Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Welcome Baby Makenzie!

Welcome Makenzie Emma Bodily!

Born April 10, 2012

Weighing 8 lb. and 5 oz.

measuring 19 1/2 inches

We are thrilled that she is here! We have loved having this little one in our home. We were a bit worried that Clarke wouldn't be excited, but as you can see, he LOVES her. He loves holding her, and he's the first to run to her when she cries "Baby's crying!!" He got very protective at the Dr. office yesterday, telling him to "Leave Kenzie alone!" It was really cute.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ready or not, here baby comes!!

Well, tomorrow is the day! We are expecting the arrival of a sweet baby girl bright and early in the morning (it's a planned c-section)! So, here are a few pictures of me ready to pop (and the more true picture--me laying in the recliner)! We are super excited, but also nervous. Mommy of 4?? eek, I hope I can do it! And, we may be signing off for a while--the blog is all updated for now, and we'll see when I get back to it!!

Easter of 2012

Clarke really got into egg-coloring this year--he was fascinated and had his portion colored before the other kids were 1/2 way done. We ended up redipping a few to satisfy him. As soon as they were colored, he wanted to eat one. He has such a thing for eggs, which is funny, cuz he's my pickiest eater!! So, 2 of our newly colored eggs didn't make it to Easter day. He sat and ate 2 whole boiled eggs, haha! The kids had fun hunting for eggs, and loved the goodies in their baskets. Marissa is in love with her stick-on fingernails, Chandler loved his paint set, and Clarke just wanted all the candy. The kids were up so early, but Ty and I weren't ready to get up till 7--what mean parents, huh?

Spring Break of 2012

Well, spring break wasn't quite what we planned. Thursday night Chandler woke up throwing up, and by Sunday, all 5 of us had it. It was a miserable, intense flu, and by Sunday night, we had all 4 beds to change sheets on, plus a few batches of blankets, towels, rags, etc. We were finally better by the following Wednesday, with only a small part of our vacation left. So much for getting a bunch of projects done before the baby! I didn't really take any other pictures, but we did end up glazing our armoire, having a pizza making night, cooking freezer meals with my mom (we each got 17 meals done!) and the project above--"sand art". We actually just put a couple of drops of food coloring into a cup of sugar in a ziplock, then shake, shake, shake. The kids played with it for hours while Clarke and I napped!

Canning Jars

My dad bought a new farm with this old, decrepid house on it, but there was some buried treasure--there were hundreds of canning jars in the garage. My mom and I and the kids and Kirsten went over and filled our cars with box-fuls of jars before the house was burned down because last year we ran out! And, they run about $1 each, even at DI, so I brought home 113, and mom had a few more boxes than me, so we think it was a good deal! It was quite an adventure that the kids are still talking about--we think the old occupants were hoarders! Some were full and Marissa was quite intrigued with figuring out what was in each one as we emptied them. Kinda feel bad for pouring someone's hard work down the drain...but I don't think any of it was good, and none of it was labeled.

Race in Burley

My parents, Kirsten, and David and Laci were part of a race in Burley. They tried to get us to join, but at 8 months pregnant, it was a no go. Then we woke up to yucky weather and were kinda glad we weren't part of it. But, the really funny thing was that it went right behind our house, so we got to wave and take pictures. They made 2 laps right by us, then came here to change into dry clothes, and we went to lunch together after. Good job guys--mabe next year we'll join in!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Just like dad...

I don't really understand the fascination with growing up, but I know that's how I was when I was little too. All the things grown-ups do seem so fun--like shaving!! Maybe it's the ooey gooey shaving cream, or maybe this little guy just really wants to be just like his dad.