Sunday, November 22, 2009
I want to add that we have not shown him this word....although he did say that 'daddy taught me that'.. I mean the word Poop isn't usually the second word that you teach a kid to write...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Max is an awesome big brother. He loves helping with Sam, hugging, kissing and loving. And Sam can't get enough of Max either! He thinks he is hilarious. He makes for a good audience for a hyperactive 3 year old.
Max was in line waiting to go on one of those bouncy things at the Provo Freedom Festival. He as always was way excited for an opportunity to bounce. I mean, he has been bouncing ever since he was a little baby and could find some springiness in the fatty flesh of his mommies legs and tummy. Really though, the best part of this picture is the anonymous little girl with her hands on her hips looking up at Matthew. I have no idea who she is, but she is super cute!
This is a pic of Max and I waiting to go on the 'Tornado'. Max wasn't too keen on the idea once he saw how high the thing spins around. But we had a couple of really cute little boys that were trying to reassure Max that it wasn't really that scary, actually it was prett fun. Max didn't cry or freak out or anything like that, but his face was priceless once the ride was in full swing. I think that it was the first time that he has ever felt his stomach do that flittery thing that it does when you are defying gravity. Matthew was next in line to ride with Max, but Max had had enough with just one ride.
We captured this moment while Max was in another bouncy thing. It is always kind of a miracle for me to capture a pic like this one. Taking into account a slowish shudder speed, and a mommy that almost always misses that priceless pic, but I can always remember it because the pic that I got was the face right after the smile..
Max and Becca with the Sparklers. They LOVED them!!!! It's not a 4th of July Party without Sparklers!
We had an awesome 4th! The Provo parade was fun, we had lunch with friends, went to a Tea Party, had a great nap, hit the Freedom Festival for dinner and rides, and then had some fireworks and treats with more good friends!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
I left nervous and scared. I thought to myself, I gotta find a way to get this taken care of. SO, the first thing that I did when I got home is call a Chiropractor. Some of you may be asking, a chiropractor? Why? Well, I have a sister in Montana that takes her kids to the Chiro when anything goes wrong with them. He seems to always have an adjustment that fixes the problem. Then while I was waiting for the office to call back to tell me if they adjusted kids, I got the supplies out to see if I couldn't help Sam go potty, and not have to take him in for an xray. I didn't have any luck getting him to go, so I just waited for Matthew to get home and then I figured I would go to the store and get his RX, then head to the health food store to see what they recommended. Well the Chiropractor called me back and we set up an appt for tomorrow morning. I am excited to see what he has to say about it all. Although, he said that he has a little boy that needed tubes in his ears, so I know that there are some cases that only tubes will really alleviate.
On my way home Matthew told me that SAM POOPED! So thats good, one thing out of the way anyway. So I have Sam on these ear drops, pro-biotics, and antibiotics. PLEASE SOMETHING MAKE MY BABY FEEL BETTER! He is such a good sport, I can only imagine how amazing he will be once he finally feels 100%
So if you have any suggestions of what I can do to help my little man, please, I welcome them!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
We were waiting for the Zumba instructor to get there and start class, when the manager came in and said that they would have to cancel class cause the teacher got sick last minute and couldn't come. She was near me and one of the only friendly looking faces so I started talking to her. We ended up talking the whole hour of that class and got set up for the class after where whe had our hind ends brutally worked! Anyway, I am super excited because she is into all things natural. I have been interested in learning about home remedies that are tried and proven, as Sam has had a couple of ear infections already as I have previously mentioned, and the antibiotics don't seem to be doing their job. I have tried garlic and olive oil, and also just pure onion juice. He hates it when I put it in his ears, but falls asleep almost immediately afterward. I am so stoked to learn from her about homeopathic stuff!!! Not only that though, she has a 5 year old named Max, a 3 year old daughter and a 6 month old baby. I would say that we have quite a bit in common in that regard anyway. I am excited to make jewelry with her and just hang out and have a new friend. The sad part about it is she says "I hope that you don't mind that I am not Mormon, I have had a hard time making friends because of that". Now I have heard of these kinds of things, but pretty surprised that it really does happen. I am totally disgusted at the notion that people wouldn't be friends with someone because of their religion. I told her "heck no that doesn't matter, are you kidding me?" I am so looking forward to getting to know her better!
