Sep 28, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Ella (my 3 yr. old) has ALWAYS slept perfectly through the night...just recently in the last month or so she is NOT SLEEPING! She fights going to bed like nothing I have ever seen. And then she is waking up about 10 times a night. 8-10 up and not sleeping. Then up again at 12, 2, 4, 6...we are not sleeping, it is worse than a newborn. She has had her big girl bed since January and has done fine. We have a very "routine" night (bath, show, books, teeth, prayer, bed). we try talking (reasoning with her, doesnt help). She is such a busy body (hmmm...where did she get that from) and its hard for her to calm down...naps are basically non-existent in our home as well.
So we have tried nightlights, no lights. Door closed/door open. Special sleeping toys, body pillow. Spray bottle for if she is scared. Black mail, being sweet, etc. we are told NOT to sleep with her or let her sleep with us (and we saw that on Nanny 911) and we have tried many other things. We just don't know what to do. Has anyone else gone through this. Any suggestions, we are willing to try anything. We are getting close to benadryl just so we can get some peace and sleep (we are exhausted!), but haven't gone to that extreme just yet. HELP?! (excuse the spelling please...)
My cute little pill...
Sep 13, 2009
Here is Ella preping for her first race:
And here she is running...look at her determined face (you think she might end up a bit competitive like her mom)...and a big thanks to Uncle Wesey and Aunt Apey for acutally running the WHOLE 100 meters with her (Ned was off hunting that day).
And then there was the DIAPER DASH! So Asher is ready to walk any day (he can take about 4 steps on his own) so he can crawl like its nobody's business. So we were so exicited to put him in the diaper dash, where they crawl like 5 pads away to their mom). So we thought Asher was going to WORK the competition, especially when we saw him in his start position, like this:So that wasnt the case. He got half way, then noticed the other kids and just camped out...so he was probably one of the oldest kids AND the LAST one to finish. It was actually hialrious, we were laughing SO HARD, all the other kids were passing him up as he was just chillin on the pad. I finally had to hold his fingers to let him walk and finish.
The kids cheering on NANA (the only adult to run the 5k this year)....sorry mom!
This is also about the one time a year I get to reunite with my good friend, Brandy, from college that I played soccer with from up north.
Sep 7, 2009
When they started slipping and falling on frosting, I decided it was probably time to clean up and finish...
Sep 3, 2009
With a sense of self relief AND exhaustion I have accomplished something I have always wanted to attempt. And with that I have TONS of plum jam and freshly canned peaches. I felt so accomplished when I finished and felt like my Mormon Pioneer Ancestors (and remember my Grandma doing it all the time too). With that being said, as far as the jam (which is delicious, if I may say so myself) I think that is a check off the list (not something I would probably do again). Biggest complaint...HEAT...tons of pots boiling water in the the dead heat of summer...YUCK! The peaches on the other hand were pretty easy and they are worth the effort for the yummy taste of fresh peaches all year. So I apologize in advance for the bragging and self celebration (especially to all those who do this regularly and its easy) I am not the "pure" homemaker type...so I am proud of myself, Ned was proud too and took all these pictures of me...ha ha ha...
And if you want a jar of plum jam stop by and we still have plenty (after giving them to all our co-workers, neighbors, church friends, family, etc.).