Tuesday, March 09, 2010


I know that I have been terrible about updating! I will definitely get back on a more routine posting for those of you who still check. The boys have been keeping us busy but thankfully the weather has started to cooperate.
Reed and Braden enjoyed their first lawnmower ride with PaPa yesterday. I have a feeling they might follow in their Uncle Kyle and Craig's footsteps and be mowing by the time they are 5!
Too cute!
Today we went to my parents so that my mom and I could get started making Kylie's bedding. Needless to say, not much progress was made on my part. I went outside to throw garbage out and the boys both lost it at the door. They love to be outside!
This doesn't capture their first response when I walked out. This was after I had come back from getting my camera. You better not even say the word outside unless you want to take them right then. We are working on not throwing little fits when we don't get our way:-)
My dad had his eyes worked on this morning and PaPa thought he would let Braden try out his old people sunglasses!
The strainer was much more fun to "try on"
Don't they look like such big boys in these outfits. Thanks Mandi and Josh for their shirts..the pants they came with are still too big!
Braden went to the barn and came out with this. I guess he thought that the mower might need more gas. Don't you love his hair in this picture
Braden is one happy little boy. I think that he would stay outside all day if we would let him. I have never seen a kid who loves to look at books as much as he does. He HAS to have a book in the car and if he walks outside with one, he won't let it go! Maybe he'll be our little scholar:-)
Sweet little brothers
Reed decided that he was going to play in the dirt a little bit. Of course, he still has a bruise or two on his head. He is getting around much better but still has an occasional fall on the hardwood floors. Part of me thinks that his heart medicines cause him to bruise easier than Braden because Braden will fall as hard if not harder sometimes and it will not even bruise. Or maybe Reed is like me as just bruises really easily.
"This dirt is not so bad!"
Reed loves to watch what Braden is doing. He is a little imitator of his "big" brother!
Such a little boy!
Too much stuff to look at and play with at Nana and PaPa's
I forgot to post that Reed had his first heart catheterization this past month. This is a chance for the doctor to go in through his groin up to his heart and take some samples of his heart tissue to be biopsied and also shoot dye through his coronary arteries to get some pictures of his heart.
Thankfully, the biopsy came back great and he had no cells that indicated heart rejection. His heart function was great and he doesn't have to go back till his 3 to do it again. Praise God!
"Are rocks ok to eat?"
Braden and Reed are such a joy in our lives. Ryan and I love them so much and each stage seems to get more fun. It is going to be interesting to see how they or should I say we adjust to little Kylie Reese when she joins our family in about 5-6 weeks. Please pray for us and a healthy baby girl. After the, can I say traumatic, delivery of the boys, it sure would be nice to have a "normal" delivery with no complications what so ever. At least I won't be in labor for 27 hours this time since she will be C-section! We cannot wait to meet our new addition and we are so thankful that God has blessed us with another child. I'm sure my posts will get funnier with raising two 17 month old boys and a newborn!!!!


Josh and LB said...

Ryan and Keeley,

Praying for you guys with the upcoming addition to your family and that you will have an easy delivery.

Your boys are beautiful and praise God that the results came back positive for Reed! I have said this before on here...you guys are an encouragement to many and I am sure to many more people as well.

Lori (Presley) Walker (Ryan's old friend from Gateway)

Jan and Randy Cromer said...

God bless you all. The boys are so precious. We will continue to keep you, Ryan, Braden, Reed, and Kylie in our prayers.

Jan and Randy Cromer

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Daddy said...

Lil PIMP's!!!


Melissa said...

Just wanted you to know that I check your blog all the time. I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to post again. Great early Spring pictures. Cannot wait to see pictures of little Miss Kylie. Hope to see you soon!

carol said...

Ryan and Keeley everyone here in fl and La will be so excited you have posted. Cause me and Papa T get asked all the time if your feeling ok. I think when we are a generation away you forget what its like to be pregnant and have 2 boys to chase around. And especially when your waiting on the due date to be here. We all are so excited. I can't get over how on the go they are since they both started walking. Its like they didn't and now you can't stop them. They are such little hams and like to get into everything and you can tell how inquistive they are. I know what the gas can was for the golf cart. You wait they may not mow but I've seen there love for the golf cart. They will be driving it by the time there three. The only thing that will stop them is not being able to touch the pedals. They will take turns in driving and pushing the pedal and brake you watch. I have never seen kids in my whole life that would rather be outside than in. They love it. God has been so good to you and I know that when Kylie gets here it will be so much fun... You all tell everyone hi and we love you all. gram

Michael and Hannah said...

Great news about Reed's results! I love his sweet little curls. Can't wait to see your sweet baby girl and her bedding!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about the blog also but then again, you are a busy little mommy! So glad to hear about Reed; another prayer answered. We are excited for Kylie to get here too. While it is very hectic & busy right now these times will pass all too quickly. My oldest is 44 and it hasn't been that long since she was in first grade....just know how much you guys are in many prayers. Thanks for the posting & pictures. Susan Pauley

Specks said...

The boys are so, so precious- these pics are fabulous! I am so thrilled about Reed's heart results, such a blessing. Can't wait to hear once baby Kylie is here!

Sheena White said...

Great pics! We are excited about seeing yall in a couple of weeks :)

MereSpeckClayton said...

i cannot wait to meet Kylie!! I give it by the age of 7 before those boys have some kind of business they have started!!