Saturday, December 12, 2009
So, today we decided to set up our tree!!!! Yay!!
We only have a little 5 foot one, and with the cats and Glade we figure it would be best to keep it off the floor a little so we put it on Glade's table. Not that that has helped at all haha.
But in my family, our tradition is to have the presents be the decoration around the house, and you do a winter village under the tree. A couple years ago my parents got me my first houses and people for my village and we were able to set them up for the first time this year!
I am soooooo excited at how good it looks!!
Glade even helped me put the books under it for hills and put the snow on. She was so excited that she is old enough to help it just makes me smile. She knows not to touch the houses and people, but loves to just stare at them and pretend they are talking to each other. She is just growing up too fast.
So, welcome to Christmas at the Pearson home!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
So, here is a bit of updates to pass the time!
In September, we went up to Payson for Labor day weekend to spend with my family. I was able to watch Teagan (my nephew) one of the days we were there and Glade and him had tons of fun! We went to the fair on Sunday, and Glade was absolutely in LOVE with the ferris wheel. My brother and I took her on it first, and I was more terrified than she was. She would try to hang over the side to see Blake and was just in love when it would stop when we were on top. It was so cute! She went later with Blake and loved it just as much.
October wasn't very noteworthy, except that she got to dress up as a Rockstar for Halloween! Which she absolutely loved! (Pics I will post later). We went to my parents for Halloween and she got to ride their new 4 Wheeler and loved that even more than the Ferris wheel. She would yell "Faster" and she had to help you drive. She just loves it, no matter how cold she gets. She even loves the big hills you go over and giggles and yays the entire way down!
November was kind of boring too. We went and spent Thanksgiving weekend (the day after and the one after that) with my parents again and had Thanksgiving dinner with them because of Blake's work. We wish we had been able to go to California, but Blake only got 2 days off for the holiday.
December has started off pretty well, with Glade growing like a weed and talking NON STOP. Most days it's full sentences, but a lot of the time it's just gibberish haha.
I promise to post more, so it won't be so long next time!
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
When I was nursing, they were easy to remedy. She would eat and fall right back to sleep. After I weaned, she still had her binky until she was 17 months, so she would suck on it and fall right back to sleep.
Ever since we cut her binkies up, it has been all sorts of awful.
She would wake up scared to death and sometimes it would take 3 hours to calm her down and get her to go back to sleep. It happened more if she was at someone else's house and not in her bed.
Ever since I was laid off in July, they have been getting fewer and farther between. She had a couple about 3 weeks ago, but we hadn't seen them since. We thought we finally had it beaten.
Today, during her nap, she woke up and was absolutely terrified. She kept screaming "mommy don't" and then she would cry for me. Blake ran and picked her up and she kept crying, so I took her and cradled her.
After a few minutes she calmed down and went back to sleep.
Maybe me being home has helped, but I am so scared that me working is what caused her frights. I wish there was some way to make it so she doesn't have any. Most days she is so scared of going to sleep that she stays awake as long as she can and then crashes from exhaustion.
And just because I know the question will be asked, no she doesn't watch rated R movies or rated M games. We don't play or watch them in front of her.
If there are any pointers we could use to help, that would be great.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I was fired, so we decided that since I was going to be home for a bit, we would finally buckle down and potty train Glade.
She took to it like a duck to water... for a few days. And then she forgot everything and peed all over everything in our apartment. It was great.
So, we started from square one. We bought her skittles, and every time she would go potty, she would get a handful of skittles. She caught on SUPER fast.
And I am pleased to say that in the last 48 hours, we have had one accident, but we are officially potty trained and in "big girl panties"!!!
I didn't read any books or anything, I just had her tell me when she needed to go and we would go.
Our first big test was today. We were in Walmart and I was worried she wasn't going to tell me that she needed to go. We were checking out, and she ran to the bathroom, pointed and said "peepee". So we went in, she went potty and I was SOOOOO excited.
