Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Baylee's Birthday

So, this post is a little late but on Saturday night our good friends and neighbors the Whitney's had a family birthday party for their darling little girl Baylee, who turned 5!
It was at Randy's Tumbling in Pocatello and the kids had a great time playing in the foam pit, the trampolines, the slides, and many other things. This is Baylee, the queen of the night. I tried to get a picture at a bad time (right when she decided she wanted to open her presents but it wasn't time yet) so I'm labeling this pic "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to." She actually was taking the bad news pretty well though.
Jennie & Halle

The kids had a great time in the foam pit. McKinley loved getting buried.

Chandler, Justin, & Curtis getting in on the fun.

At the end, they pulled out this huge rubber band thing that you used as a sort of human slingshot. It was pretty funny to watch, even the women tried it. Lucky for me, Amber and I got to use the pregnancy excuse. Here's the boys ( the video is Justin, Chris, Chandler, and Chris's brother-in-law Spencer, Celeste's Dad Marshall is in the pic) giving it a whirl, enjoy!

Baylee, we had a great time at your party! Hope you had an awesome birthday!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

So much for mother's instinct.....

because I completely thought I was having a boy. I had a name, a plan, and was practically buying boy things. I even told countless people about my theory on the oldest child always knowing the sex since I felt I knew about my younger's brothers and sisters and McKinley was certain this was her brother and that Halle was a sister. I thought it was an intuition that the eldest was always granted.

Well yesterday we found out that we are having another girl, yes, that's right. 3 GIRLS! When the lady said, "well guys I think you have another girl" Chan and I just started laughing. Now this is fine with us and we are looking forward to another sweet girl. However, the next time we have a child (and yes, this now also means that there WILL be a next time) the pressure is on and it will be immense since Chan does want his boy. I'm already dreading the tension in that ultrasound room the next time around..... but for now we will revel in the joy of how much money we'll save and the thought of another beautiful girl!

McKinley is getting used to the idea. She went from "but I wanted a brother" in a "I don't get it" sort of tone. Then it was "BUT I DON'T WANT TWO SISTERS, I WANT A BROTHER!!!!!!" and "I DON'T WANT ANOTHER HALLE!!" all this while crying and yelling. Now she is joyfully telling the grocery store checkers that her mom is having another girl and she is getting another sister, so hopefully it's sinking in. Halle, on the other hand is blissfully unaware of the fact that her world is about to be rocked.

Finally, due to my being sure I was having a boy we are completely out of girl names, so any suggestions would be helpful. FYI - we like names that are on the different side but not so different that you hear it and go "What the....."

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Halle!

Yesterday, my precious baby girl turned 1, can you beleive it? I think McKin was more excited than Halle was. She was like "we have presents to wrap, we have to decorate, make a cake (which was actually bought) and clean up for the party, it will be fun but it's a lot of hard work." She was so nice to her sister on her birthday. We had a fun party with the fam, pizza, cake & ice cream and lots (way too many)of presents. We love our little Halle Pal, she makes us laugh everyday and knows how to make her mom feel really loved, what a blessing she is! We also happen to think she's pretty dang cute but we are a little biased.

Thanks to everyone for making an effort to celebrate Halle's birthday, we had a great time!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Congratulations Marc!

This is a shout out to my wonderful brother-in-law Marcus Gene Bradshaw. Marc recently interviewed for and got a position as an intern this summer with the Idaho National Laboratory. They interviewed lots of students from Idaho State, Boise State, CSI, BYU-Idaho and only hired 4 people for the coveted position so it is quite an accomplishment and will lead to great opportunities! WOO-HOO!

I just happened to be there when they got the news and got this photo to document the occasion, HA HA!

PS. Just remember that we may need a loan when you're rollin' in the dough someday!