Sunday, April 20, 2008

IT'S A..........

BOY!!!!! Jeb and I went to the perinatologist on Friday and found out our new little boy is perfectly healthy. During Savannah's ultrasounds it was very stressful because there was a very obvious empty, black space in the back of her brain. We hated looking at it because it was very unsettling. It was comforting to see our new little guy's brain fully there along with a healthy heart, etc.

We are excited to add another boy. Savannah will be quite the princess in this family!:) I will add some new pictures soon...I have been bad and not taken a lot lately. We went to the Colorado Rapids game as a family last night (it was kids night) and we grabbed everything we needed (and more) except for the camera! I hate it when I miss fun, family events like that. It seems the more kids I have the more I don't want to forget it, but do! :) We were worried about bringing Savannah but she had the best time of anyone. By the end the boys were complaining they were tired and cold and she was still jumping up and down, dancing with the music! We also went to Cold Stone because of our ice cream bet about the sex of the baby. The boys were relieved that even though they guessed wrong, they got to share in the ice cream treats. :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This is one of Savannah's favorite books, Go Dog Go.
Her new passion. You can tell she has brothers! I have had boy toys for so long (not that trains are only for boys) that I can't wait to buy My Little Ponies and Polly Pockets! :)

Blake lost his first tooth. It was really hanging and we could already see the permanent tooth coming through. Jeb tied some floss around it and told Blake to yank on it as hard as he wanted. I asked Jeb how we were going to get the floss off...he looked at me with a grin and said "you don't". Blake let Jeb give it one hard pull and it flew out (luckily it came out very easily).

He was bragging all the next day that the tooth fairy gave him $5 and Landen only gets $2 or $1. Little does he know the tooth fairy is only that generous on the first lost tooth! :)

I know everyone is sick of Easter pictures, but because I am so are a couple. I only got pics of Savannah collecting eggs because the boys are too old and fast for me to follow anymore (so sad). Here is Savannah showing my Dad her collection. She was in the toddler section where all of the eggs were just laying on the ground. She quickly realized that if she set her basket down she had both hands free to pick up two eggs at once! That's my girl.

We were at my Mom's house for Easter. We dyed eggs and decorated cookies on Saturday.

We got to meet Lanes' new girlfriend Elyse that weekend. We love her! We had so much fun with them and getting to know her.

This is Adam's girlfriend Erin. We love her too! She is the best with kids. Everytime she comes over her and Adam immediately start playing with all of the kids. They are a definite favorite!

Lane and Elyse had great cookie decorating skills! :) Sorry for the glare.

Landen and Savannah on Easter. I'm not sure where Blake was. I didn't do my traditional sit all of the kids down and take their was to crazy that morning. I'll take what I can get!

Jeb and I went to Colorado Rapids season opener 2 weeks ago. They played LA Galaxy so that is David Beckham you are looking at in the white. Jeb was very excited. He has been a long-time fan of David Beckham's. He boasts of being a fan before he was popular :). We had a great time together at the game and the Rapids won 4-0! We are going to have a nice season. Soccer games are really fun to watch. Colorado has it's own new soccer stadium and the games are very fast-paced. There are only 2-45 minute halves and they rarely stop the clock for anything. Kind of like hockey, I love going to hockey games too. I guess I am grateful my husband is such a soccer fan and not baseball. I really love watching baseball (and playing) and the occasional live game is really fun....but those games can get so long and are really hard to take little kids to! Soccer has been really fun for our family to dive into!
So, I should probably update that my aunt, Abbi got out of the hospital a couple of days ago!! Yay!! We were so excited. It was pretty scary there for a bit. She is still really weak and will probably take a couple of months to fully heal, but it is nice for her to be home. She doesn't really remember a lot of her time in the hospital (I think it was 21 days) so it is kind of freaking her out that she was that sick. I can't wait to see her again!
We had a great trip to Utah. We drove and had nice weather the whole time. It feels like the trip is always so fast. It takes 8 hours but compared to 17 hours from Minnesota, it is a breeze! We were there for Landen's spring break. It was a lot of fun to see my family. We really missed having Brandon, Stacy and Ben there though. We also got to see some of Jeb's family for a minute. Just a quick trip!
Last weekend we really loved conference. My kids actually sat through 2 entire sessions on Sunday. I couldn't believe it! Of course I had lots of activities for them (coloring, etc.) but they were really good and quiet. Jeb and I heard every talk....I think that is the first time in 7 years that has happened! I think by the 2nd session Savannah would have been fed up but she went down for her nap.:) We had our traditional General Conference Scones that I have had since I was a little girl in between conferences. I grew up with all of my Mom's siblings and their spouses and kids going to my Grandma's for scones. Whenever we aren't there we have to carry on the tradition or it just doesn't feel right. Of course, they are always better with lots of great people around! :)
During President Monson's last talk my kids were cracking up how the prophet's wife told him not to touch the microwave, the stove, etc. while she was away. They could not believe how funny he was. Blake kept asking me to rewind that part. We had some real tender sweet moments. :)
We have our ultrasound on Friday the 18th. I will only be in my 18th week but we are doing a Level 2 ultrasound with a perinatologist. Because of all of the issues we had with Savannah, my doctor just wants to do some extra checking for us. I'm not sure if it is just for piece of mind or what, but I'll take it! I can't wait to find out the sex of the baby because I want to start painting the room.
I better post this before it gets too long. I always have so much updating to do. I haven't even covered the fact that Landen needs braces! I'll get to the details of that next time. We are off to the kid's soccer game!