Sunday, August 31, 2008
He says you should hold it with your thumb and your first two fingers.
I like using my ring finger to guide and my whole hand to grip.
Is there really a right or wrong way?
I also noticed last week that both of the girls write the same way.
It made me smile.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
"Mom, how many calories does yogurt have?"
I was shocked. What first grader should ever have to worry about this. It's already such a problem in junior high schools that I never thought it would be in elementary at such a young age. Much less how does one of such age understand calories and how the body works?
I sat Kirsten down and asked her where she heard this and what brought it up. She said a friend told her that her chocolate milk had more calories than white milk and that wasn't good. Things like this I want to shield my kids from. It makes me so frustrated. Kirsten is not big in ANY way. It shouldn't be an issue.
Although, like I noted in my other post, Kirsten isn't much of a follower. So I told her that we all needed calories to live. That calories make us grow and gives us energy so we can run and jump and play. I told her that everybody needs them and that if it's brought up again for her to tell her friend this and not to worry about it.
I thought growing up was hard in my life. My heart goes out for all the kids now. I only hope that I can raise my kids with them knowing that they can be confident in who they are.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
All thru her pictures she was making fun of the photographer and when he asked her to say "something" to make her smile, what she came up with had him rolling on the floor. I think her eyes show her smile even better. (If that makes any sense.) I love how Kirsten speaks her mind. She also has a lot of Jake and me in her....independence and determined (stubborn). My oh my, I can only wait until she gets older.
Also in sepia....although Jake doesn't like sepia.... I had a lot of favorites on this one. For me it was a huge toss up between one and two. Although her "sass" on four is priceless.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I still remember the day Kirsten was born. There was a few things you learn about having the second child. I woke up at 2:30 in the morning in severe pain and on the floor from contractions. I woke Jake, told him to call my mom to come watch McKay and proceeded to the bathroom. Lesson #1 - Do your hair and makeup. I spent 20 minutes getting ready. I was not going to look terrible in the pictures....again. Well worth the time. Lesson #2 - Labor and contractions went much faster. By the time I got to the hospital she was born an hour and a half later. We didn't have a name picked out. Once born, we both looked at each other and knew it was Kirsten. I had ousted this name months earlier but it was meant for her. Lesson #3 Bring clothes that fit when leaving the hospital. With McKay, no one told me that your body wouldn't be back to normal. So I packed clothes that I wore before getting pregnant. Sadly, I went home with what I wore in.....maternity clothes.
Enough reminiscing in the past....into the present.....For her sixth birthday, Kirsten wanted an mp3 player / ipod like her sister. She also got a few new pet shops to add to her collection. (Shhhh, don't mention the pet shops. I know my kids enough as Jake would say.) Since Jake was home last weekend we celebrated her birthday early on Sunday. Who could complain.....two birthdays parties. For today we went out to lunch with some friends and played at the place of her choosing. Now, it's off to bed early as school starts tomorrow.
This is a miracle. My brother has been up to Idaho Falls on three different occasions. One of them even driving by my house and not stopping to say hi. Hooray for Haley for setting him straight and making him say "Hi." They came up last weekend and even stayed the night. (How sad is it when you have a car that only has 8700 miles and it's two years old. Then you add 500 on one trip making it the longest "trip" it's had. Sometimes I wonder if we are related?) We enjoyed their company and staying up late and talking with them. Newlyweds aren't used to staying up so late.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Now the big one. NUMBER TWO....
Is it possible to make a healthy dinner mixed with dessert? Katanya finally ate dinner with us. (She has a food adversion issue we have been dealing with for a long time. I can count the things she eats on less than two hands. Most of it being cereal, homemade breads, and waffles and pancake items.) Today....Chicken alfredo! She started with it being mixed with chocolate cake and by the end she was eating it by itself. Yay! You may wonder why such a little thing could make me so happy. It's just something you have to know for yourself. Tomorrow we will try something new, same technique.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
But the shoes were the selling point.
We stayed at Hannah's apartment Friday thru Sunday. It was fun to see Jake and Hannah "live" together. I won't incriminate Jace but I praise and thank Hannah for putting up with him. Hang in there, the dish drain isn't all that bad.
P.S. Never again will I personally color hair! It's all left to my hairdresser. Did you notice how well their colors are matched? It could have been disaster!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, Cruz said he wanted a haircut like his dads. "Fuzzy" is the word he used to described it. So my days of trying to grow it longer were dimmed as he persisted more and more.
My favorite were any of the top three. It was a tough time choosing. Although, Jake has still yet to tell me his. (Because of our separate locations.)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
- How much I stayed at home and didn't want to go anythere with four kids five years old and under (almost six years old). I went to Wal-Mart once. The rest of the time I got my bread and milk from the gas station several miles up the highway.
- When I finally did venture out in public, how many strange looks or "wowed" looks I got from people when they saw all of us troop in.
- How much Katanya didn't like having her space invaded. This was a challenge in itself to keep her happy with the baby.
- When the baby gets sick, how little of sleep you get. I had forgotten this one already.
- That you need to carry a diaper bag again for the bottles, and binkies, and diapers, and bibs, etc, etc, etc..... I hate diaper bags.
- How hard it is (still) being a single parent with one more kid (baby) as Jake is still working out of town.
But most importantly......
HOW GLAD WE (JAKE AGREEING) ARE TO BE (ALMOST) OUT OF THE BABY STAGE.
Although the funny part was I had a couple people ask me how I lost all the baby weight so fast. :)
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
We had to do the classic temple shot.
Alice mentioned that the grandparent stage is nice and that she wouldn't want to go back. It looks like they have had a lot of practice pushing strollers.