Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Families Can Be Together Forever

My Grandpa passed away last week. His funeral was on Monday, Oct. 29th in St. George Utah. He was a great man with a strong testimony of the Church. And loved his family very much. His passing was very unexpected,we thought that he would out live his brothers and sisters. But that just goes to show that Heavenly Father has a different plan. My Grandpa was a very organized man, he had already written his eulogy and had basically the whole thing planned. The first songs that were sang were sang by his brothers, sisters and grandchildren. They were Love One Another and Families Can Be Together Forever. Families Can Be Together Forever is one of my favorite church songs, I can never make it through this song without tearing up, so to stand up and sing this song in front of everyone at my Grandpa's Funeral made it even worse. I think that I cried trough 90 percent of the song.

He was a very humours man. He loved to tell jokes and play pranks on people. I remember one time while we lived in Logan he came and stayed with us for awhile. Brooke loved Sizzler so my mom toke all of us out to dinner one night, Brooke kept going back to get olives so my Grandpa told her that if she ate to many olives it would make her ears turn black. She immediately turned to my mom and said "is that true", so my mom being just like my grandpa said "yes so you better find something else to eat." Being a little disappointed she stopped eating the olives and found something else to eat. He also used to tell Brooke that he had a miniature trumpet that was in his mouth, she would beg him to play it all the time. He taught me how to throw food in the air and catch it in my mouth. We are going to miss him very much, but we know that he is happy.

We have a very large family. My grandparents had 10 Kids together. Max, his second wife had 3 kids, that my grandpa considered his own. So it makes for a huge family with a total of 31 grand kids and 33 Great grand kids. But it was great to be able to see so much of our family. I have cousins that I haven't seen in about 12 years. So it was a lot of fun being able to see everyone. Especially all the new babies. This isn't even 1/3 of my cousins a lot of them were not able to come, and some had to leave right after the funeral. I just wish that we had been able to spend more time with them and under different circumstances.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007


Check out my hair

Love the dimples

Bath time is Gaige's favorite time of the day. He loves to splash and play with his fish. He really likes the red one and the yellow ones. He is always making the funniest facial expressions when he is taking bath. I make sure that I have the camera close at hand when I give him a bath. His facial expressions are my favorite part of giving him a bath.

Ladies Man


This week we went down to the Bellagio Conservatory. Every season they change the flowers and the scenery. Right now it is decorated for autumn. They have these huge pumpkins that probably weigh about 300 pounds. So it is kind of fun to go and see the new way they decorate each season. We set Gaige over the fence in with the pumpkins to get some pictures. He had to check everything out, he really wanted to put his mouth on the pumpkins.

Such a loving daddy.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Daddy's Boy

Gaige is such a chatter box. But if he notices the camera, he stops talking or laughing. So we have to be creative when taping him. It is very hard to get pictures of him smiling because as soon as the red light comes on for the red eye he stops.

This week Gaige has started to get very clingy. It seems like if I am holding him he wants Shane and vice versa. He is turning into such a daddy's boy. He smiles whenever Shane even looks at him. When Shane comes into a room Gaige follows him with his eyes where ever Shane goes. When Shane enters a room and says something Gaige immediately starts looking for him. And Shane is the one that can almost always get him to giggle.

The picture on the right is a great one of Shane and Gaige at the computer. He is already learning what dad has to teach him. He loves to play with the joystick when Shane is playing flight simulator. He loves to wear Shane's hats. Shane also tried his hand at feeding Gaige. I think most of it ended up on his face.

This is my favorite pic of Shane and Gaige. (Gaige is three days old.)

Shane loves to sleep with Gaige. But now that Gaige is older he doesn't sleep as much. But he does love to sleep with his dad. He also can not fall asleep without a blanket over his face. No matter what I do the blanket always ends up over his face, but it is never there for long. At first it scared me. I thought he would suffocate. But I have learned that he will move the blanket so I shouldn't worry to much.

Friday, October 5, 2007

New Things

This week has been so busy. I keep two very active boys for some friends of ours, Landon is the oldest he is 5, and Brodi is 1. They love to come to our house to play and are interested in anything that Shane is doing. Brodi loves to get into anything that he shouldn't be into. But they especially love to smother Gaige with hugs. When they are at our house I usually have Gaige in his bouncer, where Brodi can't stand to leave him alone. It is so cute because Brodi will sit next to the bouncer and put his arm around Gaige. He stays right beside him until I move Gaige some where else.
Next week I will be taking on two more kids that are the same age but they are girls. We'll see how this will work out. It will definetely keep me very busy. Their dad will be dropping them off at 6:00 in the morning. This will be very interesting because no one in our house is up that early.

Gaige has been sitting up very well but gets frustrated after doing it for awhile or if he has fallen over. I just let him fall if nothing is behind or beside that he will get hurt on. Shane says that it is mean not to catch him. But I say he will learn balance and it doesn't hurt him. I have also posted a pic of him eating; he loves his veggies, but only if it is orange. Shane teases him saying that he is not his son because he loves squash and Shane hates squash. But I tell him he gets it from his Grandma Burton and his Aunt Amy. When I try to feed him peas he gags himself on them until he throws up.

He is very good at rolling over from is stomach to his back. He hasn't mastered rolling from his back to his stomach. But he does like rocking back and forth to lay on each side. He has also started jabbering more enunciated and trying very hard to copy the sounds we make. Shane is very busy, for the third week in a row he has had to go to court on cases where he had taken people to jail. What is funny is that I think he would much rather be going to court than going to work at the Orleans. He can't wait to get on with another Police Department. It is driving him crazy. I couldn't imagine doing a job that I loved, losing it and going back to a job that I couldn't stand. We are very proud of him. Because of his strong determination I am able to stay home and be the mom that I have always wanted to be.

I have also posted more pictures from our Texas Trip. The two pictures above are of my two brothers. E.J. is the oldest; he is 9. He tells me that Gaige is not my baby, that he is his baby. E.J. is very protective of him and our other 2 nephews. Roy is the one with the blond hair. He is 7 and is destructive and very jealous of the babies. So E.J thinks that it is his job to protect all of his nephews from Roy. I have also posted one of my very favorite pics of Gaige. My sister and I were out shopping with our mom, Gaige had fallen asleep in the car and I just happen to have the camera out and caught him with a huge smile on his face.

So cute.