Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Guy #1 - Well I drive a newer car.Guy #2 - Well I don't live with my parents anymore.Guy #1 - I could kick your butt at pool.Guy #2 - I could just kick your buttAnd so on...
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday was a really hard day for little Elijah. In the literal sense. Poor guy was so constipated that every time he tried to poop he would just scream. He did pass 3 little hard poops (TMI?) throughout the day and afterward he would scream for 15 minutes while I rocked him, and then he would whimper for another 5 or 10 before he would fall asleep. It was so sad. My normally super smiley little baby was so distressed and sad. Well, I finally got a hold of one of the nurses at the pediatrician's office and she suggested that I add 2-3 teaspoons of prune juice (the regular old adult strength stuff) to one of his bottles during the day. And do it everyday. Well, I am happy to report that Happy Smiley Elijah is back! He's had two regular poops since then and everything is digesting and moving along. He even seems to be spitting up less!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"Things that don't get done when you are sick more than half of you vacation."
- Shopping at IKEA
- Shopping at Saver's and other second hand stores
- A meal at Pei Wei
- A meal at The Spaghetti Factory
- Lot's of crafts
- All that exercise you swore you'd do since you would have someone right there to walk with you in the mornings, not to mention the beautiful weather
- Losing 5 pounds due to all that wonderful exercise
- Having a meal with your old roommates
- Going to Chuck E. Cheese with all the kids
- Having a play date with all your cousins
"Things you do when you are trapped overnight in Dallas due to a missed connecting flight."
- Wait in the cold with no jacket (because you can only access your carry-on bags and you thought that it would be too much of a hassle to carry around your big jack, after all it was 67 degrees when you left Phoenix) for the hotel shuttle to come get you
- Walk to Denny's for dinner
- Use up every last penny from the $30 dinner voucher the airlines gave you by getting dessert (Oreo milksahke and sundae)
-Watch Gladiator on the super nice flat screen tv in the hotel room
-Feel not so bad about being stuck in Dallas because there is a blizzard in Iowa dumping about a foot of snow in Ames
"Things you do on your first day home after said vacation."
- Give your Macbook a big hug and apologize for forgetting it and leaving it home
- Take your son to his first day of preschool (see below)
- Go grocery shopping
- Go to Target for their awesome 30% off all clearance prices sale and get two sweaters, a pair of snow pants, a pair of wicked cool little guy snow gloves with skulls on them, a super cute pair of shoes, a jacket, a t-shirt, and a pretty little sweater skirt for when you lose 10 lbs. (why do you do that?) all for under $30!
- Catch up on DVR shows
- Excitement (he'll love it and I'll get so much done!)
- Pride (what a good little guy)
- Relief (he won't be behind when he starts kindergarten!)
- Fear (?)
- Surprise (where did that fear come from?)
- A little sad (he's not the baby anymore)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
My dad did some gymnastics in high school and it just kind of followed him. He would do handstands for us and clap his feet. He would jump on the trampoline and do all sorts of crazy flips and stuff. Once when I was in 8th or 9th grade, I decided that I wanted to try out for the cheer sqaud, but one of the requirements was that you had to be able to do a back hand spring. So, my dad took me out to the trampoline and taught me how to do one. I never did quite master it, and never made it to try-outs, but he spent a lot of time teaching me.
So, his poems. My dad is quite articulate, especially when it comes to writing. He has written some very clever poems through the years and if I knew were any were, I would post one. More recently though he has compiled many years of notes and study into FHE lessons for our family about Zion. He gives us a chapter at a time and they have been so good for studying.
My dad is also a super organizer. He loves boxes and containers, and everytime they have come to stay with us, he has tackled some organizing project, the garage, the basement laundry room/strorage room, our closets, etc. It's great.
So... my two favorite qualities of my dad's would be that he is a performer and that he is an organizer. Probably my two favorites because those are the two that are strongest in me. Lucky girl.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Of all the things I love about Arizona, the smell of rain is definately in the top ten. Maybe even in the top three. In Phoenix, it only rains a few times a year. Maybe 6. Usually less. So, you can imagine how I feel about a cloudy day. I love it! A couple of days I woke up to this:
A beautiful cool, cloudy morning. I went outside and what did I smell? Rain. Now, I have heard other refer to the smell of rain who do not live in AZ. Let me tell you that the smell of AZ rain is very distinct. I am told that it comes from the creosote bushes. That when it begins to rain they do something weird and it emits a strong smell. It's beautiful, and much much stronger in the summer time, but none the less, there it was that morning. The faint smell of rain in the air. It was glorious. And it did rain that day. Just a little. Perfect.
Friday, January 02, 2009
On Christmas Eve Eve, we had our annual Ollerton Christmas Party / Family Reunion. The Fuller grandkids did a Nativity scene while their Uncle Samuel read the story from Luke. My sister Chantal, made all their cute little costumes. Except Lacy's - I think hers was her Halloween costume. Brian and Katie were Joseph and Mary. Lacy and Susan were angels. And Israel was a shepherd. They all had a lot of fun. There were a lot of people there and lot's of good food. Some highlights were Aunt Julie's chocolate covered peanut butter crunch balls, the Death by Chocolate Cake, the chocolate chip cookies, my mac and cheese, the chili, and tons of other goodies. Oh, and seeing all our family and friends. At the end of the night, there were papers and pens passed around so everyone could write down emails and blog addresses. I'm excited to see who's blogging.
Sunday was my brother-in-law's birthday and Jenny had everyone over to her house for dinner and cake and games. It was really fun, but wouldn't you know it, by that night, I had gotten the tummy ickies - again. Although this time there was no throwing up. I did get to see an old roomie though. Tina came to the party at Jenny's house as my date because Randal was home sick. She's like another one of my parents' kids anyway.
And this picture is in here just because I think it's cute. This is another one of Samuel's super cool toys. It's a light saber and Israel just had to take it to bed with last night.