Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Rylie, Reese & Ryan!!

My babies are 3 years old today! I can not believe it! Seems like just yesterday I was laying on the couch with my enormous belly! This time 3 years ago I was already in the hospital & bleeding a lot. They were not letting me up at all. Try having 3 babies inside you & lifting yourself up for a bedpan! It's not easy!!

They are all doing great & growing up so fast. We go this Friday for Reese's cardiologist appt with Cooks to make sure her hole in her heart is closed up & next week they all go for their 3 yr  checkup. Happy Birthday to my 3 little miracles!
Rylie, Reese & Ryan on their 3rd Birthday!


Rylie, Reese & Ryan 2nd birthday party.

Rylie, Reese & Ryan 1st birthday party.
Rylie, Reese & Ryan first group picture. April 6 2008 5 wks old
Rylie 2/28, 6:32 pm. 3 lbs 2 oz & 16 in long. He is wearing a pink hat because that was the only one small enough to fit him. He had C-Pap & feeding tube.
Reese 2/28, 6:34 pm, 2 lb, 11 oz 15 inches. She wasn't breathing so she was intubated & had feeding tube.

Ryan 2/28, 6:35 pm, 3 lbs 5 oz 14 1/2 inches. Put on C-pap & feeding tube when he was born, but then had to be intubated.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Goodbye Mama!

My Mama (my mom's mom) fell back before Christmas & was in the floor all night. She went into the nursing and was doing pretty well. She had needed to be there for a while, but refused to go. Then after Christmas she got pneumonia & was not strong enough to get over it. She had been getting worse everyday. Many times over the past 2 months we thought she wouldn't make it through the night, but she is so tough & proved us wrong many times.Friday at lunch I got a call from Jana saying that it today was the day it was going to happen. I had already been packed, but had winter clothes packed & now it was very warm so I had to repack. Then I went & got Racheal from school early & we left Comanche around 3:30. We stopped in McGregor to eat supper & just as we were walking into Burger King Jana called & said Mama had passed away. She had been very restless that morning & when my cousins got there she calmed down. She was told we were on our way. Then her brother came to see her & she must have been waiting on him. She never opened her eyes or responded to anything after that.

We know she is now at peace & is pain free. She had polio as a child and has pain in her leg since. She is now running & skipping. She is now with my mom & papa again. I am sure there are some amazing stories being told. It was very difficult for Racheal. This is the first death that she has been old enough to understand. Please pray for peace for our entire family. The service was beautiful. We all wore purple which was her favorite color. The casket piece was beyond beautiful. It has 13 purple roses for each of us. There were also 3 white roses for my papa, my mom & my baby uncle that passed the day he was born. Mama was an amazing christian woman. Her favorite saying was "God is Love!"

Mama, Racheal, Natalie, Ryan, Reese & Rylie
The last time we saw Mama.
Racheal & Mama
Reese & NatNat in their matching dresses for visitation.

Ryan, Reese & Rylie
The cross the grandkids sent.

February Activites!

February was a busy month. We finally finished up with Girl Scout cookies!!! Can you tell I'm excited?! Racheal and Randall went to the Daddy-Daughter Dance. Racheal was beyond excited for it! She had a blast. Her daddy was even a good sport and danced all the slow songs with her. She had her valentine's party at school & we took the kids. She was excited they finally got to come to a party. She also got her hair cut. It is sooo cute on her & it so much easier to take care of. Racheal's troop also went to a Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy party at the girl scout office in Brownwood. They all had a blast.
Racheal ready for the Daddy-Daughter Dance!

Racheal & Daddy ready for the dance.

Daddy was a very good sport and danced all the slow dances with Racheal!
Racheal, Maggie, Emily & Makenna
Racheal got her hair chopped off. It looks so cute on her & she loves it!
Reese & Racheal in their matching minnie shirts.          

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Mommy's Valentines present.
opening their valentine's presents   
Racheal loved her zebra pillow!
Racheal ready for Fancy Nancy Girl Scout party!
The Daisy troop ready for Fancy Nancy.
The Daisy Troop with Fancy Nancy.
Racheal with Fancy Nancy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Are we still in Texas??

Yes, once again I am very behind in blogging! This has been an incredibly busy 2 months. We were busy with girl scout cookies, then my grandmother (mom's mom) got sick & we had to make a flying trip to Crockett to see her one last time. Thanksfully Randall's mom went with me. It was an exhausting trip, but so glad we went to see her. It was the last good day she had & the last day she got up.  Then we had the ice/snow storm & Racheal was out of school for 4 days! The first 3 days were so cold & windy it was to miserable to get out. It took us probably 20 minutes to get everyone bundled up & we lasted maybe 5 minutes in it. The last day it finally warmed up to around 32 & we got out & had a blast tubing down our hill (except Reese)!
Rylie, Reese & Ryan watching their favorite--Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!
The last picture of Mama & the great grandkids: Mama, Racheal, Ryan, Reese & Rylie

Racheal & Mama

Natalie & Reese kissing.

Racheal lost tooth #7

Racheal & her loot from the tooth fairy!


Racheal, Rylie, Reese, Ryan & Kim running down the hill.
Ryan & Reese He had just tackled her!
Ryan now taking Rylie down on top of Reese!

Reese not sure about all this white stuff!

Our front yard.

Rylie tubing down the hill.

Rylie tubing & Ryan giving him a push. Reese stayed at the top supervising!

Rylie having a blast!

Racheal had a blast using this floaty.

Mommy, Rylie, Racheal & Ryan. Reese still wanted no part of that craziness!

Mommy, Rylie, Racheal & Ryan tubing down the hill. It was so much fun!

Racheal wiping out at the bottom of the hill!