Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Lights

 This weekend Adam and I put up our outside lights. He did the house lights and I did the bushes. I couldn't wait for the kids to see them especially Emma, because whenever we would drive by a house all lit up up she claps and yells " Yay Christmas lights!!!" So cute!

So after we decided to head to LaSalette with Curley, Nikki, Cam and Kaylahs friend Victoria!

It was nice because it wasn't cold...but not as fun as I remember as a kid! 

I think the kids enjoyed seeing the lights

Some sweet cousin love :0)

So in love with this time of year!!

Friday, November 25, 2011


This year I have so much to be thankful for.... Well I think we all do but sometimes life gets too crazy to stop and think about how lucky most of us really are! SO here is my 2011 thankful list :0)

!. My 3 sweet little ladies
2. My husband who works his butt off to provide for our family
3. Our home, and the thought that our kids will grow up here
4. The fact that I am able to go to school and the fact that I am some how gettingood grades!
5. Being able to host Thanksgiving in our house and be surrounded by the most amazing family and all 7 seven of my brothers and sisters!
6. My best friend of 13 years
7. My sister Kelsey for all her help and support
8. My sister in law and almost sister in law that have become more like sisters to me
9. But most of all our health and health of our family, because that should never be taken for granted. 

Happy Thanksgivin

Monday, November 21, 2011

Kaylah's 10th Birthday Party!!

 Friday Night we had Kaylah's 10th Birthday Party. It was a joint 10th Birthday Party with her and her friend Olivia.  We had it at Carousel Family Fun Park, the old skate town USA! The girls invited their whole class plus our families. Miss Alivia invited some of her friends too :0) I think we had a little over 40 kids!

Here is the whole gang

Happy 10th Birthday ladies! Make a wish!

The kids had soo much fun. Including Miss Emma who skated and danced all night!

This little lady started out a little slow on the skates but by the time the 2hrs were up she was zooming around!

After the party we let Kaylah have some of her friends sleep over. They had a blast and again Iam so thankful that she has such a great group of friends

Thank You to all of our friends and families for making Kaylah's 10th Birthday Party so special

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kaylah and Daddy time

Yesterday when Kaylah got off the bus I told her that Daddy had a surprise for her and that I was bringing her to his work to drop her off.....She was so excited when he told her they were going to a Bruins game!

Kaylah had told Adam awhile ago that she wanted to see the B's play so he bought some tickets off his friend and made it happen.

Adam said she was psyched and he was so happy to get to spend some one on one time with Kaylah and talk about life :0) Someday she (they) will look back and be thankful to have such and awesome dad, that would do anything for his girls! 

Adam bought her a new Bruins T-shirt and claw and she even got on the Jumbo Tron (did I say that right? ha) Adam tried to get a pic of it and you can see her head and her yellow towel she was waving in the air!

Emma, Alivia and I got a pickle pizza (Alivia's request)and went home and watched movies.....Life is good!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

He's Back.....

Our Elf on the shelf!

Meet Bippity Boppity Boo....or Bippity for short. This cute (kinda creepy) elf came to us in December of 2008 and has come back every year around this time. The kids have been begging for him to come and he finally did tonight. They are going to freak when they see him. They get so excited to try to find him every morning and are sad on Christmas Eve when he has to go back to the North Pole. But for the next 37 days or so he is here to keep an eye on them and report back to Santa.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just like her dad....

CHEAP ;0)...........

gave this cute girl a blank check for the school book-fair. I told her she could spend up to $20. And this is the receipt she came home with :0) I thought it was so cute!!

(sorry couldn't flip pic)

Kaylah on the other hand, spent every penny she could...kinda like her mom :0)

Above pic is her Kindergarten picture that came home today....Cant believe she is a Kindergartner!!! 

