Monday, November 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our New Arrival

All weekend long I had been having contractions, but we managed to make it until Sunday for Jordan's farewell talk and open house. We had a great weekend in Mesa and are so glad we were able to see Jordan off on his mission to Guatamala.
Monday morning, about 5:30, I woke up and it was definitely time for little Zachary Douglas 'Columbus' Bingham to join us.
We made it in just enough time that I was able to get an epidural.
Since it was Columbus Day on Monday we thought we might consider using Columbus as a 2nd middle name to honor our favorite explorer, as cute as it sounds we'll probably just remember that he was born on Columbus Day.

Zachary was born at 8:33 am on October 13, 2008. He weighed 7lbs 12 oz and was 19.75 in long.
The kids just love him. Ella was ecstatic to meet him in the hospital. Caden and Taylor love to hold him. Taylor is always trying to break into Ella's or Caden's turn when they are holding him. He is always asking to hold baby Zachaee, we think he's saying Zachy, but Taylor always corrects us. It is so cute to see how much the kids just adore their new baby brother.

We feel so blessed to have this beautiful baby boy in our family.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Our pretty toes, Though one of Ella's toes was a little smeared already. She got a cute little flower on her toes.

I have been promising Ella a pedicure for a very long time, so we finally went out on Tuesday evening for a little quality time. Ella loved it, sometimes she and Caden give me foot rubs so she was so excited to get one of her own. It did feel really good and I am glad to have cute toenails before the baby comes.

After the pedicure we went to Cold Stone for a little treat. She is such a fun little girl.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ella's Baptism

Ella was so happy and just beaming the entire day. She is such a smart and beautiful girl, growing in so many ways everyday. Jeremy and I can't believe we are old enough to have an eight year old already. Ella is such a blessing to us. We are so grateful for the many people in her life who show her love and encourage her to develop her talents. Thankyou Grandma Muriel for being so incredible and doing such a wonderful job with the music. Ella holds a special place for each of her grandparents and loves them.

Ella with her cousins, Tatum and Haylee
Before the baptism

So beautiful all in white. At first Ella didn't want people to see her in the jumpsuit and wouldn't come out, but as soon as a couple of her Aunts saw her, they told her how beautiful she looked in white, and Ella just couldn't stop smiling, she was so happy to be getting baptized. She ran down the hall when it was time, she just couldn't wait.

After the baptism Ella in her new white dress with a white rose.
We felt so much love and support and really felt the spirit in the talks from grandpa and Aunt Kallee. Thankyou so much for helping and to all those who came on Ella's special day, it meant a lot to her and to us.

Ella's 8th Birthday

Ella has been so excited to turn 8. She is funny because she talks about her birthday party all year long. Then when it gets close she is sooo happy, she has this little excited giggle and can't wait. She planned a couple of the games, egg on a spoon relay and pin the tail on the donkey. They all went swimming for awhile and had pizza, cake and shave ice. ella made sure we had a block of ice because that is another thing she wanted to make sure she had for her party.

The theme was tinkerbell so the girls all had wings, a headband and a little tutu. They were so cute.

This was her actual birthday, the party with her friends was the day after.

Taylor trying to steal Ella's birthday wish, he'll still burst out singing "Happpy birthday to you" every once in a while.
Ella with her flowers from daddy and Tinkerbell stuff, while Taylor tries to keep his hands out of the cupcakes.
This is Jenna, Becca, Ella, Kiley, Jordan and Caden, they had so much fun playing games in and out of the pool and all the yummy treats. It was such a fun little party.