I am not a good blogger anymore! I still get on and look at everyones elses blog but I never update mine? So here is my update! I need to find my camera to upload picture. I will try and do that tomorrow! Where to start? Eladee turned 2 in December! She is such a big girl and talks really well. She tries to say her ABC'S and does really good at it! She got spoiled rotten on her birthday like always! We had a Dora themed party and Santa came to say hi! She was scared of Santa but we got her to sit on his lap and tell him what she wanted for Christmas! Christmas was fun. I kinda wish she was a little old so she would have been more excited about Christmas! Christmas was a very busy day! We had Christmas at our house then went to Grandma and Grandpa Jensen's for a little bit, then off to my parents house! After my parents house we went home and had a little nap! We headed of to Keith's house and had to wake Eladee up and she was not happy. It took her a little bit to play and open presents! We all go spoiled rotten and had such a good day! Zack got me a dishwasher for Christmas! I was so happy:) I hated washing dishes by hand and its took all my counter space. New Years was here before we knew it and we just went over to a friends house to celbrate! 2010 has brought lots of new friends! We have such great friends and we can always count on them! 2011 is going to be a wonderful year! My brother Curt and sister in law Brittanie are having a little boy in March:) We are so very excited to have a new little boy! Kenden is the last boy of our nieces and nephew and he is 4! Also Shara and Brandon are having a baby! We don't know what they are having yet but I sure hope its a girl! Everytime Shara watches Eladee for us, she gets her all dressed up and does her hair! If its a boy we will also be happy. Happy and healthy baby is all we really need! Our good friends Jason and Hayley are also having a litte boy this year! Zack and I want more kids but I think perhaps we waited too long! Plus with all the new babies coming we will be good! Eladee is hitting the terrible 2's. She plays by herself really good but she always seems to get into trouble! We got her a kitchen for her birthday and she is always trying to get food out of my kitchen to cook! Which needless to say makes a huge mess! We are working on potty training! We aren't trying to push her into it. When she is ready she will let us know. She kinda doing things backwards! She will go number 2 in the big girl potty when she needs to but when she has to pee she will just pee anywhere! She is really good about telling us when and if she pee her pants! Well that pretty much all we have been up to! I will try and get pictures up! Have a wonderful New Year. I know we will:)
Posted by zack and kara at 12:30 PM
The last month has been an interesting one. First off we went down to mesquite for new years with some friends and decided to stay in st george an extra night with zack's mom. Eladee started getting sick and would eat anything. she tried and she would like cough it bakc up. She had a doctors appointment that tuesday so zack and I just gave her what she could eat. the doctor checked her for strep throat and it came back negative. We just thouhgt she has a sore throat and is getting a cold. Well that friday she cough was so bad and she still wasn't eating anything. so i took her into the ER to check for RSV. well they did a chest xray and she had what we thought was a quater lodged in her throat. The ER doctor sent us to primary childrens to get it removed. We just drove up ourselfs and it was such a long ride. everytime she cough i was in a panic thinking she was going to cough it up and block her airway. we got there and spent five and a half hours in the ER and then they were going to do the surgery to remove the coin the next morning. When they were moving us into a different room they told me that surgery was with in the next hour. She went into surgery at 11pm and was done 20 minutes later. after surgery the doctor brought zack and i a little cup with a penny in it. she it wasn't a quater like we thought when we seen the original xray. she took a ten minute power nap and got really hyper. she was back to normal so fast it was great. now she is eating like a little pig. and she is oh so happy which makes me happy.
Next on the list of things for her to have done was ear tubes to help with her constant ear infections. She went on this morning and it onlt took like ten minute and she is back to being happy as can be. she is such a good baby and it has not been fun having her moody and unhappy. I am so glad she is getting back to normal and hopefully we wont have any more surprises. i will post some pictures of her at primary childrens and from the hospital today.
Posted by zack and kara at 11:08 AM
Eladee had a great birthday. Got lots and lots of present. Christmas was good once again Eladee got really spoiled. The day after christmas we went to the Jazz game. Eladee's first Jazz game so she had to have a jersey and a jacket lol. She loved the game she clapped and laughed. Every year Hermansen's gives a tickets for one of the box suite up at the top. Its so much fun. They feed you dinner dessert and snacks. There was alot of room for Eladee to run around and be free. I don't think she would have had any fun in normal seats. Zack and I wouldn't have been able to keep her entertained if we had normal seats. Here are a bunch of pictures of her birthday christmas and jazz game. We also took Eladee sledding on saturday for a minute. she didn't know what to think about it lol.
