Tuesday, April 27, 2010

3 Weeks Old Already...

Ok, so I don't know where the time goes! Sydney is already 3 weeks old tomorrow! I can hardly believe it! She is absolutely a doll! We love her to death---Mckenna especially!!! She is such a good baby so far. She is a great sleeper (unlike her big sister!!) and sleeps mostly through the night already. I usually have to wake her to feed her. Other than being a spitter-upper (just like her sister and mom, so I've been told), she has been fairly easy to adjust to. We are so blessed to have her in our family!

Last week was the 1st time we ventured back to church. Although we only lasted through Sacrament meeting, it was good to be back at church and see everyone. Mckenna was excited to go back to church and get to wear her pretty dress again!

My mom got Mckenna and Sydney these matching outfits. They looked so adorable in them. Mckenna sure does love her little sister...if you can't tell by her smile!! =)

These last 3 weeks have been full of excitement and pretty much just craziness. Adjusting to having 2 kids to take care of and also trying to figure out what to do with the unexpected news of Chris' job has been somewhat challenging.

Last week, we went out of town for a full week to Reno, NV for Chris' work. They want him to transfer there for work. So, we packed up the kids and went with him there for a week. We were trying to get a feel for the area and the job and to see if moving there is right for our family right now.

It was an adventure, to say the least. I was cooped up in a condo mostly the whole week with a 2 year old and a 2 week old. We didn't have anywhere to go and really even if I would have wanted to go anywhere, I probably wouldn't have with the girls. It was raining and snowing most of the week too. It was kind of a stressful week, but we survived and now we are back home. I am so grateful to be back home.

Chris decided that taking the job in Reno and moving our family so far away isn't the right choice right now in our lives. So now we are just kind of taking time to be together as a family and are awaiting what will be the next stage in our life. We love each other. We love our kids. We love the Lord and we know things will work out the way they should, in due time. Life is definitely unexpected at times, but we are just so grateful for our families and friends and the Gospel. They really are the things that help us get through tough times.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sydney Grace is here!!

Sydney Grace Summerhays made her debut into this world Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm weighing in at a precious 6 lbs even and measuring at 17 3/4 inches long. She came as a surprise to us all since she was born a week before her due date!! No complaints from this mom though!! =) We are so excited and grateful she is here! She is healthy, cute, and just so sweet. We love our little bundle of joy straight from Heaven!

Mckenna is absolutely in LOVE with her little sister. She is so cute with her. I love watching her hold her and seeing how, even at only a few days old, Sydney looks at her big sister with such loving eyes! Chris and I are truly so blessed to have 2 such beautiful daughters. Our lives are so full of happiness and gratitude right now! =)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring & Easter!

We have been having a fun Spring so far! It has been nice because it has helped to get my mind off of having this baby any day now! I am due in about 10 days so we are hoping for it to happen really soon! We are very excited.

Here are some pictures of what we have been up to this Spring and Easter season.

Mckenna's Grandma Debbie made her this adorable dress for Easter. She LOVES it! We have to beg her to take it off. She is very much in love with any "pretty dress" and this one fell right into that category for her!

Easter morning, Mckenna found her Easter Basket! She was just little excited!! =) I was happy this year because we got away with re-giving her some of the stuff she already had but didn't play too much with. She didn't know the difference and was so excited to see what she got. I'm pretty sure that this was the 3rd year she got that pink bunny in her Easter basket. She even sleeps with it sometimes, but didn't even care!! Something to love about this age!!!

The Sunday before Easter, Chris had a lot of family down on his side. We had a big Easter dinner and Easter Egg hunt over at his Grandma's house. It was a lot of fun. Mckenna loved hunting for the eggs with her Daddy! (I normally would have helped, but I don't think I really could have bent down to pick any up this year!! I might not have been able to get back up! =D)

Our Family Picture....probably the last one before our new arrival gets here! (As you can see...I'm just a little bit pregnant ;D)

Last week, my mom, Sarah, and Jacob came down for part of their Spring Break. It was fun to see them. My mom helped me get some last little things ready for the baby to arrive. Mckenna absolutely LOVES it when people come visit. Obviously, she gets more attention that way! She loves her Aunt Sarah. They had fun together. One of the days, they rode scooters together. It was fun to watch them together.

Kenna has been getting pretty good at riding her scooter by herself. It is so cute to watch her because the scooter is just about as big as she is.

I love this time of year. It has been fairly nice weather down here. Mckenna and I have enjoyed playing outside together and going on walks. Right now, I'm just excited about the next little arrival to get here. Kenna is excited to be a big sister and Chris is very anxious to meet his 2nd little girl. =) Spring is just the perfect time of year!!