Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Forever Growing

Goodbye 3-6 month clothes...

Hello 6-12 month clothes!
Wow, is all I can say. This may be normal, but Jack switched over into his 6-12 month clothes on Tuesday. What a little chunker! He'll be 4 months old on the 2nd. Some of our neighbors sat by us in sacrament meeting on Sunday, and their daughter is 5 weeks older than Jack. I asked what she weighed, and they said she was 12 lbs. at her 4-month check-up. Jack's 4-month check-up is next week, and he already weighs 17 lbs.! It will be interesting to see what percentile he's in now.

3-6 month outfit courtesy of Doug's Uncle Dee and Aunt Denise.
6-12 month outfit courtesy of Grandma and Grandpa Mondy.

Friday, February 22, 2008

3-Month Pictures

My friend Christy and I get together almost every Thursday to hang out, as that's her day off. Jack didn't have a good nap on Wednesday because my neighbor, Amber and I, went to Babies R Us (to pick some things up for our neighbor's baby shower on Saturday) and the mall (to pick up Jack's 3-month baby pictures.)Jack did so well during his sitting that it made it really hard for me to pick out only a few of the photos they took, hence the seven different ones you see here. Anyway, since he didn't get a very good nap during all that running around, I figured I should probably stay home Thursday, and I invited Christy over to hang out with us. Christy is just finishing up her first trimester with their first, and I'm so excited for her! She's getting her practice in with Jack:I think she's doing pretty well so far! We had fun just hanging out, watching Friends episodes (always makes for a good time), and playing Blokus. Even though Grey's Anatomy hasn't had new episodes on Thursday's in forever, Christy still gives me a reason to look forward to Thursday's.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Island Park

Island Park was a hit! Here are a few pics from the weekend:

Kade, Doug and Jack. Jack looks twice as big in his snowsuit!

Awww, the fam! Don't worry, Jack has yet to experience his first snowmobile ride.

Cassidy and Jack. He sure liked her!

Click here to view the rest of our weekend pictures. We got there Friday afternoon and spent the weekend snowmobiling, watching movies, and playing games. Doug's parents, brothers, sister, and sister's husband were also there. Their cabin was over 5000 square feet, so we were really living it up! Unfortunately, Jack didn't sleep too well while we were there. That made it hard for mommy. Now that we're back home, he's gaining back his usual sleeping habits, which is nice. Jack's grandma Nelson sure enjoyed having him around, and was nice enough to offer to hold him while Doug and I ate our meals, went snowmobiling, showered, etc. Doug was sick the whole time we were there, and the day we went home was the worst. He was so stuffed up and had a bad sinus headache. I hope he gets over it soon! Doug enjoyed the snowmobiling the most, I think. They had little kid snowmobiles up there, which were so much fun for us grown-ups to ride on and around, whilst lifting our legs so they didn't drag on the ground. I was able to rest my feet on the little railings where they're supposed to go, but I'm sure I looked pretty funny squatting on those things! We played lots of games at night that Doug and I had never played before! We played Wackee Six, Pit, Scattegories, and a few others. Thanks again, Bryce and Cassidy, for inviting us!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bummer Blizzard

