We spent July 15th and 16th in Sedona! here are some pics from our trip.
On the 15th we went to Slide Rock and on the 16th we spent the day by the hotel pool.
It was nice to get away for a couple days
Caiden at Slide Rock
Daddy and Caiden
Water was COLD
Thinking about it
We found a Caiden size slide
Looking for rocks
Swimming a little swimming whole
Slide rock was so much fun, water was a little cold and it was rainy in the morning but once the sun came out it was perfect weather. We will defiantly be doing this again Caiden absolutely LOVED it. Water was a little cold for Ashlyn but she still loved being outside in the fresh air. A funny moment while there, Caiden has sponge bob water shoes or should i say had, and right before we left he ended up losing one down the creek and we couldn't get it back. I swear the kid thought it was the end of the world that he lost his water shoe. We had to tell him that sponge bob wanted to go to his pineapple under the creek to be with Patrick (a character from the show). It was the only thing that made him stop crying LOL. The things we say and do for our kids!
I still can't believe my little girl is one already. This past year has been filled with so many emotions.
Ashlyn was born on July 15, 2011 at 1:56pm weighing in at 3lb 6oz and measuring only 16in. She was only 34weeks 5days in gestation. So tiny but yet so strong. She amazed all the doctors and only spent 12 days in NICU. On July 26, 2011 we got the OK from the doctors and we were on our way home.
She is one amazing little girl, she didn't care what any of the specialist said she was going to do things on her own time. And that she did, while all the specialists were telling us our little girl was delayed, on her own schedule she proved them all wrong.
Ashlyn and her baby
Ashlyn is one sassy little girl, she knows what she wants and she will not take no for an answer. (which make my job a little tough) She now fights back when her brother tries to take something from her or push her away. She LOVES to dance. anytime music of any kind come on you can be sure you will see Ashlyn dancing. She is so snuggly, unlike Caiden she loves to be held and snuggled. I think she will be walking in the next month. She love to stand and walk behind anything she can push. She has come so far. It is hard to put in words how emotional these past 10 days have been. Just remembering everything we went through to get her to were she is today. Such a miracle baby and amazing little girl. Can't wait to see what the next year has in store for her.
We have her 12 month well child check up next week so i will keep you posted on her weight and height. I am guessing 16-17lb and about 27.5in. We shall see =)
Oh my, kind of ironic that my last post was about how busy we are and then i don't post for 2 months LOL.
Well it is true we have been very busy! So lets get this bad boy updated.
I will start with Caiden, He has been doing amazing. We have been having some behavioral problems with him. He seems to be acting out a lot and i am not sure if it is because of Ashlyn or just his age. It has been really hard there are times were i just can't seem to handle him and no punishment seems to work. I hope this passes fast. Of course he is not all bad. He loves to play outside. He just had his 4th Birthday and he got a brand new bike and wants to ride it all the time. He is such a good swimmer and is finally swimming all on his own. We got season passes to the water park, Wet N Wild, and this year he is tall enough to ride some of the bigger rides. He loves every minute of it. I still can't believe my baby boy is 4 years old. We are having a duel Birthday party this weekend for both kids.
Ashlyn, she is just amazing. I think the last time i posted we had just had her evaluation and it showed a significant development delay. Well after a horrible experience with trying to get therapy (will save that story for it's own post) , she amazed us all and started sitting, crawling and pulling to stand all on her own. We had her reevaluated and she is now caught up to her corrected age. She is 11 1/2 months old her corrected age is 10 month old and she is doing every thing a 10 month should be doing developmentally. So we got the OK to stop therapy (not that they were doing anything for her). She still has some feeding and mouth aversion issues but from what i am told it is very common in preemies and we will just watch it for now and revisit the issues at about 18 months if she hasn't made any progress. She still has not started teething, so the doctors are waiting for her to start teething to see if that will help some of her feeding issues since we are limited on what we can give her right now. In the last week she has started to say mama when she sees me or wants to be held by me it is so darn cute. she says ba ba to but i am not sure if she has connected it to anything besides just babbling. She is going to be one in 2 weeks and i am just beyond amazed at how far my little girl has come. She is a true miracle. She is still a little peanut, at her 11 month visit she was 15lb and 26.5in. Still super small for her age but following her own growth curve so that's all that matters. I can't wait to see what the next year has in store for her. =)
Everything else is going good i finished my last class (American Jazz and Popular Music) with an A, and i am now taking English 102 this summer and the class is over in 2 weeks and then i will have a month off before i start Microbiology in the fall. Uggggg that should be fun. Chris is doing good as well working and playing baseball is the story of his life. That is all i have for now. I will update on other topics soon =)