Last week Bryson was laying on the ground by Charlie their heads were close by each other. Bryson was watching some TV and I was changing Charlie's diaper. As I was grabbing a wipe and cleaning Charlies bum, he begins be pee and shouts right into Bryson's face. I then quickly try to cover the stream with one hand and Bryson jumps up in shock of the sudden wetness on his face and begins to cry and poor guy all I could do was laugh uncontrollably. I couldn't believe what had just happened. Bryson's face was really wet and he even got it in the ear. When he got up he was crying and didn't know what just happened to himself as he put one finger into his ear to try to plunge the water out of it. This is our funny story does anyone have one to top it? Let me know because I think this one is pretty good.
Oh that's why!!!!!Baylee took my camera and this is what I found on it. Bryson has his finger stuck up in his nose all the time. He has given himself a bloody nose from having it up there so much. What a crazy kid.
I couldn't find anything I liked for Charlie to wear for his first Christmas Sunday so I just stuck him in red like the rest and called it good. It's not like anyone is going to see him anyway in his car seat. Darin had to work on Sunday and I had to play my flute in sacrament meeting, so I went to my first full day of church on my own, and I tell ya if it wasn't for being Christmas Sunday and me having to play my flute I would have gladly skipped that Sunday. It was a handful. Not used to doing this all on my own at church. Anyways the kids looked like angles even if they really weren't at church, and the musical number went great.
This is Charile's first bath. No we didn't wait this long to bath him. It just took me a while to post this picture. He was so ticked off. He is getting better though. Charlie lost a lot of weight at first but he is getting to his birth weight now. Charlie is so different from the other two of mine. He is so much scrawnier than my others. My older two eat like crazy and were chunky monkeys. I have to wake Charlie up to eat all the time and even then he doesn't eat as well. He is so laid back. By now my other two would be up to almost 10lbs but this little guy is just at his birth weight now. It's amazing how different our children can be.
The other day I had dressed the kids and noticed that the all had red shirts on and decided to take a few pictures. It gets harder to get them all to look good at the same time. Baylee is such a big helper and Bryson trys to be. They love their little brother so much. I am so grateful for such a loving family.
Sorry it took so long to get pictures of our new little addition to the family but it's been pretty hectic. Charlie joined our family on November 26, at 7:49 AM we found out that we had a baby boy. We thought that we were going to have a girl the whole time. I even bet Darin dad that we were having a girl and now I owe him a milk shake. After hearing we have a boy I was expecting to see a baby with tons of hair. Bryson had tons of hair and so that is why I thought Charlie would too. He is my biggest baby so far weighing 8lbs 10oz and measuring in at 20in. long. Charlie is named after his great grandpa Frank and his middle name is J after my dad. The C-section was alright nothing really huge went wrong during it. After getting my spinal block my heart rate shot up and I started getting really bad pressure on my chest. Then my drug guy gave me something to bring the heart rate down and then I started throwing up everything and then some that could be in my stomach. Other than that the surgery went well. After surgery for some reason I have the tendency of losing blood and no one knows how or were it goes. So I lost a little over 4 units of blood this time. Bryson I lost over 6 and a half last time. When it comes down to it. I think that this delivery is a tie or a little better than the others. Bryson and Baylee love their little brother. Baylee said that we were going to have a girl and wouldn't let change that we would have a boy so I was a little nervous that she would be upset but she was so excited and wasn't upset about having a brother at all. They are both absolutely in love with him already and have to hold him all the time. They are very good with Charlie so far.
This is right before I left to the hospital. I only got 3 1/2 hours of sleep and becuase I am having a C-section I can't wear any make-up, so enjoy.
Darin's new hot rod. It is a 1963 SS Chevy Nova.
Today is the day that we are going in to have our little one. I am so excited and scared. Excited to see what the sex of the baby is, what the baby looks like, but scared of the processor, and the recovery. We spent a lot of time yesterday doing all the things we wanted done before we have the baby. Darin and I got the Christmas lights up and I know that it sounds crazy but hey after Thanksgiving is usually when everyone puts them up and we are not going to have time to do that. We swept and mopped the floors twice yesterday. Once in the morning Darin did them and then Bryson got into the syrup while no one was watching and spilled it everywhere. Let me tell ya it was a blast to clean up. Yes I am being sarcastic when I say that. I painted my finger nails and I had my friend Tasha paint my toes. I went to Khols and picked out a girl and a boy outfit to bring the baby home in and had them hold them for me so my sister can pick one up for me today. Darin sold his hot rod and got a different one that will fit the whole family in it and he had went to pick it up yesterday. He was so excited that he washed it while it was dark out in 35 degree whether. I did all my grocery shopping on Saturday so that I wouldn't have to do it on Monday. Well have to go the surgery. Next post will be of the baby!!!!! Wish me luck cause I'm going to need it.
