Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!

After trick or treating she wanted to organize her suckers!

Well trick or treating went well, Adlen managed about an hour of it and got lots of goodies. She was a little nervous about the routine but had a good time over all. I can't believe next year we'll do this with two kids...yikes!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Diaper in Question

This evening we did bath time fairly early and while Adlen was taking her bath I decided to take a shower, you know maximize my time. I had just gotten out when Adlen came running into my room and Justin asked if I could check her diaper. I had just put lotion on my hands and said I could in a few minutes. Well a few minutes did go by and I was finally ready to tackle the project at hand. She had been playing in our guest bedroom so I walk in there and say "Adlen can I please change your diaper"? She looked at me with a silly smile and shook her head no. Not an uncommon response so I ask again. Same thing, no. So I proceed now to take matters into my own hands. I go to grab her and lift up her night shirt and discover there is no diaper on her bottom. I pause for a second and then yell to Justin "she's not wearing her diaper" I begin to think that some where poop is smeared into a wall, carpet, or a pair of my jeans I left on the floor (knowing my luck). Then Justin repeats "she's not wearing one"? And by now Adlen knows that we know and begins to get a little panicked on how we'll respond. Justin walks in and asks if her bottom has poop on it and we discover it has very little, so I grab my wipe really fast and wipe her. We try and calm her down and ask "Adlen where is your diaper? Can you show mommy and daddy where it is"? She's really nervous now wondering how it's all going to go down and she just repeats "no, no, no", while she is walking towards the bathroom, so we pick up on it and Justin walks in to find a diaper in the trash (this is her chore when we change her diaper to go and put it in the trash) with only one side of the sticky part detached (this is how she takes it off, she'll detach one side and let it fall).

We couldn't help but giggle and thank her for being so helpful and remind her next time to tell mommy or daddy (as we proceeded to put a new diaper on)

We carved our pumpkin last night. I had these wild visions that we would sit around anxious to see the final result and we would have this amazing family experience. Fact- Adlen did watch the pumpkin carving for about 5 minutes then spent the rest of the time crying about not going for a walk. As I did damage control with her, Justin carved away. When I returned from putting her in the bath, the seeds had all been cleaned out and our pumpkin was about to become a Chargers icon. I gave my ok and we then discussed what type of face he should have. We decided on a pirate face. So Justin proceeded as I ran out the door to do my visiting teaching. This all took place with in 45 minutes (and I also called my mother in law Julie to ask at which temperature do you cook pumpkin seeds, and vacuum the upstairs)!

Happy Halloween or a bad mom?

We went to our wards trunck or treat the other day. This included a chili cook off, games and then the trunck or treat. After arriving at 6:30, Adlen ran around for a bit to see the other costumes, and then we played games. I must admit that I was bored after an hour, so we left, without trick or treating. I was really looking forward to her trick or treating, however she had already won a plate of cookies, two suckers and a new toy. So I weighed my options, stick it out for about another hour so she can get even more candy, or take her home, let her have more dinner and put her to bed with a full (healthy) stomach and a bath. I chose the bed time. Call me a bad mother for not letting her be a kid and have a trick or treating experience but given that we have another day of Halloween, I thought it would be ok...this time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Did I do it?

I've been wanting to share our blog but wanted one of those cute backgrounds first, so I finally did it...yipee!! Just as an update we are all doing well. We are getting anxious for the arrival of our baby sometime in December and can't wait to have something so little to hug and kiss! I'm getting excited to have a little brother for Adlen, who is becoming better at accepting that we have a baby coming and can't wait to see what kind of sister she will be. Adlen is also becoming more like a little girl and less like a baby everyday :( . She loves to be outside, count, read books, color, dance and give hugs and kisses, and if she is watching a movie, she loves to act it out. We are so lucky to have her. Justin is enjoying his job, for the most part. It's challenging and complicated and I'm impressed with how well he's been able to take initiative and get things done! He has an incredible work ethic and I admire it. I'm spending my time relaxing as much as I can with a two year old while I just get bigger and bigger. I enjoy being with Adlen and watching her grow and take care of the house. I'm also getting more nervous to have a second, if I'll be able to manage it but I know that some how you just do. This is something that impresses me about being a woman. It seems any woman i know some how manages everything and what a great gift that is! We will keep you posted on our progress
Much love