Monday, August 17, 2009

Cheeks and Double Chins

So the word on the street is that Alan is getting a little chubby. Recently a family from Brazil moved into our ward and the wife doesn't know very much English. I have been going over there several times a week to practice conversation with her, and it has really been a fun experience. The other day, she pointed to Alan's double chin and asked: "How can I say this in English?" I thought it was pretty funny.

Also, this weekend we had the chance to meet up with a lot of my extended family. For most of them, this was the first time they've seen Alan. Without fail, every person said: "Wow, look at those cheeks!" Now, he's had pretty awesome cheeks from the time he was born. It was all the doctor and nurses could talk about. Apparently they've managed to continue growing with the rest of him.

Good thing that chubby is adorable in babies, and my brother informs me that 'fat' and 'healthy' are the same word in Albanian. We'll just continue to keep this little guy good and healthy! :)

Alan with a few of my cousins. So cute!

Mr. Chubby Cheeks himself. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dutch Oven Fest!

On Friday night we had our annual ward campout. I seriously think it didn't get below 90 degrees here all of July, but on Friday, a "cold front" of sorts happened to pass through and the temperature dropped like 15 degrees. We were camping up Spanish Fork Canyon, and the temperature is usually about 15 degrees colder than it is here in Provo, anyway. Long story short- we were all prepared to camp out, even with Alan, when I checked the weather the day before and saw that it was supposed to get down to 37 degrees that night. (It actually ended up freezing that night.) So, mom decided that the freezing weather was not the place for a 7 week old and we ended up coming home.

But we had an absolutely wonderful time there. The Bishopric was in charge of food, and the Bishop made a delicious dutch oven dinner with multiple kinds of chicken, ribs, potatoes, corn and beans. Seriously some of the best food I've ever had camping. Scott made four different cobblers, and they all were a huge hit (even with our creative fanageling). He's in charge of cobbler-making from now on around here. :) We also had a huge fire, camp songs, and the biggest game of mafia ever. Alan was really good, despite the cold, and we had a wonderful time. Unfortunately we brought our camera but forgot that the memory card was still in the computer. :( If we get some pictures from other people, we'll put them up.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Alan Knows How to Say "A-goo"

So Alan is starting to figure out how to talk a little more. Maybe next he'll say, "Go Cougars!"?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby Alan

We have absolutely been loving our time with little baby Alan. It is hard to believe how big he is getting. We wanted to put up a few more pictures to show how much he's grown!!!

Alan is fascinated by the carrier handle on his car seat.

He's pretty good these days at hearing and seeing things and then looking in that direction. Smile for the camera!

Ok. So it's actually kind of hard to catch one of those smiles, but we got one!

Alan loves to eat everything- his hand, his bink, and especially his dinner!

He loves to play with Daddy!

And here's one where he's all wrapped up after bath time.

Isn't he about the cutest thing you've ever seen?