Friday, January 29, 2010


Addison came up to me and asked if she's been baptized. I told her no, that she would be baptized when she's eight. Then she said that after she was baptized she would be perfect, but she's already perfect because she's beautiful. I explained to her that just because she's beautiful doesn't mean that she's perfect. So then she says "wait a minute, let me look in the mirror". She looked in the mirror then came back to me and said "yep, I'm perfect!". What are they teaching her in primary? Just kidding, she has wonderful primary teachers.

What else is a girl to think when everyone always tells her how pretty she is? Perhaps I should lay off on the compliments, she's starting to get a big head. What it must be like to have such great self esteem. Oh how I love that girl!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tasty Remedy

I've noticed in the last couple of weeks that I don't seem to be producing quite enough milk for Delilah at certain times of the day. We tried supplementing with a couple different kinds of formula but little miss has an extremely sensitive tummy and spends all night throwing up whenever we give her a bottle. Her pediatrician suggested that we try Nutramigen (which my sister calls "liquid gold" because it's so expensive) but apparently she doesn't like the taste of it because she refuses to eat it. So anyway, I started looking online for some suggestions on how to increase milk supply. I came across several articles indicating that many women claim eating about a cup of oatmeal a day works for them. Well I already eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast but it's only 1/3 cup. I also eat yogurt almost everyday with granola sprinkled on top but it still doesn't amount to one cup. One of the suggestions given in the articles was to bake oatmeal cookies and snack on a few of those throughout the day. What a wonderful excuse to eat cookies. After all, it's for the health of my baby right? Now I don't want anyone raining on my parade. If you happen to know either from experience or just plain common sense that this doesn't really work, please don't tell me. Let me live in blissful ignorance!

By the way, several articles also mention getting adequate sleep. Um, hello! I have a newborn baby and 2 other young children, how is that possible? Also beer, yep you read that right. I never would've thought that beer & breastfeeding were a good mix. Don't think I'll be trying that one. =)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just for Ike

If you look over to my sidebar at Family & Friends you'll see that I added your name. Since you don't actually have a blog I had to enter my site address so if you click on it you'll just come back to me. I do apologize for excluding you in the first place, after all, just because you don't have a blog doesn't mean you're not family. Perhaps I should change the caption to "friends & family WITH BLOGS" for clarification purposes. Thank you for bringing this horrendous error to my attention. I hope to never fail you as a sister-in-law ever again. =)

Maybe you guys should start a blog though. It's a great way to keep up on what's going on in each other's lives. Just think about it. Love you guys!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year's Eve

We had a couple of sickos around here on New Year's Eve but we still managed to have fun. We started out by munching on plenty of yummy snacks while playing some new games the kids got for Christmas. Candy Land and Connect 4 are our new favorites around here.

Next we went on to the karaoke portion of our evening. Addison got a cute little princess CD player with a microphone for Christmas so we spent the rest of the night making all of the dogs in the neighborhood howl by singing at the top of our lungs to some of our favorite songs.

It is so cute listening to Addison and Urban sing. Addison LOVES to sing, she tells us all the time that she wants to be a singer when she grows up. She has a few favorite pop songs that she actually knows a lot of the words to, it cracks me up. Urban, on the other hand, is a rocker. He doesn't so much sing the words though as much as he hums along to the tune.
Jared & I attempted to teach the kids how to break dance, but seeing as how neither one of us actually know how to do it we weren't too successful. It pretty much just ended up being a somersault fest!

Eventually the kids gave up on the break dancing and just started playing the drums on my tummy. GOOD TIMES!