Sunday, June 21, 2009

8 Months

We got to take a trip to Colorado Springs to visit Kevin's side of the family in the beginning of June...more of the fun we had later, but I wanted to post some of their 8 month pictures...











...and a few fun ones...







And a few from GG & Great Grandpa Townsend's beautiful back yard...




Thursday, June 11, 2009

5 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 years ago today, Kevin & I were sealed in the Redlands, CA Temple for Time and All Eternity! WOW! 5 Years already! We have had our ups & downs, but we have never been so happy as we are now! Thank you my love for being such a wonderful husband & an amazing father! The boys are so lucky to have you as their daddy!!! I love you more now than I ever have in our 9 1/2 years of being together!

Here's a look at 5 years...

June 11th, 2004

Things that happened June 2004-June 2005...

1. Went on our Honeymoon to Kauai, HI

2. Moved to our apartment in Irvine, CA

3. Bought our first House in AZ

4. Moved in with my parents to save up


Things that happened June 2005-June 2006...

1. Took a vacation out to AZ to enjoy where we would soon be living

2. Got the keys to our house in AZ

3. Went on a Cruise to the Mexican Riviera (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, & Puerto Vallarta)

4. Found out about infertility problems

5. I graduated from CSUF

6. Kev got his AA




Things that happened June 2006-June 2007...

1. Went to NY & took a Cruise to Bermuda, Bahamas & Great Stirrup Cay

5. Moved to AZ!!!

6. Started working at Crawford

7. Took a Weekend Getaway to Colorado

8. Left Crawford & started working at USAA


Things that happened June 2007-June 2008...
1. We planned a trip to Washington & Canada, but had to cancel once we found out we were....PREGNANT!!!
2. Shortly after, found out I was pregnant with TWINS!!!
3. Found out I was pregnant with Twin BOYS!!!



Things that happened June 2008-June 2009...

1. Took a trip to CA for a Baby Shower...first time back in over 9 months!

2. Started having contractions at 22 weeks & ended up on bed rest...

3. Gave birth to our 2 little monkeys; Kyle James & Kody Kevin

4. Had major scares with them being preemies & had to stay away from others to prevent getting RSV

...and NOW...

We are blessed to have 2 special little spirits that are happy & healthy with us that we get to call our own! They are the highlights of our life & make life so much more fun!!!


Happy Anniversary! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Month of May Alone...Warning Lots of Pics...Part 2

On 5/17/09 We took the boys on their first Road Trip. We were getting ready for church & realized we needed some good family time & a little getaway...so we borrowed my parents van & we headed for Flagstaff, AZ...


As you can see...it was a beautiful drive...



Once we got their we found a nice place to park by trees & feed the boys...then we went for a little walk...




Kyle got to ride of Daddy's shoulder's & LOVED it!




Then Mommy & Daddy needed to eat...so we stopped at our favorite place...the boys enjoyed their 2nd restaurant, but 1st with Daddy!


This pic cracks me up...I snapped it when we stopped in Anthem on the way home to feed them...

Kyle bucked up & ready to go home!

Kody checking everything out to see if he could get into some mischief!

Kody-mon holding his baba...

Kyle with his favorite thing in the whole wide world!!! His baba!

Kody playing with brother...and as you can see Kyle doesn't like it...he pretty much always cries if Kody touches him...

On 5/20/09 (same day pictured), Kody was rolling around on our bed, while I was burping Kyle. Kody found both his binkie & his brothers inches apart. Kody picked up Kyle's binkie, rolled over handed it to Kyle & then rolled back over to get his own binkie...what a sweet little brother!!! The sweetest little act of love for his big brother whom he adores!!!


what did Kody find...

Mommy's phone...how come they always want to play with what they aren't supposed to!!!


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Kyle cracks me up...its a short video, but it's Kyle rocking in the recliner...

On 5/21/09...Kody's voice officially changed to sounds more like a little boy instead of a little baby...it was a bittersweet day...


