Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Flashback

Ammon is not home atm.  The babies are sleeping.  I'm being lazy.  I'm sitting on our bed watching "The One with the Cop" and looking through the pictures on Ammon's laptop.  I came across some pictures I had scanned in while visiting my parents about a year ago.  These were taken on July 17, 1993 - my baptism day.

Look at my parents!

My daddy baptized me.  I'm so grateful I've always had the priesthood in my home.  Then and now.

I remember the water was freezing.  I was so nervous even though Dad and I had practiced many times.  I wrote in my journal that day... I should dig that up and post it on here.

Look how tan my arms and legs are!  But not my hands and feet??  What's up with that?!

Being married is fun!

Ammon and I enjoy doing sweet things for each other.  One thing Ammon does is send me these sweet pictures via email.  Now, I'm not sure where he stole these images from so... if they're yours, please don't get mad.  

(apparently this is is from Paula... Thanks Paula!)

This is my favorite one... This happens to us all the time.

I love my husband!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Letter Sounds

I've been working really hard with Noah lately on his letter sounds. Cortney suggested I get Leap Frog's Letter Factory DVD. I got it at Target for $10 and put it in the car dvd player. I usually don't let the kids watch movies in the car if we're just running errands around town. Only on long trips but with this dvd, I turned it on every time we got in the car. I figured they were stuck in their seats and had to hear it. Then throughout the day, I would quiz Noah on his letter sounds. He picked them up SO quickly!

And here's what Griffin has learned so far. Adorable...

Train Expo

Gigi got word that there was a train expo going on a few weekends ago. We weren't sure what to expect but knew that we couldn't pass up a chance to let Noah see some trains. When we first got there, we happened upon this elaborate train set up with multiple tracks, multiple trains and all sorts of interactive city scenes and landscapes. Noah stood up on a metal folding chair and was in a trance. Trains are serious business to him. This was his expression the entire time we were there.

He hardly said 2 words. He wasn't interested in pushing all the different buttons to make the city scenes and landscapes do their thing.

He just wanted to stand on this chair and watch the trains. There was a Thomas train that he could "drive" but he didn't care.

This was the place for him.

Griffin enjoyed driving the Thomas train, though.

Here's what Noah did... He tuned everything else out, including me.

These are some of the things found around the track. A city fair.

A playground. When you push the button, everything moved. It was really cool.

A little target practice. The ducks actually fell over. Cute!

This was my favorite though. A drive-in movie. And what was the main feature? ME!! : )

Noah had a great time and asks me all the time if we can go back to the train expo. I guess we'll make the trip again next year.

Easter Playgroup

I was in charge of our playgroups during the month of March. This was our Easter playgroup. We met at the church and had an Easter egg hunt. The kids enjoyed it so much, we had to do it 2 or 3 times! We had Easter cupcakes and the kids all got goodie bags too.

Isaac, Christian, Noah, and Genevieve.

Then Griffin wanted in on the picture too. : )

Friday, April 16, 2010


This poor guy had measles this week! Well, "vaccination measles".

Saturday he was around a horse, lambs, and the sun. He was very fussy on Saturday and his head was super hot. I assumed it was just sun exposure. He's super sensitive to the sun.

Anyway, on Sunday he was still hot but again, I dismissed it as a slight sunburn.

Monday morning, he woke up with a rash on his face, belly and chest. It wasn't awful and it didn't seem to bother him at all. I called my mom and she said it sounded like Fifths Disease. Ammon and I did some online research and that's what it seemed to be.

Tuesday the rash hadn't changed.

When Griffin woke up on Wednesday, the rash had spread across his entire body. Everywhere. Even his fingers and toes. It still wasn't bothering him but because it was getting worse, I decided to take him to the doctor. Plus, I have him on a much slower vaccination schedule. We don't let our kids have combination shots and only allow them to get 2 shots per visit. That made me nervous too. Like maybe he caught some horrible disease that he hadn't been vaccinated for. The doctor said it could possibly be Fifths Disease but that Roseola was a better fit. Once I brought up the fact that we had just been in the office a couple weeks ago for shots, it's like a lightbulb turned on. He said, "Did he get the measles shot?" I said, "I'm pretty sure." He got all excited and said that he has "vaccination measles". Apparently one out of twenty kids reacts to the shot about 12 days after it's given. Griffin is one of those kids. : ) The vaccination worked, he's immune to measles but, this is the downside to wanting to protect him from that awful disease. He's not contagious and I'm glad the rash didn't affect him much.

It's now Friday and if you look closely, you can see a very faded rash. It's MUCH better. Thank goodness. My baby... He's such a sweetheart and I hate to see him sick.

Spelling Woes

Background info -- The boys and I visit Ammon at work quite a bit. Every time we do, Noah looks at the letters on the building and says, "R-E-N-F-R-O... Renfro!"

So today, the boys and I had to run to Target. I love their diapers... Seriously, if you're not using them, you should. They're cheap and they work really well. Anyway, it's a 30 minute drive so we don't go very often. Today we were walking up to the store. Griffin was on my left hip and Noah was holding my right hand. As we got close to the store, Noah said, "T-A-R-G-E-T... Renfro!!" It made me bust out laughing right there in the parking lot. I said, "That spells Target sweetheart, not Renfro." Immediately he said, "Oh. I thought words on buildings said Renfro." Ha.

What a great stage of life he's in. He's so eager to learn, although he's always been that way. I think he'll always have an inquisitive mind. I just hope I can keep up!

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