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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Claire's First Staples...

Claire is our walking boo-boo...she is always getting fingers smashed, lips busted, brusises constantly stay on her legs, ....she is one tough little girl..who just wants to stay up with the bigs...and isn't scared to climb and jump off things....and add that to being a toddler...she has some rough days..bless her heart....and monday, at Ty's baseball game was one of them.!

I never sit on the bleachers for ty's game b/c of how claire just likes to climb on them...but, I was talking and the game started so I just climbed up there. Claire was walking on them...and I told her to stop...she did. and then decided to get down and play with hanna and another little girl. and on the walk to get down she completely slipped and fell right through them to the concrete...of course, we had to be on the very top bleacher. I squeezed my way down to get her, fit us through some metal and just held her as she bawled. 
Monday's are our busy days with gymnastics, swim and then baseball..but only hanna does gymnastics on mondays so I have my neighbor come watch her for the hour..and during that time, her mom texted me to tell me claire had bit her tongue and was bleeding a lot and was brought to their house...so naps don't happen on monday for her. 
So, I knew she was so tired on top of falling...which never helps. 
She just laid on my shoulder for awhile. When she calmed down I asked where it hurt, she said her head and then her chin. her chin was pretty scraped up and I didn't see anything on her head so I went with her chin being the main hurt. She was able to follow all my commands that one would do with  a head injury...followed my finger, eyes looked good, no n/v...able to walk . so, she was good. 

my mom had come shortly after it happened...claire saw her coming, perked up and went to her. while mom held her I thought she was going to fall asleep...but she perked up and wanted to go to the playground. 

we made our way back to the bleachers and that's when a friend said, She has blood in her hair..I just saw a tiny bit..so I thought it was from the afternoon accident. 
but, i turned her over, and investigated further and as I pulled more and more hair back the whole left side of her scalp was covered in blood. !AAAAHHHH!!!! 
It was all clotted, so I didn't panic bc that's a good thing...and head always bleeds more..so, as I tried to find where the wound started her hair was just matted with the clot. So, since she was acting compltely normal... I just left it alone until I could get her home to a bath and get it cleaned!

It was then I saw 2 little puncture wounds...I thought I could just do liquid stitch on my own...but, since It was deep I questioned and asked our NP and Pedi. They both said staples...so, off to the ER we went. 





I could not be more proud and how though she was. They just laid her down, she looked at me and it was over. I just knew when they put the staple gun on her head she would not like that....but, she literally laid as still as a board..and it was done! 
not one tear or cry! I was shocked and so proud of her! 
She was such a big girl. 




after the staple she feel asleep as we waited for paperwork..since by that time is was almost 10...she was sooo tired...which is why I think she did so well..she was just so tired! 
We made it home close to 10 and she walked right into her room after getting some love from daddy. but, came back out shortly after b/c her head hurt. Trav and I were watching a show and she squirmmed in our laps for several minutes..but finally got comfy on my lap and we both crashed...and then she slept with us so I could keep my eye on her! 
She slept great and woke up the next morning and was ready to go....didn't complain and didn't seem to be bothered by anything...so, off to school she went! 


Before we went to ER Hanna heard she was going to need staples...and just started bawling....i mean, sobbing. She was soooo scared Claire was going to be hurt with the staples. She was being such a sweet and protective big sister.
so, the next morning when they both woke up and she saw Claire wasn't hurting..she was soooo excited and had such a big smile on her face! 
such a great big sister! who is always looking out for her sister...and brother..and unborn baby brother! 

tuesday after school the only thing she complained of was her bottom hurting...probably just from the fall and being sore...lol. 
she still has yet to complain about head. 
she even did gymnastics yesterday...which I questioned but it's so hard to keep her from that since she loves it so much...and she did great! 

She is one tough 2.5 year old! that was not her first ER visit...adn they way she is going...it won't be her last! haha! 

We love you Claire bear...but no more bleachers for us!! 

Mother Son Fun Run..

