Sunday, November 28, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

We went sledding and had a blast!
"Can I have this candy cane...PLEEEAASE." All the candy canes half way and under are gone. Gavon has been the biggest culprit.
On Thanksgiving morning we made these cute little turkeys and wrote down things that they were grateful for. They were both so proud. We drove down to Tooelle to have Thanksgiving with Paul's mom and sisters. It was a pretty quick trip.
A huge blizzard hit two days before Thanksgiving. We played in it for just a split second. Gavon lost his Lightening McQueen car out there, the poor guy.

When we went sledding, we played at the park for a while. The big twirly slide was the biggest hit, because they slid down so fast we had to catch them before flew too far.

Baby Shower

Last weekend my running friend threw a big shower for me. She was amazing to put things together, and it turned out perfect. It was so fun!

Crystal gave me learning links! These will keep us all busy for hours.
Sheila and Alisa gave me some super cute books.
My mom gave me a beautiful blanket.
Krista and Jill came. Yay!
Alisa, what are you doing?

We got split into groups and decorated onsies.
Mom and Karen Cootey.

Thank you Janelle!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

For Dillon

Shayden wanted this for Dillon. Here ya go!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

35 Weeks

Tired, can't move very well. Relief Society arms? I'd better get a better pregnancy picture, huh.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walking with Shayden

I told Shayden she'd get a flat tire if she rode her bike on the rocks by the side walk. Shayden walks on those same rocks and says, "I'm going to get a flat shoe!" She's been asking to take her training wheels off, lately.

It's been tough the past little while. Shayden has started a high pitched tantrum throwing stage, and has adopted my "I'm too tired" or "I can't do that" phrase. When I tried to go for a walk last week, she made it 0.1 miles on her bike and then was screaming bloody murder. Gavon dropped his toy car, and when I bent down to pick it up, he kicked me in the face on accident. I barely made it home from that one without getting too stressed out.

Shayden was trying to put roller blades on Gavon and started an 'it's the end of the world' type scream when he wouldn't listen to her. She absolutely refuses naps, so we're trying to go to bed super early. Since the time change, we go to bed ridiculously early; about 7:00, sometimes 6:30.

I feel like we go into survival mode with a new baby, so we're trying to prep for that. I'm 35 weeks, and the time is flying by.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Family Update

This last weekend Paul had his November Drill--a bunch of class like training. He was told that his unit will be deploying March 2012. For soldiers that are going to be finishing their contract terms (Paul will have his 6 years October 2011) they gave them the option of leaving the guard 120 days early to make room for soldiers that need to be trained for deployment. He might be done with the guard this coming summer. He is actually very excited to have his annual training this March; a whole three weeks in the Dominican Republic. He wants to spend some time away from the guard to see what's it's like, and has thought about maybe doing M.I. We'll look at our options over the next year here.

I'm almost 34 weeks. It feels like my body just remembered as good as ever what it was like to be big, so it went right to huge instead of somewhere in between for the 8th month. We're excited and counting down until this little girl is here. We are trying to decide between Ashlyn or Maylyn...maybe something completely different? Those are just the ones we like.

This last week was Fast Sunday, and it felt like I handled things pretty good with Paul being gone. Both Shayden and Gavon are healthy...Finally!...and were able to go to nursery. Gavon just had a good diaper during Sunday School, and then in Sacrament they got away from me once. Overall, it was pretty good. Right at the end of Sacrament Meeting Shayden told me she wanted to bear her testimony. I thought that would be a good idea, but that she had to do it all by herself. She said, "Okay," and marched right up. After waiting for a while she came back, but the bishop saw that she wanted to bear her testimony. The person finished, and the time was up, but the bishop looked at me as if to say, "Do you want her to go?" I wanted her to say something short and sweet like she always says, "Jesus loves me," or something like that. When she got up there she said, "Gavon broke his leg. It got better; the Dr. took his cast off. I went poop on the potty and washed my hands." Except it was more drawn out, so I ran up there and told her to say, "Jesus made him feel better. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." Everyone was smiling or laughing, and I was pretty embarrassed. The guy next to me said it was okay, because everyone would leave church smiling. She is definitely not afraid to do things.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Halloween Report

Shayden wanted to be a cat, and Gavon smiled when I showed him to himself in the mirror. He seemed happy to be anything, and we had this costume from Ryan and Bridget, so it worked great! I thought for a split second to make him a cowboy with some chaps and a belt buckle the size of a post card. I'm all about quick and easy this time around, though. Maybe next year.

One of Paul's favorite traditions is to decorate sugar cookies on Halloween. We took some to neighbors, and taught Shay and Gavon how to leave them on the door and run. Shayden threw the first bag and broke them all into pieces, and Gavon ran away saying, "Hide! Hide!" It was so cute; one of the funnest Family Home Evenings we've ever had.
Here we are at the Homecoming Parade. Paul was a trooper and came, even though he isn't the biggest fan of parades.

She's at it again! Gavon seems to handle all sorts of stuff without getting too upset. He only gets really mad if Shayden takes his favorite thing at the moment. Lately that has been a little Lightening Mcqueen car. He plays with it all the time.
Trying on hats at Khol's

Such a silly boy. He kept putting diapers on his head just for the fun of it.