Sunday, February 27, 2011

Klaire ~ 11 months

Can't believe Miss Priss is one month away from her first birthday!!! She eats almost all table or "real" food. She is also in the bigger classroom at school. She has taken her first steps, but is still nervous about walking. No teeth STILL!! She has also has started sleeping in her bed again (but will not promise that it will last, lol) She blows good kisses, does big waves, rolls pattycakes, and claps. Oh and will shrug her hands when she say "I don't know"....too funny! Her hair is finally getting longer though she still needs more in the front. Her fav. baby food (when she eats it) is Ham and veggies. She takes two 6 oz. bottles at school and nurses twice at home. She drinks water from her sippy and has not had juice yet. She is not a picky eater at all. She loves everything and eats sooooo much! Every where we go people are shocked at how much she eats to be such a petite little girl. She gets mad when you stop feeding her and she is still hungry. She probably eats more than the boys do, lol. She now weighs almost 21 lbs. She is in size 3 shoes and 12-18 month clothes, though 12 month pants are really short on her. She is also in a "playing with hair" stage. If she is being held she has her hand tangled in the hair of whoever is holding her. She still likes her paci, but doesn't have it 24/7. She is a blessing for sure and her smile just lights our worlds!

Monday, February 21, 2011


It was a year ago this month when John's lung collapsed for the first time. Now, there has been a second time. We knew there was a 50/50 chance of a reoccurance, but of course we had hoped it wouldn't. John started feeling funny Thurs. but thought maybe he pulled a muscle. By 9 that night he said he was going to the ER. He drove to his mom's and they took him to the ER. Collapsed lung for sure, and even worse this time. So, of course by this time I couldn't very well drive up. So his parents stayed with him until about 1:30 and then had to go home. No where to sleep and he didn't get his own room until 4 in the morning. I got the kids situated and went up Friday morning and stayed almost all day. I came for a couple hours to nurse and then headed back up. The only room available was on the oncology unit, which of course kids under 14 couldn't be in. So, bringing them up was not an option. I stayed as long as I could and left to go home around 10:30. John's mom stayed the night with him. I stayed the night with him Saturday night after I called and got in moved to a new room where the kids could come up. Boy was it frustrating trying to pump/nurse during the hospital stay. I am still trying to catch up and build my supply back up! Saturday night also marked the first time for Klaire to stay the night with anyone other than us. I held up well though. Phyllis brought her up first thing Sunday morning and she spent the rest of the day at the hospital until we got released after they took his two chest tubes out. We were dismissed at 9:30 Sunday night. Whew, what a long weekend (that would have any other time FLOWN BY, lol!) I took off today to help John. He had a great first night at home and a great day today. In a little pain tonight but all in all, doing really well. He goes back tmrw for another chest x-ray. Thank you all for your prayers for us!!

Visit to Fire Station

Miss Wildcat

Klaire got 1st alternate and most photogenic! :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Perfect Attendance Field Trip

Kylan got to enjoy a field trip to pump it up for perfect attandance the first quarter. I took a personal day to go with him. We then spent the rest of the day together just the two of us. He wanted to go to Fugi for lunch and he LOVED it! It was delicious and lots of fun. We then headed to the mall for candy!! I love that I got to spend some one on one time with him today. It doesn't happen often!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kylan baptized

Kylan got baptized today on Gatlin's birthday. What a great day it was! We had lots of family to come celebrate with us!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The most amazing thing ever...

Kylan accepted Jesus as his Savior tonight!! It brings more joy to my heart than anything to know this. John & I talked to him and prayed with him to make sure he fully understood what he felt. He is very young, but then again I was 7. Our preacher talked with him as well and felt that yes, he was ready. He will be baptized this coming Sunday. Praise you Jesus for your many blessings!!