Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Full of Pictures Wednesday!!!!!

Well as usual the pictures are not in the order I intended, but you get the drift. I would like to download more at a time, but apparently I am not computer savvy enough to figure it out. There are lots lots more pictures from Christmas. We went non-stop from Tuesday-Saturday. The boys had a blast but this momma was wore out!!! Needless to say they both got way too much, but they are having a blast with all their goodies. This is the first year that we really bought Kaleb anything and let me tell you, he really got into the whole opening present thing. He thinks that everyday should be Christmas. I think that he is finally understanding that the presents are over for now. We read the Christmas story to the boys and it is so amazing to ask Kaleb questions and he knows the answers. The Lord has blessed us beyond measure with our little bundles of joy. We love them more than they will ever know, and when Kaleb tells me he loves me or Kamden gives me that little smile it makes my heart melt. They did nothing to deserve our love, just as we did nothing to deserve the love of our Father in Heaven. He loves us unconditionally!!!! That is the most amazing gift ever!!!!
Kamden is recooping from an ear infection. He is on antibiotics which has been a bit difficult to get down him, but he is getting the hang of it. He even ate 5 bites of cereal the other night from a spoon. Of course after that he screamed b/c it was bottle time, but atleast we are making progress.
Today was my pre-op appt. for my surgery which is scheduled for Monday. I am a bit nervous about it as I have never been under general anesthesia. Please say a prayer that all goes well and that I will be calm that day. Sometimes my anxiety gets the best of me, so I definitely need to remain calm. Hopefully after this all will be good with my body. I turned 30 and literally everything seemed to go haywire. Well it is late and my eyes are very heavy. Sorry for being a slacker in the blog dept., but things have been CRAZY here. We hope for them to slow down a bit real soon. Take care and have a blessed Wednesday!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

FFF: Mommy & Me

Many people are doing their Santa pictures for todays FFF, but since Kaleb detests Santa we are doing our own theme. Who doesn't love self portraits!!!! I can't believe that next week is Christmas. I don't have anything wrapped yet. Hopefully this weekend that will all be taken care of. We have had sooo many dinners, banquets, parties to attend that I don't know if I am coming or going. The boys love the Christmas tree and all the decorations. Every morning the first thing Kaleb asks is to turn on the lights. He loves Christmas songs and knows many by heart. It is so precious to hear him sing Happy Birthday Jesus. The kids sang last Sunday and well Kaleb did a great job standing there, but he did learn all the words. Oh well, I get to enjoy his singing all to myself. Have an awesome Friday and a superb weekend!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Terrific Thursday

Here is a look at the wonderful enjoyment you receive while eating a cinnamon roll and then the not so great looks you get while feeding your baby cereal for the first time. Kaleb loves his cinnamon rolls and Kamden detests eating his cereal with a spoon. I have relented to putting it in his bottle. We tried it again this week and he still seems to hate the texture. Well we will keep trying and hopefully eventually he will enjoy it!!!! I forgot to post Kamden's stats from his 4 month check: weight 16lbs. 1oz. length 24 1/2 " He is probably close to 17lbs. now. The boy loves to eat. Kaleb is right at 30lbs. so Kamden is definitely quite the chunk. I keep telling Kaleb that Kamden will get him back very soon for all the pesturing!! Have a great day everyone!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

FFF First Christmas For Kaleb

These are pix from Kaleb's first CHristmas at home. It brings back some awesome memories to see these pictures. We were sooo happy to finally have our little boy at home. Now this year we look forward to Kamden's first Christmas and us as a family of 4!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Time out Tuesday

I hope that you are all having a good week so far. Our house is slowly getting rid of the lovely stomach bug that has been going around. It is not much fun when you have a 3 year olf and a 4 month old feeling under the weather. Today it is cold and rainy outside. The kind of weather that makes you want to turn on the lights of the Christmas Tree and snuggle up on the couch. December is such an amazing month as we get to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior!!! We all have an endless list of things to do and places to go, but please take time out to remember what we are celebrating. The Lord has blessed us with soo much!! I have an amazing husband and 2 beautiful boys, not to mention a roof over my head and food on our table. We are in the midst of a recession, so it is easy to think about what we don't have, but instead lets think about what we do have. So as you go about your day/week think about these things and hopefully they will bring a smile to your face!!! Have a blessed Tuesday!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Crying & Diarhhea: Calgon take me away!!!

As you can tell from my title, it has been lots of fun in our household!!! Kamden started out with the diarrhea and now Kaleb has it. They have both been whiny and clingy which has made me one tired mama. Plus I started on a beta blocker for my vegas nerve disorder. Oh and by they way the cardiologist found 2 valves in my heart that are leaking. It amazes me that so much has happened since I turned 30. I pray that things level out and that we will all be good to go in the coming year. Back to the poop issue: yesterday Kaleb couldn't hold it and went in the high chair. He thought that he would get in trouble so he kept saying I' m sorry mama it was an accident. Well when I stood him up to get him out it all came out of his pant leg. Well I told him to stay put while I proceeded to run upstairs to get a towel. It was all over him so he went straight into the tub. I also had to remind him not to drink the bath water as it is very gross. Boys are too funny!!! Today hasn't been too bad except for Kaleb holding the poo. Needless to say he is quite the little stinker. Tomorrow we head to the Ped. and hopefully things will be back to as close to normal as they possibly can be. I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was very nice. Now we are on to getting ready for Christmas!!!! Let the fun begin!! Enjoy the pix and have an awesome rest of your day!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

FFF For cryin out loud

Kaleb being a bit scared after landing in KY from Guatemala. He was holding on tight which I miss. He is such a big boy and LOVES his Papa Daddy.
Trying to take some cute pix but he was having no part of it.
Kaleb at Brayden's birthday party. He did not want to have his picture taken at all!! Major attitude!!
Kamden hated being naked when he was first born and now he loves it.
He also hated his bath and now he enjoys and starts kicking as soon as you put him in.

