Saturday, December 31, 2011

Recap time?

It seems strange to be writing a recap when I haven't written anything else on the blog for an entire year, though maybe that fact makes it all the more important to write my recap. 

I very clearly remember the beginning of 2011 because the year was ushered in with a tragedy. A former coworker lost her baby to SIDS, which put my struggles with my own 3 month old baby into perspective. Every time I was about to complain that he was still waking up every 3 hours throughout the night to eat, I was reminded that he was waking up... and that I was blessed to not have to endure the alternative to that. 

Alice turned 3 this year and she very definitely became a child instead of a toddler. I have loved watching her show what a great big sister she is and how genuinely she loves her baby brother, almost as if she were a second mom to him. 

Erik's company was officially bought out by Echostar which afforded a great sense of stability that we had been previously lacking. It is a good feeling to not be constantly worried that your livelihood could at any moment be taken away. He loves the work he does and the people he does it for. 

Jack hit all of the usual milestones... rolling over, crawling, walking, babbling, laughing. His personality is really starting to show now. He is much more stubborn than Alice and has a short temper. He is a VERY loving boy, though, and is constantly tackling his friends with unstable baby hugs and covering them in slimy baby kisses. He even made sure to give the picture of the baby on the box of diapers lots of love and attention.

I got to be present at the birth of my newest little nephew. It was a very interesting experience and baby Isaac is adorable. :) He's a cranky boy, but cute all the same and hopefully he will out grow his fussiness soon. 

We also got to make a torturous drive up to Seattle for Shawna's wedding. On top of the usual bored children and restless adults, we also passed around a lovely 24 hour bug that made hotel stays and visiting family members less than pleasant. There are times when you just wish you could be in your own bedroom and bathroom. 

Alice started dance lessons this year and loved it. She got to be one of 40 sheep at her recital in the nativity. It was chaos, but still adorable. 

I'm not usually one for new years resolutions, but for the coming year, there are a couple of goals that I have in mind:

  • Be more punctual. I get anxious when I am late and it'd be nice to cut out one more source of anxiety, right?
  • Read to the kids more and help Alice learn to read.
  • Read to myself more. I saw this list of 100 books that everyone should read, and I'd like to start making a dent in it. 
Other than that, there is of course the aforementioned goal to blog once a month. 

Happy New Year! 

Friday, December 30, 2011


Yes, an update. On our blog. Believe it.

It's no secret that I tend to leave all my updating on Facebook, but I don't want to let our blog die... even though it's been in a comatose state now for about a year. I'd like to be more on top of it here... I won't promise to update every day or every week, but I'll try to at least do a monthly recap. How's that for improvement?

So, while this may be seriously lame, but in an attempt to catch up on my blogging, here is a record of my status updates for the past couple years (yes, lame, but also kind of fun to read? Maybe??)

Those of you who are tuning out now, I promise my next update will be less 'copy and paste's.

Wed December 28, 2011, 11:39 am: Jack was captivated by me throwing a ball in the air and catching it (mostly) this morning. He even tried to duplicate it by holding the ball up really high and then dropping it. The result must have been satisfactory because he would clap every time and look at me with a face that said, "I did it!" I love my buddy.

Mon December 26, 2011, 2:07 am: Anyone have any good book suggestions?

Sun December 25, 2011, 2:43 pm: Alice slept in until 9:00 today. I didn't expect that Christmas gift :) Now time for naps and then we'll watch our new movie (how to train your dragon) while we eat the remaining stocking snacks. Merry Christmas, friends!

Wed December 21, 2011, 11:14 pm: "mom, you're prettier than anything. You're prettier than half a toast." Thanks, Alice.

Wed December 21, 2011, 9:57 pm: I'm loving my new laptop, especially the touchpad. It's so smooth!

Sat December 17, 2011, 11:24 pm: The recitals today were both successful. My second song was a little sloppy, but not too bad. Alice also started crying bc she couldn't find HER baby Jesus to dance with, but she recovered once we found him. Also, I know he's kind of slow in this, but jack clapped for the first time today at Alice's recital. I guess he finally saw something worth clapping for. :)

Fri December 16, 2011, 9:48 pm: Alice just told me she's gonna grow up to be a teacher. She says she wants to teach people all kinds of stuff and make them rainbow jello. Michelle, you've made quite an impression.

Wed November 9, 2011, 2:27 am: Fair warning to anyone Alice spent time with today: She woke me up about a half hour ago with the announcement, "I barfed". One of the hard parts about being a mom is that I couldn't shy away and say, "ew gross. Go clean it up," but had to put on a brave face and clean her up myself. Why does seeing someone else vomit make you feel like you're going to vomit? There must be some evolutionary purpose to that...

Fri November 4, 2011, 12:11 pm: "Good think these socks aren't silver, or our feet would get really cold!" So true. Wisdom of a 3 year old.

Wed November 2, 2011, 4:31 pm: Where was the proof reader on this paragraph: "Of course, you also need to do some exercises. No gyms, if you hate them. Just 30 hours of brisk walking everyday or every other day is enough. Riding a bicycle, even a statutory one, can help your body burn calories."

Wed November 2, 2011, 3:55 pm: My piano teacher is looking for some new students. If anyone around Spanish Fork is interested, I'll get you her contact information. She is very affordable and I've learned a lot from her :)

Mon October 31, 2011, 10:53 pm: Our porch light is off and some kids just came by trick or treating. It's 10:00 at night. Does no one know the rule anymore?

Fri October 28, 2011, 11:22 pm: I hate how catchy the song, "Pumped up kicks" is. The lyrics make me sick, but I can't get it out of my head!

Sat October 22, 2011, 7:17 pm: Alice: knock knock. Me: who's there? Alice: banana Me: banana who? Alice: aren't you glad I didn't say orange? So close.

Wed October 19, 2011, 11:56 pm: In Alice's prayer tonight: "Please bless that our legos won't get lost".

Sun October 16, 2011, 12:11 am: It should never take an hour to clean a kitchen as small as mine.

Fri October 7, 2011, 11:48 pm: Do any of you lovely people happen to work for jetBlue and want to write me a recommendation?

Thu October 6, 2011, 9:37 am: Alice looked at me very seriously, wiggled her eyebrows, then told me, "I said, 'I love you' without using my words"

Fri September 30, 2011, 11:25 pm: Salt and pepper pistachios are surprisingly awesome!

