Thursday, January 29, 2009
...even her tongue, teeth and gums were blue. And yes, I had just gotten her out of the tub and all dressed right before all this happened. So I tried washing it off, but it doesn't wash off so well. So if you see Emma in the next few days and she looks cyanotic, she doesn't have a respiratory problem we are just waiting for the ink to wear off.
Apparently, the culprit was this cute little stamp that Dallin had in his "treasure" box. Someone had given these out for Halloween instead of candy. I'm sure they thought they were being clever and creative, but given the choice I'll take the candy, Thank you. Wrappers are a lot easier to clean up! And even more yummy, I'm sure!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Messing up that handsome face hasn't changed either. After 10 years you think he would be coordinated enough to keep his birthday cake on his fork and make it into his mouth, but what fun would that be! Some things never change. See.....
...yes, those are my feet. As comfortable in Ashton's shoes, as though they were my own. I was sad, felt old and thought where did my baby go!?!
The one thing that will never change, no matter how big he gets, is how much I love him and how glad I am that Heavenly Father trusted me to be his mom. Happy Birthday, My Ted Bear.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Man, am I short or is their hair just really big?!?!
Before Emma was born, Dallin and Ashton shared a room and Ben had his own. After her arrival, Ben shared his room with Emma. We decided that it probably wasn't good for him to share a room with a girl after some funny remarks he made such as "I'm a girl, in a boy costume." Um No, gotta nip that one pretty fast! So it seemed logical that all the boys could share a room, so we bought a new twin over full bunk bed for them, painted the room and put up Jazz Fatheads (Vinyl stickers). It looked good- very boyish. And for Emma's 1st Birthday we painted a pink feature wall and "girlified" her room in pink and brown. We were set.... or so we thought.
Ben and Dallin didn't like the idea of sharing a bed, so in October, Ben took up residence in the playroom sleeping on the couch. It worked and we thought it was just a phase he would grow out of , until Richard asked him what he wanted Santa to bring him. Ben Replied "A bed." Richard asked, "Don't you want any toys?" "No, just my own bed." Oh, how bad we felt. What bad parents we were! Santa did bring Ben a tent and a blow up bed. But after some discussion we decided this was not good enough.
Ben is the third child and will probably have enough problems without feeling like he doesn't have a place in our home or that he isn't important enough to have a place of his own like the rest of the kids. So our Office/Guestroom has now become Ashton's room and Dallin has claimed the honor of the top bunk (and ruler of the room he says) and Benjamin now has his very own double sized bottom bunk. It is a good thing it is a double size because he still fits even after he gets all the stuffys he likes to sleep with in it.
This morning I woke up next to Richard! No, children filtered in during the night kicking him out onto the couch. And I found everyone in their own BEDS, not couch, not floor, just like they should be. Miracles do happen because that is something that hasn't happened in a LONG time.
Dallin Ruling the Roost from the top bunk.
Mr. Ben fast asleep in his own bed.I'm sure it will be a while before we are all settled. We still need a dresser and a bookcase so everyone's clothes and stuff can be organized and put away. Plus, we need to figure out where to put the workout equipment, since that room is becoming the new office/guestroom. But until then here's hoping to many more happy sleeps!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
While I was pulling things out of the totes, whenever I came across something with Santa on it I would show it to Emma and say, "HO HO HO." The next morning, as I was carrying her out to take the boys to school, she pointed to the "MERRY CHRISTMAS" plaque on the door that has picture of Santa Clause on it, and said, "HO HO!" The boys stopped in their tracks, turned around and we all made a big fuss over her, that she was very pleased with herself and continued to say it throughout the season.
Maybe she is a smart and advanced child afterall, since she knew exactly who to "butter up" during the month of December!
It was also about this same time that she started to answer our questions by shaking or nodding her head. It is amazing how much they understand before they can actually talk! The cutest thing about it, is that her her whole body moves when she does it.