Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Live Nativity

Diana was down this last weekend babysitting Josh and Sher's kids. We decided one night to attend the Live Nativity at Tuachan. It was so amazing. They did the Christmas story and even had live animals, including 3 camels. Lexi kept saying WOW the whole time. We then walked around looked at the lights and danced to the music.We finished with hot chocolate at our house. It was a good way to get into the true Christmas season.

Lexi had a blast all weekend with Gramma Dina and her cousins. She played and played! We sure love when we get to spend time with Diana!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Crazy Christmas Girl!

My Mom bought Lexi a new Christmas dress this year. These pictures are our attempt at taking a picture of her in it. We tried standing in front of the tree but every time she'd smile and run to look at the picture before it even took. So we sat on the couch. Lexi is so funny right now. She loves to have her picture taken. Now she smiles so big that her eyes close and she yells cheese. So most of our pictures turned out pretty funny but still cute! We sure love our cheesy Christmas girl!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baby Brother Update...

I haven't posted much about this pregnancy and since this is our family scrapbook I figured I better give a little update on how are baby boy is doing. He is doing! We are almost down to double digits (104 days left)! Crazy how fast this pregnancy is going. When people ask me when I am due, I always say I have forever but I am just less then 3 weeks shy of my third trimester (gulp). We haven't done much (or anything) in the way of getting ready for him. We figured after the holidays we will get in gear of getting both his and Lexi's new rooms ready. This has been such a different pregnancy then Lexi's. I have definitely enjoyed it more.

Lexi has gotten really clingy with me lately. I don't know if she can sense that her life is about to be invaded with a new little someone. When you ask her where Mom's baby is or where is baby brother she will point to my belly or try to look down my shirt. She still gives my belly kisses. We are practicing teaching her to say brother and his name. She has mastered the name but brother is still a work in progress.

Here are a few random facts about our little guy:
   ~His heart beat is always around 140 beats per minute
   ~He is still sitting head up currently (hope he turns in the next couple of weeks) and really low.
   ~He is relatively still but then moves and kicks wildly for an hour at a time. He seems to be really awake at 11 pm and 3 am (hope that's not a peek into our future nights). He still does big turns that sometimes hurt. You can see his kicks from the outside as my whole belly jumps with each punch.
   ~I've craved less sweets with him and more salt and spicy.
   ~I have had way more back pain with him.
   ~Worse heartburn ever!!

We are so excited and nervous for him to get here. I know our world will change so much with two. I sometimes wonder if I can love him as much as I love Lexi. But I know the moment he is in my arms that will change. I already do have so much love for him. It still seems surreal that we will be having a little boy! I have some fears with having a boy. I have no idea what to do with a boy! Hope we learn quick!!

One thing is for sure, we are sure excited to become a family of 4!

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Month of November

We had crazy month and I can't believe November is over. We started it off with a trip up north to visit my family and watch my niece Jadi dance at a Christmas show. It was a fun trip and I forgot to take pictures. Unfortunately the down side of the trip was Lexi got hand, foot, and mouth while we were there.We got back Sunday and by Tuesday Lexi's whole mouth was covered in red sores that turned into blisters. The poor girl was covered and miserable. Her hands and feet were so sore she could barely walk and would just hold her hands as if she had wet finger nails. It was a LONG week and half with not much sleep for anyone. It was awful. She even had them in her mouth, so we spent most of the time watching Tangled (multiple times a day) and eating Popsicles and ice cream sandwiches.

 Here is her mouth Tuesday, this is nothing compared how bad it got.
 She was so miserable and couldn't get comfortable, so sleep happened in naps.
 This is her mouth before it blistered. She wouldn't let me take a picture when it got bad.
 Her she is enjoying an ice cream sandwich. She'd only smile when she was eating something cold.
 We made our own fun while we were staying indoors. This is towards the end of the week. she was finally starting to act better but still couldn't touch much with her hands.
 Luckily for us she was all better by Thanksgiving!! This is the first year in our marriage that I haven't had to work on Thanksgiving, so this was our first Thanksgiving up in Tremonton. We had a blast with Josh and Sher and their kids (we sure missed Jeff and Trish). Lexi and Raegan became inseparable. Lexi would hop out of bed each morning and run to the door and yell Raeggy! We had a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner and company. Sher and I even dragged Tip, Josh, and Scotty to do some black Friday shopping, which Josh swears he will never do again!

We enjoyed shopping, a movies, screwy lewy, and lots of laughs. Once again I never take enough pictures since I'm still camera less (hoping Santa has a new one for me in his bag). Here are some taken from my phone.
We can't go to Tremonton without Lexi going on a four-wheeler ride. So we bundled her up to go!

The kids played the dance game on the Wii and Lexi and Raegan loved dancing with them!

Lexi and Raegan enjoying a tea party that Grandma Dina prepared for them.
Lexi loved it!

Halle and Lexi snuggling.

Now our tree is up and our stockings are hung and we are ready for Christmas!!