i hope everyone is having a merry christmas. we are enjoying the holidays here in CO. it is a white christmas this year; it's so pretty. the boys are playing with their new toys/games and i am enjoying some quiet time with austin by the fire. unfortunately kyle had to work today at noon but we had a great morning together. we also had a great christmas eve together. we took the boys ice skating in louisville. they have a small outdoor rink- it is pretty cool. it was cold and crowded but we still had fun.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
the boys are so excited about trick-or-treating! i have Captain Rex running around AND a vampire. this is peyton's first year to be scary!
i also have the cutest baby pumpkin laying around all warm and snuggly.
they are so ready to get the party started!
i hope everyone has a safe and fun halloween!
Posted by Mary at 5:02 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2009
i had to post pictures from the pumpkin patch this afternoon! austin was so cute in the pumpkin pile! ;)
it was VERY windy- but it was a pretty nice day other than that. peyton & brendan rode a few rides and ran through the corn maze. we picked out 2 good pumpkins and took a few pics. we are all ready for fall!
Posted by Mary at 4:07 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
pop monkey's all over the place. this room is so adorable! i love the way it turned out. i love the monkeys and the colors. it is my favorite room in the house to be in- and it's a good thing because i am going to be spending a lot of time in this room! ;) the lightswitch even has the monkey on it.i hope austin knows that this paint stays on the walls!! that brown stripe was NOT easy! it's pretty neutral- i bet we can find something that goes with it when he gets older... for now- it is perfect.
Posted by Mary at 9:31 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
Austin arrived on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 3:04pm.
My doctor sent me to the hospital after my appointment on the 17th because he found protein in my urine. At the hospital, I started a 24 hr. urine collection. My doctor started the steroid shots to help Austin's lungs along- just in case. On Tuesday it was confirmed...I had severe toxemia. To be severe, 5 grams of protein is found in the urine. I had 7.5 grams!
I got the second steroid shot on Tuesday and the delivery was set for Wednesday at 2pm. I was so scared- my due date wasn't for another 5 weeks! He wasn't due until Sept. 25th! But I started to feel much better when all the nurses told me that my doctor was the BEST! I fully trusted him before, but it's nice to know everyone thinks that way.
After a LONG night, it was delivery day. I don't think I could have been more nervous. I was so scared of the c-section. Just the anticipation was killing me. My nurse that morning was wonderful and I knew she would be in the room with me during the surgery. That helped a lot.
Once she started prepping me for surgery, I started shaking. The spinal wasn't that bad, but it took forever for the guy to get it right. Once that was done, I was feeling a little better. My doctor calmed me down a little when he came in- a familiar face. Then Kyle came in- that was calming, too. He was by my side throughout the surgery. I don't remember anything, really, until my doctor said "He's almost here". A minute later I heard Austin cry. That has to be the most amazing sound- the first cry after they enter the world. I started crying! The nurses did what they needed to do and a few minutes later they brought my new son over to me. He is amazing; perfect! I only got to see him for a minute before they took him to the NICU. He weighed 4lbs., 13ozs. and was 17 inches long. He had to stay in the NICU during our whole hospital stay, but he was never on oxygen or a feeding tube at all. He stayed one extra night in the hospital after I was released. We brought him home on Monday, August 24th.
Peyton & Brendan are both proud big brothers. They love Austin so much! He is an amazing addition to our family!
Welcome Home, baby Austin! We love you!
Posted by Mary at 2:13 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
the boys start at their new school today. they were pretty excited this morning! we went to open house last night. we all met both of their teachers- ms. evans (b) and ms. kircher (p). they seem really nice. the boys filled their desks with their new school supplies.
i am excited for this year. i know they are going to adjust quickly and make new friends. they got off to a great start this morning at the bus stop...:)
Posted by mary at 11:29 AM
Thursday, May 28, 2009
brendan's kindergarten diploma- he had an awesome year in ms. koch's pm class at cotton creek. he has learned so much in one school year- it is amazing! ms. koch also made all the kiddos scrapbooks of their year in her class. the books are so neat! there are pictures of all the individual kids, the two field trips they went on, and a class picture.
we will miss this school a lot! brendan made a lot of good friends in kinder that he will miss. he is pretty nervous about moving to a new school for first grade- but i keep telling him he will do just fine.
my little boy is growing up!
Posted by Mary at 6:33 PM
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I went in for a 4D ultrasound on Wednesday, the 6th and we are having a boy! He looks perfect. We got a lot of pictures during the session. I've posted my two favorites. I am going back at 28 weeks so we can get some more cool pictures of him before he enters the world.
We are still deciding on a name, although I really like the name Austin. We'll see. We have time to decide. I can't believe I'm half way! It's going by so fast.
Posted by Mary at 9:38 AM
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The boys and I drove to Texas for the week to see family. We stayed in Dallas for a few days and spent some time with my in-laws. We then headed to Killeen/Austin. I finally got to see my nephew, Deacon. The boys thought he was the coolest thing. We also saw my sister, my mom, my grandfather, great granny and Kyle's grandma. The boys and I spent a few hours with my friend, Jenny and her little boy, too.
The worst part of the trip was the weather! There were a few sunny days, but it was rainy for the most part. :( Oh well. We did manage to be in a hail storm, too. Peyton thought that was pretty cool. I still need to get my car looked at from that one...
Anyway- we all had a lot of fun. I'm glad I decided to make the trip. It's always great to see family...even though it involved a VERY long car drive. I survived.
Oh yeah, it started snowing the second we hit the CO state line...imagine that! ;)
Posted by Mary at 11:57 AM
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Ahhh...it is great to be in a house again! We finally made the decision to buy in Colorado. We closed on February 19th. Our house is a 3 bedroom/2.5 bath 2 story with a full basement. I think the boys love the backyard the best. They have already met the neighbor kids...they love it here! The dog does, too. ;)
We are planning on being in this house for a long time- especially if I paint all these walls. We better! :) Anyone that knows us- knows that we move quite regularly. Well, that is going to stop! I'm done!
In other great news...we are expecting baby #3. Due September 25th! ;)
Posted by Mary at 7:25 PM
Friday, January 02, 2009
I hope everyone had a great New Year's! Kyle and I were able to pull the boys away from the Wii for the day. We spent the day in Evergreen, CO and in downtown Denver. The lake in Evergreen was frozen over completely and people were ice skating and ice fishing. It was really cool to see. We walked across the lake (the boys each fell a few times) and enjoyed a little hike. We had a blast walking around Denver looking at lights. We also went on a carriage ride downtown. It was a lot of fun. Brendan kept asking if we could go faster... It was ONE horse that seemed pretty lazy, to be honest. We had a hard enough time making it through the stop lights with that one! :) The boys thought getting to touch the horse was even better than the ride.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a great day. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2009 to everyone!
Posted by Mary at 2:39 PM