Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Hellooooo Golden Bullet!!! We sold my little red car - the first car I ever bought back when I was 19. Then we bought a Gold 2003 Honda Odyssey! I can't BELIEVE I bought a minivan! I was so determined to not have a minivan until I had at LEAST three kids. Marty is pretty persuasive, I guess. Not hard when ours cars were constantly breaking down. In fact, Marty's car broke down the night before we went to the hospital to have Bryce, and my car got a flat tire on the way home from the hospital two days later. Boy, was I glad my mom drove to Queen Creek instead of flying! Plus, Marty is also persuasive when you see him in a Sedan with a big old car seat right behind him and he is driving with his knees practically up to his ears. Anyway, we found an AMAZING deal on this van and so far it has been SO nice to drive!
In other words, my house is not NEARLY as clean as I thought it was. My eyes got pretty bad while I was pregnant with Brynn and I wish I would have gotten glasses sooner! It is SO nice to not have to practically park next to street signs to be able to read them.
Marty turned 28 on Sunday! It was a really nice day. For our wedding we got a pizza stone, so when we were first married we made pizzas all the time, and I must say we are pretty brilliant pizza makers. But I stopped making them when Marty got hired and I realized what a HUGE mess I was always left with in the morning (it was usually pizza-game-night). So I promised to make a meat lovers, Hawaiian, buffalo chicken, BBQ chicken, and a couple others without saying a WORD about the mess. :)
The night they left, Marty woke up and began to puke his lungs out for a couple days. It was so sad! This is only the second time I have ever seen Marty sick and the first time he has thrown up since he was 16. MIRACULOUSLY, the kids and I didn't get it! I don't know how that happened, I have always had a weaker immune system than Marty. We did keep him pretty well quarantined, though. In fact, Brynn was so upset by Marty not hugging/kissing her back, she cried and cried and then kind of snubbed him for a little while. It was heart-wrenching for poor Marty! But he is feeling just fine now, and so are the rest of us.
...Ahhhh, now that's more like it. I removed every single toy, and everything that could in any way be considered a toy (so basically everything but her bed - wait...she considers that a toy, too). That didn't work. So then I left the door open and checked on her a lot, which gave her lots of attention and didn't work. Then I was so fed up, I just rocked her to sleep a couple days in a row, which I knew was NOT going to work....but then it did. :) I think she just realized how much happier she is when she naps. She had been pretty darn miserable.
Brynn is such a little mommy. For instance, this picture was taken at 11:00 a.m. She is still in her pajamas, has a baby doll in my baby carrier, and is wearing a rubber glove. JUST like her mother.
And here is Brynn looking WAY too old with strait hair. Well, sort of strait - have you ever seen that mass of curls? I will never again attempt to straiten it.