Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Surprise!

It's been an eventful week for the Flegal family. I begin with our eldest.

"Surprise, Mom! I have bangs!" - well, kind of.

Eliza couldn't fully commit to a new look when she picked up the scissors. At least that's what I concluded when I discovered bangs on only half of her face. With her hair nearing her waist, the two and a half inches that were needed to even up her most recent display of creativity won't be missed. On a brighter note: she got the length right on her bangs.

As for Henry, he turned three years old!!!

Happy Barf-day Henry!

Depressingly enough, our celebrations were thwarted by an uninvited guest. The stomach bug flu monster paid my sweet boy an early morning birthday visit and was successful in spoiling all of our happy plans. Eliza got the "surprise party" started at midnight which made the all-nighter even more exciting. Thankfully, the barf fest was exclusive as our sweet little Lottie was spared the torment.

Speaking of Lottie, she took her first plane ride to Utah this week! Surprise!
I am pleased to say that the long awaited introductions between our newest family member and her extended loved ones are now in progress. And while I feel terrible that the sickness that rocked my children was brought into my parent's home, I am thankful that it didn't surface on our flight. Can you even imagine? (*shudder*)

I ought to mention, dear reader, that our airplane tickets to SLC...
were most definitely one way.

We're back!

33 comments:

Camille said...

Wow!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys...and maybe a little bit jealous. ;)

*Jess* said...

You are missed here already! Because of my children getting sick, we didn't get to visit you before you left. Know that us Southerners are thinking about you and happy that you are happy!

Molly said...

you sneaky little thing you:) yay... so happy for you! let's play soon. when that stomach bug is gone of course....

Trav and Lizzie said...

What!! That's fantastic guys! I feel like I had 0% knowledge that this could happen!!

Samye said...

Fantastic that you kept this such a big secret till it happened!! Hope everything went well, and that the new move is a good step!!

Marsh Mayhem said...

What?!? Congratulations!! I'm so, so beyond jealous ... what's the story? Details, please! (I need to figure out how to swing that for my own family!)

Emily said...

Yay! How exciting, yet so sad to say goodbye to your beautiful first home and your great friends - we're happy to have you back in Utah and excited for your family!

Kelsi {John, Jake, Georgia, Naomi} said...

congratulations! I'm super impressed that you were able to hold that secret for so long... wow! Welcome home!

Karen said...

what?! You are amazing at keeping that secret. It will be fun to hear how everything unfolded.

Chris and Annalisa said...

What? Wait! Yay!!! Details, woman. Details!!!

Ang said...

Yea! I've been waiting! Can't wait to see you guys.

Em said...

Yay! We all ned deets! So happy for you, Ali.

Michelle said...

I am not sure how I feel about this post. As I read all the comments and see that almost everyone is happy, it makes me want to cry!

While I am happy for all your Utah friends, let's be honest, I am devasted!!...I don't even know what to say!

Michemily said...

Wow!

Shelly said...

I heard a small rumor but kept my mouth shut. :) We are moving to Bountiful...come live by us. Or with us. Either way.

rachel.a.rasmussen said...

WHAT!? You just built that beautiful house! I need details - like everybody else - I am impressed at your ability to keep all of that a surprise! How exciting for you guys!!

jamie t. said...

Wow, what big news. Can't wait to hear about all the details. Good luck moving... I think it stinks :)

Christi said...

Yay yay yay! I can't wait to see you!

Liz Green said...

I'm sorry to hear that Henry was sick on his birthday. Not fun! We've been lucky for the past few weeks (knock on wood) to have healthy kids.

So glad you made it safe. Sorry we forgot to call Henry on his birthday.

We hope to make it out to Utah soon and please do still come visit us in NY. :)

Allison and Josh said...

Yay! That's awesome! I want to see you!

Keersten said...

Woohoo! We (as in everybody in Utah) are so lucky! Can't wait to see the baby, the boy, and the bangs. hehe. Yes, I am still as dorky as ever!

allirasmussen@gmail.com said...

wait!?!? more details please ;)can't wait to see you!!!

retrobec said...

I still can't believe you are gone. Yesterday, Owen said, "Let's go to Eliza's house today!" And I had to remind him of the cruel realty. :( But I know you will have so much fun being back with your family. Good luck with everything and we miss you extremely!

Ryan and Alicia said...

Yeah...so glad you guys are back. Where did you buy your home?

savanna said...

I have known the news for a few weeks and have been dying to talk to you about it! That is so exciting! CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve it! Here is to hopefully some fun get togethers?!

Camille said...

I have been following your blog because I love reading it and I miss the south and I'm pretty sure you lived not to far from where we once resided (Clemson), so I feel sad that you had to leave it too! But happy that you're back with family. Welcome back to Utah! :)

B-dizzle said...

Andrew looks handsome in that last picture. I barfed too on Henry's birthday. Don't worry, they didn't get it from me.

Stephanie said...

What?! Holy cow! Good for you guys. I bet you are thrilled to be back with your family. Now I want to see you - we're not far away!!

Jessica said...

Whoa! That's crazy. Too bad you couldn't take that beautiful house with you. Tell Henry I am sorry he had to be sick on his birthday, that's the WORST!

Serity said...

so it's official?! are you moved? can the cousins play together? did you buy a house already -- you know you have a family member that does LOANS!!!!! (hint, hint)

Dave and Lacey said...

Awesome news! It would be way fun to have our two cute little girls have a play date! They are so close in age. Let us know when you are all settled in!

Loranna said...

SO sad for us here in SC! We're talking about preschool again, and Samuel and Colby will miss having Henry. Sorry Henry was sick for his special day, but also so glad for you that it wasn't on the plane! We miss you!

Lara said...

HOLY COW ALI! How did this all happen! I'm so surprised! Are you going to post all the details? We want to hear!