Thursday, December 2, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birthday Time!

Life is continuing on. I am so excited for this week of no school, no nothing. Whoo hoo! Well, Steve has work and I wish that I had work. Recently I lost my job babysitting. His father lost his job, leaving the fact that the dad will be home all the time so he can watch his son. Boo. So I need to find another job, and fast. We were counting on that money for so many things. And I really don't want to go into debt. Sad day, well onto happier subjects.

I am making my own Thanksgiving Dinner! Yay! But I am scared spitless that it will all come out wrong. Well, I am not in charge of the turkey, Bekah volunteered that and apple pie. I got everything else. I hope they are all ready to take food home with them, we got a lot of it. I think we came out on top though. We were able to get everything for under $100! Whoo! To feed 6 people mind you.

Caleb's birthday is on Wednesday and I am so excited. We got him some shaped blocks and a toy laptop. Ya ya! I am so excited for him to open it up. I didn't know that I could get so excited to give someone something. I am just as bad as a little kid. I want to give it to him now instead of waiting. As far as cake goes, I think I am going to get him some chocolate cupcakes. OR rather make them. We love that. And his favorite meal is Mac N' Cheese so that is what we will have for dinner.
I am trying to switch him over from a bottle to a sippy cup. So that he only needs a bottle when he goes down for the night. I am not exactly sure how to do it though. So we will see. Well, that is basically our life right now. Have a great one!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Play Time

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Play time with Daddy. This is a new game that Caleb just learned and LOVES! He will play it all day long. Love YOU! Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blueberry Pancakes



If you can't tell, this is Caleb eating his first Blueberry Pancake. He is also eating scrambled eggs and hashbrowns. He ate and ate that morning. We have conference on in the background in case you can't tell. Love you!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nowadays

Well, school has started for Steve. It started on September 9. He is taking his IBC class this year which is worth 12 credits and Visual Media which is worth 2 credits. The IBC program is so difficult and demanding that they recommend that you don't have a job or any other classes while you are taking this course. Which is physically impossible for the students who are married and have to provide for their families. Which Steve does. He provides for us and works at the school and has more classes. So in essence he is breaking all the rules that they set. Yay for us. So just in case you don't know, IBC is where the students make a new business and run it on campus. They have to come up with the idea and they present their idea to their company and the company has a president and a CEO and everything which the students choose themselves. Then the company presents the idea to bank loan officers and they decide if that idea seems credible enough to give a bunch of money to. Then the students run the company and try to make money. Yay. So Steve is going to be gone a bunch working with the company and trying to make money and make good grades.

With my life. Well, I am babysitting Aaron just about everyday and Aaron and Caleb just love playing together. They discovered our Tupperware the other day and ummm well lets just say that they had fun and made a mess. I am also cleaning the apartments that we live at after the families that have lived there move out. So I clean the apartment in between tenants which is nice so their stuff is out of the apartment and out of my way. I get paid pretty good and the work is a as you need it thing so it isn't all the time. I am also staying home and taking care of Caleb, the house, my husband, and cooking, and everything else. I am a pretty busy woman. So you will never guess what I did on Saturday. I hired someone to clean my bedroom and do my laundry. Yes, I did. It only cost me $15. Sweet! I deep cleaned my whole house while Steve was away at his business retreat. He was gone for 2 1/2 days. Oh my goodness my house was a mess. But it still hurts when your mother comes to visit and says that you are much different now cuz you used to be the clean one. Ouch.

Caleb is 10 months old now. He is crawling like a maniac and trails furniture all the time. He is just itching to walk, but isn't quite there yet. Hopefully by Christmas, but I am hoping Halloween. He will walk if you hold onto his hands and I have seen him stand by himself a couple of times. He has 6 teeth now. 4 on top and 2 on bottom. He eats the food we eat except that he likes a couple of vegetables now but they are all baby food. I can't get him to eat real vegetables yet so that is what he gets. He has tons of hair, it is long and fine and sticks straight up. Adorable. He weighs about 20 pounds and is an adorable thing. We will post pictures soon. Maybe.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dads...

