FC: Morris Family 2008-2009
1: Brayden Mark Morris | Born September 4, 2008 Murray, UT | ............................................ | 5:34pm ~8lbs ~ 3oz ~ 20 1/2in
2: classmates group photo | Kennedy's in Miss Bigler's 2nd Grade class. Aunt Beck cuts her hair the day before schools starts. Kennedy loves Fox Hollow Elementary! It's going to be a great year! 2008-09
3: Sydney is ready for pre-school. Aunt Beck cut her hair and she ate a yummy breakfast. She has her smile on and is reaady to go.
4: It's a Brayden Mark Morris 09-04-08
5: Brayden & Grandpa Dean. Grandma Charlene made the blue blanket Braden is wrapped in. | Grandma & Grandpa Morris | Sydney and her new little buddy. | Kennedy and Brayden. Love at First Sight
7: ............................ | Elizabeth Marie | Coming home from the hospital is always an exciting and scary thing. We couldn't wait to bring Brayden home and enjoy our time snuggling him! He is the sweetest boy! After all of these years with it just being my girls, it is a bit weird to be the mom of a boy. Ryan is such a proud and happy dad. Brayden is lucky to have his as an example and buddy! Dad is finally not the only guy in the house!
8: Brayden was named after his dad Ryan, Grandpa Dean and Grandpa Ray. Brayden's name has the letters of their names, in his name. | We were so excited for Brayden to be born. Even though the ultrasounds showed you were a boy, we were still a bit skeptical. I woke up that Thursday morning knowing that you would be born. I read different books about hypno-birthing wondering if it would help me have another un-medicated birth. I labored all day & we picked Kennedy up and headed from Lehi to the new IMC hospital in Murray. Grandma & Grandpa Morris met us at the hospital to take Kennedy and Sydney. By the time I had you within about an hour of checking into the hospital. What a beautiful baby you were with bright eyes. I couldn't believe how aware you were of your surroundings. You were a perfect and adorable baby. How happy we are to have you finally join our family. Grandma Babcock got to the hospital shortly after you were born but we wouldN't let anyone hold you until your sisters did. There was a huge line of people who love you waiting to hold you. What a good peaceful baby you are, Brayden. We love you!!!
9: We got your pictures taken when you were one week old. We took some pictures at our home & others in American Fork.
11: Kennedy & Sydney Sisters by fate, friends by choice. | Sydney 3 1/2 | Kennedy 7 1/2 | Brayden 1 week
14: Brayden's Baby Blessing November 2, 2008
15: " | Brayden's Blessing Day was a bit of a crazy day. Kennedy woke up sick, so darling Aunt Laura stayed home with her. We are so blessed to have such supportive and loving family and friends. Despite Kennedy being sick, the day turned out perfect! I am so grateful to have the priesthood in our home. It's such a great experience to have your husband hold the priesthood and bless your baby! I Love My Guys!!!
16: Kennedy, Suvi & Joy were the cutuest witches. :) | Kennedy & Sydney dressed up for school. Sydney said she was going to be a "ploodle" girl. We went to Kennedy's school parade and at night went trick or treating. We met up with some cousins at Grandma B's house. 2008 | Brayden "Monkey" Sydney "poodle girl" | Boston Brayden Sadie
17: Sydney was so tired, she zonked out on G-mas couch. | One of our neighbors "boo-ed" our family and in return we needed to make a treat a "boo" another family. It had been a long day and Sydney wanted to help me make the cupcakes before bed. For some reason we used the hand-mixer instead of the kitchen aid. Sydney wanted to take a turn mixing and somehow she leaned over the bown and got her hair caught in the beaters. It ripped a 1 1/2 inch section of hair right out from her head. She almost looked like a chemo patient. She cried for a few minutes due to the pain and shock, but was a trooper. She proudly announced to everyone that the mixer pulled out her hair!
18: We look forward to going to the pumpkin patch with Grandpa Dean & Grandma Charlene every year. The kids always find the biggest and best pumpkins. After the pumpkin patch, we meet at the Arctic Circle for dinner. The kids eat and play with each other on the playland.
