Monday, February 28, 2011

Father Daughter Dance

This weekend our church hosted a Father/Daughter Dance.  I am pretty sure I was more excited then either of them initially!  I have great memories of my MC Father/Daughter Dance and I was excited that Lawson and Collins have the same opportunity.  Once the two parties (who were actually going to the dance got dressed up they were excited too!!)

Collins and Lawson all dressed up!


Daddy is ready to escort his princess to the dance!!DSC_1216

Lawson posing for us.  Most important element was the skirt can twirl!!




All ready for the ball dance.


One day Collins will have two princess to take to the dance. DSC_1227

The report back:  They had a lot of fun! However,  Lawson and Collins DID NOT win the dance contest.  Haha!! No fault of Lawson’s I am sure.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sister Time

A great way to incorporate tummy time for Cailyn and play time with Lawson is for the girls to play together.  It was so fun to see Lawson and Cailyn interacting together.  Lawson would show Cailyn her dolls latest outfit and Cailyn would just observe her every move.  Cailyn was very alert and actually seemed to enjoy her tummy time with her sissy.  Note to self:  wait for Lawson before attempting tummy time for Cailyn.

They seemed to be having their own conversation.DSC_1112

Lawson: “What do you think sis??”DSC_1113

Cailyn: “ how about the blue shirt instead?”DSC_1116

Lawson “you have excellent taste Cailyn.  Love you”DSC_1110

Don’t worry about Wesley not getting brother time.  He and his daddy were in his room having a wrestling match and I am pretty sure Wesley was winning.  That boy shows no mercy towards his daddy!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Our Crazy Unbelievable Night

What would you do if you woke up to this during the middle of the night? 


Not the best picture but I think  you can tell it is a FIRE!!

Yes, you read that correctly last night at 12:15AM I saw the perimeter of my back yard on fire.  I could see a shed was on fire (10+ foot flames) and the backyard of our side neighbors yard was on fire. I immediately woke up Collins with “Our house is on fire.”  Not exactly true but to get him out of the bed quickly those were my choice words.  It worked.  So Collins, Cailyn and I watched in disbelief the craziness unfold.  Actually Cailyn was asleep in my arms and was sleeping like a baby!

Because our yard and driveway has easy access to the backyard the firefighters used our yard for access.  See all the hoses. DSC_1090

I had to wake up my neighbor (Nancy, Bob was in the mountains) to inform her that her backyard was on fire.  Not the best way to wake up.  She came over to the house and we comforted her. She was a little bit hysterical.  I will admit I was too when I first woke up.  My only thought was the safety of my family and what we needed to do if we had to leave our home.  What would you grab besides the kids?  Makes you think.

This is were the fire started, It took about 40 minutes to put out this fire.


This is the massive fire truck in our driveway.  I should mention Lawson was awoken by the lights.  She never got scared just watched all the craziness.  Wesley was sound asleep. Our street was lite up like Forth of July.  There were 5 fire trucks, 1 ambulance, 2 deputy sheriffs, and lots of volunteer rescuers’ cars.  It really was surreal.  I still can’t put my arms around all the events that unfolded in our yard!!


They also used our extended driveway too. 


This is where it started.  Our back neighbor’s shed. Cause yet to be determined.


This is our side neighbors yard.  Notice the fence was removed to access their yard.


This is the back of our property.  This is the most damage we had.  Let this be a testimony to cleaning your yard of debris and leaves.  It is a FIRE HAZARD!!! Thank you, Collins for your effort to keep our yard so clean!  It did not spread to our yard but a few inches!


The fire started on the right, back side and spread the whole length of our back neighbor’s property to the left.  It circled our property.  CRAZY!


This is a good perimeter shot of our yard.  No damage.


This is my neighbor’s shed that caught on fire and was destroyed, probably 50 feet from where the fire started. See how close our shed was too the fire?  But because we did not have leaves surrounding it- all was safe.


Our neighbor Bob and Nancy were not as lucky (another reason being a pack rat is unsafe), but everyone is safe and that is all that matters.


Something like this does help put things into perspective.  As long as my family is safe that is all the matters.  Material things can be replace..people can not!!


I am going to get some rest.  It was a REALLY long night and I am now sick with whatever has been passed around this house!! Ugh!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I was born at…

This is Lawson the day she was born with a bear she received from her Aunt Donna.

I was born at Rex Hospital

Look at Lawson’s legs!!  Wow! Lawson was big baby.

