Sunday, November 14, 2010

He Doesn't Get it From Me

Zach's absolute favorite thing to do is read books. I seriously think he would read books all day if he could. He loves to go into his room all by himself and sit there queitly reading his books. It is so cute! I will be doing dishes and he will be playing in his room and all the sudden I will hear him yell out "dog" or duck" since those are his favoite pictures to look at. The other day he wandered down the hall and I found him in his completely dark room sitting there quietly reading books. It was pretty funny. I don't think he even realized the lights were off.
The only way to distract him while we change his diaper is to have him read a book. He points to the pictures and says "dat" which means "what's that". He can now say dog, woof, cat, car, goat, and duck, all of which he has learned from reading his books.
It sure is fun watching him learn and grow so fast!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bragging Moment

I would just like to take a moment to brag about my amazing husband. In July my family started a Biggest Loser competition and Ray and I were a part of it. We had done this in the past with my family but after we lost the weight we just gained it right back. Not this time. Ray got really serious about it this time. He completley changed his eating habits and started running every morning. Last Saturday he ran over 12 miles. CRAZY (especially for someone like me who has a hard time running 1 mile)!!! The competition only lasted a couple months and Ray won, by far. Now, 3 1/2 months later, Ray has lost 30 pounds. That's right, in 3 1/2 months he has lost 30 pounds. I think that is pretty amazing and I am very proud of him! He has been working very hard and deserves every pound lost! I love you Ray!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our Little Angel

Today is a special day for our family. Three years ago we gave birth to a little girl named Hailey Rae. I was 23 weeks pregnant when I delivered her, she was stillborn. Going through the experience of losing a child was the hardest thing Ray and I have ever been through. Even to this day, thinking about it will bring tears to my eyes. She was so beautiful. She was 1 lb and 10 inches long, the size of a little doll. Her feet and hands were so precious. We know that Hailey is in a happy place watching over us. We know that we will get to raise her again and how wonderful that will be. We are so grateful that she is a part of our family. She is our angel.
I remember at Hailey's funeral the Bishop that spoke said that on this day every year it is a time for Ray and I to reflect on how we are living our lives. Are we living righteous enough to return to our Heavenly Father and raise our daughter? Of course there are always things we can improve on but if that isn't enough motivation to live a righteous life then I don't know what is.

To our little angel,
We love you

My Little Dinosaur

Halloween sure is a lot more fun when you have a kid to celebrate it with. We had a great Halloween! We went trick or treating at my dad's work, which was AWESOME, and then we went to our ward's trunk or treat. Zach looked so cute as a little dinosaur. He enjoyed everything, except for Willy Wonka. He especially enjoyed the sucker, Crunch, and Kit Kat he had a taste of. Here are some pictures of our fun Halloween. Check out the Sponge Bob, that's my dad!!

Yes that is chocolate on Zach's face in the last picture. I have him a Crunch bar, with the wrapper on it, for him to play with. He must have really wanted the chocolate because he chewed off the wrapper quite quickly.