Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
I really don't wear a ton of makeup but i will admit i never leave without eye makeup. So here it is, my picture with nothing on at all!
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
We started doing this when caiden was 2 years old and he absolutely loved it! His favorite thing then used to be the birds. Go figure you take your child to the zoo to see all kinds of animals and all they want to do is stay in the bird building, if we wanted to watch birds we could go outback at our house and do that:)
He loved playing in the ostrich egg that was in the end of the bird museum. This summer we are going to get another pass. This will be the first time Hailey will go. We hope that she will enjoy it as much as her brother did. This is a fun family thing that we can all do together for a reasonable price. The pass lasts for a whole year and includes parking and other discounts throughout the zoo and at other zoo's. It is only 65.00 for a family. That really isn't alot when you look at the admission for one day. For our family to go once it would be about 30.oo. If you are interested in buying a pass for your family go to www.toledozoo.com or whatever zoo is closest to you for their rates. Your children will love it!
She now will have 5 teeth total. 2 on the bottom and 3 on top. She isn't a very good teether. She usually runs a pretty high temp, has diarrhea and is up at all hours of the night wanting to nurse. I have been giving her Tylenol and Motrin but i don't know what else to do or to give her to make her feel better. if anyone has any good remedies that they use please let me know.
She's growing up too fast, no more toothless grin! She finally opened her mouth enough for me to get these pictures!!!
Caiden was much better at cutting teeth (that's why I'm not really sure what all to do for her)
He got all of his pretty quick. I wouldn't even know he was getting another one until it would pop through. By his 1st birthday he had 12 teeth! Here's a picture of him when he was Hailey's age (9 months) with 8 teeth.
They grow up so fast!!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
So i just want to say how thankful i am to have such a great husband and father.
He looks very good on most days. I took the kids to the hospital to see him on sunday, he kept asking me when i was gonna bring them in. I just pray that he'll make it through this and that he has more time than the doctor are telling us, but my grandpa says that he's not afraid because he knows the good lord will be waiting for him when it's his time.
Friday, April 20, 2007
My little boy is definately ALL BOY!
Everyday in our home is filled with us having super powers- super strength, flying, shooting fire or ice basically anything super hero's do.
I never knew how much of an imagination little boys have when it comes to this kind of stuff. It's so cute.
Today we were playing that we were pirates that could fly. He made me and Hailey play along (and dress the part.)
Although i'm still learning what powers belong to what hero, we have so much fun!
Boys introduce us to a whole different world that us girls never knew exsisted. All we know of is dolls, playing house and who gets to be the princess.
I love spending time with my son and his imagination and i will truley miss it when he grows out of this stage in life.
Haileys first birthday is coming up this summer and i thought this was a good way to capture every moment of it. You can get one for yourself at http://warmbiscuit.com/birthdaybook.html they are only $17.00.
I found another one too that i think I'm going to get for Caiden. Its called School Years Book. It's a keepsake album for recording school memories and accomplishments. Both parent and child can fill each expandable pocket- theres one for every year from kindergarden to 12th grade- with photos, report cards, art projects and other mementos.
I have so many items already that Caiden has made from school that are just laying around in folders or that are hanging on our fridge(but they can't stay there forever) with this i can put them all in here and keep them organized.
You can get one at http://warmbiscuit.com/scyebo.html
They cost 26.00 and you can get them in different colors and varieties
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Caiden has always been on and off with his sleeping, some nights he does good others he's in my room 3 and 4 times. Part of this is my own fault though. He is only 4 years old and has moved 4 times. That is alot for a child to deal with plus right after we moved this last time he got a new sister, making it even more difficult for him to adjust. He used to sleep in his own bed in our bedroom for about 2 years which worked out great for awhile, everyone got to sleep, but when we found out i was pregnant the thought of two children sleeping in our room didn't sound too appealing! So now 9 months after his sister arrived and after 1 year of living here, he is sleeping all night in his room =)
Hailey slept on the couch with me for about the first 4 months ( it was the only way so slept good and i was so exhausted, i didn't care where i slept as long as my eyes where closed) We finally put her in her own room and she would sleep about half the night in there and the other half with me. Well this past week she has been doing so good. Out of 7 days she has slept 5 all night! Some mornings i almost don't believe it and rush into her room to make sure she's okay. It's been especially hard with her because i strictly nurse her so my husband can't get up with her. Most mornings i need at least one cup of coffee to function normal=)
I really can't believe how much energy a full nights sleep can give you. Hopefully both of my children stay on this schedule and don't fall back into there old ways!!!
Monday, April 16, 2007
There was another little boy there, probably about 10 or so who was playing with us and when i play at the park, i play like I'm the kids age. I go up and down the slides, chase them around and swing, but anyways this kid looked at me and asked if i was Caidens mom. After i told him i was he goes i didn't think moms could play on the playground. I asked him where he had heard that and he told me that he just never sees moms playing.
I thought that that was kinda sad to hear a little kid say. That just shows how many parents don't get out there and actually play with there kids.
After we got home Caiden helped Brad cook out on the grill. That is one of his favorite things to do when its nice out. Hailey was helping too=)
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
She has changed so much. Her look, her personality, everything. She is so much like her daddy. When she gets her mind set on something, nothing or no one can stop her. She has turned into my beautiful little baby girl.
I read the cutest thing the other day...
"The way you smile when i walk into the room, the way you strecth out your little arms to be lifted up, the way your so sure of me, sure that i'll be there for you, that i'll take care of you...This bond is stronger, more loving that i could have ever expected."
Here is Hailey's picture now at 9 months old. Her personality really comes out through her pictures!!
She is starting to crawl now and is just getting into EVERYTHING! but with each new stage that children go through there' just that much more to love about them!