Friday, January 21, 2011

Long overdue....

Playing catch up again...... these are in no particular order. Just the happenings of the Graham Crackers in 2010. Enjoy!

Ah! She has no idea what's coming! She did so good though.


Ok, I felt really bad when I looked at this picture!


But you know what they say, pain is beauty!!


Bestest Buds



Yay! They tied the knot! Sorry Megan, you're stuck with us forever:)




My sister's the best!!


Ok this is one of the many things I love about my son....everytime he sees a flower, he picks it up and gives it to me! He is going to make his future wife very happy:)




What a handsome little guy



Mama's little girl! aaaahhh



What a cheeseball!


Oh I Love my family!!

Aunt Cheri's famous Pin the nose on Rudolph game (we won't mention the actual name of this game! haha!)


Santa's little reindeer




Oh I wish I could be a kid again!!






There's my Mama in her sexy new boots we gave to her for Christmas! Ow! Ow!


I started a new tradition this year, every year from now on when after we decorate the tree, I'll play the guitar and we'll sing christmas carols together!


Papa & the Graham Crackers.....Hey that could be a cool band name!


Wo! Hello flash!



Ah, sibling love! But by the looks of her face, she don't like it! jk!


Wyatt's first letter to Santa. He's so proud of himself!


ShayLee's face is priceless!! It says "Mom, I'm miserable in this! Please get this off of me!"


He can show 3 fingers now, but he'll be showing 4 here pretty soon! yikes!!

Wyatt & "Uncle Satan"......I mean, Uncle Jared! haha!


Aaaahhh, I LOVE being a Mom!!

I love my little boy! I love both my kids of course, but there's definitely a special bond between me & Wyatt....


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oh I love my little girl!

I took this picture with my cell phone the other day on a walk around the neighborhood and loved it, so I just had to share it with all of you! So now that she's a little older, who do you think she looks like?? ok, ok, wishful thinking, I know she looks a lot like Phil, but hey, I like to think there's some of me in there....right?? haha!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

She's Here!!!!

That's right everyone, ShayLee Summer Graham has finally come to join our family and we couldn't be happier! She was 6 lbs 6 oz, very small compared to our big chunk of a son Wyatt who was 7 lbs 12 oz. She was 18 inches long, 1 inch shorter than Wyatt. She had been breech pretty much the whole pregnancy and Monday morning, the 24th of May, we were going to be going into the hospital at 6:30 to do the version to try and turn her around. Well, my alarm went off at 5:30 that morning and as soon as I pushed snooze, she did a big karate kid kick and broke my water! I had never experienced the water breaking thing before and let me tell you...it is the wierdest feeling, I thought I had peed my pants but soon realized that wasn't the case. So I jumped up out of bed and in a rush I woke Phil up and off to the hospital we went. Everything worked out great, cause our Dr. was planning on being there anyway and within an hour or so, she was out! She was taken by c-section of course, and came out with her butt to the world! haha! She took right to nursing and let me tell you, it's been quite a terrible experience so far cause she is the hardest sucker in the world!! Anyway, she's beautiful, healthy & strong. What more could we ask for? Wyatt is taking to the new addition very well. At first he didn't know what to think about the whole thing because I don't think he really understood what was going on. Seeing me in the hospital bed really freaked him out though, he's such a sweet boy. But now he's asking to hold her all the time and is so fascinated with her hands and feet and how little they are. It's so cool to watch him with her! He's going to be such a good big brother. As far as Wyatt getting used to not having all the attention all the time, he's doing pretty good. Although he does have his moments of course. He very quickly figured out that whenever ShayLee cries she gets picked up and gets attention. So needless to say, he's starting to perfect the "fake cry". But he doesn't have to do much to get attention, Phil and I are making sure he's not left out at all. So there you have it, it was quite the experience and boy am I glad to be done! I'm really enjoying having a baby again, besides the sleepless nights, it's great. But man alive is it tiring having two kids! Hopefully the energy level will start to pick up as I heal so I can keep up with them. Thank you to everyone who came to visit us and made us meals and for all of you and your love and support!


2 Days old

She Loves to lay on her belly



This outfit she's wearing used to be mine when I was a baby, so I had to put it on her of course! I Love having a little girl!

Phil just loves her of course. When I asked him what he thought, he said "She's got me wrapped around her little finger!" She's going to be a Daddy's girl for sure.

My talented Mom crochets these beautiful dresses so of course we had to try some on!

And here's Big Brother Wyatt just loving his new little sister!

This picture just melts my heart!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Graham Happenings!

