Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Party

Isaac is four!!!  When Ellie was only 2 weeks old Isaac had a birthday!  He was very excited about his birthday this year!  We decided to have his first "friends" birthday party!  It was a blast.  We started out at the Firestation!  Isaac and all his friends were able to get a tour of the firestation.  They got to see all the trucks and even sit in one!  Then we came back to our house for pizza and an awesome fire truck cake that Aaron and I made.  Days before his birthday Isaac would come into our room every morning and ask if it was his birthday yet.  So he was very excited when we finally told him it was.

Natalie, Aiden, Tyson, Sam, Isaac, Abram, Benson,
not shown Marissa, and Ashley

Friday, May 27, 2011

4 Days Old

A friend of mine, who is a photographer, took these pictures of Ellie when she was only 4 days old.  I have never done newborn pics before so it was a lot of fun to watch.  I have tons of fun with my boys and I always wanted to have boys first but I am loving having a girl.  At first I was not sure how it would be because we are pretty much all boy here.  But we are all loving having baby Ellie in our family.  It is so much fun to have the color pink in our house and I love the dresses and bows.  It's fun to watch the boys be so sweet with her! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ellie is Here!!

Little Miss Ellie Jean Coleman finally decided to make her debut!  She arrived early Monday morning May 9th 2011.  She arrived at 2:14am!  She weighed in at 7lbs 14ozs and was 20 inches long.  My due date was May 8th so to not have her before then was hard!  Both Isaac and Sam were a week early.  My mom, anticipating she would be early, came early to our house!  Although I wish she could have stayed longer after she was born it was nice to have a friend to hang out with and help around the house.  I was going crazy with anticipation and was just sick of being pregnant.  I love to hang out with my mom so it was great to have her here.  After doing everything they say will induce labor Ellie still decided to come one day late!  I walked to the temple, (in gale force winds, that's what my mom called it!) walked to Isaac's preschool class, waited until night to walk along the curb (Aaron came with me)  I rubbed my ankles so much that I gave myself bruises, I walked up and down my stairs... and a number of other things.  I guess I learned from this that the baby will come when they are ready and every pregnancy is different. 
My sister Michelle decided to come up here also which was super special for me.  She came up the Friday before Ellie was born.  We all thought Ellie would be early so she came up a few days before my due date.  It was great to have Michelle here.  The boys loved playing with her!!  I was worried Ellie would still not be here while my sister was here.  However she came just in time.  Ellie came Monday morning and my sister had to leave Monday night.  It was fun to be together with my mom, and sister on mother's day.  That has not happened in years!
I went to bed May 8th feeling discouraged.  It was my due date and still no baby.  We went to bed and I was having a few contractions but I didn't think much of it because I had had contractions before then they would stop.  Well at 11:45 my water broke!  Then we were off to the hospital!!!  Clay and Jilla came and watched the boys and my mom and Michelle came to the hospital also.  Usually it is just Aaron and I so it was real special to have them there this time.  We got to the hospital and my contractions were really close together and intense.  I was so glad to get the epidural!!  Everything happened so fast before I knew the doctor was there.  I pushed and out she came.  It was the fastest delivery I have had.  We are so grateful to have Ellie here in our family.  So far she is a good baby.  The boys are getting use to having a new member of the family!  It is fun to have a little girl!  I love to get her dressed in her cute new clothes and bows!!

Michelle and Mom

After her first bath, wearing her first bow!

Our family of 5!

Aunt Michelle

Grandpa Nixon

Coming home from the Hospital

Sign Isaac, Sam, Grandpa, and Grandma made that said Welcome Home Ellie

Sam and Ellie
Batman reading stories to Ellie

Grandma Nixon and Ellie
Isaac aka Batman and Ellie

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Catch up

I am a little behind...
I want to get caught up before I write about our newest member of the family.  After a great Christmas in California we have been keeping busy.  This year I turned 26 on the 26th.  My golden birthday!  To make it more fun Aubrey and Aaron made arrangements to surprise me.  Aubrey and Lisa drove up from Utah! I was so excited to see them.  We got together with Lindsey, who lives in my neighborhood, and had a great time remembering life when we were 13!  The four of us went out for Tai Food while Aaron watched the kids.  He is a great husband.  It was so much fun to be together.  Our lives have changed much since we were 13.  We have all graduated from college, got married, and now we all have kids.  Crazy... It was a great birthday!  

Shortly after my birthday Isaac, Sam and I flew to Arizona.  It was great to get away from the cold!  Grandpa took the boys to the park everyday and they were even able to spend some time with their cousins Jack and Chase.  While we were there my mom and Michelle threw both Sandra and I a joint baby shower.  We are both having girls!  I am due in May and she is due in June!  The baby shower was a great success.  It was fun to see friends and family that I had not seen in a while.

The cute decorated table at the shower.

Yummy Cup Cakes from the shower

It was fun to see friends
Meagan, Stacy, and Alisa

Cute Boys

After getting home from AZ we celebrated Sam's 2nd Birthday!  He is growing so fast!  He is always so full of energy.  He also talks very well for his age.  People always think he is older then he is because he talks so well.  He keeps life fun for us all!  He loves to make people laugh. 

Cool Race Car Cake that I made.  He loved it!

His favorite birthday present!  From Grandma and Grandpa Nixon

Sitting in Great Grandpa's Airplane from Vietnam

They were able to ride in a monster truck
We also took the boys to the Rexburg Airplane Museum and they were able to sit in one of the airplanes.  The cool thing about it was it was the same kind of plane that my Grandpa Nixon flew in Vietnam.  Aaron and Isaac were also able to attend a monster truck show.  Isaac loved it.  It's all he talked about for days.