Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Out of Town

Last week I was able to drive up to Oklahoma and watch my nephews. The drive up was great, Cole and Isabel slept 3 hours. Cole was just getting over the flu or swine flu not sure which one, so he still had a cough and was taking medicine which is not fun trying to trick him to drink it. Xander and Cole, who are 9 months apart could not get along for even 5 minute without hitting, biting or yelling. That was the worst part of it. I was just thankful Izzie and Blayne were so good. Zach cooked for us the whole time and it was absolutely wonderful. (Thanks Zach!) All in all, I loved being with my family.
We got back Thursday night and Friday night Elliott and I went to an awesome Halloween party. He dressed up as a hockey player, and I didn't dress up.
Saturday morning we left for the farm to go camping. We went to an auto show, launched a toy rocket (which was my favorite part), ate delicious brisket and chicken that my wonderful brother-in-law smoked (Thanks Brian!), rode dirt bikes, and ate smores. The kids did awesome. I had tons of blankets so they wouldn't freeze, and they were probably hot and Cole slept all night. It was a great weekend, the weather was perfect and it was great spending time with the in-laws.

On a journal note: I was changing Izzie on the changing table yesterday, I turned around to put the diaper in the trash and she rolled off and landed on her back. It is 4 feet off the ground. She cried for about 10 mins and I cried for over an hour. I was so worried and so mad at myself. I felt horrible. Luckily my friend called me soon after and I told her what happened and she said I could take her to her husband who is a chiropractor and he checked her out and said she was ok. That gave me such a piece of mind. I guess Heavenly Father had whispered to her that I needed help. I'm so glad that my prayers are answered!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Cole's hair was just getting to long, I had to cut it. Now he looks like a little boy.

The weather has cooled down a bit, so now we take bike rides. Izzie is having a hard time sitting up, but she will get used to it. Going on a bike ride is Cole's incentive for going potty and staying dry all day. He has been doing a great job. Funny story though: Last night he did his nightly routine of brushing his teeth, going potty, saying prayers, reading books and going to bed. A few minutes later he comes out and says, "Potty". I said no you just went. He came out again and said, "Potty". I told him if he wanted to go he could do it himself. We didn't hear a peep from him again. Awhile later Elliott went to the bathroom and found Cole's diaper and P.J. bottoms on the floor and a certain something in the toilet. Elliott went to look at Cole and he had his blanket on him, and nothing underneath. It was so funny. I couldn't believe he went by himself.

Izzie has moved to the high chair now since she has been trying to escape the bouncy chair. We are starting her on cereal this week. She has also graduated from her bath tub. We are going to use the blow up duck bath tub this week since she kicks so much in her other tub. I will post a video later.

Where is Cole? Need I say more?!
I'm working 8 hours a week for my dad at the shop, so that has been a nice break from the kids. Natasha has been watching them and thank goodness hasn't gone insane yet. Thanks Tash!
Lastly, seems like a ton of my friends and family are having babies.
So congratulations to you all!