Sunday, December 30, 2007

5 Things you dont know about me.

5. I hate doing Special Occasion hair. Nothing stresses me out more than a 16 year old on prom day. Do your hair yourself. I hate being asked to do it. You might think I can do an OK job, but I cant. All my updos look like poo!!

4.I think or I guess I know I am really good at my job. I am the best at cutting short hair and I know it. And I am not afraid to tell you. I also think my hair is cuter than yours.

3. Me and my husband were best friends in Jr. High. We hung out everyday. We rode the bus together. He played basketball with me even though he doesn't like basketball. He was my first real kiss. (not being dared or spin the bottle)

2. I still get mad when I think about playing church sports. Don't even talk about the volleyball tournament with me. And that dang 6th ward!!

1. I love being a mom more than anything. It is the best job. I love being married and having a family. My life couldn't have turned out more perfect!!

And I have to add that most people don't know that my #1 most irrational fear is Zombies. I know that one day a zombie will kill me. And my husband, knowing that this is my fear. Takes me to go see I Am Legend last night. Are you kidding me. I couldn't sleep at all last night.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Ethan and Oliver

Daddy and Oliver
Mommy and Ethan
Ethan and Oliver
My Olls
My Ethan

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


We started the morning at 5;30. For some reason the kids cant sleep past that right now. So once me and Tom pulled ourselves out of bed, we took the kids down to see their presents. We only get them one thing each because they get so much from everyone else. So Ethan got a Mr. Potato Head with pirate accessories. And Oli got a blocks set. Daycare got Ethan a gun. We will see how that goes. They both made out pretty good. We have some nice toys. All of which require batteries. Oh well. We had a great Christmas eve at Nana's house where Ethan got a really cool tool table and Oli got some nice new cloths and an Elmo and a piggy bank. (We are very in to piggy banks at our house.)
Ethan opening his gun.
Oli's new blocks.
Oli's new Mickey Mouse outfit. ( I know I am usually way against licensed characters on cloths but this isn't too bad.)
This is Ethan's way cool tunnel and tent set. It also has the tents that connect. They don't fit in the living room so we put one in his room. He took a nap in it today. We had a really great Christmas. Thanks so much everyone!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Too Many Days Off

I really am not in the mood to add to my blog today and I feel like I will never be in the mood to add to it so I am just going to do if really fast.

First I just want so start with I could never be a stay at home mom. I just couldn't. I give it up to all those who can and do. In a nut shell my week and last weekend has gone as follows.
Oli had a 103 degree fever and rash, but as 2 different doctors told me, there is nothing wrong with him. My favorite words to come out of doctors mouths. He was so not sick that he couldn't go to daycare on Tuesday. At least I got a break from the 2 year old maniac. but I woke up this morning to Ethan, not giving me a kiss or telling me good morning. But to him crying and smearing poop, yes poop, all over me. We immediately got in the shower. I think this really was the most gross thing that has ever happened to me. Ya you might tough a little poop when your changing a diaper but to have it all over your shirt and stomach ug gross!!!!! then when we get out Oli wakes up. (I am thankful he wasn't involved in Poopfest 07) so I take them down stairs to get Ethan's diaper and I am on the phone with my sis. When of course Ethan yells MOM POOP!! Fortunately only a little got on the foot stool and most of if was on the wood part. Oh and I think I forgot to mention that when I say poop I don't mean the regular poop (if there is such a thing) I mean pure liquid poop. Sorry to be so graphic but I need you to understand what I have been through.

