Saturday, April 25, 2009

Puppy Love

It's official....Sergio's got a GIRLFRIEND!!! Well I guess technically they are kissing cousins, but anyway. Her name is Rexy. This past week her Mom and Dad went to Hawaii, so she got to spend the week making out with The Serg. He couldn't have been more thrilled!

The engagement photo

Sergio playing hard to get.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What's Eating Spencer's Grapes?

Or rather strawberries.

So we started a garden this year. We have been getting lots of strawberries, which we are thrilled about, BUT something is eating them! Since we are new to this, I am not sure where to start. Does anyone of my billion readers have a clue?

Here's a picture of the damage. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Things Are Looking Up!

Yesterday we got to go over and see baby Emmy again! Here are some cute pictures we took while there.

Eli would get pretty pissed when he saw me holding the tiny baby. It was really funny.

Pretty Emmy

She was seriously the best baby to take pictures of.
She sat forever on this blanket and I really think she loved the flash on my camera.
She is totally a little super model!

Kamari was nice to come with and occupy the kids.
I snapped this one of them chillin, check out Owen- Mr. Rico Suave himself.

Update: Things are getting much better, as far as Owen's charades go. He has actually done like a 180. I know this might jinks it, but for the past few days he has been 100% potty trained. He does awesome even at nap and bedtime! Miracles do happen after all. Thanks to everyone for listening to my whining.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Where To Look

I have had a pretty insane last few days. Owen has been beyond a handful and I have dealt with it all horribly. Today was good, but the few days before were pretty Hellish. On Tuesday the 1st incident was a whole jar of Honey spilled on the hallway carpet, which was quite a nightmare to clean, hot water was key. I am sure I will be finding spots I missed for months to come. Later that day he sprayed PAM cooking spray all over the tile in the entry way and down the hallway. When I ran to catch him I slipped and screamed some obscenity resulting in waking up the baby.

On Satur-poop-day. He first pooped on the carpet in his bedroom, then once in the toilet, again in the corner of the dining room where he proceeded to drive his cars in the "mud" until we found him, and finally once in his spider man big boy pants while playing in the back yard.

Yesterday was pretty mild. The coloring on the bathroom walls wasn't too bad, but the poop in the hall moments later took it to a new level because Eli found it before I did. As with everything he touches lately, you can guess where it ended up!

I have come up with a plan to begin giving him more positive attention. Possibly a sticker chart. Also I can no longer chat on the phone during the day. I believe that he either gets bored while I am on the phone and therefore finds his own entertainment- i.e. a crazy screaming mother, or B he looks at my phone time as the perfect opportunity to get away with murder. Probably both. But either way it is not worth it. I figured I can still chat if and when he is asleep, and when he is strapped in his car seat.

Conference was really good. Which makes me feel like this could all be a large dose of temptation. I have always believed that at the moments you are tempted to do evil (kill my 3 year old) that those are the same moments that you are meant to and could do something amazing. Our opportunities for greatness if you will. So in a way the temptation is laid on really thick.

I know that through all this I can choose to grow or to not. I also completely realize that to many, this is not that big of a deal, but to me and my sanity, it is. All kidding aside I am really being tried and I need help. The good thing is I know where to look.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Baby

My brother Danny and Sis-in-law Natalie had their baby yesterday! She is so tiny and so cute. I'm pretty sure she loves me the most of all the Kemp girls, ( since I visited her first!)

Check her out!

Emmy Nicole Kemp 6 pounds, 6 ounces, 20 inches