Nov 25, 2008

So long, farewell!

Today is a proud day at our house. We said a final farewell to Mollie's binkys. I have relished that she has always taken a binky, been such a good baby, and slept so well, and makes the cutest little "mmmm" sound when she gets it in her mouth, but all of those things couldn't outweigh that she is over two years old and it was just time to say goodbye.

Cory and I discussed our plan of attack very carefully. And this is what we came up with (actually it was Cory's idea, so he is the mastermind of this strategy).

We have a Richard Scary book about "what people do all day". We read it last night two or three times because there is a picture in the book of crying babies in the nursery of a hospital. PERFECT because THEY ARE NOT PICTURED WITH BINKYS. So to enhance the story, Mollie and I discussed how those babies might be happier if they just had binkys!

Our plan was hatched and in motion. This morning Mollie and I discussed it again. Why not take our binkys to share with the babies at the hospital? "Yeah!" says Mollie. She was on board. So we rounded up all the binkys and gave them a good scrubbing in the "bath" so they would be clean. Mollie gingerly dried them in a hand towel and we each kissed them goodbye. Mollie chose some purple wrapping paper and she "helped" me wrap them up like a present (Mollie was in charge of scotch tape). We put a blue bow on the top (again, her choice) and headed out the door.

Grandma Jackie and Aunt Brittany both work in the NICU of the new hospital, so we met them there. They helped us by getting a nurse in the nursery to come out and talk to Mollie and accept her gift. Then Mollie looked in the nursery window to see all the babies that were going to be so happy to have her binkys! Not a tear was shed and Mollie got lots of encouragement and congratulations on being a big girl. (Note: she did this all while wearing big girl panties too, so I am sure she was feeling very awesome).

We told Mollie she could get a treat and a toy at Target afterwards. Her treat of choice: a blue sucker (we bought a blue ring pop). Her toy of choice: A princess memory game that only set me back $4. Wow, that certainly could have turned out worse.

Since then, only twice has Mollie asked about her binky. When I reminded her of what happened today, she just silently thought about it for a moment. No tears. And she went to sleep...after about an hour of playing in her crib. Hopefully she'll learn how to settle in to bed a little sooner! But, so far, so good. I am so proud of my girl!

Nov 23, 2008

Gobble Gobble

My neighbor introduced me to the greatest thing since sliced bread this month. Better than sliced bread because not only do you get the bread, you get fruits and vegetables and meats and rice and nuts and apple cider too.

I'm talking about The Community Food Co-Op of Utah. The Co-Op is basically just a food "network" that provides healthy, fresh, locally grown food one Saturday a month. They publish the foods that will be available each month, you place your order, give them your credit card number, and then a few weeks later you go pick up your food. It's like a simplified Farmers Market. It's so fun and easy!

This is what I got on Saturday for $40 and some cents:

In case you can't tell (I never professed to be a food artist) it's apple cider, almonds, cashews, pistachios, trail mix, red potatotes, broccoli, lettuce, a loaf of bread, bananas, tomatoes, oranges, kiwis, brown rice, avocados, spare ribs, swiss steak, chicken legs and ground hamburger. I love food and I love a bargain. It's a marriage made in heaven!

You can go to www. to get more details. The more people who place orders, the cheaper the prices will be!

Nov 14, 2008

Crazy 8 part II

I tag Tracy M too.

Nov 12, 2008


8 TV shows I watch
1. LOST 2. The News 3. The Office 4. Cinderella 5. Winnie the Pooh 6. That is it. Seriously. Not cause I don’t want to, but because there is NO TIME!

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Spagetti Factory 2. Z Pizzeria 3. Crazy bread from Little Ceasars 4. Cowboy Grub 5. The Gliretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge 6. Brookside Broiler 7. Hires Big H 8. The Lion House

8 Things that Happened Yesterday
1. I made Shepherd’s pie 2. I named my shepherd’s pie “Mr. Potato Head” so Mollie would eat it 3. Made a castle with blocks for Mollie 4. Went to Costco with my mom and Mollie 5. Ironed Cory’s shirts 6. Cleaned/dumped out Mollie’s potty more than I want to remember 7. Worked for a couple of hours 8. Went to bed early!

8 Things I’m looking forward to
1. Being pregnant 2. Bethany’s visit in December 3. Cory’s graduation 4. A Christmas bonus 5. Finding out what my real hair color is once it grows out a bit 6. The day AFTER I give my next Relief Society lesson 7. Book club 8. Reading Jenny’s UPDATED blog, and never looking at that rainbow again

8 Things on my Wish List
1. More kids 2. Tuition reimbursement 3. A new pair of running shoes 4. A new furnace and air conditioner 5. A new camera 6. Lose many pounds 7. More time with Cory 8. Less work, more pay

8 Things I Love
1. Haircuts 2. Seven layer dip 3. My sisters 4. Ok, ALL my family! 5. Mollie’s smell 6. Pedicures 7. Singing along to musicals 8. Jelly Bellys

8 things I hate
1. Cats 2. Bad moods 3. Not enough sleep 4. An unmade bed 5. Bare feet 6. Overcooked eggs 7. Republicans AND democrats 8. Fake boobs

People I’m Tagging: Katie, Jenny, Megan, Ang, Bethany

Nov 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Cute cousins: Brandon, Mollie and Breanna