Thursday, March 31, 2011

I love this thought

"Having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away." - a quote by Dinah Craik  I needed some comforting words today.

Today has been quite odd actually. On our way to school my baby threw up and it was within 5 minutes of getting to our destination. I was sad he was not feeling well- but more likely than not he got car sick like his mommy does sometimes. It happens when we drive about an hour to school. This morning I was afraid even before we left that he might be sick. He was dry heaving and coughing the kind that usually precedes vomiting. I almost left him home with his dad for the hour I was to be in class; but felt since he didn't throw up he'd be okay. Not so. Note to self; I need to always have an extra pair of clothes with me for my son just in case this or some other accident happens while we're on the road. I wasn't fond of cleaning up the mess, but glad to get him home and rest so he could get better.

My son jumped up and down on his bed for about 15 minutes before falling asleep for nap at about 1 pm.
We- yes my son and I,both had a 4 hour long nap! Really excessive. I didn't sleep last night and he wasn't feeling well so I dismissed it as an eccentric and unusual happening. For the remainder of the day he was acting normal had no fever and doing well. I made him Mac and Cheese for dinner and he kept the food down no problem acting like his jovial self. At this point I was almost sure he was car sick earlier. By now he was acting as happy as this kid below!

A Happy Kid Eating Spaghetti and Meatballs for Dinner Royalty Free Clipart Image

I decided to take him to the movie, "Mars Needs Moms" today which he enjoyed. I thought it was a bit scary for him in the beginning but he seemed to handle it very well. It turned out cute at the end and he loved to dance to the song at the end of the credits. There were only us 2 and 3 other people watching the show at 6:30 pm on a Thursday night. It was pretty cool having the whole theater to ourselves.

It's nearly 11 pm and my 2 year old finally went to sleep at 10:30 pm. Guess this is why 4 hour naps aren't good for toddlers.

I'm looking forward to a wonderful General Conference this weekend from the Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I may even buy the Conference coloring kit they sell at Deseret Book for my lil one, not sure how long he'll last with it though.

Love you all, Goodnight! Chels

Monday, March 28, 2011


                                                          Playing in the aquarium playground
                                                        Leapord Shark Mouth!
                                                        Sea Turtle-So lovely!
                                             Looking at the sharks, his fav. animal at the Aquarium!
                                            Looking at the Jellies, sorry that's why it's backlit.
                                                                 Bioluminescent Jellies!
                                                             Hi Nemo-Clownfish!
                                   Laughing at other kids screaming at the Leaperd Shark swimming by.
                                                          Leaperd Shark!

                                                            Water Eels they look like snakes!
                                                         Driving the Boat
                                                           On the Frog!
                                      He was pretending to read before I took this at a desk with a notebook.
Looking at himself in a conservation mirror.

Today has been a hard day for me to try to come back to reality since my cousin's husband passed away yesterday. I have had a few times where I've just sobbed for a good half hour or so thinking about life and what it would be like if my sweetheart were taken from me. Today I wanted to try to take my son to do something educational and productive so I wouldn't stew or worry about what has happened. We went to the Aquarium and Sandy and had a good time. I'm glad we went it was good for both of us. There are some pictures include above. Chelsea

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Latest Events

                                        Little Mr. Mischief! Knocked over all the shoes!

                                                        At Laurelei's blessing celebration
                                                     In the car on the way to the blessing
                                                               Getting num nums!
                                                                       Silly boy

                                                                 Cute Couple Canoodling!
                                                            Playing at Grandpa's
                                                                 Sweet Laurelei!
                                                        Laurelei with Grandparents
                                                              Playing with Ethan

                                                    With Family for Neil's Farewell Party

                                                            Elder Germaine
                                                         Canoodling Couple and Neil
                                                             Family Fun

                                                       Joe the resident horsey back!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ski/Snowboard Trip

                                                         Dave, a great instructor!
                                      Saturday March 12, 2011 Robert Merkley's first day Snowboarding or for that matter, at a ski resort in the winter! He's never attempted snowboarding or skiing before in his life. At the ripe age of 29 he is trying out snowboarding with the help of a great teacher Dave! Who was really patient and a great instructor as Robert was telling me. I was the only one skiing and I'm glad there were no pictures of me doing so since I am way out of shape and super sore now that it's been a few days after. It was great fun though! Thanks to Elena and Dave for how patient they were with both Robert and I and our inexperienced selves. We still had a great time! Even though we got lots of soreness and stiffness, it was worth it!

All of the pictures of my husband Robert he is in a green and black snowboarding jacket and his sister Elena is in a bright pink hoodie on her snowboard. Fun times! Chels