Our "not so little" Jami Lyn has arrived! Now I say not so little because well, she topped the charts at weighing in 9lbs 5oz and was22 inches long!! Yes for the record she is my biggest baby!!She is such a joy to have in our home. When Neilsen went to school this last week, his teacher asked him about his new baby sister, he said she was so cute but she sleeps ALOT!! He just makes me smile. Everyday be when he wakes up he has to give his sister a kiss. When he leaves for school he gives her a kiss goodbye, and she is the first thing he searches out when he gets home.
Traci is being my little helper and makes sure that everything is going ok. She loves to help out in every way and is content knowing her sister is just in the room with her.
Now when it comes to Natali she thinks that Jami is all hers! The only thing I can't seem to get her to remember is her sisters name. She calls her Tegan all the time. Which is my nieces name and we just have to correct her that Tegan is at her home and this is Jami. Pretty funny. But it has been hard with Natali because she doesn't understand why mommy can't do the things with her like she used to. The first few days were really hard, when she would cry for me because she wants me to hold her and pick her up and I can't. She is kind of getting used to the idea of mommy not being able to do things but its still hard.
I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for sending this new sweet angel to our home. She is just a wonderful addition to our family. She is probably one of the most cuddle babies out of all my kids so far. And she is making it easy on me right now because she is a WONDERFUL SLEEPER!!!
She will be 2 weeks tomorrow and I just can't believe it. So here our the pictures I took of her this last week. I hope you enjoy!
My kids were so excited to dress up for Halloween that they asked me very day to wear their costumes! Finally when Saturday came, I let them wear their costumes all day long!!! They were all in heaven!!!! It was such a fun Halloween. Depisite the fact that my son let me know that our house was not as cool like his best friend Landens! Landen's house has spider webs and spiders and everything mom! He said I needed to decorate our house up too! (Thanks Brittaney!) LOL
Ok so she deserved her own post today. My kids for some reason lately are camera hungry so everytime they see my camera out the want me to take pictures of them.
Well Natali just wants to watch her brother and sister act silly infront of the camera. But I did manage to get a few shots of her, and one of them is this picture: In the words of Natali, which she says all the time, this is her "HUH" face!! Can't you just hear her saying it now.
In just 3 1/2 more weeks, our little bundle of joy will be here! Now that its October I have kind of FINALLY got kicked into gear getting things ready for this little girl to get here.
It seems like time is just going by so fast and I keep telling my self if I don't get things going I am going to run out of time and then I really am going to panic.
Today my husband finally noticed my "to do" list on the fridge, and he looked at me and said, "I see you have made your nesting list" Thanks Dear!! LOL :) He did help by doing my dishes and vacuuming for me which was really nice.
It is just crazy to think that she will be here so soon. I am excited to get her here but at the same time I am scared.
So here is to getting all my "To Do" items finished, before little Jami gets here!
Ok so I haven't posted for a while and boy is there alot going on. But I did want show off our BSU Pride at my house!!
Every game day my kids know its Bronco day and we get to get all decked out in our BSU colors! Thanks to my friend Cheree she has made my girls the cutest Bronco Tutu's (which they just love!) and so on the next game I will get a picture of their new Bronco outfits but here is what my kids look like when its game day at my house!! GO BRONCOS!!!!!
6 years ago today I married my wonderful husband! I am so thankful for all that he has done for our little family these last 6 years and look forward to the many memories that are to come.
Last night when I thought I was going to pull my hair out because my two wonderful daughters thought it was a fun game to not go to bed, in walks my amazing husband carrying a dozen red roses, a card and a grin on his face when he looked at me and said, "I will take it from here." Me being the emotional prego that I am, just started crying. I knew he had taken the whole weekend off to be with me and the kids, but I had no idea he was getting off early so I wouldn't have to put kids to be last night. It was a perfect gift after the crazy time I was having.
Today we are shipping the kids out and having some alone time, which we haven't had in a LONG TIME!!!! And just enjoying each others company.
Thank you for all the great memories so far Chris and I can't wait to see what is in store for us still.
I had my 20 week ultrasound this week! And well I won't keep you waiting any longer but baby #4 is ?????? Well we don't know. It's true, this wonderful little baby decided it wants to remain a mystery! So for the first time, everyone, including my HUSBAND (who hates suprises) has to wait until Nov. 8 2010!
YES!!!!!! It finally is going to happen. We have finally found a place of our own. After hitting the 1 year mark of living in with my parents, we are moving out! I am so grateful for the time we have got to be living with my parents getting things back in order. It has been quite a blessing. The hardest part we have had was finding the right place. We were in hopes that we could maybe be able to buy our own home, but it's just not in our cards right now. Honestly we felt good about it though, seeing that next October, Chris will be finished with his Master's Degree (YES!!!!) and not knowing if we will be staying in this area for work, its almost better not to buy a house just yet.
