Friday, December 20, 2013


Dear Carden,

Last Christmas your list was hilarious.  This year all you want is a music player for your bed.  I need more entertainment than that.  So, let's work on this, k?  There's still some time.

Merry Christmas!

We had our ward Christmas party and Carden was so excited to see Santa.  I sent him to go get in line while I got Tanner and David together.  I got to the line and couldn't see Carden in it.  Then he came running up to me with a treat bag from Santa in his hand.  Little stinker had cut in front of everyone and just jumped on Santa's lap! He's a tricky one! I made him get in line again so we could get pictures this time.  Funny thing is he didn't even remember to ask Santa for anything either time.

 Three kids at once?  Now that is a talented Santa!

 David wasn't so sure about this...but he didn't cry!

David needs an update!

At two and a half, David is now such a big kid! Some fun things from the past six months or so...

He can stomp his foot and say no! like no one else

He is the cuddliest kid you'll ever meet.  "Wanna cuddle with (dada/mama)" is a common phrase around here...

As a result of his cuddling, he was moved onto a double bed with Carden and first time ever he started sleeping through the night! Every night we go check on them and find David laying all over poor
Carden.  He puts his head on Carden's chest, or is face to face snoring in his ears.

He also likes to tickle whoever he's sleeping next to.  Tickle up and down arms or on their back.  It drives Josh and I bonkers, but thank goodness Carden can sleep through it!

He loves Disney Cars.  "Cesco Nooni" (Francesco Bernoulli) is his favorite.  He carries Cesco and one other car in his hand at all times.  I go to great lengths to make sure those cars are never lost.  He sleeps with them and will sometimes wake up crying for them at night.

He only wants to watch Cars I and II and Mater's tall tales.

He kisses his cars when he drops them or forgets them.  Seriously.  Cutest thing ever.

His best friend is Carden.  When Carden is at preschool David is worried the entire time.

He is a great self-entertainer.  When Carden is gone, he is able to play quietly pushing his cars all around the house by himself.

Loves animals.  Loves loves them.  Especially Maggie.  He loves to share his food with Maggie and play chase with her skunk. He's always chasing her around the house with his trucks and doesn't understand why that's not allowed.  He also loves to sneak up on her and kick her.  It's a love/hate relationship, I think.

He is still a great eater! He'll eat almost anything I make.

He loves to steal bites of my salad and sips of my soda.  Funny, he always thinks everyone else's food is somehow better than his...

He hates to wear clothes.  Even now that it's colder, if he's at home he's running around in only a diaper while the rest of us are wearing sweatshirts.

He's adores his baby brother.  I'm always finding random toys in Tanner's pack and play and carseat.  The fist time he saw him, he hit him in the head.  Then he gave him a kiss and now he thinks Tanner is the greatest.

He scowls like no one else.  I can't even describe it.  He scrunches up is eye brows and his mouth.  So cute.

He likes to beat up on Carden.  He knows exactly how to make Carden cry and then he does it over and over again.

Poor little preemie is always sick.  We are not excited for this winter.  He just got his adenoids removed and tubes put in his ears, so we are hoping this year might be better than last.

We love you David and are excited and a little nervous to see how you continue to grow and change!

 Diaper only

 Here's Cesco! (and no pants)

 Tanner look at my car!


Oh, diaper only again!

Cheese again! (with Finn McMissile in his hand)

2 month update!

Time goes fast when you're having fun! Look at this big baby now! He had his two month check up and for seeming like such a chunk, he's actually kind of small!

Weight: 11lb., 8 oz--27th percentile
Length: 23 in. --46th percentile

Right now, his favorite things to do are (in no particular order): eat, sleep, burp, poop.  He's also got the smiling thing down and and can coo like a champ! He has a high noise tolerance and sleeps through roaring, bull dozing, and crazy car chases.  Fire trucks and lions pass by his swing during every nap and yet he still sleeps.  He loves his "bibi" and his mama, though he's still a little hesitant with his daddy right now.  Every second he's awake, he has two brothers trying to cuddle him and give him kisses.  One day Carden and David were throwing fits over who Tanner was looking at.  He is loved by all!

And now some pics from the past two months: 

His little baby acne all over his cheeks. 

He constantly had his tongue out for about the first 5-6 weeks. 


Four dimples, if you count his chin. He's gonna be a heart breaker!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Brotherly love...

 Look at this awesome car Tanner!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

We love fall!

We love to jump on our new trampoline from Grandma and Grandpa K. 

We love to ride our bike with no training wheels! And we love it even more when there are NO falls!

We love to make a dog house for Maggie using Daddy's wood scraps and wood glue.  We love it even more when we have a friend over.

Yay for cooler weather!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to be creative this year, but it just wasn't going to happen.  So the boys got whatever was left in their size at the store, which was a too-short tigger and froggie.  But they loved them so it was perfect! Oh and Tanner went as a baby this year :)

Oh well.  I'll try harder next year.  Happy Halloween anyway!

Baby pictures

My amazing friend Di took some adorable pictures of Baby TANNER the other day.  I love love love them! He is so stinkin' cute! The top one is my favorite. 

 Check out the little old man hairline!

So my other friend Heathbar made a moose hat for him.  She is so talented! We didn't really get a good one of him in it when we were doing our photo session, but I just had to get one of him in it.  Tanner kept on tugging on the hat so it didn't stay on very well, but at least you can see cute the hat is! I think his nickname should be moose. What'ya think?

Holy crap he is cute!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It's a boy! (Again!)

Introducing Baby Boy K***!! Who will hopefully have a name somewhat soon?  After a vert stressful pregnancy for both Josh and I, we are so happy that he is here and healthy.  Since David was a preemie, I've been getting lots of monitoring and interventions to make sure that this little guy stayed a little bit longer.  I had constant contractions pretty much since the halfway mark, but he managed to hang on until I was 38 weeks.  

I had my membranes stripped Tuesday morning and ran some errands while my friends was watching Carden and David.  I picked up the boys, chatted for a bit, and then called Josh on my way home to let him know that it might be time.  Called him again 5 minutes later and told him to drive home, then changed my mind and said to meet me at the hospital! I was dilated to a 7 when we got there and was so very happy to get my epidural.  He came at 4:10 pm, just 3 1/2 hours after we got there.  

It was a very calm easy delivery, with only a couple of scares with his heart rate, which is why I have the oxygen in one picture.  It took about 5 minutes for them to get it back up, but it did thank goodness. So far he is a little cuddle bug and an awesome eater.  Hopefully he stays so chill and relaxed.  We're so happy he's here!

Oh how very loved he is by his brothers. David didn't want anything to do with him at first and gave him an elbow to the head as soon as he could.  Then he decided he loved him and threw fits every time we let someone else hold him.