September 24, 2008

On Friday the 19th we took Natalie to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to see the Monet to Picasso exibit that's on display. They gave us cool little telephone things that when you push the number that coordinates with the piece of art it tells you about that work. Brandon and I enjoyed ourselves, but five minutes into the exibit Natalie was done. We saw Brandon's cousin Julie who was working the exibit and she came and found us in the Picasso Room, and she told Natalie that Picasso painted a piece called Le Harem when he was in a happy mood, but he painted a piece called La Vie when he was in a sad mood.
Well Natalie had to know why he was in a sad mood, so Julie told her that Picasso's friend had died so he was very sad and only painted in blue. Natalie wanted to know how his friend died so Brandon took her over to the painting and read her the story of how Picasso's friend's Girlfriend rejected him so he killed himself. Needless to say, THAT is what Natalie remembers about the exibit, and she is still obsessed at HOW Picasso's friend killed himself which is a little morbid to me...and thank goodness we don't know that part of the story.
All in all it was so nice to see these peices of art that are amazing, and maybe I'm a little morbid myself because I was intrigued by a painting called The Dream by Salvador Dali it was twisted, strange, a little disturbing and definitely a surrealist painting...but as they say "true reality can be understood only through knowledge of the unconscious". I guess.


Sept. 16, 2008

Well it is no surprise to me that Samuel is already crawling around and pulling himself up, considering he hasn't stopped moving since he was conceived (no wonder the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck). He is doing that cute thing that babies do when they are crawling toward something that is OFF LIMITS and they turn around to see who's looking, then when mom or dad say "NO" they take off as fast as they can, giggling all the way. It's so stinkin' cute! Of course with crawling around there comes the usual mischief making...which Sam has gotten down to an art. I caught him today climbing onto the couch (the cushions are off because they are blocking the T.V. hmmm). He saw that toy and was determined to get it...which he did. Ahhh the joys of being an infant. See something you want? You either cry and someone gives it to you, or, if you have the ability, go and get it yourself.
Now if he only slept as good as he gets into trouble I wouldn't have to chase him around in "Zombie mode".


September 7, 2008

There comes a time in every boys life when he watches the very first football game of the team in which he is bound to worship for the rest of his life (by force if necessary). Today was that day for Samuel.
The Bears played the Colts tonight, and Sam wore his ginormous Jersey just like dad, and although he mostly crawled around the floor more interested in the TV Remote than the TV, we knew that in his heart he was cheering for the Bears!
Considering that Samuel's bedroom is a shrine to his dad's favorite team, I'm pretty sure that my baby is destined to grow up spending his Sunday's in Blue and Orange (after church of course).
The Bears totally won the Game-now why couldn't they do that when they played the Colts in the Superbowl?