Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Happy Place

In light of the fact that it's snowing outside (it's APRIL 24th!!!!), I thought I would write about one of the best mornings I've had this year. About 2 weeks ago, I woke up at 4:45 AM to go backcountry skiing (ski touring) with my sister Kim, her husband Doug and a few of his friends.

Most of you know that as a mother to young children, it's hard to find time for activities of this nature because it takes a lot of time. Nevertheless, I was determined and ready to go! It is one of those experiences where I feel almost euphoric. If you enjoy outdoor sports, you know what I mean. It is just one of the best feelings in the world. I can't describe how it makes me feel when I'm hiking in the mountains and skiing down through some perfectly untouched Utah powder.

It's one of the best ways for me to start a day and one of the only reasons I will ever wake up that early. Too bad the season is over. At least I can get out on my bike, oh wait, it's snowing...forget that. Except that we are in Utah and it could be 80 degrees tomorrow for all I know.

And I lived happily ever after...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Any Ideas??

So, these are Talon's shirts. The holes you see are from his very own teeth. He has digested numerous cotton fibers and can't seem to quit biting holes in his shirts, sweaters, pants, etc. Everything he wears, he bites! I don't want to make a big fuss about it and stress him out (in fact, I am afraid he is taking after his mother already and exhibiting behaviors related to anxiety. Poor guy...already inheriting my crappy attributes). Anyway, it's probably a nervous or comforting habit and my doctor doesn't seem too worried, but I'm wondering if any of you have dealt with something similar. Will it stop? Will he have to attend Biters Anonymous (BA) in the future? Help! We are losing money with each bite!