Friday, August 31, 2012

From the mouth of babes

Gracie has been saying and doing some pretty ridiculous things lately and I really wanted to "type" them down so I wouldn't forget!

I generally don't let her watch TV during the week but, I was REALLY backed up on photo editing and she kept standing next to me and bumping my arm EVERY time I was about to make an important edit on a photo. So, I turned on Charlotte's Web for her to watch.  Today in the car I hear her talking to Evie:  "salutations sissy...SISSY salutaions- that means hello" hahaha

We'd been playing outside and it was time to come in but she didn't want to come in so I had to pick her up and carry her into the house.  When we got inside, I took my shoes off by the door and carried Evie in my room to lay her down for a nap.  Gracie was screaming "no mama I throw your shoes at you!" and she chased me into my room, leaned against my door so I couldn't shut it, and threw my shoes in.  She was very mad.  It was hysterical.

Summer Time

This summer was full. Full of hard times, good times, laughter, tears, hot days, lots of swimming, and time with family.  We went to the splash pad in Riverdale a least once a week, took naps at the pool, rode bikes, played with cousins, celebrated the fourth of July, went to Moab a lot, and just hung out at home together. We had a blessed summer and are excited for the changes that fall will bring!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It'll be a miracle if I survive....

So for my own sake, I need to blog these two summer experiences.  The first one happened when Gracie and I were at home making mac and cheese. She was touching all the burners, except the one that was one.  I told her "Grace those are hot don't touch!" and she would reply "no hot mamma those cold."  Well I picked up the pot from the hot burner, turned it off, and turned to dump the noodles in the strainer.  As I'm turning to dump the noodles I clearly thought "she's going to touch that burner I just know it" in the seconds it took me to turn back around she had put her whole hand on the burner and it was blistering.  Needless to say, after a long day at the hospital, she came home with a little "fist." Beau and I had to change those wrappings for a week. She had second degree burns on all her fingers but the pinky. 

The second experience happened today.  I went to go to the bathroom when I heard a crash.  I waited for the screams but non came so I finished, washed my hands, then ran in the kitchen to see Gracie holding a jelly jar that had been shattered and she was eating the jam off the bottom of the jar...and the glass.  I ran to find Evie and found her in a pile of glass shards sucking on her fingers.  I picked her up, rushed her to the tub and just started dumping water on her. I had to pry one of her little hands open to get a huge chunk of glass out and her hand just started bleeding.  I called 911 because there was no way I could load the girls up fast enough to get to the ER and Evie was chocking on glass.  I got what I thought was all the glass out of her mouth by the time the paramedics showed up. When they came they wiped down her face (it was covered in blood due to her cut hand and rubbing her face) and they scooped some glass out of her mouth.  By the time they left I pulled another chunk out from under her tongue so, I decided to take her to the pediatrician.  Our doctor sent us upstairs for an x-ray, where they discovered that she has two dime size chunks of glass in her stomach.  They said we are going to wait to see if they pass and if they don't, we will do surgery next week or, if she started vomiting blood or blood in her stool, we will do surgery.  Pray they pass fine! I may not survive my two year old...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I know I know

I never post...ever.  I have a good excuse! I've been hectically planning my Grammy's 90th birthday party and it has officially taken over my life.  However, it's over and I can now return to a semi-normal pace of life. We have had a crazy summer. I want to fill you in on all the details but, I'm not gonna lie, I can't remember half of the things we did.  Gracie is growing and getting more fun every day! She talks like crazy and is so dang smart.  Lately she has been saying the goofiest things. One of those things is "oh my gosh" she says it before any statement. She is so funny. Evie is GROWING like a WEED...and I hate it.  I feel like my baby is gone and it makes me so sad. She is a dream to be around.  I love to make her laugh because she will cackle at you. It's darling. She started crawling at about 7 months and is really trying to stand on her own. She loves to pull herself up and walk along the couch. She loves to play peek-a-boo and will pull her lovey over her face until you say "where's Evie?" and then she will yank it down really fast and giggle. I LOVE IT!  She is incredible. I love her little personality so much. Beau is doing well. His boss just moved to far west so we are going to move farther north so he can stay working with him. We will still be going to the University of Utah and we are in the process of trying to figure out how this is going to work but, I guess it will somehow.  I have started a photography business and I love it! It has been a huge undertaking and I'm enjoying every minute of it. You can see my other blog if you want to see some of my current work. I have also been house hunting, staying home with my babes, and trying to remain sane.  I planned my grandma's 90th and it was a smashing success. We had family come from all over just to celebrate that wonderful woman. I'm going to be better about blogging. I can't promise once a day but, once a week is my goal.  And here are some pictures....cause I know that is why you are REALLY reading this blog!

Gracie's first haircut courtesy of Aunt Tiffany and of course, her fave Logan standing in for a picture :)

Ok these pictures are SUPER random but, I was going to post more and I just found out my external hard drive has a virus! BOOO!  So, once I figure that out, I'll post more.