Benji wanted Jordan to grow a rockin' blonde curly mullet just in time for demolition derby season in Utah, but I'm a party pooper and this is about as close as our son will get to having a mullet. I will be cutting his hair within the next few days...
It looks like we'll have another curly headed boy. This is Sam right out of the bath showing off his super cute curls. Oh, and showing off his double chin.
P.S. I have tons of pictures from graduation and the few days leading up to the big event and I will get them posted soon! We are sure proud of Benji and all his hard work. Congrats Doctor Hadfield!
Benji's class had a formal banquet (I liked calling it Prom) last week at beautiful Mission Inn in Riverside. The food was good, it was fun to get dressed up and it was so nice to get out of the house without the kids for a few hours!
These were a few pictures taken before we left. The best part of these pictures is the neglected little boy in the window behind us. Now for the best one..... Sorry ladies, this handsome man is taken!
Today was over 100 degrees, but it always feels hotter in our house. To feel a little cooler the little boys were only in diapers for most of the day. (I thought I better clarify that it was the little boys wearing diapers - Benji hasn't worn diapers in at least two years. :) Jordan discovered that it felt much better to play on the porch than inside.
(I wrote this post on May 8th, but forgot to post it.)
Last night was bizarre. First of all, the first time I was woken up in the middle of the night wasn't because of my one week old infant, but because of my two year old crying from his room, "I want water!" I tried to ignore him, but he just kept getting louder. I was so frustrated, but Benji was sweet and went and got him the water. As Benji was coming back to bed I asked him if he would also be a dear and get me some pain killers and water. After he handed me everything I was trying to figure out how I was going to muster up the energy to sit up in bed to drink water and take a pill.
As I was contemplating my dilemma I fell back asleep only to wake up when I dumped the water all over me, my bed, and my son who happened to be sleeping next to me. (Yes, we have been sleeping in the same bed for a week, only because it's the only way he sleeps at night, therefore the only way I get sleep at night, if you wanted to know.) So, the second time I was woken up in the middle of the night had nothing to do with my baby.
I got out of bed, changed my clothes, Sam's clothes, put a towel on my bed (because I was too tired to do much more than that!), oh yeah, and I took the stupid pill. We went back to sleep and everything was fine for about an hour until Sam woke up ready to eat. So, I fed him and then went to change his diaper. As I was holding his little squirmy chicken legs in the air he had his first major blow-out. He pooped all over me, him, the wall, the changing table, and probably Canada. :)
So once again, I changed him and me and went back to sleep. It was a crazy night, but I slept a little easier knowing I have a washer and dryer. When Jordan was born I hand washed all of his clothes in my sink for the first few months. I'm sure I'll have more crazy nights to come, this was just my first eye-opening experience of what night time is like as a mother of two. Here's to the nightlife!!
I know I've been posting a lot today, but I have a few minutes because I have two sleeping kids, so I have to take advantage! Here are just a few more pictures of Sam. I tried to take pictures of Jordan so he wouldn't feel left out, but he hid behind the couch. I might get sick of posting pictures of him soon....but don't count on it.
Jordan loves playing with the flashlight so today I thought I would use that to get Jordan to at least acknowledge Sam. I told Jordan to shine the light on Sam's toes, and Sam's tummy, and Sam's hands, etc. and it worked! Jordan finally looked at his brother! (And he was a good big brother and didn't even shine the light in Sam's eyes.)
We wondered how Jordan would react to Sam, and I have to say it's been kind of funny. Jordan will not acknowledge Sam at all. I think he thinks "if I don't look at the baby and I don't hear about the baby, there is no baby." Whenever we ask Jordan about Sam he will change the subject or run away. Yesterday he started coughing every time I started talking about Sam, and would keep fake coughing until I was done. It's actually made me realize how clever Jordan really is. What a big boy I have! :)
This is my favorite picture that was taken in the hospital. We were trying to get a picture of my mom, Sam, and Jordan posing together and looking like a happy little family, but Jordan refused to get too close to the baby.My favorite part is the look on his face. It's like he's saying, "I'm winning!!" He knows exactly what he's doing, and I think it's funny. Hopefully he will soon realize little brothers are perfect to blame all your misdeeds on--oh! and they're fun to play with!
Here are a few pictures of our sweet baby boy. We named him Samuel Ben Hadfield. He arrived on Friday May 1st, he weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and he was 20.5 inches long. He is a sweet baby, he sleeps well, and is quite the snuggler. I'll post something about the whole experience later with more pictures, but I'm tired.