Friday, September 25, 2009

It's Party Time!!!

As always we had a great birthday party! Ok so almost every child was crying at one point or another, but IT WAS FUN DANG IT!!!!! hahaha . We had a Star Wars training camp. We played "Jedi, Jedi Sith" . Then each child got to pick their light saber color and then while they completed the "Jedi Trials" (the obstacle course on the play ground) Mary, Ariana and I finished up their saber's. They then got to dual on "mustifar" . Presents and cup cakes were a perfect ending!

After the party we took the kids to Burger king and Isaac was certainly "The King" of the day!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Isaac!!!

I can't believe it's Isaac's birthday again! He's grown up so much in the last year. The way he's reading and LOVING school makes me happy. And he's LOVING basketball. And he's good too! Now if we can just get him over his fear of "the common house fly". Sometimes being smart is a curse!

Happy Birthday My sweet Iz!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tyler the BOY SCOUT??

Well it's official! Tyler bridged at Pack meeting last week! He's done with Cub Scouts! Yea Tyler!


Last Friday I was lucky enough to be up at the school when Isaac's class' Butterfly was released! The kids were SO excited and it was a beautiful thing to be a part of! I LOVE Mrs. Stevens!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday BABY!!! (Nicholas' First Birthday!)

I honestly Cannot Believe that Nick is 1! Where did his first year go? I really thought that with him needing to stay home for 6 months the year would drag, but it didn't! And I actually enjoyed staying home (most of the time). It's not very often that on your fifth child you get to just take it easy and stay home!

Last year when I sat looking at him in his incubator, with tubes coming out of him from every which way, I was worried. Worried, but not scared. After his blessing I knew he would be ok. I didn't know how, but I knew he would be. That didn't stop the tears though. But the tears of joy that I felt on my Anniversary when I walked into the NICU and saw that he was off of the Vent were probably the most cleansing, and beautiful tears I have ever cried!
Nick has been an angel from the beginning. Other than his 2 hospital stays, he's been SO easy. He is loving and sweet, and Boy does he LOVE his brothers. His first word was "Tyler". He still only says "Tyler", "ATT" (MAtt), and "There".

And BOY is he a walker! He runs all over the place! I LOVE this age and I am so thankful for my little Nick!

Sunday after church we had a party for Nick. We were lucky enough to share the day with family and friends that I couldn't love without! Most of them were the ones that kept me sane during that 6 months! And I have to say it was Wonderful to have Stephen (Nick's namesake) here!The "cakes" I had fun making Nick's motorcycle cake, but I think that Mike's snake cake was pretty awesome too!!

We also sang "Happy Birthday to Mike, Travis and cousin Jonathan. It was a GREAT party!