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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Registration, already?


Thats right folks, preschool registration for the 2006-2007 school year is upon us. I can't believe it. Now for the decision making. Do we want 3 days a week or 4 days a week? I really want mornings but i've heard it fills up and people actually wait in line overnight to get a spot. Thats just crazy. I refuse to stand in line overnight for mornings. If thats the case, its afternoons again. Afternoons leave me rushed on the preschool days so I was hoping next year would be different. I was hoping for mornings so I would get that full three hours to run errands, workout, have coffee with friends. A little me time with a bit of T, of course.
But if we get afternoons again, so be it.
So here I sit pondering 3 day, 4 day. 4 day or 3 day? What to do. G went 4 days last year and I loved it. So did he. I also think Wy would love 4 day. I think its a good transition to kindergarten. K is full day here and I think the 4 day helps with the transition. Though I could be wrong since G is still adjusting and we are half way through the school year. WOW!! is it really already half over? Even more so I think. Only 4 month left.

Then theres the cost...... 3 day is $210 and 4 day is $270. Thats a $60 difference. (aren't you glad I did that simple math for you? ) You know what I could do with an extra $60 a month, can you say Starbucks. *kidding* Well, kind of kidding.
And of course Mr. Fun isn't much help on this. He says either way is fine with him. I also asked the other moms what they were doing and most are doing 4 day afternoons. Only one wanted 4 day morning and one was going for 3 day afternoon.
Forms are due this week so I have another day to think about this.
4 day, 3 day??? that is the question.

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Monday, January 30, 2006

Watching Americas Funniest Videos

The video with the two guys playing the piano with their pants down came on. I am assuming they are doing this with their "units". Well, my boys are asking over and over "how are they doing that,mom?" "mom, what are they using to play the piano?"
All I could do is smile. Could you imagine what they would try to do with their "units" if I had told them. OH BOY!!! They are already obsessed enough, no help needed.

Then a commercial came on for this thing they call Doggy Steps. I thought I had seen it all. I was wrong. What a stupid stupid thing to add clutter to your house. I can hear it now. "FooFoo wants up on the couch, go grab the doggy steps." "Its time for bed, go grab FooFoo's doggy steps."
Rolling eyes here.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

The daddy daughter relationship



The one Mr. Fun has with our sweet princess JJ is one to cherish. I love to see these two together. They have a connection that I don't seem to have with any of my children. Does this make me sad? Not at all, it warms my heart. I didn't have the chance to have a relationship with my dad growing up. So when I see Mr. Fun and JJ together I hope they continue to be close throughout the trying years of hormones we have ahead of us.
I as an adult have a relationship with my dad. After JJ was born I decided to get in contact with him through a letter. It took another three years before we talked after that letter. I had almost given up hope on ever seeing him again or him knowing about his second grandchild. But he surprised me and out of the blue he called and the next week came to visit. I am glad that I didn't let the hurt feelings push him away. I am glad I let him back in my life without any expectations of a relationship. Turns out we get along like two peas in a pod and hes great with the kids. Calls G gorilla and cracks me up because its right on. He hasn't met T and Wy was only a baby last we saw him but he calls a lot. And for that , I am thankful.

please excuse the red blob on JJ's face. its the date stamp ,ARGHH!

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Saturday, January 28, 2006



What do you do to get a strange man to quit staring at you?



Stick your finger in your nose and stare back. It works, I swear.

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Its actually going in the right direction........


The last two nights T hasn't nursed untill 3AM. Last night he fell out of bed and thats the only reason he nursed. Then at 6AM he fell out of bed again *sigh* so he nursed again. Thankfully theres big pillows on the ground and he didn't get hurt either time just scared. Yesterday he went untill 3PM before I had him nurse to relieve the pain. He probably could of went longer. But I couldn't move my right arm, my boob was hurting so freaking bad.
So its not as hard as I thought it would be. After hes completely night weaned its on to getting him to sleep in his own bed *sniff sniff*.Last night Wy, T and I went to Babies R Us to get Wy a boosterseat. They didn't have the one I want but they did have one of those bears with the womb sound. I bought it in hopes that it will help T sleep(and it seemed to help last night). I also broke down and bought a new baby monitor. Ours dosn't work and that was just another excuse I was using to not put T in with the boys.
My baby is growing up and I have such mixed emotions about it. I thought we would nurse untill 18 months and here we are at 12 months weaning. *crying into my coffee* But I know its what needs to be done because I need more sleep and so does he.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Freeway cameras catching speeders(click to read article)

