Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ian's Blessing

On Sunday we blessed sweet sweet baby Ian. The blessing was a total disaster. The microphone wasn't working so Adam just had to talk loud, someone opened the partitions in the back mid-blessing (so noisy!!), a cell phone rang, and some dumb lady sat down in Adam's seat almost on top of me. All of those things minus a few key people we love missing out made for a sad blessing that I didn't even get to hear. I'm sure it was great, though. At least he was freaking cute.


I'll be honest, I love when they have a Halloween parade at my kid's school. I think it's fun and hilarious and I love to see all those costumes. I also like to help my kids have awesome costumes. If you refer to years past, we have usually had the more traditional costumes. McKay has been a mummy a scarecrow, the headless horseman, a dog, a frog, a whatever this is...and a thug. Only one time was he anything from the movies/t.v. and that was Spiderman. The surprising thing is that the last three (mummy, scarecrow, headless horseman) were all HIS idea. He tells me what he wants and I try to make a totally radical costume. This was the first year he picked something more commercial and wanted me to make it. I still think he was adorable. So, the point to that long ramble is that I love the parades. I stayed up until 1am getting their costumes ready for the parade. Then, my little halloweenies woke up and said they were sick and wouldn't go to school! Are you kidding me??? I didn't force the issue and I let them stay home. But after about an hour, just long enough to miss the parade, they were fine!! I took their sorry arses to school and cried the whole way home. I think I'm still a little hormonal from the baby. It rained on the real Halloween and the kids only went out to Trick or Treat for about an hour. This year was sortof a bust for me. At least we had a fun dinner with the Blairs (who were adorable). Maybe next year will be better.
McKay was Aang from The Last Airbender
Mason was a killer scarecrow (notice the sword)
Carson was a green crayon...duh.
Ian just sat home with me and was delicious and slept the whole time.
And just for fun, here are Mason

and Carson as young lads.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Everyone has a different opinion as to who Ian looks like. I thought he was kind of a mix of all of them. Well, just to set my mind at ease I figured I would look at some baby pics and compare my four boys. I think I was right. But, I was surprised how much they all look alike.


Your thoughts?

Also, how do I make it so that when you click on the picture it opens the full size picture, so you can see them better?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ian is awesome

and his brothers love him, just so you know.well, maybe not Mason. He says Ian farts to much.

Marraige is what brings us together today.

My baby sister got married on Saturday. It was a fun day and she looked amazing and they are just so happy and in love. As per my usual methods, I forgot to get out my camera until someone asked me to get it out. Also, as per usual, I took really crappy pictures. I wish I knew how to take good photos. Still, if you are curious...

Mr. and Mrs. Adjrololo
taking off the garter...
flipping it into the bushes...
tried again, got the bushes again...
learning how to flip it from the mother of the bride...
tried again, got the bushes AGAIN, ended up just throwing it at the boys. So funny.

She also had to do two bouquet tosses. My freakin kid caught it the first time. I didn't even see that little effer standing there. Stinker.
toss #1...

right to that naughty little boy. I love how pissed everyone looks.toss #2...Welcome to the family Felix! You are gonna love it here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Boy #4 - Ian Kaas

For some reason, I had it in my head that I wanted to do this birth natural. I have generally been afraid of the epidural since the beginning of time, yet always got one. With this kid, I decided I was really too scared to get the epidural (who knows why) so I better be prepared to do it naturally. Well, let me just tell you... holy crap. That natural business is insane! Popping a baby out really hurts! All those women who do that more than once are AMAZING! I don't think I would ever do that again. It's a painful business birthing babies. He was also "sunnyside up" which I hear makes it worse. It did go fast and my nurse was so so good and the doctor (who I met for the first time as she walked in to deliver my baby) was great. We got to the L&D room around 9pm and homeboy was born at 11:31. He made it on his due date with 29 minutes to spare! I am glad it went fast, because I think I told Adam 100 times that I couldn't do it anymore. He just smiled at me lovingly, I'm sure thinking the whole time "this was your crazy idea!"(mid contraction - Adam helped by taking pictures. It's funny and painful at the same time)
But how cool that McKay got to cut the cord??? He was out in the hall with Dan and Stef so literally minutes after Ian was born, McKay came in, cut the cord, made some funny comments like "he sure looks gross" and then was wisked away while we got cleaned up.

I look like I just gave birth, no? How come I'm not one of those girls that look all composed and pretty after? My hair is what makes it even more awesome. I was soooooo hot and the nurse kept putting wet rags on my head and around my neck (that's not sweat). It makes for great hair. Also, McKay had just had the flu a few days before, hence the mask.

7lbs 14oz, 22 in long. It was amazing that he was packed in my tummy, which never got bigger than 36cm. So weird. I was sure he would be a tiny little lad. Nope.His pinky fingers are a little bent. Pretty cute and/or funny.

Meeting his brothers for the first time... please everyone, go right for the face.

Mason said "I'm done, he smells like mac & cheese."

First family photo. I'm just saying, do you know how hard it is to get all of these boys to look at the camera and smile??? It's even worse when their dad is setting the example!

We sure do love this little boy! We're still figuring out the middle name. You know how we do. It's between two names, both after Adam's uncle who died last December, the week before I found out I was pregnant. We adored him.