Saturday, November 20, 2010

10 things I have noticed about being a mom

1. You lose the desire and urgency to change your shirt once it's been spit up on, drooled on , or wiped with. ( I mean why bother the new one will get dirty again in seconds)

2. You have to pay attention closely to a child's poop's consistency, frequency and color.

3. Too much silence in my house is usually a bad thing.

4. The bathroom once a private place is now just as open as the living room!

5. As many times as I try to keep my children from throwing tantrums I have probably had just as many.

6. Any major illness or injury occurs late Friday before the weekend.

7. Anytime I decide to take my kid to the doctor nothing is wrong, but when I hold off and wait to long there is usually something more wrong.

8. As many times as I have heard and know that all children are different I still try to discipline them the same way and expect it to work.

9. As mean as it is I kind of enjoy my children running a fever because just for once they will just lay there and let me hold them.

10. Finally number 10! Even on my worst day or my kids worst day there is not a day that goes by where I don't look at each of my kids with amazement and realized how blessed I am to have them in my life.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Long Update

Cute little Peyton had her 9mo checkup yesterday. Well she only gained 8oz since her last check-up. She is 15Ib 8oz and only in the 4th percentile for weight!! She's not much better for height either!! That is fine with me though, she is happy and healthy.

Well I haven't posted in a while. October was a busy month. It started off fun by a visit to my sister Sarah's. We had a blast. Cooper and Lauren played happily non-stop all week , I did crafts with my sister, watched movies, and shopped. It was so nice to get away and have fun with family.

Then in the middle of October Tyrel's sister came for a short visit and during that visit I went and got my hunter's safety card which you have to have to hunt in Colorado. It was a class for one day from 8am-8pm. It was a long long day, but I passed.

Then for Halloween we went to our ward party for a dinner, games, and trunk or treat. The boys were Phineas and Ferb. I invited our neighbors and the mom Trina came with her two daughter and a friend. It was nice to have them there to take my kids around trunk or treating while I handed out candy.

Then for Tyrel's birthday we gave him his presents, one being my hunter's safety card which he had no idea I got. He has been asking me to get it since we got married and so finally I got it done. Then with my neighbor's help the boys and I made Tyrel an ammo box. It was so fun to do and of course Tyrel loved it. And the rest of his Birthday present is his mom is coming over tonight so I can wake up and go hunting with him all day tomorrow. I am actually really excited to spend a full day with Tyrel out in the woods nice an peaceful. Doesn't Tyrel look sad blowing out his candles. He was so sick that night. But he was tuff and sat up to blow out candles.

I am off to a busy weekend of hunting, then ward thanksgiving dinner, then Saturday primary activity to practice the primary program!!

Oh yeah and I got bucked off my horse on Friday. It was a pretty good fall. All I know is the horse started taking off, I tried to slow her down and then she started bucking, something hit the back of my head and then I was on my back trying to catch my breath. I seriously don't even remember falling off the horse. I have bruises on my right knee, hip, forearm, shoulder and head (so I take it I landed in on my right side). I sprained and bruised my left wrist which is oddly getting worse. And pretty much didn't move Saturday. Tyrel felt so bad and didn't want to leave me to go hunting, but I finally got it out the door after convincing him I was fine just sore. Hey you can't be too injured if you get bucked off and then head in the house to finish cooking dinner right? I just had to keep moving because all I really wanted to do what just go lay down and cry!! My neighbor was outside and ran over to see if I was alright, so I just kept making jokes so she would know I was fine, but I really just wanted to die!! Every spot on my body hurt!!! I have been to the chiropractor twice since. He said luckily no joint damage just a lot of bruised and torn tissue. It was a fun experience and I am still laughing about it and am not even sore anymore except the wrist. At least Tyrel was proud of how tough I acted!! My sister's thought it was hilarious that I didn't cry and went in to finish making dinner. OH THE COUNTRY LIFE!!