Monday, November 29, 2010

WARNING: this may gross you out

I know Lucy will probably kill me. But this was a HUGE milestone for both of us. As most of you know we have been trying to get Lucy to go #2 in her potty for like 2 months now. We tried everything from letting it go, to making her rinse out her own poop. and she finally did it last night!!! I was so excited! I took pictures to Show Tyler because he was at work, and was bummed he missed it hah.

"my poop is coming...... MOM I DID IT!!" - Lucy

In other news: the snow keeps piling up here in Pokey!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snowy days!

Lucy has a bit of a cold and cough, so we haven't gone out to play yet, but she opens our back door and looks at it :)

Christmas time

We decided that we wanted to decorate for Christmas. *new tradition* the monday after Lucy's birthday we are going to set up the Christmas tree for Family Home Evening.

This is my favorite ornament. My Mom gave it to me when I was younger. I just love it!
Then we watched Elf (best Christmas movie ever) and drank hot chocolate!

Happy snow days!

Lucy's Birthday

Here are some pictures of our intimate birthday party. We skyped over to the Jones house hold and Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Doug, Auntie Shanna, and Jackson all got to watch Lucy open her presents and blow out her 3 candles.

Here is the ice cream "cake" I made her. Mint chocolate chip ice cream, with cool whip and Oreos mixed in. Simple, but SO delicious!

We got our first real snow fall on her birthday, so we walked dow to the mailbox to get Grandma Haas's present!

Tyler and I blew up 50 balloons during her nap time, and she woke up and was so surprised!

I'm sure she would be happy if we just gave her balloons for every birthday!

Opening Boots for the winter

her dollhouse from the Jones crew

Then we finished the night with Pizza at Pizza hut (her request)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Lucy Lu!


I can't believe it has been 3 years since our little Lucy Lu was born. What a journey it has been. Most of you know everything she has overcome, but i wanted to take a moment and share my feelings about the day she was born.

Dear Lucy,
When we were pregnant we learned that You had a complication and couldn't be delivered anywhere in Idaho. Mommy was so scared. We had a 30% chance that you would not make it through. You were diagnosed with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Basically means that your diaphragm didn't form and close when it should have. So all of your organs that are suppose to be in your gut (i.e. stomach, liver, intestines, spleen..), floated up into your chest cavity. This caused your left lung to not grow and because there was so much stuff in your chest and your heart was being crushed. Mommy was moved down to Salt Lake at the end of October. I lived in the Ronald McDonald house by myself, with Daddy coming down on the weekends. Both Grandmas and Grandpa Jones came down for your birth. I am so grateful that I had them there because Mommy was a WRECK. After being admitted into the hospital at about 10:30 in the morning, they started me on Pitocin, which is just stuff that they put into my IV to make me go into labor. After 9 hours of nothing happening, no hard contractions, no pain. Dr. Byrne (mommy's doctor) came in and decided to break my water. Then the contractions came! Boy did they hurt!! Mommy couldn't handle the pain, so they brought in a nice man to give me some medicine to help me feel better. By this time it was about 7 or so at night. 2 hours later I was fully dialated to a 10 and it was time to push you out! It only took about 20 minutes of pushing and you were HERE!! you were born into this world at 9:19 pm on November 20th 2007.
Now because of your CDH, I didn't get to hold you. Daddy didn't know if he was suppose to cut your cord or not, but he just grabbed those scissors and did it anyway! There were a lot of emotions going on in that room. Grandpa Jones, and Grandma Jones, and Grandma Haas and Daddy were all there in the room to see you born. Plus about 20 nurses and Dr. Byrne. As soon as you were out of me they passed you right through the window into the ICU. The nice nurse took a picture of you so that I could see what you looked like. You were absolutely beautiful. I had never seen anything more precious in my life. You were perfect. They got you all hooked up to your oxygen and your different IVs and the Air-flight team wheeled you over to Primary Children's where you spent the next month. Mommy and Grandma Jones were there everyday to hold your hands and talk to you, read to you, and sing to you. Daddy still came down whenever he could, but he was still in school so it wasn't as often as he would have liked. Mommy was so grateful to have Grandma there. She helped Mommy stay strong when times were tough. I believe that this is when you and Grandma Jones really bonded. She talked to you everyday. Stayed with you when mommy had to go pump or when Mommy had to go nap. At first you had some tough days, you had reactions to medications and a hard time breathing. But soon you were doing great! You amazed the Doctors and Nurses. You were such a good baby. After about 2 weeks we were finally able to hold you! This was the best day ever. Mommy was so happy when she finally got to hold you. You still had your central line in your leg and oxygen going in your nose so we had to be very careful. You were so tiny and beautiful. You looked just like your Daddy, everyone said so :) Grandpa Haas and Uncle Shane came to visit and some other friends, everyone was so excited to see you. You were in the hospital for a total of 4 weeks and then they took you off of your oxygen and you had finally gained enough weight that we could take you home! After a very emotional goodbye, we dropped Grandma Jones off at the Salt Lake Airport and then we were on our way back home to Rexburg!

Mommy and Daddy were very overprotective of you for a long time. Mommy didn't take you anywhere for a few months because I was afraid you would get sick. We spent our first Christmas together as a family at home. You were blessed at church on January 6th 2008. Grandma and Grandpa Haas came for that. Grandma Haas just loved you! She would stay up at night with you and rock you for hours. You were her little Lucy. She ever got brave and took you overnight to the Hotel one night so Mommy and Daddy could have a good night sleep. Lucy, you are the luckiest girl in the world to have so many people that love you. Mommy and Daddy could not imagine life without you. You are so strong everyday. We thank Heavenly Father that he sent you to us, and we would not have life any other way. You continually surprise us everyday. You are so fun and loving. And So smart! We love to listen to you laugh and love to listen to your stories. You have always been such a good, well tempered baby, much like your Daddy, Grandma says.
So today you turn 3 years old!! Its been the best 3 years of my life! I love you so much and hope you have a fantastically FUN birthday!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yummy Reeses cookies!

Baked the yummiest cookies today! These are called Jumbo Peanut Butter cookies... SOOOO GOOD! Well not for my diet... but good for the chocolate cravings I have been having :)

Here's the secret.... there are chopped up Reeses peanut butter cups in them! If you want to make them yourself you can find the recipe here ENJOY!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Lucy got her glasses today! She is so cute!

She hasn't even tried to take them off or anything yet...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy House-warming

We went to Idaho Falls to have Family Home Evening with our friends, and Lucy wanted to paint this bird house for their new back yard. They just signed the papers for their very first home! Lucy basically did this by herself... I only helped a little.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bread making

Tyler and I have decided we are going to start making bread, instead of buying it at the store, its a ton more fun, and cheaper. So the recipe we used, you can find here. Tyler pretty much made this recipe, he was so excited about me becoming more domestic, he forgot to let me help, lol.