Thursday, October 30, 2008

our little monkey

My handsome husband.
It took a while to get Lily's binky - she seemed a little traumatized after getting her tattoo.

Tired after giving Mom no naps longer than 20 minutes all day.

rock on


*Idea courtesy of Nathan and Alicia - I told you we would put her in that dress sooner or later!

What a coincidence! Lily's friend Joseph dressed as an 80's rocker. This is Delena's son, who I swapped babysitting with for work, so they are quite close. So cute.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2 months

(Even Jack is surprised he's that old)
Jack's 2 month mark was on Friday. His stats are pretty much opposite of Lily's: Weight was 12 lbs 15 oz (75%), length 24 inches (90%), head circumfrence 40.6 cm (50%). Lily always had a big head and low weight. :)
What a precious boy! I seriously don't know how he's getting bigger he eats so rarely (at least what I remember from Lily). He's been a super good sleeper since his first week home, and I usually just get up once a night. I've been able to take him to work and he's been such a trooper.
The other night I left the kids with Adam for about an hour and when I got home, Adam accused me of spoiling Jack so much that he couldn't put him down. I admit it! He's such a cutie and just smiles and coos for me as long as I smile at him. And my other excuse has to do with Lily: someone needs to protect the little guy from his big sister - the marks on his face just recently healed from her scratching spree last week. Good thing she's such a cutie too.


We had another wonderful Saturday trip. We hit Ikea (*amazing* children's department - 1/2 of Lily's Christmas is taken care of), Cheesecake Factory (exquisite - I'm still rationing the last precious bites of my chocolate tuxedo cheesecake), dollar movies to see Wall-E (I'm sure Lily will want to go again - the first half of the movie she stuffed herself with the treats Adam got, and the second half she fell asleep on his lap), visited with Liz and her kids for a bit (Lily screamed when we left), then had dinner with our good friends Erin and Seth (Lily was pretty upset when we left there, too), and finally dropped by Z Gallerie to pick up the latest installment of our jeweled bird set for our family: the sparrow for Jack. One thing is for sure - I love spending time with Adam.


3 closed doors = 2 toddlers and 1 baby sleeping = peace

Monday, October 20, 2008


I fell in love with the Top of Utah this weekend. Our foliage is so incredibly gorgeous, I can't believe I haven't wrecked the car gawking at all of the bright colors. On Saturday we drove up to Logan for our family tradition of visiting my alma mater and checking out the canyon. I was worried that last weekend's snow would have ruined the colors with too much cold, but we certainly weren't disappointed.

(I made Adam take pictures out the car window)

Other than that we went shopping and got Lily those stylin' boots she's wearing in the top picture, and had lunch at the Mandarin Garden. We usually go to Le Nonne, a nice Italian restaurant, but thought it would be a bad idea with two kids.

Lily's fortune read "A great pleasure in life is doing what others say you can't." I think I'm going to frame it and hang it in her room.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

happy thoughts

1. The snow from Sunday melted. I was excited when I woke up to see the ground white, but when it was still coming down at noon? Not so much. Last year's winter memories started flooding my mind and I spiraled downhill so fast that before we left for church I was hurling things around the house, about two minutes away from either losing it completely or packing my bags to live in St. George until next May. (Poor Adam - he seemed okay with it and even took some artistic photos of our roses.)

2. Miracle of miracles: The DMV today had NO LINES. I was in and out in under 5 minutes with Jack. Freaking awesome - and well deserved in my opinion, as obtaining our salvaged title for the honda has had way too many setbacks.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I just picked up Jackson's birth announcements. I like them - lucky for me the photographer let me take over her computer so I got them exactly how I wanted them. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

father-son time

"It's the only way I can get him to stop crying"

Thursday, October 2, 2008

vertical napping

Today I let Lily do whatever she wanted: have her binky all day long, play with whatever she wanted without getting mad (my makeup, adam's shaving lotion), have cookies for an after-breakfast snack (with me, of course), and let her take a nap as late as she wanted. After 5 minutes in her crib I peeked in to see this:

Today Lily was happy, and so was I. (It's been a while - I am completely clueless when it comes to this 2-kid deal).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

i feel so popular!

(I was tagged!)

(Eight) Four TV Shows I Love to Watch
1. The Office
2. House
3. Jeopardy/Wheel of Fortune (only with Adam, who I totally waste every time.)
4. Bones

Eight Things That Happened Yesterday
1. I cleaned the bathroom before 9:30 a.m.
2. I hosted the upcoming neighborhood play group (no one used my clean bathroom).
3. I went to work.
4. My visiting teachers came.
5. I didn't make dinner for the second time this week.
6. Adam and I suffered through 45 minutes of running errands with Lily whining/screaming/crying for her binky.
7. I nursed Jackson.
8. I had cookies for lunch.

(Eight) Six Favorite Places to Eat
1. Cafe Rio
2. The Pasta Factory (Pizza is OK too)
3. The Spaghetti Factory
4. Quizno's
5. Macaroni Grill
6. Pier 49 Pizza

Eight Things I'm Looking Forward To
1. 6 weeks post partum on Sunday!
2. Playgroup on Tuesday mornings to get established.
3. Family pictures up at Snowbasin next Thursday.
4. Foot surgery next Friday so I'm not limping around anymore.
5. Book club (I might be in another one!)
6. Holidays.
7. Triathlons next Spring and Summer.
8. Adam coming home from work.

Eight Things on My Wish List
1. Vitamix
2. A bike to train for triathlons
3. Basement finished for Lily to have a nice play area
4. School loans to be paid off
5. A prepared square foot garden in my backyard
6. Anything I want from the catalog "The Joyful Child"
7. A new wardrobe that somebody else with fashion and style picks out for me
8. Jackson to nurse off my fat as well as Lily did

(Eight) Four People I Tag
1. Britt
2. Amanda
3. Alicia
4. Krysta
5. And that's about the majority of the people who regularly check my blog