Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tayton at 2 months

Man I love this kid. He is so amazing and so sweet. I just want to cuddle him all the time and give him lots and lots of kissed!!!
At his check up today his stats were:
8 pounds 8 oz
22 inches
He is only gaining about 20 grams a day which is the lowest number a baby can gain in a day so they are a little worried about him. He went from being in the 5th percentile in weight to the 3rd so he is just dropping. I saw a baby at the doctors office today who was there for their 2 week and Tayton was smaller then him, he is so tiny I dont know what to do with him sometimes, Im not used to such a tiny baby. He is on meds for acid reflux because he spits up just about everything he eats so they are trying to stop that, but its not helping as much as they would like so he has to get an ultra sound in the morning to make sure his asophogus is not to fat (if it is it means its harder for him to get food down it). Im hoping thats not the case but I will leave it in the lords hands and pray he is okay. He also is not tracking (which means he does not follow things with his eyes) Im not worried because Braddoc was the same way but they are going to keep an eye on him to make sure he starts doing it soon.

Here are some of the things we love about Tayton:
*his big beautiful eyes that look like they are going to pop out of his head. I think he has the biggest eyes yet of all our babies, (if thats even possible)

*he is starting to coo and its just such a soft sweet precious sound, it melts my heart. the first time Landon heard it he said, "Look mom Tayton can talk now."
*he sleeps for long stretches at a time which is great for mom to get a nap and to get some sleep at night.
*we finally figured out he would sleep better all together if we bought a wedge to put under his sheet on top of his matteress so he would not be flat and therefor not spit up as much. And now he sleeps for 7-8 hour stretches at night.
*he loves to lay his head on your shoulder and has started to wrap his arm around my shoulder like a little tiny baby hug.
*he loves to by warm and falls asleep almost as soon as we are outside.
*he hates his carseat and who can blame him? but he just whimpers about it every now and then and hardly fusses.
*the only time he cries if when one of his brothers loves on him a little too much and hurts him.
*he will grunt at us when he his hungry of poopy but doesnt really cry
*he has these cute little wrinkles on his tiny litte knees because he has like no fat on his body.
*he has the crooked pinky toe like his daddy and his brothers (what an odd ressive gene).
*he loves to be sung too.
*he is very patient with his big brothers who like to smother him in kisses and hugs and want to hold him all the time. He usually doesnt make a peep when they are both in his face, they only time he really makes an angry face at them is when they poke him.
*he smiles in his sleep A LOT, its so precious, and we are finally starting to get what looks like a smile while he is awake.
*he loves to cuddle up nice and close and fall asleep.
*he sleeps through all the scream and crying and yelling and craziness that goes on in our house, even when its happening only a foot or so away from him.
*he puts himself to sleep.

Here he is right at 8 weeks with his big eyes!!! :O)
7 weeks, just chilling and cooing in his swing, I love the "zoolander" face in this picture.
Has the same nose as his brothers but yet very different at the same time.

All the little men just chilling on the couch. If Tayton is on the couch Braddoc has to be right there with him.

My little pea in a pod, what a sweet angel.

So patient.

Roll TIDE!!! sportin the BAMA gear already.

So very sweet. Look at his long fingers, he has such big hands.

I love this picture!

Brotherly love!!

My sweet tiny little man

I had professional pictures taken at a month but we have yet to get them back yet. As soon as I get them Ill post some on here.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Braddocs 2nd birthday

Braddoc's 2nd birthday was a low key event with some of our good friends.
Braddocs best friend Brynlee was there and a Mickey Mouse cake.
That was all he needed and he loved it.

Is almost 4 enough old enough to shave? Well it is if you are just pretending. :O) Landons Aunts Kala and Emma (noahs younger and older sister) sent the boys all fun presents. They sent Tayton a pooh toy and some pooh car seat hangers and Braddoc a alien monster stuffed toy and Landon a shaving kit. As soon as they opened the box Landon wanted to go right away and shave, we told him he had to wait till bed time. "why mom because thats when daddy shaves?" so silly, "yes because thats when daddy shaves and you can shave with him."

