Monday, September 01, 2008

Brace yourself, this is gonna be a long one! On August 3, we blessed the boys at church. We invited all the family that lives close by for the blessing, and then to our house afterward for lunch. I think that we had 36 people total (not including those of us that live in our house). We even had Aaron's brother, Ammon, and his wife, Jillian and their little girl, Grace in from Utah. They were able to drop everything and fly in at the last minute. It was really a nice time and I am glad that we were able to share such a special occasion with so many people that we love! This picture is us after church. The boys wore their bonnets for the blessings, but I took them off afterward. I know Emma is making one of her crazy faces in this picture, but it is the one I look the best in (and we know it is all about me!). The next week my dad had a trade show down here. I was working with him and when it was time for the boys' naps, I didn't have anywhere to put them. So, I improvised. Luckily, they fit into a plant crate. I put them in there, facing opposite ways, and they fit perfectly. But, that wasn't enough for my dad. He insisted that we put them on the table of the booth, next to a crate of bare root plants. We had so much fun with it. Almost everyone that walked by did a double take, and lots of people thought they were dolls until they came over to the booth and saw that they were real, live babies! This lovely plant is called a mandevilla. I saw it at the show, and fell in love with it. So, I took a picture of it. I showed it to my dad while we were walking the tradeshow floor, and at the end of the show he traded some plants for it and surprised me with it! He also got me a gardenia. (I took some pictures of both of them the other day that I will post later.) Isn't he the coolest? The boys also had a doctor's appointment that week. Here they are pre-shots. They look so happy, huh? This look didn't last long! (Jonathan is on the left, William on the right-in the suit that says "W is for whale.") Here is Jonathan showing off his head-holding-up-skills. He and William were being so cute for the doctor and their nurse (both ladies). They aim to please! Here is William, also showing his mad skills! Here are all my boys! I like this picture-the way the boys are making the same face. Jonathan is on the left, William on the right. Here they are together. On this particular day, Jonathan laughed for the first time. It was so fun to hear his little laugh. And, I finally got a really good picture of William smiling. They are so much fun!

I have more blog catching up to do, so be on the look out for more posts in the near future!

9 comments:

Lori Allison said...

I' lovin' the family picture (and your skirt). I do the same thing with our pictures and always feel a little guilty about it. Good to know I'm not the only one. The picture of the boys in the crate, too funny!

Tammy said...

Haley--you look HOT!! Of course it's all about you! You're the mama, & you know how I feel about being the MAMA! As usual, your boys are adorable. Your dad obviously gets quite a kick out of them! Give Emma a kiss from Nicholas & keep the pictures coming...

Peggy said...

I love the pictures in the plant crate. How cute! You are looking really GREAT, Haley! And I didn't think Emma was making a crazy face- I thought it was adorable!

kinslowfamily5 said...

You look super great Haley I cannot believe you had the boys just this year.. I love all of your pictures in this post. Your family is just a fine looking bunch. Can't wait to read your future blogs.

Justin & Heather said...

The plant crate picture is too cute!

Janel said...

Haley! Love the family picture especially Emma's face..that girl is to cute. The boys look so healthy and I can't believe how fast they've grown. I think their bigger than Brooklynn.

Jordan and Laura said...

Haley, you are such a babe!! You are looking so good. Man, if having twins makes you skinny and super happy then send 'em my way.

Sandra & Brent said...

Dear Haley,
You can't imagine how much I'm enjoying keeping current with your darling family by checking your blog. You and Aaron look absolutely great and the kids are cute beyond words. I know that smiling pictures most often belie the the blood, sweat and tears of daily living that lie beneath them. I applaud your positive attitude and determination to raise a healthy and happy family. You are succeeding. I finally made a post on my new blog. I'm still working to get the hang of it but I think I'll enjoy it. Love ya. Sandra

Bear, Angie, Honey, Cash & Bowie said...

your dad is so sweet--you are one lucky girl. thanks for sharing your happy little family life. you've got some of the cutest kids i've ever seen!