Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Clay- 4 months

Happy Four Months to this little guy!
He has had a busy month and has had a lot of fun. 
At his four-month check up he was 13.18 lbs!! This is good news to us because even though he's still a little like he went from being in the 10th percentile to the 22nd percentile which means he's gaining faster than those in his weight bracket I guess. Yay! 
He was 24.5in long and his head circumference was 16.5in. 
He is getting so big!


At the beginning of the month this hat didn't fit very well for very long.

He works out and can hold his own bottle! (For about 3 seconds.)

Theses besties are sad together and happy together!!

By the end of the month, this hat started fitting nicely! Yes!

Bowling with Conner and Megan and our boys!

The cutest outfit from Grandma Mary

We are starting hi early in the tractor. Dad loves it when we come with him to feed.

Clay got this toy from Maggie Grignano so call it his Maggie. He loves it.

Censored! These were a gift from Grandma J. :) Oh I mean the Easter Bunny.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

FB Update - 4/27/14

Here is Dallin's FB Update from April 27, 2014.

We are doing great! Things are warming up here in Logan, UT and life is moving right along! Clay is getting so big and talkative. He’s over his RSV and he’s giggling and smiling all the time. Amy’s arm is healing fast. You can’t even tell she’s healing a broken elbow. It still hurts with certain movements but it is another miracle how well her elbow is healing. I’m feeling better all the time and I continue to feel my thinking getting a little quicker. Speech therapy is going very well. We continue to work on memory, divided attention, multitasking, and speed of processing. I have finished my class and it was very successful.

We hope to visit McKay-Dee hospital sometime this week and shake the hands of those that helped me during my stay there. We would love to see Dr. Welling also!

A few weeks ago was General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It happens every 6 months and is broadcasted around the world so that we can listen to the words of todays Prophet and Apostles. Their words, as always, touched me very deeply. I felt there was a lot of talk about trials and how they can be used to learn and grow. Also, we heard much about how God is always there for each and every one of us. He loves us unconditionally and without limit. I have felt that in our life. I have seen that we don’t need to be lying in a coma with a traumatic brain injury for God to be there for us. He is there in every moment of our lives! It’s just easier to see God there with us when we are in such a fragile and dependent situation. If we look for Him we will see God’s love and support in every situation. 

The messages we heard at General Conference can be found at:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wisconsin Trip and Easter

My boss was going to be out of town over Easter so I thought it a perfect opportunity for Clay and I to visit Wisconsin. It was a lot of fun and Clay did really well traveling which I was very nervous about.

Clay just hanging in the airport.
We went and bought this little umbrella stroller to make it easier through the airport.

First flight! Yay for Baby Clay!

He was a hit on the plane, everyone that came up to him would smile and he'd give them a big smile right back!

Finally we made it to Grandmas. Grandma was sooo happy to have Baby Clay there. We were happy to be done traveling.

Happy in Grandma's arms.

The cousins finally meet!

Michael fell in love with our little guy.

My mom set up this awesome Easter Egg hunt for the kids. Clay decided he wanted to take a nap instead but it was fun to watch Michael and Nora find the eggs and candy! Yum!

She is soooo cute!

Brother and Sister.

The weather was nice enough to be outside and play.

Michael can ride a bike with training wheels!!

Loved pushing this little girl around.

Michael is seriously the smartest little boy ever. I swear he has the vocab of maybe a six year old!! He's really funny too.

We got to do some really fun projects together. Mom let me put some things together and she sewed them up for me. She is so creative!


Of course, we had to go see Grandma Mary.

And watch a beautiful sunset

Grandma and Clay

Mama and baby.


So my mom wanted a way to remember the grandkids while they're away so we used paint to put their foot prints on the stairs. Michael and Nora's were already done from a time they visited before. (Of course the paint is washable.)

Clay loved the feeling on his feet.

We tried to do his hands too, but that did not work out at all. 

Nora's feet

Clay's feet

Michael's feet

I thought that was the neatest project. I love looking at the foot prints every time I go up the stairs.

On our way to the airport we stopped in Minnesota to see Maggie who I hadn't seen since graduation. Rae was nice enough to bring me to the airport. LOVE HER. We all had a fun reunion and talked and talked. We decided that we all still had the same personality.

The plane ride home went smoothly. We had a connecting flight in Denver and on the way there a nice lady I sat next to asked to hold Clay and just held him the whole flight! That was really nice because as they napped, I was able to as well. 

We had a nice Welcome Home waiting for us at the airport. 

I thought the big surprise was at the airport. It turns out Dallins had some fun at home too for Easter. He made Clay and I baskets and everything!

So sweet!

Clay loved his little bunny ears!

Clay with his first Easter basket. Dad did a good job!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Missionary Get-together

While down visiting the sibs we decided to take advantage of our time there and see some friends. I got to see my Siostra Masters, Elders Murphey, Tiner, Tanner, Lundin, Jensen, and Dabrowski.

McKenzie was my last companion and she was just in her second transfer so we had to wait a long LONG time before we saw eachother again. I just LOVE her.

In fact, when she got off her mission I was already married, pregnant, and in Arizona with my husband who was in the hospital. A LOT happened.

McKenzie and Troy (who came home with me) are engaged to be married.
It was so fun catching up with these fine people.

We stayed at Devin and Teddis that night and since Ted just had her baby they understandably weren't going to church so I asked if we could go with all of these fine people. I didn't think anything of it until we walked in the room and you could hear a pin drop. Oh yea, singles ward. Of course Clay was the only baby there and everyone is very quiet so every little yawn, sneeze, giggle, whimper felt amplified. Then he got a little fussy so we got up and stood in the back until he fell asleep.
It was fast and testimony meeting. And at the end the Bishop got up to close the meeting and totally hit us with the spot light for about five minutes. He was saying how happy he was to have a baby here and how that is the goal and real life and how it makes his so happy. 
It was sweet!