Monday, September 28, 2009

my sweet little man

I am totally obsessed and in love with the new man in my life. Im referring of course to my son but seriously he is such a sweetheart and we are so glad he is part of our family. He is turning into such a big boy already and at 11 weeks has nearly doubled his birth weight. He is of course also very tall and has the most yummy little chub legs. He smiles and coos all the time and just loves to watch his mommy. So cute! Last night he also slept from ten until six this morning. What a champ!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A day in the life...

The following photos chronicle one day in the life of my little toddler Gabriella.. Heaven help me I am exhausted.

climbing in bed with brother

playing dress up with not one but three princess skirts... and a backpack

yes that is ice cream on her forehead and come to find out also on her shoulders.

making a mountain of pillows on top of the baby.

climbing trees in Kolob among other things. Yes that is dirt on her face mixed with Dorito cheese.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finally a cousin!

Lindsey came down to Cedar to visit with the new little niece Haven Claire Barker was born on the 10th and took some darling pictures. Most are from this morning before church with the kiddos looking quite nice in their Sunday best. This is obviously before they had eating anything or thrown up (this is Olivers favorite thing to do on mommy). It was fun to see Linds even if just for a bit. Our new little niece Haven is a doll and we are loving finally having a cousin. I spent this last week at my parents house in Richfield and it was wonderful to regroup a bit after Gabbys sick week last week. I spent days researching online to find out what she had and even a trip to the doctor yielded no diagnosis. She definitely had a virus and the doc said flu which I knew was wrong. She had fever, blisters in her mouth, red painful gums, loss of appetite and the poor thing hardly slept for a week (yes poor mommy as well). Thankfully my mom took her for a few days so I didnt completely lose my mind. She is all better now though thankfully and gaining back some of the weight she lost. Im pretty sure I need to thank the nursery at church for infecting her with this nastiness. Good times!
Despite feeling ill Gabby was still a chatty little lady and is absolutely darling with her brother. She will stop whatever she is doing when he is in the room to hug and kiss him and talk to him. He smiles and coos at her and it is just precious. She is hilarious and makes us laugh constantly. Really the girl is a witty little thing and comes up with stuff that is pretty amazing. She also loves to sing and make up her own songs. Definitely need to get that on video.
Oliver is a sweet little man and really loves his mama which I also love. He is getting so big it is incredible and is in high percentiles for his weight and height. So funny! He is sleeping great at night and has such a sweet happy personality. Always smiling and trying to talk. This is unless he is hungry, tired or in his car seat. Once he decides he is sad about something the little guy cries so hard it breaks my heart. This usually takes about 10 seconds to go from smiley to heartbroken. Very pathetic!
Brian is doing great with school and work and is getting transfered to Cedar city for work so no more hour commute. This is a huge blessing as we can finally see a bit more of him as well as save a bundle in gas every month. Hopefully this will be the start of us actually having a real life together instead of our normal "ships passing in the night" routine.
It is late and Im off to bed. Here are the latest pics!