Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ryan is 4 months

I guess when you have 3 kids time really does fly by! Ryan is now 4 months as of September 14th and getting closer to 5 since I am so behind! At his check up he weighed 21 lbs and was 28 inches long. He is pretty much in 9-12 month clothes depending on the brand. I am so thankful for our friends who have let us borrow clothes! He is going through them so quickly it is hard to catch up! He is such a happy boy and smiles all the time. He did such a great job with his shots and didn't really cry at all. Ryan loves his sisters and smiles when Olivia sings to him and is silly. He can now roll over from his back to tummy and does it very quickly. We put him up stairs to sleep in his big boy bed last night and he did great. Ryan is so easy going and laid back. We feel so lucky to have be blessed with such a sweet, happy baby boy! My dad and Chris and so excited about taking him to the deer lease but they do not realize that I am not going to let that happen for a while. I remember what went on down there and what happened to Tommy.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The First Day of School!

Yesterday was our first day of school! Olivia and I were very excited and Kylee was not so sure and well Ryan, he just goes with the flow. We were all up and ready to go. I should have taken a picture of ALL the stuff we had to take with us. We had 2 nap mats, 4 lunch boxes, 2 back packs, 1 diaper bag, my school bag, plus my purse, oh and 3 kids. We all made it and were even a little early!! Go  me!! Olivia just walked right in to her class and unpacked her stuff. Kylee on the other hand had a harder time. I am hoping as the weeks go on she will get used to it and it will be easier to drop her off. My  mom said it is payback for doing it to her when I was little. Here are a few pictures I took yesterday before school and as I was dropping them off. Ryan did not get a drop off picture because he was sleeping. Everyone had a great first day and we are so excited about the rest of the school year!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yay for new adventures!

Next Wednesday we all start school at KidsEdge. Olivia is so excited to be a Giraffe, Kylee is not so sure about being a Turtle and Ryan is a Minnow. I will be teaching the Bears Pre-K class 3 days a week. I have a great co-teacher and we get a long great. Yesterday was meet the teacher and I am so excited about the kids teachers. They all seem to be so excited about having them in their class and most of them have met the girls due to watching them during teacher work days. I met most of my students yesterday and I am so excited to be teaching again. Today we went and met Ryan's babysitter where he will go Tuesdays. She is very nice and I feel comfortable leaving him there while the girls and I are at school.

Olivia will start soccer next Thursday and she is very excited. She wasn't sure about it until we went and bought all her goodies. We are interested to see how she does and what she thinks about it. She has a few friends that have signed up as well but we are not sure if they are on her team. Of course my family is very excited about going to watch the games.

Chris has started a new "green" company through Direct energy and it will launch next Tuesday, the 4th. I am so proud of him and all of his hard work! He has been working very hard on this since last November. I will post more details if you want to sign up with New Leaf Energy once they launch.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ryan is 3 months and the girls

I can't believe that Ryan is already 3 months! Time really does fly when you have three young kids! He is such a sweetie and is happy all the time. He loves being around his big sisters and smiles and tries to laugh at them. Olivia is obsessed with him and loves to hold him and be around him. She can calm him down when he is upset. She is such a big helper too. We have had a busy month! Chris took the day off on my birthday and we went to the Downtown Aquarium. It was so much fun! The kids and I are getting ready to start school September 5th. The girls and I will go Monday-Wednesday and on Tuesdays Ryan will go to a sitter as they do not have a class for him. I am very excited to be teaching Pre-k and my co-teacher and I get along great and I look forward to working with her. Ryan will be in the Minnow class, Kylee the turtle class and Olivia in the Giraffe class. Olivia of course is very excited about going to school. Kylee has done pretty well the couple of times we have gone so I can work. We are all very excited and can't wait to share our stories!! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Family pictures

I do not usually win things but I was very excited to win a mini session from a photographer. Funny enough, Chris went to high school with her. This was our first family of 5 photo and they all turned out great! Chris and I were very surprised considering we were hoping we got at least one good family photo. We were shocked when she emailed all the wonderful photos of our kids and family. Here are a few...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Very behind on posting! Here is Ryan Christopher

Here he is, Ryan Christopher Charbonneau. Born May 14, 2012 at 4:54 p.m. weighing 9lbs 13oz and 22 inches long. He is perfect and we feel so blessed that he has completed our family! I was supposed to be induced on the 15th but when I went in that Monday for my weekly appointment my bloodpressure was so high she said she was admiting me to labor and delivery. I was a little freaked out since I did not have my things, Chris was going into a important meeting at 11:30 and I was mentally ready for Tuesday. Needless to say, my blood pressure did not go down for a little while. I delivered at Methodist Willowbrook this time since I had the girls and it was so close. He was the easiest delivery out of the 3! They started to induce me around 1:30 and he was born at 4:54. The girls love him, especially Olivia!!! She is such a big helper and wants to hold him all the time. Kylee is having a harder time because she is used to being the baby and having my attention all the time. But, she is still so sweet with Ryan and I know that they will be best buds very soon. We were lucky to have Chris home with us for 3 weeks after Ryan was born. He is such an amazing husband and father and we were so excited to have him with us and sad when he had to go back to work. Olivia and Chris had a lot of bonding time and she was so happy to have him to play all the time.

We feel so very blessed to have Ryan here with us and are so thankful that God brought him into our lives! He has been a miracle and we will never forget the day that we found out he would be apart of our family. We are thankful to be a family of 5!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bluebonnets 2012

Here are a few pictures of the girls that I took when we went to see the bluebonnets.Of course neither one of them would really look at me but most of them turned out pretty good. We went with a few of our friends that we work out with and had a fun time playing. They are growing up so fast and next year I will have to try to get 3 children to look at me and smile. That is going to be quite a challenge but I think I can take it!!!