I for one am happy about this. If you are going eleven miles over the speed limit you deserve a ticket. I try to avoid this stretch of the freeway because theres always an accident due to someone speeding (imagine that). But its the stretch of the freeway I drive the most and Mr. Fun takes it to work when hes not on his motorcycle. So I am pleased about this. How would you feel if they decided to put cameras on your local freeways?

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Lets talk about weaning a baby from the breast....

Mornings, afternoons and evenings are going great. We are down to three nursing sessions during the day . Hes actually eating real food and not gagging or choking. Hes getting the hang of a sippy cup. Drinking more and more at one time.
Then comes 8PM after hes been asleep for about thirty minutes. He wants to nurse. I can't let him cry it out,just can't do it. So I pat his butt and he falls back to sleep. Twenty minutes later and hes awake again. So I pat his butt and hes back to sleep. Thirty minutes later hes awake again. This time Mr. Fun gets him and puts him back to sleep. But shortly after he's awake again and I am left walking the hallway with him.
Not sure what time he woke up after that but I nursed him without even thinking about it. Habit for both of us,I suppose. A very hard habit to break. I am new to this. My other kids were either sleeping through the night or waking only one time. He still wakes every three hours.
I tried to have him sleep in with the boys but that room is so cold at night and he won't leave the covers on. So today I am moving the pack and play into our room again and hopefully I can be strong.
Hook the IV of coffee up and walk the halls............... THIS SUCKS BIG HAIRY BALLS! I want an easy button *wink*

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Monday, January 23, 2006

10 minutes, thats all it took. And night #1

I tried to do Billy Blanks Boot Camp today. What a joke. I made the mistake of doing it while the kids were still awake for starters. I thought the boys would play in the playroom and JJ would keep an eye on T. Turns out I have three children who like to stretch,kick and do pushups. So after many watch outs, can you grab T so I don't kick him, don't let your knees go over your toes, oh I am so sorry, are your fingers okay?, I can't really watch your push up trying to do one myself but i bet it looks better than mine, the bands aren't toys, I gave up and called it a work out.
It kicked my butt for sure. Tomorrow i plan to do it during nap time.
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Tonight is night #1 of trying to wean T from his night feedings. Yes, he's one and still waking 3-5 times a night to nurse. It must stop.
He nursed to sleep at 8 PM.Woke at 9 to nurse, I tried to give him a sippy of rice milk, that just pissed him off. I bounced,rocked, sang and he fell asleep. He woke again at 10 PM. This time he took about 5 sips off the sippy and fell asleep once again. Wish me luck!!!!
well, it 10:16 and hes awake wanting to nurse once again *sigh* its going to be long night.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Coming down off the party high

It seems my children were a little wore out from the party. All four of them took late naps. One always takes a nap, two ended up falling asleep after getting in trouble and being sent to their rooms, the fouth fell asleep eating kix on the couch.
Its 7 PM and they are all just starting to wake wanting to eat dinner. So who wants to put bets down on how late we'll be up tonight and how grumpy our morning is going to be? And don't forget Grandma left today after a week so tomorrow there won't be Grandma. Tomorrow will be a true Monday.
The cake and the pizza is gone so hopefully my weight loss journey can begin in full force. I was backing up pictures and ran across a belly pic when i was 3 months pregnant with #4. I looked better then than I do now. What a shame! So my goal is to look 3 months pregnant not 5.

and for the heck of it, heres my last belly pic ever. I was 38 weeks pregnant with T.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

It came, it went .........



T's first year that is. Today was a great day. Everything went great. It was a lot of fun but its bittersweet. I am excited to watch my kids grow but kind of sad knowing theres never going to be another huckleberry 1st birthday.
T wasn't too sure about his cake. I ordered a cake with LIGHT blue frosting and I recieved a cake with DARK blue frosting! UGH! So T was covered and the true huckleberry he is freaked out that his hands were all covered in this blue stuff.





