Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Valentine's Pictures, haircuts and lost teeth

So I was about a week late taking Valentine's pictures of the kids this year.  But none the less I got them done.  Also these pictures show Rachel's, Haley's and Kayla's new haircuts.  Rachel's hair was cut really short, but it looks so good on her!
Also both Rachel and Haley have lost their first teeth (see pics below).  Haley lost her first one on January 19th and Rachel lost her first one on February 12th.  As of the writing of this blog post, Rachel has lost 2 baby teeth.  Rachel and Haley are behind on loosing their baby teeth.  The dentist had told us that due to their extreme prematurity, they would lose their baby teeth later than normal.

Kayla, Rachel, Haley

Pics of Rachel and Haley's new smiles!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Brandon's First Haircut

Just want to document this since my blog is my journal.  I'm glad I have this blog to document the goings on with all the kids in our family.  Brandon is our last baby and he is going through a lot of firsts that I want to document and to be able to look back on.  So with that said, Brandon got his first haircut back on January 18th.  He wasn't happy during the haircut but he looked so cute after it was done!

Before picture.  His hair was so long.
Not happy about the haircut

After picture.  Looks so much better

I took more after pictures of Brandon's new haircut a few days after.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Brandon at 13 months and 1 year old pictures

I thought I better get this post done before he turns 14 months.  Brandon turned 13 months back on January 14.  He weighed 20 pounds, 2 oz.  Since it has been a month, I can't remember all the little things he has done, but he has been saying ma, ma and da, da.  He started this mid to late January.  He can wave bye, bye and he also started clapping his hands (end of January).  He is a little behind on starting these things, but I am so happy he is making progress.  He is such an attentive and alert little boy.  He likes to watch all that is going on and he especially likes people.  He is a little flirt and loves to smile at people.

Physically, he is still army crawling, but is getting faster.  He still isn't sitting up.  It is discouraging but I know he will be able to do it eventually.  I have to continue to be patient and continue to have faith....  

So I was late with getting his one year old pictures taken but I did get them taken when he turned 13 months.  So these pictures are his 13 month/1 year old photos.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Family Pictures

After posting about our 10 year wedding anniversary, I realized I never posted our most recent family pictures that were taken back in October 2016.  So here they are....

Kayla 4 years, Brandon 10 months, Haley & Rachel 7 years

The pictures below are additional pictures I took on a different day.  The photographer wasn't able to get individual pictures of the kids due to a lack of cooperation.  I'm thankful for the ones above that he did get.

Rachel and Brandon
Haley and Rachel

Sunday, February 5, 2017

10th year Wedding Anniversary

So I will be trying to catch up on these blog posts from the past month.  To start it off Thomas and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on January 12th!!!  We have gone through quite a bit the past 10 years together.  Our biggest is that we had 10 kids in 10 years!!  That is amazing and we are so grateful for eternal families and that we will see our other children again.  We look forward to that reunion.  We have also gone through excitement, heartache, joy, sorrow, miracles, death, pain, amazement, happiness and so much more.  We have gone through several jobs, the opening of two businesses and have lived in the same city and house since getting married.  Its been a journey, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Here's to more years of marriage ahead.