and look what I can do....
Thursday, December 10, 2009
and look what I can do....
Our little tree is done and it was picked and decorated with lots of fun, laughs, and love. These are the things the kids will remember. And of course, Christmas decorations are not complete without stockings.
As I finished hanging the stockings and checking to see if the were even. I felt such a peace, all the stockings are now hung. I truly felt complete.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
So a few weeks later, Zane had to go back to the dentist to have his cavities filled. They sedate the kids to do this. They gave him this drink and told me in about 10 minutes he would start to stumble and start get loopy. Around minute 8 I thought there is no way this kid is going to slow down. Then out of blue he couldn't walk or talk. I tried to have sit in my lap but he would not stay.
Mom- "Buddy, stay in my lap because you can't walk."
Zane- "Yes, I can mom."
Then he got off my lap took 2 steps and fell down. It was so funny to watch him. After his appointment I took him to get a doughnut, because he couldn't eat breakfast. He had a hard time eating it and actually he had a hard time holding on to it. He dropped the first one.
Here is video of him when we got home trying eat his doughnut. The poor kid was out of it. However, he never fell asleep. In about a hour he was back to his normal self.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Krew is doing great. Early last night he found his voice. I got the camera out to capture his little sounds and instead I got him sneezing. The sounds that come from him are the sweetest. He has not really cried yet, however, he does let his option known when needs to eat. I heard that at 5:30 this morning. He is sweet little guy. And I am loving having the one on one time with him in the hospital. I know once I get home I have to fight 3 little kids that are going to want to have their time with him.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Krew Micheal VanderLinden. He arrived October 10th at 2:38pm. Tipping the scales at 8 lbs 14 ounces and 21 inches long.
I woke up Saturday morning about 3:30 am with contractions. I could tell that these contractions were not false labour again. I called my mom in AZ and gave her the heads up that today was going to be baby day. My contractions were coming every 3 minutes until about 6. They slowed down just enough to allow me a little power nap. At around 7 the kids were up and Symen was making them pancakes. We headed to hospital and checked in at 10:10.
To my surprise I was already dilated to a 6. Symen, Leah, and Tracee were all there with me. They were great coaches. They helped stay relaxed and focused. Without them I would not have been able to go naturally, which is something I really wanted to do. Things were going along great and when he was ready to come, he came. Two pushes and he was here. My sister who is in OK doing some training before she goes to Iraq was able to Skype in. She actually got see the baby before me. It was great that she was able to share my delivery with me. My mom, arrived shortly after around 4:00 pm.
He is so cute, he looks like Garrit and Zane mixed together. And man a live does this boy have hair. He has a full head of black hair. This would explain my bottle a week of Tums. Also, to no surprise he is a good eater.The kids are excited that Krew is finally here.
So, here we are one big happy family. There is a sweet peace in knowing that my family is complete, that all my angles are here for me to love. I have a wonderful family and I am truly blessed by loving Heavenly Father.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Symen took the kids for a little hike.
Dad and Emilee on the hydro-slide. I laughed so hard watching these two, I thought I was going to go into labor.
Garrit and Dad on the hydro-slide. Is that a smile I see on Garrit?
Things went more smoothly with Zaner. Zane is loving it.
Poor Garrit, the kid is so skinny, his pants would not stay up at all.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Emilee is off to 2nd grade. I seriously have no idea when that girl grew up. She is so full of life, she wants to do everything and not miss out on one thing life has to offer her. She lives for now and enjoys every minute of day. She is a amazing girl, the world is hers for the taking.