Monday, November 9, 2009


Here is a little update about each of us...

Julianna has met a friend and it is nice that she has someone to hang out with!!! She was really missing her friends in KY and now I think she is finally happy here, even though she does still miss Nikara!

Kaiden won an art award at school and his art is on display downtown at a gallery, that was very exciting for him, we are going to go view it tonight for FHE!!!

Evelyn misses Ashleigh and is currently making her a Christmas present, she is also determined to know how to read! She practices with Keith every day and asks me how she is doing!

Keith is just as wild as ever! He loves his little brother and is a helper most of the time, the other day he got Koen out of the crib he was carrying him the right way but Koen didn't like it so he screamed louder!!!

Koen is two months old and already I feel like time is flying by! He is a very cute and mild mannered baby, he started to smile for real last week and he has the cutest smile!!! I will try to get some pictures up soon.

Kevin had one girl from his cross country team make it to state and so that was what he did last weekend. The girl is a sophomore and she place 50 something out of 160 so she was in the top 1/3rd and that is good!

I have started a sewing day and scrapbooking day so that I can get some of my projects done! I also opened an online store!! check it out sometime and let me know what you think!

We are all very busy and looking forward to the Holidays!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

All My Children!

We went to Bud and Leslie's the other day and it was perfect for picture taking so...

Evelyn's personality really comes through in these pictures! I tried to get her to sit normal but she love's to pose, what can I say she is a DIVA!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Koen Spencer is Here!!

We arrived at the hospital yesterday Sept. 7th at about 8am and they had me all hooked up to IVs and ready for pitocin by 10am! Kevin set up our traditional game of Monopoly and then proceeded to beat me not once but twice! We even tried to cheat a little so that I could win but I just have terrible luck when it come to that game and Kevin is charmed! Well things were going well I was at about a 3.5 around noon Kevin went to get something to eat and the Nurse her name was Sharon asked the Dr. to break my water, so at about 2pm they broke my water and things really picked up after that! At about 3pm I was between 6-7 and by 4pm I was pushing! He was face up so they had to turn him (that was fun!) but he was arrived by 4:11pm! He weighed in at 7lbs 1oz and 20 1/2 inches long.

So far he is a really good baby the nurses in the nursery say that he is one of the calmest babies they have ever seen! Hopefully he keeps this up, most of our babies have been pretty calm with very little crying except when they are hungry so I was glad to hear that Koen fits that mold. He looks the most like Julianna and Kaiden did, his hair is brown but not dark and there is just a tinge of red, so it will be interesting to see what developes. Julianna and Kaiden came by to visit and they are very excited, they both enjoyed holding and loving on him. They like to hear the comparisons between themselves and Koen. I remember when I was a kid I like to hear my mom tell us about our births and what we were like as babies! Keith and Evelyn are with Adam and Marie until tonight so they haven't gotten to see him yet but I imagine that they will be just as excited as the older ones were.

We get to come home today so I am glad for that I always get more rest and feel more relaxed in my own home! I also feel better when I have my kids with me even though it is noisier! I will put up more pics and updates later this week! Kaiden turns 7 on the 12th and he was very excited that Koen was born before his birthday so that we could have the kids ages at 0,2,4,6,& 8!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More Pictures!

We got caught in a rain storm which is why we are all wet! We hiked to the top of this small mesa and there were pictographs all over it, the kids loved it! Keith was so funny all the way up he kept saying things like "this is dangerous" and "be careful or you will fall" and then we got to the top and he was running around and getting way to close to the edge! I told him to be careful or he would fall and he said "no I won't" then on the way down he was all caution again! We had a great time in New Mexico, and Kevin enjoyed his week of training!

Family Trips!

We went on many family trips this year the first was to Kentucky to visit our old house and see some Friends! These are not pictures from that trip but they were cute so I put them in. While in KY we cleaned out the house and put it on the market! I spent a lot of days down at Scrap Paper Scizzors making pages! Melissa and I had a great time! The kids loved seeing all their old friends and were sad to miss seeing some of them. Julianna asks to move back all the time she really misses Nikara! We miss KY but we love MO so who knows what the future holds! These photos were taken in New Mexico at the Petroglyph National Monument.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Parkway 5k Run!

Kaiden ran the parkway run this year! He ran it a couple of years ago and finished around 5o minutes, this time he finished in 31:17 he came in 4th place in the 10 and under age group! He was very excited, and worked really hard. Kevin told me I needed to plan on being at the finish line at about 8:30-8:45 he thought Kaiden would finish in about 40 or 45 minutes and I had my kids and some cousins so I wanted to get there to see him finish but not to early! Well we were about a block away when we saw Kaiden cross, Kevin said "well he just kept running and never got tired and slowed down!" I was sad to miss him crossing the finish line but it was awesome that he did so well!! He gets a really red face everywhere except right on his cheeks so he looks really tired, I asked him if it was hard and he just nodded his head, so I ask if it was fun and he said "ya" then I asked if he wanted to do it again and he said "well not right now but next time they do a race I want to run"!! So I think we can safely say that Kaiden takes after his father! Next time I will go straight to the finish and wait however long it takes, and I will never underestimate Kaiden competitive drive again!

