Monday, March 31, 2008

Reflecting on numbers

Today I've been reflecting on numbers. Yesterday Bret turned 37 years old. He says he feels old, but I don't think he looks or acts old. I sometimes forget he's 7 years older than me. For his birthday we had a nice, relaxing day. He says it's exactly how he was hoping for. Just the kids, and he, and I. We watched the movie "Enchanted" and then had cake and ice cream. We "snuggled under the purple blanket". This is a new favorite of the whole family. Watching a movie in our family room and snuggling under an old comforter of mine. All 3 kids look forward to it and love it. So do Bret and I.
3 kids. Another number going through my head. I'd definately like to have another, but when... and is it possible to lose 50-60 lbs (another number) before getting pregnant. I think that weight loss is crucial to me not having so many problems late in my pregnancies. I've been stuck in the same 10lb range since Darci was born. I'll diet and lose 10 lbs and then get sick or just get derailed a little bit and eventually gain most or all of it back. I don't feel like I can even think about planning a pregnancy until I can lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off. That's why I'm looking ahead right now. It could be a good12-24 months before I feel like I can even attempt pregnancy (more numbers).
We measured and weighed our kids today... just for fun. Christopher recently had a growth spurt and all his pants got short. Christopher is 44 inches tall and weighs 41 lbs. I think he'll always be a little on the srawny side, but I think it's possible for him to be pretty tall eventually.
Xander is 40 inches tall and weighs 35 lbs. We get a lot of comments on how big he is. He's the youngest Sunbeam in primary, but he's by far the tallest.
Darci is 30 inches tall and weighs 22 lbs. She's right on track for her weight and a little on the tall side. Kind of funny to me because she does not look tall and skinny. She has quit the appetite on her.
Anyway, thanks for putting up with my wandering thoughts.

Monday, March 24, 2008

What a way to spend a...

This year Easter and my birthday fell on the same day. I recieved an email a couple of weeks ago that said that Easter coming this early is very rare. It hasn't happened in 95 years and isn't supposed to happen again for, like, 220 years. Add on that this was kind of a milestone birthday for me (30 years) and I guess it was supposed to be a pretty special day.
Then, life happens!
I got seriously ill the Friday before. I won't go into the gorey details, but let's just say I lived in the bathroom for the better part of 3 days. My birthday became an afterthought as I tried to figure out how NOT to spoil my children's Easter. Originally we were going to drop the kids off at Grandma and Grandpa Pingel's house on Saturday while we went on a double date with some neighbors to a play at BYU and dinner and then spend the night with the Pingel's and have grand Easter celebrations the next morning. After church Easter day was going to be a scrumptious birthday dinner and cake. We sadly cancelled on our friends. Bret took the kids to the ward Primary Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning and then we loaded up and headed down to Salem. I slept the better part of the day (man that phenergan stays with you). That night as I was starting to feel "on the mend" Bret started to complain that he didn't feel really great. Yep, you guess it! He spent the entire night in and out of the bathroom. As hard as he tried to be a part of things he slept through most of Sunday morning. The kids enjoyed a great egg hunt and looking through their baskets. I did my best to look like I had some energy and also to explain the REAL reason we have Easter. Thankfully Christopher "got" it and retained the story. Xander knew that we had Easter because of Jesus, but didn't really retain the reason. Darci just liked the eggs and treats. We got the kids all dressed up and did Sacrament Meeting in Salem and then went home and slept some more. Bret and I nibbled on birthday dinner and expressed our deepest gratitude to Karen and Jerry for helping the kids have a fun weekend (REALLY, thank you so, so ,SO much Mom and Dad). We looked at my baby book and pictures a little. I had a special moment with my dad feeding the horses some apples. And then we headed home to get the kids to bed and crash into our own.
Thanks to everyone who left birthday wishes on the voice mail and computer. It will definately be one that I'll never forget.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just some photos...

1 of 3 "Easter" dresses.
She's getting so BIG!

Xander will sleep ANYWHERE!
Walking around
Loves her tutu and purse.

Where is Christopher. He's never in the pics.