Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fire Trucks, Piggy Banks and a Career Change

Another fun Saturday experience at Home Depot! This month is Fire Safety Awareness Month and we had such a cold and fun time! We made fire station piggy banks, one fire man was really into helping Kermit out with his piggy bank and then he gave us a really fun tour of the fire truck. So here we are, with the Home Depot Guy and then with the fire truck!

Kermit used to want to be a Police Man when he grew up. Today he wants to be a Fire Man!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Guess Who's 5 Months Already!

Baby Girl is already 5 months! We just can't believe how fast times flies now that we're not pregnant! Baby Girl is 12 1/2lbs per Mama's grandma's scale last week! She's doing better with her sleeping, going about 6 hours at night. We are gradually getting back to our full nights sleep since starting her Prevacid for her silent reflux. The good news is that the Prevacid is working and she's doing so much better with eating!!! Baby Girl is not rolling over yet, per Mama. Master Chief did have her on her tummy on our bed and with the downward slope towards him, she rolled, and while he calls that the official first time Mama is waiting for her to do it on a flat surface!

Kermit and Miss Piggy would tell you that Baby Girl talks your ear off. She loves to babble, it's just so cute. She gets too interested in looking at the phone so she doesn't babble to grandparents very much yet! Baby Girl has a pretty consistant schedule of being awake for 1 1/2 hours before taking a nap for 1-2 hours. We haven't started her on cereal yet, Mama is not ready for her to grow up and wants to wait until 6 months. She's not been acting interested in foods yet so we figure she'll be just fine to wait 1 more month.

Mama has decided that Baby Girl has been one of the key pieces in healing her broken heart (Adopting Kermit being the other). To go full term and have a baby that looks and sounds like her big sister Angel Baby is something that words can not describe. Perhaps comforting, peaceful, exciting, and bittersweet covers a portion of what she feels.

Baby Girl is such a bright spot in our family. The kids can not pass her without kissing her, talking to her or tickling her. Baby Girl shows each of us that she loves us with her big smiles. Happy 5 month birthday Baby Girl! We sure do love you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

9 Years Ago Yesterday I Married My Best Friend

Sorry, this is the only picture on my computer.

I just wanted to make note that Master Chief and Mama celebrated 9 fantastic years of wedded bliss yesterday! Here's a short timeline of our lives...

Sept 1999 - Met in college
April 2000 - Started dating
July 2000 - Master Chief proposed by waking Mama in the middle of the night to suprise her with the ring!
Oct 13, 2000 - Sealed for Time and All Eternity in the Logan LDS Temple.
Honeymooned in Bear Lake, Las Vegas, Disneyland and Universal Studios.
May 2001 - Moved to a bigger apartment
March 2002 - Found out we were going to have a baby!!!
May 2002 - Moved to a new apartment
August 1, 2002 - Had our first Baby, Angel Baby
August 10, 2002 - Angel Baby passed away
May 2003 - Vacation in Nauvoo
September 2003 - Found out we were expecting again
October 15, 2003 - Miscarried
October 17, 2003 - Had adoption paper work in our hands
October 2003 - Master Chief Graduated from college!!!!!!!
October 2003 - Bought our first new car together
July 2004 - Found out we were pregnant with Miss Piggy
July 2004 - Moved closer to Master Chiefs job
July 2004 - Found out we were adopting Kermit!!!!!!!
October 30, 2004 - Kermit was born!!!!!!
January 11, 2005 - Miss Piggy was born!!!!!!
February 11, 2005 - Miss Piggy came home from the hospital!
February 24, 2005 - Legally adopted Kermit!!!!!!
March 26, 2005 - All of us went to the temple and sealed Kermit to our forever family!!!!!!
March 26, 2005 - Blessed Kermit and Miss Piggy
November 18, 2005 - Moved to our current city for Master Chiefs new job
December 8, 2005 - Closed on our first house
July 2006 - Attended Master Chiefs 10 year High School Reunion - won award for most kids!
August 2006 - Vacation in Flaming Gorge
November 2007 - Officially launched Sassy Jewels
July 2008 - Attended Mama's 10 year High School Reunion
October 4, 2008 - Suprisingly found we were expecting Baby Girl
October 9, 2008 - We were told the pregnancy wouldn't last due to blood work, thought it was eptopic.
October 9, 2008 - Found a beautiful heartbeat right where it was supposed to be!
May 15, 2009 - Baby Girl is born full term!!!!!
We've been through a lot together, but it's only made us stronger. We have the very best family and couldn't be any happier!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What is wrong with this picture?

The heart on her pants goes in the front!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another Kermit Hair Cut!

This kids hair grows like a weed! We can mow it down one day and 2 weeks later he needs to be clipped again! Kermit has his very own opinion about many things. He will only wear certain clothes and shoes. They have to fit just perfectly, not too big and not too small. So when it comes to his hair, we've been very lucky Mama convinced him to buzz it for the summer. Well, wait I guess Uncle Paul was the one who started that, remember this? So Kermit has asked for a mohawk. He kept asking for one! And then Uncle Nino got one.So then Kermit was sure that is what he needed. Master Chief told him we should spray paint it blue and orange, Kermit was all over that idea! Mama said "NO WAY!!!"
When mohawk day arrived, Kermit told Miss Piggy and Mama that we had to stay in the house (they were cutting it outside) because he didn't want us to see him get it cut. He made sure to even shut the curtains so we wouldn't see!

And then he showed us what he'd done.
Mama was speechless to say the least. She wanted to be really mad at Master Chief for going against her wishes of no dye! Good thing she was totally speechless! Then Master Chief said, "Would it make any difference to you if I told you it was halloween WASHABLE dye?"

So here is our silly Kermit. They couldn't find any orange dye, so blue it was. He wore it to school (without the dye) and then we buzzed it off for church on Sunday!

And of course here with no blue dye!