Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I am not sure what is better...

So in the past I have talked about how I felt a little cheated because the thought or chance of losing your baby once you reach that point in your pregnancy where if they were born they would just need a little stay in the NICU point never crossed my mind. No on ever talked about that possibility and of course the doctor never mentioned it or he would have some freaked out moms! I was always mad that I didn't even realize it was in the realm of possibilities and I felt like people should know...IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.  But while talking to a friend of mine and also from my own experience it is so hard on the mom when they realize it could happen to them.  The worry once you realize never stops. You are constantly thinking of how is the baby and panic when they were quieter than normal. The heaviness and responsibility weighs heavier on you and the naive bliss of thinking that nothing bad will ever happen and my baby will be perfect and it's all wonderful seem so far away.  I wish that pregnancy was like that for me and those close to me. Those that realize that it could happen to them or to anyone. We never know what God has in store. I don't know what is better worrying all the time  realizing that it is a small possibility, or being naive and then get slapped in the face and have your heart stomped on when you hear that your baby has died. I think I will go with the first one...personally.  I think what we have to remember is we can only do so much and God has to handle the rest and we just have trust and have faith in the Lord. He is the almighty one and we never know what his plan is for us.

So to all my friends and loved ones who are pregnant....don't worry (I know you will) just pray to your Heavenly Father for comfort when you are scared or overwhelmed. Turn to him in your time of need. Faith is what got me through two pregnancies after Kooper. I KNOW he will be there for you too if you just turn to him. (I will be here for you too, you can call me anytime!)


Monday, November 29, 2010

Challenge Day 22

Yeah, yeah I know I skipped a few...but I really didn't like the challenge question.

Someone you would give your life up for without question.

Of course my kids. The rest of my family too but most definately my kids.

They are my life!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Yesterday Kade coming running out of my bathroom with a tampon....apparently he asked Ryan, "Dad, what's this for?" Ryan's response..."I have no clue, go ask your mom." So I am in a little shock and I say, "It's for older girls." Kade with a serious look on his face nods and says, "Okay." He runs back in the bathroom and I hear him say to Ryan, "Mom said, it's for older girls."

I was so happy that the questions stopped there. I am grateful for the advice I have read about when kids ask those types of questions not to go into to much detail sometimes the simplest answer is all they need or want to know.

It also gave me a GREAT laugh for the day. Kids are so silly!

During Thanksgiving dinner Kade said, "I am thankful for my brothers....but not my sister!"  We talked about how mean that was and how she is so nice and shares everything with him. We know he loves her and is thankful for her.  He knows it too. I think sometimes he just likes to be the mean older brother!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Today we put up with Christmas trees! Kade put up the decorations on the family tree....then I fixed them tonight. Our tree kind of looks pathetic since we can only have Christmas decorations on the top...and it will be that way for a few more years!

I put up Kooper's tree and decorated it too. I love having it in our home, especially during the holidays (that is when I miss him most). It always feels like someone is missing and it is nice to be able to look at that tree and remember him.

Here is a picture of the tree decorated by Kade....Kamryn even broke one of the ornaments already!

Here's a couple of the kids from Thanksgiving eating dinner.

Like Kade's chair? We totally need a bigger table and more chairs!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Challenge Day 19

A passage from a book that has touched you.

Almost two years ago I wrote a post. The passage in it has helped me find answers to so many prayers. Especially the answer I have needed most in my life. 


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the first year that Kade has understood and appreciated Thanksgiving.  He was so excited for Thanksgiving and when he is enjoying something he says, "I am thankful for cinnamon rolls (our breakfast)."  or "I am thankful for Mommy!" It is so good to hear. On the downside at school I guess they watched a movie on how Thanksgiving was supposed to go.  Well Kade isn't too happy that we are not following how the movie went. He wanted to go to someones house or have lots of people over at our house. He also wanted to have pumpkin pie....we had banana cream pie.  Luckily one of my friends brought over pumpkin bread and that satisfied him. All in all it was a great Thanksgiving and we have so much to be grateful for.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now let the shopping begin!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


This afternoon I had an eye doctors appointment. Kade doesn't like going to any kind of doctor so I decided to take him along with me in case he gets my genes and needs glasses one day. That way he will know what to expect and won't be scared.  After I found out that I am getting blinder I had my glasses adjusted and the screws tightened.  While we were waiting I decided to entertain Kade with trying on kids glasses. He was loving it and already has a few picked out that he insist he wants for his birthday (which he most definitely will not be getting unless he ends up NEEDING them). Which hopefully he won't and he will have perfect vision like his daddy!

