Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ice Bucket challenge grandpas, kobe, and me!!

I was so proud of my dad for doing the challenge!! He was pretty nervous when he heard Daxton had nominated him but he stood up to the plate and got the job done.  His reaction was so hilarious!!!
My Kobe Obi did the challenge all by himself I was so impressed. His nerdy mom had her hand over the speaker so you cant hear him but he is saying he wants to challenge Grandma Yates, Grandpa Rigby, and Aunt Jess and Kyn! He insisted on doing the challenge in just his "Uverwears," (how he says underwear.) He thinks he is such a big boy to be able to do that. Can you believe how brave he is? Soooo proud of my big boy!!
Kobe nominated Grandpa Rigby for the challenge.  He thought it was so awesome that he was responsible for getting his Grandpa to do it. Way to go Grandpa!!!


And finally thanks to my brother i had to do the challenge also. Where kobe nominated kyn she and I decided to do ours together! Man that water was freezing, its all me screaming on the video. lol. At least I got it done. Good luck everyone else to follow!!!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge!!!


Two of my favorite boys accepted the ice bucket challenge last night!! I am so proud of them. Thanks for not nominating me, love you!! Good luck to the next challengers!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My brother is a Race Car

These two brothers have too much fun together. Our two wild beasts love playing with their Daddy!!
Shakobe calls Xavier a race car when he is in his walker, and Xavier laughs and loves every minute of it. LOL. "LOOK OUT DADDY!!"

Monday, July 22, 2013

Xavier Clark Rigby

Well I thought I better finally share this summers most exciting news in our household. June 24th 2013 we had our second little boy. I love pregnancy even with its ups and downs I find it to be such a blessing. I have been so fortunate to share my pregnancies with people I look up to very much. First with shakobe I was pregnant the same time as Jess my sister that I consider a hero when it comes to motherhood, and this time my very close friend Jamie. Thanks guys for helping me through this process I love you and will never forget the wonderful opportunity of sharing this time together. 

Now the labor story....My doctor was nice enough to schedule a induction on the 24th which was a week before my due date. Gregg and I woke up at 430 that morning so we could call labor and delivery by 5 to schedule a time to come in. They told us to be there by 7 so my sweet mom woke up early and put her SUPER GRANDMA cape on to come stay with Shakobe while we were at the hospital. Of the whole process leaving Shakobe was the most difficult thing for me to do.  Im very grateful to my mom for helping our family through this big change. Not only were we having a baby, but I had never left Shakobe over night before.  I had the hardest time walking out the door that morning not knowing exactly how long it would be until I could see my beautiful two year old again. Somehow Gregg talked me into getting into our car and we set off for the hospital. When we got to our room we were told that I was strep B positive so I had to be hooked up to antibiotics for 4 hours before I could deliver the baby. After about an hour and a half of being on antibiotics they hooked me up to the pit and things progressed really well. It was a night and day difference from labor with Shakobe I was so grateful. As the day progressed so did the contractions and mid afternoon I had my epidural (life saver. ha, ha.). I had to lay on my side from that time on and put me on oxygen because the baby's heart rate was having trouble staying where it should be. Which made the nurses concerned that the cord may be wrapped around his neck. By 5 that night Gregg and I began to wonder if we were in for another long stay in the delivery room because I was only dialated a 5. We both began to pray that our little guy would be okay and that we could have him with us soon. A hour later  Dr Craig (my doc) came to check on me before she went home for dinner. Considering I was only a 5 earlier she thought I had probably not changed much but in an hour's time I had gone all the way to an 8. She left thinking we still had a ways to go. A little less then an half hour went by and the baby's heart rate dropped all the way down to 60 so my nurse rushed in and very calmly told us it may be time for us to have our baby. She checked me and I was at a 9 1/2 so they called doctor craig  to hurry back.  Luckily she did not live very far away cuz she was there in no time. I began pushing and the little stinker was just like his brother not wanting to come out. They discovered his shoulders were stuck so they had a nurse push down on my stomoch to help get his shoulders out and help prevent his collar bone from breaking. What a team I had; we were so lucky. Finally at 715pm Xavier Clark Rigby was born. He did have the cord around his neck but it was loose so the doctor could slip it off quickly. Xavier was 8 pounds 14 ounces 20.5 inches long. The first thing we said when we saw him was how much he looked like his big brother. Thank you for all the support and prayers that were given to us. Gregg and I know we are very blessed to have these two precious boys.
 Gregg and I shortly after we made it to the hospital. I dont know why I agree to these pictures.
 Our beautiful bundle of joy right after he was born. The nurse could not believe how big his hands were. We laughed cuz we got the same comment when we had shakobe.
 Mom and Dad with Xavier right after he was born.
 Xavier meeting Great grandpa for the first time.
 Meeting Great Grandma for the first time
 Grandpa and his second grandson.
 Grandpa Henry meeting Xavier

