Saturday, June 22, 2013


Blaze is now a year and a half! I want to remember some things about him at this time:

He is 31 inches (17%)
He is 27 pounds (86%)

He says over 20 words and seems to be adding to his vocabulary every day. He LOVES going "sye" (outside) and gets really excited when he hears someone mention it and, like a puppy, will sit at the door whining until you let him out.

He climbs on EVERYTHING he can - stools, chairs, railings, his crib, rocks, walls. In fact I don't think he has any fear or sense of self-preservation. At the pool he will jump in whenever he wants and not bother to check if any one is ready to catch him (thank heavens for floaties!).  So he is constantly getting new bruises and scrapes. I guess this is something I will need to get used to.

He runs everywhere he goes. Sometimes it is on his tip toes, or with his arms straight back, or with his chubby little legs and butt wobbling as he tries to keep up the momentum. But it always full speed and energy ahead. 

He is very social, loves nursery and playdates and park trips - any place with other kids.

He is also starting to say No when he doesn't want to do something and throw tantrums when I say No to something in return. I hope this is not something that lasts long.

Overall though, he is still the most adorable little boy who loves to have fun, be silly, laugh and make others laugh.

Blaze and his cousins before swim lessons. He and Naomi were in the same class, and even though he spent most of the time trying to swim away from me and toward the toys, he got his very first certificate of completion!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

3 Days, 89 Years

Over Memorial Day Weekend we took a little road trip to Southern Utah for some family time.
We spent a day hiking with some cousins at this little rock formation park they knew about.

Hiking and tolerating the backpack

Blaze wanted to climb on eveything, especially if the big kids were doing it too

A little high adventure bouldering...
...Blaze is already a pro!
  The purpose of the trip was for my Grandpa's 89th birthday. He has accomplished a lot in 89 years, not the least of which is a wonderful family. It was nice that so many of them could get together to celebrate!

Following in or Under Parent's Footsteps

One day a while back Blaze grabbed a shirt of Mike's and insisted we put it on him. He wore it around the rest of the day, trying a few different styles.

I like the wizard robe style, especially with the bruise on his forward and the magic trick he seems to be performing.

But then again the toga style is more practical for coloring

Blaze loves it when he gets to help in the kitchen. Mostly because it doesn't happen very often and there are so many fun things in the kitchen, pantry, powder room, and laundry room (everywhere that is usually blocked off by the baby gate). And the reason it doesn't happen very often? Because he likes to do this.
Can you guess where he put the dishes so that there was room for him in the cupboard?