Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baby Monroe is here!

Introducing our baby girl, Monroe Collins. Born 10/20/2014 weighing 6 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long.


 Big brother
 Big sister
 Our last night as a family of four
We are all home and Elise and Carter are so happy their sister is finally here!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Family Baby Shower

Last Friday my mom, sisters, sister in laws, and nieces came up for the day. We had a fun baby shower, the theme was "Cute as a Button." Thanks to everybody who helped out and made it so fun. A special shout out to my niece Merritt and sister in law Ramona for doing all the planning for the party. We ate some yummy food, drank some yummy Italian Sodas, devoured some deviled eggs and I scored some sweet presents for this baby girl. Since the shower we are in full Halloween and Fall mode at our house. Decorations are up and the trees are beginning to change. But mostly we are just anxiously awaiting this baby's arrival. Keep you posted! Until next time....
Cute as a Button Baby Shower

Scored some diapers, always enjoyable
A sweet baby blanket made by my Aunt Lynell
All the Granat girl cousins are excited to welcome this soon to be baby girl to their club
Elise eating with some cousins
Bailey and Elise enjoying some cupcakes!
Cousins
Carter are you modeling?
October is FINALLY here! Kiddos posing in their Halloween Jammies
Our Halloween Tree
 Some Halloween Decor
Time to start wearing Halloween clothes to school
 Carter singing a song he learned at pre-school
video
Fall colors on the mountains and trees

 Playing at the park
Oh yeah and Elise gets her cast off soon! Woo Hoo :) She loved letting everybody sign it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Countdown for Baby

Only a little over 3 weeks left. Woo hoo! We have the crib set up, clothes organized and put away, hospital bag packed and best of all a little boy and girl who can't wait to meet their new baby sister! Who am I kidding Daniel and I are pretty excited too! We have been taking it easy and the kids have been busy with school. Daniel keeps traveling with the team and heads to BYU this Thursday. Until next time....

Baby's crib is ready

 Clothes are folded and put away
 Our soon to be family of five
Watching Daniel's plane take off for Arkansas
Family movie night with pizza, yum!
 "The skies awake, so I'm awake, so we have to play."
Castle Park trip with Carter
 Still looking snazzy with her cast, only 2 more weeks to go!
 Elise drew this at school. Is this a Liger?
Elise's all about me poster
Lastly check out our fruit trees! Almost ready!
 Apples
 Peaches
 and Grapes!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Broken Bone

Well it happened, there is no going back. Elise broke her wrist. It was at the last recess of the day and she was on the bigger kid playground at school and fell off the monkey bars. Dang you monkey bars! I have never liked monkey bars, true story. We thought maybe it was sprained, but the next morning she said it was still hurting so I took her to insta care. At the insta care the nurse who first took us back thought it was probably a sprain because of Elise's happy attitude and that she was able to move it. Jump to about 30 minutes later. Elise gets x-rays taken and in fact it's broken. The nurse actually came into our room to tell me how brave Elise was because she said most kids who come in with a broken wrist do not act anything like she did. So there you have it, we have one tough little girl! She is slowly realizing all the stuff she can't do, but so far she has been a good sport about it. Mostly we are happy that she should have her cast off right before Halloween and right around the time when the baby comes. I mean I need my helper, right?! So here are some pictures of our broken wrist adventure. Also this week I got my hair done and we attended the White Out Football Game for Utah State. We won again, which is always enjoyable. Daniel heads to Arkansas this weekend for our next game. Until next time.....

She was sad about her wrist
But then cheered up as we were getting ready to go to the Football Game because her Cousins and Uncles from Wyoming would be there.
They were really nice when she got her cast on
Elise got very excited for the glitter glue to go over her pink cast
Ta Da! 4-6 weeks here we come!
Before: It must have been a good angle because I think I look about 14 years old here and not about to have a baby. Lol
After. We cut off almost 4 inches and dyed it a little darker.
White Out Game: Cousins Kayla and Elise

Carter and his Uncle Tui and Uncle Deen
Here are some silly pics of the kids while we were waiting for Daniel to get his hair cut.
Carter had just gotten his hair cut and was super itchy from it, thus he is shirtless in these shots.
Cuties
Silly faces
Scary face
No I'm serious don't take a picture of me....