Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I found something I want...

(found here )
Actually, I want to learn how to make these... Don't you think they would be cute for little baby girls.... I think this should be my new goal.... We'll see if I actually get to it. :-D I should probably start with something easy though, like a scarf.. :-D

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm so proud of him.

Today we got a letter in the mail... "Congratulations! We are happy to inform you of your acceptance......"

So, it might not mean anything to anyone, and might not get how excited we are about it, if you don't know where Bryan started out when we got married. BUT! Bryan got into Idaho State University. It might not be BYU or something people find as huge as that... But Bryan never thought he would be accepted into a community college, let alone an university. It's a big deal for him and for us.
We still haven't decided if we are going to move though. We are still waiting on some important things (like an answer). He might just finish up at WCC and then transfer to ISU or see if he can get into BYU or something.. It's still up in the air. LIKE seriously.. We have no idea. But now we know our options. We know if we do decide to move, Bryan will be able to go to school. We know if we stay here, Bryan will be able to go to school. Now, it's just figuring out what is best for our family.......
Let's look at a few pros and cons for each

Pros-we are already established here.. We have an apartment. Bryan has a job. We have good doctors for our kids. And we're close to the children's hospital (which we have to go to yearly, though by the end of this year it will easily be more like 5 times....) We have family here, Bryan's parents and My parent's both live close.

Cons-Bellingham is so freakin expensive. We've been here forever, would love a change.

Pros-we could afford a house, and we would be paying 100s less a month. We would be closer to extended family, Bryan's grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins, closer to canada where all my extended family live. The housing market is way down, and so we could probably get a good deal, with the probability of making money off of it when Bryan finishes school.. We'll still visit washington yearly, until Hannah stops growing due to the children's hospital..

Cons- Bryan would have to find a new job (though we already have some hook-ups), I will have just recently had a baby, and family won't be as close...

So.. that's it.. Now time to go watch a movie and eat good cheese w/ crackers with bryan.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Morning Sickness/ Motion Sickness

So.. I think the baby is giving me motion sickness.. Is that possible? I woke up this morning.. And she was kicking and moving a TON! Bryan and Emily were both able to feel her. She moves and moves and moves. Seriously, she's really active... And i'm really nauseous. Every time she really moves, I start feeling really sick.. I thought it was all in my head.. But it's really bad this morning. I think i'm just going to lay in bed and hope she falls asleep... or gets tuckered out. Is it possible to get motion sickness from your baby-bean?

so we're thinking the name for baby boo could possible be Abigail.....

Monday, March 23, 2009

Melissa Begat Emily, Hannah, and Baby Boo. Emily, Hannah, and (soon) Baby Boo begat lots of laundry...

****************THIS IS NOT!! A VENTING POST*********

So.. It might sound like this is going to be a venting post.. Don't worry! The title of this post is decieving!
I actually am having a great day.. For two reasons.

1. Bryan put our small cd player in the girls' room, and it's been playing hymns all day, and THEY HAVEN'T FOUGHT! Seriously, No bitting, No toy wars, No yelling and crying to mommy... Seriously. I really honestly think that the music is calming their moods. I was actually really happy. We even snuggled in my bed and read books for like an hour... It was so much fun! I was able to focus my energy in having fun with them instead of lossing all my energy trying to keep them from beating each other up.

2. Because of the extra happy vibes going on in my house... I got a lot of productive cleaning done.. Well, I consider it a lot. And after the girls go to bed, i might just have some more energy to do some crafty stuff. (we'll see :-D But i'm optomistic!!)
Anyways.. I've been thinking. I really love being crafty. I don't consider myself that good. But I LOVE doing it anyways.
.... I'm thinking about throwing a small craft party in April.... Like a scrapbooking/card making craft party. I think it would be so much fun... I really enjoy crafting .. especially when i'm not doing it myself... Sound like fun anyone?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

First Day of Pull-Ups..

So, last night my mom brought over pull-ups :-D She's such a grandma!!!! I love it!

Today Hannah WILL NOT wear a diaper, which is okay.

She's gone in the potty about 4 times. Had two poopy accidents (thank goodness she's in pull ups). One Pee accident... though, we were at target.. and she said "i have to go potty" and i (being a horrible mom, and tired ) kind of ignored it... :-/ .. But then I felt guilty when I went home and told her how sorry I was I didn't listen to her. So we only went through 4 pull ups today (the first one was when she woke up... she doesn't sleep through the night without peeing yet).. I think on Monday, I'll really hit it hard and work harder on it. But I didn't want to start so much at the end of a week.

