This past week has been a little crazy for us. Friday we found out Mike's grandpa had passed away, we celebrated Noah's birthday on Saturday, he was picked up by his dad on Sunday, and we left to go to St. George that night for the funeral.
Noah's birthday was fun, we had Emily and her family, and Bryan and Carly and baby Emma over for dinner and cupcakes. Poor Noah had to wait FOREVER to open his presents and was getting pretty impatient near the end. He was VERY excited when we finally let him open them. He had a good time playing with his new hotwheels set, then got to stay up late sitting in his sleeping bag in the living room watching Monsters vs. Alien hopped up on candy and cake.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
My mom used to have this book for us when we were kids, and I can honestly say I never truley understood it until I had 2 kids of my own. Gone are the days where you have 10 extra minutes to shave your legs in the shower, your blow dryer sits collecting dust on the bathroom shelf, and your husband is lucky if you get a chance to pull a comb through your hair and put on some lip gloss before he comes home. :) You forget how good it was to be able to sit down and actually enjoy what you are eating, most of the time you are scarfing down bites so you can take the baby and let your husband have his turn to eat. I honestly can't remember the last time I painted my toenails and unless I am going out somewhere my makeup sits untouched in the bathroom. Sweatpants have become a good friend, and the only perfume I wear is ode de bebe spitup. You never really realize how much mom's sacrifice and give up until you become one. It makes me appreciate all the things my mom has sacrificed for us.
That being said, I wouldn't trade being a mom for all the long showers, makeup, and toenail polish in the world. I love my babies, and look forward to a time when they are old enough to let me have some me time, until then hopefully my husband doesn't mind having slightly rumpled and frazzled wife. :)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
It has been quite the adventure the last three years watching as Noah turned from a tiny helpless infant into an idependant, opinionated toddler. There have been some sad times and scary times, and many amazing and wonderful times, and I wouldn't change it for the world! I feel very blessed that Heavenly Father allowed me to be Noah's mother, to help him grow and learn, and be a part of his life.
Noah was born January 17, 2007 at 2:31pm after 23 hours of labor. He weighed 6lbs 7oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was having some trouble breathing, so after a couple minutes of me holding him they had to take him away and put him under oxygen. They also discovered he had a high white blood cell count, and after his oxygen levels were up they had so send him to the NICU to be put on antibiotics through an IV. He stayed in the NICU for four days, and it was one of the sadest things I ever had to see.
When he got to come home it was one of the happiest days of my life. He was a very sweet and mellow baby from the very start. He still loves to snuggle, and take his "blankie" everywhere. He loves giving everyone hugs and kisses, and will talk to just about anyone. He has been known to strike up conversations with random people at the grocery store, and even once befriended a biker at Scoopers who gave him a sticker. :) He is very imaginative and fearless. He loves counting, singing the ABC's and Twinkle Twinle Little Star. He loves animals, especially kitties, and he LOVES his baby brother. He loves swimming, playing in the snow, going to the park to play on the swings and the slide, video games, truck, balls, G.I. Joes, and books. His favorite foods are noodles, chicken, ham, french fries, mashed potatoes, cheese, and rice. He loves watching Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, and Blues Clues, and is just a very happy, very busy little boy.
Noah has been an amazing blessing in my life, and being a mom has definitly changed me, and given me a whole new perspective on everything. He has taught me so much over the last three years, and I feel so so lucky to be his Mommy!!
Friday, January 8, 2010
This past year was a crazy, busy, and wonderful year for us. We welcomed our new baby boy Ammon into our family, moved to Tonopah, and got married this year. Mike is still working for the Nevada Department of Transportation, he got hired on in a permanent position in October. He comes home with all these fantastic stories that usually start with something like, "So, I almost got mopped by this Semi today..." which drives me crazy, but he enjoys his job. I have been able to stay at home with both of the boys, and they keep me plenty busy. I also recently started helping out our neighbor, who is the county's Deputy Public Administrator, fill out legal paperwork and sell the belongings of deceased people with no family. Great job, huh? :) :) Both of the boys have been growing like weeds. Noah is almost 3 and is very oppinionated and imaginative. He loves playing/watching Mario video games, playing in the snow, and wrestling with Mike. We are working with potty training, and he does really well, up until its time to go back to visit his dad. Ammon is my little wiggle worm. He can roll both ways from back to belly and from belly to back, and often times will roll across the room. He loves playing with daddy, giggling, blowing raspberries, and eating rice cereal. It is very funny to watch him eat, he is like a little baby bird. We have had a great year in 2009 and are looking forward to an even better year with 2010!!
Mike and I got married November 14th, 2009. It was an amazing day! Mike's dad was able to be the one to marry us since he is the Bishop in Tonopah and it was a beautiful ceremony. The decorations for our ceremony and our reception were done by Mike's aunt Katrina, and she did a fabulous job! Minus a little problem with our flowers the day before the wedding, everything went off with out a hitch, and we had a very good turn out. It was one of the most amazing days in my life (next to Noah and Ammon's births) and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with my wonderful husband.