Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bad Breath!

The Worst part of Bailey's surgery (besides the actual surgery) is her Nasty stinky breath! Poor girl.  No matter what I do it just stinks.  Obviously I brush her teeth and I even started flossing morning and night.  Before I would just floss in the morning but I was hoping that would help a little.  The doctors said that would happen and when they told me I was thinking like morning breath stink but it is so much worse.  Like almost dirty diaper stink.  It is really sad. Today I was getting out of the car and all I did was open her door to get her out and I could smell it. I wasn't even close to her face.  I know this is kind of mean.  I love my sweet Bailey girl and she has been so awesome through all of this.  I just wanted to share my pain with all of you :-) 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bailey's Surgery

On Friday Bailey had surgery to remove her adenoids.  A pretty easy procedure but I am glad it is over.  I tried my best to make it as pleasant of an experience as possible.  The night before we gave her a new pair of princess pajamas and she was pretty excited about that.  I was really nervous because she was not allowed to eat after midnight so we made sure she had a nice filling snack at around 8:30 pm.  The next morning we dropped Jason off at my friend Chelsea's house so Jason could play with Gavin who he loves.  I can't express my gratitude enough for Chelsea. It might not have seemed like a big deal to her but it really took a lot of stress off of me knowing Jason was happy and was well taken care of and I could really focus on Bailey.  After I dropped him off Bailey and I headed over to the hospital. We got there at 9 am and at that point Bailey still had not asked for anything to eat or drink.  I was happy but thought that it would not last much longer.  We got into pre op and now we just had to wait.  I made sure to pack Bailey a goody bag with toys, books, and a new coloring book.  The hospital turned on a movie so she had plenty of distractions.  She did amazing.  I don't think the nurses believed me when I told them last time she had anything to eat or drink was at 8:30 the previous night.  Finally at about 11:15 am the doctor came in made sure to explain to me everything that was going to happen and asked if I had any questions.  I told them I wanted to go back with her until she fell asleep so I had to get all dressed up.  Bailey thought I looked pretty funny.  So then we headed back to the surgery room.  I am So glad I went back there with her because as soon as we walked through the doors she was extremely nervous.  She had tears in her eyes but was trying so hard not to cry.  I sat her down on the bed and she just held on tight to me.  The anesthesiologist was amazing and really helped her feel comfortable.  He did a great job at talking to her until she fell asleep.  I am so glad I was there for her but I just about broke down in tears watching her fall asleep.  It was much different than watching her fall asleep at home.  It was something I hope I never have to see again!!  The operation took about 20 minutes.  When I went back to recovery her was freaking out and screamed for about 15 minutes then fell asleep and slept for about an hour and a half.  We went home at about 2 pm and once we were home she cuddled with Brad for a few minutes then played like nothing had ever happened.  Not what we were expecting at all!!! She is such a brave and tough little girl.  She has so much strength and I am so glad.  All week and all day I was so stressed and thought I was going to break down in tears at any moment but she is such an amazing little girl who helped me get through the whole day. She is doing extremely well and I am glad it is over and I hope it is going to help her sleep more comfortably. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Bradley

Wednesday was Brad's birthday and he was working up in Fort Collins. So, Wednesday afternoon I packed up the kids and we went up there to be with him.  At the beginning of the week when I did my grocery shopping I picked up some Avengers birthday decorations and saw some sweet masks and had to have them of course.  When we arrived in Fort Collins I headed over to the hotel and decorated and then got the kids ready to go out to dinner.  Jason had been waiting ALL DAY LONG to wear the iron man mask so as soon as Brad walked in the door we all had our masks on.  Not only did we wear them at the hotel but we were required to wear them to dinner.  We went to Red Robin (thanks to Brad's parents yummy gift card) We definitely received a lot of attention and we had a blast.  After dinner we came back to the hotel and Brad opened his presents and we had some cake.

These are my best attempts at getting a picture of all of us in our masks :-)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hot Chocolate!

