Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ezra Sanders Crockett

He's here!! The newest addition to the Crockett clan.


Ezra Sanders Crockett

8.18.09 - 4:50pm

8lbs 5oz

20 inches


We couldn't be happier!  I decided I couldn't wait any longer to get him here and went in to get induced about 4 days early... SO glad I did... he is a big boy!  Things went pretty smoothly. Checked into the hospital around 9, got my epidural at noon and delivered Ezra at 4:50.  He came out a little banged up and bruised but healed pretty quickly.  He is absolutely adorable but we're still trying to find out who's kid he is! All that dark hair...we don't know where it came from!

Norah took to him immediately and her face still lights up every time she sees him. Sometimes she "loves" him a little too much. Our new favorite word is "soft".

He is definitely one loved kid...








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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Story Time

Norah LOVES books right now. It is probably the thing she requests the most throughout the day.  She loves looking at pictures, being read to, "reading" them herself and reading them to others- that includes dogs.  The other morning she plopped down next to Higgins and said, "Read a book?"  She proceeded to put one arm around his neck, open up the book and "read".  It was one of the cutest things I have seen...




Saturday, August 8, 2009


Joel and I took Norah to Grant's Farm the other day and she can't stop talking about how she got to feed the baby goats a bottle. Every time she sees a picture of a goat, hears the word "goat" (which is more often than you would think) or sometimes just at random, she will say "goats! Noh-noh's (what she calls her self) feed a bottle?" Then she wants to see the pictures once again. It is actually adorable.  Here are the famous pictures...





She even got to ride the carousel. She couldn't have had a better day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

4th of July

For the first time in three years we were able to celebrate the Fourth in St. Louis. Our city holds an annual carnival that is literally in our backyard and does fireworks from the same place.  We were excited to be able to take Norah to the festivities this year- although we took her around 6:30 and she was extremely tired so she looks like she is in a daze in every picture.  We tried!

Watching Higgins during the fireworks was a sight to see.  He was so scared he didn't know what to do.  He came outside with us before they stared and a few random ones went off.  He scrambled under my chair and couldn't stop shaking.  When the real thing started he couldn't take it.  He did his fastest low-to-the-ground run (would have been an army crawl if he was human!) and darted inside.  Joel went in to check on him and found him downstairs, under the bed in the guest bedroom trying to get in as deep as he could. Okay, so it was kind of sad and maybe we are bad people because we were laughing so hard... you would have laughed too.  We spoke soothing words to him and gave him lots of extra love that night.  He calmed right down. Needless to say the next night (they did fireworks Fri and Sat nights) he stayed inside and did much better.


Riding the choo-choo with daddy


Riding the carousel with daddy


The balloon ride with daddy and a random girl- daddy was so scared he couldn't keep his eyes open!


Mommy was very pregnant and couldn't go on the rides but had fun watching and taking the pictures but not being in them!

Back Again!

And you thought I was done with the vacation posts. After San Francisco we finished out trip with a few more days in CA and then drove to UT and stayed for a couple of days.  Joel drove home and I flew with Norah. Two weeks later... WE'RE BACK!  Only Norah and I could make it but the reason was well worth the flight being 8 months pregnant with a squirmy toddler on my lap- Kyrstin's Wedding! 

It was a crazy week- lots of last minute things to get done, a girl's night, going through the temple and not to mention the wedding.  Kyrstin looked beautiful and I think it was all that she wanted it to be.  I am so impressed with her and her ability to make everyone feel loved and appreciated. I love you Kiki!


Our girls night out... we went to Cafe Rio and saw The Proposal


The bride-to-be and her friends

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Norah and JoJo waiting for the bride and groom to come out of the temple...


They did it! Doesn't she look gorgeous?


Jonas and Ryan at the reception