It's 10:45 and I'm hanging out at home while Dave is out playing football. That's right. PLAYING. You thought he was watching? No, the Cougar game ended hours ago.
I remember when I was younger people saying you marry someone like your dad. I thought that was crazy. Wouldn't they be more like THEIR dad? Well, I prove that theory may just be a fact. Dave is like my dad in a lot of ways and I am never reminded of it more then during football season. I debated whether or not to take the kids to Dave's football game tonight, but it was late and cold, so I stayed home. I'm not quite as diligent as my mom who brought her six kids to cheer on my dad when it was at LEAST fifty below. I remember bringing a sleeping bag to the games and sometimes not even peeking at the game...it was so cold!
To this day Dave likes to brag about how quickly he "got in" with my dad. It was the first time they met each other and they started talking about James Bond. Dave could hold his own during a Bond conversation, so I guess you could say it was love at first sight with those two:)
Dave wanted to do the "right thing" and ask my dad before he asked me to marry him, but my dad was horrified at the thought of having a formal conversation. Needless to say, Dave got off very easy in that department.
They never have a shortage of things to talk about. Usually whatever sport is going on and how BYU is doing or is going to do during the football season. I never thought I would meet someone who loved BYU football more then my dad, but not only did I meet him, I married him! I know exactly two people who have named their children after BYU football heroes: Dave and my dad. (Although I have heard of a third person, who named their boy Staley after Luke Staley). And it was just a pure bonus that I married a fellow Davis High alum who can share my dad's interest in Davis football.
A couple weeks ago we had dinner at my dad's at when we went to leave Allie was cuddling with him on the couch watching Enchanted (and not wanting to leave). My dad said to me, pointing to Allie, "I hope you notice this. When you were little you used to do this." Of course I did. And now Allie does it with Dave. Yet another thing they have in common. Best Dad's in the world!
Ty Detmer was at the BYU game today doing photos with fans. My brother-in-law Steve asked him if he remembered Detmer (who could forget a face like that?) And he said he did. Hopefully he will still remember when Detmer is five and finally gets what it means to meet Ty Detmer.
Detmer is quite the parrot these days and has started calling us by our first names on occasion (thanks, cousins). Zack slept over on Wednesday and says to me "Kira, is Dave home yet?" Detmer then comes up "Is Dave home yet?" Tonight when I was watching all of them at Kelly's Zack and Detmer were in need of a mac-n-cheese refill so I hear two voices calling "KIRA! KIRA!" I don't think I even knew my mom had a first name until I was about 12!
Detmer wakes up in the morning and calls me (this time by "Mommy!") and when I go into get him he gets so excited he jumps up and down in his crib for minutes, not even wanting to get out. Man, I wish he'd do his jumping before he calls me and give me a few extra minutes of sleep:)
Allie had her well check on Thursday. She is always telling us "my doctor said I'm sick, that because I need to take some medicine." "My doctor said I need a band-aid, that because I got hurt really bad." "My doctor said I had a bleed on my eye." She hasn't been to the doctor once since her two year well check so we weren't sure where all the doctor talk came from. But on Wednesday she developed a doctor aversion and kept telling me she didn't want to go. When Kelly and I were leaving the gym I told Allie Zack could sleep over and come to the doctor with her. Suddenly she was back on board with the whole doctor thing. The first thing they did at the doctor was give Allie an eye test. Zack was standing right there, and as they pointed to each of the pictures Zack proudly blurted out what they were before Allie had the chance. In between my laughter I told Zack he needs to be quiet. So he quit giving out the answers and Allie started. Then they pointed to a picture of +. I quickly thought Allie probably doesn't know what to call this but she may say "t". In the meantime, Allie leans her ear over to Zack and whispers "Zack, what?" Cheating on an eye test! I could barely stop laughing long enough to tell the MA Allie didn't know what that sign was. The rest of the appointment went great. Allie was very outgoing. When the doctor came in she introduced us all. First she pointed to Zack and said "Zacky came." The doctor pointed to Detmer and said "whose this?" Allie said "that's my Detmer and this is Kira." She calls me by my first name when she's introducing me.
Allie loves to look at pictures of mommy and daddy's wedding. She gets mad that she wasn't there, so I told her she still lived with Heavenly Father when we got married. Yesterday we went to the Distribution Center and I showed her a picture of the Bountiful Temple and said it's where Dave and I got married. She said in a sad voice "yeah, but I wasn't there I was with Heavenly Father." It cracks me up how she acts like He was just baby-sitting her that day.
I am getting so anxious to meet my new baby so I know it's a bit in advance, but I wanted to pick out a going home outfit. I couldn't decide on the girl outfit so I gave Allie a couple choices and she picked the final one. I still haven't picked a boy outfit. I can't bring myself to buy ANYMORE boy clothes but I like them to wear something that is their own. So I will probably cave. I must admit I have picked up a few girl things, only because I have a lot less baby girl clothes and had almost no winter baby girl clothes. When I was pregnant with Allie Aunt Jenn sent an outfit for her to wear in the hospital. I had never thought of an outfit for them to wear in the hospital but I was so glad I had it. It made a huge difference! I loved that Allie was dressed in all her pictures and it was preemie so it actually fit her quite well. Detmer also got an outfit from Aunt Jenn to wear in the hospital and I was so excited to put him in it. I wish I had pictures on my computer but I will have to post some after I go to my dad's. I have not yet bought a hospital outfit for this baby. Who knows what Aunt Jenn might be sending in the mail:)
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