Tuesday, March 30, 2010

okay, I lied.

I took these today and wanted to share. We played outside most of the day because it was beautiful. Coy pushed his sister on the 'motorcycle'. And took his cousin Colby on a ride through the backyard. So much fun.

suddenly so grown up...
look at those legs...;)

Monday, March 29, 2010

this is all i got.

I now have two kids on the move. Cydney is crawling (kinda like an inch worm) and Coy runs all over the place. That means they're going in opposite directions most of the time and I am too. Whew, I'm tired.

Until next time...;)

Monday, March 22, 2010


I love Springtime. It's so refreshing to watch the grass turn green and the flowers bloom. Coy loves to play outside and I love it too. When it's cold or rainy out, it's so hard for a two year old to contain their energy inside all day. So, thank God for the sunshine!

After surviving a weekend of yucky weather and a few days of strep throat, we went out to the park and played with cousin Colby, Aunt Steph, and Grandma C today. Coy loves Colby and they are two of a kind. They follow each other around and have so much fun. The park is great for Coy and his physical therapy...all the climbing and different levels and the steps. So, it's a win win for me. Coy plays and has fun and dispenses all his energy to get ready for his afternoon nap and momma gets some Vitamin D.

My sister Stephanie is currently 23 weeks pregnant...with another BOY! That makes 6 boys and 2 girls on my side of the family...and 3 boys and 1 girl on Chris's side. Poor Cydney will never have a boyfriend with all those boys around her. ;)

this is a motorized motorcycle...he rides it all over the yard...all over. He's crazy. ;)
this was last week...he was picking grass and putting on his cyd's head...brothers, i tell ya.

I'm really excited about the March for Babies walk next month. We'll be designing our "TEAM COY" t-shirt soon. Let me know (nursekolkhorst@yahoo.com) if you are interested in purchasing one. Thanks to everyone who have donated to March of Dimes in Coy's name! We've raised over $700 so far (although it doesn't show on my bar for some reason)...we are so appreciative of the love & support!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

the months and the march

I swear I just posted how my baby girl was 7 months old. I can't believe that she's already 8 months old. I think I blinked and a whole month passed by. Chris said yesterday, "wow, in just 4 months Cydney will be 1 and you'll be 29." I think my heart sank a bit. My baby girl is almost 1 and I'm almost 30 (I'm one year away, so that counts as 'almost'). Wow, I can't take it.

Can you already see the attitude I have coming my way from this girl? Prissy, pouty, sweet, and happy. All at the same time.

In a change of subject...
March for Babies 2010 is right around the corner (again)! Now this year I am pumped to be able to participate and walk those 5 miles. Last year, I was on the DL due to the fact that I was laying in a hospital bed trying to stay pregnant as long as possible. Obviously, you all know the story so I'm not going to get into why we are passionate about supporting this wonderful organization. The facts are simple...we want to stop prematurity from happening to others. We want all babies born healthy and full term, God willing. March of Dimes is dedicated to this.

So, we ask very kindly, that if you can donate to TEAM COY and help support an organization that has helped us get through some of the toughest days of our lives, please do so. You can click on my fundraiser bar to the right of the page if you'd like to help.

We'd love to see y'all at the walk too. It's April 25th at the University of Houston campus. Sign up at www.marchforbabies.org/team/coy. Coy and Cydney will both be there...(illness free, we hope)! Come join us!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I can't get enough of this little beauty.
Oh, how I can't wait for all the mother-daughter-girlie times ahead.
She's more perfect than I could have ever imagined or dreamed. Thank you Jesus, for this beautiful angel! I just can't get enough!

Monday, March 8, 2010

rodeo round-up

Last Thursday, we ventured out to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It was a beautiful day and Chris was able to come with us for the afternoon. There is nothing like seeing huge cows, bulls, and all kinds of animals up close and personal. Well, not too close, of course. But you know what I mean.

I've gone to the rodeo every year since before I can remember. It's kindof a tradition here in Texas, if you didn't know. ;) And, don't get me wrong...I'm far from a country girl. I've never been on a horse in my life. Born and raised in the city (well, suburbs), but somehow the rodeo brings out the country girl in all.

Coy was scared of the animals at first (duh, thank goodness he didn't think he could pet a bull or giant turkey!). But then he thought it was fun to watch the chickens and goats. Cyd laughed and slept and ate. She herself was an attraction of cuteness for many strangers. I had about 5 people tell me how adorable she was (I know, they probably say that to every mother..). ;)

We had a wonderful time and I was so happy that we went. Last year at this time, I was just about to go on bed rest. It was a rough couple months that have scared me worse than I initially thought. I am so happy to have that behind us and look forward to all that I get to do with my family. I look at Coy and Cydney and am in disbelief of how blessed we are. They are the most precious gifts in the entire world and I don't feel worthy.

Thanks again for all your love and support through the 'thick and thin'. We love you!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

new arrivals

Today while on our weekly Target run, I found the most adorable swimming suit for Cyd. I've been very good at putting things back on the rack after saying, "This is adorable," over and over....but I had to get this.

Can't you see why? It's a size 12 months...and she's only 7.5 months old. I think we'll need another one come summer time! ;)

In other news, Coy threw the first 'embarrassing' fit while in public today. We were at therapy and he absolutely did not want to share a toy car with another little guy (who he knows and has played with before). He lost it when I said he needed to share and take turns. Oh. My. Word. I quickly snatched him up and took him outside to let him calm down. I'm gonna go ahead and say....Terrible Two's have officially arrived!

Speaking of arrived...our new nephew, Eli, was born this Sunday. He's a doll. We didn't know if he was a 'he' or 'she' until he was born...and that about killed me. So glad HE's finally here and healthy!
And speaking of Eli, I never did announce the arrival of Luke and Austin back in December. They arrived at 33 weeks and spent 1o days in the NICU. They are the second set of twins for my brother and his wife. Needless to say, they're busy people.

That's all for now, folks! ;)