Friday, May 29, 2009


Yep. Third time in a year.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Sweet Ryder T

Today is Ryder's 2nd Birthday. He is such a sweet little guy. He is always so cuddly and he loves to make us laugh. We love having you in our family Ry Guy!! As a side note, there were 3 different colors of cupcakes and he picked pink. I did not purposely have my son's birthday cupcake pink.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Oh Geez!!!!

As parents, we know it's inevitable that our kids will at some point make a comment that will be so embarrassing we will want to crawl under a rock. It's just part of being a parent, right? We've had a few "moments" at this point in our parenting careers that were cringe worthy. Like when Tyler once saw my friend nursing her baby and pointed to my friends breast and asked, "how come my mom's are bigger than yours?". Or the time we were at the grocery store and Tyler pointed to a woman with really short hair and asked, "Is that a boy or a girl." It's embarrassing but we hope no one has heard and try to get out of the situation ASAP. Well, yesterday we reached a whole new low. We were over at my parents house for dinner. They had the missionaries over to eat as well. During dinner, Boston turned to one of the Elders and said, "You look like a rabbit." "Yeah" he said. "Why?". Boston's very observant response was, "Because your ears are really big and they stick out." Oh geez!!!! Luckily for me, I was in the other room. My dad was right there though and afterwards, I asked him what he said to soften the blow and make it less awkward. His response to me, "There wasn't anything to say." Oh geez!!! Luckily, the guy was a good sport and said, "And I like carrots too." So Sad!!!

On a more positive note, Happy Birthday Stephanie (my SIL)!!! I love you!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Excuses, Excuses

OK, so I know it's been a while since I last blogged. Although I must say, I feel totally justified in my absence from the blogging world. I have lots of really good excuses. Let's start with the fact that of the last 50 days, Ammon has been out of town 40 of them. Good excuse, right? That leads me to my next excuse, with Ammon gone, I'm responsible for the care of my kids 24/7- I don't know how single moms do it! Another good excuse. How about the fact that my house is on the market and a good portion of my time is spent trying to keep my house perfect JUST IN CASE someone decides to drop by and take a peak. What about I've had a sick, fevery, barfing baby that needed all my time and attention. Still not convinced I'm justified in my hiatus. OK, then what if I said I were pregnant (like first trimester, so tired, always nauseous pregnant)? I have my reasons for not being up to date in the blog world. I think they're good excuses. Maybe one day we will finally get to AZ with Ammon and my life with return to semi normal and I can once again become a regular blogger. Who knows. Maybe I had my blogging run and the rest is downhill from here. Only time will tell. K well I better run, kids are screaming. Let me quickly leave you with a story from the other night. On Wednesday night, Ammon jumped on Skype and the kids and I crowded around the computer and we all had a little talk. We told our kids that not only is Thanksgiving coming up in November but around that time we will be having a new baby. The kids immediately asked if it would be a boy or a girl. We told them we didn't know yet. They asked what we would name the baby, we told them we didn't know yet. We finished off the conversation by saying our prayers (over Skype, weird but sometimes we have to do weird things to keep some sort of family unity). The kids and I then headed upstairs for bed. As I tucked Tyler and Boston in, I explained to them that sometimes when you have a baby in your stomach, you feel really tired and sick. Tyler said, "wait, you have a baby in your stomach?". I was a little confused. "Yes, Tyler, that's what daddy and I were just talking to you guys about." Tyler explained that since it wasn't coming until Thanksgiving she didn't think it would be in there yet. I concluded by saying, "Yes, that baby is in there. It's about the size of a bouncy ball. That's why I haven't been feeling that good lately. " I can't remember if it was Boston or Tyler but one of them said, "Ohhhh, so that's why you're always on the toilet." Interesting what kids pick up on and what goes straight over their heads. Anyways, as of right now, I think the kids and I are on the same page. Little tiny baby in my tummy. Going to come out around Thanksgiving.