19: This year we had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Kennedy and I baked one of our "famous" apple pies and other things to bring to Grandma and Grandpa Morris' for Thanksgiving dinner. The kids had fun mading the cute apple turkeys. We had a delicious dinner and were glad we could spend the day with our cousins. | PPPaige, Brayden, Micah, Ethan, Hunter, Kennedy, Joel, Jackson, Tanner
20: Brayden's First 2008 | We went to Grandma Morris' work to see Santa. The kids were all on the nice list. | Kennedy and Brayden setting out cookies & milk for Santa. | Kennedy at her 2nd Grade Jingle Jam. Isn't she the cutest Rudolph?
21: We started out our Christmas morning by reading about Christ's birth. We were so lucky to have Grandma and Joy sleep over! We unwrapped our presents and then ate our traditional Christmas casserole. Then, Grandma & Grandpa Morris came over for presents. Although Brayden is too young to understand Christmas, it is so fun to have him with us! | Kennedy gave us such thoughtful gifts this year. i hope she loves her new sewing machine!
23: Sydney Lynne Morris Age 4 | Happy, Silly, Climbing, Dancing, Spinning, Smiling, Sassy, loving
24: I can't believe Kennedy is already 8! She's an awesome big sister. Kennedy loves, singing, crafts, her cousins and swinging. | Kennedy, It's Great to be 8
26: Kennedy Dawn Morris I Am A Child of God | What a special day today was. We were so proud of Kennedy for choosing to be baptized. She was baptized by her Dad & confirmed by her Dad, Uncles & Grandpas. Her family & friends were there to witness such a special occasion. Afterwards Kennedy, Dad & Mom went to Temple Square & ate at the Garden. We Love You Kennedy!!! | March 07 2009
28: Sydney's 4th Birthday Party! Sydney was so excited for her Princess Party! She invited her friends Addy, Zaylie, Jandie, Sofia, Sadie, Hailey, and Eliza. Oops Sydney forgot to wear her undershirt!
29: Kennedy couldn't wait to turn 8 & celebrate her birthday at the Lion House. Her cake was baked with a bubble gum ball hidden in the middle. Whoever got the bubblegum got a wish. They got to choose cute bonnets to wear, play different pioneer games like "button button", & pulled salt water taffy. Kennedy requested for Grandma to come!
30: We decided we needed to take a little road trip to Park City. We stayed at the Marriott Mountainside Resort & had fun just "hangin' around" and being together as a family. The resort had some fun activities like ceramics & had a fun kids play area & we checked out games and movies from the front desk. Kennedy was the winner of the "Iron Chef" challenge. If was fun swimming outside when it was still chilly weather but the water was warm. We played on some bounce houses downtown and dad of coarse found time to go golfing. We LOVE our family! | Park City Here We Come!
31: GOAL! | Grandma & Grandpa Morris are Kennedy's biggest fans! They are always so good to come and watch her play. | Kennedy waiting for a little action! (If you look closely, you'll notice she"s not wearing socks. She says they are too uncomfortable. :)
32: Easter 2009 Sydney had an egg hunt for preschool at Tecia's. We had our "Annual Babcock Easter Egg Hunt" at Uncle Daniel's house. Sadie came with us because Beck just had Jaden. We decorated our Easter eggs & Easter Bunny house. The kids followed their clues and found where the Easter Bunny hid their baskets. | Kennedy & Grandpa Dean | Sadie & Sydney
34: Maui, Hawaii | May 2009 | We were able to get a 3 bedroom condo in Maui and thought it would be so much fun for Joy and Grandma to come with. It was Joy and Brayden's first trip to Hawaii. We had such a fun time. We danced at a luau, went swimming and snorkeling, ziplining, ate great food and enjoyed all of the beauties Hawaii has to offer.
36: Playing in Paradise | We had such a fun time at the beach! Sydney & Brayden mostly enjoyed the sand & the sun, while Kennedy & the adults loved snorkeling and playing in the water!.
37: Swimming was a HUGE hit! Sydney loved the shallow pool because she didn't have to wear a life jacket.. Our kids are turning into little fish!
38: Lei making at our resort was so much fun! The girls did so well with a needle and thread. Oh, how much I love the smell of the orchids! It was so much fun enjoying the fruit of our labors.
