Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Back on the Mountain

Yesterday Brandon and I were able to head back up the mountain (after a two year break) and do some snowboarding. I was anxious to get this post up so I no longer have to see the pictures of the "Alex Incident" every time I pulled up my blog.

Because I was pregnant last year I wasn't able to do any snowboarding. I was worried that going this year would be like starting over. I was relieved to find that I was even a little better than I remembered. Although I did spend much of the day bruising my tailbone.

Brandon was of course a pro as always. He was kind enough to spend about half the day on the "bunny hill" with me.

It was a great day to go because the weather was beautiful and it was very empty. Hopefully in the next few years we will be able to go a little more often.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Proceed With Caution...

WARNING!!! Do not view this post if you have a weak stomach or you are feint of heart. The pictures are extremely disturbing.

The back story: For ten blissful months I have been able to spend every day at home with Alex. Every morning I have gotten up with him. Every morning I have fed him his breakfast. Every morning, until this morning. A few weeks ago I signed up to be a sub in Jordan School District to help bring in a little extra money. Yesterday I did an afternoon job but this morning was my first day leaving before Alex was awake. He is always such a great sleeper. One morning last week he even slept in until 10:45. So I was sure that Brandon would get a nice morning to sleep in and spend with his son. I was very wrong. About half way through my sub job these pictures were sent to my phone. I was horrified...

The only text accompanying these pictures was, "That's not chocolate pudding."

I am so grateful that Brandon washed, cleaned and scrubbed Alex, his crib, and all of his clothes and linens. I am so grateful that Alex chose today of all days to do this in his crib.

Happy 10 months buddy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Baby Max

Yesterday, March 6, 2011 Maximus Roger Clements joined our family.

Brandon and I only got to spend a few short seconds with him but we are excited to get to spend more time with him soon.

Mom and Baby are doing great. Max looks just like his older brother Mikah.

Mikah and Alex had a great time in the waiting room playing with dinosaurs.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Alex's Surgery

Yesterday Alex had to have a little minor surgery. Even though it wasn't a very big deal I was very nervous about it. As usual Alex handled it perfectly and today he is acting like his old self. We had the surgery at Riverton Hospital. We had to arrive at 7:15 in the morning and we were all done by about noon.

Here is Alex dressed in his "gown" waiting to meet with the nurse.

They had these cars in the waiting room while we waited for the doctor to be ready. The most traumatizing part of the whole thing was handing him over to the doctor and leaving to wait out in the waiting room. I guess I thought I would get to stay with him through more of the process.

It was very weird to hold him as he was coming out of the anesthesia. He was very sleepy and hungry but then he would suddenly thrash around for no reason.
This is the most he has cuddled with me in a long time.

The rest of the day Alex slept except for when it was time to eat. He was pretty cranky, at least for his standards. Today he is all better. He has played toys most of the day and didn't require much pain medication. I am very glad it is over with and that it all went well.