Saturday, May 31, 2008

For the kids......

Since I started blogging when all of my kids were already born and past the point of "newborn", I thought I'd post each of the kids, one at a time, telling about them from birth to now. So I had a record of their lives and I could express my feelings of joy, sorrow, etc. for them to read later in their lives.
First I'll start with Abby, since all of her pictures are already on my computer. The boys pictures, I'll have to scan in, since I only had a film camera waaayy back then. So here goes;

Abigail Olivia Singer -- born September 27, 2005About a week after we brought you home from the hospital, you lost some weight. I took you to the doctor for a normal check-up and noticed that you were 6 lbs. 14 oz. I didn't say anything to the doctor about it because he didn't seem to be worried. When I came back to the doctor at your 2 week mark. I noticed that you were 6 lbs. 11. The doctor again said nothing, so I did this time. I'm glad I did because he didn't even notice your weight loss. He put you on formula for low birth weight babies and told me to feed it to you straight instead of breast milk. So I fed you you the formula then breast milk for dessert. On the doctors orders I brought you back three days later to find that you had gained lonly a couple ounces. He gave you a couple more days to get back to your birth weight. You did not make it, so he sent you to the hospital to get some tests to make sure everything was working correctly. After what seemed to be forever, which was really about an hour or two, you were fine and started to gain weight and eventually got to breast feed by itself. Yeah!
You were the only one of my babies that ever had a problem gaining weight or being small for that matter. It was so weird to be walking in the store and people would ask how old you were and I would tell and they would be surprised at how little you looked. It was weird for me because with each of your brothers and sister it was the opposite.
A blessing for Abigail OliviaYour blessing day was such a beautiful day. Look at all these wonderful people that came to witness your beautiful blessing that your Father gave to you. All ready for church

One day after church, you were having fun with Elsa, until she bit you on the belly. She got a time-out for that and was back playing, nicely. You two are such good little friends already.

You were about 2 months old.

Your first Thanksgiving -- 2005

You looked so cute on your first Thanksgiving, cute enough to eat!

Here you are wearing the shirt that Aunt Steph sent you from Hawaii.

This is your Mommy's favorite outfit on you. Actually your Mommy has a lot of favorite outfits for you.

For your first Christmas we went to Grandma and Papa's house in Sparks. You were such a good baby on the way there and while we were there. You didn't spend to much time in Mommy's arms because Elsa was sick and VERY clingy to her. Luckily you weren't picky about who held you. So Grandma and the Aunt's got to know you better. (and Johanna Holliday.) She came to celebrate Christmas with us too.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fun in the HOT sun

Slip n' slide(on clearance).........................$10.00Swimsuits for each of the kids.....................$20.00
Watching them cool off on a 110* day.........................Priceless
On Monday it was 110*, then the rest of the week it has been in the 70's and 80's. Very nice.
I wish that it would stay like this all summer long.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A fun weekend

This weekend was a pretty great weekend. Saturday morning we decided to go to breakfast for Mothers Day. We were going to use our gift card to "The cracked egg", but decided against it because it was on the other side of town and we wanted to save gas. You know, with the gas crunch and all. So we went to I.H.O.P. but there were people waiting outside the restaurant for seats and we decided that we wanted to get a table right away, so we went next door to Denny's. Well, we waited only a few minutes and got seated. The food was good, and the service was too. Our kids on the other hand, well....they've been better. Dallin brought his book of magic tricks so he could try a disappearing salt shaker trick. That part wasn't bad yet. Then, Elsa kept leaning on the table and it was already wobbling. After the 50th time of telling her not to lean on the table and sit on her bottom. I finally told her to sit on the other side of Clint and she protested, rather loudly, and as I got up to go over to her side of the table to try to move her quietly, Dallin and Calvin dropped the salt shaker on the table, making a very loud noise. Out of the corner of my eye I saw everyone at the table next to us turn around a just stare. I was so embarrassed! I wanted to say, "Nothing to see her folks, turn around and stop staring." Actually, the words I had in mind were not that nice, but you know me I can't say anything mean, to strangers anyway. Except the rude girl at Wendy's. Hannah knows what I'm talking about. Maybe I'll tell that story later. Anyway, the rest of our meal was quiet and nice. We had a good day for the rest of the day. The boys finished their room just in time for the baseball game and carnival. Good thing too, or else they would've stayed home. We had a good time and only stayed, or rather, lasted 'til the 8th inning. That's when the girls started whining and showing us they needed to go to beddy-bye.
Then, today for Mothers day, we woke up and ate cinnamon rolls, juice, and milk. Not much, yet when you have church at 9:00 in the morning it's all you have time for. Plus, I love cinnamon rolls for breakfast. The kids each gave me a present they made in school. Dallin made flower pens in a flower pot. Calvin made a frame decorated with buttons, and a picture of him in it, Elsa painted a flower pot also and then put pretty, pink flowers in it. Then, last, but certainly not least, Abigail made me a colorful noodle necklace in nursery today. I loved everyone of my gifts and will treasure them always. I still have my noodle necklace that Dallin made me when he was in the nursery. Priceless! Clint gave me a beautiful Lai (hawaiian flower necklace) Sorry, I'm not sure how to spell it. Anyway, it was made with purple and white orchids. I wore it to church and felt very loved today. The rest of the day I sat, literally sat, around the house and watched as Clint and the boys made dinner and did the dishes for me. I also watched as the girls and Calvin made the rest of the house a mess. Oh well, I have tomorrow to clean it up. Well, that was my Mother's day this year in 2008. Here are some pictures....

Friday, May 09, 2008

Happy Cinco de Mayo belated

Well, I think it's time for another post. We've been doing good. Tonight we went to our ward's Cinco de mayo party. It was fun, except we were late and most of the food was gone. So we had chips and salsa and guacamole, since we had to bring it. Anyway, the rest of the party was fun. We helped the kids make shakers, and the kids got to break pinata's. It was fun. Oh yeah, they also had churro's. Yum! It's always fun to go to ward party's just to visit though. Sorry, no pictures. Our camera is acting up, I guess I could've taken our video camera. I didn't think of it. Anyway, I'll post more tomorrow. That was our evening. Tomorrow we're going to a baseball game. The Las Vegas 51's are playing. That should be fun!