Elena decided that she would take off her training wheels this week! Ben tried a couple of months ago to get her to ride her bike without them, but it was just a bit too early. Since Ben took this week off from work to be with the new baby and the rest of the family, Elena picked a perfect time. After only two days, look at what she can do:
Quick recap of the last couple days: Heidi made a quick recovery. Cadence is about the most mellow baby ever. We brought them home today! The other kids are so excited! All's well in the Boyer home. :)
Yep... It's a girl! The bundle arrived this morning at 8:25 am. Cadence weighed in at 7 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches and was sucking her thumb within the first hour. She's calm, a great eater and BEAUTIFUL! The other kids have all been a bit sick this week, but came over for a few minutes to see Cadence. Heidi lost a lot of blood with the surgery and was zonked out a bunch of the day... but was on her feet this evening making laps around the mother-baby unit. More pics and stories to follow, but here's a start:
Well, I guess it's my turn to actually write something. Ben is usually the one who will post and put pictures up on the blog because if I can't get everything perfect, I can't post at all. So we've had sick kids this week. Rachel got sick on Wednesday, went to school Thursday and then stayed home again on Friday. Saturday, the girls had their Primary Program Practice and Pizza Party to get ready for today. They were both really excited to do the program but then in the middle of the night Saturday night, Elena came down hacking and not breathing well. She caught whatever cold Rachel had. Creed did the same thing tonight. I guess I should count my blessings that they are all getting it out of their systems before Friday.
Yep...Friday is the day! We are going to the hospital at 5:30 AM and I'm getting prepped for my c-section which is scheduled for 7:30 AM. These last 2 weeks have been SOOOO Slow! We are all excited to have this new one coming into our lives in the next few days. Most of our family have put in their guesses of what we are having, how much it will weigh, and what the length will be. Some were hoping that the winner would get to choose the name but after a few of the names they suggested, we told them the prize will definitely not be the naming of the baby. If any of you want to put your guesses in, we'll add them to the list.
My sister-in-law came to Utah from Tennessee this last weekend and we got to spend some time with her. It was great seeing her and chatting. She and I got to spend the afternoon and evening together shopping at Deseret Book, eating ice cream, and doing crafts at my "Fantastic Friday". The kids had a great time with her and Creed even chose to have her put him down to bed...and he went right to sleep for her. You can come back anytime Mel!
We started giving the girls quarters for extra jobs or things they do during the week. Rachel found a glass doll at the DI for $4.00 and loved it. I told her she'd have to earn money to get it herself. I bought it and it's been sitting on my dresser for almost a month. Rachel finally got enough spending money to pay for it!
The kids all had a blast for Halloween. Ben's feeling old because Halloween seemed a bit anticlimatic, but the kids got lots of cavity causers so it must have been a success. The girls also had fun carving pumpkins. Rachel designed her own pumpkin face while Elena (with a lot of help from Heidi) did a mummy. Here's a bunch of pics...