Friday, August 31, 2007

9 month update. . . .

Babes are doing great!!!

Cameron - 15.9 lbs (5%)/27" (30%)

Cora - 16.1 lbs (25%) / 27.25" (40%)

Carter - 16.7 lbs (8%) / 27.25" (25%)

Their iron levels came back great so next month we can gradually begin them on whole milk. HOORAY - the end to formula is in sight!

Jenny Wheat is still working on our slide show, but here is a sneak peek at my 3 screaming babies at their photo does she do it (the 1 mili second they werent yelling and she gets it on film?????)

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Stay tuned................................

9 month picture post tomorrow and 9 month doctor appointment post tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

9 month pictures with Jenny Wheat

What do you get when you wake 3 babies from their nap, all with green snot, and all teething?

9 month pictures = chaos!

will post the picture link in a few days.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


no prizes...lets just see how many votes we can get!


this is a very funny site.

Promise the link is really there.

good luck.

sleep deprieved teething mom

My gifted nephew's drawing

isn't he brilliant? Harvard bound, my man.

Monday, August 27, 2007


Dear Fellow Blogger Addicts....

My favorite blog of the week. . . . . . . .

(look at the stat counter - #(*$&#(*$&^&#(*&$(*#$ -now that is a lot of hits!)

Our First Soccer practice

Practice 1:

  • 1 Soccer Team Sign-up $50.00 (includes team T-shirt)
  • 4 Shin Guards $16.00 (2 pair)
  • 1 new Soccer Ball $13.96
  • 2 Water bottles $2.31
  • 1 Happy Boy playing Cluster Ball.......................priceless.
  • For lots of hard work - 1 Happy Meal at McDonalds $4.72


Who gets the messy prize?

Before lunch

A little FUN In the TUB!

When did they get so big?

The annual Paola BBQ Roots Festival

Fun had by all. Chris & Gary BBQ's again and using their amazing techniques they placed in the bottom 1/3 out of 75 teams. Seriously, their food is AWESOME! it is so subjective as to what the judges are going to like every year. The kiddos all did great. We took all four friday night and saturday. The kids played in the duck pond (pick a duck win a prize) and loved it. Collin of course could not keep himself off of the oversized blow up slide & jump thing. At $3.00 everytime, it added up QUICKLY. I was very proud of him though, he took his very own $20.00 and spent every bit of it plus plenty of GPA's and PAPA's. :-)

Friday, August 24, 2007

This is very funny

Click on this link and laugh out loud.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bucket Boy Carter & The King Collin

Baby pictures - 8 months 3 weeks

Yup - here we all eyes, blonde hair and all with attitudes like their ........ummmmmm.
Collin still remains our social chair and thinker.
Cora is very much our stable steady eddie with attitude. 2 bottom teeth
Carter is our patient laid back child. 2 bottom teeth and one on top - almost...........very much the engineer in the family.
Cameron as in utero will be our adventurous child with the 2 shinning bottom teeth. always curious and always enjoying more new adventures.
Everyone is drinking about 20 oz of formula. Enjoying grill cheese, butter & bread, Cheerios, noodles and scrambled eggs - in addition to 6 jars of #3 baby food. We have our 9 month doctor appointments next Friday 8/31. We are very anxious to see how much these monsters weigh. They are all fighting over prefered toys and binkies. We just watched Cora steal Carters binkie repeatedly. He would get it back then she would simply pull it out again. This went on for a good 3 minutes - this was a lot of fun til Cora took it and rolled away. Needless to say, Carter was NOT happy. Our children continue to amaze us.
No one is officially crawling yet, although they get where they need to go. Baby proofing is on my to do list very soon.

Collin is starting hockey & soccer next week.

Collin, Cora, Carter(middle), Cameron

Viva Las Vegas

As you know we celebrated very dear friends of ours in Las Vegas for their Bach/Bachlorette parties.............We have NO idea what the boys did and we little remember of what we did. Here are a few pics.................yes that is a pole - but it is in the limo not on stage LOL.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

PICTURES & UPDATES TOMORROW. STEPHENS house has been a bit nuts.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

This week

We have 3 sitters

We have 2 crawlers (cora & cami)

Carter has 2 teeth

Cami has 2 teeth

Cora has 1 tooth.

God help me, I need to baby proof soon!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

My man in a Tux!!!

Collin is the Ring Bearer at Gary & Nicole Wedding!!! Chris is best man and together they went to get fitted......Look at that handsome. . . .

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Few Updates. Teeth, Sitting, Pooltime, Bike Time..........

Lots happened this week. CHECK OUT the NO TRAINING Wheels!!! Go Collin, go! Babies are enjoying bathes and teething. Scrambled Eggs & Grill Cheeses as well as chopped mini Bananas were all hits this week.

cutie patootie 's

Thursday, August 02, 2007

a time to pause

This week has been a rotten week emotionally, personally and professionally. Soooooooooooo many reasons and causes and yet all of them are insignificant to my best friends tragic events and Amy's tragic events this week. I am humbled and I ask God to help each of them.

Jen lost her father today after a VERY short battle with Melanomia (sp??) cancer. He walked her down the aisle 3 months ago and today he is gone. My heart aches for her. My heart hurts for her mom and sisters, my heart hurts for the babies she hasn't had that will never know the amazing man that raised such an amazing girl. Jen, I love you. Please say a quick prayer for her and her family.

They say things happen in 3's..........Amy (our aupair) has a very close network of Thai friends here in Kansas City that are also Aupairs. She spent the weekend with 4 of her closest friends, one Thip. Thip has been her, lovely well spoken, well educated, and well loved. Amy said she didn't feel well Saturday and Sunday. Monday her host family took her to the ER because they thought she looked dehydrated. She died within 20 minutes upon their arrival. Cardiac Arrest. The autopsy is still being conducted, but they felt that it was probably a Brain tumor or aunerism (sp??). Her family.......oh my. Can you imagine? You raise you child to be independent, adventure to an entire different world, spend 2 amazing years here and not come home alive. They had a service for her last night at a Buddist Temple. I was stuck in dallas, but Chris was able to attend. Today they sent Thip back to her family. To top it off, the Thai government will seize all of her money that she earned here and her family will have to petition and beg for it. Please pray for her friends, family and her host family. Everyone is devasted.

Life is short.
Life is very short.
Our family, our friends, our loved ones are our lives.
Today we are all here, one knows.

Many and much love to all.

Do we have TWO PUPPIES???????????

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, it's just our lil man!

Collin came down the stairs in his puppy towel and guess who went NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Winnie thought Collin was a DOG and growled and went NUTS and then was like "mom, what the heck - why did you get another dog?????!!!"