Friday, July 18, 2008

let me just vent a little bit

well we are really hitting the terrible two's right now, and i am really thinking my mind is lost forever. Embree is now just starting to scream 24/7 and it is seaming like nothing is working. Time outs are a no go unless I am out of the house and she can't see or hear me, spanking doesn't work because she only screams harder and longer. (not that we hit her hard) sending her to her room doesn't work either, I am running out of options and I am definitely going def in both ears (whats that Ehhhh?) she has the longest and highest pitched scream I have ever heard and her favorite place to scream is right in my ears. I am struggling to figure out what is going on she is not growing or teething and I feel like it is just a attention getter but boy it is a pain to live with. I ignore her, the bad thing is that when dad gets home he gives her what she wants and that makes her stop but it is not helping me to get her to stop when she can't have everything, and Jace wont stop because he says that he hates that screaming and that stops it. well help me anyone who can PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU HELP ME!!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Our Outings

let me tell you

Well it got a little confusing to understand me you need to read ready or not here we come first and then continued ... and here are some pictures of our doing there are not many because my camera broke but here are some.

continued . . .

Well after that we celebrated my niece's birthday and then back down to Utah for the MRI. Can I tell you how terrifying it is to have to have your child sedated. To hear of all the complications and things that could happen if it were to go wrong are terrifying. Well she survived that and passed that with flying colors. Everything came out clear and perfect. The after affect of the sedation was hilarious, Embree was a walking and talking drunk on her feet. She couldn't talk and she couldn't walk. It was sad but it was so funny to watch her trying to walk and talk and instead of her getting frustrated and mad she just started to laugh and try harder to be silly. Well we were gone for three days and then we were back again.
We then the next week went up and spent a week at my family's cabin up in Island Park, Idaho, with my family and boy you would think that for being June it would be warm and pleasant up there. Well we were proved other wise I was just glad that we didn't put embree's winter stuff away and that I brought it up, just to go out side she had to have boots, two coats including her winter coat, gloves, hat, and something to keep her face warm and she had to top it off with her butterfly glasses. Well we were able to survive and the last day it finally warmed up Oh i forgot it snowed six to eight inches on us while we were there luckily it melted the same day but hey it is June it is not supposed to snow!!!
so When we got home we were able to stick around the house for a week and a few days and then we had a ward camp out. We were planning on going but the next day we were going to go to no tellem lake with Jace's family and Jace had to work the night of the camp out. Well my neighbor who has fastly become my best friend and embrees to were in charge of the camp out well Embree and I decided to go and help set up camp with them since it was only at green canyon. Well I feel so bad because the moment that we got there I got sicker then a dog. I couldn't leave the Bathroom (Luckily they had a bathroom) while my neighbor helped me to try to get jace to come and get me. Well when he finally got there I had been able to leave the bathroom for about an hour and took embree into the pool were i just sat in warm water and boy did that help. jace got there and the smart man brought all our camping gear and my medicine and supplies and he took care of me, what a great guy. The only problem was that when we got out of the pool I very stupidly gave Embree a drink of juice that had over 29 grams of sugar in it and she didn't sleep till 2:30 am and then woke up at 6am so that we could be home. so needless to say I didn't sleep at all, but for the first camping trip that we have had as a family it could have been worse. I just wouldn't wish on any one to be sick as I was. Well then we went up to no tellem lake with Jace's family and got eaten alive. We all have a full can of repellent on and the mosquito's acted like it was nothing they just wanted to eat.
We then had about a week till Jace's family showed up from Canada and Alaska for there family reunion/celebration for grandma and grandpa Blanchard's 50th wedding anniversary. Well we hung out with them every night till the big departure for the reunion to Island Park. Jace wasn't able to go because of work and so we spent as much time with the family as possible. Well when the big day arrived we headed for the hills and went to stay in the Winchester Lodge where the family of 32 was able to stay and enjoy each other. It was a blast a little awkward as I was without jace and he was there family not me, but what should I have done I didn't want to keep Embree away from her family. Well we went to Oklahoma the musical at the Playmill and it was a blast Embree was so good and the actors even stole one of her candy smarties (well she did drop them and they kicked them and improvised) but they ate them right in front of her and well I was ready to run and waiting for the scream but she just stared at them in disbelief and didn't say or do anything. Well then we got to ride horses and that was a blast and then family Olympics and family pictures. It was a upbeat and nonstop week but boy it was fun. other then the fact that an aunt of Jace's the nicest lady you will meet, but she did an aerobic class for all of us the first day and for the rest of the time none of us could walk we were all in so much pain. well after that we came home and floated the snake river and that brings us up to date. Well I hope that this hasn't board any one but I just wanted to let everyone know what what going on in out little family. We love you all!!!

