Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ike's Weight Gain...

I guess dogs are like the rest of us. If they eat a lot of stuff they shouldn't eat, then they get fat too. Ike is learning this the hard way. (Or the easy way from his point of view.) Brad and I have been really good about only giving him dog food and making sure he gets outside for some exercise. However, I constantly find Ike and Ivy in the kitchen getting into things. Ivy gets a chair and gets cookies, chips, bananas, suckers, pancake batter... you name it and Ivy and Ike eat it. I am amazed at the inginuity of Ivy to get things she wants. And Ike is right along for the ride. He is loving it. However, all of this extra food is going to start taking its toll on him.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I've Been Tagged!

I'm guessing this is how things works, too. (Right Stacie?)

I've Been Tagged (the 4's)

4 Shows I like to watch:
Chuck
Brother's and Sisters
Leverage
Grey's Anatomy
(I actually have more than that...How sad am I?)

4 Things I'm passionate about:
My girls
My home
My sanity
My Brad

4 Phrases I use frequently:
Ike, No!
Ivy, please don't feed that to Ike.
Bella... I'm sorry, Princess Padme (yeah, i'll explain)
Ike, no! (I need to use that twice)

4 Places I would love to visit:
The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas (again... I just loved it)
Another cruise...anywhere
Shreveport- Dad and Lisa say its really neat down there
Disneyland- Never been there

4 Things I did yesterday:
Had a job interview
Laundry
Went to a cooking group- ate way too much
Cleaned up WAY too much crap (literally)

4 things I'm looking forward to:
Sleep
Summer time
Family reunion with my sisters (and their babies)
Having our basement finished

4 Things I love about winter:
Nope, just can't do this one.

4 Things on my wish list:
Finish the basement
Get a good job that works with the girls
More time with Brad
More time with my sisters and their family.

4 People I tag:
Marisa
Kelli
Kyla
Rhiannon

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An Amazing Picture

Thanks to my friend, Stacie, I got this picture that a lady in our ward did of the Primary kids. Look closely... it is so amazing. She took pictures of all of the primary kids and cut them out and pasted them around Jesus to look like they are there with him. I am so impressed with this picture. Can you see Bella and Ivy??

My Cleaning Man...

video

Ivy found some fry sauce and wiped it all over the counter and then all over herself so that Ike would lick her. She thought it was the funniest thing. I came into the kitchen toward the end of it and this is what I was able to capture.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Update to my fun weekend...

So, my last blog was not exactly full of happiness and laughter, so I apologise about that. It was quite the weekend. I forgot to add that Ivy also wrote all over (and I literally mean ALL OVER) the couches with a pen. She sure is fun. But, I think we are all on the downhill side of feeling better so hopefully here soon I can add cute fun pictures of all of us.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mommy needs some quiet time...

Ok, so my girls are sick again, or still...not sure which, but it is taking its toll on me a little. It started two nights ago when the girls woke up a ton because they were coughing, running nose, bad dream...you know the drill. I think I slept a total of two hours. Then, Bella woke up the next morning coughing so hard she threw up. (Yes, I had to clean that up.) So, I got them a warm bath to help with their cough and Ivy decided to dump half the bath water onto the floor because she liked to watch Ike lick it up. (Yeah, that's not going to happen...had to clean that one up too.) Then, I went to let Ike out to go to the bathroom and saw that he had already pooped by the back door. (Me again cleaning up.) As I was cleaning that up, Ike went to the living room and peeded by the fireplace. Grrrrrr. So I went to clean up the pee by the fireplace and Ivy went into the bathroom and decided to pee on the bathroom floor instead of in the toilet. Double Grrrrr. I was up to my eyeballs in puke, pee, and poop yesterday. Oh my.
Last night was a lot of the same... Ivy wouldn't go to sleep and once she finally did, she would wake up coughing. Both her and Bella were up for about two hours last night coughing (mom coughing right along with them) and then up at 6:30 this morning. It was a lot more of the same today except a lot less peeing and pooping by the dog. Needless to say, I am ready for a little quiet time tonight.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pink Eye or Red Eye

So... this isn't even close to being how bad Ivy's eyes got, but it might show you a little glimpse of it. Ivy got pink eye about a week and a half ago and we went to the doctors to get her some medicine. She ended up with an allergic reaction to it and it caused blisters on her eyes and she started running a bad fever. Then, Bella started getting pink eye and a cough. We went back to the doctors last Monday and got them both all set up with lots of medicine and TLC. Bella kept telling us that she had pink eye and Ivy had red eye. (Ivy's eyes were a lot "redder" than hers). Thank goodness all is well with them now. It was a very long week.