Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Dallins Birthday

Happy 6th Birthday my little turtle.
I am so excited for him. Every time we go to Target and we hear his list of things he wants from the toy section we say "wait for your birthday". I know he is glad it finally came. We are having a swimming party for him cause I couldnt think of anything better and then a family night at chucky cheese.
Dallin was my cutest baby by far. Never have I had one that cute again. He is such a sweetheart and good guy. He is almost never in time out. I cant believe he can read! Not that the teachers suck but its shocking when they can just do something out of the blue. He loves his dad to death. And is such a hottie (i think). He turns 6 this Sunday. We didn't do digital back when he was born but here is what I could grab from the computer.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


This post is for my dad and brother. Dallin is in tackle football this season and they are so excited they wanted to see pictures. The minute he got his gear he put it on and started making faces in the mirror and running into walls. He needs to release so much energy so weather he is on offense running or defense tackling he will hopefully get out enough energy to go to bed at night. He loves baseball but would get all ADD in the dug out waiting to bat and picking daisies on the field while other kids took all day to hit the ball. He gets his jersey first practice. But for now here he is all manly.

Monday, August 18, 2008


This time 3 years ago was my big car accident. It was exactly on Dallin's birthday. Poor kid. He really remembered most of what he saw and it took him year to get over it. I don't remember anything of the accident. The night before we were all packed and ready to drive to Phoenix. Andrew had a friend kind of linger extra late that evening to say good bye. Its was so late in fact that we looked around at the empty apartment and didn't have the energy to get a hotel. So we slept on the floor with no blankets or pillows. Addie and Dallin didn't like it and would continually fuss through the night. I remember getting up to sooth them several times. The next day we headed out very early. Andrew in the CRV with Dallin and me in the Land Rover with Addie. I do remember stopping a couple of hours outside of Phoenix and telling Andrew I was very tired and didn't think I could make it. He felt like we were so close and it was midday that it would be a waste to get a hotel.
After that I remember nothing. My sister Annette flew out as soon as she heard I was in the hospital and she says my hair was matted with branches and blood and it was sticking straight up.
My head was split open like you would peel an orange and had to be pieced back together I was bald on top in front and the put hair implants in. For men that are thinking of doing this it works but the hair is very whispy and crinkled. I shattered the bones in my hand and had wires put in to hold the bones in place. Plus I had road rash every where. Addie was buckled in I wasn't. Somehow when the car flipped over so many times her legs ended up out of the sun roof. She broke her femer bone in one leg and the skin was rubbed down to her ankle bone on the other.
I can remember having to change the bandages and shaking as I changed them cause the sight of it made me want to pass out. The worst part was the body cast. Because she was so little and couldnt use the bathroom we had to stuff a diaper up into an opening and the put a depends diaper around the outside to hold it up into the opening. But after a while of some urine and other things leaking onto the lining of he cast the smell became awful.
I had to go to rehab for my hand every Friday. The pins would get cold and it was painful when they were so they would dip my hand in boiling wax to heat the pins and make them more pliable. Its hot enough that it feels like your burning your hand. It was so painful to even try to pick up a bead or pencil. I had moments where I didnt care if I could never use it again I was in so much pain. When I would get home they would put my hand in this sling then tie my finger to my palm. That hurt so bad and I would have to leave it like that for hours a day. The day they took the staples out of my head was bad. Its feel just like if I stapled your head and then take them back out with needle nose pliers. Yup Ouch!!
Everything is fine now. Addie hates her scar on her ankle and cant wear most shoes as they will rub at the scar and hurt her. But Andrew sued me/our insurance company on her behalf. And this week the money went into the bank. She got 30,000 and its in a high yielding savings account that she can access at the age of 18. I am happy for her but worry she might just buy a BMW and some expensive jeans or a 4,000.00 purse. I will worry about that then. For now Happy anniversary.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Derek Started Crawling

Not a big deal but I decided to keep track of it cause I have been loosing my memory lately. He started a long time ago maybe a month ago. My other children started with the army crawl and then went into full on crawling. He would just rock back and forth forever and then started crawling all wobbly and slow. But he moves cause lately I can never find him when its time to load up the kids in the car. And he is already in trouble. He pulled 5 leafs off my house plant, pulled a nice chess set off the bookcase, and the other day emptied all the shoe cubbys of their shoes at the play center. Plus he never wants to cuddle he always pushes off of me to go crawl. Which is sad cause he is my last.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


My mom sent Addie a little "TEXAS" outfit and she loves it! It is fitting for her personality. Obnoxious. It looks like she is going to rope a bail of hay for the talent portion in the local Belle of the South child beauty pageant. And lets face it any one that puts there kid in a beauty pageant is trash. Like I was saying before some things are just ghetto and you cant do it. The truth is kids do love that kind of stuff but its hard because I remember being a kid and my mom let me dress my self. I didn't realize how other kids would perceive me and kids can be cruel. Thats why I stay clear of Disney clothing unless its pajamas or dress up clothes. Never did Whinny the Pooh. And only download Hanna Montana songs and buy maybe the jewelry but no every day wear. If your not sure you can always go to your local state fair or 6 flags or any other theme park that brings in the low life stinky sweaty scums who smoke and talk to their children like I wouldn't talk to a dog and you will notice that they have outfitted all the cousins in the same thing and its usually in the items listed above.
Its cool though I have done many ghetto things in my time. But for the most part I steer clear of it so my kids can just be the "normal" one at school.
For Christmas I bought Addie a Dora Jog suit cause she asked Santa for it. I let Dallin have Transformer shoes this year. I usually do generic. And I let Addie go to the child care at the gym and many other places in this get up cause she loves it. I can also wipe my hands clean of it cause I didn't buy it Grandma did. And Grandma loves to make Addie Happy.
The best part is there is a giant Bow sewn to the back of the skirt just above the sequence ruffle. Giant!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Diamond Backs

Last Night the whole family got to go to the baseball game. Andrew goes all the time and sits in the PWC suite but I have always been prego or can't find a sitter so I havn't been yet. This time I did get to go and though I was worried my kids would be crazy and all the single people would not know how to treat them it turned out fine. They come around with this dessert cart that has every thing you can think of and I got the best chocolate cake ever! Dallin is becoming a huge fan of the diamond backs but I think he is so hyped up on candy and coke he is misunderstanding the high he gets when he is there. All in all I hope the kids had fun.