Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Flag Football!

Dominic started flag football. The teams were supposed to be 2nd and 3rd graders, but they didn't get enough kids to sign up so they added 4th graders in the loop. Needless to say, Dominic is the youngest kid on his team, most of them are 4th graders. Good thing its flag football and not full on tackle.

Game is about to start:
Dominic's team is in black, they are the Raptors. He has on blue shorts without white stripes.

Go get em Dominic!

They all have to wear mouth guards. Dominic thought this was pretty darn cool.
He wore it for probably a few hours after we got home too.

The sideline crew. G-gma Matteson, Penny Grandma (Sean's mom), Courtney (Sean's sister), Penny, Katie (Sean was camera man)

It was a beautiful evening in the mid 70's

Playing with those flags on the sideline.

Dominic's team won in sudden death overtime. Dominic really has no clue what is going on in the game, but with practice, he'll get there.

Thats 56 pounds of a tough football player right there.

Watching from the sideline. She was his biggest cheering section!

Random short video of the second play of the game.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Silly with Penny Grandma

While Dominic and his Aunt Courtney played Wii, Penny kept us entertained by sticking a wig on Penny Grandma's head and then hitting it off and running away. She thought she was pretty silly.

I love this picture of Sean's mom. Such a genuine smile. She loves coming to visit and we sure love having her. We kept the kids up past 10pm on Saturday and Sunday night just playing and being crazy.

Rainbow curls!!

See the action:

Aaaaaaaaaaand, we're back

Okay, so we're back. Sorry I haven't blogged anything. Dominic was gone for 2 weeks over Spring break and so many of these pictures are of Penny. He had a great time in Alaska and I was SO GRATEFUL that my sister Eva was able to take him up there and back so that I didn't have to fly. Thank you Eva!

Penny, Stella and Dominic. They were all dressed up for Meg's pinning ceremony for nursing school. What cute kiddos!
Penny got some stickers in the mail for Easter. She wanted to share the pack with Michael and so she proceeded to put them all on my belly. It felt REALLY wierd for some reason.

This must have been the most fantastic bed head I've ever seen on ANYONE! It was Utah hair to the 'nth degree.
I showed her how to trace bodies on the cement with chalk. I traced her body and then she wanted to trace mine. It was surprisingly difficult to gently lay down on the cement with a big belly, though at this angle, it hardly looks like I have a belly.

Her tracing was funny, and pretty much non -existent. It was just a line here and there. She's cute.

Tracing Paisey, her stuffed doggie that barks and wags his tail. He's a great house-pet.
I tied her babies around her and she just thought that was the coolest thing EVER.

This picture also reminds me of a poem I remember my mom telling me when I was little. It was a wierd poem. Can you think of the poem mom? I'll put it at the bottom of the post.

The I put the other baby on her back and she was in Heaven!
Addy came over and they changed their baby's diapers. They are such good little mommies.

She loves snuggling with Michael and sometimes falls asleep. I love this shot.
She rubs her top lip when she's trying to comfort herself to sleep.

Dominic fell asleep reading a book by the fire. Or so I thought. He was actually faking.... and opened his eyes laughing after I took the pictures. He had me fooled! I don't think I would have been able to lie there without giving myself away with a smile.

We were warming our bum-bum's on a cold Sunday evening by the fire.

Pretty girl in the bath tub.
35 weeks. Its hard to take pictures of myself. =)

Penny LOVES to fold the wash cloths. I just have to pull them out of the clean laundry and she runs over and starts folding them. I love it. She does a pretty good job!

We were making faces at dinner time when Eva was over. This was her ANGRY face.

My children. They are so SPECIAL.
I loved this post bath shot. Her hair is always so soft and bouncy after bath time. She and Daddy were sitting on our bed reading books.

Her hair is long enough to go in a little pony now. I haven't been able to do that since I cut her hair last November. I love it.

Sean is a SAINT and deep cleaned the inside of my car. It was very needed and very appreciated. Who knows when I would have been able to get to it anytime soon. Penny took the opportunity to play with her carseat and buckle up her baby over and over and over.

More coming later......... Penny Gma (as Penny calls her) is in town with Sean's sister Courtney. We've had some fun with them and I'll get those posted soon. =)

Have a great Sabbath!

