“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sleepy Girl.

Look how big I'm getting! This is Sophie having a good snooze after big sister has gone to bed, finally undisturbed sleep!

Duck Pond.

So yesterday we went to Provo to see Auntie Megs, while we were there she took us for a walk to the duck pond by BYU campus. Olivia loved it, she got really excited when she found some turtles. I loved seeing the baby ducklings, they were so cute. A couple of times Livi almost fell into the pond, she loves the water and wants to stand so close to it. Megan and I were afraid we were going to jump into the dirty pond.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Betty!

I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece Betty! She turned two today. I love this little girl so much, she is the sweetest little thing and is so much fun to play with. I took this picture of her back in April when her and her parents visited and I just love it. I love her blue eyes. Hope you have great birthday Betty, we LOVE you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Quick update on Livi. I took her to the doctor on Monday about her chicken pox. They weren't spreading at all so I was wondering if they actually were chicken pox. The doctor looked at them and didn't think that, that was what they were. So what are they. Its a viral infection, which he says she could of gotten anywhere (gross). It looks similar to chicken pox but I guess the bumps were different. Since it is just in her mouth and bottom it is more like foot and mouth, but we joke that it is mouth and butt since that is where it is. Luckily he says it is almost all gone, and even today it has cleared up a ton. She has very few in mouth just on the roof and still on her bottom. So yup that's the update, no pox.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chicken Pox!

Yup you read it right, Olivia has the chicken pox. I have no idea where she got it from. On Friday morning I took of her night time diaper to find a cluster of blister looking bumps. I showed it to my husband and asked if he thought maybe chicken pox. He told me to just watch them and see if they start to spread. Well I forgot all about them until the afternoon, Livi had just had a bath and as I was drying her off I saw the bumps again and noticed that some were now going down her legs. I called my mom to see what she thought, she told me to give the doctors a call. Well while I was doing that I took her temperature and it was 101 degrees. Our doctor was already gone for the day, but I did talk to a doctor and he told me I should probably take her to the InstaCare. Our doctors office also has a instacare. So I loaded the kids in the car and headed out. At that time Livi was not feeling well, she didn't want to move I could just tell she was not feeling well. Well when the doctor saw her and looked at her bumps she started thinking the same thing. She checked her throat and there where spots in her throat. She had the nurse do a strep test to make sure it wasn't strep. Well that came back negative so the doctor was pretty sure that it is chicken pox. The thing that gets me is that she was vaccinated for them. I guess you can still get them if vaccinated but hopefully it won't be as severe. Our worry now is trying to make sure that Sophie won't get them. She probably will but hopefully not bad. So yeah me and the girls are stuck at home right now. My mom is coming down today and I am so glad. She had this trip planned before Livi got the pox, but now it will be so much help. Livi has been doing really good. Its only at night do they start to bother her. The ones in her mouth really bother her at night. She has some medicine to help numb the mouth so I think that helps a little. They haven't scabbed over yet so we aren't dealing with the itching yet. There really aren't to many, the most are around her bottom. I'm just hoping that if Sophie does get them she gets them soon, because me and the girls are supposed to be going to Key West August 25th and I REALLY want to go.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Happenings

So I told my mom a couple of days ago that I would put some new pictures up, and I'm just now getting to it. Sorry. Nothing really has been going on. Me and the girls have just been hanging out at home and playing outside or going for walks to the park. We barely ever see Damon during the day, he is either working or at school and usually doesn't get home until about 7 at night. So when he does get home, we usually get the girls loaded into the stroller and put the dog on the leash and head to the park. We spend a lot of evenings there, we just love the park. Other than that nothing is new. Olivia has been having lots of fun playing in the sprinklers or in her little pool. We are still working on the potty training with her, some days are better than others. Oh so one of the pictures she has her head over the sink. Well I read in one of my parenting magazines that if your child has a hard time getting their hair washed to have them lie down on the counter and let their head hang over the sink. Then you roll some towels to put under their neck for some extra support. It then is like you are washing their hair at the hairdressers. Olivia loved it and it made washing her hair so much easier, didn't have to worry about water going in the eyes at all.

Sophie is doing really good, she is such a smiler now and it is so cute. She is also it quite the little talker, which isn't really surprising seeing how I love to talk and so does Livi. She is a pretty good little baby, the only time she is really fussy is when she is hungry and then its like you can't feed her fast enough. She loves to eat. Some days I think that is all I do is sit on the couch and feed her. Livi is still loving being a big sister, she loves to help me, which isn't always a good thing, but I do think that these two little girls will have lots of fun playing together when they are older.