Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Creighton's Sweet Heart

Creighton was born with a tender heart. (You may not know it if you see him tired or embarassed, but he does.)

When he was 20 months old and big brother, I was downstairs and Tyce was crying. He would get so stressed out, and all he could do was try and rub his head on Tyce's tummy to try to comfort him.

Anyway, he has a sort of fascination with babies. He loves baby characters on movies and loves when babies try to talk. That is hilarious.
Diapers--don't even get him started! There is nothing funnier.
Anyway, yesterday we were watching Oprah (don't mock-it was an uplifting one about children who suffered a lot and then overcame their obstacles). There was a little boy with no feet, and he was walking with his artificial feet. We DVR'd it so we had to watch it over and over again.
There was also a little girl born with fused legs, and he was very curious why that would happen. We explained that sometimes babies don't grow they way that they should in their moms tummy.
His little eyes were close to tears and he said, "I hope that doesn't happen to our baby."
"Were my legs like that when I was a baby?"
After big hugs, we reassured that everything was going to be fine, and that we could pray that our baby would be healthy and strong.
I'm excited to have a little bit "older" kids for the pregnancy as they will be excited to feel the baby move, etc.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Topping Karen's apple story....

So, you thought having spit out apples all of your house was bad?
Try this.
So, it's 3:00, about the time I start feeling like a human being for the day. The kids had
actually been pretty self-entertaining (I even took a small nap without turning on the TV).
So, I was starting to put my house back together when Creighton says, "Mom, look what Tyce is doing!"
I look over and Tyce has found a pee diaper and has emptied out the entire contents all over the family room and dining room.
Maybe he's giving Josh and run for his money! Arghhh!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Family, what would we do without them?

I grew up with cousins from Maryland to California, and grandparents in Utah and California. The closest cousins we have are in Boise, whom we usually only see in weddings.

Therefore, growing up we didn't have a lot of time spent with these extended families. My kids probably see their grandparents more times in a year than I did my whole youth. At holidays, it was always just my family. Which I loved and didn't know any better.

But now raising my kids in a town with two of Tristan's brothers, both sets of grandparents, and two great-grandmas, I really appreciate being around family and having them here for holidays.

A couple of weeks ago, Pam and Trent hosted a Halloween party complete with ooey gooey body parts and a mummy contest. Then they had every candy possible to decorate cakes and cookies to their hearts content.
Then last night, we had a party, and we asked my in-laws to watch them. Not only did they babysit them, but they had them spend the night and had a ginger-bread Haunted House all ready to decorate, Max and Ruby Halloween DVD (their favorite show!), and Halloween stickers.
They loved it!
I also appreciate all of my friends and family who has watched my kids while I've been feeling crappy. My mom has spent many hours with them, taking them to play in the leaves, etc.
On Friday, they spent and few hours at the Hermansons, then a few hours at the Bells, and then they went to Grandma's house. Thanks for the life-saving hours!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

For everything else there's Mastercard

Vitamin regimen my doctor has me on:


1 Folic Acid

1 B6

1/2 Unisom

2 Gummy vitamins

1 Fish Oil

1 Ginger Root


1 B6

1/2 Unisom

1 Folic Acid


1 B6

1/2 Unisom

1 Folic Acid

Price: A total pain, because I hate taking this many vitamins.
Faithfully taking these in hopes that I feel like a human being again soon (for mine and my husband's sake)= Priceless
There are some things money can't buy, but for everything else there is Mastercard!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Foods that I'm craving (or have craved)

Ok, I know men don't believe that cravings are real during pregnancy, but I haven't needed a ham and cheese from Papa Kelsey's for a really long time, and now one a day please.
The problem with my cravings is that something that sounds good once doesn't necessarily sound good again. For example, I threatened to make Tristan do a 10 o'clock run to Wal-Mart for Corn Chex, so the next day he bought me 3 boxes and now they aren't sounding so good.

Pretty much I can handle eating most foods as long as I didn't have to think about it beforehand or make it myself. Fun for a husband believe me.

Here is my list:
Ham and cheese sandwhich from Papa Kelseys
Subway Sandwhiches
Corn Chex
Lemon Pasta
Yoplait Yogurts
Corn Bran Cereal

Oh wait, that all sounds digusting now. I better go throw up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Photo Tag

I wasn't officially tagged, but saw it on Krista's blog and thought it was a cute idea. You are supposed to look in your photos on your computer and post your 4th photo in your 4th folder and tell what is going on in that picture.

