Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
It was such a nice day today that we decided to get out and go for a walk. We tried to give Brinley a nap earlier in the afternoon, but she just sat and played in her bed for an hour. She was so excited for a walk, but before we were even half way through she had fallen asleep. When we got home we put her in bed and she slept for a while longer. When she woke up she was devasted to realize that she had missed most of the walk. She is upstairs right now throwing a tantrum about "more walk." We'll go tomorrow and hopefully she'll stay awake and enjoy it.
This is our first family picture.
Brinley was so excited to see the baby for the first time.
at which point she just tries to push him off her lap.
Gabriel Evan Price was born on Tuesday, April 22nd at 2:42 pm. He weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. Everything went fine with the delivery and he is perfectly healthy. I am finally getting somewhat recovered and have gotten enough motivation to download my pictures. My mom came and stayed with us for a few days, we were so grateful to have her help. Overall, Brinley is doing very well with the new addition. She has been pushing her limits, but she loves holding the baby and is always asking where he is.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Brinley is a lucky girl. She has three sets of great grandparents still alive. Unfortunately, she doesn't get to see them very often so when she does she is usually very shy. This weekend great grandma and grandpa Tanner were in American Falls. The first night she wouldn't even go in the same room as them, but she warmed up to them. The next day she sat by grandma Tanner for about 15 minutes while grandma talked to her about the birdhouses on the coasters. It was really sweet. That night she even goodnight to grandpa Tanner. Hopefully, she will remember them next time she sees them and it won't take her so long to warm up.
Cory and I are currently flipping a house up in American Falls. Usually Cory is the one working on the house while I watch Brinley. I decided that I wanted tile in the bathroom and I decided that this was going to be my project. So, this weekend I layed tile in the bathroom. Cory came and helped my lay the subfloor and he helped cut the tiles for a couple of hours, but for the most part I layed the tile myself. This project made me realize some things. First, it made me realize that it is kind of fun to start a project and do it yourself, it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Second, that it is very tiring to do manual stuff like tile (I have been pretty sore today). And third, that my husband is amazing! He goes up there all time and just works and works to get this house done. I spent one day there and I am ready to take a couple of weeks off. Hopefully I will have time to finish the grout before I go into labor.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I have always heard people say that the Lord will bless you if you pay your tithing. Well, guess what- they're right. I have been stressing about our finances since I am not going to be working when I have this baby. I have been trying to put as much money into our savings account as possible to cover the extra bills that always come with having a baby. I had not been able to put as much as I would have liked and I have been stressing about it. I was paying bills today and got online to pay our house payment. I was going to make May's house payment when I looked and it said that I didn't have a payment due until June. I figured this must be a mistake so I called the bank and they said that I had been a month ahead for almost a year. I have no idea when an extra payment got made, but it was a huge blessing. I was able to put the entire payment into savings. I feel much better about our financial situation now and I am so grateful for the blessings of tithing! The Lord truly blesses us when we follow his commandments!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Since it has warmed up a little bit I have been deluged with door to door salesman. I think I get so many because I live in an association with lots of houses close together. Regardless of the reason, I am annoyed! Today the Kirby vacuum salesman showed up. They woke me up from my nap and in my half awake, groggy state I was did not turn them down quickly enough and before I knew it I was getting the demonstration. An hour later he finally left, but he left his vacuum behind so I could show my husband and he could come back again. I called my husband after they left and he helped me get my gumption back. I promptly called the Kirby guy and told him we definitly weren't interested. I then packed up the vacuum and left it on my porch before going shopping. When I came home it was gone. I think I might put up a sign to stop future salesmen from even knocking.
