Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Baby Girl

I don't think I could love this peanut any more than I already do. I love Presley, because she is PURE JOY to my life. She makes me smile the minute she wakes up until the moment her beautiful eyes shut at night. We have been blessed with two children that my not be perfect for everyone, but they are perfect for us. It was like Heavenly Father hand picked these angels, and tailor made them just for Mike and I.
This one doesn't miss a meal, folks! I cannot believe how much she has filled out in the last couple months. She doubled her birth weight of 6 pounds 12 ounces by a month and a half.
This is her on the verge of a giggle. I have never seen baby so easy to make smile.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A new tradition

My whole family, excluding myself, ran a 5k in Anthem AZ on turkey day. It was really a great turn out...so I hear. I was actually quite sad I missed it! Everyone said it was a blast, and a real bonding time considering my father has been running marathons for years. It was a great opportunity to have the family to share something my dad has loved for years. Owen even took part in the kids race. My parents said everyone was screaming, and cheering little Owen through the finnish line.

This is my dad ( in the spandex) my sister Jamie, her daughter Taylor, and Mike
Thanx for a great trip mom and dad...we loved having you here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Are you kidding me????

Okay, I knew my baby girl was cute...it did take my sister's master photography skills to remind me 'how cute' she really is. She was simply the best girl today. Owie was a gracious big brother, and allowed us to spoil her with tons of attention.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We enjoyed a great visit with Mike's parents. We much needed the company and HELP. It has been hectic with two to say the least. The only time it's not hectic is when there is NO expectation to leave the house, or have completed any chores. I also must retract my last post regarding Owen adjusting well to the new baby...so not the case. Since that post he has tried to smother Presley with her blanket, he had clawed her face, and likes to steal her pacifier on a regular basis. I think he will get better with time!
Anyway, we enjoyed Thursday evening at the Glendale Pumpkin Patch. It was so fun. Halloween isn't really my thing, but it is growing on me the more I venture out to activities based around the holiday. So here are some pics!Typical scenario...Owen looking mischievous, baby crying!
Presley sleep through the Pumpkin Patch, but I think she liked to fresh air.
Somehow Owen and I were able to squeeze into these barrel carts...good times.

Mike's brother just moved here with their family, and this is his adorable daughter Paige! I have had several requests for MORE PICTURES, however Owen is sick and tired of this camera being in his face. Maybe we will try to focus on Presley for the next post.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Big Brother

Owen has done a phenomenal job of adjusting to a new sibling. He thinks Presley is so funny! He loves when she is suffering with the hiccups...nothing makes him laugh harder. Considering what he has been through these past weeks, his spirits are high and he has been a pleasure to be around. When I mention "what Owen has been through", I am referring to the poor kid battling some type of stomach flu for 2 weeks. Throwing up, diarrhea, the works. Then this past weekend he started showing signs of the swine flu. We took him into the emergency room, and we are still awaiting test results. They felt strongly enough to treat him as if he had it. Yikes! Why can't this time just be easy??? Mike and I are living separate lives right now. I am on our second floor with Presley, and Mike is living it up with the TV and kitchen downstairs with Owen. I know things will get better soon. Maybe this is giving us a reason to slow down, and really bond with Owen a Presley. Anyway, we'll keep you posted on those test results. Our big boy is loving being able to swing on his own now.
These two have become the best of friends while Mike has been off work...where ever dad is, Owen must fallow.

Owen has been enjoying the perks of a new baby in the house=new toys! For instance...my breast pump. He loves to pretend to pump just like mommy.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Story of the name...

I feel as though people are wanting a very interesting story as to why we chose to switch the baby's name to Presley. I'll give it my best shot...we had always been deciding between Presley, or Naomi. Naomi stuck because it was a little old fashioned, different, almost exotic. Then, wait, do we want our newborn to seem exotic?? I also felt a strong pressure to keep the name because I literally posted it on her bedroom walls! When we had doubts in the hospital we just started racking our brains for every name out there, and we kept coming back to Presley. It fits her! Luckily so because all we keep hearing is, "we didn't like Naomi much anyway." Thanks guys!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday morning at 6:49am we welcomed Presley Elizabeth to our family. She came to us 3 weeks early, but still her weight was 6lbs 12 ounces. She is beautiful, healthy, sweet, and such a good eater!! We already have so much love for her, and she has only been with us for a day. We are just leaving the hospital, and are so excited for Owen to meet his baby sister. Thanks for all the support of family, and friends. Without you this would not have been such a smooth process.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One last belly shot...

This is my best friend from the 8th grade, Tracy. After looking for each other, and wondering about what the other was up to for YEARS we finally found each other on face book. Sometimes you question whether getting in touch with someone after so long is a good idea. Who knows they could be weird, or mass murderers...you never know. In this case it was a great decision, because she hasn't changed a bit!! She is the same great, free spirit that I remember. Our lives have taken an eerily similar path as well. We got married around the same time. She has a son the same age as Owen, and we are both expecting baby girls at the same time too. Creepy hun? Anyway, I thought this story worth inspiring someone else to try and find someone from your past!! This also may be my last belly shot until the baby comes, so I thought I would document it.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Move over! The baby is coming...

Well, the baby's not really coming, yet...but it feels like a baby hurricane has passed through the Roth household. I have finally put together Owen's new room, figured out a name for the baby (Naomi Elizabeth), and finished her room. All the while, making crafts along the way. YES, I have been busy!
Naomi's Room...

Recently completed crafts...1) car seat cover, not really a craft. I bought it!
Letters for Naomi's room
Letters for Owen's room
World's shiniest binkies! (Thanx for the idea Stacey)