Monday, June 25, 2007

Disgusting Scam

I can't believe some people and the gall they have. This is a disgusting scam. To think that some people would stoop this low just baffles me.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Reese update

Reese has officially graduated into a front facing car seat. At her 9 month well child check yesterday, the pediatrician told me to turn her around. She is 30" long, and 22 lbs. Her legs don't quite fit comfortably the other way anymore. Her doctor also told me that she is as big as your average one year old! Where did she come from? Dev was so small, it is still surprising to me to have such a big baby. I haven't turned her around yet--to me that is just another mile stone that is part of her growing up, and I am not ready for her to grow up. These last nine months have flown by.

Reese is also trying to crawl. She can successfully crawl maybe 2 steps, then she hits the belly again. She is getting pretty good at army crawling, but isn't very fast at it (thank goodness). She can go from laying to sitting (this is a brand new feat) but she still can't pull herself to standing. She still doesn't like baby food (smart girl) but she will try mama's food from her plate. She is a prissy little princess and doesn't like to eat food from my fingers, she prefers I stick it on a fork first. She loves to scream at the top of her lungs (for fun, when she is happy) and she gets her brother doing the same thing. They love to take turns screaming in each other's faces and laugh at one another. She loves her daddy and her brother. She lights up when they walk in the room, and her attention stays focused on them. She laughs at everything they do. Her laugh is so cute. It is one of my favorite sounds. She has some stranger anxiety, but that is normal for a baby her age.

We love our Reesie, and she is such a blessing to our family. I feel so lucky to have the two wonderful kids I have. I sure learn a lot from them.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Birthday Parties and Birthday Suits

We had a little of both today. We went to Devin's friend Rowan's birthday party, which happened to be a swim party. Dev was excited to try getting in the big pool, but as soon as he got in he became a little intimidated and got right out. The cement was hot, so I told Dev to run and get his sandals and bring them to me so I could help him put them on. A few minutes went by and I realized that Dev wasn't back yet so I went to check on him. I rounded the corner and found Devin outside on the porch, once again in the middle of many socializing parents, wearing NOTHING but his birthday suit and sandals... on the wrong feet! I tried my best to hold in my laughing and asked him, 'What are you doing?' He told me he was going to go play with his friends. Well why not? It was a birthday party. Might as well wear the appropriate suit.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

An Example of My Days with Devin

This particular day started at the park. Fun right? Only mostly. We were very excited to play at the park, but when I pulled up, Devin began to whine and cry that we were at the wrong park. Apparently the park we were at didn't have enough toys. I quickly got him to stop crying and complaining by telling him we were going to play at this park, or we were going to go home. He decided the park we were at was okay after all. So there we were. I was socializing with other moms when I noticed Devin in the play sand in the middle of the park, circling. Kind of like a dog when he is about to sit down. I wonder to myself, 'what is Devin doing?' And then he answered my unspoken question, right there in front of everyone: he yanks down his pants and begins to pee. I ran to him. He looks at me and tells me nonchalantly "I gotta go pee. There is no bathroom" he says this as he is trying to run away, pants around his ankles. I get him put back together and he runs off to play. I do the walk of both embarrassment and amusement back to the other moms who are laughing. One of them asks me why his underwear is on backwards. I told her the truth. Devin's truth: Because he doesn't have eyes in the back of his bum, and can't see Batman with them on the right way. Makes perfect sense.

Now, the above scenerio is funny, right? You can see the humor in it? Well so could I. The first time. The kicker is that he did it again. The same day. At Brad's work party in his co-workers backyard. There he is playing with his new pal Rowan when all of a sudden he stops what he is doing, drops his drawers right where he is, and let's the fire hose go. When he is finished he pulls his pants up, and continues playing with his pal just like nothing ever happened leaving all the adults both stunned and disgusted, probably. I hope the tree survives. Man, it must be nice to be a boy.

After all this occured, I was watching him like a hawk to make sure he didn't decided to pee-n-go for a third time, when I noticed he was running like he had been riding a horse all day. Weird, I thought. Then, I notice him constantly picking a melvin out of his rear end. I guess if I wore my undies the wrong way I'd have some problems too. I left it up to Brad to explain the chaffing business and it seems to have gone over well. Eyes in the back of his bum or not, Batman is staying close to home.

Ahh, my Devin.

Monday, June 18, 2007

They're Here!

My sister Courtney and her family are finally here! I am excited that they have decided to spend the next year here for their internship. I already got to watch my darling nephew Cole while they were unloading the moving truck. It was so fun to watch him and Reesie interact and to see Devin try to take care of both of them.

Now Courtney, Mariela and I have to get down to business and start training for our 10k... hopefully we will keep each other motivated.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Latest Creations

Just wanted to post pics of my latest vinyl creations and give a shout out to Aubri who I mostly copied. Thanks, Aubri, for "showing me the ropes!" I am loving the vinyl!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Yes, I am sheltered: Beer Mugs?!