I took a few pictures of him with my phone

Don't you just love his shirt??? Yes it's on backwards. I picked him up from school and it was like that. He thought it was cool....


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Grandma's here!

We are so happy to have Grandma Keren here for Thanksgiving! The kids are having a great time! I am so glad that she was able to come down and miss the huge snow storm in Utah! 

On another note today after picking my Mom up from the airport we stopped at a mall to let Kamryn play in the play area while I fed Keegan.  I sat down and started feeding Keegan and the lady sitting close to me yelled to her son, "Cooper, be careful!" The little boy was across the play area (actually standing by my Mom who was with Kamryn).  He was a cute little dark haired boy. I started talking to his mom. I asked if she spelled his name with a C or K. She said with a C although she was so close to spelling it with a K but her husband didn't like it with a K.  She immediately asked if Keegan's name was Kooper. I said no and told her that I had a son named Kooper that passed away. She went on to apologize for my loss and asked how old he would be. I told her almost 2 1/2. Her little boy was almost 2.  We talked for a little bit longer. I like to see cute little boys especially with my favorite name. I wish Kooper would have been there to play with the other Cooper. I love those little reminders of him.

I am excited to put his little tree up at the cemetery and the big tree up in our house!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Challenge Day 18

A picture that makes you feel...

July 11, 2008

This day I felt every range of emotion I was sad, worried, heartbroken, devastated, and mad that Kooper had passed away but I was happy, excited, and nervous to see him and hold him in my arms.  It was probably the first time in my life where I experienced every emotion. I felt every emotion possible on this day. I love and miss him so much. I think about him every day and yearn for a day where I could just hold him close.


You know those people that can't wait to get the Christmas decorations out and love that even though Halloween just ended that the Christmas decorations are out? Or when living in colder climates love that the first fall of snow makes them want to turn no the Christmas music and sit by the warm fire and drink hot chocolate?
Well....that's me!  Don't get me wrong I do appreciate Thanksgiving for it's meaning and being thankful, but honestly I have talked about this before I am not a fan of Thanksgiving food (pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, yams, cranberry...) I do like a few traditional foods but that's about it. Some may think that because my house already has the Christmas lights on it (which my husband won't let me turn on cuz he is embarrassed) means that I am skipping Thanksgiving when in fact the wonderful feelings I have listening to Christmas music and having all the Christmas decorations out (no mine aren't all out yet...a few of them are though) reminds me of being Thankful even more.  So honestly I don't care if you think I am ridiculous for having my Christmas lights up, decorations out, and listening to Christmas music. I am happy and I am thankful and I wouldn't have it any other way (don't judge!).

I think that I have always been the first in my family to jump right in to getting the Christmas decorations out and start decorating.  I LOVE it!

My Christmas shopping is almost complete and now I can relax and enjoy this wonderful festive time of year with my family.

Silly me!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ear infection...I think NOT!

So many might think if they had a baby question...ask Kami, she's had a million babies...right?  Well I am sure that after talking to the doctor today, she thought I must be a first time mom.  Keegan was up crying all night again...

Screaming I tell you, especially while lying down flat. I could tell he was in pain but I wasn't sure why.  He had this horrible runny nose so immediately I thought, he must have an ear infection, or the begining of one.  So I call the doctors office first thing this morning to get him checked out.

The doctor walks in and Keegan gives her a nice big smile (If you have met him you know that smile because he gives it to EVERYONE!) and she already knows why Mr. Keegan has been crying all night....He is getting teeth!  His gums are swollen on the bottom. She asks further questions... he has had looser stools than normal and his ears are PERFECT!  Wasn't I just trying to figure out what was up with those rosy cheeks? Yes the little guy is teething and I guess I am a brainless mom! 

I guess in the back of my head I was thinking he was still too young to teeth.  But no he isn't.  He is growing up too fast on me. It seems like he is developing 10 times faster than Kamryn and Kade (He by the way weights just over 18 pounds!).  Maybe it's because I am planning on him being our last...for now. I am not making any promises. But I am pretty sure I will stick to it.  So I think it is bittersweet as he reaches new milestones. I guess I thought he would be more like Kamryn and not get his first tooth until he is 1. It better not take that long though. I don't know how long I can handle a cranky baby at night. Kamryn has been dealing with the same thing...she is getting 2 molars right now! Not a happy camper either!

