Monday, March 30, 2009

What We've Been Up To

March has been a busy family month for me! My sister Eliza and her kids came into town on the 14th and stayed at our house until the 22nd. My dad drove here with her so she wouldn't have to drive alone (her husband ended up not being able to come at the last minute), and then he flew home the next day. My sister Amy and her family came into town on the 18th and also stayed with us until the 22nd. Her husband had a BYU choir reunion, thus the reason for the trip. We had 3 extra adults and 6 extra kiddos at our house, which was a HUGE change for us! There were often decibels reached that we didn't know existed! Everyone seemed to have a great time, and it was so fun to see my family. We went to the Lehi pool, the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point, an awesome discovery park nearby, etc. Smith's was almost a daily occurrence because the kids loved pushing around their own carts so much. And after spending one day at IKEA, the kids wanted to go back a couple days later! We were able to put them in that play place when you first walk in, and leave them there for an hour. What a treat for both the kids and the moms, free baby-sitting! I have a ton more pictures from the month in my Picasa web album here.

Jack the tupperware-head
Cody and Jack helping grandpa fix our loose chair
Olivia and Alex
Everyone listening to grandpa Mondy play my guitar
Jack not being able to get enough of Cody

The kids crack each other up!

Mmm, cupcakes!

Jump on the train! Jack loved Cole to drag him around on his truck.

Amy and her monkey, Marnie

Alex didn't feel well for about 24 hours, and fell asleep around 6:30. Poor girl!

Everyone loves Buddy!

Jack's first wagon ride, in the backyard
Jack and I hitched a ride with Eliza and her kids back to Colorado and stayed there until the 27th, where we then flew home. I was supposed to see some friends and my brothers the day before I flew home, but there was a horrible blizzard that blew in, so I wasn't able to see any of them! It was so bad that they cancelled all the public schools around 10:30 AM. Sorry I missed you guys! This was the last time Jack and I were able to fly home, since next time I fly, I'll have two kids! I can't believe we only have two months left until the next one arrives. I'm freaking out!

Jack and Olivia on the way to Colorado

my grandma Mondy, me, and Jack

Jack saying hello to Daisy, Eliza's puppy

Heather and her kids (Caylee, Aiden, and Sawyer)

watching Toy Story with grandma Mondy

Doug, Jack and I got some alone time for the first time in like 2 weeks this weekend, and we decided to hang out in Park City after Jack's nap. Jack found this horse ride that he liked. Then we ate at Ruby Tuesday for dinner before heading home.
Jack and daddy in Park City
Jack just barely staying entertained at dinner, looking at pictures from mommy's wallet and camera.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Recent Happenings Caught on Camera

Doug's new best friend
He was able to sell his old Blackberry Pearl on ebay for almost the same price as this refurbished iPhone, and he likes it a ton more.

How far back does a fingernail bend without breaking off?
It turns out, quite a bit! But at some point, it appears that blood is involved. I'm not even sure how it happened still, but I was changing one of Jack's diapers, and one of the sides came off of it when I was pulling it, and that's when this tragedy happened. It hurt so bad that I screamed "Ow!" and Jack started balling because he thought I was yelling at him. Sorry, kiddo.

Dinner with daddy
Jack and I drove to Doug's work to give him his new phone that had come in the mail that day (which turned out to be a pointless trip, but that's a boring story), and Jack just wanted to run around... in the street. Turns out that grass is too boring.

The deer are back!
We counted 9 deer, I believe, the other night while taking this picture. The snow is finally starting to melt behind our house, thus inviting the deer up. Jack enjoys watching them. So does Buddy. Except he barks at them.

Try these on for size!

I turn my head for a couple minutes to find that Jack has managed to fit his tiny feet into BOTH of my shoes, by himself! What a funny kid.

We made a free excursion to Cabela's to look at all the stuffed animals and their game fish. Jack had as much fun as one could have while trying to delay naptime for this entertainment.

Sunday naps
Sometimes, Jack only naps 30 or 45 minutes and wakes up. This is when one of us will go pick him up and sit in his chair. He'll then fall back asleep with us and have a nap that can sometimes be two hours more. He'll have to enjoy them while he's still an only child. I couldn't help but sneak a pic of these two enjoying a Sunday snooze.

Did someone say cupcakes?
I was craving some chocolate cake last Sunday, and therefore decided to make some cupcakes. Here's Jack enjoying his first.

He's my puppy, and I'll do what I want!
You can't see him, but Buddy is on the other side of the gate, hoping someone will lift him over. Jack thought it would be fun to try to poke him through the gate with his fingers, or put his head down and reach for him. Pretty funny... from this side of the gate, anyway.

On another note, I had to go to the doctor Wednesday morning because I was having some severe back pain on my right side. They diagnosed it as a UTI, which was creeping up into my kidneys. I've pretty much been stuck on the couch since because it has hurt to move and take deep breaths. It's also made it hard to sleep at night! They gave me antibiotics, and I have slowly been getting better. Thank goodness the worst is over! And thank goodness I got it now and not when my family starts coming next week. Thanks to my wonderful neighbors (Amber and Kendee) for watching Jack for me while I could lay down in peace! You guys are the best.

I've now come to the conclusion that while in utero, my babies hate me.