So at the first of the month my sister Lisa scheduled pictures with our sister in law Jenny's friend, Kourtney to take our whole family picture for my moms Christmas present. Well while we were there, and all dressed I had her snap a few quick pics of my family. I think they turned out great especially for how quick they were taken, it honestly only took 5 or 10 min. (for my family pictures) you gotta love that! Well here they are, Thanks Kourtney I love them. If you want her info here it is http://www.318photography.com/
Today my not so little anymore Jaeden turned 7! Yes I can't believe it myself that I have a seven year old. It seems so crazy to me that 7 years ago I woke up, and told CJ I think he needed to stay home. Well at 8 a.m. I got sent home and decided to walk to my sisters house that was a few blocks away Yeah I didn't make it there, my friend Holly had to come pick us up and take me there while CJ got the car. By the time I got to the hospital, I was shuffling my way in and bawling my eyes out, especially when they told me all the rooms were full including the triage ones, so I would need to wait in the waiting room. I looked at that nurse and said I came in at 8 a.m. this morning and left at a 4 I have been having contractions for 4 hrs. at 3 min. apart and I needed a room. I think she knew I was serious! They got me right in and I was a 7 my baby was born that night around 7p.m. weighing 7lb. 10oz. This 7 thing must have meant good luck or something because I have been the luckiest mom to have this sweet, crazy, loving little boy in my life for 7 yrs. now. Jaeden we love you sooo much and couldn't imagine our life's without you especially since he was born on our 9 month anniversary we didn't have much time to imagine it without him. But I wouldn't trade it for anything! He may be crazy and wild at times but the sweet little things this special boy does makes me forget those things. Just a little thing for me to remember, tonight I went to drop CJ off at my brothers to pick up our motor home. We get there and of course the kids want to drive with dad in the motor home so they both jump out, and Treyson starts crying because he wants to go too. So I get him out take him around to get in, and Avery and Treyson are in the motor home CJ asks me where Jaeden was. I said I'm not sure so I went around to the car and there he was sitting in my car all buckled up again. I opened the door and asked him what he was doing. He looked at me and said I don't want you to have to drive by yourself. I broke down in tears, it's the little things like that this little boy does that just makes me so proud of him! If I could remember to be like that more often I would be a much better person. I am blessed to have this sweet child as my son and love him so much! Happy Birthday Jaeden we love you!!
This picture is of Jaeden at his party last year. It was such a special birthday that year we had done a FHE lesson on Jesus and Christmas being his birthday and how cool it was that for his birthday everyone else gets presents, Well that year he told us he wanted to be more like Jesus and wanted to give everyone else presents on his birthday! So we let him pick gifts out for everyone and wrap them, it was so amazing watching this little boy with this huge heart give instead of receive presents on his birthday. Not very many 6 yr. old kids would come up with this idea on their own. I tell you he is something special!
This year CJ and I told our kids we were going to dress up as each other for Halloween. Well it came down to that night and I said you need to find some of my clothes that fit you so you can be me, CJ thought he was going to back out of the whole thing. I told him there was no way he could do that we had told our kids for a month or so we were going to dress up so after a few minute of talking him into he finally agreed. I went to work trying to make him look the best I could with what we had since we didn't buy anything for it. I have to say seeing the kids face when we walked out of our bedroom was priceless. Especially Treyson it was so funny he had this puzzled look on his face and said mommy daddy, and then laughed, It was so cute. The kids went all over to our friends and family, and got spoiled with lots of candy. It was such a fun year trick-or-treating. It was really funny because our neighbors wouldn't realize it was us until we started talking, or they sat and stared at us long enough. We stopped by Carls Jr. for dinner and went through the drive through, you should have seen the girl working the window she was trying so hard not to laugh until I made a comment, then she laughed and had to have everyone that was working come and see how funny CJ looked. Lets just say I'm super glad he is a man and not a woman!