Thursday, February 12, 2015

February 10 on 10: Lisa

I was looking back at last February's post and realized what a difference a year makes! It also made me grateful to have these snippets of life to be able to look back and see those differences. Thanks Steph for continuing on with me.

8:00 - Ready for school and sporting the new Zips t-shirt from her dad. 

9:00 - Making "baby muffins" consisting of oat flour, bananas, squash puree, and cinnamon. Its a bit strange as all three boys are still asleep. For too quiet.

As a side note, these are two of my favorite kitchen things: vitamix and All Clad measuring cups/spoons.

10:00 - Back on the potty train

11:00 - This kid slept until 10:45. Maybe he's growing?? Baby muffins are a big hit. Zachy ate 3, Colin ate 4 and even Clancy ate 2. Too bad I didn't make a larger batch.

12:00 - The sun came out and even Harley is trying to soak up some Vitamin D and have a few sips of juice. Zachary isn't too sure he likes this strange light coming through the windows.

1:00 - When all else fails, the couch always seems to become the preferred playground.

2:00 - Everyday I take a photo of what Clancy has eaten PO (by mouth) or through his G-tube. This is obviously yesterday's, but now I have a photo and can erase and fill in for today. This helps me to keep track of his eating patterns as well as his calorie consumption. 

3:00 - While the other boys  napped, Clancy had some more to eat. This is our current set up for downstairs. He likes to watch Curious George to help pass the time it takes for his formula to finish. This week is also Feeding Tube Awareness week. The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation has a fantastic piece with some feeding tube basics.

I'd encourage you to look through it and see if you have any questions.

4:00 - Evidence that the Feeding Tube has been a great decision for us to help Clancy with his nutritional needs. The kid is as "normal" as they get, just about ready to walk and getting into everything with the help of his brothers. 

Later in the day we had Basketball practice, grocery shopping and all sorts of other adventures which I forgot to take pictures of, but so it is. Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February 10 on 10: Stephanie

We met Henry's friend for a play date at this amazing indoor play area in Provo's Rec Center. Lisa, I thought of you while we were there. This place is free! And amazing. I was sad for you that you don't have something like this in your town after our discussion of your winter of being trapped indoors.

Stopped by the grocery store just to buy cereal but came upon this happy find. It's to the freezer with you!

I let the kids watch a show so I could get some work done.

Whenever I vacuum Henry has to play "try to get me!"

Sorry about this one. Mold and hair that might not be mine are two of the most disgusting things to me, so not vomiting while cleaning our bathtub's jet thingies was my day's greatest success.

Rocking June after she woke up. If I can keep Henry occupied elsewhere in the house then I do this to help her get about 30 min more sleep (while I'm on Pinterest or reading a book on my phone). 

Finished up the tub, I finally trust that it's clean so I might even take a bath in it.

Prepping Dinner. They think they have to be in this room with me most evenings, never mind the playroom full of toys or the other rooms that must be more fun than this. This is not a mid-action shot either, Henry was just lazily laying on the ball and June was looking at her toes. Kids.

Making wheel noodles to hopefully encourage Henry to eat dinner... and that near empty plate is proof that it worked! (lot's of successes today, I guess!)

And did I mention I'm wearing polka dot pants today? (ps., I'm proud that I fit into these pants that only fit when I'm at my skinniest, but this is also a skinny mirror. pps. tip of the day: get a skinny mirror for your bedroom)

Monday, January 12, 2015

January 10 on 10: Lisa

7:19 am - trying to will myself out of bed. This didn't motivate me. 

9:30 - at the vet for a follow-up visit for Harley. She's good and healthy now. 

10:30 - enjoying a quick trip to Target. Alyssa chose this spot for the picture. 

11:30 - finally fell asleep after fighting it for several grouchy minutes. (Zachary)

12:30 - Lunch 

2:00ish - saying good-bye to the jumper and Exercauser from the family room. Sad but exciting at the same time. 

4:30 - our empty looking space now. But it's clean and vacuumed for once. Yay! Colin also was riding his "skateboard".

5:30 - practicing walking. Both are getting very close!

6:30 - plumbing. Fixing the second handle in two months. One more bathroom to go. Maybe next month :). 

December 10 on 10: Lisa

8:30 - Alyssa is the Star Student this week so we put together a "Me Bag". I was proud that she wanted to take a picture of Jesus because it was one of her 5 most important things. They also have a holiday market at school so we sent some money so she could buy her family Christmas gifts. Can't wait to see what she picked out. 

9:30 - Clancy falling asleep in his high chair is his new favorite thing. 

10:30 - Zach loves it when Colin makes forts out if the couch cushions. 

11:30 - hangers and socks are the best toys

12:30 - lunchtime

5:30 - grumpy dinner time

Evening - playing around at the table. 

Evening - Zach practicing his theiving

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10 on 10: Stephanie

6am: reading scriptures by Christmas-tree light. I love to sleep in, but I love being up before the kids even more.

7am: Cleaning "command central" in order to procrastinate my workout. 

8am: moving Mary and Joseph one day closer to the stable.

9am: The kids and I took a "shower bath" where I shower and they bathe at my feet. Then they play a little longer while I finish getting ready, it's a great system.

10am: Preschool was at my house today. We do more than play with toys, I promise, and I wish I would have taken a picture during a cute activity instead!

11am: He's been asking me to read this Ninjago book since he woke up and now that the preschool kids are gone, I finally said yes.

noon: A fun math game.
I like the way June plays (just eating the chocolate chips straight from the bowl)

1pm: A walk before nap time, which took about 20 minutes even though all we did was walk about 8 houses down and back. Pokey little puppies.

2pm: We have a preschool Christmas party tomorrow night, I'm prepping the craft.

3pm: I for sure should be getting stuff done, but whoops, I'm watching SNL skits instead.

4pm: (11th hour?) texting back and forth with Rob: