Monday, July 31, 2006

I almost forgot to post this one....her first pedicure:)!! Posted by Picasa
Shayden Starr's new trick...we are SO proud:)!!! Posted by Picasa
Bishop shows off his muscles & his new hairdo:) Posted by Picasa
Brad tries to get a smile... Posted by Picasa are a LITTLE goofy... Posted by Picasa
Daddy FINALLY got a Smile:)!! Posted by Picasa
She has to kick that leg up to get over on her side... Posted by Picasa
THERE!! She made it!!! Posted by Picasa
This picture with Binksie is to show how much she is growing...I realized this weekend how much she has grown!!! Posted by Picasa

Another LONG weekend...

It was another long weekend. Mom & I left early Monday afternoon to go to Altus. We left early because Shayden seems to travel better in the afternoons. The guys came later that evening. It was a weekend of many firsts as you can imagine. Getting up on Saturday morning & not having her there to talk to was EXTREMELY hard. And we decided to have a family lunch on Sunday before coming home & Mom was left to prepare it. I told Jodi that it was scary that she was in charge of the meals now...she said it was scarier that I was second in command of the kitchen now:)!! How true:)!!!
All in all, things are going well. Things are settling down a little. I realized this weekend as people were passing Shayden around just how much she has grown!! She really is getting big. She has learned how to roll over on her side. It takes great effort & is quite comical to watch but she can do it. She is getting good at imitating mommy & daddy. She can stick her toungue out like a pro...that's a great picture, huh?! She is beginning to smile at us...I can't wait to hear her laugh!! Bishop has been a pill lately...he is MR. INDEPENDENCE!! He is testing all of the may be a long week as I try to get him back in line. He is old enough to feel all of the tension that has been going on so I know it has just been a response to that. But we still have to fix just is not fun!!!!
I pray that things will continue to get back in order. We are having a garage sale this times!!!
Can I just say...I am half way through with my Christmas shopping?!?!?!? Sorry..I just wanted to brag...:)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Something new...

Feast One-Hundred & Four...I am trying something new. These are little blog forms that just let you tell more about yourself. It is a feast of information...get it?!?! :)

Appetizer: What's the funniest dream you can remember having?
I dreamt that couldn't get home. I just kept driving & driving & was SO lost!! Not too funny but probably great to analyze:)!

Soup: If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
This is a TOUGH question...I love dogs!! I think I would like to be a Corgi. They are EXPECTED to be fat:)!! They are so fat that they are just CUTE!! And they are usually spoiled housedogs...gotta love that!

Salad: Continue this sentence: "I get confused when..."
People try to be something they aren't. When you know someone & then all of a sudden someone else walks up & they become a different person...I don't get that. Why do we have to impress people?! I also don't get people who judge & condemn other can NEVER really know what is in someone's heart or what they have been through. Just smile & hug them anyways!!!!

Main Course: Name two things that need to be done, but you are procrastinating in completing.
1) Putting pictures in my photo album...I don't really know why...I guess because I am so behind.
2) Packing...I really need to get busy!!!

Dessert: When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
I am trying these new blog things...I kind of like them. They are quick, easy & fun:)! I also have started trying aromatherapy stuff...I have discovered that lavander truly is a relaxing smell...I had no idea...I always thought that stuff was hokey:)!!!
My two crazy kids...;) Posted by Picasa
Shayden gets to hang out with another of her boyfriends...Caden:) Posted by Picasa
Shayden takes a snooze with her Ladybug bear:)!! Posted by Picasa
THANKS GIRLIES!!! It was the best birthday I have had in a LONG time!!!! Posted by Picasa
I can't believe that I am posting this but I wanted to tell everyone what GREAT husband I have. He planned me a surprise birthday party:)!! (I hate pictures of me right now...lots of baby weight to lose:(!! Posted by Picasa
I walked into Bishop's room one afternoon & realize what he had learned to do. He told me that this is how he "flies." He slaps his chest like Tarzan, yells "Geronimo" & face plants into the mattress. For those of you who have baby out...your turn is COMING!!! (For the record...he was reprimanded for this...please do not call CPS!!)
This is what happens when you let your little boy play in the dirt for hours:)!! Posted by Picasa
Mom FINALLy got to give Shayden a bath...;) Posted by Picasa
Shayden ALWAYS lets us know how she REALLY feels:) Posted by Picasa
Bishop found a turtle to ride at the mall:) Posted by Picasa

Lack of Posts....

I know I have been a big time slacker on posts lately. Life has just been difficult lately & I didn't want to post depressing blogs. It has been a long two months starting with the birth of our daughter to my grandma getting very sick & then passing away to a now colicky baby. Things are looking up...I am trying to channel my grief into something positive. My grandmother was a WONDERFUL women who I intend to blog on very soon...I just haven't had the strength to write it yet. The best thing I can do is practice what SHE preached:)! That said...I have been doing a crummy job but things are looking up...

I just want to thank everyone for all the prayers & support, the cards, the flowers. The prayers were certainly felt & are probably what is keeping us all going. We are going to Altus again today to finish up some things & help my grandpa get going. He has had someone to take care of him for 56 years so he needs to learn how to do laundry & little things:)! He DOES know how to run the dishwasher already:)!! So...thank you again!!!

I will be back on track next week. Shayden is doing better & things are settling down a bit. Here are a couple of pictures from this week (not very many...I have been slacking on that too!!)

Have a GREAT weekend!!!!

Monday, July 17, 2006

On a lighter note...

We have had more bad news but I am not even going to blog about it tonight. It is all in God's hands & I know that He will handle it. Even in the midst of tragedy I can recognize His love for us...He is awesome.

I just wanted to post some pictures from this weekend. It was a long, hard weekend but we had some fun too. Our hotel had an indoor pool so we decided it was time for Shayden's first swim. She didn't stay in long but she never even cried. It was warm water so she probably thought it was a bath & she loves those:)! I just couldn't get over how cute she was in her made me laugh so hard:)! She was just too precious!!! She has another one that is even cuter than that so I can't wait to take her again!!!

Love you guys...thanks for the continued support!!
Shayden's first swimsuit:)!!! I just love it!!  Posted by Picasa
She looks better in her swimsuit than I look in mine:)! Isn't that the cutest?!?!? Posted by Picasa
Look, Robin...she is still flashing signs:) Posted by Picasa
Shayden's first Swim:) Posted by Picasa
Aaahhhh....that's better...:) Posted by Picasa
"DOn't let me go, daddy!!" Posted by Picasa
Even though it doesn't look like it...she was enjoying it!! Posted by Picasa