Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Great Aunt Sharie

Well as you can tell from the title it's official I am old!!! I am now a Great Aunt to the sweetest most adorable little girl. Ryklyn Story Bailey made her grand appearance 11/03/08 at 1:23 pm weighing in at 7 lb 15 oz and 21 inches long. I was able to witness her birth which by the way was incredible. She took awhile to get here, I assume Grandpa Roger just wasn't quite ready to give her up. He adored being a Grandpa to Jillian and seeing that this little one looked so much like her as a baby I am sure it was a rough goodbye.
Jillian did such an amazing job for her first time. Little Ryklyn scared us at first not crying and appearing limp. She had swallowed a good amount of fluid. Finally we heard her little cry which was repeated only 3 more times while I was there. She is so good natured, at least for now =) Here are many, many pictures of her, I just couldn't get enough of her. Welcome to the family little girl.
Jillian and Clay shortly before Jill started pushing

All dressed up and no where to go.

Proud 1st time Grandpa Mike

Doesn't she look so sweet with her little bow?

Cuddling with Great Grandma

Aunt Hil Bil, somehow she is the only sibling I didn't get a picture with Ryklyn however here is proof she was there and being silly.

Uncle Braxton

Aunt Areiann

Aunt Shae

Daddy checking out his baby girl

Getting her 1st diaper changed, 1 of 3 poopy diapers within her first few hours.
Daddy doing the honors.

Grandpa, Daddy and Ryklyn

The proud family, Mommy, Daddy and Ryklyn

My sister holding her Grand baby, too young to be a Grandma don't you think?

Now on to other random things
You know you are old when... you are the one chasing doorbell dingers off your property instead of being the one doorbell ditching. Saturday night we had just put Alex to bed when the doorbell rang, of course no one was there when I got it. 10 minutes go by and again another doorbell but no one there. By now I am assuming that it's the wind but am getting quite frustrated that every time I get my son calmed down and to sleep the doorbell would ring again. Finally Jason got dressed and waited by the door in the dark.. he heard the kids approaching, waited for the ring and ripped the door open to catch them. Only problem, he had the door locked. By the time he had the door open the kids were running down the street. He yelled at them, Get back here and took off after three teenagers up the road and around the corner. He said he could have caught the girl who was last of the three but didn't know what to do with her once he caught her. Annoyed with the fact that we couldn't get Alex to sleep or go to bed ourselves we finally called the cops at 10:30 requesting them to patrol the area. Although we were told the cops would be out and patrolling our area all night or at least until the kids went home we never saw them or the kids again. I think old man OwYoung may have scared them aware from targeting our house again. =)

I have looked over many blogs the past few days to see pumpkin carving, trick or treating, baking etc., all cute photos of Halloween. I was tempted to completely forget posting anything to do with Halloween because ours was so lame this year. No carving, no baking and no trick or treating. We attempted to take Alex out trick or treating to a few neighbor houses but it was raining. I had received an e-mail that said Ikea was having a Halloween party so we opted to head down there for a bit. We were one of oh four customers in the store, the only ones dressed up and no party going on. We stopped at Harmons to pick up some pumpkin cookies and then went home to order pizza, hand out candy to a few wet trick or treaters and put Alex down for the night. Lame I know but I guess it's good that Alex is too young to understand what he was missing out on. Besides neither Jas or I needed more candy to eat. Here are a few pictures I took of Alex. As you can tell he wasn't a fan of his hood as he never likes anything on his head. He also wasn't up for posing with Mom. Oh well!
Help, what I am doing in this garb
Happier with the hood off
The back of my little dino

So happy to pose with his Mom

Or maybe not, there is always next year right?


Nat said...

LOL I loved the story of Jas chasing the door bell ditchers-cracked me up!

Bennett Family said...

beautiful baby! and yes, pammy is too young to be a g.gma and kim too young to be a gma! crazy!!!

alex is sooo cute as a little dino.

and i also LOL about mr. owyoung. so funny!

Sami said...

Wow. She is so beautiful. Only three times? I hope that holds up for her. :)

Elicia said...

Congrats - Great Aunt! She is so cute and I bet she will be so spoiled!

Mollie said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful and perfect:o)

Ray, Leah, Carter and Lydia said...

So fun for you. Yep..don't worry about feeling like your Halloween was lame. There IS next year and that is when he will be walking really well and be able to say "trick or treat". I just hope our weather next year is as nice as it was this year!!!!

johnsen with an E said...

Shari, I am so sorry I have not been able to respond to you forever. My mom has not had the internet so it is very rare that I get to check/update my blog. I would love to get together with you while I am in Utah. I also think your little boy is so dang cute! I love the costum. Talk to you soon, Alyson