Saturday, June 30, 2007

Just the Two of Us

It was tummy time, yet again, for Kalli. And while Kalli lays there Kaiden loves to show her toys to keep her happy. But this time he decided to lay next to her and then was even willing to let me take a few pictures. I think they look so cute but of course I'm a little bias. Since they look so darn cute in this pose I'm thinking I might be able to take them to a studio and get some really good pictures of them all dressed up! Or I might just try it on my own. I just need a sheet or something for the background. Its so hard to get one child to take a good picture much less two!

'A little kiss for my baby Sis'This was a picture I took after one of our grocery trips (hence the water jugs in the background). Both kids were just lounging around watching a little bit of TV. Yes Kalli maybe too young for TV but it kept 'em both quiet while I was putting everything away!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Sick and Tired of being SICK AND TIRED!!

Okay here's the deal I woke up last Wednesday morning with a sore throat. That lasted for a few days and then it slowly got better but I could hardly talk. My voice was constantly cracking and my throat would occasionally start to hurt again. Then the beginning of this week I start coughing. You know the awful dry coughing were it seems your coughing for no reason. I was doing that ALL day long! And apparently we've taught Kaiden good manners b/c every time I cough he says 'Bless you Mommy'. Which I know is very sweet but when your coughing as much as I am it starts to get pretty annoying. Especially when sometimes I'm coughing so loud and long Kaiden just starts yelling 'Bless you Mommy!' 'Bless you Mommy!' over and over! I start going crazy! Then there's the night coughing which is the worst. The last two nights I've been in bed for over and hour just coughing and coughing. I sometimes fall asleep for a few minutes but then get woken up having to cough again. I always have to go to the bathroom at least once during the night and unfortunately falling back to sleep isn't easy. I don't cough as long but I'm still coughing for a good 15-30 minutes. Plus I'm congested after waking up so trying to breath isn't even easy! Poor Joe has to get up early in the morning and has brought a pillow in the room w/ him to put it over his head when I can't stop coughing. I've tried to be a good wife and sleep on the couch but the one morning I did he got upset....sweet huh?
So that's my sad story of being sick and tired. What I'd give for a good night's rest with NO coughing! I'm not sure how much longer this can go on!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

My Frisky Lil' Tiger!

My lil' tiger getting frisky right before nap time. He didn't want me to wipe his face off until Daddy came home and saw it. Too cute, we'll see how much of it is still on his face once he wakes up!


The mall by our house has a 'Mommy and Me' Carnival each Monday. They have clowns with free face painting, animal balloons, magicians, and carousel rides. I found out about it a few weeks ago but forgot to go last week so today we finally made it. It was a lot of fun and you can't beat free! We rode the carousel several times and I was a little worried about me and Kalli getting sick but we survived! While standing in the face painting line Kaiden was a little freaked out by the clowns walking around which wasn't a good sign b/c the clowns are the ones that do the face painting! He seemed to get more comfortable as we waited and once it was our turn he jumped up on the chair and she painted away. Afterwards Kadien loved walking around 'Roarrrring at people. It was a good time, but also complicated handling 2 kids. Plus we got a free kids meal at Chick-fil-a with a combo purchase and Kaiden got to high five the cow that walks around!
Me and Kalli on the carousel.

The clown in the background is the one that painted Kaiden's face. Nice but kinda creepy.Kaiden ridding Mike the Tiger...Go LSU!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Bye CeCe

My sister Carmen left for Utah on Wednesday. She's moving there for the summer or possibly longer. Carmen is queen for dressing Kaiden up in fairy wings and painting his toe nails so Kaiden will be a little less girly while she's gone...none the less we'll still miss her!

The Coolest Kids on the Block

I ventured out to Target the other day with both kids, all by myself, mind you...and yes I survived...somehow! But as I was passing through the jewerly dept Kaiden saw the sunglasses and wanted to try some on. He saw these Thomas ones and since he looked so dang cute in them I agreed to buy 'em. Then I saw these adorable Hello Kitty glasses and I didn't want Kalli to feel left out so I got them too! And now my kids are too stylish for their own good.

My Lil' Helper

Joe was vacuuming the other day and Kaiden insisted on helping all by himself. He missed a few spots but other than that he did a good job. I'm sure one of us could of got the job done a little quicker but slow help is better than no help!


Joe borrowed Guitar Hero from a friend of his and Kaiden loved it! He was always wanting to hang out w/ Dad and play. I made fun of Joe for the longest time while he played b/c he looked so dorky. But I have to admit when I tried it, it was pretty fun. I totally sucked but I had fun. It can get pretty addicting and there are a lot of good songs to choose from. Don't knock it until you try it! Kaiden was so proud of him self using his 'bobo hand'

Kaiden's Biggest Fans, Kalli and Aunt Lisa. I think this picture is so cute of the both of them.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mission Call