So we cleaned him up and gave him a piece without the blue and made him the centerpiece.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Goodbye Thursday 13


I will miss it but I can understand why Leanne has to say goodbye. Shes a very busy gal.

I was driving home and realized i forgot to do it :( But I guess if I was going to
forget it was Thursday this Thursday was the day to do it.

Goodbye to the orginal Thursday 13,you'll be missed. I found some really cool bloggers through you.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Some of this, a lot of that.

I have been working on my list. Been a busy little bee. BUZZ BUZZ! I have accomplished 1,2,3,5,7,8,9 (inprogress~bought decoration,ordered cake), 10 (bought T's birthday presents)11(mom actually is helping a great deal with this) and 13.
WHEW!! Now to work on the rest of the list.
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I was at the mall yesterday and people never cease to amaze me. A mom had a portable dvd player hooked up to the stroller for her son. I about died. Come on!!! Thats taking it a bit far in my opinion.
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My boys are finally on the mend. Wy still has a very nasty sounding cough and is clingy and whiney. T also has that cough with a runny nose and is even more clingy than Wy.
G is back at school but fighting me every morning. He claims he doesn't have friends and they cut him out at circle time. Nobody wants to play with him. This breaks my heart. Hes a shy boy so I know that doesn't help matters. I just wish he could find one or two real good friends. Before winter break a little boy we'll call Mr. Brat took G's glasses off his face and then stepped on them. I asked if Mr. Brat got in trouble and G claims he got step one. Step one is basically a time out. I never recieved a note home about this incident. I feel I should have. The only reason I know about it is because G's glasses are now a bit bent. These glasses aren't cheap. Close to $300. I feel I deserve a note from the teacher when something like this happens.
Theres also the issue with reading. He doesn't want to learn. Not with us at home anways. Whenever its time to have him read the books he shuts down. Hides his face and whines something about not knowing how to read. I have tried different approaches to this and all get the same result. I know he could be reading by now if he would let me help him.
So anyways, I am at a loss at how to deal with this child.Tough Love comes to mind. Yesterday in my heart I wanted to let him stay home but I knew in my mind I couldn't. If I had then today would of been even more of a fight to get him dressed and out the door. Conferences are next month. I am hoping to get some insight from the teacher then. I am not too pleased with his teacher. Shes nice,seems good with the kids but shes not approachable on my end.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Mural Wall



PM tagged me. (not sure why my url is purple here,its black when i open it other places,oh well.)
Each tagged person is to add something to this Mural Wall and pass it on (preferably include your URL). Overlapping the graphics is OK. The image is a PNG file. Save, open and add your artwork. Please save-as ‘mural.png’ when finished and post to your blog tagging others. (It is preferable to leave the file as PNG rather than JPG so the quality won’t suffer over multiple edits.)

Add your URL (permalink to the post would be best) here:
1~ben.ron
2~PM
3~Mrs. Fun

If you are #10, please leave a comment at ben.run with a link to the final mural. Hopefully this will branch out and various branches will eventually reach a 10th person and there will be a completed wall! It will be interesting to see the various final designs as they have travelled through the blog space.

I tag Tracy , Leanne and Carmi

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

My to do list, not in order of importance.

1~grocery shop
2~laundry,massive amount of laundry
3~donate clothes
4~list clothes on ebay
5~schedule T's one year appointment
6~schedule eye appointment for Wy
7~schedule dental check up for JJ, G and Wy
8~call dentist to schedule oral surgery for me
9~plan T's party that may not happen now :(
10~spend gymbucks asap
11~clean house top to bottom!!! get rid of those pesky germs.
12~clean out the burb from our trip
13~call and check on my best friend that happens to be pregnant with #4.I persnally hope its a boy.
14~think of my own domain name *sigh* not sure why I am struggling with this.
15~workout
16~sleep more



So which one you taking off my hands *excluding 13,15 and 10 because i am looking foward to those.

