Nathan Cannon Robinson

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Thursday, September 18, 2008


I'm sitting here at work and the song, "Kiss From a Rose" by Seal comes on the radio. HAHAHAHAHA I remember this one time, (I was 17 - not that it's an excuse) when the Batman Forever movie came out and this song was on the Soundtrack and for whatever reason, I became obsessed with the song. As we were leaving for a trip to California, I transferred the song over and over and over again on one whole side of a tape. Why I couldn't just rewind it, I don't know. Why did I like the song so much? AND the song still doesn't make any sense to me - "I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray." Huh?!?!?! And to top it off, I thought he was saying "grave" not gray. Yes, I am cool like that.

So do any of you have any pathetic obsessions that looking back you wish you knew what the heck you were thinking??

I know of a couple of yours....

Melissa - Titanic & Sobe bottles (there are actually a LOT more, but I'll stop)
DebT - Kriss Kross (She was going to marry one of them!)
Heather - Brad's Summer Home (Drive-bys past someone who really didn't live there)

Good times!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I know, I know, they are probably the most comfortable thing you've ever laid on while pregnant, but I just couldn't do it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tag - I'm it!

1. Where is your cell phone? Cleavage
2. Your significant other? Christian
3. Your hair? Blonde-ish
4. Your mother? OCD-ish (but we still love her)
5. Your father? Hilarious
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Baby-Alligators (snapping at my feet)
8 Your favorite drink? Diet-Coke!!
9. Your dream/goal? Debt-free in '93 (Skousen joke)
10. The room you’re in? Mailroom
11. Your hobby? Reading
12. Your fear? Baby (healthiness)
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Rich
14. What you’re not? Untired
15. Muffins? Poppyseed
16. One of your wish list items? Debtless
17. Where you grew up? Riverton
18. The last thing you did? Ate
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. Favorite gadget? I-Pod
21. Your pets? Nada
22. Your computer? Slow
23.Your mood? Happy
24. Missing someone? Amy
25.Your car? Love/Hate
26. Something you’re not wearing? Coat
27. Favorite store? Target
28. Like someone? Family
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When is the last time you laughed? Now
31. Last time you cried? Everyday

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stupid 5th Disease

So all of the Skousen clan has been exposed to this 5th disease!! It's no big deal, unless you're pregnant - in early stages of pregnancy. We're not sure how it all came about. We think Laurel's kids maybe had it first. (??) Nathan had it too after being at their house, but we all thought it was some kind of allergic reaction to the dry wall they were putting up, because the rashes showed up all within a day or two. Then Heather's kids got it and she took them in to the Doctor and that's when we found out what it really was. It's really a virus and you don't even know you have it until you have a bit of a cold and then you get a rash, usually on your face and it looks like you've been slapped. WEIRD!! By the time you get the rash, you aren't even contagious anymore. So there's no way to know and no way to keep it from spreading. What a lame virus. When I make my own world, I won't include 5th disease in my list of afflictions - no offense to the Man in Charge - He can do whatever HE wants!!

If you are pregnant and have already been exposed at some earlier point, you're immune, but if not, it can cause anemia or even miscarriage. Heidi's been tested and is ok. Our first baby appointment is on Thursday; we'll see what they say.....

Monday, September 8, 2008

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord orgasbord orgasbord

Ahhhh the State Fair. I seem to have fond memories as a child. Cute little baby lambs, fun Midway games and rides, that we never played or rode. However, as an adult, let me rephrase that, a PREGNANT adult, the Fair was something that I probably should have skipped or at least rented myself a jazzie/rascal and taken lots and lots of Valium, Zoloft, some sort of combination of the three.

Nathan and I (Christian stayed home to put in a new bathroom floor. He must have known something...) went with Heather & Dan and kids and Heidi. (Jeff stayed home too...Hmmmm)

We started with the sheep, after 1.5 seconds, I turned my stroller right back around and said to Nathan, "See the sheep?" As we whiz by.

Then we saw the pigs. "Oh, see the piggys, Nathan? See that blur of pink and black basking in their filth and hay? Yes, oink, oink, Nathan."

On to the cows. "Moo moo, Nathan, isn't that cool? See the family sitting next to their prized cattle and chowing down on pizza? They obviously have had their sense of smell burned out by the noxious gasses emitted from their farm. Yes, Nathan, Moo moo."

Done with animals? Why yes we are! here we go to Little Hands on the Farm. Nathan wore a cute little apron, carried around a darling little basket and proceeded to dump his corn everywhere, try to take numerous apples and vegetables (you're only supposed to take one apple and one vegetable) and screamed when I tried to make him share the sheep brush with other kids. Hurry, take Nathan off the tractor/trike before he realizes it's fun.
When the kids are done, they get to pick a treat from the Country Store. "What treat do you want Nathan? Cookies? Cookies? Want some cookies?" He is ignoring me, trying to take a bag of each the treats. "Cookies it is." He scowls as I scoop him up and remove him from temptations.

It is hot! Hot. Hot. Hot. I planned for cooler weather. I'm in LONG pants. Why? What's the significance? I don't know!

Walking through the Food Court. My stroller wheel falls off. Thanks a heap, Fisher Price! My 20 month old stroller has NOT been to Disneyland that many times! I kick it back on; it falls back off. We rest in the shade for a minute and I figured out how to fix it. I'm still going to let Fisher Price know how I feel.

I need a Slushie. No, not a Smoothie. A Slushie/Slurpy/Snowcone. All I see are Smoothy stands. Dammit. I mean dangit. No swearing at the Family Friendly Fun State Fair!! Finally I see a guy with a Slushie, I grab his arm and pant "Slushie? Where slushie?" He takes pity on me and points me in the right direction. (By the Pioneer Building if you want to know.)

Ahhhh now I have my beloved LARGE Tiger's Blood Slushie that I got to put my own flavoring on. "Want some Slushie, Nathan? No? Really? Are you sure? Slushie?" Thus ensues several attempts to get Nathan to at least TRY the slushie. No luck. He does, however, finish the rest of Heidi's Diet Cherry Coke. Pick your battles, pick your battles.

Heidi (also pregnant) buys a corn dog and shares some with me. Heidi buys some fries and shares some with me. We see Kettle Korn. Get your own bag! (We each do.)

Heather leaves us to volunteer in the Creative Arts building (Scrap booking stuff) and Dan is now left with only 2 wives, neither of which are his. As a group, we cry mutiny, buy each kid a blow-up toy, (2 Batmans, 1 Spiderman and a very large pink kitten) and leave the Fair.

On the way out, we see the infamous Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. The line is at least 20 people long. Suckers!! I want to hurl just thinking about them.

We bid the Fair a fond - (that's debatable) farewell.

In the words of Templeton (from Charlotte's Web, which by the way, that movie still scares me)

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord orgasbord orgasbord
After the crowds have ceased
Each night when the lights go out
It can be found on the ground all around
Oh, what a ratly feast!

Melon rinds and bits of hot dogs
Cookie crumbs and rotten cotton candy
Melted ice cream, mustard drippings
Moldy goodies everywhere

Lots of popcorn, apple cores
Banana peels and soggy sandwiches
And gobs of gorgeous gook to gobble at the fair

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord orgasbord orgasbord
After the gates are shut
Each night when the lights go out
It can be found on the ground all around
That's where a rat can glut, glut, glut, glut!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Don't drink the water.....

Unless you want this to happen to you!!
Laurel is due April 4th
Heidi is due April 12th
I am due April 23rd!!

(p.s. Amy will probably come home in March! Busy spring, anyone???)