Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Never mind, 18 and dropping?

I stole the picture from your facebook hope that's ok.
The pregnancy count is down to 18 now. Congratulations Heidi (my sister-in-law) on your new baby girl! I'm sure Roxie will love being a part of your family! BTW, very smart of you to have her right before the new year. now you can claim her on your taxes for this year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

19 and counting

The family/friend pregnancy count is up to 19 thanks to a couple of Christmas surprises. I hope some of you have your babies here pretty soon so I will be able to keep track of who is pregnant and when they are due. Congratulations to those expectant mothers! (I would name all of them, but I'm not sure If I am allowed to tell for some of them)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day


We were able to stay home all of Christmas day. It was nice not to have to run around to a bunch of places and just have a quiet time with our boys at home. We got up at 8:00 and we had to wake up Tyler so we could get going. Santa came the night before, so we had lots of presents under our tree. We were able to have Randy's parents join us from Iceland via Skype which was really fun. They just watched our whole christmas morning and they boys showed them there new presents on the web cam. It was an interesting way to have them there. I was also able to listen in to my brother Ben's phone call home from his mission through skype. I just sat and listened while they had him on speaker phone. It was nice to hear his voice. The funny thing was, was Tyler and Jacob were so excited that I bought chocolate milk for breakfast. They absolutely loved it. When I asked Tyler why we celebrate Christmas, he said "because of Santa" that was sad b/c we have been doing an advent calendar and reading scriptures every night this month to talk about the true meaning of Christmas and even the night before talked about when Jesus was born. oh well, maybe next year. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve festivities



On Christmas Eve, we went snow tubing with my mom, Dad, my brother Dan, his wife Amber and my cousin Bryan at Gorgoza park in Jeremy Ranch. Well, I didn't tube, but Randy and Tyler did while I watched Jake and his cousin Megan play in the snow with my mom and sister-in-law Amber. We had fun watching our boys, but it was a long two hours just watching. It looks like a really fun park though. After tubing, we later went to my Grandma Aird's house for Christmas eve dinner and had the Christmas nativity story acted out by the great grandchildren. We had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Neighbor gifts


I had a request to show the neighbor gifts we gave out. I decided to make miniature cinnamon rolls and stack them together before I baked them so they looked like little wreaths. they turned out pretty cute, but more importantly, they tasted very yummy.

My latest project


Here is my latest project. I needed something to hang our stockings on and believe me, If you don't already have a shelf or a mantle, something like this is VERY hard to find. Making it did come with some problems though. I carbon copied a font that I liked onto the painted board and then painted the script and spent a good part of the night touching up and making it look nice. I Then put it aside to finish up the next day. Of course, the next day, while I wasn't looking, Jacob got a hold of it and colored all over it with crayon and marker. (don't ask me where he even got them). So this is what I had to deal with.
I sanded it with Randy's electric sander and it was so hard to get the marker to disappear. I got down to the wood grain, but you could still see the marker. I had to start all over with the painting and the words. but, I finally got it done (again).
When I showed Jakey the stocking holder and asked him if he liked it, he said "Color! Marker!."
I'm sure if he could reach it, he would make it much more "pretty" again. I'm glad it is done; and I don't think it turned out too bad either.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tyler Says...

Tyler: "I don't want stinky pants for Christmas."

Neither do I Ty. Neither do I.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tyler's (costume) Birthday Party

We had Tyler's Birthday party today. Sigh, I am glad it is over. It is hard to get people to come when it is 5 days before Christmas and on the last Saturday before Christmas too. We did get 4 of the 12 kids we invited to come though. thanks to Michelle who brought 3 kids! He had a "costume party" and of course he was very specific about what he wanted to do, who he wanted to invite, and how his "cake" should be. Luckily I convinced him to do most things my way. the cupcakes were a lot easier than the "war" cake he wanted me to make. We had a lot of fun and I think he had a really good Birthday this year. Thanks everyone for your well wishes.

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Baby is FIVE!

I can't believe that Tyler is five today! I swear we just had him a little while ago. He has grown up so much. It's funny how when you become a mommy everyone tells you to enjoy the moment because they grow up so fast; and you are like "okay" thinking you would just rather sleep through the night for once. But it is true. They grow way faster than you ever think they could. He is such a sweet little boy and we are so glad that Heavenly Father decided to bless us by adding him to our family (albeit a little sooner than I would have liked at the time).

