Saturday, September 7, 2013

Calvin's Blessing Day

We blessed Calvin on September 1st. It was a wonderful day! He was blessed by Dave in Sacrament Meeting. He gave Calvin a beautiful blessing. we are grateful for all the wonderful priesthood holders who stood in the circle with Dave. We are also so grateful to all those who came to be with us that day, some of you traveled so far.

True to form I did not do very good taking pictures. I got posed pictures but I wish I would have gotten pictures of everyone who came to the house, and one picture of everyone together. Oh well, some day I will figure it out.

Calvin in his blessing outfit. I had such a hard time finding one that was not so fruity! Dave told me this one was still fruity. I told him that if he had seen all the other choices he would be raving about this one. Whatever, Calvin still looks like a stud in it.

Our little family- I think this is the first picture we have of all five of us.

All the grandkids on my parents side. Top: Tucker, Hanna, Raleigh, and Calvin
Bottom: Bronx and Heath
I love Tucker's face in this one. You can tell how excited he is to stop playing fora stupid picture.

Raleigh did a great job holding Calvin (yes those are my hands). She is such a great little baby-sitter.

We figured out afterwards that Heath just wanted to hold Bronx. Maybe he and Raleigh need a baby if their own (hint, hint ;) ).
- Posted by Brianna

First Day of Preschool

Hanna is so excited to be back at preschool. She really missed it over the summer. We love her teacher, Onda K. The wonderful thing is that she lives just down the road from us.

She looks so beautiful and grown up!

She is actually holding on for dear life in this picture.

She can't wait to get inside

Daddy walking her in

When we got home I was looking through pictures of her first day last year. I can't believe how much she has grown up!

She was so excited about her backpack, she wouldn't look at the camera.

Hope you have a great year at preschool, Honey. We love you!
- Posted by Brianna

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

3 months

This post is a little late, but hey I am trying to keep up with 3 kids these days. Calvin turned 3 months old last week. I cannot believe how time is passing us by. The week before that marked him being home from the hospital longer than he was there.

For some reason this was a big milestone for me. It made me feel like he was really mine. I know this is probably dumb, but it is how I felt. When he was at the hospital I felt like I was not needed, and that I was missing his first weeks of life.

But enough of the down and depressing. Calvin has had a big month. Now that he is older we can (carefully) take him out more.

He's been to the zoo (he slept in the backpack the whole time, but this was taken at the zoo, I promise)

And camping in the front yard (although he and I abandoned ship and slept in the house)

And all around Yellowstone National Park

As of August 30, he weighs 7 lbs 15oz and has been taken off high calorie formula (as a trial for now). He is awake a lot more often, and full of wiggles. If I do not feed him when he feels I should he loudly vocalizes all of my inadequacies as a mother. He only gives me about three seconds. He has started sleeping longer at night. He sleeps about five hours during the first part of the night. This is so nice! He loves to play in the floor and get all if his wiggles out. We are all so in love with our little man!
- Posted by Brianna