Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The kids were excited about the airplane. RJ thought it was the neatest thing to be on an airplane. He enjoyed his window seat view and was very good the whole trip. Savannah did pretty well. She didn't want to wear her seat beat and had a little screaming fit but once she calmed down she was fine the rest of the way. On the second flight she did complain about her ears hurting. The girl who steals and chews all the gum in the house, wouldn't take a piece of gum on the plane. Luckily she did fall asleep but unfortunately it was 15 minutes before we landed. Nether the less, we made it to Sacramento with little problems.
We stayed in Sacramento till the weekend. We enjoyed time with Jared's dad, who has two new kitties and a puppy. The kids loved the new animals, especially the cats. They couldn't get enough of them. I think they were glad when we left.
We celebrated Jared's 28th birthday Friday night. Hawk (his dad) and Molly took us to an Asian Buffet. It was seriously the best buffet I have been to. There was tons of Sea Food that satisfied the birthday boy. And there was lots of yummy Chinese dishes that I enjoyed since I could care less about Sea Food. The down side of the evening was Savannah came down with a Fever. She slept all the way through dinner and ate only a few pieces of Jello that night. RJ broke out into Hives and had trouble breathing after we left the restaurant. Even though he didn't eat anything new, we think he might have some allergy to Sea Food and some oils or something touched his food.
Both kids have had awful colds. RJ's cough is horrible but he seems to be on the down hill. Savannah's fever only lasted Friday night but she still wasn't herself Saturday. Today seems to be a little better. Hopefully they are both well for Christmas, it will be a bummer having sick kids on such a busy exciting day.
Sorry no pictures.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Savannah in the snow Monday 12/8
Sunday is dropped big time! When we left for church at 1pm that afternoon the temperature was 6 degree. Crazy cold! Our toilet pipe froze again and it took half the day to unfreeze it.
Here is RJ sucking on an ice cycle.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Some of you have heard what is going on with
Jared had a job interview in
We want to go to
So that was the plan and we were getting ready to move. We sold all or living room furniture, except the couch and we were starting on a few other items to prepare for our over seas move.
After finishing the kitchen flooring, Jared put the For Sale sign up. Once we got an actually date we were going to list with a realtor. However, a couple days later the Idaho Lab said they had no funding to send us to
At this point we were very frustrated, especially after selling and giving away a lot of things.
As of now it is assumed that the lab might have the funds to send us around April. If this happens it would perfect. I can stay here and have the baby, and not have to stress or worry about having a baby in a foreign country and Jared will still enjoy the job he wants while getting his Masters.
It is not definite yet if we will go to
But then again whatever happens, happens. We believe that things happen for a reason and the Lord has His own plans in mind. As long as we our living our lives worthy of Him he will bless us with the things best for our family.
Our house is still up for sale. Jared is tired of old houses. If he will be traveling a lot he won’t have much time to fix things if things go wrong. So either way we plan on selling the house. I just hope I don’t have to move while big and pregnant.
So that is the story as of now. We just have to wait and see what the future really holds for us.
Monday, December 8, 2008
I'm excited for the beauty the snow brings, but I am not looking forward to driving in it. Glad I got most of my Christmas shopping done. Just wish our garage wasn't full of boxes so the car could stay dry. I hate standing out in the cold to brush snow and ice of the windows.
I'm sure we will have pictures in the snow soon.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Well this was a pretty good week. We got most of our Christmas shopping done through Amazon and I picked up a few things in town. I think I only have two more things to get. We leave for
We had a ward party Saturday morning. We had a terrific breakfast and some fun entrainment from many of the children in the ward.
After the music Santa came. RJ’s eyes lit up once he walked in the room. He was so very excited and rushed over with two of his buddies to wait their turn in line to sit on the big guys lap. He told Santa he wanted the Mario Kart Wii and that his dad wanted it to. He also wanted Indiana Jones Legos.
Later that afternoon Jared took RJ and his friend to the library to see Santa again. I wasn’t sure if it was such a great idea seeing two Santa’s in the same day. But we had mentioned the event to RJ and I knew he would be upset if he missed it. He also said earlier that he forgot to tell Santa one more thing he wanted, the Indiana Jones Lego Wii game. RJ came home saying that that Santa was different. He stated that he wasn’t wearing his glasses like the first and he was scarier looking. I guess RJ didn’t talk to this one but did sit on his lap for a picture. His friend was indifferent and told RJ that there were lots of different Santas. RJ expected his answer and really hasn’t questioned it.
