Sunday, July 20, 2008

First Sunday at Church

Today we took Summer to church for the first time. It was so much fun to put her in a dress that I had to take a picture and , of course, put it on the blog. Three kids at church is a little crazy but at least we got our own bench.Tracy had some great one-liners today that I have to share. They probably won't be as funny to all of you, but here they are anyway:
First of all, the Primary president had Trace stand up to talk about what exciting thing happened in our home. He told the story like this, "When Mike and Melody came to get me, Mom and Dad went to the hosipal (that's his pronunciation) to have the baby and then she came right home." Then, when they asked him what her name was he replied, "Baby Summer Jazz". Luckily I am in Primary so I could explain that he gives her a new Transformer middle name every few days.

Lately we have been working on not talking about body parts and bodily functions like bum burps(that is the name Tracy came up with for farts a couple of years ago). So, during the last verse of "I am a child of God" after the part "if I can but endure" Tracy leaned over to his teacher and said "He said butt." (The "he" in the story is our music leader.)

Finally, when we were leaving church we passed a guy getting out of his car. Most of the cars were gone because we'd gotten held up after Sacrament Meeting. When Trace saw him start towards the building he gave him a puzzled look and said, "Hey! Church is over." The guy just smiled and replied, "Maybe for you".

As I said, these probably won't be as funny to you, but I am laughing as I write them down.
Now I will leave you with another picture of Summer.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Good times.

Remember When? Here is a fun little game...Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.On your mark...get your memories!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

One week old!

I cannot believe Summer is already a week old. She has been such a sweetie! I love the feeling we have in our house with a new baby around. We are all just so happy all of the time and seem to migrate to wherever she is. Mike is such a cute dad to her. He is cute with the boys too, but I can tell he is going to be extra protective of her. I think we all will be. She probably won't need it though. I put her on her belly for "tummy time" today and she held her head up and tried to pull herself forward. She is one strong little chica!!! She will need to be with two big brothers around. I could go on and on about her. She is such a fun addition to our family.

Here is Summer at the hospital right before we brought her home. It has been so fun to dress a little girl. I actually get a little excited when she spits up or has a blow out because it means I get to put her in another outfit. Boys have cooler toys but girls definitely have cuter clothes!
Tracy is very in love with his baby sister. Every morning he comes out of his room and asks where baby Summer is. Whenever someone comes to visit he asks them if they want to see him hug and kiss his baby sister. He loves to play with her toes and sing her "Twinkle Twinkle". (Everett joins in about every fifth word.) Whenever we drive somewhere he holds her hand and talks to her. I was trying to take pictures of her today and he wouldn't leave her side so I decided to make him a part of them. He told me he was worried I wasn't going to be careful enough. He is just so fascinated with how cute and little she is and what she is doing every minute of the day. She is so lucky to have big brothers to watch over her. In fact, yesterday Tracy said,"We have to take care of baby girls Mom". It was so sweet.
Today he was eating lunch and found a piece of noodle on the table. He looked up at me and asked, "Is this part of Summer's belly button?" Having a baby around has been a lot of fun for our family. She already has us all wrapped around her little finger.
Everett likes to have a turn holding her, but after a few seconds he says "done". He is always on binki patrol. Whether she wants it or not! He also likes to help me tuck her in and close her door so she can go "nigh-nigh". He is also in love with her. We just have to watch him more closely because he likes to play a little more roughly. He enjoys having someone sitting next to him in the car and narrate to me what she is doing. Most of the time it is "baby Summy sleeping."


Everything has been so crazy the last few weeks that certain things have been neglected. One of those things was my sons' hair. We finally drove them down to Capelli's to have Charity cut it. While we were there, Mike got some sexy highlights for fun. I feel bad for the salon because we were there for a couple of hours and our boys were all over the place.
A cute girl named Brandy cut Tracy's hair and Tracy wasted no time playing up the dramatics. He kept complaining about how bad his hair was itching after the haircut that she gave him a good rinse. We laugh because Charity has cut his hair so many times he knows she won't give in, but this girl totally pampered him and he loved every minute of it.
Everett didn't complain about itching, but he also didn't want to stay in the chair. Char'd ended up chasing him around the salon trying to get the final touches.

Oakley came to visit Tracy and that is when the real fun began. These pedicure stools became their "scooters" while Everett chilled under the dryer.

Real men wear caps.

Friday, July 11, 2008

It's SUMMER Time!!!

We are sooooo very excited to announce the arrival of our sweet little baby girl! Summer Daisy Bollinger was born on Friday, July 11, 2008. (Daisies were Leesa's Mother's favorite flower.) She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. We are all so in love with her and are excited to have her as part of our family. Leesa is still having a hard time getting used to saying little "girl" instead of boy and "her" instead of him. She is beautiful and perfect and healthy and we just love her. Also, I hope you all got your free slurpees today because it is, after all, 7-11.

The labor team. Charity, Angie (Leesa's doula) and Mike. I would not have made it through another natural birth without their support and patience. Thanks guys!!!
Everett and Tracy seem so grown up to me now. They were jumping around all morning when we told them we were going to the hospital to have the baby.

Tracy is very nurturing of his baby sister. He loves to kiss her and check her vitals. He always comments on how cute she is and how tiny her feet are to whomever he runs into. He is also telling everyone her name is Summer Bumble Bee (after his favorite Transformer).

Everett thinks she is a fun new toy but is much more interested in playing with Mommy's bed and all the tubes coming out of the walls. One of the reasons we decided on the name Summer was because it is so cute to hear him say "Summy".
Auntie Melody and Oakley. Oakley has promised to teach Summer how to be a princess because she only has older brothers.