Monday, February 23, 2009

Pay It Forward

I've seen this on a few of my friends blogs and decided that I better join it.

This is how it works..... The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a hand made gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. BUT, in order for you to leave a comment on my blog, you have to post this on your blog first. (That means that sometime during this year you will send a gift to 3 people as well.) Get it? So, the first 3 people to comment on this post will be the lucky ones! Good Luck!

Chuck E Cheese Please

A long time ago when I could still see my feet I promised the girls that we would take them to Chuck E Cheese's to have a little family party before the baby was born. Well last Saturday seemed like a pretty good time to go considering the C-Section is scheduled a week from today. So we loaded the kids into the car and off we went to the most craziest, packed kid fun center in all of Utah. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot I remember saying..."This is going to be fun."

After getting our hands stamped and we ordered our food the challenge of keeping track of our kids began. We had lots of fun and before we knew it the worst pizza ever was gone, Germ-X was splashed on tiny hands multiple times, all 140 tokens spent, 536 tickets exchanged for the most random cheap toys, the clock ride (which is a family favorite) had been ridden over and over again, and all three kids were extremely thankful to have had a party with their family.
Now bring on the contractions or have my water break where ever or when ever, let's just have this baby boy!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sprinkle Caps

Since I'm having a boy I just wanted to show everyone my newest craft obsession...
Sprinkle Caps.
(aka: PeePeeTePees)

All you have to do is place these soft, thick and absorbent caps over your little one's wee wee when changing his diaper and it keeps Mommy & Daddy dry.

A must have for any new baby boy!!!

You can find these on my etsy shop at

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dora to the Rescue

For the first time in 19 months Cassie will finally sit and watch tv for more than 5 minutes. THANK YOU DORA!!! That probably sounds really bad that I actually want my child to be babysat by the television, but to have her actually sit and not move for 20 minutes is a miracle and just in time for when our new little baby comes. I think I will actually be able to nurse and not worry or think to myself, "Um, I wonder what Cassie is doing right now?", or "I hope she isn't on top of the table right now getting into who knows what."

Oh, the possibilities of what I will be able to do in 2o minutes.

I took this picture this morning to prove that she really was still for a moment.

This is a picture of how I usually find Cassie, trying on her big sister's boots and shoving food that she found on top of the table into her mouth. It doesn't get better than that!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I love to see the temple...

Last weekend was a whirlwind of events for our family and my pregnant body. Saturday morning we woke up early (on purpose this time, I would much rather sleep in but that wasn't the case), got showered and dressed in our Sunday best and drove out to Kurt's parents house. Kurt had a business meeting and as soon as he was done we hopped in the van again and went to Kurt's Cousin's son's baptism. It was so awesome to be there and to witness these two eight year olds come out of the water pure and clean. I started to think about our own children getting baptised and could hardly believe it when I realized just 1 1/2 more years until Sadie will be dressed in white and being baptised by Kurt.

After the baptism we went over to Michelle's parents house for a luncheon and visited with family members while watching Cassie devour my entire plate of food, no joke. I have never seen a little baby eat as much food as our little chubby Cassie. It is a sight to see. You know it's bad when you have to pull strawberry leafs out of your child's mouth.

Then from the Luncheon, we hurried our cranky, sleeping, noisy family up to Salt Lake to My Grandmother's 99th birthday party, that's right her 99th birthday party. Happy birthday Grandma, we LOVE you!!! We met up with my brother, his wife and two kids and shoved more food into our already full tummies. It was good to visit with the Andersen side of my family and of course watch my Grandma blow out the candles on her cake.

From the birthday party we were off to our next special event for the day. We were blessed to walk through the new Draper Temple. This happened after waiting an 1 1/2 - 2 hours at a near by church house and bus ride up to the temple. After we got off the bus we were directed to a tent enclosed walkway that took us straight into the temple. It was extremely crowded and took us 1 1/2 hours to walk through the whole temple. Luckily, my pregnancy gave me an advantage and I was able to use the elevators to move our family up a few spots in line. I was expecting beautiful and perfection, but was taken back by many of the rooms. I think the baptismal font took me by surprise the most, but was in awe with every room.

I was very excited to take our girls to the temple and to hear and see their reactions. Sadie, Jessica, and Cassie thought the font was the coolest bathtub they had ever seen and all wanted to get their toes wet, sorry girls. Cassie was pretty much hating the whole tour due to the fact that we held her close and tight, after we let her down at one point and then had to chase after her as she pushed her way through the crowds. Jessica asked me as we were walking through one of the rooms if we were in Heaven. Then in the Celestial room she asked: "Mommy, are we in Jesus's most specialist rooms?" I love what little kids say. I will not lie, the whole experience was 3 1/2 hours long from start to finish and it was the first time during this pregnancy that my feet actually swelled up, but having my kids have that experience of being inside a temple was definitely worth it.