Saturday, January 14, 2012

BLoGGiNG oR JoURNaL???

I was reading out of The Book of Mormon today, and I came across a scripture that seems so very insignificant, and yet, it inspired me a great deal. It was out of the Book of Omni, Chapter one, verse 9: "Now I Chemish, write what few things I write, in the same book with my brother; for behold, I saw the last which he wrote, that he wrote it with his own hand; and he wrote it in the day that he delivered them unto me. And after this manner we keep the records, for it is according to the commandments of our fathers. And I make an end."
Now doesn't that seem pretty generic? Exactly! That is what inspired me. How vague Chemish was in his writing, and how little he wrote.
After reading this verse I immediately thought, "I am such a 'Chemish'!" I am commanded to write in my journal, or at least keep my own record, but, like Chemish, I write "what few things I write". I pretend to write every so often, but I rarely write down things that are important, significant, or inspiring. So, as to discontinue being a Chemish, I am going to try to write more. Hopefully, a lot more!
I seem to always have a lot to say when I am talking, but unfortunately, there's not much to say when I am writing. I hope to change that starting now!
This will be my "Family Journal". Those who want to read, can. If not, I will not be offended since this is mostly for me and my posterity.
In this I will share spiritual experiences, my testimony, things that my children teach me, and things I teach my children, defining moments, and some of my favorite things!
It'll all start tonight since I have to go. We are going with my in-laws and kids to Chuck-e-cheese Pizza for Liam's (my nephew) Birthday, and I am in charge of finding some coupons for this! I'll be sure to take some pics and post those later. But for now, toot-a-loo!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bee'S GaMe aND FiNiSHeD HeaDBoaRD!

We had so much fun as a family at the Bee's Baseball game! Amongst all of the busyness this summer, I finally had time to make my headboard!



PoTTY TRaINING aND ToDDLeR BeD!!!

Breitling is doing so well with his "Big Boy Potty"! He hates to wear a diaper, so he's pretty much potty trained himself! We changed the crib to a toddler bed and he's doing great with it! These pictures were his last day with the crib! He loves being a big boy!



LaBoR DaY 2011

We had a ton of fun this Labor Day with the Roath and Baadsgaard families! Horseback riding, 4-wheeling, games, and yummy dutch oven food!




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

BaBY UPDaTeS


Breitling and Benson are growing, and learning like crazy! Benson has already gained about 3 1/2 lbs. since he was born, and has grown 2 1/2 inches! He super alert and responsive. He is now smiling on command, and finding his voice. He is very strong and is pro at holding his head up!
Breitling is such a wonderful older brother! He loves his baby Benson, and he is very helpful with him. He loves to help calm Benson down when he is fussy, and is excellent at re-inserting Benson's binky into his mouth.
Breit is discovering more and more new things everyday. Just the other day he discovered that his shorts and pants had pockets! He spent almost all day with his hand in his pocket-strutting around the house like he was the coolest kid ever cause he had pockets. Then after a while of having his hand put away, he pulled his hand out of his pocket, looked and it, and exclaimed "Ahh Haa! I found it!". I'm not sure if he knew his hand was in his pocket, or if he thought he had misplaced it, but it seemed from the looks of it that he had been looking for his hand that whole time! Cutest moment ever!
Amongst other cute things that he does is obsess over candles-or as he likes to call them, "Happ Birtday"! It use to be light switches that were his obsession, but now every morning he wakes up and wants to blow out the happy birthday candles!
Bens is cooing and patient during all of it! They both are like their momma in that they love to spend their time outside at the pool! We have been soaking up as much sun as we can while the warm weather lasts, and we are having a BLAST together doing it! Breit is my little "social butterfly" out at the pool, making friends with all of the kids, while Bens is getting all of the older chicas attention!
All in all, my boys are healthy, happy, smart as whips, and completey adorable!
I just LOVE my baby boys!

Monday, June 13, 2011

BaBY BeNsON


Baby Benson was Born on May 10, 2011 at 7:54am. He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 lbs and 5.4 oz. He is a beautiful baby! He is now one month old and already growing like crazy! He is strong and can hold his head up with no problem. He is an excellent nurser and a very easy baby! He has brown hair, blue/grey eyes, olive skin, and fine features. He looks a lot like my dad and Eric. He is definitely an Ahlman baby. Breitling does very well with him. He has adjusted well with the change and he loves his baby brother. He is always very concerned when Benson cries and wants to help in any way he can. He loves to give him kisses too! I love my sweet babies!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BReiTLiNG's ToP 21 FaVoRiTe THiNGs!!!


There's not a whole lot to write about so far this week, so I decided to jot down some things about Breitling at this age that I think are important for me to remember, and for him to be able to read about later on in his life.
1-Light!!!!
Breit's favorite thing in the world is light! The very first thing he does when he wakes up from a nap is not cry for mommy or daddy, but he yells out "LIGHT"! All he wants to do is play with any light switch he can get his hands on. Not to mention that "light" was one of his very first words! It was really cute at first, of coarse, but now he's getting to the point of being slightly OCD about it. I got really tired of lifting him up and down every five seconds to flip the switch so I finally got smart and put a step up stool underneath the switch so he can do it all day long if he wants to! And he pretty much does!

