Saturday, July 17, 2010
Here are some pictures of our beautiful little Gwyneth Lillian! She has been so fun and wonderful! The kids cannot get enough of her. Gunnar walks around making up songs about how much he loves his baby sister. I can always count on Grace to sit and hold her hand for an hour at a time. Little Gwynne has just been an angel and is hardly ever laying by herself. I am afraid she is going to be a bit spoiled but we just can't help it. We cannot get enough of this little girl!!
She was 7 pounds 5 ounces when she was born. She left the hospital at 6 lb. 13 oz. after a little bout with jaundice. At her 2 week visit she was already back up to 7 lb. 11 oz. so she is already taking after the other kids and their crazy growth spurts! One thing that is different about Gwynne is that she has blonde hair. We will see if it stays that way! I cannot thank everyone enough for all the help that has been offered! Our ward is amazing! We have literally had dinner brought to us for 2 weeks and as many of you mothers know, that is priceless! So thank you thank you thank you!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Gracie and I have been reading "The Secret Garden" together every night which I have been waiting to do with her since I found out I was pregnant with her. She has loved the outdoors and has loved helping my mom and my aunt in the yard since she was tiny. Obviously I have a black thumb so she hasn't helped me, but I am hoping to go green this summer. Anyways, Gracie used her own money at Target to buy little seeds from the dollar section. So not my daughter, I would have bought candy. I thought the seeds were sitting up in the bag in her room, or even more likely on the floor of my car since that is where everything else ends up. Little did I know that my secret gardner had planted those little seeds all on her own! You can imagine my surprise when I found these in her room. I am so proud that she takes such good care of any project she starts, and she is pretty dang proud of herself too!
Monday, April 5, 2010
So this last picture is obviously not me but I could not help but post such a great picture of a great friend and her adorable baby! Julie and Aiden are great inspiration for a perfect picture!
We had such a great Easter! We got a new trampoline and pretty much could not get the kids off of it the entire day! I think that means it is going to be a great summer for me! I made Easter dinner for the first time ever. Sad, I know. But I think it was a great first effort. Maybe not as pretty as others but it still tasted okay! We had a day of fun and friends and many thoughts towards Christ and the Resurrection as we were able to watch conference as well. Shawn's niece Melanie and her cute friend Brittany even brought their guitars and gave us a private concert. It was definitely an Easter not to be forgotten although many friends and family were missed! So we hope everyone had a great day!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So the grand opening of American Girl has finally come! People came from far and wide to mark the momentous occasion. It was really fun, but I would have been disappointed had I made any grand effort to go. We found out that they really opened two days early so luckily we went on Friday instead of Saturday. On Saturday there was a five hour wait in the snow just to get in to the store. My friend Stephanie has two adorable girls that adore American Girl as much, if not more than Grace. So it was so fun to pick them up from school and surprise them with a trip to the store. It really was a little magical to see all the little girls walking around the store hugging their dolls with big smiles on their faces. Not quite as magical for the parents who were footing the bill. One lady next to my friend dropped $1100. Seriously? By the way, Grace had pajama day at school hence her spectacular outfit. A huge thank you to my dear friend Julie for watching the boys. It was so much fun to focus all of our attention on the cute girls! Look at this grandpa. Seriously, what a trooper!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
So March has been a heavenly month. We have our occasional snowstorm which lasts one day, and then 60 degree weather the next day. This week we had a little of everything. Gunnar and I took a walk around the neighborhood on Wednesday. Well, I walked and Gunnar rode his bike and asked for a drink every 50 feet. That was okay with me considering I have been pretty much laying on the couch for 3 months straight. My rapid change to "exercise" was a little challenging. But the sun was so warm and the park was so fun that I couldn't even complain. Gunnar finished that wonderful day off by throwing up every hour and deciding that he wanted to be covered in hives. It is still a mystery to us. Gracie decided to celebrate the good weather by doing her homework outside. I found her lounging in a chair with a book in one hand, and a Hawaiian Punch with a straw in the other. I am glad that she has found the balance between work, play, and relaxation.
The best news of all this week is that I had my 24 week doctor appointment and everything looks great! My wonderful, incredible, compassionate doctor even scheduled my C-Section! Did I mention that I absolutely LOVE this man!? So baby girl is coming July 2nd at 11:30 a.m.! Which is very coincidental since one of my greatest friends had her baby last July 2nd. She has assured me that it is a great birthday. She also told me about a lovely Hispanic lady she met in an elevator who told her to nickname the baby BOOM BOOM. You know, in honor of the fireworks? So I think we've got our name all picked out now. HaHa. Baby Boom Boom, we are very excited to meet you! And if anyone out there has any other name suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated!
I decided to start a new blog basically because I am lazy. I love my other blog format and don't want to mess with it and cannot even begin to think of how to blend my two styles together, hence, the Tidwell family has a new blog beginning March 2010. My new goal is to write every Sunday to be able to keep a better journal for our family. So please forgive me if this blog does not interest you. I will do my best to keep it entertaining!