Friday, May 28, 2010

Last Day of School

The kids had their annual last day of school dance festival. It was kind of fun having two this year to watch. Both of their dances were super cute and they both did SO good!

Another year behind us another year of them getting closer to leaving home :( They both really enjoyed this last year of school, even with mommy and daddy MIA for half of it.

Both of them had wonderful teachers. It was Scottie's teachers last year at his school, she'll be missed! This next year, we just wish good health for Savana's teacher.

Both of the teachers did an excellent job of performing with the kids. Scottie practiced often in front of us. Savana, on the other hand, would not! She knew it really well though.

For next year, they both got the teachers they were hoping for. I can't believe I'm going to have a first grader and a third grader....scary!!!

Pinewood Derby

This year Scottie was able to participate in his very first Pinewood Derby! The sad thing was that we didn't remember until the night before. Scott rushed home from work and Scottie rushed home from school to hurry and put paint and a number on it.

He didn't place, but he sure had fun participating. Scott and I had a good chuckle to ourselves when we read his ribbon that said "I did my best." Not that there's anything wrong with that. We just though it'd be hilarious if you were the kid that said, "ya, I never got a 1st or 2nd place ribbon. My ribbon always said I did my best."

We had a great experience anyway! He was quite confident that he'd win the whole thing. He's so good at so many things, it's ok if he doesn't win ALL the time. That's a good dose of reality for him.

Mother Goose Olympics

I joined Savana at her school for an afternoon of Mother Goose Olympics. I was able to help out. The nursery rhyme I helped with was Simple Simon. The kids loved it. The object of our game was to do a relay race with a pie pan on your head, under your chin, or between your knees or elbows.

Since I was put on a bed rest then had the baby in the NICU, I wasn't able to attend a whole lot of things or be very involved with the kids at their school this year. It was nice to be able to go in and help a little bit. Seeing Savana smile made me happy too.

Each of them received a Gold Medal. Luke grinned from ear to ear when they called his name.

The next activity that week, following the Mother Goose Olympics, was the kindergarten picnic. We didn't take any pictures of that, but it was a bunch of fun as well!

Bless This Child

We were SO super happy to finally be able to bless Lincoln....
He is such an amazing little boy!
He was PERFECT through out the whole thing. My lovely husband does such an amazing job at speaking. He is so eloquent in his choice of words and never shows any signs of stage fright. He definitely lets the Spirit speak through him.

After Sacrament, we had a little get together with all of our family and friends. Everyone visited and filled their tummies to their hearts content. To all those who came: I know it gets a bit squishy when we're all together at my house, but I woudn't have it any other way. We're so glad to see all of your support for our family, it makes my heart happy!

A Few Firsts

My aunt paid for my airline ticket to photograph my cousins wedding on the 15th of May in Virginia. So, that meant me and little Linc had our first little vacation together. This was a trip of many firsts for him. He laughed for the first time as I tickled him under his chin on the 13th.

The day I was flying back home, we took a little tour of D.C. His first time, my second.

He met a guy with a really cool name....

Unfortunately I had the wrong settings on my camera and the battery died right after the picture was snapped (we're totally out of focus). And coincidentally Lincoln and I were in red, white and blue.

My mom definitely made the trip, she couldn't miss the wedding of her baby sister's child.

She was excited to make the rounds and see the sights. Oh, the one with the goofy face on the right is my cousin Shyanna, the brides little sister.

And on his first plane ride, Lincoln was EXCELLENT both there and back. When we pulled into DC and stood up, a few people commented how they never even knew there was a baby right behind them. He slept most of the way and enjoyed being snuggled a bunch.

We had a very enjoyable trip.

BUT...we were glad to be able to say "Home Sweet Home."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Can't Get Enough!

We had the NICU Preemie Reunion this last Saturday. One of the things they asked of us was to bring a current picture of our preemie. So, you can bet I got the camera out and started snapping away.

I keep hearing this song on the radio. Never once did I hear it while he was in the hospital, but I feel it describes how I felt to a "T"

Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls:
And I'd give up forever to touch you,
Cause I know that you feel me somehow.
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be,
And I don't want to go home right now.

And all I can taste is this moment,
And all I can breathe is your life,
And sooner or later it's over,
I just don't want to miss you tonight.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

And you cant fight the tears that ain't coming,
When everything feels like the movies,
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive.

And I don't want the world to see me,
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

He was making so many funny faces it was cracking me up! I think he's getting used to a big camera in his face all of the time now. He definitely puts on a show :)

Alright Mom, gettin' a little tired here....this is hard work, you know!

And where are the pictures from the reunion you ask? Oh why, there's a simple answer to that... I had my camera in tow, but as I went to take pictures, I found out I had no memory card! My camera has no internal memory (or at least I haven't figured out how to make it work yet) and so no pictures!

It was fun seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones as well. The kids had a lot of fun. I tell you what, they sure know how to put on a party! There were hot dogs, cotton candy, sno cones, popcorn, brownies, donuts, games, face painting, bounce-houses, and the life-flight chopper.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lincoln turned 6 months old!

Mr. Lincoln turned six months old! There's been a lot of change around here.

He LOVES his hands and a whole lot of this...

He smiles a lot, much of this...

Lots of sleeping...

Not much crying...


Not to be excluded: endless loves, snuggles, hugs and kisses!

Lincoln is now 10 pounds 2 ounces. He is rolling to his side, pushing himself backwards with his feet, cooing, and smiling. He loves to be tickled and he L.O.V.E.S his family!