Friday, April 11, 2008

What a week...

I have been keeping very busy the past couple weeks. The big move is now less than a week away and I am dreading it more than ever. We had a nice General Confrence weekend with the exception that Travis had to work all day Saturday then came home just to turn around and leave for Priesthood session. At least Darcy and Adam visited for the second Saturday session to break up the monotony of my days and to play with the girls. I LOVE COMPANY especially this late in tax season! This week has kept me busy with more packing while juggling the girls daily schedules. It is a rare moment that they nap very long at the same time. But I cherish those moments. I feel like a bad mom lately but I have to get packed up!! Travis worked a couple 11 hour days this week....add in his commute to and from work and that makes for over 12 hours gone. It is a long day for him but it is long for me as well. Tax season is almost over which is nice but then a whole new set of challenges will come along. I think he will begin studying for his CPA exams soon. AND he has been talking about golfing for weeks now that we have warmer it is only a matter of days until he decides to go check out the courses :P Oh JOY. I get kind of used to him not being around. But I do miss him so much. Once tax season ends and he is around I am sure that will take getting used to again (in a good way) plus the girls and I will be very glad to have our daddy and husband back. Riley misses him so much all day. She is so excited when he comes through the door at the end of the day, just like the song "I'm so Glad When Daddy Comes Home." One highlight of our week is now that the writers strike is over we finally got to see a new episode of The Office. We sure like our TV but I know we watch too much of it. Some of our other favorites are The Biggest Loser, Survivor, and American Idol. And that is only a few. We look so forward to May when "So You Think You Can Dance" starts back up! Riley is as funny as ever. Her newest obsessions are Nemo, Happy Feet, and monkeys because of the movie "Tarzan". She goes around saying "Ooo ooo ooo, ah ah" like a monkey. It is soooo cute! Riley also got to go to a friend's house this week! My friend Amanda offered to take Riley Wednesday afternoon so I got get some stuff done. She has a daughter Riley's age so it was perfect! Thanks again, Amanda! And Riley continues to grow and learn and play with her sister. That's all that is new with her. Isabelle is 4 MONTHS OLD ALREADY! She got her four month shots yesterday and has two sore little legs. I don't notice that much of a difference in her fussiness because she is a fussy girl anyway but she is growing out of that stage. The shots have affected her appetite but I decided to give her rice cereal tonight for the first time anyway. I will post a video clip of that asap. She weighs 14 pounds 5 ounces putting her in the 75th percentile for weight and she was in the 97th for her height! I have a big girl! She has some really chunky thighs! They are adorable. I also hope to catch her laughing soon and video that for on here. Today I went over to a friend's house to learn how to beautify my blog and so cannot take credit for knowing what I am doing...I had a good teacher and I was clueless before now. Thanks Dana! Anyway, that is what's new with us. Hopefully the move doesn't kill me and you will soon hear that we are settled and happy in Rexburg again. Enjoy the following photos! Izzy happy as can be before her shots...
...and NOT so happy afterwards. But hey, at least she isn't crying here!
It is so hard to get her to say "cheese" these days. She used to do it for me though!
She is still the cutest toddler I know anyway though, even when she doesn't smile.
I love Riley in pigtails. I have been putting them in her hair almost daily lately.
Isabelle fell asleep propped up in a semi-reclining position on the couch. So funny!
Looking dazed....with that darn "Paci" in her mouth. I know, I need to just take it away! But not until after we are settled in the new place. That will be an adjustment for her. Can't change too much at once!
Half-naked, freshly bathed Riley!
My little Izzy-boo! (That is what I call her)
And now for great, new Riley sleeping pics. We have made the transition from crib to toddler bed by taking the front of the crib off and putting up the half-rail. She actually does quite well in it; staying in bed when we put her there. My fear was that she would get out and play all night. It took only a day or two for her to get it though. One morning this is how we found her: fast asleep, DEAD asleep. Travis thought it was hilarious because we could say she fell asleep saying her prayers, kneeling there by her bed. Beautiful baby
Goofy Girl

1 comment:

Kari and Jake said...

They are getting so big!! I hope the move goes smoothly.