Thursday, September 30, 2010


Sometimes you just need a good distraction.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Pillow

This blog is supposed to be all about the things that make me happy. Well, today I think only one thing could make me happy and that would be my pillow. I would give a lot to be able to just lay down right now.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sickness and Snuggles

Every Mom hates to see their kids sick. Sometimes you sit there and hold them and think, "I wish I could do something." The thing is, you are doing something by just holding them. The fact that I haven't slept well in three days means that my baby will get better sooner. It makes me feel good to know that my love is doing as much as that amoxacillin. It makes me feel even better when that kid getting the snuggles KNOWS that I am doing something by holding him and he thanks me for it. Have I mentioned I LOVE being a Mom?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Too Much?

Jack has been sick for the last two days. I took him to the doctor today.He has Strep so we went straight to the pharmacy after the doctors. When we got back in the car I looked in my mirror and asked him if he was buckled. He nodded and it was just too cute with his big swollen chipmunk cheeks. I told him "You're the cutest!" He said, "You too!" I said, "I love you so much!" He said,"And I love you too much!" Gah! How cute is one child allowed to be?

Friday, September 24, 2010


We went to the annual school carnival tonight. It's always a crazy night with tons going on, but tonight was Crazy with a capital C! The elementary school has doubled it's size this year so the crowd was INSANE. The night always starts with the kids performances then the carnival games. With the school being the size it is now I doubt we will ever do the games again because it is so easy to lose each other. The dances though were fun as usual. Eli and Andrew both had a dance. Eli is just too cute for words because he wants to do what his teachers ask, but feels like he is too cool to be doing this. Luckily his teachers are just so fun so he got into it and just grinned while he danced. Andrew, well, he is a different story. That kid loves to sing so even with 50 kids singing and having four rows of people between me and him I could still hear him above the others. He just sings his little heart out and wiggles his cute little hips. What a cutie! I think one of my most favorite parts about carnival is the weeks preceding. Andrew has been walking around singing his little song in Spanish all week. Have I mentioned that I have cute kids?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Noisy Kids

Have you ever sat in a room next to a play area and listened to kids play all the while knowing that the noisiest one is yours? I have, lots of times. You know what? I don't care either. I don't care because mine may be the noisiest, but he isn't crying or making anybody else cry. He's just laughing his insane laugh and playing with the loudest toy. Sometimes having the noisiest kid means you have the kid that is having the most fun.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feeling Special

I was hanging out with my most favorite friend Angie today. She told me something that just made me love her even more. She told me that she had told her husband that if she had ever had a sister it would probably be just like this. As in me and her. I didn't even know what to say. Can you ask for a nicer thing to be said about you? I don't think so.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ice Cream

We were all outside and Jack drives up to me on his little car and says, "Give me 500 dollars."
I said, "You give ME 500 dollars."
Jack, "YOU give ME 500 dollars."
Me, "Noooo, YOU give ME 500 dollars."
Jack with a super annoyed look on his face, "Give me 500 dollars and I will give you an ice cream."
I have now realized he is playing Ice Cream Man so I say, "I'll give you 50 cents."
He now has a disgusted look on his face and says, "Fine, take it."
Then we have our little exchange of pretend money for pretend ice cream.
Lucy has been watching this whole thing happen and pipes up with, "I want some."
Jack quickly turns to her and says, "Give me 500 dollars."
Lucy, "Ok."

Monday, September 20, 2010


Andrew has been learning to ride his new bike this weekend. The first day it was just Daddy and Andrew. The second day we all went out. I really only thought there were two types of kids when it came to falling off your bike. There is the ever so dramatic type that screams and bawls and milks it for as long as possible. There is also the strong silent type who tries really, really hard not to cry and hides their face when they do. Apparently there is a third kind and that kind is Andrew. Every time he fell he would lay on the ground and cackle like an insane person. I don't know what was so funny about falling, but it got him every time. I wonder if he imagined what he looked like to every one else. The laughing is contagious too. The first couple times he fell I would wince a little and he would laugh. The third time he was riding for a good minute, doing turns and everything, then he ran straight into a wall. He fell pretty hard and just laughed. It was so cute and funny, between his laughing and the fact that he had just run into a wall, I couldn't help but laugh too. I love my little clown.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Jack was telling us all poop jokes the other day because "poop is funny". Sam came up to me a little bit later and said, "I like poop too. It stinks real bad." Then she just walked away.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tummy Troubles

Jack: "What are you eating?"
Me: "Potstickers."
Jack: "Are they yummy yummy in my tummy?"
Me: "Yep, you wanna try?"
Jack: Nodding and taking a big bite.
Me: "Was it good?"
Jack: "I think it was yucky yucky in my tummy.......... it tastes like poop."

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Invisible Guy

More about Jack's new friend. I inadvertently called him the wrong name last time. His name is Invisible Guy. Jack has been playing with his new friend ever since all the other kids went to school. I was so worried that he would have nobody to play with, I guess I should have known Jack would take care of it. Primary teachers have told me about things he does in church. When I ask him..... "I was playing with Invisible Guy." He loses his shoes..... "Maybe Invisible Guy took them." He gets mad at somebody..... "Fine! I'm gonna go play with Invisible Guy!" He doesn't want to go to bed...... "Can I still play with Invisible Guy in bed?" I have never had a kid who had an imaginary friend for longer than 2 or 3 days. This is fun.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Timm and Eli left the house at 5:00 this morning and caught up with Drew and Lauren at Willard Bay. They spent all morning fishing and didn't come home until about 12:30. Eli caught two pretty big catfish and Timm caught a pretty good sized small mouth bass. After they came home we had lunch and visited with Drew and Lauren for a bit. We just hung out and did nothing. It was great. We ended the night by throwing all that fish in a pot and eating a Thai inspired fish soup. The best part about today? Timm was just so relaxed all day. I don't know if it was the fact that fishing is so relaxing or the fact that he had been up since 4:30, but either way it's nice for him to just kick back and not try to do a million things at once.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Story Lady

I went to second grade today. My friend Angie teaches and asked me if I would like to read to her class once in a while this year. I went today and read Little Red Riding Hood to her class. They are going on a Fairy Tale field trip soon and she gave me a stack of books to choose from. I picked Little Red Riding Hood because there just aren't a lot of fun voices to do in most fairy tales and Jack likes my wolf voice. It was lots of fun, all of the kids were so good and listened the whole time. There were even a few kids who had said that they didn't like that story before I started, but even those kids listened and giggled at my voices.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just Happy

I am very tired today, but I am also just happy. I have a new nephew who I got to see yesterday and Lorelei is amazing. Jessica went with me last night to see him and that was fun. Then, to top it off Gabrielle came over today and just hung out with me. I even got to spend a little bit of time with Alex this week. So pretty much, just happy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I just held a brand new baby. He is so perfect. He just laid there and made the cutest noises. His big sister was enthralled. She asked me to pick her up so she could see better when he was in the warmer. She just stared and stared and smiled. She said, "That's Myles. That's my new baby brother." Oh I cant wait to see him again and it's only been about an hour. Mmmmm, my hands smell like new baby.