Thursday, April 30, 2009
As many of you know, I signed up last year with a children's book distributor because I love their children's books. I haven't done much with it because I'm really not much of a salesperson. So I've decided to do it wholesale style. I used to know someone who did this with cosmetics and I thought it was a fantastic deal. She got her discount for putting in a large order, we all got our stuff at a killer deal. I'm not sure my wholesale idea would be appreciated by the company, so I'm not printing their name. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't know it or need the web site.
*Before tax and shipping
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This photo was taken March 15, only four months after our last family picture. It's amazing how much Sandy has changed. Here is our last family picture so you can compare.
Monday, April 20, 2009
She is headed for one of her favorite things: Sage's food and water dishes. She likes to splash in the water dish, throw handfuls of dog food, and put the dog food in the water dish. She has finally decided she doesn't like the taste of the dog food (hooray!), but she's not above lapping up water from Sage's dish. She's also discovered lapping water like a dog works in the bathtub (my cue that bathtime is over). When Sandy heads toward Sage's dishes, I try to put them up on the table out of her reach. So now when Sage sees Sandy heading over there, she runs over and starts eating as fast as she can. What to do?
On another subject, I found some great deals at a consignment sale Jennie told me about. Here is a picture of what I bought:
It's kind of hard to see, but for under $20 I got a shirt & capri set, a dress, a shirt and shorts set, a sweater, and two pairs of shorts. I also picked up a pair of brand new, never opened shoes (Robeez brand).
It's over now, but the sale is twice a year. The next sale is September 18-19. I signed up for their email list, so I'll try to post about it on my blog before the September sale. The sale is held in the Hilltop United Methodist Church in Sandy and it was packed full of great baby and kid clothes, toys, etc.
Finally, I've spent the last month or so perfecting three recipes to enter into the Pilsbury Bake-off. I meant to enter them last week but didn't get to it. Yesterday I thought it wasn't the most appropriate thing to do on the Sabbath and I thought I still had all day today. Today was crazy and I just tried to enter and found the contest closed at noon today. Darn it! Oh, well, I guess there is always next year.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I asked if I needed to start calling parents of kids Sandy has played with about the strep infection, but he didn't think it was likely that it would be passed to them since it is covered by her diaper. I did call my sister, Molly, since Sandy and Lexie bathed together last week.
*We use Corona ointment. It is a fantastic lanolin ointment that is intended for horses, cows, etc. I buy mine at IFA, 1147 West 2100 South. My in-laws learned about this from a pharmacist when they were struggling to clear up diaper rash with one of their children.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I didn't have my camera with me - and I probably wouldn't have taken a picture anyway because stealing cookies isn't something I want to reinforce - but here is a picture of Sandy from today.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
And she's not just crawling. This morning I walked into the bathroom to find this:
So now she has learned to pull herself up, too. She's been walking around things, but she hasn't been able to get up herself until today.
Her cousin Lexie can do these things, I guess she helped Sandy learn while she was here.
So now I'm quickly trying to adjust to a mobile baby. So far it has been pretty safe to leave her for a few minutes playing with toys and trust that she wouldn't go far. No longer. This afternoon I left Sandy playing with toys and ran downstairs to get a package ready to mail. It was almost ready, I really wasn't downstairs for more than a couple of minutes, when I heard a low growl. I called Sage's name and went running upstairs to see what was going on and found Sandy eating the dog food.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
First, Sandy and Lexie opened their Easter bags. In this picture it looks like Sandy is trying to open both of them.
The girls played with balloons that came in their baskets.
Then we got them dressed in matching pink Easter dresses. I realize that we didn't get a single picture of them in the dresses. My dad took several of them on Saturday, though. We loaded them into a double bike stroller and headed to church.
We had spaghetti for dinner.
The girls loved the spaghetti, and required a bath immediately after eating.
After napping, they were ready to put on a second set of matching dresses and get their pictures taken.
And then it was time to wind down and get ready for bed.
Molly and Lexie leave tomorrow morning. We'll be sad to see them go, and we hope they come back soon!
Bill took me to a restaurant in Bountiful called the Sego Lily. It was fantastic!! The restaurant is in a beautiful historic home and I would give the ambiance and food both five stars. Bill had fettuccine alfredo with asparagus, wild mushrooms, and chicken. I had chicken pesto: a chicken breast with fresh tomato, fresh mozzarella, and a balsamic vinegar reduction. The prices weren't bad, either, for as nice as everything was. The service wasn't very fast, though, so if you go plan extra time.
After dinner, we stopped by Game Night Games, a store near our house. Every Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. they open up their game tables for $3 per person. You can play their games or bring your own. When we stopped by all the tables were full and the games were in full swing. We decided not to wait until a game opened up, but I definitely want to go back. I think it would be fun to go with friends and stake out our own table sometime. Anyone interested?