So, no more diapers for us!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
To start off, in May, for Memorial day, Glade went and spent the weekend with my parents. She had a BLAST! She definitely wasn't happy to be home..
Well, the next weekend, she went up North with Blake's parents. She had tons of fun at the wedding and reception, plus she got to see her Teagan. And she was even less happy to be home from that... she was so spoiled she wouldn't walk from the couch to the fridge 5 feet away lol.
Two weeks later, Rachelle went to Moab and almost had to cancel, but I so *awesomely* volunteered to watch Teagan. Pam and Ray were driving down through to Cali on Thursday, so they brought Teagan with them.
Him and Glade had TONS of fun. Thursday was the Summer Games opening, and Blake had to work, so I walked him and Glade over to Brenda's and hung out with them all day haha. We walked around, made a mess out of their apartment, they fed me, and we got to watch the fireworks from right across the street from where they are. They were SUPER loud.
Then, this last weekend, we had Glade's second birthday party. She won't turn two till tomorrow, but my cousin is having his wedding tomorrow, so last weekend was the perfect time. We had it at my parent's house, and had an absolute blast! Their house and yard look awesome, and everyone had a great time.
After the party, everyone but us, my parents and brother, and Darryl, Rachelle, and Teagan went home. We all decided to stay the weekend and go hiking on Sunday. Saturday evening we listened to my mom play her Accordian, and then we played Crocket (sp??) in their backyard, which was definitely an experience haha.
Sunday, we went hiking in Bryce and then went to dinner at the Pines. It was TONS of fun!!
I know this is kind of a summary of a post, but it has caught you up haha. I am going to get pictures soon to post, so I will post them when I get them!!
Monday, June 29, 2009
This will be mainly pictures.
We got a new family member, Yoshi. We were walking on Main Street and found him discarded in a box. He is maybe 4 weeks old and we have to bottle feed him, but he is absolutely adorable.
A few weekends ago, we watched Teagan while Darryl worked and Rachelle was in Moab. It was an interesting weekend with two toddlers haha. Definitely kept us running around.
The beginning of June, Curt and Reita came through and took Glade for the weekend. She had a LOT of fun.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
SO, this one will just be a general update.
Blake and I are just working, and that's about it haha.
Glade changes everyday. I still can't believe she will be 2 next month. It went by way too fast. And I swear everyday she does something I didn't know she could do.
She says multiple words together now, and that still baffles me. Her favorite one is either "Ready, set, go" or "No, Kitty". I can't believe how fast she is learning.
Today we took her to the park, and there were a couple of ducks in the water and she looks at them and said, "Hey Ducks". She talked to them for a minute and then waved and said, "Bye Ducks". I didn't even know she knew the word duck!
It is just crazy how fast time flies before you even know it.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Darryl, Rachelle, and Teagan came down for a few days, and today before they left we went to St. George for In 'N Out Burger and Barnes and Noble.
While we were in Barnes and Noble, Glade was running around having a good time, and Blake and I would take turns following her around.
Well, right before we were about to leave, Blake walks over and Glade comes with him. She keeps following him down one of the aisles, but he thought she had stayed with me. Neither of us thought much of it.
As Rachelle went to pay, I turned to Blake and Glade was nowhere to be found. She was gone.
We searched around the entire store. And Barnes and Noble is in the mall, so I was terrified she had left the store and was roaming the mall by herself.
Blake and I met up after we searched everything. Neither of us had Glade. Darryl then started to help, and Rachelle went around asking if anyone had seen Glade.
We decided to search once more, and she was nowhere on my route. Then I turned and saw Blake coming out of the kids book section with her. I was so relieved I couldn't even believe it.
When I had checked the kids place before, I hadn't seen her. Blake found her in a corner with a book open, just sitting and reading.
Now I guess I know that I should look in corners to find my run away daughter.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
There is no love,
like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.
Happy Mother's Day to you all you future, present, or past mothers out there!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
So, when I got home, I had to take a look for myself.
Below are a few of my favorite 'fails'.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Now it looks like a little girl's room!!
