Wednesday, February 28, 2007


So, tonight Dan and I were getting into our car in a parking lot and I was sitting in the passenger seat while Dan was getting Carson buckled in his carseat and this crazy lady started honking at Dan b/c she wanted to pull into the spot right next to us (there were plenty of spots all around). So, Dan pulled the door closer in while he finished with Carson and she continued to honk at him. So, he finished and closed the door and got into the driver's seat. Well, she pulls in and swings her door open and hits our car. This made us a little mad and Dan got out of the car and asked her what she was doing. She was totally rude and said it was unintentional. I'm sure it was just as unintentional as all the honking. Dan told her we were getting our baby in his seat and she was just rude and walked off. What's up with that?? I'd like to say that we were civilized about it (and we would've just let it go if she didn't swing her door open too), but we might have "accidentally" hit our car door into her car before we left the parking lot. Okay, so we're not that mature. But she was totally rude!!! We usually don't get worked up over things, but I didn't feel too bad about giving her a piece of our minds. Why do some people have to be so rude!?! I'll go repent now :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Can you spot a MORMON!?!

Last night my mom, Dan, and I were watching Supernanny. We had missed the very beginning so we didn't know where the family lived, but within about a minute or so of watching the family, I totally thought they were mormon. There was just something about this sweet, cute, modest, 29 year old mom with three kids and pregnant with the 4th that just screamed MORMON! Sure enough, after a little more close watching, I spotted the Family Home Evening board up above the TV. I was right! I don't know what it is exactly, but you can usually spot a mormon, even without any obvious hints. It was pretty funny. She was a very cute, overstressed mom and hopefully Jo Frost (the Supernanny) helped her and her family out. Can you spot a mormon???

We also watched a show called "Engaged and Underaged" b/c we saw a commercial for it earlier and it mentioned it being a mormon wedding. It was a story about two 19 year olds getting married. They actually got married in the temple, but had a ring ceremony for the grooms family, b/c they aren't LDS. It was actually really interesting to hear what the groom's family had to say, but it was pretty tastefully done. There were mormons all over TV last night.

Okay, that's enough of my admitting to watching silly TV shows.

We had a great time while my parents were here. Carson just loved his "papa" and "ma". He really showed off his fun personality while they were here and they thought he was just adorable. We didn't do anything much, but had a great time just relaxing and talking together. You guys can come down whenever you want!!!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Flashback Friday!

Here is a fun picture of my parents from who knows when. Obviously sometime when my dad was graduating. Aren't they cute! I thought I would post this picture because they are coming to visit today...yeah! It's just till Tuesday, because my dad has a business meeting, but I'll take what I can get. I can't wait for them to get here!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Book Tag

The Rules of the game:

1. Find the nearest book to you.
2. Name the book and author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
5. Copy out the next 3 sentences and post to your blog.
6. Tag three other people.

Supernanny -Jo Frost

"Breast milk is designed by nature to give a baby exactly what she needs: the right
amount of fat, carbohydrate and protein, along with vitamins, minerals and important
antibodies that boost her immune system at a time when otherwise she would be most
vulnerable to infection. Although they won't deliver the same antibodies, modern baby-milk formulas have been specifically designed to be as close to breast milk as possible. Cow's milk is for calves; in the first year of life babies should not be given cow's milk even in diluted form because it contains far too much protein."

Okay, so Jenni tagged me for this "Book Tag" and the closest book to me was my "Supernanny" book that Dan got me for Christmas. I thought this might be a fun book to share from until I opened to pg. 123 and the topic was "Feeding Babies" and the fifth sentence down was all about breastfeeding. Not that I'm against breastfeeding, but it's not exactly what I was expecting for my book tag. I thought I would get to write about some awesome disciplining technique or something, but no. I hope you enjoyed this post anyway :)

I guess I need to tag three more people....I pick....Mary, Rebecca, and Tami :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My Little Man...

Carson is getting so big and fun these days. He also seems to be getting over his separation anxiety...yeah! He is enjoying nursery more and more and we even had a babysitter (while he was still awake) this past weekend. Dan took me to Benihanas and we got one of the young women at church to babysit. Carson was actually REALLY excited when I brought Bekah home with me. I thought he would figure out that we were leaving him, but he was so happy to see her. When we left, he didn't even cry. Bekah said he was great and even took her by the hand and walked her up two flights of stairs to his bedroom. She even put him to bed and he only cried for a minute. We haven't had someone put him to bed since he was an infant. Bekah is sooo good with kids (she's one of 7 kids), we totally trust her, and Carson totally loved her. When we went to church a couple days later, he turned around and saw her and starting pointing and saying "Baba". I can only assume that means "Bekah". He really likes her....yeah! I think we'll be going out more and more these days!

