This was the BUSIEST day! I left my house for Cub Scouts at 3:15, stopped back home for a minute to pick up Katie and Sophie to take Katie to Musical Theater, brought her home an hour early so she could go to her class Utah History program, and then as soon as it was over went straight from the elementary school to the middle school for Matthew's semi-finals basketball game. Matthew, Katie, Sophie Jeremy and I got home after 8:30 pm and they hadn't started their Valentine boxes yet. (Thankfully I had helped Will with his valentines that morning before school and Matthew and Katie did theirs while Ashton and I were at Scouts. Also thankfully, Kiersten had the little boys in bed when we got home.) Although she was a perfect angel during Katie's program and Matthew's game, Sophie was still not feeling well from her immunizations and WOULD NOT sleep after the boxes were done!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Jeremy was holding Sophie so I could exercise and they both crashed. While they were sleeping I gave Calvin some crackers and he offered to share them with me and Will. When I went into Sophie's room I discovered that he tried sharing them with Jer and Sophie too. He is so cute and kind most of the time... I just wish he would obey!
Genean Blauer gave me the recipe for some delicious treats! They are gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free. I love them! I am trying to see if a dietary change can make a difference with my fibromyalgia symptoms.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Matthew had a basketball game first thing this morning. It was the last regular season game. His team made it into the play-offs which start Monday.
Warning: Below is a VERY gross picture, but it was the only one I took today and it was MOMENTOUS! I had to pick up Katie from the church after Activity Days and when I got home all the kids ran up to me and said, "Calvin pooped on the potty! He did it himself! We didn't tell him too!" He has had #1 mastered for over a month, but still didn't have #2 down. I am not declaring victory, yet, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. I took a picture to text to Jeremy, who was, of course delighted and not grossed out.
Sophie wore this little jacket to church. It is the last time I can squeeze her into it. So sad... the first time I put it on her, she was drowning in it.
Will is such a little jock. My other kids don't really care about sports. Matthew plays football and basketball, but he doesn't LOVE it... it is just something fun to do each season. Will LOVES sports. He loves to practice sports in the backyard with Braxton. He was so excited to watch the SuperBowl. He had to get in costume.
Sophie looked so grown up sitting on Jeremy's lap while he worked on his homework.
I started doing coaching calls again this week. I am learning to be a better coach and this little notebook is part of the process! I am LISTENING and taking notes and that process is helping me not only stay more focused, but also remember what they said the week before so I can hold them accountable. I love learning new techniques.
This chocolate is dairy-free and gluten-free and very dark and delicious. A little piece a couple of times/day is just what I need. Sophie could smell it through the packaging, grabbed the chocolate bar and shoved it in her mouth. She may look mostly like Jeremy, but she is SO my girl.
She is the SIXTH one of our children to use this walker. Annika Hyer and Evie Cragun also used it. That is a good baby purchase! She isn't quite sure how she feels about it at this point.
Calvin is too cute at times. I looked out the french doors and saw his walking home from my mom's after preschool. When he saw me a HUGE smile spread across his face and he started jogging. He always wants to be with me... that must mean something.
When Sophie was a couple of weeks old I subscribed to a "Tutu a Month" for a three months. So we got tutus in October, November, December. They were so FUN and adorable and can actually fit her for the next couple of years. Then I got the idea of taking her picture in a tutu for each month of this year. Katie figured out how the tutus were made and we thought about making them ourselves, but then I decided making one at a time wouldn't save us that much money, so I upped the subscription until the end of the year. Her four month tutu pictures are a little late, but her they are nevertheless. At some point, maybe when she is 6 months and 12 months, I am going to do a tutu post and put all the cute pictures on there!