Friday, January 30, 2009
I just entered a contest to win a cute brown and pink bag from Simply Chic Baby Boutique. Click here to check it out. Or you can click on the button on the side. You only have until Valentine's Day when she does the drawing. Enjoy!
I was going potty when I had a visitor, which is not unusual, but I was surprised when it was a request for toilet time. Tyler stood there asking me if he could use the potty and trying to tug off his diaper. So of course I encouraged him. He is so proud of himself!
He really didn't want to get off the toilet so I went to the kitchen to wait and asked Brooke to tell me when he was ready to get off. I hadn't heard anything at all so I decided to go and check and I found Brooke helping him wash his hands.After chasing him around the kitchen and front room with the idea of getting dressed, I decided to let him run commando for a little while. Again, after they disappeared quietly into the kitchen I went to check on them. This is what I found. Brooke did an awesome job putting his diaper on and she said "I'm good at being a mom like putting babies' diapers on." It was very sweet.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I had the craziest week last week, some of it was so amazing, and other parts were out of control, and parts were very depressing and seemed to bring the rest of the week down. So before I can post about the awesome parts, I need to show the mental chart of my week.
Sunday...middle ground-ish, I enjoy hearing the teachings of the Gospel, but for a while have had this nasty stomach churning going on as soon as Saturday afternoon comes around. It has a lot to do with trying to keep children reverent and facing people that I don't really want to be around, for a variety of reasons.
Monday...does anyone really like Mondays? It was a holiday and the kids were looking forward to the day off, and I was looking forward to taking them to do something...it didn't happen due to a little too much disobedience.
Tuesday...ugh...crash and burn (due to McKee) then I had a great time with the smaller kids once the older 2 were in school.
Wednesday...SUPER UP! this was my day off! more to come on that!
Thursday...I thought Tuesday was crash and burn...I pretty much gave up on life Thursday. When one thing is so bad, it makes the rest of the little things seem hopeless and "what's the point?"
Friday...rough morning, as usual...but the rest of the day was INCREDIBLE! more to come on that one.
Saturday...rough morning again...I'm noticing a pattern here...but when Mike got home from work, things were better and then pretty good.
So, my question is...does anyone else have weeks like this? How do you deal with this yo-yo stuff? I would be happy just keeping things at a consistent level.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Art of Self Expression
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Last night McKee performed in 3 different choirs...a boys middle school choir, a mixed middle school choir, and then they combined with the high school mixed choir for a finale song. I'm proud of him, he did a great job. My in-laws attended and must have snuck in the back because I didn't see them. I actually didn't know they were there until late last night when I got a couple emails from Rulon with some pictures he took. Enjoy the photos.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
One of the blogs I stalk April Showers is having a giveaway. Here's your big chance to pretend you're going to win something, but the truth is I'm going to win! Good Luck!
Here are the prizes and rules to enter:
1. To ENTER the contest you need to make a post on your own personal blog telling all your friends about this giveaway.
2. You also need to comment on this post and tell me: a) Your birthday and b) Three New Year's resolutions.
Prizes: One winner will be chosen, and will receive...
1. A $25 gift certificate to Bath and Body Works!
2. For EVERY comment made on this post, I will add $1 to a mark. gift certificate. So if there are 10 comments, the gift certificate will be for $10. If there are 30 comments, the gift certificate will be for $30! And yes...even if there are 100 comments...Holy crap!!! Cool huh? But you can only comment once :D