Monday, September 30, 2013

School Pictures.

The boys both came home recently with their fall school photos.
Could there ever be a worse picture of Bodie? I know I am bias because I am his mother, it is so bad it's funny.
 His class picture on the other hand I found adorable - look how proud he looks.
Miss. Mignonne, Ty, Drew
Shane, ?, ?, Bodie

{Bodie only knows the other little boys names - not the girls}
 Truman fall 2013.
Paisley, Sadie, Miss. Lisa, Sam, Adele
Britain, Truman, Brooke, Keagan. Ethan.
Here is a cute note Truman's teacher sent home one day.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

General Relief Society Meeting.

Tonight my cousins and I attended the General Relief Society Meeting at the Conference center.  My cousin Lindsey is in town from Nevada so it made for the perfect excuse to leave our kids with our husbands and have a little girls night out.
One of Lindsey's best friends from Fallon moved to the Heber valley a little over a year ago - we were introduced when her daughter was on our softball team this summer {small world}.  It was fun to have Chelsea with us - I would take her as a cousin any day!
Look how close we were!  It's hard NOT to feel the spirit in that building.

I don't know what happened or what we are looking at but this is kind of a funny outtake.
April Trent, Chelsea Chambers, Lindsey Schank, me.

After the meeting we went out for Cafe Rio and then returned home after the pleading phone calls from April's husband - begging her to come nurse the baby :)

What a great evening out - and what great talks reminding me that being a mother is the most wonderful job {because sometimes we need reminders}!

{photo credit: Lindsey Schank}

Thursday, September 26, 2013


* Do you want to know the reason my blog has gotten so far behind???

Just a little night time reading!
It's a boy and he seriously looks like an alien in this picture!
We gave the boys donuts with blue frosting on them for breakfast and this onesie that says "little bro" on it.  They are excited for a baby brother {due to arrive at the end of February}.
Here we go again!
So far this pregnancy has been my worst.  The morning sickness - which really translates to ALL day and ALL night sickness - has been horrible.  That might just be due to the fact that we moved {yes, I was pregnant and just starting to get sick when we moved out of our Turnberry Woods house} or that it has been an exceptionally hot summer.  Or that we are building a house and general contracting it our selves! I will probably never know, all I know is I have felt miserable!

I finally decided to talk to my doctor about medication for the morning sickness.  I know there are others who get way more sick then I am {I don't know how they do it} but I finally came to the realization that my family was suffering big time and it didn't seem fair.

After a couple of weeks trying different combinations I think we have finally figured out a formula of medications that I take at night.  I am doing so much better now, I still get the sickest at night.  It's always a race to get everyone dinner and in bed before I crash!  That is why this blog is so far behind, I have been so sick I can't even stand to look at a TV screen or computer monitor.  
Little hand waving "hi"

I have definitely had more cravings this pregnancy.  Nothing weird, just very specific foods I can stomach and lots that I can't.  Mostly I crave Kneaders soup.  All summer long in 100 degree weather I have been eating Kneaders soup.  The other things I can not get enough of is citrus fruit.  Usually you are told to stay away from soup and citrus if you are sick - but for some reason I am the opposite and can not get enough!

I have also been buying anything peppermint I can get my hands on to help with the nausea.  One day I went to the store and rummaged down every single isle looking for items with peppermint in them.  Soup, shampoo, candy, gum, lotion, chocolate, ice cream, detergent, you name it - I bought it! 
Because this pregnancy has been so different then my other two {which were very similar} my doctor was convinced it was a girl.  When I went in this week with the ultrasound showing it was a boy he was shocked!  And speaking of Dr. Haderlie he was so happy for us when we went in for our initial "I'm pregnant" appointment.  He is our family doctor so he see's us all for pretty much everything and has delivered both our boys - it was nice to have his support {not that it really matters or that he wouldn't be supportive, it was just nice to share in the excitement with him}.

One other quick story about going to the doctors that I want to remember.
I took Bodie to one of my appointments and at that point we hadn't told the kids yet that we were having a baby {we waited to tell them until we found out the gender}.  I mentioned under my breath to Dr. Haderlie that Bodie didn't know about the baby - I didn't think Bodie would pick up on anything.  When I laid down on the table so we could check the babies heartbeat Bodie immediately stood up in his chair and asked "why is there a heartbeat in your belly mom?"  Dr. Haderlie immediately started to laugh and questioned if I really thought I could sneak it past Bodie.  I was not expecting that out of Bodie so I did not have a little white lie ready.  Luckily Dr. Haderlie immediately said it was a blood vessel in my stomach that he was listening to.  Bodie went with it.
I am not a fan of these 4D pictures - they just look so weird to me.