 Just took this when I sat down to blog. The cover for the swing is in the washer...so blankets will have to do! He loves to nuzzle up with a warm blankie! Scares me sometimes though. The blanket he is wrapped up in (the red checked/train one) is actually one my Mom had made for Kooper. I just pulled it out of the drawer today for Keegan to use. I have kept some of Kooper's other blankets that I had him wrapped in at the hospital and one that I took to the hospital but he never got to use.  I didn't want this one to go to waste...maybe it will become a favorite of his and I will have a sweet story to tell him about it.

 Rolling around in his crib while I try and put some things away in his room. I know, I know it's a girls crib sheet on his bed. Honestly I haven't found one to match yet...but lets be real honest here. I have only looked at Target.

He is our first little guy to make his way out of the bouncy seat without any help. I better start buckling him in!


Friday, November 19, 2010

It was a fluke!

I was really hoping that Keegan was on a roll with sleeping in his crib and through the night when last Monday night I put him in his crib and left. He went to sleep and then didn't wake up until 9:00 the next morning.  Then Tuesday took 2 naps just fine in his crib. Well lately I lay him down and  he screams bloody murder. He has a little cold so maybe that has something to do with it. This whole last week it has either been Kade not feeling well or Kamryn's teething and I haven't had a night of peace this whole week. So tonight I was determined that all the kids were going to go to bed and I was going to clean and have some ME time.  Well that is sort of happening.  I did the cry it out and couldn't take it after an hour of him screaming. I got him out of his crib and he is sitting in his swing in the dark living room while I am blogging.  I don't think he is asleep but at least he isn't crying...right? We will see how long it lasts...hopefully he will be in his bed fast asleep really soon. Not that I don't love to snuggle and cuddle.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Them Smell of Rain

I was so desperate for somethign to blog about so I went into my e-mail and went to all the cute or heartwarming storeis of forwards that I get and this story was in htere 3 or 4 times.  I have always loved it.

A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the
doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. She was
still groggy from surgery.

Her husband, David, held her hand as they braced themselves for the
latest news.
That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications had forced Diana, only
24-weeks pregnant, to undergo an emergency Cesarean to deliver couple's
new daughter, Dana Lu Blessing.

At 12 inches long and weighing only one pound nine ounces, they already
knew she was perilously premature.

Still, the doctor's soft words dropped like bombs.

"I don't think she's going to make it," he said, as kindly as he could.

"There's only a 10-percent chance she will live through the night, and
even then, if by some slim chance she does make it, her future could be
a very cruel one"

Numb with disbelief, David and Diana listened as the doctor described
the devastating problems Dana would likely face if she survived.

She would never walk, she would never talk, she would probably be blind,
and she would certainly be prone to other catastrophic conditions from
cerebral palsy to complete mental retardation, and on and on.

"No! No!" was all Diana could say.

She and David, with their 5-year-old son Dustin, had long dreamed of the
day they would have a daughter to become a family of four.

Now, within a matter of hours, that dream was slipping away

But as those first days passed, a new agony set in for David and Diana.
Because Dana's underdeveloped nervous system was essentially 'raw', the
lightest kiss or caress only intensified her discomfort, so they
couldn't even cradle their tiny baby girl against their chests to offer
the strength of their love.

All they could do, as Dana struggled alone beneath the ultraviolet light
in the tangle of tubes and wires, was to pray that God would stay close
to their precious little girl.

There was never a moment when Dana suddenly grew stronger.

But as the weeks went by, she did slowly gain an ounce of weight here
and an ounce of strength there.

At last, when Dana turned two months old. her parents were able to hold
her in their arms for the very first time.

And two months later, though doctors continued to gently but grimly warn
that her chances of surviving, much less living any kind of normal life,
were next to zero, Dana went home from the hospital, just as her mother
had predicted.

Five years later, when Dana was a petite but feisty young girl with
glittering gray eyes and an unquenchable zest for life.

She showed no signs whatsoever of any mental or physical impairment.
Simply, she was everything a little girl can be and more. But that happy
ending is far from the
end of her story.

