Monday, March 31, 2008

Special offer on my craft blog

Need a baby shower gift? See my craft blog to find just the right thing! Mix and match my items for a perfect present! Pictured here are a hooded towel, Boppy cover, Boo Boo bags (all in "Pinkie" pattern) and green fleece neck pillow. Mention the baby shower package when ordering for a 10% discount on the purchase of two or more items! (It doesn't have to be for a baby shower gift.)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Falling Water, Crouching Mommy

I had a new experience at Harmon's on Tuesday. I feel like I need to explain it in case I have said or done anything strange that you have witnessed this week.

I thought I'd be a nice mom and get some fun water bottles for my kids to drink, instead of something less healthy. I saw these cute, kid-sized water bottles that are kind of shaped like a ball. They were on the top shelf. It looked like the package consisted of two rows of bottles stacked one on top of the other. As I reached up and grabbed the bottom of the package to put it in the cart, the top row (which was actually its own package) fell and hit me on the head, sending my sunglasses flying. It HURT!! I did my best not to cry there in the grocery store and I didn't say anything I regret, but MAN it hurt! 88 ounces of water are heavy when landing on your head!

I was quite dazed for a few minutes and I have no idea how long I stood there trying to focus my eyes. Luckily Jenna picked up my sunglasses at some point and put them in the cart for me. She and Aubrey kept looking at me funny- maybe it was because I wasn't sure who they were and why they were calling me "Mommy."

When I finally got moving again we went to pay and I remember saying something stupid to the cashier like, "These bottles are a little unsteady to be on the top shelf." She looked as confused as I felt!

Soon my cell phone rang. It said it was Sam. I looked long and hard at it trying to figure out who Sam was. I figured I must know him if his name was on my cell phone, so I answered it. It was my brother-in-law (who I have know over 10 years) but I was still kind of confused. Sam- sorry if I said anything weird. I don't remember much of our conversation.

Wednesday night I was thinking about the whole incident and I couldn't remember what became of the falling bottles. I don't know if I put them back on a shelf or left them on the floor. I was asking Jenna, trying to make sense of it, but she didn't know either.

I still have a raging headache and am a little cuckoo, but I think I will recover.

To add to the dazed and confused thing that day, Tim and some of our neighbors went to our local caucus meeting that night and came home to tell me that I had been elected as a county delegate. I could not figure out if they were kidding or not (they were not kidding) and I was even more dizzy trying to understand why and how that happened. What a crazy day!

PS The next morning my hubby thought he was so funny! He was watching TV and there was a picture of women in Africa carrying water in large containers on their heads. He said, "Look honey, they carry water on their heads, too." Ha ha ha!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


A, B, C...all about ME ME!
(This was from Hill's blog...)

A: AGE 31

B: Band listening to right now: Simon & Garfunkel

C: Career Future: Still pondering nursing school...

D: Dad's Name: Gary

E: Easiest person to talk to: Aimi

F: Favorite song: In My Life, Beatles

G: Gummy Bears or Worms? worms

H: Hobby: lately-sewing baby crafts

I: Instruments: Piano, recorder

J: Job: Mommy

K: Kids: 3

L: Longest car ride ever: Bus ride all over western Russia- very worth it!

M: Mom's name: Barbara

N: Number of boyfriends/girlfriends: Only you, Tim.

O: Olives: black

P: Phobia: I really don't like the dark! I am freaked out about people sneaking up behind me!

Q: Quote: "Welcome the task that takes you beyond yourself." or "Go where you're needed, do waht you can." Both from Louise Y Robison, former RS general president.

R: Reason to smile:Besides my girls? Spring! My crocus plants are trying to bloom!

S: Song you sang last: Five Little Monkeys Swinging through the Trees.

T: Time you wake up: 5:45 on Curves days, 6:50 on other days.

U: Unknown fact about me: I was chosen as a county delegate at a caucus last night & I wasn't even in attendance. Thanks, guys!

