Monday, February 27, 2012

Life Lately...

I love my kids. Especially when they play so nicely with each other!! Of course they aren't perfect and they have a sin nature, so we do experience the fighting and arguing. It's amazing how young they pick up on that! Anyway, they were being especially cute the other day playing with each other that I grabbed a picture of them!
 Stickers on their faces. Weird? Yes. But, they were having fun and that's all that matters!
 I'm the worst auntie ever and have never blogged about my sweet nephew Colton!!! I will have to do that because I have lots of pictures from when he was born! Anyway, this was before Christmas and we got to watch cousin Colton for the evening. He is 5 months now! The kids LOVE him! Especially Lily. She is a little mama to him!
 Double fisting it. Juice in one, milk in the other.
 This was our lame-o attempt at announcing to family we were pregnant. AJ had this idea of having a picture from the "future" (from the movie Back to the Future....yah, didn't quite work!) Anyway, we took this photo and then at the bottom super-imposed a date stamp of when my due date is. We randomly stopped by the parents' house and I said to them, "look at this funny picture I found." Because I was so nervous/excited I couldn't think of anything clever to say! Oh well, they eventually got it! :)
 Oh Jameson, what am I going to do with you?! I was helping Lily take a shower and as we were coming out of the bathroom I see Jameson in his room, putting lotion so carefully into his hair. And if you look closely you can see some by his mouth. I asked if he tasted it, he said, "Yup." Awesome.
First belly shot at 11 1/2 weeks!!! YAY! Ok, yes I know I'm huge already. BUT, according to my doctor, my body thinks it's having twins still as my uterus is larger than should be based on how far along I am. TMI? Ah well, it's my blog and I can write what I want! :) My doctor said it'll take about 6 weeks (which was 2 weeks ago so now it'll only be 4 more weeks) for my body and baby to catch up with my uterus. Plus, we make big babies! May I remind you how big Jameson was? 9 lbs, 12 1/2 oz. Yes people, BIG babies. And, it's also my 3rd pregnancy, so there you have it! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

First time ever....

That Lily has WANTED to change her brother's diaper! I always joke with her about it, but today she actually wanted to. Of course I needed to document this phenomenon! And she did great with it too! I'm thinking maybe she's a bit excited for this baby to come?! :)

PS Thank you for those that left such encouraging comments to me on my last post!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blessed Again!

I am sure most of you who read this blog already know this, but I AM PREGNANT!! God is SO good to give us another blessing!!!

 Lily is so excited! Jameson has no clue of course!
After trying to get pregnant for almost a year, we got news last September that I was pregnant. Well, after 4 days of my positive pregnancy test, I suffered an early miscarriage. AJ and I were so sad, yet thankful it happened early in the pregnancy. After a couple more months of trying, we got another positive test in January! Praise God! All blood levels were looking good and I wasn't feeling great (which is a plus in my mind!) I had my first ultrasound when I was 6 weeks pregnant and AJ and I saw 2 sacs on the screens with 2 babies. We were shocked. More than shocked. Stunned. We went away saying we weren't going to tell family yet until we were all together which would be two weeks later when we celebrated Lily's birthday as a family. So for 2 weeks we had to keep a secret!! It was so hard. I was just busting inside. My dr. ordered me to have another ultrasound at a radiology clinic instead of in his office to check on the babies. So last week, the day Lily left for Disneyland, we had our ultrasound. As soon as the technician put the wand on my stomach we only saw 1 baby. My doctor had warned me that this could happen. I had no signs of miscarrying either, so we were quite stunned to only see one baby. We didn't even get to celebrate with family over the fact we were having twins. But, I know God's plans are perfect. And those two babies that I lost are in Heaven and one day we will get to see them both! As sad as I was to lose that twin, I know His ways are far better than my ways. Our little baby that's still in the womb is looking great and healthy. I got to have another ultrasound last week (last one until we find out the gender!) and he was moving around like crazy! Yes, I think it's a boy :) I wasn't sure how many people I'd tell about the whole twin thing, but it's the truth! And who knows why God allowed us to know we were having twins for 2 weeks, only to find out it was just one baby. No matter His reasons, I will say I am at peace over it all because He is in control! And I am thrilled He chose me to carry this sweet baby who we will get to meet in early September!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lily is 5!!!

Today is our sweet Lily's 5th birthday! I can't believe she is 5! Where has the time gone?! I know I'll be saying that every year, but really, it's just crazy. She is so old! I remember giving birth to her like it was yesterday! Don't worry, I won't go into those details :) We had a pretty low-key day today, but did go out to Paddington's for pizza-her choice! She opened a couple presents and then had ice cream for dessert. This weekend is the family party where we will do some more celebrating! Here's a little look back in time of our little Lily Mae:
 First Halloween and my little mermaid! She was 8 months.
 This was around Easter time. Still not waking and she was almost 1 1/2!
 9 month photo session-love her grin and chubby cheeks!
 2 years at Christmas time!
 3 years old.
 4th birthday in Disneyland-Um, seriously, this girl goes there so much!
 Our 5 year old waking up to her floor covered in balloons! The kids have had a blast playing with them all day!
Blowing out her candle in her ice cream.
We'll have more pictures to come after her party!! Happy Birthday Lily! We love you so much and are SO thankful God has given you to us. You are a sweet girl who loves her family, friends, and Jesus! We are thrilled you ended your 4th year with accepting Jesus into your heart! You are a special girl! Love you!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

And they're off!!!

To DISNEYLAND! My parents are starting a "new" tradition of taking all the grandkids (by themselves) to Disneyland when they turn 5. Well, since Lily is the oldest grandkid she gets to go first!! I can't believe she'll be 5 in two days! Crazy!
 Can you just see the excitement on Lily's face?!! And my parents as well! :)
And of course Jameson wanted to be in a picture!
That boy doesn't know what to do with himself without his sister here! We have been enjoying one-on-one time with just Jameson. It's been quite easy just doing the bath and bedtime routing with just one kid! I do miss Lily though! My dad keeps sending me picture texts of all they are doing. Let's just say, come tomorrow when she comes home, it will be detox time!! She's been having way too much fun! :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012


First of all, I'm a terrible blogger! I've just haven't taken many pictures lately because we haven't done anything fun! Anyway, a few weeks ago, we got some snow! It was very exciting for the kids-and me too! Right before AJ left for work, he took the kids in the sled around our backyard.

 Lily had fun, Jameson, not so much.
 Out to the front yard we went to play in some fresh snow! I would say that Lily is trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue, but that would be a lie. She just made a weird face.
 Jameson happy at the moment!

 Yay for a family picture!
My little clean up boy. He was crying before this picture and just stood in the yard bawling. I think he just didn't like feeling snow on his face!! What is with that boy not liking snow and sand?! Anyway, after I just told him to go in the garage he found this broom and came and outside and started "cleaning up" (in his words.) Anyway, we were probably only outside for 20 minutes but the we had fun!