Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bye Bye Jamba Juice

Evan's last day of Jamba Juice was officially August 4, 2009. However, he worked his last shift on Monday the 3rd of August. To celebrate I made him a dinner of lobster tail, green beans, and couscous.
He was one happy man. 


 
For desert, (courtesy of Ami & Joel's gift card from Evan's birthday in January :), we had The Cheesecake Factory. Evan had banana cream cheesecake and I had the most massive strawberry short cake. Seriously, my strawberry shortcake had the cake part, strawberries, ice cream, and whipped cream. None of it was small portions either. We were both very happy.
 
 

It is very nice that he has finished at Jamba Juice. Evan is definitely very happy to be done with that job. Kyle and I really appreciate how hard he worked there and all he's done for the family.

Photo Shoot

One thing that I really regret I didn't do with Kyle was get professional newborn portraits. So I knew that for his first birthday, I wanted to. My mom came the end of August, and so we went and got his pictures taken at JCPennies. Kyle was really tired, and so I was a little worried; however, he ended up doing really well and the pictures turned out well. We'd put him down in the middle on the "x" and immediately he'd crawl away. I think that Kyle had his pink monkey in almost every picture. He even tried to offer it to the photographer.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Checklist

So Evan stopped working at Jamba Juice on the 4th of August. Then the rest of that week, we ran errands and swam in the pool and did some other things. Well, he also had all of last week off, and guess what we did...we were all sick. First I got it, then Evan and then Kyle. Don't read if you have a queasy stomach--Kyle projectile vomited all over the table and in his high chair during dinner on Wednesday night.

It took us a long time to get over--all week. Yesterday, Monday after one full week of sickness and moving people, we were finally all better. Unfortunately, Evan started working again today. But in the last twenty-four hours, I would like to tell you all the things that I got done:

Monday:
  • went to the dentist to drop off Jamba coupons and Mary Kay samples
  • went to 2 IHops looking for a second pink monkey, as the first was pooped on and in the washer and we would be out all day--no luck
  • went to Park City and found that Carters, Old Navy, and the kitchen store had nothing that we wanted
  • went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to realize that my 20% off coupon had expired and I didn't have enough money to buy the baskets without them--oh, and realized, those were not the baskets I wanted
  • taught Evan how to cook ground turkey/hamburger
  • organized all the papers on my desk
  • filed
  • organized all my Mary Kay product on my shelves
  • went to the physical therapist and had my orthodics remolded
  • did all the laundry
  • folded laundry
  • put laundry away
  • organized the storage unit to fit in Kyle exersaucer and both bikes
  • paid bills
  • washed and vacuumed the car and windexed all the windows
Today:
  • swept all floors
  • mopped all floors
  • cleaned all the chairs
  • wiped down kitchen walls
  • cleaned both bathrooms
  • dusted
  • vacuumed
  • vacuumed couch
  • made up couch for my mom's visit
  • windexed the sliding glass door
  • cleaned out the fridge and wiped it out
  • disinfected all the toys with bleach
  • did all the linen laundry
  • folded laundry
  • put laundry away
  • ironed skirt
  • cooked dinner
  • called the hospital and worked out insurance billing
  • cleaned stove and drip pans
  • cleaned all the kitchen counters and sinks
  • took out all the trash
  • laundered Kyle car seat cover and our shower curtain
  • cleaned Evan's suede tennis shoes
And Kyle was with me the whole time. I took breaks while he napped. Now, I even have time for a blog post. FYI: I'd like to point out that I got more done in these last two days than I have in probably a month. But, I'd also like to point out, that my mom is coming tomorrow to stay with us for a few days. I also wanted to make sure that our house got cleaned of all our sick germs before anyone else got sick from us (which happened to our dear friends as they were moving cross country and stayed with us for a night before their flight :( oops)

Now all I have to do is get ready and go to work tonight--Evan will be going to pick up and move in our new desks, so I have it easy :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Super Fan

There is a competition at BYU to create a 30 second commercial to be shown during the football games promoting spirit, tradition, and honor. Our friend, Joel, decided that he had a good idea (which it is) and wanted to enter.