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Playing with my camera and other thoughts

I figured out the back button focus and I think I am hooked. Its a bit awkward to use but I am loving the results.

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We currently have 3 sick boys. Going on day 6. Not sure how much more I can take. One sick is easy,two is tolerable. When you get to three you start feeling trapped.Even annoyed by the sad voices calling moooommmyy!! after day 4. Lets hope today the fevers break and life can get back to normal.
I love my kids and feel so bad for them but being trapped in the house for a week is driving me crazy.
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Jennifer wants to know if that cereal is really good. Yes, its yummy. Add some fruit and its a great breakfast that keeps you satisfied for a long while.And i know you didn't call me stupid in a direct way,lol.

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Thursday, January 12, 2006




Thirteen Things about Mrs. Fun


1~This is why a mother of three sick kids (I) shouldn't attempt to cook dinner after 2 nights of no sleep.

2~Have to take the burb in for something or other to keep the warranty intact. This should be interesting.
3~I love the show Meet the Barkers. Travis went to school with Mr. Fun. They played in the quad during lunch. Who knew they would be famous.
4~I have a fussy baby at my feet so I better hurry this up.
5~I drink way too much diet pepsi. trying to drink less.

6~My mom emailed me a newspaper article from 1976,I'll have to share it sometime.
7~Can't wait untill I can drink this more freely and more often. Sure could use a stiff one right now.

8~I am learning more and more about my camera everyday. Yesterday I had an aha moment.
9~Wet towels on the floor is a major pet peeve of mine.
10~Best snack on earth! I love dried mango. And its portable.

11~I think its crazy that postage is going up again.
12~I am praying that i don't get sick because these poor boys are miserable :(
13~My new favorite cereal.


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1~Dariana
2~ WendyWings
3~Uisce
4~Kdubs
5~Jade
6~Steph
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Mourning the loss of J.T. Snow




No hes not dead hes a Red Sox!!! I am quite sad over this. He was an awesome 1st baseman. Hes no longer a Giant and I don't care for The Sox, White or Red.

EDIT~~ to say hes still an awesome 1st baseman just doesn't count because its for a team I don't care for. *wink wink*

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Can anyone guess how my day has been?


I have three sick boys today. All have fevers over 102. All whiney and hurting. I feel so bad for them. They had a good couple hours but are now all sleeping.
Crossing fngers JJ doesn't get it. And really hoping Mr. Fun and I don't get it :(

I am supposed to be planning a birthday party for the 21st. Thats right Sir T will be ONE year old in eleven days. Haven't even sent out the invitaions. Okay, I haven't even printed the invites yet. I have designed a few and can't decide on what one I want to use. So thats my goal for tonight. Design,decide,print and address invitations.

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Monday, January 09, 2006

Tagged, not once but twice.

Tiffany and Tracy

Four jobs you've had in your life
1~Nanny
2~Daycare provider
3~Target
4~Mom
Four movies you'd watch over and over
1~Field of Dreams
2~The Notebook
3~Addicted to Love
4~Say Anything
Four places you have lived
1~Salt Lake City,Utah
2~Las Vegas,Nevada
3~San Diego,California
4~Brigham City,Utah
Four TV shows you love to watch
1~CSI
2~Scrubs
3~Criminal Minds
4~Desperate Housewives
Four places you have been on vacation
1~Utah
2~Tahoe
3~Disneyland
4~San Diego
Four websites you visit daily
not sure about this one.
Four of your favorite foods
1~Salad
2~Apples
3~Dark chocolate (thats a food,right? )
4~Turkey
Four places you would rather be right now
1~On the beach (any beach)
2~Disneyland
3~Disneyworld
4~Utah, helping my best friend who could need it.
Four bloggers you are tagging
1~Melissa
2~Carmen
3~Jen
4~Cathy

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The look says it all.



We had a great visit full of fun. We made it home just in time for Wy to get sick. He has a fever of 103.3 and keeps saying " Mom, I feel sick." or "Mom, I don't feel good." So here we go again of housework and everyday life being on hold.

