Sunday, March 30, 2008


So this past week I have been babysitting. As mentioned in the previous post, my sister-in-law Bridget came to visit with her son, Eli. She left to go spend some time with her mom in Houston, and then this past week from Sunday to Saturday she and my brother Whitney went to Peru to do some sightseeing, and her mom and I split up the time watching Eli. I had him from Tuesday to Friday.

My mom flew into town late Tuesday night to help too. It's been really fun, but busy and tiring. I've had no time for my naps, much less time to blog. Sorry to all those who faithfully check my blog.

Eli was a good baby, but between him and Carter, well man... it was busy. Eli was a little sick Wednesday, and then Carter wasn't feeling well Thursday. By Friday Carter was getting really sick of Eli. He was super emotional from being sick the day before and hence very territorial. He would even get upset if I tried feeding Eli a bottle. If there is one thing I cannot handle, it's whiney kids, and Carter was B A D !!!

Eli left Friday afternoon, and my mom is still in town hanging out. She'll be here till Wednesday. She might extend her ticket, but we haven't decided for sure on that yet. My mom has been a little sick with a headache, so we haven't been able to do much yet, but we have high hopes. Last night we went out to eat at this seafood place in town. It was really good.

For some reason I have been craving crab legs and lobster lately. WHY?? Now I know I can't have much pregnant, but seeing as this will be a one time thing, last night I spoiled myself and got snow crab. Mmmm mmm. I have tons leftover because it takes awhile to open those suckers up, so I get to have more today.

So that is what I've been up to. Carter hasn't been sleeping good the past few days either, which means I'm past exhaustion with no naps and not good night sleep. On the bright side, Carter went to the Dr.'s on Wednesday and they said his hand was good enough to take the brace off. YAY! They said it's not completely healed, but that it was healing and past the point of permanent damage, so the lucky kid can take off the brace. It was great news, especially since Carter had just learned how to take his brace off and WOULD NOT keep it on those last two days.

Oh yeah, and apparently his blood work came back from having it taken a couple of weeks ago, and he's anemic, and mine came back from an appoinment earlier this week and my thyroid is acting up some more (I have Hypothyroidism). Go team.

So that's it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Okay, so I wrote this last Tuesday (the 25th), I just never posted it because I wanted to attach pictures with it. So here's what I wrote then.

Last week my sister in law, Bridget, came to visit with her son, Eli, who's 9 mo.'s old. They came Wednesday ( the 19th) and stayed till Saturday (22nd). It was really fun having them over and going out with them. I'm so bad though, I didn't take any pictures.

Saturday morning our ward had an Easter party. We had breakfast and then did this huge Easter egg hunt. You wouldn't believe how many eggs there were. Seriously. Easter was fun this year because Carter actually got into it. He LOVED finding the eggs and got really excited when I told them Easter bunny was coming. Too cute.

Sunday I was really proud of myself. I wanted to make the boys a really good Easter breakfast, so I made homemade cinnamon rolls!!! Oh baby they were good. This was my first time ever. I used the bread maker to make the dough, so it was actually pretty easy. Now normally I don't like cinnamon rolls, but let me tell you, these babies were GOOD. Now that you are all salivating. . . let me tell you about our dinner. Ohhhhhh. I made potato salad which was good, but Bo made the BEST BBQ baby back ribs on our grill. Delish! We had some friends over to enjoy the meal too, and they brought they fruit and beans. It was a great day.

Oh yeah, Carter got to do another Easter Egg hunt on Sunday at a friends, not to mention he had one the previous Wednesday at the Library. 3 Easter egg hunts. The lucky kid.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bo and Carter's camping trip

Here are some pictures of the camping trip the boys took last weekend. Apparently it was really windy all night so Carter didn't sleep at all, which of course meant that neither did Bo. I did though, in my nice big empty bed all to myself :)
They had fun but I guess Carter would not listen to Bo for the life of him. I guess he kept wandering off, mostly to go play by the beach. Because they were up nice and early Bo got some really pretty pictures of the sunrise.

More pictures from trip to Temple

Polly emailed me these pictures she took of Carter's and my trip to Temple. Thanks Polly!

This is Lindsay's family and me and Carter. Left to Right, Ron, Grant, Lindsay, Jay, Me, Carter.

My good friends Santino and Polly! It was so fun hanging out with them!! Santino is a tight High School friend and Polly was actually in my ward and neighbor at BYU!

