Saturday, March 29, 2008
PS...We have our ultrasound on Monday! Hopefully the baby isn't shy so we can see if it's a boy or girl!
Friday, March 28, 2008
As he helped me he said, "You worked today too. Taking care of that little boy of your's isn't easy."
I said, "Yeah, some days it's hard, but your job is harder."
He said to me, "But your job is more important."
I almost started crying right there! It made me feel so special as a mom. My dad is SO wonderful and works SO hard and for him to think what I do every day is so important means so much to me. What he said reminded me that being here for my children truly is the most important thing I could be doing on this Earth. Even though some days it feels like playing, reading, changing diapers, and cleaning make no difference to anyone, I have to remember that I am doing it all for my sweet little boy. I will always remember those words my dad said to me. I love being a mom. It is truly the most demanding and rewarding job I could ever have.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Grandpa was doing handstands and Jaxon wanted to try.
Jaxon loves to play with Uncle Joshua.
Jaxon & Grandpa:)
Grandpa, Jax, Uncle Joshua, & Daddy
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I went to lunch today a place called "Cravings"- it's Mexican food over by Dippin Dots and the new Target (in case you want to check it out).... so during lunch I had to stop to feed Landon a bottle.... okay, this is totally normal considering it takes quite a bit of time to get anywhere if you live in Queen Creek and your kiddos will be hungry no matter what. After feeding him I figured I probably needed to change him so I didn't have a mess on my hands when I got home. As I proceeded to the bathroom I stopped in horror as I entered---THERE WAS NO CHANGING TABLE! What restaurant doesn't have a changing table pull-out thing in the women's bathroom? Isn't that like a code violation or something? Not really, but it is just as serious! Do they not realize that more than 50% of Queen Creek is LDS--which means we have KIDS----HELLO!!!!! Which means, in turn, it's totally bad business if they don't have a changing table-because who's gonna eat there? Okay, maybe that's a little overboard-people will still eat there-but honestly! So, out of spite (mind you the restaurant wasn't that full) I full on changed Landon's diaper on the bench of one of the booths. What other choices did I have? Sure, I could have walked all they way across the parking lot to my car, but no. I did it right there. I'm not normally this riled up about a topic I guess it just left me in a bad mood.
So, if you're planning to hit the town ladies- feel free to check out Cravings---but of course plan ahead on your creative diaper changing methods....or not....then maybe they'll get the point.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Many of you know my parents have an alpaca ranch here in Queen Creek. Well, Jaxon loves to be outside but he especially loves helping Grandpa with the animals! We were all outside enjoying the beautiful Arizona afternoon when Jaxon saw my dad head out to work with the animals. Jaxon ran inside and put his hat on and came outside with Grandpa's hat in hand. It was so cute! He thought of it all on his own to put on his hat and then bring Grandpa his! Grandpa always teaches Jaxon neat things and shows him what he can do to help. Jaxon loves every minute over at Granny & Grandpa's!
I am so blessed to have grown up with the best dad who is now the World's Greatest Grandpa to my little boy.
This is totally random, and almost embarrassing how ridiculous we are to notice such things and even mention it to others...oh well...
Last weekend was our Stake Conference. Devin and I were in a huge rush to drop off Jaxon and make it to the adult session on Saturday night so we grilled some hot dogs to eat on the way. I was almost done eating mine when I noticed something I've never seen before. You know, on the end of hot dogs, they have like this bellybutton-looking (or butt-looking, depending on who you ask) mark? Well, I was looking at it (who knows why) when I noticed my bun had a matching mark! Who knew hot dog buns had those? Not me or Devin! I always carry the camera around (for emergency cute moments of Jaxon that I must capture) so I pulled it out and snapped a pic of the double butts!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
For Christmas my sweet mother-in-law bought me what I asked for, a Bissell Flip Eaze. It's a combination vacuum/mop with washable pads for the mop function. I thought I would love it, but for vacuuming it clogs with like the smallest amount of dog hair. And for mopping, it's heavy and the handle isn't very long, so it's very hard on my back (and I'm not even tall!)
So, today I finally broke down and bought a Wet Jet. I just got done with my floor and it was a wonderful moping experience! (Of course I had to sweep first since this doesn't have a vacuume, but it was totally worth it.) It took 2 pads to mop with the Bissell and the Wet Jet only took 1. Also, the Wet Jet doesn't leave streaks like the Bissell.
Okay, anyway, I guess when you are a stay-at-home-mom the smallest things are exciting! Haha...
So, if you are in the business of finding a mop...go with the Swiffer Wet Jet!