Monday, July 26, 2010

the cool cousin.

hey cousin Dinah, what's up?

yeah, now that you mention it, you're right.
there's drool on my shirt, and lots of it.

not sure if you know this, D,
but that means i'm going to have teeth soon.
that makes me pretty cool.

and i don't want to brag or anything, but...
see my brother over there?

he actually has some.
teeth i mean.

hey big bro,
show us what you got!

oh, you mean these ol' things, lil bro?

pretty unbelievable, right?
me and my bro are definitely a part of the "in" crowd if you know what i--

what's that, D?

what exactly do you mean by "not impressed"??

oh, uh. wow.

that tooth is AMAZING. lucky!

you are SO COOL.
uh, can i hang out with you?

Monday, July 19, 2010

I made it!

I reached my goal weight.
I know what you're thinking: "Didn't you say you only had two pounds left... like two months ago?"

Yes, yes I did.
Losing weight is hard, thank you.

Things I've learned:
1. I love tomatoes.
2. I love cashews.
3. I love crunchy things like granola and chewy things like dried fruit and soft things like strawberries and creamy things like yogurt all put together. I love the endless possibilities of flavor and texture in food.
4. I still don't love vegetables, but I can eat them. Sometimes. Okay, so this one's still a work in progress.
5. I can live without eating dessert every day. I even appreciate it more when I only eat it every once in a while.
6. Running is so much more fun when I eat healthy.

So... I guess I need to buy some new clothes.

P.S. No, I'm not done. I reached my goal weight but I'm still not where I would like to end up.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Josh, Sr. is feeling fine.

1. I had ear surgery again yesterday. They did another skin graft on my ear drum. I'm feeling ok. (It's funny because my ear only hurts right now when I hear a loud noise, but my throat hurts and I sound like a smoker because of the pipe they shoved down my throat while I was under.) I guess this is my third ear surgery. Here's hoping it will be the magic one that heals my ear forever. I am so grateful for all the prayers and blessings I have received throughout this experience. And the delicious Cafe Paesan and Jamba Juice I got last night from a pampering husband.

(jr.'s Father's-Day-Artist-Hand syndrome)

2. Bennett will probably be getting a helmet after all. We are going to stretch him like crazy for two more weeks just in case, then take him back for a final evaluation. Wow, it is so frustrating to have worked so hard for three months, just to have to get him a helmet anyway. Helmets are expensive but I think we will only end up paying $500 out of pocket for it. Maybe we'll put BYU stickers on it so he'll just think he's a football player.

3. Jr. has been randomly throwing up lately. It happened once last week, and three times this week. He has no fever and has been his happy (loud) self, but will all of a sudden get that look on his face and throw up. Then the rest of the day he'll walk around saying, "I threw up" in a cheerful voice. We are wondering if it could be some kind of food allergy or something? I guess we'll take him to the doctor if it keeps happening.

(jr.s attempt at patriotism -- he insisted on putting on my star shirt.)

4. Josh, Sr. is feeling fine. I think.

P.S. Sorry this is such a downer of a post. I put in some happy pictures to try and cheer you up a little!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The YouTube Star!

So last week a funny thing happened.

I started getting email after email telling me someone had commented on one of our youtube videos. It was jr's "Hello, Mr. President" video, which I think was his YouTube d├ębut. In the space of just a few days jr got nearly 500 views and all positive comments.

I don't know what he's going to do with his new found fame. We just have to make sure he doesn't get all "hannah montana" on us and I think he'll do fine.

For your viewing pleasure:

P.S. Yes I'm bragging. I'm his dad, it's allowed.