I love that Ron is in the background. So Ron.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Doctor was WRONG

Yep, the Doctor was wrong. I'm not pregnant. JUST KIDDING. There really was a wrong Dr.. . . , just not mine. ha. So as stated earlier, I took Carter to Urgent Care and the Dr. looked at it, had him do a few things, and said he was okay. WELL. . .the next morning I had Carter's 2 year checkup, so while there I asked the Dr. what she thought. I had mentioned to my mom and brother Whitney (who's a Dr. too) and both had insisted that I still get an x-ray. Carter's pediatrician looked at the hand, pushed around on a few spots, and then decided to go ahead and do an X-ray. Yep. He broke a bone. For you anatomy whizzes, it's the metacarpal bone. For everyone else, it's one of the thumb bones, but not the one you associate with the thumb, it's the one in the hand. It has a tiny little fracture, called a buckle fracture. To be honest, you can hardly see it, it just looks like a little indent in his bone.
The doctor put a brace on his hand and set up an appointment to go see the Orthopedic Dr. That was a HORRIBLE appointment. It was in the Children's Hospital and we waited over an hour and a half!!!! NOT KIDDING! to see the Dr. We go back there and the Dr.s all, "Well, do you guys want to keep the brace on, or do you want a cast?" Seriously? Um. . .isn't it your job to decide? What do we know? In the end it was decided we would just keep the brace on. He goes back in 2 weeks for a new x-ray to see if it's healed. Keep your fingers crossed. The dent was so tiny, I'm sure it'll be good by then. So yeah, we left the Dr.'s office 10 min. later. An an hour and a half plus wait for a 10 min. appointment. Sweet.

So there you have it. That's what's been happening here. Bo goes camping tomorrow with Carter and some men in the ward with their kids. It's a bishopric/ward clerk campout with their kids. Fine with me. I'm going to a Twilight Party that one of the other clerks wife's throwing. I'm way excited. I'm taking my delicious spinach-artichoke dip and can't wait. We're going to discuss the books, the upcoming book, and the movie, and maybe other things. hah!
Yeah, Carter isn't fazed at all by his hand. He's as happy as can be.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pictures of the Last Week

So my dad came to visit for a few days last week. It was really fun but sad because he was here for only 3 and a half days. We had tons of fun. Monday was spent getting the newest member of my family, our freezer!!! YAY! I love this baby! I'm soooo excited. I've been wanting to get one for awhile now, and my dad was there to help me! Dads are the best. Thanks Dad!

Tuesday was spent going to the livestock show in Houston. It was great. My dad has been wanting to go for a long time, so it was fun taking him. We saw cows, horses, rabbits, turkeys, chickens, pig races, little 4 year olds having sheep races (that was funny!), and so much more including pony rides and the petting zoo. It was a busy day. We got lunch there, and my dad ate gator. Bo and I tried it. It was. . . interesting. I also had the best ice cream cone. Yum. We spent about 6 hours there and then headed off to Costco to get things to fill up my freezer. I'm in heaven!! I LOVE Costco.
Wednesday we spent touring Galveston. We took my dad on a ferry ride and looked at old historic buildings. I was bummed because I wanted him to see the wild dolphins. We got a glimpse of them off in the distance, but that was all. That night Bo took my Dad to the Houston Temple, which was great fun for my dad.

Thursday my dad left at about noon. We were able to hang out some more together and then on the way to the airport we stopped at Cavenders Boot City and bought him some new shoes. It was a great trip. I love my dad and was glad he was able to come. Next week I have my sister in law coming, and then a week after that my Mom. March is going to be fun!

Left : Us at the Pig Races. Carter looks funny.

To the right is Carter watching the cows.

Below is Carter and my Dad in the petting zoo. They had the cutest little baby goats.

Carter had the best time in the Petting Zoo. He kept trying to feed this poor goat sawdust and random grass. It was so funny. The goat just ignored him and kept chewing whatever it was chewing.

He's okay!

Phew! I took him into Urgent Care this morning and the Dr. took a look at him. She made Carter squeeze her finger, pick up my purse, and a few other things and then announced that he was okay! She said that his hand would be too hard to X-ray, and that he seemed perfectly fine. YAY! I am going to the Pediatrician tomorrow for Carter's well child checkup, and I'll tell them what happened (my mom insists somethings wrong, and my brother, a Dr., says I should still insist on an X-ray just in case), but I'm relieved. Thanks for all of your comments and support!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Daylight Savings Time?? WHAT?!!

So I had ward council this morning. We have church at 9, so ward council is at 7:30. I got up at 6:30, got all cute, even had the spiritual thought planned for it, when Bo wakes up and comes out to where I'm getting ready to take off and says, "hey, I think it might be day light savings." WHAT?!! No Way!!
I totally missed it. No, I didn't forget, I had no idea!!! No clue. I thought that Day Light Savings would be in April. Isn't it always??? I tell you, this pregnancy has me all messed up. Thank goodness I was already ready. Bo hurried and got ready while I scrambled to get Carter ready, and we were out the door barely in time for church. I had no hope of ward council since it was I guess 8:30 and therefore over. We actually forgot Carter's shoes. The kid went to church shoeless.

