Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Our Adventures...

The last couple of weeks have been crazy. Colin had finals, and then we took off to Utah for a week to see our new niece Allison be blessed. She was so cute. And it was fun to be around a baby again. The kids all loved her and wanted as much time with her as they could.

They also had some fun times with their cousins and grandma and grandpa bowler.

We came home Wednesday evening and my parents and grandparents came in to town on Friday for a short visit. That was a lot of fun, and good to see my parents for me at least. On Saturday the kids all woke up saying that they didn't feel good. Conner said his stomach hurt. But later in the day we decided to look down their throats since one of their cousins had strep throat while we were in Utah. Sure enough Jakob throat was covered with white spots, and Conner's throat was red. everything in Rexburg was closed by then except the ER. Which we don't have insurance coverage for. So Saturday night was a rough one for Conner, he was up crying most of the night. Sunday morning we were off to urgent care and sure enough both boys had severe cases of strep throat. Poor guys. Jakob just looked horrible but he handled him self well. Conner on the other hand was struggling. He hurt so much he wouldn't swallow his own spit. Let alone the antibiotics. So after hours of crying, and struggling we finally enlisted the help of my dad and grandpa for a blessing. After Colin said the blessing, it was amazing the transformation. He drank some milk spiked with his medicine, and about 20 Popsicles. And he was up dancing before long. Oh the power of the priesthood!!
Now things are settling down. Family is gone ( but we miss them) me and the kids haven't left the house in a while (we don't need to spread this nasty bug around). Now I am loaded with my bottle of bleach spray trying to sanitize my house so that Alexa me and Colin have a fighting chance of not getting it. I just pray that all of our company doesn't get it cause I would just feel awful.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My new obsession

My new obsession is bows. I started out with ordering some from some stores, but then I decided that I wanted to try and make them.

This is where I am keeping my supplies for now.
And here are just some of the bows I have made so far. I really do love doing this, it is fun to play around and see what you can create, Alexa is getting to the point where she has enough so now I have been making some for my neices. I hope they want some cause well I am having to much fun being creative!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jakob Says....

The other day I was folding laundry and I asked Jakob to put his shirts away in his drawer. He told me "NO", I asked " Why not?" He said because I was in charge of that stuff. I said "oh really, what else am I in charge of?" He says "everything around here". So then I asked " what is daddy in charge of then?" He thought for just a second then replied " playing video games". I tried to no laugh, cause sometimes I can see how he would think that, since Jakob is obsessed with the Wii, but he always needs help and I say I don't know, go ask daddy, or wait till daddy gets home. So I explained to Jakob that Daddy is in charge of working to make money for our family, and going to school so that he can get a better job some day. He seemed to understand that. And lets hope that he will remember it so that when he is a daddy, he will in charge of more then just video games!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Lovin It!!!

About a month ago we got a new jogging stroller. We love it. The kids love it. It has been so nice to get out of the house and go for walks. I love the stroller because it has a place where you can plug in your ipod and it has speakers so that the kids can hear the music and rock out with me. It has been a great purchuse, and I am excited for the summer and to see all the adventure we can take this new stroller on. Here are some pictures of the kids bundled up to go for walks
All bundled up and ready to go!

Jakob leading the way on his bike

Jakob took this picture, I guess I am to tall to get my head in the picture from his level!!