Friday, November 7, 2008

Not Because I Shouldn't Be Doing Other Things!!!

Things have been so busy lately. Me and the boys went to Ruidoso last weekend and up to Las Cruces to see my brother and his family. We got to be there for my nephew's 4th birthday party and my niece's 1st birthday party. It was a lot of fun and it was good to see everyone. It is such a long trip to see them so I am always so grateful when we get the opportunity to hang out with them. Chance stayed home over the weekend. My mom got him tickets to the Tech v UT game, so he was so excited to go, too bad it didn't turn out in his favor (Chance is a huge UT fan, so be sure and mention the game to him whenever to see him!!!!) It was such a great game, and I now have bragging rights in our house for a whole year and I will take advantage of it because it isn't very often I get the chance!
Rayden and Casen are just growing like crazy. Rayden is going through his terrible threes. Whoever said the two's are terrible must not have survived to the three's. I don't know what is wrong with that boy, but I am not sure that I am going to survive this!!!! He is so defiant, that matched with his strong headedness and his huge sense of independance isn't making life on us very easy. THIS TOO SHALL PASS...........right?????
Casen is now 15 weeks old and weighs atleast 14 lbs, if not more. When he went in for his three month, he was 12 lb 10 oz, so I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't close to fifteen pounds by now. I have started feeding him rice. I have added rice to his bottles since he was 2 months old, so I figured I would try feeding him some, cause the boy is hungry!!! He loves it and eats every bite and then cries when it is all gone! He is such a sweet baby. He is almost always happy, smiling, and talking away. I just couldn't ask for a better baby!!! I did finally get him to his crib and he is doing fine. When we were at my mom's over the weekend, she has a crib set up in my room, so I just went for it. The first two nights he hardly slept at all, but I would just pat him back to sleep. By the third night he slept nearly all night and has been doing very well in his crib here at home.
Here are some pictures from the past few weeks!
My two little pirates!!

Casen didn't like his costume too much!!

What a pirate face!!

A Halloween cake I made, it looked a lot better before the pumpkins
started sliding off the side! Me and my sister in law, Melissa took a cake decorating class at SPC this past semester and had a blast!! So, if you need a cake.....

This used to be mine and Chance's bed....... somehow by morning
it has always been taken over!

Sweet Casen, holding on to his teddy bear that he loves SOOOO much!!

He is getting so big, and he LOVES his bumbo chair!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fall Pictures

It has been a busy time of year for us. Chance has been working long hours at work, so I have felt like I have been on my own the past few weeks! I am looking forward to the holidays so we can have some much needed family time!!! Here are few pictures from the past month. I have ton more I need to put on here, the boys in their Halloween costumes, and new pics of Casen, but I will have to work on that maybe later today or tomarrow!!!

Rayden's PDO took a field trip to the corn maze. The kids had a lot of fun and I got some really good pics!
Rayden picking out a pumpkin!

We went to a pumpkin patch in Brownfield, this is my little sister, Morgan, and Rayden looking for a good pumpkin (or ten...)

Rayden and Casen!

Rayden was such a good sport posing for all these pics. He really wanted to pull the wagon around, not sit in it!

Casen, Morgan, and Rayden

My sweet, adorable lil pumpkin!

A family pic!

Our sweet little family!!!! I am sooooo blessed!!!!