Sunday, December 9, 2012

new addition~

joined our family just 3 weeks ago on November 19, at 4:06 p.m., weighing 7 lbs 1oz. Tim and I arrived at the hospital at 6:30 for my induction (as usual) by 8 I was all hooked up and put on the pit. Dr. Saunders came in around 9 to break my water and by 10:30 I had my wonderful epidural and the waiting game began. I was hoping to be in hard labor by 12 but my body just didn't think so. Dr. Saunders guest I would deliver around 5, I beat him by an hour! Miss Navy came with only 3 pushes. She screamed only for a few seconds and has been pretty calm ever since. I was so worried that something was wrong because my boys screamed for a while after entering this world. In fact Lex is still screaming! But Navy J has been so sweet. We love this little girl and think she is so precious. Hudson loves her so much and constantly wants to kiss or touch her hands, head or checks. Lex is not so infatuated with her but still likes to kiss her every once in a while. She has dark skin like the boys and my favorite part has a little bit of hair!  We are in love! I need to get more pictures off Tim's phone but for now these few of our baby girl and family of 5 will do. 
Navy's temp was a little low so she had to lay under the warm lights for a while. She didn't  fuss at all while under the lamps instead she laid out! Opened her arms and relaxed. Just like a Claybaugh at the beach!

 Let me explain the above picture. When Lex was born Hudson was really sick so he had to wear a mask to see baby Lex. Well he remembered that (seriously the kid was only 2) and did the same when he saw Navy for the first time. Silly boy!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

my bff~

I love that our anniversary (6 yrs on June 10th) is so close to Father's day, I not only get to celebrate Tim as my eternal companion but also as the terrific dad that he is. Tim means the world to me! We have become so close while living so far way from our family that when we move back to Utah I might get a little jealous of everyone else who spends time with him. I love the way he interacts with our boys and they adore him. Hudson would probably like it if he stayed home all day rather then me and Lex would play catch with him all day if he could. I know where they get there obsession from....ME!
 Honey you deserved to be spoiled on this day instead of helping your pregnant wife get it together! Sorry! 
love you

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

fantastic five~

Hudson turned 5 on Monday. I can't believe it! He has grown so much this year. I asked him several times if we could skip his birthday because I do NOT want him to get older.  I wish I could freeze time and keep him the way he is forever.  Hudson graduated from Preschool end of May and is ready for kindergarten. He was is speech therapy for the school year and has improved greatly. If he didn't speak in dinosaur terms you would be able to understand him much better! 
This boy is obsessed with dinosaurs. He is often found with his arms tucked back with two fingers out acting like a T-Rex. If he gets frustrated with Lex he will roar at him like a fierce predator, (Meat eaters are his favorite). Hudson has learned the ABC's in Dino terms! A- Apatasaurus, B- Brachiosaurs, C-Corythosaurus all the way to do Z- which I can't even spell or say. He taught himself this from the show Dinosaur Train. While I put Lex down for a nap he will get on to learn the alphabet.
So for his birthday you can only guess what he got as presents. Dino piggy bank, 3 books The Ultimate Dino-Pedia by National Geographic Kids, a Kid's Almanac, and Digging for Dino's, a Dino floor puzzle, a Dino Dan DVD, and a raptor t-shirt. He also got a few action figures like Spiderman and Ironman, which he has played with, but when you see the pictures you'll see the difference in excitement. He fills our life with laughter, learning, and pure happiness! He is so smart, friendly, helpful, energetic, curious, and silly.
I could eat him up! We love our Huddy buddy
enjoy a picture overload of this silly boy

Who knew Dino Dan could cause such excitement?  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

brotherly love~

Nothing makes me more happy then when my boys play well together and in this case comfort each other! Lex has a hard time going to bed sometimes and Hudson is a great big brother to lend a helping hand!!

Monday, April 30, 2012


Hudson's preschool class had their first field trip to the Firehouse. Hudson was over excited! He has always loved firefighters. Every time we see one in a restaurant or grocery store he runs up to them and gives them a high five or will say "Hey Guys!"  We took a tour of the inside where they relax and eat, and of course the fire trucks. I was so impressed with how kind and accommodating they were to the children.  Lex even got to tag along and thought it was pretty cool too! 
 My favorite picture is the last one. Ever since I had Lex, my thoughts have been drawn to how I should raise these 2 boys in this crazy world. As I have read the scriptures and pondered on this thought often the word STRENGTH came to mind. I want my boys to be strong, physically yes, but the strength I am talking about comes from the Lord. I want them to know that when they put their trust in the Lord and serve him they will feel happy and strong. As Paul taught " I can do all things through Christ which Strengtheneth me."
So when I saw on the side of the truck "Serving with Strength, Honor and Compassion"  I had to take a picture so that when the boys are old enough to understand the strength that comes from firefighters they will  also think of our Savior and all he did and does to rescue us. 

Hudson's preschool is taught by Sister Hadley in our ward. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

my favorite day~

Today is my favorite day because it is Tim's birthday! Since it is Sunday we went out with some friends last night to Tim's favorite restaurant Famous Dave's to celebrate. Today has been low key with church, naps, meeting, and a nice quiet dinner followed by a movie with the boys. We love Tim so much and are glad we got to spend the whole day with just him!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best darn husband, father, and friend I know!
A few nights ago Tim took Hudson to the Jazz vs. Suns game, thanks to Kyle and Ashley! They had a blast. Hudson's favorite part was the half time show, a dog race, go figure.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

lovely, love my family~

Was Valentine"s Day really 3 weeks ago and now it's March? Seriously time needs to slow down. I am not a fan of the ipod things people have on their blogs. I usually mute them. But today I wish I had one just for this post. My favorite song from Yo Gabba Gabba is, Lovely love my Family, sung by the Roots, It is such a cute song which I would like you to hear as you read along. So you'll just have to look it up!
We had a fun Valentine's with a start of a new tradition for dinner. The boys and I woke up that morning to find a treasure hunt set up all throughout the house. Cute Husband, I know!! Once the boys found their little gifts of red shirts, angry bird tattoos, and sweets Tim had a few more clues for me, which led me to the front door all decked out in hearts! So thoughtful, I know! My treasure was a pair of inlay turquoise seashell earrings. How did he know? (thanks mom and dad). Hudson had a Valentine's party and preschool and gave a cute treat to his speech therapist. We finished the day making heart shaped pizza's for dinner (our new tradition) and pizookies for dessert. I couldn't think of a better way to spend this love day then with my 2 little boys and my Valentine!

Pictured below are The door, the boys making the pizza in their aprons, the finished product, OH and Tim also got me lovely roses! Love him/them!!