Last week my friend Tami came up with her son Kyle. Carson and Kyle are only 3 weeks apart and are so cute together. They are playing more and more together and it's so fun to watch them having fun. They get along really well and actually don't fight over toys all that much. Tami also brought us a "host" gift from Wegmans. It was a fruit tart and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for coming up Tami!

Carson was a little bit, or a lot bit, of a stinker yesterday. I'm going to blame it on two new teeth that I can see just broke through. But, anyway, he was a little difficult yesterday, but today he is super cute. We were watching Kaitlyn and he kept imitating what I would do to her. He would get up in her face and say "Hi-iiii" and tickle her. It was really cute, he really likes the "baby". Carson also especially likes songs lately. We were singing "The Wheels on the Bus" and after every verse he would say "ada?", which means "again". Then before I could sing "The parents on the bus say shh, shh, shh", he put his little finger up to his mouth and said "shh, shh, shh". I guess you had to be there, but he's just so cute. Also, when I sing the end of the ABC song, "Next time won't you sing with...", he always says "ME!!!" really loud and cute. He's getting so fun these days.

Here are a few pictures from the last couple weeks.

Contruction Man Kyle

Are you in there Kaitlyn? Carson thought she
needed to wear the construction hat too.

The boys in the tub.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre...I mean cute Carson.

Shaving while playing with toys.

Daddy and Carson shoveling the snow.

All bundled up.

Kyle relaxing in the swing...he climbed in there

Friday, February 16, 2007

Flashback Friday!

Here's a cute picture of my Grandpa Simmons with my brothers. It was taken sometime in the 70's, but I guess you could probably tell that by the clothes that they are wearing :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, it's not yet over, but we have had a wonderful Valentine's day already. The day had some unexpected fun surprises starting off with Dan getting off of work for the snow. Right after we put Carson down for a nap, our 17 year old neighbor, Myreon, came over to say hello since he had the day off of school. He told us we should go see a movie while Carson was napping and he would hang-out at our house. So, we decided to take him up on it. It was a great little mid-day gettaway. We went and saw "Music and Lyrics" with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. It was a typical chick-flick, but both Dan and I thought it was pretty cute. We hadn't been to a movie for quite a while, so it was fun to get out. We told Myreon that it was fine to leave Carson upstairs till we got home since he still has some separation anxiety (although he's getting much better) and we didn't want him to freak out if we didn't get him up from his nap. But when we got home, Carson was up and playing with Myreon. Myreon said that he didn't cry at all when he saw him and just started playing...go Carson! Afterwards we took Myreon and Carson to Chic-fil-a. What a fun Valentine's day...and it's not even over yet!

Monday, February 12, 2007

World's Best Husband!

This post is dedicated to the world's best husband....MY husband...DAN!!!! I just wanted to let him know how much I appreciate him and love him! Cheesy as it is, he really is awesome! I can't even begin to tell you all of the things he does for me and our little family. It kinda makes me look pathetic, but he really does sooo much work for us. Besides working his actual job, which is tiring, he also wakes up at 4:30am to teach seminary. I feel guilty every time he kisses me goodbye in the mornings and I just keep sleeping. As if those two things aren't enough to keep him busy and tired, he also is awesome around the house. You may think I'm exaggerating how great he is, but it's all 100% true. He actually is so helpful around the house. He cooks (probably at least half the time), vacuums, does the dishes, laundry, washes the sheets on our bed, folds clothes, does all the bills, fix-it stuff around the house, sweeps, mops, washes the cars, grocery shops, and more and more and more!!! I'm really not exaggerating!! Okay, now I do some of these things too, but honestly, he is much better at them than I am. And the crazy thing is that he does these things without even being asked!! Some of you may think that a husband should do all these things anyway, but I know many a husbands that do not help out very much. But, Dan is definitely NOT one of them. He is always sooo helpful and willing to work as a team to keep our house running and I am soooo thankful!! His parents taught him good! And I haven't even mentioned what a great father he is too. Carson just LOVES his daddy and if given the choice between mama and dada almost always will choose his dada. Dan also spends lots of time with him when mommy is at work. Carson loves attention from Dan and can always make him smile. Dan just loves his "little man".

So, this is why my husband, Dan, is obviously the world's best husband!! He is absolutely the greatest and I can't imagine life without him. I love you Dan!!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Carson LOVES balls...bouncy balls, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, ANY kind of ball!! He usually always has a bouncy ball (the ones that are only 25cents at Old Navy....Mary, you know the ones) in his hand and is so eager to show his ball to anyone that's interested or not. He has even gone to bed with his bouncy ball a couple times. The second he wakes up he starts saying "ball, ball, ball". One time he dropped his ball over the side of the crib and ever since always goes to that side and says "ball?". So, he LOVES balls!!!

