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.