Thursday, January 31, 2013

334 days.

333 days.

That's how long my precious Isaiah lived.

333 days.

So much happened in those 333 days it feels like it was much longer. But in hindsight it was so short. Only 333 days.

Yesterday was monumental. Renzi and I both secretly knew it was, but neither of us mentioned it to one another. I went about my day and tried to pretend it was normal. I know he did the same. We briefly mentioned it before bed but I brushed it aside. That's what I do sometimes....pretend that things aren't happening. I guess it's my defense mechanism.

Yesterday was Walker's 333rd day.

And today.....on his 334th day, we woke up to this....

These two precious loving, wrestling, fussing, stinky, hungry boys.

And I thanked The Lord for another day with my sons. And I said a prayer for my Isaiah. May he always know how amazing he is. How loved he is. How he will NEVER be forgotten.

I am reminded over and over again how thankful I am that we had the courage, the faith, to put ourselves out there and have another child. Our family would not be complete without Walker, Isaiah and Jackson.

We may not all be together now, but I know we will all be together again someday! And oh what a family reunion that will be!!!

Looking forward to the next phase of life with these kiddos. No matter what life brings us, I know we will make it through.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Walker Stone is 11 months old!

My little man is 11 months old!!

It's been a bit of a rough month for Walker bear with the sick bug. RSV, Cold, Ear infection and cold again. Not to mention the poor baby has 2 hernias in his "boy area." Surgery next Monday to fix that! Doc thinks he coughed so hard when he had RSV that is how they popped out. My boys and their "marbles." Anyone remember the story about Jackson and his marbles??? Do a search on my blog for the marbles story if you haven't read it. It's priceless.

Walker is 25 lbs 6 oz and I'm not sure how tall he is. All I know, is he is a big boy!

He is crawling everywhere, pulling up on everything and just started cruising the furniture and pulling back and balancing without holding on to anything! Out of all three of my boys I think he has the best balance. He rarely falls or is unsteady... I remember being a nervous wreck with Jackson and Isaiah when they started pulling up...they always seemed to bump their noggins over and over again. With Walker I'm really not that nervous about him!

Walker still loves to eat but he's become quite picky with textures. He doesn't like anything slimy. Mostly wants to eat carbs. Like his mom.

He is saying momma, dada, night night, waves hi and bye, signs more and all done, and I swear the other day he said Annabelle (the dog). They are BFF as evidenced below. I think Annabelle just likes him because he feeds her his leftovers.

The only issue we have is that this kiddo will not sleep through the night anymore! Since he's been sick for about 5 weeks he has been waking up one to two times a night. As soon as his surgery is over next week we are doing another sleep bootcamp.

It sure is hard to say no to this face though. I'm a total sucker.

Oh and this is fun...Walker apparently has figured out how to take his diaper off himself. Walked around the corner the other day and bam! Booty in the face.

I'm pretty sure I don't need to worry about his ego at this point but everytime Walker sees himself in a mirror he has to give himself a kiss.

And my sweet babe has the curliest hair when it's wet!

And it's stick straight when it's dry. And also straight when there is a waffle on your head.

And sometimes we like to give him a fro.

We are all just loving this precious boy...but none other than his big bro!

Happy 11 months to Walker Bear!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weather Perfection

After two and a half weeks of sickness it was so nice for everyone to be feeling great and as an added bonus...70 degree weather this weekend!

We put our new Bball goal to good use this weekend.

Just hanging out....

My baller....

He LOVES playing with balls...and he even has figured out how to pass it to you as waits to catch it when you roll it back to him. He gets so excited each time he throws the ball. So cute!!!

Thank you God for great weather and time with my sweet boys!
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bieber Fever!

Well, Walker Bear caught another cold so we took our 4th trip to the doc since January 1st.

Poor baby. Just a cold but he needed lots of snuggles from his big brother.

Before he got sick.....we took Jackson to see Justin Bieber in Tulsa. It was one of his Xmas gifts and at first he acted too cool but once I promised him he could have a Diet Coke there he changed his mind. I am not above bribery people.

I probably should have prewarned sweet boy just how loud a concert can be.

He quickly recovered but couldn't seem to understand why all of the girls kept screaming. Side note, I am so thankful I am a momma of boys.

With my precious first born watching his favorite singer!

All Around The World....this kid can perform. Now if he would just pull his pants up.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Our weekend

What a great weekend we had with our fam!

Jackson's Rumble hat was in full effect ALL weekend long. He even wore it to sleep. I am notorious for keeping our house cold because I am always sweating and Jackson said he had to wear it to bed to keep his ears warm. Needless to say, I turned up the heat last night.

My Walker bear is ALL over the place! This is where I found him the other day. Funny thing, I have the exact same pic of Isaiah doing the exact same thing!

My girlfriends from highschool got together this past Friday at Paint Your Art Out in Edmond or our annual after Christmas, Christmas party. It's always too hard to get everyone together during the holiday season so we now have our party after Christmas. Only took us 10 years to figure that out! Ha! Most of the people there I have been friends with since kindergarten!!

This is Addie....she's my bestie.

We had the best time painting and chatting and drinking wine! Love these girls forever.

Saturday Renzi and I had a day date! We went to hot yoga (just completed day 5 of my 30 day challenge...yayah!), had sushi and then went to a movie. So fun.

When we got home we loaded up the kids and headed to Pops on Route 66. Here are my boys outside!

Last night the boys took a bath together. Too cute!

Today we went to church, Whole Foods, Jackson went to kids yoga, Renzi went to yoga and then I went. We all shot hoops forever outside afterwards on the new goal while Walker crawled around. Love love love these boys!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!

I've never really been into dressing my kiddos alike, but dang...don't they look adorable in their PJ's from Nana??

Our New Year started off a bit rough with our kiddos. Jackson had strep throat and Walk man has RSV! And he is getting two more teeth on top so double whammy to boot! He seems to e doing much better today and his inhaler seems to help with the tiny bit of wheezing he has.

He sure looks cute even whole sick! Oh and that's one of Jackson's Nerf gun missiles in his mouth. Mom of the year!

Backing up a bit we spent New Years Eve over at our friends The Peters' house with ALL of the kiddos. Don't worry...J is holding sparkling grape juice.

And I decided to start the New Year with a new fitness goal. Hot yoga for 30 days straight!! EEK!!! I've been practicing for a few months now and I just love it. I am the least flexible person you will ever meet and it's been so good for me! I've lost a significant amount of weight in the last two months so why not ramp it up a notch and do it everyday? It's taken some juggling of our schedules but I think we have a good plan in place for me to be able to go everyday so we shall see how I do!

Hope you all had a great New Year and I pray for good things for all of you in 2013!