Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baby Shower

Yesterday was my baby shower for baby Kate. I decided I didn't want to have a big shower since this is my 3rd child, but I didn't want to go completely without a shower since it is my first girl. So we decided to have a small lunch at Nonna's in Bricktown with family and friends. It was such a nice lunch with just the girls. Oh and in preparation for the shower I went and had a pedicure the day before and I just have to say it was the best pedicure I've ever had. When the lady started massaging my feet and my legs I almost fell asleep in the chair. It was so nice!! Anyway, back to the shower. We had a really good time and baby Kate got lots of cute clothes. That's mainly what we needed. We still have most of the basics, but we most certainly don't have anything girly. So I was excited to just get pink onsies! My mom also made this gorgeous diaper cake. (Which she is going to start selling in our store, so if you're interested let us know!) On top of the diaper cake were the cutest little shoes. They're brown and pink Pedipeds, which we also sell in our store now! ;) This baby is already getting a pretty good shoe collection going. Thanks to everyone who came out with us, and if you couldn't make it we missed you!! Here are a few pictures...

Laverna, Whitney, Me & Erica Crystal, Celeah, Me & Amy
Me & My Mom
My grandma and I
Aunt Kim, Grandma Jill, Aunt Paula, Me, Aunt Denise, Mom, Cousins Maddie and Kylie
The cute diaper cake
Kate's first tutu...can you guess who it's from?Another cute monogrammed outfit from my mom
Kate's shoe collection so far. I just noticed there is lots of pink and brown, time to add some different colors.

And this is the bedding for Kate's room. Her room is painted, the furniture is up and we have the bedding, but there is still some construction going on so I don't have a picture of her room yet. But for all of you wondering what the birds looked like, here you go...

Random Pictures

These are of Ryan after a long day of swimming...he fell asleep while eating dinner.

Just some more pictures of the boys playing outside one day...

The Helmet

Ryan has developed quite the little personality. He has two obsessions right now. He is way into Spiderman. Not the cartoon Spiderman either, the real spiderman. He loves to watch Spiderman 3. He asks to watch that movie everyday. It is too cute.
He's also obsessed with sports. He wants to play every sport imaginable; soccer, baseball, football, golf anything that involves a ball. But his true love right now is football and not just any football, OU football. His daddy has officially brainwashed him. Gabe was an OU football player for halloween last year and Ryan wears that costume around the house every chance he gets. He sleeps with the helmet every night. Every morning when we get dressed he wants to wear his jersey or his "football shirt" as he likes to call it. He was wearing Gabe's Nike tennis shoes around the house calling them his "baseball shoes". So we went out and got him his own Nikes and he wears them constantly. He tells us they make him run fast. He's been sleeping with the shoes now too. I don't let him wear the jerseys everyday like he would like, but it is the first thing he puts on when we get home in the evenings.
Sleeping in his jersey with his helmet, a baseball glove, a baseball bat and a gun...he's ALL boy

4th of July

Here goes another blogging marathon. These posts will mainly be pictures, but here we go. We had a great 4th of July. We usually just have family over to our house. We call it our white trash bash. We start the evening off by grilling out in the backyard and the kids swim in our little 3 foot pool. Then we all move to the front yard with our lawn chairs and pop fireworks in the middle of the street. It doesn't get much classier than that, but it's always a lot of fun. From our house we can see the fireworks they set off at 12th street park. It's just at fun time of food and fireworks! Here are a few pictures. I was in a black and white mood when I touched up these pictures so that's why they're all in black and white...

Ryan, Kim & My Mom

Ky-Ky and Ry-Ry

Ryan & I

Ky-Ky and Gabe

Gabe & Matt shoot a roman candle

My mama

Gabe, Ryan and my mom

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Yard Dawgz Game

We took the boys to a Yard Dawgz game last week. We do stuff for the Yard Dawgz dance team and in return they gave us some tickets to their games. We decided to make a night of it and go eat in Bricktown and walk around a little. We went to Chelino's and walked along the canal. The boys had a lot of fun. We had some great seats at the football game. Ryan (my sports junkie) really had a blast. He watched almost the entire game. Gabe enjoyed it as well. The only issue I had was with the dance team at half time. Gabe went down to the front to watch all the halftime festivities. The dancers came out dressed in white men's button up shirts with red belts around their waists. As they started dancing they first took off the red belts. Then they started to unbutton the white shirts to reveal tiny little outfits. Then they took the white shirts off completely. All this time my son is sitting up front watching the whole thing. Here are some pictures....

