Friday, July 24, 2009

Who's ready to have a baby?

Me! Me! Pick me!
As you can see, I still have 27 days until my due date, so I really shouldn't be this anxious. However, Calvin would have been here for a week and a half already. So, every night since that 34½ week date has past, I lay awake in my bed psyching myself out with every kick, or every little pain that my water might break right then, and the mad dash to the hospital would begin.
Bella was only 8 days early, Azure 2 weeks - so I'm prepared for an early baby this time around. The bag is packed, I have made a few freezer meals, I have a sweet neighbor lined up to race over here in the middle of the night to stay with my kids, and we're ready to go. But of course, since I'm expecting it, this will probably be my one kid that I end up having to be induced for a week after my due date.
We'll see. I suppose I really should be extremely grateful that he's made it this far, and encourage little baby Emmett to cook a little longer. Plus, I have to admit that after our tour of the new hospital's birthing center yesterday, I am a little nervous to go through all of that again! So, it's OK, he can hang out for a few more weeks...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pool Party!

the earthquake cake. it was cute at one point in the day!

Happy Birthday to my little sweeties! Today is both Dan & Azure's birthday...but we celebrated for both of them on Saturday. Of course, when Azure was born - 2 weeks early - I had a big pool party/BBQ planned for Dan. The night before the party, Dan was at volleyball, and my sister Lia and I were staying up late wrapping Dan's presents when my water broke. Dan wouldn't answer his cell phone so I called the church's hall phone like 10 times before Uncle Todd finally tore himself away from the game to answer it. Azure was born 5 hours later, on Dan's birthday. We cancelled the party, and luckily Sam's Club took back most of the food! (it helped that there was an ecoli scare at the same time...because I don't think they usually take back meat.)
So this year...we finally got to have that big Pool Party Birthday Bash!
We had fifty people there with all of the family and some friends from church. I don't know about everyone else - but I think it was a blast! Lots of eating, swimming, cute, cute gifts - and perfect weather!
Happy Birthday Dan (34) & Az(5)!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Dancers

Thanks for the pics Joyana!

Ah, Youth Conference. Remember those days? When all you looked forward to was the big dance afterwards with the hope that maybe, just maybe, the guy that you've been secretly eyeing all weekend, but of course never actually talked to, might ask you to dance? Hmm. Good times.
The dance at our Stake's YC this year got started a little differently, and I got to be a small part of it. We'll be doing a big Dance Festival next year, so at conference this last weekend, some youth presented a "preview" of what the Festival will be like. There were four dances that a few youth had been preparing for MONTHS, that were presented to all of the youth Friday night. I was asked (still not sure why) to step in for the choreographer of the "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" style dance after she moved a few months ago. Luckily she finished the choreography before she left, because that is not up my alley at all - but I got the fun job of rehearsing with the kids, fine tuning and staging the production, oh - and that little chore of coming up with costumes. That, I could have done without. But thanks to some help from my friend Christy - I think the kids looked great!
And honestly, I am SO proud of them. They all did such a good job on the final performance. I was sitting with a silly little smile on my face the whole 5 minutes and 50 seconds of their dance. Way to go hoe-downers!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Az's Determination

Azure just taught herself to ride a two wheel bike this morning.
That girl amazes me. She got it in her head last night that she wanted to learn how to do it, so she got up first thing this morning, skipped breakfast, got dressed, put on her helmet, and was out the door. I bought a little two wheeler at a garage sale a few weeks ago that I've been planning on putting training wheels on for Calvin to ride, but haven't gotten around to that yet. She picked up that bike - sans training wheels - and wobbled her way around the culdesac for a few minutes until she figured it out. No help. No instruction. Just Azure, a bike, and a lot of scary pavement. She's taken a few spills, but nothing that will keep her from getting right back on and practicing some more. I am so proud of that little cutie!
Bella is a little emotional over the fact that Azure can do something that she can't, but she plans to learn quickly tonight with a little bit of help from Dad!