Monday, September 28, 2009

The Peanut

Today we had our big ultrasound. It was way cool. Much better than the one with Aiden. It was a sweet feeling seeing our creation. But of course I can't be serious about anything, so I was cracking jokes the entire time. I don't think they are used to people asking about tails, webbed feet, scales, and abnormally large heads during such sweet, serious moments. Fortunately, our baby doesn't seem to have any of the above ;)
It was hard not finding out the flavor of the baby. I sort of want to know with this one.
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Legs crossed at the ankles and a little foot. Do you see anything between the legs?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Read this

Myself and most my friends included have children too young for this to apply to, but I want to remember this. I am glad my son is not in school. I will probably kill some child is he bullies my Aiden. I HATED 7th grade. I still remember those peoples names and faces. Luckily everything after 7th was amazing. I have often thought I wouldn't send Aiden to school just because of how much I hated it and it was because of some stupid kids.

Talk to your kids, especially the popular ones, they are usually the bullies....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Can you put a price tag on an eye?

It's sad that I have so many posts that begin with a disclaimer. This is one...
Warning, there are some NASTY pictures. Also you may find it tasteless. I have had such a horrible day and am so sickened by this experience that I have to now find the humor in it or I will not stop crying or vomiting. So pardon my tasteless humor.

Joce (the pug) had an eye issue. A month ago our entire family went through a bout of eye infections, starting with Aiden and ending with Toby the dog, oh wait, it ended with Josh's 2nd turn with it :).
Well less than a week ago Joce's eye got boogery so we thought it was her turn. Today Josh looked at her and said there was something black in it and I needed to take her to the vet. So we went at 2:00pm, our regular vet said she had an ulcer on it and that we needed to go to a specialist if we wanted to save her eye. $89 spent there and Off we went. We arrived at the specialist, waited an hour and half to be told she needed surgery tonight or in the morning. They went to get me an estimate on costs. 20 minutes later I was balling hysterically on the phone with Josh. $2500 -$3000. What do we do?
Josh: Are there any other options.
Well they can remove her eye.
Josh: So she'll have a glass eye.
I laugh, "no they sew it shut."
Josh: I'd want to keep my eye.
I laugh again.
Josh: What are the chances she will be able to see?
Josh: Then we HAVE to do it.
This is what she would look like if we decided to remove her eye. Not bad....

This is what she looks like now. Resting comfortably at home with both eyes. She has her Daddy to thank for that.

This is a sketch of the problem. You pay extra for pictures:)

The following are the photos of the surgery, graft, that they had to do on Joce's eye. Not actually Joce but similar surgery.
Does that look like a $2700 surgery to you?

And Lastly, this is what was staring at me as I used the bathroom. Just made me all sorts of uncomfortable.

So this weekend we are having a charity garage sale. "Save Joce's Eye!" OK tasteless I know. But we were going to probably have a garage sale anyway but now for sure cuz we need every penny we can get. And it won't be a charity event.... Did I mention I just spent the last 6 hours at the vet and it costs me a small fortune? Allow me some humor in the situation.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Woahs

This Sunday we finally went to our new ward. This is a conversation Josh and I had before hand.

Em: We can only go to Sacrament. I don't know these people and I'm not sending Aiden to nursery with people I don't know. (This is because I am crazy and think he will get molested.)

Josh: You know most kids are molested by people you know. So if you wait and get to know them it will increase his chances.

Thanks my lovely husband! Needless to say we only went to Sacrament. But Josh has volunteered to go with Aiden until I feel comfortable. I helped in nursery once and wanted to blow my brains out afterwords. It was HORRIBLE!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yellowstone 2009

We went up to my grandma's time share in Island Park, ID, again this year. Josh came for the weekend this time which was awesome!
I don't know if you recall from last year but I have had this CRAZY goal/dream of touching a wild Bison. Every year I go and I hope and plan. I have criteria, like the bison should be alone or away from other bison, lying down seems better because it has to get up to charge me, giving me a head start, and not around other tourists..... I have figured I can run about 20mph for a very short distance, I clocked myself once. And then I figured added adrenaline of a bison chasing me would make me go faster. Bison can run about 30mph so it would be a close call. Also it has to be close to the truck, like I said I can only run for a very short distance.

Anyway, this year, I decided I wasn't even going to talk about touching one or try. Hello, I'm pregnant, that would be dumb. Unless of course, your husband is driving and willing to drive really close and really slow next to the bison. Also make sure your sister is in the back seat to take a picture:)

Now the bison totally freaked out when I touched it, it did this fast this side step tap dance, that caused us all to pee our pants a little. Then Josh sped away fast, I think you could hear the tires squeal as he drove off.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Camera Download

One day Josh suggested we take the ice tray outside and dump it and play with it. We did. Aiden didn't play with the ice. But when it melted, it was sure fun to lick it up.

We have been doing a lot of yard work lately. This was how I found Aiden, when he was helping one day. He put the gloves on himself.
Do to the fact I have been soooo sick with the pregnancy, My sweet husband went and bought me a TV for our bedroom. You must understand the magnitude of this gesture. He swore we would NEVER have a TV in the bedroom. I am sure it will leave after the baby, but I am enjoying it while it lasts.

Aiden has been allowed to watch more TV since I am sick and he turned 2. Boy is he addicted. There is no talking to him when the TV is on. Here he is laying in the Luv Sac with Toby watching a movie.
First day of Pre-School. He was so excited to go. He and Josh had to wait outside for me to finish getting ready because Josh couldn't pull him away from the door. Now he knows what school is and he's not excited. I am having a hard time. I cry when I pick him up. I'm not sure why, I feel guilty and I missed him so much. He had a hard day today . He was sad and missed me, they said. This is going to be HUGE for us, if we get through it.
We bought new shoes for school, which he loves. I think that is the only non-masculine thing about Aiden. He loves shoes!

And so I life continues...