Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Covey Family Photo Shoot

You can't even tell these are in front of our neighbor's garage and home. Thank you Jackman family! I love the shots of Johnny boy when you try to peel him out of his Nana's arms. It really gets crazy when he thinks she's leaving the room. Forget mom, forget dad. He wants Nana. And Papa with his two fingers up is reminding Johnny that they love their 2 boys.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

From the mouths of babes

I asked my primary class today if they could keep a secret. The last time I did this, I told them how I got Johnny a BYU blue shirt for Father's Day and they went crazy with excitement and the responsibility of keeping a secret. This time, I let them know that I am going to have another baby in April. Immediately, from the front row, a darling little boy shouted out, "I'm telling your husband!"

So since I can't keep it a secret from Johnny anymore, I thought I'd share with everyone else. We're going to have a baby. I'm 18 weeks along and due April 13. And we're not going to find out if it's a boy or girl. We thought it would be fun to be surprised. Mom and baby are doing great and Johnny boy is training to be the best big brother ever.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama 2008

I was really excited to meet President elect Obama and Michelle. It was an honor to shake hands. Camille and Micah actually won the Halloween costume contest they entered and went home with $150 in their pocket.

Good luck in the White House! You're going to need it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Johnny Boy!

Dear Johnny,

Happy Birthday, sweet heart. We love you so much. We just want to let you know that you bring so much joy into our lives. We love being with you. You smile often and bring happy into our hearts. We remember when we first brought you home from the hospital (we stopped by Wingers for dinner with Nana and Jacob on the way - hope that's a birthday tradition for your dad's sake) and we were so excited to just be with you. Now you are one year old. We would take you with us to movies or anything because you were the best behaved baby ever. When you were born, you had the cord wrapped around your neck, but uncle Ryan just took care of it quickly so no one even knew anything was wrong. You climb up the stairs like crazy. It's a game to you to get away from whoever is chasing you. You're great at standing yourself up and you're starting to walk from thing to thing. You have four teeth with a fifth just barely coming in on the top. You like to play pattie cake. You drink raw milk and eat oatmeal and peas and apples and bananas and tonight you had your first bites of spaghetti. Today you fell from the shopping cart to the ground, but you were buckled in your car seat and only got a little scrape on the head. I apologize now for any future brain damage I may have caused. You also bonked your mouth on the fireplace today but didn't hurt your teeth. Today you learned how to say, "no". I'm not quite sure how to respond when you say it. I hope today is not a sign of the times to come. I can't handle watching you get hurt. Please say you'll always wear a helmet and knee pads and elbow pads and a chin strap. Okay, I won't require the chin strap or anything else. I just want you to be safe and know that I love you. We love you.

Happy Birthday, son. You are our handsome baby boy.

Love, Mom & Dad

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Our family theme was Peter Pan. We are missing our beloved Katie, however. The group seems pathetically small without her. Maybe we will dress up again for Thanksgiving.

Johnny boy was the crocodile Captain Hook is scared of. He looked so great. Hopefully, the rest of us are obvious. More pictures to follow.