Well Ashlyn has been in need of a trim for some time now. Her hair gets so tangled and I knew it was time. Well I set up an appointment with a friend and as we were driving I asked her what she wanted. She said I want to cut it short! I really LOVE that girls hair. It's so beautiful!!!! But it is her hair. So I quickly pulled up Pinterest and tossed her my phone. She found a cute bob that she wanted. So when we got to my friends house she pulled her hair into some braids so we could donate the hair. I truly love the cut and I am sure it will be a breeze to take care of but man I can't wait for it to grow back! Ashlyn also mentioned that we now look the same since my hair is shorter too. Okay got to love a girl that wants to be like mommy! Melt my heart sweetie!
She doesn't understand what donating means so she was not amused here. Look at those long locks!!!
Meet my daughter that already acts older, and now looks it even more! Also glad she had pictures recently with her long hair!
It's no April Fools Nolan is 5 months old!!! How is that possible? Nolan got two teeth at the end of March. Can't wait to snap that first toothy grin! He is trying hard to sit up on his own. So strong! He adores his daddy and looks for him all the time when he hears him speak. Sadly for me it doesn't seem he is getting enough from nursing alone, so we have started to supplement with formula. I hate that since I didn't have to do this with any of the other kids. Of course him getting what he needs is most important. Nolan loves holding his hands together, and it's pretty much adorable. He loves sleeping on his side or tummy. He also has been sleeping in his crib since mid March. He is doing well. He was sleeping through the night, but occasionally will wake up to nurse in the early mornings. He started blowing raspberries, and I still need to capture it on video. He is such a calm baby most of the time and brings such a sweet spirit into this crazy hectic home. Nolan is weighing in around 15 pound and is 26 inches long!
Nolan has been showing signs of teeth for awhile now. This morning I felt that first tooth has finally popped through. I feel so bad for this sweet babe. I hope he is able to handle the next teeth that will be coming soon. I attempted to get a picture but he was not having it. I don't blame him, but I can't wait for that first tooth grin!!!! Nolan is almost 5 months old. I think he may be the earliest to teeth. I can't remember though.
Brian almost died March 14th. I am so over emotional! I am so grateful that I found him when I did and took the actions quickly yet calmly to get the help he needed. He had been working on his truck and the transmission came apart and while Brian was under the truck it started to roll down our driveway. Brings body was in the way and literally he stopped the truck from rolling into the street more than it did. Our front door happened to be open and I heard a crash and him yell. Well with Brian that's not an uncommon thing but something told me to book it outside and I found him unresponsive under the truck stuff up under the drivers side. Rayle happened to follow me out and I told him to run to get Jesse Brown our neighbor two doors down. I ran and got my phone and dialed 911. From the time I found him and the paramedics arriving took less than 10 minutes. They pulled him out from under the truck and loaded him up. I didn't know what I would find t the hospital. I got the kids loaded and headed for my moms house to drop off the kids. I kept Nolan with me since I was not prepared and didn't have any bottles ready. Candy met me at moms and she drove me and Nolan to Scottsdale Osborn hospital. This hospital is known to be a great trauma hospital. When we got there and got to see Brian we learned that he had to have a ventilator as he was struggling to breath while in the ambulance. X-Rays also showed he had 8 broken ribs, a broken sternum and left clavicle. His lungs were also bruised. He was sedated and was on the ventilator from r 24 hours. He was finally able to show he could breath on his own and that was a great day. Brian doesn't remember a whole lot of Sunday and Monday. Tuesday the 17th he had surgery to repair his clavicle. He now is the proud owner of a melt plate and some screws! Brian was released from the hospital on Friday 20th. We are happy he is home but it will be a long road to recovery. I am just glad that Heavenly Father didn't choose now to take him from us. Jesse Brown gave him a blessing while under the truck. He also got a blessing from our Bishop while in the ER and the night before his surgery.
We have had lots help and prayers on our behalf and I know they have all been felt and appreciated!
We decided to make a drive down to Tucson for a day at Reid Park Zoo for Spring Break. The older boys have not been since we lived in Coolidge. Ashlyn and Nolan have never been obviously. The drive was pretty relaxing and we didn't hit too much traffic. We got some lunch and then went to the zoo. The kids really had a great time! Nolan slept like a dream and I used our Mei tai and it was so nice to have him close to me all day!
Time is just flying by and Nolan is 4 months old. Nolan is smiling and starting to laugh more every day. He lights up when anyone talks to him. He is doing great at night and is such a good baby. He is starting to teeth and is a tad cranky in the afternoons. So glad to have this cutie in our family!!! Nolan weight is lower than I expected at his well check. He weighs in at 13lbs 5oz his length is 25 1/2" long. But he of course looks perfect still! All our kids were not big chubby babies! Even now Rayle and Teagan are pretty lean. Ashlyn is just sold. Don't pick her up if you have a bad back haha.
