Thursday, 4 December 2014

The truth behind Crazy Wonderful Life

Well one of the wonderful things about our crazy life is, just that, it's crazy. I came to realize it had been awhile since I made a blog post and upon signing in I realized just how long it had been :S 22 MONTHS!!! That's two months shy of two years (for those who are bad with math). How does that happen? Well lets break down what has happened in those 2 years.

April 2013:
Lots of family time and events with the boys.

Both boys have swimming lessons and Kyler is doing some drop in soccer.
May 2013:
Deagan turns 1
Deagan's Smash the cake

 We also found out we would be expecting our 3rd child. Due Date is set for February 8, 2014
We go on our first Kelly Family camping trip and learn that kids+camping=lots of dirt
We also went camping on 2 more occasions this year.

 Kyler turns 3!!!



Our Summer was filled with soccer classes for Kyler, days at the beach, camping trips, birthdays, We took the boys to Cultus lake water slides, went to some local water slides with friends, went to the drive in movie a couple times, took them to the ocean for the first time, did lots of biking with the boys, and tended to our garden.
September brought about Kyler starting another year of strong start (parent participation preschool) and we kept going till the January as we were too busy preparing for the new baby to continue after that. Brendan's sister also got married which I made a slid show for them but caused me to spend less time focusing on youtube and here.

 October was a super fun month with getting ready for Halloween but also because we discovered that we were expecting another little boy :) Our house would soon get a lot louder but our hearts got a lot fuller.

We let the boys choose their own costumes and we ended up with a pumpkin and a bat. It was super cold so we didn't do many houses but they brought in a good haul, including some candy tax for mom and dad ;)

November brought Brendan's 25th birthday! A milestone birthday that he decided to celebrate with tacos and cheesecake. So we garthered together a small group of family and friend and did just that...we celebrated with a buffet style taco line and homemade mars bar cheesecake (with was dangerously delicious I might add.

December brought about Christmas and all the planning the goes into getting ready for the holidays. We cut down our own Christmas tree, did Christmas cookies as a family, gave out baked good to neighbours and friends, and then of course we had our Christmas celebration. Which we did at home with my family and then celebrated Christmas with Brendan's family the weekend after.

Then we rang in the New Year!!! 2014! crazy how quickly this year went by.

January was a quiet month as there was a lull after the holidays however....

February started our year off to a great start. We welcomed our 3rd son into the world on February 10, 2014 at 5:05 in the morning after just 2 hours of labour. Paxton Eli Grey was born at home weighing in at 9lbs 3oz. The whole experience was so amazing and so peaceful, I loved being able to be at home, surround by my own comforts and Kyler and Deagan were so excited to wake up a couple hours later to a little brother in the house.

March brought around Easter, we celebrated with Brendan's family which meant all the grandkids were together so we did and Easter egg hunt at our house. as well as spend family time together.

April slowed down a little bit but we did enroll Kyler and Deagan in Swimming 

May brought about Deagan's 2nd Birthday which we celebrated twice. We did a small party at our house on his birthday and then we did a dual party for both him ad Kyler on the may long weekend down in Vancouver. Deagan at the time was in love with the Disney Short on tv called "Yup Yups" so my mom made a character from the show for him for his birthday
The Vancouver party we did a lego theme party as it was a shared birthday party and the boys loved being able to celebrate their birthday with all their cousins.

June we celebrated Kyler's 4th Birthday with his friends. He decided he wanted to go bowling for his party so we took him and his little buddies bowling and then he asked for a Plants vs. Zombies cake.

This was a common view for us
July was a very busy month which involved us being away every single weekend. We had to back to back camping trips (one for an annual birthday party trip and the other was for the Kelly family 2nd annual camping trip), Brendan's cousin also got married so we attended their ceremony, and then the final weekend in July we took the boys over to Sechelt to visit my aunt and uncle and spend sometime at the ocean.

August we moved into a new place which was crazy trying to do with 2 little boys running around and a baby. Brendan and I managed to do it without trying to kill each other but we did get quite a lot of help moving from family and friends. August also was the month that Brendan's friend got married as well as his twin brother. So another pretty busy month for us. 

September didn't let up either as Kyler was set to start preschool. His teachers came to our house so Kyler could meet them before starting class and it got Kyler really excited for school. 
First set of school photos

October was fun in that we had Halloween again the boys got to choose their costumes so i ended up with 2 ninjas and a baby monster. Brendan had to work for Halloween so I took all 3 boys out trick-or-treating and we had a great time. October was also the month that Kyler had to have a splint on his arm for over a week. They thought he may have broken his growth plate in his wrist but he had just badly bruised it. Kyler was excited for this month as well because it meant that they got to start being able to go to the library at school and pick out books. He has loved having different books to read every week.

November finally slowed down a bit however, it was a sad month in that my Nana passed away. After an 8 year battle with cancer (getting it and beating it 3 times) she passed peacefully surrounded by family. I was so thankful for all the time my boys got to spend with her over the last few years and that they know who she was. With my nana's passing this also meant the first time I would have to make a road trip without Brendan. It was hard not having him by my side but I learned that it was something I was capable of doing.

Then that bring us to now. If you're still reading this thanks for sticking around. This is a really nice time capsule for myself and anyone else who wishes to read it. The whole family is going well; I have started back to work, Brendan is still working with the district, Kyler is doing amazing in school (he can count forwards and backwards from 100), Deagan's speech has really taken off and he has a wonderful sense of humor, and finally Paxton is almost a year now and trying to attempt walking.
Thanks again for reading! Until next time :) (I promise it wont be so long next time)