Wednesday, February 27, 2008

He's back!

Chandler was not recovering from RSV... in fact he was getting worse. So I did some research & took him to a great pediatrician last Thursday. He prescribed Chandler with a 5 day steroid(2 x's a day) & Albuterol breathing treatments every 4 hours. After a week, I am happy to say Mr. Smiley is back to his ol' self again. Thanks Dr. Mumford!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Yea...Grandma's In town!

The kids and I picked up my mom from the airport on Friday morning. She is staying with us for a whole week and we are pumped! That afternoon, we took her to lunch at Kneaders( soup and sandwiches), which hit the spot to take the edge off the chill. Then we showed her around Lehi... it took a whole 12 minutes. The rest of the day, we relaxed, visited and played with the kids. On Saturday, my mom and I left the house at 9:45am and didn't come home until 5:30pm(Thank you Steve)! We had so much fun at 2 quilt shops, Gardner Village, Tai Pan, Rod Works, Scrooge and Marley's, Costco & Osmond Designs. Our feet were sure aching that night. Today we attended our meetings and then my mom made her famous green chili burros for dinner. Boy, they were good! The rest of the week is looking like; sewing, laughing, playing, resting, visiting with family, and making good food. It's going to be a great week!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Snowman...AZ style!

We didn't have to go far to build this snowman today...our own backyard. The sun was sure bright while sculpting the thing, which reminded of back home in AZ. We decided to put Steve's Suns hat on it for the final touch. I give it 48 hours until the neighbor boy destroys it. Steve said 72 hours... will see!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Rough 2 Days/Happy Valentines!

Some of you might know that we got a huge snow storm last night. With winds up to 70 mph! It took Steve 3 hours to drive the last 3 miles home from work. He did not get home until 10:30pm. I was worried sick and my eyes were glued to the news stations. Some people slept at gas stations, church buildings and a school because they couldn't get home!
The storm left over a foot of snow in front of our front door, breezeway and sidewalk to the cars. After putting Chandler down for his morning nap, I decided to shovel all the snow away. I put on my snow attire, put Sesame Street on for Kate and started shoveling away. I checked on Kate every 3 or 4 minutes... she can get into a lot of mischief in such a short time. When checking on my little sweet heart for the fourth time, I noticed the front door was locked. She had locked me out! I started knocking on the door for her to let me in and hear, "come in"! Then I say, "Kate open the door for mommy"! The only thing she can say is, "come in mommy"! I started going into panic mode: what if Chan wakes up, is my bedroom door shut, is she going to climb on the kitchen counters, what is she going to get out of the refrigerator(she pulls a chair up to the fridge and opens the safety latch)??? I immediately called Steve to tell him the horrible news and he said he would be home shortly. I did get Kate to unlock the bottom lock, but she also locked the deadbolt! Ahhhhhhhh!
Steve got home to let us both in. Thankfully, Chan was still asleep & Kate was just sitting on the couch with tears in her eyes. It scared us all at the time!
I've come to the conclusion that if it would stop snowing we wouldn't be in these situations!

(I did what to mommy?)
(I would never... I'm way too cute!)

That night we met Steve at Red Lobster for a nice Valentines dinner. We enjoyed each others company, but I don't think the couple next to us enjoyed Kate's! She kept trying to share her chicken fingers and french fries with them when they were trying to eat in peace and gaze deeply into each others eyes.
My Valentine boy. Kate with her new Valentine bag filled with activities and M&M's, Steve with his new Suns hat!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My Baby is 6 Months!

Chandler is a wonderful baby... even when he's sick. He's got a contagious smile that just melts your heart. I find myself kissing and squeezing this blue eyed boy all day long.
He is a master at rolling all around the family room. He is still learning to sit up without the help of the boppy. He is teething like crazy, so he will suck on anything you put in front of his face (your fingers, nose, cheek, arm, etc...) He loves his teething rings and pulling Kate's hair until she cries. They have become quite the little buddies, she definitely watches out for him. You can hear her saying all day long, "Shanler, no no no"( while waving her index finger around). Especially when he has one of her favorite toys.
Chandler weighs 18 lbs. and 14 oz., drinks 5 ounces and eats rice cereal. We are excited to get into the baby fruits and veggies. I bet he will like them all because he is very easy to please.
Happy 6 months Chandler... you are one of a kind!
p.s. Thank you Barbara for the cute outfit... he is our little "heartbreaker"!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Feeling Under the Weather

Kate and Chandler are both sick. Kate with an ear infection and Chan with RSV. In addition to fevers, runny & stuffed noses and a cough. We all had a rough night last night, but both kids seem to be feeling a little better today. Nothing that a little 7-Up, antibiotics, a humidifier, sleep and a lot of TLC can't cure.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A Wonderful Experience.

On Friday afternoon, my friend Natalie, the kids and I went to President Hinckley's viewing. The entire process took us three hours. We stood in line outside for 45 minutes. When we got inside the foyer, we zig zagged around for another 30 minutes until we went inside the Conference Center and sat for an hour and half. With plenty of snacks, coloring books and toys, the kids did great! They took each section one by one to go up stairs to see Pres. Hinckley. When we were up stairs, Kate was being very reverent. She was folding her arms and not saying a peep. As we were approaching the casket, you could feel such a sweet spirit. There were beautiful flower arrangements and pictures all around. Kate wanted me to carry her when we got close. As we were slowly walking past, Kate put her index finger up to her lips and said, "Shhhh, Papa is sleeping." It was such a sweet & tender moment for me. Although my kids will have no recollection of that day, I am glad that we had the opportunity to enjoy such a wonderful and peaceful experience together.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Can you say FREEZING in PC?

Today after watching Pres. Hinckley's funeral, we bundled up the kids and drove to Park City. We first drove around looking at all the beautiful houses and scenery. Then we parked and decided to walk down Main Street to look at all the fun shops. While we were there, we stopped in at Main Street Pizza & Noodle to get a bite to eat.
Bringing the double stroller was the worst idea... as you can tell from the picture. There was snow and slosh everywhere. Steve had to pick up the front of the stroller, while I held up the rear end... over a dozen times. Not to mention that it was 15 degrees colder than home! Steve and I kept laughing and saying, "who's idea was this?" However, the kids got several comments on how cute they looked all bundled and we did have a fun time together.... even if we were freezing to death.