Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Road Trip

Why would we take this: our two week old, on a road trip?

Because of this:Brad's Aunt and Uncle and their girls were sealed in the Logan temple on Saturday.

We had a great weekend. We stayed with my sister, Lisa, and her family. Natalie got to meet her Black cousins.

Natalie with Ethan and Alexander

Natalie with Anthony and Leslie
She also got to meet her Hart cousins. (Of course, I wasn't smart enough to get the camera out while they were there.)

Camille had a great time hanging out with her cousins too.

(How would you not have a great time dressing up and dancing around with Leslie?)

Of course, Brad and I had fun doing this:
with Lisa and Bob once the kids were in bed!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You've been warned

If you come to visit this is probably what Camille will look like:

Yes, she wears her Tinkerbell pjs all day. Not because I'm too lazy/tired to change her but because she insists on wearing them. I took the pjs out of the dryer the other day at noon and she was already prying off her clothes so she could change into Tinkerbell. Plus, she'll most likely have on some "pretty shoes".

And here's a picture of Nattie for good measure...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Everybody needs a sister

Camille and Natalie are lucky to have each other. We can already tell they're going to like being sisters!
Here are some of our favorite pictures so far. (When you have two cute girls it's hard to put the camera down!)

Getting a look at sis

Then, of course, kisses
Camille's going to be a big helper. She's very good at supervising swing time.

"Hey, our outfits match!"


Camille saw Nat on the floor and went to "sleep" by her

"What am I suppose to be doing?"
(Don't you love the too big shoes on the wrong feet!)

"Oh we're taking pictures!"

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Oh, there's a June bug in my bed!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Easter / Birthday

Some people get little chicks or bunnies for Easter we were lucky enough to get a beautiful baby girl.

Natalie June Wilding April 12th
7 lbs. 15 oz.
20 inches

We were impressed with her eyelashes

"Hey this isn't what I signed up for!" (Don't worry the day got better!)

One happy family
She'll be getting lots of love from...

and Daddy
(Okay, not to mention all you others out there who will love her too!! How could you not?)

Compare the shots: Natalie on top, Camille on bottom
We are so lucky and blessed to have such a nice, healthy, beautiful, little family.

Quick labor story for those interested:

Saturday night I started feeling some good consistent contractions. I thought good "I'll be able to sleep through some of the labor and with any luck we'll get to go to the hospital in the morning."
WRONG! About the sleeping part not the hospital. I didn't sleep at all because the contractions were just strong enough and close enough (10 mins apart) to make it impossible to fall asleep. Oh well. About 7:00 I told Brad we needed to get the bags packed and in the car. The drive to the hospital was torture! (really it was the worst part of the whole thing.)
My mom met us at the hospital and took Mil to her house. I waddled into the hospital about 8:30 am and was admitted. I was already dilated to a 9 (Yeah...and...No I'm glad I was that far but it also meant an all natural birth again. Which I actually like but after that car ride I didn't think I could do it!) Like is probably not the right word.....
After they broke my water I had some more contractions then after 5 sets of pushes (ugh!) there she came. By 9:48 am we had a ourselves a baby. I'm glad it was somewhat "quick" and not as bad and I was envisioning on the ride there.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Saturday Easter Celebration

Saturday we decided to take Camille to the Easter egg hunt at Tautphaus Park. We took our friends, Wyatt, Jana, and Melody along. The egg "hunt" was pretty much a bust. But we stood in line and met the Easter Bunny and he gave us some eggs. Plus, we ran into a guy Brad works with and his kids shared some of their eggs too. After we went to the zoo which was a total hit with the kiddos! It was a great way to celebrate Camille's 20 month birthday and our last day as a family of three! Enjoy the pictures...

Eggs? Eggs? Where are you?
Waiting in line to see the Bunny...Camille has a total lack of respect for authority.

She's such a bad example...
Now she's corrupted Wyatt...

Finally, the Bunny! Not too excited to see him but all she talked about when we got home.

Dad's solution: "Now she can see and I didn't even have to take her out of the stroller"

The petting zoo was a smashing hit
Brushing the goats with Wyatt (I love her face in this picture!)
Kissing the goats (Goats need kisses too!)

Look, I'm just like the goats!
Enjoying the tiger
Stay tuned for how we celebrated Easter Sunday :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jumprope Anyone?

If you've never been, you definitely should go! If you have been, you already know it's AWESOME! Extreme Jumprope Show
Saturday, April 25th
Sand Creek Middle School in Idaho Falls
The costs are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 2-12, and $20 for a family ticket.

For tickets and more details contact me and I'll get you in touch with my sisters. (Kaitlyn coaches and Valerie jumps.) The show is to help raise money because they are going to Nationals!

Camille has been practicing to jumprope with her Aunts since before she could crawl! (Yes, this is an old video of Millie but it just shows jumping must be in her blood.)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Book Worm

One of the things I love to do is go to book club. Lately, I've loved every book we've read. The ladies in my group do a great job picking books. Book club is this Thursday and since I'm not due until Friday I'm totally planning on being there. :)

According to a post on my friend's site, the BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

The ones I have read are in green

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - I own it by haven't read it yet!
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegge
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime-Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno - Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
( I own it but haven't read it yet!)
80 Possession - AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I have read 18 of them and have seen to movies of a lot of others :) There are several more that I would like to read. Apparently I really need to read Jane Austen. Where do you fall?