Saturday, December 29, 2007

Climbing Monkey!

So I put Drake in his crib and turned on his mobile on so that he would be entertained, and Caden was playing with toys on the floor. I thought this would be a good time to clean up the mess from breakfast. While cleaning I heard music coming from the boy's room and it wasn't the mobile. I went to investigate and this is what I found...
Caden had climbed onto the couch, then on to that little end table(TV Tray) and then into the crib. The music I heard was a musical toy in Drake's crib. I was laughing but I was also really glad he hadn't fallen!

Other than being a little monkey, Caden has been loving his new cars that we gave him for Christmas. He loves driving it all over the carpet. Drake still sleeps most of the Day but he sure looks cute doing it:)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

White Christmas!

Drake was just filled with joy opening presents! Just Kidding:) He didn't get it but it was fun to pretend he was opening presents!
Caden didn't get it much more than Drake did. He ran off with the tree after opening one present!
After opening all of the presents and cleaning up Caden and Drake both took a nap and while they were sleeping it started to snow!!!!! It was so cool. Luckily it kept coming down when Caden woke up so he got to go play in it. He was a bit confused at first. he sort of spaced out then he started walking around and thinking it was pretty cool.

We had such a fun Christmas Day!! Our Good Friends the VanDykes invited us over for dinner and games and we had a ball! A lot of eating and laughing which equaled a lot of fun! Hope all of your Christmases were Bright and White too!

Monday, December 24, 2007


Drake is so strong! He's already starting to hold his head up! Check out his pretty blue eyes. I hope they stay blue. His personality has been coming out a little more. He so sweet and even tempered. Me, Caden, and Drake all get up at about 9 and Drake just chills in his bouncy seat, the couch or the floor. He just sits there and watches us play. Then when Caden is ready for his Nap I put him down, nurse Drake and then they are both asleep and I have 2-3 hours to myself. I don't think I could ask for more than that! Drake is eating really well, he's getting a little bit of chub which makes a nursing mother feel good! I'm always wondering if they are getting enough:) Anyway, I just thought I'd let everyone know how Our newest family member is doing!

I Love You This Much!

(When I saw his arms like this, that's what I thought of)

After I gave Caden his bath I came out to find Nate and Drake passed out on the couch :)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007


Hello All! I don't have anything super interesting to post about but I wanted to let everyone know how we are doing and show off my cute little boys! Drake still just sleeps most of the time but he is starting have some periods of awake time and it's been fun to see a little of his personality coming through. Last night he made an "Awww" sound and Nate about died, he thought it was so cute. Caden then started saying "Aww" over and over again! Caden is being a very good big brother! He likes to put Drake's clothes in the hamper and he loves to through away trash for me! It really helped that second week when I couldn't move around so well! Caden has also enjoyed, Sitting in his plastic tub, dragging around his monkey blanket from Grandma, making his "Model face", and talking on his phone, (See Pictures). I'm doing really well. I hardly even feel like I had surgery but I'm still taking it easy, that means No laundry, No Dishes, and No Vacuuming! Oh Darn! But I can do everything else as long as I pace myself. Nate is doing good. He is bummed that he hasn't been able to ride his bike as much because of the weather. He's really looking forward to spring time when he can ride more often. He loves having his boys! Him and Caden are becoming more and more like buddies, teasing wrestling and being silly! He loves Drake so much. He says how cute he is about 17 times every night! He is such a wonderful Dad and Husband. The other day he called and said that he was looking at a picture of me on his tool box and just wanted to tell me how beautiful my eye's were!!! Isn't that sweet! Okay, enough rambling. Long story short things are going great!

Monday, December 10, 2007

First Day Alone With the Little Monkeys

So today I had to be the mother of the two little guys all by myself! I survived and it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I healed a lot this weekend so I wasn't in much pain today. I'm not allowed to clean much of anything till I'm completely healed so that was the hardest part. I got kind of bored during Caden's 3 hour nap because the baby was sleeping too. When Grandma was here she bought Caden a cute monkey blanket and he dragged it around all morning, it was very cute. He also watched Polar Express with his brother. Anyway, my wonderful husband came home and vacuumed, did dishes, made cookies, and played with Caden. The cookies were part of a meal that our friends the Tolosens brought us and it made quite a bit of small chocolate cookies. We don't normally give Caden any sugar or sweets but I decided to give him a couple of nibbles of my cookies. I kept saying to Nate "Cookie" and then he would hand me one. Caden held out his hand to me and said "Cookie"! We were so excited! It was his first 2 syllable word! We thought it was so funny that his first big word was cookie and we never give him cookies. Anyway, wish me luck on the rest of the week!

Saturday, December 8, 2007


We thought Nate might have gained some weight these last two weeks because we haven't been eating our usual salads with everything that's been going on but he is at a steady 233. So no loss but no gain either! We are hoping that next week will have more results now that we are getting back into our routine! Good luck Nate!

Friday, December 7, 2007

A Whole New Love!!!

I have a whole new love for my Mom. I'm not talking about my birth Mom (Not much love there:) No, I am talking about Nate's wonderful Mom. I'm going to try not to cry. I have never met anyone so generous, sweet, kind, and giving in all my life! I was so worried about Caden when I was in the hospital but when we called to check on him he was so happy! I knew it was because Grandma was doing everything she could to keep it that way! When we came home I was even more amazed! The house was spotless and the kitchen has never looked as clean as it does right now! She has taken care of me all week, made me meals, got my medicine, refilled my water bottle like twenty times, done laundry, organized all kinds of things, went to to the store ran errands, wrote reminders on dishes to give back to people, and all of this she did while taking wonderful care of Caden and Drake too! Not once did she complain! I am not exaggerating when I say that I could never have done this first week with out her! Never! I used to have a hard time calling her mom because I've never had a mom but now it's so easy! I so grateful to have a Mom and and a wonderful Grandmother for my Children! Thank you Mom! I will never forget the love that you showed me and the boys this week, I am forever grateful!

As for the rest of us! We are hanging in there. It's been a little more difficult for me this time with the C-section but I'm getting stronger and more confident each day. Our wonderful friends in our ward have been bringing us meals every night and that has really helped, I'm glad I didn't have to add cooking dinner to the million things Mom has done for us this week! Caden is doing good, He's seems to be getting smarter everyday. Me and Mom laugh at all the cute things he does everyday, one example: Mom put in Polar express the movie for him and there is a part where they dance and sing a song about hot chocolate! Caden Loves it. When they say "Hot Hot" Caden goes, "Ha Ha Ha" Trying to say hot. It's adorable. He loves his little brother, sometimes a little too much. He likes lay his head down on him and shake his little hands, he also likes to take his hat of smack his head which isn't as cute :) The other day I took off Drake's blanket so that Caden could see him and Caden went and got a blanket off the shelf and put it on Drake, It was sweet! Drake is doing very well. He is nursing like a champ, and he only wakes up twice at night nurses and goes right back to sleep. He had a doctors appointment and she said that he looks great! So that is how we are all doing! We love you all and we appreciate everything everyone has done for us especially Mom!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

We're Home!!!

We are home and everything is going great!!! I wanted to put some more pictures up so here they are! Everything went great with the surgery. My doctor and anastesiologist were abslutley wonderful! They made me feel very safe and comfortable. Grandma made Everything easier too! We could not have done this without her!

First Family Photo
Celebrating Our New Baby!I got him dressed all by myself! Thanks to Grandma for the cute going home outfit! If you look close you can see little antlers.Does he look Warm enough?Caden Loves his little brother! He keeps giving him kisses!