Thursday, April 19, 2012

blog? what blog?

I have a blog?  I forget.  Some well meaning family pointed out that they don't see us much and need more here on the blog since I also don't answer my phone and yadda yadda all that jazz.
So here I am.  Perhaps a little inspired because I've been hopping around reading friend's blogs too and hey, if they can do it I can do it.  I just don't want to lately.  That or anything.  Because I'm tired.  I mean pregnant.  I mean tired.  Oh, I mean pregnant.  Oh right, those words are basically the same word.  Right now when I have a wild crazy toddler who I love to hang out with all day and his older brother needing attention sans little brother, yes tired/pregnant.  Yep.  There is your update folks.  ha.  No really.  I suppose I'll try to give a little more than that.

mama wants to be in a photo so she has to take one herself.  I need a photographer to follow me and document my life in I can be in some!

Ivan changes speedy fast as babies do.  He learns more and does more and is more huge each day than the day before.  His newest antics include pushing anything he can near anything else he can to get the best climbing height possible.  Today Spencer and his cousin Mak left cookies and milk on the table.  A moment of back tunredness and there was Ivan standing on the table with his whole hand and a cookie deep in a glass of milk...everything else had been removed from said table by Ivan and placed haphazardly on the floor.
He also has an undying love for cats.  um, excuse me, kittykitties is what they're called now.  The real kitten we rescued last year made a huge impression on him and now books, toys, pictures, actual cats are such a source of excitement!  He has 3 stuffed kitties that are the little loves of his life and a nice tool to distract him and cheer him up.   A few weeks ago I took him and Spencer to the zoo, thinking it would be fun and exciting for him and Spencer always likes the zoo.  Ivan was not impressed.  He was, however, quite impressed by our outing to Petsmart where he saw a wall of caged kitties waiting to be adopted.  Why do parents forget how easily entertained little ones can be?  (a note: the pink stroller was borrowed and troubled Spencer that I'd put his brother in it.  I think Ivan survived fine and didn't even notice the pink stroller)(another note, same trip to zoo was a weekend we got to spend time with my brother, Stanton, Spencer's favorite uncle, and take Ivan on his first train rides)
Kisses for kittykitty are so nice.

HORRAYYYYYY!  3 Kitties!  (one a tiger from our zoo trip)

New book.  A favorite still weeks later.  Again with the kitties.

Pink stroller?  what are you trying to pull mom?  My brother says this is not cool!

Another first train ride, downtown Salt Lake City

Little ones are easily entertained But not the big ones.  Not the 11 year old.  Not easily entertained at all.  Working very hard at a teenage attitude towards everything a little early I think.  Not easily impressed.  Goes out of his way to let me know he is, in fact, unimpressed by much of what goes on in our world.  Until I decided daily bike rides with him are something our world needs.  Now, that is something he thinks is cool enough to smile about.  So we do.  Or did, until my bike got wounded and now I need to get it fixed so rides can resume.  I also long for the day when I let myself order a new, softer, wider bike seat from Amazon or some other place.  My bike seat is easily the most uncomfortable one ever.  Lots of bruised bum feelings after long rides.  And did I mention I'm pregnant?  Now is the time to embrace anything that can add comfort and avoid anything that takes it away.

With Uncle Stanton at the reflecting pool at Temple Square.  

Zoo train ride.

See?  Much happy and excited about these kitties, not so the real animals we saw.

My good eggs in an egg.

Lets see, other news...hmmm?  Things pop into my head like: Spencer is getting ready for a science fair and has titled his project "The Eggshell Destroyer" (The Eggshell Slaughterer was a close second).  I'll try awfully hard to be motivated enough to post pics of the science fair.  No promises.
   Spencer is reading reading reading, which is fantastic.  I think his love of reading is driven by how many points he earns taking AR tests.  That is ok.  Hopefully that drive will be enough to get him hooked on reading just for the sake of reading.
This 11 year old stayed home from school one morning 'so so so sick'.  Later to admit that the night before he and his friend rode their bikes to the store and bought a 12 pack of Mt. Dew and a giant sub sandwich and candy and ate/drank it all in under a half hour before coming home.  Wow, no kidding they didn't feel good the next morning!
We're watching fantastic old 70s and 80s slasher movies and comedies a whole lot thanks to Netflix.  Less of that now that the weather finally isn't so snowy and cold though.
I've been trying to find minutes during the day without Ivan's help to sew and knit some projects for people that they've been waiting on.  I so want to get them done so I can just sew and knit for my kiddos.  But, it is slow going since Ivan is such a good helper.
Lots of ultrasounds at doctor appointments show that the fetus baby is growing and healthy.  Only a few more months and we'll meet him or her.  (My guess is him, but we haven't found out yet).
And wowza, look, I blogged.  Enjoy, it may not happen again for a long while.  I also probably won't get any better at answering my phone anytime soon.  It doesn't mean we don't love you family!  It just means we're busy with all this learning and growing and exploring and such.  And someday the pace will change in our world and we'll be in touch more.  xoxoxo!

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