Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Picts

Liz, thank you so much for taking these pictures

My Camera DIED!!!

Just as I was going to take pictures of the kids in their costumes my camera fell off the couch (and on to CARPET!) and broke. I was thankful for Liz who was so awesome to snap a few shots. I will post them when I get them. SSSSOOOOO.... I have no clue when I will be replacing my camera so it might be a while before any pictures are posted.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Ok.... Everything has been so hecktic around here. Full time is crazy but I love it. It makes things really busy at home between the kids, studying and the house it has been really hard to just sit and take a breath for a few minutes. Shane does such a great job with keeping up with the kids and house that I don't need to worry about anything.
So lately we have been trying to potty train Levi. It is going rather well. On Sunday Levi asked me if he could pee in the water..... Light bulb went on in my head. "aaaahhhh hhhhaaaa!" this is my cue, so off we went. After a few times Levi said just before finishing this was our conversation

Levi: " Shake it mom Shake it...."
Me: "what do you mean shake it" (as I glance over seeing him trying to shake while on the potty)
Levi: "Shake it, I need to Shake it.
Me: "no honey you need to wipe it. Wiping is better"
I hand him a square of TP, he wipes and flushes. Now only if I could get Shane to teach Levi the same :)
Still no luck in getting Olivia to eat any thing other then milk. I guess you just keep trying. With halloween just around the corner I am excited to take many pictures of my cute little ones. So stay tuned for more....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

As for ME

Currently I am enjoying a wonderful house full of SILENCE!!!!!!!!

Both kids are down for their naps and I cringe every time I think that I hear one of them stir.

I am about to embark on a new phase of my nursing career in a couple of weeks. Which has me a bit nervous. I am leaving my home of 6 years on IMSU at Primary children's and moving to the Newborn ICU. Although it is just across the hall it is going to be awesome, challenging and exciting. After long discussions Shane and I decided that it would be necessary for me to go full time for the next while (most likely 2 years) I am in dire need of some serious PTO. As of right now I have 4 hrs to my name and if one of the kids gets sick and I have to stay home (more cost effective) things start getting tight around here. And if you know me I hate being tight. So why not. And to top it all off, I was just notified of my schedule and it couldn't be better. Pretty much a dream schedule. I will not BE WORKING ANY MORE NIGHTS!!!!!!! Yes you heard me correctly. NO MORE NIGHTS!!! I will be working a set schedule of every Friday and Monday and every other Saturday and Sunday. It works out to be every other week I will be working 4 in a row. That to me is very minor compared to working NIGHTS!!!!!!



Lately Levi has been really involved with Olivia
it has been really cute to see him
play with her. He gets her to laugh
really hard, I will have to get it on record they have the
exact same laugh it cracks me up.

He practically body slams her and tickles her.
When ever she cries Levi always states "UH OH, baby"
and then runs to her side.

My little man has had me in time out
so many times this past week that I care
not to number. He is going though a phase
where he will only take a nap 1 -2 times a week.
I live for those naps. He also is having a
hard time expressing what he wants and if
we don't guess it with in a fraction of a second
he completely FLIPS out to the point of almost vomiting.
I hope that this phase goes rather quickly.

The joys of RICE CEREAL

"What in the HECK is this! This tastes horrible!"
Solid time sweety. You can't live off of breast milk
your whole life. (My frozen supply just might make it that far)
Shane and I started feeding Olivia solids this past
week and it is not going well. Her tongue is so
quick and difficult to get past. We even tried
Bananas, every kid likes banana baby food right?

She prefers Alphabet cereal. Every time we have her in the
bumbo while we are eating cereal she practically
lunges out of her seat to get to the cereal boxes. Baby steps
little one baby steps.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Beautiful little woman. Here is the end product
of Levi's skills at putting make up on others.
He kept putting brown eye shadow in her eye instead
of on her eye.

Bad hair day

Her classic deer in the head light look.

She now rolls from her tummy to her back, says Da Da Da, and
perfecting her raspberry spits. Her clothes get so wet, from her raspberry spitting and constant spitting up, I have to do at least one load of her cloths every day. Not to mention all the carpet cleaning from her spit up.

Saggy Pants

Levi is now going through a phase where
he hates his diaper being changed. Before
when it was time for diaper changes he would
be the first to sit down and HOLD STILL!!! Now
it is a game of WHO CAN CATCH ME first followed by
screaming and kicking. Last night Shane changed
a poopy one and poop was flying everywhere!!!!!

