Friday, June 27, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Trevor has strep throat. On Monday my friend Marylin called me to tell me she saw the doctor my kids go to (Dr. Downey - they love him) because her daughter was sick with strep. So on Friday when Trevor woke up telling me his neck hurt (he'd had a fever the day before and was tired all day long - it was actually kind of nice him being sick!) I called Marylin and asked her what the symptoms for strep were. She told me to take him in just in case, "If you wait all weekend and it is strep then he's going to be miserable." So I took him in and we ended up seeing the doctor Marylin always takes her kids to. It took three of us to hold Trevor down to get the throat culture but it was positive so I was glad we had gone in. He feels "too good" now and said his neck is "much cooler." I just keep watching Colin for symptoms too since he's the one who usually get sick so if he does not get this I will be very surprised.
Colin keeps waking up dry each morning which is nice but he will have one good day with no accidents and then the next day it's like he forgot how to go on the toilet. Oh well, at least when he does have an accident it's on he wood floors and not the carpet. That's something to be grateful for. Yesterday when I took Trevor to the doctor I asked my dad to watch Colin and Logan since I am always afraid they would catch the germs there. So I tell Colin he is going to Papa's house and he says, "What about Gramma?" and I say, Grandma is at work." and he says with a frown on his face, "Oooh, but I miss Gramma."
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The best marriage advice I ever got was from my friend Tricia who told Dave and me to always spend at least one night away from our kids for our anniversaries. We took that advice to heart and also decided that each year we would take turns planning the anniversary as a surprise for the other person. Dave does the even years and I do the odd. We also buy a little something to put on a shelf in the family room to remember where we went or what we did. So here is a little recap of what we've done so far:
Year 1 - I planned a trip to San Diego. We went to Balboa park and Coronado Island to go to the beach.
Year 2 - Dave got us a room at the Treasure Island and tickets to a few shows. Three days away from 3 month old Trevor...it was good to be alone but we were both happy to get back and see our baby.
Year 3 - I got us a room at the Big Yellow Inn in Cedar City and tickets to a play at the Shakespearean Festival.
Year 4 - We went to Laguna beach and got spa treatments and sat on the beach and did nothing. (Can you tell we like the beach?)
Year 5 - We stayed home, but the kids were gone and I did a scavebger hunt for Dave. I sent him to all of the places we went on our first date.
Year 6 - Dave got us a room and spa treatments (another trend of ours) at the Green Valley Spa in St. George.
Year 7 - This year! We celebrated this past weekend even though our anniversary is on the 23rd. We had dinner at an Italian restaurant at the Venetian and then saw Phantom. It was SO GOOD. Then we went on a gondola ride. My sister watched the kids...Thanks!!
I let Dave sleep in (something he likes to do a lot) and made him a breakfast of crepes. When it was time to eat I had the boys put on the shorts and shirt we bought him and wake him up. Colin was not very happy with this idea. For Dave's card I had the boys tell me what they liked to do with their dad. Here is what they said:
Colin - I like to draw bobots with Dad.
Trevor - He's a very very good Dad. I like to wrestle and play monster game with him.
Logan - (Big smile!)
We started potty training Colin 2 weeks ago and I thought it was going to be a never ending process. Well he has stayed dry for three days now with just two accidents, one at my sister's house and one this morning. Yesterday he was even going into the bathroom and going all on his own without me telling him he needed to go try. I'm so excited. It's been nice only changing one child's diapers for the last three days! I keep thinking of all of the money we'll save now on diapers and wipes!! He's even been to the store a few times and has done really well. Today will be a test - church and then over to my parent's house for dinner.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
- I was at SUU and decided to stay for the summer so I could take enough classes in order to be done with everything by the end of the Fall semester so I could student teach Spring semester. I lived in the sorority house that summer and I was also the sorority President so I had those responsibilities as well. It was a summer like the way a Tale of Two Cities starts out "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
5 Things on my "TO DO" list:
- clean the house (I have a friend from college - a SORORITY SISTER - coming into town tonight and she's coming over with her family to visit)
- start an exercise routein
- set up the "slip and slide" for the kids (I am totally going to play on it with them)
- finish the laundry - it's never ending
- make up my dinner menu for next week and get my grocery list done
Things I would do if I were suddenly a Billionaire:
- I guess Millionaire doesn't cut it anymore
- Buy my dream house that is up the street (the one with the LAUNDRY ROOM!!) and get all of the extras I want.
- Take my family (my parents, Dave's parents, our grandparents, our siblings and their kids) on a Disneyworld Cruise.
- Buy a beach house in Coronado Island
- Put money away for missions and college (that might end up taking most of the money by the time my kids are old enough to go!)
- Go to Italy with Dave
- Stock up my food storage (since my new house has a HUGE pantry)
- Buy a video camera so we can record the kids
- Go out to dinner every night for a week
- Hire a maid service
3 of my Bad Habits
- biting my nails (I am really going to stop this time)
- interrupting people when they are talking (I had no idea, but my husband pointed this out to me!)
- not following through on things I want to do
Places I've Lived
- Las Vgeas, Cedar City for college and Las Vegas once again
Jobs I've Had
- Day care worker (lasted 2 weeks)
- worked at the library
- Hallmark sales associate (I loved that job)
- I worked at a law firm for a few months doing a project for one of the lawyers there
- I cleaned the athletic office building/gymnastics locker room at college.
- worked at a summer day camp before I got my first REAL job out of college
- a teacher - high school and then middle school
- a mom
Some things people don't know about me:
- I have about 10 beginnings to books I want to write. If I get an idea I have to start it so I won't forget. I am getting close to finishing the one I am working on now and then I want to try and get it published.
- I hate clothes shopping.
- I don't like hanging out with a lot of people at once. I'd rather be with a small group so we can all talk together.
- I almost changed my major to Nutrition
- I hated babysitting as a kid