Friday, April 2, 2010

Template 60, P365, and An Update

Once again, I am majorly behind on posting my Project 365 pics. But at least this time I have the excuse that both my kids were sick and I wound up having my gallbladder removed...right? Valid excuse perhaps? (For more info on that, please see previous post.)

In any case, I have a TON of pictures to post. And a template and an update. And, if you didn't notice, a new blog LO. But first, the update.

As mentioned, I had surgery recently. I feel absolutely great. It took a few days to be able to eat normally again, but now I can eat anything and everything I want:D Within reason, of course. I'm trying to have some self-control...but since now I know my problem WASN'T sugar-related, I've been eating WAY too much sugary junk food. Especially while my mom was here helping out. I'm surprised I haven't gained weight from all the junk I've been eating. I haven't lost any since having surgery either, though. Now that I'm fully recovered, I need to start eating better and exercising.

My mom came to help out with everything while I recovered. It was SO nice. Especially since I wasn't allowed to lift anything over 10 lbs - and Hyrum is already 13! While she was here, my dishes actually got cleaned regularly!! She cooked, cleaned, changed diapers, and more. It was awesome. I could seriously get used to that kind of spoilage!

We did a lot of fun things while Mom was here, too. Mom and I took the kids up to campus for lunch and a trip to the bookstore. We went on several walks since I was supposed to go on lots of little walks everyday. And we went to Walmart A LOT. We also went to the kids' consignment store. We got cute clothes for the kids and Emma found a kiddie digital camera for $2!! It's totally in her Easter basket. It didn't come with a cord, but it uses the same USB as my phone, so we're set there.

We also got a storage unit. We have so much stuff we want to keep (like the clothes the kids have grown out of) and no space to really keep it in our apartment. So we got a 5x6' storage unit for $16/month. Mom helped us put some stuff in it before she left. I'm currently sorting through things to put in storage.

As for the kids, they're doing great. They both recently got over yucky colds. Emma says more and more things all the time. LOL, today she knocked on the wall and said, "it's meeee!" And then right before bed, "I want eat cupcake tomorrow." She cracks me up all the time. One of her favorite movies these days is Sleeping Beauty. She loves to sing Once Upon A Dream and it's SO cute!! Now whenever we put a DVD in for her, as soon as the menu comes up, she says, "where's remote?" and insists on pushing the play button herself. Yes, she knows which one it is. This kid will be a pro at all things technological by the time she's 5. I know there are lots of other funny Emma-isms I wanted to share, but of course I'm drawing a blank. I try to write them down as she does or says them, but it's difficult to do while trying to juggle the needs of 2 kids.

Hyrum is growing like crazy. He's been wearing 3-6 month clothes for the last 2 weeks - and he's not even 3 months old yet! TOTAL opposite of Emma; she didn't start wearing that size till she was 7 months! Craziness. Obviously no supply problems this time! He only wakes up once at night to eat. So awesome. Sometimes he sleeps straight through, too. Now to get him to sleep in his OWN bed...but we're going out of town in about a week, so there's no point in starting that process until AFTER we get back.

Speaking of, yes, we're going on another road trip. The semester is almost over - hallelujah! - and we're going home to visit for a couple weeks. YAY! I'm apprehensive about driving 800 miles with a 2 year old and a nursing infant, but we'll survive. Thank goodness we have a DVD player for the car! We plan to spend 2 days driving. There's no way we'd attempt to drive the whole thing in one shot! But yeah, the trip should be interesting, to say the least...

That has me pretty much caught up. I've been preparing for Easter. Easter baskets are put together, plastic eggs are stuffed with candy for the hunt, hard boiled eggs are dyed, and we bought all the fixings for our share of the dinner. We're going over to Nathan and Jessica's. It'll be fun! Oh, and we're doing this awesome Easter story egg hunt, too. Click here for the link. I'm excited:D

And now for the pictures!

February 25
February 25
Emma climbing on Daddy while he and Hyrum nap on the couch.

February 26
February 26
Hyrum being cute:)

February 27
February 27
We had a scheduled power outage this day (lame), so the kids and I walked over to Nathan and Jessica's to hang out for the day (they had power). Emma and Noah sat together in the computer chair and watched Aladdin.

February 28
February 28
Emma leaning over Hyrum's car seat.

March 1
March 1
Hyrum being cute and smiley!

March 2
March 2
Emma loves to visit Hyrum when he's in the swing.

March 3
March 3
Crowning Princess Daddy!!

March 4
March 4
Hyrum sleeping on Daddy. 2 months old exactly!

