On Sunday, Sept. 4, Tanner Scott Hansen was blessed. He wore the Tuxedo that Scott wore when he was blessed almost 25 years ago. I made the Tux for Scott because he was so skinny that nothing fit him and it was still too big for him. Tanner is built like his Daddy, long and lean so it was a little big on him too. It originally had a ruffle down the center of the shirt, but Kellie replaced it with a tie. He is pretty cute in it and was such a good baby the entire day.
Our family just keeps growing. On August 9, Scott and Kellie welcomed their first child, our eighth grandchild into the world. Tanner Scott Hansen made his appearance weighing in at 7 lbs 2 oz and at a strapping height of 21 inches. Exactaly the same as his daddy Scott was when he was born. He is very cute and well loved by all.
I think he looks more like Kellie than Scottie, but he's still pretty small so things could change. He does have curly hair like Scott, but doesn't have the Hansen chin or Uni-brow (thank goodness). Welcome to the family Tanner.
Wow, has it really been that long since we last updated our blog? Apparently we have better things to do with our time. I'm sure what that might be but I'm certain that it was really important.
In the past 10 months we continued on working, playing with the Grandkids and just trying to survive this thing called life.
We got a new addition to our family in February. Danielle had a little boy. His name is Noah Quincy Jensen. He was born with a lot of blonde hair. Ben and Erin both had dark hair when they were born. He is such a happy baby. He was 4 weeks early but still weighed in at a hefty 6 lbs 11 oz and he hasn't slowed down. At 4 months he was 17 pounds. We think he looks like his Grandpa Max so we refer to him as mini Max. Ben and Erin are so cute with him.
We are now waiting for our 8th grandchild to join us. Scott and Kellie are expecting their first baby any day now. They are going to have a little boy and are going to name him Tanner. Maybe he will be born Sunday on my birthday. That would be a fun birtday present.
Fall is definitely in the air. It was a little chilly on Labor Day, but we had a fun time going up Big Cottonwood Canyon for breakfast. Since we did not get to go camping at all this year, the next best thing was to go have breakfast in the mountains. Ellie, Nathan and Jenevieve had a fun time going on a Nature Hunt (which is not to be confussed with a nature hike - hunting is a lot more fun.) Scott and Kellie got to help them climb on rocks and Kellie showed Jen how to collect all the pretty pink rocks, which mysteriously go left behind when it was time to go home.
Here it is August and we haven't posted anything since March. That's just the way we roll. This summer has definitely gone a bit differently than we expected. In June we decided that we would accompany Ray's family when they go to Disneyland in September. Because Lenny has been having so much pain in his knee, he thought he better finally go in for the knee replacement so that he could enjoy our vacation. His doctor told him he had to have it done right away so that he would be recouperated by September. So on July 8 he went in for total knee replacement surgery. 3 weeks later he went in for an additional surgery to try to find the source of an infection that has completely kicked his butt and halted his rehabilitation. They found nothing. He has a pick line that allows him to have IV antibiotics twice a day. The pick line feeds the meds directly to his heart so that they get into the bloodstream moe efficiently. Yesterday he stated that he felt the best he has felt since the original surgery. He will have to have the pick line in for a few more weeks, but I think he is finally on the mend.
On Sunday, baby James was blessed. He looked absolutely adorable in his dapper outfit that his Nana got for him. He is such a good baby. He never cries, even though his brother and sisters are always mauling him
This is a little late, but better late than never. We had our Hansen family Christmas party on Dec.20 because Danielle and Brandon were leaving on the 22nd to go to Moab for Christmas. We had a fun time and here are some photos to prove it.
No room at the Inn
A Batman Transformer, just what he always wanted.
Ellie loves Pet Shop toys.
Ben's new bike, he loves it.
Who needs toys when you have a real live baby! Jenevieve loves her baby brother James.
It is the last day of the year and the first day of my putting in my 2 cents on our blog. Lenny created and updated the blog thus far because I was much too busy with school, work, church, grandkids and life. I am taking this semester off because I really need a break. Plus I graduated from SLCC with my Associates degree and haven't decided where to continue my education to obtain the ever elusive Bachelors degree.
We had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. Santa brought me a camera to keep in my car because we are the worst grandparents ever when it comes to remembering our camera at family events. This way, we will always have it in the car so we can take some pics.
I will try to get some photo's posted over the next couple of days of the caous at Christmas and the newest addition to the family little James Christain Hansen. He was born on Dec. 16, the day after my final. He is adorable and Jenevieve has started calling him baby Jamesey, which fits him well.
For our final 2009 summer family event we went to Maple Lake (in Payson Canyon) for a campout. The kids were able to come up on different days, but all were able to be there for at least one day together.
The grandkids seemed to have the most fun - as usual,
Playing in the ashes seemed to be the favorite of the grandkids - especially the boys!
Of course we had our early morning fishing excursion.
...and they all loved to watch papa clean those fish!
Nathan had gathered his Pirates Fishing Pole and his Pirates Chair and was up and ready to go before 4:30 am Saturday morning for his first fishing trip with Dad and Papa. After traveling to Jordanelle Dam we hiked to where we thought would be a good fishing spot and got his pole baited and cast out and he was ready to pull them in!
Unfortunately we picked a spot where we got a lot of snags on underwater shrubs. But finally Papa pulled got a bite. Nathan was so excited to help pull him in and take claim to the fish!
He enjoyed eating the fish so much, he can't wait till he can go again!