Friday, August 28, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 6:48 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Today was Lauren's little preschool "Mommy & Me Meet & Greet". I explained to her that we were going to drop Mya off at Shara's house and she and I would be going to preschool for a little bit.
The whole time we were driving she was telling me that Mya was going to Shara's house, and Mommy was going to take her to preschool then Mommy was going home. When I would tell her that I was going to preschool with her, she would just tell me again that I was going home.
You'd think she would be at least a little nervous to go to school with a bunch of kids and a teacher that she doesn't know.......no. Not so much.
I think she was generally annoyed with my presence at the school.
The moms went outside for a bit so their teacher could tell us about what they would be learning, etc., and we could hear some of the kids crying inside, wanting their mommies.
Mine was the one trying not to cry as we were LEAVING because she didn't want to go home.
Ready for preschool?
Posted by Kiersti at 3:05 PM
Monday, August 24, 2009
Just wanted to post a few pictures from the day of my Grandpa's funeral (all stolen from my cousin - thanks Suz). My dad had said that it should be a celebration of his life, and it was. I learned so much about the man that he was as a father, bishop, patriarch, and sealer. His life truly was centered around Christ and family. He was such a great example.
The family at the grave site
My dad and uncles were the pall bearers
The funeral services were amazing - my grandpa was amazing. He impacted the lives of so many people, and I am privileged to have known him, let alone be a part of his wonderful family.
Posted by Kiersti at 7:03 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I've cried so much, but it is so comforting to know that he lived his life as good as one can, and he is free from the stresses of this world. I know that he is in a better place.
Open your doors please Grandpa dearest and I'll love you forever and ever.
Posted by Kiersti at 5:54 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 7:42 AM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
At first she was concentrating only on the frosting dots.....
It didn't take long for her to figure out what to do - in her excitement also flinging cake/frosting everywhere. I had covered the floor with a tablecloth....I didn't think I needed to cover the walls as well.
Posted by Kiersti at 2:00 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 8:18 AM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 1:17 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 6:09 AM
Monday, August 10, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 11:00 AM
Friday, August 7, 2009
This is going to be a ranting and raving post. Because I've had it with my almost 3 year old. She has woken us up sometime between 1:00 and 3:00 am every night for the past 3 nights. And stayed awake for over 2 hours, asking for ridiculous things to bring to bed with her, wanting stories read to her, wanting a drink, medicine, and to "fix her covers". And then, her newest thing lately that just makes me absolutely, insanely livid - if we look the least bit displeased, she starts crying and saying "don't be mad" - over and over and over again. And now she's started with this "I need Mommy to come give me a hug and kiss" - so I go in and give a hug and kiss. As I leave "I need Daddy to give me a hug and kiss" - the kid is so ridiculous I can't even stand it!
We've been trying to just keep her quiet, afraid she'll wake Mya up, so we still have a baby monitor in her room. Because when Mya was littler, she would wake up at the slightest sound and it was hard to get her back down - we just kind of got used to the monitor. Which I know is absolutely ridiculous. She used to be such a good sleeper - she would go down easily at 8:00 and I wouldn't hear a peep out of her until 9:00. What happened????
So I decided this morning around 5:25 that we need to Supernanny our way through this with a little tough love. Today I'm taking EVERYTHING out of her bed except for her blankets. Every night she will get to choose 1 toy to take to bed with her. I know what will happen - she will scream. She will scream at the top of her lungs, and possibly wake Mya up. Oh well. Right now, we put her down at 8:00, read about 10 books to her, and then constantly go in and out for 2 hours until she finally gives up and goes to sleep. I can tell she's just pushing her boundaries, trying to figure out what to say and do to keep us in her room as long as possible. And no more baby monitor. If she wakes up in the middle of the night, she can cry her fool head off. We probably won't hear her unless it's pretty loud. And if that's the case, then we'll deal with it. I'm so sick of tip-toe-ing around her, trying to keep her happy, and now she's just walking all over us. And I am NOT that kind of parent.
Wish us luck, we're seriously going to need it.
Posted by Kiersti at 5:47 AM
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 6:23 AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Posted by Kiersti at 5:50 AM
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
8 years ago today I broke up with my boyfriend
I put on my blue Roxy t-shirt, Express jeans, and Doc Martin boots
And went to a party instead of a co-worker's wedding
Where I met a bunch of boys from West Jordan
One of which was wearing a green & white plaid button-down, Silvertabs, and white K-Swiss
He had curly hair and the most gorgeous smile ever
We sat on the front porch
And talked about swing dancing
Sometimes it pays off
To blow off a wedding and go to a party
On the day of a bad break up
You just might get lucky
And meet your future husband
Like I did
Posted by Kiersti at 5:58 AM
Monday, August 3, 2009
I think this was the best one of the bunch, sadly
Bryan looks like he's the only one even remotely paying attention. I'm too busy talking (shocker), Mya's too busy looking at the ground, and Lo is too busy trying to figure out how she can somehow get her dress completely over her head for the picture without me pulling it back down.
Posted by Kiersti at 7:01 AM