Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A name...

We agreed on a name for our new little boy,
Hayden Nicholas Cutler

Hayden is a name that we really like. Nicholas is after my brother Nick and Ken's brother Nick. Ken also has an Uncle Nick and we have a really good friend Nic. Things continue to go well in the pregnancy (other than some back pain and some killer leg cramps in the mornings). We just started the third trimester and we just can't believe how quickly things are going!! We already love him so much and we're so excited for him to be part of our family. Taysum has a little bit of an idea of what is going on and is really excited for "a baby brother like him" (although he thinks there is a baby sister in his tummy). Bailey really doesn't understand, but it is so cute when we ask her to say Hayden; it comes out more like "Haynen."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Oh, the sweetest thing!

I just wanted to write this down before I forget. This is not an isolated incident, but I don't know if I've recorded it very well before. This morning Bailey and I dropped Taysum off at school and began to run some errands. She was a trooper, but 2 hours was a little much for both of us. She had about had it when we went to get Taysum again. She was throwing a HUGE fit by the time we got back into the car. Taysum was worried about her and started singing her favorite song, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." She started to calm down and listen and he continued with "I Love to See the Temple," "I Am A Child of God" and "Follow the Prophet." I think "Jingle Bells" might have been in there, too! It really calmed her down. At one point, he stopped singing and she started up with "Twinkle, Twinkle" again and he joined in. By the time we got home she was just fine! He asked her if she was feeling better and she said yes. I had a lot to bring into the house, so I asked Taysum to hold Bailey's hand and help her into the house. He did and then he asked her to go play with toys and spun her around on the "merry-go-round" (computer chair.) He is such a sweet little boy and such a wonderful big brother! He's very mindful of Bailey and usually sees to it that she's well taken care of! I'm also thankful that Bailey loves her big brother so much and realizes he's trying to help her; I'm glad that she responds to him when all else fails. She looks to him for help and is always copying him! I am so blessed to have such beautiful, healthy, happy children!