Monday, October 5, 2009

8 Wonderful Years!!

 
Eight years ago Wil and I were sealed for eternity! I can't believe it has already been eight years! I treasure our relationship and feel so blessed to be sealed to one of Heavenly Father's choice sons! I love you hunny and am so thankful to you for what you have molded our family into because of your desire to follow the will of our Father! I love how sentimental you are and thank you for making me feel so special and important! For those of you who don't know, when Wil first kissed me (this being a first for both of us) he stood me up on a rock to do so. He then took that rock, with out me knowing, to a look out in one of the canyons in Utah and at sunrise he stood me up on this rock and proposed to me! He gave me two rocks that day, the one on my finger and the one outside of our home right now! Yep, we have moved that rock with us where ever we have gone and it is heavy! I love you babe! Here's to eternity!
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Brigham's Blessing Weekend


We had a wonderful weekend full of family, food and fun! Our good friends Tanner and Bryan were able to come, which was a blessing because shortly there after they left on their missions! Mimi & Grampy (Wil's parents) and Nana & Papa (my parents) were both able to come and were so helpful! The kids were in heaven! We all went to see UP at the movie theater on Saturday, which we all enjoyed! Well enjoy the late pictures! :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Brigham's 2nd & 3rd week


You'll see in these photos how much William loves to hold his little brother. He will get up by me on the couch and say "hold, hold!" In these pictures he was holding Brigham and saw his water at the end of the bed and needed a drink so he "drops" Brigham and rushes to get his water and then was back again to "hold, hold"! He is so funny! I am glad he was only inches above the pillow. Brigham has an adorable dimple on his left cheek, which you can see in some of these photos.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Brigham's First Week!


Brigham had a very warm welcome home by his loving brothers and sister! My mom was able to come help for a week and a half! She came the night before we were to be induced and stayed until the following Saturday and said she would stay longer if we needed her to but we were doing quite well! She served and served and never ceased serving! It was so nice to have her here. The children thought it was great and Wil and I were extra grateful since he had to press forward with school and wasn't able to give me his usual wonderful help after bringing home a baby. While she was here we made homemade corn tortillas, which was fun. Brigham had jaundice pretty bad and we had to have a billi-blanket for a few days. We had to take him to the hospital every day to get his billiruben count checked and they had to poke his heel every time. It was sad, his poor tiny heels! I was VERY grateful that the hospital is less than a block from our house. That made the multiple trips not so daunting. We tried getting him into the sunlight as much as possible before we were prescribed the billi-blanket because we could tell he was looking jaundice. There is a picture in here that looks like William has a very jealous face but I think he was either frustrated at Hyrum or something because he has been so gentle and loving to Brigham ever since he came home! But it makes for a funny picture! That is just another sample of the faces that boy pulls!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Our Hyrum (catching up #6)

Hyrum finished first grade at the end of May and has lost four teeth and loves having another little sibling in our home and family! He has such a tender heart. Several times since Brigham has been born I will find him tearing up or wiping tears away and will ask him what is wrong and he will say something like, "Brigham is just so cute." Or he will come to me and tell me how glad he is we have little Brigham (As he wipes his eyes and smiles). He still loves drawing and pretending, always pretending! We just love him so much! Oh and he and Eliza enjoy sharing their testimonies in Sacrament meeting. They do a beautiful job all by themselves and we enjoy seeing them think about it and take there time while they are up there. We feel so blessed to be the parents of our four children!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our Eliza (Catching up #5)


OH we just love this "Girlees" (another nick-name)!!! Eliza is our girl all the way! She loves nails and hair and clothes and she knows what she wants in all these areas and doesn't like to budge in her fashion views! :)She is getting so big. She knows how to do her own hair into a pony tail and she enjoys being independent. She chooses all of her outfits and does pretty well too! On my birthday she did the dishes for me. She is very sweet and helpful! We are so glad she is in our family! She also enjoyed preschool this summer and there is a picture in here with her and her teacher on her first day.

Our William (Catching up #4)


These are a few more pictures of William and a glimpse of his easy-going, fun and full personality! WE love him so much!





William loves animals and thus this books is one of his favorites. William has so much personality (like the others) and pulls some very funny faces. Here are just a few and i hope to get more of them posted in the future! Also take a look at his teeth. On the bottom one of his teeth either split while under in the gum or there are two teeth in one space. Can you see it?

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Reading Charles" (Catching up #3)

The title of this post is a movie quote. Who can tell me what movie it is from? :) One of Hyrum's nicknames is Charles. Why, you might ask???? I would have to ask Wil and make sure I remember it correctly since Wil is the head nick-namer around here, before I post the answer to that question. Anyway Hyrum will sometimes read books to Eliza. I believe Eliza chose Snow White this time. These were taken back in April.

Fun in the park (catching up #2)






Back on April 6th it was a warmer day here (you can still see some snow in the shadowy parts). So on the way home from running some errands we stopped at the park and got some energy out! The kids had fun racing and enjoying an unbirthday gift given to Hyrum on Eliza's birthday from some dear friends of ours.

