Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Have I mentioned one of the main reasons that we moved to the 'country' was because each day I got to drive by an Alpaca farm?  Well it was.  I love these adorable little creatures and constantly dream of the day that I too can run a Paca farm and reap the benefits of constant cuteness meandering through my yard.  Well this past weekend was the annual Alpaca Fest.  Glorious day for me and my family.  We got to walk amongst the herd and play with the guard dogs and everything.  So awesome. 
Look at these things!  They are the epitome of adorable to me, seriously, look at their furry heads!  And they are crazy soft.  The dogs were the sweetest, in fact I think I could just go there and steal some Paca's for me and they would just stand there licking me...and I would let them. So fun.  Move to the country with me!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sweet little second child

Second kids are awesome.  You are not a new mom anymore so you are a little more relaxed and a lot less paranoid.  With Addi I think I woke her up more than she woke herself up, I think she could sense me watching her and woke up to see what the heck I was staring at.  With Ellie I ignore her grunting and wiggles until she gives me a full on cry, sometimes she falls back to sleep, sometimes I have to get her but at least I give her a choice. (Really it is just because I am too tired from taking care of two all day that I am way too exhausted to hop up at the first squeak.)

(crying until I have a chance to pick her up)
Second kids are also awesome because they don't get as spoiled as quick.  They quickly get that cute bald spot from actually being placed on their backs for more than 30 seconds a day.  I don't think Addi knew that there was a possibility that she may be placed anywhere by herself.  I never put her down.  Ellie does not have it quite as sweet, but since she doesn't know any better, she is totally pumped to sprawl out and roll around by herself. 

(so ticklish)
Plus, second kids are always entertained.  They always have noise and giggles, yells and bouncing.  There is never quiet and always something to look at.  All things equal a content child.  But on those moments that I do get to just look at her, those moments in the middle of the night when she is drunkenly filling her belly so she can fall back to sleep, those sweet looks on her face are complete bliss.
(Ron calls daily to see if Ive eaten our baby yet...isn't she yummy?)

Now I still don't have it down how to get out of the house in less than 30 minutes and I don't understand how to take care of both of them when they both REALLY need me, but I have faith that I will figure it out somehow.  Because they are too cute not to. 

Side note...My sweet niece won homecoming queen!  She also just verbally committed to go to Salt Lake Community on a full ride to play softball for the Bruins.  So proud of my beautiful gal!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Next week Addi starts her first round of preschool.  She is completely ready and yearns for some interaction with any sort of kid that will play with her.  I'm ready too I swear.  I think she will be much happier when she has something to do outside of me and what I have to offer her.  I was ready that is until the orientation yesterday.  All was great, the kids met their teacher and had a snack (Addi's is good at snacks.)  Then we went to reading time where they read this story:
I was good until then.  Then the teacher reads about this cute little raccoon that does not want to go to school so the mom kisses his hand and tells him to just touch his cheek when he feels alone and it will be like she is kissing him all better.
That's when I got all misty eyed and tried to pretend I wasn't crying over my 3 year old going to school and leaving me. 
Now, I will be fine, but it just shows how fast she is growing.  When did that happen?
By the way, she has a severe problem with looking at the actual camera with her eyes open.  I don't know why!  I cant figure the gal out.  I once heard that Native Americans said that the camera stole your soul....I think Ron said he was like 1/8th something so maybe it is the soul stealing she is worried about.