 The Carpenters meeting Xavier for the first time. Kyn just loves him, she is already a perfect little mother to him. Shakobe and him were wearing matching onezies which I love.
 One of my favorite pictures shakobe loves his grandpas and I know xavier will be just like him.

Aunt kristin and shakobe. So many of our family members brought our boys gifts and I just want to tell you thank you so much for loving my boys and being so supportive of us. Thats the most important thing to me that my boys know how lucky they are.

 Xavier meeting Aunt Nat and Kaidance. Aunt kimmie came and saw us a few times at the hospital also.

 He already knows the Grandmas are good for snuggling. He has the cutest grin on his face.
 Saylor meeTing baby X. This little girl is the best I love her so much and she is the sweetest little friend to Shakobe and now X.
 Aunt Jamie and Baby X
 The Herd kids saved me and Shakobe by stopping by to be wild beasts with shakobe that before was bored to death. They were being so wild in fact that some of them were losing there pants. lol
 Chunk and Sis Sis having a ball.
Our first picture as a family of 4. This is when Shakobe met Xavier for the first time. Xavier gave his big brother a present to tell him how happy he was to be with him again. He gave him a monster truck which was a major hit and the book "Just me and my little brother." We got it all on video of him opening his present then us four reading the book together. It was the most precious moment of my entire life. I love these boys so much and I am so blessed to have them for my sons. 


Monday, June 17, 2013

Shakobe is 2

It has been forever since I have posted anything so I figured before we welcome a new little one into our family I better update everyone on the wonderful Big Brother in our lives.
 So much has happened that I really don't know where to start.  Our "baby" turned two years old on May 10th (I'm calling him that as long as I can because I cant accept the fact that he is not going to be my baby anymore, he is our big boy). He has changed Gregg and I so much that I honestly believe Shakobe was meant to be the big brother to train his parents and siblings the importance of family and life in general. Even though he is acting like a 2 year old these days with the random tantrums and fits I sit back and feel totally okay with it because I know I have been a very spoiled mommy. Here is a overload on the Rigby happenings especially the famous Shakobe Jam (aka birthday party) that we had for our wild little man!!!

My little mans birthday began with his all time favorite breakfast Blueberry Muffins. I stuck two candles in for him to blow out. He obviously does not get the whole birthday candle thing yet because after he blew out the candles he decided to take a bite out of one to see how they taste. They were not as good as he expected. LOL.
Gregg and I threw him a cars, trucks, tractors, motorcyles.....pretty much anything with wheels party! Since that is what this boy has been obsessed with lately and I have to say the party was a hit. Here he is testing out one of his presents a new scooter. This is what Mom felt safest with even though he was determined to walk out of the store one day with a skateboard. Considering shakobe is not afraid of anything I figured we should start with small steps and wrap the kid in bubble wrap as he tries any tricks he thinks he is big enough to handle.

Munching on some yummy birthday cake as his dad reads his birthday cards to him!!!
Shakobe also loves animals so that saturday pretty much our whole family took him to Hoogle Zoo. Of course our monkey's favorite part of the zoo was the Monkeys. It was such an amazing day for him to be able to celebrate with his cousins and have a total blast.

