Wednesday, June 8, 2011

5 new posts!! :) keep going...

Pictures of Josie

Sleepin with her daddy! So precious

Josie's first concert :) she loved it!! Clint Black June 4, 2011
I think this is so cute how she puts her fingers.
Josie Kaye 1 month old!!!

This picture is so funny!! lol

her belly button

Josie is now a month old and I can't believe it!! She is getting so big. I love her to pieces.. I never thought I would/could love a little girl so much!! But she is just great... I love putting dresses on her (another thing I thought I would NEVER do or say). She has hair and lots of it so I love to put bows and headbands on her. Her head is so small tho that most of the ones I have don't fit well enough.. She is doing great and sleeping even better.. She only wakes up 1 time in the night and then goes right back to sleep, and I don't know if she knows when James leaves for work or what but she will wake up when he leaves and I will pull her into bed with me and she will put her arm on my face and go back to sleep.. It is the sweetest thing EVER!! mmm i just love that girl! lol here are some random pictures we have gotten of her..
Her two week stats were:
7 lbs 8 oz 35%
20.5 in 75%
head: 13.5 in 50%
She smiles alot! And she has such cute dimples!!

Her binki is almost as big as her face! lol

Memorial Day weekend...

This memorial day weekend we tried to see people that we don't see often and visit some graves.. We were able to see Grandma and Grandpa Thomas. They are getting up there in age so it is really good to be able to visit with them since who knows when they will take their lifetime trip.. They are truly the neatest people in the world and such great examples. I look up to them alot and hope that my life as an old lady is as happy as their life.. :) They have wonderful children and wonderful grandchildren, great grandchildren. I have lost count how many people there are in the family but we were well over a hundred a few years ago!! It is great!!

Great Grandpa and Grandma Thomas Lukas, Josie, Jayven May 2011

We also got to go and visit with my Grandpa.. Man, I'm doing good two times in a year!!! LOL This is how it should be but I just haven't made it priority and I have told myself I need to get down there more often so I did. I did have an excuse this time to help me get down there, I wanted him to meet little Josie Kaye.. I enjoyed every minute that we were there seeing him. I showed him Josie while she laid in her car seat and he smiled!! :) I then had to get her out to let him hold her and he just kept looking at her.. I didn't want to let go of her just in case something happened but I could tell he really enjoyed it! He is actually pretty lucky, not only did he get Christian (Britteny's baby) Josie but he got Oakley Ann (Jacqui's baby) on his birthday!! June 7th..
I miss my grandpa and I love him very much and from the look in his eyes every time we are there I can see how much he loves me and my kids and i'm so grateful for that!!

Lynds, Josie, Great Grandpa Don, Jayven, Luke, James May 2011
We also went and visited James' Great Grandma's grave. I didn't know her that well, but I know James talks alot about her and what he loved about her and her house and their visits with her. She always had something to say and great memories.. I'm sure James will always remember things about her.. James was in Iraq when she passed away which was hard on all of us. But he knew that she was in a better place.. I will never forget her services.. I was sicker than a dog, but I went anyways. The services were great and I cried the WHOLE time.. I remember James' brother getting up and talking and I could barely keep it together!! Such a great lady who will never be forgotten!!

We also visited my grandma and grandpa's grave along with unlce Tom and uncle Randy. I was young when my grandma died but I have memories of her that I will never forget. I remember her voice raspy and all.. I can't forget her.. She was great.. I miss her and love her alot!! My grandpa passed away before I was born so I don't know him, but my dad tells me ALL THE TIME that he would love us kids and he would be so proud of us.. Just for that I miss him and wish I knew him, but I know he is looking over me and still proud.. One day I will meet him and I look forward to it! Uncle Randy too died before I was born so no memories of him, but I do know that he and my dad looked ALOT alike.. I will one day meet him too. :) Uncle Tom... Oh the memories.. I have TOOOO many to put on here and I have blogged about him before. I miss this man DAILY.. Especially on my drives home.. That is when I could talk to him the best.. I knew that if I called him anywhere else I would stop listening because I would have to do something here and he would continue to talk my ear off and not even know I wasn't listening.. LOL Ugh, I hate thinking about this because it makes me teary eyed. I love and miss him SO much..
What a great weekend to reminisce on all of the memories..

My big boy..

May 19, 2011

Jayven has now graduated Preschool!! I can't believe how much he learned in the 5 months that he was in.. He went in knowing things but he came out knowing SO much more!
ABC's: Check
Spelling his name: Check
Writing his name: Check
Opposites: Check
Rhyming: Check
gosh, so much more can't think of right now.. I just love that kid and he is too smart for his own good!! I couldn't be more proud of him!! :) Such a handsome boy..
Jayven starts T-ball tomorrow and he is so excited!! But, I think I am more excited!! :) I will post pictures.. Who knows when tho. LOL
Mrs. Jolene Creative Kids Preschool 2010-2011
His class L to R
Jayven, Trevor , Gage, Kali, Whyatt, Erin, Allie, Hailey, Ava

4 days old...

Today we went to the Dr. for her newborn well check and to check her bili levels.. She is so stinkin cute!! I just love this baby to death! Her brothers are pretty fond of her too! :)
Her stats:
6 lbs 7 oz
19.5 in
I forgot to ask what the percentages were but she did lose some weight in the hospital which is normal..

The boys absolutely loves her!! Jayven always asks if he can kiss her.. If she is laying on the floor or anything Jayven will walk up to her and say "hi you pretty girl, I love you" it is the CUTEST thing ever!! he does it in a baby voice too thinkin she can really understand it but it for sure gets her attention. Lukas is always just kissing her.. He rubs her head and cheeks too. I thought for sure Luke would be the one to be jealous since he is so young, but I really don't think he is, I think he loves her just as much as us. :) Adjusting to 3 hasn't been hard either, it definately seems to be busier I don't think I have been in bed ONE time since she has been born before midnight. Which is super hard on me, I NEED sleep!! If its not one thing its another.. So that is my only complaint. But life is good with 3 beautiful children and I couldn't ask for more!!
I love them all!! And my hubby too! I guess.. ;)

my kiddos :)


7 lbs 19.5 in.
Josie's birthing story is very quick and easy. :) I went into the hospital at 3. Checked in by 3:30. Water broke by 4. Epidural by 4:30. Had her by 7. I think this was by far my easiest delivery but the "labor" part of it was painful. As soon as I had her and my epidural wore off I felt great and even walked to the nursery. I was back to normal things within a few hours and that is so not how my other two have been.. Josie was born with an infection due to my water breaking a week before I had her (stupid nurses sent me home saying it wasn't broke) so she was in the nicu til Monday on antibiotics. I hated this and I will hate myself for the rest of my life for how it all went. It was horrible. James wasn't there for half of the time which was HARD dealing with everything on my own after just giving birth. I was emotionally drained.. One time I walked into her room and the stupid nurse had put an IV in her head!! I about flipped!! They moved it from her hand to her head because it was coming out, and I was fine with that part, but they didn't even connect it to fluids because she was done with them and 2 hours later we got test results back saying her infection was gone!! So no more antibiotics so IV in the head= pointless + painful for my baby girl!! Ugh, so frustrating.. So the Dr. came in the next morning and discharged her and we got to go home, I'm not sure if the nurse was sick of Josie or what but she put her in her carseat (poopy) in dirty clothes and I didn't get ANY going home pictures!! FURIOUS!! SAD!! To top it off, I drove myself and 3 kids home by myself while James went to work! Yup what a day!! Not too happy about it STILL as you can tell..
But everything is great now! I love her to death and she is a great addition to our family!!