Monday, December 29, 2008

My Poor Little Angel

Well I am learing very quickly that Joseph and Ben are more like each other then I thought. When ever Ben gets sick it's never a simple cold or flu there is always more to it. Well a few weeks ago Joseph got a cold, which turned into croup and an ear infection.

So just as we were getting that under control with antibiotics Joseph developed this terrible rash from head to toe, so Ben and I immediately started researching possible explanations. Just when we think we have it figured out ( we assumed it was an allergic reaction to amoxicillion) we couldn't be more wrong.

It turns out that the rash is from an infection that he still has. So the doctor has given us a new round of different antibiotics and we are hoping this works, because if not he has to go in and have more blood work on Wednesday.

Joseph has been so brave and good natured through this whole experience, which breaks our hearts because we know that he is in lots of pain and there is nothing we can do. He has been trying really hard not to scratch and Ben and I are seriously considering tapping mittens to his hands but we haven't yet.

If you have any suggestions on how to help relieve his pain we would love to hear them. We have tried Benadryl, Oatmeal Baths, Hydrocordizone cream, Calamine lotion, etc.... and so far nothing has helped.

Joseph sleeping just after we found out he was sick the first time.

Joseph's back today and the rash goes all the way down.

Joseph's Stomach, hands, and arms today and it also runs down the rest of his front.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Long Long Ago in a house on Galapago.... Prom Night

Today Ben and I were clearing out some junk and we ran across these pictures and felt that they should be shared, just so everyone could see how the Mobley jungle came to be.

Prom night

Wedding Day

We sure are glad that you guys are together and have such a beautiful family. We love and miss you all so very much.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

We have had an exciting Christmas week. For Christmas Eve we had dinner with friends and family, while all the adults enjoyed catching up Joseph's highlight of the evening was sliding down the stairs and waiting to come home so he could go to sleep and Santa would come.

For the first time since Ben and I have been married I actually slept on Christmas Eve, not for very long mind you but a little while. On Christmas morning I went and woke up Joseph, yeah I was up before my 3yr old and then we all opened our presents.

Joseph has such a good time, but once he opened the ones he really wanted it took some coaxing to get him to open the rest.

Joseph and his new Plasma Car.
Uncle Collin and Joseph reading some new books
Joseph and Daddy playing with Joseph's new tools.
Joseph playing with his trains. This was his favorite present.
Mama sporting her new apron, that she got from the sweetest little girls. Luv ya Savannah and Lucy
Joseph enjoying his books from Great Grandpa and Great Aunt Elaine and Mary
Daddy enjoying his new camo pj's

Our little reindeer

We hope that our friends and family all had a very Merry Christmas and we wish you all the very best. We miss you and love you all.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winter Wonderland

So the other day we FINALLY!!! got a snow storm that actually accumulated on the ground and we could play in YEAH! So Ben and I thought we should introduce Joseph to the joy of playing in the snow.

As we were preparing to go outside, Joseph did not enjoy being stuffed into his snowsuit and kept telling me to take it off, but of course I am trying to convince him it's going to be so much fun once we are playing and he gave me this Whatever look.

When we did get him outside he LOVED IT!!

Here's a picture of our "backyard"

Lucy and Joseph covering Ben with snow.

Joseph, Ben and Lucy
My little snow angel
Joseph eating snow. He kept telling me it's ICY mama
Me being sassy in the snow
Joseph and Lucy sticking out their tongues
My favorite boys

Can you see me mama???

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Nativity

A few months ago Ben was asked to participate in the Littleon Stake Nativity program and has been practicing for the last month.

Well last weekend was the performance and they did a wonderful job. The choir did a beautiful job and the actors were great as well.

It was such a neat experience for Ben to participate in and it was wonderful to watch. The feeling in the room all weekend was amazing, it was a mixture of comfort, peace, joy and the spirit was so very overwhelming. It really made you stop and think about what's really important this time of year and appreciate all that our Savior did for us.

It was great to be able to take time out of our busy lives and truly enjoy this season of giving. We wish you all could have been there to enjoy it with us.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Master of the Throne

As moms we all experience those moments when our children move from one phase to the next. Sometimes we are relieved to be moving on and others are bittersweet.

We had quite a big change in our house last week, Joseph stoppped wearing diapers and is now potty trained. I am excited to be entering this new phase of life, but part of me still longs for him to still be my little baby. When did he get so big?

