Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
He had preschool this morning, then we went to the mall to get his picture taken. He was cooperative but kept giving funny smiles with his chin jetting out. We did get some good shots though.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Emma has finally decided that walking is a good thing. She'll stand up & just take off sometimes. She is always really proud of herself. It's fun to just see her strolling along. She still falls alot, but she's getting the hand of it. She also seems to like to carry something while she walks, I guess it takes her mind off of actually walking.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
We celebrated today by going to the mall to have Emma's picture taken. This evening we did birthday cupcakes, Emma thought the candle was great. Poor Todd is on call & has missed her entire day (this does get better, I hope!?).
We are celebrating with the extended family on Sunday, so Emma gets her presents then, good thing she does not care. Emma ooing over the candle.
Pictures from today. She cooperated better than I thought she would. It took her a few minutes to warm up to it all, but then she did great.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Todd worked yesterday. Fine. Mason & I bought him a balloon & the kids made some cards. Mason is excited for each birthday because it means his is getting closer, just Emma's & mine are in the way, then it will be his.
At 5:30 Todd called to let me he was done in the OR but was stuck doing pain rounds. The guy who was supposed to do them pawned them off on Todd. I was not happy, neither was he. The kids & I were starving, so we ordered pizza (as had been the plan, we were just missing the birthday boy). So, we ate Todd's birthday dinner without him. He got home around 7:30.
Another kicker is that we had some BYU football tickets offered to us for today. We have not been to a game since 1999. Well, Todd has some big meeting up in Salt Lake today, so no game. So here I am, once again with the kids, no husband. Blah. At least we are going to Cheesecake Factory tonight with Todd's family to celebrate, that is assuming he makes it home.
The icing to top the day was at 10pm as Todd & I were getting ready for bed, Emma woke up. She was poopie. I took care of the problem, held her for a few minutes, then thought we would be fine. No way. It was 1am before I crawled into my bed to stay, then she was up by 6:45.
We really need a vacation & I really need a ladies night out.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Yes, the snow pants were Mason's & the coat was Sarah's. It's great to be the third child.
Allie & Sarah as vampires. They went with Becca & her friend. They were out for along time & filled their pumpkins.
Mason as a "space man" & Isaac as Indiana Jones. Notice the raindrops on the sidewalk & Isaac's umbrella. It started to rain just as we were ready to start trick-or-treating. It sprinkled off & on while we were out.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We had a family party last Saturday, but my camera did not make it. I need to get some pictures from Mom & Becky. Emma was tired after a morning of shopping. She was asleep when I pulled her out of the car. I held her for a few minutes, then set her down, hoping she would wake up. Instead she just flopped over. She did wake up after this picture, good thing, because she (& I) needed a real nap!
Sarah had a witch hat, even though she was a vampire.
Mason's preschool class. Miss Cathie makes a great Dora (& an even better sport)!
The view out our kitchen window. Todd bought a telescope this week. I told him it would be a great family Christmas present. Yeah, if it had stayed in the box until then! We've had fun looking up at the mountains with it & last night we saw a planet or two. Mason wanted to look through it to see Sammy's house since he knows it's far away.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Our kids were sad that they did not get to see each other, hopefully next time.
Sarah ended up having fun with her cousins babysitting, she lost a tooth! It was really loose as Todd & I left. Allie & Becca are "loose tooth experts" since they have recently lost some, so they gave Sarah some tips & she surprised us this morning with the hole in her smile. She's thrilled she'll get her name on the lost tooth poster in her first grade class.
The kids were having fun jumping out of the swings into the leaf pile.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sarah went camping with my sister Lori's family. They went to Crystal Hot Springs. It's a campground & swimming area in Honeyville, Utah. The pools are filled with water from natural hot & cold springs, so they are kind of salty, but feel really good. We went there every year growing up. It's still the same!
I took Mason & Emma up on Friday to swim. The temperature was in the 70's & the water was much warmer. My kids thought the water was great. Too bad we did not have our camera along.
