11 February 2008

up-date

jill is feeling better today!! last week was a pretty rough week for her. hopefully she'll continue on the up and up. with a sick baby on my hip it was hard to blog. this is a little up-date:

a couple weeks ago sarah w. dropped off a toddler bed for jill. i really didn't plan on using until the new babe is about 6 weeks old and needs the crib. thus, i had until about mid-july to get jill into it. the first day i put the bed into jills room she was so curious about it. she would crawl onto it and lay down (just pretending) and then crawl back off. when it was time for bed, with a little push from jeff, i thought we'd see what happened if we put her to sleep in it. a couple of hours later this is what we found. . .
jill and ava raced and both got a cool gold medal.

a few feet from the bed, face down, jill was passed out asleep. poor baby. needless to say she wasn't quite ready for a big girl bed. however, she really does love it. since this night she's actually taken a few naps in it and stayed put. i can't believe what a big girl she's becoming!!


two saturday's ago i ran a 2 mile run for charity with hayley and her husband eric. it was for a girl that was in my ward and passed before we moved down to johnson ranch. the event was held at a big farm (a lot like latin farms but more commerical). it is so fun and exciting to be a part of "something". they also had a 10k and a half marathon. i couldn't help but watch as the runners from the half marathon came in thinking to myself, "am i really going to do that in a few months?" the two mile run was just right for me and my 6 month belly.
jeff and his mom were volunteers there and jeffs dad and ross watched jill for me. after the run they had food, vendors, a rockwall and a kids area.



the week before last jeff had to make a trip down to tuscon for work. he wanted to take jill and i and show us around a bit. jeff lived there from age 4-8. this is his old house . the owners don't keep it up very well.

jeff had to get a picture of him looking in the garbage can in the alley. he has memories of stan and him dumpster diving for "cool stuff". a famous story of jeff was how he started a fire in the alley and then walked all the way around front (in-stead of going through the back door) to tell his mom.

we stopped by and saw jeff's kindergarten teacher Candy Likes. i am not kidding about her name, i may of mis-spelled it though. Mrs. Likes didnt' remember him and i think jeff was pretty shocked. jeff actually got kicked out of her class and had to go to another school b/c of his behavior. jeff kept saying "i can't believe that you don't remember me, i kicked you!". lol.

as we were driving home we saw this truck. tuscon in a nut-shell...

9 comments:

Katie J. Layton said...

I loved reading your post. That was funny. I know Tucson looks like a dump, but I love Tucson. I had no idea that Jeff lived there when he was younger. That is a pretty funny story about him in elementary school. It sounds like Jeff and Brian would have been friends. I am so happy that Jillian is better. I can't say the same about Kessa. They almost admitted her into the hospital yesterday. We finally got her to start breathing more air. She wasn't getting even close to how much she should be getting. I'm sure I'll let you know updates. Well, now that I've written a holy long comment, I will let you go. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

Katie J. Layton said...

I guess I didn't think my first comment was long enough. : ) I forgot to tell you how impressed I am that you are running at all while you are pregnant. I don't know how you do it. Well, it motivated me to get my butt off this chair and go exercise right now. Thanks Alisha!

AHEM said...

#1. i love jills leggings
#2. it wouldn't surprise me to see that truck where we grew up
#3. i wish i had a name like Candy Likes, you can't help but smile when you hear it.

the wrights said...

I never actually went dumpster diving, but I was always impressed at what the "treasures" that Jeff and Stan would find. They found a TV and a piece of carpet and made a cool fort. Who has a fort with carpeted floors and a television? I can't believe that Candy Likes is still alive let alone still teaching. That house definitely looks a little dumpy. I remember it being quite the mansion. Ha ha!!!

Mom and Dad Pete said...

What a Super Lady, Super Day, for a Super Cause!Looked fun!(1/2 marathon???? Take care of yourself. That baby is going to be a competitor!)

Poppa & Grandma Netty said...

Well, it's funny what tricks our memories play on us. When Candy was Jeff's teacher she had big puffy 80's hair and very colorful dresses. She looked like her name. I don't remember Jeff kicking or hitting her but he did have bahavior problems. We took him to a Behavioral learning Center after they told us they couldn't deal with him at this school. Anyway, I wish Jeff could have seen the V.Principal that told me that Jeffrey was headed straight for Juvenile Delinquency. I was a little disturbed by his comment and it made me wonder what he thought we were going to do as parents.....leave him on a corner to raise himself? If he could see him now. (That last sentence must be sung to the tune of "If they could see me now"...hmm.mmm oh nevermind)
Well, we are proud of Jeffrey and every decision he has made to make it to where he is now. Father and husband Mission leader, and working hard at his own business...etc. I think I have blogged enough.

Lewieville said...

How fun! That picture of the truck reminds me of a story from Tennessee this summer. I will have to tell you some time!! So funny. Well I am glad that miss jill is feeling better!

CChristianmomma said...

That rocks that you did a fun run! That truck rocks and Tucson is where Brielle's birth Father lives, i didn't know it was that bad! Jill, keep getting better little lady! I still haven't tried taking the side off of Brielle's Crib and she's TWO! I just ended up getting another convertible crib with Aria- now they will both always have cribs,toddler beds and double beds(head and end boards. I think that's a smart invention! Nice beanie, lady! I had a kindergarten teacher who spanked me and i went and visited her when i was 16 and her name was Mrs. Franjello. Candy and her should be friends! btw- she denied spanking me but i know she did. Love ya!

Whitaker Family said...

Okay so everytime i see those adorable pics of jill I just have to laugh, she is so cute and seems really funny! Yeah I am way impressed you ran while you are prego! Maybe i should try that next time. I am glad things are going so well!
Hailey