i cant believe how big my little boy is. he'll be 8 years old in four short months. lately i feel like hes not getting enough attention because of how busy i am with the babies. it makes me sad. luckily his bff, tristan, lives 4 houses down and has been over to play most of christmas vacation. i love my little bub so much and cant wait until i have a routine set with the babes so i have more time for everyone. right now everythings pretty crazy!


christmas jammies

christmas jams are one of my fave things about christmas. i always loved getting to open them christmas eve and get all cozy to hang out with the fam! hopefully its something my kiddos will love too!


so this is christmas..

these are a few of our christmas pics i have lots more to post soon! :) ps its so fun to dress my girls in matching clothes!


livvy's birth

oh my goodness was it crazy! so monday i had a doctors appt and was dilated to a 3 and 60% effaced. she stripped my membranes and told me if it was going to work it'd be within the next 48 hours. i came home and thought about packing my hospital bag... but didn't because i still had two weeks and both braden and addison were the full 40 weeks or more! richard got off pretty early so we asked my mom to babysit the kids while we went to the movies. we knew it'd be tough to go out once we had 3 kiddos! ;) i showered and didn't shave my legs...again because i had two weeks left, and why else would you shave when your huge pregnant! so we went to the movies and saw due date oddly enough. when we got home we watched the video of my hub being hypnotized (super funny) with my mom and brother. it ended at about midnight so we headed to bed. i fell asleep but woke up for the next hour with some contractions so i decided to start timing them. i got my phone and they were every 10 to 12 minutes and not intense at all. that went on for a couple hours. then at about 3 they were getting really bad and every 4 minutes so i got up to pack my bags. now a few weeks before this we moved into my moms because our house sold and we hadn't bought a new one yet. me, richard and addison were all in one room with all of our and olivias stuff shoved in one small closet! so needless to say the bag packing took some time. oh and the hard contracting every 4 minutes or less didn't help! so at 5 we woke up my mom and by 515 we were headed to the hospital. we live 45 minutes away and by now I'm contracting every 1 to 2 minutes! brutal car ride!! the whole way i kept telling myself i just have to survive this car ride then i can get my epidural AS SOON as i get there! we got there at 6 did the whole paperwork that feels like an eternity but really is like 3 minutes thing. while changing into my gown in triage i had 5 major contractions so the nurse checked me immediately. i was at an 8. i asked/begged for my epidural as i was wheeled to a labor and delivery room. in the l&d room nurses ran around doing iv's, taking blood and asking questions. i was told it was too late for an epidural. there may or may not have been some curse words said... im not a baby or anything i had braden natural but when youre prepared for it its easier.. kind of. anyways 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital olivia was here! there was lots of screaming and no doctor in the room but we made it! little livvy was born at 630 am on tuesday the 23rd. i still cant believe how crazy fast it was and how i was 20 minutes away from delivering in the car!


in love

so in love with this sweet little girlie!


miss olivia is here!

olivia made her crazy fast arrival on tues nov. 23rd. she was 6 lbs 7 oz and 19 in long. her crazy birth story and more pics are soon to come!


ella mae

we are looking for a good home for our boston terrier ella mae. we love her but are moving to a smaller home with a much smaller yard. shes a super sweet dog but kinda crazy she definately needs some training. she turned 2 in july. shes not spayed. email me if you have any questions appel11@q.com


i want to win some beadboard!!

the lovely ladies at envy my cooking are having another giveaway!! its beadboard and i NEED it for my kids bathroom at the new house! ;) go to envymycooking.blogspot.com to enter!



braden had his first trip to the dentist today. Photobucket i know im a bad mom for waiting this long! he has no cavities!! i dont think ive ever gone to the dentist and not had atleast one. after the girl finished cleaning his teeth she told him to pick 2 prizes out of the box. he picked a spiderman sticker for himself and a little toy for addison. i thought that was so sweet of him to think of getting something for his baby sister! he loves her so much!


august in polaroids

Photobucket my little babe turned 1! shes running all around and thinks shes a big kid now! Photobucket Photobucket she ate her cake without really using her hands and got it in her nose. she was not happy about it! Photobucket we took b camping before school started. he was loving his slingshot. Photobucket he only got to ride his quad for a few minutes until it broke down :( Photobucket braden went back to school. Photobucket walking to class with max. Photobucket addison carries around babies all day long and screams baby if we see any. she is going to be all in her baby sisters business! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket we went swimming at aunt cams. Photobucket braden teaching addison about sidewalk chalk. fwew we had a busy august!


hoping to win!

http://envymycooking.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-giveaway-starts-now.html <--- go here to enter to win the mommy and me aprons! so cute!!!


im gonna win!

a super cute onsie from this girl: http://the3osin2010.blogspot.com/ she started an etsy shop called little lovies by char!


lunchtime today

Photobucket this was b today during lunch chattin up his friend. there were many important topics discussed ie: what video games they had played lately, which legos they had built, ect. it was really cute! Photobucket ...and this was addison. she put macaroni noodles in her hair! and she knew it was funny!! Photobucket i love my kids!


grouchy girl

yes, shes in bed now! ;)


i cant believe im half way done with my pregnancy. its flying by this time. i dont have any preg pics yet because 1. its too freakin hot to get ready and 2. im lazy ;) its weird that in 20 short weeks ill have a new little one. Photobucket



hApPy BiRtHdAy!!!! hope you have the best birthday ever :D love you


its a.....

Photobucket we are thrilled!! and i can't wait to start buying her wardrobe PhotobucketPhotobucket and decorating her nursery! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket little girl stuff is so much fun!