Saturday, January 13, 2007


new threads

Thanks to Ammon's Great Aunt and Great Grandma in Utah, he will be sporting some pretty nifty kicks and some trendy styles in the months ahead! Thanks Lisa and Grandma! I think they're going to be a hit!!!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

YEA!!!!!!! or not.

Well he did it. All of that grunting and growling has finally paid off. Ammon crawled. It was kind of an awkward scoot wiggly crawl, and he didn't get anywhere very fast. However, the forward movement was there. I wish you could have seen his face! He was soooooo proud of himself! He was squealing and wiggling, bursting with joy! When he did it Jimmy was so proud he almost cried, I was relived cause Ammon had been a ball of frustration for days but in the back of my mind I knew my life just got a whole lot harder. But I suppose that’s what being a parent is all about. Every transition is bitter sweet.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

hello cough, cough, cough...

I often wonder what it must be like to not understand any language. I'm fascinated watching Ammon learn communication from us. You start with crying, followed by smiles and giggles then silly sounds and gurgles and at last...WORDS!!! Now Ammon isn't at words yet but I can see him adding to his "vocabulary" daily. This last few weeks, for example, we have spent alot of time in Olympia at Jim's mom's house. She has cats, which in all other circumstances are totally sweet kitties but when it comes to my lungs, we just don't mix. With asthma comes coughing, which usually lasts for a few days after our visit. When I cough, I always get a reaction from Jim "Are you OK?" and I think this exchange has convinced Ammon that coughing is just another way of saying well.....something. So now he will answer my coughing with one or two of his own! Cough cough cough with a little grin on his face! Being a mom is so cool!

Monday, January 1, 2007

loads of laughs

Ever walked in on a conversation and been totally lost? It's usually pretty darn funny too. This site is full of notes, to-do lists, and random signs and pictures that people have "found". Like the note that fell out of someones backpack at school with sleep-over plans written out, or a love note left on the wrong car (oops!) Jim and I enjoyed this site immensely and our cheeks and tummy were exhausted by the end...........totally recommended for a downer day! Here is one of our favs.....

Action! List!
FOUND by Jane Pulliam in Tacoma, Washington
I manage some apartments. One night the garbage was overflowing with a plastic bag full of Coke cans. When I opened the bag this "Action List" was inside. Two things strike me as funny. The first is that getting a job is more important than getting off heroin. And second, besides a dozen empty Coke cans there were two empty half gallon jugs of chocolate milk. What happened to number nine?