The other day the kids and I were in the car and out of no where
I hear Levi yell "OH, COME ON!!!!", "OH, GOSH!" and
"CRAP!" Looking around trying to figure out what
he was referring to, I then realized that I was approaching
a slow moving car in the fast lane. Laughing my head off, I
remembered that my driving was much like what my mother's
was when I was growing up. Me and my siblings would sing Cruel la Devil when my mom would do the same thing behind the wheel. (We still singtoday!)
Levi picks up things so fast (obviously as stated above:). He now can identify 24 of the 26 letters of the Alphabet. Now we need to work on his colors. Does anyone have
any tips on how to accomplish that task? I have tried and his attention span is 5 seconds.

My Little Chef

Every time Shane or I fix dinner Levi is
so excited to help. A couple of nights ago it was
pizza night (his favorite). This was his pizza. You
have to love the mound of cheese in the middle.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I know I am a slacker!!! :)

As you can probably tell, Olivia has grown
a ton. I believe that she is approx 16 + lbs.
I have completely lost track. We have her 4 month check up on
the 20th, so I am curious to find out.
Things Olivia is doing.......
Rolling side to side
perfecting her tempter tantrums (she has more then Levi in one day)
she just found her feet yesterday and rarely lets them go.
hates to lay on her back at a slight incline
talks non-stop

Things Levi is doing

Eats ice cream almost every day
Loves bugs
Enjoys being outside, LOVES SWIMMING
Can still fit in his Bumbo seat
Loves playing with Olivia
He is very independent, loves putting on face lotion all by himself
Enjoys playing with toy cars/trains/trucks and crashing them into everything (especially my feet)
Levi can count to 10
Identifes most of the alphabet
Loves to sing, dance and being chased around the house
Levi just started to eat mostly with utensils (finally)
I think Levi is going to be left handed, he does 90% of eating and throwing toy's :) with his left hand.
Complete terror one minute and an angel the next. It is cute how he can tell that Shane or I are getting frustrated with him he will put his face up into yours, turns his head to the side and says HI... HI... HI... with the cutest smile.
Doesn't like to share much.
He loves wearing hats.....
My little boy is growing up so fast!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Lately I have begun to notice truly how opposite Levi and Olivia are.

Levi was a predictable eater
Olivia we have no clue. One minute she is satisfied and another minute she is screaming her head off like she has not eaten all day.
Levi's bottle had to have the fastest flow humanly possible
Olivia's bottle has to be the slowest flow humanly possible or she drowns
Levi never had colic
Olivia was screaming most of the first month and a half
Levi never slept through the night until he was 10 months old
Olivia has been sleeping through the night for the past month
Levi loved a binki
Olivia absolutely dispises the binki
Levi never sucked on his thumb
Olivia loves her Right thumb
Levi was a predictable pooper and never had a blow out
Olivia she can go up to 5-6 days with out any and then with out warning it is all over everything and deeply thick.
Levi's baby farts were undetectable
Olivia's are deadly
Levi never pee'd when his diaper was being changed
Olivia pee's almost every time
Levi never had issues with eczema
Olivia has eczema everywhere
Levi loves his car seat and loves to go for car rides
Olivia hates her car seat and 50% of the time doesn't like car rides
Levi took multiple naps throughout the day
Olivia only naps a total of 2 hrs all day.
Levi had/has extremely blonde hair
Olivia has dark hair
Levi just barely got on the growth chart.
Olivia is in the 50th%tile on the growth chart
They both LOVE their Bath time's

Friday, May 29, 2009

Hanging out with Papa and Nana Chard

Peterson is so beautiful this time of year. 
This is the view from their back yard. 
Levi gets so excited to see his Papa Chard. 
He helped Papa drive the big green truck (while it was in Park!!!).  He figured 
out how to honk the horn. Unfortunately he wouldn't stop :)

Levi is sporting his cousin Tacie's 
Tinker Bell sunglasses.  Style n'

Riding the tractor with Papa

Papa sharing a nap with Olivia

She is so cute!..

Happy Birthday Levi

Cold Stone Oreo Ice cream cake to top off 

the celebration.  
I can't believe that Levi is 2!!!!  It is so crazy.  
Shane and I got him a train track and a whole
bunch of trains.  He wouldn't stop screaming
"Trains!!! UH OH!!! OH NO!!! Trains."  It was awesome.