Friday, October 30, 2009

Animals, Pumpkin Patch, and Baylie's Bday



Here's a hodge podge of pictures from some of the events over the last few weeks. Seaworld came to my office and brought some animals...kristin and bryn flew out for a visit so we went to Hee Haws pumpkin patch and celebrated Baylie's bday.

Monday, October 26, 2009

18 Months


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I'm feeling a little sentimental here so i apologize. Kayhlen recently hit the 18 month mark which in the LDS world means you're not a baby anymore :) My baby is quickly becoming a little girl weighing in at a whopping 21 lbs (10%tile). She is adjusting really well to nursery now and i was able to leave her for the second hour without any hiccups yesterday and next week i anticipate sneaking out a lot earlier. After i snuck out yesterday, i of course, stood outside and watched through the window of the door to make sure all was ok before i left. It was coloring time and i watched as kay used the crayons for everything EXCEPT coloring. She ate them and applied them to her lips like lipstick. I stood and watched for a few minutes and had one of those moments. All mothers know what i'm talking about. That moment where you're able and sit back and just observe. i was filled with emotions. number one...extactic that i get to enjoy church for the next few months until this kid inside me is born :) number two...time truly does fly and we really do need to cherish every moment with them. number three...this is it. this is my purpose here on earth...it is to be a wife and a mother. there is nothing else more important. i was especially grateful for this wonderful little moment i was able to have outside the nursery door especially due to the fact that it was the end of a pretty rough week for me. mike works all day 6 days a week and we truly only do get to see him on sundays. he and i would give anything to have him home more but right now it is what his job is requiring. for me, sometimes it can be really tough. i'm still working full-time, i'm pregnant, and i am pretty much a single mom. it all adds up as i know we all have experienced. kayhlen was sick last week and was pretty much...what's the word??? a nightmare!!! and my emotions are already out of whack and so doing it all on my own just built up and built up and it caused a pretty bad week for myself. how grateful i am for that little moment that i truly know was a message from my Father in Heaven. "i never said it would be easy, i only said it would be worth it". it is worth it in moments like that. moments like tonight when kayhlen goes into the kitchen, gets herself an apple, then procedes to sit on my lap and watch 2 hours of "Dancing with the Stars" with me while eating her apple. it is SOOO hard, but i am so grateful for the reminders that he sends us. it is worth it, it is wonderful and it is my purpose here. i love my baby/little girl.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Birthday To You

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So, Kayhlen is talking so much and singing all the time now, but everytime i start to record her she stops, of course. So, she's really into singing happy birthday since her cousins bday a couple weeks ago. This video is pitch black because we were driving in the car and i didn't want her to see the camera...atleast we caught the voice.

Whoops



It's a VHS case

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Life-Long Dream

Anyone who follows my blog knows how big of a Uconn Women's Basketball fan i am. imagine my excitement when my super star cousin (who plays for Stanford) mentioned to me that they would be traveling to the land of the huskies to play them this season. because of this, she of course could get me into the game and get me a great seat which is a feat of it's own. i felt like this was an opportunity i could not pass up...so i put a phone call into my good friend diana and she on the spot told me she was in and a few days later...and many sky miles courtesy of my WONDERFUL father...i am heading to connecticut to see them play standford on their home floor!!!! this is a rematch of last years championship and could likely be the the matchup at the end of this season as well. diana and i will be taking red eye flights on the night of dec 22nd...watching the game on the 23rd...and flying home at 6 am on christmas eve. doesn't that sound awesome!!! i don't think i could ask for a better christmas present :) look forward to a great post about the trip!

Kayhlen's face when i told her the good news :) (she just happened to be wearing that jacket :))