Monday, December 8, 2008


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Snip, Snip

We finally broke down and gave Landon his first hair cut. We didn't cut a ton off this first time because I figured we could always cut more off later. Landon was very cooperative. We gave him a candy cane and he was a happy camper. Grammy showed me how to do it because I was totally freaked out to do ANY cutting, but once I tried it I think I caught on pretty quick. I think, for having a moving target, it didn't turn out too bad.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Such Is Life...

On Tuesday, we went to Robert's (the craft store) to buy a Christmas tree. While there, Landon became sick and puked all over Sean and all over the floor. We were so startled at first, we didn't quite know what to do. It didn't really faze Landon. In Sean's shock he put him down and he promptly started to play in his own mess, which only made matters worse. I quickly went to tell a store employee about our predicament. Upon returning, I found Landon's clothes in a pile on the floor, but the boys were nowhere to be found. Eventually, a woman came to tell me that I had to clean it up (which I didn't mind), and that they didn't have a mop. Grrrrreat! When I went to the bathroom to get some paper towels, I found Sean with his shirt off and Landon down to his diaper, playing with water in the bathroom sink. The look on Sean's face was priceless. After cleaning up the puke we realized that it was a cold winter night, and neither Sean or Landon had anything to wear out to the car. Luckily we were right next to a grocery store. I ran over there and tried to find a cheap shirt or something for Sean but I couldn't find anything. Eventually I decided to buy a couple of blankets. I thought it was a great idea, but I didn't realize that the blanket wouldn't fully cover Sean. Needless to say that I am sure we were a sight to behold (and smell) as we marched (most of us half clothed) out of the store.

We actually ended up buying a tree from Robert's, but I made Sean go to another store because I was too embarrassed to go back to the same one. So given that, I was even more embarrassed when a woman approached me at our ward Christmas party a few days later and asked if I remembered her. I said I didn't and apologized if I should have. She chuckled and said she was the lady that was helping us that night at Robert's! When her husband walked up, she introduced me by saying, "Remember the little boy I told you about that threw up in the store the other night? Well, this is his mom!" It was definitely the highlight of my night. I am sure it is the first of many blunders that come with being a parent. I just hope they don't happen that often in public!


We were able to go down to California and spend Thanksgiving with my mom this year. It was very nice to have some warmer weather, although it did rain while we were there. Dinner was delicious, and of course watching Grandma spend time with Landon was a highlight. This picture was taken on one of our many outings. This particular night we went to Balboa Park to kill some time with Juliette and Jonny. All in all it was a great trip!