Archives for September 2008

"Where’s bug?"

Little Robby and I really differ in our opinion of bugs! While I’m usually trying to get them out of our house he walks around chasing the nasty flies that slip inside blowing kisses at it and signing, “where bug?” It’s kind of cute. Except the whole bugs in my house part…. so we’ve taken to looking for bugs outside when we walk to the mailbox.

Don’t you love kids in this little squatting position? I do. Can you even see that little black speck he’s staring at?

Bugs are ok outside. And he can wave and blow kisses to them all he wants!

Camping…. kind of….

My family and I are not outdoorsy people. My mom grew up with 17 kids and basically “camped” for the first 21 years of her life so she wasn’t really up for it. At family reunions we’d get a hotel near the campsite and leave for a night of comfortable sleep when the party was winding down.

Rob has been wanting to go camping for a few months now and so we made a compromise. We’d all go up for a bonfire, dinner, and hang out, and then the moms and little kids would leave to sleep at home! We had me, Rob, Quattro; Andrew, Becca, Ty, Robby, Annie; Taba, Ben, Anna, Gwen, and James.

We went up Squaw Peak Road in Provo Canyon to Hope Campground. In only a 20 minute drive from our home we were in a whole other world! Our only wish was that we’d gotten there earlier to enjoy more of the daylight instead of trying to eat our tin foil dinners in the dark! It was great roasting hot dogs and marshmellows and eating Becca’s thoughtfully prepared tin foil dinners of meat, potatoes, onions, and carrots!

There was a point in the night where I thought, “maybe I COULD go camping!”

But I still went home to sleep in my bed. We’ll save that overnight adventure for another time!

Rob had a great time staying up late with Andrew and Ben sitting around the campfire talking and he can’t wait to go again soon.

Can you believe we had 3 PINCOCKs camping?? Taba, Andrew, and I! Proof! Wait, I’m not in that picture, huh? Oh well…. I’m down here….

Quattro loved it! It was a little hard trying to keep him away from the fire… we kept saying, “The fire is so hot! If you touch it, it will hurt!” So at one point he was playing near it and then set down the stick he’d been carrying around to look at the fire and sign “hurt”. Then went on his way… so cute!

Love all these dang cousins! They are too cute. This was fun cause it was so out of the norm for all of us. I know we are pathetic… the campsite was really full and as we were driving around looking for a spot we were saying, “wow, people really do this! A lot of people! What are they all doing here?” Just kind of in awe….

This is where the brave men and big kids slept! Thanks Liv for your tent it was awesome!

I guess Rob’s mountain man look works in a setting like this, huh?

Well, I’m glad we went and we’ll have to do it again sometime!

Finally . . .

24 is coming out with a 2 hour TV movie, called 24 Redemption,  on November 23rd. They’be been off air since May 2007 because of the writer’s strike causing the entire season in 2008 to be delayed.  24 Redemption is supposed to bridge the gap between season 6 and season 7 (which will air in January). It’s set in large part in Africa where Jack Bauer is a trying to find himself. It’s been too long since the show has been on and I’m ready for it to be back on.  Check out more here.

Farm Country

We had a great time at Farm Country (Thanksgiving Point) this week! We got to go with Tara, Liv, and Becca and kids! When it was time to go Robby was barely coming out of naptime land so I went in to help him wake up and he just laid there looking really out of it and not interested in getting up.

“Robby, do you want to go see some animals?”

Instantly he shot both arms up as if to say, “Hurray!”, and he jumped onto his feet.

Yes, he was excited!

We kept trying to get a picture of all the kids behind bars but they were not cooperating! Sheesh! Kids! :)

I didn’t get great pictures but it was a lot of fun! Especially feeding the ducks and goats and going on the little pony ride. I love how excited Robby gets about the animals – it makes it fun for me.

Yes, I’m awesome!

“Yes, I’m awesome!” (strongbad voice) If you don’t know who Strongbad is you need to check out right now!

So, why am I aweosme? Feel free to let me know why YOU think I’m awesome but I’m referring to my dentist appointment last week…

Dentist apt??? Yes. I had a cavity that needed to be filled and I was kind of nervous. (Don’t worry, I will get more awesome in a minute – I sound kind of lame right now!) I’ve only had one other filled before and it hurt really bad and they gave me a couple of novicaine shots and I kept saying, “I can still feel it!!!” So, yes I was nervous.

While the helper girl, what do they call those?, was setting up My Big Fat Greek Wedding for me to watch she asked me, “Would you like laughing gas today?” I was a little more concerned thinking this would be bad enough to necessitate laughing gas but it was going to be an extra $25 so I said I would pass. Her response: “Don’t say I didn’t warn you!” Ew! Who says that?? Grr.

I had a plan though. I wanted to try to use my hypnobabies techniques (see my birth story) to see if I could reduce the pain I would feel. So I laid back in my chair and shut my eyes and proceeded to “put myself into hypnosis” using my “lightswitch.” I flipped it to center so that I could open my eyes and be normal. :)

The dentist came and I confessed my horrible fear of needles and said I was worried about the novicaine shots. He said it was just one little one so if we wanted to we could start cleaning it out and if I changed my mind he could always stop and numb it. Ok. So I focused on my breathing, happy place, the movie, relaxing…. a couple of times he would say, “ok, sorry, ooooo, sorry! Ok… almost done with this part….” And I did not feel ANYTHING except at the very end of him cleaning it out it was a little cold.

Now, I’m not saying I’m ready to go do a root canal using hypnosis but I think this totally helped me during that cavity filling!!!

So I feel awesome.

PS – if you have any questions about hypnobabies feel free to email me! I LOVE to talk about it!

I think I spoke too soon…

So today Robby has had problems walking again!!! We were problem free for almost three weeks and then right after I post about the x-rays he has issues again…. ugh!

I called our Dr again and she said she would put in an order at the hospital to do x-rays of his feet and legs. I don’t know why we didn’t do that last time – I guess it was just of his hips which maybe is where most problems with walking lie but I really do think it is something wrong with his foot/feet.

So wish us luck! I’ll keep you posted….