Monthly Archives: September 2007

Quick Note

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Our computer crashed a couple weeks ago, thus the reason there have been no recent blogs.  We bought a new computer last Saturday, but we had to have it delivered since Staples did not have the computer we wanted in stock.  We were told it would be delivered within 3 business days…which turned into 5 business days…which turned into over a week…which is where we are now.  It has not been delivered, but we think (AKA “hope”) it will be here by Monday. 

I will save a real update for when we have our new computer.  Currently, I am using a really slow computer which is a little bit of a pain in the neck  I just wanted my faithful blog readers to know we are alive and well (although Megan and I have colds AGAIN). Anyway, look forward to an update sometime early next week.

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We had a good week (as usual). I’ll just briefly write about the main things:              

     Megan went to her first book group at the library. She did not enjoy it at all and she was anxious to leave the entire time. After each story/song, everyone would clap and Megan is not a fan of lots of loud clapping. She started crying pretty hard after everyone clapped the first time, but by the second…third…fourth…times she became gradually more calm. She kept doing the sign for “all done” the entire time. I think she will enjoy it more in the future (more like: I hope she will enjoy it more in the future).                   

       We had our ward camp out this weekend. We got to a rough start because we didn’t have very clear directions, and we thought we were lost even though we were exactly where we were supposed to be. Megan got very upset in the car on the way there, which is very rare, and she screamed for a good 10 minutes.  When we got to the camp, we realized she was really hungry, so after she got some food she was much happier.  It was a fun activity, but we didn’t stay overnight.  It was really cold, and we didn’t know how Megan would do – and I didn’t want to risk her getting sick again.              

     BYU football was on Saturday.  We didn’t get the channel that it was being broadcast on, but we decided to go ahead and order it just for the game.  It cost $12 to get the channel for a month (if you cancel before the month is out you have to pay 10 more dollars).  It turns out that there is another BYU game on the same channel within the month, so we think it was a $12 dollars well spent.  I have only one thing to say about the game L. Adam probably has a lot more to say…but I’ll leave it at that.                   

     We have been working on colors with Megan.  She knows a few colors so far – and this week she started saying “yellow” (while correctly identifying it).  The only other color she says is “green”.  We are also trying to teach her what the “doggie” says.  She thinks it’s amusing when we say “woof! woof!” but that’s about it.                   

     School is about the same for Adam.  It’s pretty hard, but he is handling it well.  I have almost finished Megan’s 1 year scrapbook.  It’ll probably be done by next week.                   

     Be sure to check out our weekly picasa album as it has a few more little details from the week – including photos.    

Megan at 15 months in her ducky robe

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6 days old…wearing her ducky robe:

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“Everything’s Coming Up Rose’s”

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        Megan is finally feeling better!  Yea!  It was so indescribably sad to see her sick.  I was sick too, but I forgot all about it watching how bad my little Meg had it.  I used to wonder why parents let their little one’s noses get all snotty and crusty but after this week I understand why!  I still tried to keep her nose as clean as possible, but she sure didn’t enjoy it when I came at her with a tissue.   She spent most her days trotting around in just a diaper (we often put vapor rub on her chest) so daddy bought her a pair of slippers to wear to make her feel more comfortable.  She LOVED the slippers and was heartbroken whenever we took them off of her.  Normally she detests wearing shoes, but my goodness she loves her new slippers.      

      When I was a baby my family called me “Rose” because my diapers smelled so good :).  Lately we have taken to calling Megan “Rose” as well for a totally different reason.  A few weeks ago, after having yogurt for breakfast, Megan’s cheeks turned a bright pink.  It was strawberry yogurt with real strawberries in it, so we thought maybe she was having an allergic reaction to the strawberries.  We tried the next day with blueberry, and the same thing happened, so we surmised it to be the yogurt (which she has been eating for months).  We decided to wait and try a week later, but it is still happening.  We don’t let her eat the yogurt anymore, but we still call her Rose.  Like mother like daughter :).       

