Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pudgy Purple Princess!!

Miss Kassidy is becoming quite the chunk!! I swear she gets a new roll everyday! I LOVE it!!

While it was obvious that she was growing... it wasn't until Friday that I realized how fast. At her one month check up on the 18th, she weighed 7 lbs. 11 0zs. On Friday when I took her to get a diaper rash checked out... she weighed 9 lbs. 9 ozs. Excuse me??!! There must be some kind of mistake. Are you telling me that my baby girl gained just shy of 2 pounds in 11 days!!?? WOW!!

When I saw the scale my concern about how much she was spitting up went right out the window! :) She is obviously getting more than enough to eat!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Well... I have been waiting for something exciting to blog about... but life around here has been pretty "normal." So I will just post pictures of my loves!!

Koen trying to get Mommy!

Kaleb... this was the pose of the day. Every picture I took he had to put his foot up on something!

Karson chewing on an extra toothbrush and posing just like brother!!

Sweet Kassidy... looking so pretty!!

Here is the 6 of us!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

San Diego!

This weekend Matt and I got the rare opportunity to go on a weekend getaway! His cousin, Jenn, was getting married in San Diego... Matt's home town. We left the boys with my mom (who was so sweet to watch them for us!) and headed to California for the weekend with Kassidy. We were a little worried about our drive with her... but she did great!! We only had to stop once for her to eat in Yuma each way! She was an angel! Here we are in Yuma on the way there.

We had a great time being back in California. Matt got to see his best friend, Jason. We went to lunch, the beach, and cosmic bowling!! It was so fun to spend time with him. He is a great guy and I know how much Matt has missed him. Here they are at the beach... Sunset Cliffs to be exact.

Matt and I... and Kassidy too! She is in the sling! (Thanks Lindsey for letting us borrow it!)

Kassidy ready to go meet Uncle Jason for lunch.

Here is Kassidy in the car after lunch! She is smiling SO much these days!

It was SO cold there at night! It was such a nice change of pace though! The weather was awesome the whole time!! Here is Kassidy all bundled up to go to a family dinner party the night before Jenn and Billy's wedding.

Matt and I on the balcony of our hotel room. We stayed in La Jolla... it was beautiful there!

The wedding was amazing. Everything went perfectly. Matt and I are so happy for Jenn and Billy. They are such a sweet couple! Here is the beautiful bride and her dad coming down the aisle. They got married at a park overlooking the ocean.

Matt and I at the ceremony.

Daddy and his little princess.

Kassidy and I... the view was amazing!

Here is the only shot I got of Kassidy in her wedding outfit! This was in the car right after I fed her. We were getting ready to go into the reception. She looked SO cute! :)

The whole trip was a blast! Matt and I missed the boys SO much while we were gone... we can't wait to go back as a whole family!! Soon I hope!

Monday, May 18, 2009

One Month

Kassidy Lynne is ONE month old today. I can't believe how fast she is growing. Today was my original C-section date. She was supposed to be born today. Obviously she had other plans... and I am so glad she did! I have LOVED being the mother of a little girl. The dresses, the headbands, the simple fact of knowing that I have been blessed with the experience of raising a daughter. Girls are so different. She already has her Daddy wrapped around her tiny finger!

We took her to the doctor today for her one month check up. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 11 ozs!! She gained over 2 pounds in a month!!! She is now the 10th percentile for her weight and the 25th for her height. As for her head... it is not on the chart yet because it is still too little! Ha! She is doing great overall!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Everyday With The Elliotts

Well I have finally decided on a new blog name!! Thank you SO much to Rachel... she came up with it! I love the name! Now I just need to find someone to make me a cute custom header!!

I am completely worn out from our trip. We just got home from a very busy weekend getaway to this beautiful place on Earth....

Any guesses??

Stay tuned for all of the pictures. I will post as soon as I get a few hours of sleep in my system!

Friday, May 8, 2009

What's in a name?

Ok... so I logged on to my blog today... and realized that I am in need of a new blog name!! Even though I am still blessed by my three beautiful baby boys... I am now also blessed with a baby GIRL!! So... any ideas?? I want something fun and family oriented... maybe with our last name?? Or something about the kids... I don't know... I am not very good at these things. So... I am asking you all for help!!

And what would a post be without a picture??!! I took this one the other night. Karson and Koen were tucked in bed for the night and Kaleb was hanging out with us downstairs... like he does every night. He asked to hold Kassidy like I do. I wasn't quite sure what he meant at first. Well this is what he meant....

I LOVE this picture!! He is such a sweet big brother!! Kassidy is so lucky to him him... and Karson and Koen. She may hate it at times... but I know she will be SO loved and protected by her 3 big brothers!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Keeping up with Kassidy

Miss Kassidy is 18 days old today. I can't believe how fast she is growing!! She is changing before my eyes. She is getting bigger, growing longer, her hair has lightened up a bit, and she is eating a TON!! She has also acquired some nicknames from her big brothers. Here are the ones I can remember off hand: Little Sassy Girl, Sassafrass, Princess, Sis, Sweet Little Girl, and Kass. The whole sassy theme came from Karson... he can't say Kassidy... it sounds like Sassy... so we all call her little Sassy girl now. She is so sweet and she is fitting into our family perfectly. We love her so much!!

First bath at home

She fits in daddy's hand!

Snuggled up in the kiki Nana made for her!

One of the first pictures with her eyes open. For those of you who don't know, her face and eyes were really bruised from the delivery. They are getting SO much better! Poor baby girl was born with her first shiner!

Looking like a froggy in her HUGE carseat!

She likes to sleep with her arms up!

So pretty!

In a dress!! Starting to get chubby!

Have a great day!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


I am so blessed. Matt and I lay in bed every night and just count our blessings. We can't believe that we were blessed with four beautiful, healthy children. I thank God everyday for the love I have in my life. I LOVE being a mom. I LOVE my family. I LOVE my life. I am so blessed.

Kaleb is four years old and the sweetest boy you will ever meet. He is so compassionate, loving, and emotional. He LOVES his new baby sister. He loves his brothers too... but the connection between him and Kassidy is undeniable. I love his heart. He loves hugs and kisses. He loves being loved.

Karson is two and a half and such a silly boy. He loves to giggle and play. He is my little cling on. He HATES being alone. He is in constant need of attention. His eyes light up when he talks to you. He also loves Miss Kassidy. He likes to snuggle her and is often found giving her kisses.

Koen is one and our little explorer. He loves sneaking up the stairs, rummaging through the trash, and splashing in the toilet. He is our love bug. I love his porcelain doll face. He can always make you smile. He is having the hardest time adjusting to his new baby sister (understandably!!) He is giving her kisses one minute and trying to kick her the next.

Kassidy is our princess. She is perfect. She is so tiny and sweet. She has been such a good baby so far. She spends her days sleeping, eating, dreaming, and hiccuping. She completes our family perfectly. We love her dearly!

I love my kids. They are my life. I am so blessed.