Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Family Pictures

So we had a funny experience last week. I put on my brave face and went to get family pictures taken. It was so crazy. It took a lot of marshmallows and jumping around to get these pictures. I was afraid that none of them would turn out. To my pleasant surprise we had some good ones. Lucky for us imperfect pictures of kids are fun. The baby was the best behaved out of everyone. That includes me. By the end I was almost in tears. It took me a few days to get over the whole ordeal. I hope that my kids realize someday how many things I did only because I love them. This was one of those things. I just want them to have a record of their lives. I know that now that I have kids that I appreciate my mom and dad so much more. The crazy times sure are fun to look back on though. Well lets hope that family pictures just get easier from now on. Yah right. I was going to wait until I was skinny again but changed my mind. I decided to live in the now. So enjoy the pictures. i sure am.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What A Year!

So.... what can I say? I know its been over a year and what a year it was. So last I wrote we had just blessed our sweet little girl. Well we just had they opportunity to do the same for a new addition, Jacqueline. Yep we had another little girl. She is just so sweet and a wonderful blessing. It was not an easy task getting her here however. I was on bed rest for about 6 months. WOW. Bed rest with a 7 month old and a 2 year old was no simple task. We would not have made it had we not had so many angels helping us. My lids where real troopers too. It was sort of neat though. I was forced to slow down. My kids got 100 percent of my attention all the time. I actually think that they got a little sick of mom. The delivery was not any better. I have to have c-sections and mine did not go as planned. Lets just say Im lucky I had such an experienced doctor and so many people praying for me. Jacqueline did great but I ended up needing 3 blood transfusions and I had to have my tubes tied so 3 kids is it for us. Im so grateful for them but a little heart broken that I cant have any more. I really wanted a lot of children. Now that im in the grind with these 3 munchkins Im thinking maybe 3 is a lot. Haha.
Our little man is now 3. He is so funny and sweet. He tells me he is going to marry me all the time. He also tells me that im the prettiest, the nicest, the most fun, and that im his favorite. Well thats what he says when he is happy with me. When he is made at me he says he is not going to marry me that im not his favorite and so on. I could just go on forever about him.
My little 1 year old is just so full of personality. She lights up a room with her smile and bright eyes. I call her my little Houdini. This girl can find her way in or out of anything. Man she keeps me on my toes. the funny part about it is i cant even get made because she smiles up at me with this mischievouse smile that just melts me. I guess I should not say I cant get made at her because sometimes the smile is not even enough. She is really starting to talk a lot. Her favorite words are " shoes, no, mine, baby, mommy, daddy, nanny, poppy, bottle, more, dont do that, stop that." I cant think of all the others right now but they are all so cute to me. she is seriously more fun than I ever thought having a daughter would be. SHE LOVES SHOES! I mean they are the first thing that she asks for when she sees me come to get her crib.
The baby of the family is such a easy going girl. She just hangs out in her swing or car seat and almost anytime she is made if i pick her up she stops right away. she loves to snuggle me just like the other 2. I have the most cuddlely kids ever. She will be three months on the 17th. Time is going by to fast. Im trying to enjoy every second of it because she is my last but it is hard sometimes when the other 2 demand so much from me. She is so special to me and I thank Heavenly Father every day that he let her get here safely. No one really though she would.