Tuesday, November 18, 2008

skating mishap

I was just trying to be a good mom, and take Hunter roller skating last night!! We had just gotten on the rink (this was Hunter's first time skating) and so Hunter was holding on tightly to my hand. So when he fell, I went down with him. I knew right away that I had hurt my wrist, I just wasn't sure exactly until about an hour later, the E.R. doc informed me my wrist is broken. I couldn't believe it! They splinted me all up, gave me some nice meds, and sent me home. Feeding time with Cannon and changing his diapers (and typing--one handed!) are whole new experiences! Ember helped me change him this morning, bless her heart! Luckily, Gabe's schedule is flexible and he has been home most of the day to help me! My Relief Society President and my mom both brought in dinners tonight. So thoughtful! I told Hunter I'd take him skating another time--he insisted that he wants his dad to take him instead--fine with me!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Halloween, Cannon's Blessing and Bugs

Life has been busy, but really fun. Gabe's mom and sister Ari came and spent a week with us before Cannon's blessing. Then his dad came for that weekend. Then his other sister Jessica suprised us and came up from Phoenix. It was great having them all here. Hunter turned seven on the 30th and we went to Hee Haw Farms to celebrate. The next day was Halloween. We had fun trunk-or-treating with Danielle and Hillary and their kids. On Sunday the 2nd, we had 50 people (25 of which were kids under age 7!!!) at our house for a luncheon prior to Cannon's blessing. It was......exciting! It was so thoughtful of everyone who traveled to be here. We love and appreciate you. It was a wonderful day. As nice as it was to have guests and visitors, it was sure nice to get my house back and into the usual swing of things once again.

So two quick funny bug stories...
There's a spider in our kitchen. I ask Hunter to kill it. He says he wants to save it and let it go free outside. Gabe interjects and says " Okay, if your little spider wants to go outside we'll give him a chance. Open the door and I'll count to 10. 1...2....3..." So Hunter opens the door and says, "Dad!! He doesn't understand!! He doesn't even know where the door is!" Gabe grabs a tissue and kills the spider. Hunter is devastated and says, " Dad, you killed the spider!" to which Gabe replies, "no the tissue did."

Ember got a little bug catcher thing in her Sonic Kids meal. We get home and she wants to go find some bugs to put in it. I tell her, "Ember, its too cold outside for bugs" (meaning there are none out there). She replies, "its okay mom, I have a coat on." Gabe says, " I know you do sweetie, but the bugs don't!" My witty husband! Ember went searching anyway. I know its a long post, but now I'm caught up! Phew!

My kids having fun in the freshly fallen leaves

Our family on Cannon's blessing day--attempting
to get 4 kids to cooperate was somewhat of a challenge

Cannon on his blessing day-- 6 weeks old

This year we ended up with a vampire (Edward Cullen to be specific), Batman, a fairy princess, and a puppy dog.

The cousins all got together for trunk or treating
We had a great time!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A litte nerdy

Gabe and I did something a little out of the ordinary on Saturday night. We went to a murder mystery party and had the time of our lives. Gabe was assigned to go as a math nerd and I was a math team cheerleader (whatever that is???) Doesn't Gabe fit his part well? We had a blast and afterwards we decided we want to host our own sometime. More than anything, it was just nice getting out together and doing something new! Also speaking of out of the ordinary, Danielle surprised us and showed up in Utah for a visit---SO good to see her and her darling family!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Eye Openers

During dinner the other night, Hunter asked me "Mom, is Cannon nocturnal?" I had to laugh, and then I responded, "why yes, yes, he is." Interesting how observant children are. Then he says, "mom, I'm just going to call Cannon 'Bat' now, because bats are nocturnal too." Funny kid! I guess I never realized that babies could be called nocturnal!

My thoughts on Halloween costumes for kids (at least for mine anyway): I'm learning that they change their minds every day on what they want to be, so I'm procrastinating getting their costumes until right before Halloween on purpose.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Starring CANNON

Thanks to the help of my sweet sister Savannah, I have entered the blog world! I figured that it was a great time to start a blog because I have new baby to show off. George "Cannon" was born on the 21st of last month. Crazy how fast time flies after they're born---Say, how come the last days and weeks of pregnancy don't go that fast??? Cannon is doing great and growing so fast. He decided to come 6 days early. We got out of church at 5:00 and at 5:30 we went to our neighbors house for dinner and at 6:00 while we were eating, my water broke (somewhat embarassing) and my contractions started. We got to the hospital by 7:00 and Cannon was born at 8:01. It was truly incredible. We are adjusting well to four kids, although someone forgot to give Cannon the memo to sleep at night, but I'm sure he'll figure it out eventually. Now that I'm officially bloggified, I hope to be in the loop a little more. But for now, Cannon is sleeping so I guess I should be too!