Sunday, April 12, 2009

We are having a boy!!
Easter Weekend!
When the Aunts come to town....
My sisters Steffaney and Sydney came into town from BYU-I to pick up our car. Mom and Dad so kindly bought it for them. The kids were excited to see their Aunts and I was excited to have some company. The morning they arrived, while they settled in and unpacked I took the kids to a primary activity. Andy had to work in the morning and the primary activity just happened to be at his work. Nice!! The kids had a lot of fun entertaining all the "grandma's and grandpa's" and the music therapist did great! After the primary activity we went back to the house to pick up Steffaney and Sydney. After a quick stop at McDonalds we headed to the mall to meet Dorothy, The Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man. We waited in line for 25 minutes. By the time we got to the front of the line Aubrey,Caleb, and Ainsley were too nervous to get there pictures taken. Steffaney and Sydney were very excited!!! The crowded mall and long line erupted with laughter.Right as we were leaving Aubrey wanted to take a picture with Dorothy. She was a little shy. After pictures we headed to the Wizard of Oz play area.
When we are all done playing we headed to the Candy Store and each child/aunt picked a lolipop or small bag of candy.
*While we were at the mall Andy left work and went to buy a swing set.
We got home from the mall just in time to clean faces, change Ainsley clothes, and walk to the neighbor hood Easter Egg Hunt.
Ainsley was very serious about collecting eggs. Once she had 4 in her basket it got "too heavy" for her and she started dragging it. One by one her eggs started falling out. She was unaware that they were HER eggs. I would point to her eggs on the grass and (unaware) she was so excited to keep finding eggs!
Finally her neighbor hood friend Nathan helped her carry her basket!
Steffaney and Sydney were pretty wiped out. Caleb loved the extra attention! Surveying the candy!
Sydney didn't keep a very good eye on Caleb. When she realized he had melted chocolate everywhere she quickly handed him over to me!
Aubrey made a special request to talk and take a picture with the Easter Bunny!
Easter Morning!!!
Steff/Syd, Caleb, Ainsley, and Aubrey's Easter Baskets!
Caleb's "steam roller/shovel"
Aubrey's lip gloss, umbrella, and barbie clothes were a big hit!
Although Caleb initially liked the chocolate bite into it changed his mind.
Ainsley was the only one who liked the chocolate bunny. How can this be??
I guess the Easter Bunny didn't have enough time to put the swing set together before Easter morning.
First thing Easter Morning Andy went outside to get started on the swing set again! My fault....I thought I had read that it took 8 hours and 2 people. Come to find out it says 2 experienced people 20-24 hours!!! I think we all wanted to die!!! After spending 4 hours on it yesterday and completeling 5 of the 103 steps this is what the kids saw in the morning! Not exactly the exciting view I had pictured for the kids but hopefully it will be done by May!:) Wish us luck!
**On Friday morning while Aubrey was at school and Andy was at work I took Ainsley and Caleb with me to the doctor to find out if we were having a boy or girl. Its a boy!!! Once Caleb found out he was very exited and kept asking the doctor questions like:
Can I see my brothers heart?
Can I see my brothers head?
Wow! My brother is bald!
Andy is very excited...I think more excited then he has been after the last 3 children's ultra sounds! I am a little scared to have another "Caleb" but very glad that Caleb will have a brother!!! The baby is really small...not yet a pound so I will be going back often for observations and ultra sounds. We feel very blessed and excited!


Clair said...

The pic of your sisters and the oz crew is adorable. Love that Ainsley had a little help carrying her basket- what a gentelmen! That is the cutest Easter Bunny I have seen! Glad you all had a great weekend. Love you.

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Mitch and Jenny said...

You're family is just the cutest. That's all there is to it! :)

Matt, Ella, and Jane said...

That swing set is insane!!! That is so cute that Caleb was saying that stuff about his brother. I didn't realize Andy wanted another boy so badly! Please keep us updated on your baby and how he's growing! I hope all is well.

.Lane & Jesika. said...

Another baby? Holy cow! Congrats! I am so behind. You guys had a killer Easter! Hope you guys are doing good. Good luck with the pregnancy!

Brittany Hepworth said...

Congrats! I'm so excited that Caleb gets to have a little brother!