Monday, January 28, 2008

Bring out the Pictures

It's been a while since I'd posted pictures, so here they come!

The People's Prophet!

So what do you write about a man like President Hinckley? So much comes to mind that I think it would be nearly impossible to put it all down. He is the first prophet that I remember. He was was a wonderful man and was so full of wit and humor. And then there was his spirit. You could feel it emanating from him, even when watching him on TV in the next state over. What an amazing man and a true prophet of God!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Out of the mouth of babes!

Trace has been saying prayer and has started to inject little bits of his own. For instance, last night when I said "Bless the Prophet" he added, "and the Bishop too". Very cute. Well tonight he did it again and it was hilarious. I said, "Bless the missionaries to find people to teach." and he added, "and Spiderman too!" What a cutie!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

One down and 25 to go.

Well it is official, I finished my first class this week. I went Tuesday night to take my final test for my Enlish lit class. It went really well and I passed with flying colors. It was amazing and it feels great to be back in school. Cory also finished his first class this week. His was a bit more intense then mine. We're pluggin right along and I think we'll be able to finish up about the same time. Woo Hoo for two college graduates in our home!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

How to cure Playdoh ear and other such ailments

So folks, it seems these days that I am becoming an expert in the removal of foreign bodies from the various parts of toddlers. That's right, my son has done it again. Only this time it meant a trip to the ER in Evanston. Trace once again got handy, and while I was feeding Jax, decided to put some Playdoh in his ear. I managed to get most of it out but there was some that was just to far down there for me to feel comfortable extracting on my own. Turns out though that a little bit of water in his ear did the trick. That's right, $50 to have a professional put some warm tap water in his ear, add a bit of cotton, and tell us to take him home and put him in the tub to remove the rest. You see Playdoh is water soluble (should have guessed) and will just dissolve. What fun. The nurses did get a kick out of Trace. He marched right back to the room all by himself, carrying his own chart of course. He then proceed to tell the nurse just which ear he'd stuck it in, as well as the fact that he'd done it "just cause." I thought they'd die of laughter. What a kid.

And stretch, and bend, and stretch, and bend...

Cory and I have made it a goal to be fit by the time we go to the beach in July. Thus, every morning this week I've gotten up, gotten the kids breakfast, and then started to do the Denise Austin daily workout. It's a great little workout and I can already feel it working. Well Trace started to do it with me on Thursday and it was so darn cute to see him trying to do the work out.
Well today being Saturday, I'm taking a day off. I figure that 5 days a week of working out is plenty, but Traces first question out of bed this morning was, "Mommy when we working out?" So here I sit writing this blog and watching my 3 year old do a Denise Austin work out. He's even equipped with a water bottle so he can stay "Dydrated". Here's a pic that I just couldn't pass up. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

We're off to a good start!

Well it would appear that with 2008 in full swing, the Hadley family is off to a good start. We started the year with a night that made me think that this was gonna be a rough one. Kenadee woke up about 11:30 to ring in the new year. Its a shame that the party didn't wind down until 4:30 a.m. We did everything we could think of, but until she was ready there was no sleeping.
Then we woke up about 5:30 to Trace crying. All he would say was that he didn't feel good, so I sat and rocked him until about 7. That's when he decided that it was his ear that hurt. He was in so much pain by 10 that we made a trip to the hospital in Evanston. Turns out there was some sort of ear infection raging in his little ear and of course since it was New Years day there was no such thing as an open pharmacy. Thankfully our wonderful doctor got us some amoxacillin (abc?) and some numbing drops so that Trace could get through the night. What a start!
Things have since quieted down. Jax is growing like a weed and starting to roll over. Our goal is to have him walking by next July when we go on vacation. I think sitting up is a good start and he's well on his way.
Kena is our little spitfire. She's full of life and adventure and has a bold little spirit. She is definitely the muscle in our family. She rough houses with the best of them and loves to wrestle with Trace. She has an incredibly gentle side too. She loves her brothers and loves to help mommy feed and burp little brother. She's going to nursery without Trace these days, a transition that I wasn't sure would go smoothly, but I'm happy to report that she had not problem, and in fact didn't want to leave when church was over.
Trace is officially a Sunbeam and the jury is still out as to whether he likes it or not. All day Sunday he told me that he just wanted his "old class". Things are looking up though. He told me today that being a "sunshine" was lots of fun. Here's hoping. He's learning his alphabet and numbers and sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star every where he goes.
Cory is busy at work and school. He's getting closer to his Masters everyday and its going well. He's still in Cub scouts, working with the Webelos and its fun for him.
I just started my new calling as the Valiant 12 teacher in Primary. My class is great and I love having the ability to teach them at such an important age. They are great kids!
And that's our year so far in a nut shell. Hope yours is going as well!