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Here is a picture of Rosie and Brandon with their diplomas.
Rosie and Brandon with my parents.
The group of us, minus my dad and Bill who were taking pictures.
Bill always gets plenty of shots of Sandy and I when he has his camera out. Here is one at the graduation.
I hope the next graduation I attend is Bill's! I'm already planning the party for when that happens.
Saturday morning everyone (mom, dad, Molly, Lexie) came back to my house. My parents just stopped long enough to load the car and then headed back to South Dakota. The picture below shows Sandy (left) and Lexie (right) playing while everyone else helps load the car.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Here is a picture of my dad with both the babies, Sandy is on the left and Lexie is on the right.
Tuesday my grandparents came up for the day and my aunt, uncle, and cousins joined us for dinner. We had a great time and we even got an official four generation photo. We have pictures of Sandy with everyone in the picture, but this is the first time we were all together.
My dad's hobby is photography and so one of the side benefits of his visit is we always get great pictures afterward. I downloaded this picture (and the one above) from my mom's blog. I'm excited to get the rest of the pictures he took. Look at this cute one he took of Sandy.
The main reason for the visit was that my grandpa got married on Wednesday, April 8 (yup, now we share a wedding anniversary). Here is a picture of Grandpa and Gayla on their wedding day.
Here's my mom holding Sandy at the wedding.
And one of me and Sandy at the wedding.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR HUSBAND?
Here's a chance to see how well you really know your husband. Cut, paste and fill in the answers, then forward . . . shoot, you know what to do. The real challenge is to send it to your husband to see how right you really are.
1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
If we're together, we watch one of the sitcoms we tivo: Chuck, Big Bang Theory, NUMB3Rs, and The Office. If he's by himself, he catches up on podcasts (GeekBrief, Tekzilla, 1-minute chef) and watches woodworking shows.
3. What's one food he doesn't like?
Pork roasts because they bother his stomach. Which is too bad because my sister Molly makes a great bbq pork roast (just like Cafe Rios) that I'd make all the time if he liked it.
4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order?
Raspberry lemonade. Or, if we are at The Old Spaghetti Factory, an italian cream soda.
5. Where did he go to high school?
Taylorsville High School.
6. What size shoe does he wear?
10 1/2, but one foot is actually a size 10 and the other is a 10 1/2.
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
He collects computers and ham radios and all the associated wires, cables, etc. He's still trying to convince me his collection of 1980s computer magazines is worth keeping.
I'm not really sure. I like turkey so that is what I usually buy and he eats it.
9. What would this person eat every day if he could?
Why so many questions on food? Bill is very unmotivated by food. He doesn't understand why I'm always interrupting him to feed him.
10. What is his favorite cereal?
Once again, I just buy what I like and he eats it.
11. What would he never wear?
Um, a dress? He would wear a skirt, though.
12. What is his favorite sports team?
Do the couples on Dancing with the Stars count as a sports team?
13. Who did he vote for?
Romney in the Primary, McCain in the Election
14. Who is his best friend?
Bill has some great friends, I'm not sure who I'd pick, but it would be one of these: James Hooper, Kelly Dalton, Jared & Justin Elliss. I'm very lucky because I really like all of their wives, which makes hanging out with them fun for both of us.
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
Refer to Sandy as "YOUR" daughter when I'm telling him about the latest trouble she caused. As in, "I left her in her room just long enough to wash my hands and YOUR daughter tipped over the diaper pail and pulled out all the diapers."
16. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?
chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, fresh raspberries as a garnish
17. Did he play sports in high school?
nope... wait, I think he might have run track.
18. What could he spend hours doing?
researching the latest tech developments on the internet
19. What is one unique talent he has?
Hmm... in my last survey (on his birthday, November 6) I mentioned his ability to instantly rewrite song lyrics. So this time I'll comment on his ability to fall asleep anywhere, even sitting up. I'm amazed, that's something I've never been able to do.
He can also get Sandy to fall asleep in his arms, another thing I have trouble doing.
20. What is his dream car?
blue or yellow T-bird. (Okay, I cheated and asked him on this one. My guess was a red Ferrari)
Happy Anniversary, Bill! I love you!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Here are a couple of pictures of Sandy taken this morning. You can see her bottom teeth in this one.
Here she has crawled over to my plant and is pulling off the leaves. I need to remember to take a leaf in to the local garden center to find out if my plant is poisonous.
Here is a video of her playing with Grandma Gingie.
Here are a few more pictures of Sandy. She loved Grandma's roast and mashed potatoes. She ate and ate and ate.
Some more pictures with Grandma Gingie. Duane videoed Sandy and Grandma Gingie playing together, including playing pat-a-cake, but I'll have to ask Bill where the video is.
Sandy loved Uncle Duane! She smiled every time she saw him.