So truth be told my blog is like something on my to do list that is always in the back of my mind, that I never get around to. I have become an instagram addict and it has replaced my blog addiction. I would love to keep up with my blogging friends and invite you to follow me there, my user name is aerodaisy. Leave me a note letting me know who you are and I can follow you back. I have loved all my friends I've met on here, and have loved keeping up with all of you. But life with 3 kids has gotten so crazy, that I've downsized blogging to gramming. I'm not saying I will never blog again. I truly hope that one day I'll be back and light it up!
But for now it just stresses me out knowing my blog sits lifeless and waiting. So I'm taking a hiatus! (maybe you've noticed I already have) ;)
I love you all! My kids are doing well, and are still the loves of my life! Thank you for following me all these years.
Let's stay in touch!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
My lil bug has been saying two words at a time now and it has just been cracking me up.
Sometimes she'll say a sentence really slow but she is loving saying two words at a time over and over.
Here are just a few she said today.
I told her we were going to pick up London from school and she said...
Nah-dee Wa-Wah, NAH-dee Wa-Wah, NAH-DEE Wa-Wah
Then I pulled the car over to get something out of the back and she was wanting to get out and walk but was missing a shoe so she said.....
Shoo's Walk, Shoo's WAlk, SHOO's WALK!
Then she found a pair of 3D glasses and was trying to look at a book that came with them and said
Gasses Weed, Gasses Weed, Gasses WEED
She also sometimes adds a "T" sound to the end of words, especially shoes she likes to say shoos-tuh, or for drink she'll say Dink-tuh, it is so weird but super cute.
What a silly little nut.
Friday, April 12, 2013
I grew up in Northern Utah which is an amazingly beautiful place. And except for my brief stint in Idaho it was the only place I had ever lived up until last year, when we made the move to Southern Utah. You would think it was two completely different worlds.
St George was a place where I vacationed when I lived up north, and I loved coming down for the warmer temperatures and dry heat.
The heat here reminds me of an oven. When I moved down here last year I was still defrosting from the winter and it felt like a big warm hug every time I stepped outside.
I've always been a picture junkie. I chalk it up to having a terrible memory, so pictures help me out. But when I would go to get my pictures from the store... back in the olden days with film and all, I would be so disappointed in any kind of landscape or scenery picture I took. Bleh.... without people in the photo, how was it special to me? They just seemed so generic.
Who knew all it would take for me to LOVE this kind of photo would be Instagram, and moving down here? Everything here is new to me, exciting, and HAS to be documented. Lol!
I have developed such an immense appreciation for this big beautiful world since moving here. I am the kind of gal who LOVES to be comfortable and LOVES the familiar, so this has been quite a change for me... as silly as that sounds living in the same state and all.
This picture above is my sanctuary..... welcome.
I guess I'm the kind of girl that needs a little push now and again to try new things. And this push was exactly what I needed.
This photo above.... KILLS ME! There was no filter used here, it is just that beautiful. This is a place we love going 4-wheeling.
And I just had to throw in a picture of my little desert rose.
I guess I've never posted these before because they aren't usually what I blog about. But I'm growing and expanding and this kind of photography has been just therapeutic. And it's almost silly to call it photography. It's just art made with nature and my phone. Thank the good Lord above for iphones. No, I'm being completely serious. Without my phone I would be lost.
It helps me appreciate this world.
I am so glad we moved. It forced me to grow, and I needed it! Here are a few more of my favorites I've taken since moving here....
and if you're like I was and hate these kind of pics, no worries, I'll be back to my regular old blogging my kiddos sweet faces again real soon. :)
Friday, March 15, 2013
Apparently I am in a black and white phase. I didn't even realize it until I looked at my instagram feed and all the color was gone. The picture above is my sweet niece (actually cousins baby) Harlee. She is the prettiest girl and I loved meeting her this past weekend when I went up to B-town.
