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CPR for little ones

We were having FHE aka Family Home Evening if you are wondering to yourself what in the world is that....it's mormon lingo. I struck a deal with Cory that if I prepared the lesson then he would clean up the kitchen. I felt like I totally scored--reading through books or scrubbing dishes??? Reading through books!!! I prepared a lesson on parenting--since I am a parent. I decided to add a little spice to the lesson and do a physical challenge. I randomly decided to teach the ABC's of CPR. A is for Airway. B is for Breathing. C is for circulation. I show Cory how to check to see if a person is breathing and then I show him how to give emergency breaths. I let him practice on me, then our little spectator comes over and wham!!!! He gives me CPR to the nose. I guess he was listening, learning and excited to participate. We laughed so hard and I am so thankful that the camera was out, so I can share the exciting experience with you. I must say I learned a little more about parenting…

Age

How to even begin....I have had so many thoughts swimming around in this mind of mine. I've been thinking about my age. I used to think that my prime was in my twenties. They say that it's all downhill after Thirty, but I've decided that I don't believe that. I just finished teaching an aerobics class on Monday and I thought to myself, "I feel more beautiful and collected now than I ever had before." I decided that I love 30 and I look forward to getting older because if that means that you feel more connected to the person you are then it will only get better and better. I read a funny little Christmas story called "The Christmas Scrapbook" and the man told his wife of 45 that he thought she was cute when she was younger, but that she was beautiful now. I think of all the women in my life and there is such an elegance, calmness and beauty about age. I love getting older--I bet some day as my sight c0ntinues to dive, my joints ache, and I start to f…

a picture of me

A picture of me....why? Well because I wanted to. My mom just finished making an album of our time in Kauai and I love this picture. I was standing on the edge of the "cliffs" and a wave hit showering me with water. I was shocked because I had no idea the wave would hit that high. My mom told me later to never turn my back to the ocean so I didn't accidentally get stole away by the water....by the way the black edges are not a scary alien invasion--sometimes our lens doesn't open all the way, so we get pictures preframed.

I'm loved

The other day I went to meet my Mom for lunch. I had to feed Isaak, so I got there a little early so I could feed him in the parking lot. I've been listening to Christmas Music and thought it would be quite festive if we listened to Christmas music while he was eating. I usually feed him in the backseat because it's more discreet and there is more room. I also need to mention that all growing up my Grandma said, "Always lock your door so no one can get in." I've been terrified of these people that want in my car so I always lock my doors.
Since I wanted festive music I had to leave my keys in the ignition and climb into the backseat, which I did. I'm happily feeding Isaak in the back when I realize I haven't locked the doors! I start to panic what if those people want in now? we are so vulnerable. I better try to reach up front and lock the doors. Then I look over and realize that all the doors are already locked. I start to scratch my head in thought. If …

Is there a mouse in your house?????

We don't have a mouse in our house, BUT we have one in our CAR!!! EWWW! Gross! I usually never drive Cory's car because well it's beat to death. I officially awarded his car this morning as the Ghetto-est car I've ever seen. It's been stolen, crashed in a high speed chase--and it looks it--really and now it is home to our little friends the mice. I wanted to go to a Zumba class and my car was out of gas, so I took Cory's. I was happily driving along when I decided to put my wallet in the glove compartment. I shrieked as I opened it because this is what I found.........A mice lair in the glove compartment. I started freaking out as any normal person would who realizes that they are sharing their car with a mouse that could dart out at any second and cause a horrendous accident. I think it might be worse than having a bee in the car. I start looking around for other evidences of mice and there is mice poop all over the front of the car. I really start shrieking b…

Whaaaaat??????

I'm happily brushing my teeth in the bathroom. I'm looking around wondering what else I could be doing while I'm brushing my teeth and I started to think to myself, hmmmm, I wonder what's in toothpaste? I picked up the tube with my free hand and continued brushing. As I was reading the back I noticed a WaRnINg: Do not use for more than four weeks at a time. What? Do not use for more than four weeks? I anticipated reading if you swallow more than what you are brushing your teeth with call poison control. I try to start adding up how long I've been using this toothpaste. Cory didn't like it, so I've been using it solo and it has surely been more than four weeks. Now I don't know what to do with it--do I take a break and come back to it or do I just keep using it? I mean it's been about three months and I still have quite a bit left and nothing seems out of the ordinary yet...But seriously I think that the warning on the toothpaste should at least bee…

