Thursday, September 23, 2010


Here we are at 32 weeks. We had a Dr.'s appointment yesterday and by all the measurements, this kid is weighing 5 lbs already! This scares me a little bit as we still have 8 weeks of growing left. I'm still feeling good, especially in the morning. As the day goes on I start to feel heavier and heavier and can't do quite as much at night. Allie is a great little helper and loves to play with all the baby stuff we have gotten so far. She loves that she can feel him kick all the time now. The kicks have changed from little jabs to rolling motions across my whole belly now that he is getting so big! We've got a couple names so far but nothing for sure. We might need to see him first. Sleeping does not come easy, I'm always hot and poor Ry is freezing cold with blankets piled on top of him! The end is near though so I am just enjoying this time before the REAL sleepless nights arrive!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Shower!

In preparation for this baby boy to join our family in just 8 weeks (wha??), Ryan's sweet sisters and mom threw us a baby shower! They worked hard to make it a special day and it couldn't have turned out better! We had such a fun time with family and friends, here's a little peek.

Brenda, mom Taggart, me and Kim

Brook wasn't there yet for the pic above so here she is with Brenda!
the food was AMAZING...

especially these little molten chocolate cakes. I think I had about 6.

Kim made this diaper cake! Cutest thing ever.
my helpers

Betsy (she flew out for the shower), Liz and I

Allie got a baby at the shower. Here's grandma with Allie, Charlie and the baby

the guys went golfing during the shower but showed up just in time for some leftovers

What a fun time, thanks so much for giving us such a special day to remember!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Well it's official. She's growing up. Allie started kindergarten yesterday! I can't believe I have a child who goes to school everyday! It's crazy to have 3 hours of total freedom everyday. I miss her when she's gone and worry about every little thing that could go wrong while she is away from the safety of home but I know I need to just let her go and become her own little person. I especially need to enjoy it because in another few months I will have absolutely no freedom at all! She loves her teacher, Mrs. Brooks, and seems to like school so far. Ryan took the day off and took her out to breakfast, it was her day and she was loving it. Here are some pics of our little kindergartner.

Ready to go into class!

I think I was more nervous to leave her than she was Allie and Mrs. Brooks She looks pretty happy after her first day!

She wanted a bagel after school so off to Einstein's we went Now that we live back in North Ogden her favorite thing to do is to have Ryan take her down to the farm on the mower to check the eggs and this day was no different I'd say it was a pretty good first day!