Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I counted my many blessings

We got these pictures taken the other day of the kids. These are just a couple of them. I thought she did a great job! Kaden pulled faces the whole time but it ended up working out.

So the other day it was NOT my day. Nothing huge happened just little things like the kids spilling gumdrops all over Winco and dumping all the toaster crumbs on the floor at breakfast. Things like this kept happening all day and I was getting grouchier and grouchier. We were at home eating lunch and Ellie had her toys all over so I said, "You guys need to be better at putting your stuff away. When the baby comes I can't clean up after you all the time because I will be taking care of the baby."
Without hesitation Kaden said, " Mom, we would do anything for you! Really! Anything!"
It melted my heart to the floor! It sure made me have a better attitude for the rest of the day even though it didn't get any better. (Including when Ellie got her earring stuck to the pillow!) I think I have the cutest blessings around! That includes their father!
© A Day to Adore
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We got our baby's birthdate the other day! January 28th is the big day! Nine weeks to go baby!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

What a week...

I promise I'm not one of those crazy TwilightMoms but I did go to the premier again at midnight on Thursday night. It was fun to socialize with friends and have a girls night out but during the movie I was thinking..."Why am I only going to get 5 hrs of sleep tonight for THIS movie?" Sorry girls, it was tons of fun but I might not make it for Eclipse in June! New Moon was definitely better than Twilight though.

Me and Tami. Yes, my shirt says "Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?"
Then on Friday night we went with Nick and Tami to the Boise vs Utah State game in Logan. It was tons of fun and was nice to have a night without the kids. (Thanks mom and dad!) It was a little chilly and we stood by drunken fans (or were they high off of the permanent markers from their poster?) but it was a good time and Boise won. Go Broncos!

We truly were the only people in the Boise section who weren't in orange. Our shirts were covered by our coats. I guess we weren't true die hard fans.

So the next day I run up to IF to get my kids and was sitting there talking to my family and my mom says, "Are you wearing two different shoes?"

Yes, I was wearing two different shoes. And not just two different shoes but a black one and a brown one. I remember selecting the brown one that morning in my closet and then sliding my other foot into what I thought was the other shoe and ran out the door. But since I can't see my feet at all these days I did not notice. I was super embarrassed but decided to go to a craft fair anyway... and yes someone noticed. My sister heard her talking behind my back. SO embarrassing.

Keep in mind for this next one that I was short on sleep from the TWO previous nights. I was in the kitchen cutting an orange and decided to cut my finger instead. It was pretty obvious right away that I needed stitches. There was a lot of blood. The kids were kind of nervous. But I was brave and didn't shed a single tear, even though the anesthetic hurt more than actually cutting it and I felt him sew three of the five stitches. (It was better than having the doc shove another needle in my finger.) Sorry so graphic for those who are weak in the stomach! Jeramy-ahem!

On the way to the urgent care Kaden said, "I am not going to use knives until I am VERY old like 28 and when I do, I won't do it like mom did." Thanks Kaders. Dad most certainly agreed. The best part about it is that they told me I have to have the stitches out in 10 days which is when we will be in Chicago so the nurse just sent us with some surgical scissors and a hemostat so Jess could do it. Dr. Jesse will have to pull out those old fly-tying skills I guess... At least we will be there with a bunch of doctors right? Keep you posted on that one!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hunting Trip

Jess went hunting with his friend Nick this week for three days. They brought Kaden and Brayden who were so excited about going! Kaden loves guns lately and so to go camping with dad for three days, looking for elk with guns was about the most exciting thing ever! They froze all day and all night but had a blast.

Even with the cold and waking up before the sun, Kaden never complained.

They had the trailers to keep them warm but they were already winterized so no bathrooms, no plug-ins and no water. Too much roughing-it for mom and Ellie!

They took four wheelers since they had the little boys with them. They must have scared off all the elk because they didn't see a single one. Plenty of moose but no elk. Kaden had a good idea though. "How about we just sneak up on a moose and tell him to hold really still so we can shoot him and then we will just put him back together." Probably not.

This is their "campsite". They just pulled off the road and parked. Unfortunately they didn't get anything but they had fun with just the boys anyway. When Kaden came home this is how our conversation went...
"Mom, are you so glad I'm home?"
"Yes, Kaden I am very glad you are home. Are you glad to be home?"
"Um... I was glad when I was hunting."
Oh...ok. Me and Ellie had a great time at home just the girls. We went shopping, went to see my sister in Logan and watched movies in bed. It was lots of fun. Ellie loved being the center of my attention. But it was nice to have our boys home again!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Finally I have an excuse to post again! Nothing exciting happened in a month so Halloween is my only excuse to post!
Kaden going to his preschool Halloween party. There were three Raphael's there!

We had a princess and a GI Joe this year. Ellie actually picked out a giraffe costume at the store so she could be Melman from Madagascar but she ditched that idea and insisted she was a princess. She picked out these horrible pink high heel shoes from the store that were way too big for her. I'm surprised she didn't break her ankle walking around in them!

Here's the pumpkins we carved. Jesse made a big confession this year... he always has and always will hate carving pumpkins. He put on a good face for the kids though.

We went up to visit some friends house across town and the kids got a pretty good load at their house. We came back home to go trick-or-treating around our neighborhood and Kaden was like..." I don't want to go trick-or-treating, I'm just gonna stay home." So he stayed at home the rest of the night handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. I don't blame the kid actually, he doesn't even eat candy.

Ellie on the other hand would sell her right arm for a bucket full of candy so Jess took her out all over the neighborhood. She loved it.

They came back and twenty minutes later Ellie wanted to go again! So mom took her out for round number two. She lasted quite a while then got too cold. But she was very nice and said, "Thanks you!" at every door.