Friday, April 30, 2010


Since a picture's worth a thousand words, this should be really obvious:

In case it's not obvious, it is definitely a boy!
This was the very first image that appeared when she started the ultrasound.
She didn't even need to tell was obvious.
It turns out that he's breech, with his feet over his head.
So, we got about 6 different shots of "it's a boy" from every angle possible.
Anything else however, was really hard to get.
With both hands, and both feet in his face, this is the best shot she could get:
We took the kids with us and they were really excited to see pictures of baby Humpty Dumpty. Then even more excited because Brittany bought them candy after :)
Halfway done...we can't wait!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Joy!

Happy Birthday Joy!!!!
Joy turned 20 on Tuesday, so on Friday, me, Nate and the kids, Jeff & Meg, and Mike took her to Buca di Beppo for dinner. We promised Saxon that we would get her a big huge cake. The waiter forgot to bring out the cake, and instead, brought her a cupcake. Saxon kept telling the waiter that he needed to get his friends and sing to Joy with a candle. The waiter didn't do it and Saxon started to cry. I asked him if he's sad and he said, "No. I'm just so mad they didn't bring Joy a cake and sing!" So Mike reminded them that we ordered a cake and then they brought it and everyone sang and Saxon was happy :) He kept hugging and kissing Joy and telling her "I missed you SO MUCH!" It was so cute!

It took Joy several attempts to blow out her candle. There was only one candle, so we were all laughing so hard. The boys are always teasing Joy that she has to order from the kids menu because she doesn't eat very much.

Joy's big huge cake and Saxon with his big huge smile...

Bridger doing his "big smile"...

Watch out Uncle Gregor, you've got competition...
You should have seen how many kisses Saxon gave Joy...
on the lips too :)

Another "Big Smile" for the camera...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tulips: part 1

We went to the Tulip Festival on Monday because the weather was BEAUTIFUL!
It was almost 80 degrees!
We even got a little bit sunburned...

I was trying and trying to get Bridger to look at me and smile...
Saxon got sick of waiting and said,
"Just look at me Mom, I'll do it."
So that's how we got this cute picture:

The boys spent hours rolling down the hill.
Saxon's getting pretty good, but Bridger just scoots down on his bum.

Once again...trying to get Bridger to look at me and smile:

The boys had fun playing in the fountain and spraying each other.
They were begging to swim in it.
It turns out that when Bridger concentrates, he does the Gailey-tongue-out thing like Nate:

I LOVED these and favorite!
Well, that was Day 1 at the Tulip Festival.
We also went Tuesday with some friends in our ward (I'm waiting to get copies of their pictures), and we're planning on going again on Saturday if the weather is nice.
We can't wait!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Me: going crazy
Boys: being crazy

Saxon has insisted everyday lately that he have "Grandpa Sonnenberg Hair".
Here is is:

This morning he wanted "Mike" hair, but Mike doesn't style his hair, so we had to re-negotiate that one.

Here's the major trouble maker:

Bridger has started climbing out of his crib all of the time again.
Last night, he came out at least a dozen times.
One of the times Nate was waiting for him by the door to take him right back in.
Nate: "Dude?"
Bridger: "Dude."
We all started laughing and Bridger took the opportunity and ran.

Attempt #1
Today, I put him down for a nap and a little while later, I heard what sounded like glass.
I couldn't think of anything that he could have reached, but I checked anyway.
Bridger was sitting on the changing table and had taken down both pictures above it, taken out the pictures, thrown the pictures and the frames on the floor, and was banging the glass together.

Attempt #2
I put him down again and could hear him talking and playing. I didn't think anything of it because he hadn't come out yet. About a 1/2 hour later, I could still hear him. Finally Saxon went charging in, even though I told him not to, and yells, "Mom! Bridger bein' silly!"
I went in and Bridger was sitting on the changing table, emptying out the entire pack of wipes, one by one, and throwing them all over the floor. All of his toys, blankets, the lotions, and Saxon's jammies were already on the floor.

Attempt #3
We called Nate to hurry home.
Next time is his turn...

Monday, April 19, 2010


Nate and I both served missions and we both served walking missions.
We both love to walk and when we were dating we would walk together for hours.
We still walk together now that we are married.
When Mike comes over for dinner, he walks with us too.
He said that he loves to walk because he parents have always gone for long walks too.
Mike has a fancy phone with a GPS on it and he can track how long and far we walk.
It turns out, we usually walk about 5 miles.
Mike jokingly said that we should walk a marathon in a week.
We all laughed about it and somehow agreed to try.
I thought a marathon was 20 miles.
Nate thought it was 22.6
Mike thought it was 24.2
Turns out, its even farther...26.2.'s how we're doing so far.
Sunday: 5.33 miles
Monday: 9.11 miles
We have 11.76 miles to go.
If we have good weather this week it will be no problem...but it's supposed to rain from Wednesday on and I'm not sure we will make it over 11 miles tomorrow...
Oh well, if we don't make it this week, we'll try again next week :)
We keep teasing Mike that once the new baby is born we will need 3 strollers. Right now, Nate and I each push a stroller. I push the jogger with Bridger, Nate pushes the Graco with Saxon, which will leave Mike with the umbrella stroller :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's that time...

