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Jun

15

For the month of May, Joseph and Kyle were off track. I was happy, but it was a little trying with them home all the time. I have no idea how families that home school do it. We did go to the park quite a bit.

 

Joe and Emmy Bella having fun.

 

This park by my sister’s house is really fun. It has a little kid park and then an big kid park. Great for my needs, now if only the little kids didn’t follow the big kids around!

 

Slide Where’s Bella? There she is! Little House

 

We especially had fun on the teeter totter. First, Aunt Juli was on with a few of the kids. Then, everyone wanted to ride, so why not put them all on. They had a blast!

 

Up and Down Up and Down

 

I was so glad that Aunt Juli wanted to go to the park. We really had fun and then had a picnic lunch. What fun we had with cousins and friends.



Mar

30

I was tagged by Heather

A: ATTACHED OR SINGLE?
Attached

B: BEST FRIEND
Kent

C: CAKE OR PIE?
Cake

D: DAY OF CHOICE
Saturday and Monday.  Kent’s home.

E: ESSENTIAL ITEMS
family and friends

F: FAVORITE COLORS
Yellow

G: GUMMY BEARS OR WORMS?
Gummy Worms

H: HOMETOWN
I was born in McHenry IL, but Sacramento is my hometown now.

I: FAVORITE INDULGENCE
Anything that is “ME” time.  And no I am not including going to the bathroom.

J: JANUARY OR JULY?
July – The kids don’t have school

K: KIDS?
3- Joseph(almost 8), Kyle (6) and Jacob (3)

L: LIFE ISN’T COMPLETE WITHOUT…
My Family

M: MARRIAGE DATE?
June 24, 1999

N: NUMBER OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS
1 brothers & 4 sisters

O: ORANGES OR APPLES?
Apples, unless there is mandarin oranges

P: PHOBIA OR FEARS
Spiders

Q: QUOTE
“Live so that those who know you, but don’t know Him will want to know Him because they know you.” -Annique Juquant

R: REASONS TO SMILE
When my husband or child is funny

S:SUPERMAN OR WONDER WOMAN?
Wonder Woman

T: TAG 4 PEOPLE
Nicole, Kristi, Juli and Cami

U: UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME
I hate pickles on my hamburgers

V: VEGETABLE
corn

W: WORST HABIT
Biting my nails

X: X-RAY OR ULTRASOUND?
Ultrasound, never had an xray

Y: YOUR FAVORITE FOOD
Chinese food

Z: ZODIAC SIGN
Sagittarius



I’m sure I have talked way too much about this the past month, but I’m going to blog anyway. I am the secretary in Young Womens at church. Now this in itself is no big deal. But put New Beginnings on top and I’m crazy. I was in charge of making the cookie bouquets for the center of the tables. I have never made one in my whole life. I was so stressed out about it. Only to look at the final project and be proud of myself. I was proud that I made the cookies and they actually looked cute. None of them fell apart until the car ride over and they looked adorable on the tables. I had eight star cookies in the bouquet. One big star with lots of color sprinkles and then seven little stars all decorated with a different value color. I know they didn’t look professional, but for my first try I was happy and I made five of them. I felt bad though because through this whole New Beginning mess, my family and house have been neglected. I felt even worse when my children wanted a cookie, but I hadn’t made enough. Poor kids. I am so glad it is over though. And if really did turn out nice. yeah! I am just so grateful for the awesome ladies in Young Women. We did a good job. I also happy to get on with life. Tonight I had a Race 4 the Cure kick off party. It got me all excited to talk to the women that were on the team last year. Hope all will be able to attend again this year. And for anyone who reads this, but wasn’t on our Hot Mommas team, there is always this year! Have a great weekend everyone!



Today has been a pretty good day. The boys were so good this morning, getting ready for church. I didn’t have to scream at them once to behave. We actually got to church early, which made me very happy. I should do that more often. Today was fast and testimony meeting. I leaned over to Kyle and asked him if he wanted to go up and bear his testimony. His eyes get watery and my heart breaks. I tell him that he doesn’t have to go up, I just wanted him to know that he could if he wanted. He told me he was scared and would maybe try next month. I said that was fine and ended it, only to have him lean over and tell me he didn’t know what to say. I told him that I would help him and he decided he would try. I got all teary eyed and tried to have him ask Kent to take him. I didn’t think I would make it through his testimony and mine. I didn’t make it. I was blubbering before he was finished. I was so proud of him. I love how close to the spirit little children are and how simple their faith is. Oh, so happy. Well, the rest of my day was about as much fun. I actually took a long nap today to, so I’m pretty chipper. Hope everyone had a good day too. Luv ya lots!



Jan

24

You look at my title and you probably think it’s been bad. Well, it hasn’t! I have actually had a pretty good day. I have felt very productive, even if it doesn’t look like it. Why it’s been poopy though is because I three little kids in diapers or trying to potty train. We all know that can be fun. I feel like I am constantly asking one if their stinky, sitting on the floor changing a diaper or huddled over the toilet giving praise for their accomplishments. The worst was today after lunch, but before nap. I had one waiting for her diaper to be changed, one sitting on the potty and another one standing butt naked by the bathroom door. I thought he needed to go potty, but soon found out that he had pooped in his pull-up. Lately, he has felt like a big boy by changing his own pull-up, but he doesn’t get it that he can’t change himself if he has pooped. I was so glad though that he didn’t get it all over the place. So I proceeded to wipe him standing up while the other two waited patiently. Now looking on the bright side of things, I am glad I don’t have three needing the potty and I’m glad the other two didn’t decide to do the same thing.  I really don’t like the potty training phase, especially since Jacob is fighting me so much, but I know it’s something everyone needs to go through. I’m glad too that I am still having a good day.

On another note. My sister Juli, came over yesterday during quiet time to scrapbook. I have felt the need to scrap forever, so I was happy. Just moments before she arrived I was laying down with Jacob and came up with an idea for the page I am working on. I was so excited! The two picture were of Jacob’s first bath and Juli’s temple sealing. They are both black and white pictures and I was having a hard time tying them together. Well, long story short, I have almost finished the page and I love it. I also love thinking about the memories of the day and that weekend. On that weekend, my family from Utah came out. We had Juli’s temple sealing on Saturday and Jacob’s blessing on Sunday. Later Sunday night is when Jacob stopped breathing three times only to find out a week and a half, while being in the hospital that he had the herpes virus. That was definitely a trying time for our family. We were so lucky to have great family and friends there to lean on and who took care of us. Wow. Such memories! Anyway. Those were my thoughts today. I’m just grateful for my many blessings and that Jacob is still here and is such a strong (willed) little boy. I am thankful for eternal families. As much as it would be hard if I lost one of my children, I am glad I know that someday I will see them again.

P.S I am so proud of myself. I almost have all my laundry done! Yeah Me!