Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm Back....

Now that I have officially returned from Forks, WA I realize I have some blogging I need to catch up on. But, considering that my 1st journey to Forks began about one week ago and I managed to completely finish the entire trip tonight (while still attending to reality in between) I have some major sleep to catch up on first. Blogging will have to wait until tomorrow.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Signs of a toddler...

Recent signs that my baby is no longer a baby and is quickly turning into a toddler.

Tantrums..the kinds that should require a helmet.
McDonald's..not only eats full chicken nuggets and fries (the official Mcd's toddler food) without needing them broken into pieces, but figures out how to climb and slide down the baby slide all by herself and does it over and over again.
Dolls..knows how to rock, burp and love her babies.
Railings..stuck head in between rails and got it stuck, then figured out how to put head and body through without getting stuck. (this is frowned upon for obvious safety reasons, my other kids were too big to fit through these narrow openings so not sure how to handle this one)
Copycat..copies my yelling at the other kids and joins in.
Bossy..has progressed from mimic yelling, to actually yelling at other kids on her own terms, especially when being ignored.
Crib..cries for a good amount of time when put down for bed at night, then laughs when picked up, thinking she has tricked me.
Violence..has moved from 'play' hitting to hitting or jumping on siblings when upset with them. working on picking her future career and used a combination of skills listed above such as tantrum, hitting, yelling, etc. when taken out of the mail truck while mail carrier was delivering our mail.
Hair..brushes own hair.
Phones..thinks she owns my cell phone, she makes calls to people in my phone book and when it rings she can open it and say 'hi'.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Things I like today...

  • crush
  • iggy's
  • pineapple express
  • seeing old friends (knappy)
  • my co-workers
  • fitting into one of my favorite pairs of jeans
  • james franco
  • jonas brothers
  • twilight (i realize i am a few books behind the rest of the world)
  • swiffer - anything swiffer
  • dave ramsey
  • my birthday jewelry from nichole
  • seeing jen

Things I dis-like today... (because we don't say hate)

  • sorting socks
  • road construction
  • spiders in my kitchen sink
  • achy body parts
  • picking up and sorting playing cards
  • weeds
  • excess pens
  • lack of closet space
  • my hair
  • 27 new voicemails
  • signs of summer ending

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The mohawk! Baby come back!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

1 year old comparison

After Naia had her one year old check up I thought I would look to see how much the other two weighed and compared at one. Naia weighed 21 lbs. Mikayla weighed close, I can only find her 15 month check up and she weighed 24. Demitri weighed 28lbs! He was and still is a big kid. But I think Demitri and Kayla had teeth by the age of one. Poor Monkey Naia has no teeth and no sign of any teeth.

People tell me all the time how much Demitri and Kayla look like Nonda and how much Naia looks like me. I don't know if I think they look like either one of us but they each look like one another. These are all of our pictures at one, or at least as close to it as I can find.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Chronia Pola to moro! (Happy Birthday Baby!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAIA! I can't express how grateful I am to have you in my life. You are always happy and always loving. You have shown so much strength since the day you were born. Even though you still seem so itty bitty you have the personality of a dinosaur. Thank you for reminding us all that we can't wait to be happy tomorrow but must laugh and be happy now. You put a smile on everyone's face. We all love you monkey, and can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Oh how we love the pool...

Okay so maybe this is not the pool, but it is right outside and her swimsuit is adorable.
She really does get in the water she has even mastered an underwater backfloat and a face dive. Not sure why I don't have any pics of her in the water. Good thing we will be at the pool tomorrow!
This is how much we love the pool, when they close for a storm we wait it out in the locker room.

Diving Lessons!

Diving lessons payoff! This is just from 2 days! Look at that back dive. Go Seattle!

Typically we (the moms) watch while the kids are jumping off the diving board. No more. Misty and I both agree that if you want to know how old you are spend 2 hours doing front flips off the diving board and then come morning... you will know. How you ask? Because you will feel like you have whiplash, your back will ache, ribs will hurt, oh and did I mention the welts and bruises on the back of my legs? (Which sadly to say are not from age just stupidity) We were having so much fun, the kids were crying that they wanted to leave and we kept saying, "One more, I promise just one more" Sadly to say the pool closed, but don' t you worry we already have a play date scheduled for tomorrow. I hope the kids don't have plans, better yet they can stay home. I do have to apologize to Nikki, since she has such a tiny one and wasn't able to get in the water. She was stuck taking the pics. What's so sad is we live in Utah and the pools will be closing up shop soon. Maybe living in Vegas will have it's perks, pools year round!! Yipee!