Thursday, August 21, 2008


I bought a bouncy chair, needless to say Zach loves it! Here is a little glimps at his daily activity!

Boys, weird!

Bean's friend Noah came over today and taught him to play tag.....they did this until they needed a long break! Dizzying!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First ever Tag....

My great friend Staci sent this, and sorry, I have never done one before so here it is!

1. What time did you get up this morning?
2. Diamonds or pearls?
3. Last movie you saw at the cinema?
Dark Knight, don't recommed it!
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Phineas & Ferb, kids show. ALso HGTV everything!
5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
Oatmeal, or Cheerios
6. What is your middle name?
I am the only kid in my family to not get one! Rude.
7. What food do you dislike?
?? Dislike? Food? weird.
8. What is your favorite CD?
I like everything.
9. What kind of car do you drive?
10. Favorite sandwich?
ummm, 'Jimmy John's' turkey
11. What characteristic do you despise?
sarcasm....the rude kind! I am up for a good joke.
12. Favorite item of clothing?
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Anywhere with White sandy beaches, or london to see my little bro.
14. Favorite brand of clothing?
I buy all at Target lately, two kids ya know??
15. Where would you retire to?
i have a long list, I plan on moving a lot in retirement.
16. Your most memorable birthday?
umm, dont know. I guess the ones where Jeff makes breakfast in bed!
17. Favorite sport to watch?
I am only allowed to say baseball!
18. Furthest place you are sending this?
19. Person you expect to send it back first?
I don't know
20. When is your birthday?
Nov 30
21. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I am a partial day person....part of the day I am bound to be awake!
22. What is your shoe size?
23. Pets?
none, too much work
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us?
Brady may be sleeping right now....oh' man I spoke too soon!
25. What did you want to be when you were little?
what I was, a teacher!
oh and a mom!
26. How are you today?
Great, need a shower, but great!
27. What is your favorite candy?
no candy, chocolate!
28. What is your favorite flower?
29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
Sept 17, Jeff is leaving and my mom and sis are coming to town!
30. What is your favorite pastime?
READING, sleeping.....being with my boys!
31. What are you doing right now?
is that a trick question?
32. What was the last thing you ate?
pb J sandwich and string cheese
33. Do you wish on stars?
No, i pray instead. i have litte faith in stars.
34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
blue....or lately pink!
35. How is the weather right now?
It’s Vegas in the summer time. dito staci!
36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today?
My hubby
37. Favorite soft drink?
root beer
38. Favorite restaurant?
39. Natural hair color?
mousy a real mouse, yucky
40. What was your favorite toy as a child?
dolls! I was 18 before my mom quit giving me dolls for Christmas! and my banana seat bike!
41. Summer or winter?
42. Hugs or kisses?
hugs, we all know after getting married the kissing goes!
43. Chocolate or Vanilla?
44. Coffee or tea?
neither, MILK!
45. Do you want your friends to email you back?
yea, even though I normally don't
46. When was the last time you cried?
when? can't remember, but I want to a lot lately! (my son makes messes like you can't believe!)
47. What is under your bed?
lint. probably some old breast pads, from nursing.
48. What did you do last night?
babies in bed, Olympics, slept
49. What are you afraid of ?
Jeff dying. Or that my dreams of not remembering my wedding come true, they are very confusing!
50. Salty or sweet?
Salty followed by sweet.
51. How many keys on your key ring?
3 (house, mail, and car)
52. Favorite day of the week?
any day my son naps
53. How many towns have you lived in?
54. Do you make friends easily?
I think so? I tell Jeff everyone is my new best friend, I hope that is mutual!
55. How many people will you send this to?
56. How many will respond?
57. What time is it?
around 2 p.m.

Yes Sirrie, Soorryyy

This is just a funny thing he did....and re-did for me to record. Who knows where it came from!??

My Art, Bean's Mess

orange = maka-up
black = doo doo

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mamma Mia!!!

I use this title "Mamma Mia" as both an explination, and an explicitive (swear word!).

