Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Go Devils, what we've been up to, and Kamden is 4 months!

I have a lot of catching up to do! We were able to go to the Sun Devils game with Nic a few weekends ago, most the boys on the Despain side have season tickets and so he goes to every home game. Randy had an extra ticket so I was invited to go and of course we had to bring the kids in their ASU gear LOL. Here are a few of my favorite pictures!



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We are loving this weather! Lots of Park Days and bike riding! I also got to watch my friend Amanda Hall's two boys while she went visit teaching and they are about the same age as my kiddo's so we had a lot of fun!

Taya and Madden




Kamden and Kolten




and Marcus of course


Here is a picture of Kamden at the doctor yesterday.

Doctor says he looks great. Still chubby as ever. He got three shots and an oral vaccine. He was not a happy guy after that, he ran a bit of a fever and has slept a lot today.He weighed 16lbs even and 26 inches! Taya was 14lbs 2 oz and 24in at this age. Kamden is in the 75% for weight and 80% for height!

Comparison... Do you think they look a like??

Mataya


Kamden

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

All in all a good Halloween

 
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Grandma Bowers even dressed up!

Taya Loved it! My kiddo's sure do love her!!

 
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A New Neighbor-Grandma-Costumes-Halloween

The month of October flew by. I am still amazed that it is already November and I know by the time I get use to the idea of it being November that it will be December!!Any way, we had a new neighbor move in for a little bit this month... Taya calls him batty!


Yes it is a bat!

On October 20th my mom called me and told me that my Grandma Bigler was not doing well and if I wanted to see here then I needed to come now. So I called Nic and started getting the kids packed and then I received a phone call not an hour later from my mom letting me know that grandma had passed away. I was really upset at myself that I didn't try to visit her sooner. She had been battling Breast Cancer for a couple years and had been living with my Aunt Penny and Uncle Cleon in Idaho. Her last treatment of chemo they told her the cancer had doubled and that there was really nothing more they could do. So she returned home to Heber. She had missed home! She was a loving and talented woman. I wish I would have continued with the piano lessons she taught! She was very strong in the gospel and an avid D-backs fan! I had the great opportunity to curl her hair for the funeral. I know she appreciated it and as I did this service for her memories flooded back. I could almost hear her telling me how she liked it done just like when I had curled it and rolled it for her when she was alive. I will miss her dearly but I know she is not in any pain anymore and she has been reunited with 3 sons, a husband, and grandchildren that have gone before her. I love you Grandma.

So October brought a lot of dressing up for Miss Taya. She was a fairy for my sisters Trunk or Treat in the valley. Kelli got her a ASU cheer outfit at a yard sell that she had to wear all day one day. She then was Dorthy off of Wizard of Oz on Halloween. My mom made the costume and it was adorable. She was the cutest Dorthy you ever saw. Kamden wasn't going to be anything. I really didn't want to spend money on a costume for him and I didn't really want to call around to see if anyone had one I could borrow either. So I had decided he wasn't going to dress up. I went to one of my moms neighbors to borrow a slip to go with Taya's dress and she insited that I take a costume she had for Kamden... so he was "the cutest skunk you ever saw" and he smelt good too!




Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Busy October!!

October already! It has been a very busy month already. Kamden got his very first hair cut on the 5th. He's hair was getting so long in the back and on the top that I finally decided it was time.... Before After He also was blessed on Sunday the 11th. My mom made his suit. He looked very handsome and we appreciate everyone that came out to support us. He received a very sweet blessing by his daddy. I am so thankful that I have Nic and that it is important to him to be an honorable priesthood holder. Here is Kamden Nicholas Despain...
 

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Also I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with my mom and two of my sisters, Kati and Lori. We went to Time Out for Women. It was a great time and there were some amazing speakers. We were missing two sisters. Deni lives in Utah and was unable to come. We did recieve a call Friday morning from Brett letting us know that Deni had been hit by a car while riding her bike. She was banged up and bruised but no broken bones or anything major. We were so thankful she was okay and felt really blessed that day. Deni is such a wonderful person and example. I look up to her in so many ways. She text me first thing the following morning and this is what the text said, "I woke up this morning and thought man I feel like I got hit by a car.. oh wait!" Ha ha. Part of the conference two of the speakers talked about being able to laugh our way through life and having a positive attitude.... "If you can laugh at it, you can live with it." Deni is definetly living this principle. I love you Den! One other sister couldn't make it.... my sister Azure passed away two years ago...Tuesday it was exactly two years. It is crazy it has been two years. I am so thankful for all the text and phone calls from everyone and for my mother in law that kept me busy with crafts to pass the time quickly. Also I am very thankful for my good friend Amanda. I had a ring on my doorbell early that morning and there stood Amanda with Dr. Pepper (Azure's fav. drink) and a big hug. Thanks Amanda you have no idea how much it ment to me. For all of you that didn't know Azure she was as a very fun, loving, talented mother, friend, sister, daughter, coach, and wife. I miss her dearly. I loved to play sports with her or to just sit and laugh. We used to dance and sing in the kitchen while cleaning. She was my number one fan and she loved my daughter like she was her own. I hope Taya knows that. I know that she took very good care of Kamden before he came to me. Whenever he stares of and just smile and coo's I can't help but wonder if she is standing right there... Sometimes I wisper in his to give her a hug for me too! I miss my sister but I am comforted with the fact that because she lived righteously on this earth and if I do the same that someday I can be with her again. That will be a wonderful day!! Anyway the day with the girls was a lot of fun. We were able to even get some pedicures. It was a great day... Taya and Kamden are both growing so fast. I can't believe he is already three months!
 

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And here is a video of my mother-in-law, Kelli trying to get Kamden to play. I find it very funny! HA HA
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Date Night and More


Two great Grandparents that want to watch the grandkids....
Free!!


Two Passes for the lightrail....
Free!!




Two Tickets to the game....
$30.00 (they were given to us so actually free!)


One Bag of sunflower seeds and a lemonade at the game....
$7.95



Fireworks after the game...
Free!


Remembering why you love to be together (even if it takes a CHEAP date night)....
Priceless


Haha, it was great to get out with just the two of us. We don't do it often and it was nice to be able to leave the kids and not have to worry about anything but spending time together. Thanks MOM and DAD and Grandma Holladay! We never would have gone on our own!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from this last week....



Two of the kids I babysit, Chloe and Cordd



Nic and Kamden... sleeping and waiting on Taya and I to be ready for church


Taya and Hammy



Kamden and Taya

Oh and Kamden's two month stats!!
He is 12lbs 6 0z (75%)
He is 24 inches (90%)
Doctor says he is a CHUNK! LOL but that he looks great and happy! He is a joy to have in our family! We really like him. He did get 4 shots but he did well and slept and had a bit of a fever. Also I don't want to jinx myself but Kamden slept 5pm-1am and then 1:30am-7:30 am on Sunday night and last night he slept from 10pm- well it is 7am and he is still sleeping! yay! Except he used to wake up at 4:30am every day and I'd go running at 5am... now I don't have my alarm clock lol!


Last but not least... Last night we went to a surprise party for Dad (Nic's dad). His birthday is on Wednesday. We had a lot of fun and we are really glad we got to go. If any of you know my father-in-law... you that he is one of the most amazing men I have ever know. He reminds me alot of my Dad at times and that makes him even easier to love. He had surgery last Wednesday on his gallbladder so we are glad he is doing better. It is hard to see a man who loves food not be able to eat cause it is so painful. Anyway I just wanted to say, "Happy Birthday Dad!" We sure do love you!!