Rouding the Corner to 1 Year Old!

Lately, it has really hit me how old my baby is getting. He is 8 months old! That means in four short months he is gong to be ONE YEAR OLD! What?! How did that happen? He is not a baby anymore. It's amazing how fast time goes. When I was pregnant, I remember thinking that it was taking FOREVER for him to get here. Time was going so slow. But now, time races by without me knowing. Before I know it he's going to be graduating. Ho hum.

I have also been thinking a lot about parenting lately. It seems like such a daunting task. There is so much I want to teach him, and I'm afraid I'll miss something. Even simple things like language. I'm afraid that I won't teach him soon enough or good enough. I want to give him that edge where when he starts school he'll be ahead of everyone else. I'm afraid that I'm not smart enough or organized enough or whatever to give him the best there is. I'm sure it doesn't help that my three year old next door neighbor is a GENIUS and has been that way since he was Trey's age! I know most kids aren't like that, but I wouldn't it be awesome if Trey was? I know that it has a lot to do with the child. I believe he is extremly gifted. But I also know it has a lot to do with parenting. His parents work with him constantly. Always introducing him to new things and making learning fun. I really hope I can provide that for my kids.
Anyway...on a not so serious note, here are some pictures I took of Trey in his cute Sunday outfit!

In Progress

Okay, so as you can see I redid my blog template. It was time for a new look. I searched and serached for a new template I would like and just didn't find anything I really liked. So I settled for this one, but I'm still not thrilled.
So bear with me, I have a lot more I need to change.

Family Day!

Yesterday Steven took the WHOLE day off! It was fabulous! He is supposed to take Sunday & Monday off but he almost always works Mondays. And Sundays just don't feel like a day off what with church taking up half the day. So I was super excited when he told me he wasn't working on Monday. So we packed up and headed to Givens Hot Springs.

Steven and I had been there about a year or so ago and we weren't hugely impressed. The day we went the water was really hot and the dressing rooms were filthy with ants, cobwebs and spiders all over the place. But this time was SOOO much better. I had called ahead to see what the temperature of the water was to make sure it wasn't going to be too hot for Trey. It was at a perfect 100 degrees. Just like warm bath water. And the dressing rooms were way cleaner with no bugs of any kind.
We had so much fun! If you haven't been there, I would recommend checking it out. It's a big indoor pool that goes from 1 foot to 10 feet. It has a basketball hoop with tons of balls and its hardly ever busy (although we've never been there on a Saturday). It was pricy for us, $7.00 for an adult. But well worth it. And not too far away, it took us 45 minutes to get there and we live in West Boise.
They were so nice and let us use this really cool float tube for Trey. It was perfect for him! I had never seen one like it. All I've seen are the old school plastic intertube looking ones. This one was like a big mesh raft that he could play with his toys on (see picture below). I loved it! He loved it! In fact, I loved it so much that I found one on eBay and bought it today!
Anyway...after we swam we came home and watched a movie, had dinner super early (5:30 pm as opposed to 7:00 pm because that's when Steven gets home) which was so nice, and then watched 'Chuck' later that night. It was a really fun family day. We don't get them very often, so I'm treasuring it!


I wanted to see if Trey looked like Steven when he was a baby so I had my Mother-in-law bring over some pictures of Steven as a baby. What do you think?