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.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
A lot of little kids were excited to see Strawberry Shortcake. One even went chasing after Savannah and her mom grabbed her and we heard her explain "No, that is a little girl in a costume, not the really strawberry shortcake." It was really funny.
The kids enjoyed fun crafts and games as well as the candy. Most of the animals were wake and about during the night. It was fun to see them.
This was my year to take the kids out trick-or-treating and so according to Jared, I had to dress up to. I had an old black cat tail and ears, perfect for a last minute costume. It was such a warm night I was so amazed that Idaho could have good weather for Halloween.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
If you already have a recipe blog let me know. I'd be happy to stop in.
The new recipe blog is http://warmyourtummy.blogspot.com/