Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easter, only a little late...


 I realize this post is late, but better late than never, right? We had a wonderful Easter here at the Carlile home. First the Easter baskets. Abraham's:


 Baby Rex's:
 The kids were pretty excited to see all of their treats. 

 And enjoyed a few moments looking through everything before we had to get ready for church. 

 We didn't have new Easter clothes this year, but got the boys all dressed up for the day. Sadly, this is about as good as a picture gets with all three of them. I took several shots and this really is the best one.
 After church the Boyers joined us for an Easter egg hunt. 
 Grandma Carlile had sent a Golden Egg with $5 in it and it was the last egg to be found. Dallin and Abraham both saw it at the same time and, since it was in a tree, neither could reach it! I felt bad, so I went upstairs and quickly made a second Golden Egg. 
 Rex just enjoyed watching everyone. 
 Here's everyone checking out the loot. 

It was a wonderful day spent with family and remembering our Savior. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rex is 8 Months Old!


Where do I even begin in talking about this sweet baby? He turned 8 months old on the 11th and while I took these pictures on time I'm just posting them now, so it will kind of be an 8 1/2 month assessment of his skills and accomplishments.

 He's sitting up like a professional these days. It took awhile to get him there, but he's finally mastered it! He's also just seconds away from crawling. He'll inchworm (face plant?) to get to things he wants and he often goes up on his hands an knees, he just usually moves backwards instead of forwards!
 He's a champion eater and has really started table foods. He loves Nutra Grain bars, but makes a nice sticky mess of them. He's just getting the hang of feeding himself and given a handful of Cheerios on his tray probably gets 1 in 4 tries actually in his mouth. He can also hold his bottle by himself, hooray! 
 He's started to imitate sounds, our favorite is when we fake snore, he totally chimes in, it is hilarious. Also, at Tyler's speech session the other day, the therapist was really working on "p" sound with lots of purple and peppers. About 3/4 of the way through the session Rex starts going "puh, puh, puh". I guess we have a genius on our hands here!! (he gets that from me:-)
He's still losing his contact on a regular basis, so we are looking forward to his surgery on May 3rd. They'll be putting in a permanent implant and we can kick the contact to the curb. We'll still have to patch him, but it will be a huge relief to me to not have to stress out about his contact.
So, you may notice that he's wearing 2 different outfits in these pictures. It is because I took them on 2 separate days because 90% of the pictures I took he had his eyes closed. Then Abraham wanted in a picture and 100% of the ones I took of them together...they BOTH had their eyes closed.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lost and Found


This morning Rex woke up and we followed our normal routine. First, I changed his diaper and got him dressed and then we went into the kitchen to put on his patch. He's been having trouble with his patch ripping his skin, so we've been putting a barrier on his skin before we put on the patch. I was rubbing the barrier on (it is the white stuff you see on his face in the picture) when I saw something odd on his skin below his ear. I looked closer and realized it was his contact!! He'd lost it at some point in the night and it had been stuck to his face. It was attached on there pretty tight, so we went ahead and put his new, spare contact in and left this on in some solution to see if we could salvage it. We can't wait for his upcoming surgery so hopefully we won't have to worry about his contact any more!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Boys


We were so glad that my Mom could come and stay with the boys while we were gone. They had so much fun together. I think Abraham wishes we would go on vacation more often. I was sad when I did my other post to realize that I hadn't taken any pictures of my Mom with the boys. Then my sister came through with this one. I love it! Thanks again Mom!!