Monday, October 11, 2010


Life keeps going to fast! Does anyone else feel this way? Some days I just wish that there were a pause button because I don't want anything to change and .... other days I wish there were a fast forward button! :)

Adjusting to three kids has been better than I expected. The girls have done great. We just move A LOT slower than we used to. When I had Whitney I didn't feel like I skipped a beat, but now I can't seem to get much done. Usually the house is picked up and dinner is done by the time Jeff gets home but it takes me ALL DAY to get it done! Some days I get a little more done. Don't get me wrong we are so blessed to have three little kiddos but I just wish I could get a little more done some days. :) I guess this is us just simplifying right?Here are a few pictures from the last little while:

When Nicole was a couple of weeks old we went up to Deception Pass which is a beautiful drive.

We woke up early so we could make it up and back in time for the BYU football game. Nice huh :) We are determined to see the sights while we are here, unfortunately we have to plan around the football/baseball schedule right now. In Jeff's words, "you knew what I was when you picked me up!" I love him for that...most of the time. :) Really I can't complain because he has to put up with a lot.

Nicole's first real bath...she didn't like it and still doesn't!

First Sunday back at church.

Morgan entertaining herself. It was so cute she set the whole tea party up herself and even picked the 'flowers'. I love this girl!

We went to the famous Puyallup fair, unfortunately this is the only picture we got. It was fun, pretty much all we did was eat food and run through a few booths. This was the first outing/walking around doing thing we did since Nicole was born. It was fun, but I was tired by the end of the night.

I love these wax lips...Jeff and I seem to buy them every year and this year the girls got in on the fun. Cute!

I realized we don't have many pictures up of our little family since we left most of our decorations and things in Colorado. So I was trying to take some pictures of the girls and Whitney would NOT smile for me. Little stinker.

Morgan on the other hand was hamming it up for the camera doing all sorts of funny poses, she is a really funny stage right now...most of the time I love it.

The little stink would not cooperate at all.

This is how Nicole spends a lot of her time. (I think all of my kids have those bug eyes for the first few weeks) She likes to be held...ALL.THE.TIME. I am a little concerned, she has been a little rough. Not going to lie. Hopefully it gets better.

This little girls is into EVERYTHING! Seriously, who is this child! Morgan loves playing with rice in a tupperware container and she had it out one day and Whitney got a hold of it and put it EVERYWHERE. At first I was annoyed then I thought, not a big deal, pick and choose your battles Kim. As I was vacuuming it up, it was ALL OVER THE HOUSE...not fun. Note to self, no more rice!

Just some of the evidence, I thought that this was it, nope. It was on the couches, in the couches, under the couches...everywhere.

Morgan and Whitney like to chase each other around the coffee table and one day Whitney biffed it into the corner and got herself a pretty good black eye, poor thing. This is the first black eye that we have suffered, hopefully the last.

This is Whitney who crashed on the floor one afternoon for her nap, she never does that so I just had to get a quick picture.

Second Sunday back at church...this week was not as successful...we were home after sacrament meeting was over.

We made caramel apples for our FHE treat one night (oh my goodness, SO YUMMY) and Whitney seemed to enjoy them... :) Ok, she only ate the chocolate and caramel and a tiny bit of the apple, but it was tasty.

Big sister, little sister. I promise I get my kids dressed and ready for the day, it seems like an hour or two after this is what we look like. (Morgan changes clothes about ten times a day lately...drives me nuts). Any tips on how to keep little kids hair in place?

We went to a little town called Ocean Shores on conference weekend. It is about two hours away so we listened to conference on the way up and on the way back. Best two hours ever. The girls were quiet and I was able to pay attention!

This was just a fun little store front, Morgan was amazed and Whitney was terrified of the teeth.

When we were on the beach they had some pretty crazy kites flying.

Jeff and the girls collection sea shells.

Notice Morgan's left hand full of sea shells.

See that little wave coming up towards Whiney...keep watching...

Uh oh! Whitney saw it too!

Oh dear...haha the sad thing is that I saw this coming and all I could do was take pictures! Mind you I had Nicole in the Bijorn and the camera around my neck, I laughed but I felt bad...mostly because I didn't have a second set of clothes. We had to take everything off and wrap her in a blanket.

Nicole, 5 weeks.

