Thursday, December 9, 2010

Luckiest Mommy EVER!

These pictures are PRICELESS!
I am the luckiest Mommy in the WORLD to 2 BEAUTIFUL baby girls!

Happy 2nd Birthday Karly!

Can you believe it?! My baby turned 2!! To celebrate her actual birthday on Wednesday, Dec. 1st, we took her to Chucky Cheese for the first time and she LOVED it! Not sure which was her favorite part, seeing the animals sing and dance on stage, playing games (hoopin it up with Daddy!),

and climbing in the tubes with Mommy (yes I went ALL the way up!),

or dancing and getting to hug the REAL Chucky Cheese when he came out!

This child has no fear and I love it! We had a blast!

Then on Saturday, we celebrated her birthday again with family and the PURR-fect Kitty cat party! The day started at Fun Run where she had a TON of fun on the inflatable jump houses and slides with her cousins!

We followed it up at the house with pizza, presents, and the coolest Kitty cat cupcakes! Yes, I will take ALL the credit for those!! And I think they turned out the cutest EVER!

Happy Birthday Princess Karly! I love you bunches! XOXO

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Our Dja Dja!

Many of you know that my Dad underwent a 9 month battle with throat cancer almost 6 months ago. He is now offically in remission and cancer FREE!! Since he was unable to make it to KC for the birth of Kynly, we decided while I was on maternity leave we would make a family trip to see him! We took Karly at 6 weeks and then again at about 9 months, but time was WAY over due and we needed to see Dja Dja and Nonnie! So off to Florida we headed!! Karly was SUPER excited to "fly like a bird" on an airplane and I have to admit she was quite the pro! She got a little wreckless and tired toward the end of our flight there and did even better on the flight home. Kynly was awesome too and slept the whole way there and back. Our 4 day, 3 night visit was filled with trips to the beach building sand castles and splashing in the waves at the ocean, shopping at the mall and Ron Jons, and LOTS of playing at the house. She acted as if she got to see Dja Dja and Nonnie all the time and was very comfortable in their presence! It was a fun filled trip for all! When the plane landed in KC, Karly said, "I want more airplane Mommy!" We can't wait to do it ALL over again in the near future! Thank you Nonnie and Dja Dja for everything! XOXO

Daddy and Karly building a sand castle! She LOVED it!

Karly and Gabi waiting on the waves!

Kynly chillin on the beach!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Daddy's Little Ladybug

This post really needs no's priceless!!

Happy Halloween!

Since this was Karly's "real" first year of trick-or-treating, we started preparing a little early. I think she started practicing saying tick-or-treat everywhere we would go about 2 weeks before the holiday even got here and only wanted to wear her costume everyday for about the last month...
The day started by carving a pumpkin with Mommy and Grandma. Karly was so fun about getting her hands dirty and Grandma ended up doing most of the work. And I'm telling ya, I had the idea of carving a kitty pumpkin (with no template) and I just might be in the wrong profession cause it turned out GREAT!!
After we were finished with the pumpkin, I told her that if she would lay down to nap, we could put on our costumes and go trick-or-treating. Not sure if that aided in the only 45 minutes of rest, but when she woke up, she was ready to go! With it being so cold we decided to take the girls up to the clubhouse first and then hit only 3 or 4 neighbors houses on the way home.
Karly was dressed as a Kitty, might a add she was ADORABLE!
And Kynly as a Ladybug...and she stayed snug as a bug in her Daddy's arms!

Of course the first house that we visited, the little boy was dressed as a ghost in a white sheet and Karly was a little frightened. She then thought that every house would have a ghost answer the door. When we returned home, Karly helped pass out candy...she would be in her room watching tv, the doorbell would ring, and she would run out screaming, "oh, oh, oh!" And before we could get the door open she would tell our visitors "trick-or-treat" not realizing that was THEIR job! Pretty cute though! She would tell them "Happy Halloween" too! Not sure if she had more fun going door to door or handing out the candy this year. We closed up shop at about 8 for bath and bed. I'm sure there are plenty late night trick-or-treating to come!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Family Fun

Karly LOVES her baby sis!

Daddy and his girls!

Our family of 4!

