Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kai's Blessing

We blessed Kai on July 13th. James gave Kai a beautiful blessing. Kai's aunts and uncles came to our church for the blessing -Emily, Sean and Karen, and Sherry and Cameron. Then we went home and had a yummy brunch. I am glad we were able to share Kai's special day with our family and our friends in our Eagle Mountain ward before we moved.

We are so grateful to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day and to have an eternal family.

Kai Randall Huntington

On June 6th of this year we were blessed with another beautiful, healthy baby boy. Meet Kai Randall Huntington. Kai is a Japanese name. Randall is my dad's name.

Kai was born on Friday, June 6, 2014. I checked into the hospital at 9 am. While James and I were waiting them to start the induction process we got to listen to the woman next to us scream bloody murder. Seriously, she sounded as if she was being tortured to death. It freaked me out a little. I kept thinking, "I forget, Is labour that bad?" We were all relieved when we heard a baby crying.

Anyways, they started my pitocin at 10:15 am (when I was dilated to a 1.5). I got my ephidheral at 1:20 pm. At 1:45 I was dilated to a 5. With only a couple pushes, Kai was born at 3:32 in the afternoon. He was 7 lb. 15 oz. and 19.5 inches long. He had huge feet and no bum. Haha.

My sister Emily got to be in the delivery room with us and witness Kai's birth (from up by my head). She was able to record the whole thing and take pictures for us. I am so grateful for her and also to my mom for flying down for two weeks. It was such a relief knowing she was with Koby and Lincoln while James and I were in the hospital.

From the moment Kai was born he had the sweetest little spirit about him. He even slept for six hours straight that first night! He was and still is a happy, calm, sweet, baby. I love him more than words could express. Poor baby came to us at the busiest time in our lives-when we were selling our house, moving out-of-state, and when James was quitting his job and starting school. That being said, God sure blessed me with the best baby who could handle our crazy life.

I will post lots and lots of pictures when our computer gets fixed, but for now I'll just have to post these couple pictures from my phone. Sorry for the poor, poor quality.

Meeting Koby for the first time.

Meeting Linc for the first time
This is a picture of all three boys in the hospital. Just for comparison.
Kai (upper L), Koby (bottom L), and Linc (R)

My sweet, puffy eyed baby.

Kai came out with lots of dark hair.

We were able to leave the hospital when Kai was 24 hours old.  Yay for a healthy baby!

There will be lots more, better quality pictures posted soon, but for now these will do. Our family is so blessed. We love baby Kai.


I am ashamed to see we have not updated our family blog in months! I am currently working on a few blogs to post. Our desktop died when we moved to California in August so until we get our pictures moved over to the laptop I am stuck.

Anyways, selling a house, having a third child, moving a couple states over, killing a car, buying a new car, family vacations, Koby starting school, Linc starting "school", James starting school, friends visiting us, family visiting us, the beach, Disneyland and city living has taken over our lives.

Life is busy. Life is good. We'll be back real soon.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Linc is 3!

Lincoln turned 3 on Memorial Day! The day started with presents of course. Yay for new trains and a "Strider" balance bike!

We wanted to do something really fun for Linc's birthday so we met up with our good friends, Dave and Heidi Munion, who were in town for the week, and went to Thanksgiving Point's new Children's Curiosity Museum. Since it was Memorial Day the place was packed. It was nuts, but it was still so much fun. The boys had a blast!

Linc loved the airplane!

Koby rock climbing

Linc and Joe Munion

Koby at the water station

Linc, Riley, and Joe

It was a hot hot day, so after the museum we got slurpees and headed home to play in the pool! Lincoln's best friends are his aunts and uncles so of course they came over later for cupcakes and ice cream. They also spoiled Linc with some balloons and presents too. He sure had a good day!

Lincoln is my sweet, independent, little man. He loves to give squeezes and kisses. He sure loves his family too. Lately Linc has turned a little mischievous. In April when my parents were visiting, he popped the screen out of an open window upstairs and climbed onto the roof! We found him hanging onto the windowsill with one hand just talking to the birds...the little stink!!

We sure love our Lincoln!


We were lucky enough to have the Quigley's come to town in May. They came just in time for my 27th birthday! Yay!

While they were here Em and Shane took Sean, Charlie, and Koby ziplining. They have been spoiling Koby with all the "extreme" sports they let him participate in. Lincoln and Koby loved having their cousins come visit. I can't wait until we live closer to cousins. Linc and Charlie have finally been getting along and enjoying playing together. Koby and Charlie have very similar personalities and feed off of eachother. When they get together they are crazy-haha.  "Baby Audri", as the boys still call her, is as sweet as ever! She sure is a cutie too.

For my birthday, James stayed home to play with us! It's always a good day when we have him home. We went swimming with Rach and her kids at the Quigley's club house. Being 9 months pregnant, I just sat and watched, but it sure was fun - even with the rain. In the evening The Finch's, the Quigley's, and the Ehlert's came over for some ice cream cake. It was a fun day!

And it turned out that Audri's swim diaper was actually a Pull-up...haha! Check out this poor girl...

Here are some other random pictures from May...

Koby insisted on wearing a bow-tie one day.

Playing some Legos with the aunts and uncles.

Lincoln has developed quite the love for trains.

Koby won't eat chicken, but he loves fish eggs!

Linc eating ice cream at the park.


This is Koby dressed up as a "Ninja Warrior".

Daddy time :)


 Just passing the days until little Kai would come...