Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween

Spidey & Minnie
I made miss Abigail's halloween costume this year. I'm pretty happy with  how it turned out!
I just love that it wasn't too warm or too cold for her to wear.
She loved her skirt.
Full outfit shot.
Cousin  Cadin was the bad spiderman and sure did have an attitude at Skyler's family's party the Saturday before. I can't wait till next year to have her trick or treat! She did this year at Grandma S's house and got a Sippy Cup!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Family Picture Preview

Just a few shots of Us before family pictures :) I'm so excited to see our pictures (nov 8) it's been about 15 years since my family had pictures together probably 3 since my siblings and I, and this is our first family picture with Abigail.
Abigail's outfit
Oldest & Youngest Sisters
Hubby &  at dinner
Miss A at dinner!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our Day In Pictures.

Clean Fingers are Yummy.
She starts to close her eyes before smiling now.
And the big smile!
Wondering what mom's doing.
Making pretty faces at Aunt B & Uncle Skip
We went shopping and Abigail found this chair with Aunt Ray Ray, she loves it. 
Mom tried on a bunch of tops. She loves this color. Not the fit though.
I got a Lion today.

After shopping for 5 hours we met Uncle James & the rest of dad's family for dinner for Uncle Jame's birthday. Maybe the family didn't pay much attention to me but the people at the tables around us really loved me! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PYHO: I'm pissed.



This post may be all over the place so please forgive me if things run on or jump around. Bullies. Jerks. Kids that hurt others, physically, or emotionally. We all have been bullied by someone at one point in time or another, it's something I fear for with my daughter, she's 7 months now, but what happens when she's older?

This all came about after a roller coaster week with my baby sister. R is amazing. I love her, and her amazing unique personality. She loves everyone. She stands up for people that are getting picked on. She wants to be friends with everyone, I've seen a variety of people come to her house, or see her at the store and come up to her just to say hi. I love it.

Well Oct 2nd, she had a seizure. Long story short, she now has a head tick and will have it for the rest of her life and will have seizures occasionally. She's in 10th grade, which here in Utah is the first year at the high school. Freshman still hang at the junior high. Now R is already having problems with people, she's different. She doesn't like the way her body looks so she dresses in guy clothes. She is clean and dressed nicely. She doesn't bother anyone in fact she tries to make friends with everyone, yet people say hurtful things to her in the hall.

She is now back in school. Her first day back, and people are already making fun of her tick. It takes everything for me not to go to her school and start stabbing people. What is it that makes people bully? My dad always tells us that people are stupid and only pick on people to make themselves feel better. Okay so I added the stupid part myself, but its true. I once heard or maybe read that when you're starting to feel judgmental about people that you should pick out something you like about them. Maybe their hair, or earrings, whatever it is that you can find. Apparently if you keep doing this it'll become habit and you'll only notice these things.

I'm trying to work on this. In years past I've been better than recent, when it comes to judging others. I try and find at least one thing good about people. I don't want Abigail to be that girl that says mean things. I don't want her to hurt others. I surely don't want her to hurt either. I remember being picked on in Elementary school. People would comment on the way I would speak. I had a hard time learning to pronounce? the letter R, and it's sounds. I went to speech therapy for it and don't have a problem now. Being embarrassed to speak, and then on top of that, the way I would dress. I didn't have boobs in 4th grade like everyone else, I didn't care how I looked. My hair was washed and brushed out, I was clean, I was a elementary school kid, I didn't need to have makeup or a push up bra. With those comments through out the years I find I hold on to things that I've done wrong. It makes me sick to think that I might say something wrong, I'm super self conscious, and won't leave the house looking crazy or with Abigail looking like an orphan. I know its wrong but I'm worried someone will say something.

I just hope that I can be a better mom, and that I can make sure that we aren't the family that is judgmental of the others.  I know you can't stop it completely but you can definitely keep negative thoughts to yourself. You can watch what those close to you say to others. I don't know. I'm just pissed. I don't want my sister to deal with bullies. I want her to go through high school happily. It breaks my heart that people are making fun of her. She has a condition that she can't control. If people would just grow up. I'll say it again. I'm pissed. I don't know how to end this.Other than to say for a third time, I'm pissed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday's Treats

Now I love this fall weather, even if Utah never really got a summer this year. There is something about it that really bring out the baker in me. I really feel like there is nothing better than walking into a nice warm kitchen to snack on something just out of the oven. Now this Tuesday's Treats isn't something that'll happen all that often, but today I'm making banana nut bread and figured it's a yummy treat that most enjoy! I figure what better way to get the fall recipes started then by sharing my banana nut bread recipe and hopefully even doing a picture step by step for those of you (like me) who like to make sure they are doing whatever it is right!

First things first, the recipe.

