Thursday, February 26, 2009
We actually started out with three Fishies. And by the way Corey, I totally don't want to hear it! My big brother worked at a New Mexico refugium saving an endangered species of fish, so I'm sure he is wondering how hard it can be to keep three pond fish alive. I......have no answer. :) But killing 2 fish in 2 days kinda made me wonder if it's too late to re-think this baby thing......?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I hope that at some point in the month of February I have taken the opportunity to say how much I LOVE Arizona!!!
and eating "princess treats" (fruit snacks) with our shoes off. Ahhhhh, I live in paradise.
We are super blessed to have a fenced off yard. It's been so nice to be able to shoo Brynn outside while I make dinner, and then just be able to watch her through the window and know that she can't go anywhere.
Friday, February 20, 2009
This is why I have been such a bad blogger. We have been sick at our house. I was sick a few days ago, and this is what Brynn looked like all day. Slumped over on the air mattress I was laying on in the loft, watching "Belle," but being the sweetest little angel for sick mommy. I really think that has been one of the blessings that has come from moving to AZ when, not gonna lie, I REALLY did not want to. But every time I have been sick it's like Brynn has somehow known and been such a good girl for me. Don't get me wrong, I would love to call my mom over to take care of me, or ask my dad to stop by after work to entertain Brynn...but things have really worked out for us.
And then this is what Brynn looked like a couple days later when she caught the bug. Now it was my turn to slump over on the bed with her and continue to watch (of course) more and more "Belle."
Right now I am feeling behind on pretty much everything in my life. All the spare energy I can muster has gone into my new calling in the young women's presidency (where I am feeling very in over my head, but excited to serve) and trying to complete all the little projects that keep coming to mind that I know I should complete before the baby comes. All of a sudden I have realized that this baby REALLY is coming, and it's starting to seem too soon! I will be glad when this little sickness finally leaves so I can start spending my time DOING everything I need to do instead of laying around and worrying about it.
Well, the good news is that last week my mom came!!! Brynn and I both get so giddy when she comes. This trip was WAY too short (Friday evening to Monday afternoon), but still wonderful.
We spent a LOT of time outside (my poor mom came home to a blizzard in UT)
OF COURSE we had a tea party
and played, played, played! This picture just makes me giggle....
The three of us kinda like each other
I finally got to show my mom, who is a children's librarian, Brynnie's favorite place in the world, the Queen Creek library. Give these two a few books and they will be in Heaven all day. The first things Brynn did when my mom showed up at the door were smile, giggle, give grandma a hug, then run to her book stash and tell grandma, "Read to you?"
Having my mom here on Valentine's day also meant a free baby-sitter! I had so little time with her over the weekend, that Marty and I just took a short date, but it ended up being so fun. We have this cute, heart-shaped picnic basket with our names monogrammed on everything (we got it for our wedding). So we went to AJ's Fine Foods and picked out a whole bunch of fancy-schmancy hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider. Then we were going to take it on a picnic to Freestone Park, but by that time it was getting kind of dark and cold. So we just took it to Marty's classroom and had a picnic on the floor there! We brought a couple card games with us too, which we absolutely thrive off of as a couple. Marty, what would we do all the time if one of us wasn't a gamer?
The day before Valentine's, some friends and I got together to give the kiddos a little Valentine party. We had heart-shaped sandwiches, pink milk, decorated pink cupcakes, read Valentine stories, the works. It was so much fun!