vegas!! We forgot our camera, so I have no pictures. We actually bought a disposable one, but then David used it to take pictures of the giant construction sites & all the cranes. I guess that's the plumber in him, or maybe it's just a guy thing.
We stayed at the Alexis Park Resort (not a casino) for free--we did that Tahiti Village presentation thing. Anyway, we walked around a bit, gambled a bit, ate a lot, & my favorite--we saw Phantom of the Opera. It's not the Phantom that travels all over the world performing. The Venetian has built a theatre just for Phantom (it is soooo cool), & they perform every day. Anyway, it was absolutely amazing. David & I both loved it. I wanted to get up on stage & sing, too.
We also made time to go to the Las Vegas temple. It was the first time David & I were able to go to the temple together since we first went in July, so it was probably the highlight of my trip. It was also where I realized I missed my baby boy sooooo much. I wanted to rush home to him right away. But David assured me he was doing wonderful with the grandmas, & reminded me that we don't get the opportunity often to go on any kind of vacation. It was so wonderful just spending time with David without any other responsibilities.
We finally left for Utah on Friday, & David & I were both so ready to see our boy. He had been sick the whole time we were gone (what a horrible mother I am) & he was so excited to see us--which was wonderful. He mostly wanted his dad which was okay with me. I'm getting all the time with him now anyway. Then of course we came home on Sunday. It's been so great to be home, but now it's time for packing since we're moving to Vail, Colorado. More to come.......
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
I got quite a kick out of this story--couldn't quit laughing. And I want to stress again, that my husband is not a wimp. It's just that he's so entertaining I just had to share his story. Here's also a picture of our little scaredy cat. He's been terrified of this big stability ball. He cries when he sees it, crawls away from it if it rolls near him, & clings to David if his daddy tries to get him to touch the big scary ball. Today was a milestone--he was actually okay with the ball for a couple minutes. But he's not a wimp either. :)
Monday, August 27, 2007
This is the one and only picture that David took of his & Lance's first Father-Son Camp out. I was really bummed that he didn't get more pictures, but apparently they had lots of fun. This picture is documenting the eating of Lance's favorite treat--licorice. And the only reason David remembered to take this picture is our bishop threatened to take a picture of dirty little Lance for blackmailing purposes. David decided to take the picture himself (before Lance got really dirty).
I was told by many people at church on Sunday that my wonderful husband took absolutely great care of our little happy boy. They slept in David's truck, & the concerned daddy had taken the top part of the cradle and put it in the back seat of his truck for Lance to sleep in. He also made sure that he wasn't too comfy so that he would be sure to wake up if it was cold. He turned the truck on every couple hours to warm it up for his baby boy--what a dad. David had packed for him & Lance, & from the amount of stuff he took, you would have thought it was a week long outing. But that's David--always prepared (or over-prepared).
When my two guys finally got home from their big outing, my exhausted little guy fell asleep immediately (before he even got a bath). He smelled of camp fire, sunscreen, & mosquito repellent, & he was dirty enough that I could tell he had a great time. He was the youngest camper--and I'm guessing also the cutest. :) They did some hiking, fishing, & lots of playing.
Lance, who usually just wants Daddy, was so excited to get home & see Mommy. I was absolutely thrilled. Because he sees me every day, I don't usually get the amount of excitement reserved for Dad. So I survived my first night without my baby. I would have even slept great except that I was freaked out by every noise I heard. I guess I'm used to having David here keeping all the boogie men away.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The picture above was taken about a month ago at a family reunion, and the picture to the right was taken quite a while ago this winter. And no, the picture was not set up in any way. This is just how I found them sleeping.
I had to share this because I think it is just too cute. A couple weeks ago Lance was having a hard time falling asleep. We've had a playpen set up in our bedroom because his crib has been in the living room while my brother stayed with us for the summer. Anyway, I sent David to check on a screaming Lance. It took a while and the crying finally stopped, but David did not reappear from the bedroom. I peeked in on them to find David sleeping with Lance...in Lance's crib (and then had to get the camera). Apparently Daddy had finally climbed into the playpen and fallen asleep. Lance was not asleep, but he was very pleased with the sleeping arrangements. He was grinning from ear to ear when I found them. Later David told me that he had tried to lay down next to the playpen, but that didn't appease our little prince, so David climbed into the playpen. I have to say that I never would have thought to climb into the playpen with Lance. David & Lance are quite a pair, & I love them so much. What would I do without my two guys?
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
My crazy (but wonderful) husband likes to give me a hard time (ALL the time), and one day told me that Lance fit in the fridge perfectly. This & the refrigerator items on the floor gave me great alarm. Looking into the kitchen--which is pretty small--I couldn't see Lance. Of course I yelled at David, & he started laughing. David was holding Lance on the counter top next to the fridge (which was behind the fridge from my vantage point). Whew!! What a scare.
The kitchen cupboard was the most recent hiding place. David was thrilled that Lance fit on the shelf. He held the cupboard closed for baby safety (like that made me feel better), and I could hear a faint scratching from the inside of the cupboard. Lance usually gives away his hiding places with little scratches or faint baby noises (sometimes very loud baby noises). And as you can see, he was fine and actually smiling and laughing at the game. Thankfully, we live in an apartment, & I think David is out of hiding spots. But I must admit that at times I have enjoyed the game. After my initial fear of "what has David thought of now," I usually laugh long and hard at his very creative game.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This is us, the Shelley's. We have lived in beautiful Jackson, Wyoming for a little over a year. Our happy & very handsome son is nine months old & brings us absolute joy. Luckily for us, he's also a very easy baby--sleeps for hours & hours, takes wonderful long naps, & is still too lazy to get into much. David is a complete nut, & I love him for it. He works hard & just adores his son (he's a complete sucker when it comes to his boy). As for me, I'm just happy to be able to stay home & take care of Lance. And I couldn't be happier or more blessed.