I meant to do this along time ago!!!!!
HAPPY SIX MONTHS LILY!
You weighed 6 lbs 7 oz. Lily in the short time you've been in our family, you've taught and brought us so much! You've taught us to love more. When you were born, it was a scary thing for mommy and daddy. We weren't sure what was happening at the hospital, they didn't think you were coming yet but I knew for sure you were going to come to us a lot sooner then they thought. What a blessing it was that you were born early, as the doctors said that you must have been a little ballerina because your umbilical cord was twisted up so much that you were barely getting the blood and nutrition that you needed to thrive! That's why you needed the little TLC at the NICU a few days later, because you were just not nourished enough a little before you were born. You dropped down from 6 lbs 7 oz to 5 lbs 11oz. We are so grateful that you were brought into our family 3 weeks early for the doctors didn't know what the outcome would've been if you would've waited the full term. We know why you came...and we know Heavenly Father told you it was time, because he knew you were tired and hungry..and couldn't wait any longer. :) We hugged and held you so much...it was so sad for me to see you in the NICU hooked up to so many things and under a heater with an i.v. in your little wrist with a tube going down your nose. Mommy was so scared and nervous about you being there, that I FORGOT!!! to take any pictures of you there. Your second arrival at our house, was much better. You taught us patience. You taught us humility and you have just the sweetest little spirit.
1 month old - You have started smiling and just gazing into our eyes...and what a good little girl you've been to sleeping through the night. You are very content and never ever cry, not even when you are hungry. You found your thumb!
2 months old - You are more alert and love to be held by Riley and Madi. Still being a good girl and sleeping all night... Daddy loves to snuggle up to you when he gets home from work. You LOVE to suck on your little thumb!
3 months old - you are grabbing onto things and study them very carefully. You LOVE your baths. You are starting to get a little more hungry and just aren't quite satisfied with nursing. Love your thumb more than ever!
4 months old - WooHoo You are rolling over both ways!!! You have also found your toes! You have the sweetest voice and are gooing all the time. Still LOVING the thumb!
5 months old - Yes I have to tell you this!!! Mommy got up in the middle of the night to feed you and set you on the bed while I reached over to move your big sister...and kerblop!!! You fell to the floor off my bed!!! So sorry....I bawled for a long time after that...and you and your sweet little spirit let me know that it startled you and as soon as picked you up, you stopped crying. You are still very hungry and mommy has fed you some bananas...you really like them. You still roll all over the place. You hand things back and forth from one hand to the other...and study them carefully....and you are such a gabber!!! Typical girl! :) In church, everyone loves to hold you!!! They say how beautiful you are and that you are the sweetest little thing and what a good baby you are...You let them hold you and never cry! That's right..Still LOVING your thumb!
6 months old - You have know started to eat solids and LOVE THEM! You eat green beans, squash, bananas, applesauce, peaches and eeewweee you like prunes!!! You absolutely do NOT like peas....and your little tummy can't tolerate the sweet potatoes!! You throw them up every time! You are scooting on your tummy...and reaching oh so very far to grab things you want..You roll and arch your little back to grab the things you want...Very determined little thing. You love rattles and shake them crazy, you love to let Riley and Madi hold you, you love to try to get Roxy to come over to you, you love to pick at the grass, you love to be rocked to sleep, and you love to smile!!!And I bet you can guess this one.....um..yup..still LOVE your thumb!
We love you so much lil Lily Bug and are so grateful you chose us to be your parents!!!
(I'm still adding to this post so keep expecting more!!! It just takes me a little longer cuz I have quite a few interruptions!) It's about time I do this.....but I lose all motivation when I look at my blog! I don't like my template anymore but when I try to change it, I lose all my widgets on the side!!!! Anyone know how to do it without losing all the STUFF? I want the cute fonts too on my header, but have yet to figure it out. Also, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get a video on this....I use my digital camera for my videos and when I stick the card into my modem, it plays it for me, but anywhere I try to open it, it says i.e. p1021.mov (mov means movie)...anyway that was boring, so here is the update on the King clan.
