Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Grandpa/Race Day

Gavon LOVED Grandpa. He would just snuggle up, wrap his arms around his neck and push his cheek to Grandpa's face. It was so cute!
We had Fortune Cookie after the race with my mom, Sheila and Crystal. We missed you Kami!! Right as we sat down, Sheeb said, "Now if only Kami were here."
Here's me and my finishing metal. It felt great! I definitely want to do the Riverton 1/2 Marathon again. Lynette did it too; so fun. I got a 1:43, 1st in my age division and I think 12th woman overall. Lynette got 3rd overall with a 1:35--amazing!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

I tried Bountiful Baskets for the first time last week. Thanks for your help Joanna! Paying the extra $3 for my first basket, I calculated that I would have spent the same amount at the grocery store buying everything at a good price; apples 0.99/lb, tomatoes 0.99/lb, green onions 0.50, celery 0.99, lettuce 0.99, strawberries 0.99/lb, kumquats, kale, asparagus 0.99/lb, mangoes 0.99. Overall, I think it's worth the effort to go pick it up on a Saturday. I think it fits my personality, because I buy food and then decide what I want to make with it. I usually keep 3-4 meals that I want to make on a white board in the kitchen, and then see what our family feels like that day. Planning meals and buying from a grocery list does not work for me. I like seeing what I have in my fridge and figuring out a healthy meal I can cook up with it.

I'll probably do Bountiful Baskets every other week.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shayden's New Discoveries

Lately Shayden has been recognizing different colors of skin. Last night she said to me about a little boy, "He's black. We'd better wash him."

She's also been talking about dying. When I took Gavon to the doctor, "Gavon's going to die." Last night in the bathtub, "I'm dead, Mom," and she held perfectly still.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Camera

Yeah! I broke down and bought a 12.2 Megapixel Kodak EasyShare M341. Pictures are worth it! More pictures and videos to come.

Workin' Out with Denise Austin--Go Shay!

Luckiest Mom

Shayden's hair just curls all by itself in these beautiful ringlets. I'm the luckiest mom in the world!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gavon's Stats

Gavon is such a solid little boy, and he eats so much I thought he would be much heavier. It surprised me to find his stats at his apointment today.

Length: 29.75 in. 12%
Weight: 23.63 lbs 36%
Head Circ.: 19.2 in. 88%

He handled the shots like a trooper. He's such a good kid. I love how he gets so excited and laughs. He's still a major dare devil and walks straight off the big slide. I really have to watch that kid.

Lately I've been having mommy nightmares; the ones where you leave or forget about your kid, and you find them later hurt because you left them. I always wake up scared from those.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Reading to Baby

I just found Shayden reading a book to her baby doll. Cute! She is now 100% potty trained. Hallelujah.

Yesterday I took the kids to the library in the bike trailer. I went with one of my neighbor friends who is due April 8, so she was almost 8 months pregnant, and she totally whooped me. I was breathing hard less than 1/2 mile from home and she was barely winded the whole time. My trailer did have a 2 and heavy 1 year old (Gavon is huge!) but that's no excuse.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Camera's Finally Dead

Our camera just died. I don't know what it's problem is, but it won't turn on even with fresh batteries. Well, time for a new one. No new pictures until then. I got it for my birthday from my parents Oct. 2005. Oh, those college days. I sure had a good time back then. Sometimes I relive that when I go biking with Alisa up Logan Canyon, or playing games with my neighborhood friends. Life is so good now, too. I went with some friends to Bear Lake this last Friday night and was gone almost 24 hours. By morning I just wanted to hug and cuddle Shayden and Gavon all day. That was quite a change from "Stop wanting me to hold you all the time." Paul was great to watch the kids for me. I didn't get much sleep, though. I came home to a messy house, but the kids were alive and happy. I love you Paul!