Friday, September 18, 2009

Reese is One Month!

The past month has flown! Reese is now one month old, and growing like a weed. All of my boys tend to grow quickly, and Reese is following that trend. He is beginning to watch Ramsey and Riley, but I think he starts to cringe when he sees Regan. Regan is famous for poking eyes, nose, and putting his finger in Reese's mouth. So not sanitary. He is also starting to smile (as seen in one of the pictures below) and coos at the trees out the window. Enjoy the pics!

Where is my brain?

So they so that when you have a baby you lose brain cells, and after having four I knew I lost a bunch. But I didn't think I had lost THAT many. I mean, how could I forget that Rob always parks his car in the driveway, behind and slightly to the right of the van? Don't I always have to reverse around the Honda to go somewhere if I'm driving the van? Don't I always check for cars when driving? Well I guess I lost my brain last Saturday. Admittedly, getting in the van and actually going somewhere is usually a ten minute process. Between getting Regan and Reese in their carseats, reminding Ramsey and Riley we don't need to bring toys/books/crayons/etc with us, and making sure I have the keys, it gets chaotic. So I finally get in the van and start out of the garage when I feel like I'm not going anywhere and hear a grinding sound. I'm thinking one of the rugrats left out their bikes and it got crunched. When I finally looked in the rear view mirror and see Rob's car.....well I freaked. This is what I saw...

and this....
Now, the van isn't real pretty anyway, but Rob's car was really dented. He already went and got the parts and now it is repaired. (Now if it were my car that was damaged, it would still be that way, and will stay that way for a lot longer. Thats a totally new post for another time.)
But is this something you claim with the insurance company? or just hope no one notices? I guess putting it on a blog eliminates that chance. I need to build up the brain cells I have left to work better, hmm?

Friday, September 11, 2009

The First Day of School...a little late

August 24th Ramsey and Riley started school! Ramsey is now is 2nd grade, and thinks she is almost a grownup. But Riley...well lets just say he has been waiting for this day for 2 years now. He has been super excited to start Kindergarten, get his own homework, etc. Here he is in his classroom. I thought since this was his first foray away from home (he was never in preschool) that he would be a little scared. But NO! He walked right in, sat down and started playing. He did have his "I'm-a-little-worried-but-I-think-I-can-handle-it" face on, so I said goodbye (and a prayer) and then took Ramsey to class. I didn't get a picture of her in class, cause she's like a pro at all this school stuff now.

Here they are getting ready to go to school. See the excited look on Riley's face? Not to mention the pride of having a Transformers lunch box.

Can you tell that Riley likes Transformers? He picked out both the backpack and lunch box.

I remember when Ramsey started Kindergarten, the first couple of weeks she came home from school extremely tired. So I kind of figured that Riley would do the same. Not so. He comes home from school so hyper! He's like a Mexican Jumping bean. One day it was so bad that we made him run around the block to burn off some energy. and that was after he rode his bike around the block a couple of times first. Fortunately he will start soccer again soon, and that will give him another outlet. I still think I will need better vitamins to keep up with these boys!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Baby Reese's Arrival

So, on August 18, Reese Nixon finally made his appearance. Monday the 17th the contractions really started! Rob came home from work, got dinner for the Rugrats, and we called in reinforcements so we could go to the hospital. Rob took this picture on the way into the ER.

I won't post the pictures of the labor. Rob always gets some, and I hate it. Anyway, I was admitted to L&D around midnight, and Reese was born at 2:57 am. See the look of utter exhaustion/elation? I was tired.

Reese Nixon was 8 lbs 8 oz, and 20 in long. He was out in 4 pushes!

Isn't he cute? an you can't even see all the black hair.

Here is the whole brood. The Rugrats are in love with Reese.

Here is Riley holding Reese.

Getting sugars from big sis...

I love this picture!

So after spending 2 nights in the hospital, we came home. I know its been almost three weeks since all this happened, but I'm finally getting adjusted. Stay tuned for more!