Team Ryan, Osis, Stowell Pumpkin Carving :0)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Emma turns 2

So this is a little late....but her due date was Nov 3rd ;0) 

We started trying to get pregnant in September of 2008. Finally after 6 months and two early miscarriages we got pregnant! Needless to say I was VERY nervous and just hoping and praying this would stick.  Finally after around 12 weeks I felt like I could breathe again. That only lasted a short while....During my pregnancy they discovered a "cyst" on my ovary that continued to grow. We found out we were having a girl and she looked perfect! We started to be followed every few weeks with Maternal Fetal medicine at South Shore re: the large cyst on my ovary. This at the time was fine with me because that meant we got a peek at Emma. But before long the cyst was becoming so large that they could not be certain it wasn't cancerous and they had us meeting with an OB oncologist. I could not believe this was happening, and every possible scenario ran through my head. And all we could do was wait until delivery to find out for sure. Time went on and lots of internet research and I was able to relax and try to enjoy the last few weeks of my pregnancy. At about 38 weeks Adam and I went to Tim and Bethany's Halloween party. My plan was to pop in and say hi and leave Adam at the party. And I did just that ... I left to go pick up the girls from my mom. On my way home from picking up Kaylah and Alivia I started to get this pain out of nowhere. The pain quickly intensified to the point  when I pulled in my driveway I was screaming to Kaylah to get Alivia out of her car seat.  I finally got a hold of Adam after probably 50 tries. He said his parents were driving him to our house. The pain was so extreme that I called 911. The weather was awful, pouring and very windy so I knew if I didn't call the ambulance it would make for an even longer car ride to SSH. Finally after days of tests they decided it would be best to just deliver that baby. So they gave me the epidural to stop the pain and started the pitocin. After a few hours they doctor came into check me and I had not progressed. She asked for the US machine to be wheeled in, as she was not sure if she was feeling fingers or toes. To much surprise Emma had turned breech over night. She then explained to us that we needed to have a C-section. That was devastating to hear and I was so nervous... I never would have thought I would need to be delivered this way. She also explained that during delivery she would remove the cyst and possibly the ovary and have it sent to pathology for testing. Finally after a smooth uneventful c-section my sweet sweet Emma was born weighing 9lbs 3oz (same as Alivia) and 21 inches long! 

ps.. after a long 2 weeks the biopsy came back as a benign serous cystadenoma 
Huge sigh of relief!

Words can not truly describe how it felt to hold this beautiful baby in my arms. 

In that moment when I first laid eyes on her she made all of the heartache and worry worth  EVERY second

My mom snuck in the recovery room to be the first to meet Emma

We could not wait for the girls to meet her. I think it was close to 10 pm and they were there waiting :0)
And what an amazing feeling it was to introduce the girls to their new best friend!

I really cant believe how fast these 2 years have flown by. And I often look back at these pictures and cant help but to feel sad. Today Emma is.................

Full of toddler energy

She is a love-bug who loves to give hugs and kisses

Probably one of the smartest 2 year olds I know, she amazes us everyday with the things she says

She loves music and dancing

She has turned into a picky eater hopefully not for long (we got some great tips from her Pedi)

She would be happy to eat chicken nuggets, pizza, and Annies everyday!

She is a great napper 2-3 hours still

She loves to sing you are my sunshine and the ABC's every night before bed

She still needs her sound machine, fan and binky to sleep

She sleeps from 7:30 pm until 6:30-7 am

She loves her sisters and tends to favor Alivia at the moment. When ever I give her a juice box or fruit snacks she says " One for Alivia too"

She loves real life babies and playing with her baby dolls

She currently has a huge obsession with the movie Rio and calls it "Baby Rio" this is the ONLY show/movie she will sit for, other than that she has no interest in TV......unless its a Taylor Swift music video :0)

Emma's 2 year check up was last week. She looked perfect! 

Weighing in at almost 32 pounds 
36 inches long

She is wearing a 3t/4t and size 8 shoe!

Sweet Sweet Emma Kate you ARE my sunshine! I love the time we get to spend together. The other night you were my little date, just me and you. We went to the mall and went Panara for dinner. I dont mind that you where climbing all over the booth, didn't touch you mac and cheese and ignored me to talk to all the kids that walked by. It makes me proud that you are growing up and learninto be such a good girl like your two older sisters. An older man that worked at Panera came up to us and said " Enjoy her.... my daughter, my best friend just turned 18 and I sure miss those days" I know this is true and I remind myself of this daily. I am so very  lucky to be your mom, and so very thankful for you....Love you Em xoxoxo