2-Favorite Songs to Sing
Breitling loves to sing songs. Amongst some of his most favorites are:
Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam ("a bum beam, a bum beam...a go, a go, a clay!")
Old McDonald ("E-I-E Yo Yo")
ABC's
Twinkle Little Star and
Hello, Hello
Clean Up (Lockly)

3-Phones
He also loves to play with mommy and daddy's cell phones. His favorite person to "talk" to is grandma, or as he says "botkey". Our phones can entertain him all day as long as either a ring tone is going off, or if he thinks he's really talking to Botkey! Every time he find something that even remotely looks like a phone he'll put it up to his ear and say "hello? yeah..." along with a lot of gibberish. It's really cute!

4-Counting
He's only 17 months old, but he can count to 6 perfectly! He just points to random stuff and starts to count it!

5-Stories/books
He loves his "books" that are really flash cards. The cards are 2-sided and if you show him one side, he knows exactly what's on the other side. He'll grab the card and before turning it over, he'll tell us what it says on the opposite side! He's so stink'n smart! At night before we put him down for "ny,night" he'll say "stowy?" or "book?" and go grab what it is that he wants us to read to him that night. His favorite books are "The Barnyard Dance", "Potty Time", and "Elmo's Book of Colors".

6-Prayers
Breitling loves to say his prayers. Whenever we tell him it's time to pray he'll sit down and fold his arms (usually hiding his face). After a couple of seconds he'll say "Amen" while holding his arms out like..."all done".

7-Favorite Words
"all none"
"Down!"
"up plays"
"Botkey"
"uh oh!"
"candy"
"hello"
"wooo hoooo!"
"Oh, a ohh!"(With a lot of voice fluctuating)
"No, no, no!"
"button"
"Light"
"mamma"
"dadda"
"Go?"
"stowy" (story)
"toys"
"bobba"
"baby"
"Again?"
"more?"
"moo"
"mmmmm!"
"yeah?"
"balloon"
"oh no!"
"aw ha!"
"ba bye"
"Haley" or "Hally"
"on,on,on?"(Meaning on,off,on? Usually referring to lights)
"Yay!"(While clapping his hands)
etc.

8-Dancing
He his a fantastic dancer with great rhythm! Anytime he hears music he starts to tap his feet, clap his hands, or spin in a circle! He loves to dance!

9-Facial Expressions
He does a great "zoolander" face! He also likes to make a fish face, and do all kinds of things with his eyebrows!

10-Games
Hide n' seek is one of his favorite games, but he especially love to use his or daddy's hat to play. He'll pick up a hat, hide his face, then pop out and say "BOO!" He thinks he's so funny!
He's also getting really good at "Pat a cake" and he loves it when we play "This little piggy went to the market". He also loves to play chase and run down the hall with his little bowed legs.

11-Water!
Bath time, hot tubs, pools, lakes....need I say more? OBSESSED! I call him "my little guppy"!

12-Buttons
Doorbells, remote controls, VCR, DVD player, etc. Anything with a button he will touch! He usually gets into trouble with this one cause he'll turn off the TV when we're watching something. His time out when he does something "naughty" is to go to "his corner". If we tell him "no" and he does it anyway, we always point and say "go to your corner!" which he almost always obediently does! I think he thinks "time out" is a game cause he goes to it, sits down, and gives us this big cheesy grin, as if to say "ha ha, I got your attention"! Then, he makes sure to keep our attention by constantly trying to sneak out of his corner. But he's so cute and sly when he does it that we just can't stay mad at him long. I'm kind of a pushover for him! Little Stinker!

13-Brushing His Teeth/hair
I don't know of any other 17 month old that actually ASKS to have his teeth brushed, but he does! He also really loves to brush his own hair.

14-snuggling
15-high five/bones
16-kiss baby(my buddha belly, and AJ's gut)
17-walks
18-Q tips
19-hiding in the kitchen cupboard or locking himself in the hall closet
20-Inside Out Primary Colors CD (esp.the song "I hope they call me on a mission")
21-Lemons!
These and a few other things give him what AJ likes to call the "piss shivers"!


Well, anyway, those are just a few of Breit's favorite things to do. If I think of more I'll be sure to add it to this list! I love my sweetie baby!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Miracles Still Happen

So I decided to start blogging daily as it seems I spend more time on the computer than writing in my journal.
This week has been a week of miracles for my family! On Tuesday my sister, Brittany, went into surgery to remove an ovarian cyst that she has had for over 6 months. The doctors told her it was the size of a grapefruit and that it might make it hard for her to ever have children. When the doctor opened her up to remove the cyst they were shocked to find nothing! There was no cyst and no sign of endometriosis. The cyst had just disappeared! The doctors told her she was a miracle!
Later that night my other sister, Haley, was in a massive car accident! She was driving down a canyon going 70 MPH when her car slipped on black ice and she hit a concrete wall 3 times! Her and her friend walked away from the accident without a scratch! Her friend, Annie, went to the hospital cause she was having chest pain from her seatbelt, and she was in shock, but she ended up being just fine!
Anyway, I thought these 2 incidents were pretty miraculous and they happened in 1 family in the same day! I can't help but think how mindful the Lord is of our family; I am so grateful that my sisters were protected in their time of need and extra help!