Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Birthday KADE!!

Kade had a WONDERFUL birthday!!! He was a super champ! He didn't cry once! He ate 2 hot dogs, his father's idea, and he would have eaten all of his cake if I would have let him!! He was super sweet, and the happiest one year old I have seen at a party!!! Andrea Reed with Sweetcakes LLC made his cake, as you will see it was AMAZING!!! We are getting ready for Christmas but running out of time!!! I have scones in the oven now! I plan on packing up goodie bags for friends this week and spreading a bit of Christmas cheer on Wednesday!

The holidays snuck up on me this year! I have been training for a 1/2 marathon which I ran this past Sunday the 20th. I was so proud of my time! 2:05!! That's 13.1 miles!! So now that that is over, I am wrapping up final Christmas chores! We are looking forward to a trip to Tennessee after Christmas for a week! No plans, just relaxing, or as much as you can with a 1 and a 2 year old!

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Preparing to PARTY!

Kade's first birthday party is in a little over a week! I have been out and about getting items to put on the greatest show on earth! Kade's Circus! His cake is being designed by Andrea Reed of Sweet Cakes LLC. I am super excited as two years ago she designed Kennedy's WONDERFUL candy land cake! It was fantastic! Well Kade now has four teeth, two up top and two on the bottom. I can also see more coming in in the back. But you would never know it as the little one is always smiling...unless he is hungry and BOY can he eat! Kyle and Leanna are getting ready for Christmas and doing well in school, we still have to stay on Kyle a bit to turn in assignments but when he does DO the work it is always good! Teenagers!!!! But he really is a sweet kid! Kennedy loves to sing and is still Dora's #1 fan! She is talking more and more and is starting to ask questions about everything! She even copies Leanna's tone sometimes it is so funny! Well that's all for now..I leave you with a picture of the soon to be birthday boy!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


We had a quiet family Halloween this year! Pumpkin carving, homemade chili, and trick or treating! The kids had fun and got way too much candy as usual! Kade has his first top tooth coming in! He is walking behind his car and will be taking off any day now! Kennedy loves to sing songs and has just mastered "If Your Happy and You Know it!" She wants to play babies and have tea parties all day long. My full time job is playing and it is STILL a lot of work! Every minute is precious though, as these babies are growing up so fast!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


It has been so long since posting. I don't even remember what it was like to have time to post! Is Kade even on this blog? WOW He will be a year old in December and since he was born it has been one long whirlwind. I can barely remember to feed them it seems! Four children is a lot. But I was just thinking how blessed I was today when listening to a lady's testimony about her fear of not ever feeling a baby kick-WOW I have had FOUR babies!!! I have experienced what it feels like FOUR times! AMAZING! They are healthy too, what a blessing!!! Kade is saying Ma Ma and Da Da, crawling and standing holding on. He is so cute when pretty girls come around, flirting and holding his head to the side while smiling shyly. I think we are in trouble!!! Kennedy is 2 and happy as long as we are giving her whatever she wants at the time! She is starting to talk in sentences and loves to color, read and play babies! Kyle is doing well in high school, but could be studying more in my opinion-he is SO smart and just fails to apply that at times! Leanna is super sweet as always-A student and loves dancing and soccer! More pictures to come I promise! Our lives are busy, and not always easy, but God is good and he is going to come through! He has given me the strength to do this even on days when I tell myself I can't! I love my family, and am so blessed to be a mom!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dance Baby Dance!

This shot is from Easter! I was just laughing yesterday because Kennedy looked at Kade and said "Dance baby dance!" She looked at him like he should just start dancing! I love the funny things they do!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kyle's Birthday Trip

Kyle just turned 14 on March 28th. For a special treat, we took him and a friend to Universal Islands of Adventure and spent the night in Orlando. He was so excited to go to a restaurant and not have to fuss with 2 high chairs, strollers, etc! It was nice to give him some "big guy" attention! We had a great time with him and his friend C. Happy Birthday KYLE!

Learning How to Swim!

Kennedy just started swimming lessons! She is off and kicking. As soon as we got to the pool at the YMCA she was ready to jump in! Hopefully we will have a little fish soon!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


So I am constantly and consistently being blessed by my Mother's of Preschoolers meetings on Thursdays, aka MOPS. Today more so than ever I was reminded how blessed I am to be a mother and how everything I do and say shapes and molds them. All I have ever wanted is to be a mother and to be a good mother. But I fail at times! I loose my temper and don't always give the attention that is needed. I was reminded today that my kids need to feel loved more than anything!! I must choose my battles and re-affirm them daily. I want to be a light for my children, and show them what it means to have Christ in their hearts! So with that said, I am going to take a step back, and hold my breath when I even think about exploding out of aggravation over something silly that they have done or said. I will pray before I speak, and ask God to give me that patience that I don't always have. I am so thankful for my family and for the light that my children are in my life!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


For some reason when Kennedy is sick, we are ALL sick! Luckily Kade is hanging in there! I actually had the opportunity to weigh him at Dr. Eanett's yesterday! 8lbs 10oz! YAY! That was good news considering they wanted him to supplement with formula and he wouldn't take it! Following the mommy instinct worked so I must be doing something right! You would think after the fourth child I would have it down, but I have forgotten so much I am still learning! Kyle's talent show is on Friday so we are all exciting! He and his "band" have been practicing for months so we CAN'T wait to see what they have come up with!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blog Address Change

I changed the blog address to I guess I am in denial about the hysteria that our lives are and really didn't want the title of our blog to reflect that! Hee Hee! Things are crazy which is why I haven't posted in a while. Trying to get Kade to gain weight, although he is nursing like crazy! Dr. wanted him to supplement with formula but he didn't like that at ALL! So I am just feeding him all of the time and praying that God will take care of the weight gaining! Kennedy's favorite word is NO with the head shake included! Kyle has a talent show on February 13th at LHMS where he will be displaying his rocking guitar skills! Leanna is done with soccer and concentrating on dance!! Michael is busy at work during these trying times, and I am trying to remain sane as hard as that is with two babies and one that doesn't take no for an answer! Thank goodness Kade is such a great baby! As much as I say I am crazy, I do love being a mom. It is the most rewarding job ever and totally worth the emotional and mental breakdowns!! I know I am not alone! Hee Hee

Friday, January 23, 2009

Featured on Rachel Absher's Blog

I am so honored that Kade and I were featured on Rachel Absher's blog! She is an amazing and so very talented photographer!! Check it out!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Welcome Kade Michael Hayes

Baby brother Kade Michael Hayes was born on December 15, 2008. He weighed 7lbs and was 21 inches long! He is doing really well and sleeping and eating well. Kennedy just loves him, although I think at times she is really having a hard time adjusting to having a baby brother! I know in time she will get re-adjusted to the madness that is our lives! Here are a few pictures! Enjoy!