One blistering afternoon in the summer of 1996 near her home in Irving,
Texas, Dana was sitting in her mother's lap in the bleachers of a local
ball park where her brother Dustin's baseball team was practicing.

As always, Dana was chattering nonstop with her mother and several other
adults sitting nearby when she suddenly fell silent. Hugging her arms
across her chest, little Dana asked, "Do you smell that?"

Smelling the air and detecting the approach of a thunderstorm, Diana
replied, "Yes, it smells like r ain."

Dana closed her eyes and again asked, "Do you smell that?"

Once again, her mother replied, "Yes, I think we're about to get wet. It
smells like rain."

Still caught in the moment, Dana shook her head, patted her thin
shoulders with her small hands and loudly announced,
"No, it smells like Him.

It smells like God when you lay your head on His chest."

Tears blurred Diana's eyes as Dana happily hopped down to play with the
other children.

Before the rains came, her daughter's words confirmed what Diana and all
the members of the extended Blessing family had known, at least in their
hearts, all along.

During those long days and nights of her first two months of her life,
when her nerves were too sensitive for them to touch her, God was
holding Dana on His chest and it is His loving scent that she remembers
so well.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Short one...

I have been trying to blog all night...but Keegan is not letting  it happen. I am not sure what's wrong. I think his tummy is bothering him, poor baby! Can't get comfortable, can't stop bouncing or patting so it's a short one tonight! Hopefully he starts feeling better, I hate to see my kids in pain or sad. Makes my heart hurt!

I started uploading some pictures of some home decor things I wish I had... they are my loves/wants lately.
I LOVE this rug...

 I wish I had this table. I was searching Google images and it was on craigslist in WA for only $175! If I lived there I would so buy it!
Love these bar stools!

I am sure I could add lots more to that list. Off I am to bounce the baby!
Although I didn't have multiples, sometimes it feels like yesterday there was only 1 child in our household and overnight we gained 2!

I frequently look back on life and wonder how I kept up with it all...with everything. I was a mother to 1 little boy going to school full-time, working part-time and I seemed to manage my apartment and everything else with ease....fast forward (although all that feels like days ago) to now...3 more kids, house, only working part-time and I feel like I can't keep my house clean to save my life! I wonder how I did it then. I had it so easy. While thinking about this today I thought  for a millisecond what life would be like with just Kade and I immediately felt so very happy and blessed to have 3 more in our family. Not that Kade would have been enough to make me happy. He is a joy to our family and we love him so much. He is a great older brother and a wonderful son. Kade loves having siblings and they love him!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Challenge Day 17

What do you want to be remembered for?

I would love to be remembered for being a good friend, mother, wife and daughter. I want those around me to feel like they can count on me and I can pull through. I of course would love to be remembered for being able to do it all, but of course that is impossible so I will settle for trying to do as much as I can and try and have fun while I am doing it! Since having little ones so close together I have realized that some things just don't matter and some things just don't get done since there are more important things (my kids).  Luckily I don't have OCD and I don't have to have a clean house to be able to fall asleep at night or I wouldn't get any sleep at all. I don't know how mom's who have lots of kids keep up with everything (especially laundry).

I hope my kids, friends, and family will remember me for trying my best and having fun....


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Ashley!

It's my little sister's birthday today! I hope that she has a great one. Today when I told Kade that is was her birthday. He said, "Can we go?!" Of course we wish we could be there to celebrate with her and the whole family, but unfortuanly she lives too far away!  We love her so much! I remember a few of Ashley's birthdays sometimes more than I remembered my own. One year she got this cool cash register and when you ran things over the scanner is beeped. I enjoyed playing with that! Another year she got the Playschool dollhouse. It was pretty cool and I loved playing with that too...

Look how cute she is with her cute little bump (can't wiat to feel her little one kick)! I am excited for her and Jared!


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Tonight it really happened.  Kamryn hugged Keegan and she wanted to hold him. I never thought the day would come!  Not too long ago she kissed him and has wanted to give him kisses but just recently when we had our family pictures we tried to stick Keegan in front of her and she pushed him away and screamed a little. Well tonight after she puckered up and gave him a kiss she sat down and I jokingly handed Keegan to her and she reached her arms out to take him!   And she hugged him. Now he didn't really like this but she loved it! I sat him in front of her and she wrapped her arms around him and gave him a nice squeeze.
A little bit later she walked into the living room with 2 of her baby dolls, one in each arm. One pig tail elastic was half out and the other was completely out.  She walked in and sat down by me and I saw myself in her. One tired mama with her hair all a mess carrying two babies! Although she is getting bigger and doesn't want to be held all the time anymore (just every once in a while). She is usually very happy to walk if you let her.

