Thursday, April 25, 2013

Healthy and Happy!

I'll be putting on my first essential oils class this Friday and I'm so excited to learn more about them. I've had a few samples I've accumulated over the last year and I've used them from time to time when I've thought of them. I'm wondering now why I hadn't thought of them more. So, for those interested, come learn. It should be a lot of fun and of course there'll be treats!



Now, a little something else...
We have been hit with every known bug, sickness, cold, cough, whatever and then hit again which has given me ample opportunities to use the little bit of oils I have now and wishing I had my own which is just another reason for my investment in these oils. My kids had pink eye as well as coughs that are persistent as heck and never go away. Flu bugs and ear infections and ...you name it, we've had it!

Finally, feeling free of most of these aside from a pesky cough...I'm waiting, OH-SO-IMPATIENTLY, for my oils and so excited. My kids have been fortunate to only have had these nasty bugs for short periods of time because I've put much more effort into getting them better than I have myself which I see is not the best idea, because if I'm not feeling well then I can't seem to take care of my kids the way I hope-my smart thinking, right?
So, they are back to their happy selves and I enjoy their happy selves....which leads into this next segment, a little happy something.



Lincoln is speaking so much more, it's much easier to understand him and he tries to put words into three or four letter sentences which is darling. He has so much of his dads personality and so much of his moms major sweet tooth. He has a laugh that is contagious, a smile that goes on for miles, eye lashes to die for, a sad face that wins you over every time and he knows it, and hugs and kisses that would win any girls heart.

He's getting familiar with all the baby stuff as he now thinks that instead of my belly being just a ball, it's a "baby ball".
Boobs which he pronounces "beeboo's" are "baby baba" (I think he's learned that one from having a nursing mom in the house-Jennie and ducky are still living here while they're on the last stretch of their house renovations).
He loves to give kisses to my belly for baby and the other night, while laying in bed, he was sitting with me while I read and he stuck his belly out as far as he could and exclaimed  "Baby!" while pointing to his own stomach and looking at mine.
He loves to play babies with his sister and they each of their own babies and baby strollers that they love to take for walks around the house.

Lincoln loves sports, he picks up little techniques that no one has even tried to teach him. He picked up the basketball and tried dribbling it and was doing it really well. He also tries to hold the football with one hand and slaps it with the other like hes gonna make you go long for the catch.

He's so independent when it comes to taking car of  himself, he wants to brush his own teeth, hold his own peepee down, get himself dressed....but he's a mamma's boy when around big crowds of people he's not familiar with-SO Bashful!

He plays the innocent card well with his pouty face and questioning Why? For EVERYTHING!
Me-Don't go in the road
Lincoln-(puppy dog face) Why?
Me-Don't splash the water out of the bathtub
Linc-Whhhyyy?
Me-because it makes a mess or you'll get hit by a car
Linc-why?

You get it, right? And it's pretty dang cute! I don't ever get sick of it...

The other night we were cuddling in bed and Lincoln kept bumping into my belly because my chest is like his favorite place to cuddle since he first popped out of the womb, but it was uncomfortable gettin a knee to the belly with every squirm. So I asked him, "Lincoln, will you go cuddle with your dad?"
He looks up at me and says, "No, thank you!"
He really is a polite little guy-says, please and loves to say thank you and does it well, he says excuse me with every fart and laughingly so.

He's a pretty good little helper for me and the other day I asked him to throw a plastic bag away, so he takes the bag and chucks it as far away as he could from us....I laughed and said, I meant in the garbage! So he fetched the bag and put it in the garbage. SUCH A SWEET HEART!!

I realize I've gone on forever about Lincoln but in the past, it's been Lizzie.
Well, I'm wishing you all health and happiness... til next time!




Friday, April 12, 2013

Been up to Nothing but CRAZY!

Some things we've been up to lately...sorry about the picture quality, they are from my phone

We've been up to nothing but CRAZY lately...


along with Lincoln's obsession with Balls continued.

Rick finished church basketball just a month or so ago and me and the kids just loved going to his games and cheering him on...Lincoln, of course loved all the balls being dribbled around. He's already picked up on a lot of ball techniques-I think I know what his favorite sport is going to be.
 Time Outs! 
Hard to believe this cutie could possibly do something to be put in time out. Haha!!

 Happy Baking-Goodies and Green smoothies
My kids love them!
 Is it bike-riding season already?!

We've spent a great deal of time with this little guy-Corbin. He is the sweetest, cutest little boy aside from Lincoln. I'm in love with him! He brings a joy beyond measure to my heart, my children, and our household.


 General Conference was this last weekend and it was so spiritually uplifting. Saturday, I babysat Corbin and we all sat and watched conference together in the peaceful quiet of our downstairs. My parents went to town for the afternoon session to help with Ducky's house and listen over the radio there. Had I not started a batch of Cinnamon rolls, we would have gone down too. My kids did so well to cuddle up with their dad on the love sac and watch and play quietly with one another while conference played that Rick and I were both able to take in all that was said with very few distractions. Corbin was so good, he watched my kids play so intently for what seemed like hours. I fed him and then towards the end of conference when Elder Eyring was speaking he began to get tired. I sang to him a song that Eyring had referred to in his talk, Abide with Me, tis' Eventide, as it was in my head for the moment. As I sang, Corbin starred so intently at me as I starred back into his beautiful eyes. His lids began to drift closed until he was fast asleep. It was a sweet, peaceful, wonderful day and I was grateful. I had a glimpse of what it may be like with three beautiful babies. I do realize that not every day will be filled with such bliss and calm, in fact, most may consist of the opposite, but it sure does make me excited for those sweet and precious moments that make history in my  books.



My baby girl will be going to school this year which I still have a hard time grasping the concept of and I got her registered the end of last month after the oh-so-torturous back to school shots...she was SO excited! Can you believe it? I'm not kidding, she really was excited to get shots. I think it was more the idea of getting to go to school- the shots were like the entrance fee and she was A-OKAY about getting them. In fact she was all too impatient with the doctor and nurses. The doctor came in and apologized for the long wait and I politely said, "that's quite alright" and Lizzie, bluntly honest, says, "No Kidding!, It's taking Forever!!"

 She was excited until the nurse came in with the needles on the tray. While the nurse was explaining things to me, Lizzie, in her nervous, jittery way, with a giggle in her words, says, "I don't think I want to be poked anymore?..No, I don't think I want to...maybe we don't poke my arms today...I don't think I want to" It was like a giggly recording on repeat, but she was brave and sat still the whole time. I had a demo game playing on my phone as a distraction for her and I held her hand and was there the whole time. With the first shot it was just an "Ouch", the second was an "Ow, that hurts with a look of save me in her eyes, the third shot followed the shaky, but tough plea, "Owwww!! that hurts with a single tear falling from her eyes and the fourth was, "Owww!, That reaaallly hurts!" with the tears flowing freely now. I remained tough for her but I wanted to take the pain away. I wanted to cry with her.

She was rewarded with a happy meal from McDonald's, one of her favorite things and lots of cuddle time with mommy, which was more for my sake not hers.

Lincoln, however, went to the Dentist to check on his fused teeth for the first time. I guess I've been a little concerned and curious. It will probably need to be fixed in the close future but I knew going into it that Lincoln was not going to like the dentist. It's hard enough for him to let me clean "the bugs" out of his teeth every night. "Bugs" in his teeth is the only way to get him to cooperate. He didn't like it, just as I presumed, but we managed. Rick was there to help which was really very nice for me.

 He did however like the Giant fish tank and all the tropical fish-what little boy wouldn't?!
We will be going back for some follow up appointments and maybe some work to fix his teeth, just to keep  it from decaying in the next few years until it falls out.

We've also put in some trips to Mesquite to pick up pallets for Dustin's wood floor in his house...i will post pictures of that too when I get some. They just started his floor the other day and the whole house is really coming together for them. I'm very excited for them. Here's Lizzie driving with her Uncle Brogan and having a blast in the process.






I am 26 weeks now. I'll be going to my first Chiropractic adjustment this Saturday and I'm thinking it's much needed with all the back muscle spasms I've been having. I get frequent Braxton Hicks contractions and this baby never sleeps. The most active baby I've ever had, I think. The more time goes by the more excited I get about having this baby here. We don't have names yet but we are working on it. I came across this picture the other day and I can't believe it was less than 2 years ago that we had this cutie. Seriously, Can't wait!!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter Craziness

We have had a couple weeks of craziness with lots of Easter fun!
To start off, we went to Mesquite to play with Telli's ward- They had an Easter celebrations party that the primary presidency put on. They did a great job. It was a lot of fun!
Lizzie and dylan getting ready to carry their eggs on spoons
 Get ready! Set! GO!!
 The bunny sack races


 Lizzie was giggling so hard the whole way, she nearly came in last, but she had so much fun!
Lizzie also did a three-legged race with me a couple times and with her aunt Telli too.

 Lincoln didn't care much for the races but he pigged out on desserts with his papa

Easter weekend
Dying eggs


 Coloring Easter decorations


The night before Easter, planting MAGIC Jelly Bean Seeds
Easter Morning
Finding the egg lollipops that had grown from the seeds
Lizzie was so excited but then she paused for a moment and said, "Wait a minute?! ... I want to dig up those jelly bean seeds. So we dumped out the dirt and sure enough, they were no where to be found.

 Easter morning family picture
...(I really don't like pregnant pictures, so please don't pay too much attention to the next two)


 The troop packing the kids to the White Sand Dunes
 Lincoln hated the sand for like the first two seconds his feet touched it, it's obvious the hate turned to love
video

Little Emmy-perfectly content as usual
 Hello Corbin!-love his hat
Princess Allie in her sand castle

Group Pictures! 
Love this crazy bunch


 Poor Lizzie cracked her egg while climbing to the top, the frown didn't last long- we brought an extra and she placed second in the egg rolling contest
Like father, like son

 Easter Egg Hunt!
The kids filed out the door one by one from youngest to oldest



These characters putting on an Alice in Wonderland play for the family after all the candy they could consume was inhaled with their small little mouths
Happy Easter Everyone!!