Thursday, January 22, 2009


I must say "Are you ready?" a lot to Wyatt, because quite often he'll be about to do something (take a bite of food, have his diaper changed, jump off the stairs) and he will ask himself "weady?" It's pretty cute. So- are you ready? Here comes another lengthy picturiffic post!

Lee is wonderful, I love him, and he bought us a Wii. He's funny, he named his mii Lii. The kids love Daddy, and Skeeter and Wyatt go dashing to the front window whenever I say "Daddy's home!"

I'm fine. I'm back in the groove of work, and I have manged to still cook dinner most nights. My mii's name is Melodii.

Wyatt is at such a fun age- you can actually watch him learn new things and try new things and test new boundaries (incidentally, how do you put a kid in time out while he's taking a bath?). He loves to play with toys, especially all the toys from Aunt Marianne (thank you again!) and to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ("Kicky? Kicky?"). When we have hot dogs for lunch he sings "Haw daw, haw daw!" and when we put the toys away before naps and bedtime he sings, "Clee-up, clee-up!"

Jana is doing great. She sleeps all night, she naps well during the day and is smiley and giggly when she's awake. She likes me ok, but she LOVES Daddy. She will coo and sing and laugh when Daddy plays with her. What a sweetheart.

Skeeter is furry and we love him. He is super glad that I'm feeling up to getting everyone out for walks again, and I am super glad that the weather has been somewhat compliant to be able to (see below)!

So here's the photo documentary of our lives to date.

I LOVE when a new baby starts to smile and interact- you get to see their little personality start to emerge!

Jana and sweet cousin Kate

Wyatt, Jana and ultra cool cousin Paul

Christmas Day- the wings are embroidered on the pillow, but I didn't notice until after that it makes her look like a little baby angel. We already think of her that way anyway!

My favorite gift of 2008

Skeeter in the snow

Wyatt really liked his new frog pillow and blanket. Good call, Santa.

Opening presents Christmas morning

'Twas the night before Christmas...

...and all through the house....

...not a creature was stirring....

...except Mommy with the camera! Please note what Lee's reading. He did it totally on his own, I swear.

I'm a dork, I know. I thought they were hilarious, though. Merry Christmas, Skeeter!


Putting on Christmas Eve jammies!

Wyatt and Daddy opening his first Christmas Eve jammies!

Here Wyatt gives "milk bath" a whole new twist. After this picture, he got a water bath.

It's not as huge as it looks, I was crouching down. But it was still an awful lot of snow.

Deep and drifted snow!

Frosty pine in the front yard. Daddy shoveled multiple times daily for about a week while this storm raged on and on. Special thanks to Uncle Brian for letting us borrow his snow blower a few times!

Funny things happen when it snows a lot, then blows a lot, and then freezes. This is the drift in the front yard by the driveway.

The front of the truck after said snowing and blowing. It was an extremely east-bound wind!

Skeeter can't walk through snow this deep, so he lopes like a deer. It's SO funny.

It snowed a TON right around Christmas- I was glad we weren't planning on traveling, because we would have cancelled those plans!
Christmas Baby
Wyatt was running away to play, but gave Jana a quick kiss before he left. What a sweet big brother.

My Christmas Elves. I can't believe Christmas 2006 I had no children, and Christmas 2008 I have two! I think I will try the novelty of NOT having a baby this year. :)

Jana would cry without her pacy, and Wyatt didn't feel like holding still, so I'm glad we got any pictures at all!

Ha ha! Huge dog nose!

Sweet little Christmas Jana. Demonstrating a healthy tonic neck reflex.

Christmas Beast

I had imagined taking cute pictures of Wyatt holding Jana by the tree. It took about two seconds to give up on that idea!

We hope you are all well and happy and enjoying the shiny brand-new year. We are looking forward to achieving our lofty goals this year, and wish you all luck in yours!

Love and tasty Chocolate No-Bake Cookies (in our house they are affectionately called "Poo Stacks"),
L,M,W,J and S


Marianne said...

YES, you got a Wii!!! Do you have wireless internet? Because if you do we need to trade friend codes so I can kick your butt at Dr. Mario!

Hey, who is the other dog? He/she is very pretty. Did Skeeter get a new girlfriend? (Or boyfriend, I'm open to that. They WERE on the bed together...)

Your kids are super cute, as always! And I'm really glad to hear that you're feeling better.

Hey, maybe you should stick to poo stacks next time you have a special need to cook after taking Ambien. Might be safer, with the 'no baking' and all. ;)
Love you!

Clinton and Jessica said...

Now I'm all caught up on you!! And why is it that we have yet to hang out??? I miss you...
cute kids by the way.

Taylor's said...

How fun . . .except for the snow! I remember those cold Rexburg days; thank goodness I don't live there anymore, I don't think I would handle it.

I love all the pictures; I love just love the last one . . . oh the memories of my kids doing that.

And good luck with no babies this year!

Amber said...

Love the milk bath picture...we've had many, many experiences like that.

Also love the picture of Jana pretty much flopping over the side of Wyatt in front of the tree. Boy am I glad I was the oldest!

Marianne said...

Ha Ha!! Love and Poo Stacks. We love poo stacks at our house, too. I just like typing "poo." I still need to send you that fudge looks like poo, too!!

Tara said...

So good to finally see some updates from you. I got worried since the last post was about Ambien and I hadn't heard from you since. Good luck with the whole no baby thing this year... Love you!

Lainie said...

Hey wii have a wii too! We DO have wireless internet so we can trio it? Anyway, that is a very cute post, Mel. You look FANTASTIC!!! You have completely dropped your baby weight. My HUGE congrats to you! I also loved the picture with Wyatt and Jana in his lap. 95% of my pictures are disasters. I just keep shooting (and sometimes swearing, "smile dammit!") until I get the one I want, unless I reach the point of murder then I know its time to quit! J/K! ;0) Anyway, LOVE YOU YOU - Lii and Melodii!!!

Melinda said...

Love it! With Sam, we just tell her wherever we're at that she's in a time out. At the park it's usually standing by a tree and she does stay there, so bath time it's either a corner of the bath or a threat for bath time to be over. You know, I honestly had NO idea was "drifted snow" was growing up. We got snow decently enough, but NEVER the wind like here in ID. I think I only started grasping the concept of drifting my senior year in college....I'm kinda slow....That's a really cool picture off the truck!

Karen said...

We love all the pictures...Camille loves to look and point "NANA, baby, NANA....Wyatt....Skeet...woowoo..."

Keenanonie said...

Fun update, Melody! I love seeing all those pictures. Your post about ambien really cracked me up. What a funny label!