Nana and Poppa Bob stopped by this morning to take a few family fun pics since we didn't have any pictures of the 4 of us yet. We snuck in a few of just the girls too and they are priceless. We've all been sharing the "ick" this past week and most of us are on the downhill side, besides Daddy, so what better setting than us all in our jammies in bed! Thanks for the idea Aunt Sarah!We are taking the rest of the day, maybe even weekend, to recoop. Here's to happiness and health for all!! : )

Monday, October 18, 2010

Little bit of this...little bit of that

I am going to do a little catching up today and reflect back because there have been some pretty exciting things that have happened that I have slacked on blogging with some great pictures to add! The night before Kynly was to arrive, we gathered at Jay's house for dinner. There he took some great pregnancy photos. I can't believe a month has already gone by!
While I was pregnant with Kynly, I found out that Story Time Live was coming to KC! These are some of Karly's favorite shows from Nick Jr. that were coming going to be performing at the Midland Theatre. But there was one glitch... they were coming the Saturday after Kynly was due to arrive. So although Stephen and I were totally BUMMED that we couldn't take Karly ourselves, we arranged for my Mom and Uncle Jeff to take Karly as a special surprise! Uncle Jay, Aunt Tati, and Gabi as joined in for the fun! So beforehand Tati and I did some pre-planning for the girls to match outfit wise. Needless to say, they were the cutest girls there...and I'm NOT being bias!

At the show, the girls got to hug one of the characters from Yo Gabba Gabba, Mom says that Karly almost wouldn't let go and took time away from all the other kids getting to hug him. I was alright with it! Her face in these pic is priceless!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sisterly LOVE

We are ALL finally settling in as a family of 4! Karly ADORES her new baby sister...I just have to be very careful about watching her with Kynly. When Kynly cries, Karly comes running; when Kynly is in her bouncer, Karly is always right there to talk to her. These are her new favorite sayings, "Hi Sissy!", "Hi Hunny!", "No fussin". It's too cute! I love to see the sisterly bond that they already have! We are complete with our "salt-n-pepper" girls as my doctor would refer to them!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Miss Kynly Lynn

Proud Daddy of 2 BEAUTIFUL girls!

Big sister Karly w/ new baby sister Kynly

Our family of 3 turned into a family of 4 on Thursday, September 16th at approximately 8:19 am. Stephen, Karly and I welcomed Kynly Lynn into the world and she is the sweetest baby ever! She weighed 8lbs. 15oz. and was 20.5 inches long. She now holds the weight record for the grandbabies as well as the hair record. She has the thickest, darkest hair that is so beautiful!Kynly and I are doing WONDERFUL! What a blessing she has been to our lives already. Big sister Karly is taking her time adjusting to the "new life" and giving us quite the run for our money at times. She absolutely ADORES her new little sister, but thinks she must test the boundaries to find out what is really going on. Thank goodness my Mom is here staying the week with us to help keep her busy. So far, Kynly is nursing awesome, sleeping great, and has had a wonderful check-ups at the doctors. They said that they usually want to see newborns back in 2 weeks, but because she is doing and looks so well, they don't need to see her until her 2 month wellness visit!! God is Great and we are loving our healthy babies!! More pictures to come...I will do my best to stay on top of things. No promises though, being a Mommy of 2 is sure to keep me busy!!
Much Love! XOXO

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

48 hours

This is how I hope Karly feels when she meets her little sister!!
Who would have thought that in less than 48 hours, our family of 3 would be turning into a family of 4! I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone far as being physically prepared, I think we are! As far as being mentally prepared, that's what I continue to struggle with. Don't get me wrong, I am SUPER excited, but it's hard to imagine loving another child as much as we do Karly!! All of you Mother's of 2 or more probably remember feeling the same way and I keep reminding myself that it all works out. Our bags are packed and tonight will be the last night that our family of 3 sleeps together in our house. Karly is going to stay with my mom on Wednesday night so we don't have to get her up at 4:30am, drop her off at my mom's, and then head to the hospital by 6am. This way she can get a full nights sleep and be at the hospital in good spirits to meet her new baby sister Thursday morning!!
Wish us luck as we start our new adventure! : )

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pregnancy Pics.

I thought I would share some prego pics for those of you that I haven't seen in a while. I really thought I was getting bigger this time than with Karly but when you compare the two pregnancies by pics, I don't think there quite as big as a difference as I thought there was.
So this is me with only 3 weeks to go~ can't wait to meet my new little lady!! ; )
My girls are good to me!!
(Left side is Karly - Right side is Kynly)