I think she is still not comfortable going poopy in the potty yet. But, hopefully that will happen soon.. I have to think of a special surprise for her when she does, and maybe she'll be so excited she'll want to keep going in the potty!

I'm really really really hoping that this will be it! Emily started to get some interest about when she was this old... But I wasn't ready, and so we would potty train for a few days.. But then go back to diapers.. I'm going to be better this time.. Mostly because I think i'm more ready to potty train again. And Emily is really a helper.. It's cute.. She'll take Hannah by the hand and bring her to the potty... Help her pull down her pants and pull up, and sing "go hannah go" songs to her. IT's soooooo cute. And Hannah keeps going "Emily is proud of me." It doesn't matter who else is proud of her, it only matters that Emily is!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Is it time?

I was searching for a picture of a toilet to go along with this post... and found this cool guy. I think if we had a toilet like that potty training would be a lot more fun for the kids... though they might sit sideways on the toilet to be able to see the fishies at the same time.. and yes i did have to go research more about it!

Today after we took our shower/bath. Hannah and I were sitting in the hall getting dried off. I asked her to get a diaper. She said she didn't want to go. She then said "I have to go potty" and ran to the toilet and went pee. Umm... good and bad news... Good, meaning maybe she's ready to start trying to potty train. Bad, because maybe it's time to start trying to potty train. I was really fast to try to train Emily to go potty.. It was a LONG HARD drawn out process... and then one day (on her third birthday) she decided she was to old for diapers and was potty trained. So i've been really hesitant about starting her to early, because it's just stress for me.. But maybe it won't be so bad.. since Hannah wants to be just like her sister.. She now is also refusing to wear a diaper.. I don't have time before bedtime to buy pull-ups, so hopefully I can convince her to wear undies over her diaper :-D

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New site!

So, after a lot of thinking..... I decided to add another website to my collection! I will be continuing this site, don't worry!! This new site http://binghamquotes.blogspot.com/ is for all the funny things said or stories that happen in our house hold. I was putting them on the side of my blog, but then I realized my kids say way to many funny things. So I have dedicated a blog just for that! It will only consist of small posts of funny things that have been said or done!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You know you're not longer a shopaholic when....

So, all my life I've had this problem.. I'm a shopaholic. Lately I've been spending less and less and less.. I've even been going to the stores less and less and less. Seriously less. Last night I got a gift card from Bryan's Grandparents for my birthday. I was all excited to go spend it. I got to target.... And I looked and looked and looked. I found a few things I thought I was going to buy.. But then I did my newest thing. I thought about the realistic-ness of me using it, I thought about weither I really wanted it, and I thought my way out of buy them. Yep, that's my newest thing. I have become a saver, not so much a shopper anymore. I did buy a bath brush and body wash. But that was it. Less then 7 dollars. Which normally I would be proud of. But last night, I realized I no longer can shop. I guess it will be a really good thing i've learned when Bryan goes back to school in Septemeber.. But still, it kind of sucks. All the shopping fun is gone. And the realistic-ness of spending money wiser is taking over.

Anyways. Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! It was a good birthday!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday to me! Today is my 25th birthday.. I know, I know... I'm OLD!!!!!!!!!! I never dreamed of being this old.. but hey.. I think i'm doing pretty good!

Friday, March 13, 2009

A few things I've learned today....

So Bryan has been dying to try to make deep fried chocolate bars. I thought the idea sound sick. But decided that I would make him happy and do it. Bryan decided tonight was the night. My sister Pam happened to stop by, and Lynda happened to phone and we invited her to join.

So, the four of us started deep frying chocolate bars, and oreos..... and then Bryan wanted more. These are the things I've learned.

1. deep fried chocolate bars actually taste really good.. Like donuts with extra chocolate filling.. Yumm.. but you shouldn't have them very often.. One is good enough for each person. Seriously, you'll get a chocolate overload if you eat more then one (i didn't try.. but bryan almost died).

2. I was told that oreo's are REALLY good deep fried. See the first thing I've learned (i was chocolated out)

3. Cheese Strings with batter = cheap and easy mozeralla sticks.. seriously easy.

4. Deep fried bacon is REALLY good. Seriously. Though we suspect that if you add onion, it would taste like a bacon onion ring... Doesn't that sound yummy?!?!

