Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I have been toting him all over the county as I go to work and try to help my parents out with finishing up our house. He is such an easy-going little guy. Other than being extra snuggly and a little droopy he's been such a good sport and didn't seem to be that sick. I felt bad for him not feeling well, but I have loved snuggling up with him and taking it easy. We stayed home from church Sunday, and it was such a fun morning. (I can see myself in the future letting my kids stay home from school so I have someone to play with, hah).
I got Kaden a Dr.'s appointment in the afternoon. So, I drove back up to my parent's house and carted the little man to town. The Dr. got a good listen to his lungs and said, "wow, I really dont' like that sound." She proceeded to inform me that he was developing pneumonia....PNEUMONIA!!!! I felt AWFUL that I had waited so long to get it checked out.
Friday, November 21, 2008
On Thursday Matt and I watched our friend's kids. Susan and Kirk will be our neighbors and they have helped us out in so many ways. We are thrilled to be able to lend a hand when they need something. We had the best time with Michael, Olivia, and Emily. I just wanted a picture with all of us, because I really love these kids, but they thought it would be fun to goof off, dress up, and play with the camera....so, we did.
I love, LOVE their funny faces!
Michael looks like his eyes might just fall right out.
This is an awful picture, but Emily let me braid her hair. In fact, I think she loved it. She just kept climbing back into my lap and cried when I left her room. She is such a sweet, SWEET, little girl. I loved cuddling her and talking to her the other night.
By this time we totally had the giggles. I was running back and forth with the timer on the camera and the kiddos were so hyper. Matt and I were laughing so hard. I think we might have even been having a better time than they were.
After our dress-up extravaganza we laid out a blanket and ate dinner in the living room. Susan might never want us to come back after the complete wreck we made of her house. (I didn't even get it cleaned up in time when they got home, tisk tisk!)
Matt and I had such a fabulous time with these kids. Susan, can we come back?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I have been missing my little man lately (well, and my big man too). I started a new job about a month ago. The spa has been nice, but is only seasonal. I found something that I love. Really, I love it. It is bitter sweet though. I have a really hard time finding balance between working, keeping an organized house, online studying, and family time, and all the other stuff calling to me. I feel like something is always getting neglected. I wonder if this is something I can gradually master, or if it is a lost cause and I will always feel this way. Regardless, I would rather be behind in housework (although a messy house comletely makes me crazy) and spend extra time with my loves.
Yesterday I didn't have to work so Kaden and I had a date. First we went to the church where I sewed pajama pants with the ladies. It was a blast; I just LOVE my girlfriends from church. Then we got cheesy breadsticks and headed to the park. I was in Heaven watching Kaden play, and basking in the warm (70 degrees!!!) sun, munching on my oh-s0-delicious cheesesticks. I crave those things; they call to me. Seriously, they are the best I've ever had and I can easily chomp down a whole order BY MYSELF...but I digress.
We had a fun time. Kaden went down the slide a bazillion times, we made tracks in the sand with trucks, I got loads of sand in my face and eyes, and Kaden even made a new friend. I had such a fun day with the little mister. I really, really miss him when we are apart all day. Am I pathetic? I seem to remember someone calling me a "mush-mobile" at one time...whatever that means...
Last week Matt's aunt Michele Baer came to sing at our stake. I had heard her sing before, but her musical fireside presentation was absolutely wonderful. They had a nursery so I didn't have to wrestle with Kaden and could just listen to the music. I could have just bawled my little eyes out if I let myself (I hear all of your gasps of surprise. It's a medical condition; I have overactive tear ducts...). The spirit of that meeting was tangible, warm, and so peaceful. I loved every minute. I am so happy she came this whole way and we got to see her. Her message was truly inpsirational. She is such a humble and gracious person. Beautiful inside and out.
Leave it to my little piglet to smuggle brownies, cookies, candy, cakes.....I lost count of how much he ate. I tried to keep him away, but every time I turned aroud he was grabbing at something else. So, I went to all of the tables and moved the desserts out of his reach. He is a smart little bug; he went behind my back and waved his arm at the yummy stuff, while sticking his lip out and giving little whimpers to the unsuspecting minglers. It was pathetic; they all gave in to him. He is a charmer and if I didn't know any better I would have succumbed to that cute face too.
Well, actually I would never do this. Black hair just doesn't seem to work. This was for my Halloween costume (Betty Rubble). Matt was Barney, Kaden was Bam-Bam, and we had the best get-up going. We had a lot of fun. I forgot the camera so I am still waiting on pictures from friends. By the time I post them it will be Christmas...but that's okay I guess.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The best part was seeing Kaden smile really big and saying, "cookie, cookie" over and over. His little voice and new vocabulary just kill me.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Anyway, I am pretty excited about it. It's ginormous and I can just picture us spending our evenings out here, watching the sun set and enjoying our time together. I can also picture myself shoveling a lot of snow. That won't be so bad; our new house is practically in the banana belt compared to where I have grown up and live now. Plus, it adds more definition to my already manly arms. (Carrying a 29 lb toddler will do that to you.)
Watch and learn, just watch and learn. I have learned a bunch, and like I mentioned, have absolutely loved the extra time with my dad. He is a genious. I seriously have no clue how he knows so much about everything. This isn't even the "my dad is better than your dad" thing(which he is), it's actually true. I really think he knows just about everything, about everything.