Friday, November 28, 2008

Where did 7 months go?

A few weeks ago Jenni posted about Charlie being 6 months old and this past Sunday he turned 7 months. It made me stop and think about how much the little guy has already grown up and changed from the tiny bundle of joy that we brought home from the hospital (just look how little he was).

If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing the little guy recently, he's already sitting up, expresses his curiosity by grabbing at everything, and still smiles at everyone like their his best friend. He's even started to take an interest in being involved with the things that Jenni and I do (even though it's usually easier without his "help"). Jenni and I have loved every minute of it (especially now that he's sleeping through the night thanks to a book that I now swear by) and we hope that the the rest of his first year is just as fun as these first 7 months have been.

You can check out the first set of pictures on the PWA or Facebook, and the second set here on the PWA and Facebook.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A day at the Zoo

So a few weeks ago we went to the Tucson Zoo during one of my Off-Fridays. Jenni and I had a lot of fun, but Charlie wasn't overly excited about the experience. Even though I had driven by that area more times than I can remember, I never realized that there was even a zoo there. I think that Jenni summed it up really well when she said, "I never realized that there were llamas so close to In-n-Out." We got a family pass, so hopefully Charlie will start enjoy the experience a little more. You can check out all of the pictures on PWA or Facebook.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm it

Jenni tagged me, so here's my answers.

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago (1998):
1. Hanging out in the MTC
2. Trying to learn Portugues
3. Recovering from a sprained ankle while walking everywhere
4. Getting some strange allergic reaction on my face
5. Lighting stuff on fire to celebrate milestones on my mission

5 Things on my To-Do List:
1. Fix up the budgeting program I'm making
2. Make a GUI for said budgeting program so people other than myself can use it
3. Become a good drummer/guitarist in Rock Band (I'll leave the singing to Jenni)
4. Have a fun weekend with Jenni and Charlie
5. Get back to work

5 Snacks I Enjoy:
1. Fruit
2. Pie
3. Ice cream
4. Caramel
5. Peanut Butter

5 Things I would do if I were a Millionaire:
1. Pay off house
2. Pay off student loans
3. Quit job
4. Do contract work
5. Work on all of the ideas I have floating around in my head

5 Places I have Lived:
1. Sahuarita, AZ (near Tucson)
2. Provo, Utah
3. Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
4. Shingle Springs, CA (near Sacramento)
5. Carrolton, TX (near Dallas)

5 Jobs I have had:
1. Multi-Disciplined Engineer at Raytheon
2. Research Assistant at the BYU MAGICC Lab
3. Software Engineer at TALL
4. TA at BYU
5. Delivery Boy/Cook at Rico's Pizza

I tag Bryce and Devin.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Recent Happenings in Action

So in the theme of my last post (a really long post with all of the recent happenings in the Johansen family), here are all of the videos that we've taken over the past several weeks.

Charlie decided that it's time to become mobile and here's a video from the first day that he really started to figure it out. He would roll across the room until he bumped into the wall and then would look at us to move him back to the middle so he could do it again (he was quite impressed with himself). Unfortunately, by the time we got the camera out, he was starting to get wore out, but it was still cute to see the little guy. You can also check it out on Facebook.

Charlie and Payson Lewis had their first play date together. Jenni said that Charlie loves playing with Payson and just watches every little thing he does the whole time he's here. Unfortunately, this is an experience that I miss out on while I'm at work, but here's the little glimpse into the moment that we can all see. You can all check it out on Facebook.

We have also started the nightly tradition of feeding Charlie solids and that means that we had to get the little guy a high chair. He actually picked it up pretty quickly and has become a good little eater. This is a video of the first time that I fed the little in the high chair. You can also check it out on Facebook.

One day when we were hanging out, Charlie decided that it would be fun to start panting (or at least that's what we assume, because he just started doing it and laughing afterwards and then he's never done it since). Here's the video, and you can also check it out on Facebook.

One beautiful Sunday afternoon, we went to the park with Brian, Mindy, and Co. All of the Burns grandkids were in the swing at the same time, and it was nice to enjoy the wonderful weather now that the Arizona summer heat has worn off. You can also check it out on Facebook.

Obviously, on that same day, Charlie got to try out a swing for the first time, and he enjoyed it a lot more than I expected him to. I thought that he'd start squirming and that we'd have to pull him out, but he actually enjoyed the experience quite a bit. You can also check it out on Facebook.

The final video is us singing Happy Birthday to Charlie when Mindy and crew made him a cute puppy dog cake for his Half Birthday. Of course he had no idea what was going on, but he still enjoyed the cake. You can also check it out on Facebook.