...both enjoying a good time...they both love these toys which helps while mommy has to wash bottles!



Daddy likes to let Kody experiment while eating...which usually means a big mess for mommy to clean up!


As all babies do...Kyle puts EVERYTHING in his mouth! I'm just thankful when its actually a toy!

Kody goes CRAZY in the jumperoo! He definitely loves to jump, walk, stand...all the fun stuff!

...trusty Kyle only moves back & forth as he rolls over (mostly just onto his back), Kody on the move...slowly this time...


...off he goes...


For Memorial Day this year we got to have our friends Kellie, Cameron & Braeden over for some yummy food & fun!

...as you can see Braeden had to test out the boys swing...

Kody was on the move as usual...

Some Wii games were played by Cameron & Braeden

Kyle got to sit and watch, which he loves to do...

Braeden tested out some more toys...

...and the boys had a blast...

...hanging out & being silly!


...Kody's peeking at you...

Kyle trying to get out of his swing while swaddled...(they still had to have their wraps for nap time cause if they woke up & mommy wasn't done pumping...big trouble!)

...this was the boys last night in their "Swaddle Me" wraps...as you can see Kody is on the move...the positioner no longer helps...

...Kyle always in the same spot as you left him...

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Kody talking...telling me all about his night...pretty cute stuff!

this pic cracks me up...

Kody on the move!!!

...and as I did with Kyle...

...I started a bad habit...

...with Kody as well!

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...just a little taste of some of the screeching I deal with on a daily basis...its cute but at the same time...your ears throb!

...this is how mommy has to go get the mail during the week...the boys loved it though & it was their first time sitting as big boys in the stroller & not in their car seats...



...my little wiggle worm!

...sweet Kyle...

...Kody helping Mommy check out her new toy...



...My loveable Kyle...

...some better shots of the teethies...


...watch out! They are sharp!!!

...I loved this...Kody sitting up in his bouncer watching Baby Einstein...


...so stinkin cute!



...the boys in their I LOVE DADDY jammies to surprise daddy when he came home...(both obviously didn't want their pictures taken)



...the boys survived their first night without their wraps with flying colors!!! We were shocked they slept the whole night through without any problems!

...as you can see, Kody is enjoying the freedom & is even more on the move!!!

...their first naptime without the wraps & they did pretty good...Kyle is sleeping sweetly, while Kody doesn't want to miss a thing!


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...and a little video for those who don't believe or don't understand how much Kyle LOVES his milkies! Please understand, he is not tired in any way...he just savors & enjoys those milkies!






...Kyle is soooooo funny with his tounge!!!!!






...sweet Kody-mon...




...and our dear neighbor Charlie, helping Kevin out with the yardwork!


...he is such an awesome guy!




On this day, 5/30/09...it was one of the worst days! Kyle was crying out in what seemed to be pain while having his diaper changed...so mommy & daddy were investigating...only a few feet away...Kody fell off our bed onto the floor. We were devastated! I had heard over & over again that all babies fall off the bed. I always swore my little ones would not fall off the bed...and here it happened! Everyone survived & is fine...but my heart was broken & so was little Kody-mons! :(



...he of course forgot shortly after...but mommy was a mess for days!

On 5/31/09, Kyle & Kody got to meet Holli & J Brown...mommy's longtime friends from back home. The boys had fun & it was soooooo good to see the. I was also glad that they were finally able to meet my little men who rock my world!






...i love this pic...looks like Kody isn't sure...

...Kody does this funny thing where he attacks & comes at you with his mouth wide open...

...this leopard was his current victim...


...i loved this!

...Kyle has a little mustach...

...Kyle getting ready to steal a toy from his brother...they constantly steel toys from one another...why is it that no matter how many toys or even if there are two of the same toy...they always want what the other one has!

...the boys playing with the cool toys from Peter & Christina...

...and there you have it! So much happened or changed in May so it had to be done in 2 posts! Thanks for lookin!