My Halloween Treat

Isn't he cute?? My little guy was all dressed up as a ferocious dragon. He looks fearsome right?
He was mostly only fearsome when we were trying to get the costume on and he cried huge dragon tears--haha!!! He got to wear his costume two days in a row. We had a church halloween party and we got to go on a hayride, which was pretty awesome. We've had a crazy week. Cory got the dreaded swine flu. He slept the week away from Sunday right until Thursday. The poor little sickie. I became queen of the Lysol disinfectant spray. I sprayed doorknobs, countertops, blankets, faucets, lightswitches, floors, pillows, and then I did it all again everyday to protect Isaak and I from the H1N1virus. We seemed to succeed this time neither Isaak or I have gotten the flu. So now we are trying to get outside and enjoy this weather as much as possible. I learned something cool in church today. Someone said, "It's in the mundane things that you do that the biggest battles are won." It&…

The Monkey Mobile

I've been thinking about getting one of those bike mobiles that you can attach to the back of your bike to haul Isaak around on. We were visiting Cory's sister Heather and she has one so we thought we'd try it out...At the beginning, he was thinking that it was pretty cool. He was smiling and talking away...Then he realized he was trapped!!!! He fought, pushed, and shoved trying to escape. He became distraught. Crying and whining trying to tell us that he needed help to get out!Isaak falling as he tries to free himself...no worries...he was safe. I was right there taking pics His face of joy as we unzipped the top to free him from his netty prison. We decided not to get one for obvious reasons......

This picture has nothing to do with the Monkey mobile, but I love his eyes!!! so pretty--we love to go on walks so we bundle him all up in the stroller so he stays nice and toasty.

October Woes

Finally-Finally-Finally!!! I broke out my roller blades. After my fall I've been afraid to try again, but today was so nice I went for it. I must admit that when I was heading towards a hill I took one of my blades off and solo bladed it. I probably looked hilarious. Actually I know I did because a couple of kids were watching me like I'd blown a brain gasket. I have been thinking about October. I've been itching, itching, itching for a VACATION!! I love vacation--I've even convinced myself that I need a vacation. Because of my job I've taken vacations every few months because you need it in my field. I promise--you have to get away. So I was reminiscing--last year at this time we were in Nashville, Tennessee. I love Tennessee. I thought it was going to be some country crazy town, but it was a hip, urban place. I miss sweet potato casserole, green beans, fried chicken, pie, and people calling me sweetie pie. It just makes you feel good. Doesn't that food look D…

My Cutie Patootie

I used to be able to get him to smile easy as can be, but Tina had to play peekaboo while I maned the camera. Apparently I'm not as interesting or funny as I used to be.

I'm so sad you can't see his little teeth. I love this picture because you can see his two cute little teeth coming in on the bottom.
Close up.
Isaak and Me. I'm wearing my favorite yellow chinese coat.

a super cool aerial shot. Well I like it....

He kept pounding on the pumpkin. I think he liked the noise that it made.

See that face??? I told you he was enjoying the pumpkin pounding. I think he also liked watching Tina and Alicherie.
We went to take some pictures of little Isaak. I tried to cut back which pictures I was going to post, but he's such a cutie. It was really fun even though it was super chilly outside. I need to get this boy some socks. I can hear the Mom's I pass in my head sometimes...is that boy seriously not wearing socks? Where are his shoes? Is that seriously sweet potato a…

Fun!!

I went walking with Cory and Isaak yesterday. Then before I knew it I was skipping. I like skipping. It's fun to skip. I even skipped a little today. I might even skip later.

the rest of my normal week

I realized after finishing my post that I forgot to mention a few huge things that I accomplished last week and they should be mentioned. The first being that I finished canning my bushel of pears!! I finished canning and jamming my half bushel of peaches. I also contemplated raspberry jam, but haven't made it yet. Now I have to go pick some apples to make a whole lot of apple sauce. I must also admit that I had help and in no way could I have ever done it alone. Thank you Carol and Marsha, which really means thank you for bottling my stuff while I chase Isaak around--you are awesome.

I also cut open my finger. I was trying to be all prepared for dinner by making pulled pork in the crock pot, but as I was cutting the onion--all went askew. I sliced into my finger and I felt it hit the bone. Then the blood--ewww--I remembered that fingers were bleeders, so naturally I stayed nice and calm-haha. I tried direct pressure and bandaging, but the blasted thing kept bleeding, so I contempl…

a normal week

Playing with toys on his personal ottoman.
Isn't he cute in those Pajammies? I got them in Portland.
Isaak gets really excited when he escapes to the outside.

