Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Charlie Cory Alder

Charlie was born on July 9, 2010. We weighed 5"15 and was 19 1/2 inches long. He wasn't due until July 20, but I had a doctors appointment and I knew if my blood pressure was high enough my doctor would start me. At this point, I was really hoping it was high enough and I wouldn't have to wait through another weekend. When they took my BP is was 150/101 which is the worst it had ever been. (Maybe the squats beforehand had something to do with it!) Needless to say, my doctor sent my straight up to get me started and 7 hours later Charlie was born. He was a little small, but healthy.

Braden holding his new brother for the first time.

My three boys. Will didn't quite know what to think. He was just happy to be staying at grandma and grandpa's house.

I'm not sure why, but when I had Will and Charlie, Braden became quite the photographer. I found a lot of interesting pictures on the camera. Apparently he likes close-ups!

I got out of the shower and Braden was snapping away. I think there are over 20 pictures just like this. Poor Charlie had the flash going off every 5 seconds.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Broken Leg

What does every nine month pregnant mother need? A 28 pound 22 month old with a non waterproof, unable to walk broken leg! A week before I had Charlie, Will fell off the neighbors slide and broke his leg. I didn't realize the impact it would have on us until I heard 'the cast can't be waterproof', 'it has to go from his thigh to his toes', and 'he shouldn't walk in it.' This is what we came home with-

Two days later, we went back to the Orthopedic Surgeon and got a cast. It was nice because his leg was protected, but it was really hard for him to get around. He figured it out pretty quickly.

Two weeks after the cast we went back for x-rays and they were able to put Will in a walking boot. This was sooooo much better. I could take it off for baths and it fit him below the knee. (Although the smell was unbearable when you took it off!)

Throughout the whole ordeal, Will did awesome. He never complained. He just went about his business. My mother in law said it the best-Don't tell him he has a broken leg, I don't think he knows!


I just love how much Will adores Braden. And how Braden loves his little brother. Of course they have their moments, but for the most part these two are best friends.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What a deal!

If any of you are looking for a great deal, come to my house. I have three boys that ore offering a steal! Three washed rocks for a penny.

Baby Animal Days

Today we decided we would take the kids out to see all the baby animals at the American West Heritage Center. They do their big Baby Animal Days over Easter, but then they have a smaller, less crowded version the next week. We got to go on train rides, ride ponies, and pet and hold a lot of cute little baby animals. Braden was told you could win frogs there and I was pleasantly surprised that they were gone. I think the biggest hit was the train ride, even for Braden who was too cool to say he liked it, but smiled the whole way!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Easter Time

We did two Easter's this year, but unfortunately I only took picture at one of them. My parents were going out of town over Easter, so my mom made a delicious dinner, had an Easter egg hunt, and dyed eggs on the Sunday before. The weather actually was better that week than the week of Easter, so we were able to do the hunt outside. The next Saturday, Cory's mom made everyone a brunch, then we played some games, dyed eggs, and did another hunt. Braden loves looking for his eggs, Will not so much this year.

We also made an egg container to drop out of Grandma and Grandpa's window and it worked. Braden's egg didn't break. But then Grandma gave put the boys on a team and the girls on a team and they had 15 minutes to make a new container and they both worked too. I think we spent a little too long on Braden's considering a 10 year old, 8 year old, and 6 year old did it in 15 minutes!

It was nice to just stay home on the actual Easter day and relax.

Once again, It's a Boy!

For those of you that don't know, we found out that baby number 3 is a boy! It was a little hard to take at first, knowing this is our last baby, but now we are really excited. Braden is really excited to have another brother and I think Will will love having a little buddy. Our family is definitely boy oriented and now I don't have to worry about figuring out how to do cute girl hair. (I just get to listen to boy noises!)