Friday, March 30, 2007

April Showers

We really don't know what they'll bring!

April is going to be a very busy month for us. Included in that month are a nephew's birthday, Jeremiah's birthday, Easter, Isaac's birthday, my sister-in-law's birthday, and our 6th anniversary.

Also, we will find out on the 20th if Jeremiah has been hired permanently with the Church Education System and if/where we'll be moving - news we have long been pulling out our hair waiting patiently to hear. It has been stressful getting to this point but now that it's close I feel some peace. I don't necessarily think it's because I believe he'll be hired but I feel peace because at least we'll have the opportunity to move forward and maybe feel like we're back in control, whether he is hired or not.

And then, when April is over we get another busy month in May. It will start out with the birth of our newest baby, something I am really looking forward to. This has definitely been a stressful pregnancy but I feel like a fog is lifting. When I realize how close May 5 really is I can't help but smile and think, "Oh crap! I'm going to have another baby!" - but I mean it in the nicest way.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Extending the Vocab

Kenley is starting to really add to her vocabulary. She will say "wow" whenever she deems the occasion merits and she loves to grab a doll - or ninja turtle, spiderman or other action figure, sometimes even a pen - and walk around with it up to her shoulder, patting it on the back, and repeat "beh-bee, beh-bee."

The other morning she put together her first two words, "buhsh eesh" while pointing to her mouth and it was fairly evident that she wanted to brush her teeth. I was quite impressed not only because it was her first two-word sentence, but that she is also so hygiene-conscious.

Then she surprised me further when she was getting down from her booster seat at the dinner table. I reached out my arm to offer her help and she looked at me with such authority and said, "Dohn duiht." (Don't do it) Obviously my services are no longer needed...

She still just points and says "dat" a lot, but at least some of her words are coming along. It won't be long before I'll wonder why she just can't be quiet.

P.S. She pooped in the potty the other day, too, so we were all excited about that. Does anyone know where to find underwear for a 19 pound shorty?

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Name Game

Well, we're down to six weeks before we have this baby. I'm getting a little nervous, but not too bad. The hardest thing right now is not knowing the gender. It really doesn't matter much, we'll be happy with either a boy or a girl, but Jeremiah and I are the only ones - among those with a solid opinion - who believe we are having a boy.

We have a name picked out if, in fact, this baby is a boy: Jack Davis Lastname. Jack because we both like it and Davis because it is close to my father's name and is the maiden name of Jeremiah's grandmother. And because we like how it flows.

We haven't talked at all much about what to name it if it's a girl, mostly because we both think it's a boy. We don't even have a girl's name in mind. Does anyone have any suggestions?
In the event this baby is a girl, I'd hate for her to be referred to as Baby Gwenwaswrong.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Almost For Sale

We are planning to move this summer and so every day I look at this house and think, "I really need to take care of that so that the house is more marketable." Here is my ever-growing list of things to do before we sell the house:

1. Clean tile floor in kitchen so that I can see the actual color of grout.
2. Buy grout and patch around tiles that we replaced over a year ago recently.
3. Seal tile in kitchen.
4. Replace trim around doorway in kitchen.
5. Finish spackling baseboard in bathroom and paint.
6. Replace broken garage door. (This one is actually already done, but I felt I should include it.)
7. Replace entry door and install new deadbolt and handle.
8. Re-caulk around window casing in the shower.
9. Pull everything off the walls and spackle all holes.
10. Move halfway out of my house so that it appears larger than it is.
11. Take down ceiling fan blades and clean them.
12. Dust all the blinds on the windows.
13. Clean the yard really well and maintain it.
14. Rid all the walls of chocolate milk splatters.
15. Shampoo carpets to remove chocolate milk stains, orange juice stains and other mysterious patches of nonconformity.
16. Hope some California investor buys the house sight-unseen.

By the way, does anyone know the rules for selling your own home? Do you write up your own contract and stuff or what?

Monday, March 12, 2007

It's My Blogiversary!

And I really don't have much to say about it, other than I'm glad I have some documentation of the happenings in our household over the last year.

In fact, I'm going to pretend that one year ago I set a goal to keep a journal for one full year.

WHAHOO FOR ME! for accomplishing that goal! I think I'll celebrate with a milkshake.

Also, I need something to write about.

Friday, March 02, 2007

A-Z: The Meme

...Because it's going around and not much else is happening...
ACCENT: I don't think I have an accent, but I suppose that if I were to go someplace besides the Western states it would be obvious I wasn't a local.
BIBLE BOOK THAT I LIKE: Genesis. I love reading about the Creation.
CHORE I DON'T CARE FOR: Housework....that just about covers it all! But to narrow it down, washing dishes.
FAVORITE COLOGNE: I don't know, since I have fragrance allergies neither Jeremiah or I wear cologne/perfume. (What a boring answer.)
GOLD OR SILVER: Silver or White Gold
HANDBAG I CARRY MOST OFTEN: A green denim Wal-Mart cheapie. I don't use my handbag as an accessory, but more as a place to keep my keys...not that it helps...
INSOMNIA: Well, I usually sleep pretty well, but I wake up a lot to use the bathroom lately.
JOB TITLE: Permanent Researcher of Childhood Development and Family Economics
AKA: Housewife
KIDS: Isaac (3), Kenley (16 mos.) and one on the way (May 5)
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on a cute tree-lined street
(at least until this summer)
MOST ADMIRABLE TRAIT: I like to think I have a fun sense of humor.
NAUGHTIEST CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOR: You mean I have to narrow it down? Um, I remember stealing candy from a drugstore when I was about 6 and then telling my dad that a friend gave me the candy for my birthday. He bought the lie, but my mom was much wiser.
OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAYS: I had my appendix out when I was about 8 and had to stay in the hospital for 4 days. And then, of course, when I've had my kids.
PHOBIAS: My, my, I have a long list. I'm afraid of the dark, overpasses, trucks on the freeway, trucks on freeway overpasses in the dark...we'll stop for now...
QUOTE: From my very own Jeremiah on the Atonement, "You can look at a bar of soap all day, but it won't cleanse you until you use it."
RELIGION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
TIME I WAKE UP: Um, I wake up lots but I get up around 8:00.
UNUSUAL TALENT OR SKILL: I can make my tongue look really fat.
VEGETABLE I REFUSE TO EAT: Can't think of one, I really like veggies!
WORST HABIT: Um, I guess I spit. I have sinus trouble and allergies and I spit a lot. Though I don't think I do it in front of others, it is pretty gross.
X-RAYS: I've had several X-rays of my spine 'cause I have back trouble.
Don't forget the dentals x-rays!
ZOO ANIMAL I LIKE MOST: Monkeys, I can totally relate!
Now it's your turn to catch the All-About-Me-Alphabet-Fever!