So, now all we need to do is finish painting her dresser, then maybe paint her room. Pictures will be following this, as soon as I take the pictures haha.
But it is really adorable, and Glade is really excited to have her toys and stuff in her room now.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
My family has always watched the 3 horse races with a LOT of enthusiasm every year. It starts with the Derby (May 2 this year), then it goes to the Preakness (May 16 this year), then the Belmont (June 13 this year).
Even when we were in Germany we didn't miss this race. It came on at about midnight, but we watched it!
I missed the races last year because I worked at the girl's home, and this year it started after I got off, which is competely awesome.
So, to understand the awesomeness of this event, I need to kind of explain my family.
You know how people get excited about the Super Bowl and then NFL draft? We are like that with the races. We are always finding out the current standings of the horses and riders, and the second pictures comes out we have to skim those over because you can't root for an ugly horse ;).
This year a horse died, and 3 were taken out of the race for hurt ankles (one of which was one of the ones I wanted to win). All before the actual race! It was crazy.
SO, before the race starts, you have to stand and sing the song, then you watch the horses walk to the gate. This is where you pick your favorite horse. Now, my mom and I always pick the prettiest horse to win. My dad normally goes with the favorite, and I don't really think Clint cares.
My mom and I were rooting for #12, General Quarters. He was a gorgeous gray. His owner is a retired school principal and trained and raised the horse himself. Which is really cool! I so hoped he would win!
Well, they posted, and Glade climbed on her rocking horse and got ready for the gates to open. The minute they opened, she was running along with the horses and just having a ball. I was getting super nervous because General Quarters was in 10th (out of 19 horses).
Finally, the last stretch came. Every favorite and amazing horse choked. And the worst horse on the entire track, in so far as stats, broke ahead and was a good 30 feet in front of the show horse! (Win is first, Show is second, and Place is third).
It was absolutely amazing to see this! This horse is a nobody. His odds were 50 to 1 (if you bet on him, you made a LOT of money). His owner bought him for $9000 dollars, which is absolutely nothing considering you can get a "champion" horse for about a million. And he won the Kentucky Derby by a LONG shot.
On the top of the post is the horse, Mine the Bird, with his jockey, Calvin Borel. As you can see, it isn't a very pretty horse. But man, I am kicking myself for not betting $10 on him ha ha.
Monday, April 27, 2009
The beginning of the month we (me and Glade) went to my parent's house to help them lay their sod in their backyard. I had to work, so we got there LONG after they were finished. We hung out with my parents, my brother, his friend Wes, Levi and his fiancee Shakeara. It was a lot of fun.
Sunday, we went to Calf Creek to hike to the lower falls. It is only about a 5 mile hike, but it is in sand, so it felt a LOT longer. My dad and I carried Glade (my dad more than me) and eventually she fell asleep with her head on top of his riding on his shoulders. It was really cute.
Glade and I came home Sunday night and it was good to be home and rest.
Last week, we went back to my parents because my dad was called as the 1st counsellor in the Bishopbric. It was such a great day! We were only able to stay for church, but it was so cool to see my dad get called and then have Blake and Clint stand in the circle to ordain him. It was really neat.
Then this last weekend, we went back over for my dad's "Older Than Dirt" 50th party. We played the Newliwed Game, and ate cake, and Glade had a ball with all the attention she got. Saturday we drove past Escalante and drove to Wayne Ct and over Hog's Back. It was a great drive. On top of the mountain, we ran into snow, and stopped by the sign that tells you the elevation, but it was covered in snow, so Clint got out, climbed the pole, in 20 degree weather, with no jacket and wiped the snow off. It was so funny.
When we got home we played horseshoes in my parents backyard (thank goodness for grass!) and it was a lot of fun. We watched a movie and then left Sunday morning to be back at church.
All in all, it was a SUPER eventful month!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
If any of you haven't seen these, you need to watch these two videos. They show you that you should never judge anyone, and they are just amazing stories!
The first is Susan Boyle. She has caused quite a stir!!