May 10th We went and picked up our new puppie.....she is so stinkin cute! We couldn't wait until Mother's Day (yes one day...I know) to go get her so we left on Saturday and picked her up. We went to Jerome to get her and stopped to fill up with gas. While getting gas, this rather NICE couple came up to our car (they saw Roxy) and awe-ing and ooh-ing (sp..??) at her then the nice gal asked if we had a collar for her..we responded "not yet, we just picked her up"...then the nice guy hyped up and said "you better go get it for them".. She ran over to her car and brought us over a ...um... very vibrant tye dye collar for her...Very nice couple and very random...Why can't we have people around us like that anywhere we go...(not for the giving away of things...just the niceness..(Is that a word) it sure makes for a good day and for you to respond to other people that way).... then had to go to Twin so Bill could go pick up a scope from Sportsman's for his gun. So we had quite a long drive for a brand new lil pup. When we arrived home...Bill had the dog on his lap and she started to do some weird gurgling noise....and he threw her to me cuz he thought she was gonna poo....anyway, right when she landed on the towel I had for her..she barfed!!! That was the nastiest smellin thing I've ever had land on me!!! I started to dry heave...ooh (AHH I am dry heaving just thinking of it.! That's how nasty it was.) Anyhoo...She just got car sick and was a little home sick. (we think). Riley and Madisen LOVE HER! Poor dog, Madi treats her like her baby dolls...she tries to carry her everywhere and makes her lay down, and tries to put her in things... Riley just loves having a doggy friend around again. Even Lily got excited about her. She'd try to grab for her and kick her legs like crazy and flail her arms out of control to try to get her.
May 11th - AKA "Mother's Day" To make a long story short, it wasn't a very good day besides Riley singing for me in Sacrament Meeting....Bill had "disappeared" for 9 hours and no one knew where he was.....I'll share just a bit of the story...I was in the bathtub and here Lily gagging on something....I get out of the tub and she's eating a green piece of paper that Bill had given her to play with......The outcome.....(beware, this is for no one with a faint tummy) Told ya!!! The next day, I COULD NOT figure out what was in her diaper!!! Sure enough though....green paper! (Bill had gone off trying out his newly cleaned gun and had fallen asleep on the side of a dirt road!)
May 16th We traveled down to Logan to go visit Grandpa David and Gramma Mary. Grandpa had invited Bill and Riley to go to his Father Son outing up Porcupine Canyon. Riley had "a lot of friends" up there and had a blast! Bill hung out with the other Dad's and had an enjoyable time. I believe I got the better end of the deal however (even though the camp out was fun). We hung out that evening and watched Enchanted (was that the name Mary?) and had lot's of goodies! Then Mal decided to come up and go shopping and eating with me!!! The kids had so much fun playing with the Rachel, Katie & Mikaylie and the pup)
Memorial Day Weekend On Saturday. Bill and Riley went with the rest of his family which included Roger, Merri Ann, Tracee, Uncle Ralph, Aunt Sandra, Tyler, Kyle and Nelson down to Bruneau Canyon for some four bying. (It was way to rough and long for the two little girls to go, so I stayed with them) Riley and Bill got to ride the long journey in Nelsons Jeep and then got to go for a ride on the four wheeler when they got in the canyon. Bill said the road going down in was "pretty crazy". They planned on staying longer but got rained out. Pour Nelson had to ride in his Jeep all alone on the way home and he was soaking wet. On Monday we told Riley and Madi we'd take them swimming at Slaggers in door natural hot springs pool. We did a little house work that morning and went to the farmhouse for Lunch..yuummyy...and headed to the pool. When we got there, the sign said they were closing in an hour....so we broke his heart especially....We HAD to take them to go do something else to have our family time, so we drove to twin falls to find something to do. We ended up going to NAZZ CAR. It had some pretty cool things for older kids and adults to do but they also had a bounce house for the kiddos. Riley had so much fun, and Madi didn't want anything to do with it. Silly Girl.
