Friday, January 25, 2008

Where's Dadddy and Sam's Terrible Accident!

Meghan mistakenly thought that today was Saturday.

She was calling for her Daddy and Erick came over to try to help her get the message out.

She is telling me with her eyes...that she is serious.

Mommy, Get my Daddy NOW.

I. am. not. kidding. she's mad.

Yelling at me to get her Daddy Immediately!!

** ** ** **

It was time for Erick and Sam's nap and I went looking for Sam. I had not seen him for a couple of hours. I figured that he was hiding somewhere because Sam often hides from me when he doesn't want to take a nap.

Then I saw him........

Or should I say...his leg. Sam had a terrible accident and I didn't know it.

I did not hear his silent cries for help.

Do you see him?

* * Do you see him NOW? * *

The One About Mallory's Loot!

Mallory must be pretty special. Her Poopa and Her Uncle Robert gave her money for Christmas to be spent at Gymboree because Mommy just had to have an expensive outfit for her daughter's 1st birthday. If you don't have a daughter...then you probably don't understand. But if you have a girl...I'm sure you are right there with me, saying yes....the girl MUST have her outfit. You only turn ONE once after all.

Daddy....on the other hand. Did not see why his little princess needed such expensive duds. Maybe Daddys just aren't wired for such things.

Here is some of the loot that Me and Mallory bought with her money. You would think $200 would buy more right? It's okay. Because she is going to be the best dressed little girl in Northern Utah!

The Birthday Outfit!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The One About Mr. Potato Head

Poor Mr. Potato Head. He had a bad day yesterday.

Erick's diaper was so full that it was dragging his pants down. I usually don't change him in the family room because if given the chance he run away naked and not come back. Sometimes, I find this funny and let him do it.

I must have needed a good laugh yesterday because I took his pants and diaper off in the family room and off he went. Running and jumping and dancing like a silly naked fool. It is as if he loses his cotton picking mind. I told him NOT to pee on anything and turned my focus to Meghan for two seconds. I looked over at him and he was standing in the corner....peeing on Mr Potato Head! I yelled for him to stop! And he took off like a shot! Running and laughing!

I finally wrestled him to the ground and got a fresh diaper on him. I was not able to get his pants on...he is too fast for me and getting the diaper on felt like I was wrestling an alligator!

The good news is that Mr. Potato Head did not have his eyes he didn't see it coming!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The One About the Bath!

Erick and Meghan both love to take baths....we decided that they are finally old enough to take one together. They had the best time, splashing and playing. Meghan didn't even mind that Erick was splashing her in the face. They both thought it was hysterical to throw water up into the air because it came down on Mommy's head!! Fun times!!

Fun times!!

The One About The BOX.

The kids got so many great toys for Christmas. I have begun the process of rotating toys in and out because there is just so much to play with that I think they become overwhelmed. We bought the kids a plastic table and chairs last weekend and the box that it came in is pretty large. So I taped the folded in parts up and cut a door in the side. Erick has been having the best time playing in this box! I think he spent the entire day in there on Thursday. I think for Christmas next year...I'm just going to buy Erick a big box!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

The One about The Pull Up!

Here is a picture of my girl...standing up!!

She pulled herself up on Friday. I was folding laundry and watching my favorite show, Jon & Kate plus Eight! When I looked over and she was standing up in front of the love seat!! Now she is standing up to everything and is taking a couple little steps sideways.

We bought the little table and chairs for the kids over the weekend because Erick is getting tired of coloring on the floor and the end table wasn't good enough either because he had to stand.

Meghan loves to stand up to it but can't seem to figure out how to get back down when she gets tired. Erick has marked his territory on the table and chairs with his favorite crayon. Now, if I can just get Meghan to stop eating Erick's favorite crayons.

Funny story of the Day!

Last night, Erick came up to Keith, patted his belly and said BABY! I laughed so hard!!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pictures from the Snowbank!

Here are pictures of the neighborhood....after the storm! I talked to one of my neighbors and he said North Ogden hasn't gotten this much snow in 8 years. He said this used to be normal snowfall but the last eight years have been dry.

Our Driveway!

Beautiful Ben Lomond Mountain!

Update from the Snowbank!

The Salt Lake News is reporting that North Ogden got 22 inches of snow yesterday. When I watched the news last night before going to bed...they said we were going to get 12-18 MORE inches today and tonight.

Where the heck am I going to store 18 more inches of snow?

The plow finally came through last night and of course all of the snow piled up in the entrance to the driveway. Keith had to dig a path out to leave for work!

I'll add some pictures later!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

So Much Snow!

15 and a half inches. WOW!

It is has finally stopped snowing. I went out while the kids napped and tried to make a path for Keith. There was so much snow. Now my back and arms hurt.

Someone needs to rub Mommy's back.

Keith called at 3:30pm and had not been checking the blog during the day and was surprised to learn that we had had so much snow.

I think I understand why there are so many people with snowblowers in my neighborhood.

This is winter in Utah!

Another Update!

Another snow total update.

We are up to 14 inches!

My poor little ruler is long gone. I guess I will find it in the spring!

Watch the snow grow!

6:30 AM

11:45 AM

News just reported a Avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon. I believe that is East of Salt Lake.

