Monday, November 24, 2008

Jingle Bells, Batman smells...

Max Hall laid an egg.

I'm not ready to give Utah's D too much credit for that win. BYU killed themselves. Hall forgot his teammates weren't the guys in red. Or he got paid off.

The best part about that game was that Todd Christensen wasn't the color guy.

Two good things did happen on Saturday: (1) I paid $1.69/gallon for gas. It's like I'm in college again! (2) We got a piano! I am loving it already. It's nice to have a piece of furniture to put in our front room. So the day wasn't a total loss.

Friday, November 21, 2008


*On Tuesday I made cinnamon rolls from scratch. I'd never done that before. The recipe didn't make enough frosting, but they were still delish! Not good when you're trying to lose weight though...
*Right now my toenails aren't painted, but Tyler's are. Ask him about showering at the gym...
*I found Ada's stat sheets from previous doctor visits, and at four months, she and Kate were the same length but Ada was more than two pounds heavier! Crazy.
*Have I mentioned that I love Sesame Street? I watched this gem today:

*Tomorrow's big game has to be mentioned. I'm expecting a nail-biter. I wouldn't be surprised if Utah came away victorious, but I know the Cougs can win. We'll just see what kind of craziness ensues. I don't like to read much from the media and get caught up in all the smack talk, but I did read Graham Watson's prediction. She's been wrong about the Cougs before, so I hope she's wrong again. Also, several weeks ago on College Game Day, Lee Corso predicted that BYU, Utah, and TCU would all beat each other. Utah beat TCU, TCU beat Utah, so hopefully BYU can hold up their end and beat Utah! I won't be too devastated if BYU loses. A BCS bowl game will be good for the conference. Plus, it will be better for my marriage if Utah wins :).

Friday, November 14, 2008

November spawned a monster

I am having difficulties controlling my child (betcha can't guess which one). Today has been a particularly hard day. Ada gets mad at the littlest things, like my inability to "fix" a banana after I've already peeled it, or me saying that we're done playing catch and it's time to eat lunch. As a result, she's thrown things off the desk, climbed on the counter and spilled my water (on my phone, no less), scattered her crayons all over the floor, and thrown her alphabet magnets off the fridge. I've been sick the last few days, so I don't have the energy to put up with her shenanigans. I've done what I can to make her happy without giving in to her ridiculous requests (we even made a stinkin' turkey from a cut-out of her hand), but she's been left to scream-it-out downstairs in the pack 'n play more than once today. It's a good thing it's the weekend.

Unrelated, does anyone like my new playlist? I added it not because it seems everyone has one, but because I think that the type of music you listen to says a lot about you. If anyone is still trying to figure out what type of person I am, maybe this will shed some light. These songs helped calm me down today. And I put the list at the top so that everyone will be forced to listen (at least momentarily).

Monday, November 10, 2008

Long & lean

Kate is four months old today! I had to bear the elements and take her in for her check-up. I was very nervous to bring Ada along, but she did very well. She always remembers that there's a fish tank there and that was the only thing that got her to even consent to leaving the house (and getting dressed). She was mostly good the whole time we were there, even when she got a flu mist (good thing it wasn't a shot). We had to stay a while after so she could look at Nemo and Dori in the aquarium, but all was well.

Anyway, back to Kate. She did have to get shots, and this upset her very much. The worst part is that they were out of one shot, so we have to go back in a few days for her to get another. Boo. She measures in the 90th percentile for height and 26th for weight. Crazy. They ordered her VCUG (the test to see if she has urinary reflux), so we have to go back to PCMC next month for another catheter. Not looking forward to that. But the good news is that the doctor wrote a prescription for a different antibiotic that shouldn't give her diarrhea. Hopefully those blowouts that have ruined half of her clothes will now be few and far between.

I can't believe how Kate is growing. She's as happy as ever. She laughs a little bit here and there, but I'm waiting for a full-on giggle. She grabs at everything and puts everything in her mouth. I'm nervous about her becoming mobile with all the stuff Ada leaves around. She can almost sit up on her own. She is such a cutie. We've had a bit of a hard time with sleeping since we moved her to her crib, but she's improving. She didn't wake up until after 7:00 this morning! She's as sweet and fun as ever.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Sporadic...try using it in a sentence."

*Last week while Tyler and Ada were doing this:

I was at Target with Kate buying these:

They look so much better than the sheer red ones (a different red from our wall) that the previous owners left. I think they add a lot to the room.

*I am DYING for a haircut. No matter what I do with my hair lately, I hate it. Thus, the wearing of ponytails every day (even though it's barely long enough for that). I think Tyler's afraid that I'll butch my hair, but I've just never been a long hair kind of girl. I'll have to wait until tomorrow because I'm home alone with the girls tonight. Tyler's going to the Utah/TCU game. I'm glad I won't be freezing my butt off all night.

*Does anyone have this phone?:

We bought it for Ada when she was a baby and it's ridiculously annoying. Any sort of movement will make it play the 'Shave and a Haircut' ditty. But when she barfed last week, this gem was one of the toys she puked on. I washed it and it stopped making noise. Hallelujah! Until it dried out and started sounding possessed (like the batteries were dying). Well, Ada just started playing with it and it started making a ticking noise. That won't stop. Like a bomb. Creepy.

*Tyler thinks that when I have multiple posts at once, I should schedule them to post over the next day or two. Well, I have no patience for that. Sorry to those who don't want to read three posts in one sitting.

It was a dark and stormy night...

The girls before all the fun started

Ada dressed as "a giraffe costume". I bet nobody's ever been that before! We had to force that thing on her, but she was happy once the candy started coming

I didn't dress like a man on Halloween, but I did whip out these babies (the only article of clothing I still have from high school). Having black and orange as your school colors comes in handy

LOVE the booty shot. The tummy and bummy were padded

Ready for some trick-or-treating fun

Tyler took both girls out while I passed out candy (he brought Kate back after a while). Ada didn't want to quit, even though it started raining. She was a trooper, even though her bucket got too heavy after a while and her legs could hardly take going up any more stairs

Adorable little sisters

We hung out with some of my family members at our house afterward and ate pumpkin spice doughnuts. Delish! I do love Halloween.

A party fit for a princess

On the 30th, my sister-in-law Morgan hosted a Princess Party for all her nieces and some cousins. Ada was so excited to go, and she had a blast. Morgan went all out with decorations, games, food, favors, and a movie! Thanks for a fun night!

Ada all ready to leave

Morgan with all the little princesses

Ada with her princess jewelry

Playing 'Pin the Crown on the Princess' (Ada pulled off the blindfold)

Quite the cake!

Monday, November 3, 2008

All Hallow's Eve

The week before Halloween, we went to a party at Tyler's parents' house. They have one every year and everyone gets all decked out for the occasion. Tyler was busy studying for his big test all day, so we showed up late and left early, but it was lots of fun!

Here's the skull cake I created:

Tyler and I are known for having good costumes, and this year was no exception:
Notice the painted toenails.

A close-up to see the make-up better:

I didn't think I made that great of a man, but when we were getting a group picture, Tyler was walking around the house looking for me even though I was standing with everyone ready to pose. I guess I looked man enough to fool him!

To illustrate my point of the good costumes, here are ours from the last several years:

I don't remember what we were our first Halloween (we didn't have our digital camera then), but this was our second year:

Does this look like Tyler? His mom didn't even recognize him!

A repeat, but with the addition of the 'hawk and a baby dalmatian

Last year: oldies with our kitty