His main character: the super fan....


Joel is in the red hat directing, Ben is in the white hat and is the coach, and Evan is the super fan.

Evan had to run the bleachers, do chest bumps, jump up and growl, do the hand movements and such for first and third down, and then for the touchdown. He worked really hard and there were lots of takes and get this: it was 98 degrees outside. He was tired and hot. I was even miserable and I did nothing but watch.


This is Kyle watching....


They have entered the video for the competition; so whenever Joel sends me a link to youtube with it or the extended version I will post it here.

I have to admit, I was skeptical, but it is awesome! I really hope Joel wins. It was a great idea--and way better than the photo montages that they usually have.

Visitors

We've had the pleasure of Evan's best friend Chris and his daughter Halle staying with us for several days over the course of the last week. When Chris went for a run, this is what Halle did.





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Tonka trucks can obviously be multipurpose toys, but I do think that Teresa needs to buy Halle a shopping cart...... :)

This is the way...

This is the way Kyle stays entertained while I cook dinner. I should say, this is the only way to keep Kyle entertained so I can cook dinner. Otherwise, he is underfoot and eating every little crumb off the floor (I do feed him--a lot) and standing up on my leg, crying to be held.

I missed it by seconds, but he originally was balancing against the drawer with his belly, had the wooden pot holder ring in his mouth, and was using both hands to pull things out of the drawer and drop them behind him. I wish I had gotten a video of that....


This is the way we go swimming. I love that you can see how much of a belly he has....


This is the way we drink our pedialite. I know there has been debate amongst family as to whether or not Kyle can drink from this sippy. But this is proof that he can. He can't always keep it upright enough to get the last bits of juice, but he can drink from it. Usually, he only "chooses" to when it is juice or pedialite.

Curly

This is the new haircut when I make it curly. Sometimes I think that it is a little too big--I don't want to be a Utah steroetype, but when it is curly and short it does get a little fro-ish.....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Haircuts

The last time I had my hair cut was a week before Kyle was born. It was time. But Evan hadn't had his cut since Christmas Day. Usually we buzz it down to the scalp and then wait for it to grow way out. Instead, this time, we had my friend Maranda cut his hair as well. Days later and Evan is still raving how it is the best hair cut he's ever had. Way to go Maranda.



This is mine.


This is just for fun because I love that you can see Kyle using his mouth and tongue as a way to help him pull himself up in his port-a-crib. That mouth is necessary for every standing up action. It is like a third hand. But I love that you can see his tongue through the mesh. Such a kick.

Fourth of July Festivities

The morning of the Fourth of July, our ward had the traditional pancake breakfast. Evan went out early and helped put up flags around the neighborhood and then we went over for the breakfast before Evan went to work. I was a little disappointed, it was literally pancakes and bacon--nothing else. Oh well, this was Kyle before we got in the stroller.


This was in the stroller ready to go.

At the breakfast, it is hard to get Kyle to look at the camera now. It sure didn't use to be a problem.



After Evan worked, we went out with some friends to the South Jordan Park and had a bbq, went to carnival, saw part of the rodeo, and watched the fireworks. It was good fun. These are our friends over seeing the grillin'


We tried to lay Kyle down to go to bed, but he wouldn't sleep. He wouldn't get off the blankets either. He did not like the grass. Some grass is okay, but not this.

This picture is fuzzy and such, but I still like it. It is Katie playing with Kyle.

Everyone did sparklers.



This was us during the fireworks, which is what Kyle was looking at. I was worried Kyle would be really unhappy because of how much he hates loud noises. But he was fine. He was enthralled. I just had to keep him in my lap because otherwise he was scared.

Living the Life

So a few weeks ago, as I was getting Kyle dressed for church. I came across this onesie and vest.


And it fit, I should have tried it a month ago, because it is almost too short in the length, but Kyle wore it to church. He was nine and a half months and finally fiting into Evan's blessing outfit (which is what the onesie and vest are from) from when Evan was a few months old. Crazy!


