Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's Official

We are going on another cruise this year with Mark's company! We were assigned our room and given a few instructions about check in yesterday so as soon as they send us our plane tickets we will be ready to go. We leave the day after Thanksgiving and we're gone for a week. It's another Mexican Riviera cruise but this time we will be going to Acapulco, Manzanillo and one other stop. My mom, sister and grandma will be watching the kids for us. A huge thank you to them! I'm beyond excited! Now, I guess I better get myself to the gym...five weeks isn't that long to shed this baby weight and be bathing suit ready, as if that's ever possible!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wheeler Farm

Yesterday we decided to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, it's been in the 70s and heavenly lately. We spent the afternoon at Wheeler Farm. We saw a few farm animals, fed the ducks and watched the cows be milked. I highly recommend spending an afternoon there. It was great!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Izzy Iz

Here are some updated pictures of our little Iz. She truly is the most laid back, happy baby I've ever had and she's such a delight to have in our family. She loves her baths! I wrap her in a towel and lower her into her bath. It keeps her feeling more secure and warm because she hates to be naked. I'm sure if it was up to her she would stay in there a lot longer than I let her.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I love this!

Ok, so, this is my new favorite blog! Thanks to Melanie for posting a link on her blog! I love to bake (not so much cook, ask Mark!) and this blog is absolutely wonderful. Check it out!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sick, Sick, Sick

Becuase our entire summer has been filled with all sorts of action and a few complications, it's only natural that we end the summer on the same note. The night before we were to board our plane back to Utah, Ethan woke up at 2am with the flu. Actually, at first I thought it was (hoping it was anyway) food poinsoning since we had gone out to eat that evening. A few hours later Liv started to throw up as well. I called the airline to see if there was any way I could change the flight, which we were to be on at noon, to the next day becuase the thought of having to fly alone with three kids and two of them throwing up was just too much for me to even process. For a small (yeah right!) fee of $800 I could change the flight but that wasn't going to happen so off we went to the airport with the kids throwing up in the car as we drove. Mark stayed at the airport with me as long as he could, we took turns taking the kids into the restrooms to continue throwing up. Then I made my way through security (which is another blog entirely) and onto the first plane. Yes, we had to take two flights to get here. The flight went better than I had played it out in my mind but I felt bad for my poor little kids having to suffer through the flu on two planes. The flight attendants were very nice and helped me clean up after the kids threw up and gave them pillows and blankets to help them get some rest. Between flights we hung out in the restroom so that we didn't have to make a mad dash down the airport hallway when they needed to be sick. Thankfully, I have the best baby ever and she was super patient about being fed and held. When we finally made it to Utah the kids were feeling much better and very excited to be off the planes. Liv continued to be sick for another 24 hours but Ethan was able to recover pretty quickly. Two days later, I ended up with same flu! I'm grateful that my mom helped me out with the kids and got up with the baby in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, we passed our sickness onto everyone else in my family. It's been quite a week here at my folks house to say the least.