Friday, December 24, 2010


needed to share the news that i have a new nephew!

Stephen Paul Peltekian came into the world at 6:44 am on Thursday, December 23rd 2010
He was 7 lbs even and 19 1/4 inches long!  Congratulations to my sissy and bro! Can't wait to meet the little guy!  :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

portable north pole

my day care lady told me about this site, how cute is it?!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

christmas card?

won't be sending out any christmas cards this year, again.  darn.  

getting into the christmas spirit

so the last couple of years i've really had a hard time getting into the holidays.  i don't really know why, i have a few hunches, but i really try for my son.  this year i'm putting in more effort to go do christmas related things, and it's paying off.  Jorel really seems to love all of the things about christmas.  i even fully participated in our company ugly sweater contest and took it hands down :) 
poor jorel was really sick on tuesday and wednesday, so i took him into the doctor tuesday night to find out it was an ear infection - in both ears.  we watched a lot of movies over the course of the sickness - including midnight showings of cars and finding nemo. 
 the amoxicillin is really helping because he slept for 12 hours last night!  the sleepless nights were really catching up to us so i also slept for 11 hours...  he was feeling so much better yesterday that we got outside to play because we were definitely getting a little stir crazy - even though he did go to day care the last two day.  he also decided that he would actually pedal his tricicle.  

i decided to take him to the polar express reading at Barnes and Noble and took along our friends (thanks for driving, so i guess you took us along!).  and thanks to Jenn for inviting us!  we also sat on santa's lap and all jorel wants for christmas are "little cars."  thats the only thing he's told me too!  so i guess we can satisfy him with cheap gifts, so i'm grateful :)  
jorel's face is shiny because of the aquaphor on his too-many-blows nose

Thursday, November 25, 2010

well baby

@ age 3
jorel's stats:
height: 37 in
weight: 31 lbs

and here is a recent picture of me... hahaha (didn't realize how many laugh-lines i really had)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

baby on the way

not for me sillies.  MY SISTER.  a couple of weekends ago we went to my sister's baby shower.  my sister's sister-in-law (who i just claim as my own, too) threw the best baby shower ever!  it was just an incredible celebration; catered with yummy food, lots of family and friends (co-ed), and just adorable decorations.  she even thought about the kiddos that were going to be there and included a craft table.  she's just adorable.  my sister is so lucky for the family that she married into.  they really are wonderful people.  can't wait for that little one to join!

seriously cute decor right? there were more super cute animals on every table

Monday, November 15, 2010


in the underwear is very annoying, especially when it happens that way most of the time when he's with me (or he waits until i put a diaper on at night or nap to go - like last night he pooped in his sleep) and i'm really trying to be encouraging  but oh man it's hard not to get mad.......  but you can't stay mad at this face for very long:

Thursday, November 4, 2010


in the potty :) i know it may not be a big deal to you, but it's a huge step for our potty training! he does really well at day care, of course, and struggles a little bit when we're at home, but we're working on it, and i'm changing a lot less diapers which is awesome! yeah jorel!


jorel was a pirate for halloween.  he wore his costume to day care on friday and wore it all day and loved it - he didn't want to take it off.  saturday we met up with the cousins and went trick-or-treating.  sometimes i wonder why the heck i bother dressing up, but i guess i do think it is still fun sometimes.  it was jorel's first year and he liked it.  he asked me a couple of days ago if we could go again... cute boy :)


so only a little over a week ago, this child had a birthday:
we started the day - just like last year - with the happy birthday song (as made popular by the beetles, apparently)... but we really celebrated on our california trip (that was kind of the whole point of going to disneyland) - i was asked to take pictures of our companies 5K that morning and then i had a city league basketball game - but we did have cake on  his actual day - it's an airplane!
i thought that this sequence of pictures was funny - this was the second time blowing out the candle and it didn't quite work - he tried so hard to blow it out, and you can even see the fire move on the candle (the 3rd pic) but the last pic is the best, he was so bothered that it didn't go out...
and then he tried again...

we then opened some presents, i don't even think he looked at the gift until all of the paper was off of it!

and then that was about it.  hope that he had a good day - he said he did :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

california, here we come

and there we went... there is so much to catch up on!  i still have to go all the way back to the california trip - that feels like already too long ago, and another one is coming up really soon for my sister's baby shower!  can't wait!  anyway... i don't know that i'll share a lot of words - cause i never do, but i'll share lots of pictures.  that's what it's all about anyway, right?  :) anyway....