A Little About Riley - He had his preschool screening a week ago and they couldn't find anything that showed he'd need to go to preschool so he may be accepted as a peer. (Here preschool is only for children that is "developmentally delayed" i.e. speech problems, hearing...ect...they even consider children that can't quite pronounce certain letters developmentally delayed.) I really hope they accept him for a peer...so he can have the social aspect of things before he enters kindergarten. He misses the deadline by a month. I'm alright with that because he's going to be the oldest and further along mentally. He is so dang cute right now....apparently I'm "the best" right now. Here is our conversation. R- Mom, can I play the Wii when we get home? M- You have to make sure all your toys are picked up and your room is clean, then you can. R- Thanks mom, YOUR THE BEST! I have to admit, that made me feel good and totally made my day. :)
Madisen's new thing....She will walk around all day holding a phone and this is what she says..... Hi TJ, what ya doing TJ, Bye TJ... It is so funny, and we have no idea where she picked it up....(Maybe from the call on Mother's Day) (I hope you read this TJ, even little madi hasn't forgotten you. :) ) She also thinks that she is 6 years old....some days it's six, and some it's four. She also has a new thing about stripping off her clothes when she comes in the house....or having no pants on outside She is growing up so fast and Bill and I just can't get over how fast it is happening. We find ourselves just watching her play around in the evenings just in awe at how cute and smart she is getting.
I want to share something that was on my sisters blog, and I couldnt help but post it to mine....for I too feel the same way but cannot express myself very well. My sister Andrea's words.
****************To My Mom and My Best Friend*************
I had a conversation with a friend yesterday about how our mothers made Motherhood look so easy. After having a few of my own, I wanted to tell my dear mother how much she means to me and the difference she has made in my life. So many times recently I have caught myself wishing that I lived closer to my mom:
*for her to rub my temples when I had a headache
*for her to be here and wake up with my suffering children in the middle of the night and sleep with them like when they're infants so I can get some sleep
*to be a little more forgiving to my children
*to give the comforting hug of an unconditional loving mother when it's needed so badly
*to make my husband laugh and feel like he is the best thing in this world
*to lend her listening ear to an ever complaining daughter
*to have the 1 person that you know is always on your side.
My mother isn't perfect, nor is any other mother in this world, but I'm telling you...she got something right. She has lived an interesting life and most definately not an easy one. I admire her strong will and desire to rise when times are hard, to pull through and look at the bright side of things, and trying very hard to not complain about the things that annoy her. I believe that looking on the bright side is one of the many great qualities I received from my mother...(along with the 2 other bad ones we talked about last week mom! haha). She doesn't have all the answers and doesn't claim to, but she will be there to help you reason out and make the best possible decision for you. I hear of lots of people say "I never want to be like my mom". I hope if I can become more of someone it would be more of her. She has set the perfect Christ like example of how I want to be for my kids and my grandkids (heaven forbid). I love you, my husband loves you and my children most definately love you. You mean everything to me and I could not imagine my life without you. Happy Mothers Day Mom...I truly love you and admire you and want you to know...that despite all those teenage years YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE!!!
This past weekend, we had the privilege of having my brother Brian and his wife Mallory and last but not least...there baby zoey up to visit. They came Thursday very late and left Sunday morning. We loved having them come and the kids love it just as much as we do. Despite being woken up every morning around 7 to Madisen crying and coming in our room, I hope they had an enjoyable time. One day Mal and I went shopping (kid free! Thanks Merri Ann) and then we went down shooting at the Infamous John Shaw's shooting range! (Pictures of that coming a bit later tonite!) One favorite thing my family loves to do is eat at the Farmhouse restaurant! Now that's some home cookin for your money! So of course we ate one night there! Went down on the Snake River in the boat......that was cut short due to ummmm hitting the bottom of the river with the prop! Oops...It was very low. Brian and Bill spent a lot of time shooting there AWESOME guns! And last but not least, we gave Mal some major hair extensions!!!! I am having a poll on her behalf! Extensions or no Extensions....that is the question!
p.s. I am going to post all about my little Lily a bit later tonite...for she is now 6 MONTHS OLD!!!! ***SIGH*** How time flies!
Mallory's Hair Extensions - Visit the poll on the side of the blog!