Oh.My.God! They just said that North Ogden (we never get a shout out on TV) has gotten 15 inches and we will get 18 inches when it is all said and done!! Holy Moly!!

Snow Update!

This Picture....

was taken at 9:30am.

I realized then that I needed a bigger stick and more cow bell!

So I got this stick.

It is the handle to my swiffer duster. I made some measurement marks on it. I'm thinking now....that I should have made some smaller increments because there is little chance we are getting 30 inches.

The Satellite is not working. With two little kids who depend on the Noggin channel you can not have the satellite dish blocked with snow. It is just not acceptable to a little boy named Erick. So...I went outside to clear the dish. I did not realize that it is half way up the side of the house.

Note to self: bring a broom next time.

Here are pictures from my excursion outside.

I cleared these steps at 6:30 this morning!

The snow was up to my KNEES!!!

I sure hope my husband get home tonight and doesn't get stuck at work!

The One about the Snow!

I woke up to a major snow storm this morning. The Jehovah Witness woman that stopped by yesterday told me it was going to snow but she didn't tell me about THIS! I am such a good wife...I got up and shoveled the driveway so Keith could get out.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The One about The Formula!

Our little Meghan. She has been a little bitty thing every since she was born three weeks early. She didn't weigh much...just 6 lbs 10 ozs and the first couple weeks of her life she didn't eat very much. It took her forever to get to 10 lbs. And today buck naked she only weighs 17 lbs.

When Erick was this age...not that long ago...he was eating 6-8 ozs of formula about every 4 hours. Right up to his first birthday, this was his intake.

We really thought we were doing well a few months ago when Meghan was up to 4 ounces per bottle during the day, only to have her go back to 3 ounces. I know she is capable of drinking more because she does drink 6 oz at night when she is half asleep and Erick isnt' there to distract her.

This week...she went on a Formula Strike. She didn't want any of it. She wouldn't drink it in her sippy cup either but would drink water/juice in it. I couldn't figure out what was wrong!

One of my cyber friends told me to put Nestle Strawberry Nesquik in it.

I am happy to report that Meghan LOVES her Strawberry Milk and is consistantly drinking 4 ounces every 5 hours! She is also eating more regular solid food than Erick and regularly cleans his plate!!

What a girly-girl! Wants her milk to be PINK!!!

No Girls Allowed!

There is a little spot between the couch and the chair in our family room that Erick likes to sit and relax in.

I call it his fort!!

This space contains a blanket, some pillows, a supply of goldfish crackers and some favorite toys.

Meghan discovered Erick's fort yesterday and he promptly kicked her out!


Last night, after we put Erick to bed....Meghan went and sat in The Fort and laughed and laughed!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Breaking News!!'s not about Britney Spears.

Look what I just found.....

She has been trying and trying to figure out how to get up the stairs and it has been making her so mad!! If we go to the kitchen, she crawls like the wind over to the bottom of the stairs and yells at us.

Well...looks like it is time to put the gate on these stairs!!!

Christmas 2007

What fun Christmas is with two babies! I really don't feel like I have ever REALLY celebrated Christmas before now. They say that Christmas is for the children and they are right! And my kids don't really know what is going on yet. Imagine the fun we will have when they understand what Christmas is all about and know who Santa Claus is. I'm just so excited for that time! And thinking about it gives me BABY FEVER....but I just go sit down with a drink until that feeling goes away.

Keith's Mom (aka Nana), Dad (aka Poopa), Brother Andrew (aka An Jew) and Brother Robert (aka Roooob Bert) came from Denver to spend the holiday's with us. Robert and Mary flew in on Friday night and Keith and Alex picked them up from the airport. darling husband came home with a bathroom key on a long chain from a Gas Station that I am thinking of turning into a Christmas Ornament! Alex had a great time going to the airport and I'm thinking he must think that both of his Grandma's live there.

We were going to go see Santa Claus at Bicentennial Park in North Ogden but Mallory had an ear infection and I didn't think she should be out in the 20 degree weather. I figured since they don't know who he is and Alex is a little freaked out by Poopa's beard, that it wasn't a big deal to miss this!

We had great couple of days hanging out and eating. Not to brag, but I cooked and baked my butt off and everything turned out pretty good. Keith and the kids had all been sick prior to our family's arrival so I was trying really hard not to get sick. I credit lots of good wine and Airborne with staying illness free. Plus, I didn't have time to be sick!

The kids had to start opening gifts a day early because they had sooo many presents to open! These kids are loved deeply and very spoiled! I am so happy that they received many beautiful outfits, outfits which Alex would toss behind him when opening. He could care less about clothes! Bring on the toys!!

After a yummy dinner of Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Watergate Salad and Corn....we watched the kids open their gifts. Mallory happens to be better at removing paper than Alex. He gets impatient and wants to move on to the next gift! Then we put them to bed and opened the adult presents! Everyone got so many nice things and I was spoiled again this year. Thanks Rob!

It began snowing on Christmas Eve around 2pm so we had a beautiful white Christmas. There have been so many times that I have wished for snow on Christmas! The mountains around our house look so amazing with all of the snow. I love it as long as I don't have to go anywhere!

Christmas Day, the kids found gifts under the tree from Santa and we went through our stockings! Alex is not impressed with his new bike but he loves his Tickle Me Elmo!