we did so much fun stuff!! we made  the most out of our stay thanks to my amazing sister - i'm just going to throw in that she got AMAZING pictures of our trip - so mine don't really do it justice - check her out though (there's a link below). we did something everyday and wore ourselves completely out.  i went into work monday morning and left early to go get the little man from day care.  we tried to avoid getting struck by  lightning getting into our rental.  luckily that was a success so our trip continued.  we got there at a decent time and so got to visit for the night.  tuesday we started our plans - it was an early birthday trip for the now three year old - that post to follow - so we tried to do stuff that we new he would enjoy, and we would enjoy with him.  we started with travel town where there are a bunch of life-size trains that you can walk around a couple that you can even climb on and a smaller one to ride around the little town.  it was so satisfying even only being there an hour that he said "that was a good day" when we were walking back to the car.  we followed with a trip to the zoo, which wasn't nearly as entertaining for the kid, but being able to pretend that his animal crackers that he had for lunch were a family made it worth it for him.  plus the chimpanzees were being pretty playful in the rainy weather and he's still talking about the giraffes, so i call it success!  

wednesday was an all day rainy day, so we went to a kids space museum, which really wasn't that much about space, but it was an interactive museum that he could get his hands on stuff - he threw a fit when it was closing because he didn't want to leave. 

thursday was disneyland day!!  you just can't go wrong.  he got his classic mickey mouse ears, a birthday pin, a birthday call from goofy, and one of those cool silhouette cut outs.   plus he loved all the rides and when i ask him to tell me a story it's about disneyland and he wants to go back everyday!  sorry kid, it's going to be a while, you're no longer free... :( 

friday we really didn't have any plans, but while jorel was taking a nap we decided to drive out to the beach to play in the sand and chase seagulls.  we were meeting my little bro later so didn't have a ton of time there, but i just barely cleaned the sand out of my purse so it was worth the drive and i even got out my good camera for some pictures.  don't do that a lot with my sister around because hers are just so much better!

saturday we drove out to the pumpkin patch - Lombardi  Ranch really because it wasn't just pumpkins!  i think i was starting to get a little worn out but really enjoyed it anyway.  props to my preggo sister!  we rode in a wagon, on a little train, got some candied apples, and picked out some pumpkins to bring home.  it was such a good trip and i really didn't want it to end, but decided i had better not wait until 4 pm to get a move on like i usually do...  work feels extra early when i do that!  it was such a great vacation and much needed too.  my sis and bro-in-law are the best for having us for a whole week! 

oops, this ended up longer than i expected... it was just so much fun to share!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


so i was going to update on our fabulous trip out to cali - but with how the weekend is going i say - "see above"

i'll fill you in later

in the meantime - you can look at my sister's blog for what we did while in cali.  it was a good time had by all, of course!  and thanks again sissy for the great vacation, it was well worth it!  hope you've recovered better than i did :)

btw, have i mentioned how awesome my sister is? because she is in so many ways

Sunday, September 26, 2010


i was looking back at some of my blogs and man am i boring... or is it that i just write boring?  or maybe i just live my life boringly and don't have much excitement to share... i don't know what it is... why am i so boring?  anyway - here's another boring post

it felt like it was 100 degrees here again today.  let's welcome in july, oh wait, it's supposed to be october?  what happened?!  that means it's jorel's birthday month and he's going to be 3! wow! i seriously can't believe it.  but he really is the best... we're going to celebrate it in great style and early.  those of you that want to get him gifts can pass and just send a nice card in stead.  did i ever mention how spoiled he is?  and he can't wait for another little cousin to play with!  and i can't wait for that niece or nephew!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

fall is here?

so mornings are cold, evening are nice, football season has been upon us for a few weeks now, it's mid-september - and it's 100 degrees outside.  yes it changes 40 degrees in the 24 hours that we're given in the day... i'm not complaining, and it's a great time of the year anyway.  the mornings and most evenings it feels great.  jorel and i have gone to a couple of football games this season, and he seems to be getting into them more and more, actually cheering and kind of watching some of the game.  it's really fun to watch him, even though he doesn't really know what's going on.  anyway, we've definitely been enjoying the outdoors including our friday work activities.  we've done kolob, toquerville falls, and kanarraville falls this last month.  too bad jorel doesn't come along, although i don't think he would be ready for these ones anyway! so now i'll post some pics... i suppose, i don't really have much else to talk about!
the pics in order:
1. jorel just being funny in his baseball helmet
2. kolob
3&4. toquerville falls
5. jorel lifting weights
6&7. jorel loving the animals
8.tarantula we saw in kanarraville
9&10. kanarraville falls hike
11. #75 is my nephew sam
12. jorel watching sam playing (he plays for snow canyon  high)