Showing posts from January, 2010

Tots and Technology

Grandma showed Richie and Sophia her iPod touch and Richie quickly figured out how to use it by himself. He learned how to navigate youtube and he and Sophia spend lots of time watching favorite videos. He especially likes a couple spiderman videos he found, and Sophia likes nursery rhymes. I like it when they cuddle and share the iPod. When I got home from the doctors office last week, Sophia was anxiously waiting and watching at the window. I thought she was just eager for me to get there, but my mom told me I was going to have a disappointed little girl on my hands, because she was expecting me to bring the baby home Luckily she didn't punish me too much.
Richie keeps asking "When is your baby going to come out?" and is very disappointed when I tell him not until the summer. When he is asked what kind of baby he wants he says, "One named Emily." He has even told his Dad this a couple times. We are not sure about that name, but we don't want to di…

A Special Announcement

My due date is July 28, 2010!
This is a view of the baby's head, body and arm. Here is a view of the baby's legs. Thanksgiving weekend I wasn't feeling very well and I started assessing my symptoms in the recent days and became suspicious that I might be pregnant. I was pretty worried about our financial situation and our decision for me and the kids to stay here in Utah after the holidays, and I thought maybe I was just imagining my condition because of the stress, so I took a pregnancy test to ease my mind. Well, it didn't exactly ease my mind. Two lines showed up, one was very faint, but there were two lines. I took the test out to Richie and asked him what he saw. It took him by surprise (the fact that I was handing him a pregnancy test), and he said it looked like two lines, but he couldn't be sure. It was a Sunday night, so he couldn't go out and buy another test, but first thing in the morning, he went out and got another test. There was no denying t…


Yesterday was quite an eventful day. Before church the kids were left alone just long enough for Richie to get ahold of scissors and Sophia's hair (it is not pretty and I am not happy!), Sophia to get ahold of a black permanent marker and matches to get spread across the counter. I was in another room fixing the hem of Sophia's dress and Grandma and Grandpa were downstairs getting ready for church while all this was going on. I couldn't believe how much trouble these two got into with ten minutes to themselves. I heard Richie saying "Give me your head, Sophia." And then giggling and I couldn't figure out what he would be doing to her head. I don't have pictures, but he did quite a number to the top of her hair.
After church Grandma and Grandpa left for a quick trip up north to do some shopping. Everything was fine most of the day, I mean, it's not like I have never been alone with my own kids, but just before bed time, we had some major drama. I was…

New Year

A week ago I dropped Richie off at the airport and he flew back to New Jersey while the kids and I headed back to Blanding to stay with my parents for a little while. In the last few months we realized we just can't afford to live in New Jersey any more, so to save some money the kids and are hanging out with my family while Richie tries to get things wrapped up in Jersey so he can head out west and join us. We have an apartment lease that goes until May, and we are hoping to find someone to sub-let from us so we can all be together again soon. The kids and I are enjoying having grandma and grandpa take care of us and having lots of cousins to play with, but we really miss Dad! We don't know how long we will be apart, but hopefully it won't be too long. That is just a quick update on what we are up to, sorry I haven't been blogging much but I just haven't been in the mood. I should update about New Year's Eve and things, I do have pictures, but for now en…