Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Turkey Day

Dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's
 We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Luckily, Ashley came soon enough that we were able to enjoy some of the festivities with family.
 Ahhh.. a much needed nap!

Dinner at Nauni and Papa Jones'

All our dinners were delicious and we appreciated everyone in making them for us. I didn't do much helping this year with having the new baby, but we enjoyed the time we were able to spend together and for the yummy, yummy food!

David's 30th Birthday!

 David's big birthday got a little overshadowed this year by having a new baby and Thanksgiving, but we tried to still make it somewhat special!  (Don't mind the mess in our room... YIKES!)
 Adam asked David what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday.  David said, "Angel Food Cake."  Adam looked puzzled, and said, "That's a girl's cake!!"  H/H!  So here's to David's "girl cake".

We sure love you

Monday, November 28, 2011

She's Here!

 Ashley Leone Warren
7 lbs. 15 oz.
19 1/2 in. long

Ashley came one week early and is as healthy as can be!  My delivery went really well.  At my midweek check up, I was dialted to a 5 and 80-90% effaced, so we were nervous about how fast my labor would go when it got going, but everything worked out just great.  I woke up at 1:20am with some minor contractions 6-7 minutes a part, so we monitored them for an hour and then called my mom to come on over.  We got to the hospital at 3:15am and I was at a 6.  They gave me an epidural at 4:15am and then broke my water at 4:50am.  We thought my contractions would really pick up after breaking my water, but they actually declined to like 10-12 minutes a part.  I was so worried, but at 5:45am, she gave me the tiniest dose of pitocin and within 35 minutes, I was dialted to a 10 and she was ready.  After 3 pushes, she was here at 6:51am!  So from the time I got to the hospital to her birth was only 3 1/2 hours.  We are so grateful everything went so well and we are so grateful to have our beautiful baby girl!         

 The proud Daddy
 It was so nice to be able to have the kids come and visit at the hopsital this year.  The boys are so proud and love their new little sister.

 Going Home!

Ashley's claim to fame:

While we were at the hospital, they were doing a Period of Purple Crying (shaking baby prevention) campaign.  The Daily Herold wanted to get a picture of a baby in a purple hat to go along with their article.  The nurses chose Ashley to be the model baby for the photo shoot:)  It was so sweet and she did great!  I can't believe that at one day old, she already has had her claim to fame.  H/H!  
Let's just hope that it is not an omen that she will be a colicky baby!!

We are so grateful for Ashley.  She is so peaceful and calm and we love her dearly already.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween Happenings

We had a great Halloween!  We had lots of parties to fully celebrate.  So many though that we must have worn little Brandon out.  He was too sick to go Trick or Treating, but at least he had other ways to celebrate and opportunities to wear his cute little costume.
Our little Tiger

Party #1:  Ward Fall Festival
Our church had a party a few weeks before Halloween, which was nice, so they all weren't right in a row.  It was a Fall carnival with chili and pie to eat, lots of games, face painting, and fun for the kids!  We were supposed to dress up as Farmers, so we did the best we could:)  H/H!

Party #2: Adam's Joy School Group
We got to do the Halloween Party at our house and had a lot of fun.  We painted pumpkins, played games, and took pictures.  They also liked dancing to Halloween music and doing a little Halloween flannel board story.


Party #3:  Slumber Party at Nauni and Papa Jones' house
Nauni and Papa Jones were brave and had all the UT grandkids over to their house for a slumber party.  The kids had so much fun.  They went on a Scavenger Hunt, walked to a spooky house in the neighborhood, made gingerbread haunted houses, played games, made jack-o-lanterns, and ate a halloween meal of mummy hot dogs and other ghoulish treats.  Then they all got to sleep in the basement and watch Yogi Bear!

Party #4:  Halloween Tricks and Treats at Grandma and Grandpa's house
The next day, we traveled up to Grandma and Grandpa's house and had a great party there too!  We got to carve pumpkins, eat, and the kids got to play some games.  We then went to their city "Pumpkin Walk" which was a lot of fun.  I have never been to something like that before and loved seeing all the different pumpkins that people had created on display.  It was such a nice night to be out.

Even Grandpa got dressed up for a little bit:)
Wrestling with Uncle Mike

I asked Adam to find his favorite Jack-O-Lantern and I would take a picture of him with it.  Well, he found his "favorite pumpkin" about every 5-10 pumpkins and wanted his picture taken, so I think he really enjoyed the event as well:)  He thought the Star Wars guys were pretty cool too.

(Now what to do with all that candy??!!!)