Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stayin' Alive

Whew.  It's true, I am here.  Thankfully the last 3 months are past me.  I finally feel like I am getting back into the norm and back to being a fun mom again.  I knew having 2 kids was going to be a little more difficult than one but when Kinzi is your first child and a dream baby then you don't know what to expect. Not really.  Baiden got sick (well we all did) with a cold.  And although he was starting to sleep longer stretches, his cold ruined all that.  He was up a lot during the night because he couldn't breath very well through his little nose which was so sad.  Then his 2 month shots came and naturally that didn't make anything better.  And Kinzi had a cough.  Both kids just didn't feel good for about 3-4 weeks on and off.  But it was only colds and nothing serious thank goodness. I know things could have been a lot worse. 
It also seemed like Baiden took a long time to actually start smiling.  That was really rough for me.  I felt like he was never happy or that I was not doing my part to give him enough attention and time.  But of course when he started to smile and be happy that my life got 5 times better. Knowing I was doing something right at least.  Now that he is 3 and a half months old he is so much happier and can keep himself entertained for a while playing.  AND this whole past week had slept like a champ.  He used to only nap during the day if he was being bounced. As soon as you would stop-he would cry.  Now I can swaddle him up, lay him in his crib and he falls fast asleep for about 2 hours ish!  Usually it ends up around Kinzi's nap times too. Bliss.

Now I feel like I can start cooking good meals again and maybe just maybe keep my house clean. HAHA ok that one might not happen.  In fact, both my kids are asleep right now and clothes need put away that have been sitting for umm 2 days.  And I'm sitting, relaxing, blogging. Sometimes I just need the quiet peace and sitting. Can I get an amen mothers?

I Do love being a mom. I love my kids. Love them. And still can't believe I have kidS! 2 of them! Ahh

I also feel like we can start doing fun things.  I take Kinzi and Baiden to the park a lot or try to find fun things to do outside.  Or just lay on the floor with both of them and play play play.  We all love it.  I feel like I have come such a long way.  I need sleep yes, we all do. But I finally told myself to quit worrying so much about it and just get through the days and to do my best to keep smiles on my kids faces.  And soon Phil will be done with all his studies and testing and be a official CPA. We both can't wait till all of that is out of the way.  He has been working his tail off. 

Now, most of the pictures have nothing to do with anything.  Just fun pictures for Grandma's and Aunts and Uncles and whomever else I guess.

My really clean house. Hey at least we are having fun.  See that pile of laundry in the corner...oh man.

 DAH! I love him!

 For family night Kinzi and Dad got Ice Cream. It was my idea believe or not, even though I am not really eating dairy. If I do, Baiden turns into a fountain.  He spit up on me 4 times on Sunday. And I mean good ones-My right side was soaked and he went through 3 spit up rags.
 He is Happy! Hooray!
 This kid and baths. He LOVES them. Always.
 And this girl loves animals.  When we visited Pima, Grandma had kittens there and she was in Heaven.

 Then Easter Came. We showed Kinz how to color Easter eggs. By the time we colored 6 of them, 3 were broken.

 She loved finding them though! In fact, on Sunday I was hiding some in the Primary room for singing time and she followed me around and picked them all up and was so proud she was finding them.
 I didn't get around to buying us all matching Easter clothes like I wanted.  But I try to avoid shopping with two kids.  So I made do with what we already had and it was perfect. There is always next year anyways.  Besides, there is more to Easter than Matching clothes :)
 I love that this one is not posed. She really loves her little brother.
 Girls in Pink.
 Boys in blue.  (Phil wore a blue tie)

 Then one day I made up paints for Kinzi and of course she had a fantastic time.

 Baiden and I watched. Well I watched, he ate his fingers.

 Then the fun began as I let her go at it with the hose. She had a ball.

 She dressed up in one of my shirts.
Look at those Cheeks!

 I didn't even tell her to do it :) These are the moments that make everything worth it.

Now if you made it through all that (even if it was just looking at the pictures) you deserve a high five or cookie or something...

Wedding Bliss

 On March 17 Phil's brother Dave got married to the cutest girl Nicole! It was so fun to be apart of all the wedding festivities and see the little love birds get sealed for all eternity.  Their reception was beautiful and had fantastic food.  We had a great time. I am SO SO excited to have a new sister in law.

One of the best parts about David and Nicole getting married was that all of us got to be together again. It was short and crazy the whole time, but we all enjoyed eachothers company.  Phil and I loved having everyone over (despite the crazyness)!

And since everyone was here we decided to bless Baiden boy that weekend.  It was so awesome to have everyone from both of our families there.  Including Barton! I am sure he was in the circle helping bless his nephew.
2 weeks after they got married they had their open house in Pima.  And we only made it there for the last 1/2 hour and I had to leave even sooner to go feed Baiden.  But we were able to spend conference weekend up in Pima surrounded by family. And we got a great picture of all the weech grandkiddies! Cuties!