Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mr. Cole Man

Well..its been a while since we have here we go. He weighs 36lbs now & about 40 1/2 inches tall. He is WILD:) He is definitely ALL boy. He climbs everything & jumps off everything. I must say that he does have incredible balance though. He says a few things backwards lately...and we get so he says "flowsnake"  instead of snowflake. "Arm hip" instead of "arm pit".  He LOVES to watch Peter Pan, Mickey Mouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Cars. He loves to play with cars, guns, balls, and anything motorized. I really think a broke down car in the back yard would mean more to him than a swingset. He loves to get in cars & pretend to drive...switch gears, etc. He cranks the truck for me almost every morning ( me sitting right there ofcourse:) ) and when we are at my school parking lot...he likes to drive around the circle. He loves to eat goldfish, sourcream &; onion chips/ BBQ chips, P & J sandwiches, cheeseburgers, fries, hot dogs & chicken. He also likes fruit. He still will not drink any form of milk. He loves McDonalds, Wendys, &Chick-Fil-A....but most of all if you ask him where he wants to eat...he says Logans...he gets that from his daddy:) . He loves Jimbo. He loves to sing and pretend to play the guitar...I guess we might do lessons one day if he still shows interest. He loves church! He enjoys going and has lots of friends there. He loves school. He takes computer class and tumblebus during the week. He is sleeping better these days. He sleeps in his own big bed...but somewhere in the wee hours of the morning he ends up in our bed...we never even hear him...we just wake up with a little snuggle bug beside us...this may bother some people...but not us....he won't be little forever.  We still have to use Pulmicort in our nebulizer every night before bedtime...but PTL...he's had a good winter so far when it comes to respiratory trouble. We are so thankful! He just got his 2nd set of tubes and this time had his adenoids removed. It was a little rough for a few days...but then he bounced right back. We talk about building a house one day and he always says he likes the "little house." And so do we:) We will definitely build...but still waiting on those appraisals to get we really need foreclosures to stop.  We want to build what we want to build& if that means waiting until the economy gets a little better...then we'll be patient. Cole loves being able to run down the hill to see Nanny & Pappy whenever he wants anyway:).   We are so blessed to have such a sweet little boy. He makes us laugh everyday! We are loving every minute of this life with him!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Paul Austin Stead

Little Austin was also a BIG Surprise and he was born on December 26th. He weighed 4lbs and 15 oz. He is super cute! He is in the NICU and has already fought an amazing fight! Please pray for him to continue to get stronger and healthier everyday! We are so thankful for every day that he has gained strength!

Darby Ruth Snuggs

Darby Ruth Snuggs was born by BIG surprise on Wednesday December 28th! We were able to spend the day with Big Sister & Cole has lots of fun. Darby was 6 lbs 4 oz & also had a few breathing issues to watch so she is also in the NICU along with Elsie...but we are praying she also will be released to come home in a few days!

Elsie Clayre Lowry

Elsie Clayre Lowry was born at 12:11 on December 29th. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and 20 1/2 inches long. She is absolutely precious!!!! We had a wonderful day with her...Ashton helped with her bath & we all adored her. She was taken to the NICU later that evening & has been there since due to some breathing issues. Please pray with me that she will be released in a few days. She is doing WONDERFUL and we are so thankful for each moment of improvement. I am so thankful for another beautiful niece....

Happy Anniversary!

8 years ago I married the BEST guy ever! I cannot believe it has been 8 years married & 12 years together...WOW! We have been through many valleys and over many mountains & I am just so glad we did it together. God has blessed us so much! We may not be doing exactly what we planned to be doing in life...but God's plan has been perfect. We feel so blessed to have a precious little boy and a wonderful life together. We have no idea what God has in store in our future...but we know that every year keeps getting better.  I am such a lucky girl!  I love you Blayne Thomas Lowry!

Well, I don't want the whole world

The sun, the moon, and all their light
I just want to be the only girl
You love all your life
You love all your life....

Happy Birthday Jesus!

A few days before Christmas we celebrated Jesus' birthday by making a cake at my house. The kids had a GREAT time and made a HUGE mess! Such a mess...that none of the adluts were brave enough to try their cake:) ....but these seemed to enjoy it! We plan to always have this tradition....we always want them to remember why we celebrate this special holiday.

Christmas Day

We woke up early Christmas morning to find out that Santa came! Cole must have been a good boy! He got a dune buggy, a chainsaw, weed eater, leaf blower, cars chair, some new DVDs, and a few stocking stuffers. He loved ALL of it!!! After he opened gifts we had to get out in the drizzle rain and try out the dune buggy:) Then it was time to get dressed and go to Nanny &  Pappy's house for breakfast. Nanny had some surprises for the of which was Clifford that Cole loves:) After breakfast we headed off to celebrate at church. We had a wonderful time celebrating Jesus' birthday! After church we headed over to Nana & pop's house where Cole got lots of fun stuff to play with!!! He loves his Shake N Go CARS racetrack! We then ate another yummy meal with Blayne's family to wrap up the evening. We were SO BLESSED this Christmas and we are so thankful for the time we were able to spend with family. We had an absolutely wonderful holiday season this year.