Friday, August 19, 2011

i will be the mom that tries too hard

Babies, toddlers, kids, love Matt. If you are a baby turned around in a pew at church and see Matt's face, you will be locked in, loaded with smiles and ready to fire them at all angles. This is not an exaggeration. I test this hypothesis every chance I get it and it is a bona fide fact. All Matt has to do is smile. I, on the other hand, have to act a fool for giggles and smiles. Kids are not easily impressed with me. And tickling, that is a whole other knack that I just don't have.

Only time will tell, but I accepted long ago that our babies will love Matt more and I will be the mom that tries too hard.

Pictures of Matt with a few of his nephews from our SB trip.

The highlight of this trip was when Brandon called me by name and asked if I wanted to jump on the trampoline with him and Matt. Loral is not an easy name for little ones to say, they pronounce it more like rawr-aul. It is pretty darn cute.


  1. CUTE!!! We're going to SB in a couple weeks and are SO excited :) And as for the kid thing...I used to feel the same way. But now that I have Hannah, it's changed. She knows who takes care of her all day and all night and where her food comes from, so I get the most smiles. :) You will LOVE it!

  2. Can we test it out on baby Austen? We bought flights to Portland for the middle of September and want to see you guys! hopefully you aren't on a trip the whole time we're there.
    and.. Matt will die when he comes home from work and your baby comes running (or crawling) with a smile. it's the best feeling everyday.