Thursday, February 26, 2009

Independent Alex

Today I took the kids to the park. I just randomly picked a park in a neighborhood in South Jordan. We were the only ones there. I thought Alex would just run around the park. Nope. He climbed on the playground equipment too. At 16 months old, he is already getting so independent. I walked near him the whole time he was climbing. He climbed all the way to the "twirly" slide and went down by himself. He did this many times.

I didn't take pictures of this. I have an extra child on Thursday (my niece Allison). I'm lucky enough to get out the door with all of the kids. I can't manage a camera too.

Alex seems to have an independent streak. I hope he is a little more mild than Anna though. She is still tough to handle when we go places.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I can't wait for Spring

When I came out of the gym this morning, it was actually getting light! Hooray! It will be Spring soon. I always have a harder time getting up in the morning when it still looks like it is the middle of the night.
I'm already planning out our vegetable garden. I'm thinking of getting a few new plants this year.
Yellow Carrots--They taste really good in Lean Cuisines. I want to plant some to see what they taste like.
Tomatillos--I want to make some good dressing, like Cafe Rio's with some of these. Can you grow these in Utah? I haven't researched these yet.
Once again, I am going to plant "Jack Be Little" pumpkins. They really aren't pumpkins. They are more like gourds. They make great Fall decorations. We got between 20-25 off one plant. I'm only gonna plant one and hope the squash bugs don't get it.
Rachel always loves cherry tomatoes. This last year we only planted one plant. Cherry tomato plants almost always grow like weeds---very well. Rachel eats them like candy. But she just doesn't eat them fast enough. We had tons of them go rotten.
Does anyone have any magic to turn our white grapes into Concord grapes? We have tons and tons of white grapes. They came with the house. They made okay juice. But I really like purple grape juice, not white.
Corn and tomatoes are my favorite things to plant. MMM............
Last year we planted about 12 rows of corn. That was waaaay too much corn. Since we moved, we have a bigger garden. Our lot is .35 acres, which is a good size. Last year was our first garden here. After we planted everything, we had a bunch of corn seeds left and a huge space left in the garden. So we planted more and more rows.
I can't wait for the tulips, daffodils and crocus flowers to come up.
That's all for my garden rambling today. :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Momentary Pity Party

I woke up at 3 am with a sick stomach. Around 5, I went back to sleep. I got up before 6 to go to the gym. While putting on my clothes, I decided that it was a bad idea to go to the gym with a sick stomach. So, I went back to bed. I didn't get back to sleep. Thankfully, my stomach is feeling quite a bit better now.
I really wanted Dan to stay home from work. He has about 2 months of paid time off saved up. He told me that he couldn't. I said, "I'm sure other people call in sick if their wife is sick." He said, "No, they call their mom or sister to help them out." So I cried. My mom and sisters who live around here work. I have nobody to call to help me out.
I'm feeling okay now. I don't feel great. I didn't get much sleep. Sometimes it is hard to be a mom. So this is my momentary pity party.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

BYU Game

On Saturday we went to the BYU basketball game as a family. We left Alex with my mom. He doesn't hold still for more than about 10 seconds unless he's asleep.

I bought the cheap seats. The kids were disappointed that we were almost the top row of the Marriot Center. They thought that nobody would be able to see the "GO BYU" signs they had made. I'm sure the people we sat next to could see the signs.

Dan went out and bought BYU shirts for those of us who didn't have one. The kids were so excited. Between screaming and cheering, and a snack of Nachos, the kids had a great time. This is a picture of all of the kids ready to go, in their BYU shirts.