I apologize for my major hiatus on the blog. It's crazy because I was thinking that with J-man I scrapbooked, with Lolo I blogged and now with Irelee I instagram. You can follow me @aerodaisy if you're on. I'm way more dedicated over there right now. It's just so easy peasy done and done! Then a little facebook and Candy Crush and..... well you get the point. (iphone addict) I hope to put a little more on over here as I will be getting my camera out of the shop later this week, so I'm anxious for that! If you're still following, thank you! I know its so hard with our crazy lives, but these memories will be worth it, so I'll do better... just you wait and see! (famous last words ;))
Friday, February 1, 2013
Irelee is 19 months old now and is becoming so fun.
She is super talkative all of a sudden and says things that come out of no where you didn't know she could say. Her new word yesterday was "backpack" she found one and wore it around everywhere and kept saying it over and over. Also the CUTEST thing she says is "happy." It started on Christmas day she ran around the house all day saying "happy, happy, happy, happy" Now when we go see the ducks or get her a cookie she repeats it over and over. It's not hard to tell when she's pleased. I love that!
She loves playing with babies. Putting their diapers on, playing rock-a-bye, pushing them around in the stroller, and putting them to bed. She's a good little mama. But when I ask her if she's my baby she nods her head in an emphatic yes. :)
Which brings me to her nodding. She loves to nod for yes and shake her head for no. She also likes using sign language for "please" She had a hard time saying that when she first started talking, so I taught her that and she prefers it to saying yes. She seems to enjoy talking for entertainment, but using gestures to convey what she wants. Except if she wants a cookie. Then she repeats cookie pretty much until we find her one. Oh and when she wants to go see the ducks she says "quack quack"
She now shares a room with London and sleeps in her crib about 1/2 the night. Then she cries and we bring her into bed with us. I'm not sure how to break that habit. It took me until Jameson was 4 to break the same one.
She loves wearing shoes and putting on other peoples shoes as well as their clothes.
She's super cuddly. I just love it! Jameson would tolerate me snuggling on him but wasn't cuddly on his own, and London didn't want anything of the kind. So its been so fun to have a little one who wants to cuddle.
She loves to run and hide from me. Especially if she needs to take medicine or get a diaper change. Her favorite places are behind the curtains, in closets behind clothes and in the tiny space between the wall and the couch under the arm. And sometimes during the day I realize I haven't seen her for a few minutes so I panic and start calling her name and running around trying to find her. worrying someone left the door unlocked and she escaped. And she is so dang quite hiding somewhere with a sly smile. She thinks she's so funny. She is going to be the best at hide-and-go-seek.
She is obsessed with the scary monkey mask Doug wore for Halloween. She knows where we keep it and begs us to get it out, and then when we put it on she loves getting scared. It is the most bizarre thing to me because I've never understood the whole wanting to be scared thing. I don't watch scary movies at all and neither does Doug. My other two kids get scared by commercials for silly creepy kids movies, so I have no idea where this love of being scared comes from.
She loves playing the kids DS's. And anytime she can get her hands on one she sits down and plays best she can. She also loves it when you give her a Wii remote so she can play along with the kids when they are playing Wii.
She's happiest when she's outside, which works out well living here. The weather has been amazing and yesterday we spent the entire day outside.
I still can't wrap my head around the fact that she is a toddler now and not a baby. After her bath the other day I wrapped her in her baby blanket and laid her in a laundry basket for old times sake. She puts up with my craziness and was happy to play along.
Irelee Jo-Ann, if you read this someday just know how much I love you! You are such an angel and a complete joy to be around, and there is nothing you could ever do to change my mind. Xoxoxoxoxo!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
We went to the dentist yesterday and it was pretty much awesome!
Irelee slept practically the whole time which made it nice. Although there was another girl about her age and size with the same hair running around so it seemed like she was awake.
J-man made himself at home.
