Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

For Mother's Day this year, we started the day with breakfast at our house with Seth and Hai, and Jerome and Tina! It was so fun, we just relaxed and hung out. It was finally nice enough to go outside for awhile so we did! The babies liked it, but then Ali fell asleep (so did Grandpa Rawhide)! I got a card from Ali (and Casey) and a flower pot that Tina made for both me and Hai that was from the babies. You will see pics below, it was super cute! After breakfast, we went up to IF to see my parents. My dad's birthday was yesterday so we celebrated it as well on Sunday! We had a bar-b-que and just relaxed! It was an awesome day and the best first Mother's Day ever! I promised I would post pics from Mother's Day, so here they are! There are few random ones too!

This wasn't Mother's Day, but she just looked so dang cute we had to take pictures!

This was the flower pot I got from says "I love my Mommy" on one side, and "Heart Ali" on the other!

Grandma Suzy and Ali on Mother's Day!

Casey, Grandma Tina, and Ali!

Beau and Ali sittin by their presents to us mommies!

Our cute lil family on Mother's DaY!

Happy Mother's Day to me! I am so happy to be a mom, it is the best thing ever!

Me and my hubby...even though he's scruffy I still love him SO much and I think he is the best!

Seth, Hai, and lil Beau on Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Happy Girl- 4 Months

Okay, So I just wrote a big ol paragraph on Ali and then I added the info on her is a few pictures down! It won't let me copy and paste the words to put it at the beginning. I really hate blogging, I am so bad at it! Anyway, here are some fun new pics from the last few weeks! I haven't uploaded my pics from Mother's Day yet, but as soon as I do I will post them on her as well!

Ali wearing Dad's hat! So Cute!

She was suckin her thumb but it came out right as I snapped the picture!
Beau and Ali! Yes, she is eating his arm! They love each other that much! Aren't they cute...I love them both SO much!

Haha! Look at the size of Ali's lil feet compared to Beau's much larger feet! It's so funny! They are both so dang cute!

Okay, so I couldn't figure out how to turn this pic around, but I just think its so cute! Beau's big ol blue eyes lookin right at the camera! And Ali...I don't know what she's lookin at, but she is just too cute! here is the real intro to this post! haha!

I can't believe that Ali is already 4 months old! She is growin up way too fast! I am so thankful I am able to stay home with her cuz I have a feeling this baby stage is gonna fly by! She is so much fun and I am so happy that I am a mom! It is seriously the best thing that has ever happened to me! Just a little update on our little munchkin:
* She weighs about 15 lbs- 87%
* She is 24.5 inches long-76%
* Her head circ is 16.9 inches- 98%!!! I didn't realize it, but she has a big noggin! Anyone who knows her dad knows exactly where she got that from!!
*She can roll over from tummy to back...but she doesn't like to do it! In fact, Casey still hasn't seen her do it.
*She is cuttin her first tooth=a lil bit fussy, but not too bad!
*She has found her toes and LOVES them! She likes to take her socks off and eat them too!
*She is SO happy and smiley and has started to giggle and laugh more! She does this really high pitched squeal that sounds so girly and makes me smile every time! I just love her!
*She has tried rice/oatmeal cereal...not too fond of either of them yet. What can I say, the girl loves her milk! Evidence: Check out the size of her super cute cheeks!
I LOVE THIS GIRL! She is so happy! Isn't that the cutest lil smile you've ever seen!

Oh my goodness, how cute is she in her lil swimmin suit! I can't wait to take her swimming...she loves the bath! Casey calls her "His lil guppy!" SO cute!

She feel asleep with her ducky and cuddled with it! How dang cute is that?!
And once again, how can you not LOVE this smile! She is my everything! I love her so much!
Being a mom is the BEST!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ali Noel Clinger

Yes, I know- I am the world's worst blogger! Ali is going to be 3 months old next week and I am just barely posting about her! The main reason I don't blog often is because I really have no clue what I'm you can probably tell!

Anyway... Ali was born Dec. 27, 2009 at 1:42 AM.
Everything went SO well, only 6 hours of labor and about 25 minutes of pushing! She was 7lbs 4 oz and 2o inches long! We love her SO much and it is SO much fun being parents! Casey is such a good dad! I love seeing him with her, she is already a daddy's girl!

She has grown and changed so much since she was born. She is a CHUNK now! At her last appt about 2 weeks ago she weighed 12lbs 2 oz and was 22 1/2 inches long. She keeps growing...horizontally, and not so much vertically...uh oh! It's okay, she is healthy and we love her!

As for an update on the Clinger family-we are doing awesome! Casey is such a hard worker and such an amazing husband and dad! I am so lucky to have him and even luckier that I am able to stay home with my amazing baby because of him! Life is so good and I have never been happier! Being a wife and a mother is the most amazing and rewarding job I have ever had!

