Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My sick girl.

Monday March 23, 2009
My kids NEVER used to get sick and now it seems like they are sick once a month or so. I don't want to believe it's the weather, especially since it's been warming up. But my poor baby girl was miserable last night and burning up horribly. Robert gave her a Priesthood blessing of comfort and afterward she said "Ok. Hen'ly Fadder will help me feel better now." It was so precious. She slept very well but I felt like I was sleeping next to a furnace. Robert didn't have to go to work until later today so he stayed and snuggled with her (she was dozing off and on but did not want to be left alone) while I went and worked out and I took J with me. We stopped at Wal-Mart to get her some medicine. After I got back Robert left for work and me and the kiddos all took a nap. When I woke up and ate, Baily woke up and seemed to be feeling much better. We just lazed around all day and after baths and Joaquin went to sleep Baily and I watched Dancing With the Stars. I like Gilles the best! Baily started getting warm again but fell asleep before I gave her some Tylenol so I hope she does ok tonight. I hate seeing my kids sick- it breaks my heart. Hopefully she does a big turn around and feels well enough to go to school tomorrow! My poor, sweet little bug. Oh how I love my babies!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The old catching up routine again.

Yes... I've been a little bit (ok a lot bit) behind on the blogging scene. There's one word to explain this- Overwhelmed! I'm working on it though so here we go again with the whole catching up routine again.
Grandma Patty got Joaquin these adorable little moccasins (Sorry Grandma Brown... he never got to wear the ones you got him because they were too small:( ) and they fit him for about 2 or 3 weeks. They were sure cute while they lasted!
These are some cute little Indian dress-up outfits I made for my little brother Eyan and for Baily. They said they liked them but I've never seen them wear them. Oh well.We are officially Wisconsinites! Wahoo!
Baily became a Sunbeam in January (I can't believe it!) and she had her first Primary Activity. It was like a birthday party celebrating each kid. She was a little shy at first but ended up having a blast and loving it. Her first time at Primary I had to sit with her in Sharing Time but since then she's loved it and we've had no problems. I can't believe my baby girl's in Primary already!!
The Cardinals being in the Super Bowl was a big deal around here ... for us at least. We were so excited they made it that far and crushed that we lost but it was such a blast this season. Go Cardinals!!

