Friday, May 29, 2009

Temple Celebration

What I have learned....

The temple celebration will be held at the conference center downtown SLC, UT.

It will be awesome, dances from all generations and countries performed by various stakes from across the South Salt Lake Valley.

It starts at 7 p.m. and you have to have a ticket to get in. This has the availability to be broadcasted to any Stake Center in North America, however only if the Stakes want to broadcast it.

It will be in most of the South Valley Salt Lake Stake Centers, and various throughout the countries.

Nancy, do you know if you will get this feed via Internet? It is the same feed that all the broadcasts are sent out on? If so can you post a link on my comments?

My kids are smarter then your kids, and now my hair is grey!

Yesterday I got a phone call from my dear sweet husband.....

"You know what one of your daughters did?"
(ever notice how when children do something questionable a "y" is added to the our?)

"Have no clue, but I'm sure you'll tell me."

"I was busy putting away the groceries and I put the chain across the (outside) door so the girls wouldn't get out. I went to go check on them and Olivia got outside. She moved a chair, undid the chain, and moved the chair again, to go outside."

"I have smart children what can I say?"

See, I know that there reaches an age where, no lock, threats or anything works....and we are there. I went through this already 6 years ago with the boys. I went through nights, where I had to move the couch in front of the door and sleep on it, to insure no escapees. I even had to have some one install the key dead bolt locks, to keep them in.

At least this time, I have someone to help ease my frustrations. My children are so smart, a little too smart at times. They know how to help themselves to fridge. Most parents wouldn't mind, but when you pull out the cheese and there's a bite mark in it, or the cookie dough has been dug into with 3-yr old little fingers, it's a little discouraging. I know this stage will pass, but I am very grateful that I am done raising children.

This past weekend we were at a family reunion on Jonathan's side. I got to hold a little baby, little compared to my babies. I started getting a wee-bit baby hungry. Then an officer rolled by in a car. He asked who were the parents of the two girls by the park sign. I looked and I sadly had to raise my hand. They were okay, the officer just wanted to make sure that they had parents here, since they weren't playing with other children. I snuggled the baby in my arms and my baby hungriness left real quick. I love my kids. As I am finishing the last of the potty training and trying to steer my children towards preparing for kindergarten, I am finding a sense of relief. I'll have grand babies soon enough that I can enjoy and then turn over to their parents.

(CHRISSY & ROSIE that's no sooner then 6 years for CHRISSY & 9 years for ROSIE!)

Okay enough rambling........till the next time!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

So those shocking pet they make them for kids?

I sound like a horrible mother, but seriously haven't you ever thought about a tying a child on a leash in the back yard, investing in a dog run for your kid, or even yet putting those shocking pet collars on your kids neck with the "invisible" fence????

Since we have officially moved into this house, I have lost the twins I don't how many times....

The first time was scary.

Jonathan was moving boxes, and Rosie had just left for dance practice. I was unpacking and checking on the girls. Sabrina was missing. I assumed she had followed Jonathan upstairs for another load, so I didn't worry too much. After all the girls had been "helping" him earlier. Since it was about 9:00 p.m., I put a movie on for Olivia, got her laid down, and when Jonathan came down with the load, I asked him to bring Sabrina in to lay down too. He then informed me he didn't have her. We searched two apartments and started on the yard. I called my sister-in-law and her family and we screamed and searched. We had about 8 people looking for her. No sign anywhere.

The panic rose real fast. I called 911. At this point she had not been visible seen for about 20 minutes. 20 minutes means she could be almost in Provo by now. The police was on there way. My niece Annie found her about the same time the police showed up. This neighbor saw her walking in front of the house and picked her up. Then drove up to the church (about two blocks away)!!!! I was relived but started getting angry as the lady continued to tell the officer she had my daughter for over an hour and nobody was calling a child's name or looking for her.

Breathe....hug your child, be thankful you found her, and try not to punch the lady accusing you of poor parenting.......

After all how many of you out there with multiple children have NEVER lost a kid for 20 minutes or so.....

Bringing us to this Tuesday.....

We (Sabrina, Olivia, and I) were cleaning the playroom. We were excited, because I had just gotten containers to sort the toys, and we were having fun cleaning. Olivia asked to go to the bathroom, and with permission off she went! Sabrina and I were still sorting. It seemed an awful long time and no Olivia. I called her name, but no answer. I started searching frantically, but no Olivia. I swear I didn't pass the playroom and go outside, but I couldn't be 100% sure. Rosie and I searched the two sets of bunk beds, 4 closets, Rosie's bed. No Olivia. Desperately, I called my sister-in-law, and again her family took to the search. I was scared, again. I called 911. Again I told them that Olivia was missing. About 8 police showed up. One officer went into the house and we searched room by room. By this time Olivia had been missing over 40 minutes. I was a wreck. I checked my small walk in closet, and I couldn't see her. The officer shining his flashlight along the floor of the closet, spotted her white stocking feet. This little angel? of mine had hid in my graduation gown, which being close the front of my closet, when I pushed my clothes back to search for her was out of my line of vision. Luckily the officer was outside the closet shining the flashlight in, so he could see her!

I am quite sure that the city of Herriman are going to start to link these disappearances together and show up with child protective services and hand me the worst mother of the year award!

Until then....invisible fencing is humane....right?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's been too long....

I haven't been blogging....been thinking about it, but....

I don't know if I am depressed or stressed or what. I know I am tired. I know I have OCD. This move is killing me. Jonathan just is grabbing everything in bags and bringing it down to our new place. Anyone who has seen me move knows I pack a month or two before and label the boxes and move. This is going to fast and I can't keep up and ugh!!!!!

I am trying to organize everything, but I'm so tired.

I'll be back later this week with pictures of the house......

At least the playroom is cleaned, till tonight anyway.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Scare This Weekend and Rosie's News

Some of you may or may not be aware that I suffer from migraines. I have had them for years. Friday, I could no longer take the pain and went to the hospital for a shot. Unfortunately that shot didn't work and they had to give me something a little stronger. I came home and slept it off and awoke Saturday with a full blown migraine, even after my husband allowed me two EXTRA hours of sleep. He took me back to the hospital and they gave me an IV of something, that caused me to sleep while there, and then again at home. Around 6 p.m. I came too. My headache was almost gone, however both my husband and I noticed a strange bump on my hand just below where the IV was. I put an ice pack on it and went back to sleep. I woke up Sunday and noticed the bump had gone down some and proceeded to get ready for church. I barely hit my arm and a weird pain emanated. I looked down to see that my wrist and hand were considerably larger than they should have been. We went back to the hospital, where we found out that I have a blood clot in my arm. I am taken aspirin to hopefully thin out the blood. Let's cross our fingers!

As for Rosie's news......

Rosie will be performing in the Temple Celebration on May 30th. This will be broadcast to all stake centers in North America. There will also be DVD's available for sale afterwards. It starts at 7:00 p.m. that night. I know that she along with other youth in our stake have put HOURS of practice into this performance.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Miss Popularity? (Yes Finally!)

Why must I be so popular?

I love my kids and all, and I am not complaining, okay I am, but seriously, yesterday, Olivia cried, well screamed, through the rush hour traffic, because, well she couldn't sit directly behind me! (I know I totally over killed comma's)

It wouldn't be so bad, but we have an hour drive or so! I tried to convince her that sitting behind Rosie was just as fun, because I could see her pretty brown eyes, but she wouldn't go for it. One more year or so and then the cognitive reasoning kicks in some and they'll start to comprehend taking turns.

until then.....................................