Saturday, June 26, 2010

June Part 1

We celebrated Porter's first birthday on the 1st and it was a bust. Phillip was in Cambridge for work that day and so he didn't get home till 7 (darn Boston traffic!). I kept Porter awake so he could have his moment and cupcake, unfortunately he wanted to go to bed at 5. Looking back I realize I should have given in...

He cried through us singing to him and looked at us like we were lunatics when we said to eat the cupcake. Needless to say dad fed him about 2 bites, I took 5 pictures, and we put the kid out of his misery and let him go to sleep. Good parenting 101 : A one year old does not care about their birthday!

The next day we flew to Utah to watch Audri's kids for 2 weeks while she went to France. It was a trip for sure. Side note: 2 babies is OVERRATED! Any one with twins you are my hero. Seriously.

We had a week in Idaho with my parents (who saved my life, or the kids lives depends on how you look at it) and then my in-laws drove down to visit for the weekend. It was great to see everyone and it reminded me how blessed I am to have such great parents (including my husbands). We went to the park, had picnics, I went on a date a night with each one of the kids, and got to see old friends that I miss horribly.

Porter and Max playing together at Grandmas. Poor Max kept falling in the toy box :)

 At the park with Grandpa and the kids. Clayton made it all the way to the top of a random pole to rind the bell and stayed up there till I had taken his picture. Quin and Jack were so funny on the teeter-totor; Jack is 3 Quin is 7 but it seemed pretty even as they went back and forth. No wonder we call him fat Jack :)
 Aunt Cheri and the cousins came to visit and I can't believe how fast they are all growing! This is Cheri's baby Troy, who is definitely not a baby anymore.

Porter had a great time playing with Grandma and Grandpa Wulf and Joseph.

A big thank you to everyone who we got to see! Ben and Karin for helping with kids, Amanda for drinking soda with me, the girls for going to Cafe Rio, and family for making time for us! It was a great trip and my biggest thank you goes to Porter for being SO nice on the planes. He was an angel; so unlike him but I'll take it :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I know I have pushed procrastination to a whole new level when it is almost July and I'm just posting about life in May. I should win some kind of award; I'll look into that soon (so sometime in October).

At the end of May I had a cousin from St. George visit so we finally took some time to visit some of the wonders of New England. A big thank you to our great friends the Becksteads for hitting Boston with us, the amazing Palmers for showing us Cambridge, and of course Shelly for visiting.

On Harvard's campus.                                        

   Porter now has a thing for baby pacifiers. Too bad he gave them up at 5 months! 

    In front of the Charles river that separate Boston from Cambridge. Phillip went sailing that day and loved it!

On the water taxi in Boston. Porter was trying to jump overboard the whole time we were on the taxi and while we waited at the dock he watched me and would make a "run" for it if he thought I wasn't looking.
Porter's first trip to the ocean! Newport Beach in Rhode Island is beautiful but has freezing water. Porter was not a fan of the 0 degree water and he was ok on the sand until the water would wash it out from under his feet.
It was a great week of good food, friends, and fun. I already feel like I need to do it again...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday

My baby is One! How did the last year pass so quickly? We couldn't love him more and we are so grateful for the past year that we have grown and learned together.

Happy Birthday baby Porter! Please be good on the plane tomorrow...