Saturday, December 12, 2009

Some things I haven't posted yet...

I forgot to post about Thanksgiving...

I only got one picture from that day. Marc was in charge of pictures with his new camera. The only one I have is of 4 with my Uncle Jeff. I don't know what she is doing but, it looks funny. My Uncle Jeff and Grandma came (my kids' Great Grandma). I was teasing my grandma that she and Baby looked alike because they both had oxygen on—tee hee!

We had Thanksgiving at Jessie's house this year and it was a lot of fun. We just hung out all day and ate and played games, laughed and joked around.

Marc's good looking cowboy picture on his ride with a friend...

Cute, but blurry, bath picture of Baby...


Decorating for Christmas...
Marc looks very intent on getting the ribbon on right.

13, 17 and 10 listen to Dad's instructions on how to decorate the tree...

4 didn't get to far in the decorating before she laid herself on the floor for a long winter's nap!

10 loves to take care of Baby, and made sure to
snuggle up with so they could both be warm while they rested.

We got pictures of everyone putting an ornament on the tree, but 10's and Marc's are the only ones that weren't blurry.

We finally got our tree up and all our Christmas decorations. It was a lot of fun and I always look forward to doing this with the kids. I hope they love it too.

I love Christmas! I am so thankful for a holiday that celebrates Christ and all he stood for. I hope we all really try to teach our children about Jesus Christ, not only during Christmas time but, all the time.

Then, the dryer trick. So Baby has decided that she needs to be colicky! Woo! She cries a lot. I have tried not eating so many things to see if it would help but, still cries. I can't get a whole lot done because I am holding her all the time. I do use the snugglie pack often but, my back gets achy so I just thought I would try the dryer trick. I set her on there and turned the dryer on and it was like magic!!! Yay!!! I was actually able to do something for 15 minutes straight without having to stop to soothe her. It was a nice break. Now, I do it at least once a day while she is in her carseat for about 15-20 minutes while I am doing dishes or laundry so that I can still keep an eye on her.

(Side note: The reason our dryer has the word "dryer" on it is not because we have to label things for the men in the house to know what they are nor for the reason of making sure that we don't forget what it is called. It is because I labeled some common household things so that 10 could learn the words and help him with his reading.)

We are still waiting for Baby's test results to come back. We will probably get the results next week when she has her eight week appointment. I wanted to get her in to the doctor before Kirsten's wedding so that maybe I could have one last item of baggage, ie, the oxygen or apnea monitor, to lug around at the wedding luncheon and reception all day.

I can't believe that my youngest sister is getting married. All of my siblings will be married. And I got to design all their invitations! How cool is that. Here is Kirsten's invite. I blurred out the personal info for safety reasons.

9 remarks:

The Chizel Family said...

I love reading your blog! so I want to know what happened to marcs pics from thanksgiving??

Lisa said...

The dryer trick! Ingenious.... desperation is the mother of invention. We used a blow-dryer for Bennett.

Lisa said...

ps Kirsten looks beautiful!

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Love all of this. The wedding annoucement is great. Good job.

amyandrandy said...

awww colic, gotta love it! i am glad grandma got to spend thanksgiving your fam. see you next week!

Paola said...

I am so sorry baby girl has colic. I noticed with Liah that every time I had a drink of milk she would get sooo gassy and fussy, so I stopped drinking milk and that was the end of it, I am doing what most moms do… give suggestions even if we are not ask to LOL!
Love your blog!

Travis and Cami said...

i love reading your blog. i love kirsten's invite too! you do such a good job. i can't belive how much the little one has changed already. so much fun! :) i've never even heard of the dryer trick. hahah!

Yo said...

I tried the dryer trick with Landan but wasn't very successful - but I was freaked out about him being up on top of that! We missed seeing you guys at the Buhler Thanksgiving dinner.

Rochelle said...

Fun, fun fun:) Hopefully I can see you at the wedding. I'll need to enlist my mom to help me hopefully caz Doug is doing the video. See ya then!! Hang in there, crying babies are no fun!!