A couple weekends ago Ty and I did a Mother Son Color Run at our church. (one of the many reasons we love our church...there are always activities for all).
Ever since we were told about it and received the invitation in the mail, Ty had analyzed every possible situation of how paint will be thrown on us. My clean little boy who is not a fan of getting dirty....he just finally decided to run really fast and dodge them all...lol! 
The day finally came and although it rained the night before it was gorgeous when start time came. 
I wasn't quite sure how well the paint was going to come out so I had bought Ty and I a white t-shirt we could just throw away afterwards. That morning Ty didn't like his bc it was a little long...so I had to cut it...and it had to be straight..but, i wasn't too successful at that..haha! off to a great start. lol! 
We got there and had a couple chicken biscuits for breakfast and there was an obstacle course bouncy house thing, they could play on before start time. 
The time came to run...3yr old-K were up first...the horn blew and Ty was off...leaving me in the dusty. I wasn't quite sure how we were supposed to run...I assumed with our son but they were all off...so, I just jogged along without my son...lol!  
Although Ty ran fast he wasn't able to dodge all the paint (which was a powder type)...so, with his unevenly cut shirt and his face that he wiped the powder off...he looked like a little pirate! haha!
but, then he saw pink on his shirt...and immediately took it off...lol. I had to ask him to put it back on for a picture! lol. My silly boy! 
We had such a great time...and I thank GCR for always doing mother-son events..I always treasure our time!




before...


after...


ready to get the older kids..




thats ty in the black pants..





A week later..he had to go get his first cavity filled! it was also a first time I only had one child at the dentist...that was so nice.lol. 
he did amazing and was a great patient. 
I picked him up from school that morning but after the dentist since it was after lunch I just decided to keep him home and have a mommy- ty afternoon and do some of his favorite things without the girls. 


so we rushed to the movies to see Zootopia! It was pretty cute. We had the whole theater to ourselves! 
something we never get to to do! 


by then his lip got the feeling back and we went to chick fil a for a late lunch date! 


his mom mom had been out of town all week....which means I am the flower waterer...so, we swung by and watered her copious amounts of flowers...


then it was time to pick up the sisters...he loves doing that...he thinks he's so big! haha! and they always love seeing him. they were so excited! 

we had such a great day...and I love being around him. 



these pics have nothing to do with mother-son time...but, just pics that I like to keep memories!



Claire won the instant winner at HEB..always a fun time! lol. (she got a straw that day)....
and we are getting rain here..not a ton..but the ground gets a little damp...and if there is one drop hanna wants to bust out her umbrella...haha! April showers bring may  Flowers...


how else do you watch a show on the kindle??? even though they all have their own!! haha! Love how close they are and how they always want to be with each other...and constantly ask, talk and love on their baby brother! 














Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tech Spring scrimmage...


Living in West Texas you have no choice but to love football....and many most are Texas Tech Alumni...travis being one of them.  (Go Wildcats..had to give a plug for my alma mater..ACU)! 
The weather couldn't have been more perfect...it was absolutely gorgeous! 
We arrived to see tons of tailgates all cooking delicious foods..or at least the smell was good! ha! 
naturally, at any tech event you run into several of your friends...so, that's always fun! 
we made our way into the stadium and the kids were really enjoying the game, ok..maybe hanna and claire were more into the cheerleaders....but, they cheered for the fball players. 
After the scrimmage was over Hanna said, "are they going to play now?" well, hanna...where have you been the last hour...lol. Guess she was distracted by her sno cone and photo ops! haha! 
Where there was a cheerleader she wanted me to take her pic..and then raider red...
Claire was all about the cheerleader pics too but said, "I don't want to take a picture with that boy" aka Raider Red. haha
Ty was just enjoying the game and afterwards we stayed around and cruised on to the field....we are such rebels..haha! 
But, so glad we did. The kids were all in their element..and it was so fun to watch....ty playing catch and hanna doing her cheer and gymnastics thing up and down the field...and claire just running around, doing cheers, having a ball. 
then we spied Patrick Mahomes, the QB....so, I took Ty over to ask for a picture...and as nice as could be he allowed it....then miss priss wanted her pic taken as well...so, they had one happy daddy! lol! 
We finally got kicked off the field since they were trying to shut it down....and on the way out we had super excited kids and you would have thought it was mickey mouse or somebody..but, it was Rocky! haha! 
so, one last photo to seal the day! haha!

we tease that this day was better than being at Disneyworld....lol! The kids were completely in their element, enjoying their favorite sports and saw all the "tech characters" haha! 
They truely were so excited the whole time there! 
all for the cost of 3 sno cones! haha! 

our 3 little red raiders...and come fall fball season...the 4th will be here..but, have no fear..he already has some tech gear! ha! 


our future cheerleader!! she could not have been more excited! She REALLY wanted to cheer with them on the field..ha! 



Guns up!


For days after the scrimmage, claire would tell everyone, "I saw the cheerleaders."


where there was a cheerleader...hanna had me take her pic.!


down to the field...



ty with Patrick Mahomes...




mooommmmyyyyyy....its rocky!! AAAHHHHH! lol! 


when walking to our car we got stopped bc the reporter wanted to interview Ty....we should have warned him he is a boy of few words when it comes to strangers...so, this is about how it went..

