Thursday, November 11, 2010

Catch Up Post #2

Livi's Blessing

Olivia Jane LeCheminant was named and blessed by her Dad on October 31st. What an amazing event for the whole family. It worked out great that Peter's mission welcome home was the same day so it was a double whammy!

Here is Livi with her dress-the same one her Gimi made and Momma wore when she was blessed. Vintage is totally in now right?

The whole gang together after the service. Included in the circle were: Grandpa Chem, Papa Chem, Uncle Nic, Uncle Peter, Uncle Jeff, Jason, Grandpa Bill, Grampy Mo, Uncle Alma, Uncle Wyatt, Pa and Uncle JC-not to forget Uncle Derek holding the microphone as well!

We are so blessed to have amazing family who travelled near and far to support Livi on her special day.

Livi and her Daddy.

Some Pictures of the Kiddos
Where does the time go? Seriously Livi is 5 months old now and it has been nothing short of incredible the growth and development we have seen in our little girl. We can barely remember those long days in the NICU or when we finally brought her home and she still had to stay hooked to an oxygen tank and the heart/lung monitors.
Now she is happy, healthy and even a bit chubby!
The picture below is proof she has come a long way. The before ones were both within the first few days she was born. The first compared to a cell phone and the second a little "Olivia the Pig" doll. Hard to believe she was that tiny!
She is seriously such a good baby and her smile, blue eyes and spirit brighten our home more than we could have ever known!

Oh our little Mo Toad! This kid has us laughing constantly while also keeping us on our toes. He still maintains his obsession with horses and was thrilled to go see the movie Secretariat a few months back. He loves Gimi school with is cousins, reading books(he can pretty much quote word for word Ferdinand the Fierce and Very Hungry Caterpillar) and has developed a pretty wild imagination of his own.
Each week when Sacrament Meeting is over he goes crazy with excitement to go to nursery and has a whole volume of Primary songs he loves to sing. He is a great big brother and helper with Livi-always greeting her with "Hey there pretty girl" and looking for just about any reason to give her hugs and kisses.

Turkey Triathlon
On November 6th Jason competed in his very first triathlon at the Rec Center in Orem. Over the past few months the both of us have done lot and worked hard to get back in better shape and this was a perfect excuse for him to put that all to good use.
The race consisted of a 5K run followed by a 10 mile bike ride then finished off with a 350M swim. He did a great job and finished in 1 hr 8 min-good enough for 15th in his age division and 88th overall. Not bad for a rookie! Alongside his parents we were there to cheer him on in each stage.
He says it was a lot of fun and plans on training and doing many more in the future!


LeChem Fam said...

I am so glad we got to be there for the blessing it was beautiful! Way to go Jason!