Saturday, January 31, 2009
So, I am going to take the time to just post some of what is going on with us and the girls, mostly for my own purposes, but feel free to enjoy and read!
***Scott-Scott is now going to the chiropractor for his neck pain. After YEARS of complaining about it and being in pain, he is finally feeling some relief from it. Of course, he is having to go 2-3 times a week and it takes forever and I complain about it (ha!), but I am glad it's helping him. Work is going good. He is very busy and might have some traveling to do soon. We are debating going along with him for one of the trips, but if not we will be going home and bunking with Mom and Dad while he's gone. (I do not like to be here alone with the girls...I'm a scaredy cat-ha!, so if he is gone for longer than a night or 2, we head home) He used my pregnancy to get out of a lot of traveling last year (he HATES to fly) but this year he has no excuse, and I am NOT getting knocked up again just so he can travel less....no way! haha! He takes every chance he can get to go hunting and is about to go crazy with this cruddy weather. He would much rather be outside hunting, working on the trench-ha!, fishing, or just finding things that need to be done. He's in luck because as soon as spring gets here, he will have this whole yard to landscape! YAY!
***Me-Week one of training is almost done...going good. Nothing real exciting to report. Just running and working out. However, I have found some funny things while reading more about running. One being bathroom issues. I was reading about taking bathroom breaks during long runs and what to eat before, etc. And, it was talking about how serious marathon runners often just pee in their pants and keep running. Sorry, but there is NO accomplishment worth peeing your pants in public ON PURPOSE! haha! And, everything talks about running at a pace where you could carry on a conversation. I laugh at this, too, because I am quite certain that 1. it doesn't matter how comfortable I become with running, I will NEVER be able to easily carry on a conversation while running, and 2. I doubt anyone wants to hear what I have to say while I am running because most of it would involve cursing, and questioning why on Earth did I think it was a good idea to try and run this far. haha! There's not too much else to report on my end. I am quite boring! I am hosting Bunco here this month (Feb.) and I am super excited. I love having people here, and the fact that I finally have met enough people to host something here is very exciting for me. ha!
***Oh....Scott and I are going on a mini-vacation without the girls in a couple of weeks. I am so excited. We will only be gone 2 nights and we arent going far, but it will be 2 nights of uniterrupted sleep and I can't wait. And, our condo is less than a mile from an outlet mall! YAY!
***Abby-She's doing great. She loves dance now and her recital is in May. She also does a program at the school, Parents as Teachers, that she loves and we have met some great people. She will start either tumbling or t-ball this summer. She is having some Mommy issues lately and is more attached than ever. She is also starting to show some jealousy towards Olivia. I knew that would come though, as Olivia is more lively and getting into things now, etc. But, she still adores her and is a SUPER big sister. She makes me laugh so hard every day. She is so smart it's ridiculous. And, she keeps us all entertained. She loves Tinkerbell things, Mamma Mia, playing games, playing dress-up (and demands to dress herself), music and making music, doing arts and crafts and cooking with me! :)
***Olivia-One word: GOOFBALL! She is so silly. The child laughs all day long. She is all over the place now. She grabs everything, takes things from us, can sit alone for a short amount of time, rolls to get to what she wants, learned how to eat rice cereal and has been sleeping through the night for the last week or so, since she started eating cereal. She is bigger than Abby was at this age, so to us she looks huge-ha!, but everyone says she is small. We will see...she has an appt. on Tues. It's two weeks late, but oh well! I hate takig them to the Dr. when they are well, as I am scared they will get something while we are there, so I had to make the appt. for a time when Scott could keep Abby. The fewer hands we have touching the germy Dr.s office, the fewer our chances of bringing something home with us. At least, that is my theory on it. My favorite part of every day is getting Olivia ready for her bath, because she laughs HYSTERICALLY when you take her onesie off. I have no idea why, but she thinks it is so funny and I love it. We have been battling some dry skin issues. Her little cheeks are chapped and she has cradle cap (2 things that we, actually, didn't experience with Abby). But, we finally got some stuff that seems to be working and she has to have her weekly hair treatments with olive oil and the cradle cap is under control now, too. She loves her little soft blankie that Uncle and Aunt Marsha got her, she still takes the paci (and I HATE those **** things), she's extremely ticklish, and she LOVES Abby.
