Monday, November 17, 2008

1:00 AM

So, I just finished mopping the kitchen floor (my LEAST favorite household chore...okay, maybe folding clothes is a tie), and I walk up the stairs to find Carson peeing in the garbage can in the bathroom. Now, at least he was IN the bathroom and the garbage can IS white like the I can KIND OF see where he got confused, but hello?! Grrr. He was so out of it ... he just looked at me when I asked him why he peed in the garbage can. He was really trying to figure out why. I couldn't get mad, I mean, he was obviously barely coherent. I just tucked him back in bed and told him to try and remember to pee in the toilet and not garbage cans. Apparently that doesn't go without saying. So feel sorry for me as I now go clean out the pee garbage. At least little Ry is sound asleep, but knowing my luck, he'll wake as soon as my face hits the pillow. How do newborns really do that??

Saturday, November 08, 2008

New Niece!

Most of you know my sister, Charise, and I were prego at the same time. She was due one month after me. It was fun having her close by so we could swap pregnancy woes. She was a huge help when Rylan was born...all while being 9 months pregnant! And she pulled off the pregnancy looking so great all the way to the end! We were all so excited when baby Brynn (isn't that name cute?!) arrived on October 14th. She continues to look so petite when you put her next to Rylan. It's amazing how much difference 5 weeks makes at this age. I am sure they'll be good little friends and cousins. Plus, we are adding another cousin into the mix on this side in just a couple months! We are anxious for Aunt Camille's baby boy! Plus two baby cousins coming on the other side of the family in the Spring...we are ALL about babies right now and loving it!

Grandma with the two babies!

We tried to get a nice picture of both of them together. This was the best one I got:
And 10 seconds later.... (oh, well...we tried!)

I had to stick in these pictures of Grandpa with Rylan (his namesake!) from his visit up here to see both babies. After having 4 daughters and 1 son, Grandpa is proud that in January, he'll have a full basketball team of grandsons! Go team.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Halloween Night included fun at the ward carnival, homemade chili, warm bread, apple cider, candy (of course!), lit pumpkins, spiderwebs on the porch, trick or treating, warm weather (no rain!), movies, and three cute kids! The excitement level for Halloween challenges Christmas around here. It is amazing how a huge bag of candy can transform a kid. And, I mean huge (check out the last picture). At 2 pieces/day .... it is going to last forever. My friend said they buy their kids' Halloween candy. I wonder if that would work?...I mean, I think my kids would use the $$ to go buy more candy! My 'present' to them on Halloween was brand new toothbrushes and their own tubes of toothpaste! We'll need it around here.

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