Archive for November, 2008

Sai’s News

So last night after dinner Sai comes up to me. He says “Look Mom!” So I look at his face. And I can’t see anything different. I was thinking that maybe he was doing something kooky with his eyes, but I couldn’t see anything. So I asked him what.

“I have a loose tooth!”

And he did have a loose tooth! He was wiggling it with his tongue and I was paying attention to his eyes.

Sai has been sooooo excited ever since. Probably because last year in Kindergarten all of his class mates were losing teeth. But he kept wiggling his tooth and saying stuff about having a loose tooth. He was funny. Then this morning we were getting him dressed. He has a Thanksgiving program at school so I wanted him to wear a nice shirt and pants (which he complained about wearing church clothes to school) and after he was dressed he sat in the chair, crossed his ankles, and said “I look just like Dad but with a loose tooth.” He’s such a crack up!

So here he is with his loose tooth. (You can’t tell which one is loose so I outlined it.)

Sai's Tooth Outlined

As we left this morning he was talking about the tooth fairy. He said “Yeah, and I’ll get a hundred bucks!” WOAH! The tooth fairy in his world must be pretty rich. By the time we got from the house to the car, not a far walk, he was up to some number in the billions. I hope he’ll be happy with maybe a dollar. Or some quarters. Joe said that the tooth fairy is feeling the economic crunch, too.

And now I want to make him a tooth pillow. I think I’m hitting the craft store on my way home from work. I’m thinking a little tooth-shaped pillow out of felt. And maybe embroider his name on it or something. Sometimes it’s really fun to be the mom.

I Love Gmail


Have you seen the new Gmail themes? I lchoose the Ninja theme. Nice colors and it cracks me up. I love how the stars are now Ninja Stars.

I Love Gmail.

Seeing Red, Version 2

Sophie Red

Does her hair look red or what?! Maybe my Sophie will be a red head like me. She was “helping” her brothers clean their room. What she was really doing was trying to pull herself up into the bin of toys. She’s pretty strong!

(Here’s Seeing Red version 1)

Rugby Anyone?

Joe has liked rugby for quite a while. He watches it on tv and I sometimes pay attention. He tries to tell me about it but I don’t really know much about the game. Saturday night the US Mens rugby team played Uruguay in Salt Lake. Joe really wanted to go but no one would go with him. So I went. It was a lot of fun.

First of all, the new Rio Tinto stadium for Real Salt Lake soccer is Nice! The bathrooms were very nice which is a plus, especially for females. Our tickets were on the front row right on the goal line. (My lack of rugby knowledge is probably showing through, so forgive me.) The first half of the game most of the action was down on the other end. The second half of the game all the action was on our end. The USA scored a lot down there. And they won. It was awesome! I’m very impressed with rugby players.

Rugby 3
Joe showing how close we were to the goal.

Rugby 12
Right after the USA scored in front of us.

It was cold… there was snow just off the field right below our seats, like the field had been shoveled but the snow hadn’t melted yet. Well, at first it was warm and I was sitting there without a coat on. Then it got cold and I had the coat on and zipped up. Then my torso was warm but my legs were cold.

I’m trying to decide if I want to go with Joe to the RSL playoff game on Saturday night. It’ll be a lot colder then. But it would be a very exciting game. Hmm…

What Have We Started?

Sai 2

Last night we are all sitting at the table eating dinner. Sai says something like this:

“I want a big mohawk. I want it so big that it touches the ceiling!”

What have we started? My kid likes crazy hair! I hope he doesn’t start asking to color it now, too.



Sophie had her 6-month check up yesterday. SIX MONTHS! My baby is getting old. She’s in the 90%tile for weight and 92%tile for height. She’s a big girl! She had a slight cold when we went (a big cold now — we didnt have a good night last night) and then she got four shots. I’m really feeling for her and feeling like a wimp because one flu shot in my arm has me being all wimpy.


My sister Carrie tagged me. I don’t usually do tags on my blog but here goes…

Go to the 4th folder and post the 4th picture

 Mom's Quilts-5
This is from a trip to Utah when we were living in Oregon. The center quilt on the couch was given to me when I found out that baby #3 was a girl. In fact, I might have gotten the one on the left too. I’ll have to check out the blanket I have in her crib. (EDITED: Yup, that quilt on the left is one my mom gave me at Sophie’s baby shower. Sophie sleeps with it, when she sleeps in her crib.)

1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Answer the six “8” items
3. Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment.

8 Favorite T.V. Shows:

1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. The Office
3. 30 Rock
4. The Amazing Race
5. Fringe
6. Biggest Loser
7. (I don’t watch as much TV as I used to…)
8. (So I don’t know what else to put here.)
8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Dropped off Sai at school.
2. Worked.
3. Kept checking and for any election day updates.
4. Made dinner (French Onion Soup, YUM!).
5. Help Sai with homework.
6. Gave Sophie a bath.
7. Watched Election Night TV.
8. Went to bed late.
8 Things I look forward to:
1. Some unknown date in the future when Sophie will sleep in her crib all night by herself.
2. Some unknown date in the future when all the kids will let me sleep-in on the weekends.
3. Spring (I’d like to skip the snow, please).
4. Time to sew.
5. Going to the movies with Joe and the kids.
6. Going to the movies with Joe.
7. Saturday morning breakfast.
8. 5 PM on weekdays so I can go spend time with my family.
8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Costa Vida
2. El Azteca Taco Shop
3. Wendy’s
4. Ruby River
5. Outback
6. Market Street
7. Sensuous Sandwich
8. (Basically anywhere because then I’m not cooking, but I really do like to cook)
8 Things on my Wish List
1. Security.
2. Family vacations.
3. More fabric.
4. More time to sew.
5. Go visit friends in Oregon.
6. Newer car.
7. Newer fancier sewing machine.
8. ???
8 People to Tag
2. Marzan Mania (Elyssa & Manny)
3. Foolsewoode (Sadira)
5. Tracy (you can do it through email)
6. Dena (ditto)
7. Nann (ditto)
8. Anyone else who wants to.