March 5
March 5
Emma wearing the crown I made her for her birthday. Of course, she refused to wear it at her birthday party...oh, and she has jam on her face.

March 6
March 6
John doing homework, as always.

March 7
March 7
Hyrum hanging out in the swing.

March 8
March 8
Emma loves to climb on the couch so she can reach the counter next to it. You can see the under side of the counter here.

March 9
March 9
Emma and I had lots of fun with stickers!

March 10
March 10
Hyrum hanging out in his crib. We discovered that he likes to lay there and look at the mobile turn and play music. As long as he's not hungry or in need of a diaper change, that is.

March 11
March 11
Yummy fettucine alfredo for dinner:)

March 12
March 12
John and Emma making yummy fruit smoothies!

March 13
March 13
I totally slacked; this is the only photo I took this day and it's one of those horrible, out of focus, should-be-deleted pics. And it shows just how messy my living room is. Oh well; at least I still got a pic, right?

March 14
March 14
Yes, this is my refrigerator. We went grocery shopping the day before, so it's full of yummy goodness. Sadly, I ended up being too sick to get any of the banana cream pie:(

March 15
March 15
Emma woke up the day before with a nasty cough and a mild fever. Poor kid. So we had a sick week - or 2.

March 16
March 16
Hyrum napping in the swing.

March 17
March 17
I was so sick that I wound up in the ER! When my blood work came back, we discovered that I had an "evil gallbladder" that needed to be removed ASAP. This pic is of the 24 gallstones they extracted during the surgery. Lovely little boogers, aren't they?

March 18
March 18
Aw, father and son:)

March 19
March 19
I LOVE this outfit on him! It's one of my faves in this size. Oh, and Hyrum started wearing 3-6 month size clothes earlier in the week.

March 20
March 20
My mom came out to help post-op since I wasn't allowed to lift anything over 10 lbs (meaning I couldn't lift either of my kids). Emma picked out this bunny at Walmart and Grandma bought it for her. When we got home, Emma decided to ride the bunny LOL. My mom is talking on the phone in the background.

March 21
March 21
Playing at the park. I LOVE her expression here! SO cute.

March 22
March 22
Hyrum sleeping on Grandma's lap.

March 23
March 23
Grandma and Hyrum:)

March 24
March 24
Mom and I took the kids up to campus for lunch and to visit the bookstore. We met up with John while we were there.

March 25
March 25
Hyrum fell asleep during tummy time (aka crying time in our household).

March 26
March 26
Going out for lunch and errand running with Mommy and Grandma. Emma LOVES picking up the leaves that blow into our entryway. We sweep them up occasionally, but they ALWAYS blow back - it's a pretty pointless chore.

March 27
March 27
Our favorite grocery store had bunnies and chicks on display for Easter. Emma LOVED looking at them! LOL, before we went to the store, I told her we were going to see bunnies at the store but she couldn't touch them (there's a sign about it). So the whole time we were there (and when she sees the pics afterwards), she said, "I no touch bunnies" while shaking her head.

March 28
March 28
LOVE this!! Bwahaha. Total imitation pic here. My mom bought a tummy time mat with this little pillow at the consignment store. So, while I fed Hyrum, Emma picked up this pillow and one of her baby dolls...the picture says it all.

March 29
March 29
We dyed Easter eggs for FHE:) Can you tell which ones Emma drew on?

March 30
March 30
Hyrum in some adorable overalls I found at the consignment store. Of course, he later peed ALL over while wearing them (in his ear, his hair, the wall, the dresser...). I didn't see any pee on the overalls, but I threw them in the wash JIC anyway.

March 31
March 31
Aaaaw :D Blurry and out of focus, but still - aaaw :D

April 1
April 1
Mmm, yummy April Fool's treat;) Cat poop cookies on a bed of crushed up Honey Bunches of Oats and caramel syrup dribbled over the top. Yum ;) Actually, the cookies tasted pretty gross. But totally worth it for the effect! Looks pretty authentic, huh?

Aaaand that gets me caught up through April Fool's Day. I don't have any new pages to post (totally slacking there), but I DO have a template for you! It's based off my Feb 5-11 page. Template 60 (woah, I've made 60 templates!! Cool!) is a 12x12" PSD file. Here's the preview:

Template 60

You can download it here.

Enjoy! I love hearing back from you and seeing your LOs:) Hm, I think it's time to go to bed now! G'night everyone, and Happy Easter!!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Apr. 03, 2010. Thanks again.

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [03 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this great template with us! You have a beautiful family. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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