Monday, October 27, 2008

We made it to Utah! (writing this on half a tank of sleep)

We left our apartment at 8 am and didn't arrive in SLC until 2:3oam! That's 17 1/2 hours if take in to account the time difference. One reason it took so long was our back door to the jeep would open half way through the trip! We spent half an hour trying to get it open while Caden ran circles around a bench?????? Don't ask me! I think he was going crazy from being in the car so long. Anyway, we still couldn't get it open so we had to pull EVERYTHING out of the car so that we could take Tara out to go to the bathroom! I felt so bad for Tara because the whole time we were trying to get things fixed she was whining in her kennel! So that was about an hour delay!

As far as keeping the boys happy on the trip, I got very frustrated! The first 6 hours were great! I was rotating toys and snacks to them and there were just peachy but after their nap (a long one, too) they were impossible!!! Nothing I did made them happy! I told Nate to pull over at the next rest stop and they had some time to play while we spent and hour doing the whole door thing! We we got back in the car I told Nate, "I'm Done!" I was so frustrated from trying to entertain them and they were just throwing the toys on the floor and whining! so I ignored them! They both fussed for about 10 minutes and then they were quiet! They were staring out their windows and cuddling their blankets and they were quiet!!! I think I was just trying too hard. We stopped for dinner and then they both fell asleep for the rest of the trip!

As for us, no sleep! I promised Nate that I would stay awake the entire trip and talk to him so that he would stay alert. We talked about everything! Some things twice! we also played a trivia game on his iPod that was really fun and helped the time fly by faster. We were doing great until 20 miles outside of SLC we were losing it! But we were so close!! I was telling Nate to stay alert and he was trying so hard but started getting a little loopy and I started to get a little droopy! We made it though! Everyone is safe and we got some sleep and are looking forward to more sleep tonight! We are going to stay here until Wednesday morning and then it's off to Az! Pictures coming later, and there are some cute ones!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

We Are Moving To Arizona!!!!!

Nate went to Az for an interview this Tuesday and they gave him the Job!!! He loves the shop and the people he met. he is very excited about the health care they offer, the bonuses and cafeteria! When we told his current boss that he would be leaving, He laid him off!!! It's OK, he said that he was going to have to lay off other guys so it might as well be him since he has a job waiting for him. The crazy part about that is there is no reason to stay any longer. We are taking these next few days to pack, then we will drive out Sunday morning, spend 2 days in Utah, Leave Wednesday morning and be in AZ that night! It's all kind of crazy but we both feel really good about it. Later I'm going to post all of the things we will miss about Washington and all of the things we are looking forward to in Arizona but, for now here are some pictures of the boys being so cute in the Wagon that their Grandpa Drake (my daddy) bought them. It was so fun to dress them in the cute sweaters (hand me downs from my Sweet Nephews, Thanks Bec)!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Trying to get a cute picture of the boys together...

in their matching Monkey PJs! It was hard! There isn't even a "But look we got one good one!" We did have a lot of laughs though:)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Looking Back...

So, I was browsing through old photos and I came upon this "Lovely" (I'm embarrassed to show it!) picture of me at the hospital when I was going to have Caden.
After 36 hours I finally had a C-section to get my sweet little Caden out and if you look closely you can see that My eyebrows hadn't been plucked in like forever! My Hair is a mess and my face is breaking out all over! Let us Fast forward :)
Here I am right before my scheduled C-Section with Drake, Eye Brows plucked, Hair Done, Clear skin!
Even after he's born I don't look half bad.
The Lesson here is that you just don't have time to primp when your water breaks in you Dad's Living room!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Baby Ticker!

I think I have finally settled on the one I like! I have changed it 5 or 6 times! I really like the ones that tell you a little info about the babies development but the floating baby really bothers me at certain stages. I also like the ones that are just a count down but then they don't have the little snippets of info. I like the snippets of info because I don't have the time or desire to keep track like I did with Caden. I read my pregnancy book every day when I was pregnant with Caden but now I feel like it's really redundant! So now I have my perfect Ticker! It shows the baby but not in a way that creeps me out, It's looks nice on the top of my blog and it gives me the snippets of info I want! Let me know what you think:)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Caden's Letters

Caden loves letters! I've always read books to him and point out words and letters to him but I was still a little surprised when he started pointing to letters and words and asking me what they were (Wastha!). When we were first potty training Caden we would give him a choice of stickers after he would make it to the potty and he would always go for the letter stickers! He took the K and B's off of every sticker page and since then he has learned more then half the Alphabet and he points them out where ever we go. I was trying to find a poster of the ABC's to put on his wall and I couldn't find one that I liked so I decided to make this...

I made it from the scraps from other project so I didn't have to buy anything new which was great! I filled it with some dollar store ABC cards and Caden loves it! He takes all the cards out naming them as he goes and then puts them all back. In the picture you can see that I have addition and subtraction cards in there but they aren't for Caden, don't worry! I was thinking when he is older I could put those in and he could use a dry erase marker to write the answers in!
the letters Caden knows: B C F G H I K L M O R S T U W Y