V: Vegetable you hate: brussel sprouts

W: Worst habit: watching too much TV

X:X-rays you've had: dental xrays, arms, wrists, knee, lungs, ultra sounds for babies

Yummy food: Mexican- REAL Mexican! Mole, posole, and Salvadorena pupusa!

Z: Zodiac sign: Scorpio

I anyone else who wants to do this one.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Name tag

I've had this sitting here to finish for a little while. Thanks, Britta, for the fun!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet, current car): Archie Van

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Oreo Sandal

3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Red Moose

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born): Elizabeth Salt Lake

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name): Preco

6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Yellow Pepsi

7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers): Frank Frank

8. STRIPPER NAME (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Journey Twix

9. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Olson Ontario

10. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Autumn Carnation

11. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now) Strawberry Capris

12. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Cereal Aspen

I tag: anyone who wants to do it.

Precious memories

I just can't get enough of my girls!

Happy Birthday, my baby!

Today is the big day! Lydia is 1! Here are some pictures from her exciting life.

It all started at Jordan Valley Hospital (sooner than we were expecting). Here are her big sisters, eager to hold her!

She had the tiniest feet I have ever seen! She still does, too!

Our friend, Andree holding Lydia.

Lydia ready to go home from the hospital after almost a week...I wasn't so sure about taking home such a tiny baby. She was two pounds smaller than my last baby!
Lydia's first bath at home. She likes the tub a lot more now!

Jenna, Aubrey & Lydia on Easter 2007

The girls with Grandma Great- Tim's grandma Clara Donaldson. Lydia's middle name is in honor of Grandma Great and my Great Grandfather, Clarence Watson.

Lydia is well traveled! This is with Abi and Emma in Connecticut when she was just 3 month old.
When Lydia was first learning to crawl, she was really good at going backwards. Here she wedged herself in the toy box. She was angry and crying until she saw the camera- then came a smile!
I'm not sure what she ate to elicit this reaction!
If you say "cheese" to Lydia, this is the face you get. She was eating a cucumber here.
She is such a happy baby!

I was quite surprised when we found out we were going to have another baby, but now I can't imagine our family without Lydia! Looking back on the last year, I can't believe how quickly it has gone and how blessed we are! Realizing that I could have missed it all, I know how blessed I am to be here!
Lydia is such a joy to have in our family! I treasure the quiet moments we have together and love that she loves to snuggle with me. She loves her sisters and they love her! She is daddy's girl and demands his attention when he comes home from work! (He doesn't complain!) What an angel!
Happy Birthday, Dolly!

Birthday festivities

We had Lydia's first birthday party last night and she had a great time! She loved opening presents and playing with her new things, as long as she could keep her sisters at bay!
She wasn't so keen on everyone singing at her, and really didn't like that we all cheered (albeit quietly) when the candle went out.
She was a bit reluctant to test the cake, but after she tried it there was no stopping her!
She had her own cake and we had cupcakes and a regular cake for everyone else.
Thanks to all who came to see her and/or sent presents! It was a fun afternoon and evening!

First day of school! First day of school!

Ready to go!

Outside Jump Start

Mrs Jackson and her dog, Bronco welcome the kids

After a long time on waiting lists, Aubrey was able to start pre-school a few weeks ago. She is at Jump Start, where Jenna went last year & LOVES it!

For months we had been hearing stories about her "friends" at "school" so she had something to compete with Jenna's school adventures. It is great to hear what really happens at school now.

She has aged overnight! She is doing very well and loves making friends and learning all she can. Mrs. Jackson is all-knowing as far as Aubrey is concerned, so she will practice things with her that she couldn't be bothered with when mom said them.

Lydia and I are also enjoying a few hours to ourselves each week, since preschool and kindergarten are both in the morning!


Are everyone's girls this dramatic?
I don't think I'M that dramatic, so where does this come from?


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