Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Then I ended up with a spinal headache, no doubt from the 6 tries it took to get the epidural in my back. I have to wonder at this point, was it worth it for only an hour and a half? Oh, well, not much I can do about it now. So I ended back up at the hospital for a blood patch to fix the hole in my back that was leaking spinal fluid and giving me great headaches. That got fixed with another epidural puncture and depositing my own blood around my spine, that fixed the head aches immediately. But I had to lay down for two days and not lift anything so I was another patient for Ryan. He has been a trooper through everything, took care of all the kids, meals, laundry, cleaning, etc. I think I will keep him around!
Today things are looking up though, I was able to do a load of laundry all by myself and feed the kids breakfast! It's great to be back to some kind of routine and it has made me very grateful for health!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
"Hello Mrs. McCoy, this is Daybreak Elementary calling. Connor has had an accident."
YES! He was crab-walking backwards down a hill, who doesn't do that? Then slipped and hit his head on a metal grate. They thought he might need stitches so could I please come see what I thought and bring him a clean shirt as his had blood all over it. Are you kidding me? I just got his brothers to sleep and I really wanted a nap! Being a parent is such an inconvenience! Oh well, maybe I'll nap today. He did need stitches, staples actually. I took him into instacare and he got two nice staples on the back of his head. He was brave and didn't cry at all, but I am afraid they are going to start keeping detailed notes on his accidents and making sure that they are happening at school. The kid is a little accident prone. I asked him what he had planned for second grade, as he has been sent to the hospital from both Kindergarten and first grade, he thought maybe he would just throw up in class. Good idea Connor!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I found all of this at Walmart, the pizza pan was only $3 and the tins were $18, sometimes you can find those cheaper at Roberts by using their 40% off coupon, they are in the wedding aisle as they are mainly used for wedding favors. You do not have to use a pizza pan, a cookie sheet, or a sheet of metal or even your refrigerator will work to just put the tins on during the season.
Step 1: Modge Podge your paper to your pizza/cookie pan. Make sure to use the modge podge on the pan and then again on top of the paper. Smooth out paper and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Cut out circles to fit the tops of the tins in coordinating scrapbook paper. I used my Cricut cutter which was super easy and quick, please come play and borrow mine if you are close by!
Step 3: Modge Podge circles to tops of containers, set aside and let dry.
Step 4: Cut out numbers 1-24 for the tops of the containers. Again, I used my Cricut for this as well, again, super easy! If you can't get your hands on one there are several other options, you can purchase number stickers, use chipboard numbers, buy scrapbook paper with numbers and cut them out, write the numbers on the circles before you modge podge them on to the tins, etc.
Step 5: Modge Podge the numbers on top of the tins, this will be over top the circles after they are dried. Allow to dry again.
Step 6: Glue, I would use super glue, magnets to back of tins.
Step 7: Decorate and embellish as you desire. You can use Christmas stickers, die cuts, ribbon, buttons, anything your little heart desires.
Step 8: Adhere ribbon to the pizza/cookie tin so you can put it up on the wall. I chose to drill a hole on each side of the pizza tin and thread my ribbon through that thinking that it would hold better than gluing the ribbon directly on the tin. But you are free to do whatever you like.
Step 9: Fill the tins with goodies, I am going to use some to put slips of paper in that have some of our traditions on them, i.e. bake Christmas cookies today, visit Temple Square, trim the tree, etc. Have fun with this and get creative. Maybe fill one with marshmallows and a slip of paper saying to have hot cocoa and read your favorite Christmas story together around the tree. Just use whatever you like!
Remember to use whatever color combinations you would like and have fun with it. My boys had a blast "helping" me make this calendar and it was a memory making day in and of itself. We didn't do anything else that day, the house was not cleaned, I did not go to the gym, I didn't even make dinner, but we had a great time together and now we have an advent calendar that we can use every year! Have fun and feel free to call if you have any questions. Or we can plan a get together to make it together, how fun would that be? But it would have to be soon!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"We were wondering if Connor wanted to join a club we were making. If he does these are the rules:
- Taryn is the president
- Carter is the vice-president
People in the club: Taryn and Carter and 5 other people.
- Obey the president
- No screaming
- No hitting or shoving
- No bossing around
- You can pick what you want for snacks but no complaining
- No complaining about the activity we are doing
I thought that to be a pretty good club to be invited to, so well thought out and planned for 6 year olds. But the rules are the best part. I may have to institute those in my house and deem myself the president, maybe then things will get done in a timely fashion and without complaining and screaming. I wonder if I need to be elected president or if it is by popular vote...I'll just promise change and see where that gets me! Change to bed time, change to chores, change to dinner rules, change your underwear daily...
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tate informed me today that although he loves me he will not go to a girl movie with me where people kiss in the movie because that is also disgusting, he also may not kiss me anymore, even though he loves me still.
Connor informed his carpool buddies that Barrack Obama will be a horrible president because he will make a huge bomb and blow up the whole world. Hmmmm...not sure where he got that one. So we had to have a discussion on politics with our 6 year old and explain that he is not a bad man, just not our first pick for president. Apparently we need to be very careful what we say around the boy, not that we said that!
Another very funny thing happened last night at YW. One of the girls I work with there had her two boys there and her four year old kept poking my belly and laughing. His mom explained to him that there was a baby in my tummy and that is why it stuck out like that. He was intrigued and proceeded to lay on the floor by my feet and look up my dress to catch a peek at the baby. I laughed so hard, he was a little disappointed, as I am sure most people would be!