(2) Sat Nov 05 2005 13:17 I'm so lucky:
Although Aaron hates housework and rarely did it without being begged 10 times when we were "sharing" chores, he has never, not once criticized my housekeeping or bugged me to clean when I have felt lazy. There is nothing worse than being harassed to do something on top of the "I soooo don't feel like it" attitude. That's pretty cool.
Sat Nov 05 2005 14:27 Endearment:
Lily is doing some pretty annoying things lately like pulling things off of the table within her reach and destroying important documents and such. However, she also does some pretty cute things too. For example: she saw me brushing my teeth, and when I wouldn't allow her to yank my toothbrush out of my mouth, she went off and found two toothbrushes that I gave to her awhile ago to play with in hopes that she would inadvertently brush her own teeth while chewing on them. Success!
(4) Mon Nov 07 2005 21:04 Pictures:
So I finally got pictures of Halloween, our house/landscaping, and misc. together, and Leonard has been kind enough to post them on my blog. To view them, click here.
(1) Mon Nov 07 2005 22:21 Doodies of being a parent:
So, lately I was faced with one of the grossest things a parent may have to deal with while rearing children. I think I have mentioned here that Lily has had diaper rash, in fact she has had it for over two weeks now. (You know where this story is going.) I don't know why, but it is taking forever to heal, and one of the many annoyances diarrhea has is that every morning she has a nice load in her pants when I come to get her out of bed. The fact that I have to change it along with 4 more diapers a day is torture, but I also have to get up and get her at the first signs of her awakening for fear her diaper rash will get worse if left unattended to. (I usually get her when she starts whining and crying, and leave her to play and talk to herself if she is happy so I can sleep more.)
Sooo, the other morning I went to get her, and the day before that she had a cold, so when I opened the door and saw a "dried booger" on her cheek, I figured she wiped her hand across her nose and face and a booger got stuck. Wrong. Dead. Wrong. Upon closer examination she seemed to have crusty "boogers" all in her bangs until it hit me. Those aren't boogers. It was poop. Smeared all over. Everywhere. On her face, hair, hands, legs, feet, blankey, sheets, crib, and lamb. Somehow she had unbuttoned her sleeper, taken her legs out of it, and taken off her diaper. And who knows what else transpired between that time and me going in to get her. Uhhh, I was horrified crying out to Aaron to 'come see this'. I picked her up holding her out arm's distance from me and put her in the tub and started running water. I couldn't just start a bath and let her bathe in the dirty water. I had to at least scrap most of it off so it wasn't floating around.
All during this time Lily was just looking at me like "Was it something I said? What guys, do I had food in my teeth, WHAT?" Poor little baby. Her room still smells like disinfectant Lysol because I got a little crazy in there. I hope this never happens again, mainly because I don't like to see one of my babies sleeping in pooh and seeing how pathetic and helpless they are.
(2) Mon Nov 07 2005 22:34 ummm, Forbidden Doughnut:
Ok, now I feel like a fat fudge because I just ate a big slice of lemon cream cheese pie Aaron made yesterday. Superb! Did I mention it was my second slice today?
(5) Wed Nov 09 2005 21:44 You can have me anytime, Mr.Darcy:
Ok, just kidding. I finally finished Pride and Prejudice and I can't believe I have not read it before now! It took getting used to the language, and I was a little confused with all the characters beginning with Ms. who and which they are, but once you get in the swing of it, it is a terrific love story.
I also was able to fulfill a wish that I have had for sometime. To buy a Tiffany lamp. I have always loved them, and Aaron and I were able to pick one for half off at a JC Penny Homestore sale. It really adds to my bedroom, I think.
(2) Mon Nov 14 2005 22:47 The gift that keeps on giving:
So one of our latest fun movies we got from Netflix (do I sound like a commercial for them? I should be getting paid for this) was Empire of the Sun. Can I just say that I haven't seen a child actor performance of that kind since oh??? Christian Bale's debut on the silver screen was AhhMazing. Very well done movie. All the acting in fact was good- John Malkovich and others. The movie itself left some weird things to ponder, but in a good way. It is a clean movie too, so check it out.
