Monday, July 28, 2008

Here are the details about our "new addition" (meaning the baby of course)

Yeah! Baby number three is on the way! Okay, well I'm not very far along and everyone seems to think it is strange that I am telling people so soon. Well, it may make the pregnancy seem longer to YOU, but either way it is the same for me. I get too excited to keep secrets! Although we have told pretty much everyone except for Tyler. I'm not sure why we haven't told him yet, but I'm sure we will tell him soon enough. All right, I will get to the "good stuff" I am due the beginning of March (again) so my babies will be almost exactly two years apart. Yes, I have been extremely sick this time. I have not really been sick with the other two pregnancies and now I know why people don't really like being pregnant. If this is what it is like for most people, I don't want to be them. It really does suck to be really sick. This, by the way, is another reason we told people so soon. It is hard to keep it a secret when you are sick. And Yes, of course I am hoping for a girl this time! well, here is an update on my baby this week according to Baby center.

As of 8 weeks,

My baby is now 5/8 of an inch long, about the size of a kidney bean. New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from my baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. His arms have lengthened, too, and his hands are now flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart. His knee joints have formed, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Our New Addition(s)!

Yeah! guess what we got. Well, I guess I should start at the beginning. A couple of days ago I invited some friends of mine to take our kids to the park for lunch at the new park down the road from us. As we walked to the park, we saw some workers digging up the trees they had planted a few months ago and they were planting new trees. We girls sat down at a picnic table and were discussing why they would be taking out these perfectly good trees and planting new trees. When the workers came close to us, Rachelle and Wendy walked over to ask them why and also ask what they were doing with the trees they were digging up. They told them that the city was making them replace the old trees because the tops of them had died and so they were replacing them with the exact same trees! Rachelle asked what they were doing with the old trees and they said they were just going to throw them away. Then she asked if we could take some and they said sure. So the work began. Rachelle got her husband Steve to come over on his lunch break and look the trees over. Then they loaded up some into his truck before he had to go back to work. I had to run back home to babysit some neighbors kids and just planned on having Randy borrow a truck and pick up our trees later that day when he got home from work. To my surprise, before Randy returned from work, Rachelle showed up with her brother at my house with four trees for me! I was so very excited. When Randy got home from work, we got to work planting the trees. He dug a couple of holes, bought some mulch and we planted two trees the first day and two trees the next day. I am really hoping that the trees live! We were pretty careful about how we treated the trees and we planted in some pretty good soil and added B1 to the roots to help them out. We also broke up the roots pretty good so they could spread out more easily. By the way, I'm pregnant. I think we have done pretty much all we can do, so now we just have to wait and see how they flourish. They are pretty nice trees and apparently they adapt well to different soil types, do well in hot climates and are pretty hardy. They tend to grow about 70 feet tall and about 60 feet wide. so they should be great for shading us from the hot west sun in the evening. we planted them in our parking strips on the west side as well as one in the parking strip in the front of the house. Although we didn't get the best of the bunch of trees and didn't pick them out ourselves, I think they look decent, albeit a little small since we trimmed off the dead branches. A lot of it is still green though. I am so excited that we actually have some landscaping done now!




Our littlest tree in the front. The root ball is twice as big as the tree!



Our three trees on the West side of the house.


They are "Bloodgood London Plane Trees"



Arent they so cute!

Monday, July 21, 2008

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye


Yesterday I got released in church as a Primary teacher teaching the sunbeam class. I don't want to say I am happy about this, but...let's just say I'm not really that sad about it. I am definitely going to miss at least five or six of the twelve three-year-old kids I taught. It was getting to be that I dreaded going to church every single Sunday because It was so hard to get the kids to sit in their chairs and do what I asked them to do. I would just sigh at the end of every Sunday and I was so thankful I didn't have to do it again for another week. Yeah, that probably wasn't the right attitude to have, but I did. My new calling....da da da dah... is an "activity days leader" teaching the 8-11 year old girls. I have a partner, and she seems pretty awesome, so I have high hopes. I guess we have activities two times a month and NOT on Sunday. It will be so nice to be able to go to Relief Society again! Randy says now that I don't have twelve kids to take care of, I should take Jake though. What am I supposed to do with Jake in church? I guess we will see how it goes.

I feel like I should say that I do feel bad for those women who are pregnant and have been in Primary for years and have yet to be released. One of them really let me have it on Sunday telling me how unfair it was that I get released and I have only been in for a year while she has been stuck for four years and she is going to have a baby soon! I simply told her that I didn't ask to be released and pointed up to the ceiling saying "take it up with him." I feel for her, I really do.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

There is a hidden vortex in our home I just know it!



Why is it that when you have a child that uses pacifiers they are always missing? Every time you turn around another one magically disappears. There has to be a hole in our house that is swallowing them up. I swear I don't really let him use them unless it is bed/nap time, so wouldn't that mean they should be in his room somewhere? That has to be where the hidden vortex is. I do actually have a special place set aside where pacifiers are to be put away. They are hung on some key hooks I put on the wall. Of course it is always empty though. It has got to be some conspiracy or something. I also think Tyler is the keeper of the passageway from this world to the pacifier world. I have seen him take pacifiers off the hooks when he is mad at me. Obviously he knows which of my buttons to push because it drives me crazy not having them! Of course when I ask Jakey "where's your paci?" he looks at me with those wide eyes and says "Idonno!" do you really think he doesn't know? or does he have some secret stash hidden away for a rainy day and is the mastermind behind this madness. The keeper of the vortex and the mastermind probably just laugh at me every time I reluctantly buy another pack of pacifiers.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What a world we live in!

One of my faveorite SNL skits of all time. It's better than the fart commercial. this is for you Addison.

Sometimes I feel like the only one in the world who only buys stuff I can afford. I mean..really!

Monday, July 7, 2008

My recent Project

I found this bench at a consignment store here in town and Jake fell in love with it. At the store, he would not get off of it and he would just sit in it and grin. so, being the sucker that I am, I bought it. I decided I would like to paint it and stick with the train theme we already have. Ty has a Thomas the Train chair that my sister's mother-in-law made for us.


It isn't as cute as the Thomas chair, but at least Jake still loves it.


I guess I can't live unless I have some sort of art project going on.Tyler helped me paint the solid colors on the back and sides. He had a lot of fun. Don't ask me how I felt about him helping though.

There's nothing like sitting down on a hard wooden bench at the end of a long day.I'll post a picture of Jake sitting on his bench reading a book soon. It seems to be his new favorite way to pass the time on these long summer days.



Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jacob Talk

video

My little baby is talking all the time now. He was in the bath and he was saying "Hi" over and over again that I thought he would say it on camera but I only got "boy" out of him. He walks around our house holding the fly swatter looking for flies and saying "ffff-eye" it makes me laugh. I am sorry I couldn't get him to say more, but he is still so cute!