Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Ok, so I don't have that natural mother's way around the poopy diapers and the vomit and all the gross things that babies do. I clean it up trying not to gag the entire time. The first time I put my finger in Savannah's poop in the NICU Brandon had to take over the diaper change for me to go throw up. I'm getting better though, I haven't really gagged in a long time. UNTIL TODAY

Our morning naps have become more of a "quiet" time than nap time. It gives me a way to take a shower and have a minute to myself. Well this morning they didn't sleep at all and about 30 minutes after I put them in their cribs they all start really crying so I had to go check on them. OMG Savannah got her diaper off...... YUCK!!! Poop was everywhere. Now I don't know if that's why Cheyenne and Brody were crying but it smelled soooooo bad. She had it smeared all over her crib, in her blanket, and on herself from head to toe.

They really enjoyed their mid morning bath, but mommy's tummy is not feeling good :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Along for the Ride

Load the truck, unload the truck, load the truck, unload the truck! That is what I think about every time we decide to go somewhere. It is a lot of work! The babies love riding in the truck, most of the time, but sometimes we have to play baby Einstein the entire time we are driving. Its enough to make someone go crazy. BUT we have been having so much fun getting out of the house and I am not ready for that to end. We took the babies out both days this weekend. Saturday we took them tailgating at the Lobo's football game and Sunday we went to a picnic. Last night I felt like I had ran a marathon and it was the first night I went to bed before ten and actually fell asleep fast. My point is that I LOVE getting out of the house with the babies and I am not ready for RSV season!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lake Pictures

Here are the picture of the kiddos at the lake.... it was a lot of work but we had a great time!

Where were you??

I don't know when this day, if ever, will not bring tears to my eyes and pain in my heart. I didn't loose anyone I knew on this day seven years ago, but they thought of all the people who did is heart breaking. I was in the Army and stationed in Alaska on this day September 11, 2001. I was just waking up getting ready to go to PT when my phone rang, which was kinda normal because my mom was 2 hours ahead of me and would call to say good morning. Well this was not the same Happy mommy on the other end of the line. She was frantic and scared and asking me what was going to happen to me. I was so confused because I had no idea any of this was going on. She told me to turn on the TV and see what was going on. I actually turned on the tv about the time the second plane hit the towers. As I sat in shock and still not really grasping what was going on my mom was saying, "are you leaving, are they going to send you somewhere?" I told her not to worry, but I needed to go to get to work. I changed out of my pts and put on my uniform, got in my car, turned the radio on, and drove 3 hours (usually 5 minutes) to work.

All the families that lost someone and all the troops are especially in my heart and my prayers today!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Babies Walking to Daddy

This video was taken a few weeks ago, but it was when they were all starting to really get the hang of standin up.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Lake

So Brandon had to go to Elephant Butte for work and we just decided about a week ago that we would go with him. I didn't plan very well and I packed the morning we left. It actually didn't turn into the disaster I feared it would. The babies did amazing the first day. It took us about three hours to get there and the babies pretty much played and laughed the whole time, I was hoping they would fall asleep, but no such luck. So we got there unloaded into our "suite" (just a little bigger than a normal room with an extra coach), and then we went to get a bite to eat. The hotel had a swimming pool and hot tub so we were planning on checking it out after we ate, but the babies had a different plan. We got back to the room and the melt downs begin. Cheyenne started it and she was not going to be out done by Savannah or Brody. Brandon had gone to the golf course to drop of the trailor so it was just me and Tiada (yah I wasn't trying that by myself and THANK YOU Auntie Tiada for going with us), we made them some bottles but that wasn't what they wanted. So I held Cheyenne and Tiada tried to juggle Savannah and Brody and I was just waiting for the someone to knock on the door and tell us we had to go, lol...

Well after they finally went to sleep and had some rest the next day was a little better. We went out to the golf course for about an hour and Brody would not let anyone hold him. He was gonna walk and that was that. The girls did pretty good too, but they didn't really have anywhere to just hang out so we didn't stay very long. We went back to the hotel to have a nap and get ready to go out to the lake. Again they didn't sleep because they are in pack n plays and in a weird place so I thought we were destine for fussy babies on the boat. They actually weren't too bad. We rented a boat and finally got on the lake at 2:30pm and we had 3 hours of fun ahead of us. Well that was true for Brody and Savannah, but Cheyenne DID NOT like the boat, the body glove she had to wear, or the sun in her face. We keep going on though hoping that she would finally calm down and realize that she loves water and this is just one big bath tub. Well that didn't work either. We finally stopped in a cove and let the babies get out and play in the sand and they seemed to like it after they figured out that it wasn't going to hurt them. Savannah ate lots of mud and Brody walked and swam and just had a good o' time. Cheyenne even started having fun a few minutes before we got back on the boat.

They were so tired when we got back to the truck. Savannah barely made it to her car seat before she passed out and Cheyenne and Brody weren't too far behind. So we had a pretty good day and they sleep great last night. We got up this morning loaded the truck back up, it took my suburban and Brandons long bed chevy, and headed back to Albuquerque. It was a lot of work, but we had a blast doing something different. I probably couldn't have done it without my wonderful sister in law Tiada, Love you!!!!

I am going to put a couple of pictures on here whenever I can get them downloaded so check back soon.

Monday, September 1, 2008


So during the time that I wasn't posting Brody, Savannah, and Cheyenne started standing up without any help and taking steps. The first time Brody walked I was shopping with my mom and sisters, but luckily my brother in law pulled the video camera out. Thanks Larry!!!

Here is a video of Brody pushing Savannah around on their bus. They love this bus and they fight over it all the time.... this is one time they actually played together :)

Here is Cheyenne standing up... a few videos of her.

My mom and my sister, Amber, bought the babies stuffed animals and they love them. One is a pig, one is a monkey, and one is a lion. Cheyenne kisses and kisses these animals. Brody is starting to following in her footsteps. Here is a video of them kissing these animals.

OK thats enough for now. I have some more of them walking and dancing and will post them in the next couple of days.

Happy Labor Day