Thursday, August 18, 2011

My cute babies!

Hehehe :)

Ky is giving his sissy her toys, lol. ALL of them!

Now he is using his keys to try and crank her back, lol. He was gentle, at least.

My adorable, slobbering, teething baby girl!

Concentrating on the camera.

Happpppy :)

Ky trying to cuddle her. He says "Hehb-bies!" when he tries to hold her!

Saying cheese for the camera, drinking chocolate milk.

Grabbing her toes, trying to figure out why I'm making silly faces.

I forgot what he was doing, probably saying "Mamaaa!!" :)

Trying to hide behind his sippy (which we still call a "baba").

She has a ginormously long tongue! And has figured out how to sit up in her bouncy seat :)

She is such a happy, smiley baby. SUCH a delight!

Trying to take off his diaper :/

Smiling at me from across the room, all bundled up and sleepy.

SITTING UP!!!!

She looks prim and proper, lol. Found this chair at Goodwill for $5 :) Ky loved it more than she does at this point.

Joshua playing with Kade, being a good daddy, as always.

Can you guess what he just did?!?! Peed in the POTTY!! :)

Precious baby girl, bundled after a bath. *sigh* I sure do love her.

WHAT. A. DAY.




A good day. A VERY good day J Josh got up with Kyson right around 7:30, and let Kade and I sleep in until 8. I got up, nursed Kade and then took off to CVS in Winder to search out some good deals. I ended up getting 4 packs of Huggies (112 diapers) for $4.50! They were on sale for $9 per pack, I had $9 in manufacturers coupons, $3 store coupon, $12 Extra Care Bucks (cash back on previous purchases, like Kohls Cash), and got a $10 gas card at the end of the transaction! It was a GREAT deal! Then I headed to the two thrift stores that were in town, but only ended up with more books for Kyson (we’re running out of room on his book shelf!). Josh and I decided to make a quick Publix run before nap time, and got $32 worth of groceries (after sales), for $11! Then Tab and I went to Kohls, and at the end of the transaction I ended up saving around 75% off of normal retail J I bought Kade CUTE fall outfits! Then Josh and I spent time reading and playing with the babies for a couple of hours. We ended up going to Mom’s house for dinner (surprise!) for meatloaf, fresh corn on the cob, steamed baby carrots, and green peas. I mostly skipped on the meatloaf, but Josh dug right in, it’s one of his favorites. We got a bit of news on baby Kaylee!! We have a visit (haven’t seen her since she was in the hospital) with her next week! I am so excited! Even if it doesn’t work out that we get to keep her, I will enjoy getting to hold her and cuddle her and snapping a picture or two J We had a home evaluation done this week, and I think it went well, but I’m still being a Debbie Downer in thinking that they aren’t going to let me have her because we are already a family of four living in a 2 bedroom home. Definitely still praying about it (and lots of other things, too). Brian (big brother) and his girl friend brought Kyson a Little Tykes basketball goal and a playhouse (the kind that’s elevated off of the ground with a slide). He of course LOVED them both. Then Josh and I escaped the slight chaos of Mom’s house (she was painting at our church). We gave the babies baths, settled them in their “jommers”, and watched The Princess and the Frog. Ky fell aslepp in the middle, snuggled up next to me J

My babies are growing up L Kaedrianna sat up by herself for a full minute today, and Kyson said “Want some! Please?” (referring to my ice cream) without being prompted. UGH. I don’t know if I’m normal or not, but it is almost depressing to see them growing up so fast! Gone are their newborn days, when I was nursing Ky ALL night, and sitting up for an extra 20 minutes to let Kade’s milk digest so she wouldn’t spit it all back up. I MISS them being tiny babies. BUT, I take a deep breath and look at them now, and my heart swells with love for the perfect kiddos that they are. I wouldn’t change a thing. I am blessed in so many ways, and I thank the Lord every single day (more like every single hour) that he has blessed me with such a wonderful family. Big and little.

 I let my thought ramble tonight, and refuse to edit. Not that I would necessarily edit the content, but the grammar isn’t so great tonight J

Friday, August 5, 2011

babysitting galore!

My Mom is out of town! Which means that I am on babysitting duty full time (pretty much) until laaate Saturday night. Boo. I truly do love love love this big, huge family of mine, but I like them the most when I get them in doses that I control (I can't really say small doses, because I'm down at mom's all the time and even live next door, but going home to a quiet-ish house when you want is a BIG deal!). Everyone has been very well behaved (yes, all 19 of them), no major issues what so ever :) That makes for a VERY happy babysitter. Now I'm looking forward to going home tonight, while my older brother Brian takes control of Mom's house, and then waking up to homemade cinnamon rolls on Saturday morning!

News On Baby Kaylee

The newborn baby girl that was in my last post is still in Foster Care. I am scheduled to have a home evaluation in less than two weeks. BUT, being that I live in a two bedroom house and already have two small children, I don't have very much hope that it will be approved. We're still praying about the situation.

Kyson adores cherries! Fresh AND canned. He especially loves them when they are connected to our home made, no-bake cheesecake! Which I actually just scooped him up, saving him from falling face first into a piece of, as he was skillfully bobbing his head, trying to skip his daily nap!! His verbal skills are still improving rapidly. He's talking in full sentences now. "My turn!" is one of his favorite things to say, even when it's not really his turn. Kaedrianna is such a blessing to us. She makes my day better every time she flashes her toothless grin. They haven't been sleeping quite as well down at mom's house, which is another reason I'm looking forward to going home tonight.

This young, exhausted mother is definitely looking forward to some R&R this next week!