I can't believe that I found you, fate did a number on me. If you end up with my arms around you, it's meant to be. Well, maybe my crazy is showing, but baby I'm hooked on your touch. But wherever my life is going, there ain't no rush. 'Cause wherever you're goin', I'd like to go too, if you don't have anything better to do. I'd love to spend some more time together, so what are you doin' between now and forever? I'll take the blue with the gray days, I just pray the road will be long, 'cause if I'm beside you there's no way I can go wrong. - Bryan White

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And It's A ...


BOY!!!


4 Chamber Heart - 154 beats/min.


Spine


We are so excited to be having another little boy! [It's what we wanted, but we would've been happy either way... :) ] Clay, of course cannot wait to be a big brother. It will be so much fun to have 3 little boys running around my house!! He is healthy and all is normal. He currently weighs 9 ounces and likes to move around a lot. He wouldn't let us get a look at his face, so I will get another quick ultrasound on November 26 to check for anomalies. We are thrilled!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Things I Want to Remember...

Here are the words Clayton says (and actually associates them correctly) as he approaches his 14 month birthday (tomorrow).

ball
book
dog
bread
cheese
hi
gone
Daddy
Momma
more
shoes (oosh)
butt (referring to his diaper)
"dadoo" (his mystery word)
that (dat)
this (dis)
fish
Kix
uh-oh
juice
Daq
cat
car
for horses/giraffes he makes a clip-clop noise
for cows he moos (boooo)
for monkeys he goes "ooo-ooo, ah-ah"
for lions he ROOOAAARS!



Here's a list of cool things Clay does now:

He's walking like a champ.
He's a pro with a sippy cup.
He likes to put things in their spot - like putting his cup back into its holder in the stroller/high chair. He also is into putting his rings back on the stand and playing with his Tupperware Shape-O toy.
He understands us more than we think. On Saturday, Jer asked Clay to bring him his pants so he could get him dressed after a diaper change. Clay went right to his pants and toddled them back to Jer and let him dress him.
He's great at throwing/rolling a ball back and forth.
He dances and bops whenever he hears any music.
He can now slide down off our bed/couches by himself.
He knows to go down the stairs backwards.
I don't cut up his sandwiches anymore - he just takes bites (albeit HUGE bites!).
He stands up without pulling himself up on something.
He waves goodbye.
He's basically a genius, I know.

Also, here are some pics from 9/10/08 of Clay and Cristin at the park.




Friday night (10-24) we took Clayton to the American West Heritage Center corn maze. Jer carried him a lot of the time, but he loved to be down and walking through the pathways himself. It took us 54 minutes to get through it - good thing we took a flashlight! A lot of people were using their cell phones as makeshift flashlights. After the maze we stopped by the Opera House where there were fun Halloween stories being read by a witch! Clay loves a good story and was content to sit and listen to two of them. When the stories were done we hopped on the horse-drawn wagon and headed back to the parking lot. They had other stuff there that Clayton was too young for. Such as: a blackout maze - you had to feel your way through it; and a kids mini-maze that they had to crawl through. Fun place!
Tomorrow comes the announcement of Baby #2's gender! Hurrah!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

We Heart TJMaxx and Roaring

Finally I can post some pictures and video I've had forever. This is the loot I got at TJMaxx a few weeks ago.

Utterly Fantastically Fierce Shoes [$12.00]:


Hurley Apparel (Pants and Vest) as modeled by the lovely Clayton [$23.00]:

Pack of Two 4-Wheelers that drive around by themselves (they go over everything!) [$6.00]:


And here are the 'roaring' clips I have saved from 2 or 3 weeks ago. I still need to get him on film walking.. that will have to be for a future post!
He's making his penguin, Sleddy, roar - he went through a stage where he had just learned to roar and was making every one of his stuffed animals and books roar. Hilarious. Now it's just lions, mostly. :)

video

video

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sorry!

I know it's been forever since I've posted, but I've been having some problems loading Blogger pages on my laptop lately.

So, here's the scoop on recent life:
Clay and I have started (last Monday) watching baby Owen during the week while Cristin goes to work. Clay is very interested in Owen and loves to help me burp him. O is a great baby and we love having him.

Clay started walking about 3 weeks or so ago. First it was just tentative steps when we stood him up and passed him between two people. Now he gets to his feet by himself and takes off for short bursts and usually makes it to his destination safely. :) So cute. We hope he's walking a little better by Halloween for trick-or-treating!

Lindsey is moving back to Utah this weekend! We are very excited to have her around again!

I have some video of Clay to post, but I still have to do it over at parents 'cause my internet is too slow. He likes to make things 'roar'. Aunt Cristin taught him how!

More to come, hopefully soon!