Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

This was supposed to be on Tuesday, but with having two little ones and moving...well now it's Thursday!

1. We had a great time at my cousins birthday party. It was a blast racing on the go-karts. My 2 year old rode with me and LOVED it....7 months ago he couldn't get off fast enough. This time every time we stopped between races he said, "more, more, more"

2. Listening to my 2 year old giggle at Kipper has got to be one of the cutest things ever!

3. Moving is no fun and yet we seem to do it a lot! Hopefully this will be the last time for a while.

4. I am SO excited for Conference coming up in just over a week. It's one of my favorite weekends!

5. The little guy gets his cast off a week from today (Thursday) and I am so excited. Poor little guy has been such a trooper through this but he is SO ready to be able to splash in the tub. It's like torture every time we give the big guy a bath because he thinks he gets to get in too!!!

6. Not going to my home ward on Sundays is really starting to get to me. I just don't really feel like I have a place right now. Even though given the chance I would move from this ward in a heartbeat!

7. I am really looking forward to using my spa gift certificate, that I got for my birthday, as soon as we are all settled in our new home.

8. Fall is here and we are loving every minute of it. I have had the windows open for at least a week straight and even though it has been hot in the afternoon a few days we just grin and bear it because it gets so cool in the evening.

9. Our new place has an attic fan....for that I am grateful!

10. As much as being gone on the weekends is hard for me... and the house work is not really getting done, (I partly blame it on moving because that just makes a mess out of everything) I love the simplistic life of the farm and knowing that we have the resources to provide for ourselves most anything we need makes me SO happy

Friday, September 16, 2011

Too young for such trials

Now that it's been a week, I feel like I can talk about this a be ok with it all. Because let's just face it when your 8 month old gets hurt it's just hard to face life.

My sweet little guy took a fall down the stairs last week.
I really didn't think much of it because...well the boy has fallen down those same stairs many times and after some consoling and comfort he's right back at it.
It was not the same out come for the baby. After a quick trip to the Dr. we found out that he had a buckle fracture on his tibia and would need a cast. The doctor said that this is a very common break for little kids and it would heal quickly. The next day we saw the orthopedist guy and got the cast. 
I feel so bad that this happened....if only I had shut the gate.   
So now we are on the mend and have two weeks left til we get the cast off....yes I am on the count down!
Surprisingly this has not slowed him down for more than the first day. He is back on the move!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

1. Wow I'm glad I'm alive to post this's been a hard week

2. The potty training fun is getting better round these parts. My mom took the farm with her over the weekend and told the boy that if he kept his underwears dry all day he could have a surprise. After discussing it with him for a time he said that he wanted a choo-choo train. He ended up with that train at day's end. And he has been doing so good since. Yesterday he said he wanted a "waaweepop" and he earned it! Today he went poop on the potty for the first time!!!! I think I was more excited than he was! So I am hoping this is the start to better potty training days.

3. The reason my boy went to the farm with my mom....well the baby took a little tumble down the stairs on Friday afternoon and broke his leg..... It's been a long weekend.

4. The Undertaker was out of town for said event which made it even harder.

5. I totally bought my first groupon today!!! I am so excited about this. I bought one of a portrait package at JCPenny. We have had pictures done there in the past and really liked the out come. So I can't wait to be able to go use it, but we will be waiting for the little guy to get the cast off his leg.

6. Oh that cast. I feel so bad that the poor thing even has to wear. He gets so tired so quickly from lounging the thing around. He has not let it stop him though. At least it's only for a short time.

7. The house is quiet.....that NEVER happens. It's SO rare that both kids sleep at the same time during the day....what am I going to do with the quiet time

8. While The Undertaker was out of town for the weekend he took he only computer we have (a laptop) with him AND the internet. I was supposed to go to the farm too so it wasn't going to be a big deal but since I had to stay home it ended up a little bigger deal because the only "T.V." we get is netflix streamed through the wii, but with no internet...well it just made a long weekend even longer, at least it's foot ball season!

9. I love football season. We live really close to the local high school and hear the marching band out practicing. It makes my boy so happy to hear that. We took a little walk over the the school to see what was going on yesterday and come to find out it was a JV football game and a soccer game and the band was playing. The boy was in heaven! I just love high school football....well college ball too....oh and the's all just great!

10. Cloth diapering has still been going on round these parts too. I am still loving it. With the broken leg incident we have used more disposables than I would have liked because I am still not crazy fast with the cloth and I still have to move him around a lot to get them on right but it's all good we are back on track today and are doing fine.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

I've seen this in the blogging world and I thought I'd give it a try...we'll see how it goes!

1. We are in our first day of all cloth diapers and I love it. I have a bunch of different kinds but love the flip covers the best. I have some organic cotton prefolds and they are get for night time but a little bulky for the day. I made inserts out of flannel receiving blankets and old cotton jersey clothes. They work great and are very trim. I also love that, today, I did not contribute one disposable diaper to the landfill that will take 500 years to decompose. Call me a hippy, or treehugger whatever I'm cool with that!

2. After spending the last two weekends at the farm, I am terribly behind on things around the house. The laundry is piling up, at least it's clean, and the daily chores are just lacking. Luckily I have a husband who is there to help when I can't get it all done!

3. I find that I really just want to live down there on the farm. I love the simplicity of it all.

4. On the farm we line dry our clothes. I love being able to do that. I don't get that if there is such a energy crisis these days why all cities have ordinances that you can't line dry clothes outside. It really saves on energy. Really it just doesn't make since. If you have a nice clothes line, there is nothing trashy about hanging clothes out to my opinion!

5. Potty training at our house is seemingly never going to end. My boy refuses to wear diapers but has it in his head that his underwear have to be wet BEFORE he can go to the bathroom. I just don't know what to do to change his thinking. That is also what got me interested in cloth diapers. I bought one reusable training pants and the boy and I loved them. I thought if I was already change poopy underwear and it didn't bother me then why not dump poopy diapers too. It really is not more work than washing all the underwear.

6. We are moving in three weeks and I have done no more than go through the baby clothes. Yikes I better get with it and start packing.

7. We can't wait for the beginning of the year when The Undertaker (my husband) goes back on his 10 hours day schedule, three day weekends every other week are just too good. It's been a crappy year in the work scheduling department.

8. The baby is on the move. Now I have to get back in the habit of closing AND locking the gate, and watching under my feet because that's where he always is.

9. Totally loving this fall like weather round our parts. It's been so nice to play outside and not die of heat exhaustion. It is also making me excited for the change of seasons and all the fun that comes with fall.

10. Guessing I better git on those Halloween costumes. I don't know for sure what the kiddos are going to be but I better be figuring it out so I can make them. I know that I have a turkey costume for the boy but I don't know if it is going to fit. I thought it would be cute to do a turkey and then make the baby either a pilgram or an indian and make thanksgiving cards, rather than Christmas cards, out of the pictures.