*poem: "There once was a girl
who had a little curl
right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good
she was very, very good,
and when she was bad
she was horrid."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm still alive

I'm still alive, I promise. I have a million pictures I need to blog, but by the time I get the bare minimum done everyday...I'm pooped. Then dinner, bedtime, cleanup...pooped again.

Will catch up soon, I promise.

Another few friends had their babies this week......I'm the last of like 7 people I know...oh joy.

4 more weeks. 4 more weeks.

In the meantime, Dominic started flag football and tumbling. He's really enjoying both. I'm noticing that our homeschooling modules that we do at home to boost a few areas are starting to pay off in his weekly assignments at school. He loves to tell jokes lately, but doesn't quite understand the rules of joke telling. He's reading the "Hank The Cowdog Series." I loved those books when I was his age. He can do 2 pull ups in a row and is proud that he weighs 56 pounds (he loves to gain weight). This morning he said "I don't really feel like a 56 pound MAN!"

Penny has been completely dry for a few weeks (we were having issues of small amounts of #1 and #2 in her underwear just out of her own laziness). We bribe her with drawing happy faces on a small whiteboard we keep in the bathroom. If she has an accident, I erase them and draw an angry face but remain happy myself. It works better than myself getting upset and frustrated. She loves her Polly pockets and reading books! She ends up with a stack of books by her bed every night about 10 high before she falls asleep. She's a LITTLE (understatement) possessive about her baby doll which she has named, creatively, New Baby.

The sunny warm weather has been coming and going. I've made one of my garden boxes, need to make one more and then fill them with dirt so I can plant. No hurry, its still a teency early. I bought some blueberry plants to plant by the house. Can't wait for those. Michael's room is still waiting on the trim to be painted.....this is my least favorite part....3 coats of trim paint...ugh.

Sean is working so hard. He goes to work everyday and then often spends much of his free time growing the business. He has been teaching Dominic how to do pull ups and play football. Penny loves to exercise just like Daddy. He's been pretty good about keeping a good exercise routine and you can really see the changes in his physique. We've been watching 24 together almost every night. It makes for wierd dreams, but we enjoy the relaxing time together.

A post with pictures will come sometime soon...... I have to put them on our new computer instead of this one that I am used to and I hate CHANGE like I've been putting it off. Please forgive me.

But, we're alive.....and happy...... and healthy. Thats all that matters right?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter fun

The painted gold Easter Eggs were a hit with Penny. Anything she gets to paint is fun for her. As for the gold Easter Egg kit....meh, not impressed.

Every year I boil a zillion eggs more than we could ever eat and every year Sean asks me in all seriousness, "why did you boil so many egg??!!!" Each year I have to remind him that it doesn't matter if we eat them all or not, its worth a few extra dollars to have the kids get to dye them to their hearts content. I think this year Penny could have even done more. She was having lots of fun. Her favorite, of course, was the pink but with each color that came out of the dye, she shrieked in delight.

She fell on one of her Polly Pocket cars and got a scrape/cut on her shin. It was a long and skinny cut and needed a bigger bandaid than normal, which mean no "special" bandaid with barbie or whatever on it. So I let her draw a happy face on it with a permanent PINK marker. She was pretty excited be honest.....I saved the bandaid once it came off 4 days later. Yes, I love her smiley's that much.

sidenote: do you think the nurses will be able to find a vein in my arm? Holy cow...I must work out. ha ha.
Some of what she did with her Easter candy. I laughed so hard when I looked over and saw this. Now and then we find stuff in the baby's mouth, but this was the first time I'd seen something over the eyes too. Gonna have to watch out for this little girl Michael Jarom!

We had a great Easter even though Dominic wasn't here though we wish he could have joined us. He had a great time in Alaska with his Dad though. I didn't want to cook a big Easter dinner and just made Zuppa Toscana (Sean's favorite soup from Olive Garden). It was super delicious and filled us up just the same. Penny got to do her first real EASTER EGG HUNT in our living room. It was a cold and rainy day outside so there were no eggs hid in the yard. She had fun finding eggs and discovering that there was candy inside! Lame-o that this year I didn't think to start shopping for socks sooner.......not many stores carry cool socks anymore. Alas, today was not a year the Easter bunny brought my yidders socks. Will have to start earlier next year (like not the day before). Oops.

We hope your Easter was great and you were able to remember that resurrection morning when Christ rose again. His resurrection gives me faith that we can live again, because HE LIVES! I liked this quote:
"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over
no matter what my circumstances." -Robert Flatt