This is a picture of Tyce at his 1st Birthday party. He wasn't quite sure about the crowd and kept trying to get into Tristan's lap. I remember being glad he was having his 1st Birthday during tax season and not being born at the first of tax season.

For having a bit of a rough go in communication, Tyce is trying really hard to talk and is (most of the time) really easy going now. Even now that his mom spends a lot more time on the couch than any of us would like her too! Love ya little guy!

Does anyone have any tips for making indoor, nighttime photos look more clear?

I tag Tammie, Sharon, and Marci and anyone else who wants to play.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Octobers Past and Present

Tonight I was trying to organize my photos chronologically, and thought I would share some highlights from Octobers of the last few years:

2004 (Brandon as Pooh)


2006 (Creighton as Pooh)

2007 (Tyce as Pooh)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Well, I changed my background to pink for a good omen.
I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I still will.
We will just be happy for a healthy and happy baby (I'll keep telling myself).
For the record, she would technically have to be named Saratoga or Disney, but you
know, Caribbean is a good name too!

I guess you might as well know

Well, we were going to wait until a lot later, but everyone is just flat out asking and I'm not a very good liar. So, instead of making people feel bad that I didn't tell them-here you go! I'm pregnant. We haven't told our kids yet though, so if you see them Mums the Word!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The gift-wrapping talent skips a generation

So today Creighton notices that I have a Birthday present (in a gift-bag of course) sitting on the counter for my nephew Tanner's birthday party.

Later he has disappeared downstairs only to come up every once in a while to ask for tape/scissors etc.

Finally, he shows me that he has wrapped Tanner a present!

To me, this is miraculous not only because he is 4 and male, but because this gene definitely must skip a generation. In my house around birthday time, you got your gifts presented in the nicest Wal-mart bag, or the nearest jacket or blanket.

Then I met my mother-in-law. Gift-wrapping is her passion. She wrapped Tristan's presents for me in the most fancy wrapping I had ever received. She spends days wrapping around Christmas time and all year collecting paper and bows.

I just don't have the patience to put a lot of time into things that don't last long. (Ie.. wrapping and cake decorating). So, I definitely think Creighton got this from Grandma.
Maybe I can hire him for Christmas.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Things I know today

1) Life is precious. Just a few short months ago, our Relief Society president was very healthy. Then she got sick and passed away 2 days ago. I've learned from her that you can be classy and dignified until the end. She reminded me of Hailey Mills. I'm glad that I knew her the short while that I did. She was a great example to me.

2) I'm grateful for my sisters. Today is Jeanette's birthday. I'm not the best at remembering Birthdays, and I get busy and don't stay as close as I should. Jeanette is also a great example to me. She chooses to live life to the fullest. She always opens her home with open arms when we come through Utah. Happy Birthday Jeanette. Each of my sisters is unique and I love them all.

3) The 1st Presidency and 12 apostles are truly inspired. You know when you have 1 child asking you a question and the other two wrestling on the floor during a talk, but you still feel the spirit and say to yourself, "I've got to re-read this talk, this is amazing.", that they are truly inspired men.

4) Heavenly Fathers plan of happiness truly does involve families. In the paper today was an article about how gay seniors don't have any family or children to care for them and many are all alone. We aren't meant to be alone. We are meant to be surrounded by family, even if they are already passed on. They are still there for you. Even if every moment isn't glamourous, families are forever.

This is what I know today.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Come vote what I should wear to my sisters wedding!

So, I've been procrastinating shopping for a pink and brown dress to wear to my sisters wedding. I went to 5 stores last night, and those aren't really the colors right now!

I did find a cute dress at Target, but it was too short.

So, I invaded Joys closet and found one outfit in my own. Vote for which one you like best!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hillview Safety

I was just talking to my sister-in-law and she was saying that in every school her kids have been in (including Rigby schools) she has had to fill out a paper at the beginning of the school year saying who could pick up her kids and they have to provide photo ID when they do.

I was just wondering what kind of policy Hillview has. Does anyone know? Can anyone pick up my child?

You wouldn't think it would be that hard to look up the kid on the computer when someone comes to pick them up, to see who can or cannot pick them up.

If there isn't a policy in place, maybe we could get a big e-mail going with lots of name saying we would like to see this changed and send it to Mr. Howard.

The world is a scary place, and this is one more precaution that would make me feel better.

Phoenix Trip 2008