Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

First Injury

When you have a household of girls, you have plenty of drama. However, we have been void of injuries and accidents until last week. After 13+ years of having kids in the house, this was our first trip to the ER for an injury. Until now we haven't had any stitches or broken bones (and we still can claim the no broken bones). Somehow, Camille ran into a rod-iron swing and cut her eyebrow wide open. Sorry for the gory photo. It was obvious that she was going to need stitches. Troy met us at the hospital and determined that he could stitch it up but we decided to let the hospital take care of it: 1) So daddy didn't inflict pain; 2) So mommy wasn't the one holding her down; and 3) because we've already met our deductible for the year so this would be FREE. She was a trooper and I don't think she will remember any of the incident. The stitches look great and are right on her eyebrow so I don't think there will be much to see when everything heals. Let's pray for another 13 years of calm. Oh, wait - we have a boy now..................

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Things have been pretty busy around here. The kids are out of school. YEAH! I love summer vacation. And now with a full-fledged teenager in the house, I have a couple of kids who have learned to love to sleep in. Then there are a couple of other kids who still like to get up early. Then there's the baby that starts his day at 9:30 after sleeping 11-12 hours. How did I luck out with this little guy? As he has grown, we've decided he looks more like a "Max" than a "Brandon" so we've been calling him by his middle name. Troy & I have been focusing hard on our business. Wow - so much to handle when you run your own show. One of Troy's patients owns a massage business so he did a trade with her. I have been enjoying weekly massages on the KNOTS in my neck and shoulders. Between the stress of the business and lugging around a 20 pound baby, my body has taken a beating. Yes, Max is almost 20 pounds at only 4 months old. Last week we had his 4 month check-up and he weighed in at 19 pounds 8 ounces. He's also 26.5 inches long. This is ONE big baby! Oh, so cute. Tonight we have my sister's 3 kids here..... imagine our 1900 sf house with 8 children and 2 adults. It's truly a blessing to live close to family. We are having a ball!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Helping Mommy

I only needed 2 minutes to finish blow-drying my hair but Brandon thought he was going to starve. Luckily little Camille came to the rescue. What a great 2 year old!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Future Football Player

Brandon is a BIG boy. He's not yet 4 months and already weighs over 18 pounds and is at least 25 inches long. He now fits into his BYU jersey, so we had to take him out for a photo shoot. Look at how big his hands are! He seriously might become a football player if he continues to grow at this rate. And I have to say that the first picture really looks like a football face!