She is so kind and sharing.  It makes me love having the two of them so close. Kade was so spoiled that it was a little harder for him to share. Daycare helped, but when it came to his own toys it took a little convincing. Kamryn shares with everyone, even the dog. I think he has been getting half of everything she eats lately. Such a nice sweet girl! Love her to pieces!

(I was going to post some cute pictures of her from out family photo shoot but they were uploading sideways :( I don't have time to mess with it now. I will have to try later.)


Friday, November 12, 2010

They always make me laugh!

Yesterday I asked Kade to change Kamryn's diaper. His response: " I am not the Dad! My name is not Ryan!"

He is such a silly kid. He asks a lot of silly questions and I love it. It always surprises me.

Kamryn has found a new fun thing to do. Every time I tried to take a picture of her doing this thing she would start laughing....

 I just hope she doesn't shove something up there....like gum (Kade put gum up his nose as a kid!)

Keegan got his feet stuck on the wrong end of the bouncer!

Silly boy kept smiling but the flash would throw him off! Not sure what's up with the rosy cheeks. I think because he loves to sleep on his belly that sometimes he rubs them so much getting comfortable...but really I am not sure. I am trying to keep them moisturized...poor baby!


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Sometimes I feel guilty.  Tonight I went to dinner with two friends that in the past few weeks that I have become much closer to. They too have been where I was and still am only I have been on this path longer then they have, a grieving mother with empty arms.  We were able to share our experiences and pictures of our beautiful perfect babies and share our paths of grief.  Although I have been there It has been longer for me and my family has grown. I feel guilty that I get to come home to a baby. Although it's not Kooper, I still feel bad. I know that they both know, that Keegan will never replace Kooper and that my heart ache is still there. That when I miss Kooper even Keegan can't feel that void. I am sure they understand but the guilt still overwhelms me at times. I feel bad when I bring Keegan up in fear that something I may have said might hurt them.  I forget that even the littlest  things that happen or are said may seem harmless to anyone else but if said in a certain way or context can feel like a stab in the heart to someone who is grieving the loss a loved one After I have visited with them I try and think back on the things I have said and hope that there wasn't anything that made them feel bad. I hope I haven't said anything to these two amazing women that may have hurt them. I know that they wouldn't want me to feel guilty. But I do and I am sure the guilt will soon pass.  I learn so much from these women and I am grateful for their friendship.  They are such a good support system.

I have had a couple people tell me, "You didn't realize when you lost Kooper that you would be the one helping more people who have to walk the same path, did you?" Honestly I sometimes think that they have helped me more than I have helped them.

 One of them wrote this on their blog and I loved the way she put it:

I heard so many times in church that we are all like rough stones that are put in a tumbler where trials knock pieces off us.  Eventually we become smooth and precious from all that we endure.  I think until now I have had little tiny pieces worn off, but was extremely rough and unpolished.  Lately I have felt my tumbler is wearing off a little too much too fast.  My heart is very sore from all the tumbling.  I just hope that I am actually refining and not just adding more rough spots on myself.  I want to endure well and let my faith carrying me through.  That, I have learned, is much more difficult in practice than in theory.
Thanks ladies for a wonderful night.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Feeling accomplished...what's next?

Time for another blog post...I am looking forward to this year being over...although I look back on all that I have accomplished with this blog and blogging everyday for a year and it makes me happy that I will be able to read it later on and actually remember it. My memory isn't that great...that's another post though and I totally blame that on motherhood!  I also look to the new year and think, If I can do this every day for a whole year...I can do anything!  It is really motivational...so now I am on to thinking of what next year's challenge will be (scrapbooking, being healthier in eating/exercise)...lots to think about.   I think of how I am not going to blog everyday and in a way it makes me a little sad because then I won't get to reflect back on all those random nothingness days or I won't post random things because I think it's lame or boring so i just won't post at all. Alot of my posts would never have been on this blog if I didn't have this goal for myself.  Including this one.  So no I won't be blogging everyday next  year but hopefully blogging so much this year will only make me miss it next year and I will blog frequently! I can only hope right?


