Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Early Anniversary

Scott decided to give me an early anniversary present and I am SOOO excited about it.
He got me a new road bike! And a new swimsuit! And signed me up for our first triathalon!
He is such a great husband! I love my new bike and we have been on almost four or five bike rides in the last 7 days. It is so fun!
I have really gotta get cookin' though because the event he signed me up for is in THREE WEEKS! I can't wait though...and it will be fun to do it with Scotty!

I can't forget the best part of the story though...awhile ago, we had talked about getting me a bike, but we decided that we would wait because we didn't want to spend the money. So part of the gift was that we didn't spend one penny of our money for any of this stuff! You'll never guess...Scott sold one of his guitars to get me my bike! When he told me, I cried. It really was cute how he did it...but I will spare you all the details. Scott's guitars are more precious than gold to him. And I thought he would never part with them. But he did. He is so wonderful!

Oh, how I love my Tyler...

So, if you were Tyler, these are a few of the things you would have been doing this week:

-Putting yourself into time out for hitting and pushing the baby...sometimes I think that he truly weighs the options and decides that the rush from pushing the baby over is well worth the few minutes he has to sit by that wall. He does it...and before I can even say anything, he'll tell me he is going to time out and he will go right there and sit down and stay there. I am starting to wonder if I need to re-think that consequences for hurting Cameron....

-Slowly evolving into a monkey...this kid climbs on EVERYTHING. He loves to climb up anything that I tell him is too high or too hard for him to do. As soon as I say "That is for big kids" he is bolting toward it, as if he needs to prove he can do it. We were at a park the other day with a little rock climbing part and there was a sign that said it was for 5 years and up. Ty climbed up it all by himself...with Scott as a spotter. (But Scott really didn't even touch him...he did it all alone!) He also has alot of arm strength and can hoist himself onto almost anything.
He has now completely mastered the art of climbing out of his crib and then slowly lowering himself down. It is quite amazing to see this kid in action. Except now we need to get him a bed.

-Doing your first (and hopefully last) session of interior design. Apparently Ty thought our couch needed a extra hint of BRIGHT RED. So he took the liberty of dumping nail polish on the couch. Oh was such a sight to see. I had jumped in the shower because I was already going to be late for visiting teaching-- got out to see that Ty's hands were covered in nail polish-- completely lost it and started crying--Ty ran to time out--I frantically tried ANYTHING to get it off the couch--started smelling something burning and realized I had forgotten about the muffins in the oven that I was going to bring to our visiting teaching appointment--Cam woke up crying from his nap due to Tyler's crying from time out....AAAHHH! I can't re-live this experience any more. Let's just was awful! And if anyone has any tricks for getting nail polish off of a microfiber couch, I am all ears!

-Constantly making Cameron smile...Papa (scott's dad) called them "Tyler and the Smiler". I think it is perfect! Cam is ALWAYS grinning and it is usually because Tyler is near. He has been crawling around like a lion and jumping out from behind pillows to make the baby laugh, but recently he has started with a new technique: self torture. It is really funny to watch. Cameron will just absolutely be belly-laughing and almost tipping over from laughing so hard. Ty will bang his head on the piano, face plant on the ground, or anything to get a laugh out of Cam. It is pretty cute how much they love each other, but I have already started to steer him away from those techniques (even though they get some good laughs!)

I wish I had a picture of Tyler that I could post right here. He is such a cute kid...especially with his new summer haircut (completely buzzed!) What a good kid!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yes...I cried!

So, I know that I am an emotional nut case sometimes...well, a lot of the time. But I bet that you would have cried too if this happened to you....

This morning I went into the kitchen to make Ty some breakfast. I had cleaned the kitchen last night and done all the dishes, so it was nice and clean....except a can of soda that was sitting on the counter. I wasn't even thirsty, but I wanted to clean off the counter so I picked up the can to throw it away, but realized there was just enough left for about one swallow. Yes, I dumped it in my mouth. And walked over to the trash can to throw the can away. I had only taken about two steps when I realized that there was more than just soda in my mouth. AAARRGG! Just thinking about it makes me want to puke! Right where I was, I spit out the drink to find that there had been a cockroach in my mouth!! I immediatly burst into tears and found myself hanging over the sink spitting and rinsing my mouth out. Ty (who was totally alarmed and came running to the kitchen) walked to my side and said "It's okay mom. It's okay." So not only did I have to deal with a disgusting cockroach in my mouth, but I spent the next thirty minutes cleaning up the soda that was ALL over the kitchen that I had just cleaned yesterday.
Let's just say that it was not a great start to my morning!

So much to say....

Well, I haven't posted in awhile and I feel like there is so much to blog here it goes...

