Monday, December 27, 2010
We had a great Christmas this year! Scott's parents were able to come up from Utah for the weekend, and the boys loved having Grandma and Grandpa here. We had a semi-white Christmas too. It had snowed here the weekend before Christmas, but it stayed on the ground all the way until Christmas eve. We had lovely snowmen in our front and back yards, and Easton has become a snow building pro!
On Christmas Eve, we read the nativity story out of the scriptures, watched "Joy to the World", and then opened up our new Christmas Eve pj's. All the boys were matching, and then the girls had matching ones too. Christmas morning was festive, and all the adults loved their stocking stuffers from Santa's helper who works at Nordstrom. The boys got lots of good stuff and they were pretty happy with what Santa brought them this year. We didn't get around to Christmas dinner on Christmas night, but we had an awesome feast the day after when we got home from church. It was a very merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I do not like to have my blood drawn. The poor nurses always have to use the butterfly pediatric needle, and I have had a few miserable experiences with the poking and then searching for the vein. The searching hurts, and it gives me the heebie jeebies. I always have to concentrate on taking big deep slow breaths, and I more often than not have to end up laying down, sipping juice, to get my color to come back.
I don't like IV's either. Giving blood is bad enough, but now having to keep a needle inserted into my arm/hand is the pits. I can't look at it. I usually cover it up with a towel or something, because I would faint if I saw the needle sitting under my few layers of skin. I have had a nurse blow a vein trying to insert an IV, and if you ask me, it hurts worse than natural labor. Well, at least it would hurt worse if the feeling lasted as long as natural labor does. It feels like someone literally took a hammer and whacked your hand with it. Not good at all. As soon as I give birth, my usual first question is "Can we take the IV out now?!"
And last, but not least, I don't like my progesterone shots. Regular shots I can actually handle just fine. These shots are not regular shots. Usually a shot is given with an extremely thin needle, and the nurse can administer it in about 5 seconds or less, depending upon the amount being injected. My progesterone shots are like shooting corn syrup into your skin. Even with Scott's strength, he is usually pressing down on the needle with all of his might to inject it, and it still takes about 30 seconds to go in. They are not fun. Plus, I usually get a sight reaction to them, leaving a warm itchy red bump on my bum. By the time it usually goes away, it is time for the next shot. Bummer!
At the end of this pregnancy, I am looking forward to a very long time without any needles.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
playing a game The whole gang
The happiest birthday boy ever!
Luke had his birthday party almost 2 weeks ago, but I've been lazy with my blogging. He had a great time at his "Spider" party. (Whats easier than a Halloween-ish theme for a birthday party in October?!) They made cute spider hats, played "pin the spider on the web", opened presents, and ate spider web cupcakes. All the kids had a blast!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Lucas is 4 years old now! Usually a parent reacts with "I can hardly believe they are this old already", but not with Lucas. He is finally the age that suits him. Lucas is so big (already taller than Easton), so smart (already reading), and they do everything together anyway, that it is hard for us as parents to remember that he is almost a year and a half younger than his older brother.
Lucas is a special kid! He is definitely our goofball. He does and says the most random things, usually followed by "I'm just joking!" and his big giggly laugh. He has quite the imagination and usually is the one to spur on the interesting dialogue when playing with their toys. He is also our stubborn one, and he can dig in his heels like no other, but we know that will be a strength to him as he gets older too. Like I mentioned above, he is really smart. He knows everything he needs to know for Kindergarten already, and he can read really well, almost just as well as Easton can. It is going to be hard for him next year when Easton goes to 1st grade, and he still has to wait one more whole year before he gets to go to Kindergarten. I don't know what I'm going to do with him! But he is starting to become a really good big brother. Easton took that role when he was at home, but now that he is in school, Luke has stepped up and is Mom's big helper with our crazy one, Max. They are starting to play together too!
We love that Lucas is a part of our family, and we're glad that he came when he did, we wouldn't have it any other way. Happy Birthday Lucas!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This was our last hot weekend of the year (I think), and so Scott decided to camp out in the backyard with the boys. They had a blast! They got treats, watched a movie in the tent, and then slept the night away in the cool night air. The boys love anything they do with their dad, but this one I'm sure they'll remember for a very long time.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
To answer the questions, here you go:
*Are you hoping for/were you trying for a girl? Absolutely not! The church tells us not to gamble. But honestly, we are completely fine with another boy (way less expensive at this point).
*How are you feeling? Like poo that someone stepped in. I am always like this for the first 4 months or so. I am just happy for the moments I get to rest on the couch, and for the days that all the food stays down. I'm on the downward slope now, and it should be over soon, hopefully.
*Is this your last one? I'd like to say yes, but never say never. Put it this way: after we have this one, and we don't have another one in about 5-10 years, then we are probably done. (p.s. Do not ask this question to someone in their 1st trimester, or last 2 months of pregnancy, because the answer will most likely be a firm "YES! I'm never doing this again!")
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Okay, so Max isn't 18 months old for another two weeks, but he had his Dr. appt. today, so I thought I'd post while the info is still fresh in my mind. Max has graduated from being a baby, into looking like a little boy. He had a big growth spurt and is now in the 60% for both height and weight.
Here are some things we love about this little boy:
*His blonde hair!
*His big brown eyes. (The feature that everyone notices first).
*His laugh. It is never loud, but sweet and between his teeth.
*His love of games, especially peek-a-boo and chase-around-the-table.
*His never-ending energy.
*His love of his older brothers. He follows them around and wants to do everything they do.
*All things new to him. I love watching him explore something for the first time, or study and observe something so intently. It must be an amazing world for an 18 month old!
Things he can do:
*Walk backwards and spin in circles. (Newly discovered talents).
*Say 15-20 words.
*Sit nicely at the table like a big boy to eat some of his meals.
*Climb onto everything!
*Jump; both on the floor and the trampoline.
*Drive his mom crazy with the "never-ending energy".
*Give the best snuggles before and after naps. I would let this little boy be permanently attached to my shoulder if he wanted it that way.
Happy 18 months to my little boy Max!