Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Weisenburger Family Reunion

Two weeks ago we went to the Weisenburger Family Reunion in good ole American Falls, Idaho. Good times.... well, as good as you make it! Here are some of the things we found to do.

My dad took us past the old farm house that he grew up in. This tiny yellow house housed him and his six siblings, his parents and his little dog too. They sold the farm about 10 years ago and moved into "town".

We found this Pogo Stick in the garage and decided to give it a try. I'm pretty sure we exceeded the weight limit.. Joe said he was certain that it would not hold anything heavier than a slim 4th grader... none of us could get more than a few inches off the ground. Stella thought it was hysterical... she laughed so hard she got the hiccups!

Stella loved all of the new toys she found - especially the green and red shoe laces... go figure."What you looking at?? My stitches are nothing... you should have seen the other girl!"
Stella and Daddy

We found Grandpa's Jazzy Scooter in the shop. Quite Enjoyable!
Action Shot (posed of course... she can't really play!)
The girls
The Girls
We found Grandpa's Campaign signs. He won! We had a good time in Idaho!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Best Friends

Best Friends are so much fun!

Stella and Kaya are Best Friends! They were born 50 weeks apart. Due to the date's their birthdays are in September they may even be in the same grade! FUN!!
They wear Matching Outfits!
and laugh at each others jokes....
they sit together and drink milk....

and they sometimes share Binky's!! Aren't best friends so great!

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Saturday, July 19, 2008


I put Stella in her crib to play with some toys so I could get a few things done.....

... When i came back about five minutes later she was sleeping like this! She must have been one tired girl!!

Mac n' Cheese... Anyone?

Stella is the Worlds Messiest Eater!!
Every time I let her feed herself she ends up looking something like this... .... and ends up in the bathtub as soon as she is finished.
She LOVES her bath, sometimes I wonder if she gets this messy on purpose just so she can take a bath!
My mom says is payback... I guess I did the exact same thing!
We love you Stell, even when you are a grubby, dirty, mess!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baby Frankenstein

Stella was playing by her toy box that is conveniently located next to the glass door. She loves playing with her toys and she also loves to stand. On Thursday, July 10th she had a little accident. She was standing a little further away from the door than usual and fell and hit her head on the wooden lip that holds the glass in the door. She instantly started to cry. I ran to rescue her only to find that she had split her forehead open above her right eyebrow.

Luckily Joe had just gotten home about five minutes before. I would have been a wreck if I had been alone. Stella stopped crying within thirty seconds after I picked her up, her head was not bleeding too bad but the cut looked pretty deep so we loaded up in the car and headed to the ER. I sat in the back seat with Stella and gave her a bottle, she fell right asleep.

After she was looked at by the doctor it was determined that she had to get five stitches. He said that he did not want to sedate her as it would not take very long to stitch up so we would use the "papoose board". I had no idea what we were in for. The nurse comes over and lays a board on the bed with straps all over it. She take Stella and puts her arms behind her back and put them in a pillow case, then she was strapped to the board so she could not move. She was terrified and could not stop crying... and they had not even started. One nurse held her head still while the other one injected numbing medication. It broke my heart, i was fighting back tears. It was so sad to watch my baby so sad. The doctor came over a few min later and stitched her head up with five little stitches. She was so happy when he was done and she was released from the torture board


Five days later we were suppose to return to the ER to have stitches removed. I could not bear taking her back in and making re-live the nightmare of the torture board. I called my doctor and they told me that I could take them out myself (or with the help of some nurse friends). My neighbor Nurse Danielle brought me all the tools necessary for our at home procedure. We waited until Stella was sound asleep to remove them. Joe held the Little munchkin while I removed her stitches (I told him I would take them out since I looked like a crazy scientist with my hair that day).

The Mad Crazy Scientist with the tools.

Daddy and Stella after all the stitches were removed. She slept right through! We are so happy that we took them out at home! For five days Stella's name was changed to Baby Frankenstein. WE LOVE YOU STELL!! Now no more scary falls please!

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{Memory Lane}

I've seen this on a few blogs, & I want to play! Please play along. Or I'll feel stupid. Really, really stupid..

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.

If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Suzie (Bret, Kathryn)- I just copied and pasted this from your blog. I'm lazy.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Splish Splash I was Takin' a Bath!!

Stella loves taking a bath more than ANYTHING!!! When she hears the water start running she moves her hands up and down with excitement. She can hardly stand getting undressed because she wants to be in the tub so bad!!

I've recently starting putting bubbles in her bath, she thinks that they are so interesting. She tries to pick them up in her hands and just can't quite figure out what it is.
She let me put bubbles all over her face like Santa. I kept saying HO HO HO. She laughed and laughed.
This is her favorite bath toy, the rubber ducky. We always sing Ernie's Rubber Ducky song as she plays. She splashes the water with her hands and squeals!
Bath time is so much fun!
Please don't make me get out!

4th of July

Joe, Stella and I went to Park City for the 4th of July. We had so much fun! It was great to get away and enjoy ourselves. We stayed at the Stein Erickson Lodge and loved it! Every time we walked into the lobby they would call us by name. "Good Evening Mr and Mrs Moss".

Here we are standing in front of the trophy case of Stein Erickson. He won many events at the 1950 Winter Olympics. We did not realize that Stein was an actual person.

Joe and Stell standing outside of our room.
Stell and Mama, in front of the trophy case again.
We went to dinner at the hotel. It was a buffet for the 4th of July. Joe said it was the most expensive hot dog he had ever eaten... he is funny!
Here are a sampling of the many desserts! They were SO good!
Peaches and Cream anyone?

Dada and his baby girl.
We went to the Deer Vally Music Festival that evening. The orchestra was there playing all patriotic music. When it came time for them to play the Armed Forces Salute they had all the family members stand during their particular song. I loved standing next to Joe while they played the Army Anthem. It gave me the chills listening to everyone cheer for him and the other soldiers.
Stella loved the music, and she loved to wave her flag. She was so good all night!
She fell asleep just as the final song played. We caught the shuttle back to the hotel and did not see the fireworks. downtown was packed and we did not feel like fighting the crowds to find a good seat to watch the fireworks, so we went back to the hotel to put Stell Bell to sleep.
The next day we got up and walked Main Street. Joe loves to walk through the art galleries. While we were walking we ran into a lady walking a lamma, its a house trained pet. She said its a mix between a cat and a dog. Sounds a little strange to me. She said its the best pet she has ever had. After Main Street we headed to the outlets to hit up a few stores before heading back home. It was so fun getting away, I hope we do it again soon!

Monday, July 7, 2008

You'll be Charmed

I ran across the cutest blog... all of my blogging friends need to check it out! You'll be Charmed, I'm sure!

You can even enter to win the most darling apron - yes ladies, it even cuter than the ones I make!

Friday, July 4, 2008

God Bless America!

The 4th of July is my very favorite holiday! I'm so thankful that I have been blessed to live in America. God Bless the soldiers who dedicate their lives to fighting for our country and our freedom! God Bless my soldier husband! God Bless the Pioneers for all of their struggles in getting here for all their future generations. Also, God Bless Stella (the joy of my life), wonderful friends and family, Snow Shack, Brownies, Picnics, BBQ's, Demolition Derbies, fireworks, blush (you can never wear too much), Sesame Street, Oprah, summertime, country music, and ALL OF YOU!!