Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Caeden!!

My little boy turned 3! I cant believe it... time flies! We celebrated with cake that I made!!!! (It was actually easier than I thought it would be!!) However I had the tractors placed on the cake and Dave proceeded to come in and tell me they were doing the 'wrong jobs' and he moved them around so they were in working order.... seriously??? Caeden LOVED his cake- he didn't even eat a piece of it... once the tractors came off that's all he wanted to do with it.... silly boy. We got him a John Deere green wagon, and a shirt with a tractor on it. Grandpa Ford came out (which is always the best part) and gave Caeden two cap guns, a rifle and pistol (I still have the caps I am holding onto until he goes to stay with Grandpa for a day or two) and he gave him a John Deere hat that I am STILL arguing it off Caedens head for a bath and to go to bed every night. Kaleb and Shaylee and Grandma Jill got him a big wheel tractor and Grandma Fairey and Aunt Monica gave him $5 and a gumball machine... which I am considering using as potty training bribery. It was a great day... lots of fun for Caeden... he seriously is still singing Happy Birthday to Me!!

Also an exciting week because Caeden started a new Daycare called Little Doo Dahs (yes, it is a cowboy theme... so cute!!) The babysitter we have had all summer has gone back to high school so that meant change again! However I took Caeden down on Monday to "get a feel" for this daycare so Tues morning when I had to go to work it wasn't a total emotional breakdown... and he LOVES it!! We are calling it "school" instead of daycare so I think that helps. He seriously was out of the seat belt and opening the door before I even had the car in park this morning he was so excited to go. Which made me so HaPpY!! It was bittersweet though because when your kids dont cry because your leaving and they actually WANT you to go.... its sad, almost more sad than when you leave them crying. I posted a picture of his guitar that they made today... and it was SO SWEET, I asked him to sing me a song on his guitar and he sang me the "Bob the builder... can we fix it? Bob the builder, YES WE CAN!!!" Please catch on that we are Bob fans and John Deere fans at our house!!!
Thanks to everyone for the GrEaT birthday!! Thanks Dad ~aka~ Grandpa Ford for coming all the way out, we wished you lived closer! We LOVE you lots!!!!

The birthday gifts!!
What ~*~CuTe~*~ kids!!

Hows that for a homemade cake?? Watch out Betty Crocker!

Me and My Grandpa!!The RIFLE!!! YAY!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The little things

Well, right now I am working (Ambulance) and came home to tuck my little AnGeLs (HA HA HA) into bed... and they looked so cute, I had to post a little something. (Especially because Brynlee has pulled a big spot of her CUTE pink paint off of her wall since I made her bed this morning!!!! So I am trying to focus on something positive right now.) However mad they make me at times I would not trade them for AnYtHiNg! Being a mother is one of God's greatest ReWaRdInG CHALLENGES. From the second you find out your pregnant it doesnt end until 6 feet below ground 70+ years later... and I think even then, we still watch over our kids. We as mothers are to dry the tears, kiss the owies and broken hearts, hug them until they scream "I cant breathe!", give them piggie back rides, learn how to play Barbies all over again, learn how to be a truck driver, check on them at least twice every night before we can go to bed our weary selves, the list goes on and on. In return however, we get to watch them grow, get millions of hugs and I love you's (that by the way are Mommy's FAVORITE hugs!!), and eventually they will get married and give me grandbabies, (hopefully not for at LEAST 20+ years).
I know I am not the only mother who worries and fears that something horrible will happen to their children, believe me, I have seen some HORRIFIC things working for Gold Cross that have changed me FOREVER. I will NEVER go to bed mad at my kids, without hugging and kissing them and letting them know how MUCH I love them. I will not let anger change the way I am, I will pick my battles and only worry about the big things... not so much the little things. I will take them to do things, go to the park, swimming, camping, because really.... in the scheme of things.... what is an hour?? Its more than an hour to them... its much more.
However I am still learning as a mother- and I will admit Brynlee is my learning experience, the oldest always is. But I love her and there is not a better daughter out there! She is so PrEcIoUs and WoNdErFuL!! She has come such a long ways with her speech, you would never know she ever struggled, she is so smart (too much most of the time) and she is so beautiful and HaPpY all the time! Brynlee I love you!! Your incredible and I will always be there for you no matter WHAT... as your mom and your friend.
Caeden... what a treasure you are, can they get more boy than you?? I mean really, we are still counting the big trucks anytime we go to town... and it makes me laugh and have such a warm feeling in my heart when you get up in the big truck with your dad and you are GlOwInG with such pride.... it makes me smile! I love how you need to come in and make sure I am still in the house and give me a kiss and tell me you are going back to work... outside in the dirt yard (what are you going to do when we have a lawn???) You will FoReVeR be mommies little boy!
And then there is David, I cant forget you.... thanks for EvErYtHiNg!! I love you.... even when I tell you I could wrap my hands around your neck... Thanks for all you do.... and lets keep working on things everyday... as long as we work together it will all be ok.
Thanks to all the friends, family (JaNeen, Tracy, Monica) I love you too and honestly most days I have NO CLUE where I would be without you... I love you all!

By the way this is our new family member... I think Brynlee has decided Pepper is her name... I just call her puppy.

YeS, that is a Hannah Montana hat... what can I say?