Monday, August 31, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's hard to believe that it has already been one month since Rylan was born. He is doing great. We went to the doctor yesterday. He is now 9lbs 5oz and 22 1/2 inch. He is sleeping at least 6 hours on most nights. He's a very good baby!

One month already!

He's starting to smile and I finally caught a smile on camera!

This outfit is too cute. I had to share the back of it too!!

Here's a pic of Meaghan and Kaiden after church last Sunday. That silly grin is Kaiden's new camera smile!!

Last week, we took the kids to the fair. We spent alot of time looking at all the animals and petting them. They really enjoyed it! They also got to ride the ponies. It was Kaiden's first time to ride and I was worried that he would be scared. He loved it and was not impressed when he had to get off the pony.

Watching the horses

Rylan chillin at the fair.

Loving the pony ride.

Kaiden's first pony ride.

Upset that he had to get off of his pony!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

3 weeks

The whole time I was taking these pics, Kaiden kept coming over and grinning at me and trying to get in the picture. I thought I would get a cute pic of him kissing Rylan since he wanted to be included. After several tries, this one was my favorite! Pretty sure it's not what I was after though!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2 weeks

Can't believe my baby is two weeks old already!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

He's Here!

Our newest addition to our family is finally here! Rylan Grady was born July 7. He weighed in at 8lb 8oz and was 21 inches long. Meaghan and Kaiden are doing very well adapting. Kaiden wants to kiss him all the time and Meaghan mothers him constantly.

One week before he was born, we had an ultrasound because they thought he seemed too big. By ultrasound, he weighed in between 9 and 10 lbs. We talked about it and decided at my doctor's recommendation to have a c-section. He recommended that to avoid trauma to his shoulders since he was "so big!" On the bright side, at least I would know when the delivery would be! I guess Rylan had different ideas. I went into labor before we even scheduled the c-section. So I had a last minute c-section for not that big of a baby!! It was for the best though because the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and his shoulders.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's a . . . .

BOY!!! We had our ultrasound on Friday and it seems Meaghan is out of luck this time. She was only going to be happy if it was a girl, but she's adjusting ok. We are excited! With him and Kaiden being so close in age, hopefully they will be best buds!
Everything looked good on the ultrasound. The only problem seems to be that he is HUGE!! He's measuring a week and a day or two ahead of the due date. We will see what happens. Meaghan weighed in at 6lbs even and Kaiden at 8lbs even. If this little guy is 10lbs, there will be no more kiddos for us. I'm not risking a twelve pounder!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm Back - kinda...

So, we currently do not have internet service at home so I'm blogging at work. I know you all are enjoying the Valentine's Day background, but the computers at work refuse to let me change it. Not much exciting going on in our lives that you have missed out on.
Kaiden went to the doc yesterday for a belated one year check-up. He weighs 20lb 10oz. I forget how tall. He will soon outweigh his sister!!
We now have a new boxer puppy. Her name is Maggie. She is very cute and very busy! Loves to jump on the kids all the time. Good thing they love her!! I would give you a picture of her, but that's not working out either!! Guess this blog will remain dull for awhile!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thanks so much!!

Thanks so much to all our family who thought is was a great idea to buy Meaghan hundreds of stickers for her birthday. Below is a picture of her handiwork on the back of her bedroom door!!

And here is my climber! He climbed up the shelves to get Rook cards out of the bowl. - Oh, and yes, he does own clothes and sometimes even wears them!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Here's a few pictures from Kaiden's birthday party. I'm rather slow posting them! The theme was obviously Curious George. I think that my Grandma Hoppy did a great job on the cake. I showed her some cakes that I liked and she put my two favorites together. (I hear that she was extra stressed about this cake 'cause she knew it would be posted on the internet!!)
Thank-you to all of our family that helped put the party together and travelled a long ways so we could all be together. It was great to see everyone again!

Curious George

Hmm . . . What could I do with this?!

Not so good at blowing out the candle.

I love my cake. It's so messy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Kaiden - almost one year old.
Meaghan - one year

It is funny how much these kids look alike. I would expect similarities between siblings, but this is crazy! Too bad he has more hair than she did. I didn't think she'd ever grow hair!

Mmm. . . cake!

We are having Kaiden's birthday party on Saturday so we decided to just have a little cake for him yesterday. Not the prettiest cake ever, but he didn't care!


Sharing with Daddy.

A happy one year old. Ok, so he doesn't look too happy but that is because every time I take his picture, he studies the camera instead of smiling!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaiden!!!

Wow! It's hard to believe how fast time flies! My baby is one year old today. My quiet little baby has grown into a not so quiet one year old. It seems like just yesterday that we brought him home. I added pictures from his first year so you can watch him grow too. Enjoy!
Not sure why they are so big but oh well.