***Dixon-He's more of a jerk than ever...haha! No, not really! We love Dixon to death, he's just a big baby and is like having another kid. He has been having to sleep in the garage the last week or so because he won't stop whining and barking at night (he goes through these phases), and once he woke Olivia up one night, that was it! I will be glad when it gets nice enough to run outside, because I will taking his big butt with me. He loves playing in the basement with Abby. He always tries to sneak her food, and sometimes she is more than willing to just give it to him...grrrr! He is truly a great dog. I am hoping that once the girls are old enough to help and enjoy it, to get him certified as a therapy dog and take him around to nursing homes and hospitals. He would love it and I know everyone would love him. :)
***And, that's all for now in the Utley Household! :)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Today, she found the lipstick, again. Thankfully I was standing right there when she did-ha!, and let her put some on!
The snow and ice has kept us in for the past 2 days. Scott did make it to work today, and thankfully, we have power. They got it much worse at home. Mom and Dad have power, but Scott's parents don't, his Grandparents don't, my brother doesn't and his sister doesn't! Not a fun situation. Hopefully, it will be restored to all of them VERY soon! :(
Yesterday was a rough day. Abby woke up in a bad mood, stayed that way and went to bed in a bad mood. ha! I will spare you a big post about all of it, but some of the highlights were: throwing a pack of wipes and hitting Olivia in the head which was then followed by a nightmare scenario of her sitting in the naughty chair...ugh, trying to cut her hair with scrapbooking scissors, emptying half a roll of toilet paper into the toilet, throwing a whole bowl of water on me while I was trying to give her a bath...the list goes on and on. She was on the war path, so today I decided that every moment would be filled with a structured activity, in hoeps of keeping mischief at bay! ha! (aside from peeing on our couch, it has worked...(sigh)
Anyways, first order of business...BURN LOTS AND LOTS OF ENERGY! To the basement we go....This is perfect because Dixon goes down with us and they run and run and run, she can ride her bike, etc.
Olivia even snuggled up and joined the fun. And, sat in her stroller like a big girl for the first time! :)
Taking her sister for a few laps around the basement!
We played down there for hours. After lunch, it was time to get to work on our Valentines...yes, I know it is still 2 weeks away, but desperate times call for desperate measures, and I needed something good and time consuming! ha!
She also watched Cinderella for the first time today, and really liked it. Over the years, we have been getting all the Disney movies, but we don't really watch them, yet. I am slowly getting them out for her.
***We have had a fun day, but here's to hoping we can make it to our play-date in the morning. I need OUT of this house! ha!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The sled!! YAY!
Poor, Abby...this is the biggest hill she is going to find around here. haha! I can't wait to take her sledding FOR REAL for the first time. It will have to be when we are home visiting, but she will LOVE it. For today, though, the hill in our front yard was fun enough! :)
You can really see how light Olivia's eyes are getting in this picture!! Her big sister sure does love her! :)
Brushing her hair...Abby's always taking care of 'her baby!'
If you get a little chilly in your leotard, just throw on your tek vest and uggs!...and do a little dance! ha!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Doesn't Olivia look thrilled with this idea!? (I hate to say it, but get used to it, Olivia!-ha!)
**My official race training starts Sunday. I think I will be fine the first few weeks or so, but once I get up to running more than 5 miles, it will be challenging. I am by NO means a distance runner, so I am pretty nervous, but I know I can do it.
**If anyone wants to join me, let me know! :) One of my best friends is coming in town to run it, also. She says she will stick with me and run slow, but I know she will smoke me! haha!
**I have no goals, other than to do it and finish...I don't care how long it takes me. I say that, but even last night as I was running, I kept trying to make each mile faster than the one before it-ha!, but I know once I start running more, time will not matter. It's easy to try and run fast when you are only running 3 miles, it's a whole other story when you are running 13! ha!
**So, here's to hoping I stay injury free and healthy!! I will keep you all posted on my progress and training.
I didn't get many pictures, as she was on my lap for most of it, and when she wasn't I was helping convince her that she could do it or tending to Olivia. But, here are a few....
With her glasses to block the light and her goodie bag! :)
Showing off her perfectly healthy, pearly whites! :)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
'I am NOT going to the dentist, you people are crazy!' (sigh)
**After realizing that I was not joking, she quickly ran to her desk and wrote a bunch of letters on a piece of paper and told me that it says, 'I am not going to the dentist, I am staying home!' I am surprised she hasn't told me that she is running away today. And, yes...thanks to a Little Critter book, she has told us that before. ha!
**So, I have bribed her with a trip to the coffee shop afterwards for a treat, and I even told her she could pick out a small prize at Target, if she is a big girl and does this for me. Her response, 'I don't want any toys, I am NOT going to the coffee shop and I am NOT going to Target, I am staying right here today. You and Olivia can go!'
