Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NewBorn Olympics

New Born Olympic categories are as follows:
I. The distance you can sneeze your spit up across the room.
II. How long you can fight off the nail clippers.
III. The amount of times your poo goes up to your neck (back & front) in a 1 week period.
IV. How fast you can fill the dirty laundry basket. And empty the stain remover.
V. The amount of time you spend rubbing the back of your scalp bald.
VI. How long you can keep your parents awake at night.
VII. The largest spit up puddle on your Mom's back.
VIII. How many pacifiers you can make your parents look for, but are never to be found.
IX. The amount of time you can get a grown adult to stare at you while making annoying baby noises.
X. How you can get Mommy & Daddy to do anything in spite because you are so darn adorable & precious.

*Elliott, we love you & are sure you would win in every category! Although I'm sure it would be a world way tie for number X. cause all babies are adorable.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Shout out Friday

So the baby needs to nurse.
I go to unsnap my nursing bra then realize it's already undone.
Hmmm, how long had it been since I'd nursed on that side?
A few hours?
But mainly, how many places did I go during that time
& how many people noticed?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hasleton quote

Boys are bickering, so frustrated mommy yells:

"Will you 2 stop fighting over every stupid little thing?"

Nate: Mom, stupid is ...
Mommy: I know stupid is a bad word. Mommies can say whatever they want.
Nate: I didn't know that.
Mommy: Well now you do.

A few moments pass.

Nate: Does Heavenly Father like it when you say bad words?

I really had no answer for that that would allow me to ever say again whatever I wanted.

2010 Holiday catch up

So we started November with our traditional Thankful Tree. Although we constantly forgot to put a leaf on the tree some nights, there were plenty that were illegible, drawn by Charly as she was always coloring the leaves that just "happened" to fall off the window into her hands.

What we were thankful for this year........

Jared: Nate, 19 days till baby Elliott is born, Charly, Grantman, gospel of Jesus Christ, $17,000 in new equipment, pies, mommy letting me open a gym, my sweet wife Jennifer, chicken, for health, insurance coming today!, good food, blue eyed girls.

Jennifer:my safe home, CrossFit Envy, 2 running vehicles, our house to keep us warm, ears to listen, sewing machine, good kids, healthy baby, my talents, good food, free elliptical, electricity, washer & dryer, no swelling, internet.
Grant: playing games, food, the number 1, super bouncy balls, toys, giving away candy, daddy, my brother, my room, scooters, school, car, 2 more days till Thanksgiving, Nana & Bumpba, I love my toys, trophies, house.
Nathan: everything, Jesus died for us, computer & school, good guys, sippy cups, for everything we have in our house, nice stuff (cool toys), our world, ninja guys & flowers, the world (apparently very different from our world), Metro Man, bouncy balls, flowers, warm jackets & clothes.
Charlotte: juice, cereal, juice, BB’s, blankets.

But most of all, the safe arrival of a healthy baby on Thanksgiving day!

Don't think for a moment that Charlotte will let Elliott
get allll the attention.

Then the Christmas season started with
Jared & I figuring out Daneece's infamous toffee recipe.
We made 4 batches in a week.
And no, we didn't give away most of it.
My teeth hurt for a bit.

The Christmas Eve pagaent.......

Not entirely sure what's going on here....

The meanest looking wise man ever.

All the fuss on Christmas morning with the Barlow fam.

A shoo fly quilt I made for my Mom.
It's made completely from left over fabric.
If I've ever made something for you,
you can probably see some of your fabric in there.

Then as if I didn't have enough to do........

I experimented with quilting & found I have a new love
of spirals. Aren't they purty!

Then came New Years. We spent it down in Santa Clara
with the other Hasleton's.

Then to top it all off, Jan 3rd was Nate's 4th birthday!

All in all, it's been a crazy couple of months.
But we've enjoyed it!!