Monday, March 31, 2008
On a more serious note, I have recently found out that I need surgery to repair a torn achilles that I suffered playing basketball a few weeks ago. I will be going in on Wednesday to get the surgery done, and then recovery should take 8-10 weeks. Well, if North Carolina beats UCLA in the Championship game I'll have a BOSE ipod system to listen to while I'm a gimp.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Katie has a total of 132 points. The main upsets that Katie picked correctly were #13 Siena over #4 Vanderbilt and #12 Western Kentucky over #5 Drake. She also picked #10 Davidson over #7 Gonzaga.
Jesse has a total of 150 points on our bracket and a 86.5% rating on ESPN's bracket challenge. That is still only ranked around 400000 on there, but it looks good, we won't mention Katie's percentage because it is disproportionately low. The main upsets that Jesse picked correctly were #12 Villanova over #5 Clemson, #10 Davidson over #7 Gonzaga and then #10 Davidson over #2 Georgetown. He also picked #9 Arkansas over #8 Indiana.
So far the brackets look O.K for us. Katie had a few misques in the Sweet Sixteen with over half of her picks not making it there. Jesse has 4 teams he picked that didn't make it there, thanks in part to Duke for losing to West Virginia. As far as the Elite Eight that we have picked all of Katie's picks are still viable except for one, and All of Jesse's picks are still in the running.
We'll have some Alyssa Easter pictures and possible videos up soon hopefully. She had a blast looking for the eggs! Until next time.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
And this one is Katie's. Last year Katie was one of BYU's leaders after the second round. After that she dropped off though. Hopefully she picked all winners this time so we can win a Bose System!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Here are a couple of pictures of Alyssa that I wanted to post earlier, but didn't have time.
Alyssa has learned that she really likes to drink out of a cup without a lid. She actually does a pretty good job all by herself, although when she is not drinking she isn't very careful and will fling juice or milk out of her cup.
This was so cute. Alyssa put her coat on the couch and then laid her baby doll on top. She then proceeded to big the doll up and try to carry her around it was pretty funny to watch.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Aunt Sally thought Alyssa would look good in a mohawk, Alyssa thought it was pretty punk so she gave us her intense face!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Then Alyssa and I got onto my bed and read some books. Alyssa loves to "read" books. As soon as she knows it is time to read some books she starts to sign book. Mostly she likes to flip through the pages and jibber jabber, occasionally she'll point to some mammal and start barking like a dog (buh buh, pant pant). Sometimes she'll let me read to her while she turns the pages, but most of the time I read to her from another book while she looks at her own.
Last night was pretty rough. Alyssa woke up every 2-3 hours and would just scream. I would hold her and she would just continue to scream, eventually she would go back to sleep, but only after 10-15 minutes of screaming. One time when she woke up I decided to put her in her swing and let her watch signing time. She fell asleep, but after about an hour was screaming again. She even woke up this morning screaming, so I tickled her and she finally started to laugh. I'm guessing she is probably teething or sick. Hopefully teething because she has been sick off and on all winter. Between her 9 and 12 month doctors appointments she went from the 75th to the 13th percentile. Kinda crazy. When we went back into the family room, Alyssa wanted to get back into her swing again. She just loves her dolly, but she always seems to take the diaper and pants off of her.
Alyssa hasn't let me put stuff in her hair much, but it had been a while so I decided to try again. We ended up with a crazy pony tail and some curls in the back. She decided she wanted to help brush the curls in the back.
While I was studying for my test, Alyssa decided she wanted to put my shoes on. She tried and tried, but to no avail, she couldn't get them on. I told her to bring the shoes on over and we finally got them on her. She wasn't very happy though when she tried to walk and they didn't stay on. I had Jesse put her Nikes on her even though she already had shoes on. The Nikes are a size six, two sizes too big, but they made her happy.
Monday, March 3, 2008
So I couldn't resist. The weather is getting nicer and I can't help but think about one of my new favorite pastimes. I work with a guy who has gotten me addicted to wake surfing. He has a pretty nice boat and he will take a group of us out to the lake for about 2 hours on Fridays before work when the weather permits. The following is a video of the last time that we went out, I think it was in November or late October, but the water was pretty cold, and so was the weather outside. That is why we are wearing a dry suit. Underneath the drysuit I am wearing a hoody and my regular shorts. It was great. Anyway I'm not putting this video to show off(ok maybe a little) but I'm really not very good so there's not much to show off. I'm just getting excited about the nice weather coming back.
hope you don't mind the Beach Boys
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Alyssa is adorable. I may be slightly biased because she is my little Princess, but I'm sure most people can see it. We do actually get comments about her at church all the time. I think that has more to do with the fact that she is the most distracting child there than anything else. She loves open spaces, but is insistent that if there are open spaces she should be able to explore them. At church she refuses to be quiet if we are holding her, and so she gets to run all over the place. She is really cute, playing with all the people in the ward, but I wish we could keep her a little more stationary so she wouldn't be such a distraction for others. Right now people love it because we are in a married student ward, so there are a lot of little babies, but not too many little girls that can run around and play with them.
Alyssa is showing us more and more that she has her mom's intelligence. She loves to explore things and get into messes (that is more like her dad), and she is learning more and more signs. She recently has added "hot" to her sign language vocabulary. Whenever she sees something steaming whether on the stove or on the table, she will sign hot, and make a high pitched noise that is supposed to sound like hot. She is also trying to expand her verbal vocabulary. She knows momma, dad, pa (grandpa), ma (grandma), dsa (aunt Sally), gdaw(Uncle Garr), wawa, ball, baball(basketball), bu bu (the sound a dog makes, and most other hairy mammals for that matter), and a couple others that I can't remember right now. She wants to write right now so here is Alyssa's entry for the day. ku89klku8a9aalrktirilcgfttrfiehjiotrodtriropkfujfri b b nii9iiit9 She is a ham for the camera so we have plenty of cute pictures of her. My most recent acquisition is a picture of her stern face. I think she is imitating us when we tell her no or scold her, but she makes this face when she doesn't like something we are doing.