Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Discount Concert Tickets

David Archuleta

E-center-Friday March 27, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m.

Special Guests: Amie Miriello and Benton Paul

David Archuleta’s management is offering over 100 concert tickets available on a first come, first served basis. I saw this concert this past weekend and it is an amazing, very family-friendly show. The seats are in the upper bowl throughout several sections and rows; however this concert will only be half-house, so you should still be able to see the stage just fine. If you were to buy these seats via Ticketmaster, they are normally priced at $39.65 ($25.00 face value fee + $9.55 convenience charge + $5.10 order processing) but they are being offered through David’s management for just $30.00 each so you will save about $10 per ticket. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please email Becky Strasburg at beckys@kengarff.com by noon, Thursday 3/26.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sleep Tight

One of my most favorite things to do is to tuck the kids in at night. I love sneaking into both of their rooms and covering them up with blankets, tucking them in and making sure they are comfy and perfect for their night sleep. They are so peaceful and quiet, which is not a usual state in our house.

Emma is always on her side, turned away from the door, most of the time she is hidden under the blankets (she sleeps like her dad), and she breathes deeply - not a snore but a cute deep breath. She is so sweet, sometimes when I go to bed early and I check too early, she will turn to me with her eyes closed, smile and tell me she loves me or good night, it is such a great moment after any long day.

Carson sleeps everywhere in his crib. Sometimes I find him with his head where his feet belong or curled up perpendicular with the crib instead of parallel. He makes me laugh. He usually doesn't have any blankets on him (because of his excessive moving) and so I cover him up, place his tag close by (in case he wakes up and looks for it) and turn down his white noise (I keep it louder when Emma is still awake and then softer through the night). He is such a cute little guy, but I really can see how big he is getting when I see him sleeping in his crib, it isn't this big space around him anymore... he is growing into the space very quickly. I love that little buddy!

I will say I have found it is not easy being pregnant with two little ones who need so much attention still. But I have some really awesome kids, who even after a crazy day of praying for me to keep my patients, still make it easy to be so in love with!

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's A .......

So today we went for our sonogram. The kids came with us and the party was on! We announced our final guesses to the Doctor (both of us thought "boy") and then he got started. We had a very detailed look at lots of funny angles. We took a few pictures, but no great ones of his face, he was hiding! Then down to "the area", and the first angle showed a site that made HIS father proud! Before the Doctor even announced the sex both of us giggled and joked, "well there he is!" We are going to have to work on modesty from the beginning with this guy.

Yup, we are having a Boy! We are very excited! We also think logistically a boy is a little better too. I think because Emma is a little territorial that it might be easier for Carson to share a room with the baby. Also, Emma is used to a boy so we didn't think any jealousy would come with another, but we weren't sure with a girl. Another thing is that this baby and Carson will only be about 20 months apart, so it might be nice for them to both be boys. We are really happy!

As for a name, we really don't have any yet. We really like to see our babies before we name them, so we have a while before we finalize anything.

So there is the news! Good job for all of those who guessed right!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I am sorry to tell you we are 0 - 3 nights on potty training.

Although if you want to look on the bright side we are 3-3 on her demanding before bed that she is a big girl and she wants big girl panties - not a diaper, 3-3 on waking me up to take care of her, 3-3 on sheet changes, and my accomplishment... 3-3 on me being patient and optimistic - I have decided because she is trying this on her own, I have not pushed it, that I will be positive no matter what the turn out - so she get's a "too bad, but good try" or "it's was an accident, you can try harder tomorrow" - I don't want her to think it is okay, but I do want to encourage her efforts. I did however, talk her into a pull up tonight with a promise that she could wear panties tomorrow night if she didn't go pee pee in her pull up tonight. We'll see.

PS: watch for tomorrow's post, we go in for the sonogram and hopefully will get to find out the sex of the baby!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Big Step Towards Being a "Big Girl"

Tonight Emma went to bed without a Pull-up on. We did not plan for this to happen tonight, because I have to work in the morning and would rather wait for a night where I can stay in my PJs the next day (if we are up together a lot). But she has woken up the last few mornings with a dry diaper and tonight when getting ready for bed she REFUSED a Pull-up, insisting she was a "Big Girl" and she would not go pee pee in her panties. After a quick deliberation with Jared, we decided we wouldn't fight it and let her give it a try... we'll see how she does.

Wish us luck and I will keep you posted!