I am such a doofus! I hauled Brad and the kids to the dollar store with me on Saturday night to find an item for my handLinkouts for the Beehives on Sunday. While we were there, I remembered I have broken all of our drinking glasses (I am also a spaz) and that I have seen some that look decent at the dollar store. I began looking for some (found some too! They aren't too bad) and Brad was browsing, having a grand time I am sure--because isn't the dollar store every husbands favorite place to be?--when he picks up these HUGE mugs and tells me we each need our own. Anyone who knows us knows that we love our sinful drinks of Mt. Dew (for Brad) and Diet Dr. Pepper (for me of course!) and the bigger the better. So if you can't follow my chain of reasoning, we could pour TWO cans into these huge mugs rather than just boring, lonely, plain ol' one!

As I am paying, Brad is trying to keep Devin at bay from throwing all the cheap-o toys on the checkout belt (Brad's Dollar Store hell is Dev's personal heaven) and the man is ringing up all of our unnecessary items and gets to the mugs. He wraps them in paper, puts them in the bag, I swipe my card, pick up the bags and begin to walk away, and the man says "Have fun with those beer mugs!" What?! I just bought beer mugs? They make special mugs for beer? Where have I been? Anyway, I am grateful for beer mugs, and have now renamed them addiction glasses. Appropriate for whatever drink goes in them. So much for avoiding the appearance of evil....

Sunday, June 10, 2007

ISO Book Recommendations

Alrighty, dear blog readers: I need some good book recommendations both for myself, and for my kids. So lets hear them! What have you read and loved lately?

Also, I need good movie recommendations. But they have to be out on DVD. Theater movies aren't very practical for me at this adventurous point in my life. Ready, Set, Go!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

My antidote to laziness

I have known for awhile that I am lazy, but recently I have decided I need to come out of denial and face it: I am lazy! So here is what I have come up with--I am going to run a marathon. Now, I don't know if I should have used the word run (there might not be much actual running), and I also need to add that I am NOT doing the full marathon, just a 10k. It is August 25th up Taos Ski Valley. I am excited, but I also know that I must get serious about training for it. It is unrealistic of me to think that I can go from coach potato to 10k. I have been walking about 2 miles a day, and am hoping to up that to 5 miles in the next 2 weeks. We will see from there. I want to get to the point that I can actually run without feeling like I am going to die.

Something that will help me is that my sister Courtney is moving here in two weeks, and she is going to do the marathon with me, so I will have someone to go through this whole process with. K, now that I have written this all down, I don't feel like I can easily back out without feeling like a quitter.

12,000 years

That is how long Devin says it has been since he has received any mail. The past few days he has been so sad that there has been no mail for him in our mail box. Today he started crying and said "I haven't gotten mail in 12,000 years!" I tried to tell him that Merry Moose sends him cards and it hasn't been 12,000 years since he has received one of those, to which he replied, "Merry Moose sends me letters, but it has been 12,000 years. I want to be the king of letters!" So, to all those who know my Dev, please, make him the king of the mail. You know where to send it!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Things I Love About My Kids Right Now

First off, thanks for this idea, Mandy. I love reading what you love about Laney. It is so fun to know what she is learning/doing.

Okay, so first things I love about Dev right now:

  • He is so eager to learn anything. He is inquisitive and won't settle for "I don't know" as an answer.
  • He loves Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We have conversations about them everyday. Devin is convinced that Jesus did not create birds that bite. He also thinks that only the birds that are black bite, therefore Jesus did not create them.
  • He loves to run around in nothing but his undies. He thinks it helps him play better.
  • He eats about 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 snacks, and dinner everyday. While I hate all the meal preparation and set up, I think it is hysterical that he is finally making up for all the years he WOULDN'T eat.
  • He tells everyone we see in public, "I am not yours. I am mommy's. You can't have me." He will say this to people who weren't even talking to him or looking at him.
  • He also lets everyone know that Reesie is ours, not theirs.

Okay, now for things I love about Reesie:
  • She is such a momma's girl.
  • She is starting to let us know what she wants, and when she is unhappy with us. She likes to eat paper. When I take it away she sure lets me know that she is MAD!
  • Her mode of transportation is rolling. She can roll anywhere, and get into anything. She isn't even interested in crawling. Rolling gets her there just fine.
  • Her fat rolls. I love to squeeze them and listen to her laugh.
  • When she bounces in her jumper and makes little earthquakes. She sure can get going.
  • Her growl. I especially love it in church when it is quiet and she lets it out. I wish you all could hear it.
  • She loves her Daddy and Devin so much. I can't even nurse her with them in the same room because she is too busy smiling and laughing at them to nurse.
There is a lot more, but I will spare you all. I could go on forever about how wonderful, cute, intelligent, funny, etc. my kids are. They really are such a joy to me. I am so blessed to have them.