They can't be smiles all the time now can they!!!! I hope that you all had a great week and will have an awesome weekend. Next week is Thanksgiving, so bring on the turkey, mashed potatoes, and rolls. YUMMMMM!!! We are all so blessed to have our freedom in this country, and to have our precious children. I am thankful to feel like I know so many of you reading this. Hopefully one day we will be able to meet. Take care and look around you and take in all the blessings that have been bestowed upon you!!! God Bless!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Update on Luke

He made is through surgery great. I haven't heard how his night was, but hopefully it was good. The did both procedures on his heart as well as put a pacemaker in. It is not hooked up as of yet. Josh and Cassie want us to pray for a speedy recovery so that they can be back home. Luke is a little fighter so I know that they will be home soon. Please continue to lift them up in prayer.

An update on myself: I went to the Dr. yesterday and he wants me to see a cardiologist so I go Tuesday at 5:15p.m. They are going to perform a tilt test to basically make the vagus nerve overstimulate. This will allow them to know what medication I need to be on. I just want this taken care of as it makes me nervous being at home with the boys. Kaleb is one smart cookie, but I would never want to put him in that situation.

I hope that you are all having a great week. Sorry about slacking in the picture area. I promise there will be some soon. I had to send off our monthly pix and paperwork to the agency, so we have one more month taken care of!!!! Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Unexpected trip

Well Sunday during church I started feeling light headed and then I started to hyperventilate. Tim barely got me to the back before I passed out. I ended up leaving in an ambulance as my BP and heartrate kept dropping. After several tests and lots of nausea the Dr. determined that my vagus nerve got over stimulated. The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve that controls your BP and heartrate. Apparently some people are more apt for this to happen and I am one of those people. I just have to be careful. The scary thing is that this happened all of a sudden. Thank God that I was at church and there were lots of people to take care of me. Hopefully nothing like this will happen again any time soon. Take care everyone and enjoy your cold Tuesday.

One more thing, a little friend of ours, is scheduled right now for a chest x-ray and ECG. Tomorrow at 11:30a.m. in Michigan, Luke is scheduled for his 3rd open heart surgery. He just turned 2 so this is very critical. He has a heart condition known as HLHS so please lift he and his mommy and daddy up in prayer. Kaleb and Luke are best buds!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

FFF Kisses

Well I don't have many pictures of kisses, but you can definitely feel the love in these pix. Kaleb and Kamden are getting so big. I think that Kamden will soon be bigger than Kaleb!!! I keep reminding Kaleb of that every time he picks at his brother. We have had a great week except for finding out that I need to have surgery. It is nothing major, but when you have never had surgery they all seem pretty major. I used to work in surgery and loved every minute of it. But I don't want to be the one on the table. Well it could always be worse, and this surgery should take away some pain I have been having. The big day is Jan. 5th so I have a while. Take care and have an awesome weekend. Thanksgiving will be here soon and then Christmas. Yikes, I better get busy!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

All Wigged Out

Here are 2 of the pix from Kylie's 30th birthday bash. Cassie is the blonde, Kylie the red head, and me the pink chic. I hope that your week is going great. Friday is almost here!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dress Up

Kaleb doesn't like trains, but he loves Thomas. As you can tell he dressed up as Percy since verde is his favorite color. Kamden wore a cute sleeper that said I want my mummy. We enjoyed seeing family and friends. However we did go on Main Street to see my cousin and the costumes were a bit too scary for even myself. We were there for only 5 minutes.

One of my great friends turned 30 on the 31st so on the 1st she had a get together where we all had to wear a wig. I wore a pink one which Kamden and Kaleb neither one were too sure about. I ended up looking like a rocker fairy with my wig, polkadot rain boots, and wings. Everyone else just wore a wig, so I looked pretty silly. I have some pix but I need to get permission before I post them. I hope that your week is going well so far and that you have taken time out to vote today. Have an awesome night!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

FFF Pumpkins!!!!

We had a really fun time at the pumpkin patch, but it was pretty chilly. Kamden stayed in the stroller all bundled up. I am sure he wondered what in the world we were doing b/c I pushed him all over the patch and well it was quite bumpy. I think that the warm weather has officially left us as today it is in the low 50's and raining. We are definitely in the midst of good chili weather. I hope that each of you had an awesome week and will have a great weekend. Take care and be safe!!!

I almost forgot to say that today my little baby is 3 months old!!! Time is going by way too fast. I can't believe that I am the momma of a 3 year old and a 3 month old. We are soooo blessed!!! Thank you God for my little miracles!!!