Wow, talk about a bad snow storm! It all started with a sore throat, true story:
Wednesday morning, Doug woke up with a sore throat. Since we're leaving for Island Park Friday morning, I told him he better go to the doctor that day. That way, if it was strep throat, he'd already have been on meds for 24 hours before coming in contact with the rest of his family. So, he made the appointment for 11:15. He calls me about noon and says it's not strep, but he has to wait for Walgreens to make his Rx before he can come home. I then get a call at 12:30 from Doug, saying they still don't have the faxed Rx from the doctor, so they didn't have his Rx ready. I told him to just come home, and I'd go out later to get his Rx for him. We were expected to get a big storm around noon, but then it was supposed to be gone, and I'd go then.
I call Walgreens' Rx hotline to see if his Rx is ready at 1:15... no dice. I call again at 2. Still not ready. I call the doctor's office at 2, they say they'll call Walgreens again and get it straightened out. I call Walgreens at 2:15... 2:45... 3:15... still not ready! WHAT?! So I push 0 to talk to the pharmacist, and I say, "How far behind are you guys?" "Oh, about 35 minutes," the guy says. I say, "You should have received a Rx from my doctor's office at noon, and it's still not ready!" He looks it up and says, "Oh, we're just finishing that one up." Good grief! So, I tell Doug I'm heading out to get it (he's been asleep since 1 or so at this point, along with Jack). I get in the car, and notice the wind is blowing really bad! It's snowing some too, but windy more than anything. I get to the bottom of the hill, and can barely see anything in front of me while driving through to the main road. Luckily, I made it to Walgreens safely.
I decide to head back home the way I came, with the wind still blowing out of control. I'm heading down a huge hill, when the car in front of me starts fish-tailing. I hit the brakes, but I'm just sliding. I decide it's safer to drive into the side of the road and stop instead of heading down the hill fast enough to run into the car in front of me. I hit the side, back up, and inch down the rest of the hill. Once back up at the top, I barely miss a car that is crossing right in front of me!
Once I'm on the highway again, things go from bad to worse. Everyone on the highway is barely inching along, and I could just barely see where I needed to make a left turn to head up the mountain back home. The wind was just blowing snow so badly that it was zero visibility. There's nobody to follow at this point, so I have to just hope and pray that I'm staying on the road. The only way I can tell where the road is are from the trees on either side of me. There are now one or two cars following me. I make it to the point where there are no more trees, and just road and field to head up the mountain. Um... yeah right! If I can't see 5 feet in front of me, and don't know where the road is, I'm not driving blind! There are about 5 cars parked around me, probably thinking the same thing as me. I'll just pull over and wait for the storm to die down.
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It's 4:30 at this point, so it shouldn't be too much longer. Then, on the radio, they announce, "And we have a major storm warning in effect until 10 PM tonight. FABULOUS! At this point, I'm hysterical because I don't think I'll make it home, and I'm thinking I'll have to sleep in the car, etc. I waited there an hour, and it got even worse. Ice had now formed on the wipers, so they weren't wiping anything. Which meant all the snow that landed on the windshield was iced over. I couldn't see out of the windshield! Not only that, a one-foot snow drift had now formed around the car. Now police officers were coming to close the road I was on, and said I had to move my car. Um, are you kidding me?! I can't see, and where am I going to drive to? I climbed into the back and got our ice scraper, and went out to face the wind and scrape the windshield and windows. Luckily, a girl from our ward lives in the neighborhood behind where I was, and they were nice enough to meet me where I was and let me follow them to their house around 6 PM. I felt so dumb because I started crying on the phone with her when I asked them to come help me. They fed me dinner, and we kept the news on to see if conditions would improve. No luck. They had now closed the highway I was on (Alpine Highway), and there were even kids on school buses on the highway they were trying to get shuttled back to the school for the night. My neighborhood was closed, so I had to stay at Caroline's for the night. My first night away from Jack, how sad! Plus, Doug's sick and doesn't feel well, and he has to tend the baby by himself. Caroline is 9 months pregnant, so we were all praying she wasn't going to go into labor that night. I woke up this morning about 7, and safely made my way back to my house after the roads were plowed. Ugh, what a scary night, and all for some dang sore throat medication! I blame Walgreens.

Laughter Through Hiccups

Jack tends to get the hiccups when he laughs too hard. Here's an example:

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Milestones and Just Plain Cuteness

I hope you're not all sick about me going on and on about my new obsession: Jack. If you are, you should probably stop reading my blog.

