We took little miss to her first dr.'s appointment this morning! She did great! She's up 6 ounces and 2 1/2 inches - We're pretty sure they measured her wrong in the hospital! Tess - 8 lbs. 11 oz. & 20 1/2 "
Caleb & Aubrey checking out the reindeer at Zions.
Here's Caleb on the bus at Zions. He lost his first tooth on his birthday! He got a silver dollar and a fat swedish fish! He was so excited - Aubrey got a swedish fish from the tooth fairy too.;) I was sure that the thought of a little fairy reaching under Caleb's pillow would freak him out. Last Christmas Eve he couldn't sleep in the living room because he was freaked out about Santa coming down the chimney! Apparently a little fairy isn't as scary as Santa!
Lukey bear on the bus! He loved it! At one point he had his head all the way out the window like a little puppy - wish I'd gotten a picture of it!
My Mom and Dad on the bus!
This picture is from a funny angle, but Mike yelled to me when little miss started to doze off and gave him a few smiles!
This is my mom and dad's missionary photo! They are so awesome. Their call should come this week or next! They have been so kind to stay with us - I say kind because the stuff they have to put up with. For instance, Caleb, after hearing a "toot" asking grandma if that was her or Tess. My dad was napping on the couch and Caleb asked what that noise was and then running to Aubrey, "that's grandpa snoring" and busting up laughing. My dad for his brilliant game he came up with yesterday! He put a pillow on his head as his "helmet" while Caleb & Aubrey tried to push it off as that being the only way they could shoot him with their guns! Plus, my bishop trying to extend a calling to my dad yesterday at church!;)
She's here!! Our beautiful baby Tessa Jane! 8 lbs. 5 oz. 18". She's a chub and loves to eat! Everything went well, except the epidural pump stopped working! So from 7-10 cm, no epidural! For crying out loud! But she's healthy, I'm healthy and we're finally home!
Isn't she an angel?!
Luke is in love with her. He just woke up from his nap, he saw her from upstairs and just started to giggle! Too fun!
I don't think there's a little girlie who loves her little sister more!
The other Sunday we picked up Luke from nursery and his teacher had them all wearing crowns! She had written King Luke on it! It was the cutest thing! Later that day Caleb was swinging his sword around saying, "I'm fighting the Lamanites!" I love primary.
We've got a rock band at our house! They had me playing the piano and tried to talk Mike into singing lead! Caleb was a good sport to play the elmo guitar - he's sure he needs a real electric one! With it being 112 outside, we are trying to find fun things to do indoors! **I only have 4 more days to go! I'm so excited and am so grateful to everyone who has expressed concern and good wishes toward me!
Our front windows needed a little dressing up! I got a great deal on some planters at Target and yesterday the kiddos and their daddy planted some flowers! We'll see how long we can keep them alive in 110 degree weather!;)
Have you ever been past the point of tiredness? Your body aches from the 40 lb belly you're hauling around. Your mind is shot because the 3 kiddos have you running around like a madwoman. I just have laugh, otherwise I'd start crying, about the big belly, how tired I am, how I don't have ankles anymore, how I have to wear flip flops all of the time - even to church! How when I bend over I have to hold my breath, after carrying Luke upstairs for his nap it takes me 10 minutes to recuperate, how my fingers are so fat now I can't french braid Aubrey's hair anymore, how I've resorted to wearing Mike's tee shirts..... But, man my kids are seriously a huge joy in my life that keep me entertained, teach me endlessly and touch my heart. I can't wait to meet my baby Tess!
Umm...someone else that can't wait for Tess. Aubrey is a bit "obessed" about babies right now! Seriously, she played for like an hour yesterday w/a pair of Tess' socks.
Found out today why you don't put your diet coke in the freezer.
Fun times - Caleb thought the diet coke "ice cubes" were yummy. Gross - maybe I should let up and give him soda from time to time so he wouldn't want it so much! Nothing has helped calm my tummy better than a bit of diet coke during this pregnancy. ;)
We went to an aquarium this weekend! The kids loved the fish, sting rays, sharks & turtles! Luke wasn't so sure - he wouldn't go to0 close the glass!
This is Caleb's shot of one of the sting rays!
I just thought this shot was too cute! Mike's showing the kiddos some huge fish!
I love this pic - plus I caught Aubrey too! We painted, painted, painted this weekend! The kids' rooms are done and the accent wall in the family room too! Yeah! It was our first experience with a huge sprayer - um...paint went under the door into the hallway! Blue paint + white carpet = me on my hands & knees scrubbing for 2 hours! But, I got it all out!! We were negotiating whether to just get new carpet! White carpet? It's so hard to keep clean w/kiddos running around on it! I can wait until next year for the new carpet! Aubrey & Tess' room went so much smoother! No pink paint anywhere but on the walls! We finished up and watched some fireworks. The kids got sparklers to do in the backyard - It was such a fun weekend! I am so grateful to those who protect this country!;)