Monday, September 30, 2013

Mascot Bowl

Dave and Bert took the 4 boys to the Mascot Bowl in Lehi tonight.  The last time we went was in 2009 and the boys didn't even remember it.  We've been wanting to go again since then but it just never worked out.  I spent the evening with Terri and my 3 girls.  It was a fun night!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

"I think I can..."

This is Day 2 with no feeding tube.  She pulled it out yesterday morning before I came in to get her out of bed and I thought I would leave it out and see how well she did.  So far, she's doing great.  She sometimes leaves like 20 mls in the bottom of her bottle but she is taking most of it.  Keep your fingers crossed that she can keep it up!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Jacks' Trip

Papa and Nana took Jacks on a little trip this weekend to celebrate turning 8 in the summer.  They were planning on taking their trailer out but the forecast said it was going to freeze at night and my dad was concerned about the pipes in the trailer.  So they stayed at a hotel instead and then went up the canyon to ride the Heber Creeper.  Cooper was very jealous and sad to miss out so I got Panda Express for dinner and let him play the PS3 a little longer than usual. :)

He also wanted to sleep upstairs so he wasn't all alone in the basement.  We pushed the 2 brown chairs together and made him a bed just like Nick used to do.  He loved it!

Addi was just as into the BYU game as Bert was.  We don't have our TV hooked up quite yet so he had to watch the game on the IPAD.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Playing on the Floor

Nancy Braithwaite, the woman over Humanitarian Service in our ward, dropped by a couple weeks ago to have me pick out some fabric so the ward could make quilts for my babies.  The fabric she brought by was left over from some that had been donated when my grandma died in 2007.  I picked this Raggedy Ann fabric because it reminded me so much of Grandma.  Every time the girls use it I think of her. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Good Helpers

The boys are good helpers with the babies and fill in for Bert or I on occasion.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bath Time

The girls are still trying to get used to the big tub and Addi kicked Jordyn right before I took this picture. :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

School Carnival

Tiff's school carnival was tonight and my mom took Jacks, Coop and Ry while Peggy and I stayed home with the babies.  They had a really good time!  I was surprised how brave Ry was.  When the boys were her age they would have never gotten their faces painted or even thought about the pony rides.

I got a little sad when my dad texted this picture to me.  I know that I need to be home with the girls and keeping them healthy is the most important thing right now but I hate missing out on important things with the other kids.  I am grateful to have so much family around that can take the older 3 to do fun things and they aren't stuck at home all the time too.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brother Time

Most of the time the boys are busy playing downstairs in the basement or outside but, once in a while, they emerge and come up to spend time with their baby sisters.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Jordyn found her toes and this is the position she is always in now.

This cute little monkey is one of Addi's favorite toys.

Jordyn started giggling today. :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Waking Up

The girls take their naps in the swings and they wake up so happy.  I'm greeted with big grins when I go in to get them.


Sunday, September 15, 2013


Addi discovered her fingers recently and is always sucking on them now.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Pump Return

I stopped pumping a few days ago.  My milk supply has slowly dwindled since we moved into the new house and I haven't had as much time.  I thought about trying to increase it again but decided I wanted to be done.  I feel guilty about not pumping longer but I am also so happy to be done!!  I took the pump back to Intermountain Homecare today and was flooded with memories from when we picked it up.  I had just been released from the hospital and had to say goodbye to our babies and leave them behind.  In some ways that feels like it was so long ago but it was only 7 months.  I'm so grateful to be where we are today and not back at the beginning again!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


We got Addi's NICU bill today!  We had no idea what to expect.  They had itemized every little thing and given a price for all of it.  Her total came to $436,122 dollars and 78 cents.  My favorite part, though, is the current balance: $0.  :-)

This isn't even accounting for her chest tube placement, which will be billed by the individual doctor.  We know that Jordyn's is going to be more than Addi's because she was on her breathing machines longer and stayed in the NICU a week longer.  These girls really are Million Dollar Babies!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Messy Hair

I'm not sure why I even bother doing her hair in the morning.  Most days she pulls it out and is left looking like this.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Grocery Shopping

Bert went shopping tonight to take advantage of a good cereal sale.  We have never been able to stock up on good sales before because we just didn't have the room to put anything.  It's exciting to have a big storage room and have a place to put things now!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Adjusted Age

Macy was born on April 9 so the girls are 2 months older than her.  But if you are going off of the adjusted age than Macy is 1 month older than the girls. :)   I's very confusing!

Monday, September 2, 2013