But here are some pictures from Fall :)
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Our doctor talked to us about delivering at 39weeks due to his growth scan size at 35w when he was measuring over 40 weeks.
I went in on Saturday morning to be induced and hooked up to the pitocin.
Already at a 5 we were anticipating a Saturday delivery. We were told by all of the nurses that they also anticipated this.
Imagine our surprise when the doctor sent us home Saturday evening to return on Sunday morning.
We got to the hospital on Sunday morning and started the routine again.
The doctor broke my water at 11 and we got the epidural around 3 and we were at a 7!
We were still anticipating a Sunday delivery!
We knew that he was a big boy! From Sunday night the nurses kept mentioning that he just wasn't in the chute right :/ and our doctor was worried that he was big.
After 3.5 hours of pushing he was born.
Born 6/24 at 1:30 am
We were both shocked that he came out wide eyed and not crying. The entire hour of bonding he just stared at us and we at him. Those moments were very precious!
So far he has met the entire family in the house and everyone is in love.
We have been home for one night and he was up only twice. So far he is mellow and just what we need!
Posted by Amanda at 8:33 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Summer is here and it is really busy keeping everyone entertained and getting everyone where they need to be! Tutoring, swimming lessons, softball, holidays and growing this baby take up a lot of my time and energy.
We are loving the garden! Brian is rehabbing a home for the chickens, everything is coming together!
The kiddos seem to be excited about summer though. They are still a bit confused about summer break and why we are not heading back to school lol.
Halle has turned into a bookworm! We love her new love of reading!
Payton would rather solve math problems :)
Here is a photo dump.
I will be back after the little guy makes his appearance!
No pictures of Halle but this is a family picture she made at school!
Posted by Amanda at 9:32 AM
Monday, April 29, 2013
I want to be a better blogger :) but man it's hard!
Payton just wrapped up soccer and softball starts this week! She is reading better every day! She can't wait for 2nd grade!
Parker is almost done with Pre K and has a final school performance in a few weeks, the musical of the 3 Little Pigs, it is hilarious! I can't wait! He fnishes before everyone else and will go back to Pre K this Fall since he misses the cut off for K, I'm okay with that :D
Sofia is anxiously awaiting Kindergarten at the same school as the girls. She had a great time in private K and doesn't mind that Mom wants her to have a solid foundation and wants her to repeat K. She is just TOO excited to go to Camelot with her sisters! She had an orientation and can't wait!
Sydney is getting big! She is 2 going on 8. She loves to pack purses and carry everything around! She likes using new phrases like, Mom let's talk lol. She loves being outside playing with the cat and her siblings.
Halle has conquered reading! She loves reading as much as I do and reads a book a week! We are so proud of her for her hard work! She is already asking questions about 3rd grade. She said she wishes she could go to the last day of school and wake up and be in the 3rd grade.
We are trying to become more self sufficient. We have our garden tilled and a lot of plants started! We can't wait to get the plants in the ground! We have chicks on the way as well. I am not so sure about the chicks, it kind of grosses me out lol, but we shall see. They arrive this week!
I am 32 weeks translation 8 weeks left! This little guy is kicking like crazy! A new experience since Syd never kicked! All of the kids love feeling him and are impatient for his arrival!
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Posted by Amanda at 4:33 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Since this baby is coming in June we knew that summer travel plans will be almost impossible.
We traveled to see Grandma Dixie, Rik, Kelley, Amber and Connor in Idaho Falls. They hid eggs for us and entertained us with remote controlled airplanes :D
Easter Sunday we made it to Salt Lake City. We spent a few days exploring the fun things for kids to do! We went to the Planetarium and watched a 3D movie at the IMAX about Butterflies.
We went to the Aquarium, Zoo, Children's Museum and an indoor place called Jungle Jims.
We then went to Twin Falls to visit my family including siblings, mother and grandparents.
The kids always enjoy their visit. We go to Hop 2 It and jump at an indoor play place.
The trip was fun. We had never been away from home that long, the kids really enjoyed our trip.
Posted by Amanda at 9:45 AM