Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First day of (pre)school

Coy had his first day of preschool last week... 
it was hard to let him go, but I knew he'd have a blast.  He's been twice and (so far) he is really enjoying it!  Doesn't he look so grown up?  I can't believe that's my baby...

Friday, August 20, 2010

a long week.

We've had quite the week.  On Sunday night Coy started coughing.  He kept coughing and coughing and coughing.  Nothing was making it stop.  I desperately wanted to wait until his Pediatrician opened because I HATE taking him to doctors that don't know him.  But, it was to a point that I didn't think we could wait another couple hours.  SO off to the ER we went.  Long story short, he was diagnosed with possible pneumonia/bronchiolitis and we stayed overnight in the hospital. 

In the meantime, Cydney started running fever late Sunday and was seen by the Pediatrician on Monday.  She was diagnosed with flu and strep (which Coy tested negative for).  I couldn't believe it!  I felt terrible that I couldn't be in two places at once.  It is terrible when both babies get sick at the same time.

Thank God ( we have been secluded for the rest of the week except for the Starbucks drive thru) both babies are feeling much better.  I hope we can stay as healthy as possible...having sick babies is not fun! 

We were playing in the house yesterday and I thought I'd practice a bit with the camera.  I told Cydney to smile and she put her hand to her ear and said "Hi".  She loves to pretend she's on the phone.  Everytime I'm on the phone with her close by she says "bye bye" before I can even hang up.  She also says baby, bubba, ball, book, night night, more, momma, dadda, and no-no.  It's so bizarre for us to hear all this after having Coy who we have to pry words out of.  Isn't she adorable?

Coy's speech has really developed and he is putting more and more together.  He loves to say "Hi Nana, Hi Papa."  Precious.  I just can't get over how amazing he is.  I mean he melts my heart just looking at him.  Being in the hospital with him again was really tough on Chris & I; mentally, physically, emotionally.  All those helpless feelings of his NICU days are still so raw.  Coy missed Cydney so much during those 24 hours.  He kept asking for her...talk about heartbreaking!  He really loves her so much and it was tough having them apart.  I was so HAPPY to get out of there early the next day.

Anway--I told him to give me his best smile in the picture below...and that's what I got.  I am obviously ruining my chances of getting any good photos of him when he gets older.   And he smiles and laughs all day long.  I think he's tired of being mommy's practice subject.  Ha! 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

life is a beach.

We headed out to the beach again last week  The kids loved the sand and had the best time.  Can't ya tell? 

Cousin Ryder
Cydney wasn't so sure about the water though...
Okay, I had to get in on one picture...
I LOVE this picture of Eli...isn't he handsome?

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Doesn't this smile warm your heart?  He's so precious. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

For the love of jeans

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I'm a sucker for a good pair of jeans.  Even when I was young, all I'd ever want to buy were jeans.  Weird, I know.  So we went school clothes shopping this week, and somehow we came home with 6 (yes, S-I-X) pairs of jeans (4 for Coy and 2 for Cydney).  Let me explain before you think I've absolutely lost my mind.  Baby Gap was having a sale "Buy one pair, Get one for $10" and also "Buy 4 pairs, Get the 5th pair FREE".  There happened to be a pair on the clearance rack for $5.67 that I couldn't leave behind.  And, suddenly, we were coming home with 6 pairs of jeans.   
She loves to stand up, but not walking yet!
She took two steps hanging on to her brother...
These two love to pull out this drawer (hello, cabinet locks!)...
He looked so cute in his new jeans, belt, and shirt...but I couldn't get him to smile at me for anything...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

summer days...

This boy LOVES to be outside.  He would sleep outside if I let him.  He's all boy, and just like his daddy.  We played outside today before our naps and he gave me the sweetest look.  Isn't he gorgeous? 

sent from heaven

Since our baby girl turned 1 year old a few weeks ago, I have been wanting to capture the perfect picture of her.  I see her as an angel with the most delicate beauty.  We were all sick last week (YUCK!) with Strep...they kind that makes you throw up.  It. was. not. fun.  Over the weekend, we all felt so much better and I grabbed the boys (Chris & Coy) and had them help me get the sweetest picture of Cydney.  It only took a few minutes, but somehow the boys would have rather been fishing or exploring the woods behind our house.  I don't know..whatever boys like to do.  :)  So without further ado, here is our angel, sent straight from heaven above...I absolutely love it. 

Does it get any sweeter?