The Utah State Fair is coming to town next month. It’s featuring acts like Raven Symone (what, no Cheetah Girls?), Kansas, Kenny Rogers and Smashmouth. Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m impressed. Who knew the Utah State Fair had such a draw?
The fair is also drawing this service, according to the State Fair Event Guide booklet I got at the grocery store:
Excellent. Bob Barker would be proud.
Wait, what does that little box in the middle say?
Anyone, huh? Anyone? Hey Hayden, hop in the car. We’re going to the State Fair to get you vaccinated and microchipped! Hope the insurance covers that…
Kinda adds new meaning to the fair’s “Lost Kids Tent.”
Today I realized that I’m actually more patient with Hayden when I don’t have help.
The more I think about this, the more sense it makes. When I have someone around to help me, I expect them to (surprise) help me. So I can run out of patience and pass him off.
When I’m alone, there’s no one else to take him, so I just can’t run out of patience. At least not until after 6—usually about the time Hayden starts to freak out, I’m trying to make dinner, and Ryan’s heading home from work—not a moment too soon!
I’ve been on a domestic kick so far this week. This morning I made chocolate chip cookies. I was very self-disciplined: I didn’t eat any of them! Okay, except for the one that fell apart. But I only ate the piece that fell on the counter.
Which brings to mind a valuable lesson: the chocolate chips of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie will not only burn you, but they stick to your fingers, lips and tongue. That means that even after you drop the offending morsel, you keep burning. Ouch.
This suddenly made me think of the Sesame Street segment where a little girl is sitting in a high chair eating a chocolate cookie. Cookie Monster does a voice-over and keeps trying to get the little girl to share with him. She doesn’t, of course. She ends up with all of her hands and face covered in chocolate. Am I the only one that remembers this? A quick search doesn’t find it on Google Video or YouTube…
Hayden had a little (very little!!) bit of trouble getting down for his afternoon nap today, so I took him to bounce on my bed. He was tired enough that playing quickly devolved into snuggling. It’s nice to take a break from worrying about responsibilities or time and just enjoy my baby as he cuddles up to me and drifts off. A little vacation from the cares of the world:
And then he kicked me in the stomach.
Within the US:
(Create your own visited states map.)
And around the world (this one’s a little sad – but note New Zealand!):
(Create your own visited countries map.)
Here’s hoping that if/when Ryan goes to Italy for work, Hayden and I will be tagging along!
Hayden had his first solid foods on August 4. By that Sunday, we has pretty excited to be eating pears!
Okay, okay, those weren’t his first bites. He seemed to like it a lot more at the beginning:
Today he tried oatmeal for the first time: definitely more like the first video.