Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stolen and Growin

Yesterday Aaron's computer was stolen out of his backpack. We were/are REALLY bummed! Even if it's stolen, the school still charges you 500.00 to replace it. I can deal with that, even though that is alot of money. My biggest let down out of the whole ordeal is that I had pictures on there that weren't saved onto a CD or back-up hard drive.

I'm thankful though, that there weren't a whole summer's worth of pictures. Just the past month and a half, most of which my fav's are on my facebook page. Aaron had to turn in his old computer last month for a newer model. It was a big inconvenience at the time, but now I am thankful for it, because all of my pictures on there were saved elsewhere. I just hope whoever took it needed it more than we did ( although I doubt it).

On a more cheerful note, Logan had his six month checkup today. He weighed 18 lbs. 3 oz., and was 28 inches long. He is in the eightieth percentile for his height, and according to his Dr is at a great weight for his length. I looked up his weight from his four month checkup in August, and he has grown two inches since then! It's amazing how much growing a baby does in their first year of life. As the Dr. was leaving the exam room he said keep up the great work! :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Blonde Monday Moment

Those of you who know me well know that I have a history of having some major blonde moments. I am just naturally kind of a ditz sometimes. Well, I guess I was due for one cause today I had quite the doozy of one.

The low fuel light came on in the van today, so I stopped at the gas station to get some gas. I pulled up, and got out and went to open the gas cap. I didn't see it, so I felt a little sheepish and hopped back into the van and drove to the other side of the pump and got out again. This time there was no cap again! I muttered to my self "you've got to be kidding me!" In the meantime, there were two other people at the pump filling up their vehicles and by now I'd made a little bit of a scene. One was a man in a business suit. I'm pretty sure I saw him give a little chuckle. One was a younger lady. She made a comment about my having little ones in the van, and that she does that all the time too. I think she was just trying to make me feel better.

Well, I got back in the van for the third time, and finally got it parked on the right side to pump the ten dollars of gas that I needed. I hopped out feeling really stupid, and opened the cap, and grabbed the gas nozzle, reached to put the nozzle in the tank and felt a sudden jerk. I. was. too. far. away. Now I was just about ready to give up and drive off I felt so dumb, but for the last time I got in, backed up the van so the hose would reach my van and was finally able to fill up. It only took me four times.

How was your Monday?

Friday, October 23, 2009

6 Months Old

It is really hard for me to believe this little man of mine is six months old! That time sure flew by fast! He has gotten a little bit chubby as of lately. His hands and legs are filling out. He's not near as chunky as Travis was when he was this age, but he's gotten bigger. I'm ready to move him out of my room, so that is the plan for when we move in two weeks. We'll probably have to let him learn how to put himself to sleep as well. I hate that. Aaron usually does it when I'm working, but there are a few days where I just have to block their crying out. I'm just too nice to let them cry themselves to sleep. But that's what we had to do for Jenna and Travis, and it worked. It just takes a few days.
Last night this little guy was so cute! Not that he isn't everyday, but last night he was all cuddly and snuggly in my shoulder, and doing his little "singing" that he's been doing to comfort himself when he's sleeping or eating. He just lights up the room with his smile. All it takes is for me to walk into the room or within his eyesight range for him to smile. He really likes his mom. Which most days is a good thing, but when he's all sad and crying on his Dad, who is perfectly capable to hold him especially when I am busy trying to clean or make supper, it can be not so great. Usually when he does that and I go pick him up, he looks back at Aaron and smiles. He SO has us wrapped around his little fingers.

We started him on baby food last week. So far he doesn't care for peas ( we tried them yesterday and he acted like we shoved something sour in his mouth) and green beans. Those will be tried again in a few days. He loves his fruit and sweet potatoes however, and the orange veggies have gone over pretty well with him. He was def. ready to move onto more than formula and cereal. Now that we started him on his solids, he seems to be more content.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weekend Adventures

I love fall for pictures. It was finally nice AND dry out for pictures. This is one of my favorites from the whole weekend.

My wonderful mom and dad. I love you guys!

My family without spouses and grandkids.
The whole family with our kids and spouses.

Logan and Karmyn

Baby Gavin and the Larson Grandsons minus Dustin.


Logan and Gavin

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


We made it to my mom's last weekend! The whole family was home on Sunday. I'll post more pictures of that later.

Jenna's new dress from Grandma. She loves it! Thank you!

Me and Jenna waiting for her bus.

My pasties that took me all day to make! I was pretty proud of how they turned out.

Can you believe this little guy is almost six months old!? I can't!

Friday, October 16, 2009


We're off to see the family this weekend! I'm excited. My sister and brother in law just had a little baby boy on Monday, so that means I will get to see him. I'll also get to see Katie and Aaron's house project that they have taken on. That will be fun too. I've not really seen Katie since her wedding in July. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pasty Day

I had a productive day today. I woke up at seven with Aaron, did a half hour workout, then got the kids settled, and proceeded to make pasty. It was an all day process. Literally. I had MANY interruptions, and it didn't help that my first batch of crust didn't turn out. I was pretty much piecing chunks together to cover the filling. Well, I called my pasty queens and got some good advice on how to make it better the next time.

