"Hmmm, something is missing."
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Today the bad mom award goes to me for having to call Poison Control AGAIN. Brynn was taking a bath this morning and I wasn't paying too much attention, because at least she wasn't trying to climb out (that's been our latest battle). I was sitting on the floor and eventually I noticed that there was something brown on her chin. So I take a second to try to think what she might have in the bathtub that's brown...oh right, the same thing that's in about half of her baths these days, poop. I looked over the edge of the bathtub and ya, it was pretty much all over her. I have no idea whether she actually ate some or not, but I'm pretty sure she tried. I wasn't super worried because I knew she couldn't have gotten too much in her mouth in that amount of time, but I called Poison Control anyway. They said it was no big deal and to just give her some milk, but it seems like I am always hearing these horror stories about people who don't wash their hands after changing a diaper and then they give ecoli or something to everyone.
Well, I just have to say whatever, because I have a little on my plate now. I blogged something like this recently and everyone told me to just wipee her off. Wipees it is!!! Oops, too many wipees, now the toilet is flooding. Oh good, and now Brynn is peeing all over everything in her room. And I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off wondering what to take care of first. And by the way, is letting so much poop go down the bathtub drain all the time ever going to come back to haunt me?
"Evening Gowns to Holy Jeans"
And he showed pictures of me from college and they showed me doing pageants, and student council, and Carnegie, and my whole point was that I used to be up on stages in evening gowns all the time, and now every pair of jeans I own has holes in them because I am on the floor all day long with a little baby, but that this is the happiest and most at peace that I have ever been, and although all of that stuff was exciting, I would never go back. Because Heavenly Father wants me to be a mom, and I LOVE being a mom right now, right? RIGHT? Ok, of COURSE I love being a mom, but right now I need to do...something. So I put on some nice suit pants that I used to wear at this great internship that I loved, trying to make myself feel a little better, but I don't have a single pair of brown shoes to go with them. We are trying to be really frugal right now so that we can refinance our house. Do I have the self-control to not go buy some nice brown shoes? On pretty much any day I would say "Absolutely!!!" But today is...special...I'll have to see what the rest of the day holds. Ok, remember all the cute cute stuff Brynn does, and all of the sweet snuggles she gives me? I love being a mom, I love being a mom, I love being a mom...
Actually, in the December Ensign Presidents Hinckley....OH...sad sad sad!
Moment of silence:
Ok, President Hinckley gave this amazing quote that I've been trying to remember throughout the day:
“When God wants a great work done in the world or a great wrong righted, he goes about it in a very unusual way. He doesn’t stir up his earthquakes or send forth his thunderbolts. Instead, he has a helpless baby born, perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother’s heart, and she puts it into the baby’s mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies.”
I guess if Hannah wanted to change the world (like we all do) God could have asked her to go lobby all of Israel's political leaders or something important like that, but what he asked her to do was to have a baby and raise him up unto the Lord. And thus we have the prophet Samuel. So Hannah really did change the world. She probably just did it two steps forward, one step back.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
And P.S. to all of my Utah and Alaska loved ones: I just wanted to make sure you read this correctly - I said a BBQ in JANUARY. Tee hee hee
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Forget Me Not by Jana Photography is the BEST!!!!!
Yeah, the pictures are the proof of what a good photographer she is, but what you can't see is how much Brynn loves her! Every time Brynn sees Jana, she practically leaps out of my arms to see her! So I was really glad Jana could get Brynn to smile when she wasn't having the best day of her life.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
One of my new favorite moments as a mommy - Brynn snuggling her first dolly. She's never had a doll before but it was really sweet and kind of insightful, I thought. The first thing she did with it was put it up to her shoulder and start patting it. I never taught her that, or at least I never taught her that on purpose. I think she perceives a lot more than I giver her credit for sometimes.
Great Grandpa Oldham
Great Grandma Oldham - I am so glad that Brynn has been able to meet all four of her great-grandparents on my side.
More pink cake!
Here is Brynn opening her presents amidst a swarm of "helpers." That's the top of her head there in the middle. With SO many kids and people around her, Brynn had kind of a permanent look of shock on her face.
I wish I had taken more pictures of more cousins, but here is Brynn with cousin Brinley who became her mother for a couple of days and carried her around until her arms were about to fall off.
Cousin Zachary and Grandpa Neil.
~We're going to have to take her to an eye specialist because by this point, she shouldn't ever be crossing her eyes.
Oh, and one other thing - She is becoming a walking champion! It is so exciting to see her take steps on her own! But my baby is growing up! And just for the record, that is NOT my cute way of saying that I am pregnant. :)