Thursday, August 15, 2013

Meet Baby Jack!




James Sawyer Leybas aka Jack was born on July 26, 2013.  We were all so excited to meet him.  He's just as precious and perfect as can be.




He was born on Friday and I got to hold and meet him on Saturday.  I love you so much already sweet little Jack.  It was so fun to see Ryan as a new father.



My new little nephew.  He's making me baby hungry...

We are Alive!!

We officially moved and lived to tell the tale.  It was a whirlwind of a month and so much has happened.  Mason and I were just talking last night saying that La Jolla seemed like 5 years ago.  What a summer!!  We moved up to Logan on July 18th.  We were anxious to move into our cute new house and settle in.  I think we underestimated how long it would take to set up house and unpack with two little munchkins helping.  We seriously were unpacking and setting up for 8 solid days straight.  We laughed because whenever we've moved in the past we haven't had children and it took us about a day to get set up.  8 days was entirely too long of a process.  We'll never move again... yeah right.  But hopefully we'll only have to move one more time.

It's always fun setting up the new house.  We got rid of a couple pieces of furniture and found a place for everything.  Below is what our kitchen looked like for about 2 days.  That was first on my to-do list.  It was actually the first room that we completely finished.  Sometimes I would just go and stand in there to feel at peace while the whole rest of the house was in shambles.


We bought this beautiful bunk bed off KSL about two weeks before we left Mason's parents house.  It was a lighter color with a bunch of scratches so Mason and I sanded and restained the whole thing.  It turned out just beautifully!!  We wanted the kids to share a room and actually tried it for 2 weeks.  But they just kept waking each other up and Boonie felt misplaced not having his own space so we separated them into two separate rooms.  They did have fun though while they shared the room.  There were some wild nights falling asleep.  I loved how Marae's crib fit perfectly where the other bed was suppose to go.  This was the only picture we got of the room before we changed it into Boonie's room. They will go back to sharing a room whether they like it or not whenever we have another baby.  But that won't be for a while, so they'll be a little older when we try it again.



The first 10 days after we moved in we unloaded boxes.  Then we drove to Woodland to be there for my nephew's baptism in the river.  Here is Seth (8) and Zach (10) right before.



My mom came the following week.  We had a ton of fun exploring the town.  We had been so busy unpacking that she arrived basically the day after we finished.  We went on a tour of Gossner Cheese Factory and also toured some honey factory.  We didn't take a lot of pictures while she was here.  Plus that was the week Mason got his Lasik done so we kinda had a relaxing week which was really nice.

These pictures were taken at a park just down the street from our house.  There is a little river that runs through it.



This is what Marae does when you stick her feet in the water and it's too cold.  I think she looks like a scorpion the way she arches her back.





The 24th of July, Pioneer Day, we went to the city event they held at Willow Park.  Boonie tried out the climbing wall and did well.  That night we saw fireworks.  Before the firework show they had a live country band and we all danced with our babies.  It was so much fun and it felt like we had stepped back in time.  From what we have experienced in Logan, we love it here.






August 6th Mason got Lasik done.  He handled the procedure well and didn't feel much pain luckily.  Here he was right before the procedure... a little nervous...


He was really sensitive to light and wore these glasses around for 3 solid days causing us to get in a fight because I thought he looked to grumpy and mean... I mean look at him!!  I called him snoop dogg because that's who he looked like with those gangsta glasses.


He's glad that he did it and is seeing perfectly now.  No more losing glasses in the lake!!  At night he had to tape these clear shields over his eyes in case he accidently rubbed his eyes in his sleep.  Well he lost those (or some child made off with them never to be seen again) so he slept with these goggles on a couple nights.  It made me laugh going to sleep with an Aquabat each night.  Then he got two eye patches from the store so now he just looks like a pirate each night.


We planted a garden.  I've already got two rows of lettuce coming up.


Marae has started pulling herself up on things.  She is at that stage where I wish I could put her in a crash dummy helmet.  The other day she pulled herself up on to the chair I was sitting in and then fell and hit her head on the corner of the hinge.  There was so much blood I thought for sure that she had split her head open.  When I wiped off all the blood there was only this little puncture.  I'm so thankful it wasn't anything worse.


Here is a random picture of my sleeping beauty.


Other than that we have just been keeping busy getting things done and exploring the town.  Our neighbors have been really nice and brought over goodies and introduced themselves.  Our ward already had us speak this past week.  We are eager to get callings and get to know everyone.

It's been nice having Mason around before school starts in a couple weeks here.  Just today Mason took Boonie down to the airplane museum at the Air Force Base down in Ogden.  Here are a few pictures he took.




Looks like they had fun!!  These last ones are just some I found on Mason's phone.  I'm sure he took the pictures with the plunger just to make me gag when I found them on his phone... luckily it's a new one, but still...  So sick.



And there you have it!  That's what we've been up to lately!!