We are so very proud of how well he is doing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

There's a New Sheriff in Town

Congratulations Dad!!! We are so excited to announce that Ben's dad has won the election for Fremont County Sheriff in Idaho.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trunk 'R' Treating

Joseph and Mama getting ready to go Trunk 'R' Treating.
My little Penguin.
We had a nice Halloween this year, it was perfect weather for trunk 'r' treating and Joseph was so excited about all of it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Can you find the way out???

Last weekend we went to the corn maze with some friends of ours and had a blast. Joseph especially loved giving the directions, and hanging out with Rob and Jessica ( Joseph calls them his new friends.)
Here we are playing in the corn.
Rob and Jessica hiding in the corn.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Carving!

So this was the first year we carved a pumpkin with Joseph and he loved it. The whole time he kept telling daddy how awesome it was and that it was a silly pumpkin.

Hmmm.... what should we carve for the face?

1..2..3... CARVE!!!

Joseph drawing over the face that daddy had drawn.

Joseph's pumkpin after we finished carving it. Can you see a resemblence???

Friday, October 17, 2008



This is for you Sarah!

1. Where did you meet your husband? The first time was at my parents house for a business meeting and all Ben wanted to do was talk about my car, which I knew nothing about. Then again at a business dinner. The last time was on a business trip and that finally sealed the deal, we started dating a week later.

2.How long did you date before you got married? 9 months

3.How long have you been married? 6 1/2 wonderful years

4.What does he do that surprises you? Recently? I can't think of anything at the moment. He brought home a new dishwasher for me.

5.What is your favorite feature of his? His eyes and his smile.

6.What is your favorite quality? His willingness to serve others.

7.Does he have a nickname for you? His favorite one to call me is my sweet.

8.What is his favorite food? Chicken Parmesan

9.What is his favorite sport? Racing

10.When and where did you first kiss? It was November 2001 in the hallway just outside of my apartment.

11.What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Watch movies, hiking, biking, going to dinner, and many more.

12.Do you have children? 1 a 3yr old son named Joseph

13.Does he have any hidden talents? He has the most amazing singing voice. He is also a mechanic, electrician, plumber, landscaper, etc...

14.How old is he? 28

15.Who said I love you first? I did and I was so terrified.

16.What is his favorite music? Country, Classic Rock, Broadway musicals, etc...

17.What do you admire most about him? He succeeds at everything he does, and he is the best father to Joseph.

18.What is his favorite color? He doesn't really favor one more then another, but he has lots of red and green shirts.

19.Will he read this? Maybe..

To all my friends and family who have time TAG you're it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mmmmm..... Brownies

So last night for an FHE treat Joseph thought we should make brownies. He enjoyed helping me make them but his favorite part by far was that he got to lick the spoon when we were all done. He could hardly wait for Ben to get home so we could have some and when I said he had to have supper first he was very disappointed, but he eventually got one and was very happy.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tommy Toes

I went to the store the other night and brought home some tomatoes. Well Joseph was in the kitchen with Ben and saw the tomatoes on the counter and asked Ben what they were.

Ben was joking with Joseph and told him they were called tommy toes, so Joseph immediately looks at me and says mama can you say tommy toes. I responded with Tomatoes and Joseph got so mad at me and once again said no mama it's tommy toes.

So it has become a joke in our home that tomatoes are really tommy toes. Joseph and Ben are really enjoying teasing me about saying tomatoes the "wrong way".

Monday, September 29, 2008

Family Photos

Friday, September 26, 2008

Today in History....

On this day 3 years ago Ben and I were so blessed to have a healthy, happy, handsome little boy join our family. It's been such a wonderful three years and Joseph has blessed our lives in more ways then we can described. He is such a joy in our home, and a great companion for mama to play with during the day. I love you Pumpkin Nose.

Joseph and I when he was 2hrs. old
Joseph's first General Conference.
1st Birthday Cake
Mom what a great idea. I love to play in my food.
Joseph's 2nd Birthday Cake

Joseph' first Party with all of his friends.

Joseph's 3rd Birthday Cake. I was sad this year that I didn't make it, but he loved it just the same.

Joseph patiently waiting for everyone so he could open his presents.

Look at all my presents. He was so funny they all had to be on the floor and when he opened them every piece of paper had to be off.

Look it's Lightning McQueen AWESOME!!

Let's Race Daddy!

Thank you to all our wonderful friends and family who called and sent gifts. Joseph loved talking to you all on the phone and I think he also enjoyed the presents a little bit. :) We love you all so very much, thanking for making this a wonderful day for Joseph.