Saturday, May 29, 2010


Hayden's new favorite thing is choo choo's. So we attached a strap to the laundry basket and there you go!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Can't catch a break!

Our poor Hayden has been to the clinic at least 5 times these past 2 weeks. It all started on a monday when his K9's decided to hurt. He started pulling on his ears so I took him in. Nothing. By Friday he definitely had an ear infection so we went back. The doc prescribed Amoxcicillin, which he's had before. When I picked it up at the pharmacy it was this nasty tasting white kind that I remember hating as a kid. I couldn't get him to take it so I called the pharmacy and had it traded out for the pink bubble gum kind. phew! A few days later he got thrush from the antibiotic. Here we go again.... Back to the doc. Yep he sure has it. With 6 days left of the antibiotic, he now has to start 10 days of this Thrush medicine. Which thankfully tastes ok. By now, If I give him one medicine, he points to the other and even wants more when I'm done. Yesterday when I changed his diaper in the morning he has all kinds of red itchy bumps all over his body. Except his face and feet. So is it chicken pox? Which he is vaccinated for. Could it be hives? How about a spider just got trapped in his jammies and got really mad at him? Paul and I are out of ideas... so its back to the clinic today. UGH! I feel so bad for him. He's relatively happy though considering. He hasn't eaten anything new or used a new soap or anything. He hasn't be around anything new. We just don't know.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

a joke I heard on the radio

A man walked into a diner and sits down at the counter. He notices an old man a few seats down just starring at his bowl of chili. After about 15 minutes of him starring the guy says "hey if you aren't going to eat that can I have it?" The old man looks at him and says "sure why not." and passes the bowl down. The guy eats the chili and gets almost to the bottom and finds a dead rat and throws it all up back into the bowl. The old man looks over and says "yep that's about how far I got too."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

eyes / Happy Mother's day

I pray no one dies of boredom while reading this

I went to the eye doctor 3 weeks ago. I hate that my Rx is only good for a year. $90 I have to waste every year on a new exam all because I can't remember when I last had an exam. Plus 34.99 per box. Oh but I can save $60 if I buy the whole year's worth for only $219! Do I look rich? I've been on my last pair for 2 months. One of which is my right eye contact in my left eye because I ran out of left contacts. Yes my eyes are slightly different.

My Rx didn't change one bit. They had an old chart so according to him it did. I know better. My right eye is a little fuzzy. Read the letters please.... G or C maybe.

Astigmatism. The unique curvature of the eye. My contacts have weights in them so they sit just right. So I can't watch TV laying down or they rotate and my vision becomes blurred. I'm so blind that my super thick contacts suck up all the moisture. Constant dryness. Use those drops he says. GRR. I hate drops. I would probably go through a bottle in a week if I cared to use them. Without my contacts I can't see farther than 2 inches in front of me. Dropping a contact is the worst. I'm down on my hands and knees looking for it. NOBODY MOVE!

Worse than all of this though are my glasses and my OCD. I hate glasses. The eye person at the vision center put the dot in the wrong place. When I bought my frames I put them on and looked straight and they put a dot on the lenses to know exactly how to position my lenses for the best vision possible. I have to tilt my head up to see clearly. Then there is "eye grease." When my glasses touch my eye lid and the oils from my skin leaves a smudge on my lenses. Oh that drives me so crazy. I HATE GLASSES. But I do love the way that Hayden say's EYES as he hands me my glasses in the morning (as I hope he doesn't get fingerprints on the lenses).

Also I hate cold sores, which I get when I think "its been a while since I had a cold sore"

On a lighter note. For all of you mom's and future moms out there..Happy Mother's day! You are all such great moms!

10 things I love about being a mom

1. Having my full time job be my son. It's way better than money
2. The smiles, giggles, hugs and kisses that are just so much more special when they come from your child, nothing can compare
3. His chubby little legs that look so cute when he's in just a diaper and shirt
4. I get a whole day dedicated to the fact that I'm raising a child. 1 day when people say, Thank you for what you do.
5. The way that only I can make him feel better.
6. That time when he was at Robin's house and cried and cried (sorry Katie) and as soon as I showed up he gave me a huge hug and kiss then he was all better and played fine.
7. The way he comes looking for me in the kitchen or bathroom because that's usually where I am
8. The fact that I miss him just as much as he misses me when we are apart.
9. The way I felt when I first held him
10. The way I feel right now

The temple dedication is drawing near. I love how even though the outside looks like a lot of other temples the inside is unique in that it has our valley painted on the wall. I love that a temple is 5 minutes away from my house. I hope Paul and I will make the time to go at least once a month if not once a week.

Friday, May 7, 2010

just kidding

I did at one point during college have that pink hair.... but this is what my haircut and color really turned out like. I love it!! Marie did such a good job!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

the snake wrangler

Jason came home to find a snake sneaking about in the weeds in the front yard. Right after he saw it Paul and I came home and the boys took care of that nasty thing.... Paul chopped its head off.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010