Sunday, November 30, 2008

Where does the time go?

Grant will be 1 on Wednesday. I'm at the halfway point for this pregnancy. Yikes!!!
We, well Miles, spent the holiday weekend doing projects around the house. It's great to be getting this stuff done before this baby comes- unlike with Grant where we were in total chaos for months! Miles and his brother Nate put up a closet organizer in Grant's closet, which will also be the baby's closet. It's so nice and has added tons of storage space for us. Someday we'll do one in Scotty's closet too. Thanks Miles!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Photo tag

Aimee tagged me to post the 4th picture in my 4th album on my computer, so here you go:

This is in May 2004. We drove up the Oregon Coast for our 4th anniversary trip. This is the yurt that we stayed in and loved. We wish we could have stayed in yurts the whole trip!
I tag everyone who reads this!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Funny things they say!

My Dad recently told me of this funny thing Scotty said while we were on our last trip to the cabin. He took Scotty into the bathroom and there was a line (for the men's room, weird!!) but there was a stall open so he took him in there. Scotty did his business and then Grandpa decided he should do his business too. All of a sudden Scotty yells out "Grandpa, you have to get it in the water!" Grandpa hears all of the waiting men outside the door chuckling. He left red faced but chuckling too!

Miles took Scotty to the grocery store one day and as they came into the produce section there was an older gentleman wearing a cowboy hat standing there. Scotty yells out "Look Daddy- there's a farmer!"

Recently I threw something away that Scotty had been playing with. I was brushing my teeth and Scotty came in holding up the things and says "Look at this. Who threw these away?" It was just like what an adult would say to a child when the adult already knew who the culprit was! I sheepishly raised my hand and made a mental note to do a better job of covering stuff up in the garbage!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Funny things we say

We've found that now that we are parents we say things we never would have said in any other situation. Tonight Scotty was helping Miles make dinner and I heard Miles saying "Don't put your feet on the cheese!" I've said "Don't use your food as a paintbrush." And quite often we say to Grant "No! Don't touch your poop!" Can you think of any other situation where these quotes would be applicable??

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quirks- or weirdness

My friend Cyndi tagged me a long time ago to list some weird things about myself, so I thought I'd finally do it. It's taken me this long to think of weird stuff- you know, because I'm so normal!

1. We don't rinse our dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, but for some reason I have to rinse out the baby bottles. I'm pretty sure if the dishwasher can get baked on food off of pots and pans it will do a fine job on formula in baby bottles! I can't help myself though.

2. I like to eat olives by themselves, but I don't like them in or on any other food.

3. I like to eat watermelon seeds. I really like it when there are a bunch left on the plate that I can eat all at once- they taste yummy and nutty. I don't really think that is weird, but Miles insists that it is!

4. I crack my knuckles, my back and my neck.

5. I'm shy. And I'm getting more and more shy the older I get. I especially don't like to call people on the phone, except family. Even for things like ordering food or questioning bills or other random things. I make Miles do most of those calls!

6. I don't like matching, folding up and putting away clean socks. I love summertime when we don't wear socks so I don't have to wash them.

7. I'm a particular sleeper. I can't sleep if the sheets or quilt are all messed up. I definitely can't sleep if there is monotonous noise going on- like snoring or loud breathing, ticking clocks, etc. If it's a constant noise, like a fan or the hum of the computer, then that is fine. I don't sleep very well on any other pillow than my own. I have to be covered by something- even if it's in the summer and really hot. I have trouble falling asleep at night and trouble waking up in the morning!