So I went to put Jack down for a nap the other day because he was acting tired. I put him on his tummy, which wasn't recommended by our pediatrician, but he just sleeps SO much better that way, dang it! Anyway, I put him down, and this is what he's doing:
I can't believe he can already lift his head up like 90 degrees! Where does he LEARN this stuff? It just surprised me because I don't put him on his tummy much because he hates it.
Something Jack loves to do, we've found out, is watch TV. Lately when I've put him under his toy where the bear's nose lights up, he turns his head to watch TV instead. So I thought... ok, he isn't enjoying this toy, all he wants to do is watch TV. And I was trying to make myself some dinner, so I couldn't hold him on my lap. I wondered, could he sit on the couch by himself? (In my defense, I was cooking dinner right behind the couch, I wasn't just leaving him in a room by himself) Let's find out...

Sure enough, he didn't tip over once! And look at those eyes just glued to the television. We're going to have to break him of this habit before it's too late!

Last, but not least, this is just some of the cuteness I mentioned in the blog title. When I get up to feed him at 5 or 6 AM, and I'm walking down the dark hallway, I'll turn a light on to head down the stairs. He jerks his head up when the light comes on, and moves it from laying on its side to burying his face right into me. It's too bright too fast. I feel bad turning them on, but I have to see, you know? Also, Jack always needs a minute to wake up when we get him from his crib. Here's a quick snapshot Doug took of him trying to wake up with me the other day.

If you're thinking about having kids, I highly recommend a little boy. Look at that pudge!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Christy Tagged Me

I got tagged again.

On this history of Doug and I

How long have you been together? Just about 4 years, including dating time!

How long did you date? We dated for six months before we got married. I know, I'm one of those people I hate who meets someone, and the next thing you know, they're engaged. I make fun of people like me, so please feel free to point and laugh.

How old is he? Too old to remember. Just kidding! He is 29. He's got the big 3-0 coming this year. Wow, we are getting old!

Who eats more? Doug can proudly eat twice as much as me when we sit down to eat. If I end up getting more on my plate than I can handle, Doug's usually there to help me out with the leftover food.

Who said "I love you" first? I think it was me, I can't remember!

Who is taller? Definitely Doug! One thing my parents didn't give me was height, but I guess I'm no midget, either. I'm 5'5" and Doug's just about 6'0". He once got mad at me when he stood back-to-back with someone and I said they were a little taller. Isn't that funny?

Who sings better? Doug would agree with me that I am. He always says, "I like to sing solo... 'so low' that no one can hear me."

Who is smarter? This must be a trick question. You'd have to pick a category here. Doug's a genius when it comes to stocks and stuff, and I know nothing about that stuff. He also knows a lot more when it comes to history, I have always sucked in that area. I think I'm pretty smart when it comes to math and english (Doug hates is when I correct people there, especially him), and since I worked in online marketing, I know a thing or two about that.

Who does the laundry? That would be me. Come to think of it, I wonder if Doug knows how to use the washer...

Who does the dishes? Doug used to be AWESOME at doing the dishes. He grew up doing them, and knows I hate them. But now, he says that's part of my duties since I'm a stay-at-home mom. How cheap is that?

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you're facing the bed, I do.

Who pays the bills? Doug does at the moment. I will take over, eventually.

Who mows the lawn? Lawn? What lawn? Like Christy, I used to when I lived with my parents. I was the fastest lawn mower in the west on those riding ones! I'm sure once we have a lawn, Doug will be doing that.

Who cooks dinner? Doug doesn't cook. If we're using the grill, however, he does it.

Who is more stubborn? I think we're both stubborn. That really gets in the way sometimes.

Who kissed who first? I think it was a mutual thing.

Who asked who out? We had kind of a different dating style than most people. Since he lived here and I was still in Colorado, we dated long distance for a month or two. I must say, though, that Doug played hard to get when we first met. I boldly left him my number after we met, and he took the first step in calling.

Who proposed? Doug! He surprised me and said that my ring wasn't ready yet, so I totally wasn't expecting it. His great aunt co-owned Echo Resorvoir, and he did it up there on our way to Colorado. I was so excited to be able to show my ring to my mom sisters when I got there!

