Monday, July 30, 2007

Just gotta love kids...

Oh you gotta love having small kids in the house. When we moved to house with more than one bathroom, I thought that the days of dirty kid potty's was over and done with. They have their bathroom and I have my throne in solitud. Oh the naivete of it all...

... Braden likes to sneak into our bathroom and hurry and use it and run out before he "gets caught." (Like he would get into trouble anyway)...and with that background I will recount an experience I had in the near past.

I came home from work on a peaceful day to a lovely wife and lovely kids playing around in the house. Just like any other day, if you will, after a nice break we had dinner and after dinner I felt the urge, like most men do after dinner, to grace the commode with my presence. As I was in a half sit, pull down (you get the picture) I note something of a darker color out of the corner of my eye on the floor. I frose with terror and jumped up!! To my surprise the last time my wonderful (the wonderful is for my benefit, and for Braden's sake) son sneeked a potty use was in too much of a hurry and left a nice brown goo-goo-cluster on the floor. Luckily my cat like reflexes allowed me to jump out of harms way since the inside of the toilet had more streaks on it than the Indianapolis motor speedway.

Soon after my discovery I had Braden clean up his surprise. SOOOO the moral of the story is to...

...Just cause you may have your own things, people can still crap on them.

Just gotta love kids....

Sunday, July 29, 2007

7 Random Things About Me

My best friend Cami tagged me to do a 7 random post about myself. I would like you to know it was very hard coming up with 7 things that no one really knows about me. Here it goes.

1. When I was a child I used to bite my fingernails. My mom thought I would stop when she would put nasty medicine on them. Oh no! I would just suck off the medicine and continue to bite down. When all ten of my fingers were down to nothing, I would start on my TOES. Gross I know. Its a good thing I've outgrown that habit. Its not pretty to see people putting their toes in their mouth.

2. I used to hate salad dressing. When at home or at a resturant I would ask for no dressing whenever I had salad. People thought I was pretty wierd to eat just plain lettuce.
Its been only a few years since I made the switch to salad dressing, but it can only be Ranch and only just a little. I also can't have mayo or miracle whip on sandwiches. Just call me Plain Jane!!

3. My first two children are birth control babies. Cameron thinks I missed a day, but I faithfully took the pill each day, maybe not at the same time every day but I took it. Maybe God gives us children when he is ready not when we are ready. Thats the lesson I had to learn when we found out we were expecting Braden. Bailee was only 6 months when we found out. I was taking the mini pill. Doctors didn't tell me you have to take it at the same time every day or the effectivness goes way down. I'm glad though I have my children, I couldn't imagine life without them.

4. I'm a corn on the cob lover. I look forward to the summer when corn is in season. I could eat corn on the cob for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My poor family gets it alot, at least every other day. When we only have two options for a vegetable that the whole family will eat, corn works out just fine. The other is broccoli.

5. Cameron and I dated for only a month before we got engaged!! I guess Cam didn't waste any time when he found the right girl. I'm glad I said yes, because the last 6 years has been wonderful. Cameron is such a great guy.

6. I'm not very coordinated when it comes to playing sports. I can barely hit a baseball. I throw a football like a girl, I was on my junior high's volleyball team, but didn't play much. However, I'm still trying to convince Cameron that dancing is a sport. Dancing was my life in high school. I loved performing at half times and at competitions. Our dance team brought home over 10 trophies every year. We ROCKED!

7. I also have the gigglepees, probably most women do after having children. i have to cross my legs when i laugh, cough and sneeze. Cameron makes fun of me all the time.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Let's Ride!!

When we visted Jef and Sarah a couple of weeks ago, Their boys Logan and Mason let Bailee and Braden ride their motorcycles. Of course they were so thrilled especially Braden. They learned quickly how to ride and how to release the gas to stop. Mainly due to daddy and uncle Jef screaming STOP!! Bailee almost took out a parked car, luckily for us she missed it. They could have ride for hours if they could. Here are a few pics of them riding.

Bailee's New Baby Doll

Bailee thought it would be fun to put Malia in her baby doll stroller and take her for a ride. ( mommy watching very closely) Malia thought it was pretty fun and loves being with her big sister.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Malia is One Month, Trees and Flowers

Malia is one month. It's crazy how time flies by. She is getting so big and is now fitting into her clothes. She also has her first cold, it sad to see her with a runny nose and a little cough. Oh well kids and colds go hand in hand. I will post some pictures when our computer gets set up with a faster internet connection. Malia also has moved into her new room and slept in her crib for the first time. Now we just need her to sleep through the night.

Bailee and Braden has made some friends, thank goodness. That means I wont have to hear them complain that they are bored or listen to them fight with each other. Luckily there are kids around their own age to play with. At least the boys are not into star wars!!!

This weekend my parents came up and helped us with some yard work. We planted our very first tree. Well three trees to be exact. Cameron was nervous making holes into our grass. What a baby! Just Kidding. I also planted some flowers. It was fun doing something to our yard.
Today I started my first official workout to get rid of my buldges. (spelling) hopefully I will be able to keep doing it, my motivation is not the best. My walking partner lives to far away to help me.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Well we finally moved in to our new house. Now it looks like a tornado touched down. The easy part is over, now comes the hard part decorating. Its very hard for me to decide where to put pictures and all of my nick nacks. Usually there are many nail holes in the walls. Cameron and I do not get along at this stage of decorating. Not to damage our freshly painted walls I have to contemplate very hard on everything I hang up.

Bailee, Braden, and Malia have adjusted to our house and are very excited to have their own rooms.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Malia Marcelene

Moving On

This is our brand new house in Twin Falls ID. We love the fact that we are leaving apartment life for good. We have lived in apartments for 6 years and we are so excited to start a new chapter in our lives. Cameron got a job in Jerome working as a Physican Assistant (PA), which he will be starting on August 13.

Our house has 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and a really big kitchen, which I love the most. Best of all it has a dishwasher! I would still probably hand wash our dishes out of habit though.

The kids are excited for our garage. A little strange if you ask me.

According to the kids we need to buy lots of stuff. They would always ask "when we have a house can we have this." I think the first thing we will get for them will be a swing set.

We are going to miss the playground at our apartment, and most of the little friends that Bailee and Braden would play with. I'm going to miss the neat friends that I have made over the 5 years we have lived in Pocatello. Too bad you can't take them with you. It will be a sad day for me when we move on July 14th. Twin Falls is only an hour and a half away, so we can always visit. (that is a hint to our good friends and neighbor the Jepsons)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Our Happy Family of Five

We are now a family of FIVE! We welcomed Malia to our family on June 18, 2007, big sister Bailee and big brother Braden, love having her in the house. Braden would always ask "why do we have a baby?" and "do we get to keep her?" I was a little worried how our kids would take to a new baby, but they have adjusted well, thank goodness. Bailee always asks if she can hold the baby and tries to be Malia's mommy. When I was pregnant, Bailee would say to people that she would do everything for the baby except changing those dirty diapers. That was going to be my only job.

Malia Marcelene weighed in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 inches long. She is our smallest baby so far. Bailee wins by weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz.
Maila's name is Hawaiian for Mary, I always wanted a girl named after me but a different variation. So when we vacationed in Hawaii we learned that Mary was Malia. So when we found out that we were having another little princess in the house I knew exactly what we were going to name her. Luckily Cameron liked the name as well.
Marcelene comes from her paternal great grandma.