Sunday, October 30, 2011

Isn't She Lovely?

On my way to find out the baby's gender in June, I decided to play the radio game.  If the song was about a girl, it was going to be a girl, if it was about a boy, it was going to be a boy.  The first 5 songs I heard were about girls.  The first one was "Isn't She Lovely?" which was written about a newborn daughter the year I was born.  I knew we were having a girl :)
Around midnight on Friday the 14th, I woke up with contractions.  I woke Mike up around 1:30 and we started getting ready to go to the hospital.  We got to the hospital around 3:45 am and made great progress, got the epidural around 7 and the baby came at 10:37 am.  She came in 3 contractions of pushing! 

 Introducing Gemma Kathleen Oaks!  Our precious gem was 19 inches long, weighing 5 pounds 13 ounces, and healthy!  She's absolutely beautiful.
 Dallin is such a great big brother. 
He's always wanting to be near her and telling us how beautiful she is :)
 Wow, we have TWO kids!
 Proud Daddy :)
Tired, happy Mommy :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oquirrh Lake at Daybreak

We have a small beautiful lake just down the street from our apartments.  This past week we took a walk all the way around it.
 There are a couple of docks that have lots of fish swimming around that you can see well as well as ducks and geese.  Dallin was loving it!
 Dallin just relaxing...

 I love this picture of Dallin and the baby bump, so sweet!

Braces come off November 21st!  Woo hoo!

Three Fish and Two Turtles

Mike, Dallin, and I went fishing the Friday before we went back to Utah.  Dallin is basically a pro caster now.  He just hasn't mastered the whole "not scaring fish away" thing. 
 The turtles in the lake apparently loved the worms we were using.  They would just hang on until they'd pretty much eaten all of the worm off the hook and then let go.  Mike "caught" two!
Mike caught three fish that day, Dallin was totally fascinated by them. 
 The pro :0)