Thursday, September 27, 2007

Our new Kitty!

So I finally convinced Ryan to let us get a cat. Emma and I went and picked him up this morning, and he is so cute! He is only 7 weeks old, and so tiny. Emma is so proud of her new kitty, she keeps "sharing" his toys, but in the process just scares him. We have a lot of learning to do about how to be soft with the kitty. We haven't decided on a name yet, but the home he came from called him Goliath, so maybe we'll keep that name! He sure is a lot of fun, and is starting to warm up to his new home. Emma and I went to the store yesterday and bought all of the "kitty stuff," she keeps asking him if he needs to go potty! Ryan hasn't seen him yet so hopefully he falls in love with him like Emma and I have!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"No, I'm busy Mom!"

Emma is so creative with her words, sometimes it drives me crazy. Last night while I was cooking dinner, Emma kept bugging me to come play. She just wouldn't leave me alone so I kept telling her, "No Emma, Mommy is busy." So pretty soon she would come into the kitchen and just yell "No! You're not busy! Come here!" Thank goodness daddy arrived home, because I about pulled my hair out. Well, after Dad had to leave for mutual, Emma came out of the bathroom naked. (She wants to do it "all by myself") I let her run around naked for a while, but soon it was bedtime, so I asked her to come here so I could put her pull up and pajamas on. I could tell by the look in her eyes that the little wheels in her head were turing, she looked right at me and said, "No, I'm busy!" She is a quick learner, but sometimes I wish she wouldn't pick up on thing so quick!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"My new dress Mommy!"

Last night as I was cleaning up dinner, Emma came into the kitchen saying, "Oh pretty! My new dress mommy!" So I turn around to look at her and she is wearing one of my little nighties. She had found it and was trying to put it on and was stretching it out, so daddy helped her the rest of the way! She kept twirling around saying how pretty she was. It was really funny. Of course I had to take a picture of her, but I decided it was best not to post it!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Dinosaur Park

Saturday Emma and I went to Dinosaur Park here in Ogden with some friends from our ward. We had so much fun! It is such a cool place and I really wish Ryan could have came (he was camping with the scouts). They had a big playground that Emma just loved and all of these life size dinosaurs. It was really neat. Of course at times Emma would shrink into my arms and say, "scary dinosaurs!" But all in all she had a lot of fun. I think I had just as much fun looking at all of the fossils and dinosaur bones, stuff that I studied in college. I highly recommend this place!

My future little Paleontologist!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Emma always keeps me on my toes. Smiths Food Store had a great sale on the good Campbells Chunky Soup cans so we stocked up for food storage. Well I haven't exactly moved them to food storage yet....anyways I caught Emma making "trees" with the cans so I had to take a picture. She covered the other cans with her blanket because it was "raining." She is too cute and not to forget creative!

Our Update!

I thought I would update everyone on Ryan and I's ongoing "trial." December marks two years of trying for another little Erickson addition to our family. After two known miscarriages, several doctor visits, many tears and sleepless nights, not to mention a lot of $money$, Ryan and I are still "waiting." I have been on several rounds of Clomid and Prometrium, but to no avail. If nothing is new after the next cycle, we are trying to decide if insemination will do the trick. The last two years have been extremely trying for me, and I sometimes forget that it is just as hard for Ryan. I am very grateful for the doctors office I found here in Ogden. Instead of $600 for each appointment at least twice a month, it is only $30. We have to pay everything up front which is just fine, I can handle $30 per visit, it is the emotional wear that is hard to deal with. We are contemplating insemination from this doctors office because it is only $150 instead of a couple thousand!!! Emma's little friend from church just got a new little "baby sister" a couple of months ago and since then Emma asks almost every night where her baby sister is. We just don't know. The one thing we do know is that Heavenly Father is watching over us and that whenever that little spirit (or spirit(s) I hope) is ready to come down to us, we will be more than ready! Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers! We love you all!

Potty Training!!!!

On Monday I started to potty train Emma.....again! I decided that I was going to stick with it this time and not let her go back to diapers. All in all she has done very well, surprisingly. She only went through every single pair of underwear (from wetting them, all 14 of them) in about two days! She has done a lot better today, but she refuses to go big potty in the actual potty, which makes for an interesting clean up. Emma is pretty stubborn, a lot like her mom, but I think we may stick with it this time! I bought some "princess" pull-ups, but she thinks they are just a fancy diaper, so as soon as they go on they are wet. I am glad that she likes her little underwear, it helps! So hopefully when you all se her again, she isn't wearing a diaper!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Camping Trip

Labor Day Weekend we went camping with the Ericksons up in Island Park. Our camping site was in Buffalo Campground Loop G. It was a perfect spot for everyone. First we stopped by Ryan's parent's house to load everything up. The guys were going to the National Wild Turkey Foundation Dinner so they were sending us women up to the camp site to set up camp. Well, as we were leaving it decided to rain, more of a downpour really and we still had to stop at the garage to pick up the drift boat, (much to our dislike). We pulled into the back of the dealership and Tami, Kim, and I jumped out to hook the boat up to the truck. Despite our cursing the guys for having us do this, we could not get the hitch to work. I had to wade across the parking lot to ask one of the shop workers to come help us. Luckily he did, poor guy! Of course it was something really simple that we weren't doing and he fixed it in 2 seconds and ran back in. It was a little too late for us women, we were soaked and not very happy but made it up to the camp spot. It took up a good couple of hours to dry off, so by the time the guys made it up there we were back in good spirits (lucky them!)
Saturday we decided to float Buffalo river. It was so much fun! Emma and Carter had a lot of fun in the boat with Grandma, Grandpa, and I (I got in half way down the river with my clothes on, I forgot to pack our swimming suits) We even floated with the kids in the tubes for a while. Carter did better than Emma in the water, Emma is kind of a chicken. The river was perfect, not too cold and very shallow! Despite me hitting a rock and having a huge bruise on my leg, I should have got in sooner. It was tons of fun!
Sunday Ryan and I were in charge of dinner, so we decided to go Venezuelan style. We cooked dutch oven pulled pork, arepas, empanadas, rice and even fried up some plantains. Grandma and Grandpa Cheney came up for dinner and to visit, it was a lot of fun. That night we went down to the river and caught some minnows. We put them in a plastic cup and then let them go. Later that night when Emma was going to bed she wanted a drink, so we gave her a plastic cup with some water (not the same cup as the fish), she looked in it, looked at us and said "no fish in there?" Ryan and I had a pretty good laugh. Of course we reassured her there were no fish in her cup of water!
Monday came way too fast! We packed everything up and arrived back in Rexburg around 10:30 am. We all headed for the showers and felt much better after we all weren't so stinky! It was fun visiting at Mom and Dad Erickson's and we were sad to go. On our way home we stopped at Mom and Dad Skene's in Ririe and had a good visit with them. We arrived back in Ogden around midnight with everything luckily in order! We had so much fun and really miss Idaho! These are just some of the fun pictures we captured while camping!