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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

on a personal note............

Just havn't really had much time to put in a personal plug latley. Been so busy with projects and deadlines. So just wanted to show off a few pictures i took just the last few days of the kids.
My sweet Baylee just couldn't get any funner than she is right now. The drama is coming on - but it's usually pretty darn humerous at times that i havn't gotten annoyed by it yet. She can be so sweet too. She always says please and sorry at just the right times and gives random hugs and kisses for no reason. This is right before nap time - i know the Binky needs to go - she's 2 1/2 - but i'm waiting for Dean to put up the big girl bed first - i need it for that. So maybe another month and we'll try taking it away. Ugh - i know it will probably be harder for me than her but just the thought of her getting out of bed and not falling asleep so fast at night just doesn't make me too happy. I've been so lucky with my kids and thier sleeping habits. They go to bed early, NEVER get up at night and Baylee and Mason will sleep in. 9 times out of 10 Ethan is up at 7:00 on the nose regardless of what time he's gone to bed.

This is goofy Ethan on the floor at my mom's house. He was playing ring a round the rosies with Baylee during half time of the Super Bowl. As you can see he's lost his top from tooth! This was eventful - he didn't even know it was loose till Dean mentioned it to him because it was 'hanging' lower than normal. Then for 2 days straight he was petrified of it falling out because he thought he'd never be able to eat again. Then while playing the wii over at a friends he realized that it was missing! It had fallen out onto the carpet and he didn't even know it. My friend Jen and her husband matt had to use the shop vac because they couldn't find and - wala - it showed up in the shop vac! Silly kid - he's definatley a different kid! Can be so sweet - but he is very stubborn and i find myself butting heads with him more often than not. I feel so bad - i need to try harder to bite my tounge at let him be him. Health wise - he's doing great. We really have been blessed. I hear and read so many stories of Cystic Fibrosis taking over and running peoples lives, we are fortunate that we don't have alot of issues right now. His lung function is fantastic! We still have quite a few digestive problems but for the most part - he's doing amazing.Mason - he's just doing great. He's so smart, loving, kind and just an all around good kid. He's enjoying Piano lessons with Grandma, going to Jazz games with his dad and trying his hand at basketball - not so succesfull this far. Sports just don't come naturally to him like they do Ethan - but he tries and if he wants to bad enough he will do great! He is SO smart though. The top of his class in everything. I think he reads faster than me. This is definatley something that is natural for himSo lucky me - i have super great kids and a loving (very busy) husband. I'm thankful everyday for the things in my life that make me happy - and those not so great moments too - which usually out number the good some days!! But i wouldn't change it - i guess its those things that help us grow and be better people .

Here is a layout i did for the OLW challenge - the word was Living - it was so fun to scrap for my selft with whatever paper and product i wanted! ANd the little jump start helped too!

I decided that i didn't want to do a product post from CHA because my cute friend Kirsty Wiseman did a fabulous one - so if your interested in seeing alot of the new goodies - go check them out on this post.

13 comments:

TheDooleys4 said...

They are great kids Brenda! All three of them. I think that has alot to do with the great momma they have. My Shannon still seems smitten by little Ethan:)

Nick & Kerrie Andrews & Family said...

You have beautiful kids! I love seeing your photos! I have to agree with Rachel... You are a big reason why they are so wonderful! Dad's pretty cool himself.. :) I'm glad things are going so well! Love you pages!

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

what a cute layout and lovely pictures of your kids....love reading about them. my addie is close to your baylee's age and sounds so similar!
xo

Wendy Sue said...

What cute kiddos you have - it was fun to learn more about them. Your layout is beautiful! I love the handwritten journaling...I think he's pretty lucky to have YOU too! :o)

Kim Strother said...

I have wondered if it ever gets hard having to do layouts all the time as "work"? Glad you get to scrap for fun. I like how you put "proof" on top of the little date circle.

Staci said...

Aww, I love getting a glimpse into your life, brenda! Adorable photos, and I didn't realize our girls are so close in age (chloe turned 2 in Dec.). Chloe also still uses her paci at bedtime, and I am seriously DREADING making her give that up. Maybe we can form a support group ;-) Awesome layout, girl!! Isn't it refreshing to do a LO just for you sometimes? I find that helps get my mojo going!

Becky said...

Love the pics and update on the kids! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! You can remind me how to scrap!
B-

laura vegas said...

you have beautiful kids brenda! that photo of baylee is so adorable ... binky and all! and too cute about ethan and his tooth. and a gorgeous layout ... you always put so much detail into your work ... so fun to take it all in!

careymc said...

Dang, they're cute. I love that one of Bailee at the top - - she couldn't be more adorable (I would let her get away with murder if she was mine...those eyes!)... :)

careymc said...

PS - just read the caption on your Ethan LO - I LOVE it. CF doesn't control his life! GO ETHAN!!!!!!!

Til said...

Brenda, Can't believe how time flies! Great photo's of the kids!

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful page! I'm glad that CF doesn't control your son's life!

stephanie howell said...

i just wanted to tell you really quick how talented you are. i love your layouts. thanks for the inspiration, my friend. xo