Monday, March 30, 2009

The Concert

This past weekend Josh, his dad and Madelyn went on a three generation date! They went to Prescott Valley to the Moody Blues Concert! They had such a great time! Grandpa thought it was his favorite concert that they have done so far. (he has been to many of them) Madelyn loves their music. She knows a lot of the words .
Thanks Grandpa!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Break

For spring break we just took a little one night trip to warm up in Phoenix. We had a blast in the pool. It was just warm enough to want to jump in but not too hot. Thanks to Jo for watching our kiddos while went to the Mesa Temple. Then on our way home we went through Snowflake to celebrate my Dad's birthday. It is always good to see Grandma and Grandpa!

Happy Birthday Dad!

I love Motel rooms! The kids had a great time jumping on the beds. (Since those are the only beds that I let them jump on.) Sorry to anyone who owns a motel! I didn't take a picture of it. Oh well it was fun! (I think that they learned it from me.)

I couldn't get a picture of Madelyn doing cannon balls before she hit the water.
She was too fast! Here is her splash though!


Here is Madelyn's spring school picture. Isn't she beautiful?! She is getting so old. I can't believe how time is flying. It seems like time speeds up with each child.
We love you Maddy!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Family Update

This is what we have been up to lately!
Eat, Sleep, Poop, Eat, Sleep, Poop, REPEAT!!!

We have had a lot of fun adjusting to a new baby.

It has been a joy for our family!

First Bath

Eating one handed takes talent....... Looks like Josh has it down! Yeah!

We love you Jackson!

Crazy girl!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Baby

This is the one and only picture that you will ever see of my pregnancy.
Hope you enjoy! Ha Ha!

This is the dad-to-be getting ready for the C-Section section at 5:30 in the morning on 2/24/09.

And here is what we got........... a 8 lb 10 oz little boy......
or should we say BIG BOY!
Jackson Grant Clouse

This is a lovely picture of me after 9 bags of IV fluid. The surgery went well and I am recovering quickly. I forgot how much work babies are. He has been such a joy to have in our family.

The kids could not wait for him to come home from the hospital. They absolutely love him to death. I have to limit the number of kisses per hour. After I saw this picture, it reminded me of how much my older kids look alike. Jackson looks a lot like Jacob did when he was a baby. Both kids have been great helpers! Madelyn, the fashion expert, loves to choose his outfit daily.

Just resting ............
Josh is a wonderful father!! He has so much patience and helps me a ton!
I love you Josh! Thanks for all you do for our family!
Thanks for sleeping at the hospital with Jackson and I! I know your little cot wasn't very comfortable; let me tell you a little secret....... neither was mine. We are glad to be home!

Thanks to everyone for their love and support! We appreciate all the help we have recieved!