Saturday, January 31, 2009

She's Crawling!

Since McKenzie was 6 months old she has been getting on her hands and knees rocking back and forth. I thought for sure we were going to have an early crawler on our hands. Well, 2 months later she finally did it. Wednesday night the kids were at my parents house and not 30 minutes after we dropped them off my dad text me that she was crawling around their living room. The funny thing is that Ryan hit many of his milestones at my parents house also. He crawled, clapped and walked for the first time at my their house so it looks like Kenzie is going to do the same. She just looks so cute when she slowly moves across the floor. She is still trying to figure it all out, but I know in due time she will pick up the pace in order to keep up with her brother.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

First time for everything

Well, Ryan got his first black eye at the age of 3. I am a little surprised that it took so long considering how rowdy and active he is. He was doing something as simple as picking up his playdoh and when he went to get some off of the floor he came right down on his little table. Scott and I heard it, but didn't think much of it since he hurts himself several times a day. We have a busted lip at least once a week so this didn't phase us until he shot to the floor and rocked back and forth holding his eye. came up immediately. He thought it was pretty cool to tell everyone about his eye so it makes a good story. It will be interesting to see what is to come the next few years with a boy.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Scott!!

Today my husband turns 34....I keep telling him how old he is getting and he keeps reminding me that I am not too far behind him.

I am so blessed to know this sweet man. Without him my life would be incomplete. Scott is such a wonderful husband and a great father. Ryan and Kenzie light up when he walks in the room. He is so good at caring for others as well as his family. He goes to great lengths to be the amazing husband and father that he is. I know that we are his treasure and he is ours. There are days I look at him and just think how lucky I am to have married him.
Thank you Scott for loving us like you do and being the man that God called you to be. We are blessed to be apart of you.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Emme!!!

Today is my moms 61st birthday and we have enjoyed celebrating with her all week. I took her to the T room at 4510 and then we had fun visiting as we got our nails done. It is rare that we get to talk without a child so it was really nice not being interrupted. Today we went to Red Lobster with my dad and grandmother to complete the celebration.

I could write a million words about my mother and it wouldn't begin to even touch how wonderful she is. She is not only an incredible mother but wife and grandmother. I have learned so many things from her over the years and continue to do so everyday. Emme has the sweetest heart and such a kind spirit. She is a helper in so many ways. With my children she will drop anything to come and meet their every need and she meets my needs for a break when I need it. She constantly tells me thank you for letting her visit Ryan and McKenzie or thank you for letting her babysit and I keep telling her that I am the one that needs to say thank you!!! She loves each one of us no matter what and we all know it because she literally shows us everyday. I cannot imagine living my life and going through everyday experiences without my mom. She is the one that knows everything about me and still loves me the same. What a blessing it is to have such a great mother and then in turn have her as my children's grandmother. How much better could it get??? One day Ryan and McKenzie will know how lucky they are to have her. They will know that their little lives are blessed because she is in it. The other day I was writing in Ryan's baby book and I was asking him what his favorite things are since he has turned three. He told me to write down Emme because she is one of his favorite things.
Thank you mom for all that you do and thank you for always doing it with a smile on your face. You make each one of us feel like we are the most special person in your life and really you are the special one.

We love you!!!

Today would have also been my grandparents 67th wedding anniversary. Instead of getting kisses from Papa John my grandmother got them from Ryan.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas. We always spend Christmas Eve at my parents eating dinner and opening gifts. My grandmother and brother were in town so we all had a fun time just being together. That next morning Scott's parents and my family came over to eat breakfast and watch Ryan open his gifts. It was fun seeing him so excited and he had fun helping McKenzie open her gifts. For only being 7 months old Kenzie had a great time with celebrating. Her Mimi and Aunt Wendy got her an American girl doll for the year that she was born thinking that she would love to play with it one day. Well that one day was the second it was opened. It was the funniest thing seeing her get so excited about her doll. It was nice to have everyone together and enjoy the season.

Christmas at my parents

Leaving cookies for Santa

Scott and I going out for New Years