Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kirby's 2009

Well, this is the day we say goodbye to a year and enter into a new decade. It's crazy to think what has happened this year let alone the last 10 years!

Let's see if I can recap both for you all. :)


We are pregnant with our third child and we bought a house in Feb. I close my "daycare" and we move in to our beautiful home. Hannah turns 4 and finishes her year of preschool. We start our new ward at church which changes after 2 months to another whole new ward by boundary changes. We give birth to a baby boy we finally named Asher. He was late in coming by a week. Josh's mom comes to visit us for the first time in 2 years. Hannah takes a nose dive in her weight so we try to start tube feeding her again. She starts a new year in preschool and gets sick constantly. Maizer starts to talk alot better and interacts with Hannah more. Josh's sister Mia comes up to visit and meets the kids for the first time. We go on vacation to Oregon and see the zoo, Portland, stay in a yurt for a night, see the falls and fish hatchery. Can't forget IKEA!!! We get back to find out Hannah is in dire need of body fat. We were threatened with CPS regarding Hannah's present starvation state. ???? Don't ask. Very long story that makes Josh and me hostile. Josh and I decided to take matters into our own hands and now we feed Hannah 3 times a day through her tube and she has gained 3 1/2 pounds!!! The baby is about to crawl and is eating baby food, Maizer turned 3, my sister Katie moved up and is living with us, we pulled Hannah out of preschool and keep her out of church except Sacrament to keep her healthy for now. I am down 37 pounds since giving birth. And last but not least, we had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy our new ward. Whew! I am sure I am missing something in there.

As for the last decade, I have changed more than I can say. I have grown as a woman and a mother. I have struggled, lost, and fought for a better life. I have earned, learned, and blossomed. I have reached goals and gained potential. I have lifted up and fallen down. This all sounds so cliché, but it's true and if I looked into the eyes of my 10 year younger self I would be pleased. That is all that matters isn't it? And if this is what I have accomplished in 10 years, I can't believe what the next 10 may hold for me. I should write a book! LOL

Take care my dear family and friends. I truly wish the happiest of years this next decade for you all.


Monday, December 28, 2009

And one of my fave Christmas photos from Kirby Christmas 2009

I love you for forever Josh .... I wouldn't want to spend my eternity with anyone else. xoxoxo

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Asher's new hair style

Gotta love rubberbands! LOL

Happy Birthday Maizer! The big 3!!

My boy turned three years old and I just can't believe it! I love this little guy so much. Things that make Maizer, Maizer:

1. He is the fair child in the bunch with beautiful blue eyes.
2. He is a boy with a funny sense of humor. He says "Trick or feet". :)
3. He is a loving boy with a quiet sensibility. He likes to sit next to you and
say nothing but just cuddle.
4. He loves books!
5. He is excellent at putting puzzles together without ever seeing how they are
supposed to look as a finished product.
6. He loves to build things.
7. He lays all of his toys be it markers, books, shovels, cars etc. in intricate
patterns on the floor.
8. He LOVES chocolate milk.
9. He loves his hats, loves to dance, loves to be a superhero, and loves to play.
10. He has touched our family in wonderful ways and we could never do without him.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas in the Kirby Home

We finished decorating the house - well the inside anyway. :) Here are some photos.

I also am including some adorable pictures of my little sis Katie and Asher who will be 6 months old in 3 days!! Yikes. I have a few cute photos of Maizer and Asher with Katie but I can't get them to download. Poopy. I'll figure it out though. In the meantime - Enjoy my chubby faced babe. :)

Sweet Aunt Katie and little nephew. Katie can put Asher to sleep anytime by holding him. What a great Auntie. :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Are they not sweet together?

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I found this costume at Walmart on sale at 75% off making it only $4.25. I couldn't pass it up for Asher to wear when he is bigger. Maizer barely fits it but we had to try it on him. We were laughing so hard!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A tepee for a sweet pea

Well, two sweet peas anyway. :) Josh built this for the kids last weekend. He is so handy!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy 5th month Birthday Asher!!

We are so happy you are a part of our family. You are a beautiful, funny, precious baby! I hope your happy personality and good attitude remain as you grow older! LOL

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monster cupcakes

Hannah and I finally got around to making our cupcakes for Halloween. It was like Nov. 3rd or something but that's ok. :) Here is what you do!

Bake cupcakes to perfection...

Use frosting, candy corn, oreos, and mini m&m's to make a monster face.

You will need to break oreos in half and take the corners off to insert the eye part. They end up looking like triangles. Have fun! I liked the ones with just eyes cuz I'm not fond of candy corn. :)

Have fun eating your monsters!!