Apparently the zoo has brought back the hippopotamus's because I see one holding Shakobe in this picture.
Note to self: never agree to pictures when 8 months pregnant.


Shakobe with his dad and cousins checking out more totally awesome monkeys!!!
I had to snap a picture of these two holding hands. Saylor was keeping an eye on shakobe so he didnt fall.
Gregg always teases Rylie that the elephant scale says she weighs as much as a elephant poops in a month so  as a new tradition we had to weigh her to see if its still true. Then to make it even better we got the family to stand on it together.
Our happy little zoo monkey. Love him so much!!!
What a perfect end to a perfect day!!!
This was at Richmonds black and white days celebration. Of course shakobe made his grandpa proud by being most excited to see the big John Deere tractor. 
Shakobe's girlfriend and wonderful babysiiter graduated high school this year. She went to disneyland to celebrate her accomplishment and brought back a mickey mouse for shakobe. He now has to sleep with it every night and it tags along with him everywhere he goes.
Gregg and I just want to send a enormous thanks to our wonderful friends the Carters for their amazing act of kindness. Gregg  took on the project of putting in our back yard this year and on the last day of school we  had sawd delivered to our home. We went to a end of the year bbq for my work  planning on rolling the sawd the next morning. We were at the party and caught wind that the Carters along with several other families from our neighborhood and ward were trying to surprise us by laying out our whole yard while we were gone. We rushed home as fast as we could to help them finish. Gregg and I were in total shock that there were so many people willing and waiting to help our family out of the goodness of there hearts. It was such a blessing for me because I was very worried about my husband taking on such a big task all by himself  knowing he especially would not let me help him let alone ask anyone else. It was a wonderful learning experience for my family to see how great this world really can be and how important Gregg and I feel it is to teach our children about the power of service to one another. My family is very lucky to be surrounded by so many great examples!!
Yesterday was Fathers day of course so I had to show my two favorite boys together! They are best buddies that do everything together. Wherever Dad goes shakobe is sure to follow. Especially if there is work that needs to be done because shakobe loves to help. Love you two! Greggy I hope you had a wonderful fathers day!!
I had to share this sweet picture from Fathers Day! We took flowers to Greggs Great grandma and grandpa at the cemetery and I caught this picture of Shakobe telling his Daddy " I love Bumpas." and "I love Gamas."
It was a very special moment.
I wanted to end this post with this awesome video my siblings sent me. Every time I see it I think of Gregg and i found it very fitting to share with it being so close to fathers day and the fact that heavenly father has chosen to send another precious little one for me and Gregg to take care of. Gregg is such an amazing father and I feel so blessed to go on this journey of parenthood with him. My sister Jamie said it perfectly, "When you watch Gregg as a father you just know he would do anything in his power for his little boy." For that fact I feel very blessed as a mother of two beautiful children. Happy Fathers day to Gregg, My dad, Greggs dad, and our amazing grandpa's.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dance Your Pants Off!!!

I just wanted to give you all something to smile about as we begin another week! It was a beautiful Sunday at  our house yesterday.  Shakobe was helping us make Sunday dinner while he watched one of his favorite movies "Wreck It Ralph." He love, love, loves the music at the end of the movie so he got down off the counter in the kitchen and started dancing the night away to the songs. Gregg and I had to keep rewinding the credits so he could keep grooving.  He danced so hard that his pants fell right off his bum but that didn't stop him he just danced even harder. That's how we party at our house!!!!