Here is his first picture! Awwwh. I was 11 weeks pregnant

My chubby little 6 mo. old.
My little thumb sucker.
Cute curls.

His third b-day party.
Four years old.
Here is a photo of him I took this morning. doesn't he look so big? Happy 5th Birthday Tyler!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

You Better Watch out, You better not Cry.....


Babies galore are coming to town!
My friend/family pregnancy count is up to 15 now! So if you know me, and you don't want a little one coming your way, you had better stay away from the water we are all drinking! So far 8 of the 15 are girls one is a boy, the rest don't know yet. it is getting a little girl crazy though. You better watch out!

WAIT, I JUST GOT A CALL AND THE COUNT IS 16! AMAZING I KNOW. SHE IS ALSO HAVING A GIRL SO 9 GIRLS TOTAL AND ONE BOY ON THE WAY. CRAZY!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's a Christmas Miracle!



Randy came home the other day and announced that he needed new shoes. Of course he needed new shoes, I was telling him that in October! Anyway, he went out the other night and bought some shoes. No big deal right? I didn't actually look in the bag at his new shoes until last night and I was absolutely SHOCKED at what I saw! He bought some tennis shoes! If you don't understand the
enormity of this situation, let me fill you in. For the past seven years Randy has bought the same pair of "Vans". He does change it up a bit every once in a while though. sometimes he will buy tan instead of blue or vice versa. Amazing I know. So imagine my shock when I saw those white "spaldings" sitting in the shoe box. It's a Christmas miracle!

Stupid Tax



Okay, so now my "pregnancy brain" or lack thereof is now costing me money! Well, I guess the stitches cost me money too, but this is getting ridiculous. Yesterday morning I got the milk out of the fridge and it wasn't very cold. then I noticed that the fridge wasn't very cold and that it smelled a little bit. I called Randy and he asked me some questions and he said we should call the appliance guy to fix it. I had pulled the refrigerator out from the wall, it was plugged in, checked the dial on the fridge and it was normal. checked the freezer dial and everything looked fine to me. So I called "Mr. appliance" and they said they could come by between 11:00am and 1:00 pm. fearing I would lose some valuable meat and other products in the meantime, I went and bought some ice so I could preserve some of our food in the cooler until further notice. I got home with the ice and about 10 minutes later the appliance guy knocked on my door. he came in and looked behind the fridge and then looked in the freezer. he looked over at me, smiled and turned on the fridge. Apparently, the freezer dial was turned to "off" thereby turning off the whole unit. I couldn't believe it! So I asked the nice appliance man "how much do I owe you for coming to my house to turn on my fridge?" He looked at me apologetically and said "it is $63 for a diagnostic. "
That's just great. "I'm sure my husband will LOVE that." I said. He then proceeded to tell me "I won't put it on the paperwork, so if you don't want to tell your husband, you don't have to." He was in and out of our house in under 7 minutes. (yes, I did check the freezer dial, but I guess somehow I missed the fact that it was "off." stupid, stupid, stupid! of course I told Randy, I can't keep anything from him, I'm surprised I haven't told him his Christmas present yet)

The Good news: my fridge wasn't actually broken, The bad news: my stupid tax has come to about $70 if you include the ice I bought. BTW, if you want/need some ice, feel free to come over and get it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tyler Says..."Booty Tack"

I have no idea where he got this, but lately he has been saying "HA! I'm going to give you a 'booty tack'" I think he means booty attack, but either way, it is pretty weird.


video

enjoy the video of my little weirdo! At least he isn't slapping MY booty.

Tyler's instructions given as I write this:
"to give a booty tack to mommy, you just smack your bum, look at something else and it looks like you are falling when you are bending over. you show your bum. It is funny."

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Flipping" Finger

Well, everyone has been asking how my finger is doing and I guess I will give an update on my pathetic injury. I got the stitches removed last Friday evening and it looked pretty good.

Here are photos of the stitches the day I had them removed




Pretty cool right? Here is how it looked after the stitches were removed.

