Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy One Month!

Dear Kallahan – You are one month today!
The last month, our family has had so much fun getting to know you.  You are so sweet and precious.  You have been such a good little baby and never really fuss unless you are hungry.  You LOVE to eat.  Everyone that has seen you in the last couple of days has commented on how much you are growing and filling out.  You are starting to be mommy’s little chunky monkey.  There’s nothing better than a fat, healthy little baby!  Daddy is not even calling you little rat baby anymore.  Big brother is so good with you.  Last night he worked on getting you to stop crying by getting on the floor and telling you about his day.  He just adores you and loves to “pet” you.  We know that you and your brother have many fun times ahead once you get a little bit bigger. But that being said, don’t grow up too fast!

You love to be held and snuggle.  Since day one you have been cold natured and shiver when you are cold.  We try our best to keep you bundled up and warm in our cold house.  You can sleep through just about any noise.  Last night you had your best night yet, you slept for almost 5 hours straight.  Mommy and Daddy thank you for that because we feel so refreshed today.  You are starting to smile a little but I can’t wait to see a full out grin.  I know it is only days away!  We love you Kallahan and thank God for giving you to us.

Love Always,

*Thanks again Kristin & Andrew for the darling Sticky Pickies!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


The past two weeks have been a whirlwind!  Life is great but so many things are happening at the same time I am having a hard time staying caught up on everything.  My little cowboys are doing great.  Keeler has spent the past couple days with granny so that I can stay on top of work.  However, this is still difficult because my littlest cowboy is getting more and more spoiled and loves to be held.  We went to Texas for a long weekend and now he assumes there are several adults around at all times just dying to hold him.  Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE to sit around and hold him all day but my schedule just does not allow for it. 
Welcome to the family baby Brynlee!!  She is the cutest little doll baby.  We are so happy for Ashley & Shay!  It was great to meet her and see the proud parents.  I felt very fortunate that everything worked out so that we could spend time with them and love on this little princess.  I can't wait to watch our kids grow up together.

Big News:  We are moving - not too far!!  We are in the process of buying a new home in town.  We are so excited because the house is larger and will meet our families' growing needs so much better.  The house has two living areas, a play room, four bedrooms and two baths.  We won’t know what to do with all the space.  Check it out:
Our biggest project at the moment is we are working on selling our current home.  We have loved our little house and have so many memories in it so it is going to be hard to leave.  Please pray that the house sells quickly/smoothly and that most importantly someone buys it that loves the house as much as we have.    

Mr. GQ at the hospital

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this:  Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Two weeks

Kallahan Troy
2 Weeks
Weight: 6lbs 13oz.

Length: 19 & 3/4”
Head: 14”
We are settling in well.  I have a had a lot of time with my boys which keeps me very busy.  Tyler is busy drilling which makes for some long work days.  Monday we took Kallahan to the doctor and he is doing great.  The doctor said the goal by the two week appointment is for the baby to regain to birth weight and obviously Kallahan did so and added eight ounces!  However, since Monday night it seems like his allergies have been bothering him.  All the cowboys in my life are fighting them – runny noses and coughing.  Hopefully the rain in the forecast will help all of them.  For now, we are trying to keep babies’ head elevated to decrease the drainage.  He is not sleeping well at night which is making for some long days but I know this will pass and my sweet little cowboy will be back to his content little self. 

Last night Granny watched Kallahan so I could take Keeler to the local Fairytale Fair.  He loved it!  Several organizations in town set up little booths and read different books to groups of kids.  Keeler is doing so well with accepting Kallahan into our lives.  Just the other night, he asked if Kallahan could join us for his bedtime story.  I know they are going to be the best of friends. 

“A brother is a friend God gave you; a friend is a brother your heart chose for you.”