Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Posted by Melissa at 1:48 PM
Monday, October 29, 2007
Things have been pretty busy here. It is hard to find time to write. I think about it in the evening once the kids - except Myra - are in bed, but am usually too tired at that point! Things are still going well. Violet and Ashton just get a lot of play time to themselves while I am taking care of Myra and "trying" to keep up on chores. Plus I'm busy in spare moments trying to get things together for Intermountain Healing Hearts and our Sacrament Meeting Program for Primary. This is in two weeks. My baby is 3 weeks old and the president's baby is only 1 week old. This has added a nice twist to Primary dynamics!
Posted by Melissa at 4:10 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Not a whole lot going on here. Just taking care of kids, and trying my best not to go anywhere with all three! Myra is starting to stay awake a little more each day. Babies are so much fun to hold and cuddle! She has been sleep pretty well. Last night she only got up 3 times. That's still every 2 or three hours, but I'll take what I can get.
Vi is currently watching the Wizard of Oz. Ashton is "napping." (I think he may actually be asleep today!) And Myra is in her swing hiccuping. She does that a lot, just like she did when I was pregnant with her.
So the other day I had to get up from dinner to go and change Myra's diaper because she was screaming. When I got back into the kitchen, Vi and Ashton had spit their taco soup all over each other. It was a disgusting mess and mom was not happy about it! Like I said, not much going on, just working on Primary stuff and Intermountain Healing Hearts stuff. Have a good day everyone!
Condolences to the Gozart's who have their son's funeral today. We wish we could be there to support you!
Happy Birthday to our great niece Mckenzie & to Jan Canfield. They are both celebrating their birthday's on Saturday.
Posted by Melissa at 2:19 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
For the most part, I am able to survive being at home with three kids. Myra will nap - during the day so I can get a few things done. Nighttime is a different story! As long as I don't EVER have to say, go to the store or go anywhere that involves taking the kids out of the van, I am good. Maybe they will even be able to play outside once Ashton gets up from his "nap".
We had about 3 inches of snow on Sunday. It has all melted, much to Violet's dismay. I didn't enjoy cleaning it off of the car Sunday morning so I could go to the leadership meeting for ward conference. Stay away snow!!! As long as possible!
Everyday is an adventure. I haven't quite gotten "back into the swing of things." I am always behind on the laundry, or cleaning.....but I have a darling little baby and two other children here to enjoy. Maybe one of these days I'll actually make a real diner. Who knows. I spent a large part of this morning vacuuming. I don't know when I've seen such a mess. I accidentally left the box of rice crispies on the table this morning. I'm sure you can guess what happened. Yes, Ashton decided to pour himself another bowl, AKA the entire box! Then he dumped it all onto the floor. Luckily I had been smart enough not to leave out the milk! I could vacuum it all away! It was a huge mess though! Something to keep me busy every day!
Happy Late Birthday to Carolyn! Thanks for all of your hard work with IHH!!!
Posted by Melissa at 12:18 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Posted by Melissa at 11:21 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Our little Heart friend, Jack, passed away yesterday. I would appreciate everyone's prayers for the family at this time. They will need all they can get. No words can express our heartache for them and the loss of their baby boy.
Posted by Melissa at 9:04 AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Today has been the true test to see if I can handle three kids at home, all by my self. My parents have a training in Orem 8am -6pm for the next 3 days, and Darin is back at work. Overall things haven't been going too badly. Breakfast was a little hairy. All three kids were hungry at the same time. So I was trying to get food for Vi & Ashton with one arm, while holding Myra in the other. We ended up with a cup of milk all over the counter and floor, a bowl of oatmeal, face down on the floor, and at lunch, a cup of peaches all over the chair. Whew, that was a lot of food mess. The peaches were especially sticky.
I was able to play some Candy Land with Vi before Myra woke up. Ashton didn't take a nap, surprise, surprise. Sometimes I don't know how Myra sleeps through some of the noise, but she does. She had a pretty good night. Slept for 3 hours in her swing & two hours in her cradle. Then she was in my bed for the last few hours. Not bad. Dinner is in the crock pot = thanks Mom! Hopefully I can last the rest of the afternoon. Everyone should be home by 7pm. I might survive this after all!
Congrats to our heart friend Kaidence, who was listed on UNOS today for her new heart. We hope the pager goes off soon!
Posted by Melissa at 1:54 PM
Monday, October 15, 2007
Not much to report on here. Just trying to keep up on the day to day things, like dishes, laundry and of course....sleep! I stayed home from church with Myra yesterday and actually got to take a little nap. That was great. Darin had to go back to work today. Bummer. It was nice having him home. Myra is a cute little baby. Ashton like to hold her and pet her soft hair.
Posted by Melissa at 11:53 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Myra is one week old. The time has flown by! I am bummed that Darin will have to return to work. It has been so nice having him home to play with the kids, and catch up on chores. Plus, I got help during the night with diapers!
Vi & Ashton being silly
Posted by Melissa at 10:45 AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
So, the results are in on the Expectnet game. And the winner is.........................
CADIE ANDREW!! Good job Cadie! Runner up was Cindy Freebairn, and coming in third was ME! What a surprise. It wasn't really close. Cadie won by a large margin. If you want to see where you placed, just click on the link to the left.
Well, we have been surviving at home so far. Myra likes to sleep in her swing. I figure it is a safe place where she wont get malled! Violet has been a real big helper. Ashton is still unsure about the baby, but is gentle with her, and likes to pet her head.
The weather is nice and warm today. We are letting the kids play outside as much as possible. Soon enough it will be too cold. Violet has a pretend Parrot that is asking everyone in the house questions. It is cute. I'm able to go a little longer without drugs. Sleeping, well getting in and out of bed, is still the most painful thing.
My dad and I kick butt at Sequence.
Posted by Melissa at 12:32 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Posted by Melissa at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
So, a quick little story before tomorrow, since it is funny and will be forgotten in all the excitement. My dad and I were at Wal-Mart. We were waiting in line at the self checkout, behind the slowest guy on the planet. The woman at the register next to us took something up to the employee and asked her if she needed to take something back to the isle herself if she didn't want it, or if she could leave it with the employee.
So the employee was distracted and meanwhile the woman walked out the door with her cart of food. The next person who came to use the self check out was confused because it was still on the Finish & Pay screen. Putting two and two together, we all realized that the previous woman had left, without paying.
Once we were done with our purchase (which took forever due to fault equipment. GRrrrrrr.) we were leaving and talking and laughing about if they caught the woman or not. Then we saw the shopping cart full of her stuff...a door opened and there she was with security. It was pretty amusing to watch for some reason. We had a good chuckle!
Posted by Melissa at 5:58 PM
I got a phone call this morning from the hospital, confirming my scheduled C-section! Hip Hip, Hooray! I have a bunch of things to try and get done today. We will see how much of it I can do. We have to be there bright and early, 5am. not looking forward to that. It is supposed to snow again in the valley this weekend. Yuck. Myra is ready to get outa the tummy and break free. She can't move around much anymore. When she does...it is painful!
Happy Belated Birthday to my friend Aubrey.
We should have pictures up tomorrow...sometime. No guarantees since it won't be me posting, but Darin. Have a Happy Day!
Posted by Melissa at 10:03 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
When we woke up this morning, we had no water! AGHHHHHH! Darin was not thrilled about having to go to work without a shower. After trying several city phone numbers, I got a "real person" who informed me that our water main had broke in the wee hours of the morning and was being repaired. Their estimated time of repair was noon. Thankfully they were finished closer to 10, so we didn't have to suffer too long. Vi was confused about why she couldn't flush the toilets.
Well, it looks like after tomorrow we will have our baby! I keep having nightmares that I'll not receive a phone call on Wednesday night from the hospital. That there has been some horrible mistake and things aren't really scheduled as they should be. It is supposed to snow again this weekend, but I won't have to deal with that! It has been nice having my parents here to help out with the kiddos. Plus it is always good to visit with them. I better get dinner finished!
Posted by Melissa at 5:21 PM