Saturday, June 28, 2008

Syracuse Heritage Days Parade

Today was fun! We got to go to the Syracuse Heritage Days parade! We were lucky because daddy didn't have to work, it was much more fun with him there to help us pick up lots of candy! Chance wasn't sure about it at first, he was a little nervous about the loud firetrucks and stuff, but as soon as we gave him some candy to eat he was all over the idea. He was picking up lots of candy and filling his bag. He also got to see his Aunt Katie in the parade! Im sure it would be confusing for a kid to be taught that it is a "no no" to go in the road and then we are telling him to run and get candy in the road... he was looking at us like he thought he was going to be in trouble. He is a fun kid.
Kami had something different in mind!! She slept and slept and slept! Sirens don't bother her, she has a big brother! haha. But I was kind of with her on this one! Sleeping in the stroller in the shade was looking pretty tempting. Last night Steve and I actually got to go on a date. We took Kami with us and she was an angel. She slept all through the movie and dinner, so it was like it was just the two of us! Chance got to play with Grandma and Grampa Bouy. I think one of my very favorite things in life is to hold a new born baby and to smell the pure smells and to just take in the perfection. It is the best!

But the fireworks were fun, We saw "Bup-Bears" (Grandma) Sandi and "Papa" (Grampa,) Uncle Dennis, Cortney, Hayley and Hunter, Jen and Abby! It was so much fun! Cant wait to see how the kids both react to fireworks!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I Saw God Today... a quick memory

I just wanted to write a quick note to remember this sweet memory. On June 7, 2008 at around 4:00 AM we pulled into the parking lot of McKay Dee hospital and the song "I Saw God Today" by George Strait came on the radio. What a perfect day! I feel so lucky to have our sweet angel Kami and our wonderful son Chance. Life is Great! We love all our family and friends for their love and support! We are very blessed!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day! A message to four Fathers

This week I have REALLY REALLY appreciated Steve! With changes taking place in our family with a newborn baby, juggling two kids and all of the responsibilities that go with that I have really seen Steve pick up my slack and take control. I love watching him with our kids! I fall in love with him more and more as I watch him with them. He is so good with Chance! He takes the time to be patient with him and to teach him what things mean and how to do things. Just the other day I loved watching him teach Chance how to throw the basketball instead of just pushing it into his little hoop. He also takes time to explain what things are and Chance is really catching on to new words and meanings of words. It is also amazing to watch him with our sweet Kami. I love watching the love in his eyes as he holds that precious baby! I just want him to know today that I love him more and more each day. When I fell in love with him 4 years ago I imagined that he would be a good dad and I couldn't wait to see how he would be as a dad. Today I am so glad that we found each other! I really do love watching him with our kids! It is very special... so Steve, Thanks for everything and Happy Fathers Day!
I think when I was young I thought that I would grow up and move out and that I wouldn't need my dad as much as I did when I lived at home. I have come to know that I still need him very much. I still feel like I can rely on him to help me out with problems and I know that he loves me and is proud of me. It means so much to feel that from him. I am so grateful for the spiritual gifts that he has given me. I know that his testimony and his teachings, along with my moms, helped me to become the woman I am today. When I was a teenager I found that following his counsel made me feel good, it made me feel like I was on the right path. Today I still feel the importance of living the way that my parents taught me. I am so grateful that I have such great parents.
When we had our baby Saturday we were a little bit caught off guard when everything went so quickly, because we thought we would have plenty of time for me to get a blessing. Glen was at the church that morning filling the baptismal font for his calling. When everything went so quickly he wasn't able to come up and Steve felt a little lost without his dad there to comfort him. We talked later about how we still need our parents. He said that there are times when he still feels like a kid who "just wants his dad." I have watched Glen as he magnifies callings, loves his children unconditionally and spends such valuable time with his grandkids and I really admire him. He has such a calm way of showing love and teaching us things and I love him for that.
There is so much I could say about my dear Father in Heaven. I feel so blessed at this time in my life. I have watched his hand in allowing me to stay home with my kids... I know he has blessed us financially and I appreciate the love that he has shown even though my faith is not always strong. I am grateful for him allowing me to have the joy of parenthood. I watch this newborn baby and our sweet son and I am blown away at the love, the Perfect Love of a parent. It makes me realize how much Heavenly Father loves us all. I feel so blessed to know that I am his daughter! I hope that I can live my life in a way that would be pleasing to him.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Kami Kami Kami...

Well Kami was born on 06/07/08 just as Steve and I thought she would be! I woke up to strong contractions at 2:00 am and we left for the hospital at 3:30, dropped chance off and when we got there at 4:00 I was dialated to a 5. When the nurse checked me the next time at around 6:30 I was completely ready to go, but the Dr wasn't called yet, so we waited for him to get there and pushed about 4 times and Kami was born at 7:08 am. She weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 2o inches tall. She is a sweet little baby! We were surprised by all her dark hair when Chance was so blonde. Chance loved her from the first moment, just like the rest of us! He wanted to hold her and kiss her! The hospital stay was good, we were sooooooo happy to get home though. There is no place like home! Now we are just enjoying our sweet angel and we are blown away at how big Chance seems now. It will take us some time to adjust to having two, but we are so happy! We love our little family!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Impatiently Waiting

Impatiently Waiting...

We are very anxiously awaiting the arrival of this little girl. She has already been messing with our emotions. It seems like I have been in labor for a few days now, but just when we start actually timing the contractions they start to go away. We are just so excited to see her and hold her! Im excited to see Chance's reaction to his little sister! Well hopefully only a few more days and we can update you with some pictures of our sweet new arrival.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Zoo!

Friday we went to the zoo with Chance! It was so fun, we wanted to take him to do something really fun before his sister gets here! He loved the animals. When we first walked in we saw the giraffes and he almost jumped out of his stroller he was so excited!
But his very favorite was the "BUNKEYS!" He loved them! And thats all he has been talking about ever since! We had so much fun!
The train was way fun too! Chance would put his hands up and say "WEEE!"
Chance was sooo tired after a long day at the zoo. After about 5 minutes in the car he was asleep holding his bunkey in one hand and his apple in the other! It was a great day! He loved seeing all the animals spending the day with mom and dad and Matt, Heidi and Chandler! We are getting excited for Kami to join us though. Last night I was having contractions pretty consistantly until we went to bed and they pretty much went away after that... so that is a bummer. We thought it was time for her to come! But I guess she will come when she is ready!

Who do I look like?