Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Family Pictures (Nov 2010)

The time for the DORIUS FAMILY pictures has arrived! With our family now complete, it was a much needed outing for us! My friend, Shawna Iverson, took them for us and I think that she did an excellent job.
Can I just say that I absolutely love my family. They bring me such happiness. Usually, taking family pictures ends in disaster with one of the kids screaming or misbehaving. This particular time was so wonderful. All of my children behaved quite perfectly....I was amazed!

Easton 3 months (Oct 2010)

I can't believe how fast my little baby boy is growing! Easton is almost 4 months old in these pictures. I thought that maybe since he was my smallest baby when he was born at 6 lbs 6 oz that perhaps he would stay smaller longer than the other boys. But alas, it appears as if he is going to follow in their footsteps! Easton has the nickname "Chubbers" for a good reason...he is one chubby little baby and WE LOVE HIM for it! Easton has been such a wonderful baby. He has one of the sweetest dispositions out there. He is very happy and sleeps well.

You can see it in his eyes that he is a sweet and wonderful little guy!

I think that this is my favorite picture and it is actually just taken in my backyard. When Allison was little, I put her inside of a carved pumpkin so I just had to do it again with Easton. I hollowed out the pumpkin and then put Easton inside of a plastic bag so he didn't get all gooey from the pumpkin. He was surprisingly happy for his legs being all smooshed inside the pumpkin. What a good sport! I called my friend (who also had a little baby) and she tried to have her daughter sit in the pumpkin and she wanted nothing to do with it. My friend got some good pictures of her baby screaming inside the pumpkin!


Mike gave me the surprise of my life...he threw me a SURPRISE 33rd birthday party on my birthday in July! I had absolutely no idea where we were headed. We were driving to St. George to eat at Wingers (we were going to celebrate Grant's birthday too) and then he quickly made a U-turn and headed back to Hurricane after he blind-folded me. We arrived at the Church Pavillion where everyone was waiting for me. It was a "Luau" theme complete with Hawaiian Haystacks, Leis, Luau music and I even had my own personal Pina Colada!
It was such a great party and I had approximately 60 friends/family people attend. Some of my close friends helped Mike throw the party. I felt so loved! Mike wanted to throw me a party since he said I didn't get a big 30th b-day bash since I had just had Grant 2 days before my birthday a few years ago. Where are we going?????? I was so puzzled!

Opening some presents

Here I am with the best husband ever! He knew that it would mean a lot to me, but he reminded me that I am to NEVER throw a surprise party for him!

Grant was a birthday boy too! 3 years old on July 26th!

Our friends eating and sociallizing!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Easton's New Baby Pics (3 weeks old)

We got Easton's first pictures taken when he was 3 weeks old. My friend, Shawna, took them in his nursery and we are excited with how they turned out! We took a few pictures with all of the kids too!
Easton is growing so fast. He is just barely over 1 month old now and I am already thinking about the fact that he has changed so much during his short life so far. I must admit that the NEWBORN stage happens to be my favorite! He continues to be a wonderful baby--he still sleeps alot and is happy when he is awake (other than when he is hungry). We just love him to pieces! Grant and McKay are still smothering him with love and are still working on the meaning of being "soft." Allison continues to be the world's best big sister!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Welcome Baby Easton!

We welcomed Easton Trent Dorius to the family on June 16, 2010 (his due date) at 3:26 am. He weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long! I had a scheduled induction the night before (June 15th). I got to the hospital at 8:00 pm and the Pitocin was started at 9:00 pm. By 11:00 pm, I had my epidural and life was good. By around 3:00 am, I was fully dilated and pushed for 15 min. In fact, the doctor almost didn't make it in time. By the time he made it, Easton's head was out and he was able to deliver the rest of his body. My wonderful friend, Akemi Reynolds, was able to be my Labor and Delivery nurse and needless to say, she was happy that Dr. Lunt made it just in the knick of time!

We are all so happy to have Easton join our family. All of his siblings can not get enough of him. They constantly want to give him kisses and hold him--even Grant! I am so grateful that they love him and have welcomed him with open arms. When we brought Easton home from the hospital, Grant went up to Easton, in his carseat, and said, "Hi, my name is Grant!" It was the cutest thing!

I don't know what it is about having a newborn in the home, but there is something very magical and spiritual about the whole experience. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to raise this little guy. He has been such a great baby thus far. He sleeps alot, eats really well and is happy when he is awake.

Kerry at 40 weeks (the day I went to the hospital).

Let the fun begin!

Welcome to the world, little one!

Easton was born with so much vernix on his legs. The nurses said that hadn't seen that much before!

Easton is the littlest one in the bunch! He only weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz.; Allison was 6 lbs. 14 oz.; McKay was 7 lbs. 12 oz.; and Grant was 6 lbs. 10 oz.

Awwwww...the wonderful Dr. Lunt! He is such a fabulous Doctor!

So peaceful and precious...

The proud parents!

Daddy loves to hold Easton!

All 4 kids!

The new and improved Dorius family!

Proud Grandma and Grandpa Blad

Allison couldn't be more excited to have this new little baby around. I have to fight her to get a chance to hold him! :)

McKay loves to hold Easton too! I know that he will be a wonderful big brother to him.

Grant's face says it all. He smothers Easton with kisses and hugs all day long.

Sweet little bundle of joy!

Resting in the hospital

What a cutie!

Cutest kid in the nursery! We are a little biased though.

Mommy and Easton just before we left the hospital to go home!

Easton ready for his first ride in his carseat! How exciting!

Once we got home, the kids could not stop staring at their new baby brother!