Brinley's birthday is this Saturday. She is very excited. She keeps telling us that all she wants is tools and something to paint with. We are having a little family party Saturday early afternoon and then we are going to take her bowling. Fun for her :)
We are finally getting settled into our new house. I unpacked all of the essential stuff and then totally lost motivation. This weekend, thanks mostly to my amazing husband, we got more stuff unpacked. Our house is looking pretty good we still have a few boxes in the office, my computer is still at my parents, and we only have a couple of pictures up, but other than that we are pretty well organized and unpacked. Yeah! Thanks Cory!!
It is official! My daughter is in the terrible why phase. I think I might go crazy! I am not exaggerating when I say that she asks me why at least a hundred times a day. I answer one question and the immediate reply is why? Even when I say I don't know she asks why. Sometimes I think it is cute, but most of the time it is just annoying. I need to focus on being patient and hope that this phase doesn't last very long.
We finally moved into our new house last weekend. It was pretty hectic and stressful, mostly because the old owners were taking their sweet time getting out and I wanted to get in when they said I would be able to. I have been trying to get unpacked the last few days and my house is starting to look a little better. A couple of not so good things about moving: Number 1 a mouse. No one warned me that mice get into your stuff when it is in storage, but they do. A few of my baby blankets got chewed up and a couple of old chair were damaged (I don't really know how badly because I just stuck them in the garage and haven't gotten that far in unpacking yet.) But the worst part about the mice is the live one that ran out of a box when I was unpacking it. Of course, I totally freaked out and ran out of the room screaming. I sent Cory in to kill it but he couldn't find it, so I immediately ran to the store and bought 12 mouse traps which we set mostly in the one room. Cory checked the traps the next morning and we caught it. Yeah! Hopefully, that is the only one in my stuff. Number 2 we had to make some unexpected purchases. The water heater doesn't work very well, our dryer broke, and the dishwasher isn't draining. So two days after moving in we went and bought three new appliances that we weren't expecting to have to buy. As long as nothing else goes wrong we should be fine. Overall I love, love, love my new house. It has been so fun getting all my stuff back out and organizing everything. If anyone wants a tour your are welcome to come over and see it :) We don't have internet yet and probably won't for a little while so it may be a while before I post any new stuff.
I have been ready to ween Gabe for a month or two now. Unfortunately, he has not been ready. So last week I decided that I was no longer going to nurse him during the day. I have been pumping and trying to give him breast milk in a sippy cup. So for the last four days he has not been taking it. He just screams and crys every time I try to give him the sippy because he just wants to nurse. This morning I had to work for an hour and when I came home my mom said that he had finally taken the sippy. So I just put him down for a nap and although he wasn't very happy about the sippy he did take it and drank about two ounces. YEAH!! Hopefully eventually I will be able to substitute formula for the breast milk and then I can stop pumping, but for now I will just be happy for that little bit of progress.
Cory's Grandpa Price passed away on Saturday evening. He has been sick for a while now, so it wasn't a surpise, but still very sad for Cory's family. We are going down to Malad for the viewing and funeral Wednesday and Thursday.