Saturday, October 18, 2008

South Dakota Or Bust

My Mom, Dad, Brian and I are heading to South Dakota to go pack up my grandma and move her back to Utah. My grandpa passed away at the end of september and we are going up there to get my grandma. We are leaving tomorrow afternoon and driving all the way through. It's going to be a long trip, but it will be good to see my grandma and say goodbye to my grandpa. I am also excited to have my kids get to know their other great grandma.


Driving home today I was noticing the mountains. How I take them for granted. They are so amazing.

That is all.

Redick & Talking

Redick has been picking up on words lately. A commercial came on the radio today about your heart and how you should take care of it. It would have two-word sentences like, "It's beating. It's hurting. It's pumping." I could hear him playing with his fingernails and repeating the last word of each sentence. It was hilarious.

Also, he is starting to have conversations, which I love. Today he was sitting on our bed with a piece of chocolate that he wanted open. Here's the conversation:

Redick: "Daddy"
Daddy: "What?"
Redick: "Uh" - showing me the candy wanting me to open it.
Daddy: "No"

At this point he throws his body back in attempt to throw a tantrum, but he doesn't. He sits back up and asks:

Redick: "Why?"
Daddy: "Because it's almost lunchtime."
Redick: "Oh."
Redick: "Hunter"
Hunter: "What?"
Redick: "Uh" - again showing the candy.
Hunter: "No"
Redick: "Why?"
Hunter: "Dad already told you."
Redick: "Oh, ok."

Monday, October 13, 2008


I had so many good expectations to have this be a regularly-updated blog mostly for my reference (it's an easy to way to have a journal), but sleep has become much too important. :)

Redick has been waking up at 1:00 am on a regular basis and then coming into our room. Reluctantly we let him in our bed in hopes that he'll just go back to sleep, but that hasn't been the case. He just screams and there is nothing anyone can do to console him. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It is so hard for Joy and I to wake up enough to do anything about it, and I leave at 2:00 to go to the newspaper job. Today I took Redick with me and he enjoyed that and fell asleep in the car while I was out throwing some papers.

Hunter had a football game on Saturday and absolutely hated it. He did get a nice run that went for a TD and he did get an interception (although it was called back because the defense pulled the QB's flag before the QB even had the ball snapped), but he was so miserable because it was so cold. It was snowing pretty hard and the wind was so cold. Cassia and Redick sat in the car for the majority of the game with the heater on. After that game, Hunter decided it was not worth it to experience that again, so he decided not to go to the BYU game with me. Probably a good idea because it was freezing there as well. The nice thing was there was no snow.

Cassia has been enjoying Kindergarten. We had her Parent-Teacher conferences last week and she is so social that she is disrupting class. She is one of the two in the class that has to be put in specific spots so she can focus on her work the most. I honestly didn't see this coming. I thought Cassia did really well at home when we told her to do something. Yes, it did take some prodding, but what kid doesn't at that age? We have a system that worked well with Hunter in Kindergarten and we'll try to apply it with Cassia as well. It's a daily reward system, so we hope that will work with Cassia. Maybe it's the fact that she has a boyfriend! :)

All else is well in our household. We are dealing with the cold as much as we can. I can already tell it's going to be a bad winter. Or maybe I am just getting older and I don't deal with as much anymore.