We had Blue and Gold and it was fun the entire family could make it. The kids all enjoyed the food and hanging out with their cub scouts buddies! Rayle also was able to finish up and his Bobcat (long overdue). The boys need to hustle and earn their next awards before May. Love the scouting program!!!
Ashlyn was invited to a birthday party from a girl she sits on the bus with. The party was at SkateLand. It's been since before Nolan was born that we have been to SkateLand. Ashlyn got a little mad she was not picking it right back up right away. She wanted me to rent a skating helper, but I knew she would be okay. I noticed most of the kids just don't skate well like it was when I was a kid. Ashlyn had a great time and it was fun to get out and go with her to the party!
I am so grateful to be able to be a mother to my lovely kiddos!!! This week has been long but good! I have worked Monday through tonight (Friday) so I have really only seen my older kids in the morning and for about a half hour once they get home from school. I miss them so much!!! Glad I don't work tomorrow but we have lots to do in our garage and I hope they will be really helpful! Nolan is growing like a champ! I am anxious to see how much he weighs because I do not trust our scale. He looks like he is gained a lot and his cute cheeks I just want to eat them up. He is sleeping through the night as I am feeding him when I get home. Before he woke up around three now he's waking up when I get up in the morning to get the kids going. He is such a sweet baby. Last week he rolled over from back to tummy. He doesn't like to be on his tummy's, so he usually cries. He's drooling a lot so I think teeth are coming soon can you get irritable but nothing we can't handle he's alert and less to get smiles and we're still waiting for some laughs. It truly is wonderful to have a baby in the house again, and Ashlyn is asking for a sister, let's just take a break on that and enjoy Nolan for a while. Rayle is earning his Bobcat at the Blue and Gold Banquet next week. Ashlyn will have her tumbling recital in May and we can't wait! Teagan had his science fair project due this month. He chose to do his project on electrolysis of water. He did a great job and his project looked amazing. However he was not chosen as a finalist, because he didn't do one part and that was needed. He thinks he would've been in the finals had he done that one part but he still did a great job!!! We got the kids spring pictures and I can't believe one how adorable they are and two how grown up all the kids look!!! It seriously has flown by so incredible fast! Teagan will be 11 in May! Seems like yesterday I was holding him in my arms like I am with Nolan now! Again so grateful to my Father in Heaven for the opportunity to have these four kids to love and nurture.
I am a planner, how do I know this? When I have events I need to know numbers. I have to prep and make sure I am covered. Well I asked and didn't get a lot of response so when in doubt over plan. We still have chicken salad sandwich mix in our freezer! But it's not about all the extra food I prepared. It's about the day Nolan was blessed. I was able to find a very cute little white outfit at Crismon's Boutique. I happened to take my mom with me and she said she use to get dressed for my sister and I at Crismon's when we were little. How fun it's actually right up the street from where we grew up. Well all the kids were excited for Nolan and the blessing. They did great that Sacrament. But as soon as Brian was done with the blessing of Nolan the kids wanted out of there. Sorry kids we have to stay until Sacrament is done! Then after I wanted to get some pictures. It didn't work out so great! Wish we had taken the time to do some before hand. Oh well can't go back now.
The kids were all such a treat especially Ashlyn and Rayle. Teagan and Nolan were pretty great though.
I saw an idea on Pinterest and had to recreate it today with our Nolan babe. The picture was with an older baby possibly a toddler lying in cars shaped into a heart. Well since Nolan only has two real favorites right now, binkies and boobs, I decided to just use hearts! 😉 Your welcome!
I have wanted to go and do this for a few years but it's never happened. There are studios that you can go to and learn how to paint a picture and just get in your creative grove. Well like mentioned above its never happened. Now that we had Nolan I knew that again this year would not look promising to go and happen. Well a few weeks back while browsing on my favorite FB group I found a lady that will actually come to you!!! So I set it up and we had the party last night!!! I am so glad I was able to do this and enjoy the company of some friends!!! Ashlyn was a tad of a turd because she wanted to be involved, so I got her one of my extra canvas and she made her own picture. I hope the other ladies that came had fun as well and I think I want to make this an annual event for my birthday! It's fun to see we all have the same painting but then we so don't. Each one is just a little different!
Brian and I got married on March 30, 2002. We are happily married with 3 wonderful children. We were blessed with Teagan in May of 2004. In June of 2006 Rayle joined our family. The newset addition is Ashlyn who was born in August of 2009. We love our children and they mean everything to us.