Mom, what the heck is this thing on my head?! :)

Cute girl!

Life is good, and while I don't have the cleanest house, am not enjoying my post baby body, and am sleep deprived I feel incredibly blessed. For the last few weeks I find myself just watching the girls (and Jeff :) Just because this post is all about our kids, don't forget I loved him first!) and I am in awe of how much one can really love someone so much and no matter how much they drive me nuts during the day, they make my heart melt that much too...most days. :)

Life is good, we are SO blessed, I just wanted to take a second to count my blessings.


Meggin said...

I was thinking of you this morning while I was running, just wondering how you were. I was excited to see all the cute pictures!

Jelaire said...

Wow, what a beautiful place and beautiful family! I love the sequence of the wave coming up! :) So cute! It's good to hear you like WA. Me and Nathan would love to move there in the next phase of life! Congrats -- Nicole is a cutie!

ChrisKatieKelly said...

That was such a fun post!! Your girls are adorable, girls are so so much fun. And Nicole is so young, Kim! Cut yourself a break- you will get back into shape! (It's always easier to tell someone else that than yourself, isn't it. :) )

Jennifer Lindstrom said...

I know what you mean about it taking all day to clean the house and have dinner ready by the time your husband gets home. Isn't it sad that it's messy again by the time the kids go to bed? Haha. At least we have kids to clean up after, right?
Loved the pictures from Ocean Shores! You make me miss home!
Also, have you tried a moby wrap to carry Nicole around in? Eva loved it and it's so comfortable it won't hurt your back at all!

Tara said...

I know what you mean too! It takes me so long to get just a little bit done! Today it took an hour to clean the little girls' room. Mostly because I decided to have them "help" me. Normally I could have done it in 15 minutes. Emma is a disastrous child and makes the hugest messes. Your little Whitney (the second?) reminds me so much of her. Oh, and you made me miss home too! It is so beautiful there! You got some great shots of your little family. For getting your body back- try Jillian Michaels dvd's. Her 30 day shred was 10 bucks at walmart and GREAT! When you're ready. It is early for you to worry about your body, but I know how you feel. Miss you!

Marilou said...

Kim! Life with three kids is crazy...I completely understand. There are days I give Jared the option of having the house clean or having dinner ready.
You girls are beautiful.
As far as it when it is soaking wet and be sure to put a good amount of gel in it. It stays really well.
You are doing awesome!

Cynthia said...

Kim, you have a beautiful family and you are beautiful! I enjoy seeing what you are up to. Wish we were closer :(

Steph said...

Oh Kim. I loved that post. It looks like life is crazy and wonderful. Whitney is totally at the stage that Lucy is at...into EVERYTHING with a mess EVERYWHERE> I swear I am 24 hour mess chaser. But it's ok. I guess I signed up for it. I love you and I cant wait to see you at Christmas!

Brigg and Dianne said...

I am glad to see you guys are still getting out and doing things after having a baby. I am worried that with these twins I'll be home-bound for months! Don't worry about the messy house. I used to be such a clean-freak, but nobody really cares except myself, I've found.
P.S. It was the same with me, when I had baby #2, things were still a breeze, but when I had baby #3, it took me a long while to get back into a rhythm. You'll do just fine. Just give yourself some time.

wylie said...

Kim! I am not kidding, I miss you so much! I feel such regret for not taking advantage of the time when you were here to hang out more! Your girls are just as adorable as ever and you are such a good mom! Come back!

Lydia Stewart said...

Kim- this is a late congrats but here it is anyway! What a beautiful little doll! Good work! Such a beautiful little family. Three is a lot of work- you run out of hands, but I'm so proud of you trying to get into the swing of things! :) You are amazing! Keep up the good work- I'm cheering for you! Wish you were closer- I would love to give that baby kisses!

McClellan's said...

I didn't know you had another girl!! She is so cute, Congrats! Hard to believe how fast kids grow up. Take care and keep in touch. Tara

Nick and Brent said...

You can find comfort that if you ever come over to our place, it is never clean, we have toys and trucks and balls everywhere! And I only have 2 kids! I hear having three is the hardest, after that it's great. If we can make it that far!

So are you guys going to move back to Colorado, you said your stuff was still there? How about you move here so we can hang out? And I love poor Whitney in the waves, too cute. Beautiful girls with such fun personalities!