     Megan continues to sleep with her limbs hanging out of her crib.  As cute as it is, I don’t like it at all.  I try to put them back in right after she falls asleep at night, and for the most part I don’t think she sticks them out for the rest of the night.  I just don’t like imagining her try to toss over in the night with her legs dangling out of her crib.          

     School is getting gradually more difficult for Adam, but the teaching side is getting easier.  He is feeling more confident and can tell better what the students need.  Everyone told me that I would hate it when Adam was in grad school because I would never see him, but I think I see him more than when he was an undergrad.  It still is a bummer to see him leave each day, but that makes it all the better when he comes home.      

     I’m having a hard time playing the piano in Relief Society.  I don’t know if the songs are getting harder or I am progressively becoming worse.  I REALLY need to practice more; last week I hardly practiced at all because we were sick.  I need to step it up for next week.      

     Our ward is having a camping trip next weekend, so we are looking forward to that.  I don’t know if we will actually campout, but we will go for the night and morning activities.  It is supposed to start getting pretty cold here and I don’t want Megan catching cold again before her immune system has a chance to strengthen.  I don’t want her to have a cold again for a looooooong time. 

     Lastly, Adam and I are having a hard time with how fast our little one is growing up.  We were looking through pictures of her when she was only a few months old and we can’t believe how much she has changed and how fast the time is going.  I guess that’s one of the reasons people have more children!  Our little monster is growing up too fast!  Enjoy a few pictures from memory lane. 

   8 days old:

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2 months old:

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  Almost 5 months old:

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 Almost 8 months old:

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  11 months old:

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   14 months old: 

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Sick Little Megan

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       It seems like I should have a lot to write about, but as I sit here, I can’t think of much.  I guess I should start with telling you all that Megan and I both caught a cold this past week.  I got it first and hope, hope, hoped that Megan wouldn’t get it, but Friday night she woke up screaming and all congested.  I was so sad for her, so I brought her in bed with us and just cuddled her.  I sure have missed that since she started sleeping on her own.  It was heaven for me, but I would much rather have her not be sick.  I think this is only the second time Megan has been sick.  For several years I had a cold ONCE A MONTH.  Since I got pregnant with Megan I really haven’t had colds as often. This is the first one in a long time.   

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     Megan sleeping with vapor rub on her little chest.       

         

     So Megan and I missed out on church today.  Her cold hit her the worst after she woke up from her nap, so we thought it best to keep her home.  I spent the afternoon pampering her: nice warm bubble bath, painted her toenails, did her hair, let her watch Einstein.  I had never painted her nails before, and I don’t think I will be doing it again for a long time.  She didn’t really enjoy it. 

       Okay, so other things this week.  Things are going pretty good for Adam at school.  A lot of people are very interested in the fact that he is LDS.  Some people give him a hardtime, but others seem genuinely interested and are very kind.  We are praying for missionary experiences.  On Monday morning at 4:30 am we were both able to see the total lunar eclipse.  It was pretty cool, and Adam even stayed up for about 45 minutes looking at the night sky with our digital binoculars.  He saw a few things he hadn’t seen before. 

        It seems like Megan has aged 2 years this week.  I can’t believe how much she is changing.  So, I was working on her scrapbook when she walked over to me,  took the scissors out of my hands, threw them on the floor, climbed onto my lap, gave me a big hug and patted my back, and closed the scrapbook and said “all-done”.  Apparently, she was feeling neglected.  Needless to say, I didn’t scrapbook anymore that day.  She comprehends so much.  She really is so fun. 

     We (esp. Adam) were so excited that BYU won against Arizona yesterday.  We had a few people over for the game and enjoyed the feeling of being part of BYU even though we’re both graduated and at a new school.  Adam is really looking forward to the football season. 

      We are excited about labor day – mostly because we get to spend the whole day together.  We may go to a BBQ that some people in our ward are throwing, but we’ll have to see how Megan is doing.  I have posted some pictures on picasa which tell even more about our week.  We miss you all and hope you are all well!