Friday, August 29, 2008

6 Week Pictures

Breezy Cartwright recently did some pictures of Colton and I think she did a wonderful job! I love, love, love them! Here are a few of our favorites:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

a MUST see video

Parkers' mom recently sent us the link to this amazing video. Each year the Mesa Temple puts on an Easter pageant which I hear is amazing, although we have never seen it. A photographer was given permission to photograph cast members for an exhibit, called Reflections of Christ, that was going to be put up in the visitors center. The photographer and cast members travelled around Arizona to shoot photos in places that looked like Israel. This slide show is beautiful. Get ready to cry, I think I lasted about 1 minute 46 seconds before the first tear rolled down my cheek. Keep in mind that these are photos, not paintings.

p.s. Make the video full screen by clicking on the lower right hand square icon (next to volume).

Friday, August 22, 2008

Starting him young...

Colton decided it was time to start developing his game. He begged us to watch the "redeem team" , so he could model his game after his favorite players.

Yes, he really did watch the game for a few minutes. And quite intently if you ask me.

This kid already has moves like Kobe!

Perhaps he will be apart of this huddle in 2028.......

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mommy and Colton

I realized that I have no pictures of my son and I together! Of course we have some pictures of the two of us in the hospital but those pictures would burn your retinas (I am so huge in those pictures, I can't bear to look at them let alone subject you guys to it.). So, here are a few that I had Parker snap the other day. I just love Colton's face in the first picture.

Monday, August 18, 2008

More Colton.....

Colton has recently figured out hat he can grab toys with his hands. He doesn't do much more than swing his arms once they are in his hands but he thinks it's pretty fun. He has developed quite a grip! If he gets a hold of my fingers, it's only seconds before they turn white because he is squeezing the life out of them. Colton is starting to talk and laugh all the time. He is always smiling which of course makes Parker and I smile. He is all smiles the first half of the video but then he gets distracted by the camera.

Yes, his shirt has a picture of a beet and the quote underneath it says "and the beet goes on"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Twins Update

Now that I am back to my usual self (and have been for several weeks now) I have been watching the twins twice a week. It is crazy how much these girls can do now! They sit on their own and can even walk! Yes, I said walk. They have a new walker that is "U" shaped which has made all the difference. They hold on with one arm, and then they coordinate their steps. I got to see some walking a few days ago, I will work on getting a video because it is AMAZING to see!

The Bailey's are planning a trip to Seattle this October to visit with the doctors about seperation. It will be several days of testing and lots of doctor consultations. I know we are all anxious to hear whether or not the surgery can even be done.

Taylor can prop herself up onto one arm. I think it is only a matter of time until she can push herself up and over Emma (landing on the opposite side she started).

Taylor also loves Gushers fruit snacks. Especially the blue ones.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A REALLY cool blog:

Abbey (Parker's older sister) posted this blog on her site so, out of curiosity I took a peek at it. A looooooong peek! The recipes, the photos, the way she writes! This woman has got it together. I found thirty million (OK, not than many) new recipes I want to try and I officially want to be a cowgirl (you will see what I mean). Be prepared to look at her site longer than you intended, it's captivating.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Wellness Check

Colton had his two month wellness check yesterday and he is as healthy as they come! He now weighs 13 pounds 11 ounces which puts him in the 90th percentile for weight. He has also stretched out to 24.5 inches, putting him in the 95th percentile for height! It's hard to believe that he has grown 3.5 inches and put on almost 5.5 pounds since he was born. That is just craziness. He did have to get three shots which just about broke my heart. I had to help hold his legs while the gave the shots and I couldn't hold back the tears. I have never seen him cry that hard. The nurse probably thought I was such softy when she noticed the tears running down my face. I think Parker is gonna have to go to the next appointment because I can't do that again.

In honor of being two months old, I think Colton decided it's time for him to start sleeping at night. He was quite fussy last night because of his shots, so when he fell asleep at 11, I just let him sleep even though I was supposed to feed him at 11:30. I had fed him at 9 in the evening and when he woke for his first feeding I was shocked. It was 4:45 in the morning! He went almost 8 hours, I couldn't believe it! I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is going to become habit for him. I am a little nervous that the shots made him extra tired and that is what kept him sleeping for so long. I guess we will find out tonight.....

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

2 Months Already?!?!

Man, time flies when you have a new born! We are loving every minute of raising this little boy. Tomorrow is Colton's wellness check so I will have his official height and weight up then.

Chillin' in the Bumbo

2 Months Old

1 Month Old

About one Week Old

Saturday, August 02, 2008

My other favorite shirt.