I am about to wow you with how interesting I am...no really I'm not. I'm simply going to talk about my week because I haven't had much more going on. I might even add some pictures of Isaak, but they will be at the top of the blog since I didn't upload them until after....
The highpoint of my week was going to a baby class. Isaak and I went to a baby story time. We got to play ring around the rosie, hokie pokie, and other fun games-it was awesome Isaak giggled and giggled. Then I got to watch Isaak watch the other kids and play on a mat with lots of toys. At this point of baby story time I started to feel a little anxious because I didn't know what baby toy etiquette was. Isaak likes to put pretty much everything in his mouth. I knew these were shared toys--should I let him put them in his mouth? So I tried …

GIVE ME A.........

Give me some pom-poms. Yeah that's right. I cheered my heart out last friday. So for those of you that didn't know-you may be shocked to find out that I was a cheerleader in High School-all three years. I even cheered in Junior High School. My friend, Marcie, came up with the idea that we should cheer at our Homecoming Game. Now take into consideration that I graduated from HS over ten years ago. You might be hoping to see some pictures of me in my cheerleading uniform, but I must disappoint you. First of all in High School I had no hips. I actually wore a
size 0 or 1. You can only imagine what my skirt looks like on me now. Yikes-I can't even get the zipper up. I'm also nursing which means that I'm more endowed in certain areas--if you know what I mean. So the uniform was 100% out.
I showed up late--really late after seven. I found Marcie and we went stomping unto the field with confidence. Haha--just kidding. We actually talked about how nervous we were and debate…

Portland or BUST!!

This trip was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! I got to see some great friends. Chelsie, her cute little pregnant belly, Mike (her hubby), and Sara. My little Sara got married. I even got all teary eyed at the wedding ceremony. I almost got teary eyed before I left. It seemed weird to leave Isaak since the longest time I've been away from him was about five hours--unless you count when we are sleeping. But it was actually a really great trip. It was short, but it was exactly what I needed. The second day of the trip. Don't worry I am driving, but I was stopped at a stoplight. The first night was pretty surprising. I got in and Chelsie picked me up at the airport. Thanks again Chelsie. We went back to their cute home and Sara decided she was going to come by before going home. Well she ended up needing some stuff at the store, so I decided to go and get it for her. Yikes--First problem-I had no idea where I was. I didn't even know how to get back to Chelsie's house. I remembered seeing …

Swagging me Tongue

I'm announcing loudly and proudly that I have a new goal. I am going to quit gossiping--that's right. I'm going to stop swagging me tongue. I want to have control. I've never talked bad about somebody and said, "Wow that felt awesome. I wish I could talk more trash about people." I'm not including expressing frustrated emotions--those are still game, but I'm talking about slamming people and getting excited about it.... I'm done with it. If you catch me swagging my tongue--tell me, but you have to say--Sadie, seriously, are you swagging? Then it will save me from being utterly embarrassed and we can laugh about using the word swagging in a sentence.

the rest of lake powell...

I couldn't resist posting a few more pictures. We had so much fun and they are soo cute.. soooo... Just a little proof that Isaak wasn't always smiling. He didn't like swimming in his life jacket.
Isaak playing in the tube. He just stood up on the bottom and bounced himself around. I'm sure you can tell he loved it.
Cory and Derek going after eachother on the tubes. It's kind of fuzzy, but they are laughing as they are plowing eachother down.. I on the other hand let go of the tube every time I thought it might get close to being a little rough. I'm a wuss and I'll admit it...Before the boat ride. I just want to point out that neither of the babies are crying in this picture which isn't always the case when you try to put them in life jackets.

After--the two of them all snug and sweaty in their lifejackets in their pack and plays. I love our pack and play, but seriously who designs how these things work??? I think it took us almost a half an hour to put…

Our summer adventures

I figure since it's September I need to get caught up on all the things we did in August. I can't believe the summer is already over--Hello Fall!! I love fall. First of all, I get sick of it being so blasted hot, second I love the smell of crisp mornings, and third it's the best time to play ultimate frisbee or roller hockey with out the roller. I used to play all the time before I met Cory. Ahhh the single days. I do miss being able to get enough people together to play--where can us marrieds go enjoy a game of ultimate, eh?????? We have had a busy month. I went to Portland-I think I'll keep that blog separate. We just got back from Lake Powell. We've been hiking several times. You are going to get pictured out. I've warned you.

So let's start with Lake Powell. Oh boy, oh boy. This was quite the week. It was awesome fun. I got to spend a lot of time with Teana, Gina and their lover boys along with meeting Gina and Jared's family. They were awesome. We s…