Sunday, May 17, 2009

Playing Catch-Up!!

We have been majorly busy and have missed posting a BUNCH of things! So I am just going to put them in 1 big post so.....bare with me! :)

Kamdyn's 11 month page, stats, and accident:

Can you believe it? My baby boy is almost a year old! It makes me soooo sad! :( Next month I will be posting pics of his 1st birthday party! Where in the holy heck did time go? He is now 19 lbs 2 oz and is 28" long. We also found out that he will FOR SURE need his tonsils out but we are TRYING to wait until he gets a little bit older. At least for 4 months. I would like to make it to age 2 because if they are younger than age 2, they have to stay in the hospital over night. He is so close to walking! He could, if he would quit being a chicken! He'll take 4 or 5 steps and then just sit down! He jumps in mid air, with both feet OFF the ground and then he will look and me and giggle! He is such a sweet, sweet boy! On the 13th we had a BIG OWIE happen! He grabbed grandma C's wood burning stove. He screamed for 2 hours until he finally wore himself out. I felt so bad! It made me so upset! Poor baby boy! :(

Here is a pic of his 11 month page:

And here is some pics of his hand:

Kyler's Preschool Recognition Day:

Kyler had a little graduation at his preschool and it was so fun to go to! He got a little certificate and got to show us the books and songs he liked and we got to make and eat ice cream sundaes! Then I got to go outside and play with him! In the one picture he is swinging next to a little girl that was in his class and she always says she is going to grow up and marry that "red headed Kyler!" She is such a cute, special little girl!


We had a visitor in our yard and this was just something fun to post!

Branding in Wyoming:

We went up to help dad brand a couple of weekends ago and it had been awhile! I don't think I have ever gotten pictures of dad branding so this year I decided to take some.

Mother's Day:

Mother's Day this year was kind of a bummer because Ry worked graves and I got to see him about 45 min. But that's ok! I got awesome cards from my kids and 2 carnations from KyLeigh and an awesome purse! I also realized I didn't have any pics with my mom so we started having fun and taking snapshots! It was also Tom's missionary farewell and MaShayla wanted a pic of her and him to put in the time capsule they are doing for school this year and they will open it when they are seniors. So here is just a bunch of random snapshots from mother's day!

MaShayla's Dance and Piano Recital:

MaShayla had her spring dance recital and her very first piano recital. I am so bummed I didn't have camcorder to record her 1 clogging dance! :( It was soooo AWESOME!!! Her piano sounded wonderful for just starting lessons 6 months ago. I am so proud of her! I can't get my piano video to upload so I guess pics will have to do! :(

Kyler's preschool's field trip to Grandma and Grandpa's ranch:

Every year one of the preschools here goes to my mom and dad's ranch for a field trip. This year Kyler got to go to because he goes to that school. He was so excited to take the kids to Grandma's and show them all of the neat stuff there! I hope the kids had a lot of fun!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Before I was a mom....

I got this poem from my sister today and loved it! So, In light of Mother's day I though I'd post it and say Thank you to my mom for all she does for me!

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or knew the words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep..

Before I was a Mom,

I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.!
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,

I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom .


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pine Wood Derby

Last Thursday was Keaton's first pine wood derby. When you run a pine wood derby they have a series of 4 races and then they total the time and those with the best time win. He got 2nd place, 3rd place, 2nd place, and then another 2nd place. He ended up taking 2nd place in his troop and gets to go to districts on the 21st! YAY!!!

My kids ROCK!

This past week was pretty awesome! MaShayla got citizen of the month, Keaton got a managing me award for reading and Kyler had his me day at preschool. I thought it was so cool that it all landed on the same week and they each got a little bit of the spotlight. MaShayla tried her hardest to be everyone's friend and Keaton has read so much more lately and has passed all of the required reading. And Kyler had his special day at preschool and got to share his favorite things. He took his hospital scrapbook, from when he was born, his blanket, horse and dragon. And then he took the teeacher's favorite treats.....Reeses peanut butter cups and reeses pieces. I am so proud of all of them!