Friday, April 17, 2015

Reagan at four months

We had a pediatrician appointment today! Why today, you ask? Because Fridays are Daddy's day off, and Daddy and Davis can come with us. I was worried that Davis would get super upset being at the doctor's office, but he did fine, as long as he didn't have to be looked at or take off his clothes!
And the stats are:
Weight--13 pounds 14 ounces, 41 percentile
Height-25 inches, 70 percentile
Head- 16.5 inches, 83 percentile . . . Still big, but not as big as Davis!
At four months, Reagan loves to talk to us! When she wakes up, it is usually not with crying, but with talking! She sometimes sleeps through the night, which is great for Mommy. She is very loved by all of us!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Easter and Conference

This year, Easter and Conference fell on the same weekend, which was awesome! I remembered that last year during Conference weekend, I decided that I was definitely not pregnant, after my grueling IVF treatment. But, thankfully, I was wrong. You might remember the post from last year with the big announcement that we were, indeed, having a baby. And now we have our wonderful miracle baby to prove it!
Because Conference fell on Easter, we decided to dress in our Easter outfits the day before. Here are the best pictures taken with the outfits:

 On the Friday before Easter, we decorated eggs, which was a lot of fun. Mainly, we dyed the eggs, and then Davis decided which stickers needed to go on them. Some he put on himself, and some he directed us to put on.



Yep, that is what they looked like with a toddler in charge!
Saturday morning, we celebrated Easter. The Easter bunny came and gave Davis a couple of trains, which he was SO EXCITED about! The Easter bunny also hid plastic eggs with candy inside all over the house.



We watched Conference at my parents' house. Carter and Whitney and Casey came and visited too. It was a nice, relaxing weekend.





Pictures from Sunday too. Davis is kind of obsessed with trains right now, as you can tell. We brought them to Grandma and Grandpa's, and he was mesmerized during the entire morning session:



Most of all, at this time of year, we are grateful for our Savior and His Atoning sacrifice that makes it so that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father again. We love this video that was put out by the church this year, and how it shows us what a wonderful gift it is!




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Reagan's blessing day

Our sweet Reagan Marie was blessed on March 8th. We were very blessed to have both sets of our parents there, along with aunts and uncles and cousins. It was great fun!
My mom took notes on her blessing. She was blessed with health and strength, and that she would be wise and kind a stalwart. She was blessed to be an example to others, and her parents were also blessed to raise her well. She was blessed to find joy in the gospel, and those who would work with and teach her were also blessed that they would be inspired. She was also blessed to be strong in the face of adversity and to be valiant. It was a beautiful blessing, and we were very thankful to have so many members of our family participate in it.

When we got home to take pictures, Reagan KNEW that she was a princess on parade. She acted her part the whole time. It cracked us up!

Here is the princess with Great Grandma and Grandpa:

 Here we are with our family and both sets of grandparents:
 Here she is smiling. Whenever Davis sees these pictures, he calls her "Princess Reagan."
 With Grandma:
 With Grandma and Grandpa:
 With Mommy and Daddy:

 With our little family. Plus, Thomas and Percy:
With Grandma and Grandpa Rusch.

We are so blessed to have this little miracle girl in our lives!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More family pictures

So we went to our cabin for President's Day weekend (it's kind of tradition) and had my dad take some more of our family pictures.  Here are a few of my favorites!

This one will go in our living room. It will be touched up and straightened though!

Here is a cute one of Reagan. . . because they change so much in so little time!
And here are some cute ones of me and Reagan.  Isn't she sweet?

It was a lot of fun!  Davis did not agree, however . . .



Monday, February 16, 2015

Reagan at 2 months

We are really enjoying our little girl!  Here are her two month stats:
Weight--10 pounds, 9 ounces
Height-- 22.75 inches.  (The nurse said she was 21 inches tall, which puts her in the 4th percentile.  The doctor checked again.  Turns out that 1 3/4 inches makes a big difference when you are so little!)

Here is her picture at one month:
 And then at 2:
It is amazing to see how much she has changed!  She can coo and make sweet noises.  She definitely tracks, and knows who her mommy is.  Her brother loves her a lot, and so do the rest of us!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Welcome home Uncle Casey!

The big event that happened for us over Christmas break was that Casey came home from his mission in Alaska on December 30th.  All of my family was in town, and we had a lot of fun!
 We decorated his room
 Here he is, off the plane!


 Getting together and eating with family
And of course, we had a family picture in the backyard later!

Christmas!

We had a great Christmas!  We have never done Christmas at our own house, and it was very fun.  After we opened our gifts (toddler speed), we went and spent the rest of the day at my parents' house!
 The best Christmas gift



 Davis got a bike from Santa
 He loves this toy!  So fun!
 Family Christmas jammies--with a squirmy toddler!
 Coloring with his new crayons
 Loving the bike

Got a new hat--just like Grandpa Rusch's!