Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Jason Has always been a closet artist, not even his mom knows how good he is...he draws pictures on the mirrors with dry erase markers for the girls when he knows he'll be gone for a few days. He send letters to us in the mail with fun hand drawn pictures for us to color. He literally can draw anything he can see, and he can draw it perfectly in any size. This year our ward needed an artist to draw life size animals for the nativity at the ward party, so I signed him up!!! ;) Luckily he was game and his work turned out AMAZING! He drew on thin pieces of ply wood, then cut them out and painted the detail. He truly wowed our ward and his wife!!!
Jasie started calling her little sister Ellie bean and so it is, her nickname forever more. Ellie is SOO much fun, she is all smiles and the girls love taking turns holding, playing with, and feeding her. I can NEVER get enough snuggles from her, at least she like to snuggle to! She is very patient with her sisters thank HEAVEN!
So thanks for looking after this long even though we've been dormant :( I seriously haven't had time to update this blog unless I set my alarm and wake up in the middle of the night.
Here are the little cuties on Santas lap at the Stone family party. ENJOY. More to come!!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Memorial day came and we thought a vacation was in order so we packed the mini van and headed South. We visited lots of GOOD friends, and of course Grandma Rich. We played at the Rain Tree swimming pool, the splash pad, had a picnic at Vernon Worthen park and had a few late nights catching up with everyone. The girls had a blast and never wanted to leave Grandmas house. Grandma was so cute, she had stocked up on bananas, PB&J fixins, and of course cookies :) We had TONS of fun!!! Saturday night we went to the cemetery and put flowers and flags on Grandpa Richs' grave. Grandma was so happy to do this with us. Sunday we visited whats left of our old family ward and caught up with a few friends from there. Maybe someday we'll end up back there...it sure felt like going home.
The littles love to have their own recital at home on the organ too!!!
For Easter Chelsie got a childrens hymn book and is determined to learn all the songs...both hands. For her Spring recital she played How Much is That Doggie in the Window and Book of Mormon Stories. She was a STAR! Her piano teacher LOVES her...but then again who doesn't?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ellie was 5 weeks old on Monday and SUPER healthy. She nurses like a champ and sleeps 5-7 hours a night :) We are all in love with her! The girls love taking turns holding her all day...Sydnie wants to hold her the most and is VERY gentle and loving with her. Thanks to all of you that kept us in your prayers and did so much to help during our time of need.
Ellie was put on a ventilator and transferred to IMC NICU (where she spent the 1st 8 days of her life). Nobody was allowed to hold her, but before the transfer Brandie was able to take her by the hand, and she received a priesthood blessing.
When Ellie was born she had the cord wrapped around her neck and it caused her to take in some fluid which caused her to get pneumonia :( On the video you can see that her lungs collapsed and her chest was retracting. She was breathing 100 times per minute, that's more than once per second.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sydnie has managed to talk us in to making snow angles every time fresh snow appears.
Jasie Turned 2...WHAT!?!
Jason was sworn in as an "OFFICIAL" Firefighter/Paramedic in Murray city. (December)
Chelsie had her 1st piano recital, yes it was in October, but it still counts ;)