Monday Lori, Lynda, & I took our kids to the Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point. They had a great time!
Jonah, Isaac, & Mason, what handsome fellows!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The owner/builder/seller was thrilled to get our offer & needed to take it his bank to find out if they would be as thrilled about it & accept it.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
She has been our toughest baby. She does not care much for sleeping. We've given up on the two naps a day, so yesterday I fed her & put her down around 1:00. She did not like that idea. She screamed in her crib until I went in to hold her for a second & put her back down. When I got in there, she had thrown a sock as well as her pants overboard. The pants on the floor just made me laugh. Good thing I think it's funny, she did it again today; screamed forever, threw pants overboard, and now is finally napping, pantless. This picture shows her great teeth, she's got 8, all 5 on the top came during September, it was a painful month. No, there is nothing wrong with her eye, she's just grinning so big that it's all scrunched up.
Emma loves my tupperware cupboard. Good thing that's the only thing in there.
Yesterday she discovered the kitchen towel drawer, she thought she'd struck gold.
The kids played for a while in the morning, then the snow was gone when we headed to 1:00 church, which was fine with me since I'm not quite ready to have snow yet!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Mason has not been a huge fan of the deer. One night he came upstairs telling me there was a deer in his room. The next morning when I asked him about it he remembered the deer still. Then whenever he'd see a deer out behind the back fence he'd get nervous & run into the house & lock the door since he knows deer can't open doors. These deer were wandering down our street.
This is one right behind our back fence. I had Mason look at this one carefully to hopefully overcome his fear. He still told me about the deer in his room, but that they are not scary. He must be having quite the dreams.
Many of you know her crazy birth story, but just in case... I'll write about it.
Todd was in his second year of medical school in DC & we were living in Virginia. Sarah was due October 23. Todd just kept saying any time after October 8 would be fine for me to have the baby. He had his first big test that day.
Well, the night of October 7 I started with some low back pain. It lasted off & on all night. The next morning I was sure I was starting labor. I called my doctor around 8am & she told me it would be all day probably & not to come in to the hospital yet. So, I sent Todd downtown (25 minute metro ride) to take his test, with his dial-a-dad pager from the hospital. Someone from work called to see if I was coming in to do some schedule work (I worked at GW Hospital in DC & was in charge of making the nursing schedules for my floor). I said I was starting labor & did not think I wanted to come in (I should have though!).
Anyway, Todd called around 10:30 & I was fine. Then around 11:00 I started thinking I was not so fine. I called my doctor around 11:30 & she told me maybe I should come in. I paged Todd. Then I paged again, & again, & again. I was really starting to hurt by this time.
Finally, Todd called at 12. He was done with his test & the pager had never gone off. I could hardly talk I was in so much pain. He hurried home. I knew I was not going to make it to a hospital in a car so I called 911. Todd pulled into our parking lot followed by a fire engine full of EMT's. The ambulance arrived a few minutes later.
I was loaded into the ambulance & Todd made it in & we were off, 7 minutes to Fairfax Hospital. I knew I would not make it. Sarah was born at 12:59 on Lee Highway in Fairfax, Virginia.
The afternoon, Todd's pager went off for the first time that day. Hmmm.
Sarah just wanted to make a grand entrance!
We had a family party on Sunday to celebrate. Here is Sarah with her birthday loot.
This is the cake (or shall I say frosting with a bit of cake?). Sarah is a chocolate fan.
Last night we went to the mall to pick out Sarah's Build-A-Bear. This was the thing she really wanted for her birthday, so we'd given her a gift certificate so she could pick the bear herself. We were there for a long time! She named her bear Mary Jane. It sings a funny happy birthday song. (Todd wonders why he went to med school, he wishes he'd been the one to come up with the build-a-bear idea & make his millions that way)
Last week at school Sarah got to celebrate her birthday (another kid in her class got this week). She had to make a poster of pictures. On here is a picture of her with her birthday poster for preschool when she turned three.