So life continues. We have lived in our "new" apartment for a while now... about 2 1/2 months. I have been babysitting this little boy for a little while now. He is a year old, just older than Caleb. But he is a bully. He is a hitter/pusher/shover/stand on top of-er. What can I do to get this through to his tiny little head?! I am "punishing" him, by just putting him in time-out for a little bit and then talking to him about it. It doesn't seem to be doing any good though. I don't know what to do. I'm frustrated. It pays pretty good though, we needed the money to get through the month with all of our bills and crap piling up. Sometimes I wish that part of growing up never happens. Well Caleb is doing good. He is crawling all over the house, so it is an extra incentive for me to keep the house clean. Although, it does seem like I am doing ALL of the work around the house ALL of the time. I do the laundry, dishes, vacuuming, straightening up, etc. Why is it that men think that just because moms work from home it isn't a full time job. Our job ends when he goes to bed and begins when he gets up. It isn't a 9-5 job. It is all the time and it never ends. The only difference between his job and mine is the location. And mine lasts longer and I don't get paid. He needs to realize that. That small detail. He doesn't change ANY diapers Monday through Friday. NONE. Then on the weekends, he still whines if it is a poopy one. HOW DARE HE!!!! UUUUGHGHGHGHGHG! Sorry I needed to vent. I'm excited to see my family soon. One week and counting. Whoo- Hoo!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our new messy house

Caleb's room from the doorway

The hallway

The kitchen part 1

The kitchen part 2

The living room and only piece of furniture that we own

Some pics of Caleb

His beginning to crawl stage

This is him sitting up.

A cute picture of Caleb's front two teeth

At the zoo in Utah. Can you see the tiger?

We were measuring up to the apes at the zoo.

Here is how Caleb measures up.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Awwwwww....

Caleb at 6 months-ish...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Back in Rexburg!

Okay, So I NEVER thought that I would be so happy to be back in Rexburg, ID. It is difficult to relay the experiences we went through while living with Steve's Grandma Kofoed in Blackfoot. Let's just suffice it to say, Two women cannot live under the same roof.
Well we are back in Rexburg and we are loving it. At least I am. I think my family is too. Caleb is no longer sharing a room with us. It is warm enough here that he doesn't have to do that anymore. Which makes Steve happy. And me. Our apartment is very nice. We live very close to some of our friends and I go over there alot to play on her Wii. Which I like and Steve likes that I can go out and have some fun. He isn't a fan of the internet here because he can't play his video games very well online. Which stinks for him, but I am like, "Awwww, thats too bad honey." HEHEHEHEHE. We don't have our television yet, so I am stuck watching shows online. Which isn't my favorite thing to do. All of our stuff is being stored at our friends house under it actually, in a storage place. And we are getting it today. So, no pots and pans or silverware or anything for the past about week. Which is EXTREMELY difficult to do when you are trying to be on a diet. Seriously. So I have a hold on my diet until I can cook again. I know, probably not the best idea but it's what it is.
Caleb went in for his 6 month check up on Wednesday. He weighs 17.4 pounds and is 25.5 inches long. He is in the 49% for his weight, the 18% for his height, and the 8% for his head size. SO I have a short and chubby baby. So it isn't necessarily that he is a chunk, but that he is short so he looks like a chunk. LOL. I don't know, it sounds better to me. He definitely doesn't have a Nelson head, which is good on his part. He was blessed. We are trying to feed him sitting up now so that he can eat with us at the table when he is a little older. Well, Life is good. Hopefully I will see you all soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Life in Blackfoot

So as you all probably know, we are no longer living in Rexburg and are no longer managing apartments. We were told we needed to be out of our house in 3 days (over the weekend), and so we asked Steve's grandmother if we could stay with her at her house in Blackfoot, Idaho. So here we are until we can find another job.

So the job hunt is on. We haven't had much of any luck yet. Steve has an interview with Quest tomorrow in Idaho Falls. Hopefully, he will get that job. We will find out tomorrow if he got it or not. I really really, REALLY hope that he does. I could go for that. I am still having trouble getting comfortable at his grandmothers house. We are freezing at night because we are living in the basement, but I am very, very grateful that she opened up her house to us. It was very nice of her. Plus, once you start living along, you get used to a certain way of living and a certain routine that you do. So I don't blame her for getting upset sometimes that we disrupt that. She is wonderful, and I love her.

I am excited for tomorrow. Okay, Caleb. He can sit up on his own for short periods of time now. He can roll over all the way now. He has only done it from his belly to his back a couple of times, but he has still done it. He is eating solid foods now! I finally got him to eat it, but mostly through a syringe rather than a spoon. He is still having problems with the spoon, so I hope I am not hindering him by feeding him through the syringe.

Well I got to go. It is bedtime, and I have to work out in the morning. My legs are soooo sore. I hope that this will help me lose the weight. Love Ya!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Caleb giggles!

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Don't be too harsh on Steve with this video. As you parents out there know, you will do just about ANYTHING to get your baby to laugh. I hope you like it, ENJOY!