Fri September 30, 2011, 10:18 am: Alice just called Erik, "my big daddy bear"

Mon September 26, 2011, 10:50 am: A very distraught Alice just told me, "Jack tried to push my bones with his butt where my neck is". I don't thing that laughing was the appropriate response.

Wed September 14, 2011, 11:02 pm: In the fashion of "goodnight moon," Alice was saying goodnight to everything she could see today. Including the pile of laundry in the hall. we ought to write a second edition of that book that is more true to life...

Wed September 14, 2011, 4:37 pm: I had the most thorough teeth cleaning this morning at the dental hygiene school, thanks to Jacquie Easdon McArthur. If any of you are due for a cleaning, it's $10 and amazing :) I can get you her number if you want to schedule an appointment.

Wed September 14, 2011, 7:21 am: Looking for a last minute babysitter to watch my kids from 7:45 till 11:30 ish. Any takers?

Mon September 12, 2011, 9:52 pm: I love when Alice talks for jack. Thus evening. After we cleaned up all the toys, jack started pulling them all out again. This worried Alice, so I told her that he just doesn't know any better. She said (in his voice), "I know better. This is much better! Mwahahahaha!"

Mon September 12, 2011, 1:02 pm: Alice just gave Jack a toy. Jack threw it, so Alice said, "He's like, 'that's rubbish! no no!'"

Thu September 8, 2011, 10:18 pm: 5 things I like that start with the letter P- pooper scoopers pants pediatricians pens (I'm a little obsessed) pentagons like it and I'll give you a letter.

Tue September 6, 2011, 11:15 am: and ps: who lets their dog crap on the walkway leading up to someone's front door? seriously... If anyone ever catches me letting my dog do that, make sure I don't walk away without stepping in it first.

Tue September 6, 2011, 11:14 am: Oh the irony... I've been looking for cheap airfare to Seattle for months, and finally got an email alert for a round trip ticket for $168... 2 days after making the drive home.

Wed August 31, 2011, 10:44 am: "Mom, do we have Okie Dokie now?" "What's Okie Dokie?" "It's a movie that I saw a long time ago." "Oh... What's it about?" "It's about Okie Dokie." "What's Okie Dokie?" "He's a puppet made out of pine"

Sat August 13, 2011, 12:49 am: proud of myself and Eryn Stalker for our run today. We're on our way to a 5k :)

Fri August 12, 2011, 1:41 pm: Alice is playing with a toy rotary phone. She's sticking her fingers in the holes saying "beep boop beep" to dial the phone number. I think that the age of rotary phones is officially dead.

Fri August 12, 2011, 1:16 am: Anyone in the vicinity have a jogging stroller I can borrow for a couple days to see if it'd be worth it to find one for myself? :)

Sat August 6, 2011, 8:39 pm: Alice: "I saw an airplane made out of birds!" I look up in the sky an sure enough, there's a flock of birds flying in a v formation.

Thu August 4, 2011, 1:03 am: We need to do family pictures. Anyone have suggestions for a good and inexpensive photographer in UT? (We don't need tons of prints but would like to have the digital files)

Wed August 3, 2011, 11:35 pm: I turned off the ceiling fan in Alice's room because she wanted to sleep on the top bunk. As it was coming to a stop, she said, "It's going slower and slower mom...adagio."

Wed August 3, 2011, 3:24 am: I put both kids in the same room tonight awake and by some miracle, they both fell asleep!

Sun July 31, 2011, 3:28 pm: "But the mouse was still dirty, so he let the water run into the house next door" It's National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the book. Post these rules as part of your status.

Thu July 28, 2011, 12:58 pm: I told Alice, "thank you for moving so quickly into the right spot." She thought for a minute and said, "is that the left spot over there?"

Mon July 25, 2011, 3:25 pm: The "whys" are getting a lot more in depth: "why is it cold in the morning when it's not winter?" and "why did you make a rule that if I can't buckle myself, I have to sit in the grey carseat?"

Thu July 21, 2011, 9:49 am: Yesterday, Jack took a 5 minute morning nap, then a half hour nap in the afternoon. This morning, he woke up at 4:00, thinking he was done sleeping for the night. Did someone add caffeine to the water here?

Mon July 18, 2011, 2:18 pm: Alice: Why does babies talk like that? Me: Because they don't know real words yet. Alice: Oh. I guess that makes sense.

Wed July 13, 2011, 2:24 pm: Maybe it's wrong, but I love holding my baby through his nap. He's so cuddly.

Tue July 12, 2011, 4:59 pm: Alice (speaking of Jack): "he's like, 'I have so much teeth now how bout I eat you?'"

Sun July 10, 2011, 3:32 am: Tried to adjust my nonexistent glasses for the first time today. I also keep feeling like I'm forgetting to take my contacts out at night. Even though my vision hasn't yet stabilized, this is awesome.

Fri July 8, 2011, 12:16 pm: I can see!

Thu July 7, 2011, 10:40 pm: 12 hour till LASIK time!

Thu July 7, 2011, 12:41 am: I got Jack out of the bath today and wrapped him up in a towel. As I turned around and saw myself holding him in the mirror, deja vu hit and I was suddenly holding my 10 month old Alice instead.

Wed July 6, 2011, 11:34 pm: Is it possible for a 3 year old to have insomnia? She is refusing to nap and keeps getting out of bed at night, yet she is cranky b/c she's not getting enough sleep.

Mon July 4, 2011, 2:11 pm: Erik and I were in the kitchen making a peach pie, when we heard some thumping around upstairs. We looked into the front room and saw only Alice--no Jack. I went upstairs to check and there he was, in the bathroom, banging a toy around on the ground. I guess it's time to be diligent in closing the baby gate again!

Fri June 24, 2011, 12:21 pm: Early this morning, I got to be there when baby Isaac joined the world. That is a crazy and amazing thing to see. Good work, Sarah! He's adorable :)

Thu June 23, 2011, 9:57 pm: Alice's conversation with a little girl in a play place: Kid: how old are you? Alice: free Kid: it's three, not f- f- free! Alice: I didn't say f- f- free. I said free.

Mon June 20, 2011, 5:31 pm: 9 new pairs of pants and 12 new shirts for Alice for $46. I love thrift stores!

Sun June 19, 2011, 9:26 am: Alice blew her nose this morning, then laughed and said, "my nose sounds like a tuba!"

