Wednesday, December 23, 2009

May I Have Your Autograph, Please?

Yesterday, I gave the students a card (with our family picture) and some gifts. They were so excited when I told them that Derek's pictue was on the card. They asked if they could get Derek's autograph. I laughed...not thinking they were serious. However, Heidi and Derek showed up after lunch. Again, they asked if Derek could sign their cards. When I asked who wanted an autograph from Derek, every hand went up. So, Derek spent 10-15 minutes signing autographs. One student did ask for my autograph...he must have felt sorry for me:)

Family Photo

Derek is five months old today. Here are just a few, random pics of him. We are excited for his first Christmas. He can grab and pull on paper, so it will be fun to see him open up his presents. We will have a new post soon with holiday pics.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Derek's first Thanksgiving

Derek celebrated his first Thanksgiving visiting both grandparents' houses. He missed Thanksgiving dinner because he was sleeping. His favorite part was his mommy's pumpkin pie:) Yummy!
Last Saturday Derek was excited for his first BYU Utah game. He imagined an action packed game full of highlights and big plays...he was wrong. It was so boring that he slept through the game...which is what his parents wanted to do as well. The game was BORING! To make up for the lack of excitement, Derek decided to have some fun of his own. During the game, Heidi was playing airplane with Derek above her head. As Heidi was talking to him, Derek decided to share some of his digested lunch with her...He spewed into Heidi's mouth and on her face. Keith laughed and laughed and laughed. Keith's dad had that happen to him with one of Keith's sisters. Heidi brushed her teeth and we got both Heidi and Derek cleaned was certainly the highlight of the game.
Derek is 4 months old and weighs approximately 13 pounds and is 24 inches long. He has starting laughing...a lot. He must think his parents are silly because he laughs with them...and at them. Derek's latest adventure is snooping around the Christmas tree to see what he's getting for Christmas...he's just like his mommy!:)
Keith and Heidi are excited for Derek's first Christmas! HO HO HO!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Whole New World

Yesterday we had the Atwood Halloween Party. Here are a few pics of us...we'll let the others post their own pics of their costumes so we don't ruin their surprise:)

Derek's First Haircut

A few days shy of his three month birthday, Derek had his first haircut. He was very patient and entertained us with some gas rumblings. He continues to always smile and is quite the talker. Heidi and I enjoy our conversations with him. Derek is sleeping from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m which we greatly appreciate. It is amazing to see him grow. We still stare at him and feel so much love for him.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Good Luck Keith!!

It's finally here! After months and months of sweat and hard work, keith will be running in the top of utah marathon tomorrow. All we can say is good luck! We know you'll do great!! Love Heidi and Derek

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Labor Day Outing

On labor Day we went on a hike to Bridal Veil Falls. It was so much fun!! We went with Keiths sister Kristi and her kids and Keiths brother Kyle, and his family and keiths mom. It was so fun to see the kids accomplish the hike, and boy was it worth it. It was beautiful!! It was Dereks first hike!! he looked so cute it the carrier. Everyone that walked by commented on how cute he looked. We think you'll agree.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dereks Blessing Day

Keith blessed Derek on September 6. We had only our immediate families come due to the nuber of people there were. It was a very special day for us and for Derek. Thanks to all those who were able to make it!! It turned out great (except for the wind).

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lucky Charm

Derek's first BYU football game was historic. I personally think that Derek was the lucky charm. He's undefeated as a cougar fan. Way to go Derek!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Introducing..... Derek Vijay Lowther

He has arrived!! 6 pounds 3 ounces, 19 1/2 inches.
The whole process started at about 6:00 on wednesday evening. Heidi was having contractions that were about 5 minutes apart. We decided to go for a walk and wait and see if they went away or got worse. By nine that night were were off to the hospital with contractions about 4 min apart.
We got there and they checked to see how far along in the process she was, and how far she was dialated. She was still at 1 (as she had been at noon for her doctors appointment). We would have gone home but the contractions were close together and it was painful. The nurses had us walk up and down the halls and bounce on the birthing ball all night long, and finally by 7:00 the next morning she was FINALLY dialated to a 3. (It doesn't sound like much progress, but believe us.... it was). Since she was at a 3, they gave her an epidural and some pitocyn to get it going a little faster. By noon she was at a 4 and they broke her water, and things progressed very quickly from there. (Thank goodness). The doctor came in to check her at 2:00, and said, SHE'S COMPLETE!! We were totally shocked. I went from a 4 to a 10 within two hours after being up all night and not really going anywhere. We guess Derek made up his mind that he wanted to come, and he wanted to come now!
They rushed to get everything ready, and he was here by 3:09!! It was very slow to begin, but once it got going, it went by quickly.
We are so excited to finally have him here. We fell in love with him the first time we saw him, as we're sure everyone else will too!!

We all think that he looks a little more like Keith (except for all that hair!!)

The proud daddy

All that hard work paid off!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Way to go keith!!

This past weekend was a fun one for us. Keith participated in the "Wasatch Back Ragnar" relay race. He was on a team of teachers from the School district. They called them selves "NO Teacher Left Behind" The race was from Logan to Park City. It was over 188 miles. Keith ran 3 different legs starting in Ogden at 6:30 PM, Friday, which was 3.4 miles. His second leg was through the canyon to Henefer at 3:30 AM, which was 7 miles. HIs last leg was right here in the Heber valley, running through Charlston and Midway. It was 6.1 miles and he ran this one at 2:30 PM, Saturday. By the time his team finished in Park City it was pouring rain and hail. The team finished 307 out of 436 and their finish time was 31 hours, 16 min, and 6 sec. They went all night with no sleep and just kept running. Keiths next big endeavor will be the "Top of the Mountains" marathon that goes through Logan in September. Good Job Keith!! Keep it up!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ok, so I know that we are not very good at this whole blogging thing. So today you get two publishes. Everything is going great still! We are counting down the weeks and it just keeps getting closer. The closer delivery gets the more we are thinking about the little guy that will soon be here. What will he look like? Do we have what it takes to be a mommy and daddy? What is it going to be like to have a new born baby? There is sure plenty to think about. For the most part, we have everything set up for him to come home. Here are some pics of the baby nursery...

Here is the bedding. There isn't really a theme to the room, it's just all boy.

There are trucks, and teddy bears, sports equipment, a bubble gum machine, a jack in the box, and a flying airplane. Pretty soon there will ba a baby to put in it!!

10 weeks left!!

Here is Heidi at 30 weeks pregnant!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Here's to you Mom

Happy mothers day to all of you mothers out there!! I know that Keith and I are so blessed to have the mothers we do. I don't think we realize how much our mothers do for us. I've come to a realization, now that we are expecting a child of our own, that being a mother is harder than I think. I wish children would come with an owners manual. So, here's to you mom. Thanks for everything!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!

We had the most wonderful time on our trip to Las Vegas! We couldn't have asked for better weather, it was perfect!! We didn't want to come home!! Here are some pictures... Enjoy!

The Mirage had an Atrium that had the most beautiful plants and flowers. It looked like we were in Hawaii!!

We went to Hoover Dam, which was "DAM" cool.

Here we are in Paris (we wish).

Keith had fun gambling away a whole five bucks. He won $4.50, but ended up gambling it.

Here we are at the Venetion Hotel. This was our favorite one. We saw the Phantom of The Opera here (which was amazing) and we had a romantic Italian Dinner on the streets of venice.