We also were able to go to the pool. This is Kyle in his inflatable circle. He loves the water and he went a water park in Lehi over Memorial Day weekend and loved it. So it was a good day and after 45 minutes we came home and he slept for two and a half hours. Love the tiring factor of sun and water.




This is his usual smile these days. Sometimes he spits bubbles instead. But this is just my cute boy on an average day.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Scoot n' Scoop (9 months to over 3 years)

I thought that our lives were pretty interesting with all the progress and milestones that Kyle has hit recently, then I saw this. Well, even though we didn't meet the president, we had an exciting evening here in Utah.

Kyle has been pulling himself up on things and walking along them. He also walks if you hold his hands. Someone much smarter than I am suggested we get a walking toy. Someone else, also much smarter than I, suggested we get a toy that he can walk with now and ride later when he is older. Hence, the new Tonka scoot n' scoop. They can push it until they walk, then walk with it, and finally ride it. It also scoops up these little shapes that match to holes on the seat.

This was Kyle's first inclination last night...


Then we helped him up on it. It is hard to pull up when the car keeps moving away...


This is the video of the first steps with the new toy...we were so sure he would fall and not walk...

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We also have found that Kyle loves Evan's guitar and will play it...



video

The pediatrician told us to try to get Kyle to transfer some of his attachment to a new object. We choose the pink monkey to do that with. It's now his "loves." Monkey goes everywhere. He also loves to crawl over and lay on it when I'm busy and can't pick him up or he'll suck on the tail while sucking his thumb. He loves it against his face obviously.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stats

Kyle weighed in today at:


15 lbs 14 oz
(still not in a percentile....following the curve right along the bottom)



He's gained a pound and 4 oz in six weeks, which I feel is pretty good. He is 26 inches long, also not on the chart. But his head circumference is in the 40%. At least his brain is good sized :)

We had no residual effects from the immunizations and didn't even need Tylenol. He cried only on the second shot and only for a minute. He's so compliant and good at the doctor's office.

We have started to think about the first birthday party---

Goose Eggs

As we experience standing and walking along objects, we also experience falls. Kyle is pretty good about realizing that he needs to hold on; however, sometimes he get very excited and lets go and falls. Well, he fell on Monday night about five minutes before I needed to leave and hit his head on the bottom shelf. It looked bad immediately and swelled up pretty good.

This is five minutes after the incident:


I don't know if you can see the bump, but we sure could.


This was the next morning:



He's still so happy and luckily doesn't seem to piece together that standing can cause goose eggs and is still going at it. The swelling was gone by the morning. We also have a registered pediatric nurse who is our neighbor...which means quick concussion checks when needed.

I also thought that I would include this video of playing keep away between Evan and Kyle. I could listen to that laugh all day. We love that block that our friend Ami made. I wish I had a whole basket full just like them....

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Equal Time

As any pregnant woman knows, a pregnancy is actually about 10 months or 40 weeks. So because Kyle came exactly a month early, today is the official day that he has been alive and out and about as long as he was inside baking.

He won't see the doctor until Wednesday for his official nine month checkup and immunizations so I don't have exact stats....but



Kyle was born on Friday, September 12th. This is him...he weighed 6lbs 4oz, but he was down to 5lbs 9oz within a few days....




This is Kyle just a few days ago. He can crawl around and pull himself up on everything. He probably weighs right around 15 lbs and although he is not big at all, he is finally fitting into clothes that should be his size (he wore newborn clothes for the first four months!)

Leaving the hospital...


At three months....


At seven months....


At almost nine months...

He loves to pull hair and sit like this with Evan...particularly if he can watch me cook dinner from there.


I turned around yesterday and he had crawled out of his pants and was standing at the coffee table..


This was this morning with the dishwasher...



He is a very happy little boy who loves his mom more than most. He'll eat anything, which usually averages about 30 jars of baby food a week; however, he is eating more and more from the table and even some meals we don't have to use any baby food :)