Thursday, January 31, 2008

6 Weeks to Go!


Today I have exactly six weeks until my baby is born (provided I don't go into labor earlier). I'm so excited to have a new little one! People keep asking me how I'm feeling, and it sort of surprises me how good I do feel. I am just starting to feel kinda tired, but luckily Owen's a good napper so I can get an afternoon nap, too, if I need it. I'm so grateful for good health.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sacrament Singing

It's funny to me that I just posted about how hard O.K. can be in sacrament, because yesterday he was really, really good! He made Tim and I laugh so hard (quietly) when we were singing the sacrament hymn "Behold, The Great Redeemer Die" and he started singing along. Of course Owen didn't know the words to the hymn, so he used some of his favorite words that he uses a lot at home. "That's mine, that's miiiiiiiine! That's MIIIIIIIIINE!" and so on, for a whole verse in a very nice soprano, and pretty loud, too! Everyone around us was cracking up.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A mind of his own


This kid wants to do his own thing. I guess that means he's two! At church, Owen must feel like he should be entertaining everyone. He's the class clown, exactly like my dad. He's always thinking of new things to do for a laugh. Last week he "accidentally" kept dropping toys on the ground and then when he got on the floor to pick them up, he'd push them farther under the pew so he could go under and to the other side. It got pretty embarrassing when it happened right in the second row in front of the bishopric for the FOURTH time! Tim and I are so gullible. He totally knows how to work us. It is ridiculous how many comments we get about "what Owen did in sacrament today". If he's not getting attention from us, the people sitting around us make him feel like he's the funniest kid in the world. I think, yeah...he's cute now, but just wait until he's eight and jumping over the benches.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My new favorite movie


I got to see this movie last week during a great time down south with all my sisters and my mom. I LOVED it! Okay, so the language is pretty rough at the very beginning, and we were all looking at each other saying "who picked this movie?"--but by the end of Juno, I was completely won over. Ellen Page is so good in that movie! I loved her character! It's such a great story. I loved the music, too. Let's hope it wins all the Oscars it's nominated for. Go Juno!
GO SEE THIS MOVIE.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Google Search


I have this google toolbar, and today I noticed it's got all of our recent searches from the past few months. Looking at it pretty much sums up my life right now....here's some of the list.

baby tooth trauma
boing boing
short hair styles
mitten knitting patterns
Mediterranean garlic sauce
Big Sur
gingerbread house frosting
vacation goldfish care
sensations licorice yarn
movie theatres
514 E. Main, Visalia CA
mimis cafe
patons rumor scarf
kitchener stitch for left hand
1609 W College Ave, Visalia, CA
Hoover High School
Dream Dinners
doctor ratings
i think that it's a sign that the freckles
blog header images
turkey sleep chemical
lego starwars II walk throughs
staples
guarantee real estate
golf courses in Three Rivers, CA
Philmont Scout Ranch

Whew! That takes me all the way back to Thanksgiving time! I guess it doesn't really mean much to anyone but me, but it's sort of like a journal. I search a lot more than I think, I guess. What's in YOUR Google search history???

Thursday, January 10, 2008

No More Ponytails




Yay! I got a self esteem boost along with a new haircut today. Okay, it's not really a "new" haircut--I've been getting bobs for several years. I like to try my hair different ways, but I always go back to the bob. I think my hair is pretty good this way, not to mention that I'm not shabby with a round brush! Now I just need to train my bangs to sweep perfectly across my face.

Deceptively Delicious

I received this cookbook for Christmas and so far, I'm liking the recipes. Basically, you "hide" vegetable purees in the foods you cook for kids who don't normally eat those vegetables. There's another similar book out called The Sneaky Chef that I checked out from the library and like a little better, just because it's a lot more comprehensive, but Deceptively Delicious is still pretty good. Owen's a decent eater, but I LOVE the idea of getting more nourishment into him. So last night I made Spaghetti Bolognese, and it was a hit. Between the spaghetti and the salad, we had 10* vegetables last night. TEN! I felt like the best mother and wife EVER! Owen kept asking me to make "spaghetti balls" for him by twirling it on his fork. This morning I made pancakes with sweet potato puree and added cinnamon. It was like pumpkin pie pancakes! Yum.
*tomato, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, sweet potato, romaine lettuce, spinach, green onion, and bell pepper!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Best Night Ever!

Last night we put Owen to bed and he went to sleep. No getting out of bed, no crying, just a little babbling and then sleep.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

This is working!

Yes! Last night the boy was in bed at 7:15, out of bed only 12 times and asleep IN HIS BED at 8:00!!! I'm so proud of him! That wasn't bad at all.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Rainy Day

It's almost noon, and I have done nothing today. My excuse is that it's raining, but to be honest I haven't actually seen any rain yet. It's wet outside, but it stopped before I got up and hasn't started again.
I am sort of working on a new year's resolution: Stop avoiding Owen's sleep issues. Owen's in his room where he is *supposed* to be napping. I can hear him playing with something, though. We decided yesterday to stop being bad parents and take the child lock off his door(!)--hopefully with the intention of helping him learn to fall asleep in his bed rather than on the floor against the door. I know the door lock sounds bad, but at the time, I felt that my other alternative was having him running out of his room constantly at bedtime. I'm trying to fix that. We kept a tally last night of how many times we had to put him back in bed and how long it took for him to go to sleep. Here's my numbers:
Bedtime: 7:30
Times out of bed: 22
Time asleep: 8:35
So really it didn't take as much time as I thought it would (that Super Nanny show freaked me out about it!) but I'm anticipating a backlash tonight. Oh, and Owen didn't exactly fall asleep in bed. He was by the door again.
Today for naptime, I put him in bed at 11:05 and had to take him back only 2 times! I just checked on him and he was asleep on the floor. Well, that was a definite improvement over last night, anyway--only 30 minutes to fall asleep.

I think I need some parenting classes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

This Year's Christmas Pics

We made it home a few days ago from Christmas in Orange County and the Mojave desert! We got to visit with both sets of grandparents as well as lots of other relatives. We also went camping at the beach above Santa Barbara for a few days.
Meeting Woody at California Adventure

Singing at the piano with cousin Skylar
"Once there was a snooooowman, tall, Tall TALLLLLL!"


The family picture...cute smiles from Tim and Owen and me in all my pregnant glory.