This next is Paul Potts. He sang a year or so ago, but it is absolutely amazing!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA&feature=related
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
As we're walking around looking at things, I always stop to look at the dolls. I have collected porcelain dolls since I was about 8 years old. They have to be authentic, and I love the really expensive ones. It's actually amazing that I have about 30 of them now.
Well, I didn't see anything I liked, so I kept walking. We were about to leave, but something told me to look again at the dolls.
I walk over, and saw the most gorgeous doll I have ever seen in DI! I was so scared to look at the price because the doll was that gorgeous.
Blake looked at it and tells me it was only $12! I look to see who it was made by, and since I look at dolls online about 8 times a day, I know the prices of different brands and such. This one, there were only a handful made, and they retail for about $200. So, I had to buy it!!
So, without further ado, my new doll for my collection!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
She can say so many words it's crazy. She doesn't say them very often, but she knows more than I am sure of. Her favorite is still baby, but it is slowing losing its coolness to her. She now loves to say "Hey Kitty" to Ada and to anyone that comes in the door as she points at Ada. They have become fast friends. Glade will pretend she is sleeping on the floor to get Ada's attention and Ada will jump on her head and Glade will run away giggling. They chase each other for hours. I was worried it would never happen, but I am so glad it did!
When we put Glade to bed at night, we read her a story, then she turns off her light and sits down and folds her arms and looks at us expectantly. It's definitely a good reminder to me! And it helps that it is completely adorable. After she hears the word "Amen" she throws her arms in the air and giggles and says "Bed". It's pretty stinking cute.
Every morning we wake her up to get her dressed so Blake can drive me to work. The minute we get in the car she points ahead and giggles. I get out of the car at work and she waves and says "Bye bye". Some days she cries, but most days she is really cute and tells me bye. I love every minute of it.
She is the greatest climber I have ever seen. She has taught herself to climb over the baby gate, never when Blake is home, but she does it all the time with me. It drives me crazy. We have the cat food and litter in our extra room and she climbs the gate to put all the food in the water and eat the cat litter. And that is my genius child ha ha. She also can climb onto everything within sight. If her hands can reach it, she can climb up to it. She pulled herself up onto our window sill with just her arms. She was very proud, then she got really mad when I took her down.
Brenda has been teaching her songs. The one Glade loves to hear is "The Wheels on the Bus". For about a week Glade would raise her arms in the air and swing them side to side. I had no idea what she was doing. Then I saw Brenda doing the song and motions and I realized it. She is doing the windshield wipers! She won't do them when you sing with her, but she does them by herself. The one she will do with you is when the mommy's say "Shhhh". She loves to put her finger to her mouth and blow, making the "shhh" sound. When I tell her to be quiet in church, she yells at me, then when I go to tell her to be quiet, she will look at me and tell me to "shh". It's so funny I can't help but laugh, and I know that can't be good for a learning child ha ha.
I feel so bad for the people that sit behind us in church. Glade plays with them through all of Sacrament Meeting and they love every minute of it. And when I tell her no, she looks at me and says "shh". Sometimes it gets old ha ha.
Mandy's son Michael also taught her tons of little tricks when they were here. She now says the "g" sound all the time. She can also open the fridge, which is a big NEGATIVE! She took all the hot dogs out of the fridge and proceeded to eat a bite out of all of them, then she put them back before we noticed. Then when we went to eat them, they had little Glade teeth marks all over them. It was good stuff.
She can also count to two. When she goes to jump off the couch, or open the door to go outside, she will say "One, Two" then do it. She doesn't like the concept of waiting until "Three" to do anything.
When we change her diaper, we will hand it to her and she will throw it away. We had to buy a trash can with a lid because of the cat, but she learned how to open and close it and so she throws her diaper away and then comes back for a high five. I am super proud!
She knows all of her body parts. Which I am super proud of. Her favorite is her belly button, I think it is because she can say it, and loves to lift her shirt and point it out to you. And the way she says it with a gleam in her eye makes it all the sweeter.
