Friday, April 23, 2010

Bye Bye Baba

One of Kenzie's best beds is her paci (aka baba). Last Friday we decided to limit it only to the bed and she did a great job. She only asked for it a few times and was never upset with the answer. For naptime at school she did great without it so I figured it was time to just get ride of it all together. Kenzie loves baby Cooper, Chastity's little boy, so we talked for several days about her giving it to him. Since she LOVES lollipops I told her that once she gave them to Cooper he would give her a pop. She kept telling me day after day "baby baba pop", "baby baba pop". I think she was informing me that she was ready to get that lollipop so sweet Chastity let me run over there at the last minute and give her dear friends to Cooper.

She was so excited to give it to him. She kept trying to put it in his mouth and was excited that she was giving him this special gift. All of the kids enjoyed a heart lollipop and we all cheered Kenzie on. All was well with the world until bedtime. She cried for almost an hour and woke up in the middle of the night wanting it. After being comforted she went back to sleep and began her morning at 5:30. YIKES!! She went down for a nap and cried about 20 minutes so we are crossing our fingers that it only gets better from here.

I am not sure who it hurts worse because my heart was torn apart hearing her cry for it. She is great sleeper and I hated to take away something that she loves and something that makes her feel comfort. This is only the beginning of my life of parenting and making hard decisions. I am sure there will be many times I will take something away for the best of my children and listen to their tears. I am sure with each time it doesn't get any easier seeing and hearing your child with a broken heart.

Getting them ready to give to Cooper

I think Cooper is excited!!

So happy about the lollipop

Good job Kenz
Her new lovie made by our friend Cindy

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Day

This Easter we had a great time celebrating what Jesus has done for us with family and even a special friend. Ryan's friend Sam and his grandmother came over to enjoy lunch and an egg hunt. The three kids had a great time running around the yard and searching for their eggs. The boys were so great about leaving the obvious ones for Kenzie. Each year Mimi and Papa give the kids their Easter Baskets which is WONDERFUL!! Scott and I gave Ryan and Kenz just a little something that morning along with a big breakfast to start off the day right.

Kenzie loves Elmo so she was so excited to see her favorite friend at breakfast
Ryan is obsessed with Superheros and was excited to see his new spiderman lamp. Yes his hair is out of control. We did fix it before church. :)
Emme and Pop with the kids

Ohh he looks so grown up
Mimi and Papa with the kids
Kenzie digging into her basket

Ryan and Sam

Kenzie had fun jumping while all the eggs were spilling out of her basket.

Easter lunch