Today it finally felt like spring in Pocatello. I decided to take Brinley for a walk to try out our new double stroller. Of course we filled up the second seat with Brinley's babies. We walked over to my sister-in-law's maternity to pick up something and then walked home. I would say we walked about a mile. We came home and Brinley threw a huge tantrum because she wanted "more walk." I finally coaxed her out of the stroller and onto something else. When Cory came home he wanted to go for a walk because it was so nice out. And when we got home Brinley wanted "more walk" again. Hopefully, she will stop throwing these tantrums as it gets warmer and we are able to go on walks more regularly. Until then I'll just be glad that my daughter likes to get out of the house into the sunshine.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Lately, my husband has been very busy in the evenings working on remodeling a house we are trying to finish. On Saturday he got done earlier than usual and was home by 5. So we decided to spend some quality family time together. We took dinner to the park and ate and then let Brinley on the toys. It was wonderful to have time together without really having anything to do or anywhere to be. That doesn't happen very often in our busy life. It goes to show that all those "things" we fill our lives with don't make us happy, it's spending time with those we love that really matters!
Brinley and I had our fashion debut on Saturday. My sister-in-law owns a maternity and children's clothing store and there was a fashion show this weekend. She needed some pregnant ladies so she asked if Brinley and I would be in the show. So during the week we went to her store and picked out outfits that coordinated and looked cute. The show was supposed to start at 2 on Saturday, which is right at Brinley's nap time. I wasn't too concerned because we were first and then I could leave and put her down for a nap. The event started at 2, but the fashion show part didn't actually get started until almost 3. I was very frustrated! They had us lined up at 2:15 and we had to stand in line for almost 45 minutes. Let's just say that being 8 1/2 months pregnant and trying to deal with a tired 2 year old waiting a line was not the most pleasant experience. On a positive note, Brinley had tons of fun once was actually got to walk down the catwalk. She and I got to walk down twice because I had a couple of different outfits, the second time down she just wanted to stay at the end and spin in circles, she walked so slowly off the stage it was pretty funny. Overall it wasn't a terrible experience, but I think next time I'm this far along I will the opportunity :)
Friday, April 11, 2008
On Wednesday I thought I had to be to work early to attend our monthly department meeting. When I got there everyone yelled surprise. My coworkers threw a surprise baby shower for me. I was so excited. I wasn't expecting to have any showers since this is my second baby, but they decided that since I am having a boy that I needed to have one. They had really good food and the best part was that they all went together and bought me a double stroller. I've been looking for a nice one, but just hadn't found one that I liked enough to spend the money on. I really like the stroller they bought, it's pretty small for a double stroller and has everything I've been looking for. So a big thank you to all my coworkers!!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
My sister Karlee just turned 20 and told her that I would throw her a little party for her friends and roommates to come celebrate her birthday. If you know my sister, you know that she is a great cook. And if you know me, you know that I am not. But I was determined to make a cake for this party. Karlee decided she wanted angel food cake. She thought I was going to make it from scratch and thought it was pretty funny when I bought a boxed cake that you just add water to. I explained that is was still "making" the cake even though I only had to mix it together. So I added the water and mixed it just like the directions said to. I put in the oven, so far so good. About fifteen minutes later I realized that it smelled like it was burning. I opened the oven to find my angel food cake exploding out of the pan and falling all over my stove, onto the heating element. I tried to cut the top off and finish cooking it, but as soon as the knife poked it it imploded. Needless to say I did not use that cake, instead I went to store and bought a pre-made cake. I guess I'm still not the best cook in the world, but I should get points for trying :)
Yesterday, I bought a gallon of chocolate milk. Later that night Cory got it out and asked Brinley if she wanted some chocolate milk. She said no, that she wanted juice. So Cory got out the apple juice, she immediately said "No daddy, chocolate juice." That's when we realized that she did want chocolate milk. Cory proceeded to try to explain to her that it was chocolate milk, but Brinley just kept saying, "No daddy, chocolate juice." So, we gave up and gave her a glass of "chocolate juice."
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Just in case you were wondering, I am still pregnant. This should not come as a surprise, since I'm not due for another three weeks, but it seems like forever to me. I am "full term" now and could have Gabriel anytime. Obviously, I am hoping for sooner rather than later, but he will probaby wait until his due date just to teach me a little patience.