Friday, June 8, 2012

Newborn Pictures

 At 10 days old I had Kamryn's newborn pictures taken.  The photographer, Angela, came to my house and spent over 2 hours working with Kamryn.  I was so pleased with the outcome.  I absolutely love the pictures and feel that she captured some really precious shots of my baby.  Kamryn was very good. She was awake and alert and had no problem with us molding and bending her into different poses.  She just went with the flow without complaining.  She is such an easy, mellow baby.  Angela was great, I didn't feel stressed at all.  The thing was very low key and comfortable.  Which I am glad for, because I tend to get stressed out when it comes to picture taking.  I am so happy that I have these beautiful pictures to capture such a beautiful baby.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Shower

A week after Kamryn was born my young women gave me a baby shower.  They wanted to wait until I had the baby so they knew what I was having. 

Baby girl=PINK! PINK! PINK!  

Brooke Foster and Simonetta Domenech planned the whole thing.  
They did a fantastic job!!

Great food
Fun games
Fantastic Company

Brooke and Simonetta invited all of the young women and young women leaders. 
 We had a great turn out.

I love my young women. 
 They are so special and mean so much to me.

Throwing a baby shower for me was such an act of love and I appreciate all of their hard work to put it together.  
My young women are seriously the best. 
 I really think of them as my own daughters.

 Cute pink decorations!

 Adi, Rio, Emily, McKayla


 Brooke and Simonetta.....the party planners!

 Lynsie and Brighton

 Fabulous leaders....Jody, Jolie, Ashley, and Jenni

 Jasmine and boy I don't know 
 (he was a friend of someone's) 

 Kamryn slept through the whole thing, even while being passed around

Kamryn's Shower September 10, 2011

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Coming Home

 Kamryn came home on Sunday September 4th.  
Kobe was at Aunt Lacy's.  Kennedy was at our friend, Jenni Callister's and Kade was at Uncle Shane and Aunt Robin's house.  
They were all so nice to keep the kids an extra night so that we could have one night to get some sleep and rest before everyone was home.
Monday was Labor day so there was no school.  So it was nice to not have to worry about schedules and getting the kids out the door for school.

Our first night home was very quiet and relaxing.  I was in a lot of pain so it was nice to sleep in my own bed and be in the comfort of my own home.

The next day, on Monday the kids came home to meet their new baby sister.  
It was love at first sight for all of them.  
They were mesmerized.  
They could not get enough of her and wanted to hold her or touch her constantly.
At first it was a little overwhelming, but it was great to see them so in love with their baby sister.

Kennedy is what we expected.  
The perfect big sister. 
 I could not have asked for a better helper and little "mom" than Kennedy. 
She loves Kamryn so much and does so much for her and me. 
 She really is Kamryn's second mom.  
Sometimes I don't know what I would do without Kennedy.

Kade is also a great big brother. 
 He is very good at entertaining Kamryn and sitting and talking with her to help her from crying. 
 He is also always willing to get me diapers or wipeys or whatever else I just might need.
I was worried at first how he would react to Kamryn since he has been the baby for so long but it has never been a problem.  
He can not get enough of her and just loves her to pieces.  
He loves to hold her and snuggle with her.

 Kobe surprised us the most with how much he loves and adores Kamryn. 
 He definitely is her protector and always wants to see how she is doing and to make her laugh.  
There have been some very precious moments between Kobe and Kamryn that I hope to remember forever.
He is so gentle and loving with her, it is so amazing to see.
He is a great big brother to her and such a good help to me.

It is official....we are a family of SIX!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Back to school

School Year: 2011-2012

The night before school started Kennedy carefully laid out her whole outfit

and so did Kobe

They are ready for school to start and so am I.

Kennedy Chase is now a First Grader

and Kobe Burke is a 2nd Grader

and this little man is still in preschool

YIPPEE for school!!!!!

The Party!

The Festivities.....

Birthday presents

Followed by cake and ice cream

For Kobe's birthday party we played glow in the dark dodgeball at the church. It was so much fun! I think this is one of my favorite parties that I have thrown. It didn't matter the age of the kid, every one had such a great time and nobody wanted to leave.

We had glow in the dark dodge balls and every kid wore glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces.

Eight is Great!!

Kobe turned 8 in the beginning of August.
We were so lucky to have all of my family here to help celebrate.
Kobe was so excited to have all of his cousins at his birthday party!

On the big day...

We started the morning off with presents and donuts for breakfast

BB gun!!
Watch out Kade and Kennedy

His very own fish tank to put in his room!

Happy Birthday Kobe! I can't believe that you are 8. We love you so very much and are so proud of who you are.