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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome Christian

It turns out that Pi Day was a good day for Christian to be born into our family. It took over seven hours and two epidurals (I hope it was two-for-one day ...) to get half way through the labor process. But once we hit the half way point, it was only ninety more minutes until he arrived. He was a week early (thirty nine weeks instead of forty weeks) and still weighed in at nine pounds and nine ounces and twenty one and a half inches. He is not a small baby, but Katie has some experience with delivering large babies. He has lots of dark hair, which fits well with our phase two children. Our phase one children all had a dearth of blonde hair; our phase two children have a plethora of dark hair. He is a mellow baby, and both he and Katie are doing well. Here are some pictures.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Daniel's big day

We went to court with Daniel today, and yes, if you are thinking that the judge looks vaguely familiar, its because he is the same judge that we saw in October with Isaac. Always great to know that things are final, as far as the courts are concerned, but then again, it really doesn't change our relationship or how we do things. Besides, all the pomp and circumstance lasts for all of ten minutes!

This is our wonderful social worker, Morgan. We have gotten to know her, or should I say, that she has gotten to know us very well. We will miss seeing her every few months. She loved our boys.

Here is our lively family. Never a dull moment, or a calm picture.

(And just so you can relate to our crazy life, here is an inside look into our family....)

Isaac woke up this morning with a very gooey eye. Fearing that it was pink eye (yuck), I called the doctor. So running to the doctor became my new morning activity. I gathered our "court clothes" and made a mad dash for town. At this time I started to think I had over reacted and why was I doing this.

Isaac was diagnosed with pink eye and also double ear infections. Really? And here I thought I was over-reacting. After leaving the office I called to let Mat know what we found out. Because of time, we were in the process of figuring out who was going to pick up children from school and where we were going to meet up. Before those pertinent facts were decided, my phone battery died. Ugh!!!!! Do you ever wonder how we survived before cell phones? Amazingly enough, we met up, everyone changed into their "court clothes", with nothing forgotten and left at home, and we even made it to court on time.

At the end of a crazy day, I look back and laugh about all that goes on and what we survive. But I am so grateful for families and the many blessings that a loving Heavenly Father has given to me and to our family.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A touching poem

Just the Same
by Diana Lynn Lacey
Ensign April 2011

God sends rain
Straight from the sky
To nourish the young flower
and it grows.

God sends rain from the sky
To the mountaintops,
Then over hills and through valleys
Until it reaches the flower
and it grows, just the same.

God sends a child
Straight from His realm
Into a mother's arms
and love grows.

God sends a child
From heaven to another's arms,
Then over hills and through valleys
Until he reaches the arms of his mother
and love grows, just the same.

Monday, March 28, 2011

What's Up?

Someone added a hat to Daniel's head. It was several minutes before I noticed, and he didn't seem to mind at all. And yes, if you are thinking he is rather rolly polly, you would be correct. Six months younger than his brother, but as of today, only one pound seperates the happy and much loved brothers.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Isaac turns 1 year old!

Can you believe it? Time has sure flown by!

Having his first taste of Creamy.

Realizing that he doesn't like frozen sugary items.

Enjoying presents.

Loves the oversized ball.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Isaac's New Look

So for awhile we have been thinking of cutting Isaac's hair. We had thought that we might try and keep with tradition/culture and not cut his hair until he was a year old. We almost made it!

Here is a picture of it all matted up and rather bad looking....

Here is Isaac after his bath and his hair all combed out, notice the bald spots running down both sides of his head? Natural mohawk!

And finally his new look....

I have to admit that it has taken me about a week to adjust to his new look, but he looks so much better, and just look at that adorable face!