The following pics are in no particular order (mostly because I can never get them to post in the order I want them). So here we of Ali:

This one is of me and the babe right before church! I love her boots, and I don't know what's going on with her headband but she looked cute!

This is my FAVORITE picture of Ali...she is so happy all of the time and this pic shows off her amazing smile!
This is just a great picture of her chunky cheeks!

I'm not really sure what she's doing in this picture, but I just think she is cute!

And once again...just another cute pic! This pic and the last one were both taken on her blessing day- and yes she is in different outfits because she tends to blow out of her diaper a little too often!

Amanda took some AMAZING pics of Ali when she was 2 weeks old and here are a few of them!
(I don't know why the first 2 are smaller, but you get the point)!

This is Ali and her cousin Beau (Seth and Hai's baby)! They were born 5 days apart and they are SO much fun. We love him to death and can't wait to see these two grow up together. They are going to be best buds!

Well, that's all for now. I will try to post more often but I make no promises!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Getting BIG!!

Well, I guess a month in between posts isn't as bad a year! Here are some new updated pics of me and my always growing pregnant belly. Both pics are kind of fuzzy cuz my camera is horrible. When it start to get low on batteries, all the pics turn out this way. Anyways, I can't believe how fast time is flying by. We are going to be meeting our new addition in about 9 weeks! We are SO excited! So, here are some pics from the last few weeks! I will keep posting the bigger I get!!!

30 weeks- I can't believe it...I am 3/4 of the way done! We will be meeting our little girl in about 10 weeks!
28 weeks....she is definitely growing!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's About Time!

Okay, it has been almost a year since I have posted anything on here. That's horrible, I know! And in this past year, a TON of things happened. I am going to try and post about the important ones (well, at least the ones I have pics of).

First of all, we finally bought a HOUSE in June! We moved to American Falls and bought a house that couldn't be better for us if we had built it ourselves! It is in the PERFECT location for us. We sit at the end of a cul-de-sac on a private drive (Clinger Dr. that is), we are surrounded by Casey's fields that he farms, and the way our house sits, we can't see any of our neighbors from our house. So, it feels like we are out in the middle of nowhere, but we have the comfort of knowing if something were to happen we really do have neighbors close by. Anyways, here are some pics of our new house!

Next, I FINALLY graduated from college in May. I graduated with my Bachelor's of Science in Health Education. I currently do not use this I am working as a lovely receptionist for the hospital at a clinic called Pocatello Family Medicine. Even though I have a job that doesn't pay the greatest and isn't exactly what I went to school for, it has turned out to be a really great job. I get GREAT benefits which kind of pays off for the lack of income that I don't receive and I work with really fun people. Anyways, here are some pics from my glorious graduation day!

And FINALLY, the best news for last! We are going to have a BABY! We are going to have a little GIRL and she is due sometime around January 4! I am 26 weeks along and I have tried to get pics of my progress over the weeks. However, my camera died after my 18 wk picture and I didn't get new batteries until about week 24. Sorry for the loss of progress, but you will see just how much I changed from 18 wks to 24 wks! Here are the pics!

We are VERY excited parents-to-be!

Here I am at 26 weeeks (about 6 1/2 months along)

25 weeks

25 weeks again (side view)

18 weeks ( I told you there was big change from 18 to 25)!

16 weeks (about 4 months along)
Well, there you have it! A short update to a lot of things that have happened in the past year. I will try harder to keep this thing updated with pics of my pregnancy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Destination: California

For Thanksgiving Break, Casey and I, along with our friends Nate and Camille, decided to take a much needed vacation to the happiest place on Earth - Disneyland! It was so much fun! We started the vacation off by flying into the Long Beach Airport because it was closest to Disneyland and what an airport it was, or should I say some sort of quadruple-wide trailer with razor-wire at the top of the fences.
From there, we rented a car and were off to Disneyland/California Adventure. It had been a long time since either of us had been there, so we both felt like little kids experiencing Disneyland for the first time. A few of our favorite rides were Space Mountain, The Hollywood Tower Hotel (Tower of Terror), California Screamer, and of course Splash Mountain! Starting the day before we got there, Disneyland decorated for the Holidays. It was a magical winter wonderland for sure. The princess' castle and "It's a Small World" looked amazing with all of the lights.

While in California, we also went to the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Universal Studios. I loved the animals, especially the polar bears at the zoo and the shows at Sea World. We were able to see Shamu, the Dolphin Show and Clyde and Seamore (the sea lion and otter). We also liked the tour of the lots at Universal Studios as well as the Jurassic Park and the Mummy rides.

Overall, it was an AWESOME vacation that brought the kid out in both of us!