I also finally saw Batman Begins. I liked it, but the one thing I wish I could change is well actually two things. Christian Bale's lame Batman teeth, and Batman's voice in the suit. I mean I know Chris Nolan (Memento) directed it and it is supposed to be a "darker side of comic book" movies, but CUMMON! Campy-the voice and comical-Vampire Dentures. Oh yeah, I forgot, I guess there were 3 things that annoyed me about the movie. Katie Holmes. However, I am looking forward to a sequel, hopefully her character gets killed off.
I think it would be fun to be a casting director. I could choose the best and it would also be a form of entertainment. Kinda like American Idol rejects. Ok, I better go to bed, this is getting mean.
(3) Wed Nov 16 2005 22:41 I thought this day would never come:
I saw gas today for $1.99 here. (And the lowest octane is 87, unlike lame Utah that is 85.) It is at a nasty place though, so I don't trust their gas, but there is good gas for $2.04. It makes me sad to think that once I was appalled at over $2.00 per gallon, and now I am ecstatic.
(3) Thu Nov 17 2005 15:34 Happy Birthday:
To Samuel Matkin! 3 yrs old today.
(4) Tue Nov 22 2005 12:05 Stiff:
I am sure most of you read that email about myself that was being passed around the Smith family. There were so many questionaires that I read where people were reading the book Stiff. This peaked my interest b/c I am always looking for good books. I am wondering if this is really the book that practically everyone in the Smith family is reading? And why? Have I missed something? Was it featured on Good Morning, America or something? I am sure it is good and "uproariously funny" as stated, I just wonder how everyone stumbled upon it. It just seems so unusual.
Thu Nov 24 2005 10:20 Happy Thanksgiving:
Everyone. I hope everyone has a relaxing (the belt holes) day.
(5) Mon Nov 28 2005 20:01 Ay-yay-yay:
Things have been really crazy and busy here. Thanksgiving break was way fun to have so many visitors. Lily really enjoyed playing with her cousins and their 'new to her' toys. She definitely is starting to look like a little girl and less and less like a baby now. She learned the word 'soft' in the car today repeating after me while I was trying to teach her not to rip out the dog's hair in her 'touch and feel' book. This is a really important milestone to grasp that concept b/c she loves to pull my hair all the time. She has been getting better at it though.
While David, Ashley- David's girlfriend, Julie, and Michelle were in town David treated the family to the best BBQ I have ever had! It is called Salt Lick and it is in Driftwood, TX. It took us a little over an hour to get there, but it was worth every mile. I have to say they have the best BBQ west of the Atlantic Ocean.
Aaron and I had to give a talk in church yesterday. I am just glad that it is over for at least a year and not have to worry about being caught alone in the hall with a member of the bishopric. I am loath to accepting talks, but I always do. The most heart melting thing happened though while I spoke. Aaron's parents were watching her while we were on the stand, and of course I could hear Lily from all the way up there. When I got up to speak, just a little bit into my talk I looked up and I could hear Lily bawling and I saw her in the aisle crying for me with her arm stretched out for me, and her other arm being held back by Sherry trying to catch her before she got further up the aisle. It was very darling and flattering. Come to think of it, when we had to give talks in Utah and Joe and Louise had her, she saw me too and started crying so Joe had to take her out. It is kinda strange b/c usually she doesn't care; she's like 'seeya mom' in public places but just when I give talks she freaks out. I bet she just wants to play with the cool microphone.
For the first time ever, I went shopping at 6 AM the day after Thanksgiving. I usually go shopping the day after but not at 6 AM. All the sister-in-laws and Sherry went and we were out for a long time. I think we got home at like 2 PM. I have most of my Christmas shopping done. Well, I had it all done, until I found out that I bought Aaron's dad something that he already has 2 of. So I didn't get much of the sale bargains, but enjoyed being around for the company.
Well, back to cleaning up my disastrous house.
Tue Nov 29 2005 20:31 Hallelujah:
I got all my Christmas decorations up before Dec 1st this year!! I don't have a lot, so that's not saying much.
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