Sunday, November 25, 2007
So I'm starting a Sunday night routine. You're welcome to join me. I'm putting out there the thing that most needs attention for the week. Yea. So I'm accountable and pictures of the goal finished could follow (maybe) No, pictures will be the proof!
This week.....I will decide on some furniture for the family room. I'm so determined at what I have envisioned and disappointed at what I've seen so far... I will stop being picky and just go and find something that I like and that looks good.
There it's out there. The world knows and I know that y'all know and now I have to do it. Any suggestions?
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
He went for his two month check a couple of weeks ago and he now weighs 13lbs 6 oz. He's gained 5 pounds since birth. He's still wound up as tight as a clock (do we wind clocks now a day?). We visited my great friend Jennifer two weeks ago and she has a big baby too, a week older than Stu. We sat and nursed and talked and after, adorable little Samuel had that drunken happy baby look and Stuart looked concerned. I didn't realize I hadn't seen "the look" on Stuart till I saw little Sam. Maybe it's a sign of an addiction free future. He's growing and looking so big and he's Addie's favorite toy, she'll do anything to hold him.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
What I was doing 10 years ago!
I was long distance dating James and loving that every time I came home from Cedar, he'd be the the first one to call.
What I was doing 5 years ago!
Addie was 6 months old, our calm happiness after some real serious sadness with not raising Charlotte.
What I was doing 1 year ago!
Teaching preschool and just getting used to three kids. Little did I know Stuart would be scheming how to make his way into the world unplanned but very welcomed nonetheless.
What I was doing yesterday!
Just catching up on stuff around me. Julie Hadlock came for a wonderful visit. She brought Stu a sleeper that he's almost fitting into. I also made a roast that was so good and James came home with a temperature of 102. ewww a sickeee.
Three facts/habits not many people know about me...
1. There is not much because I am an open book.
2. If I didn't have a family I'd love to get into local politics or be a stand up comedian.
3. I'm a pretend gardener.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Just happy to be going.
Yes, Stuart is still sporting the Skelly Jammies. On Saturday there was a turkey trot at the fitness center in Kamas. It was free and the first and second place got a turkey or pumpkin pie. Kim ran the 5K and took third! So close. I did the one mile walk with Stuart in the Conestoga wagon (gigantic stroller) and we took second. I'm not normally competitive there were only 4 of us in my age group so I turned on the heat. I finished one second behind red sweatshirt lady who had stopped to take off her black jacket. I should have just ditched Stu and gone for the kill (win). I talked to her after and she said every time she slowed down she heard the stroller wheels on her heels....hee hee. There was a drawing for door prizes and they took a picture of all the winners for the Kamas newspaper. It was a fun weekend. Thanks Kim and Tom for cooking all the great food and letting us spread out up there.
Now all you blog readers might be wondering, "What it's like at the cabin?" Call me, we'll go! It's so fun because the kids disappear to play and there isn't any West Jordan housework to do.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Benjamin was a very cool T-Rex that I borrow from Vanessa. What a hoot of a costume. Addie was 'The Little Witch', it's a mixture of old dance costumes given new life. Paige was a kitty and I bought two of the fleeces and used one to make ears, tail and the cuff of her pants. AND she can wear the fleece and pants for the rest of the winter--two in one! Here's one of the pumpkins we carved. We even carved the cumkin which is the green one. It was grown next to the cucumber plant and hehehe.
Right before the kids left Paige threw up all over the kitty suit. She kept throwing up all night so I set up a puke station in the entry way so she could greet the trick or treaters. She loved all the kids, and the doorbell ringing. It truly was one of my craziest hours ever. Stuart was in the sling because he could not be happy anywhere else....And we had a lot of trick or treaters. This past summer I found a box of beanie babies at a yard sale and the lady sold them to me for $5. I kept a set for preschool of some very cool ones and then we gave the rest of them out to the little kids. It was so fun. A little after 9pm we turned out our lights to start our chocolate milk/popcorn tradition and to play cards (after having a great debate over referendum 1). The bell rang over and over and we tried to ignore it but then James went to tell them we were out of candy and it was a little girl in our ward that wanted a beanie baby too. She got home and saw what her sisters had and wanted one too. Her mom brought her over to see if we had any left. We had ducks left.
So to sum it up--anyone who came trick o treating to our house got a great treat but probably a trick as well. We'll have to wait to see who ends up with this particular stomach distress.