Thursday, July 31, 2008

Layton Gillette is Here!!

Layton Perry Gillette arrived on July 26, 2008 at 12:02 am. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 7 oz. And was 20 3/4" long. He is a very long and skinny little boy. His arms, legs, fingers and toes are all very long. He has blue eyes, like the rest of the family, and light brown hair. We think that it will be blond like his big sister Tori.Tori and Kennedy were so excited to get to meet him. When they got to the hospital they couldn't keep their eyes and hands off of him. Kennedy loved to point out all the little things about him to Austin and I, to make sure that we knew everything about him. The cutest was when she said, "He has knees Mom!" They are going to be great big sisters.
This is just a close up of Layton in his little going home outfit. He and I were both very ready to get out of there by that second day.

My Mom and sister Mary came and stayed the night with the girls will we were in the hospital having Layton. The next morning before coming to see us Aunt Mary helped the girls draw a welcome home picture. It says:
"Welcome Home Mom and Layton"
Then they drew a house and a picture of all the members of our family. Then there is a huge picture of Layton that Tori drew. It was very cute. I loved it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Words for the pictures. . .

So I added some pictures of Tori and Kennedy after they graduated from Preschool. It was a little bit of a rough day for me because it meant that Tori was actually going to be starting Kindergarten. They were so cute though.
Some of the other pictures are of the various camping trips that we have taken this summer. We found a place that is not too far called Chesterfield that we really like, the girls really like to catch minnows and splash in the water. Austin and I caught quite a few fish, mostly Austin.
The others are from our annual Residency Retreat at Island Park. We go up there for a weekend with all the residents, new and old. I was in charge of the craft for the kids while the residents had a meeting. We gathered nature and arranged it on shirts then I sprayed them with bleach. They really turned out cute and all the kids really liked them.
After that we went fishing at Henry's Lake. The girls once again tried to catch minnows while Austin fished and I took pictures. Island Park is always fun. I even talked Austin into taking his Dad's camper instead of the tent. It was hard to convince him that I was 34 weeks pregnant and the ground would not be so comfy, but he finally gave in, and I think that he liked it!!!

Check out my Slide Show!

So Annie has many times informed me at how horrible I am at this, but I have two very active girls, I am very pregnant, while watching a little 4 month old baby boy, and I am not a computer person! So please forgive me. I will at least add something today for you.