Another interesting thing that happened to me today. Well I was laboring out in the yard trying to rip out this ginormous weedy vine thing that has taken control of one of the flower beds, and this guy approaches me and asks if he can help. Now this kind of thing is not abnormal for Provo actually. I don't know how many people have watched me try to carry in groceries and have offered to help. Anyway I said, why not? He told me that it looked like I was kinda struggling with it, and he was just sitting across the street where he happened to be "stranded" in his UHAUL. Well I asked him where he was headed and then came this story. He said that he and his dad and sister were on their way from Portland, OR to Phoenix, AZ because his mom was down there working and was recently diagnosed with 3 count em 3 different kinds of cancer. Now this seems pretty far fetched right? I know. Anyway we kept working on the yard together (keep in mind Matthew was close by the whole time working in another part of the complex this whole time) (I am not an idiot also, and have pretty good radar for predators and I didn't get a bad feeling about this guy, except my truth meter went off a few times) and he kept telling me one amazing story after another. Would you believe that he has a 3 year old in the first grade? No, seriously he told me that she is so smart that when she did pre-school they skipped her through kindergarten and put her strait into first grade. Well, I was kinda getting tired of being lied to so I said "wow, if I didn't know better I would think that was a tall tale!" Funny, it got quieter after that. All lies aside, he did fast great work and now the nasty snail/worm/centipede/old dead dry leaf infested vine weedy thing is gone and the bed is now ready for some pretty flowers. We gave him some gas money and he was on his way. Matthew and I figured that we could have been legitimately helping someone out, or maybe he was scamming us for drug money, but the bottom line is the flower bed is now ready and I didn't have to sweat callouses to get it done. (hahaha I think) I hope the best for this tale teller. At the very least, maybe he will get better at telling stories. I just kinda felt like this was an opportunity to possibly help someone, and so we did.
So that is pretty much the exciting things that have happened to me this week. I am looking forward to more adventures and will post some pictures of the garden and flowers when I get it all done.
(from my favorite 80's sitcom Mork and Mindy) (this is how all of my journal entries have ended since I was old enough to write in a journal)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We aren't out of the woods yet though, while he does recognize when he needs to go and gets himself up onto the potty, sometimes he forgets to man the plumbing and we get puddles on the floor. No big deal though, cuz grown men make puddles all the time. He still wears a diaper to bed, but the other day it was dry!!
This first pic was taken before the hunt began. They love each other! Yes they do fight sometimes, but at the end of the day its all love.
I Can't believe that I didn't get any parents in this picture! It was so cute, because they countdown and blow this horn then all the kids are off like bandits to get their eggs and candy. Notice how quick Janie was! I walked out and went with Max just to make sure that he understood what was going on. I mean, its not like it was much of a hunt, all the stuff is just laying out in the grass as you can see. I was funny cause, when his basket started to fill up with goodies he said "ok I think I am done now" even though there was tons of stuff left out there. I guess he isn't overly greedy.
Max and Janie going over their loot. Jane was all over the place! She got TONS of stuff! Atta girl! The beautiful girl in the bug shades is my good buddy and niece (Janies sister) Kayla.
Then it was off to the Carousel in Missoula for Max's cousins birthday. What a fun time! I thought maybe he would be kinda scared, he's never been on anything like that before. This is his sweet Grandma Melodee.
Ah, an adventurous ride in Papas motor home! Max didn't know quite what to make of this. He definitely has never been in a motor home before. We drove up to Polson, Montana to see Flathead Lake and get some lunch at Lynn's Drive in.
This is my dad. We have always called his sunglasses his birth control glasses, cuz lets face it, they are pretty ugly. They are kinda like aviators, but not quite. Don't worry, they come in night vision too! All joking aside, my dad has awesome driving abilities due to his extensive experience as a trucker. He was actually trying to get me to drive this mammoth. No way was I going to attempt to maneuver this 45 foot long beast! I told him to forget it!
