Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kyler is 9!

A week before Kyler's 9th Birthday was the Pinewoo Derby.  Klyer did an awesme job with his car (with a little help from mom and dad too) and we had a really fun time as a family.  Kyler's car was 5th place- not bad!
 Here's the sweet boy posing with his car and ribbon.

 Kyler woke up the morning of his 9th birthday and WOKE me up!  Paxton had been up sick in the night and as a result, Paxton slept in, which meant I slept in.  So waking up 45 minutes late put us all in a frenzie!  I quickly made Kyler a birthday breakfast of waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream.  I then tld him to get back in bed so I can offically bring him breakfast in bed.  He thought it was so fun. (this is a new tradition I am starting with the kids on their birthdays, but the goal really is to bring them breakfast BEFORE they wake up!) ;) 
 We had a small family party for Kyler that night with Cort's parents and us.  So this is him opening presents.

I seriously cannot believe I had a 9 year old!  It is amazing to think of all the many experiences we have had with this sweet boy in our lives!  He is funny, sweet, kind, handsome, and such a unique personality.  We love him and love having him in our home.  He is my oldest son.  He had a great birthday and we loved celebrating with him!

Christmas 2012

Well this Christmas was very special for our family.  It was our first Christmas AT HOME together as a complete family.  Last year Paxton was in the NICU, so this year just seemed so special.  It was so wonderful!  It was so great.  The kids really got into it and understood more and the entire day was happy.  These pictures are out of order, actually they are in complete reverse order of how the events actually happened.
One of the favorite gifts of the day was a cute spiderman-gun game that we put on Kylers door.  He played with it for over an hour on Christmas day!
  Brayden building a lego set.  It was legos all day long for him.
 Kyler with one of his favorite gifts- a "trash pack"...
 The kids on Christmas morning before they went excited!  In their new Angry Birds pajamas, I might add. :)
 For Keatons school Christmas performance, Santa came.  It was so cute to see the kids sitting on his lap. 

 Keaton with one of his teachers.
 Keaton with his other teacher.
 Keaton and Santa. 
 With every school performance, Keatons teachers always have a parade so every kid can see their parents and feel the spot light.  So this is Keaton marching!
 When Santa entered he room...
 Keaton singing!

All in all it was a wonderful Holiday and by far our best Christmas as a family EVER! 

Monday, January 28, 2013


I'm alive and want to blog.  Really, I do!  Life has been so CRAZY that I feel like how can I sit down and blog when my house is a mess and my kids are sick, etc.???
But I wanted to post something quick tonight because tonight I felt so excited and happy about life.
I thought to myself, you know, life is hard.  Like, realllllly hard.  BUT life is also so wonderful.  I was looking in on my sleeping children and thinking how lucky I am to have 4 sleeping, beautiful wonderful relatively healthy children!  How lucky am I to have a beautiful home, warm bed, loving husband and a great family.  Last weekend I had some family in town for my Grandmother's funeral (I will have to post about that later).  I never thought I would have so many family members in my house at the same time.  It was WONDERFUL!  I could have sat on my couch doing nothing with them and it would have just been wonderful.  Family is the most important thing.  And as I at times feel sorry for myself and how hard things can be with Paxton, I think how lucky I am to HAVE HIM.  How lucky to see his cute little smile at me, even when he is sick.  We truly are blessed in this life.  And I am grateful. 
More later.