Thu June 16, 2011, 12:36 am: I picked up a cranberries cd at a yard sale for a dollar. Alice loves it :)

Wed June 15, 2011, 12:00 am: I think our a/c is broken. Sad day.

Tue June 14, 2011, 10:35 pm: Alice wanted to read a chapter book that I was pretty sure was above her level for bed last night. I started out reading it, and wanted to test her to see if she was even following at all. I asked her, "What did Mrs. Brown say to Paddington?" She replied, "umm... she said, 'I am a child of God' or something". Yeah... we'll wait on that book for another year or so...

Mon June 13, 2011, 8:21 pm: Alice and I are watching "Tangled" for the first time in at least a month.

Sat June 11, 2011, 7:54 am: Why do my kids wake up at 7 now instead of 8?

Thu June 9, 2011, 10:33 pm: Surprisingly, Alice only asked me "why?" 27 times today... though it did increase exponentially as it got later and later in the day. oh, and she was at preschool for 1 1/2 hours and the daycare at Gold's Gym for the same amount of time. Still. Nowhere near what I expected :)

Wed June 8, 2011, 9:58 pm: Stay tuned, friends. I decided to count how many times my 3 year old asks, "why?" in one day.

Mon June 6, 2011, 10:35 pm: "Mom, why are we still on this Earth?" Good question, Alice....

Sun June 5, 2011, 3:51 pm: Came downstairs today on the way out to church and Duke had pooped all over the front room. Sometimes I wonder why I have a dog.

Wed June 1, 2011, 5:47 pm: Alice: "Can I go outside and just relax? Actually, I'm gonna play."

Wed June 1, 2011, 11:17 am: I can tell from our conversation this morning that Alice has been spending time with Erik Heppler: Alice: (pointing at the picture on my glass of milk) That's a yellow mushroom. Me: Yes, it is. Alice: Some mushrooms are red. Me: In Mario, they're red. Alice: And some are brown. Those are the goomba mushrooms and they're really bad. You have to run away from them.

Tue May 31, 2011, 10:59 pm: We are never skipping naps in our house again...

Tue May 31, 2011, 10:50 am: watched, "I am number Four" yesterday and it was totally dumb. I could see how it had potential, though. Has anyone read the book?

Sun May 29, 2011, 2:49 am: Quote from a knife informercial: "My wife bought a bread machine, and we quit using it cuz neither of us could slice hot bread"...

Sat May 28, 2011, 7:02 pm: Erik told Alice, "I love you so darn much". A couple minutes later, Alice asked, "what does that mean? Darn?" Try explaining that to a 3 year old. She has since tried using it in a couple sentences.

Thu May 26, 2011, 5:54 pm: I wish for a clean house.

Fri May 20, 2011, 10:40 pm: I'm watching videos of Alice at 8 months (and older) and it's crazy how much her and Jack are alike, both in how they look and their voices. Their facial expressions are so similar, too. You can definitely tell that they are related.

Thu May 19, 2011, 11:53 pm: I hope I'm not the only one who thought that tonight's "Bones" was totally stupid.

Thu May 19, 2011, 9:03 pm: Just played "Old Maid" with Alice and she totally got it. I know it's not a difficult concept or anything, but it still made me proud. :)

Mon May 16, 2011, 10:18 am: Today, jack is finally consistently able to crawl forward. He had a month or more of really trying to get that motion down and he finally got it. :)

Sun May 15, 2011, 12:19 am: My inner english teacher dies a little every time I see someone type "would of" instead of "would've".

Wed May 11, 2011, 10:00 pm: Both my children went down to bed SO easily tonight! Maybe they were making up for the crazy day that we had with friends. :)

Sun May 8, 2011, 8:48 pm: Why do people say defiantly instead of definitely? I can understand definately, but not defiantly.

Thu May 5, 2011, 11:48 pm: Jack was incredibly easy to put to bed tonight. Thanks, Jack. Alice, on the other hand... I guess I can't have it all! Though she did correct me when I said, "I love you, too" and made me say, "I love you too, baby girl" instead :)

Thu April 28, 2011, 11:16 pm: I love poison control....

Wed April 27, 2011, 1:01 am: Had a LASIK consult today. I am very seriously considering it. How many of my facebook friends have had LASIK?

Mon April 25, 2011, 2:33 pm: Who wants to play heads up seven up?

Sat April 23, 2011, 12:14 am: Why does my baby have to be a tummy sleeper?

Mon April 18, 2011, 1:26 pm: Alice: "Ok, daddy. Here's the thing. If you're so hungry, you can eat noodles, or oatmeal, or hmm... cheese"

Sat April 16, 2011, 9:47 am: turned on the TV and saw the dish "your receiver is turned off" message. Alice looked at it and said, "It says: you can watch Tangled... on DVD BluRay"

Fri April 15, 2011, 10:00 am: Jack is a super scooter! He's rolling/scooting/backward crawling all over!I love that baby boy <3

Thu April 14, 2011, 11:46 pm: Round 2 with the pneumonia started today. This time, we'll knock it out with a stronger antibiotic.

Thu April 14, 2011, 10:41 am: I love watching Jack reaching for his toys, and trying everything he can to get them. Of course, all he needs to do is be anywhere near Alice and she will hand them to him.

Sun April 10, 2011, 9:02 pm: Do any of you have an extra set of Tangled lithographs that came with the pre-order of the movie at the disney store?

Fri April 8, 2011, 3:06 pm: Poor little jack got 4 shots today. He's staying constant in percentiles: 50th for height, 55th for weight and 95th for his massive Oviatt noggin. Alice came up to me a minute ago and said, "2 bandaids plus 2 bandaids is 4 bandaids." Maybe it was luck. I had do idea she could add.

Thu April 7, 2011, 2:43 pm: Heard Alice say, "I'm stinky," so I turned to her and said, "why?" just in time to see her open Daddy's deodorant and attempt to lift her shirt and swipe it under her arms. Better too early than too late, right?

Tue April 5, 2011, 5:34 pm: I feel so weird driving a minivan.

Sat April 2, 2011, 10:03 am: I love our pediatrician. :)

Fri April 1, 2011, 10:12 am: Spent 4 and a half hours at the er last night. Alice has pneumonia, and will be feeling better after a round of antibiotics.

Tue March 29, 2011, 3:32 pm: Audrey is the coolest ever!!!

Thu March 24, 2011, 1:06 am: Alice left her shoes under Erik's boss' desk yesterday when we went to meet him for dinner. When Erik got to work today, they were filled with candy. :D

Mon March 21, 2011, 4:57 am: fell asleep at 8:30 with the kids... now I'm awake, and I'm really awake. What do I do?

