Thursday, February 28, 2008

Meet Grady Michael

Here at last our new baby boy Grady Michael entered our world on February 25th at 5:54 pm. The labor was intense since my pain medication didn't start working until two minutes after he came out. I now know what it fealt like for my Grandma, and might I say what a trooper for having more than one child. Grady weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 18 inches long. We think he resembles both of our other boys in certain areas and are of course completely in love. He is a good little boy. Mom is doing well besides a headache that won't quit and a little back pain. We are so happy to have the pregnancy over and welcome our new son into the world. The boys are doing great as well. They like him but he's a little boring for them right now. That will change soon enough I'm just want to enjoy him being small for now since we are all pretty certain he is our last. I will post more pictures later but for now this will have to do.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Auntie Nica's Visit

My sister came to visit for a couple of days and we had a great time just hanging out. She helped me with the boys outside so we could get them out to play one last time before the baby comes. I can't take them by myself anymore it's way too hard to move around. The snow came up to my thighs. We finally made a good snowman this year. We did make one earlier this year but it was dirty with pine needles all over it and since then almost all our snow has been Utah powder. Great snow for shoveling and skiing but not so much for snow balls and snowmen. The kids just
liked being out side and playing with their Aunt.
Below are me and the boys trying to get out of the snow. I only have about 2 weeks left until this baby comes and we can't wait. Hayden already counts our family as five so hopefully is won't be too big of a shock when the baby actually appears and stays around. Coy, on the other hand, I don't think has any real concept of what is going on. We have talked about it and prepared them both as much as we can so hopefully we will only have unconditional love for the new baby from the boys.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Toy Shelves? Check.

Finally another project done. We created these shelves in the closet under the stairs. It's the boys own place to keep all their toys. I was surprised how quickly the shelves filled up. Think we have enough? This isn't even all of them. I keep some out of site and rotate so they feel like they have something new once in a while. I have to admit it's time to purge again. They build up so fast. The boys like it and play with more of their toys now. They can see everything and everything has a place so clean up is quick and easy, making Moms life much easier as well. Thanks to my Dad we were able to get this done before the baby's arrival. He helps me so much, I could never pay him back for all he does and has done for me. I will be eternally grateful for being blessed with such a great Dad.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Daddy Buzzed Home

Travis went to Kansas City for a week for Wal-Mart management training and brought home silly gifts for the kids. He got to see the Blue Man group, Martina McBride, Salma Hayek, and Jerry Seinfeld. He said Jerry Seinfeld was way funny and by far his favorite act, he also passed out these funny bee head bands to promote his movie just leaving the theatres Bee Movie. The kids thought they were pretty funny, but were more excited to have Daddy home again. I told Travis I don't know what I would do if something ever happen to you, because the kids never stopped asking for him. I guess that just proves what a good Dad he is. The whole house lights up with excitement when Daddy comes home even if it's just from one day at work. I love it, let's just hope they always love and look up to their father as much as they do now.