Thursday, June 5, 2008

Memorial Day, "I want some!", and Sleep

Every year my family goes to my dad's grave site in Springville, Utah. I never really thought much of this tradition, but this year I gave it more thought. When we were driving down, I asked my mom if its a source of comfort for her. She said no. She said she still connects with my dad through so many other ways, that for her its getting us together for a drive so she can connect with us. We take a blanket and tell funny family memories, she tells us funny or poignant stories about our dad, and then we go out to lunch or to the Conoco on the corner where they sell delicious scones and other deep fried wonders.

Here's my little bro Richard being so hip with his new glasses. He's always soo into the current styles.

This is so funny. Every morning, no matter how much Liam has already eaten, he comes to the table if he hears me crunching on cereal. His little M&M eyes peering up at me "Um, mom, I want some." "Um, mom, can I have some?" For every bite I take, he has to have a taste. Its actually kind of funny because all I can usually see from my angle are his eyes. "Um, more please!"

The following is a series of my favorite sleep pictures. I think we have more picture of Liam asleep because he is SO funny with his sleep positions.

Just relaxing.
I'm sure this a yoga position.
Sunday afternoon naps with Dad are the best!
Order! Order! I demand another spoonful!
His mouth was wide open right before I took this picture.


Kendal and Kendra said...

Those pictures of Liam are so cute! I love checking on Kristin while she is asleep and finding her in funny positions! We miss you guys! We should all get together soon!

Kimberly and Jason Enlow said...

Liam is growing up so fast! That um, some more please is a good weight loss secret! I really enjoyed the picture of you at Dad's grave. We went there before moving back to Texas. It was hard to find, but worth it.

shayla smoot said...

Those are so cute pics of Liam! Love ya and hope you have a great day

Shayla Smoot

Dave and Kandis said...

Gaby, Liam is so cute! It's so fun to see what you're up to through your blog. I hope all is well.

Mike & Shelby said...

I love your tradition of visiting your dad's grave. Sounds like such a peaceful, family oriented activity. (Isn't it interesting how we take for granted all the traditons we have done over and over and over again, then suddenly it hits how important those traditions are?) I love family traditions.

Matt Baker said...

Hey, thanks for responding to my post! I responded back as well. I am glad you are doing well and congrats on the MBA! Again, it was great to hear from you!