I'm so excited that it's springtime again!
It looks like our garden will be ready to plant next week.
Nate and I decided to try to get some things sprouted early and see how it goes :)

We thought it would be fun for Saxon since he has been begging to start the garden.
Instead of helping, he took off his pants and escaped out the garage.
Oh well. Maybe he'll be more excited when we are planting the real garden :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The Friday before Easter, Nate and I went to my mission reunion. It was so fun to see everyone. I loved visiting with Jamie, who I never get to see. I love remembering the good times, and the bad because we can laugh about them now. I remember joking with Jamie that we were so glad we went on missions even if we were the last of our friends to get married and start families. It just meant that by the time we got home, we still had all of the most amazing experiences to look forward to, and we a mission to look back on. Now we are both married and have kids and are both pregnant :) Life has been good. And one of the payoffs of serving a mission: we don't have to be fat anymore. :)

I was also able to visit with Kristi while I was there. I always make sure Kristi is going before I got to a reunion. We both have 2 boys and they are about the same ages and so much alike! Every time we would start chatting, we would look up and our boys would be gone. At one point we saw Saxon and Logan spitting mouthfuls of water all over the carpet. We had to laugh. Boys will be boys. Kristi and I were only companions for 6 weeks, but having experiences like that is something you can't replicate any other way. We'll always be friends. We still get together and do lunch and keep in touch with some of the families that we knew in Brazil.

Jamie and Kristi both drove all the way to California to come to my wedding. I love these girls! I'm so glad I know them and I'm sure, after what we went through together, that we'll be friends forever :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


The kids had so much fun on Easter. Saxon woke up early to see if the Easter Bunny had come and then came running to get me because the Easter Bunny DID come! So, of course we had to wake up Bridger early too. Luckily it was conference so we didn't have to rush off to church. Unfortunately, Nate had to work, so he couldn't be there with us.

The kids were so excited about their baskets. Bubby wouldn't let anyone touch his. He wouldn't even go look for eggs because he didn't want to let go of his basket.

So...Saxon found all of the eggs :)

Bubby trying on a bike helmet and helping himself to all of the Cadbury eggs:

Mike came over when he woke up, and Jeff came over when he remembered that we had food. Later I made a Lemon Coconut Angel Food Cake:
After Nate got home, we went up to Aunt Clair's to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa Sonnenberg's birthdays. They both have April birthdays. The kids loved it because they got to play with "cousins" all day and Aunt Clair has a lot of sports stuff for them to get into. Growing up, we got together with all of our cousins on every holiday. I'm sad that my kids don't have that, so it was fun to see everyone on Easter and let the kids play.
We had such a fun day and hope everyone else did too!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Salt Lake

On Saturday we drove up to Salt Lake to help my cousin Katie's little girl with a school project. My kids had so much fun touring Salt Lake.

While we were up there, we went to go see my Grandparents.
They took us to McDonald's (Saxon's favorite) and Grandma baked cookies for us. My boys went crazy for cookies and milk. Saxon had at least 4. They LOVE Grandma and Grandpa!

Grandpa wouldn't tell me any stories because apparently I'm not forgiven yet for posting the story about how they met :) And, for Grandpa's sake, I will clarify again, that nothing happened while Grandma was on her mission (in case anyone got the wrong idea). And, he reminded me that I left out the part where the night Grandma was released from her mission, they went to Grandpa's graduation dance. And even though Grandma hadn't danced in 18 months, she was still an amazing dancer and Grandpa didn't trade out one dance with her. He danced with her the whole night. (How's that Grandpa?)

Grandma did tell us stories though! She joked about all of the crazy things that happen when you raise so many boys. We talked about all the pets (mostly Uncle Scott's). She told us how she ran over Uncle Scott's kitten on the way to piano lessons and then Scott wouldn't go to the piano lessons. I asked if that was the only cat she ran over and she said "Oh no! I was notorious for that! I started putting notches in my steering wheel for each cat". We laughed so hard! I was complaining about our rat and Grandma started naming all of the pets that they had to endure. She said that the worst were the iguanas. She was joking about all of the pets that were buried in that back yard: dogs, cats, lizards, birds, fish, iguanas, hamsters, etc. At one point my Dad and Uncle Scott thought they would be smart and give Grandma and Grandpa birds for Christmas. Apparently the whole neighborhood was in on it. One neighbor helped drive them around to buy everything and even stored the birds in her house until Christmas. Grandma said she was so mad on Christmas morning! Ha ha. I can just picture it! I would have been mad too! Grandma said that she just had to learn that Uncle Scott's love for animals was something that he was born with and would never change. Since I know Jeff, I can picture it perfectly! Grandma told us how the hamsters kept escaping. She found one a while later hiding in the toy box. The other came pouring out of a box of cereal. She said it was as fat as could be having lived in the cereal box for a while. Juarez better not ever escape! I would have a heart attack. Who knows where he would end up! Grandma also told me that she had to use a diaper service for 11 years! I'm just hoping that I won't have 2 in diapers for very long. :)

It was so fun to visit with them and I always LOVE hearing their stories! Hopefully Grandpa will forgive me soon and start telling more stories...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I LOVE my kids! They mean everything to me and I'm so lucky to have them. They are crazy, busy, creative, funny, loving, beautiful, special, and everything I could ask for. We love them, they love each other, and Nate and I count our blessings everyday that we have them. So here are our most important blessings in our lives:

Saxon Nathan Gailey
August 20, 2006

Bridger Dean Gailey
July 31, 2008

Expecting number 3
Due September 12, 2010

We can't wait!

ps: Saxon named the new baby "Humpty Dumpty."