Saturday, September 27, 2008


I found out today that a pregnant friend of mine had her water break only 23 weeks along. While I don't yet know what the outcome will be I am praying for her and her family. At the same time I am realizing how much I take for granted the miracle of giving birth to two healthy babies. I was blessed to have relatively easy pregnancies, easy deliveries, and healthy babies. I will try to remember when I don't think I have any patience left to hug those little guys and remember whose children they really are and how blessed I am to be their mother.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Zander David

Welcome to the World!

Zander in his first professional pictures. He was 4 months old.

Zander and his cousin Tayson. I think Zander was about 3 months in this pic and Tayson was 4 months.

Zander is 5 months old and is pretty laid back. He is happy almost all the time and has been sleeping through the night since he was about 2 months old. He doesn't roll over yet, he just seems content to lay on his back and watch the world go by. His favorite thing to watch is Haylie and her endless energy. When he has free time he like to squawk happily at the top of his lungs, suck his thumb, and grab his foot and suck his big toe or the thumb of the hand holding the foot.

Haylie Ann

I decided I would start out with a little bit about each of my cute little ones. Haylie will be 3 in December. She is super happy most of the time and has an extremely vivid imagination. This means that one of Zander's blue blankets is a waterfall down the stairs, every toy we own must be rescued from a cage on a regular basis, and we take trips to the beach almost every day. I think she must watch too much TV because she has only been to the beach once and she was only 6 months old at the time. Haylie knows lots of songs but her favorites are the ABC song and I Am A Child of God. As I am writing this she is singing the Wonder Pets theme song and saving her bath toys. Our latest challenge is potty training. I shouldn't say latest because we have been working on it since about 3 weeks before Zander was born. She decided to revolt after two weeks of underwear and now I am back to buying diapers! I guess it will all come in time, but frankly, I am tired of poop!! It will make good stories for her teenage years. Here are some pictures of our Sweet Haylie Ann.

Haylie loves popcorn! I bought this huge bag for our primary talent show and she loved to give it hugs.

Testing out daddy's motorcycle boots

Haylie's "safari hat" aka underwear! Too bad she doen't use them for the right purpose!

She is such a big girl!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I joined the crowd!!

I have been a closet blog reader for the past couple of weeks so I figured I might as well join just about everyone I know and start my own blog. I can't believe that with Dave's love of technology we haven't started one before. Of course, Dave is always on his motorcycle forum that he created so he doesn't have time to blog I guess.