Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holy Christmas!

First off I want to start by saying Thanks to all the friends and family who made Christmas so apecial for Payton and Logan. But holy Christmas. It looks like santa threw up gifts all over the place. These things are huge! And so many. All together they got :
A large train table
An art easel
A basketball goal
A Bowling set
A new tricycle
A Plasma car
A hot wheels mega city
3 Train sets
14 new cars
a digital camera that is child destruction proof
a dance cam that hooks up to a TV and the kids can dance and watch themselves live on the TV (we are also exploring interesting adult uses for this one. well at least that is my thought Kristy just kinda glared at me)
the worlds biggest Mr potato head that contains 4 more regular sized potato heads inside
2 buzz lightyears
2 tents along with 2 crawling tunnels
2 build a bears
and of course some clothes.
(sorry if i forgot anythin.)

all of which are currently using about 317 batteries that will inevitably all go out in the same day.
Like I said thank you to all but there is no more room in the Inn. Next birthday, in March, just batteries.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Great News!

My ultrasound yesterday was perfect! Baby looks great and the placenta has moved, so no more worries of lifting restrictions, bleeding, and bed rest! Thank you Lord for answering prayers!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Remembering Last Christmas...

Can't wait for this Christmas!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Here are the latest ultrasound pics! He is still a he (sorry Mom!) I don't think I mentioned it during my last baby post, but I am getting so many ultrasounds so they can monitor my placenta previa (or as Moose would call it placentrum primivera). I love you honey, but it was too funny to keep to myself :0) For those who are not doctors, that means the placenta is covering where the baby should come out (to not get too graphic). Ultimately, I could have a C-section but hopefully as the baby grows, the placenta will move. That's what we are praying for. Meanwhile, we get lots of beautiful baby pics to enjoy. So enjoy!

Our "Home Improvements"

Well, we had a rather eventful Sunday. We were watching some TV after cleaning the house, when we heard knocking. We realized it was coming from our bedroom. Payton had been watching a movie in there and had shut and locked the door. He doesn't know how to lock/unlock doors so we took the door handle off, but still couldn't get the lock part out. The hinges were on the inside with Payton, so naturally, the next step was to do this...

Moose shouldered the door open and Payton says "Daddy!" He then looks at the door and says, "Oh no!" Smart kid!

So about an hour later, we decided to rearrange the laundry/storage room so we could get to our Christmas decorations. Moose pulled down the ladder to the attic and climbed up. Leah and I started to hand him boxes. We finally decide we are finished, and Moose started to adjust his weight to get to the ladder, when this happens...

Yep...foot right through the ceiling! We are thankful that it was just a foot and not an emergency room visit!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Scuba Steve (well scuba logan)

All right I will admit it while i love LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE to cook and mainly eat chili, there is nothing i despise more than chopping onions. For whatever reason i am super sensitive to the power of these little critters to the point that i cry like i was watching extreme makeover home edition while getting nose hairs plucked. So my remedy is to wear my snorkle gear while i cut and cook. Ok not the flippers or suit but definitely the mask and tube. Well Logan couldnt stop giggling at me and saying please so i put them on him and he had a blast here are some pictures.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Payton and the power of prayer.

If you all can keep Payton in your prayers we would greatly appreciate it. As many of you know he is having a rough time with his speech and tactile therapy and has a doctors appointment in early december with a doctor who specializes in autism and early childhood illnesses. As some of you know it is very hard t owatch a child struggle and do things that just dont make sense and are sometimes painful to watch.
He always seems to be off playing by him self, is having more and more tantrums in public, and is just socially and especially verbally behind. But the parts that are hard to watch is when he gets a small cut or bug bite he picks them until he is sometimes covered in blood because he doesnt want anything on him (which freaks him out even more because nothing can be on his hands) right now he has 4 bandaids on. He also does this thing where he focuses really hard on an object right in front of his face while squeezing it and tensing his whole body, going crosseyed, and stopping breathing. Today I watched him do it off and on for an hour and a half straight and whenever i would try to get him to stop he would go hide to do it. By 11 this morning he was physically exhausted and just sat on the ground in a small ball. It seems these things are just getting worse instead of better and he has even began linning up his toys on a more frequent basis (see pics below). He is a very very smart kid and one of the sweetest i have ever been around, just say a small prayer for him that maybe we can all start making sense of all this and maybe we can stop the tears for all of us. We have began praying with the kids more often and it is amazing the calming effect it has even on someone this young. Thanks, love you all.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween 08

Logan was a Bear.

Payton was a fireman and Kristy was a football player, in jeans, and pregnant.

Payton loved pulling the wagon.

Until Logan wanted a turn. UHHHOHHHH

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Golden oppurtunity

This was the kids dancin on the couch again and Payton saw an oppurtunity that he just couldn't refuse. Sorry LOLO. Hope cps doesnt get a hold of this one. ':>)

PS- No logans were harmed in the filming of this broadcast. well maybe 1, but not real bad.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Baby Names...

Looking forward to seeing the votes!! You can vote on more than one name...So choose all the ones you like!
Lots of love!!


