Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quick new pics...

i don't have much time to update... just thought someone might need some new pics!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Carson's school is having a project to collect the most 'box tops for education'. We have collected these are our house for years as they are a great way for schools to get money (not donated by parents). So, if you have any could you please send them our direction? If not- you should start collecting.... then send them our way!

Thank you, Thanks you, Thank you.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Since I'm the only one that updates my blog...

I wish I could say that she wasn't asleep, but she was. Hilarious!Beginning to fit into our clothes (both of us). She's much more cute!
Another picture I'm just not quite such how I captured this moment :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2 months already..?

We had her 2 month apt today. She weighs 11 pounds 14 ounces. Which is 50%. Carson at 2 months weighed 14 pounds (starting at 8.9), Caelyn weighed only 10 pounds (starting at 6.4)- this was just after the time she was hospitalized and lost a bunch of weight. Anyways, Carrigan is right on track! Happy and healthy, can't ask for much more.
The 3 shots she got today weren't much fun, but she has been a trooper!

She was started on an acid reflux med today to see if we can remedy her excessive spitting-up. Anything would be an improvement!

Wow! Obviously too many dress up clothes! I'm not even sure Caelyn realized what a mess she made... oh wait... I'm know she didn't!

Fighting so hard to stay awake... this was at breakfast!!
Too sweet!
Caelyn loves her little sister!

Too funny!

I'm hoping this is what her personality will be like :)
Her first real smile was on Saturday, made it almost imposible for me to leave for work.
She has always been a great sleeper, and since last Wednesday she has starting sleeping through the night! Granted she sleeps sitting up due to her reflux, but who cares! Definitely the difference between the first and the third kid. Whatever it takes.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I see eyeballs!

I'm not sure when this started... sometime shortly after we brought Carrigan home we made such a big deal about her being awake. Whenever anyone saw her awake they'd say, 'I see eyeballs!'. The kids still say this over and over. I thought this was an appropriate title for the pictures that follow! I hope you like them, I sure did!
I just thought this one was sweet... a moment captured without daddy knowing!Visit with Pop, Nana and the whole gang. Thought these turned out well...
The Princesses

Typical Caelyn drama!

BUSTED!! Too cute!!

Sweet Lilly.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My meatloaf

I'm not sure how the 'meatloaf' thing came about, but it has certainly stuck. Carrigan is my 'meatloaf'. Round and squishy and yummy in all the right places! She is now 6 weeks old, hard to believe. She continues to be more alert. Still no intentional smiles, but maybe starting to coo a little. She still proves to be an excellent sleeper. She definitely comes by it honestly.

I started back to work yesterday. It was only 1/2 a shift, but felt more like 2 shifts. It was nice to be surrounded by friends and encouraging words, many of which began with, 'you are already back?'. My first 12 hour shift isn't until Saturday.

Over the weekend we visted family. For the first time, we officially forgot our daughter. We were packing up to leave and we had put her down in the swing. She was fast asleep and we walked out, hands full, and left her in the swing. My stepmom noticed first. Well, we had had dreams that it has happened... and at least we didn't leave her in the car. It's hard to leave the talking kids some where.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Row, row, row your boat...

I honestly didn't know what to name this blog. You'll understand, just keep reading.

Happy New Year! We spent New Years Eve organizing. Go figure. Most of the evening was spent organizing and reorganizing Christmas decorations. Honestly, it was nice to have it over with and put away. Still so much kid stuff around here! Clothes, clothes and more clothes!! Arrh! But on a lighter note...Carrigan slept for 8 hours in one stretch. I think we even wore her out, or maybe we were just too tired to hear her cries. Se continues to spit up, a lot! I think it bother us more than her. She is still amazingly calm. She is beginning to smile, I still think it's nonpurposeful. But she is such a pleasure to have around. I've even gotten the kids calling her 'baby meatloaf'.
I do have to mention that Chad did got up with Carrigan this week. We had worked out so hard that my legs just wouldn't work. I just asked and he got up, first time. No complaining! Wow.

Thanks to mom for the great bath robes! They are definitely a hit! Thanks also for the seat cushion for Carrigan's room, it's beautiful.
Here is James and Caelyn playing 'dress- up' I'm so glad Caelyn has friends that like the same things she does!!
My mom has come to town for a visit, and to meet Carrigan. We braved the mall for a 'Build-a-bear' adventure. The kids had a blast. We now have 2 new additions to the Michael family.

Meet Cinderella and Coby. Carson and Caelyn have become surprisingly attached to these two very quickly. They both have their own beds, where they are put to bed (complete with covers and pillows) every night. They came with us to the fire station tonight. When I asked the kids to 'strap up' in the car... I turned around to notice that they both had their 'pet' on the lap strapped in with them! Carson even went so far as to bring Caelyn's baby doll stroller with us. Before bed I noticed Coby in his bed and his shirt next to his bed. Carson just said, 'mommy we don't sleep in our clothes'. He's right.We spent New Year's Day at the fire station with daddy! Here's Carrigan's first picture of a fire truck! Carson is getting more and more comfortable with her everyday.
Row, row, row your boat... or hit your brother in the head!
Here's to New Year's resolutions... I won't let having 3 kids stop us! I even braved Target with all 3 of them, alone. One step at a time. (I won't mention that it honestly took 2 1/2 hours to get out of the house!)