Did you have fun at the game: yes
Who is your favorite player: Mahomes
What position does he play: Quarterback
Did he throw the ball well: yes
Do you play football: yes

and that's about all he got...pretty tough to write an article with that...hahaha..so needless to say, I didn't see it in the odessa paper the next day! ha! 
but, we were super proud of him for at least answering the questions...we always work on him talking to people...so, for that we were proud! 


we had such a great time...until the fall....go tech! 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Baby 4...


The day we got back from our Thanksgiving travels, I found out we were going to be having another baby! We started getting our christmas stuff out and I was hanging our stockings and while the kids were occupied playing in another room, I told Travis that we would be needing another stocking holder for next year! He was as shocked as I was, but was actually very excited. It took awhile for him to believe it was real and I was not pulling his leg. 
It was a fun time. It took awhile for it to sink in for me as well.

A few days before Christmas break,  I had the 8 week sono  (to confirm there truly was, indeed, a baby in there...and sure enough..there was! There is truly never a better sound than the heartbeat of your baby! aaahhhh!  I had asked our neighbors to watch the kids while I went b/c I knew if I took them the whole world would know...and I knew my neighbor wouldn't ask questions..when we finally told the news to everyone, she said she had a feeling and had actually told her husband her thought..ha! moms always know! ha!

That day my mom was leaving for the lake for christmas so I pulled into her house to see her loading up her car...I hopped out of my car and pulled out the sono pics...I had to help close her jaw...haha...as clearly, she was shocked...but after starring at the pic for awhile, congratulated me and was excited. But, that did mean, it ruined our champagne afternoons at the lake...for awhile! I think she was not only processing the news of another baby, but thinking of all the food that she had already purchased and planned for our menu at the lake..in hopes I could eat it all still. ha! luckily, i could!  :) that provided much relief..haha! 

I texted my sister the pic of the sono that said, "hi aunt casey" and she immediately called me. shocked as well..but i think more that I had kept it from her..usually i call her when I pee on the stick. haha! 
she was also excited..

Since it was lunch time when I was sharing the news I waited to tell my dad bc I knew he would be at lunch with people and you just never know who he may be with. My dad is probably the best secret keeper bc he's not going to pry into your business and won't just divulge his...haha...but didn't want to catch him off guard during lunch.....and come to find out..he was with one of my good friends.lol! 
So, i called him that night when he was on the way to the lake! He was excited for us! and had told my mom, that whatever new chairs she got for the lake one had to be a rocker for the baby! haha! 

I went ahead and told them before we all got together for christmas b/c I just didn't know how the surprising news would be received and didn't want to ruin anyone's christmas day! haha! but, I should have known, everyone was thrilled! (at least the adults...we still kept it from the kids).

A few days after christmas day when we went to the roby's for christmas I had typed up a list that said, "What a difference One Day Makes" and had all the grandkids names and birthdays, in order, listed...and had baby roby #4 coming in july...listed at the bottom. Then put it in a box and wrapped it, like a present. 
After the gifts were opened, and the kids were off playing, we gave them their last gift..Wish I had recorded them...lol...My MIL opened it and had a long pause, bc she was re-reading it a couple times..haha...and then jumped up and down and threw the box (in a nice way) to my FIL...she was yelling in excitement and my FIL was confused as to read it or just ask what is going on..haha...finally everyone understood the news...and were thrilled!
I knew sharing that news on our christmas would not be any sort of downer info....as my FIL requested wanted  more grandkids..but, after this one, we told my SIL the rest is on her! haha! 
such a fun time when you finally get the word out! 

We kept the news on the DL for 14 weeks just because I was feeling much different that I had with the girls..which made me nervous! I hadn't had any morning sickness (which is a completely abnormal for me) but just super nauseous 24/7...so just wanted to wait for my 12 week appt to check on everything. sure enough everything was great..so it settled my nerves a bit. I was suppose to find out the gender that visit with the blood test results...(a whole new experience for us) but the lab had lost my blood so I had to redo it and the results were postponed a week. that was a bummer..mainly, bc i wanted to hear in person versus over the phone...so we waited..they said it would take 2 more weeks but to call in a week and they may have the results. 
So, a week later on a friday morning, right before their lunch break ( I had put the girls in their room to rest) , I called just to inquire..with knowing they wouldn't have it...so, when they said they did I was completely shocked and caught off guard. I actually stopped doing stuff and just stood and waited..she said everything looked great with the blood work and, "it's a boy." I couldn't believe it...well, actually I kinda could..since I felt more like ty's pregnancy and made sense why this one was going that same way....I was just soooo excited...just over the moon excited...that 1) everything was going great and 2) it was a boy! Ty finally is getting his brother! and for that I was so excited! 