Santa pictures turned out good. We went on a Wednesday morning so there was no one else there.
On a lighter note, we got the tree decorated last week. Getting ready to take this picture I moved the step stool closer to the tree for Ethan to stand on. Then I was stepping back when I stepped on something swishy. Well it was Toms arm. I fell over landing on the foot stool (that was later pooped on) and with the momentum flew over that and landed head first on the couch. It was as if Ethan had never seen anything so funny.
This is Oli taking an extra long nap to sleep off the fever. It didn't go away till yesterday so he had the fever from Friday through Wednesday. On Monday afternoon he went down for his 2:00 nap and he didn't wake up until 6:30 Tuesday morning. He scared the crap out of me. But I didn't want to wake him if he was that tired.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Warning: Never get a 2 year old a gun. Let me explain. A couple of weeks ago we went to a new hunting store that opened in our area. You might know of it, Cabela's. It is the biggest store I have ever been in. The center of it store is a huge mountain that has every animal that lives in the mountains, on it. You can walk through the mountain and is has a fish tank full of salmon and so on. Upstairs they have an African animal area with elephants and zebra and a really scary lion. Anyway, in the kid section they have pop guns. It is a rifle style made of wood and it has a plastic stopper in the end that shoots out but stays connected so it doesn't get lost. I am very anti gun and swore I would never let my kids have one, but I had a moment of weakness and let his grandma get it for him. He loves that thing more than ANYTHING. The second he wakes up its wheres my gun. I have to bribe him sometimes with it. We decided last week to take it away for a while. He was getting a little to violent with it. It started out with we don't shoot people we shoot animals. But not cats and dogs, we shoot deer and elk. He understood as well as a 2 year old can. We have this stuffed animal dragon that great grandma got him and he loves to have his dad throw it in the air and he shoots it. He could do that all day. But then he started shooting bad guys, which then turned in to him shooting me and Oli and his dad. So he doesn't have his gun anymore but I just put him in the shower and he said wheres my gun? He was referring to his letters that stick to the wall in the shower/bath. He turned the b's into guns. He also turned his toy leather man in to a gun. So hopefully you don't make the same mistake I did and get a 2 year old a gun.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ethan totally wiped out after a fun packed weekend. We are going to Karli's next weekend. Is it ever going to end?

One Busy Weekend

Well our weekend was full of fun. No time to rest at all. It started with Tom and his Dad taking the boys to the John Deere store to see Santa. ( Big Tom and Ethan are obsessed with John Deere anything.) My Tom didn't realize they would be getting their pictures taken. Which if you look closely at their outfits, its not something I would have dressed them in for pictures with Santa. Oli in jammies? Such a man thing to do.
So that all took place while I was at work. I worked a half day so I could take Ethan to our neighbors 4th birthday party. It was at a gymnastics gym. We had a blast. This is Ethan in the pit. And if you look in the background you can see our neighbor throwing his 3 year old into the pit. I wanted to jump in too but I didn't want to get in trouble. When we got home we went to Nana's house for a little while and decided to go home, order pizza and watch a movie. Ethan picked out The Jungle Book. I love singing those songs.
Then I took Nana home and went home and crashed. As Sunday morning was my morning to get up with the kids. Then on Sunday morning Nana came and picked up Ethan to take him to church with her. She said he was just singing all the Christmas songs even though he didnt know the words. When Church was over we went to Nana's house to drop off Oli and pick up Ethan. This was the only day we could get our Christmas tree and it was raining. So when it let up we decided we better do it or we would have to wait until the week of Christmas to get it. And tree's are expensive I am not only having it up for 1 week. Plus I love the smell.
Anyway back to the point. We got down to the tree farm. We walked around for about 15 minutes and found this beautiful tree. There is no holes in it at all. We let Ethan pick it out and his only requirement was that it was green. He didn't get a nap yet so he was being very tired and wanted held the whole time. But on the plus side (and Lindsey you totally missed out) They got brand new saw's. The last 2 years at this place it took FOREVER to cut them down because the saw was so dull. This year it was down in less than 5 minutes. Which helped a lot because it started to rain. So we got some hot chocolate and I being the Sheera that I am helped load the tree on top of the car.
When we got home we gave the boys a bath. Mainly because Ethan dribbled chocolate down his shirt. And then we put them in Oli's crib while we sorted some laundry. Then we went back to Nana's for a delicious roast and York Shir Pudding. Ethan was so tired when we got home he fell asleep at 7:20 watching his favorite show. AFV. I am wiped out!!
Ethan loves his brother and his Hoot.