Thu March 17, 2011, 11:17 pm: We just ordered Alice's first book order books. I'm so excited!

Tue March 15, 2011, 6:35 pm: Accidentally ordered the 1/2 lb at smash burger. Holy huge. The patty was the size of a dinner plate.

Mon March 14, 2011, 8:39 pm: We're driving through pleasant grove and Alice said, "I see a 'g' on the mountain, daddy!"

Sun March 6, 2011, 11:32 am: We watched "Remember Me" last night, but the disc was scratched, so it skipped a couple of big chunks. I thought it was really good though. Very interesting.

Fri March 4, 2011, 7:48 pm: Alice: "if I die, then I won't be able to watch my shows and you will just watch my shows when I die, right mom?" .......

Wed March 2, 2011, 12:33 am: I love playing family feud with my dad... to the question: "name a handsome cartoon character," he replied "George Jetson".

Mon February 28, 2011, 2:03 pm: Just finished the last Harry Potter, and yeah.... I cried.

Sat February 19, 2011, 12:56 am: I love babies.

Wed February 16, 2011, 10:52 pm: I'm hearing an awful lot of sirens....

Wed February 16, 2011, 5:06 pm: Breaking out the Beatles, America, and Neil Diamond. Wish you were here to enjoy torturing your teenage son with us, Dave.

Tue February 15, 2011, 9:59 am: Alice made up her first knock knock joke that actually made sense! Knock Knock? Who's There? Raz. Raz Who? Raspberry! I'm so proud.

Thu February 10, 2011, 10:34 pm: I left Alice in her bed tonight to go get jack, who was crying. Alice told me, "don't forget to say the magic word to jack so he will be happy. Say 'pocus pocus'". It didn't work. Some magic.

Fri February 4, 2011, 3:40 pm: I have a baby that doesn't want to nap anywhere besides in my arms. Good thing all I want to do is hold him :)

Fri February 4, 2011, 2:03 am: Just finished the 4th Harry Potter book. That's right, I'm only 10 years late, but I'm finally reading them.

Thu February 3, 2011, 9:41 pm: "You know we're gonna fall off this Earth, Mom. We're gonna fall off this Earth." I sure hope not. I don't know where she got that idea.

Thu January 27, 2011, 11:22 pm: I love how Alice stares lovingly at Jack... and vice versa. The other day, when they were in the car, she said, "I love that boy". She's such a little Mommy.

Thu January 27, 2011, 10:27 pm: My baby loves baths! He saw Alice taking a bath and started laughing and kicking, so I put him in with her and he just kicked and splashed her, laughing the whole time--even when she was splashing him :)

Sun January 23, 2011, 10:05 pm: Alice tried some salad today and actually enjoyed it. Though we may have put too much dressing on. She said, "I like ranch with lettuce on top".

Thu January 13, 2011, 11:29 pm: To those of you who are interested: We're going to do dinner on Saturday to celebrate my birthday. We're going to Sakura in Orem at 6:00. They have more than just sushi for those of you who are non raw fish eaters :)

Wed January 12, 2011, 11:27 pm: One of fox news' top stories this evening: A giant baby anteater was born at a zoo in Sweden. He will spend up to a year hiding in his mother's coat... Slow day?

Wed January 12, 2011, 10:55 pm: Alice had some water before bed tonight and I told her "not too much, or you'll have to go potty in the middle of the night." She replied, "I just drank a little bit so I can have more energy."

Tue January 11, 2011, 11:30 pm: Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. We spent the day celebrating alice's birthday. How is that fair? :) Those of you in Utah, though, we will be going out on Saturday and would love to have you join us. I'll post more details when we have them

Fri January 7, 2011, 8:59 pm: My little boy loves baths. I put him in the tub today and he was so happy he was laughing. Then when he splashed himself by kicking so much, he'd suck on his lips to taste the water. It was so cute :)

Wed January 5, 2011, 12:45 pm: Went to a baby funeral today. So sad.

Tue January 4, 2011, 5:43 pm: We just got a garden gnome at costco. Alice named him Spriton.

Fri December 31, 2010, 6:51 pm: loving my Kindle

Wed December 22, 2010, 7:13 pm: Alice just recited the pledge of allegiance. Where did that come from?

Mon December 20, 2010, 9:13 pm: My daughter shares in my love for pomegranates.

Mon December 20, 2010, 12:53 am: Does anyone in the area have a serger and about 10 minutes to serge something for me? It's for the cub scouts, so you can feel all good about serving afterwards ;)

Sun December 19, 2010, 6:44 pm: The tv is sold. Thanks everyone!

Sun December 19, 2010, 11:40 am: We are selling a 52" LCD 1080p TV if anyone is interested. It's in great condition... Erik won it at a work party but we like the one we already have with the built in surround sound better. :) I think he was thinking $600

Fri December 17, 2010, 9:41 pm: I love Baby Jack.

Fri December 17, 2010, 9:28 pm: I said to Alice, "I love you sooo much!" She replied: "I love you so much and a half!" ;)

Thu December 16, 2010, 10:11 am: Alice just told me "you have a neck and a chin". Always good to know.

Tue December 14, 2010, 4:09 pm: No tv so far today. It's been so nice!

Thu December 9, 2010, 12:24 pm: I have some formula to give away. All in unopened sample cans that I have been given for Jack but will not use. I have: 2 Enfamil Premium, 1 similac advance, 1 similac sensitive, and 1 good start gentle plus. Anyone who wants any of them, let me know :)

Fri December 3, 2010, 3:40 pm: K I know that this doesn't do much for child abuse, but here it is: Change your FB profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood.the goal? not to see a human face on FB till monday, December 6th. join the fight against child abuse, copy and paste this to your status to invite your friends to do the same

Thu December 2, 2010, 8:42 pm: Alice just came up to me with a straw. She blew in it and said, "It's like a flute, Mama. It's like a straw flute. It's kinda like an instrument"

Wed December 1, 2010, 10:50 pm: Wisdom of a 2 year old: suckers stick to tongues and really stick to hair.

Wed December 1, 2010, 6:33 pm: I'm working with a personal trainer. My legs haven't been this sore in a long time.

Mon November 29, 2010, 2:01 pm: Alice said about jack today: "mama, I was just using him for a stool!"

