Wednesday, November 12, 2008
She will kill us someday for having this blackmail picture of her on her potty, but she can blame her daddy, he took the pictures! It's true! I can't believe it is finally official and before her 3rd birthday too! Sydney is potty trained! Whoopee! Thanks for all the suggestions - I think I used a little bit of each suggestion I got, and she really finally caught on:)
Monday, October 27, 2008
What is your husband's name? Eran Douglas Bair
How long have you been married? six and a half years
How long did you date? about 2 months, it's hard to say when we officially started dating since I was in fierce denial that I even liked him at first. We were engaged for 4 months and got married pretty close to 6 months after we met.
Who eats sweets? What a strange question - of course we both do even though I'm the diabetic:)
Who said "I Love You" first? He did, I think I tried to say it in return, but I was still debating if that were true, so it came out quite mumbled. I said it more clearly the next day when I'd had time to decide that yes, I did, and he wasn't shocking me by saying it for the first time.
Who is taller? It's really about dead even. I think it depends on the day and our choice of footwear.
Who can sing best? I can, he plays music on his guitar. He can sing, but I don't know if I've ever heard him do it in a serious manner.
Who is smarter? He is, I've killed too many brain cells with my low blood sugar episodes. Just try playing trivial pursuit with him...
Who does the laundry? Mostly me, although he helps on occasion.
Who pays the bills? Eran, except for my specific bills like for my medical supplies and tithing.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you are standing at the foot of the bed, facing it, then he sleeps on the right.
Who cooks dinner? Me. Eran will occasionally when we're bbqing stakes, but he's left that up to me plenty of times too.
Who drives? Eran
Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Me
Who kissed who first? He kissed me first, I'd never kissed anyone before - I wasn't about to initiate it.
Who asked who out first? Eran asked me to the BYU Homecoming football game even though we were over at his house trying to set him up with my roommate.
Who wears the pants? Eran - I often tease him about his constant "it's my way or the highway" attitude
How did you meet? My roommate was stocking his roommate. My roommate Melissa wanted to set him up with our roommate Laura. Since Melissa liked his roommate (and cousin) Richard, she was often looking in the direction of their house in our neighborhood. One day, we were walking past their street on the way home from visiting teaching, and Melissa saw Eran outside taking the top off of his Jeep. She begged me to come meet him, so I could tell Laura what he was like. I was grouchy about it because I wanted to go home a start my Sunday nap. I guess I impressed him by being rude and asking if he was inactive from church since I hadn't met him before. When Laura asked what he was like, I responded, "I don't know, he seemed kind of bitter." Ha!
Now I'm supposed to tag 4 people. I tag Karalenn, Shelly, Sunny, and Heidi
Sydney is doing great going on the potty as long as she has no pants on. Every time we put panties, or pull-ups on, she goes in those. A girl in my ward suggested putting pants on her with no underwear, and we might try that later today. Help! I am tired of feeling a bit of a prisoner in my own house because I don't want to go somewhere and have Sydney have an accident. I know I will have to use pull-ups for a while at night with her because she sleeps deeply like I do and she never wakes up dry. I hope she's not too much like me though, I wet the bed until I was somewhere around 10 years old...
Friday, September 19, 2008
The first picture here is a cute one of Sydney on her new pride and joy - her big wheel! It also shows her cute new haircut. I have been learning lately what true patience parents of 2 year olds have to learn to have. My sister Heather described it well when she said that 2 year olds are just a tiny body so full of emotions, and they often don't know how to handle all their feelings. So, I have been doing a little better being patient when she has emotional outbursts - most often having to do with wanting to be independent and do things "all by herself". It wasn't a big deal to me today when it took 30 mins. to go from our house on her big wheel to the church (which is less than a block away from our house) because she is still learning how to pedal. The neighborhood kids made me feel old when they saw her riding the big wheel and asked why her bike looked so funny. I guess they had never seen a "big wheel".
The thing I don't know if I need more patience or just more stubbornness is for Sydney's potty training! Many parents have told me to not push her until she is at least 3, but then others have told me the older she gets, the harder the battle will be because she will get more stubborn. Right now, if I even mention trying to go potty, she throws a fit. She likes talking about "someday" she will be big and go potty like her older friends and cousins. I have tried bribing her with stickers and candy, etc. She of course loves those two things, but when it comes to going to the potty, she wants nothing to do with them. Help! Should I stop pushing for a while, or conquer this battle while it is still young?
