Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Family Pictures

On Sunday night, we went down to Alisha's house to celebrate my father-in-laws birthday with the family. We had a lot of fun. All of the kids always have a good time when we get together and it is so much fun to watch them all play together. We also had the opportunity to have some family pictures--thank you Troy and Alisha. We don't get the chance to get decent family pictures very often, so of course we were thrilled. Troy is an awesome photographer, too!! First, we went down to Granny's Pad in Declo and got some pictures on the rocks and in the creek. Then we went to a wheat field and took several pictures.

This is the only picture that turned out on our camera, but I'm sure they turned out much better with Troy's. I can't wait to see what they look like. What an awesome idea with the frame Alisha!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

First Family Outing with Madison

We had so much fun today!! Tresa and Chris stayed in town last night and offered to drop Zayne off last night and pick him up today to take him back home and save all of us another trip and therefore gas money. Anyway, since we only had Zayne for a little while, we decided we had better make the most of it. I thought it would be fun to take the boys down to Rock Creek Park to go for a walk and have a picnic lunch.
Our little princess slept almost the entire time, with the exception of waking up to eat halfway through our walk. The boys had so much fun with Jason. They climbed all sorts of rocks and Zayne freaked out because he thought there were snake holes in the rocks. It was really funny. Check them out... They also climbed a huge tree. Zayne thought the tree

was pretty cool because he could hang and swing from the branches. He had a blast. Weall had a lot of fun, much better than sitting at home driving each other crazy!! I think that we will definitely be going for a lot more walkjs in the future.

Our Family

Well, Zayne finally got to meet the newest member of the family last night. Tresa and Chris dropped him off at our house and the minute they walked in the door, their daughter, Ashlynn, was asking to hold the new baby. It was so sweet, but unfortunately she didn't sit still long enough for us to get a picture. Zayne on the other hand, held the baby like 3 times in the half hour that his mom and Chris were here. He was so excited to finally see his new sister. However, we are going to have to keep a close eye on both the boys. Zander wants to hold her all the time too and Zayne thinks she's like a baby doll, so like I said, we won't be able to turn our backs for too long. This morning Jason actually got all 3 of them to sit on the couch together for a minute and look at the camera. Look at how cute our family is....

Madison will be so lucky (or maybe unlucky--I guess we'll see in the future) to have 2 older brothers to watch out for her. It still seems so unreal that she's actually here finally!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

They Grow Up Way Too Quick!!

Oh my goodness!! Time goes by way too fast. Madison will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. I can't believe it. Today, at her doctor's appointment, she weighed 8lbs 8oz. Zander weighed 8lb. 8oz when he was born, but she still seems a lot littler to me. She won't be wearing newborn clothes for much longer. I don' t remember Zander growing this quickly. Maybe that's because this will probably be my last baby. I do have to say, though, I had a really hard time putting away my maternity clothes this time. I was going to box them up to put with all of the other stuff that I have sitting in my garage for a yard sale, but I just couldn't do it, not yet anyway. It just seems so final to get rid of them and even though there many reasons I don't think I will be having another child, it is hard to look at Zander and Madison and not want to have another baby. I guess that we will have to wait a little while and see. Ask me in a year or two when I have two toddlers running around or when Madison starts teething!! When that time comes I may be ready for it to be final. Anyway, this last week has been pretty crazy with doctor's appointments for me and Madison and a sick child. Monday Zander was acting really quiet and kind of just wanted to lay around and not do a whole lot. By Monday night, he had a little bit of a fever. Then on Tuesday, not long after we got up for the day, he started puking all over everything!! It was so crazy. I was trying to take care of Madison and get her fed and at the same time trying to run Zander into the bathroom and then chasing after him with a bucket full of Pine Sol to clean the furniture, floors, and everywhere else he was getting sick. The rest of the week was much better though. We had appointments almost every morning, but after we were done at them, we went to the park by our church to have lunch. They have a free lunch there everyday during the week for the kiddos, so I took Zander to eat and get out some energy(he sure has had enough of it lately). It has been nice to get out of the house even if it is only for a little while. I was starting to get cabin fever bad. Although we are all still getting used to there being a new baby around, things are finally starting to return to normal, or as normal as they get around my house!!