So that night before bed they boys went into the bathroom and shaved like men. He had so much fun and has asked almost every night if he can shave, it is precious.

Learning to shave, and doing pretty darn good.
Getting ready to brush his shaved face? no he was doing his hair (like levi) when he was done.

Such handsome men, soon to be clean baby faced men.

man I love this kiddo he just cracks me on constantly.

tommorow he has his 4 year check up and Braddoc has his two year, so hopefully I can post about them each growing. when I told Landon he had a doctors appointment tommorow he asked me is the doctor was going to poke him. I told him it was his 4 year appointment and he would have to probably get his shots. "Mom get the phone now and call the doctor and ask them and tell them I dont want to get shots, and not to poke me okay?" I laughed and said we would talk to them tommorow to see and if he did have to get shots he would get a band aid and stickers (which he loves) and it seemed to have made him feel better. But I thought it was so cute that he wanted me to call and talk to the doctor about his shots.

Taytons baby blessing

Tayton had his baby blessing at church on July 4th. He looks so super cute in his blessing outfit that one of my very dear friends, Kirsten, made for him. I love the little tie and Noah is a super supendars lover so we thought they were so cute. I love this little boy, he is so amazing and such a sweet baby. He was not happy for pictures because it was right after church and right in time for naps and food so none of my men were very happy to take pictures. I am so thrilled to have such an amazing family. I loved that he was blessed on the 4th, I will never forget his exact blessing day.

It was an amazing sweet and loving blessing lead by the spirit and given by Noah. I am so glad to be married to such a wonderful man who honors his priesthood and takes his role as patriarch of our family so seriously. It was a very precious and special day.

Love my big eyed boys.
Super cute in his tie.

The boys!!!

mommy and her sweet baby angel!!!

Daddy and his newest baby boy.
So Sweet!

Cowabunga dudes!!!! Landon turns 4

Landon had two parties this year. What a lucky little boy! First he had a Ninja turtle party with 8 of his friends. They learned Ninja moves from Master Splinter (Noah) and played pin the mask on Leonardo, watched TMNT movies and ate pizza and cake and ice cream and opened presents. He had a blast!!! They loved learning the ninja moves and were so cute, but horrible mom I am I did not get any pictures of it.

Then we had a party the next night with all of our "family" all the grandparents (not really his grandparents but he has adopted them and calls them his grandparents). Grandma Joni and Steve and Grandma and Grandpa Graham. (and his real grandparents, Nana and pops). We asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner and he said he wanted Taco Salad so thats what we had.

This kid racked up the gifts man and loved EVERY single one of them.

He got for his birthday from his friends: A batman lunch box, a bunch of star wars action figures, two green retracktable light sabers, a cool green soccer blanket (made for him), star wars shirt, mickey mouse game, letter/number puzzle, star wars "school stuff", a bike, a transformers helmet, a toy story scooter, talespin movie, darkwing duck movie, swan princess movie, ninja turtle, a ninja turtle costume, baseball bat and balls, a construction block set, a toy saxaphone, a noahs arc matching game and a remote control car.

Opening mimis presents (he got to go pick out some stuff earlier that day too) Eating his birthday cup cakes from his family party.

Love this kiddo he was watching us all sing to him.

He helped me and noah make and decorate his cupcakes in the ninja turtles colors.

He had LOTS and LOTS of help opening his presents.

Braddoc playing pin the mask on....not quit getting the conscept of the mask.

Opening is presents. he woke up that morning and said he needed to wear green for ninja turtles and blue for leonardo, so he totally did not match but he was so cute.

All his friends spinning him.

pinning the mask on.
Getting ready for pizza. He said we had to eat ninja turtles pizza for his dinner with friends because thats what all ninja turtles eat.

His birthday invites. Little pizzas in pizza boxes. You can find these free at any pizza place. They gave me 15 for free.

His leonardo ninja turtle cake. He is coming out of the sewer like Landon wanted.

His friends at his party: Chase Lewis, Aylee Christenson, Mikie Cox, Garyn McGuire, Gracie Schwarz, Levi Stewart, Owyn Malcolm, and Ethan Booth.
I love this kiddo he is so much fun!!!