Well, this weekend Carson has been sick. He has a little cold but it sounds terrible because he is really wheezy too. He has been wheezy since Thursday night and nothing seems to help. We've tried the humidifier, the steamy shower, cold air, etc. He sounds absolutely terrible, but he has continued to be energetic and fun despite his 'gasping for air' sounds. So, Friday night he sounded particularly bad and we could hear his wheezing from the other room. He was sleeping, but it was hard for us to sleep because he sounded so bad and we were worried. Well, Dan went in to his room to fill up his humidifier with more water and I decided to go in to and give Carson more medicine. So, right when Carson heard us in his room, he quickly jumped right up and went to the side of his crib and started saying "ball? ball? ball?". It was sooo funny...what kid wakes up from sleeping at 3 am and immediately thinks of his ball. Shouldn't he be groggy or sleepy. He is such a funny kid. It was really cute and he immediately settled back down to sleep. It was just so funny.

On Saturday we were able to get him an appointment with his doctor. He was such a good little patient. They did a nebulizer treatment and checked his oxygenation. He was so good for both. He held the nebulizer and kept touching it to his nose (I told him to do that so he would breathe in as much as possible). Then he pointed his little finger out so they could put the pulse ox sensor on. He was so good and the doctor and nurse were both impressed by his compliance. Go Carson...what a good boy!! Unfortunately the breathing treatment didn't seem to help much, but we left with a prescription for albuterol. Today he stayed home from church because he still sounds really wheezy. Hopefully soon he will be sounding much better. The poor little guy. Carson, you are such a trooper!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

First Kiss!

Today is our "First Kiss" anniversary. I don't know why we still remember this, but we sure do! It was four years ago when I made the bold move to go to my friend Dan's house after he didn't show up for a Valentines Dinner at church (we were in the Singles Ward together). We were already pretty good friends but I had never been to his apartment before and I pretty much invited myself over (although, I don't think he was too upset about that). I was over there for a couple hours and we just sat on the couch and talked. I could tell that maybe he was trying to make a move b/c he would sit close and occasionally touch my knee. Dan said that he thought I wanted to be kissed b/c I wouldn't leave. So, after a lull in the conversation I said "now what should we do?"...and Dan replied "I can think of something we can do" and kissed me! Just a peck of course, and then I started bursting up laughing. He was wondering why I was laughing and it was just b/c it was so corny what he had said..."I can think of something we can do". We still laugh about that to this day. So, that was the kick-off of our relationship. From that night on, we pretty much assumed we were a couple. It was all too easy. Happy first kiss!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Flashback Friday!

Here is a picture of the Simmons family (my dad's side). I still remember taking this picture. It was taken in Provo, Utah at my grandparent's house. I remember not liking the outfit I was wearing (but didn't have much of a choice since that's what I had packed from NY) and I couldn't get my bangs to "poof" just right...gotta love bangs. What a fun picture!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Time Out!

Today I told Carson that he needed a time out for touching the computer yet again (he's been told not to plenty) and he just looked at me and walked over to his time out spot (the steps) and sat there. I waited a minute and went to get him and he was just sitting there so good. Why was that so easy?? Does this mean that time outs aren't working for him or he is just an angel and goes to time out by himself and sits till I come get him. I don't know. So far, he is being really good with the time outs. The trick is if he stops doing what he originally went to time out for. Ahh, the joys of parenting. We're having fun.
*Here's a picture of Carson eating Chili tonight...and no, he's not making any obscene gesture.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Baby it's cold outside

It has been getting colder and colder around here....burrrrr! Today it was 15 degrees...burrr! I know, that's not as cold as some of you...probably my very own parents in upstate NY....but, I'm COLD! I don't remember the freezing cold bothering me very much growing up in NY, but it bothers me now! Carson and I don't get to go to the park or on a walk when it's super cold, so that makes it hard. But, I can't really complain to Dan, b/c he served his mission to Siberia and so that is always colder than I've he always trumps me. These hats are from his mission in Russia, he got them out the other day. He says he wore one to work last week...he's pretty gutsy...they're a little crazy. The big brown one is made out of a bear! Here are a few pictures of Carson with the fun hats. I hope that the groundhog was right and spring comes quick!

Friday, February 2, 2007

That's my boy!

At least that's what Dan would say about this picture! I just barely took this picture of Carson. We're not really potty training him, but our friend, Rebecca, let us borrow her potty so we have it in the bathroom and Carson likes to sit on it. So, Carson just came out of the bathroom carrying his potty and put it right in front of the TV and sat on it and watched TV. Typical guy, huh? Dan will be proud.

Flashback Friday

One of our friends wanted to see some wedding pictures, so here you go! This is one of our traditional poses of us taking a picture of ourselves. We seem to do this a lot when we want pictures of the both of us...they always turn out silly looking. So, there you go, there's our Flashback Friday, I guess you'll have to wait to see more pictures from our wedding when it's our anniversary this summer.