Saturday, October 23, 2010

On the way to Georgia...

As we were driving our van and moving truck to Georgia, we started noticing a TON of smashed froggers everywhere on the road. Poor things! We decided to pull off and let the girls experience the change in environment. We had passed through the familiar Utah and mountainous area, drove through near endless cornfields, and then suddenly we are in a humid and green place totally new to our kids. So we woke them up and went outside to catch FROGS! They were everywhere. The noise of frogs and toads was so loud. The girls were a little apprehensive at first, but then they really got into it. Jared caught one and they got to touch it, then it hopped out of Jared's hands and I laughed my head off watching the girls freak out! They were jumping all over the place. We caught several different kinds of frogs, then hopped back into our vehicles and continued our four day drive to Georgia.


This summer went by fast, but the kids had a blast swimming, swimming, and once we came to Georgia, a lot more swimming! Here are the kids with Grandma Phillips at the A.F. Rec Center having a ball!

Look how handsome!

Jared gave Hayden a blessing on August 29th, 2010. One very memorable thing Jared said to him during the blessing was that Hayden came to us at a very important time and that we, as a family, needed him. I feel that is totally true. He is a special child of God, and I feel privileged to be his mother.

Welcome, Hayden!

Our son, Hayden Michael Loo, was born June 9th, 2010, at 9:06 AM, in American Fork, Utah. He weighed 8 lbs, 10 oz and was 19.5 inches tall. We had a lot of family in town that weekend, and they all wanted me to go into labor and have the baby while they were there. Unfortunately for them, Hayden decided to come the day after they stopped trying to induce me and traveled back to their homes. Of course after they left, I got a stomach bug that put me into labor. So after hours of throwing up and having contractions, I went to the hospital and they gave me wonderful anti-nausea medicine and told me I was going to have a baby soon. After that, Jared and I had a quiet night in the hospital, thanks to an epidural, and our sweet Hayden joined us in the morning. Brianna and Sydney came a little later and fell in love with their new baby brother. Hayden was born with an amazing calm and content attitude. I have never seen a baby as quiet and happy as he has constantly been. It is a testimony that Heavenly Father knows us all and our individual needs! He knew that I have my hands full with my beautiful, vivacious, and very active daughters, and that a calm and quiet baby would be just what I needed in order to stay sane! And now we have three children! I am so grateful for all of them, and for a wonderful husband who just happens to also be the best dad in the world!