Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nolan's Blessing

We got to bless Nolan on May 6th (kind of a special day to me- I was baptized May 6th 17 years ago.) Trevor gave such a beautiful blessing, and we got to have all of our siblings with us, minus one of Trevor's brothers and his family. It was so much fun to get to hang out with everyone for a few days and celebrate having this little guy around.

3 of Grandpa David's grandsons. These guys are within 5 month of each other.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Family Updates

Nolan is now 2 months old...how did that happen? It's amazing how fast the time goes. At his 2 month check up he weighed 13 lbs and was 23 inches long. That's the 90th percentile for both weight and height. That's right, he's a little chunk. He has been such an angel though. He is definitely a water baby, loves tummy time, and doesn't even mind having his diaper changed. I think he just loves to be naked. He's smiling all the time now and we've almost got him to laugh. He's also a pretty good sleeper. He goes 6-7 hours at night... almost enough for me to function on, and takes two 3-4 hour naps during the day.

Kaydance and Nolan watching a movie
Nolan sporting his Easter outfit

Kaydance spends her days helping me take care of Nolan, and does an AWESOME job at it. (See the picture above?) She is such a good helper and has adjusted well to having a baby around. In the mean time, I try to let her do some fun things. She gets so excited when I ask her if she wants to do a craft or project now. One of her favorite things to make is birthday cards.
Doing the "fizzy craft"
Starting a face
"Mommy with a beard"

Trevor has been staying busy with work and picking up the slack with my lack of housekeeping. He has been such a help to me. He's always willing to change diapers, feed the kids, and keep them occupied so I can have some time to myself. He also finished up his 8 year contract with the ARMY in March. He's still deciding what he wants to do for a big celebration. His top choices so far: sky diving, bungee jumping, or a week long vacation at Lake Powell. Unfortunately, his choices are a bit limited due to his size.
Keeping Nolan occupied on Sunday afternoon
"occupied" Kaydance
I've been staying busy mothering two children. Most days Trevor will come home for lunch at noon and find me still in my pj's. That's not to say that I don't try to get ready before then; I guess my excuse is that I'm still trying to get a schedule down. I've decided to stay home with kids instead of going back to work at the dentist office, but I am still teaching piano in the afternoons when Trevor can be home to help me with the kids. Last week for my birthday, Trevor surprised me and took me to get a couples massage and then to dinner and a movie. It was so nice to spend some time with just him. I honestly don't have any pictures of me since Nolan was born, therefore, no pictures of me.

Our Easter was great and Kaydance had so much fun doing all the Easter egg hunts and meeting the Easter Bunny.

Meeting the Easter Bunny

 We went to Provo a few weekends ago to do some shopping since there is none in Moab. The kids did so well, and we decided to take Kaydance to this bounce house play park thing. It was the best $5 I've ever spent. It was so fun to watch her and she got out all her energy so she could sleep the whole way home.

She got so fast at climbing this

One other thing, the day after Nolan was born, we were still in the hospital and Trevor's car got ran into. It was actually pretty fortunate that we even found out because the lady who did it didn't even leave a note or tell anyone. She later told the police she wasn't aware she had run into anyone. But as it happens one of Trevor's class mates happened to be at the hospital that day and saw it happen. He reported it to the front desk so we were at least able to get a description of the vehicle. When the police arrived they checked out a vehicle matching the description and found evidence to confirm our suspicions. All they had to do was run the plates and go find that person in the hospital. And fortunate for us again, she had insurance. It's been an ordeal trying to get things squared away, but I think we are almost there. The damage wasn't that bad but of course the insurance company totaled the car. We had to "buy it back" from them which is kind of bogus. But the other day our check for $3,100 came. Not bad considering we paid $3,700 when we bought it and have put 60,000 miles on it. So even though it is kind of upsetting that we have a dented car with a salvage title, we are trying to look on the bright side and count our blessings. And there have been many in the last two months. We have shared a few of them and some of the more exciting parts of life. Maybe we won't wait two months before we post again.