Friday, August 27, 2010

Miss Patti's....

Yesterday, was Jack's first day of pre-school! Jack and Dalin were pretty excited to go to Miss Patti's. I just can't believe that Jack is old enough for pre-school. The funniest thing was when I came to pick them up, Jack burst into tears, everyone seemed confused as to why his was crying. Finally, he said in a very dramatic voice, "I don't want to go home!" I think it is safe to say Jack LOVED his fist day of school.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Not so little Lucas...

Lucas is seven weeks old and a CHUNK! I absolutely love the little fat rolls that are forming on his soon to be thunder thighs. Ben calls the stage Lucas is in "the BLOB stage" and that kind of describes our little off spring; blobby. Those of you who are English, remember Mr. Blobby? Remember how his Christmas song got to number one! HA, Hilarious. Those of you who are wondering "who the heck is Mr. Blobby?" Wikipedia is here to inform you

Anyway, back to my little Lucas or Gus as Ben calls him, he was AWESOME last night slept a total of seven and a half hours. I send the credit to his chunkiness and my power milk.

Lucas smiled and I got in on camera.

The other night after I had put Jack to bed I started to feed Lucas. Jack strolls down stairs and sees me. He declares, "so you got your boobs out again!" I said "yes dear, I do."

It's been seven weeks since I experienced pain beyond my wildest imagination and I know your wondering "would you do it again NATURAL?" And the answer is "YES!" Or at least I would try too. Not because it made me feel like wonder woman because it didn't but because of the amazing recovery. I really think my incredible recovery has a lot to do with the way I delivered and having two children doesn't give you time to recover slowly. Plus, it's SO much cheaper if you don't have an epidural. I'm cheap!

Having had a baby with and without an epidural both have their pros and cons. I think its great that we live in a time when there are options; how blessed we are.

And now enjoy the chunkiness...


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For my US friends

Here are some of my favorite British slang words taken from "The best of British Slag"

  • Aggro - Short for aggravation, it's the sort of thing you might expect at a football match. In other words - trouble! There is sometimes aggro in the cities after the pubs shut!
  • Anti-clockwise - The first time I said that something had gone anti-clockwise to someone in Texas I got this very funny look. It simply means counter-clockwise but must sound really strange to you chaps! I think he thought I had something against clocks!
  • As well - You chaps say also when we would say "too" or "as well". For instance if my friend ordered a Miller Lite, I would say "I'll have one as well". I often heard people saying something like "I'll have one also". Of course in England you wouldn't say it at all for fear of embarrassment! You'd order a pint of lager instead!
  • Bees Knees - If you are in polite company and want to say that something was fabulous, this phrase might come in handy.
  • Blow off - Who blew off? Means who farted? Constant source of amusement to us Brits when you guys talk about blowing people off. Conjours up all sort of bizarre images!
  • Blunt - If a saw or a knife is not sharp we say it is blunt. It is also the way most of us speak! In America the knife would be dull
  • Bob's your uncle - This is a well used phrase. It is added to the end of sentences a bit like and that's it! For example if you are telling someone how to make that fabulous banoffee pie you just served them, you would tell them to boil the condensed milk for three hours, spread it onto a basic cheesecake base, slice bananas on top, add some whipped double cream, another layer of banana and Bob's your uncle!
  • Budge up - If you want to sit down and someone is taking up too much space, you'd ask them to budge up - move and make some space.
  • Dodgy - If someone or something is a bit dodgy, it is not to be trusted. Dodgy food should be thrown away at home, or sent back in a restaurant. Dodgy people are best avoided. You never know what they are up to. Dodgy goods may have been nicked. When visiting Miami I was advised by some English chums that certain areas were a bit dodgy and should be avoided!
  • Fanny - This is the word for a woman's front bits! One doesn't normally talk about anyone's fanny as it is a bit rude. You certainly don't have a fanny pack, or smack people on their fannys - you would get arrested for that! Careful use of this word in the UK is advised!
  • Getting off - This seems to be the objective of most teenagers on a big night out. Getting off with someone means making out or snoggingh them.

  • Give us a bell - This simply means call me. You often hear people use the word "us" to mean "me".

  • Pussy - This is what we call our cat, as in "pussy cat", or in the fairytale, Puss in Boots.

  • Twit - You twit! Not so rude as calling someone an idiot but it amounts to the same thing. Remember Monty Python's "Twit of the Year" competition? Other versions include "nitwit".

  • Welly - If you "give it welly", it means you are trying harder or giving it the boot. An example would be when accelerating away from lights, you would give it welly to beat the guy in the mustang convertible in the lane next to you. Welly is also short forwellington boots, which are like your galoshes.

  • Wonky - If something is shaky or unstable you might say it is wonky. For example I changed my chair in a restaurant recently because I had a wonky one.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our little vacation...


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rocky Mountain National park...


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


August 1st, Lucas was blessed at church.

It was very special.

Loved ones came.

Lucas didn't puke on his cute little outfit.

During the sacrament Jack declared in a loud voice, "I pee myself!"

After church we all got together to eat, chat and enjoy each other.

Lucas had no idea that all the celebration was for him.

I felt very blessed:)

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