Friday, November 19, 2010


This morning I woke up with an "angry" eye.

It was (and still is) bright red, burning and as Kerrigan so gently pointed out, "dat scawy eye, mom!"

No, I will not be showing pictures.

Yes, I did go to the eye doctor.

Yes, Jared had to rearrange his entire day to play chauffeur to his one eyed wife (due to lost glasses and no way in heck was a contact going in that eye).

We decided, after being questioned by the nurse, that I am ocularly un-hygienic. The good doc told me I abuse my eyes via leaving in my contacts to long...a contact abuser, if you will.

In my defence, it is impossible to do midnight feedings/changings when I am almost literally blind as a bat, but without their sonar capabilities.

The only medication he could subscribe has been correlated with stunting the growth of breastfed babies.

Not sure if that would be terrible for Tucker, considering he is in the freaking 97th percentile for weight (yes, you read that correctly. Little different than his 10th percentile sis)!

However, Jared wants a basketball player- and being in the 75th percentile for height is not going to guarantee playing in the big leagues.

So I will endure the next week with measley artificial tears, a scary eye and no mascara, for this:

Hope someday he appreciates it!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tucker's Blessing...

We blessed Tucker on November 7,2010. It worked out really well for everyone. My parents and Orson were able to drive up, and the Stokes family already had tickets to the BSUvs. Hawaii game, so they were planning on being in Boise anyway.

On the 6th, Jared's family went to the game, and Jared and I hung out with my family. After the game, we took pictures in all our BSU gear.

Then Sunday Jared blessed Tucker. He did an amazing job on the prayer!
I am so lucky he is is my baby-daddy!
We feel so lucky to have friends and family that were willing to travel to come share this special day with us!

Tuck with my parents...

And Jared's...

I totally forgot to take pictures of just him in his blessing outfit that Grandma Wilkins bought for him, and he had outgrown it a few weeks later- such a chunky guy. He looked so handsome in his white outfit, with a vest and bow tie. It also came with a newsie hat (a look I LOVE to put on him), but it didn't fit him : (

This was my favorite picture of the, my mama and favorite little guy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

One of Those Days...

Do you ever have those days where you just think, "Dang, my kids are CUTE!!!"? I had one of those a few Sundays ago.

In an effort to remember this feeling (on days when cute is not the word I would use to describe them...) I tried to take a few pictures.

Not so successful- really, at all.

Most of the pictures of Kerrigan looked like this:

I can't get the girl to hold still for more than .2 seconds.

This was the only one that showed her entire outfit. Feel free to embrace the cheetah print shoes, I know I do.
I don't know why her eyes look so green in this picture. I couldn't find any of her earrings that morning, so she was allowed to sport mom's pearls for the day. Unfortunately, I forgot to take them out for naptime, so the earrings met their doom later that day (someday we will figure out how to break her need to chew on EVERYTHING).

Tucker was exhausted from the grueling demands placed on a 2 month old at church... because sitting in your carseat for 3 hours is hard work!
And yet another Kerrigan habit we need to break soon, the thumb suck.
Despite it's flaws, I absolutely adore this picture. And not just because it reminds me of the fact that Kerrigan took a life-changingly long nap a few minutes after it was taken.

The end.