Monday, October 31, 2011

Blessing Day!

October 30, 2011

was Bradyn's Blessing Day. He was 11 1/2 weeks old. It was such a wonderful day. I decided to have Bradyn wear Peyton's blessing outfit- he barely fit into it. ha ha :) We blessed Bradyn in our parent's ward. Steve had in the circle- my dad, his dad, my Grandpa Devey, Chris (bro in law), Ben (bro in law), Russell (future bro in law), Bryce Nelson (close friend) and Nic Koelliker (close friend). Steve's family was in town but only his dad could make it...
After the blessing we had a brunch at my parents home.

I LOVE LOVE my friends. They mean so so much to me. I love this gang so so much! I take for granted how much these people mean to me and all they do for me. The are such a great support system. I know that any day in St. George when I feel lonely or stop and think of days like these and know that my friends are always there for me no matter what. I love them so so much!!!

Little Bradyn

Our family

We weren't able to get a family shot of my fam...hope to soon. Loves!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A loss :(

Steve's grandpa Emmett Smith passed away early this morning :( He was by far the sweetest generous grandpa I have ever met in my life. I will always hold dear the memories of driving to Central
(a little town tucked away from busy city life in the forest)
where we would stay whenever Steve and I traveled to St. George and needed a place to stay. They would be waiting at their doorstep for us to arrive. They were the kind of grandparents that would stay up late just talking and talking. Hours and hours of playing Scrabble. Just hearing of all the adventures of Grandpa Smith's life. In honor of him our first born son possesses his middle name ~Emmett. I loved how involved he was in his children and grand children's lives. Ever since deciding to move to St. George we have become very close to them. What's been the hardest for Steve and I is how the process of him fading has happened so quickly. I would have never expected it at all. He's been so healthy and in shape his whole life. We just have to hold on to the fact that Heavenly Father sees the bigger picture and to hold on to the eternal perspective of things. What a great missionary he is being right now.

Families Can Be Together Forever

We love him SO SO SO much. And am so happy to see him before he passed. I'm proud to say not only is he my husband's grandfather but that he is Mine as well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

2 months!!!

Our sweet Bradyn is 2 months old!!! He got his shots today :( He did quite well, actually. Only stressful part was 2 kids at the Pediatrician's office at once! Here are his stats:

WEIGHT: 11 LBS 6 OZ ~ 43%
HEIGHT: 23 1/2 INCHES~ 80%
HEAD: 15 INCHES ~ 15 %

He's doing great!!
*Smiles and coos
*While on tummy holds up head and looks from right to left
*While sitting on our lap can hold up head
*Discovering hands
*Gets up twice at night
*Loves Nursing (going very well)

We Love him!!! Its true what they say- you hardly take any where near as many pictures as you do with your first baby. We are Thrilled to be going up North soon for all family and friends to finally meet him!!