Sun November 28, 2010, 11:22 pm: I was changing jacks diaper in the bathroom at church. A lady walked past and said, "what a cute baby girl". When people get the gender wrong in babies, I never get offended, but I was baffled that she could get it wrong when his entire bottom half was exposed.

Mon November 22, 2010, 2:37 pm: So, say that you rent a car and you find a wallet inside. You decide to use the credit card inside to go shopping. After you are done with you shopping trip and you return the rental car, what do you do with the wallet?

Fri November 19, 2010, 10:19 am: Like my status and I'll tell you: 1. Something I've learned about you from looking at your wall for 13 seconds 2. The color of which you remind me 3. My first memory of you 4. The animal of which you remind me. 5. My favorite thing about you. (Yes, I finally gave in...)

Thu November 18, 2010, 7:13 pm: Don't ever leave your wallet in an Alamo rental car.

Wed November 17, 2010, 2:07 pm: where do you get an infant's hair cut?

Tue November 16, 2010, 10:34 am: peeling sunburns suck

Fri November 5, 2010, 8:40 pm: As sweet as it is seeing jack smile, it was even sweeter seeing the look on alice's face when he smiled at her for the first time.

Wed November 3, 2010, 10:52 pm: Everybody needs an uncle Jared.

Tue November 2, 2010, 12:53 am: watched The Lovely Bones yesterday. It was sad and creepy but also uplifting. I'm still not quite sure if I liked it, though.

Sun October 31, 2010, 2:18 am: When I opened the door to leave today, I saw some trick or treaters that were about to knock but I had startled them, so I said, "Trick or Treat!" to them. They looked at me like i was totally lame. That's when I realized that I'm turning into Gary Oviatt

Sat October 30, 2010, 2:56 am: I was singing pearl jam: "don't call me, daughter..." and Alice sang back to me, "ok, I won't call you daughter"

Wed October 27, 2010, 2:31 pm: I was kissing Jack on his chin today and he gave me a big smile with a coo. I love my baby.

Wed October 27, 2010, 2:21 pm: Alice walked up to me today and said, "Surprise!" and showed me our computer mouse which she had colored pink with lipstick....

Tue October 26, 2010, 12:22 am: After her bath today, Alice walked back in the bathroom, reached into the drawer, grabbed a q-tip, and wiggled it around near her ears. She then threw the qtip away and walked back to her room. I haven't ever cleaned her ears with a q-tip, but I guess she's an observant girl. :)

Fri October 22, 2010, 2:03 pm: You know those status updates that say something like "90% will not copy and paste this"? Where do they come up with that statistic?

Tue October 19, 2010, 8:33 pm: Alice just asked me what I'm going to be for Halloween. She didn't seem to accept my answer when I told her I'm going to be Mommy.

Mon October 18, 2010, 6:04 pm: What do you do when both kids are asleep in the car when you get home? Surf facebook on your phone, of course.

Thu October 14, 2010, 2:48 pm: I love that when jack is hungry, he just looks at me and opens his mouth like a baby bird.

Mon October 11, 2010, 11:17 pm: Alice has had a problem with arguing lately. I told her for the bajillionth time today that she needs to stop arguing with me and she said, "I love you, but... i can't stop arguing." Good thing I love my 2 year old.

Fri October 8, 2010, 5:54 pm: Alice watched me change Jack's diaper today and said, "His crotch looks like a nose! Thats so silly."

Wed October 6, 2010, 6:31 pm: I love watching Alice run so excitedly off to preschool. Thanks, Michelle Holmes Roper

Thu September 16, 2010, 5:41 pm: Within a week, I will have this baby. My induction is set for next Thursday if he doesn't decide to come on his own.

Wed September 15, 2010, 12:09 pm: According to Alice at preschool today, mommy likes to have baby jack, daddy likes to get his phone, alice likes to play with toys, and as a family, we like to cook food in the kitchen and cuddle.

Wed September 15, 2010, 2:17 am: What do you do when the baby iso moving so much that you can't sleep?

Mon September 13, 2010, 1:09 pm: Alice is playing with some of her little princess figurines, one of which is Ariel from the Little Mermaid. I heard her saying "And you don't have a tail, huh? No, just a butt" I guess mermaids don't have butts.

Sat September 11, 2010, 1:46 am: gah! I cut a jalapeno a couple hours ago and somehow some of the oils must have made it onto the backs of my knuckles b/c they are just burning and won't stop!

Fri September 10, 2010, 4:57 pm: Paid my ticket today. now I can just pretend it never happened, right?

Mon September 6, 2010, 10:20 pm: Thanks to my little toddler parrot, two of the phrases I've learned that I say all the time are, "you know?" tacked onto the end of a sentence and, "or something like that".

Fri September 3, 2010, 10:07 pm: Did anyone in the neighborhood hear any more about a park being built nearby?

Fri September 3, 2010, 1:00 pm: After being awake for less than an hour, I had to take a nap. I had a dream that I was dusting the house. At least in my dreams, I am not a lazy person.

Tue August 31, 2010, 5:36 pm: Alice is making little guns out of her fingers and saying "pew pew.... is this how pew goes?"

Tue August 31, 2010, 11:05 am: Why is pregnancy so exhausting? I can't get anything done without having to stop and lay down.

Mon August 30, 2010, 8:13 pm: Alice woke up from her nap today and in her half asleep state was talking about crayons and a chart. It must have been a good dream. :)

Sat August 28, 2010, 4:56 am: I got my first ever speeding ticket today... I tried really hard not to, but I cried and felt stupid. At least the officer was super nice. He probably saw my 8 mo pregnant self and wished he had never pulled me over.

Sat August 28, 2010, 4:16 am: To the mice: Don't come in my house. But if you do, when you get caught in my trap, please die. I don't like coming home to find that my trap is not where I placed it and then see you in it a foot away, desperately wiggling around, looking at me like I'm gonna help you. Ok, so yeah I felt bad... but like I said: Don't come in my house.

Fri August 27, 2010, 2:38 am: I HATE mice!

Thu August 26, 2010, 1:42 pm: So my feet hurt, which concerned Alice. I told her that sometimes, when you have a baby in your belly, it makes your feet hurt. She informed me that she has a little crystal baby in her belly. I asked her what the baby's name is, and she replied "Gurney".

