Thursday, August 27, 2009

New pics of Ashton

Well these are the most precious pictures of Ashton when he was 3 weeks old. My good friend took these, what talent! I am so excited and grateful to her!! I am grateful to my mom for the adorable blankets which we used for the backgrounds! She is always awesome to give us matching blankets and burp cloths, I sometimes just want a new baby to see what she will make, but rest assured, we are DONE! Yesterday he had his 2 month check up, I can't believe he is already that old! He weighed 12 1/2 pounds, and was in the 75% for height and weight. He also had an ear infection, which was sad, along with shots, it was a rough day for him. But, I was kind of relieved that something was wrong, and he wasn't just going to turn into a fussy baby, because he has been soooooo sweet, and calm, and if I do say so myself, I deserve a calm one after my little high maintenance Ivy!! Love her, but she is a lot of work! She is mellowing out as she gets a bit bigger. And I can't believe how much easier it is than I thought it would be having these 2 so close together. I guess she is too young to know she has been replaced as the baby!

1st day of school

Well the 1st day of school came too fast! Logan is in 9th grade, I can't believe it! He is loving seminary and I am so glad! Because of his leg he is an aid in the office instead of P.E. He really likes it because he can do all of his homework in there! Paij is in 6th grade! She loves her teacher and is always a great student! Syd is in 4th grade, and got a new hairdo for school this year, she says she is daring! It's so adorable. Mr. Carson started Kindergarden and we opted for 1/2 day. He had a few rough days going, but now loves it! The bus picks him up right in front of the house, a real blessing, given my current handicap! I truly miss them and am so glad each day when they get home! They are such great kids and I love them so much!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crazy gimpy summer

Well what a crazy summer! We are so loving our new addition to our family. When Ashton was just about a week old, My Grandpa "Boppa" passed away at 89 years old. This picture is on the way home from the hospital from having the baby. I wish I didn't look like such a bahama mama! Oh well. I was so glad to see him one last time!

A few days after the funeral I broke my ankle, the picture is when I took off the splint, I wanted to take a peak, gross! What a challenge it has been, I like to do everything for myself, and it has been very humbling, to have to ask for help in doing almost everything! I have had so many people help our family in so many ways, and we, especially I appreciate all of you who have helped us SO much! Between meals and rides and shopping, and helping get the kids ready for school, I am grateful. I am back on my feet 1/2 way, I still can't drive, hopefully that will be in a couple of weeks. My hubby has been so great, and the kids too! We went camping, despite the ankle, for 9 days, so fun, I will post that later. A couple of weeks ago Logan also broke his leg, got a fun ambulance ride to Phoenix Children's hospital, and had surgery. He is doing well, and is much more talented on crutches than I am. You know the saying, when it rains it pours, it poured at the Porter house this summer, but a lot of blessings we received also. One of the things that was really good for me was to realize I have to slow down and enjoy the kids and not over extend myself, SIMPLIFY!

The picture of Ashton is a couple of weeks ago, he is already bigger. I was afraid he would get really spoiled being held all the time, but I couldn't help it because I could, and I wanted to. But, so far so good! I started working again, and he is doing great, he still sleeps a lot, and loves the swing. Surprisingly, Ivy is doing well with him and it doesn't even seem to faze her at all that she isn't the baby anymore. She has done really well, but because I couldn't carry her at all, she has become VERY attached to Rich, and he has to be holding her constantly whenever he is home. He can't get anything done, and has joked about getting a backpack for her, so he can get a few things done in the little time he is home! Life is getting better, way better, and we are so glad!!!!