Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Snapshots...

He's getting to be such a big boy...he loves brushing his teeth on his own these days. We pull his potty/stool to the sink, turn on the water, and he goes to town!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Justification...

I hate my Analyzing English Grammar class. I mean HATE it. The teacher is awful, the material is dreadfully boring, and class time is nothing short of an utter waste of three hours in my week. Thankfully, BYU gives students a chance to vent about terrible classes and instructors such as this one. At the end of every semester, we are asked to fill out course evaluations. Most professors aren't effected by the way their evaluations turn out, but this horrible class is a different story. This is only my professor's second semester teaching at BYU and is only an assistant professor. This means her evaluations are sent through an overview by her superiors. So I felt SOOOO good once I filled out my evaluation. For any given question, the best score I gave her was a 3/6 and there were several 0/6's in there. And I have NEVER evaluated someone that low before. And then the "Optional Comments" section, I totally let loose:

"Course grading was completely unfair, time spent in class was useless as the instruction simply reiterated the required readings from the book, testing procedures and debatable questions of test material were never addressed, and students other than D*, G*, and S* were hardly called on or even given a chance to participate in class. Also, Dr. W*'s dress standards (i.e. skirt length) were seemingly inappropriate at times."

Aw snap!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Differences The Second Time Around...

People always tell you that there are noticeable differences between your first and second pregnancies and I 100% support that theory. I have many instances, but this one really caught me off guard.

With Logan when someone would ask me how far along I was, I knew it not just in weeks, but in days. Maybe even hours. I also knew how many days I had left till my due date as well as my *original* induction date.

So when my mom asked me how far along I was the other day, I was baffled...I hadn't the slightest idea. I knew it was more than 20 weeks, seeing as how I had my ultrasound already. But I was clueless. So I looked it up. And for those of you that are curious, I'm 24 weeks and 2 days along. Go team!

Also, if you're using Google Reader, I changed the blog appearance again. But this time, instead of messing with the HTML formatting, I used This Site and it was SOOOO easy! I used a pre-made template and it took all of two seconds!!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Holy Crap!!!


So I wasn't planing on potty training Logan until after the baby is born because I'm terrified of it. I'm terrified of regression after a new baby, I'm terrified of screwing up and scarring my kid for life, I'm terrified of getting frustrated with Logan when he doesn't get it right away. But yet again, my little man has surprised me and made life easier.

A few weeks ago, Logan had terrible diaper rash, so we let him run around the house naked to let him air out. He ended up peeing on the kitchen big deal. So I gave him some toilet paper, had him clean it up, flushed it, and washed his hands. A few minutes later, he asked for more toilet paper. I gave him two squares. He went back into the kitchen, peed, and cleaned it up. This went on for a half an hour. Clearly, he knew he had to pee and was anticipating it. So I thought maybe we should invest in a toddler potty so when he was ready, I would be prepared. The next day we found one at Wal-Mart for $16. We brought it home and didn't think much of it for a few days, until one day I decided to put it together. Logan was so interested in what I was doing, so I told him all about the little potty and how it was just for him the way mommy and daddy have the big potty. And when he was ready to stop using diapers, we would let him try it out. Right after that talk, he started pulling on his diaper. I asked him if he wanted to try, he said "uh-huh," and we gave it a shot. I took off his diaper and sat him on the potty.

And he went.

We cheered and did a potty dance and were really excited. So this has been happening for the last three weeks. He will try and tug his diaper off until I finally help him, he sits on the potty, goes, and we get really excited. I've let it go slowly for a few reasons: 1.) I haven't read anything on potty training yet. I just assumed he was too young. 2.) I don't quite trust him and I want to avoid as many accidents as possible. 3.) He was only interested in peeing, not pooing.

Until tonight.

He wanted to use the potty so the routine went as usual. He sat, he peed, we cheered. Then he got back on and POOED!!!!!!! I was astonished!!!! So even though I feel we still have a ways to go before we get him out of diapers completely ...especially through the night... he has accomplished what I thought to be an impossible feat. Yay Logan!!!!

And now that I have posted about our potty training miracle, I'm sure we will have a set-back. But I'm ok with I said, I wasn't planning on starting for another 4 months at least!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Snapshots...

Again, from my cell phone because our camera is shoddy at best. Maybe a new one for graduation...

We went for a Sunday drive today and found ourselves at Utah Lake State Park. We had no idea you could just drive on this crazy path right between the bay and the lake. It was AMAZING. But it was cold and rainy. So Zac got out a few times to look out over the HUGE waves in the lake...while Logan and I stayed nice and warm inside the car. Can't wait to go back again on a nicer, warmer day like we had all last week!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Help A Sister Out...

Hey blog stalkers. I mean, wonderful friends and family who read my blog :-)

This is Kate. She is Zac's cousin and she's one of my favorite people ever. Therefore, you love her, too. And she needs a little help. She's in charge of making a "Family Feud" -type game for a church function and she just needs people to answer 18 short questions. And by short, I mean they are literally one-word responses.

