Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A few of us sitting around talking and eating. From left to right, Kari (Hanks) Holliday holding her daughter Bella, Holly McKeeth, Kim (Hawkes) Rosqvist and Jared McKeeth. Angie (Anger)and Kelly Taylor are behind Jared and my little Bo is in the foreground.
Another one of us chatting.
Kari and Richy Holliday.
Kari and Richy's oldest daughters, Eden and Paige.
Bo holds out the cookies like he's ready to share...yeah right!
Jared McKeeth's family (L-R - Logan, Holly, Anna, and Jared)
Richy Holliday's family (L-R - Richy, Eden, Bella, Lincoln, Porter, Kari and Paige) I should mention that Kari and I were friends before she knew Richy. We had some music classes together at Weber State and were inseperable for that year. It makes me so sad that I haven't kept in touch with her over the past 4 years. I am re-commiting myself to not let that happen again!
Kim (Hawkes) Rosqvist's family. (L-R - Kemp, Koby, Sam, Kim and Eric)
Angie (Anger) Taylor's family (L-R - Kelly, Landon, Angie, Nic and ?)
I really had a great time and was so happy to see these people again! I love them all! Let's not let it be another 4 years before we see each other again!
Monday, June 23, 2008
As a side note, before Rachel was born I went through all of my newborn clothes to get ready for a boy or a girl. The problem was that I couldn't find ANY of my newborn girl stuff. I had ONE outfit that I had bought for her to come home from the hospital...that's it! I got a couple of things from visiting teachers and my sis-in-law, but not anything near what a new little girl needs. So, after Rachel's 2-day doctor appointment, I headed to Kid 2 Kid to get some stuff. I ended up spending about $35 on a whole slew of stuff. I got this little pair of shorts and cute white onsie for about $5 total! We should be set until she grows into all of the 3-6 months stuff I actually have. One funny thing about this whole thing is that I wasn't worried about not being able to find the newborn girls stuff because I had all of the newborn boy stuff from Bo and I "KNEW" it was a boy. Ha!
Rachel modeling her new "bargain" outfit. I love how huge the shorts are on her! And they are size 0-3 months! Hee hee!
It amazes me so much how much they change in the first few weeks. I can't believe that a whole week ago I was in the hospital worn out and ecstatic because she had finally made it and we knew we had another little girl.
Just another side note. Rachel had lost about 15 ounces in the hospital and the doctor was worried about her jaundice. So, he had me take her in for a check-up on Friday. When the nurse put her on the scale, I was just PRAYING she had gained a little weight. Well, gain she did and was up to 8 lbs. 2 oz. She had gained 8 ounces in just two days! I was so proud of her. When the doctor checked her jaundice, he said it was not bad at all for a four-day-old baby. He said if it was his baby, he wouldn't even worry about having her bilirubin level checked again. I left the doctor's office completely ecstatic and relieved! I am sure at this rate she will be back to her birth weight by two weeks for sure!
Rachel and Grandpa Jack.
Rachel and St. George Grandpa.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Justin takes Marianne for a ride with him.
Allison really liked riding with Justin. I think she felt safer on his lap than all alone on such a big horse.
Justin giving Moe a bath. He just kept saying over and over, "What a good-looking horse." I have to agree.
In my attempts to have this baby, I thought maybe this would be a good idea. I think I could have gone into labor just getting on the thing!
Whatta ya think? A few laps around the pasture and this baby's on it's way!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
At the doctor today the baby measured 39 weeks, 3 days and 8 pounds, 10 ounces. These are estimates, but it's still a tight fit in there. The doctor wants to see me again next Wednesday for my last appointment before he will start me on Friday. So, it looks like I've got over a week's wait, unless I can go on my own. The date will be June 20th which means that Bo and this new little one will be a year and two weeks apart! Yippee!! If anyone has any sure-fire ways to go into labor, I am open to suggestions!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday - Made appointments, got hair cut
Tuesday - Took all 3 kids (with my mom's help) to Target for Alli and Bo's yearly pictures. Then went to lunch. Visiting teaching appointment tonight.
Wednesday - Dr. Appointment (I really hope he says I have at least until the end of the week. You'll see why later!) A pedicure (AAAHHHH!). Then, more visiting teaching apointments.
Thursday - Kids doctor appointments in the morning, then I plan on cleaning the house. We'll see if Bo actually lets me this time!
Friday - My eye doctor appointment in the afternoon.
I think that's it for now. Today, while my mom and I were waiting for the pictures at Target, she got Allison a new booster (thanks Mom!) so Bo can have her seat and the new baby can have the carrier. We still need gifts for the kids from their new baby brother/sister and a crib bedding set for Bo. He has been sleeping in the crib with a blanket as the crib sheet and a pink bumper pad since he moved in there! My mom asked if that keeps him up at night. He seems not to mind, but I do!
So, after reading this, if you are all as tired as I am, take a nap. That is one thing that I definately COULD NOT do without at this point. But, I WILL be ready when this baby comes!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Bo's birthday cakes. He got the baseball all to himself!
Opening a few presents.
He didn't enjoy it for very long. Maybe too much excitement?
"Give me the binky and nobody gets hurt!"
"Much better! Now, let 's see some more toys! "
LOVE this picture of Bo while we sing to him. What an angelic face! He really is a sweetheart!
Bo starting in on his cake. I almost forgot to take off his shirt.
Now, he's ready to go! Here, he gets his first taste.
He got much more messy than this, but we had to feed everyone else their cake and ice cream. I have to say that this is one of my favorite pictures, too. It's like he's just checking to see if he is actually allowed to eat something that tastes this good!
Thanks to everyone that came. Even though the pool was a little cold, I think it was still fun. It was a long way for a lot that came, but I hope you know how much I appreciate it! Thanks to Jeri and her family, too, for letting us use their pool, house, backyard, etc. etc. etc.
Happy birthday little man! I love you so much!
Amberly, Allison, Marianne, Bo, Dean and Duncan in front of the "Shark Airplane"
Allison and Marianne pose in a cockpit for this cute picture.
Allison in front of "Her" engine.
Bo spent his day in the stroller...and loved it!
Amy balanced this bird on Bo's toe. He was fascinated!
Try as he might, he couldn't get it to balance by himself.
A few of the kids on the computers. I guess they have added a learning center at the museum. I think this could have been the girls' favorite part.
Thanks Mom and Amy for letting my kids go with you. They had so much fun. And thanks for letting me come to lunch with you afterwards!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Allison and Aubry's friend, Carly swimming around in the pool. Alli finally got up the guts to brave the pool water alone, as long as her floaties were on!
Marianne swimming to the stairs! It's just like riding a bike! She jumped off the diving board and didn't put floaties on until about 20 minutes before we were done.
Bo LOVED the pool! His favorites were being dragged around the pool and being thrown between two of us.
Aubry sprays Carly with the cold water while the little kids play around inthe pool. I will have to get a picture of the kids in their suits next time. They are so STINKIN' cute!
Alli gives a big "Cheese." She will be a fish by the end of the summer, for sure!
Thanks Jeri and girls! We had a blast! For those of you interested, this is where Bo's party will be on Saturday! Hope you can come!