On the way back to the car we rode on one of the carts that the guy pulls with a bicycle. I'm not really sure what those things are actually called. The boys had so much fun riding on that. It was a fun day.

Ryan and the Nickel

We had a very traumatic day a couple weeks ago. We were at the store and Matt came to pick the boys up early. He had just gotten home from a business trip in Vegas and was going to take them home for the day. I was out front helping a customer and I heard Matt pounding on Ryan's back. I looked back and Ryan was choking. I went to see what was going on and Matt had scooped part of a green crayon out of Ryan's throat. He started crying and was breathing but he still didn't look quite right to me. So we decided to take him to the doctor. I really didn't want to go straight to the ER because I knew they would poke and prod him and I wasn't quite sure he needed all that. So we went to the pediatrician and sat and waited and waited. The whole time we waited Ryan was not himself. He was throwing up a lot and acted like something hurt. He kept saying his mouth hurt. The doctor finally checked him over and she wasn't quite sure if he still had something stuck in his throat. Since we only got part of a crayon out of his mouth we didn't know if the other half was still stuck. She decided to give him something to see if it would help him stop throwing up. So they gave him some emetrol. As soon as the nurse left the room after giving that to him, he threw it up. Then they decided to give him the topical phenergan (not sure if that's spelled right). We sat for a few minutes and he didn't throw up. So they gave him a popsicle to eat, he still didn't throw up. The doctor told us to go home and watch him. If he threw up anymore they wanted to know about it. So we decided to leave. Well, we didn't even get to the car and he threw up again. By this time both my shirt and his shirt were completely ruined. So we went back up to the doctor's office and they immediately sent us to Southwest Medical Center for an x-ray. The whole ride to the hospital and waiting in the waiting room was just terrible. You could just tell he was uncomfortable. Everytime he would cry he would gag and throw up. So they finally called us back for the x-ray, I couldn't go back since I'm pregnant. So Gabe and I waited in the waiting room. Not 2 minutes later Matt comes out and says that Ryan has a coin stuck in his throat. Not a crayon, a coin. And it was a point in his throat that it could potentially go down into his lung. Not a good thing. So they told us to wait there until our pediatrician called us with instructions. That was the longest 10 minutes of my life. He was throwing up more and everytime he threw up he just acted like he couldn't catch his breath. Our pediatrician called back and told us that the coin needed to come out and we needed to go directly to Children's Hospital. Once again, it was the longest car ride ever. And all this time Gabe is with us. So I called my dad on the way to the hospital to meet us and to pick up Gabe. I tried to hold it together but by this time I was a mess. So we finally got to the hospital, we checked in and we waited. I was sooo done waiting. My dad came and got Gabe and Matt's mom came up for support. When they finally called us back poor Ryan was so exhausted. He was just worn out. The doctor came back and explained the procedure to us. They were going to put a catheter down his throat. At the end of the catheter was a deflated balloon. Once they got it into position they would inflate the balloon and pop the coin back up his throat. This just sounded horrible to me until they told me he was going to be completely awake and they weren't going to give him any kind of pain reliever. I was just beside myself. So we walked him down to this room with a big contraption of some sort and a table with restraints. They wouldn't let us stay with him, which I was a little relieved about because I don't that I could have watched that. So I handed him over to the nurse and I lost it. I was trying so hard not to cry in front of him but I just couldn't hold it. So we went to the waiting room and waited some more. It only took about 15 minutes and they were done. They all came walking down the hall and I heard Ryan say "Mama!" You could just tell by looking at him that he felt so much better. He had swallowed a nickel. They said he was the best patient. He didn't fight with them when they laid him down. All he said was, "I don't like this" and "Done yet?" I was so relieved. Ryan was so thirsty when this was all over. All he wanted to do was drink. This whole thing started at 11:00 a.m. and we didn't leave the hospital until around 6:00 p.m. He was back to his old self jabbering away after we left the hospital. Here's a video I took a couple days later of him telling about his experience.

Gabe's First T-Ball Game

Gabe had his first t-ball game a couple weeks ago. He was very excited. His game actually started about an hour after it was supposed. The waiting around was not fun, but when it finally got started they were so cute. He hit the ball great on his first try. It took him a little longer on his second try. I'm sure he swung at least 10 times. He kept hitting the tee. But he never got discouraged and I was very proud of him. It was so cute when they were all in the field. Every single one of them would run for the ball. We didn't have games or practice last week because of the holiday so his next game will be Tuesday night. Hopefully this one will get started on time. I'm going to try uploading some video of his game, I can never get video to upload so hopefully this works...
Warming up before the game...
Playing catch...

He loved having everyong cheer for him...