Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monkey Boy

I think I mentioned before that Davis likes to try and hold his bottle with his feet. He is actually pretty good at it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Drama Mama

Elliot has been one big drama queen lately. I don't know what has gotten into her, but hopefully she'll snap out of it fast! She says something is hurt on her body constantly. When I ask her if we should go to the hospital and get lots of shots, or if she'll be ok, she always chooses the shots! What? And then when I move on, she'll come up to me later and ask when we're leaving for the hospital. She is crazy. And yesterday Lane took the kids to the gym and within 15 minutes, they had come to get him because both kids were crying uncontrollably. So out of the norm. When I finally got Elliot to stop crying, she said that she was playing with a puzzle and another little girl turned her "c" upside down. Seriously? That warrants a break down? We had to talk about different responses she can use next time. Oh dear.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Traveling with Kids

We just got back from a little road trip to San Antonio to see the great grandparents. I'm exhausted. It was a good trip, but Lane & I agreed that there will be no more traveling in our future until all of our kiddos are at least 3. I'm sure many of you have experienced this as well. They did great, but the drive was a killer (both ways). Davis was not having it. I can't say I blame him, but it was very inconvenient for me to have to jump in the tiny back seat of our car several times to try & soothe him (which did not work for the most part by the way). He probably cried 1/2 the drive. I told Lane that listening to a crying baby in the car is probably the most stressful thing ever. We were so ready to sleep that night. But of course Elliot got to sleep in between us, which ended up being not a great idea and Davis was very squirmy. The next day was a lot smoother until night time again. Elliot did great & slept in her sleeping bag giving us high hopes of a peaceful night, but Davis had other plans. He developed a runny nose that day, so although he was really tired, he kept waking up because he couldn't breathe, which left us with yet another sleepless night. When we finally reached home I just knew I would finally get a good nights sleep. But that plan was spoiled again because Davis was still dealing with the runny nose. It was at 3:30am that I told myself- I am definitely calling my parents tomorrow and begging them to come over. I had a list of errands and things to do that I did not want to even think about. Lucky for me, they obliged and the day went a lot more smoothly than it would have. And I was a lot less cranky than I could have been. So thank you mom & dad.

And just so you don't think that our trip was a total bust, here are the good times that were had...
-Any time that was not spent driving or sleeping.
-Going to the water park.
-Visiting the greats and the kids being happy the entire time.
-Going to Fiesta Texas.
-Getting a giant Marble Slab ice cream cone on the way home because I thought I totally deserved it.
The Greats

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Davis-8 Months

This guy is now 8 months old! He is doing great. He likes to wake up at 6am, which kills me! I can't wait til that changes. He's still one of the happiest babies around and loves to laugh. He no longer has "duck hair" that's fuzzy & sticks straight up. His hair now lays flat, which is kind of sad. I guess I could try to put some styling product in it, but I feel like he'll lose his innocence. So for now I'll just leave it. Just a couple of things I want to remember...I usually sing him a song before putting him down to sleep and he always gets the biggest grin when I start singing. His 3rd tooth is coming in (to the left of his bottom 2). He is now holding his own bottle, which is awesome! He lights up any time Elliot talks to him. He is now getting up on all fours and rocking. I'm sure it will still be a while before he is crawling.
 E put the ears on him.
 His new trick.

Nie Nie

Do any of you read NieNie Dialogues? It's a blog by Stephanie Nielson. She's been on all the morning shows recently. She and her husband were in a plane crash back in 2008 and she was burned over 80% of her body. Anyway, I read it and I have also read her  book Heaven is Here (good read).

Well last night I got to hear her speak in person! I was pretty excited because I've never been in the same room as anyone "famous". And bonus, Glenn Beck was there too! He briefly spoke and introduced the Nielsons. First Christian (her husband) spoke and then Stephanie. I really wanted to take a picture, but since it was in the chapel (of our church), that would have been inappropriate. Anyway, they spoke about their experience and how with the Savior's help they were able to get through it.

One thing that I took from it and have been thinking about is that we all made a choice to come to this Earth and receive a body, knowing ahead of time the trials we would have to go through. But we thought it was worth it. She said at one point while she was in a coma, she remembers having a choice that she could either stay in Heaven and work there, or go back to Earth and be with her family. She says that she wanted to come back and be in her body, even though it would be painful. That really made me think about life and how precious it is and how grateful we should all be for our bodies. It's something we definitely take for granted. Anyway, I was really glad I was able to hear an uplifting message.