Friday, December 26, 2008

Who does Grant look like?

So who does our handsome Grant look the most like?  



Gabe (at the same age and in the same outfit as Grant above)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Grant Michael Eldredge is here!

Baby Grant is here!

Grant Michael Eldredge was born Friday, December 19th at 8:03 am.  He weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs 5 oz!  We had to ask them to weigh him twice because he was so big.  He has great big chubby cheeks - perfect for lots of kisses!  My C-section went very well and I'm recovering nicely.  I even decided to come home from the "hosipal" a day early.  I missed Gabe too.  :D  Grant is a wonderful baby and has slept almost the entire time.  He wakes up to eat and briefly opens his little eyes, and then it's back to sleep again.  Gabe likes being a big brother already, and likes to give Grant kisses.

His first picture in the hospital.  Check out those cheeks!
Snoozing on Grandpa
Opening his eyes

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When the lights (and much more!) go out

We recently experienced a huge ice storm that left around 300,000 people in our area without power... including us.  We had quite a series of adventures as well.  First, I left to get something for us to eat (hard to eat without a stove, fridge or microwave) and found out just how bad the outage was.  There was nothing with power for miles around.  While I was gone, Michael went out on our balcony to take pictures of the ice storm.  Gabe decided that would be an ideal time to play with the lock on the door, and locked Michael outside on our 2nd floor deck.  Michael was locked outside for almost an hour, before he finally decided to jump off the deck, which totally traumatized poor Gabe.  Fortunately he was able to get back into our building and back to Gabe.  

We were blessed to have wonderful friends who still had power and invited us and another power-less family over to stay in their home and wait out the anticipated 4-14 day power outage.   Fortunately our power was restored after only 2 days, but we still have friends who don't have power and don't anticipate getting it for several more days at best.  

beautiful but dangerous
Gabe playing at the Hunter's house where we stayed for the power outage

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gabe meets Nelle!

Today Gabe met his cousin Nelle for the first time.  Here are some great pictures that Papa Eldredge took of the 2 of them together.  I'm so excited Gabe has a cousin - and such a cute one too!  I can't wait to meet my little niece someday!

Gabe reads Nelle a story
2 goofy Eldredge kids
more kisses

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Daddy & Gabe - the best of friends!

Gabe absolutely loves to do things with daddy.  I love to watch them play together and just spend time together.  Gabe also likes to bring monkey along for most of the activities they do together.  Here are my 2 favorite boys spending some quality time together - stretching and snuggling.  

This week they're on a special boys trip in Utah.  Michael's younger brother Wilson is getting married on Saturday, and Michael will pull double duty as the groom's brother and wedding photographer.  Since I'm due in 2 1/2 weeks, I get to stay home and SLEEP as much as humanly possible.  :)  We spent all week getting Gabe excited and prepared for his special airplane ride with daddy.  We got him a special backpack which is just like Michael's carry-on backpack so he can carry his own diapers and toys.  Today when I dropped them off at the airport, he put on his backpack and marched right in the airport, with a quick "bye bye mommy" and a wave.  I was expecting him to throw a fit, but was so proud of my big boy who excitedly went in the airport with a smile.  This mommy is going to miss her boys!!

Stretching together.  Even monkey was stretching.  :)
Big snuggles and smiles