Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Juniper is a paper eater. But perhaps not by choice. You see, I make and keep "paper messes." It's a trait I inherited from my mother. Since Juni puts everything thing in her mouth and there are paper stacks throughout the apartment, she's bound to eat paper some time.
This story has nothing to do with my paper messes, but about Juniper's chronic paper eating. Receipts are may be the easiest to find and hide. One time I saw the corner of a playing card in her poop! It's funny how things can pass through our digestive system unscathed.
There is a basket full of bonnets and hair bows in Juni's room that is on a little chair that Juni can reach. There is a set of six bows that I have always kept on it's original cardboard holder. That way the little things are easier to find. It's something Juniper always enjoys playing with should she get into that basket. One day I found the cardboard bow holder in a hidden corner of the living room and it looked like this:
I had a creeping suspicion just where that missing piece could be. Sure enough, the next day as I was spraying Juni's dirty diaper in the toilet the missing piece rolled right off the cloth and into the bowl. I couldn't help but laugh and think "[what] once was lost but [now] is found" seemed to be the perfect soundtrack to that moment.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Last weekend turned out to be a great one. We were initially disappointed that we couldn't join Heath's family to spend Columbus day up in Eager but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Heath didn't have as much homework as he normally does so we were able to go on a picnic and watch a movie. We also got to visit with one of my uncles that was in town. I hadn't seen him in 10 years! He's got some interesting stories.
Here are some pictures of our little picnic.
The face Juniper is making in this picture we call "the bulldog." We're thinking she has an underbite just like her daddy did.
She was so excited to walk around that her head would be ahead of the rest of her body and her feet could barely keep up.
It was Juni's second picnic but the first time we went with her she was about 2 or 3 months so she didn't really notice or enjoy the change of scenery as much.
I have to include this picture because Juni looks so different. She looks like a towhead and my mom's side of the family.
We also watched a wedding. It was lovely day for a wedding.
I made some really yummy black bean burgers and oven fries and chocolate chip cookies. I could eat that meal every day. Very filling. (Heath and I have realized that not grocery shopping for a month really helps your creativity and you end up eating really yummy food as long as you have the basics; eggs, milk, flour, sugar, etc. It's amazing the kind of diversity we have been getting.)
This weekend has been a breath of fresh air, both literally and figuratively. It feels like the Phoenix valley is waking up from there long summer hibernation and I'm looking forward to spending more time outside.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sorry about the big gaps between posts. It has been busy and stressful lately and I haven't really had as much time for blogging. But Juni is resting peacefully at the moment so why not take advantage of that and say hello?
I think General Conference came at the perfect moment this year. I woke up Saturday morning and "tuned" in online and it calmed my nerves immediately. I'm glad that I have passed those childhood and teenage times of mine and do currently enjoy and look forward to conference for more than just skipping church. And it is great no longer having to fight so hard to stay awake. During the Sunday afternoon session I decided to sketch Heath's portrait while listening to the speakers and I surprised myself! I am quite proud of it. See below.
For a comparison, here is Heath looking tough.
It really does look like him!!! I never thought I could do that. I am sure I'm mediocre at best. After all, I drew his face really wide and he looks like he is a wanted criminal you see on the news. Speaking of Heath and being all artsy-fartsy; Heath wrote a poem for one of his classes and he shared it with me and I absolutely love it (and guess what it's about...again). I want to share it with you because it means a lot to me.