I woke up yesterday morning because I heard a loud thump and Bryson screaming. I didn't know what was wrong or what he hit and then later that afternoon I could see where he hit himself. Right smack dab in the middle of his forehead. Nice little bruise huh.
Bryson was a tiger and as you can see above he was digging into his candy bag when the first piece of candy got in their. He shoved a piece of caramel in his mouth before I could take a picture, and he got made when he took it out of his mouth because he was drooling all over the place. He started the night out being happy and then ended upset because he could shove all the candy into his mouth and wanted all of it right then. He had fun but I think he got tired after a while.
Baylee picked out her costume this year and decided to be a pirate. She loved it. She kept saying Arrrrrrr to everyone. She couldn't wait to get the costume on after she saw some friends of ours show up in theirs. We went to the trunk or treat and Grandma and Grandpa Wallace house. Then we went to my sister JoAnn's neighborhood and made a loop with the cousins. Baylee had a blast with that running from one house to the next. She tend to go into the houses when they opened their doors, and we had to explain to her that she couldn't go into the houses but stand out side of them. She didn't really listen but maybe next year she will be better about it. Baylee would say trick or treat and Bryson would only say treat but that wasn't too often. I can't believe how fast they have grown. Time sure does fly and I can't believe that we are having another little one joining our family soon. WOW
I am 35 weeks and the 24 of November is getting closer. Honestly the month of October flew by so fast. My last doctors appointment I was actually measuring normal which isn't really normal for me. I always measure 3-4 weeks bigger. It's amazing how each pregnancy is different. Hopefully this delivery will be different from the rest but in a good way.
Everyone cutting their pumpkins and getting all the mush out of them. You can see how excited Bryson is to be doing it.
Baylee with her Kool-Aid mustache. She looks really funny here. Riley, Isaac's daughter, with her pumpkin.Bryson and mom.
Bryson having fun.
The end results of the pumpkins.
We carved pumpkins this year with Darin's brother Jayson and his family and some friends Isaac and his girls. We had a lot of fun. Bryson loved taking the inside out of the pumpkin and he would even try to put it back into the pumpkin too. Baylee wanted to take pictures of everyone instead carving any pumpkins. The kids were all pretty young and Nat and I ended up doing pretty much all the pumpkins together and the guys watched UFC fighting. The kids had lots of fun. Yesterday we also did some more carving of pumpkins with my sister JoAnn. Baylee actually helped more and they all enjoyed taking the insides out this time. We did a green pumpkin that time from JoAnn's garden. Unfortunately we don't have any pictures of that pumpkin.
My kids have had some pretty random places that they fall asleep in. This is Bryson on Sunday. I put the kids to bed and went out to help Darin finish up on wrapping some meat and when I came back in this is how I found Bryson. If anyone can not tell this is my back sliding door. Apparently he was waiting for us to come back in. When he is tired he carries this blanket around with him. I thought it was a really cute moment and kinda funny too.
The sign says "How tall this fall?" Bryson looks a little under 3 feet and Baylee is a little over 3 feet.
Bryson by his pumpkin. Baylee by her pumpkin. I had to put this up. He was eating an Arby's sandwich and would not put it down. Half of the pictures I got of him was like this. Baylee actually took this picture. Not to bad.
The kids and I went to Carver Farm today and picked out pumpkins. Baylee was so excited to do it. She really wanted to go on a tracker ride, but I guess they only do that on the weekend and on the week days they have only the schools over to ride the tracker rides. She wasn't too bummed out by it though. She was more interested in picking pumpkins. Bryson only cared about his sandwich and that was really it. We got to drive out into the pumpkin patch and pick our pumpkin. I am glad we did it today and didn't wait any longer because the pumpkins were getting mushy because of the cold nights we have had the last couple of days. The only dud about the day was that Darin couldn't come because he was hunting and my camera batteries were dead after a few pictures. We had fun, the kids got free popcorn, we got some pumpkins, their wasn't that many people there, and the sun was shining.
This is Baylee just before we left to school. She was so excited.Bryson always has to have his picture taken when the camera is out, and Baylee for some reason kept smiling weird. She would pull down at the side of her mouth almost into a frown but was totally stretching it out. It was funny. So preschool that Baylee is doing is with my sister and her son and one of our friends. We wanted to keep it small and plus my sister who just finished school to be a preschool teacher is also teaching one day of the week along with each of the moms. My sister that is the teacher is also the one who helped set up a curriculum for us too. So we have school for two hours a day for four days a week, and then on Fridays we go to a reading clinic at the library, and the kids will all get free books each time they go. This was our first week of doing school and so far it is going well. Baylee keeps begging to ride her bike to school, which is just to one of the other moms homes, and she tells me that I can walk while she rides her bike or I can drive by her while she rides. She forgot that she has a broken training wheel and she just wants to ride it so bad. I thought that we could hold out on getting her a new training wheel until next year for the good whether and all, but I think we might have to get one soon now. She is getting so big. Bryson is a magnet to bruising his head. He just was finishing up on a bruise on his head and got another. I can't even keep up with how he gets them anymore because they're so often. I feel like I look like an abusive parent walking around with him and his battle wounds. He is totally accident prone.
