Monday, July 30, 2012

Week 3: July 8-14, 2012

 Our nieces and nephew visited us this week :)

 Jennine telling Ryan all about baby Ethan

 Ryan loved it when Ethan would yawn!

 Peeking inside the blankets!

 Nana and baby Ethan

Aren't kid's shoes the cutest?

Week 2 : July 1-7, 2012

 He is so darling. Let's begin the massive picture post.
 This is for posterity, after all :)

 I love when babies go almost cross-eyed! 
It makes you laugh!

 Week 2. 
Trying to lose that weight!
ps - this dress was $7 at Target. 
And a blessing.

 When babies cry.
No, scream.
Then, you wrap up the taking of pictures! 
Must have been time to eat :)

Week 1-2: June 24-30, 2012

 When we got home, we had a lovely collection of flowers!
Lovely garden roses from Rissy's garden (repetitive, I know!),
Tyler's work sent us flowers from Every Bloomin' Thing,
and a lovely potted plant from Wade and Jennine!

 That weekend, my mom's family threw me a baby shower!
Ethan and Tyler hung out with Uncle Bentley and the boys,
while the girls hung out at grandma's!
Look closely at the monkey!
Its a diaper-monkey-motorcycle!
A departure from the diaper cake, 
my Aunt Cynthia made a monkey motorcycle!
It is the coolest thing ever!
In fact, it took us 3 weeks to take it apart. 
 On Sunday, the rest of my family arrived.
They drove cross country as soon as Girls' Camp ended for Melanie.
They got here and drove right up to see Ethan!
My brother Devin, who is 11, was beyond stoked to see Ethan.
In church, he could not stop correcting everyone:
"I'm Uncle Devin now!"
He was thrilled. 
 He had a hard challenge,
trying to beat Nana with who wanted and who got to hold Ethan more.
It was really precious to me.

 My dad hates being in pictures. 
Especially as he sports his "cross-country mustache!"

 And here,
Rissy's head is Tyson's mustache! 

 Here, Melanie is finally getting a turn to hold baby Ethan!
She was a trooper - she had BYU Volleyball camp,
EFY, Girls' Camp, and Youth Conference
all squeezed into this summer!
Preseason is just right around the corner!
I'm so happy they could make it out,
even with everything they had going on!
 'Uncle Devin' and 'Aunt Melanie'
Loving baby Ethan!

Poor Tyson. 
The 2 pictures I've posted are the only times he's been able to hold Ethan.
Its tough, trying to beat out Nana and Rissy to hold him!

I'm so happy that so many people love him. 
Its definitely life changing. 

Week 1 - June 24, 2012

 Ethan after his first ever bath :) Just 3 hours old!

 Tyson, Marissa, Ethan, and Eric - first visitors to the hospital!
Ethan is just 12 hours old!

 Tyson holding baby Ethan!

 My mom was originally scheduled to fly out on Wednesday, 
the 27th of June.
But, guess who caught a last minute flight?
My mom!
She showed up Sunday night, the 24th,
around 11:30pm!

Thanks for coming so soon, Nana!!!
Nana and baby Ethan! Almost 24 hours old!
Nana cannot contain her excitement!!

 Coming home from the hospital, 
June 26th
He's so tiny!!

 Tyler and baby Ethan - first day at home!

Catching some zzzz's during Ethan's first week home.
I wasn't really sleeping :) 
Just cuddling with my baby on the couch!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pictures are worth lots of words...

So, if I post a few pictures,
I don't have to write as many words.
That will come later,

Ethan walking like an Egyptian..
its the best he can do for now, 
in his sleep!

Grandma Sanders + baby Ethan on blessing day!

Jalene + baby Ethan on blessing day!

 We are getting bigger
and bigger!

 1 month old!!!

Our walk this morning...

All tuckered out :)

Sneaky Baby Part 1

Sneak baby - always kicking the blankets off of him while swinging away! No wonder he starts crying because his feets are cold.

Sneaky baby.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Post-feeding faces 
Practically my favorite pics in existence!!

Almost 4 weeks old...
and looking back has never been sweeter.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Catching Up...Later

2 Weeks.

That's how long its been since my life changed :)

it will probably be another 2 weeks
before I post something of value,
such as the struggles that break my heart,
make me cry,
and the moments that bring immense joy.

I'm just too busy spending my days and nights
with the new man in my life.

He's darling,
and all mine.

Someday I'll post more pictures,
and actually get newborn pics taken,
but for now,
we'll be on the couch,
 watching the All-Star Game on ESPN tonight,
and the Olympics throughout the rest of the summer.
Feel free to join us :)

Because these are the moments I'll never get back.
You understand.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Scripture of the Week

D&C 84:88 And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.