Sunday, November 29, 2009

Here's the latest surgery's pictures. They removed the hardware from Rod's arm, taking out the metal stuff and screws. He's recovering great, the best part of which has been not going to work for a whole week! We've basically been partying all week with good food, movies, and family outings to Red Rock National Park and these cool desert demonstration gardens call Springs Preserve. Prepare to be grossed out:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jordan's 8 week update

Jordan won't be 8 weeks until this Saturday, but he had his checkup today since I start working again next week. He has grown so much!! He weighs 11 lbs 1 oz (47%) and is 23" tall (66%). He gave us his first smile at 6 weeks but I finally caught one on camara yesterday. He has the sweetest smile, and when you combine that with his soft coos and gurgles, it melts your heart!

Lynnea is still a fabulous big sister! I couldn't ask for anything better. She is so helpful and sweet with him. She loves giving Jordan hugs and kisses and is surprisingly gentle and caring with him. When I change his diaper she comes over, rubs his head, and tells him, "It's ok, it's ok." So cute!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Halloween in VA

For Halloween we picked up Adam's mom at the airport and went straight to the ward Trunk or Treat. Lynnea was an expert trick-or-treater, and always said thank you. After that, we went to mom's house for pizza and chili.

At the Pumpkin Patch

Here are some pictures of Lynnea, Brooks, and Ashley at the pumpkin patch.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grandma Sweet's Visit to VA

Adam's mom came to visit us for a week. Here are some pictures from her fun visit!

Karen bought Lynnea her very own pony!

Grandma Sweet and Jordan

While Karen was here, Lynnea was invited to a birthday party at a farm. These are pics from the farm.

Petting a chicken

Daddy's little girl

Riding a real pony

Feeding the goats
We also made a trip to the zoo....

On the train at the zoo

New family picture

Jordan's so cute!

Riding the train

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lizzie Addams??? Scary.

Happy Halloween!

We had a fun halloween! We had a ward trunk-or-treat at the church parking lot, it was a lot of fun. We had a dinner first in the cultural hall, then took the girls through the rows of cars for some serious candy hauling. Lizzie didn't seem to quite understand it at first, she would take candy out of her bag and give it to people who were passing out candy. Didn't take her long to catch on, though. Later Rod and I watched Addams Family for a little Halloween fun. Wednesday eerily reminded us of what Lizzie will be like in 5 years.
Here's a few pictures (not the best quality, we forgot the camera so we only had our phone to take pictures with):
The girls' pumpkins: yeah right, Rod did these. The girls told him what they wanted and he delivered, in true detail-obessessed fashion. Lizzie wanted a black widow and Caitlin wanted a princess castle....could these girls be any more different?

The fam. My costume was the old standby, the hippie. Everyone kept telling me that I looked like a real hippie. Is that a compliment? Or are they trying to tell me I need to shower more and cut my hair?

The girls assembled their own costumes for the most part. Caitlin is a "wicked, wicked witch", Lizzie is an angel (which is what she was last year, her costume is a little small!). Lizzie actually told me she wanted to be a black widow...I said no way am I making that!

Lots of people knew who Rod was even without his claws! He's been growing his hair out for a few weeks to get more of that Wolverine look! Lots of people remembered last year he was Iron Man, so he's sort of getting a superhero reputation.

What a cute bunny! Of course, she would have been cute as a cockroach....

Halloween Photos

All ready to go trick-or-treating

Jenna & her friend Jordan

Handing out candy

Enjoying the "haul"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jordan's 2 week update

Today Jordan had his 2 week old checkup with the doctor.

He has already grown to 8 lbs 6 ozs (33%), and 21 inches (55%). The doctor is very happy with his weight gain. He is such a fantastic baby, and I just love spending time at home with him and Lynnea.

Here are some more pictures...isn't he so handsome!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lizzie is so brave! The day before she got her tonsils out, she had to have blood drawn for lab work. She held very still, and didn't cry or anything! She just said "Ouch, that hurt," then watched the vial fill up! I was pretty impressed!
I took this will my cell phone, thus the poor quality. Here she is just before we parted ways....her to the OR, me to the lobby. The procedure only took about 25 minutes, then I sat with her in recovery for about an hour. In case you were curious, they have little kids breathe into a mask to put them out, then they insert and IV and all that when they are out. She did NOT like waking up with an IV in her arm. The people were very nice. They even put a bracelet on bear (around his middle) just like Lizzie's on her ankle. She even was allowed to take bear to the OR! So, he saw the whole thing!

Recovering on the couch that same day. Poor little thing. Her ears hurt, her throat hurt, and her voice was very hoarse! A package from Grandma Lambourne was just the thing to lift her spirits, though. She loved doing the projects- they really helped get her mind off her pain! She's also enjoying the ice cream and popsicle perks . She's doing a lot better already today, she's up and playing, and only mentioned twice today that her throat hurt. Side note- see the little flower bouquet in her cup? I put these together for her and she's been carrying them from room to room, to where ever she plans on staying awhile. How cute is that?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Baby Jordan Has Arrived!

Hi everyone! The Sweet family would like to introduce our newest member.
Please welcome Jordan Eugene Sweet!!
Born Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Weighing in at 7 lbs 3 ozs

19 1/4 inches long

So far Jordan is a very contented baby and sleeping as well as can be hoped for. Lynnea has quickly assumed the position of big sister and loves to hold and cuddle with him. Adam and I feel so blessed to have Jordan in our family and we are extremely grateful that he is healthy and strong. Thank you all for your prayers, support, and love.
More pictures to come soon...