Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quick AZ Trip & Field Trip

This past weekend I flew home for the weekend for one of my best friend's wedding, Kelsey Gaiser. She married Broc Finlayson and it was a beautiful wedding and I was so glad I came and that it worked out. Ty ended up getting the flu so.... it was actually kind of a nice weekend to go- jk, Teej!! :) They missed the ward halloween party and a few others things which was too bad. 

I had such a great trip though!! It was SO much fun and good to see my family and hang out with my sisters. 
I was worried with how Shad would do on the plane since he's at that age that he just wants to move. The first flight was at 2pm- nap time. He was fussy waiting to get on but thankfully, drank his bottle and fell asleep for the whole flight. Then coming home, we had to be at the airport at 5 am- ugh. But once again, he did awesome. He fell asleep on my lap, just sitting there and slept almost the whole time. It was a Mesa to Provo flight so obviously, tons of kids on each flight. It was nice to have one kid and a good one at that, even with his huge front L tooth about to push through. He also starting clapping on this trip- so CUTE! 

Me, pretending to be a 2010's teenager and take selfies in the car before church with my sisters

Okay, is this not the most ADORABLE picture you've ever seen?? Look at those eyes! I grabbed this right as church was starting and can't stop looking at it! I'm so in love with this baby! Devin picked up Molly for me and brought her to my parent's so I owed him big time. I paid him back with a bag full of baby girl clothes- let's just say we are more than even! I had so much fun shopping for her! I better not have a girl someday because I won't be able to control myself!!!

I came down during the last weekend of the new Phoenix Temple Open House! Not only did we get to go but...our good friends, the Millers, are good friends with the new temple recorder so that meant we got a behind the scenes, backstage, special tour!! It was soooo cool!! We saw the engineer's room, the huge room filled with top of the line washers and dryers and a giant ironing machine, the lunch room for the workers- just neat things like that. It was so neat to be apart of it. 

One of my boys' favorite foods is Raman noodles- I walked into the kitchen and had to laugh and luckily, I had my phone in my hands. They usually make a big mess when eating it but not this bad!!

Giant Steps Autism Preschool Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

The boys loved to run as fast as they could through the corn maze!

This is Molly! She is our new 8 month old pug that we adopted from a lady who lives in Sun City. I've been on the lookout to try to find the perfect dog for our family since I'm convinced the boys need one to grow up with and we've tried several different ones already without any luck. I'm a nerd and LOVE pugs and follow this pug adoption website. I got an email about Molly and was the first one to email the owner back! She's full bred pug, already potty trained and cage trained, was only $10 and my dad will be able to spay her so really, it's an amazing deal! My parents are keeping her at their house until Thanksgiving when we can bring her home. 

Look at the tongue! Isn't it hilarious!?! I just fell in love with her when I was down there and can't wait to bring her home!! She's still a little puppy hyper but that'll be on the downhill so I think she's perfect for us.

This was Bandit- the pug I got for Christmas when I was 10 years old. I had him up until my mission when we had to put him down. He was seriously the best pug dog ever and I'm so excited to have another one!

This pictures aren't very good since the lighting was bad so it doesn't do justice to how beautiful everything was. Kelsey looked amazing and was sooo happy! Bucky Westfall and Kristen Murphy Nitka were both there so it was fun to see friends from high school I don't get to see very often. The wedding actually was pretty long and so I actually left right before the drinking :) But it was beautiful and I was very glad I went. The photographer (hopefully) got better pics of us together- the only one we were missing was Kami Kubik Fisher and our little group would be complete!

 I got these "pretend play clothes" (that's what we call them- they aren't dress up clothes- too girly!) on clearance and the boys have had SO much fun playing with them everyday. The only bad part is that Levi really wants to be a fire fighter for Halloween now.... haha. We'll see what happens. We'll just have to compromise since he can't mess up our Superhero group on Halloween night! :)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

9 months

This little man turned 9 months yesterday!!

Weight: 19.8 lbs, 48th percentile
Length: 27.7 cm, 23rd percentile
Head Circ: 17.9 cm, 71st percentile

He's not as big of baby as I thought! And he has a small body with a big head, ha. 

We've had a rough past six weeks with 6 teeth trying to come down- 4 on the top and the 2 bottom ones. But the past few days have been MUCH better as he now has 4.5 of those teeth completely through. He's sleeping 10x better, less fussy and just happier. Makes me hurt for him, poor little guy!! Both of my other boys started sleeping through the night at 9 months so I think we're just around the corner from that. Shad goes to bed around 7:30 pm, wakes up about 1 or 2 am, drinks a bottle and goes right back to sleep until about 7:30 am. He takes a good long morning nap around 9:30 am and another one around 2 pm. He crawls like a champ, usually like a monkey with his bum in the air, and can go FAST! Especially when he sees his older brothers' toys available when they aren't looking. I got rid of lots of my baby toys because I've found with these younger kids they play with the same things the older boys play with and I hate having tons of toys everywhere, cluttering the house. So you can often see him chewing on a superhero and playing with monster trucks. :) He loves his bottle still and gulps down his three 8 oz bottles a day. He eats whatever we're eating now and loves all food! It's so nice to be done with baby food! We're counting down the days until he can take whole milk and no more formula!! It'll be the best Christmas present ever!!! :) He pulls himself up to a standing position everywhere and all day long and now can move from thing to thing, taking a tiny step in between. I'll be curious to see if he's walking by Christmas! He loves giving open mouth kisses and babbles all day long. He's still a tough little kid since the boys are still pretty rough with him. He loves being outside, doing whatever his brothers are doing and being in water. He brings so much happiness to our family and can't imagine our life without him! I couldn't believe it when I made his 12 month appointment yesterday! We sure love this baby!

Last week when Shad was teething and sleeping bad, TJ finally laid him down on this mattress. When I came in to check on him before I went to bed I found Ty had moved down from his bed onto the mattress with Shad. It was cute to see them snuggling together. I think Shad liked having a warm body close :) 

After having Shad, I went down to what's called PRN- that means I worked just when they need me and lately that's been about 2 times a month- so not very often! It's been awesome just because of how chaotic our life is right now and TJ gone all the time. I do love the people I work with and enjoy the work that I do so whenever I do work, I actually enjoy seeing everyone. And each time I work (it's a big department) I usually get comments all shift long like, "You still work here??" and "Whoa! Look who actually came to work!", etc. Last weekend I worked the last half of a shift for someone so I only worked from 1700-2300. Anything less than 10-12 hours we call a "princess shift" because they are whimpy and "easy." So of course, everyone teased me all night for being a princess and Sanderson and Natalie made me a crown out of coban to wear all night. :) Sandy had to take a pic while we were in CT sedating an overdose/withdrawal patient. Good times at work!

The boys colored pictures for our pediatrician's office Coloring Contest. They took it very seriously.