Thursday, April 16, 2009

Splish Splash

I love bathtub pics of the boys they are sooo cute! I know one day they will hate me for taking them but sometimes I just can't resist. These will make you smile! ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

An exciting week!

This past week was very busy but full of so much fun! I had my 1st ultrasound, which just confirmed I have a bean in the oven. Another Chiropractic appointment which has helped me so much, regular visits and frequent back massages have helped my nausea. I have had 3 good days of little nausea...I am so excited to be feeling good!! It's something I had almost given up on experiencing! (Please excuse the disorderly pictures, I couldn't get them to move!)

Jim's parents flew in Wednesday night for Jim's graduation ceremonies. So we made breakfast for them Thursday morning and celebrated Jim's dads (Gordon's) Birthday Thursday night. Preston picked a truck cake which took some designing at home to make and Gordon requested Thai food...yum!
Jim walked Friday morning, it was so exciting!!! I am so proud of him! Wow, I can't believe we have both graduated from BYU-I with our Bachelor's!! Elder Neil L. Andersen from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided over Commencement and spoke at the Convocation. Henry J. Eyring spoke at Jim's college Commencement he had wonderful and very inspiring words.
We spent the time visiting, shopping at Porters, bear world, cooking, playing outside, watching many favorite Disney movies, and playing with the boys! We had a wonderful visit, and were sad to say goodbye.

So I don't know if you can tell in the Bear World pics, but Preston bonked his head in the bathtub Friday night and had a huge goose-egg right between his eyes. He looked like a character from Star Trek! Poor little guy, the swelling has gone down but he now has two black eyes from the bonk!

This was also Jim's last week working at the office...which he is sad about. He now gets to work from home, which has been a huge blessing for me in preparing to move and needing extra nap time. ;)

We also were surprised to hear Darc and Li were in town, it was so fun to see them and Pearl, she is adorable!!! I wish their visit was longer and that we had more time to play...there is never enough time!

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday filled with Easter egg hunting, Easter baskets, and an amazing Easter dinner thanks to Staci and David!!!!! Staci cooked her first Ham from scatch, it turned out perfect and sooo good, I tried to help out with some sides, but she really did it all including a homemade Cheesecake!!! David is one lucky guy! ;) My contribution was pretty minimal with homemade strawberry shortcake, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, and salad. I had greater ideas for my part of Easter dinner but just didn't have the time...ah there is always next year!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Conference Weekend

We have a family tradition on Conference Weekend of doughnuts and chocolate milk. Jim usually gets up as soon as Preston wakes him at 6:30-7ish and heads to the store with Preston to get our tasty treats. We are not doughnut eaters, so they really are a twice a year treat! I personally am a fan of the cake doughnut and request those for myself, Jim loves the the chocolate cake with chocolate icing...he is the chocolate lover in this house! Preston now that he knows what he wants, always requests lots of sprinkles on any doughnut, but he usually gets the maple bar with sprinkles and he shares with Connor.
We always look forward to Conference and the council and inspiration we will receive. Usually we are able to watch all 4 sessions. Well this year our Realtor scheduled a showing of our house between 10-11am Saturday morning. *Sigh* Luckily we have a DVR! So we spent Saturday morning cleaning up the house and grocery shopping. I spent Saturday afternoon sleeping with the boys to avoid an afternoon of nausea. Jim and Dave went to the Priesthood session, in the meantime I made chocolate chip cookies and Tuna noodle casserole...mmm....sooo grandmothers recipe! It hit the spot, I am very cautious these days about what I eat, it seems MOST things don't sit well.
Connor was very cranky last night, and woke us up at 1:30am crying, calling for "mommy". He is getting his top molars in, gotta love teething! Blah! So after oragel and tylenol, rocking, massaging, and bouncing almost 2 hours later I finally calmed him down enough to take some milk and cuddle with me. At 3:30am Connor was back to sleep and I was exhausted. I am exhausted on a regular basis anyway, ask Jim, if I have a chance I am sleeping! I don't know why this pregnancy I am so tired, but I feel like I have the flu and cannot get rested.
With Connor waking me up every 1/2 hour tossing and turning and then asking to watch cartoons at 6:30, its not a wonder that Sunday morning has been a challenge! Not to mention the boys make it difficult to listen. They usually play really well together, but then there are those days when they are out to make eachother miserable...they just pick and pick on each other. Almost as if they just can't stand to see the other one playing contently and must sabotage them. Yes, this morning is one of those mornings! After being up a hour Jim suggested I go back to bed and get some sleep after my restless night with Connor, I couldn't refuse the offer...ah sleep! At 7:30 I headed back to bed till felt so good, I could have easily have kept sleeping. Everyday I am thankful for Jim and for all his patience, tenderness, and help. Hopefully we will be able to catch Sunday afternoon and have a little quiet time to listen while the boys nap. I know wishful thinking, right?! ;)