Saturday, December 20, 2014

Center Stage...well side stage!

Cole had his first Christmas Program for school on Thursday.  He has been working sooo hard and has been serenading us daily with his songs.  He was very excited to be able to sing them to us which was funny because he did not sing NEARLY as well as he has in the car, tub, bed, table, basement.  You get the idea.  His teacher told them they could all wear pj's so he had them picked out and ready to go when he woke up.  They needed to be clean to go to school!  Lol.

We pulled Tate out of school early so he could come support his brother and Scott took a late lunch break.  Cole was of course adorable.  I took a video of every song but wish I had kept the video rolling after each song.  Some of the videos were too long so I had to upload them to Dropbox. Enjoy!!

This is his class coming in.  You will notice how excited he was to see us.  He continues to say "CHEESE" at the beginning of the song.

This was his favorite song of the day.  I love how at the end he sit and starts to clap.  His face cracks me up!
Happy Holidays

Christmas Star!

After this song of letters and their sound Cole announced to the audience he had made up a song and continued on with the letters and their sounds.  Had everyone chuckling.

Here is a pic of his class.

We finished our day with slushies.  His choice of treat.  I can't believe how quickly he is growing!  Sure love this boy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

5 Months Old!

For years Scott and I tried to have children.  Then came the questions of are we done?  Do we have more?  CAN we have more?  Then Cole came and we were overjoyed but again questions.  Are we done?

I have talked to friends who have known for certain they were done.  I wondered what that would feel like.  How could they know for sure?  Last summer Scott and I were at the end of the questions.  We decided that 12 years of trying to have/grow our family were all we could take and we needed to shut the door on that part of our lives.  I never felt like that was the right thing to do but fertility meds were not working and frankly we were tired.  So I started to think about selling off all the baby items in the attic because there was so much stuff but lets face it, babies need a lot of stuff!!!  Before (thank goodness) I could get things sold I decided to take a 3rd pregnancy test purchased from the Dollar Store and this one came back positive.  You mean to tell me the Dollar Store test worked better then the $16 ones I had been buying?  YES!  In the past we had waited to tell people because of lost pregnancies but this time I knew it was going to stick and I just couldn't keep the smile off my face!

So on through the pregnancy we went knowing this was going to be my last one.  Then came the day she was to be born and even though I had done it twice before I wondered if she could just stay in there.  She didn't really have to come out right?  But of course she did and she was beautiful.  After she was here one of the most AMAZING things happened.  I felt peace.  I had never felt that before concerning having children but there it was.  Sitting in that hospital room holding her I knew for a fact she was our last.  She had just completed our family and in the most beautiful way.  I finally knew what my friends meant when they said they knew for certain they were done!

Now Miss Hailey Jean is 5 months old!  She refuses to sleep, only wants to be held and won't take a paci or bottle and I love her immensely!  I tend to walk around like a zombie in the morning getting Tate ready for school and he puts up with me.  He knows I spend most of my nights awake with Hailey.  He likes to come in at 5:30 in the morning (why do they not sleep?!) while I'm feeding her to say hi before he goes down to read or play.  If I'm lucky I can get back in bed for another 30 min before the alarm goes off to start another day.  She is so loved by her brothers it melts my heart. Snuggles and kisses every morning and night are given and it's almost a contest to see who can make her smile the most.  It's funny though to see how quickly they disperse once she starts crying.  Lol!

So here is our sweet girl, our princess our last.