. (-Grandma, I know you read this, It's a good crust! I just boiled the water too long! :0) Aaron says that they are as good as yours and mom's.)

So I followed her advice, and got it made, and let it chill for a few hours. They are turning out, and it is eleven at night and I have a half hour left on my last batch. I started at nine this morning. It'll be worth it though! I love pasty!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stay Fit Challenge

Today is the first day of our stayfit challenge and I must say, it will be a challenge. But hopefully a good one. It'll always be on the back of my mind, and that's what I need. I totally lost track of time, and haven't been real good about working out. But now, now I am committed to something and have no excuse. I need to measure everything to mark down, and keep track of my weight, and inches. That way if I get frustrated, hopefully I can see results and make it worthwhile. I should probably find a journal to keep track of my points I accumulate. I'm not known for my great memory.

Good luck to everyone else who is doing this! I'm excited, hope you are too! :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Everyday Happenings

He found a friend in the mirror.
Jenna relaxing after getting home from school one afternoon.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just Logan and I

It's just Logan and I this weekend as Aaron and the big kids went up north to my mom's. He is doing a drywall job for my Grandma in their garage. I have to work and am still nursing Logan, so I wanted him to stay home with me. I found two babysitters, Kaylin today and Lianna tomorrow morning so I could do that.

Having just one baby is so odd after the commotion of three! It's a nice little break, and I think it will do me well. A little bit of bonding time being able to just enjoy my baby with no interruptions. I think he likes having just his mom around. He slept in this morning, and woke up just happy as can be. He was happy hanging out in the exersaucer for about an hour while I did dishes and cleaned up. He was great all day. He even got a bit of quality floor time with no one kissing or hugging or sitting on him. :)

Tomorrow I will have all day to enjoy him. We have a progressive dinner that our townhouses are putting on, and I volunteered to host a course. I am making chicken tortilla soup. Last time we had it I loved it. We'll see how it goes over. I won't be sad if there are lots of leftovers. I am stop number three out of four so it's a possibility.

But Logan is fussing now telling me he just wants to go and cozy and go to sleep. Not a bad idea as it's pushing midnight and I have to get up at seven to be at work for eight. Goodnight.

Halloween Party

The kids and Aaron and I went to a Halloween Party at the local Kids Museum tonight. They all got to wear their costumes. Logan was a mouse, Travis a skunk, and Jenna a leopard. They had a blast. There was a bunch of different stations around the Museum, ice cream, pineapple sampling, card making station, an acorn stop, monkey masks, and even a silly putty making station. TONS of activities.

Jenna saw the Wildcat and Big Boy and was just pumped. She went right up to them, gave them high five, and then told me "take a picture mom!"

All three kids with their costumes. They only sat still long enough for me to get one picture. I was glad it turned out to be a good one. They were too busy the rest of the evening playing to sit still for any pictures!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Same Same Brother Buddies

I bought the boys some new shirts from Target's clearance rack the other day. Travis was pumped. He kept saying "Same same as Logan!" :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

We're Moving

We're moving! Our rent has always been a bit high for us, so lately we've been thinking of other options. Last night Aaron thought of the trailer we lived in when we were first married. So I called Jen A. today and asked if it was open. Last fall it wasn't when we first moved down here. Guess what! It is! Well, not anymore actually. :) We are going to be moving in. I have to give a thirty day notice to the school tomorrow so we can move out. Then we will be trailer dwellers again. I'm a little excited. The rent is WAY WAY WAY cheaper. So, I'm a little nervous, as it is a big decision, one we have contemplated many times and always vetoed it, but decided today that we are going to do it. I don't like moving, we have done it many times in the past five years (this will be the 6th time). When we bought our house up in town, I swore I wasn't moving again in the next ten years. Ha. The trailer has alot of good memories in it.

But this will be a good thing. I'm trying to figure out what to do for Jenna school wise, but I'll just have to talk to her teacher. The kids will have a bigger bedroom, and a yard to play in. There is more storage room, and it even has a sauna! I'm happy about that. Overall, I think it's a smart move and we are happy about it.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


So I went to Target tonight with the kids to buy some diapers for Travis, and pull-ups for Jenna. I probably spent about fifteen minutes walking up and down the diaper aisle trying to decide what brand to buy. It was a toss up between Pampers and Huggies. I had a 3.00 coupon for Jenna's pull ups, and then chose the Huggies big pack (112) for Travis as I had a 3.00 coupon for those too. I had too many coupons to choose from!

I actually only took Jenna and Travis, and since they were good all day today, I decided I'd bargain with them and instead of buying them a sugary treat, I bought them each a pair of socks from the buck spot. Jenna got tinker bell socks and Travis got Mickey Mouse socks. One pair each. They were pumped. When we got home they put them on right away. They are still on and they're both sleeping now. Travis was so fired up. He kept stopping every so many minutes to pull up his pants and check out M.Mouse. :) He was so funny today. My little Myrna bird. He copied everything I said to Jenna for the most part. He will do that once in a while, but today pretty much did it all day. It was comical really.

Other than that, not much has been going on around here. The weather has been crappy, really cold and rainy, and I've been working. So same old same old. We're healthy and happy. Perfect.

Thursday, October 1, 2009