First of all, I would like to
begin by thanking all those who quit praying for “moisture” out here in
At the beginning of the
summer, I was in the dugout during my softball game and I saw a little boy with
his jacket pulled up around him peering through the fence. I looked at him and wondered whose kid it
was. Suddenly it hit me. It was my baby, Cole, who now looks much more
like a little boy than a baby. Yes, Cole
is growing up. At 15 months, he has
mastered walking and now there is no stopping him. He can now follow his cousins (and their
friends, and perfectly strange kids, and dogs, etc.) all over. He thinks life is a game and loves to play
and laugh with pretty much anyone who will play with him. This includes his posse of 4, 5, and 6 year
olds (Morgan and Mason-his cousins, and their friends) and sometimes 10 and 12
year olds (Colton and Kalin-more cousins and their friends) who think he is the
coolest 1 year old in Spanish Fork. If
there is a ball around, he will find it and throw it. He loves to go to my sister Jennifer’s house
because there is always a ball laying around for him to play with, and he also
pretty much gets whatever he wants over there!!
He also loves to “help”, sometimes much to his parents’ dismay, by
loading (or unloading) the dishwasher, throwing things away (including things
like the UNO game and the mail and his toys), getting out the canned goods,
recycling the paper (before it’s been read), etc. (I’m sure all of you are reliving the joys of
having a 1-year-old around the house!)
He has also enjoyed going to
As for me, I am staying busy this summer trying to finish (or even start) several projects around our house that I have been saving for when I have some free time. I’m still waiting to finish (or even start) most of them, although we are finally getting some pictures hung in our house after 18 months. I also got my wisdom teeth out earlier this summer. The irony did hit me at the time that I was voluntarily paying someone to yank out four of my teeth and cause me pain, while my poor son suffers in pain as his teeth come in. This has been especially true lately as Cole has been cutting his molars. Mostly I spend my time playing with Cole and picking up after him. We have nicknamed him Dr. Destructo because he can make a mess in a hurry. This fall, I will go back to teaching a class at BYU.
We enjoyed having my mom out
here for a week in July. Cole learned
quickly that there was yet another person that he could get pretty much
anything he wanted from!
Although it is still a month
away we are looking forward to school starting back up the end of August…..ok
we really aren’t looking forward to school starting, but
Anyway we miss and love everyone and look forward to seeing you here and there. By the way, who is in charge of the reunion next year and what plans are we looking at???