Sunday night we decided to make some hot chocolate and watch Polar Express.  Such a cute movie.  I always loved that book growing up and they did such a great job with the movie.  The kids really loved it and Jason is at the age he is really starting to understand Santa so he gets pretty excited when he sees pictures or movies with Santa in them.  As a parent all the Santa stuff is a lot of fun but I also want to make sure that the true meaning of Christmas is what is most important and that the kids know the Santa stuff is fun but they know why we really celebrate Christmas.  I want to be an example of service to them and I would love for them to grow up knowing it is fun to get presents but it is even more fun to give.  I know that is not always the easiest thing with kids but I know that they will pick up on it and will come to understand that.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

O Christmas Tree

The day after Thanksgiving we went to see the movie The Rise of the Guardians.  It was an awesome movie and highly recommend it!!! The kids loved it!  After we got home from the movies we relaxed and then we decided to decorate the house and Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music of course! (sorry about the pant less children.)  Bailey really got into the decorating.  She put up most of the ornaments and Jason helped out at the beginning and got bored with it eventually. :-) 

Thanksgiving 2012

This year we decided to stay in Denver for Thanksgiving.  We were lucky enough to get together with a few of our friends and had a huge and amazing dinner with them.  

Sophie playing with Bailey.  She would chase her and tickle her and Bailey LOVED the attention!

 This is a table of just the appetizers they were all Amazing!!!! (I forgot to take a picture of the dinner)
 And here is the appetizer I made.  It is a fruit salsa with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. It turned out great!
 Watching some football

We had such a great time spending time with friends and making new friends.  The kids were great and sweet Sophie went around and asked each of us what we are thankful for.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Car and Daddy Time

We had been talking about getting a van for some time now and we just could not find anything here that we liked for the price we wanted so I was curious and started looking for vans in Utah.  I found one I liked and the price was perfect so I bought one way tickets for me and the kids flew out there bought the van and I love it.  It is smooth and spacious and everything we wanted.  

Brad has been traveling like crazy lately.  He has been to Kentucky, Kansas, Illinois, California, Florida, and Oklahoma all this year for weeks at a time for most of them.  The past couple of weeks he has been going up to Fort Collins which is almost 2 hours away so we decided to go up there so we can at least see him in the evenings and I don't have to sleep alone.  

Here are the kids at the Mcdonalds play place. 

Here we are at Cafe Rio for lunch with Brad.

Last weekend we decided to go to the Cherry Creek Mall.  The kids had a blast and Miss Bailey wore big girl undies the whole time and did not have any accidents!!! 

 I just love this picture of Bailey. She is such a sweet little girl.  She went through this phase where she was a terror.  She would throw fits like crazy and was just kind of a nightmare at times.  And then something happened... Just in the last month or so she has been a perfect little angel.  She listens, she is polite, loving and just a joy to be around.  Don't get me wrong she definitely still has her spunk and attitude and we love her fun little personality and wouldn't want her any other way! :-) 

At the hotel swimming.
 Just laying out

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012


Yep that's right.  I decided the other night I'm doing it. I am going to run a half marathon!  I will have about 5 months to train.  I plan on doing it in April.  I have a couple of reason for wanting to do this.  I think planning for races helps me get motivated to exercise.  I have been wanting to do a half for awhile now so I would like to accomplish my goal.  And we are going on a cruise and I want to look good in my swim suits. :-) Honestly there are only a couple of areas I would like to work on from having babies.  I am at a great weight for my age and height.  I really just want to be in good shape and accomplish this goal.  I also think about Jason and Bailey.  I want them to see me and Brad exercise to see that is important and we should take care of our bodies but not obsess about it.  Anyway, I started running this morning.  I only did a mile.  I haven't ran in a few months so I wanted to see where I am at.  Let me tell ya it was rough!! I was also pushing the stroller with the kids so that is an extra 50 lbs but I did it!  The next couple of months will be for me to get back into shape and I plan on doing some exercises to strengthen my hips and knees to prevent injuries and then I will follow my training schedule.  So if any of you have ran a half or any type of race and have some good advice for me please let me know! :-)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween 2012

We didn't do trick or treating on Halloween night this year (Brad was out of town and I didn't feel brave enough to do that by myself) Brad's work had their annual party and we had a great time as always.  We didn't get to stay as long this year because I had a relief society activity and I had the opportunity to give a little lesson.  We also had a play group Halloween party with a potluck and the Ward Halloween party with a kid friendly haunted house.  So the kids were able to wear their costumes a few times. 

This year Bailey was a pretty witch. Everyone kept bringing up last years costume.  It pretty much rocked and I don't think I will ever top it :-(  But she made an awesome pretty witch.

 And of course Jason was Spiderman!!!
 Bailey getting her face painted.  She did not move a muscle the whole time.  I tried to get Jason to paint his face like spiderman but he refused.  He is kind of weird about that stuff :-)

 Here is Bailey carefully lining up her candy.  I quickly snapped a picture then took the candy away.  Mean mommy I know.  I do let them eat their candy but I keep the candy hidden or else it would all be gone in a couple of days.