If you would like to share some quirks about yourself on your blog, please do! I know that I have some pretty quirky readers!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Trauma and drama

Today started out like a nice, normal day. But then I decided that today was the day the boys needed to get their flu shots. I called the pediatrician and they said they had a few flu mist doses left, so I made an appt for an hour later. I got there right on time and then sat down to wait. And then I waited some more. And waited some more. And waited even more. It got progressively warmer and warmer in the waiting room. Grant was climbing all over me. Scotty started arguing with a little girl over a book. And did I mention how warm it was in there??? Finally someone called me, so I went to the counter to have her tell me that I needed to fill out a vaccine questionnaire for each boy and tons of new patient papers for Grant and that they will be calling me in soon and I could just finish the paperwork in there. So I sat back down and was furiously writing trying to finish the papers before they called us. No such luck. They called us and so I had to juggle 3 jackets, the diaper bag, the dumb clipboard, pick up and carry Grant and then help Scotty take his shoes off to get on the scale. After all that was done they inform me that they are all out of the flu mist! So Scotty had to get the shot and he was not happy about it. He cried and then kept saying that it hurt even as we were leaving- not to go home but back to the waiting room to finish the dumb paperwork!! We finally left there an HOUR later. All the way home and at home Scotty is being a huge drama king about his leg hurting. I gave him some Motrin and some ice cream hoping one of them would help cheer him up quickly! Then I put Grant onto the kitchen counter to give him some Motrin. Then the bad mommy moment- I turned to the sink to rinse out the medicine squirter thing while keeping my eyes on him, until I turned for 3 seconds to pull it apart and turned back to see Grant falling off the counter backwards. I screamed and reached out breaking his fall so he didn't land very hard and I was able to catch his head when he fell backwards preventing a hard crack on the floor. He cried and cried on my shoulder for so long and I felt terrible! When he calmed down a little and lifted his head I saw a little blood on my shoulder. A quick inspection found two little teeth marks in his tongue. Waaaaahhhh!!!! Now I felt REALLY bad!! That hurts so much! I gave him some ice cream because that is what I would want to make my tongue feel better and it did a great job! After that he was happy, luckily, but Scotty was still walking around stiff legged complaining. Our saving grace there was that cousin Urban came over to play and Scotty then quickly forgot about his poor, sore leg.
After that trying morning I was resting during nap/rest time and Miles called to inform me that the car wouldn't start and he was stuck at a client's office in SLC. He finally found someone to give him a jump and he called to say he was on his way back to Tooele to get a new battery but he was really low on gas and couldn't stop for gas because he couldn't turn the car off! I told him to call if he ran out of gas and hoped for the best. Then he called and needed me to forward an email for him but the internet wasn't working and his cell phone battery was dying so we couldn't stay on the phone long enough to figure out the problem! Luckily he made it back to town and got the new battery. But all this made him late for his Scout campout so we were running around frantically packing his stuff, making his tin foil dinner and fixing the internet problem.
What a day. I'm glad things went smoothly for me tonight after Miles left. The boys are sleeping peacefully and I'm ready for some chocolate!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Escape artist

Grant's pants were a little too big and he kept crawling right out of them!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Yesterday Scotty was in a sad mood so I decided to dance a little jig and cheer him up. It was only working a little until I accidently kicked the coffee table with my bare toe and hopped around yelling ouch- that got him to be happy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Fun

Here are a few fun pictures from our Halloween. We're all still on a candy high! Actually, Scotty doesn't really eat that much candy. He loves Kit Kats and has eaten quite a few of those and he loves lollipops, but otherwise he doesn't seem to like much else. He likes to take a little bite of a few different candies and then leave the rest laying around for Mommy to discover and throw away. He has more fun playing with the candy- like pretending it is pancake batter and mixing it with the mixer! Mommy has shared some chocolate with Grant and he loved it!

Here's Frankenstein hanging out at the Transcript.

Carving pumpkins. Scotty had a good time this year, Grant was more interested in playing with the mixer and sink!

Even Monsters have to eat!

Scotty standing next to our inspiration- the "grabber forklift" at the Transcript.

Grandpa Scott and Scotty parking the forklift after moving some paper rolls around.

Watch out for Scotty!

Here is Scotty's awesome forklift costume all alone on Halloween night after Scotty didn't want to wear it trick-or-treating!

This is the house on our block that goes all out decorating with tons of stuff. He loved to look out his window at night to see it.

Our finished jack-o-lanterns.

Ready to go trick-or-treating.