Tuesday, April 26, 2011

6 stitches and 8 years

Is there ever a good time to slice your finger open and have to get stitches? Probably not, but luckily for this little guy things worked out well. We have had a full length mirror in our bathroom that Blake knocked over last week. The glass didn't break, it just came out of the frame. Yesterday morning I was getting ready to take Aubrey and Blake to well child appointments and Cody was talking to me while getting ready when we noticed a piece of the glass sitting on the floor. We threw the small piece away with intentions of getting rid of the big piece later. Blake was crawling all over our floor and Cody moved him away from the mirror once. That fast little guy army crawled right back and flailed his arm and sliced his right pointer finger open. Luckily for us we already had appointments scheduled in 20 minutes, and lucky for me, Cody was off work and already planning on taking the preschool carpool. We wrapped his little finger up with tissue, taped it and put an elastic around it to help stop the bleeding and were off. I'm so thankful we had appointments because the doc was running behind as it was and we would have ended up at the E.R.
 Blake received 6 stitches while being held down in the baby papoose. He was actually pretty good until they gave him the numbing shot and then the screaming began. I gave him a bottle and he was calm until that ran out. He finally fell asleep completely exhausted from the whole ordeal.  His well child visit is rescheduled for next week when we can get his stitches removed. They did have to weigh him though and he was 20lbs. 10 oz. By far our biggest baby - and I know it's not even that big!
 The day wasn't a big waste though. Cody and I celebrated our 8th anniversary yesterday too. We actually went out to dinner Saturday night with my sister and her husband since they were in town. For our dinner yesterday we bought King Crab legs and steamed them at home and had a nice fun dinner with the family. Then we talked about temples and families being together forever for Family Night and watched our wedding video. Good times. We were reminiscing about how gorgeous it was when we got married, with all the tulips and flowers and this morning we woke up to snow. This crazy spring weather has got to stop. Spring already comes to us about 3 weeks after the the Utah County and Salt Lake Valleys. Oh well, happy spring anyway!

Friday, April 15, 2011


For those of you that aren't on facebook I thought I'd let you know that I finally opened up my own Etsy shop. You can find me at www.littlelisalulu.etsy.com. My friend Emily helped me design my logo and I finally added some items and was off and running. Completely surprising to me I had my first sale 2 days into it. I was stoked! It's been 3 weeks now and I've had 5 sales. Not bad. Of course I would love more, so I'm spreading the word to my blogging friends. If you ever need a baby gift, a gift for yourself, your kids, someone else's kids, etc, head over to my shop and find something you'll love. If you live close by (Utah) then give me a call or send me an email and we can do a sale straight through me so that you can save on shipping. It's taken me a little bit to figure out my shipping fees, and unfortunately they are a bit high because it really does cost at least that much to mail a towel. It's not like Cody will be able to quit his day job or anything, but I'm glad that I can make a bit of money doing something I love. Oh and for all of you that are wondering when I ever find time to sew with 4 little kids - I do. They do go to school and take naps! I still have my www.littlelisalulu.blogspot.com, so you can always visit there as well to see what I've been up to. I'm hoping to gain a fan base and do a giveaway or two this summer, so come visit me and add me to your reader!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Aubrey's 4th Birthday!

Aubrey celebrated her 4th birthday on Wednesday April 6th. She had previously told me that she wanted waffles with cream for breakfast - and then we added 2 candles. I told her she could have 4 candles, but she told me she only had 2 waffles, so she only needed 2 candles. : )
 We started off the day with baths, a picture of her long hair and then we headed to the library for story time. I typically don't go to the library, we have a TON of books, and I really don't enjoy chasing 4 kids. I thought it would be something fun and different to do for her big day though.

 Afterwards, we went to McDonald's with our friends. The kids played and had a great time.
After the 2 little boys were asleep for the afternoon I took Aubrey to get her haircut. She's wanted it short for awhile, and I kept telling her she had to wait for her birthday. We had 6 inches chopped off. 
Her hair is darling now and healthy. If she's got hair like mine it'll be 6 inches longer in a year anyway! When Cody got home from work we had tacos for dinner and then she was able to open her presents. She received a princess basket for her bike with streamers and a bell, 2 puzzles and her favorite, the Costco dress up box. She loves playing dress ups and we didn't have any. Her friends would come over and they'd all wear her skirts. She was completely happy!
 We had her birthday with the family last night at Chuck E Cheese. We haven't been there since Tucker's 3rd birthday when we lived in Colorado Springs. Almost all the extended family was able to make it. Cody and I arrived early so that we could save tables for our party of 22. We lucked out and got a great corner.
 I think I'm pretty awesome and snatched up a City Deal earlier this week. You could buy $20 gift certificates to Chuck E Cheese for $10. I bought 2 and was also able to use a 15% off online code for city deals. $40 worth for $17. We all had pizza and the kids had tons of tokens to use.
 My grandparents were able to come and I convinced them to play some Skeeball with me. I love that game, I'm not great at it, but I think it's fun. My grandpa did awesome - way better than me. Surprisingly this was their first Chuck E Cheese experience.

 Aubrey and cousin Mckenna.
 Halle, Aubrey and Cole. Cole would run off the whole night, but I knew where to find him. He loved this car that would rock and roll.
 Cody's Mom, sister Kristin and her boyfriend Chris. Kristin is actually taking off tomorrow to join the National Guard. We won't be seeing her for 5 months.
This is probably my favorite picture of the night. The sketch machine is so cool and we actually got a cute picture of us. Although Aubrey doesn't love it because she thinks it forgot to finish her hair.
Aubrey was completely spoiled and received Tangled, tons of dress up accessories, gardening items, and more. We are so lucky to have her in our family with her happy personality and girly ways. Thanks to all the family for coming out for her party too! We appreciate your love and support!