Bowling Fun (Catching up #1)

We finally went bowling as a family back in early May. It was very fun! The children did better than Wil and I, they are pros! (the bumpers might have helped them a little :)) We all really enjoyed spending this fun bowling experience with each other!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Brigham Tanner Graham


Statistics......
May 15, 2009 11:35pm
Head: 14.5" (He's gonna be smart!)
Weight: 7 lbs., 15 oz.
Length: 20.25"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eliza's Birthday!!!!

Wow Eliza is now four years old, full of sweetness and personality! We love her so much and are so glad to have her in our family! For her birthday we had some friends come over to celebrate with us and to bid them farewell as they were moving that week! It was fun to have others over to celebrate Eliza's special day with us seeing as how family is too far away for such parties. We love you Eliza!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

William's Watercolors

William got to experience his first painting art project a while ago and he really enjoyed it! I love his concentration when putting on the brush cap.

Random Photo Shoot

The other day Hyrum and Eliza were looking at a book together and I thought it would be a cute photo and so I stopped making dinner for the moment and played! (I love how in most all of the pictures you can find personality traits, like Eliza playing with her toes.)

Airplane ride anyone?

Hyrum has been into airplanes lately and asked if he could use our little paper cups to make himself into an airplane. I love his creativity! Eliza saw how fun it was and joined in. So here are our airplanes.
 

 
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Snow Festival!

The kids and I went to the snow festival here a few Saturdays ago and had a lot of fun in the snow! Or at least on top of it! :) Daddy wasn't able to come and we missed having him. Hyrum and Eliza did great though and really enjoyed getting out! It was at the city park near our home and so instead of driving there and then pulling the stroller out I decided it would be easier just to walk there. It was a bit tricky tracking through the snow with the stroller but Hyrum would help me when we got stuck. William wasn't so sure about the trip at the beginning seeing as all he did was sit in the stroller and freeze but he perked up and didn't want to leave once we got to the sleigh ride part where there were several horses to look at and watch move and make noises! We didn't go on a ride although the children would have enjoyed it but I wasn't sure what I would have done with all of our stuff (stroller, etc.) if we went on it. Also the line was a little long at the time. We did end up watching them go by, while we sipped our hot chocolate. William didn't want to go when it was time to leave because he wanted to keep watching the horses go by! Hyrum and Eliza loved the sledding and snow bowling. Eliza did go sledding but I had to help her (she went down on my lap) and so there are no pictures of that! I think it was very successful seeing that no one had to go potty while we were there and that the children behaved and obeyed me very well! P.S. William has one purple mitten on and one blue one on. We were in a hurry to get there right when it started to avoid too many people and long lines (which worked by the way) and so there was no time to worry about fashion for the toddler! :)

New Year's Day

Better late than never here are some photos of us enjoying breakfast at a cafe. The only lidded cups they have are styrofoam coffee cups and so no we are not giving our children coffee here! :) We had fun! Happy new years...late! :)
 
Hyrum enjoyed hot chocolate!
 

 

 
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

School Has Started!

 

Wil is now in his first semester and loving it! He is definitely busy and has a LOT on his plate, being a student, employee, father, and husband, but he just feels overwhelmed with gratitude to be able to attend college! Dinner time has become so cherished by us because that is our time together to visit and get to enjoy our little family together! The homework load is heavier than I thought it would be but all will work out just the way it needs to - as long as we do our part!
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Marble Racing

We don't play with this as much as we should but while William was napping the other day I let the children play with it. They did great!

Tacos!!!

We found out not long ago that William likes to eat tacos, just like everyone else! It is so cute I just love it! William is at a fun stage in life where there are so many new things to try! (Hence so many posts of William, so many new things to show off!)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Blast-off!

William loves Little Einstiens and he even pat-pats and blast-offs just like the movie tells him to!
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William loves to brush his teeth!


(His sad faces are becauase he can't get down from the stool with out help!)

"Playing" At The Park

So the other day Eliza asked permission to go and play at the park. Because there had been no new snow for a while and because we don't get out of the house much I thought that I could ablige her and that we could go for a few minutes before we picked Hyrum up from school. Well my little vision of letting the kids swing and slide at the park was very different from reality! When we got there, (we were the only ones there for reasons we soon discovered) we first found they hadn't shoveled any paths that lead to the play ground equipment. So I was carrying William and holding on to Eliza's hand and trying not to fall while trecking through the old 8-10 inch deep snow (I did not have my snow boots on)! When we finally made it to the swings I unloaded William into a bucket seat first then went to assist Eliza. Well Eliza's snow boots were too big and bulcky for a bucket seat swing and by this time William was not happy and was wanting out! So I decided we would go back to the slide area and I would let Eliza slide down once and then we would go back to the van for warmth and also to pick-up Hyrum and the others (it was my week for carpooling) because I knew it must be getting close to that time. Well sure enough by the time I got us all back to the van we were past pick-up time and as I started the van I got the call informing me that the children were waiting for me and wondering where I was! So too bad it wasn't more fun but I guess I should put more reality into my visions before making final decisions.
 

William was cold and thus not happy to be at the park! I don't blame him!
 

 

 
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