Travis was at work so I sent him an emoticon message that had: blue heart, pink heart, pink heart, blue heart...
he sent back saying, "what?" 
he called and I told him...I think his whole office...for sure his floor...knew our news for sure then..haha! he was super excited...and raced home to give me a hug. 
and I think the rest of the day was pretty unproductive..his mind was definitely elsewhere..lol! 
he kept questioning, "are you sure they said boy?" "did they look at your results?" haha....i mean, to be fair, we have been told the wrong gender before. haha! 

I also told all our immediate family the same way...and also had to interpret with "it's a boy."haha

we decided that night that we should tell the kids b.c we couldn't contain our excitement any longer. 
So, travis called the kids to the couch to tell the news...and you could tell he is use to being around adults all day in meeting settings b/c the kids were beginning to loose interested in all his words..haha..so I had to help intervene with kid language (short and sweet..lol) and their reaction was so heart warming. They were super excited..
ty: "for real?"
Hanna: jumping up and down, "yay, I get to hold him"
Claire: naturally, doing whatever her big sis does, "yay, I get to hold him."haha

we knew the news would definitely be getting out now that the kids knew...so, we told some friends and then decided we couldn't tell everyone fast enough before the kids did..so, we used social media to help us beat the kids..and told the world sunday night! 
such relief telling!!! 
we are just over the moon excited!!

I only recorded the kids reaction..so this is a screen shot of the video.


this is at 22W..definitely a bump! I felt him moving about 15.5 weeks. and he hasn't stopped yet...he is a wiggly little guy! gives me a run for my money some days...but, after getting the flu...i can never complain again about feeling the pregnancy blah! compared to that anything is better! 



at 22 and 4 days I finally had or ultrasound (scheduling was hard when the sonographer only works w/fr and with spring break and easter...it was hard to match up..but, finally got in! 
Since it was a wednesday, the girls got to join me. I was actually excited for hanna to see b/c she has been so into this pregnancy and has been super sweet and protective. never wants to me do anything she thinks would hurt the baby. always rubbing my back and kissing my belly! so, i thought she would love see the baby! 
We got right back and turning off the lights kinda made claire a little nervous...but, they came and stood next to me on the bed and watched..well, hanna did, claire was a little too short(haha)..but, hanna would help lift her on some views..haha! hanna's interest lasted longer than claire's, as she went to get her kindle. haha! It was kinda tricky being able to focus on the baby and then answer all the questions the girls had and help with kindles..but I managed and the baby was perfect!! 

Before the probe was on my belly the sonographer asked if I knew the gender..I said, that the blood test said boy, but i needed visual confirmation....
so, she placed the probe on  and this was what immeditately showed up..
haha! he was being such a good little boy and letting me know, he truly was a boy! haha! definitely no denying! 

all the other bones, extremeties, spin, organs, brain and fluid were great! such a relief. with a great heartbeat of 154. 
although is growing perfectly and was ready to show his gender....he was pretty shy about showing his face. he always had a hand up, sometimes both, and was basically face down...so, it was hard capturing his face..but did get this sweet profile! 
wonder if we will have another shy, head full of hair little boy!!! can't wait to see!!

the girls were so excited to share the news with daddy...
he came into the office right as we were leaving....and claire shouts..." daddy, mommy did a good job at the doctor." haha...it gave us, the staff and the waiting room a good laugh.haha.

naturally, while travis is on his way and learned I was already back, first thing he asks is, "is it a boy?" "does he have a big wiener."   lol..typical male! haha! 
we showed him the pics in the parking lot and he was glad to know it was still a boy! haha!  as was I...finding out so early with a blood test is nice...but, not having a visual made it hard to believe..so, now we have confirmation and can start really prepping for a baby boy and finding him a name! 

I almost kept ty from school that morning since he would have just missed an hour of school (early appt)...I hated he was going to miss...but, decided academics come first. 
so, right when he got in the car after school me and the girls told him all about his little brother! 
he has big plans to teach him to play sports, fish and hunt and although won't be sharing his "snuggie" has a stuffed ninja turtle he wants to give him...haha! 
he may love his little bro..but snuggie is off limits.haha!

hanna asks me everyday if it's july yet...and claire tells everyone, usually on repeat, that "we are having a baby brother."

Little boy, you are already so loved and we can't wait for you to arrive!