Tubes and haircut

Sophie lady finally got tubes.  It has been a pretty rough year and some months around here at night so we couldn’t be happier about the tubes.   When we went to see the ENT doctor, she mentioned that 4 ear infections were about the max in a year that someone should have.  When I said Sophs had had 6 in 10 months, she said that we definitely needed to do tubes.  So away we went!  She was gone from us for maybe 15 minutes and came back in tears.  She was pretty inconsolable for the first hour or so.  But once Grandpa got her Cheetos she was pretty happy.  Everything went great and we have been sleeping better!  Although now I can feel her 2 year old molars coming in which has been waking her up at night some.  Can’t win over here!  But once all those babies are in I will not be responding to her at night.  Hope she figures it out!

The only crying pre-op came when we had to take her princess nightgown off.  She was not happy about it.

But once she had the iPad she was content.  Cute little hospital gown lady.

Remember the mullet/rat tail this lady has been working for sometime now?  Looked a little something like this…

Well it is no mas!  We finally got brave and Brittany gave her a haircut on Feb. 2nd.  And we couldn’t be happier about it.  It looks so much better.

Cute little lady bob do!



Other February happenings

We hosted preschool for a week and loved that.  These kids are so cute and smart.  Everyone, but Jack, is starting school in the fall and they are all more than ready!

We made a bunch of doctor trips.  Surprise, surprise!

We had a Downton Abbey themed project day at Grandma Pett’s.  She went all out with fine china, servant costumes, goblets and tea time.  The kids loved doing cheers and drinking from fancy goblets.

Sophie built matching guns from the trio blocks for her and daddy.  And they ran around shooting ghosts, pumpkins and monsters.  Where do kids learn about guns?  I don’t get it.

Lest you think she is all tomboy, here she is in her new princess nightgown.  She is obsessed and knows all their names.

We went to a BYU game.  Love spreading Cougar cheer to the next generation!

Me and the husband got away for a little ski Valentine’s date on President’s day.  It was the funnest.  I love it.  We went to Sundance.  It was my first time back since Dan taught me to ski here 8 years ago.  It was much better this time around!  It was fun to be able to ride all the lifts and to go the top of the mountain and look down on Utah County.  Beautiful!




About 2 weeks ago Kara and Isaac came down for 6 days.  It was pretty fun.  We just hung out most of the time.  About the most exciting thing that happened was the BYU basketball game.  I was not in attendance, however, cause Dan and I had already committed to go to the Bishopric dinner (we are old!) that same night.  So therefore, I have no pictures.  The very next day people started dropping like flies with another stomach bug.  Jack was first (even though he had barfed seven days earlier), then Kara, then Isaac.  I scrubbed my house everywhere before they came in hopes that Sophie’s little stomach bug wouldn’t spread.  But I must have missed the germ somewhere.  Felt so bad that the sickness spread.  But at least I could help little Kara through her illness which included a trip to the ER for 2 liters of fluid because of dehydration.  But it was pretty fun cause they did an ultrasound of my nephew and it was so fun to see him.  Love babies.  Anyway…it wasn’t quite the trip we hoped for but it was still fun to be together.  Here’s to next time with NO illnesses please!



I guess I’ll blog about January now that its February!  Ha.  Well January was the worst month on record for me in the state of Utah.  It was beyond frigid.  Did you know it was the coldest January since 1949?  There were only 2 days that were normal or above temperatures and one was the 31st!  And the other day was probably when we were California over the holidays.  We got trapped in an inversion and couldn’t see the mountains or valley for 10 days straight.  The air was disgusting and bitterly cold.  And you know what else made it horrible…we have been sick.  Since December 7th I have counted 8 different illnesses in the family.  December 7th Jack got his tonsils out.  The next week Dan had a little cold/flu bug, the next week Sophie got an ear infection, about 10 days later Sophie was in the urgent care in California with 104 degree fever, diagnosed with the flu.  When we got back both kids had ear infections again which included 2 separate doctors visits, of course.  That same weekend I got the flu and was the sickest I have been in at least 20 years I think.  And then just this past Sunday Sophie started in with barfs followed by Jack last night.  Terrible-huh?  But we are alive and so happy its February!  Spring can’t come soon enough!  But is still so far away here in Utah…let’s be honest.

This girl is in love with princesses.  She requests daily to watch “the Cinnerella”.  I am loving it.  Especially when she asks Jack to play princesses and then proceeds to have him twirl her all around.  We went to Aunt Brookie’s baby shower and came home with some blow pops for the boys.  But Sophie decided to take matters into her own hands and opened all them and gave them each a lick.  She is also very mothering.  She dropped Jack’s Thor action figure and picked him up and gave him a love and asked if he was alright.  And here she is this morning with her barf bowl.  She hasn’t barfed in over 24 hours but still seems pretty sad.  Poor lady.  We have an appointment with the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor next week to talk about getting tubes since she has had 6 ear infections in the last 10 months.

This boy wants to be just like Daddy and loved when he found this old video game headset.  He pretended to talk to someone a lot that day.  Mr. Potato Head glasses on humans never gets old.  And the puzzle obsession continues.  We spend hours doing them some days.  Jack has really enjoyed painting lately too.  He has made some fun pictures including this one that he signed and gave to Daddy to take to work of a scene out of “Where’s My Water?”, his favorite iPad game.

I put Lance in the trash where he belongs.  I thought about putting it my DI box.  But really, who would want this book?  I personally wanted it off my shelf.  No regrets!

The one bright spot in this dreadful month was the birth of this little doll face!  We are so excited to have Ellia Mae Bawden in our family.  She is beautiful and we couldn’t be happier for Brooke and Ethan.  If we could ever get healthier we would love to spend more time getting to know her!