I was so proud of myself too. I thought I was finally getting it together. Man! Oh well. With the change in time, Carter should sleep in til 8. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

So on Friday morning I was at Home Depot buying some stuff, and Carter was in the basket helping me press the buttons. Not in the seat part, but the actual basket. He hates the seat, and I let him SIT in the basket. Anyways, he was standing on the far end leaning against the edge (we weren't moving, I was checking out), and I noticed he was trying to sort of sit on it. I could tell he wasn't having any balance and told him to sit down. He didn't listen, so I started toward him, and just in slow motion, he lost his balance and fell backward over the cart and onto the hard CEMENT floor. It was HORRIBLE!!!

I hate it, but when something terrible happens, and I see it about/instantly happening, I freeze. I just do. I wish I could've dived for him, not that I'd have made it, but still. He didn't land smack on his head, more like on the side of his body. His head did hit, but thank goodness it was head on. He was whimpering and crying pretty bad, so I took him over to Target (next door) to sit down and calm him down. I bought him a drink, which is 99% effective in distracting him, but nada. He started scaring me because he was falling asleep. I called the Dr.'s and they told me to go to the ER. I drove and got Bo, then we headed over. He had a big ole bump and it was purple. SO. . . we get to the ER, and Carter starts cheering up and being all "Carter". 3 hours and a couple X-rays later, they say everythings good and send us home. They looked over his body, saw nothing, so we thought things were okay.

The next morning I was combing Carter's hair, his bump practically gone with no evidence of the day before, and I see his hand. It is PURPLE. It's swollen and blue, green, purple, BAD. Bo looked at it, and we figured we'd give a little time. Carter's been using it, and doesn't seem to be in pain. Of course we've also been keeping him on Tylenol and Ibuprofin pretty regular.

Today I looked at it, and it's still bad. Really bad. Again, he's not complaining, so I don't know. I've decided I'm taking him to Urgent Care in the morning to get it looked at. We were going to wait till Tuesday, when he has a Dr.'s appt, but I've decided that since the swelling hasn't gone down and now it's turning red in places, that we should go. Poor kid. I hope he's okay.

Thank goodness his head is okay. I've been having nightmares that I've ruined my kids life. I don't know why I'm spassing out. When I was 4 I fell a whole story onto a cement floor and cracked my skull and everything and I'm sorta okay. No, I know why I'm freaking out, it's because I'm a mom and I love my kid so much.

So there you have it. I let my kid fall out of a cart, okay I didn't let him, but it happened all the same. I feel sooooo terrible. I hope his poor little pudgy hand isn't broken. I'll let you know tomorrow.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Go ME!

So I'm just so proud of myself. I made a really good dinner tonight. I made these yummy salmon filets, cream cheese mashed potatoes, a salad with poppyseed dressing (I always forget how good that dressing is until I take a bite), and we had banana smoothies for our drinks! It was a very yummy and delicious looking meal. I don't do meals like that very often, with three or four options, so I'm very proud I could put one together.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Thank you Lindsay!!!

My parents decided to give Bo and me their little red car (yay a second car!), so Bo took off this past weekend and drove down with my dad to bring it here. The car was in Salt Lake, so they only had to drive from there.
Once I realized that I was going to be stuck alone with Carter all weekend, I decided to take a trip of my own! I went to Temple, the town we lived in last year, and visited my old friend Lindsay. Oh man was it fun. I miss that girl. She's one of those people that you just connect with. We have tons in common and we were just such good friends. So Friday afternoon, after dropping Bo off at the airport, Carter and I headed up north.

It was about a 4 hour drive total, and really wasn't bad at all. Lindsay had the whole weekend planned with such fun things. When we arrived, she (and her family of course) took us to the park to have a pizza/picnic dinner. She invited a couple of my other friends and their families too. It was great! We got to catch up with Claudia and Glenn, and Santino and Polly. Santino is an old friend from high school, so that was especially fun.

After the park we took the kids home and then Ron, Lins' husband, watched the kids (they were all in bed by now) and we took off to BJ's, a new restaraunt in town, and had pizookies (sp?). Oh baby were they good. We also tried some appetizers. It was great to just go out and socialize without the kiddos.

The next day we all loaded up in Claudia's van. We had it loaded. There was Lins and her two boys, Claudia and her son and daughter, and Carter and me. We took off to the zoo in Waco and spent the day there. It was a perfect day. The zoo was a little crowded, but you couldn't ask for better weather. The highlight of the zoo was Lindsay "accidently" dropping her bottle in a stream that ended up going right up to the Jaguar cage.--That's for you Lins ;)
When we got back from the zoo we ate dinner, put the kiddos to bed, and then Polly and Santino came over to play games. We chowed down on this delicious dip that Polly made and the most amazing chocolate cake from Lins. Good Eatin!! Oh yeah, and we had jalepeno poppers and potstickers too. I lost every game, but it was still fun to play and joke around with everyone.

