Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ohhh We're Movin' on Up!

Not a whole lot has happened during this last month, except we are moving... again. As I pack for the 11th time of our marriage, I keep getting the odd feeling of deja vu. Todd accepted a job in Idaho Falls with Melaleuca. Todd used to tell me, and I never doubted, that he would never work for Melaleuca. All he really knew about it was it had a call center, and most of all the women in my family have worked at the call center. As much as Todd likes working at Wal-Mart, we have not become the biggest fans of Arkansas. I think a year is plenty of time to decide if you like a place or not, and well, we don't really like it. Todd began the job search awhile ago, neither of us really banking on moving anytime soon. But after much prayer and Todd's hard work, Todd got a great job. Arkansas will always hold a special place in my heart; it was the state where Hayd was born and lived most of his first year (and the place of Olde Tyme donuts), but its time to move on. We are really excited for Hayden to grow up around family and for us too! This may not be the last move our little family will make, but it will be a great one. We leave Bentonville October 7 and we will make it to Idaho Falls (after a quick stop in Utah) on the 9th. This move has stressed me though; Todd not so much. I worry about Hayden's birthday, his shots, getting sick, Hayden dying from falling down stairs, family pictures and getting my hair done... all worthy stressers. We already have so much planned once we get home, which will be such a change from doing nothing:).

In other news, Hayden has some serious teeth coming in. I feel like it took awhile for him to finally start getting teeth, but all of the sudden four are coming in. He hasn't been as peachy as he was with the first few teeth, but still not bad. Hayden still isn't walking yet but loves pushing around boxes; he really wants to walk. He also had his first chocolate chip cookie today, and absolutely loved it! Hayden has a lot of change coming his way, which I hope he handles well. He has a move, new environment (climate and house), actually being around people, switching to whole milk and I suppose we should have him stop using bottles (so he doesn't use them till he is five like some people I know...), all which I stress about daily, motherhood=tough.

Anywho, that's the latest... oh I think I'm getting sick... goody.

We look forward to seeing lots of you!

I love this messy little guy. Such a funny boy.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Mi bebe tiene ahora 11 meses, and I cannot believe it. This year just keeps going at the speed of light. It was a year ago that we got our maternity pictures and now I have a crazy little boy. We are not sure on Hayden's current stats but according to Wii Fit he is around 18 pounds, and since the wii is so accurate and we are always so good at guessing, he's probably around 16, haha. His 3-6month onesies are finally getting somewhat tight. He eats like a 300 lb. man at a buffet, so I keep thinking he'll chunk up but since he is always on the move, maybe he never will. He has three teeth coming in on top. His two front teeth are coming down at the same time but very far apart. He is going to have a HUGE gap!! And since we have a finger-sucker addict, they will probably be very buck. Needless to say his cute days are numbered... JK... sorta;)... nothing new teeth and orthodontic work can't fix. I think he will have big teeth, like his parents. It's very scary sticking your fingers in his little chomper; he's got quite the bite. Luckily teething so far hasn't been too much of an issue, knock on wood. He has become a clapping, high fiving, dancing and shaking his head "no" fool. We were at a wedding a week ago and when everyone started clapping when the bride and groom came in, Hayden joined in; pretty much the cutest thing. He claps when there is any sort of clapping on TV and will also dance when there is any kind of music; he even dances when I sing. The habit of always shaking his head "no" is funny, but is probably going to get a little obnoxious. I keep trying to teach him to shake "yes" but it isn't happening. He is still working on standing by himself and walking, I still think it'll be a few more months till that happens. He is basically the cutest, happiest little bugger, and we love him.

He is such a pain to take pics of now!!

 Cheesy smile

 Cheesier smile!

You may be thinking, "Oh he looks tired." Our little guy gave himself two black eyes last week. He fought the coffee table and the coffee table won. He had such sad eyes, I felt so bad for him. I thought about editing his eyes but then that would be lying about the 11month old we have.

It also has been two years since we loaded up our clothes and dog, and headed to NYC. It also has been 11 years since all the awful things that happened in NYC, in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon. I remember being so scared but so proud of Americans that day. We absolutely love NYC and are grateful for the time we had there; we still talk about those few months all the time!! We wish we could live there someday but me thinks, actually I know, we need A LOT more money. We hope NYC will always be apart of our lives, and I hope Americans can stand together like we did 11 years ago, and never forget!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bath time gone askew

So far this Sunday has gone splendid. We now have 11:00 church which means sleeping in, eating breakfast (but not today... Fast Sunday) and Hayden not missing any of his naps. Hayden was not perfect at church today, but I did make it through an entire Relief Society without having to leave the room; success in my book. We then came home, Hayd went directly to sleep and we enjoyed some "How I Met your Mother" time. For dinner, Todd made crepes, and we all enjoyed them. Our bedtime routine usually starts with Todd and I deciding on who cleans up the kitchen or who bathes Hayden. Since crepes make a mess and neither of us had done dishes for the day, I thought bathing Hayden would be the easier of the two. Now this is where things go askew and a little gross so viewer discretion is advised.

We usually take Hayds diaper off and put him directly in the tub, but since he had made a mess in his diaper, for the second time, I took him to his room to clean up the mess. I changed him on the floor so while I was wrapping up the grossness, the little man took off crawling. He headed to the bathroom, which was great. I soon followed him and found him in the bathroom sitting in his man-made pool. Being the responsible parent that I am, I didn't want to put him in the filled tub till I could fully watch him, so I moved his little naked self out of the way and cleaned the pool. Of course he crawled away and as I followed, I was led the way by little brown droppings. I cleaned up some of the droppings but I took the kid, wiped him up again and put him in the tub. I no sooner put him in the tub when I saw little pebbles sinking to the bottom of the tub. You are probably wondering where Todd was in all this, well he was in the kitchen doing dishes and ended up cutting his finger... I was on my own. I had to pull the little pooper out, clean him up and drain the water. Eventually he stopped releasing his bodily fluids and was able to get fully cleaned.

Lessons learned: never trust a naked boy and always pick to do the dishes!