Thursday, December 31, 2009


We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Of course the best present arrived a little early! Sydney made out like a bandit as usual and then we went to my dad's house for dinner. It was so fun to see Sydney really get into Santa and the whole Christmas thing.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sydney's Christmas program

Sydney's preschool did a Christmas program that was so cute! I of course think that she was the cutest (I am not biased at all ;) They practiced so hard and I really didn't want to miss it so about 14 hours after Hayden and I got out of the hospital we went to the program. I was nervous about bringing my brand new baby to a preschool classroom but she stayed in her car seat and no one was allowed to touch her. It was so worth it and I am really glad I got to go. You will have to excuse the bad video camera operator (me, I really stink at it). Jamie you will really appreciate this!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas cookies!!!

Yes I finally made Christmas cookies with Sydney. As most of you know cooking is not my favorite thing to do. When I cook and Sydney asks to help she asks if she can push the buttons on the microwave. Terrible I know but it is what it is. Sydney had a great time and that is what is important. That and having homemade cookies for santa for the first time ever.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


My sweet baby Hayden McKenna arrived on Wednesday December 16 at 10:09 PM. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. I had a wonderful labor and delivery and was blessed to have my very good friend Kristen there as my nurse and one of my favorite residents Sarah deliver her. Of course my mom was there too! I really couldn't have asked for anything more. We got to the hospital around 3pm and was contracting every 3 minutes and was pretty uncomfortable. Got an epidural about an hour after we got there. Another of my friends Kristia took great care of us until Kristen arrived. Sarah broke my water and I hung out at 5 cm for a while. When Hayden decided to come though she didn't waste any time. Sarah came in to check on me and I was 8 cm, so she went to brush her teeth so she had nice fresh breath when I delivered. She couldn't even finish brushing her teeth before Hayden decided it was time. I pushed for 2 contractions and out she came. My doctor (Dr. Erickson) didn't even make it in time! Hayden is a wonderful baby and Sydney can't get enough of her. She is being so gentle and loving with her. I am so blessed with my 2 beautiful healthy girls. They are all I have ever dreamed of and so much more.

P.S. Thank you to Nerissa and Bryan for taking care of Sydney for me. To know that she was having a blast at your house helped me so much. I can never really thank you enough for that. Love you lots!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Warning! - Belly shots

My mom took some belly shots of me today. I will be 35 weeks tomorrow. She did a great job especially considering I was a crab the whole time and she didn't know how to use my camera! I absolutely LOVE the first one! After my mom took the pictures of Sydney and I, I took some Christmas pictures of Sydney. Enjoy and P.S. thank God for photoshop ;)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Picture with Santa

We went to the mall yesterday to see Santa. Yes I know that it is a little early but I didn't want to take a chance on Sydney missing out with all the baby stuff to come. We waited in line for all of 5 minutes, yes I said 5 minutes. Sydney got a really cute picture and actually got to sit on Santa's lap and talk to him for a few minutes. It wasn't the assembly line of kids being rushed through. I know she loved it but I couldn't stop smiling watching her. My heart just melted listening to her talk to him. She has grown and changed so much this last year. I put her Santa picture up from last year to show you all how much.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brunch with the girls

I have to say that I am blessed in this life with the friends that I have made. I had brunch on Saturday with some of my favorite people to celebrate Hayden. Jamie and Kate, Kristi, Annie, Nerissa and Giada and of course my mom were all there. We met at The Farm at South Mountain. It was a beautiful day, great food and even better company. The girls got me the high chair I wanted and some big sister jammies for the big sister (she has been wearing them since yesterday!) They also gave me a Target gift card and I finally got some belly shots! I will be 32 weeks on Monday and am so grateful to have made this milestone. Thanks girls for celebrating my baby with me!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Sydney was Supergirl, something she picked out herself. We got a costume magazine in the mail and saw it and had to have it. When we went to pick it up it was like I handed her the moon she was so excited which more than made for my slight disappointment in her choice. It actually ended up being super cute (haha) and even more special because it is the first costume that she picked out herself. We were invited over to my friends Erica and Keiran's house for Halloween festivities. We had a blast. Good food, good people, great neighborhood for trick-or-treating. Everyone was sitting out in their driveways handing out chocolate. That's right folks Sydney got a whole bucket full of only the good stuff after going around the block. There was even a house with a HUGE pirate ship. I felt like I was at Disneyland in the Pirates of the Caribbean it was so amazing.

Here is a picture of Keiran's cool new garage floors that I thought all of you ASU fans would appreciate. I know Sydney and Addyson enjoyed it!