Friday, January 29, 2010

Growing and fun pictures :)

Here are some more pictures of the kids and some things we've been doing. It really is crazy here and I'm grateful for having Mom around. It sure is nice having that extra set of hands and someone else to help the kids when I'm attached to the baby or needing to help him. But I have tried to at least take a few more pictures and get things to remember!!

Here's Kyson on Christmas with his new outfit...
Then I put it on him this morning...and he's not so little in it anymore...this time it's the outfit that is actually little!! Crazy what 6 weeks will do huh!! And check out those BIG eyes...just like his brother/sister!!
He's also become more alert and is noticing things...he likes to talk to his "friends"...these are the fish on his swing that he would just stare at...
Cute huh!! Love his wrinkly forehead...looks like a little old man!!
Klous is such a big helper...he's a stinker at times too, but he sure loves his baby brother. He's always wanting to hold him and helps me burp him...and he's just CUTE with him. Kyson is lucky to have such a great one!!
And here's our "princess"...who isn't always such a princess. Especially lately...oh my how the drama has started. I'm really ok with having only 1 girl I think!! As rowdy and rambunctious little boys are...I think I'd take that over the screaming and throwing herself on the floor and DRAMA...yikes!! All I did was do her hair and try to take a picture...and this is the reaction I get...
Then it's back to Kyson and talking to his friends...this is the cute bouncy chair Gramma & Papa got him...and he's loving are his siblings!! Aysha tries daily to climb in it and bounce...and Klous has to tell her it's NOT a trampoline!! But Kyson likes his toys on it and just stares!!

Here's my helpers...not always the best...but the good times luckily out weigh the bad ones!! Thank goodness...Klous is just getting so big...and Aysha isn't far behind...she tries talking so much and being SO big...Klous just has to do everything himself and share all his GREAT IDEAS with us!! Cute kids!!
And my baby again...sad to see him already out-growing clothes...but it was bound to happen!! I just want him to stay little and curl up and cuddle on my chest...that's my favorite thing I think!! So little and sweet...smell so good...LOVE the baby smell!!
And here's how sweet the kids are to Kyson...Klous usually is all the time...
And Aysha really tries...but she just hasn't quite figured out the "SOFT" thing...she's learning though and does love giving hugs and open mouthed kisses!!
MY FAVORITE...look at my little dimpled man!! So glad I clicked the camera at JUST the right time!! The dimples don't always show and certainly not for this was perfect!! Such a handsome little boy...and those dimples will get the girls!!!
And my kiddos...couldn't ask for more. As stressed, tired, frustrated, overwhelmed, and purely exhausted as I am at the end of the night and week...I'd be so sad and lost without these kids. Truly blessed to have what I have.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just some pictures...

I've been slacking at posting pictures or anything for that matter...but I'm sorry...I'm having a TOUGH time still adjusting...I feel like I've constantly got a baby on my boob...changing a diaper...burping the baby...getting food for the other kids...trying to remember to eat something myself...and maybe having a couple minutes to sit by myself...but not very likely. So I'm sorry for the lack of posts or time is being taken over by other things...

We've enjoyed having Kyson with us though...and he's already growing and changing...I hate how fast that goes and I'm trying to enjoy it. Klous & Aysha love him and have to know what's going on with him ALL the time...Aysha especially...she's constantly trying to be "helpful" and stick his binki in his mouth...or eye...or forehead...or nose...while jabbering at him and then looking at me and saying..."yyyaaaaa"'s cute!!
I can't believe how much Kyson looks like Klous in these clothes...I didn't think he really looked like Klous that much...but when I put outfits on him...brings me back to when Klous was so so little. Handsome little man!!

Ryan likes to make Aysha have crazy hair after her baths...and this one says it all. She is definitely our WILD child...and has quite the personality...I'm loving seeing it come out...but struggling with having to deal with her and Klous when they get in their MOODS...ugh!!!
Probably one of her pity parties here...has a lot of those lately...thought that wouldn't start so much til she was a was I wrong!!!
Another outfit that we put on him that he looked JUST like Klous...I'll have to find pictures of Klous and see the similarities!!