Here are a few quotes from our good friends "The Hills"

When the economy is on the skids and the world looks uncertain, I take comfort in falling back on the rock solid truths of life. The truths I've come to know are these:
I love College Football.
I love Winning.
And I hate the Gators.
The countdown to Jacksonville is on!

Punkin colorin

The Rose family joined us sunday night for dinner and a little pumpkin colorin and dancin to a little bluegrass. Heres Payton, Logan and little Norah Rose and the markers, what a mess. ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just when I thought my chores were done...

Well, I have to start out by stating that 2 things in the last few days have really irked me. One, that the boys have decided that my contact solution is a fun new toy and a lingering smell in the kitchen that has been haunting me. I've been trying to sniff down that smell for days, somewhere between the dishwasher and the oven. I've taken out the trash, run the dishwasher, poured cleaning solution down the disposal and wiped down all the counter tops...and the smell lingers. Well...back to tonight. I decide that it's time for the boys to go to bed. Payton did not nap and Logan has been inconsolable for about an hour, but a 7pm bed time makes for a way too early morning (your welcome, honey). So I head to the kitchen to fill the "bups." With the dishes done and only one last load of laundry to fold, I was looking forward to relaxing after the boys went down. As I enter the kitchen I see the crayon box open and spilled on the kitchen floor and as I get closer, I realize my budding artist (aka Payton) has decided to make the kitchen tile his new masterpiece. So I go to the sink and reach underneath for the anti-bacterial wipes telling Payton that he should only color on paper and that he'd have to help Mommy clean up the mess he'd made. Well, Payton wanted nothing to do with the wet wipes (we need to up his sensory therapy that is supposed to be helping with that). It was too much work to make him help me, so I got down on my hands and knees to clean up the scribbles, which lead to more scribbles, and more scribbles, etc, etc, etc. But VICTORY!!! I found that lingering stench!!!!! A bag full of soggy, rotting red potatoes!!! (I have to give thanks to my brilliant husband again, for he told me 2 days before that the kitchen smelled like rotting potatoes.) But my excitement was short lived as I looked up and saw Logan squirting contact solution on the floor...Oh, the joys of being a parent...anybody else want a turn???

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Here he is!!!


Obvious boy!! (the long white thing is his thigh bone and his "boy parts" are right above it)

All curled up (profile with foot at head!)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Great job Kristy!

Kristy was voted employee of the quarter at her work. Of course as employee of the quarter she gets exclusive use to the Gainey Suites Yacht, a six figure sallary, and a private jet. Ok Ok not really but she did recieve a really cool pin for her uniform and a little extra spending money.

It is well deserved honey, thanks for working so hard for our little family. Oh as employee of the quarter you also get a really cool sign made by the finest artist in Arizona (see below).

Friday, October 17, 2008

Help with Laundry.

Here is Logan helping with laundry. Here is Logan after tripping and dumping the laundry. "Stupid basket"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cupkakes with grandma

"Thats all I have to say about that"

The tears have been cried, the pain has been felt, the saddness is subsiding, and all thats left is love and smiles. Love and Smiles.

We miss you Grannie.
pictures from 2006 alabama trip

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sad day...

For those who haven't heard yet, Granny (Moose's grandma) passed away last night. And although we've been expecting it, it has hit the family hard. Her battle with cancer has been a tough road and I know we all take comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and is "living the life" in heaven. My favorite memories are baking with her and Faye last Christmas and when Moose and I went to visit her in Alabama. She has taught me that just about everything can be re-used and is not to be thrown away :0) I saved a used sandwich bag the other day and had to smile! We love you Granny and will miss you always.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

16 week ultrasound

No luck on finding out the sex yet! We went to my 16 week OB appt and my doctor asked if we'd like to know what we are having, and I of course said yes! So she snuck me in for a quick ultrasound. She said she had just done another ultrasound at 16 weeks and it was definitely a boy so she thought she'd be able to tell us the sex of ours. But no such luck... The baby was moving around a lot and she could only get quick glimpses of..."that area". She could not see any boy parts (Yeah!) but she didn't feel she could strongly say it was a girl either. So, we wait. We have our
next ultrasound at 19 weeks and as long at he/she cooperates, we should know for sure then! We'll keep you all posted! Otherwise, everything looked good and the heatbeat was strong in the 150's. I'm starting to feel pregnant now, as it is becoming harder to hide! Hope everyone is doing well and is healthy!
Oh yeah, if you can't tell, the top picture is the baby looking straight at you and the bottom one is a profile.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Daddy's back from Florida.

I got back last night and boy do i miss the east coast. The flight from ft lauderdale to Charlotte was so beautiful. Charlotte is actually a very pretty city. Here are me and the boys in Paytons new bed last night and the boys dancing to Miranda Lambert last night.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Logans first workout.

I was watching tv and started doing pushups between comercials and Logan started doing them along with me. Well kind of.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Crazy boys.

They raided Kristy's closet this morning and like all men were intrigued by bras and booty shorts.