Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Children's Museum

Wow so I'm about to make blogging history. I'm actually writing about an event that happened TODAY! Not yesterday or a week ago or, most typically, a month or two ago--today. I figured, what the heck? I'll stay on top of things for once.

Today we visited the Phoenix Children's Museum with Nathan's sister, Brooke, and 2 of her kids, Talmage and Avery. We had a blast. There were so many cool and creative things to do there. The kids loved it. Even Sawyer. Mostly he loved the "3 and under" room. I loved it too because I could literally let him roam around and not worry about him breaking anything. Oh except other children. I'm always a little worried he might break them. He's got a pretty vicious grip, slap, and pinch. But he seriously loved all of the little activities there. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

This picture below is just before Sawyer discovered that he was not as fast as he thought. That walker is pretty dang speedy! Little Sawyer feet can't quite keep up yet!

Sawyer trying to 'help' Avery make a pizza (I'm trying to release the death grip he's got on her arm)! They didn't get very far.

Sneaking around with daddy in the noodle forest (above).
He wasn't too excited about the sand. Kept looking at his hands like, "What the heck is this stuff?!?"...then wiping his hands on his jeans. Like mother like son.

These next pictures are from the park the other day. Sawyer's first time on a swing. He LOVED the swing! We will be going back. Good thing it's right next door to us!

And he was totally suicidal on the slide. I'm definitely holding his foot behind him.

Nathan has been out of school this past week and it's been so nice to have him home and just hang out and do fun things together! We are so sad the break is coming to an end. He was also lucky enough to have some dental surgery right before his break. I forgot to take any pictures of his swollen mouth but he was looking a lot like a 'Whoo' of 'Whooville' for a few days there. This is the only picture I had where you could kind of see it (click on it to enlarge).

In other news, we've had quite a month. Nate's sister, Andrea, got married on Feb 19th in the Mesa temple. As soon as I get some pictures of that event I'll post them. Sawyer was pretty stylin' in his teal bow tie and cumber bun! (If you're on facebook there are a few pictures on there already)

Also, Sawyer took his first steps on Feb 10th! He's now pretty good at about 4-6 steps at a time. He's also figured out how to use surrounding objects (box, backpack, someone's leg, etc) to climb onto higher objects (couch, end tables). Ahhh!! We're seriously in trouble now. Toilets have become a very exciting thing as have any 'doors' that he can open and close. I think I've got my work cut out for me now. How do people do this with more than 1?!

And finally, Sawyer turned 10 months on Feb 29th! I can hardly believe he's getting so old!

For those of you not on facebook, here is the video of Sawyer taking a couple steps!

And last but not least, one of Sawyer's favorite new activities...(please excuse the partial nudity :) )


Kristie said...

well done on posting so quickly! i wanna go to that museum it looks awesome, especially that noodle forest! :) sawyer is getting huge, i can't believe i get to snuggle him in just a couple weeks!!!!

Jerai Moulton said...

I agree with Krisite, that museum looked like so much fun! Maybe one day I'll have to venture down there and we'll have to go. And Sawyer seems so old!! Last time I saw him, I think he was just rolling over. Crazy!! And sad! Hopefully, Boyd and I will get to you see you guys soon!

Dan and Linsey said...

We haven't been to that museum yet, looks like fun! Can't believe Sawyer is walking, what a little stud!

Sabine Schindler said...

Great post and cute pictures, Jess.
Sawyer looks like he had so much fun at the museum. What a fun thing to do with him. Can't wait to see you guys soon!!

Isac and Jen Simpson said...

so fun jess...sawyer has the best life :) I have beed to that museum a bunch....i can imagine Sawyer loved it. Loved all the fun pictures, Sawyer is such a cutee!