Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Corinne!

So for those who don't know, today is Corinne's birthday. She's out in Boise for her grandfather's funeral, which also is today, and so probably hasn't spent much of the day celebrating. But Carter & Taylor & I wanted to reach out and say happy birthday. We love you and hope you have a great day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A good quote

The following is a quote that a friend gave me in college...

"Too often we make decisions based on what will bring us the least pain instead of what has the greatest possibility for happiness!" (yes, the explanation point is part of the quote)

I have appreciated these wise words time and time again and just wanted to share them.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Strep, Stripping, & Spitting Up

Strep: I am sick again! Drew stayed home yet again yesterday to take care of me and today Grandma Heidi came over to take care of the kids so I could rest. Thank you Heidi! I have strep throat- fever, chills, headache, earache, and sore throat. Thank goodness for antibiotics and probiotics! Unfortunately my house looks like a tornado came through and the kids are pretty much watching tv every waking minute. I am so ready to feel like myself again and to get back to a routine of some sort.

Stripping: Tay has been taking all of her clothes off for naps and bedtime. We don't even fight with her over it any more. If we hear her in her room struggling to take her shirt off (those tricky shirts), we just help her and then tuck her blanket around her and say good night. What will this crazy girl do next?

Spitting Up: Our sweet Ashton hasn't been able to escape the Hilton baby digestive woes. He isn't spitting up a ton but he has lots of tummy aches each day. Carter had severe digestive issues, including GERD so we have been on high alert with Ashton. I have ordered some gripe water which really helped Taylor's tummy issues and it will arrive early next week. Ashton will also have a spine adjustment on Monday to see if that helps (it helped Taylor). We already have some liquid Zantac for him just in case as well. Poor baby! I have started eliminating different foods from my diet and increasing other foods to help him. We hope he gets some relief soon.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

2 Week Birthday

Happy birthday Ashton Mckay Hilton! The last two weeks escaped us all too quickly. We are all in love with you. Your big brother and sister can't seem to smooch you enough and always need to know where I have stashed you. We love the little faces you make, your soft hair that sticks straight up, and how you will only sleep in our arms or on our chest. You are the sweetest baby and we are so thankful Heavenly Father sent you to us.

Look at that wild hair & those squishy cheeks! He weighed 9 lbs 7 ounces yesterday!

Ashton's first bath in Mommy's arms.

Only a few days old...your mommy really needs some sleep!