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Our Family

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Sadie Lady Bug!

Happy Second Birthday Mercedes! We are so happy that you are a part of our family!!Sadie is a very stubborn child, which we learned before she was ever born. She put me through labor for 3 weeks before the doctors finally took pity on me. I guess I'm so huge that they couldn't even fit my head in the picture! Does anyone else think that looks gross?
When she was finally born she was just beautiful! She was our biggest baby at 7 lbs 15 oz and she was 20 inches long. She was also the most high maintenance child we've had yet. We always joke that we named her Mercedes because she was expensive and high maintenance, which is completely not true.
Here I am, happy to have my sweet little bundle on the outside!
Avri and Talmage both thought she was just fabulous! (They all look so little!!)
Sadie took about 10 second to get her Daddy completely wrapped around her tiny little finger. She is such a little Daddy's girl.
We wanted both sets of Grandparents to be a part of her Blessing, so we ended up going the non-traditional route and blessed her at Kendall's parents' home. It was a beautiful blessing, and we were able to be so relaxed about it all and do things on our time table. It was perfect!
Kendall is NOT a nap taker. However, Mercedes was born only 4 weeks before his Graduation from UVU and he was working full time while going to school and applying for jobs. Only 2 weeks after graduation we had moved across the country with our little clan. It was a very busy time. I frequently caught Kendall and Mercedes curled up together like this.
Every time I think of my sweet baby girl, I have to laugh. This little girl has known from the minute she was born how to make us laugh. As a tiny little baby she had this little eyebrow trick that she would kind of raise her eyebrows at you while she was smiling, and it was the most flirtatious look.
A little after her first birthday we found that she had a hemangioma (a tumor of blood vessels) that was growing under the skin right by her right eye. This was changing the shape of her eye and also her vision. So, she got glasses to prevent further problems and having to patch her eye later on. I was so nervous about putting my baby in glasses, but she did so well with them and looked way too cute. She wasn't even walking yet, but those glasses made her look so much older!
Daddy's girl, again. :)
Sadie LOVES sweet things. She has a nose for candy and she loves to lick the beater if I'm making something sweet and yummy.
She also loves popcorn and pretzels and will be completely content as long as she has a little bag of snacks to carry around the house with her.
This picture is just because I'm a super sucker for sleeping babies. Isn't she the cutest?
Mercedes has grown up so much in the last little bit. She is talking up a storm and is mostly understandable now. Even though she is the youngest (for now, anyway) she holds her own with her siblings.
Sadie's favorite color is Yellow, and her favorite movie(s) is/are anything Harry Potter. (Go figure! Not very age appropriate, but that's what she asks for.) She doesn't like eating nearly as much as the rest of our family, unless we are having rice and then she will have third helpings.

Happy Birthday sweet little child!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Post of Glee

For the first time in 4 days, Talmage fell asleep during nap time! I actually get a quiet time to get something done!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thanks Uncle Ammon

The kids were thrilled tonight as we set up their Christmas present from Uncle Ammon.
Sadie was a little nervous about jumping as long as the other kids were. But she still enjoyed herself immensely!
This thing is HUGE! And I'm really impressed with how the safety enclosure is attached. It's safe from everything except collisions, which are bound to happen.
Even Kendall got on, much to Sadie's delight! She just giggled and squealed with delight.
Everyone loves to play with Daddy.
Can you tell who our Daddy's Little Girl is?
We have loads of work to do on the back yard, and after setting up the trampoline we are thinking we may need to rethink some of our plans. It takes up tons of room, but will be worth every square inch! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend Getaway

Kendall took me on a wonderful mini-vacation this weekend to Nauvoo. My parents took the kids Friday night and Kendall and I drove over to Nauvoo, making a stop for some much craved Chinese food, and we stayed in a nice hotel that night that was just a few blocks away from the temple. We swam in the pool, sat in the hot tub, and watched a movie in the room with some popcorn and other goodies. It was quiet and heavenly.
Saturday morning was our ward temple trip, but since we stayed overnight we got up and went to the temple a bit earlier than the rest of the ward was due to show up. We had a wonderful time at the temple, it was so relaxing! Then we came home to get the kids from Grandma's and Grandpa's. Even the drive was nice since we had 4 or 5 hours without children to just visit and enjoy each other's company. It was a PERFECT weekend. I didn't realize how much I needed a break until I got back and could feel the difference.

The kids had as much fun as we did staying with Grandma and Grandpa. They all went to the movies and out to dinner at McDonald's. And even just sleeping was fun since it was somewhere different. They got teddy bear-shaped pancakes for breakfast and got to color and all sorts of things.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Looking Forward to Spring

This is how we've spent the last week...Wearing pjs, messy hair, stickers from the doctor's office stuck all over us, looking a little sleepy. We're really looking forward to the warm weather and all that it brings. We've been pretty lucky this winter and haven't spent that much time being sick, but it's hit us pretty good this last week. Hopefully we are almost through it.

Because of the sickness we really haven't done much. I'm nearing the end of my first trimester and the sickness and tiredness has been breaking up a little bit. I don't have to take a nap EVERY day and I might even get a couple of days where I'm not sick. So that is definitely positive. Lots to look forward to.

We do have one addition to the household that I'm excited about. Here she is...
She looks a little empty right now, but come summer when we are harvesting all the food from the garden...OOOOH! I can't wait! I'm so excited to have a place to put my frozen dinners and the broccoli from the garden and everything else. I'm glad Kendall talked me into the upright. ;)

Oh, and as a side note, Avri got her stitches out on Friday and it looks AMAZING! Usually the scar would be bright purple right now, but it is a very light pink. The doctor saved the stitches for her and wrapped them up so she could bring them home and show everyone. Funny old man. :) The doctor was really surprised at how quickly she was healing and he thinks that 6 months from now you won't even see it. I'm relieved. I wondered if I should have asked for the plastic surgeon to come in to do the stitching, so I'm glad that I made a good choice and that she won't have a deformed smile for the rest of her life. haha.