Oh he's so cute...all scrunched up like that!!
Daddy turned 30 on January 7th...wasn't anything special or exciting...I felt back that I didn't plan anything or really think much of it...but guess I was preoccupied. He didn't want anything done, so whatever...just kept telling me..."it's just another day" we just made him a strawberry cheesecake thing...and Mom made a yummy dinner...and that was our evening. Happy 30th Babe!! Maybe next year will be a BIG party!!
This is funny...Aysha was in taking a nap one day...and I thought I had heard I went to look...and nope, sound asleep still...but this is what I found. Do you see Aysha in there anywhere??? WHERE IS AYSHA!?!?!?
She really is in there...but I had a hard time figuring it out!! Then I picked out her little legs...see the pink pants?? Her face is under the bunny...and she's just sound asleep under there...silly girl!! Trying to blend in with all her animals and blankies!!
Klous loves his sister at times...when she cries he wants to hold her and comfort her...but that's only when he's not the reason she's know cuz it's suddenly COOL to tackle her or belly bump her or push her over or kick her down...FOR NO REASON AT ALL...oh why can't he just be nice???
And our little Aysha May...she's getting big and is so stinkin' cute with her little piggies...gotta love the kiddos!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Protecting my Kids...and my sanity!!!

Some of you may recall these first 3 pictures from last year...and some of you even came to my rescue to help at our time of need. These are pictures from February 2009 when our poor little Aysha May had gotten a cold which then turned into was a HORRIBLE time for me and our entire family. I blamed myself for a LOT of it and couldn't get over it for awhile...watching her have to be taken to the hospital every 4 hours for 3-4 days was MISERABLE and I didn't even go with her...but it broke my heart to see her struggle to breathe, eat, sleep, and everything else. Look how sad and sick she looks in these pictures...

So for that very reason Ryan & I have made some BIG, TOUGH decisions this year. And since we have another newborn this year...I'm not going to back down. This doesn't apply to everyone that looks at this blog, but those of you who live close and like to come visit...this is directed at you. We don't want to be rude or anything, but the only was to get it across, I think, is to be blunt and honest with everyone. So therefore...we are having NO VISITORS until we decide it's safe and okay...if you want to get a hold of us you'll need to call or email or something??? We aren't willing to put our children's health at risk or give them the chance of getting more sick then they will on their I hope you will be able to respect our wishes and keep your distance. We've been avoiding church with the baby, and will for a couple months...and we take turns going places or doing things because we're not willing to risk things.

I hope it's not too much to ask and that you'll all understand...seeing my baby struggle so much last year broke my heart...and I'm NOT willing to go through that again for my stupidity or lack of courage to put my foot down...I want my happy, healthy kids ALL winter long!!! Look at the pictures and you'll understand why...they're simply adorable!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What an AMAZING woman I married!!

So I know this is Becki’s blog and she is the one that does everything on here but I figured that this would be a good place to “post a praise” of her. I am so lucky to have Becki as my wife. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Since I have been able to be side by side with her over the past 2 weeks, since Kyson was born, my love and appreciation for her has grown. I have always told her that I know that she has to do a lot and has a busy job, being home with the kids all day. I have always tried to make it a point to let her know that I appreciate what she does. Well over the past 2 weeks since I have been home and she has been trying to recover and take care of Kyson I have tried to take care of Klous and Aysha more. Now I have a little more of an understanding of what Becki goes through day in and day out. With the exception of “reminding” Klous not to jump on and off of his bed and “reminding” Aysha to be “soft” with Kyson they are pretty good kids, but what a job. They are non stop and always want you to do something with them, which leaves no time for just sitting down without a constant plea to play. I love my kids and that has grown over the past couple of weeks as well but they are definitely more then a “full time job”.

I want to thank you Becki for everything that you do for our family. I have noticed that no matter what the kids do or how frustrated or upset you may be with them, it doesn’t take long for you to be playing or laughing with them again. To me that is a sign of a GREAT mother. Thanks for your love for me and the kids and again for all that you do for us. I also want to thank you for bringing Kyson into our family. I know that you have had to go through a lot with this pregnancy and the past year has been really trying for you. Thanks for being willing to really SACRIFICE to bring him into our family.

Becki you are by best friend and making the decision to marry you, was the best decision that I have made in my life. You have helped me to become a better person and I am eternally grateful to you for that. It is a great blessing to know that I can be with you for eternity. Becki you are a truly amazing person and I love you with all of my heart. Thanks again for all that you do. I love you!!