Opening Night!

Well Kaiden and Julianna both did a fabulous job with their parts!! Julianna had the audience laughing and she was sooo cute as a little wolf! Kaiden was a raccoon and they had a cute dance where they shook their tales it was fun! I went to the afternoon show with Evelyn and Kevin went to the evening show so that the kids would have someone at both shows, Eva attended both shows! During the second performance there is a lock smith who had a key but no lock for it and he spends the entire show looking for the lock at the end he finally finds it and there is a huge pause when he realizes that he has found a lock that his key will unlock he said his line "this is my big chance, this is what I have been waiting for" and then he pauses for comedic and dramatic effect well Evelyn felt he should move a litte faster so she yelled to him "well then get to it!" it was pretty funny!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Break A Leg!

Well Kaiden and Julianna went to and audition today for the MO children's theater! They both got parts in a production of Little Red Riding Hood! We are very excited and it is interesting to see my kids doing things that I really loved doing! Julianna is also going to be performing in the musical Suesical at her school on Tuesday so that will be fun for her as well!

Monday, April 27, 2009

It's a BOY!

It's official "HE" is on "HIS" way! We don't have any names picked out yet, we are trying to decide if we are going to continue the "K" thing or just pick a name we like. Kaiden and Keith are really excited the girls are adjusting to the idea that its not a little sister. My due date is in between Kaiden and Keith so that will be fun all the boys will be born in Sept. Things are great here and we are having fun getting ready for the new baby! On another baby note my sister Alicia is having twin boys and my sister in law Brittany is having a girl we are all due around the same time so there will be lots of babies coming to the family!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Best Friends!

Evelyn and Keith get along really well, this morning I was being lazy and laying in bed and I could hear them playing together. Evelyn was laying in the bathtub pretending to sleep, Keith would walk by and Eva would wake up and growl, she was pretending to be a Crocodile. Later they were playing dress up and building a fort and that is when I snapped these pictures.

We were in the grocery store the other day and Keith was riding in the cart and Eva was walking whenever she would get to far away for him to touch he would start crying out for her in a fake cry but it would bring her right back to his side.

Evelyn's Wild Hair!

Evelyn had her hair in tiny braids for about two days and when we took them out her hair was wild! these pictures don't quite show the full effect because this was a couple of days after we took them out so it had settled down. Her hair is so fun to play with she calls it chocolate chip hair. She is also fun to photograph because of her facial expressions and poses. She is such a character, she turns four on Thurs I can't believe how fast time flies!!!

The Mohawk!

So Kaiden got his hair buzzed the other day and he wanted me to leave a Mohawk so we did for about a week! He loved it, he called it Dinosaur hair.

Friday, March 13, 2009

This is why we love him!

So Keith decided that he would make pancakes! He likes to mix things up and he is pretty good at it, I didn't even realize he was in the kitchen! I usually lose my cool and punish him and then clean the mess up but this time I decided to take pictures. Earlier this week Kevin had just gone grocery shopping and brought home two boxes of mac and cheese and a brownie mix and Keith thought those would go well together uncooked! He is a master of mischief and he is so cute you really can't stay mad!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We Had A Little Scare!

Julianna had to come home early from school today so I knew Kaiden would be getting off the bus on his own this is not a problem he usually does this twice a week when Julianna stays after for a tutoring program. Anyway today it was about 15 minutes past the normal time that he gets home and still no sign of him so I headed out to see if I met up with him on his way home. I got all the way to the bus stop and still no Kaiden. I went over to the neighbor's house (they also have kids who ride the bus) and she didn't know if the bus had come because it is her grandchildren and they are out of town with parents on a vacation. I then saw a little kid riding his bike he also rides Kaiden's bus, I asked him if he rode the bus today and he said he had so I asked if Kaiden had been on the bus and he said "ya he went up the alley" I am freaking out because I came down the alley when I was on my way to the bus! I ran all the way home and Kaiden was there! He had come into the back yard and spent about 20 minutes picking up rocks since it is such a beautiful day today! We had a little talk about coming straight home and then playing but I was soooo freaked out for about five minutes.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


While in Kentucky staying with the Charles we were able to handle Thoney's snakes! The kids loved it and now they want a python for a pet! Keith liked Brendan's Milipede!Julianna and Evelyn are both holding a corn snake!Julianna and Kaiden are holding Ball Pythons!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Dora & Diego!

Evelyn's favorite show is Dora and or Diego and Keith loves to watch it with her. For those who have never seen this show you are very lucky it drives me nuts!!! However today it was very funny Keith has finally caught on to the fact that they want you to interact so when they ask "where is the rope?" he becomes very concerned that they would not find it and he excitedly says "here it is, here it is" and when they pick the right thing he jumps up and down pumping his fist in the air and says "YES!" it is pretty cute! Nothing holds Keith's attention long but he is glued to Diego its great I can actually get stuff done!