Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Misc pics, and deep thoughts...

Clayton doesn't really like bubbles on her face.
Sweet smile from Kenndall.
Clayton and Kenndall love bathtime. Most of the time I spend telling them not to splash and to calm down. :)
Dr. Cooper giving Clayton some medicine.
Cooper learned about Dr.'s at superkids last week and has really been enjoying being the dr. of the house.

Kenndall asleep with her favorite Christmas presents, Jesse and Woody.

Bring on 2011! This will be a year full of blessings. I am excited to see what God has in store for my precious family. Baby Karsyn will be here in April, Cooper will start Kindergarten in the Fall, and I will start on my last year of course work for my PhD! Wow!

Classes start today at Tech, and I am ready to begin. I am going to try to get most of my work done before the baby gets here, so I am really going to have to bust my butt. It is really hard to get school work done with a new baby.

The kids and Brian have had the flu this past week. It really started Friday. Fever, chills, aches, shakes, coughing. At first I just thought it was a nasty virus. Then, Monday when everyone started on day 4 of fever, I thought it was something that I should definitely take the kids to the dr. for. Anyway, the flu test came back positive. So we have been stuck at home, but tomorrow we are ready to get out and get back to schedule. I am so glad. It is rough being stuck at home with 3 very sick and very emotional kids, and a husband who is so sick he can't get out of bed. But, God is good. By a miracle, I have been unaffected by the flu. It is really crazy to think about it. I have been kissed, coughed on, wiped boogers, and of course all the other things that come with just being a mom. So, it is not that I have been exposed. It is just a miracle, and one that I am so thankful for. I don't think that I could have handled this past week if I had been sick as well. God never allows a situation to be more than we can handle, with His help of course. Anyway, enough on that.

I am so ready to get things ready for this baby. We are going to order a nice bunkbed for the girls, and I am ready to get that and get bedding and their room all set up. We are going to put the baby in Cooper's room till she can be in a big girl bed. I am so ready to not have a crib in my house!! I am ready to rearrange, do Karsyn's little laundry, get bottles washed, get my house ready for our newest sweet girl. At Christmas, Janet got Karsyn a beautiful little newborn dress. I need to take a picture of it, it is so beautiful. But, it got me to thinking how incredible it is that I will have 3 girls. When I was growing up, I always wanted a sister, and my relationship with my mother was kind of weird. She didn't teach me very much "girl" stuff, and we didn't do "girl" things together. We didn't talk about things that are important for a girl to know, and the right way for a girl to act in varied situations. She wasn't big on showing me affection. I am not going to dwell on the negative aspects of that, but only to say, that I have been given such an incredible opportunity to take all the negative that I experienced in my childhood and turn it around to make sure my girls have a positive, open, and strong relationship with me, as their mother. My desire to be the best mother I can be to my girls will be a passion driving my actions. It is so easy to have a good relationship with my son. Boys are just different. It is natural for me to be a good mother to him. The girls, however are a complete challenge and one that I am going to have to work on myself all the time to meet their needs. Only through God's help will I be able to accomplish this, and by His grace I will. Well that is my heart today.

Some people do not think that blogs should be a place to share feelings, experiences, and what is truly inside you. But, I feel that it is an incredible opportunity to share a little bit of what the Spirit puts on my heart. Writing a blog is a choice, and reading a blog is a choice.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Kansas Christmas

The kids playing outside. It was soooo cold while we were there, we didn't get out much. The kids loved looking at Grandma and Grandpa's new puppies and of course the horses. Cooper helped Keith and Brian do some outside jobs and he had a blast doing that.
Kenndall, Clayton and Mya eating lunch. Mya got to spend the night one night and the girls had a blast playing with her.
The terrible twosome. These two 2 year olds could ALWAYS find something to do that was a little naughty. :) But they are both so stinkin' cute!
Clayton got a little pink computer from Garret for Christmas, she loves it! She is showing Uncle Cameron how cool it is.
Grandma and Grandpa got each of the kids these little horses that snore and whinny like they are sleeping. They are cute, the girls have slept with theirs at night, every so often I will hear a snore from their room that sounds very horsey. :)
Cooper and one of his favorite presents, his Ben 10 car. He played with it non-stop while we were in Kansas.
The girls being silly.
Clayton on Christmas morning.
Kenndall, on Christmas morning eating a poptart at the bar.
Cooper eating his poptart. The kids love sitting at the bar eating poptarts every morning. They only get them at Grandma and Grandpa's house, so it is a treat!

We had a great time in Kansas. A week went by fast. Brian has such a great family. I wish I could steal his mama and bring her home with me!