Friday, May 28, 2010
Yesterday was Logan's Birthday. He turned one! I can't believe how the time flies. He is so fun when he's happy, and equally as "fun" when grumpy. He LOVES to be outside. Definitely Daddy's boy in that area. He's started to walk a little. But not confident enough yet. That's perfectly ok with me. As soon as he starts walking I KNOW he'll start climbing. And I'm definitely NOT ready for that. He's also getting curious. Time for cupboard locks, keeping the toilet seat DOWN, doors to outside closed, and something covering the garden boxes (for some reason he likes stuffing the fertilized soil in his mouth...mmm). So anyway, to celebrate, Alex wanted to take the kids swimming. Since Given's Hot Springs is the only place nearby that will allow "baby floats", we took them there. They had a great time. There was hardly anyone there. Afterward, we ran a few errands and came home for naps. For dinner we decided to take the kids out for dinner. Since Logan is limited in what he can eat, we took them to Carino's and pigged out on Fet. Alfredo, bread, and soup, YUM!! Logan LOVED it!
The weather has been so crappy this spring. It seems we get a couple random days of nice weather, then its back to COLD, WET, WINDY and GLOOMY. Alex has been wanting to take the kids on a little campout while he's home and available, but there hasn't been any good time yet. I'm also kind of waiting for this to happen so I can have a "Mom Party". Cmon' weather!
We sold the camper and truck. We decided that it just wasn't worth the money to keep it. We already put a little over $400 into it. It still needed licenced, registered, and insured. To top that off, it costs around $100 just to fill it. It took a 1/2 tank for Alex to just drive it down to work and home again. We sold it for $650. So now it is out of our hair. I'm hoping some day we will be in a situation where we can buy a decent camp trailer. That will be fun :) Until then....tent camping it is!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Yesterday we went to my Mom's house to celebrate Logan's and my Mom's birthdays.
( I'm really bummed that I didn't get any pictures, but my Dad did, so we will post those later.)
Anyway, to the point. This may be of no significance to anyone else, but it is HUGE to me. I was in the kitchen feeding Logan. My girls were at the counter while my Dad was helping them with something. All of a sudden he "rippes one".....and says to Dejah "did you hear that floor creek??". She starts laughing saying "you tooted!" Then my Dad leaves the kitchen and goes into the living room where everyone else was. I start hearing people say...."Does someone have a poopy diaper??" My Dad admits to dragging it with him, then my brother David comes into the kitchen where I was sitting with the kids. Anyway about 5 minutes later, Dejah hands over this paper.
DAV Smeld yor tot
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Yesterday was the day! The day to get Crackin' on the Potty training. I've been trying to encourage her for a long time , but it was a fight every time. Mycah would bawl and throw fits, so I just figured she wasn't ready. Well, Alex is home for the summer (so far), so what a good time to have some of his help. The 1st day was about 50/50. We went through several pairs of underwear and clothes. Yesterday, much better. I stayed home ALL DAY and she had success just going without much encouragement from me. This morning she pulled her diaper off on her own and went. We haven't had any accidents today so far. Yay! She is even going #2 in her potty. We are so proud of her strides and gets lots of praise, loves, and treats! I think it has really helped to get her a little portable potty. She'll take it where she wants to be. So for now, I'll take it. Later we'll try to graduate to the "real deal". Wish us luck on further success.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Its been a while since I've done a pregnancy update. The second trimester has been pretty easy with the exception of a few ailments. As of tomorrow, I will have three months until my due date. If this little girl is anything like my other three, she should be here in about two and a half months. Nice! Still, I try not to think about it too much...or it just DRAGS. As far as her current progress, she should be about two pounds now and about the size of a head of broccoli. Some say she should probably know mine and Alex's voice by now. I'm thinking she'll probably know my kids screams and cries better ;)
She is definitely getting more active. I am feeling her pretty high up. It kinda feels like my rib cage has a rib spreader in it that is slowly prying open. I can't lay on my back anymore, because then I can't breath. I am sleeping pretty well thanks to a little sleeping pill called Unisom. I take about a 1/2 tab every night and I LOVE the effects.
Everything else is like my other pregnancies. Varicose Veins....seriously disgusting. I waddle like a duck. But, the best of all...."happy hormones". No seriously. Around this stage of my pregnancies my hormones seem to be in a somewhat "perfect" balance. Despite some things we've been going through, I still feel the effects of these "happy hormones". Don't get me wrong, I still have those days, and the kids still push my buttons, but I tend to have a little more patience and tolerance.
Our little baby girl still has no name. I am completely STUMPED! We are having the hardest time coming up with names we like. So I'm needing some serious help. Alex likes the name Jayde. My girlfriends say its a "stripper" name and Alex's brother thinks we're black (I am not racist)... but now that won't leave my head and I can't bring myself to name her that. Should I do something with and "ah" at the end? My other girls are Dejah and Mycah.....this was not intentional...but should I stick with that trend? One syllable? Two syllables? More? Common name? Unique name? (not too out there mind you).... I need ideas, so throw me any and all!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
There was no solution. I grabbed my camera after he had been on this tantrum for a while. Ignore the rubbing of the eyes...no...he's not tired. He just woke up from a nice long nap. He woke up fine. He even sat in his high chair and ate some snacks till he didn't want anymore.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A while back, some ladies from church started getting together every Tuesday at Carl's Jr. for lunch. Everyone who wanted to come was invited! And it has been a blast! Carl's Jr. was kinda yucky, stinky, and way over priced, so we switched to Burger King. The tradition goes on, and the fun never ends! These ladies really came at a time in my life when I really needed them. We all come from different walks of life and have all become really good friends. We always have a great time laughing. All of us have children, so you can imagine how crazy the play zone is. But we love it! I finally broke down and brought my camera. I know some of you mom's were moaning because you weren't looking your "best". Personally you are all BEAUTIFUL, even wearing sweats, no make-up, messy hair, morning sickness, pregnant belly's, and spit-up/food stained clothes! Love you all! Even the ones who didn't make it for the photo shoot ;) Thanks for all the fun times and the friendship!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Last night Alex Graduated!
He recieved a Master of Science in Education- Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership. (Yes its a mouth full)
From the Universisy of Idaho.
Its been a long time coming. He's been in so much school including our entire marriage. During which he recieve a Bachelor of Communications from Boise State University. He has been so dedicated and pulled all A's! All while helping me grow our family and his career. I am so proud of him and his accomplishment.
My Sister was so kind to take my two girls so that they wouldn't be bored out of their minds. Logan came with us. I'm sure my parents were greatful to get a break from the ceremony walking him around.
Here is the man himself!
Next is a couple pictures of Alex and two of his "Main" instructors.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
1. A loving Husband who works EXTREMELY hard to support our family financially and spiritually.
2. A loving Husband who works so that I can be at home with four precious children.
3. A loving Husband who serves the Lord.
(notice the direction?)
4. A roof over our heads
5. The Gospel
6. My children
7. My children taking naps :)
8. My children laughing and playing
9. Motherhood and the lessons it constantly teaches me.
10. My trials, because I know on the other side of trials are Blessings.
So while I try to muster up some "sugar" today, I will try to remember that this life roller coaster is taking me somewhere good. And that someday I'll be able to look back and realize those ups and downs will not end me....just get me to my ultimate goal .... JOY.