Wednesday, December 31, 2008

IT'S A.......


We went to the doctor yesterday for our "unofficial" ultrasound. We took a cheating peek at our baby and of course it was being shy. The little turkey was all balled up, and wouldn't even show us her face. The only view we were getting of her was her back and back of her head. She'd trick us by acting like she was going to roll over so that we could see the side of her head and her arms waving all over-but she never fully turned for us.

My wonderful doctor kept looking for us and we could finally see what we were looking for-Girl parts! Our doctor was really sure-but told us that there could still be a slight chance that it could be a boy, that maybe the "boy parts" were hiding since she was so curled up. She told us she didn't think she was wrong, but I get to go for another ultrasound on the 13th. This one is with the hospital, they do all sorts of checking and measuring-so we get to check again.

I am still in shock-I really thought we would have another boy. Max was really ticked! When Charlie turned to him and said, "that means your going to have a sister." Max said, "I can't want it!" He was pretty set on having a baby brother, whom he had already named Baby Mason. (I don't know where he got that name from.) I think after a day of getting used to the thought of a girl he might be starting to warm up to the idea.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Santa is Coming!

This Christmas season has been so much fun at our house. Max is excited beyond belief. He cannot wait for Santa to hit our house! Our home has been filled with Max's versions of Christmas songs; while he knows a few "real" songs he has also made up some of his own. My personal favorite is "Max loves Santa." He has the Santa thing all figured out this year and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it is.

Max has had the opportunity to see Santa Clause twice this year. Our first encounter went great! Max ran up to Santa, sat on his lap and then started asking Santa tons and tons of questions-he asked about his reindeer, the elves, his sleigh, etc. I had to physically remove Max from Santa so that other kids could get their turn with the big guy.

Our next visit to Santa was my favorite and it is one that I hope I never forget. Two Saturday's ago was our ward Christmas party and when Santa showed up Max flipped. Let me first begin by telling you that while we were all waiting for dear old Santa we were all singing Christmas carols. The chorister was asking for suggestions as to what to sing. That is when Max stood on his chair and yelled as loud as he could "Rudolph!" Among all the other shouting he wasn't heard so he kept saying it. We sang a short carol and when the chorister asked again a lady that was sitting with us said, "Max has one." Everyone turned around to see Max standing on his chair with a big grin on his face and he says, "Max has one." The chorister asked what it was and he yelled "Rudolph!" as loud as he could! The entire song of Rudolph Max couldn't stop singing and smiling.

After a few more Christmas songs Santa Clause walked through the door-Max looked at me and I knew he wanted to go see him so I nodded. Little did I know that the usual slow poke Max is actually a highly trained sprinter. Max took off chasing Santa down. I believe Max would have caught up to him before he hit the stage but too many people kept cutting him off. (It is at this point that I really wished I had brought my video camera-I don't ever want to forget his reaction.) I had to take off to catch him before he mauled Santa, but by the time I reached the stairs for the stage I saw Michelle Banks' face. She was smiling and pointing to the top of the stage, "He's already up there!" Apparently Max doesn't know about "cutting"-there were a few kids already in line by the time he got there but he didn't care, he pushed his way through. Luckily my Uncle Ray was at the top ushering kids to and from Santa and caught him before he kicked the first kid off Santa's lap. He waited in line very impatiently and when his turn came he was in complete awe of the big jolly man. He told Santa that he wants a computer for Christmas. Is he Charlie's kid or what?! haha! After he was done and climbed down off the stage he realized that his time with Santa was over and started crying. "I need Santa, I want to see him again." I tried to explain that all the other kids need a turn with him-but he really didn't care-he watched all the other kids go through the line and then suckered my Aunt Cresta into taking him up again.

Most of you have heard about his Santa hat...he wears it constantly-he pretends he is Santa. He'll say "Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas." and then he'll tell you to sit on his lap then ask you what you want for Christmas.

We are definitely having a Merry Christmas at our home and are hoping that all of you are too. Have a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Husband Tag

1. Where did you meet your husband? We met in college, over his fall break. He was attending UW and I was in Powell. We had a mutual friend we were both going to the movie with, we ended up chatting through the entire movie.

2. How long did you date? We dated from the fall of 2001 to the summer of 2003-we were married in August of 2003.

3. How long have you been married? 5 years

4. What does he do that surprises you? He is Super Dad-he is Max's hero. I never thought I'd see him do the things he does or play the games he plays, just to please Max. Sometimes it's too funny!

5. What is your favorite feature of his? His rosy cheeks-don't tell him!

6. What is his best quality? He is a very hard worker, very motivated

7. Does he have a nick name for you? I am embarrassed to admit this but it used to be "babycakes" which has now been taken over by "mom"

8. What is his favorite food? His Mamma's cookin', next is Mexican at El Tapatio

9. What is his favorite sport? Whatever sport season it currently is.

10. When and where was your first kiss? I can't sad is that?!

11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Watch movies-at home

12. Do you have children? Yes

13. Does he have hidden talents? Yes-but he likes to keep them "hidden"

14. How old is he? 26

15. Who said I love you first? He did

16. His favorite music? Almost anything-unless it's something I want to listen to!

17. What do you admire most about him? He works hard to take care of his family-his family is his most important possession

18. What is his favorite color? I don't think he has one

19. Will he read this? no

20. Who do you tag? Tina, Kim and Madison

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Secret

We're having a baby!

By now I am sure, most of you have found out that we are expecting a new addition to our family. My family is absolutely no good at keeping secrets-especially when they are excited!

After coming home from church on Sunday I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror- I decided I better let the cat out of the bag. I didn't want people to think I ate the entire turkey all by myself over Thanksgiving! Not that I am huge-yet, but it seemed a bump showed up over night.

This little one took a while to get here, I guess it was another lesson for me; God's Will is far greater than Jamie's! We are so thrilled, and Max can't wait. He is already calling "it" his "baby brother." I am only 14 weeks along-not due until June 2nd. (Feels so far away!) December 30th we get to do an ultrasound to see what gender our little one will be, I can't wait!

For those of you who kept pestering us about when we were going to have another one -Sorry we held out on you for so long-we had a few issues we were worried about. Everything seems to be great now. The doc gave the baby two thumbs up!

So now you all know-we can't wait!