Sunday, November 21, 2010

Summer and Fall 2010

Its been a really long time since I've posted anything. I will try and do a quick update to the summer and fall this year. It was nice being out for summer and getting to spend time with Olin, watching him discover new things. He is now almost a year old, time has gone by so fast. He started to crawl around 6 1/2 months, and life became a lot more hectic once he was mobile. He was into everything that he was not suppose to be into. He currently is trying to get the hang of walking. He can walk really well behind a little push toy. He can stand by himself but as soon as he realizes what he's doing he quickly drops to his bum. I have come to the conclusion that Olin is really timid and kind of a scaredy cat when it comes to trying new things.

Morgan is now the head coach at Highland High School, which has been nice because its here in Pocatello. Her team was really young this year, mostly sophomores and a freshmen. They did really good and got second in districts, but didn't quite make it to state. Hopefully next year they will get to state because they should have almost the same team just with more experience.

This is a perfect example of Olin getting into things that he shouldn't be getting into. I have since fixed this problem by adding a door of plexi-glass on the DVD case.

This is Olin's first black eye. Sometimes life can be a bit rough when you first start to move around a lot.

This is a picture that Morgan took of one of the Rose bushes that we have in our back yard. They were really pretty and bloomed all summer long.

This is at Bear Lake at Morgan's family reunion. I was a little skeptical on whether or not he would like the lake because for a little guy it wasn't the warmest water. My Mom and Meagan helped prepare him though by letting Rhone and Olin swim in the little blow up pool in the front yard before we went to Morgan's reunion.

Olin was a big help picking produce from the garden. For first time gardeners Morgan and I did pretty good. The Zucchini plants did really good, so did the tomatoes and the lettuce. The Corn, cucumbers and pea's did okay but not great.
.When Meagan, Ben and Rhone came out this fall for hunting season they brought Olins' Birthday present with them since they won't be able to make it back out for a while. He got a Sleeping Bag that is just his size, so we will be able to spend next summer camping in the mountains.
This is Olins' first Halloween. We didn't do much tricker-or-treating we just stopped at Nana and Papa's, Grandma and Grandpa Rose, Grandma and Grandpa Jones, and Grandma Betty's. Morgan had to work that night so me and Olin headed back up home to hand out treats at our own house, and we got a lot of trick-or-treaters.

The little toy to the left is what he pushes around and walks behind. He is so close to just standing up and walking, I can't imagine that it will be too long until he fully figures it out without the aid of the walker.

These last two pictures are why Idaho is the best place to live, the scenery. The first picture was taken from the west hills outside of Malad while camping this summer. The second picture was taken earlier today. The last few days have been full of snow and winter weather, which has made driving hectic but has made for some beautiful scenery. The second picture was taken in the mountains just east of Pocatello.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Olin and Rhone

This past couple of weeks my sister and Rhone have been in town. It was so fun watching Olin and Rhone together. Rhone really liked Olin and always wanted to help him. Olin received lots of hugs, helped burping, and swinging in the swing from Rhone. It was so cute watching the two of them interact. Here are a few pictures from their visit.

Olin really liked the four wheeler ride, at least until he fell asleep.

Nana and Papa with the Rhone and Olin up Kents Canyon.

Look matching P.J.s

This is a great picture, you can totally see how excited Rhone is that Olin came to see him.

A Big HUG from his cousin.

Easter at Grandma and Grandpa Rose's, it was a cold Easter

Olin in his Phillies outfit my Mom brought back from Philadelphia, I think he's just about ready for tee ball.

Granny and Gramps came up to visit Olin and Rhone.

Olin at his first cookout he really liked the fire, it kinda hypnotized him

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Whats New?

The last little while has been extremely busy. Morgan had a national volleyball tournament in Denver, started back at work, and is busy taking care of Olin. School has been going well, I am just finishing spring break. Another couple months and the year will be over. I am definitely looking forward to summer. Morgan and I have also began the process of purchasing a home. It is in Chubbuck, and has 3 bedroom and 2 baths all on one level. Here are a few pictures.

Here is also a picture of Olin just so you can see how much bigger he has gotten.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finally an Update

Its been a while since I posted anything so I thought I would take a second and upload a few pictures of Olin. He is growing like a weed, he is now 23 inches and a little over 13 pounds. I think thats pretty good considering he is just 8 weeks old. When he is being held he likes to face out so I can see everything that is going on. He holds his head up really well, and is starting to smile and giggle more. We start getting him ready for bed about 9, sometimes he will fall asleep almost immediately and others he's awake till 11:30. He does usually sleep for one 4 hour stretch though which is really nice, then wake up to eat.

Morgan, Olin, and me on Christmas morning

My Mom and Olin (Olin is in his Christmas Clothes)

Me and Olin checking Meagan, Ben, and Rhone's blog

I think Olin would sleep great if we would let him sleep on his stomach, he really likes it. Tummy time use to end up like this with him trying to sleep, now he eventually gets tired of being on his tummy and gets mad and starts to cry.

I had to put this picture up so Meagan could see it. My parents got Morgan and I a Wii for Christmas and this is my Dad and Morgan bowling.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Baby Olin

I though i would take a second and upload a few pictures of Olin. Meagan really wanted me to upload some so she could see him. It would have been nice if Olin could have come a day earlier so Meagan and Rhone could have seen him before they had to head back to Dover. Olin was born at 9:47 pm on December 2nd, his weight was 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 22 inches long. Both Olin and Morgan are doing good.

This picture was taken the morning of the 3rd

This picture was taken this morning.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A post for July

I'm getting a little better about posting, its only been a month since the last one. This past month has been really busy for me and Morgan. She has started summer volleyball camps, and open gyms which can be quite time consuming. The 4th of July was fun as always, I love watching the fireworks. Every time I hear one of the huge booms I can help but think of explosions and what the soldiers of this country have gone through to keep us free and safe. The parade in Malad on the 4th was fun to watch as always and this year her grand parents were the grand marshalls.

Morgan went to the doctor last thursday and the baby is a boy (if the ultrasound is correct). Now that we know the sex of the baby it seems more real to me for some reason. Its pretty amazing what they can do with the technology anymore, below is a video clip from the Ultrasound. It looks like the baby is doing some hard thinking

I also went on a quick little trip up Mount Harrison, I love the mountains to me there is no where prettier. There was still a bit of snow up there and it looks like there will be snow in some spots for quite some time. Below are a few pictures from the trip.

Looking toward Mount Independence which has an elevation of just under 10,000ft

Using a large rock and the timer to get a picture in front of Mount Harrison