Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fine, I Give

My sister Marie tagged me for the Crazy 8's meme. I think I've been tagged for similar things by other friends and family, but I have avoided responding until now, I give in.

8 Favorite TV shows
  • Heroes
  • Fringe
  • House
  • Criminal Minds
  • Survivor
  • My Name is Earl
  • The Office
  • Lost

8 Favorite Restaurants
  • Quiznos
  • Bajio
  • Taco Bell
  • Los Hermanos
  • Ottavios
  • Ihop
  • Fazoli's
  • Thai Chili Pepper

8 Things that Happened Yesterday
  • Went to Walmart
  • Cat almost peed on the floor
  • Stayed in my pajama's until dinner time
  • Watched Heroes
  • Watched market go down the tank
  • Cleaned something
  • Did some laundry
  • Yesterday was pretty boring

8 Things I am looking forward to
  • Christmas
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Getting my house organized
  • Have a baby in March
  • Class reunion
  • Winter being over
  • Isaac being potty trained

8 Things on my Wish List
  • Casey will keep his job at least until after the baby is born
  • Casey will keep his job until he finds something else he likes
  • Isaac will continue to potty train himself
  • I will make some friends in this new area
  • Andrew will make some friends in this new area
  • We can get the yard done in a year
  • We can get a larger vehicle before the baby comes
  • This whole financial mess will come to an end and things will normalize

8 People I tag
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 people that haven't done this yet and want to.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Day at Lagoon

Last Saturday our little family spent the day at Lagoon. For anyone who may not know, Lagoon is Utah's amusement park. As seen from the pictures the boys had a lot of fun. There were a lot of really cool kiddie rides and a lot of rides that we could go on with the boys. They had a kid type drop ride like at the Stratosphere Tower, I saw kids crying to get off on that one but my boys handled it okay. Isaac screamed for fun at first, and then got a little tense at the end. They loved the rides like this one where they could "drive."
Look at their faces on this one. They are loving it!Here is one ride that Andrew didn't want to go on but Isaac agreed to go. Anyone who has been on this type of ride knows that it can really drop your stomach and be intense if you're on the ends so that's why Isaac and Casey are in the middle.This is a close up of Isaac and Casey on the ride. Isaac has his head up here but the rest of the time his head was in Casey's lap.
Isaac and Andrew are both tall for their age and so they were both able to go on rides that normal 2 and 4 year-olds wouldn't qualify for. One ride Andrew was tall enough to go on with an adult was a ride called The Bat. KC was about to put Andrew on this one for his first ride, but I made them wait and go on some of the other rides to see what he could take. Andrew still wanted to go so they went. I guess Andrew really liked it because as soon as he got off he wanted to go again. This is the second time right before the ride started.
We also went on the haunted house type rides 2-3 times. I was surprised the boys weren't more freaked out from them. I saw a 9 year-old girl come out of one crying. Isaac only said at the end of the second time, "scarrry." At the end of the day we rode the rides that get you wet. There were 4 different rides, including one where you are on a raft going through a tube just like you would at a water park, but we were clothed. At the water rapids ride we all got soaked, but the boys loved it all. After Isaac fell asleep in his stroller we decided to head home, good thing because as we were heading out of the gates it started pouring rain. We were very glad we already had a full day of fun on a beautiful mild day and didn't have to quit early because of rain. We plan on doing this again next year, so let me know if you'd like to join us.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Summer Update

With the selling the house and moving business I never got around to updating about our many summer adventures. We started out with lots of camping. We camped in Mapleton, up Payson Canyon and later, twice in the Brian Head/Panguitch area.

We then had some excitement from our backyard with a homemade water slide and a forest fire on a nearby mountain.

We went bowling and spent some time with family.

Then just before the move we spent 4 days in Park City with the boys. We went on the Alpine slide, which the boys really enjoyed.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Place and The Injury

So last week we packed up all of our junk, (Seriously, it seems like a lot of it is junk, but we took it with us anyways.) and moved farther north to a place to be kept secret from this blog. (I know you are reading bad blog stalkers.) Anyway with a lot, I mean a lot, of charity from old friends and new friends we were moved in fairly quickly.

One great blessing was that my parents volunteered to take the boys to their house while we moved. They were playing with grandparents and cousins for almost a whole week. They didn't really want to come back, but we made them. I'm mean like that. No, I guess I missed them too.

We are getting everything set up slowly and trying to cover windows with garbage bags so the neighbors won't see us in the shower and changing clothes. Not a good way to introduce yourself to the neighborhood I'm thinking. The boys are really enjoying it here. Andrew has already had a rousing game of 4-square with some neighborhood boys even though they were all 2-4 years older than him and he had never played the game before. He brought the bouncy ball so they let him play I guess. There are a lot of trails and playgrounds for us walk to as well.

Speaking of playgrounds, I now segue to The Injury. Last Tuesday I took the boys for the first time to one of the fun playgrounds. They were having fun on the spinning things when out of the blue, Isaac was on the ground screaming with his hand to his eye. I run up to him, pull back his hand and see a half an inch gash next to his right eye. My first thought was that he needed stitches. The next thought was to pick him up and take him to the house next to the park where I just saw a mom with two boys go in. The last thought was to not get blood all over myself. I ring the doorbell and introduced myself to my new neighbor by showing her my bloody son. She got some paper towels and once Isaac calmed down we were able to put a band aid on the wound since it stopped bleeding quite a bit. When we left to walk back home and go to the doctor, I said thank you to her as did Isaac which made her laugh.

So we went to the quick care place instead of an emergency room. Isaac fell asleep on the way there and stayed asleep until the doctor pulled the band aid off.They agreed Isaac needed stitches but they worried about his age and how it was close to his eye. They almost had me go all the way to Primary Children's Hospital so they could put him under to do the stitches. I decided that we would try it there. Poor Isaac. They couldn't do the topical anesthetic so they wrapped him up like a mummy and held his head still while they numbed the area with a needle. OUCH! He didn't like that one of course. I had to hold his body so he wouldn't squirm and make his head move. Once the doctor started doing the stitching he started calming down. By the 3rd stitch he was answering the doctor's questions about our cat Leo to distract him. After 5 stitches he was done. Once he picked out a sucker for himself and Andrew he was fine and chipper even. I told him to say thank you to the doctor which he did and which the doctor thought was humorous since he had just finished torturing the kid. He ran around and played the rest of the day even though both the doctor and nurse thought he would need to take another nap. What a trooper. He gets the stitches out in 3 more days, hopefully there won't be much of a scar.
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