Monday, April 21, 2008

Lilly Elaine Staker

Kristy was induced on Thursday April 17th, everything went well and Lilly was born at 4:43 p.m. and weighed 7lbs 15 oz. She was much smaller than we expected since Hailey and Natalie were both over 9 lbs. We are all really excited to have her in our family. We are planning on blessing her on May 4th, in our ward at 1:oo so anyone who can come is more than welcome. Afterward we will probably have food at Lee and Jean's because we don't have a yard in yet.

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Big Hunt!

We did our big Easter Egg Hunt on Conference Sunday this year because Jeni and Shane had been on vacation, and we were wanting it to be a little warmer. It was a really fun day, we all got out there about 9:30 and had a yummy pot luck breakfast. Then we watched the first session, and then had 3 seperate hunts, one for the kids 6 and under, one for the big kids, and one for the Adults. It was lots of fun. The little kids are always fun to watch, and of course all of my kids fall into that hunt. Then Allan had lots of fun hiding Chelsie's eggs super hard because she said it is always too easy and boring! (she got Amber to climb the tree to get her egg for her) But then she got her just rewards because she hid our eggs. I tried to tell her to be nice to her big pregnant aunt, but I don't think she listened. We had eggs in trees, inside wheels, lawn mower bags, wood piles, behind the compost pile, and lots more. There were only about 2 eggs that were easy to find, and that was just because it started to snow so she wanted to go inside. After we sorted out the candy and money, Grandma opened up the big store in the basement, and the kids all got to go down and pick out a bunch of toys. Mom always does way more than she has to every year, but we all appreciate it, and the kids have so much fun. That all ended about 2:oo so it was perfect timing to watch conference, but good luck listening with all of the kids and their new toys! We took most of them out to the cars, and shooed the kids out. After conference, we ate dinner and played games till we got kicked out by Dad who was ready for a break from the craziness!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Road Trip!

We went down to Arizona over the weekend to visit Allan's brother. We drove down, so there were 4 days of traveling in the car, and basically 2 days in Arizona. It was lots of fun to let the girls play with their cousins. Allan's brother Jonathan, is a pediatric dentist, so one main reason to go was so the girls could get some dental work done. I know this seems kind of weird after four years of dental school, but with Allan working on the reservation, he can't do our dental work. Plus it was a good excuse for a vacation. On the way down, we used a computer program to map out our route, and it took us on a 43 mile dirt road through Southwestern Utah! It was kind of fun, and there were a lot of pretty views, but it was also kind of a crazy road of ups and downs. On the way back, we went over Hoover Dam, and met my parents who were driving up from California, then we went to Vegas to M&M World. The best part of the trip though was Tuesday morning because it was April Fools Day, and a lot of people had been worried about me making the trip being so pregnant, so we called everyone and told them I was in Labor, and we were going to have the baby in Arizona! It was halarious, everyone fell for it! In this picture, (although it's not great lighting) you can see how big I am, but the funny thing is this is the Arizona/Nevada State line, so I am in AZ and the baby is in NV!

If you look closely, you can see Hailey's 3 silver teeth!