Monday, October 6, 2008

Catching up

Bad blogger. Bad, bad blogger. I make you all wait in suspense for weeks. Where can I start? Life is so busy. Some days I wish I could just push pause and take a minute and really enjoy what is going on with each of my kids. They are growing and changing so fast. I am beginning to understand why little old ladies always come up to me in the store with sad eyes, pat my arm and tell me to enjoy my kids because "they grow up so fast." I dread the day when I'm that little old lady, watching the mommies in the grocery store fed up to the gills with their little heathens and wishing that I could have just one more day of the chaos with my babies. Life really does move too fast.

Rowan is such a beauty, and already changing so much from the little squished-up, old man, gnomish newborn. Now she's a lovely little chub and smiling all the time. I did my best to catch a pic one day when she was happy, but this was the best I could do:

Here she is in her little bouncer...a little slumpy, but still pretty!

Here are all four of my kiddos. Not the best shot, but at least they're all in one place! Kalena loves to hold Rowan. In fact, she and Isaac fight about it all the time. If one has her, the other one wants her. Even Adam tries to get in on the action. Although he usually sort of flops her over when he holds her, so we try to avoid that one. I really love seeing how much they love her. I want nothing more than for the kids to have a close relationship with one another. Sure, they fight, but at the end of the day, they give each other hugs and kisses good night, and all is forgiven.

Here's our newest family member, little Cooper. He's a great little puppy. He's doing pretty good on the house training, but he is a chewing machine. Although it does help give the kids incentive to keep their junk up off the floor....he's already chewed through the wires to the surround sound and our phone. I guess it's kind of nice not getting all of the solicitor calls, so maybe little Coop has been a blessing in disguise.

We also had a great visit from my Nana and Aunt Susie from Kansas. They got to see the kids, and we had a wonderful visit. I miss them a lot, and it's always fun when we get a visit with them. The kids, even though they don't get to see them often, sure love them a lot. Rowan is actually named after my Aunt Susie (Rowan Suzanne). She doesn't have children of her own, but she would make a great mom. In fact, she's sort of like a second mom to me, and I love her to death. Here we are visiting at my mom's house in Belton:

And of course, there's the Rodeo. Isaac has been asking about it for a year now, ever since we went last time. And every time we drive by the HOT fair complex, he says, "are we going to the rodeo again?" Well, on Saturday we went. The kids had a blast, and of course they looked friggin' adorable in their cowboy gear. Check out Kalena's cool belt buckle! I love it!

As promised, here's a pic of our new kitchen cabinets. I had a couple more pics to show, but somehow Blogger deleted them. Arrrrgh. So you just get the one. But let me tell you, it is amazing. I can't wait to cook a meal or bake a cake in here! I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it....and you know why if you've ever been in the kitchen at our house now. Sheesh.

Oh yeah, and just for fun, here's Adam. Looking mischevous. He's bad. Really bad. But is he cute, or what?


Ashley said...

The cabinets are great!!! I wanna cook in your kitchen! I love all the other pics too, they are growing up to fast!

Katy said...

Great update! Love the pics! And oh wow, what a dream kitchen! Your patience will be all worth it in the end.

Julie said...

Yay for cabinets!! I'm excited for you guys! I hope to one day get excited about my own

mp said...

love the cabinets!! they are so pretty!

rowan is adorable! i can't believe how big she is!!!

i miss you guys so much.

Angie said...

Awww, I love the pics -- especially the rodeo ones!

That kitchen is definitely a dream kitchen - so gorgeous!

Claire said...

Your house is going to be bad-ass. I can not wait to see it finished!

And I love the pictures! Rowan is so teenie weenie and cute!! Why do they have to get so big so fast?!

And Cooper... what a sport! Brave little pup. He's adorable as well. I really enjoy seeing him at the park.

You know, you really help me with my "baby" and "puppy" fevers. Thanks for saving me a ton of sanity! :P