Posted by zack and kara at 3:29 PM
Well the time has come and gone, Eladee turned one. What a great day filled with family friends and lots and lots for birthday presents. Eladee was so very spoiled on sunday. I am not even kidding spoiled. When we got home from her party and unloaded our truck we had to make a path in our livingroom between all the toys and clothes. She wasn't to interested in opening her birthday presents. I opened most of them with a little help from all the other little kids there. Eladee loved her birthday cake. She has never been shy about eating lol. she digs into everything. Poor girl was sugar buzzed the rest of the day. She was so good and visited with everyone that came to her party. Well Eladee's birthday is all over and done and its soon christmas. Zack and I were so worried about making her birthday the best we forgot about christmas being this week. We still had alot of shopping to do before last night. Last night we went up north and got almost everything done. which i must say took a load off my shoulders. I am so very excited for christmas with Eladee. I know she is only one and she won't remember christmas this year, but i have want to play santa for a very long time and i get the chance this year. I have keep all her presents hidden from her lol. and i want to wake her up early christmas morning and let her (or me) open her presents and just let her play eat and do whatever she wants because thats is what we used to do when we were kids. Christmas we played with our new toys ate all the yummy christmas goodies and did nothing. I have been asked a bunch of times what I want for Christmas and honestly I can't think of anything. I want Eladee to have it all. Zack is getting annoyed with me because I don't give him any ideas for me. It great to hit the point in life that you don't think of yourself:) Now I just need more kids to share everything with.
I will get pictures of Eladee's birthday posted very soon;)
Posted by zack and kara at 2:53 PM
Sorry I have been such a slacker:) Things got busy and I never had the time to update. So here we go.
Eladee is 11months old time is going by so fast. Since my last post she has learned to: crawl, wave bye bye, clap, pull herself up to furniture, walk around furniture, say mom and dad, throw fits, and of course she gets into everything unless we keep her locked in the living room. She has just got her first tooth yay. I have been waiting. And now she is learning to walk. Last night Zack and I wanted to take a vidoe of her walking to send to everyone. Gotta love cell phones lol. Sometimes she will just get up and take off and sometimes she is just happy to crawl around. She is a good eater. Zack and I never get away with eating dinner without giving her a taste. Infact if we don't share she will just yell at us until someone gives in. Brandon was able to finish her crib in may and it is amazing. So thanks again brandon. She love to watch tv. Her favorite things to watch I know its crazy, but she loves sports. Zack will watch golf basketball and football, and Eladee will clap and make all kinds of noises. I guess that just goes to prove that she got everything from her dad. She looks like him acts like him. I think I might have my hands totally full with those two. The newest thing Eladee has learned is to shake her head NO at us. When we tell her no she just shakes her head. We are working on teaching her to say yes. You can tell she is getting a little attitude, because when I tell her no she starts swinging her arms and throws her body back. lol The hitting thing is mostly my fault cause awhile ago when she would hit me I would laugh and think its cute well its not so cute anymore she can hit pretty hard.
So what have we been up to besides keeping up with the little one. Well we went to Park City with some friends to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and for them to celebrate their 10 year. It was so much fun our hotel was amazing. We had two hot tubs. The biggest bathroom I have ever seen in a hotel. It was so much fun and hopefully we can go back and do it again.
Halloween was so much fun also. Eladee was a little elephant and she was so good in her custome. She never tried to pull off her hat or anything. We went to the trunk or treat in mayfield. man oh man that was craziness. lots of little kids and lots and lots of candy. Eladee looked around at everyone and smiles. she never got scared of anyone. and when the day was all said and done she had a lot of candy she couldnt eat lol.
On a sadder(if that is even a word) note, my grandpa Tony had a stoke Nov 13 2009. My parents have been spending alot of time in South Dakota with my grandpa. He has really good days and then of course really bad days. The most recent bad day was the day before thanksgiving. My mom got a call from my aunt and so they left the night before thanksgiving at 130am for South Dakota, needless to say it was really different not having them there on thanksgiving. We are all very hopeful that grandpa will get better. we love him very very much.
Thanksgiving was great, although mom and dad werent there, my grandma and grandpa came from vernal to spend thanksgiving with us. It was so nice to hang out and talk like we used too. Bobbi and grandma wanted to go to the black friday sales in richfield so I also decided to go with them. Walmart was open 24hr so we got there at 230. We had to wait to actually shop until 5am. I was in line for a trapoline for Shara. It was a good thing we got there at 230 cause after that it was craziness. We waited for 5am to hit and everyone went crazy, i mean people were running pushing and yelling. At one point to stood back in the aile and called bobbi her help. I didn't know where to go or what to do. lol. we got out of walmart at 515am and headed over to kmart and stood out in the cold until six. once six hit people again starting pushing yelling and grabbing. what people will do to save a few bucks. We ended up getting everything we went for and was home by seven:) then the real work came. Bobbi moved to redmond and they needed to paint a few rooms. so we figured we had better get started on that before we all got to tired. We did really good for awhile and then I got tired and ended up fall asleep on the couch for a little bit. Thats about all that has been going on a I will try and keep up on my blog. Its going to hard with her birthday and christmas coming up but I will try my hardest:)
Posted by zack and kara at 2:35 PM
I was blog stalking and came across this poem. I thought I would post it because its so true. Also I know I have been slacking on blogging, but I will do better. I will post pictures of Eladee. Halloween is coming up and we are so excited.
Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom
Posted by zack and kara at 9:14 AM