39: Zip-Lining in Maui with the Girls | Carolyn, Grandma Babcock & Joy | I was so impressed with Grandma B. She was a little nervous but you couldn't even tell. If she can zipline, she can do anything! | Thanks to Ryan, we were able to go ziplining. He played with the kids while they waited for us. This was such a fun activity. The declines weren't as drastic as Cancun, but still fun!
40: Kennedy choosing her pearl from Hilo Hattie's
41: After Grandma & Joy went home we finished our stay at the Westin where they had a FUN waterpark!!! We swam and relaxed and swam some more. Kennedy loved the waterslides while Sydney and Brayden went back and forth from the pool to the towel. (stroller in Brayden's case). | Choosing her pearl
42: The girls decided they wanted to be in a performing group. They were darling. They were in different classes which both focused on singing and dancing. For their concert they performed to songs from"The Lion King and Tarzan.
44: Thanksgiving Point has always been one of our favorite places to go with Grandpa Dean & Grandma Charlene. We play at the Dinosaur Museum building dinosaur habitats and digging for fossils in the sand. We love going to the farm to see all of the animals and go for a wagon or pony ride. After, if we're lucky we go to the deli for either lunch or sit at the soda fountain for ice cream (my favorite)!!! | Thanksgiving Point with Grandpa & Grandma
45: "Friends are Flowers that Never Fade" | Rockwell, Sadie, Sydney, Brayden and Boston
46: As soon as Summer comes around, the kids are always asking when the Morris family reunion is. They love to play with their cousins. This year we had the usual potluck lunch with fried chicken. The kids chased everyone around with water guns. Brayden loved the bounce house. The kids loved the pinata. But best of all are the races where Grandpa and Uncle Bob hand out quarters to those who race!!!
47: Morris Family Reunion
48: OOOOOOooooo! Aaahhhhhh! Ohhhhhhhh!!! | We love to get together the night of the 4th of July at our house with the Babcock's. We have a BBQ, laugh and joke around and let the kids run wild When it gets dark, we sit on the front lawn, light our fireworks and then enjoy the awesome fireworks at Thanksgiving Point! (and occasionally get eaten by mosquitoes).
49: Grandpa Dean and the kids.
50: Brayden's silly sisters thought it would be fun to dress him up like a girl and call him "Bradelina". He makes a very CUTE girl! | Brayden, Sydney, Rockwell and Kennedy enjoying a popsicle! YUM
51: We love everything about Summer-time. This Summer has been filled with swimming at our neighborhood pool, playing on the swingset, jumping on the tramp, playing with cousins, eating tons of popsicles, building forts, making pinatas, laughing, making memories and watching Brayden grow! Ryan has been home with us all Summer while he has been looking for a new job. We love our family!
52: girls | Liberty Land We were so excited when Liberty Land opened up near us. We had such a fun time on the rides, climbing walls, go carts and miniature golf. You gotta watch out for Kenned on the putting green and Sydney on the climbing wall!
53: Best summer ever!
54: Kennedy is so excited to be in the 3rd Grade in Mrs Park's class.. Northpoint Elementary is brand new this year. She is excited to have Logan James is in her class! | Mrs. Park & Kennedy
55: Cathy Asher | Sydney's 1st day of preschool at Tecia's. Sydney can't wait to see her friends again. She loves Tecia, Carter and Tailey! Sydney has already gone to school at Tecia's for 1 1/2 years.
56: We May Not Have It All Together But Together We Have It All!
57: We went to Wheeler Farm to get our pictures taken. It was such a beautiful day! If you look closely enough, you might see that Kennedy's pants are buttoned. We "worked" really hard today getting dressed and getting our hair done :) I love to watch the kids interact with each other and LOVE their silly faces! | October 2009
59: Brayden is One! Running, Mischievous, Jumping, Smiling, Hugging, Laughing, Playing, Curious, Kicking Balls, Kisses. Brayden you are such an amazing little guy! We don't know what we ever did without you!
60: The Many Smiles of Kennedy Dawn Morris Age 8 1/2
61: S | Sydney "Lou Who" Age 4 1/2
62: Happy 1st birthday brayden! brayden was in heaven with cake, a pinata, cousins & presents...what more could a one year old want??? | BRAYDEN
63: brayden loves to play soccer, so we got a soccer pinata!