Thursday, February 21, 2008

whoo-hoo I got my braces off!!

I am so excited today cause after a year and a half I finally got my braces off. This is my second time around with braces and let me tell ya I am going to wear my retainer this time. My teeth are beautiful now, thanks to Dr. Hamilton, who is seriously the best Orthodontist in town. I can finally smile normal in pictures again, whoo-hoo. My ankle is lots better, the swelling has gone down and i can put most of my weight on it and it doesn't hurt. Oh, and happy four year anniversary Kim & Bryan, love you guys! What a wonderful day.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Okay, so I am the biggest dork in the world. This morning I was coming down the stairs to get ready for work with Jackson in my arms, and on the last step I came down on my foot wrong and I went down!! I wrapped my arms around Jackson and cushioned his fall, but I heard my ankle pop and crack. I started screaming and crying and Joey flew out of bed and came flying down the stairs. I was more worried about Jackson though, he was crying cause he was scared because I was screaming. He calmed down quickly with papa holding him. I really couldn't move my ankle too much and it wasn't swelling so we were worried that it might be broken. Karen took me to the doctor and I didn't break it--thank goodness, but I did tear two ligaments and it was starting to swell. The doctor said it will just have to heal on its own within two weeks with a ankle brace and crutches, and a lot of pain. So, I am at home just laying around, I can't believe I did this, I feel so stupid, and mad at myself. I don't even have a good story to tell with my bummed foot, like I was playing a really cool sport and I made the winning point right before slipping and spraining my ankle, or running through the mall trying to get to a store for a killer good sale, and while mowing down some woman to get the last pair of shoes on clearance I sprain my ankle. Now that would be a cool story to tell, but no not me just my gimpy self stumbling off the last step of my stairs, like a big fat dork!! I have to look at it this way though I am just so grateful it is was me and not Jackson!

Happy Valentines Day

This year for Valentines day we decided not to go out to dinner and fight the crowds. So, instead Karen and I made steak, king crab legs, salad, asparagus in a balsamic vinegarette, and hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. The boys loved it, they said it was a lot better than going out to eat.
Earlier that day flowers were delivered to the door from Joey. He is so good to me, he knows how much I love flowers, he is such a sweetie. My favorite flowers Iris's and tulips. They were beautiful, I love those two colors together, purple and red, they just pop!
After dinner we watched a movie (No Reservations) and Jackson fell asleep on Joey two minutes into it. When we went up to bed he woke up, so we got to put him in his cute valentine jammies that Grammy Neilson got him.
Our valentines day was low key this year, but I loved it. We really had a good time spending it with family!

ba-fee time with Dax-ee

Last Monday Kim & Bryan came over to hang out. While the big boys were playing X-Box Kim and I decided to give the little boys a bath cause they were both so tired. Soon after their bath they both sacked out out in their red jammies. It was so cute!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Hey everyone--I can roll over now!! Yippee

Today was a very exciting day in our family. Jackson rolled all the way over today for the first time. He has been trying for about a week now, and this morning I laid him on the floor and I was picking up the house and turned around and he was on his belly. So, I missed the first actually roll over, but I got the second one on video and the rest in pictures. We can't get him to stop rolling over now. Here we go, everyone says he won't stop here, next will be crawling and then we are really in for it. I can't wait. I love watching Jackson grow and experience all these things for the first time. It is amazing, I love being a momma!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Nikkis Baby Shower

This last Saturday was my sister-in-law Nikkis baby shower. It turned out really nice, she got lots of fun stuff too. Karen and I sewed a lot of cute stuff for her and we put it all in a laundry basket and when she pulled it out it was on a clothes line. Everyone had a fit over it, we can't take credit though cause we got the idea from another baby shower that we went to. It was a fun shower and we can't wait till Chloe gets here in March. Jackson is so excited for his cousin to get here.