We have been making a recording to send to Samuel. At dinner or just hanging out we set up the recorder to record our conversations and talk to Samuel. Last night at dinner we had it on and asked Kendall if he wanted to say anything to Samuel. He was a little confused, we told him to just talk. Anyway, the phone rang and James was talking for a minute and then hung up. Kendall started crying and said he wanted to talk to Samuel. He thought that it was Samuel on the phone. I started to cry when I saw how broken hearted he was that he couldn't talk to his big brother. I am really looking forward to Christmas so that we all can talk to Samuel on the phone!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Gotta love Grandpa Cortez, he has always been so supportive of our kids and their many activities. Cameron's next performance will be in December. He is going to be Charlie in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." He is staying very busy with school, plays, church activities and lacrosse. Keep up the good work Cameron, we are proud of you!
Posted by Lori Wright at 2:41 PM
Monday, September 28, 2009
My son the Homecoming King Nominee! Cameron was excited to be on the Homecoming Court. He acted like it was an embarrassing thing to be nominated but I could tell he was happy about it. After all this was something that Samuel had never been before. At the game Friday night, the King and Queen candidates were escorted by a parent of their choice, during halftime. I was the lucky one that he chose. The kids were each given a box with a rose in it. They were told to wait until everyone had their box and the announcer would have them open them all together. The ones with the white rose were the King and Queen of Branham High 2009.
Saturday night was the dance. The kids met at our house for pictures and then they went to BJ's for dinner and then off to the dance.He had fun all week participating in the Homecoming activities. We are proud of Cameron for the fun and positive attitude he had all week leading up to the announcing of King and Queen. He never felt like he was going to win, and he was totally okay with that, but he was happy to be the runner up.
Posted by Lori Wright at 10:02 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So now, she is pulling herself up anywhere and everywhere she can! She will be walking by Christmas for sure, maybe sooner. Samuel was an early walker, I guess she wants to be like her big brother:)If you ask me, she is growing way to fast! Why do they have to grow up so fast? I want to keep my baby, a baby, just a little bit longer :(
Posted by Lori Wright at 3:14 PM
Monday, September 21, 2009
Today Samuel is on his way to Paraguay. I am super excited but the mother in me is nervous. I can't help but to worry about him getting there safely. I just got interrupted while writing this post . Samuel just called from the Salt Lake airport! Of course, I started crying, but I composed myself pretty quickly! He sounds great, he is anxious to get there! There are 19 of them flying to Paraguay together. I guess I can stop worrying now. He said that the pay phones weren't being cooperative, but there was a Ward Mission Leader there so he let Samuel use his phone to call home (thanks Bro. Smith). He has a lay over in Texas and from there he flies to
Argentina and then to Paraguay. He said that he will call back when he gets to Texas:)
These are just a few of the pictures Samuel has sent home so far. I am hoping that he sends pictures often so that i can post them. Study time
Posted by Lori Wright at 9:37 AM
Monday, August 31, 2009
At Kaelyn's 6 month check up in July, she had only gained about 4oz. since her 4 mo. check up. So her doctor had us start adding formula to her cereal and supplementing my breast milk with formula. Her weight in July was only 13lbs. 12 oz. She went from being in the 52% for weight down to 14% for weight. Now a month later, I am happy to report that she has gained 3lbs. We had a weight check appointment with her doctor today. Her weight is now 16lbs.2.8oz.
Posted by Lori Wright at 1:02 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
A lot has happened since my last post, so for now here is a slide show of some of the events that have taken place since then. Cameron went to Mormon Prom, Kendall turned 4, we had a Cortez Family Reunion and Samuel left on a Mission. Sorry for not giving any details on any of them but it has taken me forever to put the slide show together and now I am very tired and I just want to go to sleep. I will try to be better at keeping up to date on my blogging.
Posted by Lori Wright at 11:10 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Kendall loves to stick his tongue out at Kaelyn to see if she will stick her tongue out also. Poor thing can't! She was born with a short frenulum, or in other words, she is tongue tied! She is having it clipped as soon as Kaiser gets back to me to schedule it. In the mean time Kendall will keep trying to get her to stick it out.
We have totally enjoyed these first 4 months with Kaelyn and look forward to watching her grow! Although, I do wish that she wouldn't grow so fast! I love to sit and cuddle with her, she is my last baby and I want to hold on to her a little bit longer. They grow way to fast for me.
Posted by Lori Wright at 1:27 PM
Friday, May 1, 2009
It's official! Samuel's call came yesterday and he was so excited! He had been waiting for the mail every day since getting home from BYU! He waited until we were all together to open it.
Before watching the video be sure to turn off the music below.
If you can't hear the video, because of the crying baby, he has been called to the Paraguay Asuncion Mission. He enters the MTC on July 22. This is the same mission that his cousin returned from last year.
We are so happy and excited for him! I am also happy that he will be speaking Spanish. Where has the time gone? These next couple of months are going to fly by getting him ready to go and then the next two years will probably feel like forever for me. I am so proud of Samuel and the Man that he has become!
Posted by Lori Wright at 12:37 PM
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Over the spring break, Cameron was the lucky one who got to go under the house to run a gas line for our new gas fireplace. It was such a dirty job. He never complained about doing it, but he was a little nervous about it. I think that he is happy to have Samuel come home so that he can share in the odd jobs around the house.
Cameron has had a great year! He is driving, and loves the freedom he has with that. I love that I don't have to get up for Seminary. He is dating and enjoying that very much. He is looking forward to the Mormon Prom next month! He loves having a baby sister! He is so cute with Kaelyn, he is going to be a great daddy someday! He is also great with Kendall, the two of them love to quote lines from movies with each other.
We are so proud of Cameron and are very happy to have him in our family! Happy Birthday Cameron, We Love You!
Posted by Lori Wright at 2:04 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Posted by Lori Wright at 4:17 PM
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I know that most of you have heard by now that we welcomed Kaelyn Mary Wright to our family on January 28 at 3:36pm. She weighed in at 7lbs. 15oz. and is 20in. I was so excited to actually go into labor on my own this time. We went to the Hospital at 4:30 Wed. morning. So she ended up being my shortest labor. I am just so happy to have her finally here with us!
We are still trying to figure out who she looks like. Her hair is dark like Shelby's. I think i see a little bit of Shelby but i also think she has her own special look! I will post pictures soon, i am just trying to hurry and write this while she is napping and Kendall is at preschool, then i can go and nap! Check back later for pics.
Posted by Lori Wright at 11:53 AM
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is probably the last pregnant photo of me that I will post! It may not be the most flattering but hey I was like 34 weeks. I am now 37 weeks and I am feeling ready to be done. I have to admit, this pregancy for the most part has been pretty easy. I never had morning sickness, I was able to play volleyball up until November, I still made it to the gym for cycling, eliptical and weight training. But now I am ready to meet our new little girl! I am hoping to go into labor on my own this time. I have never done that before so I don't know if it is even possible, but it would be nice. I am also hoping for an easier labor than I had with Kendall (it could happen). But with my track record I don't know if it will.
Posted by Lori Wright at 5:48 PM