5. MOST IMPORTANT THING LEARNED TONIGHT!- thanks to my "brillant" sister Pam... Ginger Ale doesn't deep fry. It just causes grease fires... and a smoky house. Though it does bring a lot of "almost pee your pants" laughter.

So, if you're looking for a good fun time... Grab some veggie oil, a pan, and whatever good you can find in your house and deep fry it! It may not taste the best.. but you never know, it might taste really good!!

**IMPORTANT UPDATE***** --- you might feel very ill afterwards... so much for not getting sick this week..... yuck....... i would only try ONE deep fried thing a year..

Don't you wish I would tell you what we are having?!?

Okay... We went to the doctor's office. And the doctor didn't sounds so happy. He says "i think.... it's going to be another girl..." He almost sound like he was trying to pull a fast one on us.. You know trick us... I kept waiting for him to say "Just kidding." But it never happened.....

So?!?! We're having a baby girl. We don't have ANY names picked out. Though, the girls want to call her "baby boo" , we all agreed that could be her nickname. :-D So any helps would be great! We really like the elegant victorian kind of names, you know the ones that have stood the test of time.

I'm a little disappointed. But surprisingly not that bad. I think it's going to be fun! We love the two we already have. If this new baby girl is anything like her sisters, she'll be absoultly amazing!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Isn't it about time?! ... yes.

So, Now that we officially made it through a Monday without being sick, and have continued to stay healthy.. It's time to get Hannah and Emily's sleeping schedule back on track. Hannah has been taking naps during the day. Which is really kind of nice, since my body keeps telling me I need naps too... However, a nap means no 6 oclock bedtime. Which leads to more breakdown, longer naps the next day, staying up until 9, and all around not a happy baby. So today, when she was ready to take a nap, I let her whine a little, and cry a little.. and then completely distracted her. So, it's now 4:30 and she still hasn't taken a nap... Only 1 1/2 hours left till she'll be able to sleep. And maybe she'll get back on her schedule. I think that I might also trick the girls by putting a dark sheet over their window, that way they it's not as light in their room.. Maybe that will work for tricking them?!

So, tomorrow's the big day. We find out what we're having. I'm soooooo excited. But I've been devilishly thinking that we might wait a while before telling anyone.. Wouldn't that be fun?! He he eh.. Okay if you take a look at when we found out we were pregnant, i posted within a few hours. I'm not good at keeping exciting secrets like that!!.. at all..
We're going to bring the girls with us. The first ultrasound, the girls got to see the baby and we got pictures, and that really helped them to understand more that there was a baby in my tummy. They are actually REALLY excited (mostly Emily, but Hannah is too) to find out what it is. We've been talking about it since Monday, and have been counting down. Emily and Hannah decided they wanted a sister.. probably because they have no experience with a brother... But we're hoping they get a brother. You only have until midnight to vote... So vote vote vote. :-D

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

So cute.

I love Hannah. I really do. Emily a lot of the time overshadows Hannah. When friends come over, it's normally hers. Hannah is normally more of a follower, mostly because she thinks Emily is the coolest. That, and she's only two, still working on her playing with others skills. But today we had a friend over. The friend is 7 months younger then Emily, and 7 months older then Hannah. So, normally Emily plays with her, while Hannah tags along. BUT TODAY! It was so cute to see her and the friend really get a long and play together. Yes, Emily was a little bored and left out. (but only for seconds.. she is pretty creative) But Hannah and her friend were being all cute. It makes me happy. Yes, we need to let Hannah have a little more playing time with friends her age.. So that's a new thing I'm going to work on! But it's hard, because when we have friends over, Emily kind of takes over.. So maybe we'll send Hannah to her friends house without Emily... :-/

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Half Way There, Baby!!

Today... We're 20 weeks pregnant!!!! YAY for US!!!

Baby Center tells me that....."Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery)."

We have our Important appointment on Friday... I know, I wish we could have been able to find out sooner, but we'll have to wait until Friday.. So you only have 4 more days to vote.. And there is a difference in choices, the cute little boy means I don't need a c-section :-D! That's what we are hoping for.. A cute little boy. :-D And yes, expect some not so happy words on friday if we are getting a girl.. It's not that we won't love either, but we really are putting a lot of hope in a boy :-D.
I'm optimistic about this week. I think things will go better! I've decided, so hopefully that will happen. I'm really going to be positive about it and hopefully we'll have a smooth week...

Friday, March 6, 2009

There is Sunshine In my Soul Today...

Or at least outside today.

