Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweet Taylor

Taylor Alexis Hardy

October 3, 2011

6 pounds 10 ounces

19.5 inches

Our sweet baby Taylor was born ten days early. My sister, Kristen, was scheduled to be induced with her baby Monday, October 3rd. That morning I started having regular contractions. I called my doctor's office and they said to go to labor and delivery right away. Brain came home from work and took me to the hospital while a friend came over to stay with the boys. After being checked at the hospital, I was only dilated to a one but the baby's heart rate kept dropping with each contraction. They just wanted to monitor me for a few hours and then decide if they would send me home or deliver the baby. Brian went back to work thinking nothing exciting would happen. After about an hour my doctor decided today was the day and scheduled my c-section for 4:30 that afternoon. I called Brian and he went home to change out of his suit and take the boys to another friends home. Before he got back to the hospital my water broke and I started to panic. I didn't want to have this baby alone. Luckily he made it in time but with all the excitement forgot the camera. With 45 minutes until delivery time I made him go home and get it. I still hadn't called my mom to tell her I was in labor. She was at the hospital with my sister and I didn't want her to worry. I decided I better call her. She thought I was joking and it took a lot to convince her I was actually in labor. My doctor was a little late so by the time I went to the operating room I was dilated to a seven and had no drugs. Can I say ouch! Taylor was born at 5:23 p.m. Twenty minutes later my niece, Kate, was born. What a special day for our family! We were so blessed that day. Taylor had the cord wrapped around her neck and face several times. No damage was done other than some bruising to her face which cleared up after a couple days. We are so excited to have Taylor join our family!

Birthday Boy

Cole turned 5 in September. He invited his friends to help him celebrate Army style. We had dart gun wars, secret missions, bandaged wounded soldiers, flew jet planes, ate lunch, opened presents and had cupcakes. Cole said it was the best party ever!

His favorite present was the ice cream cone set from Mom & Dad. He was just dying to get it!

The army recruiters office hooked us up with tons of cool stuff for the party. Sunglasses, watches, stickers, pencils, wristbands and lanyards. All the kiddos loved it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Labor Day

Labor Day = BBQ, swimming and friends.

It doesn't get much better!

First Day

First Day of third grade and first day at a new school. Payton was nervous to go to a new school this year but I was really excited to finally be in a CAR POOL!

And what is the first day of school without a giant cookie. YUM! Some how this cookie made all the drama from the first day disappear.

Summer Fun

We always have a great time when we visit Grandma and Grandpa Hardy in Idaho. The neighbor gave us a ride through the country in his buggy. We went to Blue Lakes for an afternoon of swimming, fishing and playing on the beach. Carson loved the sand! Payton caught tons of fish using hot dogs for bait. Cole built an awesome sand castle and had fun on the water slide with his cousin, Luke.

Grandma had a sleepover with the cousins and got all the kids new PJ's. They all slept in the secret room above Grandpa's exercise room.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Treehouse

The kids can't go to Ogden without making a visit to The Treehouse. They have tons of fun playing with all the different things. They spent over an hour with the knights and castle. Carson is going through a phase where he loves wrapping things around his neck. Fun for him; way scary for me. He walked around the entire time with this toy measuring tape wrapped around his neck. He was in heaven.