By the way, I can't wait to show you my new car!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Daily Buzz

Okay. So we finally bought a car. Whew. That was a lot of trouble. So many things went wrong, then turned a corner at the last minute, but not before causing tons of trouble and headaches. UGHHHHH. Okay. I finally got Caleb to laugh/giggle today. It was the cutest thing ever. I love him so much. And today, when I was bathing him, he was having so much fun and smiling and kicking and splashing and making the biggest mess with the water. It was adorable. He was having so much fun. I can't believe how interactive he is being. He loves to see and watch what is going on. I love him so much. Can you believe that I still cry with sad baby commercials? I thought that was only a pregnant hormonal thing. I guess not. Unless I'm pregnant again...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update...

Okay, Lets see whats going on since we wrote last. At Caleb's 2 month doctor appointment, ya know the one where he gets all the shots, he weighed in at 11.2 pounds and 22.8 inches long. He is growing fast. He has started the making spit bubbles stage. He doesn't know how he is doing it yet, he just does it. He loves to stand up with help of course. He is talking a lot more now. And finally learning how to smile. He does it then I think he forgets how to do it. But then when he figures it out he is very smiley. He loves his baths now. He splashes a little in the water and cries when I take him out. I am following mom's advice and letting him be naky for 15-30 minutes each day after I bath and lotion him up to help with diaper rash. He likes being naked. He loves his monkey toy. He follows it with his eyes and head when I play with him. He would rather look at the monkey than his mommy. But that is okay as long as he is learning. Questions? I can't think of anything else that he is doing right now. That is new anyways.

Okay, Now the older Kofoed news. Ummmm..... Steve and I are trying to go a week without television or video games. He has been getting distracted too much and having to stay up late doing homework which is never good. The staying up late part not the homework part, although that does stink. I am going back to school part time starting on February 22, 2010. I qualify for grants but no scholarships. That is okay with me. Work is going good. We are sometimes sick of it, but we get over those times. Steve loves playing with Caleb when Caleb decides to play back. It is snowing here in Rexburg, Idaho. It always is right? Hopefully it will stop soon so we can have the Spring. I look forward to that. We are planning to come and visit all you in Utah come April around graduation time. Hopefully we will be able to get a new car while we are down there. Well, have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Love,
Sara, Steve, and Caleb

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A growing little boy

Hey everyone!
This is the all famous Kofoed's in Idaho. So life. Life here is cold...ish. I mean, it's been snowing and raining this past week/days. The highs are in the 30s. Which has been kind of warm. It was very sunny and happy today. I love it. Caleb is growing...and fast. I can't believe how big he is. He seems like he is 8 pounds. Or more. I love it. He can smile now. It is the absolutely cutest thing in the world. It doesn't matter what kind of day you've had. If he smiles at you, it melts your heart right away. I think thats why babies are so cute, so that their parents don't hurt them. Today THE coolest thing happened, I was visiting Steve at work and he took off Caleb's blanket to show him off to the office, and Caleb of course woke up. He looked around saw people he didn't know and a place he didn't know and cried a loud, scared kind of cry. I got up immediately and went over there. As soon as he saw me, he stopped crying! How cool is that? He recognizes me! He knows me! He knows my voice! I LOVE IT! Last night, when Steve got up with Caleb, Caleb was apparently being very frustrating and such, and then at the peak of Steve's frustration, Caleb looked at him at smiled. Steve goes, "Don't smile at me, I'm upset at you." But Caleb kept smiling and so Steve smiled and it just melted the daddy one's heart. I love being a mommy.
So Medicaid. We went there to apply for me since Steve's insurance doesn't cover prescriptions and I need prescriptions. Apparently to be on medicaid on a family plan, for 3 people, you must make below $317 a month. SO it doesn't look like we will be doing that. Any other ideas? To be on Steve's insurance, the insurance cost goes from $275 a semester to $975 a semester with me as a dependent. HOLY CRAP! That is a lot of money. Caleb is covered on Medicaid until he is a year old and then... idk. Hopefully we will have a plan by then.
School is going good for Steve. He likes his classes. He doesn't really like his business teacher, but he is giving him another chance, so I hope he will come to like him more and more so that the semester goes smoothly. Work is going good. He got a promotion and now is the Scholarship Specialist. SWEET! Which means a pay raise. WHOO- HOO!!!!
Work is going good. We are busy and a little crammed, but it all works out.

WE love our life here in Idaho and wouldn't have it any other way! LOVE YOU!