Wed August 25, 2010, 1:37 pm: Alice and I are watching "super why," and they took the word "chairs" and were going to change it, so they took off the "ch" and put on an "st". The character asked "what's this letter?" and highlighted the "s". Alice said, "um..... stairs!" Has she seen this episode before?

Mon August 23, 2010, 3:42 pm: Thanks to Brad Newbold, Alice was playing with her princesses today and they were talking about going "to the moon!"

Fri August 20, 2010, 10:50 pm: Does anyone know a cheap place to get safety and emissions inspection around provo? :D

Tue August 17, 2010, 11:43 pm: I saw a spider's web today right by the front door with lots of tiny bugs in it, and for a second, I was glad for the spider keeping the bugs out of my house. Then I realized that the spider IS a bug, and i vacuumed up his web.

Tue August 17, 2010, 1:34 am: actually put away the laundry today... the SAME day I washed it! (It's the little things...)

Fri August 13, 2010, 5:16 pm: Friday the 13th and my 5 year anniversary. spoooky....

Fri August 13, 2010, 1:32 am: Alice just woke up crying. I asked her what's wrong and she said "I want to go potty!" Poor thing...but on the other hand, I'm really proud :)

Wed August 11, 2010, 7:21 pm: I went to the AT&T store today to upgrade my phone. Alice asked me "are you getting a new phone?" so I said, "yep". She said, "Does your new phone have games?" I told her that yes it does, to which she replied "good". Yes, now I have a fun phone just like daddy :)

Sat July 31, 2010, 12:21 am: anyone know of a good place to get a pedicure in Provo area?

Thu July 29, 2010, 1:36 pm: Heard back from medicaid and I was approved! Now to find insurance for the rest of the family and we are good. :)

Wed July 28, 2010, 5:57 pm: *sigh* One more day to wait? hopefully? The unemployed/uninsured thing is stressful.

Tue July 27, 2010, 1:53 pm: waiting, waiting... checking and waiting some more.

Mon July 26, 2010, 5:56 pm: Erik's gone to a "final interview" with the company that we would really like him to work for. The recruiter says he was the only one called back, so it should be good news. I just hope it really is and i"m being cautiously excited.

Mon July 26, 2010, 9:36 am: should get the medicaid verdict today. It's also the beginning of the week, which means that this week we should be hearing on 2 jobs that Erik interviewed for...

Sun July 25, 2010, 12:30 pm: Watching 'the little mermaid' now as an adult, I find myself realt sympathizing with triton.

Sun July 25, 2010, 2:45 am: potty training is exhausting. Mostly mentally, but a little physically too. Alice was a trooper all day and I think we are making progress.

Thu July 22, 2010, 9:44 pm: Does anyone have a copy of the little mermaid on DVD that we can borrow? Alice has decided that it is her favorite (based on a book and the soundtrack) but she has only seen the movie once at grandma's house. I'll repay you in some way, I promise :)

Mon July 19, 2010, 10:06 am: For some reason, Alice has decided that our digital camera is her baby... She's named it Roxy (everything is named Roxy lately...) and the case is Roxy's jammies.

Wed July 14, 2010, 6:38 pm: I love hearing alice's little chatters while she's playing with all her little disney figurines... some thing's I've heard: "aaah!!... Don't worry, I've got you" and "I'm sorry, I have to go to work" Right now, she has 2 of them hooked together by the feet, and one of them said "we're stuck at the foots"

Tue July 13, 2010, 1:26 am: Alice said 'ow' today and pointed at her chest. I asked why it hurt. She said 'because I want to shake it' then started singing shake your booty. Crazy child.

Sat July 3, 2010, 2:14 pm: Looks like the powers that be have received all of our medicaid/CHIP application paperwork. Anyone know how long it takes them to respond to that? Losing our insurance is by far the biggest stress I've had this week, what with the $25,000 medical bill that is coming up in September...

Wed June 30, 2010, 11:49 am: Erik's at work picking up his stuff and a packet of info on why the company was dissolved... 2 weeks severance, woo hoo! Anyone know of someone hiring a unix/linux admin guy? (He knows better what he can do than I do)

Tue June 29, 2010, 11:52 am: about to go back to take my hour 1 glucose test. ugh....

Mon June 28, 2010, 11:47 pm: Alice: You need to give me a bath! Me: Oh really? Why? Alice: Because I want to be nice and clean.

Thu June 24, 2010, 6:27 pm: Does anyone want to take over our tmobile contract? $60/mo plus taxes for 500 min and unlimited texting on both lines. We'll give you both of our blackberry curves for free. Let me know :)

Thu June 24, 2010, 10:02 am: Waiting to have my blood sugar tested at the dr's office...

Thu June 24, 2010, 1:01 am: When I put alice down for a nap today, she said, "I get to cuddle with my nice, warm mommy" and then called me her "comfy, cozy mommy".

Wed June 23, 2010, 8:08 pm: I just patted Alice's bum as she walked away from me, and she turned around and said, "Aw, Shucks!"

Tue June 22, 2010, 6:31 pm: Alice has been talking in gibberish lately, so I was talking to erik about it in the car. Alice said, "I'm not talking gibberish. I'm speaking spanish" Too bad she doesn't really know spanish or maybe we'd be able to understand some of what she's saying!

Sun June 20, 2010, 1:41 pm: Alice just told me " Elliot Jane Nielsen and Suzette Cook gonna be here in 40 minutes" Does she know something I don't?

Wed June 16, 2010, 9:33 pm: Loves how well Alice and Elliot Jane Nielsen play together. I think Alice will be a good big sister :)

Tue June 15, 2010, 2:29 pm: Alice's first word when she experienced glow-in-the-dark for the first time: magic!

Sun June 13, 2010, 12:43 am: k I'd want one. :)

Sat June 12, 2010, 8:48 pm: Just ran into a couple with 2 newfoundlands. They are humongous, drooly, fluffy, and so adorable! I can't see myself vacuuming up all that hair or I thin

Wed June 9, 2010, 12:34 am: Alice wanted me to sing her the "mario song" for bedtime tonight. Ever since she's been staying home with daddy during the day, her tastes have changed...

Sat June 5, 2010, 9:28 pm: I have so much motivation to clean... but as soon as I do 1 thing, my back just hurts too much to do anything but lay on the couch.

Mon May 31, 2010, 12:13 pm: I gave Alice a piece of bread and she wanted peanut butter on it, so I put some on and then folded it in half and said, "There, it's like a sandwich!" She said, "It's not a sandwich. It's bread". How could I have thought otherwise?

Sun May 30, 2010, 7:51 pm: Gestational Diabetes is here... I was feeling all shaky before I ate a late lunch today, so I tested my blood and was at 66. Ooops...

Fri May 28, 2010, 9:29 pm: Out of the blue, Alice said: "Paws... Doggy has paws... I have feets!"

Thu May 27, 2010, 4:38 pm: anyone know where to buy compost worms in utah?

Tue May 25, 2010, 11:27 pm: Baby Jack has been soooo active today. Who knew that my uterus was such a happenin place?

Fri May 21, 2010, 6:27 pm: Alice just made up a song: "Dukie, I love you. I'll give you a treat. And I'll give you another treat. Duke, I love you"

Wed May 19, 2010, 8:27 pm: Why did I order 2 pizzas when the only people here are Alice and I? now we have 1 1/2 pizzas left...

Tue May 18, 2010, 10:10 pm: I was watching lost today and when one of the characters said, "vaya con dios," (or however its spelled) Alice turned to me and said, "it's Spanish, mommy!"

Sun May 16, 2010, 3:52 pm: I said to Erik today, "Let's go to the P-A-R-K" and Alice looked right at me and said, "I wanna go to the park!" Little smartie pants...

Fri May 14, 2010, 10:19 pm: took the cubscouts to a friend's house yesterday to see some snakes. He showed them the difference between girl and boy snakes, and one of the scouts turned to another and said, "how DO you tell the difference between a boy and a girl?" The second scout replied "duh... the hair is long!" The first said back, "what if the guy has long hair?" The second replied "by the shirts they wear!"

Mon May 10, 2010, 1:43 pm: I think we've decided on a name.... or at least one of 2 names: Jack David or Adam David. the biggest problem with Adam David is that his initials would be ADH which is really close to ADHD... not really a huge problem, but it kind of bugs me.

Mon May 10, 2010, 12:54 am: Alice was asking to go to work with me tomorrow, so I told her that her and daddy would take me to work and then go to Comcast. She said, "Comcast? I don't know what that means..." so Erik said "Comcast is a company that provides television and internet". Alice thought for a second and said, "Comcast is awesome." Silly girl.

Sun May 9, 2010, 5:23 pm: Alice put a button up her nose this morning right as we were about to leave for church. Why do kids do that?

Sat May 8, 2010, 6:56 pm: still has no idea what to name her child... Boys are so difficult to name!

Wed May 5, 2010, 6:32 pm: It's a boy :D

Tue May 4, 2010, 7:53 pm: I just told Alice to go eat her craisins since she was hungry, and she said, "It's not crazy. It's raisins." How can I argue?

Fri April 30, 2010, 10:08 pm: Alice just told me "I'm pretty, you're pretty, daddy's handsome" Even when she's sick, she still says the sweetest things :)

Fri April 30, 2010, 10:01 pm: i was too exhausted to work tonight. Oh well... that's what happens when I stay at the office until midnight the night before.

Fri April 30, 2010, 9:00 am: I have a baby dr appointment in a half hour, then off to work for another million hours today. I'm really liking the unlimited overtime this week... Do I want $20/hour for unskilled labor? sure....

Wed April 28, 2010, 7:37 pm: Alice informed me today that the doorjamb of the car is "wobbley" when she was standing on it, rocking back and forth. I didn't know that she knew such words...

Sat April 24, 2010, 9:01 pm: Why are there so many sushi ads? And why is sushi off limits? :(

Thu April 22, 2010, 8:33 pm: I'm feeling the baby move pretty much every day now. It makes me remember that I really am pregnant!

Sat April 17, 2010, 10:18 pm: I have the sweetest little girl... i was kissing her head and she said, "don't kiss my head." I guess I looked a little sad b/c she grabbed my face and said, "Mommy, you make me happy"

Fri April 16, 2010, 4:34 pm: I had no real cravings with alice. This time: green olives

Sun April 11, 2010, 3:28 pm: I got a temp job with the census. Wish me luck!

Fri April 9, 2010, 1:16 pm: Only 3 diapers left... then we're switching back to cloth until Alice potty trains...

Sat April 3, 2010, 1:41 pm: Alice was playing with stickers this morning. She put a shark sticker down on the page with a bunch of fish stickers, and said, "'Aaaah!' said the fishes"

Sat March 27, 2010, 1:13 am: Just tried Kookaburra Liquorice for the first time. I don't even like licorice and I love this licorice. (this is the red. I'm still afraid of the black...)

Thu March 25, 2010, 9:56 pm: I'm thinking of going back to school... who would want to watch my child(ren)?

Wed March 24, 2010, 11:41 am: It's official. I am wearing maternity pants.

Sat March 13, 2010, 7:57 pm: Went to a sad funeral today... not that any funeral is not sad, but when it's for a baby, it seems sadder.

Sat March 13, 2010, 9:32 am: Apparently Erik drives like a drunk... But he was the nicest cop I've ever met!

Fri March 12, 2010, 10:40 pm: In the car today, Alice burped so i turned around and she just grinned, so I said, "What was that?" She answered, "A duck. Making sound."

Thu March 11, 2010, 8:09 pm: I'm looking for a good Pediatric Dentist in Ut. Valley. Any suggestions?

Wed March 10, 2010, 11:46 pm: I think Alice has a cavity... i don't get it! We brush and floss her teeth... I don't even know what to do. It doesn't seem to be bothering her but I want to get it filled so she can still use that tooth and it doesn't just rot away... but how will a toddler let a dentist fill her cavity?

Tue March 9, 2010, 10:33 pm: Just put alice to sleep for the first time in her "big girl bed". She first read me a book about mickey mouse and then layed down and listened to her little giraffe play music. Now I hear her on the baby monitor yawning, but as far as I can tell, still in bed and falling asleep.

Tue March 9, 2010, 6:06 am: I was bonking Alice's knee with my fist and I said, "It's a hammer!". She looked at me and said, "That's not a hammer. That's your hand!" Silly me...

Tue March 2, 2010, 9:06 pm: Watching lost and 2 characters are fighting, so Alice said 'that big guy is hitting that guy. That's not very nice!"

Tue March 2, 2010, 4:16 pm: Appointment was ok. I have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow because the dr. couldn't find the heartbeat. She told me it is still early and common not to find one at this age, so I'm trying not to worry too much. :\

Tue March 2, 2010, 9:34 am: I have my first baby doctor appointment today in 3 hours! I'm a little nervous and very excited.

Mon March 1, 2010, 4:00 pm: I'm talking to Erik about baby boy names b/c I still can't decide on anything I like. He suggested that we "open source" with all our friends, but that we'd have to make sure there's no "collusion" He's so weird.

Sat February 27, 2010, 6:36 pm: Who taught my daughter to say "hubba hubba" when she looks in the mirror?

Sat February 27, 2010, 9:31 am: finally cleaned up the house last night. It felt so good to come down the stairs this morning and not be in a trash hole.

Sat February 27, 2010, 12:52 am: Goodbye, cafeworld. You got boring.

Wed February 24, 2010, 4:21 pm: Finally got my celery and peanut butter!

Tue February 23, 2010, 1:00 am: Just watched Forrest Gump. I love that movie!

Mon February 22, 2010, 8:09 pm: A conversation while riding in the car today with Alice and Katie: Katie: I'm scared. Alice: It's not scary. It'll be ok, Katie. Katie: Thank you, Alice.

Fri February 19, 2010, 5:16 pm: Alice was visiting with Grandpa and told him "Thank you, grandpa. Very sweet of you talking to me"

Wed February 17, 2010, 7:40 pm: Alice keeps telling me "happy birthday, mommy" and giving me a kiss on the knee. Silly girl

Sat February 13, 2010, 9:50 pm: Alice woke up from her nap today and proudly informed me that she had "giant poopers". The joys of motherhood!

Sat February 13, 2010, 5:56 pm: I love Glee. I know it's corny, but I started watching it a couple days ago and finished today. It's adorable.

Thu February 11, 2010, 7:52 pm: Alice is trying to turn the lights on and off by standing on a little chair she has, but it's just too short, so she went to the table and said, "Maybe big chair will help. This is too little" and pushed a dining room chair over instead.

Thu February 11, 2010, 12:08 am: With the new facebook layout, if you have more than 250 friends, you wont see all their status updates unless you adjust the number of friends showing in your news feed. Do this by clicking on "most recent" from your news feed, then scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page and clicking "edit options". You can change the number there.

Wed February 10, 2010, 10:49 am: So... I keep going back to the name Malcolm for a boy... but don't want to name my son that if it is terrible. I can't decide if it's terrible or awesome. So facebook, tell me what you think.

Tue February 9, 2010, 10:49 pm: it's not that i don't like the new facebook layout, i just don't understand why they changed it... again...

Sun February 7, 2010, 2:39 pm: i want celery with peanut butter. And blueberry pancakes or french toast.

Wed February 3, 2010, 3:30 am: yeah.... I love LOST...

Tue February 2, 2010, 2:48 am: ok, Facebook. Time to make it official. Announcing: I'm gonna have another baby :)

Mon February 1, 2010, 2:56 pm: is it just me, or is the internet really boring today?

Thu January 28, 2010, 8:44 pm: I gave Alice a piece of bread and she said, "Thank you, Mommy Bear. You're Sweet"

Wed January 27, 2010, 1:22 am: I love pointing at different parts of Alice's body and having her tell me what they are. Today she told me that her nipples are "armpit buttons" I guess it makes sense... 1 belly button, 2 armpit buttons...

Fri January 22, 2010, 9:42 pm: Alice just handed me an empty teacup, so I took it and sipped from it, which made her upset and she said, "cheers?" She then took the teacup back and took it over to her pretend sink and "refilled" it before she let me try again.

Fri January 22, 2010, 7:57 pm: It's nice to know that if we were ever abducted by aliens, it wouldn't be long before the whole family found out. ;)

Fri January 22, 2010, 12:13 am: Alice just came up to me and said, "Mommy, I poke your eye?" to which I replied, "No thank you" and then she walked away. What in the world?

Fri January 22, 2010, 12:10 am: Any time Alice sees words, she starts singing the ABC's.

Sat January 16, 2010, 9:42 pm: Alice is watching Word World and just said "oh no!" when she realized her sock was missing (she took it off hours ago). I told her it was on the floor, and she said, "Can't see it!" so I asked if she wanted me to get it for her, and she said, "Yeah. I too busy". Maybe I say that too often? ;)

Sat January 16, 2010, 7:01 pm: Please put this on your status if you know someone (or are related to someone) who is an idiot. Idiots affect the lives of many. There is still no known cure for stupidity, but we can raise awareness. 93% won't copy and paste this, many because they're too stupid to know how to copy and paste. Will YOU make a difference and make this your status!?

Sun January 10, 2010, 10:53 am: Thanks for all the birthday wishes. It was a good birthday :)

Sat December 26, 2009, 9:14 pm: just told Alice, "I love you very very much" and she replied, "I love you very very mucher!"

Sat December 26, 2009, 1:30 am: Cleaning up dog pee from the carpet... i can't be too mad though cuz we did leave him here alone for 14 hours...

Fri December 25, 2009, 2:35 am: Alice's second christmas and the first one that she is excited about :) Just finished the stockings and wrapping gifts!

Mon December 21, 2009, 1:29 pm: gonna rent a rug doctor and clean the carpen once Baby Alice goes to sleep

Thu December 17, 2009, 12:33 am: Don't know why Alice was having such a hard time falling asleep tonight.. She just kept asking to cuddle and after laying on the bed with her for about an hour while just just jabbered and played, i finally gave up and let her cry in her crib. she's out now.

Thu December 3, 2009, 12:29 am: watching extreme dr. 90210. It's Crazy!

Fri September 18, 2009, 2:24 am: My dog just peed on the floor in his sleep. gar....

Fri August 14, 2009, 12:04 pm: thanks everyone for all the good thoughts and advice

Thu August 13, 2009, 10:38 pm: has a completely normal brain. Now to figure out what's triggering a migraine every 10 min to half hour...

Thu August 13, 2009, 4:17 pm: It's your anniversary? Here, have an MRI!

Wed August 12, 2009, 9:38 pm: Loves that Erik is doing so much facebooking, but hates hearing about his status updates from other people

Thu August 6, 2009, 3:47 pm: Why does my baby love Peggle so much?

Tue August 4, 2009, 10:42 am: Gave up on twitter. It's boring.

Fri July 31, 2009, 10:19 am: I love pancakes!

Wed July 22, 2009, 7:24 pm: finally did the dishes today... it's been way too long

Tue July 21, 2009, 4:27 pm: Snuggling with a cute little baby girl