Sunday, September 26, 2010
Posted by Rachel at 5:36 PM
Friday, September 24, 2010
I am waiting for Travis to get home from work....counting down each excruciating minute. Do you ever have days where you cannot wait for them to be over? Today has been one of those days (well, not the whole day...usually the countdown begins when Phoenix wakes up grumpy from his afternoon nap), in fact I have been having a string of those days (kind of the whole summer). It is still too hot to play for any length of time outside (umm...hello mother nature! it is almost the end of September!!!), we are more or less confined to the house because Trav takes our beloved Camry most days, and after a few too many creepy encounters in our neighborhood I have decided to eliminate walks (as if it is cool enough to walk outside anyway). Sometimes I hide from Phoenix because for some reason if he is grumpy he will just follow me around and whine and cry...but if I leave the room he is totally cool playing with his kitchen. He is on to a lot of my hiding places.
Needless to say, me and the kids jump up with excitement when Travis comes through the door. Relief for all of us. For me the relief comes in the form of another adult to help with the kids many (MANY) needs...whether it be fixing Audrey her 7th meal of the day, or changing Phoenix's 12th poopy diaper. For the kids, they get relief from their boring (worn out) Mom.
Yay! He just came home!! Excuse me while I pretend that our outing to the mall and to get pizza with the kids is a romantic date with my hunny!
Posted by Rachel at 4:35 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Finally the fall premiers are upon us. Here is my schedule for the week...
Monday - DWTS (Dancing With the Stars)
Tuesday - Glee, then DWTS results
Wednesday - The Middle, and Modern Family
Thursday - The Office, and 30 Rock
Friday - Nothing (no good shows are ever on Friday because I think the TV networks assume that most people do things on Friday nights...I am thinking about starting a petition to bring back TGIF)
What shows are you watching this week?
Posted by Rachel at 7:22 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We discovered an awesome lake a few weeks ago when our ward was having a Pig Pickin in this location. There is a pretty cool playground, a huge field where you can literally let your kids run wild, and then of course a beautiful lake. The bathrooms smell like the latrines from Girls Camp, but that is pretty much my only complaint.
Posted by Rachel at 12:59 PM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Posted by Rachel at 1:23 PM
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I am talking about Phoenix. No, he is not saying bad words, he is quite literally a potty mouth.
He loves playing in the toilet water, and he LOVES unrolling the toilet paper. I have caught him with the toilet brush in his mouth (GAG!) and on another occasion the toilet bowl cleaner bottle was in his mouth. Now, my main concern about this was the germs, but luckily he also likes taking a healthy bite out of soap (Irish Springs is his favorite) to sanitize his mouth, stomach...etc.
The first time that he bit off a chunk of soap (of course he swallowed it one second later) I rushed to the computer to see if I should be concerned. I found this site where people would post a question and other people would respond. A concerned mother (much like myself) expressed concern about her baby eating soap (just a bite). Most of the answers assured her that everything would be OK, but to expect some diarrhea. Then I saw this comment from a lady who said that when she was pregnant she ate Irish Springs soap all the time because she craved it
Posted by Rachel at 12:56 PM
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Posted by Rachel at 1:50 PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Posted by Rachel at 8:53 AM
Yes, I know it has been a little while since I last posted anything on the blog. My excuse? Recovering. From vacation. I did not have enough time to fully recover after my SLC trip (pretty sure that might take a few years) before I left to NY. Phoenix was pretty good there, he didn't sleep totally great during the night, but no major complaints. The ride home...I cannot imagine how such a generally sweet little fella could cry for hours at a time, but he did. And it was torture. If they could have a minivan with a sound proof window separating the parents from the kids I would buy one tomorrow. As a result of the ride home, me and Trav have promised each other that we will definitely not travel any great distance for a long time.
Posted by Rachel at 8:46 AM