Thursday, February 28, 2008
Last Saturday we went sledding with the Conleys up in Woodland park. The kids had a great time and it was warm enough to have Mia out for a little while. There's this fantastic wood playground and they played and played for hours. It's nice to be able to be outside.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
This is an example of a picture I took this week. Note how blurry. See next post and let me know what I should do!
Mia, however, is beautiful regardless of the quality of this picture. She went to the doctor this week. She weighs in at 12 pounds and is something like 23 1/2 inches tall. I think. She was 25% for both. She was 80% for her head size. She is definately my child. She wasn't able to have any of her shots since she had a fever. Poor baby. She gets to wait until she's 6 months, which is fine with me since I like delaying the immunization schedule. This just helped so the doctor wouldn't scold me and talk down to me like the doctor with Justin did. He's only missing a few shots now, by the way:)
Katelyn is 1!
Katelyn is 2 1/2!
It's hard to believe that Katelyn is 4, but at the same time, hard to believe that she hasn't been 4 for a few years now. It's fun to look back at pictures of her. Hans and I sure love her. She was born just packed with personality and she continues to amaze and amuse us with her sense of humor and joy for life. She loves to be alive and knows how to have a good time. She has always been our joke-teller and the one to try and be funny. She increases the intensity and liveliness of our home and I'm grateful to her for that. I love her!
We had a fun week celebrating. For her birthday she woke up to princess balloons tied to her chair and her usual breakfast of 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, and 4-5 pancakes on the red special plate. She then took her cupcakes to school to share and came home to go indoor mini-glow golfing with Hans. Just the two of them. She received phone calls from Grandpa and Grandma Heath, Aunt Melanie, and Aunt Melissa. After Melanie's call she said, "Why does everyone keep calling me, mom?" Then we had our good friends the Johnsons over for cake and ice cream and to open her presents from Kaylee and Nicole since they couldn't make her Friday party. From us she got a pretty gymnastics leotard and some markers. Ashley gave her a sticker book. She was spoiled! On Friday we had her party with a handful of friends and she had a great time. We played games, colored pictures, busted open a pinata, and ate cookies and ice cream. With valentine's day we are packed with sugar and candy. I'm looking forward to the candy let-down this week! Thanks for all your thoughts on her birthday!!
At 4 years old Katelyn weighed in at 34 pounds and I can't remember her height. She was 50 % for both. She had perfect hearing (once she decided to obey the command) and 20/30 vision. She is the vision of health. Hooray for that.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Which baby is me?
I am now 29 years old. Wow. It feels not so much older then last year. I look like a baby when we first got married. I feel older, but Hans tells me I look "way better now" with too much emphasis, so I wonder what he really thought about me then. Maybe because I'm finally hitting my stride. Most people hit their prime early. I peaked socially in the third grade when I was the girl to know, but physically, maybe I am still waiting for my prime? One can only hope, although I think I just look old and tired.
2. Winning the stake jump rope contest and getting one of those popple dolls.
3. Finally learning how to do my hair. This didn't happen until I was 26.
4. Successfully doing side crow and being able to touch my toes. Go yoga!
5. Overcoming my D in 9th grade french and still getting into college.
6. Reciting the Trafalgar cheer (Riff, raff, rolly, oh how beastly jolly, trafalgar, trafalgar, ra (this said while daintily pulling the hand down at the wrist)) Go all girls' school!!
7. Missing the last shot at the basketball game that would have advanced our 9th grade team into the championships. I feel proud they trusted me with that shot, even if they shouldn't have.
8. Learning that I could meet a whole lot of boys by learning how to play racquetball. Wish I'd realized that earlier.
9. Realizing that I can feed kids, talk on the phone, clean up the chocolate off the floor, and switch the laundry, pretty much all at the same time.
10. I can't think of anything else, but I'm sure I'll think of a hundred later. I'm not good when I'm put on the spot!
11. Oh yeah, and of course marrying my husband and having my 4 kids:)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Notice how beautiful Justin looks. We were celebrating Ashley's doll's birthday. She was very specific in what we all needed to wear. I was lucky enough to wear my pink polka dot maternity dress. We all looked great!
Justin poured a lot of liquid soup onto his head. It kept him occupied for a good 30 minutes, so I pretended not to notice. Hans walked in the door and got to clean it all up. Justin was pretty upset about it. Everything he finds goes straight to his hair and he says, "pretty, me." He's a pest. Instead of having him scream at me while I cook dinner, I've allowed him to do this kind of thing. It's a good lesson for me in letting go. He's a rather cute child. During a prayer today he was carefully monitoring the girls to make sure they had their arms folded. Throughout, we could hear him say "fold a arms, kakin." It's very cute. He loves his big sisters. He loves to dress up in their clothes and