Thursday, July 30, 2009

29 on the 29th

I celebrated my golden birthday...
eating yummy kabobs with the fam (made by Jake and Angela)
lunch and dinner dates with my bestest girlfriends
catching rays at the pool with my kids and a
movie date to see "The Proposal" with my husband

And the best gift of all...

is my little guy!

Now if I could only get him to sleep at night for me!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pioneer Day Weekend

I just happened to come across Avaree reading while going to the bathroom. I thought it was so cute. I had to take a picture.

We went to Grandpa and Grandma Kessler's for dinner and fireworks.

Franklin slept through the noise.

Weston loved the sparklers a little too much and he burned his finger. Avaree not so much, she wouldn't even hold one.

After the firework show Jason took the kids camping. I was feeling anxious to get out so I met up with them the next day for some boating.

Weston jumped off the boat to swim with Jason.

Avaree didn't want to jump but she couldn't let Weston show her up.


Griffin caught the only fish of the day.

My brother Jake and his fiance Angela have been staying with us the past few weeks. They are getting married on Aug 1st.

Franklin's first boat ride.

He slept like a champ.

Jason's Grandmere was also in town and spent the day with us as well. We really enjoyed our time with her and she enjoyed eating the fish Griffin caught! :)

Back at the campground for tin foil dinners and to listen to our friends band perform. It was a fun day and felt good to get out but we were all exhausted after.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Life at Home

Franklin's first weeks of life have been spent getting his foot pricked to check his billirubin levels for jaundice, sleeping, eating, burping, grunting, pooping, being held, kissed, cuddled and loved by all!!

Not the cutest pic but I can't believe I have 3 kids! If only Avaree and Weston laid still a little longer! Coming home is always an emotional time for me. I've had a lot of help with meals and friends offering playdates for my children which I'm so grateful for but I really WISH my Mom could take care of me! For the most part I can handle my responsibility in life but not the first week after having a baby... I want my MOM! She would love it too. I'm not trying to complain, just being honest and it's a really hard time for me.

But all I have to do is look at this beautiful boy to feel so blessed.

We can't get enough and each day gets easier for me.

Look at him hold his binky...

Wide awake at night, of course.

He still has his nights and days mixed up...

so tiny.

One of my favorite things about caring for a newborn is bathing and dressing them. Baby lotion is one of my favorite smells and I drench my kids in it.

I've hated feeling like I've wasted the HOT days of Summer indoors. We got out for a few walks around the neighborhood.

My kids have loved all their fun playdates!!

Thanks to everyone for the service you have rendered our family in my time of need. We love you all!! I can't wait to feel adjusted and be back in the swing of things!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Franklin Allan Kessler

Finally some pics...

Going to have the baby... This picture was taken a couple hours before Franklin arrived. I was standing there contracting, in wet pants! I delivered at the new IMC hospital.

Franklin Allanwas born at 3:33 a.m., 6 lbs 1 oz, 20 inches long

Proud, grateful, releived, happy, and

instantly in love!

All cleaned up... It was so nice at the new hospital they bathe the babies in your room so the Mom's can see!

Heaven Sent

Meeting the family and his BIG brother for the first time!

BIG sister!

Aunt Baylee

Uncle Griffin

Happy and proud parents

Stretch! I love every, tiny, perfect body part!

I love all his dark hair and he could possibly get my eyes! They are blue right now. He is a good mix of Avaree and Weston. He has dark hair and the slant to his eyes like Avaree but his nose and mouth are more like Weston's. I know I'm bias but I've been blessed with beautiful children!

Uncle Brady and Aunt Ligia (Ligia needs a baby, she could not be a happier aunt!)

Grandpa and Grandma Kessler and Aunt Sarah... We miss you Brandon!

Grandude and Grandmere

Going home!!

Weston missed us and was so excited to greet us and carry in my bag! He is still a Mama's boy, just a BIG Mama's boy!

Home, Sweet, Home.