Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

I want to apologize for not updating our blog for a whole month!! As you can imagine there has not been very many free moments in our household lately! So although laundry needs to be done as well as dishes and picking up the house, our blog is my priority! There has been so many great events to blog about in the past month but I will just highlight so this won't be 12 pages long! So we are all adjusting to our new family of four! I am slowly but surely figuring out how to balance the kid's schedules while still trying to run errands and not feel like a hermit. It is important to me to take a shower and get ready everyday (even if it is not until 2pm) as well as have at least one outing a day. If not, Kaden and I both get cabin fever and it makes for a long fussy day. All in all, I'd have to say that somehow I am managing pretty well. Some days are better than others, but I have been blessed with some extra patience that I definitely didn't have months ago.

Maddy is as cute as ever and is a great baby. She finally got her days and nights straightened out and now tends to have her big sleep stretches mid-day and during the night. Around dinner time has been challenging in that Kaden is starting to get tired and hungry and Maddy just wants to be held and have my utmost attention. Those are the times that I wish I had eight arms! Now for the rest of the events of December:

1. Had our very own Christmas morning as a family! Awesome!!
2. Spent time with both sides of the family for Christmas
3. Talked to our brothers on missions (Justin and Kris)
4. Spent time with my Dad, who was home from Africa. We miss him!!
5. Sold our funky couch and dirt bike!!! Yeah!!! What a blessing!
6. Skye Alyse was born! (our new niece) Adorable!
7. Maddy turned 1 month old!

Now that I have highlighted the past month, of course the best part is pictures of them all!!

Pictures with Santa:






































































Our little family of four!















Sold!!! Hooray!!!















Sweet little Skye Alyse was born on January 4th. She was 6 lbs 4 oz, 19.5 oz long. She is sooo adorable!! Madison is pretty jealous of all that hair, someday she'll be able to wear bows! Eric and Harmony are both doing well. They are quickly learning the ropes of parenthood and seem to be naturals!!

And finally...some new pictures of Madison






















































This is what I look like after Kaden blows me a kiss "MUAH"!!!! (it is always very startling!!)















This is the best way to sleep, with your hiney in the air! You should try it!















When you ask Kaden to smile, this is what you get! What a cheese ball!!!

3 comments:

Eric & Harmony said...

Awwwwww, so cute I love your little ones to death!

Rob & Felicity said...

Great post! I love the pictures. Kaden and Maddy are adorable. I am glad you haven't lost your sense of humor...that will get you through any rough day. Love you, felicity

The Murdocks said...

So cute Tiff! Thanks for sharing these cute pics...it's so good to hear how you guys are doing. I'm always thinking of you...love ya!