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Keegan's 5 months and Kamryn's 16 1/2 months

Keegan is getting sooo big and so are his poops! In the past week I would say he has had 3 blowouts! So right before we had to get Kade from school today I pick him up out of the swing, (he isn't even crying) and it is all up his back! So he had a quick bath before we left to get Kade. He is getting so big. I measured him yesterday and he is just over  27 inches long. He is getting chunkier too! Not sure how much he weighs...we will have to see one we hook our Wii up. He always wants to sit up so he is working on his abs! Whenever he is laying on his back he is doing mini crunches trying to see what's going on. Soon after he rolls over to get a better view of the world.  He is my smiley boy and always has a big smile for everyone. He has the cutest giggle too. He still has those blue eyes and no teeth.  He has tried rice cereal a few times. Not yet interested in the food area right now.  He loves his siblings, they always make him laugh.  He likes to do baby babble. He is wearing 6-12 and 9-12 month clothes. the 3-6 barely fit but look pretty bad!  He has been sleeping most of the night in his crib and he can goto sleep by himself. sometimes he just cries for the first 5 minutes but he goes to sleep! I am so thankful that he slept alot today since I had to work last night. I was able to take a couple naps. I am sure my kids appreciate it more than I did. I wasn't the wicked witch of the west today!

So yesterday Kamryn had a 15 16 1/2month appointment! I am such a great Mom that I totally forgot that there was a 15 month checkup! All is good, she weights 25 1/2 pounds (75%) She is 32 1/4" long (75%) and she has a big head! She had 2 shots and didn't even cry! She is a brave girl! Today there was a commercial with football on and she said, Da Da (she knows what Daddy likes to watch!)! Then she had the baseball bat and ball in her hand and was running around saying Ba-ball (baseball). She loves her baby and likes to take care of her dolls and be just like her Mama.  She is such a sweetie and we love her so much!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Oh boy!

I have been feeling like a crappy mom lately. I love to just sit with my kids and tickle them and make them laugh and it's great but I need to do more.

 Last week someone mentioned a 15 month doctor appointment to me... Kamryn turns 17 months in a few weeks. I said to them, "A 15 month check-up? they have those?...I thought the next one was 18 months..." Boy am I on top of things.  Then the other night I was looking at Kade and Kooper's scrapbook with the kids and I started to feel really bad that I haven't even started Kamryn or Keegan's.  And now here I am 2 days after Keegan's 5 month mark and still haven't even done the 5 month mark post....simply because I haven't taken a picture of him. So that is on the agenda for tomorrow if I actually make it through the day...It's going to be tough after working and all nighter. Ryan has to be in the office early so I might get an hour of sleep. Not looking forward to it! I feel sorry for my kids tomorrow. They get to deal with the mean grouchy mom that didn't get any sleep!

I love my kids and I guess they will live...even if they never get a scrapbook...which I think I will eventually have motivation to start and finish one for each of them....one day!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Challange Day 16

Something that you want to do in the next 5 years.

There are so many things that I want to do in the next 5 years.  It is hard to try and narrow it down to one. So I am going to make a little list of the things that I want to do.

Go on a vacation...just Ryan and I
Go camping
Go back to school
Either run in a 5k or start one myself in honor of Kooper to help raise money for foundations like Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and Lanee's Legacy.
Take all the kids to Disneyland.

Lots more but those are just a few and I am tired and don't want to think anymore.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lanee's Legacy Fundraiser

Today we went to Lanee's Legacy charity fundraiser breakfast to help raise money for this wonderful charity that provides boxes in the hospital to grieving parents. I have talked about them before and only wish that the hospital that I went to was more prepared and had these available. The kids had a great time and I enjoyed meeting the founder and one of the co-founders and other Mom's who have lost their babies.   Here are a few pictures of our day there.

They had ballon artists that made Kamryn a coursage and Kade superman.

 There was a face painter that made Kade a dog and Kamryn a heart on her hand.

Kamryn loved the balloons! She kept going back hoping that she would get another one.
 Kade holding Kooper's ballon that we released.

 Kooper's balloon
 The Mesa fire department was there too!
There was a bouncy house and bouncy slide and also a wildlife group that brought some animals. Kamryn loved the Owl and even made the "whoo whoo" sound when she saw it. It was alot of fun and we were so happy to help support such a good cause!