That night Jared took me to the Idaho Falls Nutcracker performance. I was excited to see the ballet. My remember might be awful but I remember seeing it in
The babysitter had both kids in bed when we got home, which was a real treat. Usually RJ is still up. Unfortunately,
Needless to say we are all exhausted and are taking an easy relaxing Sunday off.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This morning she did have a small bowl of cereal. But after dropping RJ off at preschool she claimed she was still hungry and wanted candy. After a lot of persuasion, we agreed on having a yogurt instead. This is another ordeal because it takes her forever to decide which flavor she wants.
She couldn’t decide and spied a pudding cup in fridge. I gave in. It was a Lemon Pudding that nobody really liked anyway. She took a bite of it and decided she didn’t really care for it and wanted the raspberry yogurt instead.
After eating half the yogurt cup she went upstairs to watch Dora. I decided to take a shower at the time since Dora usually keeps her pretty occupied. I didn’t bother removing the half eaten yogurt from the table or the untouched pudding cup.
We don’t have cable TV or anything so the kids watch all their favorite TV shows on DVD. The Dora DVD apparently had a scratch in it (like so many other DVDs) so
I called to her and asked what she was doing; her response was to the close door between the bedroom and the bathroom. That’s when I knew for sure she was doing something she shouldn’t be doing.
I hurried up in the shower and got out as quick as I could. She was gone by then. The yogurt cup was now lying on the floor empty and yogurt was smeared all over some picture frames and my full length mirror.
I got dressed and cleaned up the mess. As I was cleaning the thought came to my mind, ‘Yogurt is probably all over
I slowly walked the halls and up the stairs looking for yogurt. I was surprised to find none.
But I did find
So as we were looking through the toddler clothes for RJ, we couldn't help but look through all the cute Christmas dresses as well. We found this one and I just couldn't pass it up. It was just too adorable to not get. And luckily Payless was having their BOGO sell, so we were able to get this adorable boots to match it. I love little girl clothes, they are just so cute! Savannah loves her new dress as well. Isn't she just the cutest!
After Church on Sunday, we decorated the tree. The kids loved the activity. They are at such a fun Christmas age. It makes the magic of Christmas much more magical.
I took a lot of photos of the kids, you have been warned. Many of the decorations were clumped together on the bottom and after the kids went to bed I had to redecorate. But I have some great shots of the kids helping out.
After the hanging the ornaments on the tree it was time for the topper. Both kids had to have their try.
RJ and Savannah both helped make a dish. Savannah helped me make a layered Jello dessert. She was an excellent little helper. And she named each one of the layers. It was cute. The Raspberry/Blackberry layer she named Raspberry Tart, the Lime layer was just called Green, the Orange layer was Orange Blossom, the Lemon layer was Little Mermaid, and the Strawberry layer was of course, Strawberry Shortcake. It was very cute.
RJ helped Daddy make the pumpkin pies which turned out great! Every year we freeze our pumpkin we scoop out from our Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns and save it to make our Thanksgiving pies. This year we could have saved just a little more pumpkin. We didn't have quite enough to fill the crust. But there were lots of yummy pies, it didn't matter.
That evening Doug and Erica and their three cute kids stayed the night. They had come up from Utah to have Thanksgiving with some of their relatives. We enjoyed having them at our home and RJ loved entertaining the twins and baby Eden.
Saturday evening we had Amy and her family over for dinner. Rylie and RJ played so well together, we hardly heard them. He seems to play better with the girls then he does the boys. Savannah and Madison were our little entertainers for the evening. They themselves a little band and performed many songs. It was too cute for words.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Well we haven’t official met cute kid #3 but we know he will be cute! We took the kids to the ultrasound yesterday to determine his sex. As Jared mentioned before, it is a boy. RJ is thrilled. He said “See I guessed right, I told you mom.” Afterwards we went to my Aunt’s house and RJ walked in saying “Guess what my baby brother is a brother!” He has told me all about how he is going to take care of his brother and feed him and play with him. It sounds like he is planning on having his baby brother be his new pet. It will be interesting to see how much he likes him once he is here.
Jared and I are both excited. Jared is extremely happy that he is getting another boy and not a girl. He says
The baby looks good and healthy. It is measuring small but they kept my due date the same. Both RJ and
The baby is kicking and moving a lot. He likes to remind me he is still there, it is easy to forget when I have two others to take care of. He seems to like pizza and oranges. Not really together but these are the two things I crave most. Between the kids and I, we go through so many oranges a week. Good thing this is the season for oranges.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Another snippet about Savannah: Whenever she gets hurt, even just a little bump into the wall, she has to have her ouches kissed. A kiss makes everything better.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
She is always putting things in her mouth. We still have to be very careful with what is left around the house because we can very well find her chewing on it. I have called poison control once and have been close many other times with her. Jared tired putting a little
She is very good at drawing on the walls. I think we had to put RJ in time out once or twice before he stopped doing this, but
Where RJ is quick to say sorry,
She adores her big brother but there are many times she tries to pick fights with him. I think she does this because she knows she will win. He usually gives in but there has been a few occasions where her fights are just way to uncalled for and she gets a time out, especially when she starts to bite. That is her big defense strategy.
