Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday!

He started out so small! He was my smallest baby(by 4 ounces).
I had to call the hospital after we left because I still wasn't sure about his middle name.
I don't think he cried more than one time the entire hospital stay.
My little Kyler Leo...
He looked so skinny and small...

he grew to be one of my chubbier babies
...and now
here he is in all his sweetness

...still wearing cloth diapers

...and SO DANG CUTE!
I can't get the pictures off of my new memory card(I am not so skilled at the computer)
So Kylers birthday pictures will remain in my camera until I figure it out.
I can't believe my little boy is ONE today.
Kyler said his first word a few weeks ago-it was 'bye' and so cute. He would say 'baa' and then start waving all by himself.
Today he started clapping for the first time, and I swear he said amen after the prayer.
He is so funny.
He can be screaming mad and waiting on his food but when we bless it-EVERY time we say the blessing he is completely quiet and still until the prayer is over.
He is the biggest tease ever!
and he is such a flirt-At the rodeo last weekend for Pioneer Days, this girl sat behind us and she kept talking to Kyler and Kyler would get super goofy and smile and talk and then he would bury his face in my chest and hide and be shy and then he would do it all over again.
Kyler has made everyone around him very glad to know him and we are very special to be a part of his family.
Happy Birthday Kyler-I Love You!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig

I am so happy to be home I could probably DO a little jig!
The life of this...

and this...
is finally over! I am so happy! We have been here for a week and I don't think we will be leaving any time soon. Poor Reggie had leave for a couple days this last week, but is now also happy to be at home.
Over the past 3 months, I would pack up the kids and follow Reggie to work or be a single parent while he goes off to work for about 5 days. That has been our lives about 90 percent of the last 3 months. I will say that when we would tag along it was like a little work vacation, but now...aahhh to be home again. The traveling circus has retired to Snowflake once again. We have been to Colorado, New Mexico, and we were able to stay at my parents house in Pima a few different times.
After being gone for 3 months and home one week this is what I realized...
1. I am very tired
2. um, where is the maid? "towels in room 311 please" :)
3. my kids were only sick once in the past 3 months
4. we have been home a week and every body has either allergies or colds
5. our house is HOT(good ol' swamp coolers when it's humid-they do NOTHING)
6. I LOVE and appreciate my home way more than ever before
7. I enjoy cooking-however dislike cleaning up
8. I am glad to be home and buy healthy food-and EAT it.
9. I love my ward
10. We live in a great community
11. We are very blessed
12. I REALLY need to appreciate Reggie and his job more
13. my kids have been playing none stop with each other since we've been back
-HAPPILY playing! :)
Well I hope to be posting a little more frequently now...many stories of the last few months to come soon...