The other pictures here are from Zach's talent show performance of Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" again. He wanted to do a Snoop Dog song or a Chris Brown song, but I told him that the lyrics had to be clean for a general public audience. He said he could do the edited version, but I told him he needed the edited version on CD as well. I guess life is full of disappointments.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tag! Here's the drill (This one's kind of interesting...)1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.
Monday, July 14, 2008
prices as high as they are, I tried to accomplish as many things in one trip down to Provo as I could. I turned in paperwork for Zach, I went running on the Provo River Trail, and Sydney got to feed the ducks at Paul Ream Park. Of course only one of those activities was worthy of pulling the camera out. I love how Sydney sticks her butt out to throw, as the last picture shows.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
1. Being sealed to my family forever!
2. The knowledge of the gospel
1. drunk drivers
1. stay sane - oops, too late
2. independently wealthy
3. get next Friday night off from work
Three current obsessions/collections
1. clutter all over every surface in my house - it drives me crazy, but do I change it? HOW?!
2. sleep - I may be obsessed, but do I get enough of it? NO!
3. black dog hair(collection)
Three random surprising facts about me
1. I fight laziness daily and often loose
2. depression and anxiety are big factors in my #1 answer
3. oh, these are supposed to be surprising - I am going to a Motley Crue concert next month
Tag, you're it!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Then, before I could even post that first picture, Sydney tripped on the sidewalk and got owies on her elbow and knee and bonked her forehead again and made that first owie bleed again! Poor girl! If I had gotten a picture of her with her mouth open you could see her chipped front tooth - this was a previous injury though, not from today. My poor, beat up kiddo.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
So I thought I'd share some funny pictures I took recently of some of the funny things I run into on a daily basis staying home with Sydney and the dogs. The first picture is of Sydney wearing some of mommy's pretty colorful underwear! She found it recently in a bottom drawer of my dresser that I rarely use any more. At least it saw some action! I should probably reorganize and place the contents of this drawer on my shelf in my closet and the sweatshirts on my closet shelf can go in that drawer:)
The next picture, I took because I sat down on the floor in Sydney's room to get her dressed. I told her to come over to me so I could put her clothes on. She was not swiftly obeying that day, but Cal did. He came right over when I said, "Come here!"
This proves what I tell my dog training students all the time, "Dogs are simple. Human children are way over my head as to how to train them."
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
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Saturday, March 1, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I am such a slacker for not posting something on this earlier! Happy Birthday buddy! He had a fun party with his parents and sisters at his family visit that day. 2 of his friends from Heber came, and a girl from school even showed up! She is one of his peer toutors.
Wednesday I found a friend in my ward that owns a treadmill. I helped her with a sewing project, so she tended Sydney while I did my run. Then we took Zach out for his birthday dinner while a crazy snow storm hit our area. Our power went out, the major roads all around us were shut down - it was crazy!
Thursday was Valentine's, but I don't remember anything super special about it. Eran and I celebrated over the next 2 days. He took me out to Market Street Grill for lunch on Friday - yummy yum! Then he took this cute picture of Sydney sleeping in the TV watching chair.
Finally, as an only request for Valentine's this year, despite plenty of protesting from Eran, he took me to our stake adult sweetheart ball! We had some more professional pictures taken at the dance, but the photographer has yet to email them to me. Eran kept complaining that he thought he was done with dancing since he got married. I told him he was sadly mistaken. Even with all the grumbling and groaning - I had fun! We tried to do the cha cha lessons, but failed miserably. When we were slow dancing, Eran said, "You get this close to me every night when you're hogging the bed, blah, blah, blah..."
Then Monday was President's Day. Zach was out of school and Eran off work, so we went to the zoo! Can you see how I accidentally turned my white coat pink when I washed it with Zach's red one - oops! The first 2 photos are of us feeding the geese and ducks, and the 3rd is enjoying the elephants. It was hard to get that photo, because Sydney didn't want to turn around to look at the camera, the elephants were too interesting!
As soon as we got home from the zoo, I took Zach, and we met up with Holly and her kids, Hillory and her girls, and watched the movie "The Spiderwick Chronicles". It was very fun and very imaginative! It would have been a bit scary for Sydney so I'm glad she was home napping with Daddy.