Lo was showing me how she opened her mouth for x-rays. ;)
No cavities!!! YAY! (still knocking on wood)
I thought getting them a treat for being so good might be a bad idea since they just got their teeth cleaned. So instead we went to the park. I was so excited because it was finally WARM again!!
How cute is my lil sunshine standing there? I just love her face!
I think this one speaks for itself. ;)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I'm just getting ready to head out and take the kids to the dentist, how fun! ;) So far my kids have lucked out in the cavity department and they've never had one. Knock on wood. Hopefully we'll have more good news.
I do plan on blogging more.... ya, ya, we've heard it all before I know. But I've come to terms with instagram pics being used here more often and I'll save my big mama for more special occasions. It will make blogging a lot easier. Love ya all! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, November 26, 2012
We had a rough night last night. Irelee has been sleeping in her crib lately. Boo-YA!~ But, the last few nights she wakes up crying so I pull her into bed with me. Last night that didn't help at all. She just kept crying on and off all night. Doug has been sleeping on the couch lately because his neck and has been acting up, so it was just the two of us. We have a king size bed, but when Boo sleeps with me I get about 6 to 12 inches on one side and she tries pushing me out all night long. Well last night she was all over the place and even fell off Doug's side. Poor thing!
So today I decided I best take her back to the doctor to check her little ears, because I swear that girl has an ear infection more than not.
The doctors office was so Christmasy. It was darling. And they had a big moose there and a reindeer. So she got to learn about animals other than the typical barnyard bunch. She loved them, and said "Moo" and "Dee." I could just eat her up she's so cute. Anyway her doctor told me she's part of the 10%. And then explained that tubes work in about 90% of kids. Once they get them they don't have trouble with their ears again. Ie: London. Anyway, she said the other 10% of kids just keep on having the same problems. She said her tubes looked wonderful, but all around the tube was angry red and infected. Poor kid. She has had more ear infections than anyone I know! So she's back on an antibiotic and hopefully tonight we'll all get a little more sleep. Here's hoping!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I'm not sure you want to know why she's laughing. But I'll tell you anyway. :)
She's into telling jokes lately. But not just any jokes, totally inappropriate jokes involving bodily functions ands such. The truth is, I haven't seen her laugh this hard in a long time so I decided to let it slide. :)
Thanksgiving this year was quite fun. I was worried because I'm used to having it with my big, loud and super fun family. But staying home ended up being a dream. We only made the things we like. (everything) And we ate as soon as it was ready. There was no need to pack up food and kids and diapers and coats and drive anywhere. We stayed warm and cozy (easy to do here in the sunshine) and just enjoyed each others company.
Boo decided to fall asleep right before dinner was ready. So she missed out, but had leftovers and that's the best part anyway, right? ;)
I bought a little turkey because it was just us, and survived quite a verbal beating from every member of the family for buying a "BABY." I tried explaining it was full grown but small for it's age, like me. But they didn't buy it and to be honest I'm not sure how old the lil guy was, but I'm hoping it had a long full life. If you know any different please don't tell me, I'll feel awful! Anyway the lil guy fell over in the pan while it was roasting, but it still ended up amazing. Brine, brine, brine.... that IS the key. :)
This lil stinker decided to give us all a show for the holiday and took her diaper off, ran up to the TV and peed right next to us while we all watched in horror. AGH!!!!! I also took a picture of the back of her head to show her cute curls. Since J-man has such an amazing head of hair, the girls pretty curls usually take a back seat. They hide underneath the long straight hair on top. So I thought I should document them while I can. London's are adorable too, it's so funny when her hair gets wet and she has all these curls popping out underneath her straight hair. Anyway, I have strayed.... back to Thanksgiving. :)
It was wonderful, we ate and then ate some more, and then we danced. We love a good dance party, especially Boo. And then we stayed up late and watched Elf. It was magical, even if we did miss our family up north we had a wonderful holiday and we're glad they did too.