It looks like it is healing nicely. But, much to my dismay, the morning after I had the stitches removed, my finger split open again! yeah, I know, it is me, so it figures! Why would I be surprised anyway? Well, I did NOT go get more stitches (mostly because when they numbed it, it hurt like heck) I have opted instead to put butterfly strips on it and wrap it very carefully. I don't have any recent photos and I don't want to take off the bandage to take a picture. But It looks a lot like the pictures I took right after the stitches were out. Except now, the top of the finger is bruised as all can be because I keep knocking it on things and my boys seem to think it has a giant target on it. I have never hit my finger so many times in my life. It hurts so bad all the time. Maybe if I was more careful with it though, it could heal faster. Then again, if I was more careful this wouldn't have happened in the first place. So I guess I will have to live with this flipping finger until it fully heals (however long that may be is yet to be determined).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My New Favorite Thing


I had kind of a rough day yesterday butting heads with Tyler. In retaliation for me being a "mean Mom" he drew all over our new couch with a blue pen. Seriously, all over. (That's what I get for thinking I can take a nap in the middle of the day while he quietly "watches a movie") So anyway, I Googled getting ink out of microfiber and people had found that hand sanitizer worked. So I tried it, and I was like magic! It totally got rid of all the big blue circles on my tan couch. And it also got rid of a couple of other small stains that I hadn't been able to get out yet. Who knew? It is awesome. so, this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for hand sanitizer. I'm glad it worked better than the bug spray on the nail polish stains in my clothes. buying a new couch is a lot harder than buying new clothes.

p.s. Don't worry, we had Tyler scrub the couch with a wet rag for a long time before we used something that actually works.

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Twilight Review

Well, I went, I saw, and for the most part I liked. It was a good movie, and I am glad I saw it. I felt like the plot was moving extremely fast and it made me wonder if I hadn't read the books whether or not I would've liked it at all. So if You haven't read the books, but saw the movie, I would love to get your take on the whole thing. The biggest problem I had were the cheesy lines that were cheesy in the book and therefore pretty ridiculous in the movie.

My favorite part: the scene with James in the ballet studio. Awesome! just as good as the book. James was so good at being the bad guy.
Worst part: the scene in the woods. It was weird the way they made him move "fast" it just looked like he was moving in slow motion, but faster than a normal person. When he said "hold on Spider monkey" I about died laughing and I felt bad I was the only one laughing in the theater at that line. Also I couldn't hold back the giggles when he sparkled in the sun. I mean, I knew it was coming, and I knew that it would be weird, but come on, did they have to add the weird sound effect every time he "sparkled"? It made me feel like it was a tinker bell movie rather than Twilight. My friend next to me told me to "hold it together" and believe me, it was hard.
I loved Victoria's character. They did an excellent job and I can't wait to see her in the next movie.
"The kiss" was every bit as good in the movie as it was in the book. Great job.Bella couldn't have been more perfect if she came straight out of my head.
And what was with Jasper? I mean maybe I pictured him WAY wrong, but is he supposed to be handicapped or something? Bad Jasper if you ask me. Good Alice though.
Rosalie and Emmet on the other Hand were perfect. As was Jacob. I'm still not sure about Edward. I like him a lot, but he isn't what I had pictured at all.

So, for the most part, good movie especially with all the high expectations I had for it. Not the greatest movie ever made, but in my top 20? maybe? Anyway, I would love to hear what your thoughts were on the movie. I'm not an obsessed die hard fan, but I really enjoyed the books. I was sad they didn't have the part where she fainted in biology from the blood prick and I wish they had ended it how the book ended, but I guess the ending they used gets you ready for Victoria's revenge in the next movie, so that's good. Let me know what you thought.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

GO BYU!




I hope we kick Utah's trash today!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pregnancy Brain? or No Brain at all?

