Monday, July 27, 2009


So everyone knows that Sariah has been pretty lazy in the walking department. She is past 18 months and would still only walk if you would hold both hands. She has strong legs and would walk everywhere on her knees regardless of how painful I imagined the surface she was on to be (concrete, rough carpet, grass, wood, etc.) But she is very strong willed already and we knew that forcing her wasn't working. So I began to pray that she would have the desire to walk. And last night the time finally came! She had been taking 2 steps sparatically this past week. Then last night I was holding her sides and said just go. And she walked away from me and just kept going!! I was IN SHOCK!!! I couldn't believe it. She fell over and I picked her up and said "Again?" And she kept going again. Then after a couple of times of that she stood up all on her own without the use of a couch, wall or me. She is still a bit unstable but she can really move. She just kept walking around for a good half hour. Here is just one of the MANY videos I took during the process. She had gotten pretty tired by this point, but man look at her go!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

After church

Funny I feel the same way after church.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thanks for the water

So this morning was pretty rough.  I normally sleep in in the morning because I have an awesome daughter who usually sleeps until about 8:30.  I’m just not a morning person in any way!  So for my church calling, I was asked to go to Youth Conference to take pictures of their service projects so we could hopefully get an article in the local papers.  Well this required getting up at 6:30 AM.  Which went fine.  I got up and got ready and went.  I hit some construction problems on the way (the exit I planned to take was closed, but you didn’t know it was closed until you took it and you couldn’t turn left!)  So I still got there on time- mostly because they started late. hehe  But as they start and I’m standing there…I I start to feel light headed.   Then start to feel hot and weak.  And I know what this can mean.  Basically, it can mean you are about ready to faint or get really sick.  And because I have fainted before, I think to myself I should probably sit down.  After sitting, I start to feel better but still pretty bad.  I thought I was probably dehydrated (after all this is why I have fainted before.)  So step into the hall to get a drink of water and sit out there.  James called and just getting up to answer and tell him a couple things sends me back over the edge. 


So I’m sitting there thinking.  Well Crum!  What am I going to do.  I’m supposed to be going around and taking pictures and yet I can barely stand.  Also I drove myself and I’m all the way in St. Joseph, MO


Then I start to feel really sick.  I have 2 options.  One is to walk about 10 feet to the other couch and grab the trash can to throw up.  The other is to try to figure out where the bathroom is.  Well when you are seriously sick, may I suggest go for the easy trash can.  You just never know if you can find the bathroom in time.  And as embarrassing as throwing up in front of everyone in the trash can is, it is WAY better than not making it to the bathroom and throwing up on the floor in front of everyone.  (I have done this too! Ah the joy of pregnancy- the most humbling experience!) 


So I know you are wondering what the title has to do with me throwing up in the trash.  And if I haven’t lost you by now then you are a dedicated reader!  I wanted to give thanks to Amber!  She happened by as I’m getting sick.  She gave me one her waters and got me tissues and just sat with me until I felt better.  It was so nice and comforting.  Thankfully, after throwing up I felt a lot better and was able to go take the pictures. 


What a morning!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I know the picture is fuzzy. Here is James dancing with Sariah at a
wedding reception we went to Saturday. She was completely worn out
because we spent the whole morning at the zoo and her only nap was the
ride back. About 30 minutes compared to a normal 2 hours. But she did
look cute dancing with her Daddy.


Sariah loves to try to put clothes on right now. Shirts, pants, socks.
Especially Daddy's socks. This started with her putting the sock on
her own foot. But apparently my foot looked cold so she brought it
over and tried to put it on my foot. What service!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Sariah has been a very picky eater lately. Things she loved Monday are
suddenly disgusting on Tuesday. So much to my surprise today she
actually wanted, ate, and enjoyed spagettios.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My favorite part of today

Too seriously

I'm learning not to take myself too seriously. I know better than to
go to bed with my hair wet. It always does something funky. And the
shorter it is the funkier it goes. But every once in a while I need a
shower and just don't get to it earlier in the day. So these pictures
don't even do it justice with how truly bad my hair was the next
morning. I tried to truly capture the full glory of it but I think
hair this bad can only be fully appreciated in person. I will give you
some descriptions to help. It had a full swirly pattern in the back
forcing all if the hair forward and then stuck straight out on the
side. Pretty hilarious to me. Hopefully you will get a kick out of it
and learn not to take yourself too seriously today!

The swirl

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bike ride

We borrowed my sister's bike trailer and last night was our first test
for Sariah. She loved it. She also really loved getting dressed up in
daddy's biking gear- helmet and gloves. James even talked me into
riding the bike for a while. For those of you who don't know. I'm
pretty horrible and slightly scared riding a bike. I was never very
good as a kid. But last night I did a lot better. So who knows maybe
with some practice I'll get to really enjoy it. Although my bum isn't
sure this morning.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Sariah found a diaper genie refill today and decided it was a drum.
She's been singing lalala and playing her drum this morning. Sorry the
video was dark. She is sort if a shy performer so I take whatever I
can get on video.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pudding Fingers Part 2

Pudding Fingers Part 1

Nana socks

Sariah has laid claim on the socks that my mom made for me. I must
admit they look super cute on her. Maybe we can share them.

I knew someday

That Sariah would test the crayon boundary. She loves to color. And
she has been great about only doing it on the paper or coloring book I
give her. But today... she ventured off with a crayon. Next thing I
know I have nice coloring on my wall. She did color match almost with
blue on blue. Also she did it where I painted a mural so I guess she's
just following my example of coloring on the walls... sigh :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Give me a B...

Give me an O...

Give me a Y...

Yep you guessed it, we found out yesterday that we are having a baby boy this time. Here are the wonderful pictures of our new precious baby:

Sucking his thumb...

Front shot of his face...

Curser pointing to his little footsie...

Our little 3-D glimpse..

So now I have so much to do I can't believe it. I have many baby things, but nothing boy especially not clothes so look out stores here I come! :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Must be the hormones

Tonight I added a new book to our nightly reading. It is called You
Are Special by Max Lucado.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New shoes

I'm really digging Sariah's new shoes....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hyper bug

So tonight while I was outside spray painting a couple things (will
post later) I spotted this weird hyper active/lighting lightening
bug. It flickers every few steps. Just thought it was interesting
enough to blog about. Well really it is late and standing outside on
my quiet porch this was interesting at the time. :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Props to my sista!

Okay so I have to give a HUGE thanks to my sister Tina! First, she is a rock star all the time! But I also was the winner on her blog for a background give away! So yes she personally made my background! Isn't it SOOO super cool!? And even cooler is that she made it out of stuff I've done. The flowers are from the flower I painted on Sariah's wall, Then there is Sariah in her tinkerbell outfit. And even the paisley design part is from Sariah's curtains that I made. I mean really how fantastic is that!

I'm still in shock about how cool she is! Go Tina!

Did I hear her right?

Sariah is very talkative. She says several animal noises- cat, dog, cow, horse, elephant, duck, frog. A few of the words she says are Mommy, Daddy, Elmo, bear, kitty, puppy, Papa, Nana, Meme (her Aunt Meagan), blankie, binkie, Nigh Nigh, Bite, Juice, Drink, Milk, Pasta, Pizza, Apple, Book, there are more too! But the last few days there have been a couple of what I think are more sentences. One example, we went up stairs to find her Elmo stuffed animal when my dad was here. And as she comes down the stairs I swear she said, "Papa found Elmo." Then the next day I think she said "I got it." So I guess time will tell if I'm just hearing things or not! hehehe