Acutally posted JANUARY 19TH 2010
Well as always, I am cramming everything that has happened the past few months in to one post. I used to be so good at this blogging thing, but now I'm what you call a blogging slacker. Oh well. First of all, for Halloween Wyatt was a clown. He looked soo cute as you can tell. He did not like the face paint at all at first, he wiped it off the first time we put it on him, but we were able to direct his attention away from it with his cup of juice!


This year we did the trunk or treat at the church and I think we'll do that every year. It's quick, easy and he got a ton of candy!
My brother Kaleb is finally home from his mission. He just got back from serving in the Idaho Pocatello mission and of course, loved it! In this picture we're showing him a t-shirt my Mom made for him with all the nicknames he has acquired over the years. Can you tell he likes it?



I LOVE my sister Sammy! I just wished we lived closer :(

the guys hanging out waiting for Kaleb. Don't you just love our shirts!!

And this was our BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree this year! I thought it was our best tree yet. Wyatt helped me decorate it this year and he only ended up breaking one ornament. He thought it was a ball and through it on the ground. haha! Oh well...
And as always we did the Nativity Scene, my favorite part! Heath and Janae were able to be there which was nice, they played Mary and Joseph, Wyatt was baby Jesus, I was the angle, Phil and Levi were the shepherds and Kaleb and Dillin were the wiseman. Good times
This year Wyatt put out some cookies and milk for Santa for the first time. When we woke him up on Christmas morning we showed him that they were eaten up and he had this look of fascination! It was soo cute!
Chillin' with Mr. & Mrs. Clause at the Sedona Wards Christmas Party!
So 2009 has been the best hunting year for Phil and I EVER!! First off, Phil shot a javalina in unit 37b with his bow to start the year off. Then he got this huge Buffalo carp with his bow in a contest put on at Rosevelt Lake. Phil, his uncle Dave and cousin Cody were a team and actually ended up winning first place!! Phil won $200 with this fish!!! Cha Ching! What a stud!
the guy next to him won the smallest fish award 2 days in a row!
Here is Phil's Awesome antelope he got with his bow in 5B on the last day of the hunt. I've never heard him sooo happy! It was a hard, challenging, frustrating, and rewarding hunt for him, so I'm glad he got one.

Here is Phil's "HUGE" bull he got in Unit 22. His first bull ever, since he can't ever draw an early archery bull tag to save his life, he had to go for them in november when they are very recluse. Phil, his uncle Dave and cousin Cody where all blessed to tag out this year, especially since they came off ten days of hunting last year with nothing.

This is Phil's whitetail deer he also got in Unit 22. Isn't he a beauty?

This was the only picture we got of my HUMONGEOUS 2 point! I was happy with anything though. I got this one in Unit 6B. We got it right before dark as you can tell, so it was quite the hike back out with only Phil's headlamp to light the way!

Oh we're not done yet...... This is my cow I got on the last day of the hunt in Unit 7E. It was early in the morning we had pretty much given up just driving down the road, Phil was going Mach 90 to get to the next spot to look for them when I glanced over and saw two of them just hanging out on the side of the road, Phil slammed on his brakes and the rest is History!

I think that's all the animals we've killed, what a lucky year huh?
Here are some pictures and a video of a fire drill Phil did in his fire class. It was really cool to watch!
They were practicing controlling a propane fire.



video

And he finally did it ladies and gentlemen, Phil graduated from his fire class with flying colors! Wyatt and I are sooo proud of him, he really worked and study hard for this. He definitely deserves it!

Here's a couple pictures of our little woodcutting trip down in Payson. Besides almost being stranded out in the wilderness over night cause Phil's truck wouldn't start, it was a great trip!





I had to get a shot of this, this one tree was infested with ants! This picture doesn't give it justice at all and was actually a while after we had cut it down, so you can imagine how many more ants were on it before I took the picture! Yuck!

After all that hard work, Wyatt was dead to the world.

And the Biggest news of all......We're Pregnant with #2!!! And we have also found out what it is and it's a...........................GIRL!!!! We are so excited, especially me, now I won't be as out numbered and I can't wait to dress her up in those adorable clothes they have for girls!! I am about 20 weeks and am due on June 4th! We can't wait, especially Wyatt. He keeps saying SISTER!! And giving her hugs and kisses all the time! Actually the funny thing is Phil and I thought it was going to be a boy the whole time, but every time we'd ask Wyatt if he wanted a brother or sister, he would always say sister. So I guess Wyatt called it!
Here's the money shot!
And here she is saying hi to everyone!