Saturday, October 31, 2009
She cracks me up!
Friday, October 30, 2009
I have never seen Maisey so excited to go some where. I got her dressed in her cheerleader outfit and then told her it was time to do her hair. But then I went in Gage's room to get something and when I walked past the bathroom, I saw Maisey just sitting on the toilet waiting for me to do her hair! THAT NEVER HAPPENS!
They sure do love their cougs!
I have worked out on my elliptical 5 times this week! That's right. . . 5 times!!! I've been getting up just a little bit earlier each morning to do it. Well, Maisey has also been getting up really early this week, so she just has to sit on my bed and watch the news while I finish my workout. Well, both yesterday and today she got down off the bed and stood in front of the elliptical and cheered me own by yelling, "Go Mommy Go!" or "Good Job Mommy!" Why would I not want to do this every morning with my own personal cute cheerleader?
*I've made a goal to workout 7 times a week (not 7 days a week--some days I'll have to double up if I want the weekend off) and I have scheduled a massage in November. If I keep my goal I get to keep my appointment, if I don't. . . I have to cancel it, even though I have a $39 coupon that expires next month! This goal might stretch me a little bit, but that's what it is going to take to lose that little bit of Gage I have left! Plus it makes me happier!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
For FHE tonight we did the story of David and Goliath. I'm pretty sure we just taught Maisey that is was ok for her to throw rocks at big kids! AWESOME!
For our closing song we sang Book of Mormon Stories. Maisey loves Family Home Evening and asks to do it pretty much any night we are all home as a family.
Excuse my singing (and Shaun's). . . we thought she needed help, but apparently she knows it all by herself!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Right after his 5 month post he started sleeping so well, for a week! Now he is back to how he was before.
Not interested in any baby food anymore, but regular food, he could probably out eat his sister if we let him.
He is starting to sit up now, which is nice. He still is very wobbly and the longest he has ever sat up was during the photo shoot at the park on Thursday! Thanks for cooperating buddy!
He still ADORES his sister. He loves when she gives him attention and reads to him!
He is so good about falling asleep on his own. . . but for some reason he doesn't stay asleep, and doesn't put himself back to sleep with out seeing his mommy's face!
He still enjoys his exersaucer most of the time, which is a huge lifesaver for me!
He is quite a talker/squealer/screamer. When we go grocery shopping, people can hear him 3 aisles away because he is so loud. The checkers at Walmart know him! (so lame that we go there enough for that to even happen!)
Him and Grammy are best buddies. He can be driving me nuts all day and be so cranky, but when his grammy comes to babysit, he is so good for her!
The one thing that he has liked longer than a week is his stroller! Too bad the weather is starting to get yucky!
Overall, his demeanor is getting better. Less fussiness through out the day, and I wish I could say more sleep at night! If I've made it 6 months, I can make it 6 more. . . right?
Love you brother man!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I love that my aunt is so generous and lets us use some of their tickets every year!
The Blazers played the Jazz, so it was especially fun for me since I knew all of the players from BOTH teams! Shaun and I went to Jazz games when we lived there and became pretty big fans. Shaun was sticking with Utah last night, and I went with the Blazers, unfortunately I got WHOMPED!!! Blazers ended up losing by 11 I think, but they were down ALL game by as much as almost 30.
I enjoyed the game, I enjoyed the food, I enjoyed the company, but mostly I enjoyed the opportunity to clear my head for a night!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Hearing about this really makes my heart ache for this family and it also brings up a lot of memories from when my dad passed away. Shaun had some trainings to complete online for his new job last night, and Gage was having a rough night so after I finally got him to bed I headed down to my mom's for a bit. She just listened to me cry! No situation is ever the same, and I feel that when my family lost my dad, the whole world lost an awesome man. But I told my mom, at least us kids are all able to take care of ourselves. This poor widow has not one, not two, but SIX little girls that she needs to love, comfort, and support all while trying to wrap her mind around what just happened and try to grieve herself.
When my dad died, I felt that I needed to be strong for my mom, strong for my brother, and strong for my sisters. They all needed some sort of stability in their lives and they all turned to me for that! I don't feel that I ever properly grieved the death of my dad so when situations like this come up, I just break down.
Everyone said that the first year of his passing would be the worst, with all of the first milestones without him. Well, I truly feel that this second year has been harder on me. Probably because I've struggled a lot with Gage and my dad was always the person that I turned to to make everything ok. And it doesn't help that Gage was born the day after his birthday or that he looks so much like him. I'm glad he does, don't get me wrong, but every morning when I get him out of his crib, I am reminded that my dad does not get to mortally experience his grandson. I think of all of the things that they would have done together, and then tear up at the fact that now he will only be a bystander watching from up high!
It also saddens me that there will be a point in Maisey's life where she won't remember her papa anymore. It's crazy to think that 2 years ago from this month my dad and I took Maisey on her first road trip. I remember it like it was just yesterday. . . it's kind of hard to forget because it was a HUGE disaster (she was only 2 months old!). I try to talk to Maisey about her papa and show her pictures of the two of them together. She always tells me that he lives with Jesus in Heaven! How lucky he is to be there, and how lucky I am to have a daughter who knows that!
With Stake Conference this weekend, it will be another reminder of just how much I miss him. Sometimes I think if I just close my eyes for a long time, then open them again I will see him sitting up on the stand in church, serving the members of our stake so diligently. That was his passion, serving The Lord, and now he gets to do it in a different manner.
When I was re-doing our room last month, I was cleaning out our desk, and I found this poem that I read last year to my family on Christmas Eve,
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Maisey, Hailey, Gwenn, and Porter painting away!
All the other kids got a popcorn ball for playing!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
- Left over pizza
- Sweet Tomatoes
- Walmart Deli
- Costco (tonight!)
*Our kids have only been bathed one time since Saturday. . . and let me tell you, it was ROUGH!
*Maisey has gone to bed between 7 and 7:30 every night! No staying up late this week!
*Our house is a disaster. . . I have like 5 half finished projects all lying around, including laundry from Tuesday, which I NEVER leave laundry for 3 days. However, I have run the dishwasher twice, which I don't understand how we have that many dirty dishes since I haven't made dinner all week.
*We came home from my mom's Monday night and I was bringing the garbage cans up from the curb and left the garage door open. That was a mistake. 2 cats came in our garage and were hiding under the car. To most of you. . . that's not a big deal. To me (the person who HATES pets) it is! Maisey was freaking out because I was freaking out, Gage was screaming, and Shaun was laughing at me on the phone. After 15 minutes, a broom, and finally having to pick them up, I got them out.
*The kids were dragged to walmart yesterday. . . I should say Gage was dragged to walmart yesterday, Maisey willingly came. When I got home I realized I forgot to get eggs, so after we ate our dinner from the deli, we went to Safeway to get eggs. When I got home, I realized I had a brand new carton of eggs on the top shelf that I didn't see. Grrrrrrr!
*While at Safeway yesterday, both kids pooped! What are the chances of that? Especially since they had both already pooped earlier in the day. And I didn't bring any extra diapers because it was a real quick trip. So they both had to sit in it til we got home.
*I got out of the shower this morning and heard Maisey yelling from her bed, "EM - A - LEE!!!!!" (What 2 year old calls her mom by her first name?)
*Maisey keeps saying to me, "I want my daddy!"
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Then she started singing,
"Old Mcdonald had a farm, ei ei oh. And on that farm he had a Jesus. Ei ei oh!"
Who knew Jesus lived with Old Mcdonald? I sure didn't!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Anyway, these are my favorites! There are a ton! (I took 325!!!)