Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I start every blog entry the same way every time....... "I know it's been forever since my last entry...I suck at blogging, yada yada yada....". Now that I think about it, that's the way all my journal entry's start too! Ha Ha. I guess it's just not where I spend my time....obviously. I must say, I do applaud all the wonderful mothers out there that seem to get it done on a regular and consistent basis.
We have had a Crazy and busy summer. We went to an awesome retreat in Vegas, Lake Mead area, Bear Lake, Rexburg (numerous times), a cabin in Sundance a few times, a cabin in Alpine Wyoming with all our law school friends, California, and probably more I just can't remember. Too bad I don't really have many pictures to prove it. I always think I'll track down the pics others take, but then I never do.

I did manage to get a few fun pics from the past month.....

Vivien's first Solids. She did great! A much better eater than her brother ever was.
Val Dean was very upset that Vivien was eating food. He did not want her in a high chair at all. He kept saying " No mommy.... Vivien can only have mommy's milks. Stop feeding her..... that's Val Dean's big boy foods. So I put him in his high chair and feed him too. He accepted the reality of it pretty quickly.

This was Val Dean's favorite part of Bear Lake.

Vivien and Val Dean are best friends lately. Val Dean is always asking if her can wake her up from her naps to play.... of course I always say no and follow up with a threat of what will happen to him if he does.

Vivien gets nearly 100 kisses and hugs from big brother each day. When she is standing straight she is only about an inch or two shorter....poor kid...she'll pass him up before she is one for sure. Although he has grown 3" in the last four months. He only grew 2" from 6 months until four months ago. They said his surgery might have stimulated bone growth. We are so excited. I pray that he can make it to four feet. At least reach a door knob or light switch.

Vivien started crawling about a months ago. She picked it up so fast. She is a very busy girl. Such a contrast from Val Dean. You nearly have to rope her to the changing table when you change her diapers.

She started "cruising" about a week after she started crawling. She stands for a second on her own too. I am afraid she is going to walk soon and I'll never be able to catch her.
Val Dean is Jackal and Hyde these days. A perfect angel one minute and then the next a little devil. He is in time out half his life. I am not sure what this phase is but I hope it passes soon.
This is what he does when you ask for a "cheesy smile".

Not a dull minute with this guy. He says the funniest things lately. Today he told me not to call him Val Dean anymore. He said, just call me Buzz, okay mommy. (his nick name). 20 minutes later he changes his mind.

Val surprised me with a much needed new sewing machine for my birthday a couple weeks ago. I was so excited. He rarely comes up with a good suprise like that. I absolutely love it!

One of my latest projects. I am making this quilt for my little sister. I still need to bind it. any takers! That part I am no good at.