When McKay left on his mission he made me promise that when we decided to have another baby that we would tell him first.  The first couple of times we went to the doctors they couldn't find a heart beat so we kept everything to ourselves.  I am always so worried about telling people I am pregnant and then miscarrying.  Week after week Gregg and I would go into the doctors every Monday morning and still no heartbeat {it was the same way with my pregnancy with Truman}.  It got to the point where they asked if I wanted to do an ultra sound but, honestly I didn't want to spend the $700 - I figured if they determined I was miscarrying there was nothing they could do about it anyway - I would just wait.  Finally at about 14 weeks we heard the heartbeat - clear as day - it was such a relief.  At that point I rushed a letter off to Mexico letting McKay know he was going to be an uncle again {then he had to keep it a secret until we told him he could say something in one of his letters about it}.

Gregg and I are both really excited about having another boy.  Honestly, all you can hope for is a healthy baby - we both didn't care what the gender was.  Now that we know it's a boy it feels really easy, we already have everything we need {but diapers}!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Book Club.

Tonight we had book club, we read The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.
It is a juvenile book so therefore it was a quick, simple read and really cute.  It's about a little boy Milo who receives an usual package one day - a tollbooth.  The tollbooth takes him on all sorts of adventures in which Milo learns great life lessons.
Really cute book and you could easily read it to a child.
Thanks Ali for the yummy Kneaders desserts.

Next we are reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

BYU vs. Utah.

{Scott, Scotts wife, Chip, Laura, me, Gregg, Tami, Brandon, Tara, Scott and Kristi}

 On Friday night our friends the Fifes held their annual BYU vs. Utah party {and we have a few Utah State fans}.  Brandon and Tami are huge Utah fans so I think its funny that they are the only ones in red - they need some more Utah friends!  We each bring a snack food item representing our team.

We played a couples game that Gregg and I won which was a huge improvement over last year when we came in dead last.  We won a roll of BYU duck tape which was a huge hit with Truman.

We also each had to guess the score of the BYU / Utah game.  Of course Brandon and Tami guessed that Utah would win.  Gregg new the odds were against us BYU fans so without letting anyone else know he also guessed that Utah would win - which they did - so I was shocked when Tami called today to tell me that Gregg had guessed the score correct and that we also won a "Y" decoration for our house {pictured below}
Thanks Fifes for another great party.
We needed a night out!

{photo credit: Tami Fife}

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Soccer on Saturday morning.

It was a cold start to our soccer game this morning, this is what the fields looked like.
I must admit I love going to four-year-old soccer games.
They last thirty minutes, the kids love playing and I love the chance to sit and chat with my girlfriends while we watch our kids play!
The little fan {I don't know what is up with this pose}.
These three had to play again today for the entire game because we were missing two players.
Truman, Lance and Canyon {who is always decked out like this!}
Today we played one of our friends teams and after the kids shook hands on the field Truman and his friend sat in the middle of the field and talked until the next game was about to start.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bodie at school.

Fake "cheese" smile for mom!
This little guy is loving school and is so proud of his projects each week.
Every morning he asks "is today my school day mom?"
He always runs right into class then turns around and says "you can leave mom"
We also discovered that one of the little boys in class is also in our new ward and in nursery with Bodie - they are becoming little buddies.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Zoo.

Since Tiff had her baby my mom and I have had her kids.
Today we decided to brave the zoo with 7 kids!

 The Eagles Nest
Addie, Quinn, Jean, Anna, Truman, Enoch, Bodie
 There is an awesome lego exhibit at the zoo right now - amazing.
 We hadn't seen the new bear exhibit, it was so much better then what they have had for the last 30+ years.  The brown bears were actually active.  As a child I don't ever remember seeing the bears move at all.  Pictured below you can see what the kids were all watching - the brown bear in the water playing with his ball.
There is also a new polar bear exhibit which was pretty amazing.  It seemed like this polar bear was "playing" with the kids.  Check out the picture sequence below.
They would crouch down and wait for the polar bear to swim up to them and then they would stand up and he would too.

 Here they were teasing him by not standing up.
Grandma took everyone on a special carousel ride.  The hardest part was deciding who got to ride which animal - there was a little bit of negotiating going on between these boys!
 {she does not like to look at the camera when I pull it out}
 I was totally shocked that Bodie wanted nothing to do with the carousel ride.
 My favorite animal.
 More lego animals.
Although the zoo is exhausting these kids really are good - and the older girls help out a ton.