Monday, May 4, 2009

Where Have I Gone? Update!

It seems like it's been forever since the last post. I have had a hard time finding time to sit down and download pictures, or post anything. Life has just been a bit crazy and I wonder what I have been doing with my time. So here is a quick over view of what has been happening in the past couple of weeks....

Oh Stella... My baby. This little girl is such a sweetie and I know that there is something bothering her, because she is really a sweet heart and she has done nothing but cry for the past 4-5 weeks now...
See why I'm ready for a vacation! For some reason she just will scream if I'm not holding and bouncing with her. Poor Kerry was so nice to put up with both of my screaming kids while we went to Wicked. Huge thanks and so sorry Kerry! I can feel Stella's second tooth coming up. It has been a lot better the last 2 days, keep your fingers crossed. Bless her heart I just feel like there is nothing I can do and I get really frustrated and just feel overwhelmed with a baby that dose nothing by cry (no scream, it's not a cry it's a scream!) and wont sleep. I know I don't sound to up beat, but this is the reality! There are always good times and those times that are hard being a parent. I love it and would never trade it for anything, but there are times you need a break.

Molly... While I'm busy with my screaming baby Molly has gotten really good at entertaining herself....

More often than not it involves a midsize to large mess! This was the day she was drinking just the dry chocolate milk powder mix. There is always some nice and creative mess that I get to pick up... Most often by the time I get one cleaned up, there is a new one that I get to move on to!

As for Kris and I. Well I have really enjoyed tennis lessons! I have had a hard time making it to my tennis workouts at the tennis club, but Kris has been so patient and sweet to take me out and hit with me and teach me. It's been really fun. Kris has been working like crazy and then when he has time he is usually helping with E.Q. moves or some other kind of activity. When I was talking to my mom one Sat. about how busy he is and I just don't really get to spend time with just him, and the only think my kids do is cry and make messes, and how I couldn't leave my kids with anyone for fear that my kids would either do someone in or someone would shake my baby to get her to stop crying. My mom was really nice and said to bring them down and she would watch them so Kris and I could go out ALONE! Oh that was so nice. We packed the kids up and took them to my mom and dad and Kris and I went to dinner at Brick Oven (this is where we went on our first date ever in Dec of 99) Then we went and did some window shopping and then went to look at phones (yes I want a new one) and then we went to the movie Duplicity (not the best movie, but it was so good to just sit in peace and quiet with Kris) then we headed back to get our kids and head home. Oh what a great night. Like I mentioned before Kerry also took them one night so Kris and I could go to Wicked. I love those quite moments I get with Kris! What an amazing husband I have!

8 comments:

Tender Mercies said...

Hey, Linds--so sorry to hear about all the challenges you're dealing with, but I so appreciate your honesty. I think so often I read blogs of young mothers and they seem to have the perfect life and the perfect kids and I feel like there's just so much wrong with me and my life. So I appreciate your crying baby just to validate my grouchy professors. Thank you! xoxo

The Stevens said...

Oh your poor girl, I hope what ever is bothering her gets better and figured out. Love the chocolate face! I have found my kids with that many times but it is pink. They love the strawberry milk.

Camille said...

oh lindz- i am so sorry. that is so hard and soooo not fun. i hope stella gets feeling a bit better. thank heavens for mothers who know when we just can't take any more. glad you got a break.

brittani c. said...

gotta love Brick Oven! I hope you get more well-deserved breaks because sometimes all that crying can make a mom mental!

Steph H said...

I'm so sorry they're in a tough stage. I think you have every right to feel frustrated and tired. It's exhausting. Is there anything I can do to help? Can we take one (or both) of your girls in sacrament (really, you think I'm kidding)?

The Poer Family said...

That's too bad. I hate that stage when they are teething...poor girl. She is SO CUTE though. Hope she get's feelin better soon. Lake Powell looks like SO MUCH. I have never been, but want that on one of my vacation lists. I have heard from multiple people that Wicked is GREAT. I want to see that myself. My sister LOVED it.

Jodi said...

Sounds like a rough couple of weeks! So sorry! Parenting really is the hardest job - EVER!! But totally worth it!
As far as teething goes, I used to put a couple of wet washcloths inside freezer bags and freeze them for a couple of hours. Then when my little ones would cry and I could tell it was bugging them, I would take one of the washcloths out and let them bite on it. The cold felt good on their gums and the rough texture of the washcloth helped to break their teeth through their gums. Just a little trick I used with my little ones and it seemed to work! Good Luck!!

Leah Vanessa said...

I'm sorry your baby has been so unhappy! Hang in there! Your girls are so absolutely adorable that I just want to smooch their little cheeks!