My sister Autumn sent in her mission papers just last week and has already received her mission call! We weren't able to be there while she opened her papers but we were able to see it all on web cam. Which is the next best thing, right?! She's so funny and started to read the wrong paper and finally a friend of hers gave her the paper that said where she would be going. And here it is...Drum roll please...Rochester, New York at the Hill Cumorah Visitor's Center and Historical Site! How cool is that! I'm so pumped for her but very sad for me. We've lived apart for a year now and that sucks but we always talk on the phone. But now I won't really be able to talk to her for 18 whole months!! I don't know what I'm going to do. She will graduate BYU sometime in August like the 17 and then report to the MTC August 29. I know she'll be a great missionary and touch many people helping them to feel the true love of Christ, but selfish me will still miss her dearly. My parents are already talking about going up there to visit and see the Hill Cumorah maybe I can get a free trip out of them! If so I'll be giving you a call Megan!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Kaiden's Tantrum

So the other day Kaiden was playing in Kalli's car seat. I thought he looked so cute b/c he's obviously way too big for it. He was just having a good ole' time rocking back and forth so I went to grab the camera. As soon as I started to take the picture he freaked out. He was screaming and telling me not take the picture and I realized I accidentally had it on the video option. I found it so funny that I just couldn't stop recording! It's quite obvious that nap time was fastly approaching. Kaiden decided he'd had enough of my laughing and started to go after the camera, and I figured I had tortured him enough. For all of you who might be shaking your head b/c I was tormenting my little boy, Kaiden now loves to watch this video. So apparently I didn't traumatize him too much! Right after I put the video on the computer he heard the screaming and ran over to see what was going on. He now wants to watch 'Kaiden crying' on the computer numerous times during the day. Again I can't believe how furious he got just by me taking his picture. Gotta love two year never know what to expect!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Kalli at 4 Months

Kalli was 4 months yesterday and today we went for her check up. She is growing like a weed and still in the 90th percentile for height...maybe there's hope she won't be as short as her mom! She is 26 1/4 inches and weighing in at 15.5 lbs. Her big brother Kadien was able to help the doctor check Kalli's ears, eyes and mouth. He was such a big helper and it was the first time that Kaiden wasn't scared of the doctor since we moved here. He is now weighing 27 lbs and is 36 inches long. He still has a big lead on Kalli but I don't think it will be long before she starts catching up! These pictures were taken last night. As you can tell Kalli has found her feet and they have found their way to her mouth. She tries to stick those suckers in her mouth every chance she gets. I can't say I blame her...I like to chew on 'em too!

Ahhhh what a sweet smile.

Pretty in pink and all clean!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

New Posts

I know I haven't posted anything in a while it was just hard to top Kaiden's broken arm! I'm the worst at doing multiple posts all at once, and I just did it again. I have just added 4 new posts. I'll try harder to post more frequently instead of posting so many at a time. But I guess its better late then never. Enjoy!

Kaiden's New Stick

My dad has this walking stick with a hook at the bottom that Kaiden loves to play with. He always tries to use it while walking through the woods with Papa but its way to big and Kaiden can barely hold it steady and walk. My dad has been talking about doing this for a while and finally made Kaiden his own mini stick. Kaiden knew he was getting a surprise and was so excited to see what it was. He had the funniest face once he saw that the stick was just his size, his mouth was wide open. Unfortunately I never could get a good picture of him with his mouth dropped. If you can't tell it says 'Kaiden's Stick' on the side. I'm sure there will be many walks through the woods with Papa and both of their sticks.

Kaiden Urkle?

Joe and I love pulling up Kaiden's PJ bottoms as high as they will go b/c it just looks too funny. Kaiden justs laughs b/c we're laughing and then he runs all around the house like a crazy person. We always get a kick out of it. Doesn't he look so dorky especially since he's sticking his tummy out??
Just a few minutes later I tried taking a picture of Joe and Kaiden and as you can tell Kaiden didn't want anything to do with it. It's not too often that he doesn't want his picture taken.

I think this last picture is pretty funny with him yelling "NO!" for me to stop. Let me also give an excuse for Joe's appearance. He came down with the flu on Thursday and was in bed all day as well as Friday. He then passed it on to me so our weekend wasn't too fun but we're both doing better, I'm just hoping the kids don't get it. But that's why he looks like he's seen better days!

Same Size??

Every so often Kaiden begs to hold Kalli. Except for the first couple of times he's really been good and very soft. When I saw these pictures I couldn't believe how my 4 month old looks the same size or bigger than my 2 year old. Is that normal?? He does weigh at least 10 pounds more and I'm not sure on height but the picture really throws you off. I can't believe how big she is getting.
Kalli looks a little unsure and a bit scared by what's going on.Kaiden's going in for the kiss. He still hasn't quite figured out how to pucker up.I think this one has to be my favorite. This is Kalli's sad face right before she starts to cry and then seconds later comes the screaming. But its so cute!

Four Generations

These were taken last weekend while my Grandma was in town. I really wanted to go to a photography studio to have our picture taken but MawMaw never felt up to it...I mean she's only 90 yrs old! So my dad took these before she went back to Mississippi. I thought the old shed was kind of a cool background.

Kaiden was jealous that his picture wasn't being taken so he jumped in with us to take a few.