Sunday, April 26, 2009
^ some of Parkers signs. this was the best i could get him to cooperate with me!
he is now up to 29 signs. although, we have stopped teaching him. i usually just end up looking up something we say all the time and after doing it twice he remembers!! its seriously amazing how much their tiny brains soak right in! ... i wish we had more baby signing times (the AMAZING videos) bc he really enjoys watching them and learning signs. but they are like $20 + shipping each. we just can't afford it.
^ for your listening pleasure: we think parker was trying to sing.
^ this will melt your heart: carter babbling
^this will break your heart: carter crying. he does the cutest little lip pout.
This post deserves LOTS of comments bc it took me forever to upload all those videos!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
^ playing right after we dropped him off to nursery
^ big boyyyy
^ Tyler D., Parker, Easton, and Tyler A.
^ I snuck out of primary and went to the nursery door, and without Parker seeing me, I was able to get some cute pictures of him. I even took a little video! =]
^ this is how much Carter enjoyed the pool
Monday, April 13, 2009
My new bungenius diapers came in the mail. We got 15 new ones. These are most of the colors (one is missing). Carter's loving being a bumgenius baby!!
Carter's crib FINALLY got put together. As you can tell, he approves.
He fell asleep within 1 minute of being put in it!!! What a good boy!!
*shh don't tell Nate, he'll be mad!*
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I want more women to educate themselves before or while they are pregnant. Know the side effects of the pain meds and the induction drugs. Look up Cytotec- you'll be amazed. Know the risks of a c-section- needing blood transfusions, infections, impaired healing, scar tissue, adhesion, and even hysterectomies.
I want them to picture the birth they want and write it in a birthplan. Get someone to help you carry out your birthplan. Surround yourself with POSITIVE messages and birthstories. Doulas are amazing for this!!
I want them to know they can have the birth they want and deserve.
I am reading the Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and it is an amazing book. I wish every mom-to-be read it. It says: "Remember this, for it as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. the Creator is not a careless machine."
So, don't do it for me-- do it for yourself. As the famous saying says: Knowledge is Power!!!
Food Storage Made Easy is giving away 10 pre-assembled checklist binders!
With all the counsel we have received, NOW is the time to prepare for what is to come. Food storage is very important. Whether you need to use it because you have lost your job, temporarily disabled, stores aren't open bc of weather, you're home bound for whatever reason... it's important to have some food stored up to use in emergency situations.
We have slowly been building our food storage. We try to get at least one food storage item whenever we go grocery shopping. It can be something as little as an extra can of vegetables or formula. We also try to build up our hygienic supplies such as girly care products, disposable diapers (even though we cloth 98% of the time), and toilet paper. We have fun in creating meals off of just food storage items (its very important that some foods need minimal or no preparing). Even though we have diligently started our food storage, we need to be more organized. This binder would totally help!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
As a parent, I often wonder how my children will be when they grow up. Will they serve full time missions? Will they be active in the church? Will they want to leave the church? I will love them no matter where they go, or what they choose. However, I find great comfort in this scripture knowing that we will be blessed for our hard work and raising our children in the gospel. And that someday, they will believe and know the truth.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
The apartment is still being organized and 'set up' so, I don't want to post pics of it yet. I know some of you are wanting to see it, and so I made a little 'sneak peek' for you! As you can see, our walls are a really light buttercream color (the ceiling is white)... these are some of the newest family pictures in nice big 8X10s (thank you Amy Davis!). They look ah-mazing in person!!!