Tuesday, March 10, 2015

6 Months!

Can you believe Lincoln is 6 months old already?
Some days it doesn't seem like it has been that long.
But then on other days...

Lincoln has been learning so many new things!
He is constantly rolling over now.
He has become more of a side-sleeper at night, and he has started rolling onto his stomach at night and freaking himself out when he wakes up in that position so he cries out.
But he is still sleeping through most nights.
He still only has two teeth, and he has been eating his veggies regularly.
(Although he doesn't seem to be much of a fan of peas.)

His 6 month check-up went well.  He is right on track with his head size and length, but his weight is slightly below the average.  Even though everyone thinks he is such a chunk.  It's just all stored in those cheeks!

His favorite toys right now are basically anything he can stick in his mouth.

Lincoln is still our happy baby.  He has started giggling more and it is a blast!
We love this little fella!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Nakie Babie


This weekend we gave Lincoln his first taste of something other than formula and cereal. 

He had carrots!
What a big day!

First bite:

What is this stuff?

Still not sure...

By the look of that face he's into it now!

Really liking it.  Even to the point of chasing the spoon.

I am so glad that Lincoln seems to really like his food.
It is exciting for us to be able to give him new and different things.
Each new thing with Lincoln is an adventure!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Alton Brown Live!

 This past Friday Andy and I headed up to SLC to see Alton Brown live at the Capitol Theatre.

It was The Edible Inevitable Tour and we had been waiting a long time for it to come to Utah.

Andy was so excited to go.  He loves Alton Brown!

Of course, no photography was allowed during the performance, but we were able to get a few pictures before the show started.

Yeast puppets:

So excited to be there and see Alton do his variety show!

The show was a great one.  It was really funny and we really enjoyed it.  There was singing, comedy, and cooking demonstrations.  I especially liked when he made ice cream with fire extinguishers.  (You had to be there.)

Finally here is a shot of the audience that Alton Brown took from the stage and posted on Twitter and Facebook.  We are in the center of the upper section a few rows back.

I really hope he brings the tour through Utah again!  We'll be sure to go!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Living Planet Aquarium

Last Saturday Andy and I loaded up Lincoln and headed for the new Living Planet Aquarium in Draper.
We planned to meet Jessi and her family there and spend the morning view all the cool things.

It was Lincoln's first time being anywhere like this, and he seemed to be enthralled with all the things to look at.

Of course, there were lots of fish at the aquarium.  Some were huge!

But there were also lots of other creatures on display.  They ranged from birds, to snakes, to frogs, etc.

Here is a Touchan:

The kids had to go across this rope bridge of course.  Kids will be kids!

They also have a neat penguins display.  You can view the penguins from above and then walk down and see then swimming under the water as well.

A little jelly fish:

Andy and I spotted a Photo Booth and just had to take advantage of it.
Here is just one of our 4 shots:

 The otters were also really fun to watch.  I guess we caught them during one of their active times.  They were swimming and running all around!

Andy and Lincoln:

Some starfish and an urchin:

And you see Josh in the big bubble?

This octopus was pretty cool when he started moving around.  I was lucky to catch this shot!

We finished off our visit with a walk through the shark tunnel.  There were lots of sharks, sea turtles, and all kinds of fish swimming around us.

A shark laying on the glass above our heads:

Jessi, Claire, and Allie:

Jessi's family checking out the last bit of the shark area:

We had a GREAT time at the aquarium.  I am so glad we were able to finally make it there and check out the new building.  They have done a good job with it.  And it was really fun to hang out with the Ericksons for a little while.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Who Loves Rice Cereal?

I think our little Lincoln is getting the hang of this eating "solids" thing.

He is eating up his rice cereal and is even chasing the spoon with his mouth.  Although, he does enjoy using his hands to "help" him eat, which just leads to being messy when you are dealing with this cereal.

Of course a lot of the cereal seems to end up on his face and bib rather than in his mouth.

Valentine's Day 2015

Valentine's Day this year was very low-key for us.

We had actually gone out to eat the previous Saturday to celebrate.  We had dinner at Black Sheep in Provo.  We figured it was best to avoid the crowds at restaurants on the actual day of.  It was a great dinner and it was wonderful to spend some time together on a little date.

So for the actual day of we didn't have any major plans.  
We did get each other a little something, though.

Andy bought me these beautiful paper flowers from a past co-worker.  She does a wonderful job!  These flowers are now on my desk at work for everyone to see!

I went a little less romantic for Andy's present and got him a collection of comic books.
He seemed pretty happy with my decision.

So, for the day of Valentine's we just ran some errands, did some work around the house, and then had a delicious dinner of Zub's pizza and some Sweet Tooth Fairy goodies for dessert.

It was a great day!

Monday, February 9, 2015

5 Months Old!

Yesterday Lincoln turned 5 months old!

He is quite the cute little stinker right now.  He is rolling over frequently, smiling all the time, and trying his best to "talk" to us.

Lincoln now has two teeth and we think he may be getting some more in soon with the way he is drooling and because he just loves to chew on things.

He is still sleeping through the night, although he has taken to waking up a little bit earlier lately.
I guess he just wants to make sure he gets to spend time with us before we head off to work.

Lincoln's favorite toys right now are:
Ol' Blue the Whale
Tags the Dog
Squeaky Elephant 

We love that he is actually interacting with things now!  So fun!