February 28, 2010


That's right folks...my baby girl is a smiley little thing. She started smiling a few weeks ago but I just hadn't had time to post some pictures. She just melts my heart when I see this sweet face!! She is most smiley at 4 in the morning when she has just eaten...I wish I kept my camera by my bed for those moments. I just love this little girl!!

February 18, 2010


So Lucas is chatter-box...does that suprise anybody? Lately he has been saying some pretty funny things I didn't want to forget them so I am writing them here. Here are some of the phrases we have been hearing lately:

Oh my goodness!
You have happy feet mama?
I can not be-lieve it.
You have whiskers mama?
I have raisin fngners (as Lucas would pronounce it)
Oh no...baby sister is crying.
Ugghh..Tibo..bad dog
Uh.. I don't want it
No mama...I can do it.

Several Conversations have gone like this:

Daddy: Does Mommy have whiskers?
Lucas: No (ha ha ha)
Daddy: Does Kayleigh have whiskers?
Lucas: No (ha ha ha)
Daddy: Does Lucas have whiskers?
Lucas: Um....no
Daddy: Does daddy have whiskers?
Lucas: YES!!!! (very excidedly)

Daddy: Lucas do you have a freckle?
Lucas: yes
Daddy: Where is your freckle?
Lucas: On my Neck! (he is very proud that he has a freckle on his neck!)

He has also been singing the "twinkle star song" alot lately. I'll have to get it on video. It is so stinkin' cute. I really love this kid! He is such a joy...a lot of stress...but so much fun and I can't imagine our lives without him.

February 1, 2010

Photo shoot...

John and I have a really good friend who has a hobby with Photography and wanted to practice on Kayleigh since she doesn't get to do new babies very often. Here are some of my favorites.

Kayleigh's blessing

Since our family lives so far away and it is such a long drive we made the decision to bless Kayleigh at our home on a Saturday so that nobody would have to rush home after the blessing. It was really wonderful. Mom and Dad Lyons came down and brought with them Katelyn and Jayne and Mom and Dad Turner came down too. It was just John and the two grandpa's in the blessing circle but it was really neat. John gave our sweet Kayleigh a really beautiful blessing. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives and it such a blessing to have a husband who honors his preisthood and could give our daughter a blessing. After the blessing we changed back into regular clothes and went to Cici's Pizza for lunch. It was so wonderful to be able to have that experiance and it is so wonderful that we could share it with our family. My really good friend Chelsea also came to the blessing.

John holding Kayleigh shortly before he gave her a name and a blessing. He did such a wonderful job and gave her the most beautiful blessing.

The very happy mama and daddy with our sweet little girl.

Our whole family...now a family of Four! Crazy.

Aunt Jayne holding her first neice. She actually held baby Angie first but this is the first niece by a few days.
Aunt Katelyn holding Kayleigh too.

Grandma and Grandpa Lyons

Grandma and Grandpa Turner

My mom with me and my daughter.

John with his Dad and Kayleigh.

The whole Lyons clan that made the trip down for the blessing.

The whole group of us in front of our house after the blessing.

Lucas and Kayleigh...

Lucas is so excited that he has a new little sister...but he is not real sure about her yet. For the first few days, maybe even week, he wouldn't even go near her. When we would ask if he wanted to hold his baby sister he would say, "no, I don't want it". Finally a few days after we had her home and Grandma had left and it was just us he started to warm up to her a little bit. He started out by watching us change her diaper and saying, "look it's baby sister" and "look look look, mama she has tiny feet." Pretty soon that turned into, "baby sister is so cute". And finally one day while Kayleigh was enjoying some tummy time this is what I turned around to see.
Lucas, after getting his sippy filled, went and layed down by his baby sister and just watched her. He layed next to her for probably 10 mintues before getting up.
He just layed there and didn't say anything, just watched his baby sister in amazement.
Eventually he moved a little closer. This is my favorite picture. It was such a touching moment to see him finally want to see his baby sister. I just stood there and watched wondering what he was thinking and wondering what Kayleigh was thinking. They were both looking straight at each other. It was a really cool moment for a mommy.


While we were at the hospital Kayleigh had a few visitors that wanted to meet her.

Grandma and Grandpa Lyons came all the way down from Idaho to meet Kayleigh and to watch Lucas so John could stay at the hospital and help me. It was so wonderful to have them there with us.

Aunt Kate came down with them to see us. It was so fun to see Katelyn and to see her holding her first neice for the first time.

We also had a few friends come and visit. This is Brian and Amy. Both of them work with John and play softball with us. It was so sweet of them to come. They brought those cute pink flowers you see behind Amy on the table.

This is my really good friend Stacy who came to visit us after we got home from the hospital. Stacy was so nervous to hold Kayleigh because she was so tiny.
Our neighbors also came to visit. This picture is courtesy of Lucas, thus the weird angle. This is Angie and her boyfriend Bryan. They wanted to come and see our cute new addition.

Kayleigh Anna Turner

On December 28, 2009 John and I welcomed into our family a new baby daughter. It all started at 4:30 in the morning when we woke up to go the hospital for our scheduled C-section. We had to be at the hospital by 5:30 for the surgery scheduled at 7:30am. We got to the hospital right at 7:30 and were immediately checked into "triage" to get bloodwork done and to start monitoring the baby. The doctor was running a little late so we didn't end up getting moved over to the operating room until close to 8am. Once their the anesthesiologist gave me my epidural and the nurses prepped me for our baby girl to arrive. At 8:37am Kayleigh made her debut at 6 lbs 14 ozs and 18.5 inches long. Everything with the surgery went just as planned and Kayleigh came out beautiful and perfect. After the surgery was finished they took Kayleigh and John to go get cleaned up and ready to meet the world. I was wheeled back in to "triage" to recover until they got a room ready for us. Once the room was ready we moved up to the 4th floor where we stayed for 2 1/2 days. We had wonderful nurses and a great experiance at the hospital. While we were there we had the wonderful honor of getting to know this sweet new spirit while Grandma Lyons watched Lucas.

Here are a couple of pictures from that first day with our baby girl.

This is me the night before we went to bed. I did not get nearly as "HUGE" as I did with Lucas.

Here is John all prepped and ready to go into the OR to witness the birth of our baby girl.

Kayleigh Anna Turner...her first picture! She is perfect and absolutely beautiful.

John had the opportunity to cut her umbilical cord. This was new as he did not get that chance when we had Lucas.
Here she is after she was all cleaned and swaddled up. We are so grateful to welcome this baby girl into our family and so happy that she is healthy!