Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I have found out...

...that the kind of day I'm having is directly related to how Kaylee naps. Like yesterday, she took a couple of really good long naps, and she was happy all day. And I had a really good day. Today, she just won't sleep. I lay down with her this morning, nursed her to sleep (like I always do), but she decided to wake up after only 15 minutes. So then I lay down with her at noon for her afternoon nap (for which she usually sleeps 2 - 2.5 hours). It's now 1:30, and I've laid down with her 3 times now. She keeps waking up and screaming, obviously not ready to wake up. So I nurse her back to sleep and lay with her for a bit, only to have her wake up again shortly after I leave the room. I'm about to lose it. In fact, she's crying right now, and I just had to leave her for a few minutes, I'm so frustrated. Needless to say, my day is not going well. I'm not getting anything done. All I'm doing is dealing with a cranky baby. And Bryan's not taking his nap, either, so I just know what kind of afternoon we're going to be having... :o(

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fun Fun

Yesterday, when I picked up Tyler from school, he blurted out "my teacher showed us her underwear!!!" After the initial shock any parent would feel after hearing such an announcement from their Kindergartener, I figured out that the teacher really just showed part of her shirt. Essentially, she was wearing two t-shirts, and showed the children the one underneath to explain that she could wear that on top for "crazy dress day" (which is today). Out of the mouths of babes... HAHA.

This morning, I watched my friend's older two kids (their dad brought them up for a little while today). It was like "that's what it would be like to have two sets of twins and a baby". They had a lot of fun, though. After I dropped the older two off at school, I took the younger two and Kaylee to the store. They have those shopping "cars", where the little ones can sit in a car that's attached to the shopping cart. So fun! I also felt like Kaylee needed to get her hair done today. Here's the result.

Friday, October 21, 2005

What a beautiful day

Today really was a wonderful Fall day. Dave slept in with us this morning, and we had pancakes for breakfast. Then he went to school, and the kids and I just had a relaxing morning. Kaylee and Bryan took long naps (2.5 and 2 hours respectively), which was great! Then we played outside all afternoon, and it was so much fun. 60 degrees and sunny weather, just beautiful. For dinner, we went to Costa Vida, which was quite good. The boys got a nice long bath before bedtime, and Kaylee is just about ready for bed now. Gotta love good days. :o)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Woohoo!

Kaylee is taking her second nap for today, in bed by herself! Sure, it's in MY bed, but hey, at least she's sleeping without me needing to hold her. Major progress... So, I should go clean my house, but it's so nice to be able to just sit down and do nothing for a minute... :p

Monday, October 17, 2005

My niece had surgery today

Her skull had fused prematurely, so they had to do surgery to correct that. The surgery was today. I guess it went well. They moved her left eye? I didn't know they could do that...
EDITED: They didn't actually move the eye, haha. What they did was reshape the bone around her left eye, so that it looks even with the right eye, and they moved up her left ear. Now that makes more sense.

On a different note, I'm feeling homesick today. It's one of those days where I just want my mom... :o( I was thinking about how we've lived here in UT for a year now, and how I'm starting to make some really good friends. And then I almost get depressed, because I know in 2 or 3 years we'll likely move again, who knows where. It's so sad to have to leave good friends, and then start all over. One of those days where I miss having my family close by.

Friday, October 14, 2005

It's nice to have friends

So last night, two very good friends of mine and I went out to Olive Garden. One of them is due to have a baby in a couple of weeks, so we thought it'd be fun to have a Girls' Night Out (instead of a baby shower). It was so much fun! The husbands all watched the kids, so it was just us ladies. We had such a good time together, sharing a good dinner, chatting, laughing... We're planning to do this again in a few months, when the other friend is due to have a baby. Hopefully we'll be able to bring along our other friend (the one whose baby is sick right now). The four of us have become really good friends over the summer. It's nice to know that were something to happen, someone would be right there to help. Yay for friends! :o)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

UGH, why make plans????

So, the one day I'm actually planning on getting things done in the morning... We're pretty much completely out of groceries. So Tyler only had an hour of Kindergarten this morning, and I thought, good, I'll pick him up at 11:00, and we can all go to the store. Well, I try putting Kaylee for a nap at 10:00, and she will only sleep in my arms while I'm rocking her. Every time I try to put her down, she wakes right up. So at 10:30, she's done with her nap. I put her on the floor to play with Bryan, and run out to hang the diapers on the clothesline. Get back in, have 10 more minutes before I have to go pick up Tyler. So I'm thinking, good, I'll nurse Kaylee, and off we go. Well, wouldn't you know it, instead of nursing, she decides to scream at me. So we go pick up Tyler, and instead of going to the store, I have to deal with a screaming baby. AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! Seriously, the one morning I actually make plans to do something.... Speaking of screaming baby, we're having another meltdown...

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Wow, what a crazy weekend

Sunday afternoon, and I finally get a minute to sit down. We had such a busy day yesterday. Homecoming parade in the morning (too much candy!!!), then a trip to the library, then the football game. The game was fun, except for the fact that we got rained on pretty much the whole second half. It wasn't heavy rain, but steady. Oh well, it was worth it, I guess, USU won. Go Aggies! :p During the game, Tyler and Bryan got on each other's nerves quite a bit, which ultimately resulted in Tyler's teethmarks being left on Bryan's nose. Ah, brotherly love... Here's a couple of pictures, one of Bryan with Tyler's teethmarks, the other Kaylee enjoying the rain (or umbrella...).