Here I am. Sorry it took so long to get a picture up of the tummy. This baby is getting so big and lately at night it likes to stretch out and into my ribs. I get to the point of having a hard time breathing and end up going down stairs to try to lay in the recliner and try to push the baby down and hope that maybe that sitting up a bit more will give the baby more room. That or either gravity will push the baby down one or the other I just pray that it works so I can get some sleep.
So one day I got sick and tired of putting all my scrap booking stuff away and having my kids get into everything that I've got for it, and into all my sewing stuff and decided to put both of the kids into one room and put all my craft stuff into Bryson's room. Yes, it's a boy and a girl sharing but their still little and I don't think that its a big deal. The baby will still be in my craft room and when the baby no longer fits in the crib then we will split the kids into different rooms at that time. This is how I found the kids when I checked on them. They have separate beds but they choose to go to sleep like this. I thought that it was really cute. Darin had one of the members of the church come over and help put the wood onto the retaining wall. It looks really nice. Darin sanded it down and stained it. He also put the piping for the wood stove up too. It is pretty much done now. Way to go Darin!!!!Darin traded some stuff for this oven and over the range microwave off of craigs list. I was so excited. It makes the whole kitchen look complete because the appliances actually match each other now. They are used and are about 5 years old but they were super clean and practically look brand. I love them and have been cooking a lot more now. I am still not used to having the microwave up above I occasionally catch myself going to where my old microwave used to be at. Thank you craigs list.
Bryson started the week off with a double ear infection and then we went back to the doctor and found out that he has the hand foot mouth virus and that he can now stop taking the medicine for the ear infections because they went with the virus. He has been so craby lately. I dread it when he is sick. He is the most unhappy little guy around. Baylee loves her little brother and wants to give him loves and everytime she gets close to him he freaks out and is mad for about 15mins becuase of it. So my days is full of a lot of screaming. Baylee was so loving the first time we went this week to the doctor's. Bryson hates to be poked and prodded at and she was trying to sooth him as I am trying to hold him down and the doctor looks at his ears. She is such a little momma. So with all the ear infections and viruses I will be confined into my home. I also got a new niece this week her name is Katie June Wallace. For those who know my side of the family it was my brother Matt's daughter that was born. Unfortunately with all the sickies I haven't been able to see her. What a bummer of a week to be getting sick. Oh yeah I am sick too now.
These are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year girls. These are our YCL's
This is Taylor and I being crazy.
I went to girls camp last week on the first day and then I came the next day in the evening but it was tons of fun. I wasn't much of a girl who liked girls camp when I was in young women's but now that I can go up and leave when ever I want to, it was so much more fun. They have also changed quite a bit since I went too. The girls had a lot of fun and it was tons of fun being able to hang out with them more.
This is the tile work done. To me it kinda looks like a bathroom but, I like it. After the tile was done Darin didn't wait too long to get the walls finished and the fireplace in. Darin has been hard at work trying to get this fireplace done and installed. He has worked really hard to get this far with a lot of extra help from friends. I am so proud of him. Not only has he done this but he has got tons of wood and has chopped it all up too. He is such a busy guy. Thanks tons for all your hard work Darin and I will really appreciate it during the winter when we don't have to pay outrageous bills while still being cold.
This is Baylee getting herself dressed. This is her second time trying to get dressed for the day. First she came down in the same shirt and overalls but with khaki pants under the overalls. I forgot to say that I had already laid her clothes out for her which was just the shirt and the green Capri's that she has on in the picture but for some reason she loves the overalls. Anyways I told her to get the right pair of pant on and to take the other off and this is how she came down the second time. She does this quite often. She likes to change her clothes through out the day and pick what she really wants to wear and usually I make her change but today I really didn't care. Look at how happy she looks about it too. She loves to layer her pants. Another time she did this with a pair of mesh shorts and a pair of sweats under them. My mom said that when I was her age and was getting myself dressed I would match stripes with polka dots. I think that I turned out alright though. This is Bryson just so excited to be riding his bike in the house even though he knows he isn't supposed to. He loves taking pictures. Here he is so focused in riding as fast as he can from one end to another of the house. Baylee got her scooter and was doing the same thing. For some reason they find it more fun to do inside the house instead of outside. And my beautiful kiddos. This was a pretty good picture of them. It is getting harder and harder to get both their attention at the same time and smile.