Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Little Dare Devil

We went swimming while we were in Lyman. Mark said "Do you think Henley would jump off the diving board?" We guessed whether she would or not. Me and Mark's mom guessed that she would. Sure enough she jumped with no problem at all. She has a lot of Mark in her because I was so scared of diving board my whole life. I know it is just the small diving board but I think it is still impressive since she is so small.


This year we were in Logan for Christmas Eve and Christmas. We went to Lyman on the 26th and 27th to see Mark's family. Henley got Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve and a Christmas Book. We watched a movie but I can't remember which one, I know it was like 4 days ago but I can't remember. Henley was so excited about each gift on Christmas morning. She got a baby doll play set from Santa and she would have played with that all day. I asked if she wanted to open another present and she said "No, I'm playing." Anyway, eventually we opened all the gifts. Mark is refinishing a rocking chair for me and the new baby, that was his gift to me. We each got some clothes, and Mark got kitchen gadgets which he loves. I got a Scentsy from Mark's mom which I was very excited about. We went to my parents for breakfast and to talk to my brother Kyle who was calling from his mission in Nebraska. We opened presents there and then waited for my Grandpa and his wife Tana and the Kirschmans. It was a lot of fun, and then we got snowed in. My parents only live about 5 minutes away but it snowed about a foot on Christmas night so we stayed the night at my parents. The next day we headed to Lyman to see the Huntsmans. I have no idea why we don't have that many pictures but this is about all I could find.

This is how Henley wanted to watch the movie Christmas Eve.

Playing with her new doll set.

Playing with play dough at Grandma Huntsmans

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thank you whoever you are

We had a VERY generous gift left on our doorstep last night. We don't know who it was from although we have an idea. I just wanted to say how much we appreciate this gift and how much it meant to our family. I won't go in to details and I don't know if the person who did it will ever read this, but I want to let everyone know how grateful we are for this. We were very touched by how thoughtful this gift is and hope one day we can do the same for someone else. We also want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope everyone can feel the Christmas Spirit that we have felt this year. Thank you whoever you are.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

French Braids

Well the pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Henley's hair is long enough for french braids. I am so glad she got Mark's hair genes, because I don't think my mom could french braid my hair until I was in second grade. Her hair is so long and I love it. She is also so good about letting me do her hair. After her bath she watches either Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or My friends Tigger and Pooh and lets me do whatever I want to her hair. Then when I am done she says " Thank you mom." Once in a while she will play with her hair when I'm done and say "It's pretty hair" or "It's beautiful,mom". What a funny girl. And you can see Jersey enjoys the morning cartoons with Henley, she is out cold next to Henley on the bed. The last picture is of her newest find in our house, the loft in our bedroom. She loves it which is great but you have to sit there until she wants down in case she tries to jump off. Oh well.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I just wanted to say thank you to all of our great friends and family who are so excited for us. We are so blessed to have you all in our lives. I also just wanted to say that just like with Henley we will not be finding out the sex of the baby until it is born. Sorry to dissapoint any of you who just can't wait but you're going to have to. I promise it is so fun to do it this way, it's like actually waiting until Christmas to open your presents instead of peeking in October. We loved doing it this way with Henley and will be excited when that day comes to find out what it is. Neither of us care what it is anyway so it really doesn't matter. I would like to have a boy to be different, but I would love another girl cuz I really like the one we've got and then they could be close. Anyway I am starting a little poll of baby names for a boy or a girl, vote and let me know what names you like or hate and don't be afraid to be honest. Or if you have any great name suggestions let us know. Thanks for everything we love you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh Baby... Here we go again

Oh Baby... Here we go again
Well the title of this post pretty much says it all. We are expecting our second baby! We had our first doctors appointment today and they did an ultrasound and everything looks good. The baby has a strong heartbeat and had all four limbs so that is great. I am due around July 1st, but the doctor told me I could be induced a week early. What a difference the second baby is, with Henley he did not want to induce me but he is already telling me he will induce me with this baby. The ultrasound said I was 11 weeks and 1 day pregnant which would actually make me due June 29th, but he said they would set it for July 2nd. So around the end of June we should have our second baby. I thought for awhile that it might be twins because I got so big so fast, but I guess that is really how 2nd babies work. It is not twins and I am a little bit relieved, not that I wouldn't have been thrilled if it was. Henley has been so sweet the whole time, when I don't feel good she gets so concerned. "Mommy you don't feel good?" "Mommy you feel better now?". What a sweetheart. I tried out the accupressure bands and every morning she says "Mommy, you need your bracelets, you feel better". She is already a little mommy herself and I'm sure she will be such a good big sister. We were actually shooting to have a baby the end of the summer or beginnning of the fall, but I will just say I must be meant to have kids cuz we get to have one earlier that we thought. We are all so excited and I will keep you posted.