Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Baby

It's a girl!

Madigan Ann Wallin
October 22, 2008
11:29 am
8 lbs
20 inches

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You say it's your birthday...

Another year has come and gone so quickly. Dexter is three! Our family wouldn’t be complete without him. He has a very calm personality, however, he is learning that he is entitled to his own opinion. In fact, he is quite particular. I left his closet door open the other day, he came to find me and told me that he didn’t like it like that. He is a great eater, a pretty good sleeper, and the family “motorhead.” If it goes, he loves it: Airplanes, bicycles, four-wheelers, cars, trains, tractors, but especially motorcycles. He is so excited to have a new baby in our family. He has named the baby “Sippy.” When we discuss names, he says that we call the baby what we want, but he will call it “Sippy.” He has a super sweet tooth and most days requests a treat before 10:00 am. He eats toast every morning for breakfast and insists on a cup of water every night before bed. He is a creature of habit. He loves to ride his bicycle around the block and always takes care of his helmet when he is finished. He doesn’t like having his toenails trimmed or his haircut. He is usually very quiet around strangers and doesn’t typically talk to them even when questioned.

For Dexter’s birthday, we went with his sister and cousin Alex to Build-A-Bear. He chose a turtle which he named Louie. He loves it has been taking care of it every day. After Build-A-Bear, we had lunch at Hot Dog on a Stick and cupcakes in the courtyard at Nordstrom. It was a very easy party to plan, but lots of fun. He was adamant that he wanted a cake, so we built him a motorcycle-jump cake. It turned out really cool. He is really proud that he is now three years old and can show it by holding up 3 fingers.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


On another sleepless night of waiting for this baby to born, I figured that there is no time like the present to make a much needed blog update (2 1/2 weeks and counting!) At the beginning of September, Trevin and Mason (a good high school friend) raced on a 2-man relay team in the infamous LOTOJA (Logan, Utah to Jackson, WY) race. It's just over 200 miles and they finished 4th in their division. Way to go Team MT! I drove the support vehicle and had a lot of fun meeting them and refueling them at each transition. They are thinking of riding the individual relay next year. We'll see! It's not the race day support that is difficult, it's the race season "training" support. And I know it's not difficult, especially in my current state, but with all of his extreme exercise, I now out-weigh Trevin :(

My parents met us with the kids at the finish line in Jackson, Wyoming. During the next couple of days, we drove through Yellowstone. We stayed on Jackson Lake the first night in a cabin at Colter Bay and canoed the next morning. Avery was disappointed that she couldn't ride a bear with Papa. Dex was elated that we didn't even see a bear. My dad, the avid outdoorsman, found it necessary to stop and look at all the animals. This makes traveling in a car with an anxious 2 year old, 6 year old, and hungry pregnant lady an interesting combination. All in all, we had a great time and look forward to more car trips with Gramma and Papa Bleggi!?! If they are up to it.

Dex continues to miss Avery while she is at school each morning. After a quick lunch, she's out the door again to find some neighborhood kids. He's getting big enough to tag along a little bit, but needs some supervision. He loves to watch Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse a couple times a week while Avery is away. Since those are his favorites, I finally ordered a DVR and will probably need it in the very near future so he can stay entertained while I attended to a new baby.

Next update to likely include some, all, or none of the following...
Fall Break (Oct 16-17)
Dex's birthday (Oct 18)
My birthday (Oct 24)
Trevin's final step of the board exam in San Francisco (Oct 25-26)
Avery's 1st piano recital (Oct 28)
New baby (Oct 28?)
Halloween (Oct 31)