Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bath Time for Ella

Back by popular demand,... **Mitchell** :)

Here is a fun picture of Ella in the bath. I used to think that this is such a delicate process, but I have learned that kids are very resilient. I used to not want to bath a child because I thought I would somehow break them. Well, you still need to be careful but the little thing is strangely strong to being flopped around in a sink tub.

Usually I am great at doing the bath, however I did not get through this session with out a scream. There have been a few times that I have done this without a single peep. Sara thought I had not started the bath yet but I was already done.

She is a lot of fun. Oh and while the bath is underway, she is very slippery.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Activities of Conference Weekend w/ Tio Zachary

On Friday night my brother Zachary came to visit for the weekend. He went to General Conference afternoon session and a party Saturday night. Outside of that Zachary was back in our house having fun like he did this summer for three months. Having Zachy here this summer was a lot of fun. Sara made a great complimenting statement, which really put a smile on my face. She looked over at him during the Saturday morning session, while he was cuddle in with our two dogs and said, "you are part of this family and it is nice to have you back."

If I am not mistaken, Zachary is wanting to have a dog at home too. I am not sure how I know this ... oh I think he said it here:

While Zachary was here, he also spent time with our new little addition - Ela. She is cute with her Tio (uncle) Zachary. I would wake up Zachary early some mornings. If you know Zach, you know that he is not much of a morning person but to his great credit I needed only state that Ela is up for some short play time before her bed tome. "Get up if you want to be part of that play time." Zach was a great tio - he would pop up right away and spend some time. So, here are some pictures of Zachary getting Elizabeth dressed. It was a bit funny and very cute to watch him so it.
The pictures of Zachary getting Ela dressed are awesome. I also did a video of this but I wish I would have started it a bit sooner.

It was so great to have Zachary here for the weekend. I loved seeing him hold Little Ela. The two of them together was sweet. It was neat to hear Zach express how amazing it was to feel an instant love for something... someone.

Here are some of his thoughts of little Elizabeth Lynn Haralson: Wow what a beautuful little girl. So small and delecate. Tuly a little girl that you can esily love. But i will admit, it is a trick and a funny show trying dress the little girl. But she is a good sport and i like to think that she laughs at me when i try to dress her.

Thank you for coming Zachary. And the dogs will miss you too.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Yes, it can be all fun and game in the delivery room in fact I had the doctors laughing during the delivery. At one point Sara turned and knocked a bed controler of onto the floor and I commented that if she broke it she bought it. The doctor added that we will be going home with a nice bed. It was great to make this event and time in our life such a fun one with a great memory to look back on. To often we hear of couples that dreaded this or that had bad experiences. We owe much of this great evening and the spontaneous, unintentional laughter to the Hall's. Sara and I thank you for coming up to visit with us. Thank you Andy and Jessica, you helped relax a night of "great unknown's."

Note in this picture with Sara and I that the clock reads 21:35. That is about 2 hours before the baby was born. She looks great. Laughing with out a care in the world. Sara did great and It was wonderful to keep a laugh and smile in that room and on her face. I love Sara so much and am very happy with the baby she cooked for us. She has often asked me if we will have good looking children - to which I would reply that I am not the baker. She does the cooking, and she certainly did a wonderful job with our little

Elizabeth Lynn Haralson

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Haralson's have a baby!!!

Elizabeth Lynn Haralson was born September 29th at 23:43 at the University of Utah hospital. She came into this world weighing in at 9 pound 4 ounces and 21 inches. She is a big girl trying to catch up and keep up with FaDori, who we lovingly say is a "full-figured-girl."

I have loved holding her. She has been such a sweet little thing. She cries so very little. So little in fact I am hesitant to say for fear I might jinx it and turn the tides on us. I love this little girl.


This little video is so cute to see her stretching and making funny little sounds. She is wonderful. Her little sounds are great and fun. I really wish I could explain the sounds she makes while she is ... just being. Some times she makes sounds when she is sleeping and some when she is awake and a few while feeding. I dig it.

I have another video that shows how cute the dogs are with her. Well actually it is just Oakley in his always curious attitude. He has been very curious of her. Not in a bothersome way but just attentive.

This was the dogs reaction to Ela when we came home. I know that many of you have been very curious as to how the dogs would react to her. Well I am happy to say that she likes the dogs to. Like I said she is such a mild little baby - its great. Ela seems to be enjoying the dogs too and she squerms in a cute way as they like her feet and well..... sara just handed me my daughter for some daddy time so, ... it doesn't matter how this looks anymore. I'm done. I have my daughter and thats that - you get four images.


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