Whether it is accidentally putting the milk away in the pantry, putting my car keys in the refrigerator or, you know, slicing my finger open. I know that I haven't been the smartest pregnant person or normal person I know. But today, I topped myself again! I did the laundry yesterday, but I had missed a few items like favorite jeans, favorite sweater, Randy's basketball shorts and Tyler's favorite jeans that we all wore yesterday while I did the wash. So I thought, Well, I will just wash our favorites all together so we can wear them Saturday. Unfortunately for me, I had forgotten that Jacob found my nail polish yesterday and I had taken it away and hurriedly put it in the pocket of my jeans without thinking much of it. Of course you have figured out by now what happened. Yep, I washed everything and the whole bottle of nail polish spilled in the washer onto pretty much every item of clothing. If you want to ruin some clothes, you should definitely do exactly what I did. I read online about how to get nail polish out of clothes and learned that bug spray works, so I used it on my favorite jeans and it made it slightly lighter but didn't get rid of it completely. Kinda stinks if you ask me. (How am I supposed to find another pair of maternity jeans that have a 38 inch inseam? ahhhh! I have freakishly long legs!) lots of scrubbing on a lot of clothes, without much result.
Here is my favorite maternitysweater that of course is totally ruined. Bummer.Isn't it pretty. It is the new "I have weird pink splotches" look.

I need to give a shout out to Randy who, by the way, is the best husband in the entire world! After I ruined our clothes, I had a horrible migraine and he came home from work, scrubbed the jeans, took the kids, picked up dinner, washed out the inside of the washing machine that was covered in nail polish and let me rest. He is such a sweetheart to take all that on especially with no down time after work on a Friday. Thank you babe for cleaning up my pathetic messes as well as taking care of me. You are the BEST!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Am I the only one who does that?

I realized the other day that I call my kids really weird names all the time. Lately I've been calling both of them "little bunker" or "beat-bug." so I thought back and I have called both of them really strange things in the past; some of these names include:
boofa
stink-bug
doofy
boo
punker
dink-face
pumpkin
doody-head
babybug
stinky-beat
So I obviously call them weird names. Mostly I call Ty: "Tyler-Byler" and Jacob I call "Jakey-bake" like (shake'n'bake). But my question is, do most of you call your kids by such weird names, or am I the only one who does that?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Story of My Life

Well, I did it again. I cut myself pretty bad. I was making dinner (like the wonderful wife and mother I am) and I used my new food processor (giggling of course because I love it!). I was making Swedish meatballs so after having mixed everything I reached into the food processor to make the actual meatballs. But, much to my dismay, I had forgotten to take the blade out first. I cut the top of my middle finger. I tried to clean it as best I could, but it was bleeding pretty bad, so I just got paper towels and put pressure on it to stop the bleeding. I knew I needed stitches, but Randy had taken the car that day and he was staying after work to play racquetball so he wouldn't be home until around 6:30 or 7:00 pm. It was around 5:00. Because I am pregnant, I couldn't stop crying! It was so annoying. I was so mad at myself for being so stupid. I was too embarrassed to call anyone, so I left a message on Bobby's cell (he plays ball with Randy) and waited. Randy called me about 6:00 and said I should call a neighbor to take me to the hospital. I couldn't stop crying and was being unreasonable and begged Randy to come home to take me. He said he was about 45 min. away so I should just call a friend. I refused and we ended the call. I guess, while they were driving home they called a few of my neighbors to help me, but nobody was available anyway. So I waited and tried to stop the bleeding, but it wasn't working so well. After waiting almost two hours I finally got to go to the insta-care with Randy like I wanted.

They treated me pretty well, but the numbing shots in my finger hurt worse than anything! They didn't seem too concerned about the bleeding, because after they numbed me and cleaned out the wound, I just sat there while blood dripped down my arm onto the pad they gave me. Luckily, Randy saved my sweater by telling me to pull up the sleeve before it got stained. I received five stitches. that's pretty good for the tip of the finger if you ask me. It hurts really bad and because I am pregnant, I get to feel everything! I can take Tylenol for the pain and that is it. (yeah, that works!) It's a good thing I didn't cut myself in a place with a lot of nerve endings...oh wait, the tip of your finger has a lot of nerve endings. BOO. Yeah, I know it sucks to be me today.The good thing is they told me I am not allowed to do the dishes or clean a toilet for over a week. It's a good thing I have Randy around because he already does those things for me anyway. So that is my story, the story of my life.

Here are some pictures for you people who like the gory stuff like me. enjoy.

Isn't it pretty. by the way, food processing blades are sharp!
I took pictures of the finger while it was bleeding in the insta-care, but they didn't turn out so well b/c they were taken with the cell phone. ah well, use your imagination.

My favorite picture. awesome.
this is Jake concerned about his mommy. Either that or he really wants candy.
This is what I look like all bandaged up.Yeah, I know it looks like I'm flipping everyone off.