First off, Ty has been sick. It has been really sad. He hasn't been eating anything these past few days and just barely started getting some energy back today. He has been relatively good during the day, but at night...MAN! I feel like I have a newborn! He wakes up every hour and just cries and cries. And I feel bad just letting him cry because I know that he is sick. So the past four nights in a row, I have gotten up at least six times during the night (one night it was eight!). Finally, last night he only woke up at 10pm (but we hadn't gone to bed yet) and then slept until almost 8am. I hope that is a sign that he is getting better!

Our half marathon is coming up and I am so excited. I had the WORST 12 mile run this past saturday though...if that was anything like the real race, I should be dreading it. I didn't sleep well the night before, I forgot to charge my ipod so at three miles it died, which meant that I didn't have music but I also didn't know how far to go or when to turn around, I forgot my little water bottle and my gu packs, and I had foolishly overeaten the night before, so my stomach hurt the whole time! I am really going to do things differently for the real race.

What else??? The cubs are as cute as ever! Cam usually doesn't whine or cry to let us know he is awake in the morning. He pounds his legs on the mattress. It is so cute! There is just a little thud, thud, thud....and sometimes some cooing...and we know our little guy is up! Lately, as Cam has been babbling more and more, Tyler has been talking to him and having cute little conversations. He usually says the same things that I "Oh, are you talkin' baby?" or "Whachoo talkin' bout baby?" but it is a million times cuter coming from him!
They are such cute little brothers!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

100 Miles??? YEAH RIGHT!!!

So at the beginning of May, I had these lofty dreams of running 100 miles during the month. WHAT WAS I THINKING? 100 MILES?? I was crazy! That is really far. I had it all mapped out and scheduled as far as when and how long I would run each day. Since I am in my last month of training for the half marathon, it seemed pretty reasonable. Then I realized that I have two kids and so many things to do and things just started coming up and I would miss a run here and there. We are already at the 13th and I am only at like 35 or 36 miles so far. And this isn't really something you can just "catch up" on. So, I have pretty much given up on hitting 100 miles in one month. Maybe some day I will do it....a good thing to put on my list of things to do before I die!
Still running my half marathon on May 30th though...I am really excited! We are doing 12 miles on Saturday and it will be my last "long" run before the actual race. Woo-hoo!

Cam's first...crawl!

Well, it has actually happened...Cameron started crawling. He popped up on his hands and knees yesterday and took one little leap toward a toy. Tyler was right there and he was so excited for him. In fact, all morning he has been taking whatever toy is in Cam's hand and placing just out of reach in order to make him crawl again. (Which means that Cam has been having a pretty rough morning!) Ty will get down on the ground, just like me, and chant "Come on, baby!" or "You can do it, Cam!" But I don't know if I really want to encourage Cam's mobility....can I really handle two kids that can move around? I don't think so! It is one thing to have a toddler and then a baby....but two toddlers??? I guess it is too late now! Watch out comes Cam!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I am such a lucky mom. I have so much to be thankful for. I have two amazing children and an incredible husband! For mother's day, Scotty got up with the kids (at 6:30am) and fed the baby and then started breakfast for me. I loved hearing him in the kitchen cooking and hearing Ty ask cute little questions and try to help his dad. We had some gourmet eggs, muffins, and juice! Church was great...and then afterwards we went over to Ben and Jaimi's house for dinner. We had shish-kabobs (sp?), cous cous, watermelon and corn and then CHEESECAKE for dessert! It was delicious! (I felt okay about eating cheesecake since we ran 10.5 miles on saturday!)
I have been trying to think of all the wonderful things that come from being a mother, but I can't even name them all. I think that what I love the most are all the little day to day things. I love that Ty giggles and adds a little jump to his stride when he is excited. I love that he has to be tucked in each night before he can go to sleep. I love that Cam will fight sleep with every muscle that he has, but he completely gives in once you start to tickle his cheek lightly with your finger. I love that Ty RUNS to Scott when he gets home from work. I love that Ty asks to say every family prayer and when it is his turn he ends with a very strong "A-MEN"! I love watching Ty lead the music during sacrament meeting. I love that Cam is constantly waiting for someone or something to smile at, ready at any moment to send a huge toothy grin your way.
That is just to name a few...

Mother's Day is wonderful, and it makes me glad I am a mom. But it also makes me thankful for my mom and everything she has taught me. And thankful for Scott's mom, for raising such a terrific son!

Thanks to all my friends that are moms or soon to be moms for all your love and support in helping me be a mom! I love you all!

Singing to the baby

So cute....Ty is really good about trying to help the baby when he is upset. He always finds his binki and gives it to him or shares his toys. Lots of times, he sings to the baby. Usually it is Old MacDonald or Twinkle Twinkle, but today I heard him from the kitchen singing I am a Child of God. I peeked my head in and he was sitting right next to Cam on the floor and was rubbing his head and singing to him. It was ADORABLE!