Thursday, November 29, 2007

They finally meet

Alexis got to meet Ashlee tonight. The first thing she did was give her a hug. It was so incredible. She just kept going over to Jenn and laying her head down on Ashlee and then patting her back. It was a very special moment and we decided that they must have been friends in Heaven. I just love that she can be so sweet, especially because her teeth are her favorite way to touch other kids right now! Ashlee is even more cute tonight(I think she will just keep getting that way!). Anyways we took a picture of the hug I will post it tomorrow!

Ashlee is here

Jenn's water broke yesterday morning and Ashlee was born last night at 10:06 pm!!! She is teeny tiny weighing 6lbs 4ounces and 18.5 inches long. She was crying and her little nostrils were flaring, so cute! Joe was pretty amazed at the whole process, but nearly passed out when they gave her the epidural. So she is here, 19 days early but doing well.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Our Weekend

Wow I can't believe it has been so long since I posted anything here. We had an eventful Thanksgiving. First of all my parents we given a turkey...a live one. So Britt, Jon and my Dad had to(OK they were excited) kill and prepare the turkey. They took video but I refuse to put it on here due to the graphic content. My parents got the turkey ready and Thursday morning, the bird nicknamed "Birdzilla" because it weighed 35 pounds after it was ready to be stuffed, put it in the oven. A few hours later the power went out. A power box got moisture in it and caught on fire! Fortunately they got it turned back on after only about 1 1/2 hours. They turkey was done and we were eating by 4! It was a great meal even though Alexis refused to eat anything but jello salad, she spit everything else out. I am so grateful for my family.

We also got family pictures taken on Saturday. We got all but 2 from the Bergman side there. Chad had to work and Lim is in Iraq. So we got all 25 of us there and even got a picture of all of us...Alexis was not cooperating at the end. We had the church building for 3 more hours and so we hung out and played basketball and let the kids just run the gym! They had a blast, we even went and bought McDonald's for the whole crew. It was fun.

The next day Alexis and Britt were not feeling good and I have got a UTI, so we stayed home from church. I didn't feel to bad because of the hand, foot and mouth outbreak in our ward. I guess there was only 3 kids in nursery...normally 16 kids strong. A lot of people opted to keep their little ones home to prevent illness. We did sanitize the room with washing all the toys in bleach water and wiping the surfaces of everything in the nursery we antibacterial wipes! Hopefully we stopped it in it's tracks! So that is our life over the weekend.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I am a Blue crayon

You Are a Blue Crayon

Your world is colored in calm, understated, deep colors.
You are a loyal person, and the truest friend anyone could hope to find.
On the inside, you tend to be emotional and even a bit moody.
However, you know that people depend on you. So you put on a strong front.

Your color wheel opposite is orange. Orange people may be opinionated, but you feel they lack the depth to truly understand what they're saying.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Imitation is the greatest flattery

Alexis is very cute lately. She copies me all the time so here are some examples:

1) At Uncle Collin's last week she was rubbing the table with a mitten and we realized she was washing it...I was saying look she is coping me then she licked it and washed some more (I was very quick to deny that I like my wash clothes to clean!)

2) If something gets spilled I will wipe it up and then she has to wipe it up even if it is with her blanket or sweater.

3) After i tell the dog to go lay down or something she will point and jabber something at him.

4) She wants lotion on when I put it on and chap stick to!

5) She loves washing her hands and will put her hand under the pump to get soap!
I just love her!

Celine Update

My husband is very cute. He got home from work last night at 10:30pm and went and took his coveralls off. Then came out into the living room and was talking to me, he started to get crabby because I was talking and he was saying he wanted to go to bed because he was getting up early. So I said then lets go to bed, climbed in bed and leaned against my pillow and felt something hard. I thought that some how Alexis had put a book in my pillow case and reached in to get it. Well it didn't take long for me to process the plastic cover to realize he had bought the new Celine Dion CDfor me. He is so sweet. It isn't that is cost a lot but that he knew I wanted and so he got it and then surprised me. I Love him....He also is considering the concert even though it would be over $100 for us to go! He is the greatest!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Celine Dion

Everyone who knows me knows that I love Celine Dion. So it is my duty to tell you all that she has a new CD out, which I haven't bought yet because i am desperately hoping that my Hubby gets it for me as an anniversary gift. Also she is going on the road and will be here at the Tacoma Dome on October 18, 2008 at 8:00pm. I want to go so bad but unfortunately we don't have the money and tickets go on sell Saturday. So for the next year I am going to pretend that I am going to the concert and on that night I will be playing Celine Dion for hours that night singing at the top of my lungs just like I would if I was there!