I'm not sure when this was but isn't this the cutest boy ever?! I could just eat him up!
On February 6 was my step-mom Patty's birthday- her big 50th! We had a little family party with cake and gifts on the night of her birthday and then my dad and I threw her a little surprise party with more family the next day. I had to work but I'm glad everyone had fun. I love Patty so much and am so grateful I get to have her as another mom!
Next up it was my birthday. I spent the day shopping with Patty and my kids and brother Jensen and then that night we had pizza and cake and ice cream and gifts. I got some awesome stuff and my other family sent lots of cards and gifts and texts and phone calls. It was a great birthday and I felt so loved!
After that came my Poppa Bear's birthday. My dad LOVES presents. He was in such a hurry and so excited to open his presents on his birthday morning that he couldn't wait for the cake to cool down to be frosted so him and Baily frosted it and it didn't look so pretty. But it still tasted delicious. Then he got to open his gifts and he made out pretty good. I love my dad so, so much and am so glad that I get to live closer to him and be around him more than I've ever been my whole life. My dad rocks!
The weather has been warming up and we are LOVING it. I appreciate Spring so much more and am so excited for it to be her in all her glory! Once it started warming up Baily started begging for her own "big girl" bike. So we headed to Wally World and got her this little beauty. She rode it right away and even loves to wear her helmet. My baby's growing up way too fast! I'm excited for a lot of bike riding coming up!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the cutest little Leprechauns you ever did see!
We had a beautiful day outside so we spent most of it out on the deck soaking it up. Baily loves to wear this dress (her "white Giselle [from the movie Enchanted] dress" that she had from last year for Beau's wedding) and Joaquin is displaying that he might just be a plumber when he grows up. He always is showing those cute cheekies and he ALWAYS only has one sock on. Love these kids!
Another beautiful day out brought us outside for kite flying (Baily's first time). The rest of the fam was out doing yard work and the whole neighborhood was out enjoying the beautiful weather. It was a gorgeous day and perfect for kite flying. Baily liked it for a while but then she was bored with it. At least she enjoyed it for some amount of time!Later on that very same day Baily got to play with her friend who just happens to be our neighbor and the same day, Amber. They had a blast and I hope they get to be good friends growing up. If only Baily wasn't so moody...
Later that night I had the rare and cherished opportunity to go on a hot date with my hot hubby. We dropped off the kids at our awesome new babysitters (so stoked about this!) and went to eat at a pizzeria (was ok) and then walked around while we waited for our very late movie to start. We walked by this pet store and saw this shark swimming around and it was so cool. We got ice cream (well I did anyway and it was SOOO good!) and then we played DDR (SO much fun!) and raced video game cars. After that we watched the movie Knowing with Nicholas Cage and it was pretty freaky and eerie. I'm not really sure what to make out of it. I just enjoyed some quality time with my man. He rocks my world and I love him Soo, SOOO, soo... so so much;)
I missed tons of things I would normally blog about and birthdays and pictures but like I may have mentioned before... I have been feeling a little overwhelmed. I'm sorry loyal readers but I promise to try to be a better blogger like I used to be;) And just to fill you in on what I can remember that I missed:
*Robert got a job for the same position he had, Work Force Supervisor, for Kohl's at their Collections Center in Menomonee Falls- about an hour north of here. We are SO grateful he got a job so quickly and it was just another testament to us that we were supposed to come here.
*I still work at Grand Geneva as a Banquet Server and it's pretty fun. We are really slow though right now so I only work like 1-3 shifts a week.
*We plan on moving into our new home by mid-May and are SO excited. It's my dad's old house right in front of the one he lives in now. Wahoo!
*We love it here and are way excited for Spring.
*I've been kicking butt with the Body-for-LIFE program and it feels great.
*We really, REALLY miss all our AZ family and my bro Beau and his wife and my new nephew Adley who I haven't got to meet yet and it's KILLING me! and my mom!
*Life is great!