All the questions are on her blog which can be found here, you just answer in the comment sections for each question. It's fast and easy and she would really appreciate the help. So help a sister out :-)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Snapshots...

A lazy (but beautiful) Sunday afternoon at the duck pond in Provo...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Snippits...

Because it's not just a snapshot. This post will be all about our fun-filled weekend!!!

So we did it. We actually left Logan, overnight, for the first time...ever. And Zac and I actually had a lot of fun! We both had been having pretty crappy weeks the last month or so, so I decided maybe it was time for us to get away. I looked into some different options and decided the best thing for us to do was to stay at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, UT. It is about 45 minutes away from Provo, so we were close enough to come home if we needed to, but far enough away that it actually felt like we were AWAY.

I planned the trip out about 2 weeks ago and roped Savannah and Liz into babysitting at our house overnight. Best Aunts Ever. And from what they said, Logan was perfect and never shed a single tear. Not even at bedtime. Guess that means we could get away more often... Anyways, the resort not only offered a room, but a whole package deal. With the room we got two free lift tickets for a local ski resort. However, in not having ski equipment, I opted for the tubing option. The package also included two free large pizzas from the resort's bistro, and an in-room movie. I couldn't pass it up!!!! So I planned it all in secret and Zac had no idea what we were doing until we were already on the road. Well, I did let on that he should say goodnight to Logan when we left, but he thought we were going to a movie or something.

Our first stop was the mall to buy snowpants and gloves. A store called "Precision Mountainwear" puts all of their stuff on clearance this time of year, so we each bought a pair of $120.00 pants for $19 each. And Zac got some sweet gloves that were originally $60.00 for $15. Hooray for clearance items! Then after purchasing the necessities (confusing Zac further), we were off to our destination.

To get there, we drove up and through Provo Canyon, which I had never done. I had never actually been much farther than Bridal Veil Falls and had no idea that there was a little state park called Deer Creek with the prettiest blue water I have ever seen:

(Also, I forgot our camera, so all these are from my cell. Which means they are all blurry. Sorry.)

On the way, I told Zac the plan. He was pretty excited. So we checked in around 4:30 and scheduled tubing for around 6:00. We spent about an hour and a half at "Soldier Hollow" and it was CRAZY. Basically you each get a giant snow tube and ride a tow-line to the top of the "hill," then hurtle down it at break-neck speed. Oh, and you're supposed to slow yourself down when you hit a certain point, or you'll plow into a snow fence and almost die. They forgot to tell us that the first time. But it was still fun and we survived. Here's us in the lodge waiting for our car back to the resort (oh yeah, we had a concierge drive us!):

Once back at the hotel, we ordered our pizzas (meaning I got to pick my own toppings...mushrooms and black olives!) and we got an order of the best chicken wings I have tasted in Utah. And that is saying something because they have no idea how to make wings out here! We only had a few slices each before I was ready to go explore the hotel pool. So we hopped in our suits and went swimming! The indoor hot tub was my fist stop because I was still cold from being in the mountains for a good hour and a half. The hot tub was had a waterfall! Zac wasn't as impressed...he wanted to play in the indoor pool that had a waterway access to the outdoor pool. He spent a good 15 minutes just swimming from the indoor to the outdoor. He's a total kid.

Eventually I joined him and we discovered an outdoor hot tub. No one else was out there (it was almost 10:00) and it was super romantic. We were so far away from everything that the sky was full of twinkling stars, not city lights or pollution. Yay country!!!

When we finally got back to our room, the turn-down service had been there and left these:

And they were delicious. Actually there were 6, but I may have eaten one before I thought to take a picture. So we topped off the night by ordering our movie. It was a close call (we each had 3 votes and we agreed on 3 of the 6) but we ended up getting "Yes Man," the new Jim Carey movie. It was funny and a good pick :-)

Before we left, we knew we had to bring back something for our precious little guy. He got a t-shirt from the resort, along with some Swiss chocolates that had little toys inside. Oh, and Zac got a $5 bottle of water from the gift shop for himself. But it's totally worth the $'s imported from Norway and in the coolest bottle ever. I guess :-)

Well, that was a really long post about a whole lot of nothing. I guess it's more for me and my journal than anything, but I hope you enjoyed reading about or trip as much as we enjoyed going on it!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I Caved...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sunday Snapshot, Tuesday Morning...

Yeah, yeah, I forgot to post one for the second week in a row. The weather has been really nice lately so we took some pictures outside the other a lightweight fleece!

In other news...the ultrasound is tomorrow! And since I've been having such a crappy week (and a half) I'm considering finding out what we're having just to cheer me up. But even if I do find out, Zac still doesn't want to know. So none of you will find out, either. It will be my information to know and mine alone :-) Guess we'll see...