Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tagged by Rebecca

Thanks, Rebecca!! I've wanted to post a blog lately, but have been slow to do so because I'm afraid I'll start off talking about my sleep deprivation and end with talk of poop. I keep a personal journal every night and two entries in a row last week talked about my kids' excrement. Aaah! (the above picture is just because)


5 years ago... (that's October 2003, right?)
1. I was planning a December wedding to my wonderful husband!
2. I was living with my grandma
3. I was driving a 1991 Subaru
4. I was in the last semester of a library science program at the University of Maryland
5. I had a cool job working both as webmaster for the Univ of MD library science website and as a teaching assistant (it paid half my tuition!)

Things on my list for today...
1. Take the kids to the library
2. Pick up the house a little before my sister Mary comes for an afternoon visit
3. Finish up thank you cards
4. Pay the water bill
5. Mail Ben's first paycheck to the bank
6. Laundry
7. Enrichment
8. Go to bed by 9:15

5 snacks I enjoy...
1. Ice cream
2. Cereal
3. Cinnamon-sugar on toast
4. Bagels and cream cheese
5. Homemade chocolate chip cookies

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire...
1. Get a new couch
2. Pay off student loans
3. Buy a bigger house
4. Get a minivan
5. New clothes for me!

5 places I have lived...
1. Frankfurt, Germany
2. Silver Spring, Maryland
3. Frederick, Maryland
4. Loretto, Pennsylvania
5. Provo, Utah

5 jobs I have had...
1. Store clerk at an office supply store for a summer (thanks, Hilary!)
2. Sbarro pizza restaurant
3. Sam's Club
4. Family History computer lab assistant at BYU
5. Library assistant at a D.C. law firm

Now I can tag 5 people... who will they be?
1. Chantal
2. Renee
3. Lindsay
4. Jen
5. Christine
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Sunday, October 05, 2008

All that I can handle?

So we were leaving a restaurant the other night (just me and the older two kids while Ben was in the restaurant with Joseph paying the bill) and the kids were being their usual energetic selves. Not being bad, just a little rambunctious. A lady held the door for us and said kindly, "You've got all that you can handle!" I just laughed...little did she know there was a third in the restaurant. She's probably right anyway. :)

Joseph is growing so quickly. He was born at 7 pounds 1 ounce and when he went to the doctor for his first appointment (at 2 weeks) he weighed 8 pounds. Yay! I always breathe a sigh of relief when the kids get back up to birth weight.

The kids had dentist appointments this last week and all is well. Technically, Carolina did not have an appointment because their pedodontist usually does not see patients as young as she is (21 months). He did take a peek in her mouth and told us to go ahead and schedule her an appointment the next time. He told us that she is very precocious (dentally speaking) with all 20 of her baby teeth already in. I doubt it's true, but he said he hasn't seen a full mouth that young. I'm just happy that both kids were so compliant during the exams.

These pictures were taken a week ago at my aunt's house. I really need to take more. Carolina is a little upset in the first picture because she'd rather be the one holding Joseph. She loves holding him -- she holds on tight (a little too tight) and she'll sway back and forth, "rocking" the baby.

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