But the process of finding a place to rent has been very depressing! I have cried on my husbands shoulders many nights because things just weren't working out right. We wanted to try and find a house so the kids could have their own back yard and space, but nothing seemed to be right for us.
FINALLY we say a for rent sign on these apartment complexes in town, I will admit that I had my doubts. I almost felt like a failure because I was taking my family back to an apartment and not a house. So we went to look just to see what they looked like. We took our kids with us, and when Neilsen, my 4 yr old, walked in his eyes lite up like Christmas morning and he looked at me and said, "Mom this is going to be our house!" He was so excited and went through every room and told me what he found in all of them. Right then I knew, that it didn't matter if we lived in house or an apartment, as long as we were together in our own space is all that mattered. Besides a home is what you make of it right?
So we took the application for it that day, asked if they had anything besides an upstairs available. She thought she might have a downstairs but would let us know. By the time we dropped it back off, and got all the necessary paperwork in, we were told she had a TOWNHOUSE available. HELLO!!! What more could I ask for. So to make a long post short. WE GOT THE TOWNHOUSE! I am so excited and so relieved that things are starting to look up from here. We signed out contract today and walked away with our keys, and can start moving in on Monday.
We are so excited to finally be getting back into our own place. Once everything is in I will post pictures. But I had to post and share my exciting news. :)
OK, for being a photographer, I have been slacking in the department of updating my kid's pictures! But seeing that this crazy Idaho weather, has been hit and miss lately for the photo shot I planned with my kids, I finally got it done! So here are my favorite shots of my kids from this weekend's picture adventure! Natali's 1yr old pictures, Neilsen's 4yr old pictures and well, Traci needed updated too so here are her 2 1/2 yr old pictures!!
I know, it is very sad the I have not had a post since Easter! Now that things don't seem to be as crazy right now, I wanted to just first and for most say HAPPY FATHERS DAY to my wonderful husband. He is such an amazing man and does so much for our family! Thank you for all you do! I love you honey!!
So my aunt posted this picture the other day on Facebook, and being the photo person I am, I asked her to email me the picture, which she did. So I took the liberty of using my made photo editing skills and just enhanced the picture and voila! This picture is just to awesome to not share. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
As I woke up this morning, I couldn't believe that 2 years ago I was in the hospital with my new baby girl! Traci was born bright and early in the morning, (thanks to a wonderful scheduled C-Section) and she still has like this time clock that wakes her up at the same time every morning. Regardless of the time she went to bed!! :) I love watching her grow and learn every day. She is just so amazing and such a wonderful helper. We call her our little mommy. And no joke, she tends to repeat EVERYTHING that I say. As I am finishing up her book for this year, it is crazy to see how much she has changed in just one year! So here is to you my little Miss Traci Lue! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Traci Lue just hours old.Traci Lue on her 1st Birthday Traci Lue NOW!!
You see this cute little girl standing on that bathroom sink? All decked out in her princess pretties from her Aunt Neil & Uncle Travis for Christmas. Well let me tell you, she has just made me the happiest mom ever!!!!! Over Christmas Holiday we spent it in the Malad with my in-laws. And the whole time I was there, I was watching my little Traci Lue very closely and I new that once we got home and settled back down, we were going to attempt the big "P" word, Potty Training!!!! Now for any one who knows me knows, that I had a heck of a time potty training my son Neilsen. I spent lots of days just crying and frustrated that I was doing something wrong with him, or that I started to soon with him because he just seemed to have taken quite a long time to finally get it down. It was quite the celebration once he finally got the hang of it all, that I looked at my mom and said, "Traci better do better then this or I so not doing it!" LOL. I wasn't even planning trying to potty train Traci this early but hey, when she comes to me and is wanting to do it, by all means I say give it a shot. I mean, who wouldn't want to be down to only one kid in diapers right! SO last week we started the Potty Training. The first day was a little rusty but by day two, I had a feeling that I just might have trained by her 2 birthday. (Which is next Thursday). I am very proud and freaking excited to report that with just 6 days of starting her potty training, we have head OVERALL 3 huge accidents and 2 baby accidents (non of them were the poppy!) That is right my not even 2 year old has pretty much potty trained herself! THANK GOODNESS!!!!!!! We are going on day 3 of accident free! I am so proud of her, and I am still amazed to believe that she is doing so well. So to any mothers who have had a rough time with potty training, trust me.........it does get better! :) WAY TO GO TRACI LUE!!!!
Christopher and I have been married for 7 years! We have four amazing and adorable kids, Neilsen who is 5, Traci is 3, Natali is 2 and Jami Lyn 1. I still can't believe how our little family has quickly gone to 6!