Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Today Katie asked for "upside down hair." Here it is:
Directions: Part hair in a zigzag part from forehead to nape of neck. Clip off one section. Part one side across the crown starting at the ear. Clip off top section. Gather bottom section into a ponytail, pointing up. Add this to top section and gather into a high ponytail. Bunch into a messy bun and secure with a rubber band or bobby pins. Repeat with second section, matching the middle part.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
(We're the last three from the right--I'm in the blue bonnet waving, Isaiah's to the left of me, Katie to the left of him.)
We raced straight from the end of the parade to the car so we could make it to our last day of swim lessons, and the accompanying water party. We're so proud of them! The kids have learned a lot and are much more independent in their swimming skills.
We got dried off and headed back to the Ivins Park to make crafts. There were lots of booths and fun things going on, but after a busy morning, and because Adam and I are still not 100% from being sick, we stuck to the one thing that mattered to Isaiah: making a craft at our ward's booth. The kids each made a bracelet, then we came home and crashed for naps.
In the afternoon, the kids and I headed to Grandma Linda's for a reinactment of the trek west. It was tradition when I was a little girl to pack some pots and pans, food, and blankets into a wheelbarrow and "trek" around the house, pretending to stop for the night, eating sparse "meals," being attacked by Indians, etc. Grandma took them on a loop around her house, and the pioneers were tired and hot and ready for another activity. They both insisted it was great fun, though, and felt like "real" pioneers.
On our way home we stopped and bought our entertainment for the night . . . FIREWORKS! It took dragging out the whole evening, eating dinner late, starting baths well after actual bedtime, etc, to keep the kids going until it was dark enough to light them, but it was worth it. We got a pretty good selection, and with both Grandma Linda and Grandma Bubbles to share it with, it was a great time. One day Katie will decide fireworks are worth the noise, but I think the ones we light at home are much more endurable than the deafening ones they have at the Sunbowl for Independence Day. Isaiah was just enthralled with the shadows the lighted fireworks made, to the point that he had his back turned to sparkling show just to watch the effects behind us. They both enjoyed every last one of our many, many strobes as they danced in the flashing light.It was a great holiday, one I've enjoyed more than any other this year, I think. Maybe it was the time spent as our little family instead of pleasing all the extended family. Or maybe it was just a serendipitous occasion. Either way, I hope you all enjoyed your Pioneer Day as well as we did!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday night he did fall from a chair into an end table in the living room, and managed to put his teeth through his lip. (He says he was just sitting down, but when I looked over he was flying through the air, doing a nosedive into the table. I'm guessing he was jumping into the chair and lost his balance.) We spent family home evening at NightLight Pediatrics making sure he didn't need stitches instead of reading a story together. He's no worse for the wear, just has a nice fat lip and a scratch on his eye.
Despite the frequent scares, I love my Monkey Boy, and I love that he is all boy. He's very excited for this little brother that's coming, and is quick to say what a great soccer player he's going to be now that he can feel (and see) his brother kicking. I hope that Isaiah can teach his brother to play soccer, climb trees (carefully), and all the other fun "boy" things he loves.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Okay rant over. I'm sure I'll feel better soon. I'd better . . .
Friday, July 18, 2008
We had a longer engagement than courtship, which I don't generally recommend, but it was a good opportunity to get to know each other since we had only known each other a couple of months before we were engaged. I have so many fond memories from that time, it's amazing how quickly it went. And how quickly we settled into being married.
This October we will have been married 7 years. I am so grateful for every day I've spent with Adam, he is the joy of my life. I love you, honey!
Monday, July 14, 2008
So I'm opening it up to you all:
Help me think of names!
Here are some helps: I love biblical names, but I don't want it to be too matchy-matchy with Isaiah. I also love traditional names. And it's always good to have a name that isn't too long so that Adam doesn't say, "Well, if we're going to call him a nickname, why don't we just name him the nickname?!" (BTW, that's why Katie is Katie and not Kate. Not my preference.) And we are considering some family names for middle names, but I don't want to post them and have family disappointed if we choose not to use a certain one.
On your mark, get set, name my baby!
(Disclaimer: Your suggestions will be just that, suggestions, okey dokey? I won't make fun of your names, and don't make fun of mine. I reserve the right to use or not use the names you suggest.)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
He was really shy at the ultrasound; these shots were hard to get. Dr. Winward saw that he was a boy right off, but couldn't get a clear picture for a while because he kept himself tucked pretty close. And, he covered his face with his hands almost the entire time! I don't know what we'd do with a shy kid in this family . . .
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I had just finished my sophomore year of high school and was beginning a summer with driving freedom and a job at Nielsen's Frozen Custard.
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
Start another batch of apricot fruit leather
Get things ready for church tomorrow
Help Adam print/stuff/send paychecks for Instaproofs
3. Snacks I enjoy
Fruit, especially strawberries
Little Debbie snacks (like Oatmeal Creme Pies and Swiss Cake Rolls)
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire
Buy a moderate home with cash
Donate money to charities and the Church
Help our family achieve their goals (getting out of debt, starting their dreams, etc.)
5. Places I have lived
St. George, Utah
Cedar City, Utah (for school)
(quite a span, eh?)
6. Jobs I have had
soccer referee for kindergarten city leagues
ice Cream Scooper
office worker at public pools
night teller at credit union
wife, mother, homemaker
7. People I want to know more about (the challenging part..not tagging twice)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The only thing I could have wished for was to not be pregnant :) It does make it a bit harder to ride long distances in the car, and I missed out on some rides at Disneyland. Plus, I had no desire to boogie board, to Adam's disappointment. But it was such an enjoyable week, I can't really complain!
Some pictures from the trip:
and the matching burp cloths:
This morning as I lay in bed trying not to be awake (it wasn't even 7 and I had no reason to be up early), I was thinking about the stack of too-short, holey jeans in Isaiah's closet and I decided I need to make a denim camp quilt.
But first things first; I've got to get those apricots taken care of!