Our Family

Our Family

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Asparagus Problems

As we sat down to dinner the other night, I was excited to have a nice dinner -- grilled pork, rice, and asparagus. Avri didn't quite share my excitement. I asked her what was wrong, to which she replied "I don't want to eat Junior Asparagus!" I guess watching Veggie Tales isn't doing quite the good that I was hoping!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The rest of the clan

We all think Mercedes is kind of our newest toy.

Avri has been a great big helper and she loves "her" baby. She has declared it her job to get diapers, pacifiers, blankets and anything else.

Talmage also loves the baby. He kind of thinks that she is a doll, but he is more gentle than I thought he would be. He does still get a little jealous, but overall he does very well.

I thought this was a cute picture of Avri. Her hair is a bit of a mess, but she is awfully happy about finally having her little sister here.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Our New Mercedes

I finally got around to getting some pictures uploaded of our new little Mercedes. This one is a little blurry, but I still think it's a cute one.

Mercedes is turning out to be a pretty good little sleeper, which Mommy is extremely grateful for. With three kids now, naptime is non-existent for Mom.

These were some of her first little hospital pictures, taken right after her bath. She has a perfectly round little head, no swelling in her face, just one little stork bite between her eyebrows that turns bright red when she cries (i.e. when she isn't wearing anything or if you use cold diaper wipes on her rear end). She is just a perfect little angel.

As you can see she doesn't have much hair, but most of what she does have is in the back and it is very dark. However, her eyelashes and eyebrows are light, so we will see what time does to her coloring: dark like Avrianna or blond like Talmage?

My brother made a comment as he was holding her in the hospital that she smelled like the temple, meaning clean and pure. I thought that it was an interesting comment, but very appropriate since her perfect little spirit is completely clean and pure. We feel very lucky to have one of Heavenly Father's little choice spirits added to our clan.