Papa and Max throwing rocks into Flathead River. I have so many memories here!
My happy little baby boy. The marks under his mouth are from his Binky. It is fading now though thanks to Lansinoh!
Back to the Carousel! It was so much fun the first time we thought we would bring the whole gang. This group is comprised of a couple of my nieces, a nephew, my sister, and my cousins daughter. This day was nearly perfect.
The troops taking a break from the carousel for sum yummy Little Cesar's Pizza. This pic was taken shortly after we found Alex. See the story goes like this...Stacey, (my sister in the green) who is a great mom (by the way) and I decided to take the kids to the carousel. You would think that wouldn't add up to a dangerous situation, especially considering the fact that so many of the kids are teenagers. Anyway the park connected to the carousel was super super super busy, and so was the carousel, and in the confusion of getting everybody safely from the park into the carousel we lost Alex my 6 year ol nephew. Thank goodness for his good instincts. He just sat under the play structure and waited. It was sooooo sad and scary. Poor guy was so scared! Fortunately it wasn't anything that a little pizza, capri sun, and pony rides couldn't fix. OH and hugs of course.
Just a fun pic of Sam and I at the park
Well that pretty much does it for my trip to Montana. I was real and it was fun. OH and it was real fun. Someday I hope to live there soon!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Anyway the moral of the story really is that spring is here! Don't worry about the next couple of days where the temp will take a bit of a dip! Oh and if you hear nature calling, make sure she has the right number.
Monday, April 6, 2009
You are probably all wondering what? What could that awesome mother have done to rip herself away from a title that she was so near winning. Well I'll tell you the whole story. Don't worry, its short.
The weather today was so awesome, especially since it has bee pretty lame and cold lately. So naturally I took the boys outside for the afternoon. This wasn't quite where it took a bad turn, just keep reading. The shade was a bit chilly so I tried to keep Sam partway in the sun.. DUH! I didn't put a hat on him, and no sunscreen. So, now the poor little fella has a sun burn. Not quite one of those firsts that are celebrated. So now every time I look at his sweet little cherry red face and head, I feel soooo bad.
Moral of the Story? Keep your pale faced kid out of the sun! Seems obvious? Well, it is. I just screwed up.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I apologized, and she just said, "why would you apologize, you are just saving money".
Then I was thinking, yeah you are right, but if you understand why I would price match why are you being such a hag about it?
The whole time I was just wondering if this woman could be for real, but then she really got her panties in a bind and said and I quote "oh, that's it.. I am going home!"
I assured her that it wasn't a huge deal, and began to point out all the things that I did right by leaving the items till the end, and not to mention the fact that there weren't more than a few items..But she wasn't having it. She said...."Doesn't matter how many items you have when I haven't been trained to do that."
Don't worry though, I stood my ground and didn't back down. You would have done the same for super duper ground beef that was only $1.39/lb, not to mention the mango's that were 4 for $1!
Some manager guy came and helped, but he never acknowledged the fact that she was a little crazy. He just talked about how the night people don't do all the same stuff that the day people do, and how not many people come in at night to price match. But I know that I wasn't the only mom that shops late sometimes. I mean lets face it, its not always fun to take two kids shopping. For one, the only carts that really accommodate a really young family is Costco, Walmart thinks they are doing everyone a favor with those carts that have the seats near the handle, but the isles are way too narrow, and the store is way to full of fellow suckers.
Anyway, I too a week or two off from price matching, but never fear, I am back with a vengeance with NO apologies! Take that aunery Walmart Lady!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
There are other incentives to going potty on the potty, we all get sno-cones when we do #2's, and the big one is when Max doesn't have any accidents for 14 days, he gets a guitar. Something he has been dreaming about. No, really he has been dreaming about it. I realized this one morning when he came to me and asked me for his guitar (which he doesn't have).
So, I welcome comments on successful potty training attempts!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Not sure how to start this up, do I just jump in as if I have always had one? Do I introduce myself and my family? Awkward.
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