Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Easton Roc

Last Tuesday my doctor said I was at a 4 and if I wanted I could be induced or just wait. Well we were tired of waiting so Thursday we headed to the hospital so we could finally meet our baby boy. 8 hours later Easton Roc Clayton joined our family....



He was born at 5:25pm and was 8lbs 15oz and 20 inches long! (He was just .03 grams away from 9lbs) Everyone in the room was shocked how big he was! Now it makes complete sense on why my ribs hurt so much.

The girls got to stay with Grandma and Grandpa Clayton and were so excited to come see their little brother...


They love him to death and have been awesome with him. Lydia finally accepted the fact that he sleeps in the room with them...


I just noticed Lydia hiding in this picture what a goof.

Easton definitely loves his Daddy. He was giving him little grins the other day.


and we have learned he does not like his back rubbed. But his head ... he absolutely loves...






Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tummy Time

Last week at my 38 week appointment my Doctor told me I was already dilated to a 3 and she doubted she would see me at my next appointment. So we quickly did tummy pictures thinking I could pop any minute....


But now the week has passed and still no baby. Poor Chad has been a nervous wreck all week.


We take this picture every time to compare our bellies. What possessed us in the first place to start this odd tradition? No clue.

But here we are with Sophie...








And Lydia...

 
 
(As a disclaimer Chad is pushing his belly out as far as he can in all of these pictures)


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Grandma's Irises

My Grandma Buchanan loved irises. They were her favorite flower and Iris was her middle name. We named Sophie Iris after her. At her funeral about 8 years ago we all laid an iris on her coffin. My wonderful Aunt Barbara gave all of the grandchildren and great grandchildren an iris bulb that we could plant to help us remember Grandma. She spent a lot of time getting a different type of iris for each person that matched their personalities. I can't remember the name of mine but I sure love the color. So does Lydia....can't imagine why.....


My parents have had them in their garden ever since and now that we have a place in our backyard they sent some home with me. Sunday we got our first blooms!! I was so excited to see that I had actually gotten my iris!


A couple of the blooms look a little sad because we had a huge wind storm yesterday. I was just glad they survived. I stressed over them all day.

It is so nice to look out the window and be reminded of my sweet Grandma.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Flying Kites

We took the girls out to try and fly their kites the other day.


It didn't work out so well. We spent more time untangling Lydia from string, untangling the two kites, and holding the kites up.


The wind was just so inconsistent, but I think they still had fun even if the kites didn't fly.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Fun

This year for Easter we did our 7 days of Easter again to teach the girls the story of Christ. They really enjoyed it and remembered the meaning much better this time. After my baby shower we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Clayton's to celebrate Grandpa's Birthday. And the girls got to dye Easter eggs.



They really did have fun even though it doesn't look like it from their faces in this picture. Easter morning the girls were excited for their baskets...




They got kites (pink and purple of course), fairy barbies, swim goggles, and princess gloves. Got to love the dollar store! They of course had to wear their gloves with their Easter dresses...


after church we headed to Grandma and Grandpa Miller's house. Everyone was there and we had a big Easter egg hunt. There was over 400 eggs for the kids to find...






Sophie collected so many eggs she had to re hide several (the kids have to stop when they reach a certain number). It took a bit for Lydia to get into it. She even put down her basket at one point and just wandered around. But she eventually collected all her eggs and they were pretty excited.


Monday, April 1, 2013

My Baby Shower

My wonderful sister put on a baby shower for me in an awesome Boise State theme!

 
Jeanette helped with the decorations too and I think everything turned out really cute! Sarah and my Mom dipped strawberries and made them look like footballs for the favors...

 
Sarah displayed the quilt I made for Baby Roc and some cute blankets from my Mom ....

 
 
And this cute bear Aimee made....

 
 
Here is the amazing food table! Full of deliciousness....

 
Jeanette made the deviled eggs look like footballs...so clever...
 
 
And a really cool goal post Jeff made! I thought it was pretty awesome!


Thank you Sarah, Mom, Jeanette, and Jeff for an wonderful baby shower! You guys are the best!!