2 c. sugar                      3 eggs
1/2 c. butter                  1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda    3 1/2 c flour
1 cap full vanilla             6 ripe bananas
1 tsp salt                        1 c walnuts

So I learned from the Cake Dr to have the oven preheating for 15 mins before you actually bake anything. so Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and prepare the cupcake pans. (Or loaf pans, I couldn't find loaf pans at my moms so it ended up being banana nut muffins)


Check out my mom's 27 year old muffin pans. They worked great still!

Soften the butter.

 Add sugar.

 Mix these two together


Add eggs.
 Now it starts to look good! 
 This is where I add in the soda & powder oh and salt
 And the vanilla.
After it's all mixed I add the bananas (my dad has frozen bananas so they look a little different and of course there were more than just the 3 slices.

After it's mixed add the flour then the nuts.

 I filled the muffin tins almost all the way full.  I baked about 25 mins until a knife came out clean when stuck in the center of the biggest ones.
They were delish!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Army Wives.

I am in love with this show!!

Now Skyler, Abigail and I all love to sit and relax and watch a couple shows in the am and again in the pm before bed. Skyler got me into this awful habit and I'm yet to break it, though lately I just go to bed when Abigail does and I leave Skyler alone to finish the shows, but Army Wives is definitely one I cannot let him watch alone. I'm so attached to this show, I don't know if you've seen it or not but OMG it's a must see. I didn't think I would like it at all. I was terribly terribly wrong. So as I'm finishing up season 5 on Netflix, I want to know what do you like to watch? Anything (on Netflix) that I'm missing out on?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

old one

1. I don't blog anymore because I'm too lazy busy to get to it, because I play with Abigail all day long every day! YAY!
2. Utah doesn't care to slowly jump into winter/fall, it is now snowing, earlier this week it was 80 degrees.
3. Just because you have a dishwasher waiting to be switched out with the old one, doesn't mean hubs will call his step-dad and have him put it in, even after months of looking at it just sitting in the kitchen.
4.Hubs will get a call from someone in his family to come over and see something we've done with the house or miss Abigail a few mins before the plan on coming over. 
5. They will call when the house is a near disaster. 
6.This will cause a little discussion (we'll say) about how he makes plans for people to come over but never cleans up before they come.
7. I will get the house clean just in time for them to ring the doorbell.
8. His brother will not only be bringing his wife and 2 kids but apparently the MIL will be coming too. 
9. MIL will tell Abigail to come see her. Will tell Abigail that she doesn't see her enough. 
10. This will cause me to have many rude comments flowing through my head trying to find their way out, such as "We've lived here 2 & 1/2 years, you've been to my house maybe 10 times." or "You can call an ask to see her sometimes, you're just always at your daughter's house so we don't know when a good time is"
11. This will bring out feelings of dislike, and all the prior issues.
12. I will still be sitting there trying to force a smile out.
13. My face will probably, most likely hurt from this.
14. After they leave I will mention it was nice to have people to our house for a change.
15. I'll start to feel bad for my rude comments that were flowing through my head.
16. I'll start to wonder whether I should have hubs invite his family over for dinner or a halloween party this month, other than for his birthday get together we might be having.
17. I'll go to mention this to hubs and will decide other wise.
18. All because I remember that my inlaws and I don't get along. We're not close. Their kids don't know how to behave or act in other people's homes. 

7 mo.

My sweet sweet Abigail, you are 7 months old.
One of the many blurry pictures you let me take on Oct 5th.

Here are a few pictures from the last month.

 We visited Cousin Aleena aka Stinky
 You perfected your sitting.
Cousin Cadin, decided he needed you to be his baby, he now does everything for you, especially if you have your sippy cup, which you still don't like to drink out of you'd rather drink out of a regular glass.
You were able to bond with Aunt Rachel "Bieber" while mom went tanning.You also freaked out at someone for the first time, causing "Bieber" to cry at the tanning place.
You now ride in the big car seat in Grandma's car. I can't wait to get you one for our car!
You visit Stinky a bunch, and you also got your first pair of jean leggings!
Blurry, I know but you started to roll all over our bed in the am, and this is you stuck in between the head board and the mattress, I'm almost positive you said help after I took this picture.

Oh and speaking of talking, you say dada and baba. Baba is mostly said when you are sad. :( You had a random growth spurt and are in 9 & 12 month pants, but 6 month shirts still fit, you're too skinny for the bigger ones. You wear size 2 shoes and size 3 diapers still! Oh you also are getting your first tooth! It started coming through on Oct 4th!!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Honest.

Now I'm going to be honest. I am not coming back to blogging consistently. I will try to post when I can, which lately is maybe once a month. I will not promise to blog consistently, or comment consistently but do know that I follow your blogs, and if you're on twitter i'll follow you there if you let me know!
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