Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dear Blog,

I have not forgotten about you. Please forgive my lack of attention. See the thing is, it's cold and dark and boring and January runs right into February and I swear spring will never come. I know it's not your fault. Please accept this post as a token of my gratitude for your willingness to stick around. Thanks, Chelsea

This is Luke. This is the day he dressed himself. He insisted on swim trunks and jacket, I insisted on the shirt. This is Luke being mad because I was taking the pictures, he was not. More about his anger issues later. I took him to the doctor this week and he's tall and skinny 31 3/4 inches high and 22.5 pounds heavy. He was mad there too.

This is some stuff I sent to new baby E. We are happy to have him in the family. Unhappy he is so far away. I liked how these things turned out, burp clothes, pants and onesies. Pants are folded because they were weird, but I sent them anyway.

This is the bench that Roger built. We knew we wanted a bench when we removed the closet. Yes, it doesn't have a top yet, but baby steps people, baby steps. I had to talk Roger into believing he could construct this. I swear that man can build anything, it's awesome. Total cost up to now: $4.28. Still needs a top, hopefully it will have one soon.

Close up. I'll post before, during and after pictures after it's not topless anymore.

Luke has serious anger issues. I guess it's difficult to be 16 months old. He hates to be told no, he gets mad when he can't figure something out. We laugh. We are excellent parents. Here he is in action trying to conquer a gallon of distilled water. Note his dismay at not being able to open it or lift it. Note his glee when he notices I've got the camera. Is it too early for some anger management? Maybe I could go with him, I blow my top sometimes too.


Nancy Sabina said...

The bench is beautiful!

I think sometimes kids that age get angry so much because it's so frustrating to not be able to talk. The good part about that theory is that it means he'll grow out of it! Good luck!

Alisha said...

I can't believe your 16 mo old has an opinion about what to wear! What the...??? Funny. We laugh at our kids A LOT too, especially when they throw fits, which is often. Fun times!


Kelly Jo said...

nice work on the bench rog!
Baby E LOVES his burp cloths so much he's already spewed all over them!! And the pants are not weird, i think they will work great, he just needs to grow a bit.
Speaking of anger issues, Baby E seems to enjoy grunting a lot but the sure do sound angry sometimes!
We miss you!!

-kim said...

um, you are just a talented family, you know that? roger and his mad building skills, you and your sewing skills, and your kids and their being cute skills. you guys rock.

Annie said...

That's what i love about blogging. It has battered wife syndrome. Even if it gets ignored and neglected for awhile, it's there when you change your mind and want it back. It's kind of stupid that way.

That little Luke. That kid's got spunk.

Brittany said...

Love the post, I have been so lazy and not posted anything in so long! I agree, January and February are just too boring for us. Good to see how things are going with you guys though!

Anonymous said...

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Jill said...

Love Luke's attitude! 16 months seems really young, maybe he will be an angel by 3! Great job on the bench Rog! I read your comment on my blog and we know Jessica from Boise. When we moved there 7 years ago she was our neighbor and we became instant friends. We were in the same ward for years until she moved to Texas, where they are now. She is from Holland and they are going to Holland in April. We are going to head over and see where she was raised, and she is going to give us the GRAND tour of Holland. What is your connection with her? Are you guys going to Utah at all this summer? We would LOVE to see you and plan something if you are. Good luck with Luke and the fits! Not my favorite stage, but they are cute in so many other ways at the same time!