Okay there isn't really a tattoo... but Kloe LOVES to draw on her legs with a pen.
As you can tell... :)
And let me tell you its not easy to get that off. And come to think of it she never did it till I got my tattoo.
I never ever wanted a tattoo that I was able to see, but this tattoo isn't just anything. It's the names of my kids that God has placed in my life to raise them to be who they are meant to me.
Caidan means companion. Which he always has to be with someone. But I know that one day that meaning for his name will mean far more to him.
Kloe means blooming... well what do I say about that. She has by far succeed any expectation that I had with raising a daughter. She came a long way from being in my womb, being 4 weeks early, having to deal with immature lungs when she was born and to being in the hospital for 8 days. I would NEVER in a million years trade her in for anything. But she definitely is blooming. And what she is going to bloom into I will never know only God knows. But I know whatever it is it will be Kloe.
Some people might ask why we spelled there names weird? Well... with Caidan we could never agree on a name I wanted so badly to name him Aidan. So one day Chris asked me about "Kaden" and I said I loved it as long as we could spell it with a "C" and Aidan was in it! And presto we have Caidan.
Since Chris' name starts with a "C" and my name begins with a "K" I was determined to have that theme followed out since we did name Caidan with a "C". Let me tell you it took a lot of convincing to have Kloe with a "K". But after we found out it was a girl it was pretty easy... except spelling it Kloe instead of Khloe. After more and more convincing... I won! :) jk! (not really I really did win!)
I grew up with a name that is never ever heard of and to this day people can't pronounce. I swear that I would never do that to my kids. But the way I see it today (now that I am older) is I love my name and my name makes me who I am. So I am sorry Caidan and Kloe that you will never go into a store and find your names on mug, pencils, rulers, key chains or shot glasses (that's good cause you should never ever drink! ;)) but I hope some day you realize how awesome it is to have a name or spelling of a name so different from the rest of the world.
I'm not so sure if Kloe was really grumpy or if the terrible twos have invaded the house. I am going to go with the combination of her getting over being sick and the terrible twos. It really is quiet hilarious! This morning she was trying to play hide under the blanket with Caidan and I but she didn't want to hide under the blanket she just wanted to pull it off. So I told her to get off the couch. She did not like that one bit and continued to cry for almost 30 minutes. I then went to my room and a couple minutes later Chris came in and said "there is nothing wrong with her!" Which I agreed, but its what she does. But then later when I was trying to get her dressed she threw ANOTHER big fit... all over a shirt (yes she is two and screams because she doesn't even want to wear that... wait she isn't even two yet! HA! I am in trouble!) So the good mother I am I took a picture!
she realized i was taking a picture and turned her head
I love love love sleeping babies toddlers! Caidan the other night came into my bed. When I went to check on him after Kloe had woken me up at the butt crack of dawn I found him like this and I couldn't resist!
He sleeps like his mom! :) But he was just too precise. They just grow up to fast and I want to remember everything... even these moments that don't even really mean anything other than he's just so darn cute!
Well we did have fun just not in the sun because it happened to be the one hour of the day the sun decided to go behind all those clouds! :)
You would never have known that that little girl was sick! But she did have fun and then she was so ready for bed. And maybe that cute, little buff boy that I just want to squeeze is all warn out too! (I haven't heard him in his bed in a while so I am assuming he's out but you never know with Caidan!)
It's days like today (and yesterday) when I wish my husband worked a normal job. Yesterday and today he is working a 48 hour shift. So he left yesterday morning when we were all sleeping and hopefully (okay in my perfect world) come home right before we all wake up tomorrow morning.
I don't get why my kids always get sick when he is gone and I am on duty all by myself. I know they don't plan it or mean to but it is very inconvenient, annoying, tiring, impeding on my patience and a lot more. I get grumpy because I am going in two different directions. Caidan wants this Kloe wants that and wait in between all that I want something too!
Today I would just love to take a shower, but leaving two kids who are sick and crabby a lone just for 5 minutes is a bad idea. Caidan would definitely try to take something that Kloe probably didn't have but would for sure be upset just because Caidan picked it up and they would scream back and forth till I came running in trying to decipher what just took place. Did he hit her? Did he take her toy? Why is he crying? WHAT IS WRONG?
I am not by any means complaining about my kids being sick but definitely complaining that my husband is working 48 hours! :) I am glad that he has a job that we can depend on and we don't have to worry but sometimes when he works a lot it takes a toll on all of us maybe just me. :)
I just pray that I can have these two kids back! SOON!
Lets just face it we as mommies are addicted too crave something. We need something to keep us going or lift us up at those times that seem the day may never ever end. We are addicted too crave caffine, food, chocolate, Mickey D's Sweet Tea, snickers ice cream bar, or just plain ice cream or a certain show that has cough cough: McDreamy :cough cough a certian somebody in it. But I have to say my addiction right now is.......
See I bought this bag along with 3 others a very long time ago. Tonight I remembered I had them but I had NO IDEA where they went. So I went on a treasure hunt. I guess I won because I found them! They are super-licious so delicious in my tummy! (and it only has 240 calories for the whole bag! haha!- good thing I'm not watching my calories!)
And that nose in the picture would be Mason....
I think he thinks I might give him one if he gives me that puppy dog face! But that would be a no go... that bag is ALL mine!
She's pretty happy! She got to spend ALL morning with her Mom and Dad. Did I mention all by herself? I don't think she really knew what to do! Maybe she isn't really as dramatic as I think she is... maybe Caidan brings it out in her. Either way it was a GREAT morning... I myself got A LOT done.
But I have to admit I was so excited to go pick up this little boy....
He might make me want to pull my hair out a lot but most days I love the way he makes me laugh! He was so excited when I picked him up. It made me cry because he is getting so big!
Today was the day 3 years ago that changed my life forever. Caidan Alexander joined the world. (very different than I had expected but who cares!).
3 years ago I was miserable in the hospital and just wanted him out. I didn't know how much I would fall in love with someone who was baking in my tummy for 8 months and 1 week. He came out via c-section 3 weeks early perfectly healthy! He was 7 lbs 4oz and 19 3/4inches long... and did I mention the love of my life.
And today he turns 3....
He is more than I could have ever dreamed for and more. The things he does amazes me and I hope that throughout his life I can learn from him.
Caidan I believe that God has more in store for you than I can ever tell you. My hope is that one day you will do great things and be the man God has made you to be! I love you and am so proud to be your mom and call you son! :)
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