Sunday, October 19, 2008

Babies and Boys and Boy Babies

Since Kristy and I are both in Primary, and are both having (had) babies this month, we were thrown a shower by all the Primary women, plus a few friends who were invited as well. Kristy definitely needed a shower more than I did, since she had her first boy after three girls, but I'm grateful I was included and it was so fun to get together with all these women and talk and laugh, and eat really good food. Luckily everyone there has had children, or some of the conversation topics might have horrified someone into never having them. I received many wonderful gifts, and if I was ambitious, I would post pictures of all of them! But I'm not, and sitting in this chair hurts my back, so I am just going to highlight two of my favorites. But thanks to everyone who was there, I loved everything.

If you remember this post, I was coveting both the baby and the hat. Luckily the baby was already in the works, and Julie offered to make the baby a hat just like the picture. This is the result! I love it so much, and CAN NOT WAIT to put him in it. I think Missy might have to come over with her camera... Thank you so much, Julie.

Okay, what are those, you think? Just plain hilarious, and having had two boys - definitely useful. (I tried to find Elisa's page on Etsy, but I lost the card.) For the purposes of this blog, I'll call them (drumroll) pee shields. Basically, you put this over your little boy's, ahem, penis, and if he decides to shower you while you are changing his diaper, these handy little tent-thingies keep the spray contained. Elisa knows we love pirates over here, so she gave me these pirate ones. I am SOOOO using these. Thanks, Elisa!  (*Update*  Elisa just wrote and said she found these on Etsy at bluejeanjess.etsy.com.)

And just for fun, a picture of Fynn's favorite past-time. Before the accident, he would play for hours with this plastic bat and a baseball, running around the house, making us throw the ball for him and trying to hit it. If baseball is on T.V., he is entranced. He really only likes to do it with Bryce, and he demands Bryce wear his baseball hat while they play. As you can see, the cast has not slowed him down at all, although his technique has changed a bit.

We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday, but unfortunately our pictures did not turn out so great. Most of the pictures Ewan absolutely refused to pose for at all. So I'll just post this one of him, happy in the bounce house. (Ignore the fact he's wearing a St. Patricks's Day shirt at a Halloween event. I tried to talk him out of it, but he is who he his and I let him be just that.) It was a very busy day, and he was very tired, so I think this might be the only time he smiled all day. But that's okay, he's still cute when he's not smiling. As long as he's not yelling. The other day as he was changing into his pajamas, I was just marveling at how lean and tall he is now - no baby body left at all. I couldn't help wondering, when did this boy move into my house?! It's so wonderful to see him growing up, but also sad. Time flies by much too quickly.

8 comments:

Jenny said...

seriously, isn't that hat cute? julie is so dang talented. and i've never heard of the pee shield thingies before, but what a great ideas. i've suffered one too many pee showers myself, unfortunately. and lastly, WORD: when did these little babies turn into little boys that are all arms and legs? makes me sad, but it makes me extremely proud, too.

Shannon said...

I am still so bummed that I couldn't make it to the shower, looks and sounds like it was a lot of fun! Those pee sheilds are hilarious! And I third you guys on our babies turning into kids, real honest to goodness kids, not toddlers AT ALL. I am not sure if I like it!

Missy said...

For some reason that hat picture is gone, but when I saw it earlier, I was coveting it. Julie must sell those. People sell them for crazy prices on Etsy! SO adorable. Can't wait to get pics of Corgan in it! On the tree stump. SIGH.

Time sure does go by so fast, doesn't it? John and I have been talking about that a lot lately, reveling in the now and appreciating it!

Sarah Smiles said...

That hat is adorable. One of the things I have never been able to do is knit. You could make some crazy cute stuff if you know how to knit!! oh well ;).
The pee-pee shield is just ingenius!

Jennifer said...

I got those pee-shields too.. But mine were called peepee teepee's! Haha!! So fun! :)

J.E.M. said...

What cute things! If I have a boy, I'll definitely need some of those peepee things. I don't do that peepee stuff well... :)

And I'm too hormonal to comment about kids growing up today, but "ditto" with a big, fat tear.

bluejeanjess said...

Thanks so much for including my Sprinkle No Mores (Pee Pee Tee Pee's) on your blog! I wish it was my idea but alas it was not...

Congratulations on the little one!

Jess

Bittles said...

the shower was soo fun, you are in my prayers today:)