Saturday, May 29, 2010

Too Fast

Peyton played in the bath with Jake and Ben for awhile, and then just her and Ben were in there for a long time plating with "guys". It was so cute to listen to her. "Ahhh, help me, I'm falling."
"I'll help you." When I got her out I wrapped her big pink towel around her and she asked me to caryy her like a baby. Of course then Ben requested to be carried like a baby too. I carried Peyton to her changing table, went back and got Ben, carried him to his room and then went back for P. I took off her fingernail polish because it was old and chipped. I told her that her toes looked fine still so we'd leave it for now. She very sweetly asked me to paint them pink (they were gold). I said sure and got the polish. As I was polishing her nails I was telling her about when I was pregnant with her and how I felt when they told me she was going to be a girl. I said that I didn't want to be too happy or too excited in case she wasn't. I told her how one of the first things I thought about was being able to poish her nails. She responded, "Can I go to sleep?" It was too sweet. I told her she could and she did. I finished her toe nails and went ahead and did her fingernails because she was so still. They've never come out better. I stood over her for some time just watching her sleep. She is so sweet and cute and precious to me. I wish that they didn't get big as fast as they do. She is still laying on the changing table drying. I think I'll move her to her bed now.

Monday, May 24, 2010

He's Gone

Porter is gone again. This time it's Peyton's fault. While I was in the shower today she opened the tank.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jessica's "Daily Affirmation"

I'm pretty sure I'm going to start doing something a little like this every morning.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Digital Scrapbook Pages

I have been trying to catch up on scrapbooking and finish all my pages for my 2008 book. I know, I'm almost 2 years behind. I've made dozens of pages in the last few weeks and here is my latest. I had to redo it using different kits because it just didn't look right to me. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Thanks Janelle for telling me about Jane Austin (font), it's perfect for this page.

I like this one too.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I saw this on someone's blog and had to post it. I think I have a new name for our Sienna now.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meet Porter Rockwell

My sister's boyfriend caught us a snake. He's a king snake, a very pretty one, black with yellow bands. We've had him for 3 weeks and 2 days. He spent his 2nd week with us loose in our house. I was at a friend's house and got home very late, was up with Ben and up with Peyton, and finally in bed at 2am when I heard a noise. I was so tired, I needed to get to sleep. I knew our cat Carmen was in the house, I had let her in when I let the dog out at 1:30am. I thought the noise was from Carmen knocking something over on the hall counter, well, it was a noise from Carmen. At 5am, after 3 hours of sleep I woke up to Jacob bawling. Porter is gone, the corner of his tank is broken. Sure enough, Porter was gone. The cat cannot stay away from his tank. Apparently she sat on top of it and caved the screen in on one corner. I should have gotten up. We looked for a little while but it was 5am. I couldn't go back to sleep. We said prayers, many prayers. Jacob was ready to get rid of the cat, he was thinking she ate Porter.
Peyton adores Porter and holds him for a very long time, often. Peyton said, "I know where Porter is!" We say, "Where?" Peyton says, "He's lost!" Thanks Peyton.

Well, after many prayers, much faith, 7 days, and an obedient child, Porter is now safetly back in his tank. While I was visiting with my grandmother in the hospital after finding out she was taken off life support, Tyler was telling Micah to get his pajamas on and Micah listened right away and on his way to his room he saw Porter go into my room under our chair and he yelled for Tyler, Tyler lifted the chair up and retrieved Porter!

We are so happy to have him back! He is getting bigger and ready to shed soon. He is a good eater and is having no problem adjusting to his new diet of no longer living mice.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Quick Update

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your prayers. My grandmother was moved out of ICU last night and is starting some physical therapy at the hospital tomorrow. She was taken off life support Monday afternoon and returned fairly quickly to her spunky self. She was even making jokes today. She has been giving her nurses a run for their money since she's been talking, I'm sure a few of them have thought of putting her back on sedation! Anyway, I have been finding at least 20-30 minutes a day to pop in and see her and would like to go and help her get herself a bit more presentable tomorrow so wish me luck! My grandma knows I am busy with my kids but I need her to know that she's important to me too and I WILL find the time for her. I feel like I have also been given some extra time to have her with us. We all love her very much and she had us pretty scared that we were going to lose her. So, thanks again for your prayers!