Thursday, September 25, 2008


The past few days I have had to remind myself several times how much I love my kids. They have been crazy!! I don't know that I mentioned that my daughter is 4 going on 17. I thought the "I know everything" attitude didn't start until a little older. I guess not. My oldest son, Jacob, is 2 going on monster. He is crazy! He is all over and into things and playing too rough with the baby. He is so lightning fast to do things he's not supposed to, but getting in and out of the car takes five years!! Isaac is just so cute. I think this only because he doesn't walk or talk yet. That is to come.

Jake is potty trained. Everyone says that boys are so hard to potty train, not him really. I do have to say that I had it pretty easy with Abbi. I put panties on her one day at two and a half and told her not to go potty in them . . . and she didn't. Jake was a little tougher than that. It took a good two weeks constantly reminding him to use the toilet and quite a few accidents but it went pretty smoothly. We just have to work on the wiping thing-gross!

Abbi is loving preschool. It does cost a lot more money for preschool here than we were planning on spending in KS but I feel it's important. I did do her first year of preschool here at the house and she did great. She has been able to write her name for a year now almost and she knows most of her letters (if she's in the right mood she will grace you with her knowledge). I did feel however that for her pre-K year she should be in an environment with other kids her age and a teacher other than Mommy. She is doing great. Every time I ask her what she did in preschool she says she can't tell me. . . it's a secret. Should I be concerned? I would be except for the fact that she points out everything that every one (adults included) does wrong. I am sure she would be first in line to tattle on her classmates or teachers.

Isaac was sick a few days ago and that was pretty gross. A baby spitting up on me is nothing, but he vomited all the freshly eaten baby food all over me and I made the mistake of putting him directly in the bathtub to clean myself off. This was a mistake because he had also exploded in his diaper. A poopy diaper in water is not a good combo!! Crazy day!! I know this is all gross so I will stop that and tell you that he is so happy all the time. He will smile and laugh at anything and everything. He is sitting up well and rocks back and forth on his hands and knees. He hasn't figured out the coordination to actually crawl but he somehow makes it across the living room floor.

I love my kids!!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Well, I have to say that I am a little disappointed in the participation in the last post!! Don't you all just love to play those little games?! That's all right, I will forgive.

I don't really have anything exciting to report. Abbi started preschool and she really enjoys that and Jake gets sad every time we take her because he can't stay. Isaac is getting big and I love his happy smile- he is always smiling!! I did want to post some pictures. Abbi needed to take a family picture into preschool for an activity and we actually didn't have any of all five of us. Poor Isaac. So we dragged Gram and Gramps on a Sunday drive to the mountains and had them take some pictures of the local wildlife--I mean our kids. I can not describe how frustrating it is to get all three kids to look at the camera at the same time. Getting them all to smile is out of the question. I do have to say that the seven month old cooperated well. The older two, well, I should have left the older two at home but that kind of defeats the 'family picture' purpose. Maybe I should have left them in the mountains. They would be okay, Abbi believes that she can whine her way out of any unpleasant situation and I believe that the bear wouldturn and run after listening to her for a second or two. Despite the struggles, we did get a few cute ones in.tains.

We did just got back from a really quick trip to UT to bless my niece. My bro, Aaron, and his wife, Jessica, had a beautiful little girl, Brooklynn, in July. All the family headed to their house this weekend to be there when they blessed her. It was the first time we (John and I and the kids) had seen her. She is so tiny and cute. Congratulations again to them.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I haven't posted in a while and I don't really have anything to tell you all. My sis-in-law had something on her blog that sounded like fun though, so here goes . . .

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together, or one of the first memories you have of me. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember
2. If you like the idea of knowing what others remember about you, leave this post on your blog!

(Sounds an awful lot like one of those e-tag things doesn't it?)