We blessed Lydia on Sunday, January 30th. We have Stake Conference on February 6th so we had fast Sunday a week early. It was the first time we have taken Lydia to church. It was a cold day to venture out, but it was a beautiful blessing. We thought of each of you that couldn't be here. We missed you, but understood that we live far away from you and travel in the winter in Wyoming isn't recommended. Hope you enjoy this slideshow of pictures from the day. The last slide tells some of the blessing. You might want to pause on it so you have more time to read it.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Our little Lydia was born on January 5, 2011. She was a week overdue so we decided to have her induced. We really wanted to have her born while Rebecca was still home for Christmas break. We went in at 7:00 in the morning. Dr. Spomer broke my water about 8:00. I really thought that would start contractions but it didn't happen that way. We spent the morning walking and waiting, but not having any contractions. Finally, at about 2:30 in the afternoon Dr. Spomer decided to start labor with pitocin. That did the trick and little Lydia was born at 4:09. She is weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. She is a beautiful little girl. She is so quiet. I think she is the quietest baby we have ever had. She has a sweet disposition. I joked that we could name her Patience because she is so patient at waiting for what she needs. Patience Waite doesn't really seem to work together so Lydia it is. We are feeling very blessed!! Hope you enjoy the movie of our little Lydia.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Our little Joshua turned two yesterday. He started the day our bright and early by getting up at 4:40. As soon as Neil picked him up and said Happy birthday to him Joshua started acting like he was blowing out candles. It was really cute, even that early in the morning. Joshua has loved watching all the other children blow out their candles and he knew exactly what to do. He just didn't seem to be able to get those two candles out. He loves balls so we decided to makes cupcakes and decorate them as different sports balls. He loved it!! I was excited about how easy it was and how cute they turned out.
We didn't buy any presents for Joshua (except a new toothbrush). We all just choose things for him we already had and wrapped them up. He just liked opening the presents he didn't care if it was something new. He did like the tent and tunnel that Grandpa and Grandma Sharp gave him. I will put a video on, but it might be too dark to see well, but you can hear him laughing at the end of the tunnel.
We are grateful to have this sweet little boy in our family. He truly is adored. He is our little sweetheart!!