**Don't worry, the camera is already packed and sitting by my bag. I am CERTAIN this little trip will be picture worthy!
**I am heading over to show her pictures of Grace and Seth at the dentist, Amanda!...she has agreed to stop acting like a lunatic long enough to look at them! ha!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
New ones from the last few days!
***We were driving home the other night and her and Scott were messing with each other, as always, and she said to him, 'why don't you get back here and smell my pits!'
***The other day she went over to the pantry, opened it and said, 'I am hungry like the wolf!' A little too much RockBand in this house, perhaps!?
***The other morning she was up playing in the other room and Scott says to her, 'are you playing with your babies in there?' (because she was being SO loud) and she said, 'no, it's just me, Abby...working in my garden!'
***Some of her old classics....some of these are from last year, months ago, etc.
***The other night when she got out of the bath she was admiring herself in the mirror (the child has yet to meet a mirror she didn't like). She turns to me and said: 'Look, I have little-bitty boobies. When I get big boobies, we'll probably go get a bra.' (everything is 'probably' now! ) I said, 'yeah, probably!'
***Another one of my favorites was when we were at my in-law's and she came running out and told my father in law, 'I just pooped in the tub!' So, he says, 'oh no, you pooped in the tub?' And, Abby says, 'no, I just farted!' and laughs hysterically and runs away.
***Yesterday when I was trying on dresses, I came out and said, 'Abby do you like this dress?' She says, 'Sort of,' and walked off!
****The other night we were all outside and I couldn't find Dixon's brush. I didn't realize Abby was right behind me and I asked Scott, 'where is that big a$$holes brush?' Obviously, we don't cuss in front of her, but it slipped out. She didn't even seem to notice. No big deal, right? (yeah, right!) About 15min. later we were all sitting out front and she wanted Scott to sit on the front porch with us (he was standing). She went over and shoved him from behind and said, 'come on, big a$$hole!' OMG, I was laughing so hard, I was crying. We were trying so hard to ignore it and NOT let her know that we were dying. She hasn't said it again, THANK GOD! I guess she figured since I called Dixon that, it was a term of endearment.
***She loves telling 'secrets' and having us tell her secrets. So, she comes over to me the other day and says she has a secret. I ask her what, and she whipers in my ear, 'Daddy pooped in his pants at work!' hahaha! Scott is SO scared she is going to repeat it to someone because she tells me that EVERY time we talk about secrets. And, for the record...Scott did NOT poop in his pants at work...hahaha!
***Abby had had a runny nose for 2 weeks so we were constantly wiping her nose. The other night Scott went over to hand her a kleenex and she was playing with her blocks. She looked at him and said, 'why don't you get over here and play blocks with me, instead of wiping my nose!'
***We were driving down the road the other day and she says, 'Mom, do you call them spiderwebs or cob webs.' I said, 'I am pretty sure I say spiderwebs, why?' She responds, 'because Daddy calls them cob webs and he calls the potty a commode!'
The girls with Goggy and Gi-gi!
Some sisterly love!!
Awww, a kiss for her big sister! ha!
Friday, January 16, 2009
She LOVES storytime!
Waiting patiently to play the rhyme game.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
She looked so much like Abby at first, but her look changes so much every day! She is definitely developing her own look, and I am not sure who she looks more like. People say Scott, but that's only because of the hair, Abby looks more like Scott than Olivia does.
Where are you going, Little One!? (that's what Abby calls her, it is SO sweet!)
Always such a HAPPY girl!!
So, here it is...Abby's version of breakfast!
***Wake up before 7am, but refuse to speak about or eat breakfast until, AT LEAST, 8am!
***Finally, around 8 or so decide that she will eat something, requests waffle and bacon!
***Sit at the table sipping on her milk and still refusing to eat for about 20min.
***Finally, take a few bites of bacon, chew them for five minutes, then spit them back out on the plate.
***Decide that she is DONE eating and refuse to take another bite.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
What a gorgeous little ballerina!...and a sassy one, too...look at that pose! Geez...what do you think you are 16 or something!? ha!
Showing me what we have been practicing! She is quite good, if I do say so.
My sweet big girl! :)
Eat your heart out, Russel Brand! (if you are wondering who that is, here is a link to a picture of him...she gives him a good run for his money in the hair and style department! haha! http://www.944.com/blog/russel-brand-teams-up-with-comedy-central/)
And, don't you just love Abby's new skirt....
- The Utley Crew
- Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!