As a side note even my husband likes Celine!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

TV woes and more

I just want to know one thing. What is the most times a 1 year old can turn the TV on/off in one day. She is so addicted and can't seem to stop herself even when we are are telling her no and moving her away from the TV she still tries as hard as she can to turn it off. I guess this is just her OCD, but wow is it annoying. She even learns how to turn the TV at other people's houses.

Anyways, she is climbing everything. Yesterday she pushed the stool over behind the couch and was looking over the couch at me, it was very cute. She also reached up today and grabbed the edge of the kitchen counter. She was sitting on the couch and leaned against the pillow and leaned too far and was going over the side, thank heavens my supermom reactions grabbed her leg and pulled her back just as she was going over!

I just love seeing her grow up, she is bringing us books now to read to her. She has always loved to look at books but has not let us control the page turning until now. I love it and have struggled with the reading "for 15 minutes a day to your kids". I kept thinking I don't even get one page read and she is flipping the pages, but she is slowly coming around to the reading a story idea!

She has also started this funny fake cry that I am still trying to get on video, but she does it the most when I am gone. I went to the library to return some books last night and Britt said she did it the whole time I was gone and while she was with my parents today for piano lessons(yeah she loves me and can't live without me!).

Friday, November 9, 2007

Climbing a new mountian

Alexis has learned how to climb up on the couch(the old one because it is a bit lower). Anyways she was real excited and was walking around and she feel off. It scared her enough to cry but not enough to keep her from climbing up there again. She also learned how to open the baby wipes container and since they are all connected she pulled the first one up and tried to run away before I stopped her and well she had a streamer of baby wipes behind her. She thought it was pretty amusing when she turned around. Then she proceeded to tear the three that she got away with up into little pieces. What a monster.

Sick Girls

Well today is a day of relief. On Monday Alexis and Mallori woke up with fevers, crabbiness, and a mysterious rash on their bums and Alexis had it on her feet. First thought was that maybe her new shoes were causing the rash. Then the rash started to move to the arm pits and down the legs. So I thought maybe it was hand, foot and mouth(Hereafter named HFM) even though neither had the mouth or hand part. Then Alexis had two little sores in her mouth yesterday so i thought yep it is that incredible contagious virus HFM and where on earth did these two girls get it from.... still don't know that part. Anyways Mallori went to the doctor yesterday and it is NOT HFM. It is a virus but not as serious and the girls are not contagious now. What a relief and Alexis work up today and her feet look much better and she even ate half her breakfast before throwing it on the floor.

That leads me to the hardest thing about being a parent is taking care of the health of our children. I find it very hard to make the choice take them in and be sent home with a "Just give them TLC and it will pass" or to watch and see at home with the hopes of "It will pass" and then have to make a rush trip to the urgent care. I have gone to the urgent care twice but it was on the weekend the first time and the second time I knew she had an Ear infection and needed antibiotics, which I didn't want to wait until the nest day to start.

Anyways the girls are fine and our plans can once again go forth. I was finding it hard to think of having to stay home and isolate ourselves because of HFM.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What can she do?

I have my laptop back. I should say that HP does fix computers quickly. They got my computer on the 2nd and it was back in my hands on the 6th. That makes my very happy. I have no clue what they did because nothing was changed, they didn't reformat my hard drive, but the internet works so that is good.

Alexis is a very cranky baby. I am hoping it is just her teeth, but she does have a rash on the tops of her feet and bum and this morning there was 1 bump on her hand. I have looked in her mouth to see if there is anything there but all I can see is her molar coming in and her gums are very swollen. So I am really hoping that it is NOT hand foot and mouth. Yesterday she didn't want to eat very much, but today she is chowing down. Who knows, it is so hard to figure out what is wrong when she can't talk yet. Speaking of talking these are the words she says now:

Hi Dad
cheese (when I got the camera out today)

she signs
please and more
blows kisses

and her favorite things are
wearing her coat
pushing things around the house
turning the TV on/off
switching the VCR to CD player
looking out the window

So she is growing up really quickly and is so much fun. I love her so much.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007


My mom saved this Strawberry Shortcake outfit from when I was a baby and I decided to try it on her and it was very snug. It was so funny she couldn't bend over because the pants were so tight. She only tolerated it for about 5 minutes and then wanted it off. I got some good laughs in though!

She has this thing with the camera. I picked it up to take her picture cause her hair was cute and she totally hammed it up! The bottom ones she hammed it up again. We are in trouble with this little girl!

Finally found some time

I know why I didn't get on the Internet very much before I got my laptop. I hate not being able to just pick it up and use it in the living room. My laptop stopped wanting to connect to the Internet and HP could figure out why, so they have it now and are fixing it all under warranty. They even mailed me a box with a label in it, talk about customer service. So now I am back to the old desktop. I decided Halloween pics needed to be blogged.