Sunday, January 30, 2011

Where did the weekend go?

All right, since I'm sitting here, I may as well let you know what's going on at our house. I am so so sick. I had a girls day at my sister Michelle's house on Thursday and I woke achy and slightly congested. So, I took some dayquill and headed up there anyway. At her house, I started getting chills and pretty much sat on the couch with my coat on and a blanket around me while the kids played. On the way home from her house I was trying to get to Tyler's school to pick him up and I was feverish the whole time. When we got home from the school around 4:00PM all I could do was crawl into bed and lay there. Tyler was a champ and took Lily and Jake downstairs and entertained them for me while I tried not to die. Every once in a while I would hear Tyler tell the kids to be quiet or not to go upstairs and bug mom. what a sweetheart. Randy came home from work and he felt my head and told me we were going to the insta-care to see if they could give me anything because he couldn't take work off on Friday and I was too sick. I went to the insta-care and my fever had gone down, but was still at 101.6. I felt terrible. they tested me for strep throat and the flu, but both tests came back negative. The doctor told me he had seen 4 other people that same day with my same symptoms but no positive tests. He assumed it is a virus but gave me prescription antibiotics anyway.

Friday: feeling slightly better, still achy, coughing, no fever. no energy. I literally stayed in bed all day and luckily the kids didn't kill themselves or one another, and Randy picked Ty up from school. It is kinda fuzzy and I think I just slept a lot.

Saturday: I decided to get up and shower and go to Tyler's Jr. Jazz game thinking that if I just got going I would feel better. After the game I didn't feel great though, so back to bed I went. I missed going to my brother Ben's UVU game, but Randy took the boys. Saturday night...the worst night of all of them. I had fevers, couldn't breathe and woke almost every hour through the night (even though I took NyQuil) . I split my lip sleeping with my mouth open.

Sunday: Feeling terrible still. Randy took the boys to church and I stayed home with sweet (healthy) Lily. She's cute, but I'm sick of her crawling all over me today. I'm still achy all over, even more congested, have a terrible headache and this cough is getting to me. Shouldn't I be better by now? Geeze. This thing is seriously kicking my butt. I hope the kids and Randy don't catch it. Oh, and someone broke into Randy's car last night and also into our outdoor cupboard in our car port.

Hopefully if you are reading this, your day is going much better than mine!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

That Boy, This girl.

That boy wants to be like his brother and plays the piano all the time.
That boy continues to make this pose every single time I pull out the camera. I'm not sure what he is going for, but if it is weird, than I think he nailed it.
That boy does not want to do whatever I ask him to do no matter what it is. And I can't find his 'currency' so I can't use anything against him that he isn't willing to part with. It makes for difficult parenting situations a lot of the time. Oh, and he has one volume and it is LOUD all the time. Seriously, in the middle of the night if he has had a bad dream he comes up to me in my bed and in full voice says "MOM CAN I SLEEP WITH YOU?!?" waking the entire neighborhood I'm sure.
That being said, that boy has me wrapped around his finger. And can pull the sweet innocent card any time he feels like it and I melt.
this girl is adorable
This is what this girl looks like upside down while being tickled by her daddy.
When this girl gets upset that she can't have something she wants, she looks right at me and says the only "bad word" she knows. she says "BUM! BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM!!" because she knows I tell her and the boys not to say 'potty words' like that. Isn't she a little young for that kind of attitude?
But that girl LOVES to do whatever this boy is doing. Much to his dismay most days.
But that boy loves this girl and tolerates her presence a lot more than I would expect him to.
they both are hams for the camera and cheesy faces and props make it more fun right?
And finally, because I'm a mommy and am ingrained with the innate desire to show all my children in my blog posts, without leaving anyone out, I give you...three happy children all at the SAME time. Amazing I know, ...consider me for mother of the year would you?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cause that's who we are

I grew up in a "basketball family." My family doesn't just play basketball we watch basketball and talk basketball as well. While this doesn't always involve the entire family, it seems that many family functions revolve around basketball in some way or another. So it shouldn't have been a surprise when Tyler said that he "wants to play basketball like uncle Ben" --we mostly call him "basketball Ben" and he plays for UVU right now as a starting freshman-- But it was.

So, without further ado, I give you "Basketball Tyler" in his first Jr. Jazz game ever.He is the cute number 19

I love that you can hear Jake yell "Go Tyler!" on the video. What a good little brother.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I made the cut

My brother and sister-in-law have a book blog and I had the opportunity to contribute to it. Check it out here. I've always wanted to be a guest blogger.;) thanks guys.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

11 Step Program for those thinking of having kids

(My friend Christy had this on her blog and it made me laugh.)

11 Step Program for those thinking of having kids

Lesson 1

1. Go to the grocery store.

2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.

3. Go home.

4. Pick up the paper.

5. Read it for the last time.

Lesson 2

Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...

1. Methods of discipline.

2. Lack of patience.

3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.

4. Allowing their children to run wild.

5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.

Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 3

A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...

1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)

2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.

3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.

4. Set the alarm for 3AM.

5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.

6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.

7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.

8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.

9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)

Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 4

Can you stand the mess children make? T o find out...

1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.

2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.

3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.

4. Then rub them on the clean walls.

5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.

6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

Lesson 5

Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.

1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.

2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.

Time allowed for this - all morning.

Lesson 6

Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.

1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.

Leave it there.

2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.

3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.

4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 7

Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 8

1. Hollow out a melon.

2. Make a small hole in the side.

3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.

4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.

5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.

6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.

You are now ready to feed a nine- month-old baby.

Lesson 9

Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.

Lesson 10

Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 11

Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

This is all very tongue in cheek; anyone who is parent will say 'it's all worth it!' Share it with your friends, both those who do and don't have kids. I guarantee they'll get a chuckle out of it. Remember, a sense of humor is one of the most important things you'll need when you become a parent!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We Really Do Bleed Blue

At least we do when we are bitten by vampires.

Either that or Jake does strange things while coloring with markers...