This post could also be called:
1. Only have One kid
2. Go to Bed early
3. Mistakes
5. Good thing I am not an abusive mother
6. Nothing is truely MINE
etc etc etc

So, Last night I went with some great friends to see Mamma Mia, the musical at Mandalay Bay. It was fantastic! So much fun! Then after the show we got dessert in the casino, watched Michael Phelps take his 6th gold, and laughed. I got to bed around 12:30. This was my first mistake. I was tired before I even woke up, oh well, the life of a mother.
Keep in mind that lately I can not get Brady to nap, if I do it is at the end of a long hour of taking him to his bed over and over again, so at the end of the hour he is either asleep, or I give up and we rest together, reading or something else.
So the mix of a tired mom and a not tired boy hit the fan today.
At 1:00 I decided we would lay on the couch, rest, and then be happy....
First Mistake.
Then Bean says, 'i need to go pee', 'hurry' i say, 'then come right back'.
Second mistake.
Suddenly the phone rings, its Jeff. I look at the clock and a half an hour has passed. I fell asleep!
Third Mistake.
I tell Jeff I'll call him back and go looking for the silent boy.
What I find almost brings me to tears. I could not even take a picture of it for this post....I did however draw a picture of it....(I hear letters and art are a release for stress). Which I will post soon.
Yes, Bean went potty....on the floor, numbers one and TWO. He then tried to clean it up, bless his heart, with a few towels, yuck! As he explored he found my make up (base) which he then used to color on the tile floor, cabinets, inside one drawer and in the sink. Also in his hair, on his shirt and all over his hands, face, and feet. While in the drawer he found Jeff's travel size hair jel and procedes to pour it out in the drawer also. What a lovely smell greeted me when I opened the bathroom door!
There is no reaction for something like this, I stood there, dumbfounded. Filled the tub, put him in it and cleaned the bathroom. I was so shocked that I could not react. I still have not reacted. I drew a picture, told Bean he owed me an apology, and turned the TV on. As he drew me a Sorry note he said out loud,
"sorry I made a poop"
"sorry I made a make-up"
"sorry I made a pee"
End Of Story.
Lucky Me.

You may be asking, Where was Zach this whole time????
ASLEEP, in the middle of a fantasic 2 1/2 hour nap. Angel.

Tickling Is Torture

My Grandma Cusick is right, tickling a baby is torture.... I hate to admit it because it is so fun to do and Zach does laugh, but today as I was tickling his shoulders and making him laugh a few times a look passes over his face that says, 'Oww mom, rude!' But at the same time he can't stop laughing! So, I am torn. I think I will still tickle him, sorry son, but that I will try to do other things to make my fat baby laugh!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

my new favorite

Jeff snapped this pic of Bean last night, it's my new favorite!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby Seal

Zach loves to swim! Daddy helped him lay on the boogie board! What a cute Chubby Dude! Jeff calls him a baby seal aka a little morsel for a shark.....this kid is going to have a complex of chubby -ness! Oh well, he is just so dang cute!

Little Fish

Brady has figured out how to dive, it's pretty cool, tonight he was telling me that he was saving me.... so he'd dive in then swim to us. He is such a great little swimmer, and unfortunately he has no fear, so he jumps in where ever he happens to be then swims to the side. He and Colin are really into TRICKS lately, so everything is a trick to show us, so fun!

decorating, and Ghosts....

I am starting to decorate.... but I can't get myself to choose furniture! So I bought drapes at
Pier 1, which I love! I guess that is a start, right? I am still in the process of making drapes for our family room.... but it's a lot of work, so I have taken a break...look for pics of those next month!
On to the ghosts.....I spoke at a baptism last week about the Holy Ghost, but apparently all Brady got from it was 'GHOST'. So today we have had 3-4 discussions about how we can't turn off lights, because there is a ghost in there, and he can't go to sleep due to the ghost, and there is a ghost under Zach's bed..... I have tried to tell him that the Holy Ghost is nice, helpful, loving, etc,. but he just tells me 'No!'
It all started with this conversation this morning:
B:I have to do pee.
Me: Hurry hurry run to the bathroom
- then he stops dead in the hallway...
B: Tan't, dost in there.
Me: Then lets turn on the lights
B: Ohhh, lights.
- Then under his breath...and looking around, in a whisper
B: Holy Dost in here.
Oh well, I guess we'll keep talking and see what happens!

3 In A Row!!!

All by himself Zach decided to start sleeping through the night! WOW!! I thought it was a trick the first night, but he has carried on and made it through 3!!! And I don't just mean 6 or 7 hours....I am talking 8-10!! That is a night!

If only I hadn't been reading, 'Breaking Dawn'....I may have gotten more sleep too! It ends great, and I am relieved that I am done... But no I will not tell you what happened.