here we are ready or not!!!

Well again it has been a long time since we have up kept our blog so here I go I will try to get everything out but you can't hold me responsible or accountable for mistakes because you know how these mother brains work in one ear out the other or blank stare or a ten second retention period but I will try my best to tell you all of our wild and crazy adventures of this summer as of yet.
Once upon a time a long time ago, oh wait wrong kind of story to tell. Well to get back on track, we have been extremely busy. I think there have only been two weeks that we have been home the entire week without having to be some where or do something. It all started out in April when I finished my second to last semester of college at BYU-Idaho and decided to embark on a wild and adventurous summer with Embree and when possible Jace. A week after school let out I received a phone call informing me that my grandmother was having surgery and my aunt was flying in from Oregon to help care for her. Well in my little mind I thought that it would be nice to see my aunt and grandmother and help out a little bit, (okay I guess a lot) well after talking with everyone in the family to see if that would be okay and getting threatened by Jace numerable amounts of time that I needed to go since I have been running around like a chicken with its head come off and really hadn't had any breaks or vacations since Embree was born 2 1/2 years ago. So that did it we were off in the band wagon and heading for the hills. Actually just to Utah but for us that was a long way. Well we hung out there for about 2 1/2 weeks helping, playing and going crazy like normal when you are with my family for to long we go a little loony after a while. Well while we were down there Embree and I embarked on an adventure to the Hoggle Zoo. Wow can I tell you how hard it is to keep a two year old in one place for longer then 2 seconds and being by your self is another chore. I think I deserve a medal for not killing her and all that were around me. Calling all award givers I deserve a medal, well I guess that they are busy and that if they gave me an award then they would have to give one to all the mothers.
Well we found out that at the zoo Elephants were the most interesting and they were the only things that kept her attention for longer then a minute and the whole rest of the day she was telling me that she and I were elephants and we have to talk like elephants, let me tell you how hard it is to get anything done when all you are is walking with your arm at your nose and sounding like an elephant and all the looks I think all the people thought I was a crazy lunatic but it kept embree happy and that is all that I could ask for. The things we do to be liked by our kids and the things we do to make them happy, boy if I knew that I had to be crazy to be a parent I would have tried not to be normal for all these years I think family members are planing my entrance into the loony bin for all that I have to do to keep the screaming down. Don't get me wrong Embree is not spoiled by any means she just has a high pitched scream that will leave any ones ears ringing for an hour, and put all the psycho screamers to shame. The thing I have to do to get her to stop are amazing and if i were a shy person it would kill me. (Hey wait a minute I am a shy person and hate to be center of attention. oh well I guess)
Well to get back to things while we were down there we got a phone call from our doctor informing us that we needed to get embree into Primary Children's Hospital to see why she is so delayed in her eating and growing. Well we went and had the best doctor we loved him and embree really loved him he really helped her get over her phobia of doctors he played with her and got down on her level and got to know her. Well we had to get blood work and a urinalysis done and found that she is perfectly fine in all those tests. Well we then had to reschedule a time to come back to get an MRI. Well we then decided that we had been gone long enough and decided to come home.
Two days later Jace's brother Cody came home from his mission from Lithuania and boy that was fun. He sent Embree a shirt for Christmas and since then she had to wear it at least twice a week and called it her Cody shirt, well she wore it to show Cody that it fits still when he got home. Well the sad thing is that when he got home she gave him 2 of her very best hugs and gave him his first kiss being home and since then hasn't wanted to touch him again. He is so sweet and patient with her but she wont have it. she locks onto my legs or runs away.