Tuesday, September 8, 2009

wow so much has happened in the past 8wks! eldon LOVES being a big brother. anything he can do with (or to) archer he does. he throws away dirty diapers or throws them across the room, he puts lotion on him, helps bathe him, tries to feed him,and he always wants to hold him. if archer crys he crys too, although eldon is usually the reason archer is crying. 
archer is such a joy! he smiles all the time, coos, and already laughs at dads stupid jokes =) arch is such a relaxed baby, hes perfectly cantent to chill in his chair or the love sac. he sleeps about 8 hours at night and only crys when eldon is tasting him or im not getting to him fast enough.
we have more pictures of him but i am having some trouble with my computer and getting them uploaded.
i think i am six months pregnant here, but we took eldon camping for the firstt time! it was so cold! but it was fun. we were on a ward camp out and my friend brea was in charge of the activity, so we had to show our support and go. plus daddy got a new tent and a bunch of camping gear for his birthday and easter so we had to try it out. =)  i love this picture!
cory finished his first year of pt school! wahoo! only 2 more years left. its weird thinking that hes going to start working soon, he will have a grown up job. 
im not working as designer image anymore, i seperated from my partner and am sub leasing from another girl in the building. so now i work all by myself, its really nice. and i've discovered the joys of cooking! i really love it, i just hate doing the dishes afterwards.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Archer Jude McKinnon

It's been a long time since my last blog, I know. Life is crazy! Here are some of the new baby. He was born July 1, 2009 at 00:00 military time he was 7 lbs 13 oz and 21 in long

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eldon's New Do

So Eldon was looking pretty shaggy there for awhile. Erin and Cole came over for a haircut, well more so I could show Erin the clippers, and Cole HATED it. But when we were done Eldon sat in the chair, so he got a clipper cut too. =) It was so weird for the first week for me to look at him with short hair...
But look how stinking cute he is! He looks like a little kid now, no more little baby. =(
This was seriously how bad I let his hair get! I could almost put a pony in the back it was so long!

Monday, March 2, 2009

So I know these are about a month after the event, but at least I am getting them up! =) These are from Eldon's birthday...
It doesn't look like it, but he really did like the swings. He kept going back to them and once he stopped moving he would laugh and want to go again.
This was how we told the family what the new baby is... it's hard to see but, it is the ultrasound picture. We have a perfect shot from the bottom, so you see the legs and the little pee pee between the legs and the tech typed "Its a boy" on the screen. We thought it was funny.
Eldon digging into his cake. We got a carrot cake from Costco and he really like the cream cheese frosting...
This was the first bite he took.
My in laws have this little dog and Eldon LOVES her. They brought her to the park but you could never tell who was walking who; I think most of the time Roxy was in charge and he would just follow holding onto her leash.
This is my cousin Holly's oldest girl, Avery. She is so funny, she's the little boss. I was really surprised because I wasn't trying to make a big deal about Eldon's birthday so I didn't even think that my aunts or cousins would want to come. But Peggy, John, Jeanne, Avery, and Macey came with my grandma Lou. It was really nice of them.
The little man is growing up so fast! He has 6 teeth now, runs all over the house, loves the play with other little kids, and actually plays with them now, he loves reading books and singing songs, talks all day long, I just wish I knew what hew was saying... It's going to be fun with two!

Friday, February 13, 2009


We are proud to announce that we are having another BOY! 
We are very excited about the new addition to our family and I will have more pictures up as soon as I get them off the camera. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ultrasound pictures

So we went to the doctor last Friday and had an ultrasound. They gave me an 'official' due date of July 3rd. They said the baby looks good so far but they want me to go in for a level 2 ultrasound so they can get a closer look. But these are the ones that I have so far...

Monday, January 5, 2009

December went by TOO fast!!!

Ok so I have been REALLY bad this past month. I am sorry, life has been busy! So I'll work backwards in these pictures from  today to november. 
Cory went back to school today from his 2 week break. It was so nice having him home. First day back and he had a test! Great fun for him. I've been staying busy at work, which is good, but I could always be busier... New Years was fun at the Clouse's House. Eldon stayed up all night!! And slept in the next day =) Christmas was great!
We had Christmas Eve dinner at our house with my mom and sister, then did gifts in the morning with them. Eldon got an apple in his stocking and worked on it all morning! We were almost done opening gifts when he decided to kind of play with the paper. Then we went to the McKinnon's house and did breakfast and gifts there. This was the first year since Cory and I have been married that everyone (except Jimmy) was there for gifts and breakfast! It was really fun. We also found out that day that Tyler and his fiance Nikki are going to have a baby! We're excited for that! Then we went to my Dad's house and had all of my favorite side dishes over there. And surprise, Grandma Lou flew home from Nebraska that day. =) 
Dad and Eldon were cheeseing it up in this photo. We are trying really hard to take lots of pictures. Eldon makes so really hilarious faces and its nice when we can catch some on film. My goal for his year is to put together a photo album of Eldons first year. I would love to put together our trip albums as well, we'll see how that goes. We are good at taking photos, just not printing them out... stupid digital!
Eldon started standing without anything to hold onto around mid november. He uses the couch, coffee table, chairs, moms legs, anything really to walk around, then he plops onto his butt and crawls. The last few days he's been getting braver. He's take one or two stpes before he plops. Today he took about five steps and walked from Cory to me! That was SOOO exciting! OMG I almost forgot! He said his first word sunday night. We were at Shane and Josie's and were getting ready to leave and Eldon started waving and said "Bye" Of corse we all got excited and scared him so he'll never do it agian... but he said it and Shane and Josie heard it too! (By the way, congrats to Shane and Josie on thier pregnancy also!) 
I made a roast with mashed potatoes and thought we'd see how Eldon liked them. This was before Thanksgiving. We originally had some on his tray, but he saw the spatula in the bowl of potatoes and he started eating them out of the bowl with the spatula. I thought this was the last picture we took of the night, he was COVERED in potatoes! He has them all over his hands, arms, shirt, face, onhis eyes and I think he had it in his hair. It was so cute. Cory and I laughed so hard! Eldon LOVES real food. he still only has the one tooth but I'm hoping he gets a few more soon. He wants to eat everything and its hard because he chokes on half of it because he cant chew it all the way.
So that is pretty much what has been going on. A lot of running around, chasing Eldon, work, school, OH YEAH and I'm pregnant agian! I'm due the beginnig of July. I got in for an ultrasound the end of January and hopfully they'll tell me if its a boy of girl. =) We're excited. Hard to imagine having two kids though...