It has become a weekly responsibility of Shakobe's to throw a dance party at our home. A dance party is when we blast the music as loud as it will go and Gregg, shakobe, and I dance all around the house like total maniacs (Our neighbors probably think we are crazy.......oh well.). Its all worth it to see how happy it makes little Shakobe. He is a pretty good little dancer and he has done very well with making sure this responsability of his is checked off the list at least once a week if not more. Mommy and Daddy love you little dance machine!!! Happy Monday Everyone, I hope you also catch the dance fever!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Rigby Family update

So I cant believe we are to March already. Where has all the time gone??? My big boy is growing up so fast I can't hardly stand it. Gregg always teases me that I wish we lived in Never Never Land where the kids never grew up. I admit its true I hate how fast Shakobe grows and changes every single day. He has been the best thing for Gregg and I because he has taught us so much. It's funny how one little guy can change two adults so much, but the credit goes fully to Shakobe. We still have a lot of growing to do so its good our little man is patient and willing to help his mom and dad. Here is a little bit of what our little monk has been up to lately!!!!
This is one of my top ten favorite pictures of Shakobe. He had to go outside and help his dad shovel snow. It was so awesome because Gregg did not even show him how to do it he just picked up his shovel and went to work. The hardest part was getting him to come back inside. I literally think he would have shoveled the whole neighborhood if we would have let him. Gregg and I have started this thing with him that now that he is going to be a big brother he gets some new responsabilities which include being dads little helper. Little do we know that shakobe would not have it any other way.  He loves to be doing whatever his dad is doing, and always tries to help us any chance he gets. It's just in that boy's blood and I could not be more proud!!
Aunt Jess planned a pizza party at her house for all the cousins and grandma and grandpa while moms and dads went out to dinner and a movie. FYI I tricked gregg into taking me to "Safe Haven" and after falling over and faking his own death he went to the theatre and actually said he enjoyed the movie. So any of you that need a chick flick that wont make your husband completly miserable go see safe haven it was way good. Shakobe had a great time while we were gone because aunt jess planned a movie night with pizza and root beer floats. He loved it which we are so thankful to the carpenters for planning such a fun evening and taking care of our little guy. 
 
Cuddling up with his Herd cousins for a movie night at Grandma and Grandpas.  He wanted to show them one of his very favorite movies Hotel Transilvania!!
 Saylor is a very good helper that always wants to take care of Shakobe. Even as he grows closer and closer to her same height she still tries to carry him around like a baby. LOL. He thinks its pretty funny too!!
 We had a family date night just Me, Gregg, and shakobe and we decided to take him bowling for the first time. He was in heaven!! Every direction he pointed there was a "BALL, BALL, BALL." Each time it was his turn he would throw the ball with gregg and he would yell, "GO, GO, GO, YAAAAAYYY!!!" It was so funny to see so much of his personality come out at that bowling alley we loved it.

When it was not his turn he decided it was just as fun to unload all the balls off the tray next to our lane. LOL

Our little man has started talking more lately . Although he is shy sometimes so i tried to catch some of it on video for everyone to see. We were doing reading time just before i took this and reading a book about numbers. After I said one he said two when the page said two. Smart Boy! So now he tells us he is going to be two!!! Notice when I ask him where his hair is he says ball and touches his head. Everything is a Ball!

So one night we were watching tv while eating dinner and this Gieco commercial came on that had a pro basketball player blocking everyones shots at different places then saying "Not in My House." Well Shakobe thought it was the funniest thing in the world so I just kept rewinding it and playing it for him and he laughed just as hard everytime. Grandpa Richard said we need to send it in some where cuz it shows just how happy Gieco can make a almost two year old laugh. It certainly makes my day every time i watch this video and we hope it does the same for you.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
As you can tell me and Gregg dressed up as bacon and eggs. ha ha. It was the first time in years either of us dressed up and Im so happy my husband was such a good sport about it. We spent halloween night at my sisters house watching my all time favorite halloween movie Hocus Pocus.
Me and my niece and nephew on halloween night. Rylie was a "cute witch" as she would say and my nephew was Edward. The man of all our dreams. It was a fun night.
We or should I say I dressed up our kitty for halloween. He absolutely hated it but put up with it for about five minutes to make me happy.

Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster
So I had to show everyone this picture of our family on the Atlantis rollercoaster at sea world. The looks on everyones faces is priceless. Lol, especially my sisters and myself.