Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012!

To say our Christmas break was eventful is a huge understatement! So much has happened and I was just way too busy or tired to blog about it. Here goes a summary!

The first weekend of break, Tony's mom, sister, her husband, and kids came to meet Lynleigh for the first time! I love getting the kids together! Brady an Josh act as if they have never spent any time a part. Jordan was just happy to have another girl in the family...well...until she realized that Lynleigh isn't fond of playing with others! So, she (Jordan) and Kaden hung out and played like they always do!

We decided to try and get the kids to all pose for a picture. I can't believe we actually got one where they all looked decent!

And of course they had to have one with silly faces! Look at Lyneigh! She's even sticking her tongue out!

Grandma likes to get a picture with the kids every once in a while! This was another large feat to get them all looking the same way and no crying (from you know who)!

The Wednesday after they left, Brady started having ear pain. So we went to the doctor and since we were there I decided to get Lyn's second flu shot. Well, the shot wasn't the only thing she got that day at the doctor's office! By Friday, she was running a fever and super sick. So, back to the doctor we went. This time at the doctor's office, they decided to give her a flu test and it came back positive. While we were waiting for the results, her fever dropped really fast causing her to have a febrile seizure. I am so grateful we were sitting in the exam room and the doctor was in his office across the hall. I am happy to report that she is doing just fine and there seems to be no damage from the seizure. I'm not going to lie though, I haven't slept well since and was completely freaked out!

That was Friday, Saturday, we went back to the doctor because Kaden wasn't feeling well and the doctor wanted to see Lyn again. Are you counting? That's 3 times! By Saturday evening, both Kaden and Lyn had rashes all over their bodies! So, I called the call back nurse. Sunday morning was Christmas and I was determined not to go back to the doctor. Well, I ended up talking to the call back nurse again about Kaden.

So, here we are to Christmas day! Oh, sometime Saturday, Brady found all of the Santa presents that were in my closet (thanks Tony for leaving the door open)! So, on top of all of the sickness, now we have to deal with telling him the truth about Santa! I was so heart broken! He did cry but then asked if he could help put out Kaden's toys.

Each year, Santa leaves three gifts. They also get things from my mom and dad and we let them exchange gifts. I would say they were pretty happy with how the day turned out!

Lynleigh didn't really understand what was going on but she likes tearing the paper off of the presents. She didn't feel good and you can tell by the look on her face!

We always go to my aunt's house for Christmas day dinner and I tried really hard to get a good picture of Lynleigh for her first Christmas. You can see her cheeks are red because she still had a fever Christmas day!

My dad gave her a gift card to Build A Bear since she loves stuffed animals. I think she would have had a good time had she felt better!

Now on to New Year's Eve. Finally, everyone is feeling better! We invited some friends over. Since we are in love with Just Dance 3 on the Kinect, we thought that would make for some good times!

Lynleigh gets out there and dances and it's so cute!

We live in the city limits so one friend brought sparklers. I had seen some really cool pics on Pinterest so we had to try!

Holly made a heart...

"B" is for Brady. We made more attempts at things like 2012 and more shapes and letters but these two were the best!

Our friends started leaving around 8 (cause we all have small kids) but I managed to get a picture of Lynleigh and her sweet friend Sophie. Sophie is a month younger but has been home with her family a year next week! They are so cute together! I love that they are so close in age and hopefully it will help Lynleigh when she is older and feels like she's the only one in our world that looks like she does!

So, despite the sickness, the seizure, and the many trips to the doctor...I vowed to make sure we enjoyed our break and I will say that we did just that! I will be glad to get back into a rountine later this week!

I hope you have a wonderful new year and I can't imagine ours being better than adding our sweet, spoiled, and stubborn Lynleigh Ren to our family! But I know that God has great plans for us and I can't wait to see what that means for this year!


  1. My goodness, what a Christmas you had! Poor Lynleigh! Hope she's feeling much better! I'm sad that you had to spoil Santa for your oldest. I was so worried our big brother would sneak downstairs while we were taking care of things at our house this year. Happy 2012!

  2. I just got caught up on your blog!!! Oh, I miss y'all! The girls LOVED looking at the pics...I just laughed at all the stories...and cute outfits Lyn has on...SHE IS YOUR DAUGHTER!!! :) We love y'all can't wait to meet her face to face! Hugs and kisses!