Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A little nutty

So I'm going a little nutty not having the internet yet.  I can pick up a neighbor's spotty wireless connection but it drops often and is VERY slow.  We haven't hooked up our internet yet because it costs a ridiculous amount to have someone come install it. (Mostly because we live farther out and don't have the option of Comcast or Qwest out here..)  Hopefully by the end of next week though...
I have some cute videos of Rowan walking and pictures of the boys but I can't upload them on this slow connection.  I also missed doing the fun facts last month, so I'll have to combine them with this month. 
 I can't believe how much independence Rowan has gained just since he started walking, and I totally forgot about this stage of babies/toddlers.  Church on Sunday was the first week it has ever been hard with Rowan.  Chan was a good boy while Rowan screamed and wanted to get down and walk.  We ended up walking the halls a LOT during church and I find myself starting the countdown until he can go to nursery.  I think we will really like our ward here.  A lot of young families and once again, a TON of Sunbeams Chandler's age.  Chan did really well for his first week of Sunbeams.  There were tons of little kids crying.  He walked past them all,  sat on a chair on his row and folded his arms.  It was so cute.  His teachers said he did great too!  
I also have a hard time getting stuff done as Rowan is into EVERYTHING.  We have 2 flights of stairs and he likes to make a beeline for them and start climbing.  Yesterday he figured out how to open the dishwasher when it isn't locked, and start it when it is locked, found all of the cleaners, figured out how to take the nightlights out of the wall, and tried to stick his little fingers in the wall sockets.  Crazy little boy! We also made a trip to Target yesterday and Rowan screamed to get out of the cart while Chan just sat there like a nice boy and watched his brother throw a fit.  Chan seems to have gotten easier overnight.  He likes to do his own thing and loves having so much more space, I think it helps a lot so he doesn't get bored.  It's funny how it almost seems that Chandler and Rowan have changed roles.
We are slowly getting unpacked.  The people who lived here before us were pre-forclosure so they trashed the place in a lot of ways.  The showers were black when we moved in, they left tons of stuff in the cupboards, and it seems like they never cleaned.  I am deep cleaning as I unpack and Marshall and I have made a wish list already of things we want to do with our home.  First thing - paint.  The walls in the living room are painted a dark chocolate brown, green brown and a dark barn red.  I can't stand them.  There isn't a lot of lighting in the room, so it makes the room feel that much darker.  We are thinking a light sage green but are waiting again to get a little extra $$ before we can start painting.   I'm dying to hang stuff on the walls but won't until we paint, and have the cutest new decoration Avry gave us for Christmas.   Rowan's room is also painted a bright yellow right now.  I almost feel sick everytime I walk into it because it is so bright.  Yuck.  
Marshall has found that his new commute to work isn't bad.  While it isn't the 2 minutes that it used to be, it takes him less than 20 minutes which isn't bad.  
I finally got to go try out my new lap suit and goggles at the pool last Friday.  It was so nice to swim laps and forgot what a great workout it was.   Although a girl did try to steal all of my stuff.  You have to bring your own locks or rent a lock at the rec center.  I bring my own lock and left it unlatched for like 10 seconds while I put conditioner in my hair before I put my swim cap on.  I came back to put my conditioner in my locker and lock it up and there was a girl getting into my stuff?  She saw me and bolted.  Come to find out later, a girl had her jacket stolen and another girl had a bunch of cash and gift cards stolen.  Neither of them had locked their lockers??  Some people are a little too trusting.  
I've also been a bit accident prone the last couple days and have managed to fall down the stairs twice and sliced my finger open this morning while making Marshall's lunch.  Just a little klutzy lately. :(
Marshall's birthday is tomorrow.  I was hoping we could go out, but don't know a lot of people yet  who could watch the boys so we might be doing something with them....
Hopefully I will have internet soon and can post pictures!  Thanks for reading if you made it this far.... :)

10 comments:

Avry and Justin said...

I think the accident prone thing comes with owning a new home. All the work you do on it makes you get up & move around a lot more. Just go re read Jer's blog- all the injuries. :) Glad you are settling in & that Chan did well at church. :)

Tara said...

I am a little nervous for our new ward, but I'm told that it is a ton of new families. Waiting to hear after the offer has been accepted sure is stressful, but I cannot wait to move into a HOME finally!

The Fantasias said...

I totally know what you mean about the rough church stage. Eli is in that stage now (and has been for about two months). Who are those people whose babies just sit contently on their laps and what is their secret. Both our boys are movers and shakers and the pre-nursery stage is, well, hell (honestly, for lack of a better word). :o) I think Devin was actually on the verge of tears on Sunday because I let him champ it out with Eli during Elder's Quorum. My excuse is this: he did not take Dean for Sunday School OR Relief Society...ever. Not even once. So, payback is a ... well, whatever it is, he is the one suffering now.

Hang in there. Nursery comes eventually (of course, by then some of us will have another. Darnit.) :o)

Sara Birch said...

So good to hear from you. When things settle down lets get together and chat. Oh, and a Happy Birthday to Marshall tomorrow!:) Funny that our husbands have the same b-day.

The King's said...

I am so excited for you guys and your new house!!!!

LIFE IS GOOD! said...

Glad to see you updated. Sorry about Rowan being a handful. How about some expandable gates for your stairs. So count your blessings that Chan is a good little man. This to will pass and you will wish for it back. Tell Marshall Happy Birthday. I have something for him but won't get to the post officed till tommorrow or Thursday.

David and Melissa Belnap said...

I totally know what you mean with the church thing!! Aiden has started being the "church monster" too. Its funny though, all of the times I tell myself I want him to be a big boy and be good at church...I know I will miss this stage at some point! Good Luck with the new house!! We have lived in our house for 4 years, and I still have work to do! It is super fun to make it yours!

Abs said...

Man, I would go crazy with the internet. Good luck with everything in your new place!

Jeralee said...

swimming woohoo. You must have gotten one of the new Speedo Lazr suite for the person to want to steal it. ;-)

What kind of lap suit did Marshall get for you?

I woul totally get some gates up if you haven't already.

As far as nasty soap scum... some one else's soap scum... use theMagic Eraser. That is what works the best and fastest at taking off layers of soap scum. I've tried it all.

Amber said...

Glad all of you are enjoying the new house, boys included! That's pretty funny that your boys have now changed roles! At least they're not both super busy!