Counting my blessings- 1.12-1.23

1.12- answer to prayer and not getting a migraine even though I know I was about to get one, hanging out with my step-dad Gerald, holding my babies, knowing I was missed my hubby, all the awesome Christmas gifts from my step-parents, a wonderful evening with my hubby;)
1.13- getting organized, lunch and park with Gerald, El Pollo Loco (yummy), having a blast with my younger siblings Zachary and Mackenzie and just really enjoying each other's company, kids sleeping on the long drive to pick up Robert from work, Gerald waiting for us to get back so we could get a ride with him up to Show Low and him helping out with my kids so much, getting to Show Low and seeing my Abuelita and bro Alex
1.14- hanging out and chatting my Show Low fam, getting a ton of much needed laundry done, hot shower, really good scripture study session and growing love for the D&C, relaxing, Abuelita's spaghetti dinner, going to the movies for free (free food too!) with my bro Alex and his friends, jamming in the car and dancing our booties off with Alex, Papa John's pizza and garlic sauce, playing Catch Phrase and cracking up with Alex and his friends, Baily being so tired and so silly and cracking us all up
1.15- a good night's sleep, tickling J and loving his laugh, going to lunch at Pizza Hut with Rachelle- lunch buffet!, kid-free blogging and getting all caught up!, disposable diapers, Alex's awesome computer, my Abuelita finally got a central heating system in her house, my Abuelita's sewing machine and that I know how to sew, my Abuelita's tuna casserole, Chai
1.16- J's winking, J's rosy cheeks, playing with J and his laughing, the way B always loves to cuddle with me first thing when she wakes up, Robert making up to Show Low safe, reuniting with my hubby, knowing Robert loves me, how much of a great dad Robert is and how much our kids adore him, my Abuelita's homemade cooking, board games, playing games with family and friends, lovin' with my hubby;)
1.17- Joaquin's early morning happiness, my niece Emely's awesome massages, Gerald helping (actually pretty much doing by himself) change the oil and check over our van, yummy Little Ceasar's pizza, reading a book, my kids going to bed earlier, a magical evening, late night chats with my niece, delicous meat loaf dinner- mmm!
1.18- Johnson's diaper rash cream, my Aunt Kathy who I can call for medical advice whenever I need it, yummy breakfast, watching the Cards game with my hubby, the Cards winning and we're going to the Super Bowl!!, texting my dad during the game, delicious Navajo tacos that my Abuelita & Tia made, my awesome early b-day present from my step-parents that I LOVE!, winning in May I? again, having the best family in the world:)
1.19- my Abuelita's sweet prayer for us for a safe trip and all of us holding hands during the prayer, my Abuelita & Tia's generosity that helped us make our trip back home possible, my niece Emely helping with the kids so much, making good time on our long drive safely and soundly, our working in good condition van, Wendy's french fries and frosty's, not dying in the motel room, music, good conversation with my hubby
1.20- McDonald's cheap and yummy breakfasts, another safe trip in a good vehicle, good lunch from my niece's sweet hubby D at a buffet with really good food- best fried chicken ever!, making it home safe and sound, helpful people, a much needed hot shower, a good night's sleep, Joaquin's crib and him sleeping in it!
1.21- having my hubby here with me for good at last!, my step-mom Patty's sloppy joe's, my mom's letters, getting our room set up, Baily being so happy and in such a great mood now that her daddy's here, Baily teaching Roberts how to sled for his first time ever, being at home sweet home, Patty's homemade chicken noodle soup, kid's going to bed early, playing raquetball with my hubby even though I got creamed, getting my first paycheck in the mail, staying up late watching movies with my hubby and enjoying late night frozen pizza just like the olden days, the beautiful scenery in the movie Miss Potter, the laughs we always get (me and Robert) out of the movie The Three Amigos
1.22- my new Bare Minerals make-up set, getting my schedule and name tag and swipe card at work, going to the library with my sweet family, a delicious pizza lunch with my family, Robert getting a call and phone interview for a possible good job so soon, getting organized, blogging, the Internet, goofing off and laughing 'till it hurt with my family- it's so great to be together at last!
1.23- pay days, washers and dryers, cleaning tools, getting most of the things on my to do list done, my husband having a stronger stomach and helping when Joaquin power puked, answer to my prayer for Joaquin to feel better and sleep well, Baily and Robert playing Memory and B giggling like crazy

January Bailyisms

1.1 Mom? That make Jesus happy when I'm nice to Keen (Joaquin) huh?
1.1 Joaquin was about to pull over something breakable and I sternly said No Joaquin. Baily then says "He's just a baby mom." Ok thanks Baily- I'll remember that next time.
1.2 I kept telling her over and over to eat her dinner and she looks at me and says "uh... I'm gonna with no." Nice.
1.5 "Mom, I love my scrippers (scriptures)!" That made melted my heart.
1.12 Robert and I may have been making out and we may have thought we were alone when all the sudden we hear "Are you guys kissin'?!" in a very disgusted tone. Then she says "Stop. I don't like it." Ok- we'll keep that in mind.
1.13 Me and the kids went up to Show Low a few days before Robert and Baily was worried we were already going back home to WI. She screams at me at the top of her lungs "I'm not going to Wisconsin without my daddy!" Poor girl. Needless to say she was very happy that her daddy came back to WI with us this time.
1.15 I was waiting for her to finish going to the bathroom so I could help her wash her hands and she looks at me and with a big sigh says "I need some privacy please!"
1.15 She was watching Tele Novelas (Spanish soap operas) with her Abuelita and Tia Franci and I was talking and she says "Shhh! I'm trying to watch this here."
1.20 We were in a gas station and I was getting a.. ahem- soda... and we walked by the Little Debbie snowballs (the chocolate cakes that are covered with marshmallows and pink coconut) and she says "Oh my gosh mom! What is that? I have to have it." The people around us were cracking up. How could I say no to such an excited little girl?! She ended up taking 2 bites and was done. Go figure.