Monday, November 17, 2008
RJ with our neighbor, Beth. The kids called her Grandma and she loved it. She just recently moved to be closer to her kids. We will miss her.
RJ loves to learn. He gets excited whenever he discovers something new. He enjoys educational books especially about bugs and science related things. He enjoys story telling and often dictates books for me to write down. He has made a few “learning” books, as he alls him.
I’ve tired to get him to practice writing his letters, first step in being able to write his stories himself. He will work on a letter for a short time and usually gets discouraged and gives up. When things don’t work out the way he expects them to he usually gives up. He can get so frustrated with the little things. He thinks everything has to be perfect. And if he can’t make it perfect he gets upset and moves on to something else.
RJ seems to have things set in his mind a certain way. When things don’t go as he plans we are in for a melt down. When he is in a good mood we can usually talk our way out of experiencing a melt down but if he is even the slightest bit tired, good luck talking sense into him. After and few minutes of time out or quite time to calm down a bit he is back to his happy creative self.
RJ has really been into drawing lately. He has covered the house in all kinds of pictures from various scenes. This summer the house was all labeled, in October we had scary pictures everywhere, this week he is into Indiana Jones and we have Indiana Jones pictures everywhere.
I enjoy his creativity and try my best to feed and encourage it. I write down his stories and allow him to cover my walls with scribbled drawings. But he can do these two things non-stop if I keep encouraging him, and I get burned out writing down his random rabbles. This kid can talk non stop. At the dinner table we are always tell him the stop talking and eat. We are all usually done with our dinner before he has even taken a bite, all because he is busy talking instead of chewing.
RJ loves playing computer games. He is a whiz on the computer and has even taught me a few things, scary!
He is very loving, always quick to give a hug or a kiss. He hates it when we get upset at him. He has very tender feelings and the slightest raised voices can make him cry and need a hug to reassure that yes, we still love him. He is very quick to say Sorry, most of the time.
He is so excited to have a new sibling and is of course hoping it is a boy. He is always kissing my tummy and saying he loves his “new baby brother” He is already a very good big brother to
Overall RJ is a very tender hearted kid. He can get worked up with the littlest things. He seems to have these ideas on how the world should work and when it doesn’t he falls apart. He is very loving, a huge talker, and quick to observe. We are glad to have him in our family.
Fishing at Sunset:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So I am thinking boy because my pregnancy started out much similar to when I was pregnant with RJ. However, when I was pregnant with RJ everyone I knew was having girls and we were the only one having boys. Now everyone I know is having a boy, so does that mean we will be the odd ball again and have a girl? What do you all think?
RJ is hoping for a baby brother. He is very excited either way. But he told me he will be more happy if it is a brother. He is always hugging and kissing my tummy. We have asked him for name ideas. His first thought was Egg for a boy. Now think of that with our last name............. Yep, Egg Wight (White). We told him to think of something else. His next idea was Nickey. Which is much better then Egg. I like the name Nicholas, but there are others I have thought of that I like better.
I asked RJ to think of some girl names, just in case. I am trying to prepare him to not be to disappointed if he does get another sister. His first name was Snow, which is an OK name if your last name wasn't Wight. I am beginning to feel sorry for RJ's kids. His second pick is Redding Riding Hood. We are going to have to work on thsoe girl names.
Savannah on the other hand is very in different to the thought of having a new baby. She either doesn't get it yet, which is very understandable or she really doesn't care. She is a typical two year old and the world revolves around her big time. She is going to be in for a really shocker next Spring.
Monday, November 10, 2008
The project kept getting put off and the new linoleum sat in the garage for a few weeks. Finally the week of Halloween Jared, with the help of a friend, got the project started. It took him all night to rip the off the floors.
He then decided that he didn't have enough linoleum and went back to find another roll that matched one of the rolls we already had. While at the flooring store, he decided to change his plans and buy a large sheet, regular price, so that everything could match! Hello, why didn't we do that in the first place???? So now we have four rolls of linoleum sitting in the garage unused, and we can't return them. And we spent way more money then we had planned on. But the flooring does look great. I love it and am very pleased with the way it turned out.