Thursday, January 29, 2009

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I got this in an email and thought it was great...

(Here's the reply the teacher received the following day)

Dear Mrs. Jones,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer. I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot. From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Sincerely, Mrs. Smith

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Faster than I realized...

Two days old...Two months old... He's changing so quickly!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Monthly Reed: 2

He's getting pretty good at tummy time...
...but sometimes gets worn out and falls asleep.He loves to play with daddy......and with mommy.He still wears diapers and looks really cute naked.He is starting to learn about culture (especially Mexican).And he is smiling like crazy!
We even got a first giggle a few days ago.
Happy two month birthday, Reed!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kind of exciting

Today I got an email from BYU telling me my degree is on its way to me. They also told me I could preview it by clicking here. Hooray for graduating!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I've been trying to spend my time more productively lately. One of my focuses is cutting out a lot of TV time and adding in more book time. My only problem is that I don't have any new books. And I am kind of cowardly about choosing new books. I only like to read things I've heard of, someone else has read, or that I've been assigned to read. (This is kind of weird because I like most books I read. You think I could just pick one up and try it). Anyway, does anyone have suggestions of good books you have either read or have heard great things about?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

For Grandpa Jack

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Not sure how this happened.

Somehow, I got put on the "I need a college degree--quick! And from home!" list. I have been receiving massive amounts of emails and letters advertising various colleges--you know, University of Phoenix, Stevens-Henager College, Provo College, etc. The weird thing is that this onslaught of recruiting didn't start until after I graduated. I usually just sift through these and delete them or throw them away. But today I got one I couldn't resist:

Thanks for the student ID, Stevens-Henager College. In case my BYU degree doesn't work out, I'll give you a call.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Because everyone loves a naked baby

Hip hop hooray--Reed loves the bath. He used to hate it and scream the whole time. But now he just likes to hang out in the water. He even spits out his passy and doesn't want it back (a rare occurance for this kid--he really likes to suck). Now the only time he screams during bathtime is when he has to get out :)

I think being naked and not in the water--like before and after the bath--kind of freaks him out. When I put him on the changing table to re-dress him, he flails his arms and legs all around. It reminds me of when he was very first born. It's kind of funny and really cute.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How soon is too soon to declare your child a prodigy?

After witnessing Reed in real life and on this video I googled it but could come up with no consensus.

Reed has rolled over a number of times now. He is pretty impressive we think.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Two posts in one day? What is this?

I saw this picture of my dad's feet on my sister's blog, so had to share this one...

My family has weird feet. Our second toes (at least the second toes of those of us who inherited my dad's feet) are WAY longer than our big toes. The worst, though, is the beak's second toe. Apparently, it is so long that it pokes a hole through her socks. Awesome.

This is my favorite picture from Christmas morning, by the way :)


A conversation from the lives of the Hamblys...

Megan: "I just don't like that [Reed] has to have his passy to be happy."

Ryan: "Why?"

Megan: "I don't know."

Ryan: "It's not like he has to have crack to be happy. I mean, we can take the passy away."

Wow. Profound wisdom from new parents.