Friday, May 25, 2012


Gage has RSV. Thankfully he is getting better, for a few days there he would hardly eat. I am grateful for doctors, that Gage didn't have to be hospitalized, for the suction clinic, for nebulizers... I am looking forward to both my kids being completely well- Avi still has a runny nose and a cough.
The other day I was stretching my legs as I was laying in the bed next to Gage. I had put my legs up in the air and was rolling my ankles when I looked over and saw a huge grin on Gage's face. I moved my feet around- he loved it! Today I counted to five with my fingers, and when I reached five I would tickle Gage and Avi as they were lying next to each other. Gage was so cute- he would laugh when I was counting!
Waiting for Gunnar to get home. It is funny but I have a mixture of feelings. I am very excited to have him home, but I am also fighting that internal habit I have formed to convince myself I don't really want him home. I am finding out that it was probably not the best tactic to consoling myself in his absence...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Gage is Three Months Old!

Gage is measuring about 15 pounds!! He is a sweet patient baby. If you put your finger along the base of his toes, he will curl his toes around it- it is so cute! He has been sick lately- no fun!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Avi's climb

Avi learned to climb out of the pack n' play today... I can't believe it, she just pulls herself up and over... comes and knocks on the door to be let out, so she didn't have a nap. I tried to get her to sleep on the couch and in bed with me, no luck, finally tonight, I pulled down the mattress to the twin bed in her room onto to the floor. I wonder if she is sleeping on it...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Back to Idaho for minute

We are back up to Idaho. Gage holds himself up on his forearms very well when he does tummy time. He is over three months old! I can't believe how time is passing. Gage is a social little guy, he will smile if you just give him attention- poor guy needs all he can get, with a princess older sister. Avi likes to tickle him, say hi, give monster hugs, kiss him, and point out his cheeks, nose, and especially his eyes. She will sing to him with me.
We have all been sick since Thursday. Avi has been the worse off, poor kid. I have been thankful for Liz to help at night, when Gage is crying, she will take Avi so I can take care him, and she even lets me sleep in the mornings when I am up with Avi!
We are all getting better, the weather has been lovely, maybe a bit hot, but it has been so nice to go outside. We played with bubbles, went on the swings, jumped a bit in puddles from the irrigation.
I took some three months pictures of Gage today- I will have to post them some day... my camera is broken, so I borrowed Micheal's, Gunnar's dad. I missed mine, but I was happy to take some pictures.
I have been trying recipes from oh my word! I love them! I have yet to find a recipe i do not love. Their seven layer Greek dip- great party hit, the Thai chicken noodle salad- I could eat every day! we just had the beans and rice with apple salsa- yum, Brazilian limeades- fun summer drink, their stir fry was nice... I can't wait to keep trying their recipes!
I found a really fantastic Indian Shepards pie in my Kiwi magazine, and yummy breakfast cookie in the Parents magazine- Yes, my life consists, of kids, cleaning, and cooking right now...
I did just finish the last book of Fablehaven- finally finished. It is a fun series.
I have loved the exercise classes available at the church in Utah. It is so nice to get out, make friends, have Avi play with other kids, and I have even been feeling stronger!
I was able to go over to girl's house- I had known in high school. It turns out her husband is in the military and she has a friend, who is pregnant, has an 18 month old and her husband just got to Afghanistan- sounds familiar! Her friend came over and we all cried a little. It was nice to be able to talk to others that know what you are going through.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Avi can now say "strawberry" . It is so sweet. She says diaper-"diapo". When I am putting her down at night, she says, "seat, seat, seat." so I will sit down with her as I prayer and sing with to her. She is getting better at folding her arms and saying "amen."
Today we went to get pupusas with Jennica, it was Jenn's first time. Avi loved the Loroco?(the little flower) kind. She loves cheese! I have been giving it to her a little bit each day, and have not seen a difference in her bowels, so hopefully she'll be okay...
Gage is 13 lbs 12 oz, 23 inches- he had his two month appointment a little late (last week) and since he was a premie a nurse came to check on him today. He is doing well :). He is beginning to laugh, yesterday, I got him to really laugh- it was soooo cute!! He loves it when I say "hi".
Emily got married on Saturday. The ceremony was lovely, Avi and Gage looked adorable dressed up. I am hoping the days settle down soon...
Right now the truck is in the shop, I got hit in the parking lot, while we were in the building, no note left...