This is Cailyn at 3 weeks with the same bear.


Not quite as big as her older sister, but just as cute!

I thought it was funny to the sisters with the same pink bear.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This Little Piggy

went to the market!!


This is a picture of Cailyn before she was 1 week old that I forgot to post!  Too cute not too share.

Monday, February 21, 2011

3 Weeks Old

Cailyn is 3 weeks old!! 


Her short time in this world has completely changed my life- for the GREAT!! I really love being he mom to 3 wonderful kids. Cailyn is such a blessing and such a happy baby!!  She has makes it really clear too- I LIKE TO BE HELD!! I am not complaining I love it!

All rolled up (Lawson is my photographer)


OR Wrapped in the Moby Wrap (love this thing)  Where is Cailyn??


The other thing many people say (including us) Cailyn looks a lot like Wesley as an infant.  I think that is okay…Wesley is a pretty good looking fellow (if you ask me). 


Plus, he loves her with all his heart!!DSC_1082

Happy 3 Weeks, Cailyn!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another one bites the dust

This time it is Collins.  Poor guy.  I can’t remember the last time he had a fever. It is a beautiful day and he is in the bed- that stinkers.  That left me with 3 kids to entertain on a day I was anticipating some other support (if you know what I mean.)  Somehow that seems to make the day a little harder- not sure why.  Plus, not getting a full night sleep makes mommy…not as sympathetic…am I a terrible person?  Don’t answer that.

Regardless, the kids and I are still having fun!

First we played in Cailyn’s room…just for a change of scenery. 


We taught Wesley how to play tic-tac-toe.  He was the “O”


Then we played outside for about 2 hours.  Before the kids would do quiet time they wanted to draw something or make a card for Daddy.

Wesley is drawing a fishing picture for daddy.


Cailyn was their cheerleader!  Yep, she is the kids biggest fan!


The finished products for daddy.  Too sweet!


After quiet time it is back outside we go!! 

Collins, Get Well Soon!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Come on Spring!


We are loving this warm weather…please stick around.

Cailyn went outside to enjoy the warmer weather. She loves her new ride (stroller)


Temporarily checking things out…


Then back to sleep.


Mr. Wesley loved the warm weather and has found a new love for the sandbox!!


Lawson is feeling much better today but still at home since her fever did not break until last night!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sick Bug–GO AWAY

Lawson came home from school Wednesday with a 102 fever and not feeling good at all.  Ugh!  I was afraid she had the flu but it appears to just be a virus. Daddy taking care of our sick patient!DSC_0986
Unfortunately,because there is a new baby (we want to keep Cailyn healthy) in the house Lawson has been quarantined to her room.  However, she is not hating life too much.  Look who temporarily has a TV in her room!!! And she is allowed to eat in her room.  Life isn’t too bad!
Please say a prayer that we all remain healthy and this sickness goes away as quickly as it arrived!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cailyn's 2 week Dr Appt.

Yesterday we had our 2 week doctor's appointment and everything is perfect! Cailyn's stats...
Weight: 8lbs 0oz- 45%
Length: 21" - 75%
Head: 35cm- 25%

What we have is a "long tall drink of water" as my Daddy Bob use to say to me!!

Cailyn started tummy time.  I love this picture.  I wonder what color her eyes are going to be?

 To give you an idea how tiny she is. 
 She was getting mad and started curling up- notice the feet have retracted in.

Love you sweet Cailyn!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cailyn is 2 Weeks Old


My sweet baby girl is 2 weeks old on Valentine’s Day. Can you tell she has grown?  I will find out tomorrow how much.

A few things about Cailyn…

1. She loves to be swaddled and sleeps in 3-4 hour stretches swaddled.

2. She hates getting her diaper changed

3. She could sleep in my arms all day and night if I would let her. I love how she rolls up in the position she was in while in my belly.

4. She is skinny but long.  Newborn clothes fit her everywhere but the length.  Go figure!

Happy Valentine’s Day



The Fitts Family

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Making her mark

Literally! I think I need a concrete slab table top. Try to etch into that! (Lawson did this about 2 weeks ago but I am sitting here at the kitchen table and thought I would share with you the vandilism that is taking place in my home!)

It reminds me of the first time Lawson "etched" into furniture. She etched "w-e-s" into our computer desk and I asked her "who did this?" And her response was "well, who's name does it say?"

Lord, give me strength!