Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Few Updates

Trenton is finally starting to like his baths! Today, trying to get a smile out of him, Ryan and I had our heads close together, about ten inches from Trenton's face while he was in the bath. We were cooing and talking to him, saying things like "Give us a smile" and "What a beautiful boy you are." I wish I could have seen the scene as an outsider. We laughed at the doting parents we've become.

This is a video of Trenton stretching when he wakes up. Watching him stretch his little arms and legs is honestly one of my favorite things to do!
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It's been a great week. The young mothers in our ward get together once a week for Park Day and quite often for mothers' luncheons. Here's a picture of Trenton and I at the park with my dear friend Amber and her darling daughter Chloe.

Amber and her husband, Peter, were so kind to volunteer to tend Trenton while Ryan and I went out on Friday night. So Friday was a big day--our first date without the babe! I only committed to being away for an hour, and I still had to try not to tear up when I said goodbye to my baby. (How dorky am I??) But honestly, it was immensely refreshing to have a little time with just Ryan. Thank you, Amber and Peter! We owe you!!

Then today we met Mark and Debbie Holt and their daughter Brook down in Mountain View for dinner. Brook ran in the Stanford Invitational and won the whole thing! And she's only a sophomore! I met the Holts through their daughter Kimber, the FIRST person I met at BYU and one of my dearest friends. I went to Africa with the Holt family and absolutely love them all. They have been so good to me over the five years I've known them. Here's me with "Madre," as all the kids call her. It was so great to see you, guys!

All in all, it was a fabulous week. Life is good.

6 comments:

  1. YAY for dates! Keep it up! Even an hour. Just don't think about that baby while you're away and you'll be fine.

    I LOVE that video of Trenton stretching - I have one like it of Adrie and I do remember how fascinating it was to see! Enjoy these times.

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  2. You're so good to post the videos to keep the grandmas and great-aunts (yikes) happy! I could watch him all day with his stretching and his little sounds!

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  3. YES, the stretching!!! I love their little elbows out, with the fists up at their chins & their faces all scrunched up! And tearing up when you drive away from your baby for the first time is totally normal! You're not a dork! :) You're a loving mom!

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  4. What a cute blog Erica! I just love looking at your updates. And we would love to watch Trenton any time, honestly. I am so glad to have you here. You remind me a lot of my sister (Amy) who I love dearly. She is always so sweet and always my good example. Thanks for being my friend!

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  5. What a cute blog Erica! I just love looking at your updates. And we would love to watch Trenton any time, honestly. I am so glad to have you here. You remind me a lot of my sister (Amy) who I love dearly. She is always so sweet and always my good example. Thanks for being my friend!

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  6. He's so cute! Can you imagine reaching as high as you can and all you can get is your wrists over your head? You guys are great parents. :)

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