Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cough Corrected!

I don't know if you've heard about applying Vicks VapoRub to a person's feet to suppress coughing, but if you haven't tried it or haven't heard of it before, I'm here to say IT WORKS! BJ woke up EARLY this morning with a very mean-sounding cough that wouldn't allow him to go back to sleep. So, I grabbed the Vicks and headed in there to give him a little foot massage. It worked immediately! I heard him cough only 3 more times in the next minute and more coughing! I'm not sure why it works, but it definitely does.If you're a skeptic and would like to read more about this strange way to quiet a cough, click here to see what says about it. Has anybody else used this remedy? Does anybody else have other remedies like this that you could share with me?

Friday, June 6, 2008

He's On His Way!

It's hard to believe, but Christian will soon be a 1st grader! He has really grown up a lot during this year of kindergarten. He had the most adorable teacher ever and made lots of good friends and memories. This is a movie of my favorite song they performed at their graduation! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Am I Dead?

I just read my mom's blog and am wondering if I'm still alive or if I've unknowingly passed on. The reason I say this is because she wrote such sweet things about me there. Sweet, but VERY undeserving things! I feel like I'm at my own funeral! Really, how often does a girl get a tribute like that? Love you, Mom!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Turtle-y Awesome!

On Saturday, BJ turned 3 YEARS OLD! And since this is probably the first birthday he'll remember in his lifetime, we decided to make the most of it by having fun ALL DAY LONG! Our first stop was to our ward scout fundraiser breakfast/car wash. Yummy food and a clean car! It makes me happy! Next, we stopped and vacuumed out the inside of the van. Amelia was so cute sitting in her car seat outside on the ground that I had to snap a picture and THIS is the pose she's started making for all pics...Cute, huh? Anyway, after that we went home and played with BJ's new bouncy ball, colored Ninja Turtles pictures, put the little kids (yes, that still includes BJ) down for a short nap, got them up, and then the REAL party started! Jumpin' Jacks is a "bounce house" place located between Spanish Fork and Springville that we decided to take the family to (minus Mia, who enjoyed her time with Mimi and Papa in Provo). This picture of BJ bouncing pretty much represents what the kids' (and their parents') faces looked like for 3 straight hours.Because it was his special day, we let BJ pick out an AnimaLand toy......stuff it full of love......and take it home!I just love this picture of all of us in front of the dragon mural. Just wish we had Mia in the picture with us.Back at home...we ate dinner, opened presents, and had a water balloon fight. (Not sure why I was the one who got the most soaked...but I'll get my revenge on Laren, trust me!) BJ had asked that I make him a Ninja Turtles cake.I spent hours researching, baking, and decorating this cake only to have him tell me he wished it had a Ninja Turtle TOY on top! Well, that would have been easier! I was feeling MUCH guilt about this oversight, when BJ opened his presents from Mimi & Papa, one of which was a Ninja Turtle! Yay! (Way to save the day, Mom & Dad!)Can you tell he loves them to pieces? He had been asking all day when they'd be coming over to see him on his birthday. He wasn't disappointed. Mimi was even a good sport and jumped on the trampoline with the kiddos! BJ was thrilled to also receive 2 baseball bats and 2 baseballs, a shovel for digging, a tiger flashlight that roars, and a Cranium SuperFort MegaBuilder. It was a very successful day for all...and we all slept VERY well that night! Can you say exhausted?