Friday, July 29, 2011

Many things to think about.

I spent a few minutes during nap/quiet time writing down some of my thoughts. You can go read them if you want.
(Just click on "my thoughts" and the link will take you there.) I ought to just combine the 2 blogs to simplify things. I don't know how to do that or I would have already.

I am not much of a blogger anymore, and that is fine with me. I share when I can. I don't really try to "catch up" on past activities/events. My Facebook is updated more frequently than my blogs. That's ok, isn't it?

Big Sister

Listening to my baby bump trying to hear her brother. She sat up and said, "I heard him say, 'I love you, big sister.'" She loves talking to, tickling, and snuggling her future brother.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Determined Little Girl

A couple days ago Izzy matter-of-factually told me she "knows how to ride a 2 wheeler now."
She wanted her training wheels off. I was concerned that the bike is still slightly tall for her, but told her to ask her dad to take them off.
Well, he did and she fell. . . and fell. . . and fell. But, she got back up, and took a breath and pretended she wasn't hurt even when I could tell that some of the falls were getting to her. She was making minimal progress and I asked if she wanted the trainers back on the bike. She refused and repeated to me the line about knowing how. We cheered her on and kept telling her "good fall," "keep practicing," and "try again."
Yesterday she hardly touched the bike.

This video was this evening. . .



She is incredible, determined, and so proud of herself. She should be. She proved me wrong.
She is headstrong like her momma.

She still has "rough landings" and is figuring it all out, but she rode her bike a bunch of times up and down the cul-de-sac in front of our house. I am so happy for her. She is such a big girl.

Monday, July 11, 2011

"She is on her way to earning her beard!"

That is what Dave said about this picture. 

I cooked a turkey today. Izzy was excited. She claimed one of the legs last time I cooked a bird, and this time was no different. I am not the type to eat meat off a bone. She totally gets this side of herself from her Papi. (I don't know how to spell it. She calls Dave "Pop-ee" sometimes.) Why do poultry legs remind me of hefty mid-evil   men/kings?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Summer!

It's crazy that June is over. June was busy month. Summer is going by so fast. Baby #3's e.t.a. is in 10 weeks and 3 days- maybe sooner if you go by the ultrasound due date that said he was due 4 days sooner than Sept 19. I am headstrong and like to ignore the fact that I am pregnant. I get a lot more accomplished that way, and really there isn't much I can't do now. But I am definitely beginning to be slowed down and a bit uncomfortable. I have been able to feel slight pressure (that is steadily getting stronger) on my lower rib cage for about a month. I am glad for my Omeprazole Rx. My ankles even swelled a little the other day. Otherwise I have still been feeling great. I miss 2nd trimester- the best part of pregnancy, besides being able to feel the baby move. This pregnancy has been strange, not much weight gain because my appetite is strange and I have food taste issues and aversions, I threw up the glucose test orange drink (that was kind of a funny experience-open the car door on the way to the doctor, lean out, light changes green, drive away... I really tried to keep it in), just found out I am slightly anemic (boo), etc. I am a little nervous for the transition from 2 to 3 kids. It will be a great adventure though.

Oh, and this post is kind of long. Just thought I would warn you.

-School is out, the neighborhood kids are always about and playing. We've been using our little bounce house frequently. . . though I have had to be strict about the "rules" because we had to repair a tear in it. Really that isn't bad to have had the bouncer for a few years and just now have had our first repair.

-We have been bowling a few times thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program. You still have to pay for shoes so for 3 people it's about $8 (2 games each).

-Corban and Izzy got to have a sleep over with Grandma and Grandpa Doxey while I went to Manti for youth conference. It was fun to see the pageant again and especially fun to be camping with all "my girls."

-While the kids were with my parents my dad took them to "Cantelope Island" (Corban just keeps calling it that... It's Antelope Island.) They loved it and have told many about seeing a buffalo and other animals.
 

-Corban is enjoying T-Ball... He likes practice more than the games. He gets bored waiting for the action. Maybe he needs to try something different next time, like wrestling, basketball, or a martial art.
He's also got the whole sleeping in church thing down.

-At the end of the month I was lucky enough to attend a few days of Girls' Camp. We had so much fun. 
-We went to Planet Play and were not impressed. At least I bought our deal on City Deals.... would have been upset paying full price. 


-For the first July weekend we went up to my parents (sans Dave-he had to work all weekend) for our Gordon Doxey Family reunion/4th of July weekend/celebration of my Dad's birthday. Rebecca wasn't able to come down this year for our little "reunion" so we missed her and her family. Corban mentioned a few times that he wished Carter and Alayna were there. At least my parents and Lindsay's family were able to visit her during June. We all ended up a bit reddened by the sun after our swimming party. It was fun. (My kids still think you wear your life jackets all the time, even when you can touch the bottom... Izzy took hers off eventually and was trying to learn a few things about swimming. I think it is time for swim lessons.)

Grandpa Doxey
Corban

    
Loving their cap guns!
 
Happy Birthday, Grandpa Gordon!   

-July 5 is a popular birthday because not only is it my Dad's birthday, but also Dave's brother Jacob and our nieces Emily and Keiti. So we went to a party for the latter 3 on Tuesday. Dave was even able to come! It's a big deal because it seems like so many of the family functions are on workdays for him.
Happy Birthday Keiti, Emily, and Jake!
Picture taken from my Mom-in-law here.
Happy Summertime!