She also learned how to look like a fish. Where you suck your lips in and look like a fish... probably didn't need to explain lol. I didn't know she could do it until we were at church and she was doing it to Caleb.
She also does Blake's faces perfectly. We will be in Walmart and she will just turn and glare at some random person. Then when they give her that surprised look, she will bust up laughing and when the person she was glaring at laughs, she stops and glares again. It is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. I feel bad that these random people are getting my husband's spawn's glares, but I think it is pretty comical.
She is still a completely book baby. She will sit for hours with her baby doll on her lap and read her stories. It is so cute to hear her talk and tell the story to her little baby like we do to her. Then when the book is over, she will rock the baby to sleep, put it to bed, then tell us to "shh" so she can sleep. And she hates being away from even one of her baby dolls. This includes all of her stuffed animals and babies. She has over 15. We bring 2 with us when we go anywhere, but of course they aren't the two she wants at that moment. Ever.
At Dollar Tree they had Coca Cola glasses. The thick ones that I absolutely love. We bought some for us, then we saw little baby ones. We got one for Glade and she absolutely loves it. She carries it around with her so she can have whatever we are drinking when we drink it. She rarely spills anymore, and it is so great. Her favorite thing to drink in it is Root Beer. She looks at the bubbles and giggles, then she drinks a little and does it all again.
This last weekend we went with Brenda and Caleb to her parent's house, and I got to see Glade with a couple kids her age. There are two little girls, one a little younger and one a little older than Glade. She is the tiniest. It amazes me how little she is, but she looks so big to me when she is alone.
She has grown tremendously since her last doctor's app. We had to get her into 18 month pants, and now she is consistantly in 12 month shirts. They are still a little big, but she has a long torso so anything smaller shows her belly.
I just can't believe how fast she is growing. It seems like yesterday I was barely pregnant, then she was in the hospital. I can't believe it has already been 20 months since she was born. It flies by way too fast.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
And, her hair is coming in super fast lately. The back has always been a lot longer than the top and such, and it did look like a mullet. But, my daughter has such curly hair that it would curl, but then she would sit in a car seat or something and it would become a tangled mess.
So, when my parents were in town today, my mom said I should cut the back, that way it gets all the split ends and makes the hair even and now it should grow faster.
When we got home, I did just that. I got the back wet, and I cut an inch off her hair. It actually looks kind of like a cute little bob hair cut now! It's pretty adorable! Instead of the ringlet curls, it curls around her face (well, her ears and neck) and it looks so cute!
Considering this is my first haircut I have given with scissors, I did a pretty good job!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
So, even though I only wanted to take a nap, I walked to the Wii and tried to make them work.
Needless to say, a half hour later I was already getting more and more frustrated since it was now not playing any games. The Wii wouldn't even spin the games.
Caleb and Brenda stopped by while I was in the middle of this (sorry!) and I was pretty upset by that time. So I decided to take the stupid system apart.
So, I get a screwdriver and start to open it, hoping it is just some dust on the system I need to blow off. But, Nintendo has placed Y shape screws on all the important joints. And I couldn't unscrew them with the stuff I had.
As I was more and more frustrated as the minutes dragged on, I decided to go to Nintendo's website and see if they had solutions.
It gave me a number to call, and knowing what it is like to be screamed at over the phone, I calmed down and let the lady know what was going on.
Before I could say that it froze during Metroid 3, she butted in and asked if it did it during Metroid 3. I was astounded. (This was after going through the TTY and learning there is an entire group dedicated just to Super Smash Brothers Brawl problems...)
She was so nice and we tried a home fix, but nothing worked.
So, our Wii has to be sent in for repairs. Since we got it when it came out, the factory year warrantee is expired, so in total it will be $85 to fix. Which includes shipping, all the parts they would need, and a year warrantee when it comes back. Not a bad price.
We are just upset that our system that is supposed to work forever is broken, and our 360, that is supposed to have problem after problem is working like a cherry...