Who is more sensitive? Hmm, I think we both are.

Who has more friends? I'd have to say that I do. Boys don't seem to keep in touch as well as girls do.

Who has more siblings? I do. I have three sisters and two brothers. He's got one sister and two brothers.

Who wears the pants in the relationship? I think we take turns wearing those pants. It depends on what we're discussing.

Who are you tagging? Nobody. Anyone is welcome to fill this out, though! I think I've done enough tagging for one day.

I've Been Tagged Yet Again!

Cecily tagged me, so I guess I have to suck it up and answer the questions. Here goes...

Two Names You Go By: Toni and Toner... all the rest of my nicknames have seemed to die off along with high school
Things You Are Wearing Right Now: Black long-sleeve shirt with sequins around the collar over a white Shade's shirt, and jeans.
Two things you Want (or have) in a Relationship: The big L-O-V-E, and someone who loves me for who I am. Good thing I have both of those already!
Two of Your Favorite Things to do: Hanging out with Jack, my new best friend, and blogging, like Cecily said.

Two things you did last night: Watched CSI and hung out with Jack while Doug worked late. He can sit up by himself now when propped up! As in, he doesn't fall to one side as easily anymore.
Two people you talked to last night: Doug and Christy
Two Things You're doing tomorrow: Cleaning the bathrooms (hopefully), and the other thing I can't tell because it's supposed to be a surprise.
Two Longest Car Rides: Salt Lake to Sacramento, and Las Vegas to Rexburg.
Two Favorite Holidays: Any holidays we spend with my family

Two Favorite Drinks: Red Robin's Hawaiian Heartthrob drink and cookies and cream milkshakes
Two Things About Me you may not have known: I had a poem published in a book when I was in 4th grade, and the last time I gave blood, I passed out and had a seizure (remember that, Cec? Scary!) No more blood donations for me!

Two jobs I have had in my life: Working at a go-cart track (including duties with go-carts, lazer tag, mini golf, bumber boats, selling tickets, fixing arcade games, and making pizzas) and working at a waitress at Lone Star
Two Movies I would watch over and over: The Holiday and Just Married

Two of my favorite foods: Sushi and sushi! Oh, I have to think of another one? Okay, how about steak? I know, expensive taste buds.
Two places I'd rather be right now: Colorado with my family, or out to eat with my little family.

Five People I am tagging:
Janaca
Michelle
Christine
Ashley
Amber

Monday, February 04, 2008

Baby Blessing Weekend


What a horrible weather weekend! On Friday afternoon, Jack and I drove to the airport to pick up my parents. It was SO great to have them here this weekend! Saturday morning was spent grocery shopping for the brunch on Sunday, and making cookies in the afternoon. The picture to the left shows what we woke up to on Sunday, a huge blizzard outside! Doug had to shovel the driveway when he got up, and we still barely made it through the neighborhood. As we turned onto the main road, we were all a little scared as the road wasn't plowed, and it was hard to see where the road was. I'm sorry for those of you who couldn't make it due to the weather, but thanks for still thinking of us!
Jack looked adorable in his little blessing outfit! We didn't get many pictures as the snow rushed us out the door earlier than anticipated. Only Doug's family and my parents made it to the brunch afterwards because only SUV's and trucks could make it up the hill. Doug's grandpa even got stuck in his car trying to make it up! We have so much leftover food, it's ridiculous. I almost feel pressured to eat it all before it goes bad.

I just had to take my parents back to airport. I hate having to say goodbye to them! I never know when I'll see them again. Darn you, Eliza! You're lucky you live so close to them. Jack fell asleep on the way out there, and was sleeping the whole way back! In fact, he woke up to eat about an hour after we got home, and slept again until half way through the afternoon. He hasn't been eating too well today, so I hope he's not getting sick! I'm sure he's just fine, and I'm just a paranoid mother.