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Friday, January 06, 2006



San Diego, Part 1

So the trip started off good. Happy and excited kids. Then we stopped and T didn't want to nurse. So we did what we had to do and back to driving we went. 20 minutes down the road, sure enough, T wants to nurse now. So we pull off the next exit. T nurses and off we go once again. Another hour and I notice G isn't looking too good. he said he was hot so we turned the air on. Another 10 minutes and I had a feeling he felt sick but he said he was okay. 15 minutes later he pukes. I'll spare you the details. Luckily he was just car sick. Hes fine now.
We made it to the beach today. Well, what was left of it. The storms last week washed all the sand away. It was still a lot of fun untill Wy did a header into the sand/water. We left after that.


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Thursday, January 05, 2006




Thirteen Things about Mrs. Fun



1~We are leaving for San Diego today.
2~I can't wait to smell the ocean
3~I want to see my kids run barefoot in the sand with me.
4~I will not worry about sand in the burb, lifes too short.
6~I get to hang with my mother in law,I miss having coffee with her.
7~We are leaving for San Diego today.
8~This is why we can never leave town for more than three days.

and this is only half packed for the kids, not including blankets,pillows,stuffed friends,toys,snacks and whatever else they sneak into the burb.
9~I ate a huge salad for dinner yesterday and then ruined it with not one but three pieces of fudge my friend brought over today.
10~I need to get my hands on Tae Bo DVD's. I have the vhs but no vcr. I have a craving for some kick boxing.
11~I started giving T some milk in a sippy,hes less than impressed.
12~I still need to clean the burb out before we leave. That thing sure does get messy quick.
13~We are leaving for San Diego today. Just in case you didn't that.
WE ARE LEAVING FOR SAN DIEGO TODAY!!!
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Tuesday, January 03, 2006





Now to let T in on that little secret.


T is feeling better and now onto the task of getting this house back in order. I am not ignoring the blog world just nothing much happening.
We were out with the nieghbors last night. We all decided that costco pizza (dang that place opening 2 minutes from home) would be better than everyone going in to eat. Crystal,T and I ran to get it. The boys*clear throat* men wanted more beer. So we walked out of costco with two thirty packs of coors light, tillamook cheese and 3 large pizzas. What they must of thought of us. By the time we got to the truck we were laughing so hard we had tears and couldn't stand up.
We were laughing because they put my pound of cheese in a box. Like I really need a box to carry my cheese. I know its one of those "you had to be there" moments but heres a visual.

Now did they really need to put the cheese in a box? Did I really need the box to carry my cheese?

So then Crystal decides to get the beer in the truck. She's shoving the 2nd 30 pack with all she has and yells to me "i can't make it fit". I finish buckling T and come around and respond with "What the hell woman,its a surburban for crying out loud"
These two elderly ladies were staring but trying not to stare as they walked to their car with a basket full of fruit and vitamins,which weren't in a fancy smanchy little box like my cheese.

It felt good to laugh that hard and that long.

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

So I was tagged.....

Thanks to my friend Marisa over at I Have What?

Five random things about Moi


1~I love to have my feet tickled. My mom used to pay me to tickle her feet and now I think I should start paying my kids to tickle my feet.

2~my toes are always painted, ALWAYS!! My fingernails are never painted,NEVER!!!

3~I love to work out but only at the gym,working out at home isn't enough for me.

4~I don't know how to play chess. I didn't care untill my 9 y/o was teaching my 5 y/o to play. Maybe I should have Mr. Fun teach me.

5~The sound of brushing teeth makes me wanna throw up. G thinks its funny and tortures me every night with extra long,extra loud teeth brushing.

And since I am doing this with only one free hand I am not taggig anyone. However if
you would like to share 5 random things abut yourself i would love to read.

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*sigh* all i have the energy to do today is sigh. long heavy sighs.




I was hoping for a hike with the kids, laundry to be started,kitched cleaned,toilets scrubbed,floors mopped and pictures hung. Instead I get to tend to a very fussy baby for the fifth day in a row. He won't let me put him down. He just cries this pathetic little cry. I feel so bad for him. But come on, its the fifth day. My arms ache,my butt is sore from sitting so much. I am going crazy.

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