Thursday, April 23, 2009
I shouted from the bathroom for what felt like forever before Kelly finally heard my voice. In no time, we were off!
We had taken a birthing class, we had packed our bags, but at once, I felt the anxiety of wondering what the next several hours would be like.
Twelve hours later we had the most beautiful baby I had ever seen! Connor Kelly Zierse made his way into the world!
Kelly and I were of course nervous first time parents. We hovered over him and watched him sleep. Watching to make sure his chest was rising and falling. I would put off taking a shower until daddy came home because surely, I couldn’t leave my infant in his crib! I remember the first time we called the pediatrician after hours because we didn’t know how to help his congestion. I remember just wanting to hold Connor forever. He was such a good baby. He was happy, easy going, a great sleeper, and a great eater.
It has been six years later and you have brought us so much joy. You are such a delight. You are eager to learn and you love to help. Katelyn is so lucky to have a big brother who is always willing to help her and play with her. Carson is so lucky to have a big brother who sets such a good example for him. You are a great friend and making friends has always been easy for you. You have such a great imagination and you are always putting it to good use!
Happy birthday Connor! We love you!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
But the things I love most of all, are seeing the excitement on the kids faces when you enter the park. Then the anticipation in their eyes as they eagerly tell you what they want to go on next.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Connor: "Mom, you're going to have another baby?"
Connor: "Oh, you just ate too much?"
Yes, Connor. I have been eating too much my entire life!
My brother introduced me to these funny LOLcats. There are some pretty funny ones. If you have lots of time to spare, go to http://icanhascheezburger.com/ for some laughs! These are some that I liked.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here is my attempt at getting a shot of the kids in their new clothes. Katelyn wanted nothing to do with it! She was mad at Daddy because he didn't want her sippy cup or blankie in the picture. She did manage to grab the blanket anyway!
Connor didn't get too many eggs because he had to open each one that he found to see what was inside!
We had the youngest kids go hunt for the first minute or so to get a head start on the older ones. Carson is off on his way!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
24: Number of doses of Tylenol with Codeine given to Carson.
7: Number of boxes of Jello consumption.
5: Number of times of waking in the night to Carson's tearful sobs.
1: Gallon of ice cream that Carson himself has eaten.
18: Number of meals Carson was served ice cream.
5: Number of loads of bowls and spoons I have washed due to Jello and ice cream intake.
256: Ounces of apple juice we have gone through.
Infinite: Number of times Carson has asked when his throat will feel better.
25: Number of dollars we have spent on prescriptions.
5: Number of days Kelly was home before returning to work today. Yes, it has been a long day!
6: Number of days Carson has watched Noggin, nonstop!
29: Number of years I will be on Saturday.
10: Number of days until we go to DISNEYLAND!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
We have another girl who LOVES shoes!!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Kelly was the lucky one who got to take him to the surgical center. I don't like things of that nature. Anyway, while he was gone Kate and I walked to a nearby party store for some balloons and a stuffed dog (or Sadie, as Katelyn calls it.)