Sunday Carter and I went to sacrament meeting with Lindsay's family, but then we went home because Carter was in BIG time need of a nap, and I must say so was I. After our nap we all had dinner and then Santino and Polly came over again for some pictures and to say goodbye.

Unfortunately I didn't take too many pictures. I got some of the zoo, and that's it. I stink at taking pictures because I always forget to grab my camera. As soon as Polly emails me or posts some, I'll let you all know.

It was a great weekend and sooo much fun. We took off Sunday afternoon and got home in the evening. It was that evening, after putting Carter to bed and trying to stay up for Bo and my dad to drive in, that my exhaustion hit me and I broke down, so sorry about that. Thank you so much for the fun weekend Lindsay! I can't wait to pay the favor back! Claudia, Polly, and Santino, thanks for hanging out with me! You guys are the ultimate friends!

Enjoy the pictures!Here's a cute picture of all the kids watching the Bison. From left to right it's Carter, Lindsay's two boys Grant and Jay, and Claudia's two kids Ian and Nikki.Here they are outside a cage with a monkey in it.This is us looking at the Tigers. You can kinda see one on the bottom right corner. Like the baby bump?The giraffes.The elephants. There was an elephant closer to us, but there were too many people in the way, so we settled for the one in the distance.

Carter's favorite thing ever, a turtle. This is a Galapogos Turtle. The thing is huge!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pregnancy or Winter?

A note before reading. I wrote this an hour ago and posted it. I then felt dumb about doing it because I'm really not like this all the time, just tonight because I'm super SUPER tired after a fun but tiring weekend. I felt much better, so I then un-posted it. Then I had thoughts about how I wrote this because this is how I was feeling at the time, and although I'm embarrassed for others to read it, I do look at my blog as being a journal, and what kind of journal would that be if I wasn't completely honest and factual about my feelings and life? So I posted it again. Here goes:

So this is a downer blog. I try not to complain. I don't want to complain. If you don't want to hear me complain, don't read. It's my blog, so I'm going to unload my feelings. Please don't think I'm this terribly depressed girl. I can't decide if it's pregnancy, winter, or just stuff that will resolve once it's vented. And I'm not like this all the time, just occasionaly, especially tonight. Here goes.
I'm not very happy with myself right now. What's on my mind most recently is my calling. I'm the newly appointed Young Womans President, and I think I suck at it. I don't know what I'm doing. What I am doing, I don't feel is enough. I feel like everything is out of control. I feel like people are disappointed. I feel like it's a mistake. I just feel sad. I'm not complaining about the girls, the ward, the bishop, or anything like that. I'm complaining about me, my ability to make things work, and maybe I'm not mature enough? Hello. I'm only 25. I can't decide if I feel like this because I'm new at it, or if my pregnancy is making me this way, or . . . heaven forbid, please no, I'm really am like this and my feelings are true.
I have fairly easy pregnancies, but this time around I'm just so tired!!! SO TIRED! And my mind is shot. I can't remember anything to save my life. It's really making me depressed. I used to think I was quick and smart, and lately I just feel like the world's slowest dunce. I hate that it's affecting me this way. --That's part of my problem with the new calling. I can't remember anything I'm supposed to be doing for YW!
I'm starting to feel uneducated. I feel like my mind is slowly deteriorating. I've seriously wondered if I have a tumor. I need to do something to stimulate my mind, but how and when??? People who know my family, know the pressure that I sometimes feel. Sometimes, ha! I used to think I could still sort of keep my own in my family of geniuses, but now I'm just plain embarrased. I feel like the odd one out.
This one is dumb to be depressed about, but I am all the same. I'm not creative and I wish I were. I wish I had a cute blog with a cute background. I wish I had a cute decorated house. I wish I dressed cute and did my hair all cute. I wish I could plan better dinners. Lately I've just felt like sweats everyday. Lately I've not even bothered with the hair. I can't decorate to save my life. I have no energy to make a dinner, much less plan one.
So there you have it. I'm sorry. I like to be an upbeat person. I pride myself in being happy and making those around me happy. I feel like I haven't been able to do that lately and it makes me upset. I'm sure I'll be over it by tomorrow and embarrased I wrote this. For you first time readers, I promise I'm not like this ever. Well obviously this is a contradiction of ever, but you get what I mean.
I do love my husband and son. They make me so happy. I'm happy to be pregnant. Being a mom is so wonderful. Carter is just so fun to be with. I can't wait for another one! I'm lucky to have such wonderful family and friends too. I know I need to do a few things better in my life, and that if I do them, my load will seem so much lighter and I will be happier, I just have a hard time remembering to do them. I'm going to get on that. Thanks for hearing me vent, or not. haha. By the way, I do feel so much better now that I've vented.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus