Monday, January 28, 2008


Last night the beloved prophet of our church, Gordon B Hinckley, died. I'm sad because we no longer have his loving guidance. At the same time I am happy for him, he is once again reunited with his wonderful wife and his God. He will be missed!

Monday, January 21, 2008

the battered child

On Saturday I was at a baby shower an hour away and Bryan called me. He said he wasn't sure, but he thought Madalyn might have bit entirely through her bottom lip. She was in the back yard and tripped walking to the step (which is actually just a cinder block) and hit her mouth on it. She bit the inside of her bottom lip and scraped the outside of it. Mostly on the left side. So while I'm on the phone he figures out that she did not bite through her lip. Afterwards I was kinda frustrated that he would call me and tell me, without making sure first, but I suppose he panicked.

Then Sunday morning we were walking down the front steps and a little girl with us accidentally pushed her down the steps. She hurt her lips again, same side. She scraped her gums and slightly pushed one of her caps up. Possibly chipped part of her eye tooth. A friend of mine at church is a dental hygenist, so she looked at Mady's mouth to see if we needed a dental visit, luckily we don't.

She's had a very rough weekend, but she's all smiles. Here are her battle scars.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Gross way to wake up!

I got woken up in a horrible way this morning! A cockroach on my forehead! Every 3-6 months we see one of those HUGE wood/water roaches. They are HUGE and they FLY and it was on my FOREHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think I have ever jumped up so fast in my life!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

My poor baby

My poor baby boy has to have surgery. Ok, I know he's not a baby anymore, but he's my baby. The spot under his tongue is a cyst or a stone. The dr was wonderful. He said it's hard to tell for sure what it is, but he thinks it's probably a stone. He said it is what is making his lymph node swell and would no matter which it was (ha ha mr pediatrician, I was right and you were wrong. I am not as dumb as you think I am.) . He said it should never swell more than one time before we get it looked at. It has swollen really big three times and I told him that I can feel it a bit swollen every day. He said this does explain why he has a low grade fever most of the time and why he has been getting sick so often. He is scheduled to have surgery Feb 5. It's outpatient, so that's good, but I will still be a nervous wreck. My mom and grandma do not come out of anesthesia well, so it makes me nervous. WHen Madalyn had her surgery she came out just fine, so I try to focus on that.

Monday, January 14, 2008


I got my box springs back tonight!!!! I'm so excited!!!! I rolled all the way across my bed and there was no big bump down the middle!!!! My mom said she put the other box springs on her bed and she had no idea what it was like. She apologized for keeping mine so long. I am way excited to go to sleep tonight!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I fell

I tripped and fell today. Landed straight on the step in my room right on my stomach. My stomach is pretty sore still. There was some odd pain deep inside, but it's mostly gone. Baby peanut is still nice and active, but that doesn't really stop me from worrying. I'm trying though. My midwife said everything should be fine as long as I don't start contracting or bleeding. I've been laying down resting most of the day and might do so tomorrow as well.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Savanna's freak out

Yesterday, just a normal day, until Savanna gets off the school bus at Sam's preschool. It's a 5 minute ride. Just enough for her to get nice and hysterical. 10 kids get off and about 6 girls are all sobbing. Their school gym caught on fire at the very end of the day. Fire alarm, evacuate the whole school, Savanna does have her coat or her backpack. She was crying because she was scared, freezing (it was lower 40's and pretty windy), and she didn't have her backpack, so she couldn't do her homework. For those of you with K, and First grade girls, you probably know what i"m talking about. If they forget their backpack it's the most horrible thing ever. Lots of crying. So we got home and I sat down to talk to her. She was scared, worried about school today, and worried about not having her backpack and coat for today. I called the school and they said everything was fine. A small fire in one of the heaters, mostly just a lot of smoke. I told her the school was fine, they are having school today, and nobody has their backpacks. She asked daddy for a blessing and things are all good now. I'm thankful that i didn't have to pick her up at the school. We had a cookie rally for girl scouts last night and all the parents there who picked up their kids said it was very scary to drive up to the school to see lots of smoke and all the kids in teh yard bawling.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Learned habits

Yesterday when Bry got home from picking the kids up from school he said Sam had learned something new from our neighbors son. It seems that Tristan learned to flip people off at school, which he then taught Sam. Thankfully we have tinted windows on the van because the boys were flipping cars off as dh was driving home. He had a talk with Sam and explained to him that it is really not nice to flip people off and Sam says he isn't going to do it anymore. I certainly hope not. Especially not at school or church. *sigh* At least if it was in Primary, the Primary President is Tristan's aunt, so she knows all about the habit (his parents can't get him to stop doing it) and where Sam got it. I'm worried about what he will learn next!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Baby stuff!

Bryan got to feel the baby kick yesterday! Since I'm overweight he doesn't usually get to feel the babies this early (21 weeks tomorrow), but peanut is still down pretty low. Peanut does not like anything pressing on my stomach and starts kicking as soon as something does. I told Bry to put his hand down low where peanut is and told him to gently but firmly press, almost immediately he started feeling kicks. It was like baby was trying to kick his hand off. It was so cute!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Girl scout stresses

Isn't high school supposed to be over? I have encountered more high school like drama since I graduated than I expected. THe latest is over girl scouts. Amongst the leaders. It's incredibly sad. My troop is consolidating with another troop. The lady who switched places with me to become the leader has given up. I don't want to take it over right now since I will most of our activities in the coming months. We have several trips planned with the whole service unit (all the troops in our city) in April, May, June. It would not be fair to the girls to not be able to go on the trips because their leader is hugely pregnant or has a newborn. The troop we are consolidating with is established, so that's good.

The drama part though it getting to me. I hardly want to answer my phone right now. It's a bunch of he said she said. Why would one grown woman tell another that a third woman hates her? Really? What is the motivation? I'm just frustrated and part of me is grateful that the only role I have now is to take my daughter to her meetings and that's it.

On a brighter note, anyone wanna buy girl scout cookies?