I am so glad it's Friday. We're all feeling better (knock on wood). So, right after Daddy went to work, we went to Cornwall Park. It was still a bit cold, but man it felt good. I can't wait for summer... (okay.. i'll be in my last trimester.. so many it won't be as good as i'm dreaming it will be) Yeah, it's suppose to rain/snow showers tomorrow... Ick. But Back to wonderful Today.

We finally were able to go out and have a fun fun time. Hannah is getting SOOO much braver on EVERYTHING.. though it's kind of frightening at times, it's really fun to see how amazing she is and how much she loves to play outside. Emily is still showing us how very very social she is... I think we all had a great time. And we spent over an hour there.. Next time I'll remember a camera.. But I was so excited to go play outside that we just jumped in and did it..

Hope everyone enjoys/ed the sun!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My other hero of the day!

So, I figured it would start to get better after a few hours... But it hasn't.. And Bryan doesn't get off work until 4:30... So.. Though she is INCREDIBLY busy, and is already taking time off from work to go with us down to the Children's Hospital tomorrow, my mom is coming to get the kids for a few hours. Which is exactly what i need. And I know it's really going to cause more stress for her.. But she's decided to be my hero anyways!! THANKS MOM!!!!!

Emily the great!

So.. It's my turn. I'm now sick. I got both Emily's and Hannah's illnesses. Bryan had to go to work today.. It's going to be a tough day. BUT!!!

Emily is being so amazing.. I've done something right. She has been taking good care of me and Hannah. She got me the diaper for Hannah this morning. She got Hannah and her an apple for their snack. She got me a big white bowl from the dishwasher, so i don't throw up on the floor. She's now playing a game with Hannah so I can get some rest. They just finished watching t.v. and instead of having her normal fit, she just turned it right off.. I'm so proud of her. She is a three year old, and has her drama.. But every now and then, I see the 6 year old in her... She really is an impressive little girl. With the BIGGEST heart.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Yes, that is a picture of a tub full of toys. and also a sink full...

I got mad. I got exhausted.. And now I'm disinfecting! I can't do much about my kids getting sick outside my house.. But. I figured I'd get rid of anything that they could get again at home.. (though they haven't gotten anything from staying home..) So we're disinfecting plastics in the tub/sink and washing the other toys in the washing machine.

That was after bryan and I cleaned up the kitchen... and did two loads of laundry.... and I went grocery shopping... We just really have been busy today. I think bryan is kind of sick of being sick at home. He had to take the day off today because at 4 this morning, he woke up throwing up. (luckily we had one of the special pills left over from hannah going to the doctor's) So I think it's helped him.. We still have to finish cleaning the girls' room.. and then i'm going to try and wash the walls off (they got into the crayons... a few times.... )

Hopefully Saturday we will be able to wash our carpets... Just after a weekend of illnesses that landed on the carpet.. our house isn't smelling the greatest... add in my sensitive nose... and i've been having a hard day staying in...

Monday, March 2, 2009


So I decided since we find out in 11 days what we are having I should get a poll of what everyone else things we're going to have! he he eh.


4th Week of Illness.

So.. I need to let everyone know, my kids aren't sicklings.. I promise. Everyone seems to be getting sick... Sadly, Everything that is going around my kids seem to catch. They really are health little kids. I was all excited because we made it through fall and all the way up to February without getting ill at all. But...

Now Hannah has something. It's funny? because they don't seem to really be getting the same thing. But Hannah was sitting by my bed, while I was doing some stuff (we really need to get my scrapbooking/craft/working table put up.) and I looked over at Hannah.. She went pail and just blank... and then... Burped.... and I put my hands out to make sure it wasn't going to be throw up... And YEP... ALL SORTS OF CHUNKS all on my hands.... Yeah... Seriously... I had to hold back the throw up myself from that grossness. ////// if you were here in person you would have seen that i had to stop typing just now..... and get throw up in my hands again.

So.. FOURTH monday in a row. I quit!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Breath.... (don't worry it's not a venting post)

So Emily woke up at 3 this morning.. and was sick...

Bryan, and the awesomeness he is, stayed home so I could go to church. So.. Hannah and I got to go, just the two of us...

The greatest blessing of this sick thing, is I've been able to spend some fun individual time with both the girls. I really am grateful and amazed at their unique personalities. They are both so amazing in their own special way. Oh, how I love them!!!

Side note.. ONE kid is SOOOOOOO much easier then TWO. Seriously. But I love our life, and wouldn't give up either of the three of them for anything!