Papa T Came to Visit

October 26, 2012

My dad came out for a visit and to officially meet his grandson. He's such a proud Grandpa and it's so fun to watch. My dad may try to act all tough with his Harley sweatshirt and handlebar mustache, but inside he's really a big softie, especially when it comes to his grandbabies (sorry, Dad, your secret's out). 
The girls adore their Papa T. He's the best at horse bites and the claw and they especially loves when he throws them on the couch. Hudson will soon learn how cool his papa is too :) 
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We had such a great time having him here and he was such a good sport, following along while we did our typical day-to-day errands, like preschool and shopping and everything else we do. I even got him to come along to the fabric store (it's amazing what sort of leverage cute babies can give you). We ate lots of yummy foods, had some of my dad's famous bbq tri-tip (seriously, it's amazing), watched the Giants make it to the World Series, and really just hung out and played for the rest of the time he was here. 
It was such a great week! We had so much fun. We love you Papa, T! Come back soon!


My Mom...

October 19, 2012

My mom is kind of amazing. I don't mean to brag at all but she is the best mom a girl could ask for. She spent the last (almost) three weeks taking care of me and my family while putting her life back home on hold. She would give me the world if I asked for it and she would do the same for my babies too. She made me who I am today and I couldn't be more grateful for her. She is an example of love and generosity and forgiveness and faith. She's my favorite mom in the whole wide world and I'm her favorite daughter :)

Thank you, mom, for everything you do for us. We miss you already.
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...sometimes we go shopping and buy cute shoes...
and sometimes we take pictures of our cute shoes just because they are cute.
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See why I love her so much?


Hudson's Blessing Day

October 15, 2012

Hudson was given a name and a blessing in our home on Sunday, October 14th, 2012.
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He wore the sweetest pure white outfit that Daddy called his ninja suit.
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He was wrapped in the same cuddly, white blanket that his sisters wore when they were blessed.
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 His Great-Grandma Kirby made it with love.
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He was blessed that he would be a light to others around him.
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He would grow to be strong and healthy. 
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He would be surrounded by a family who loves him dearly. 
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He was so so lucky to have so much family come down for the special event. Grandpa Don and Aunt Katie, Great Grandpa Kirby, Bapo and Mimi, Grandma Linda and Grandpa Terry, and then of course his mommy, daddy and big sisters.
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He was so excited to have so many visitors and was a complete angel the whole time. 
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Four Generations of Kirby men stood in the circle.
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Daddy was especially excited to have Great Grandpa Kirby there. Hudson was named after his grandpas; they all share the middle name, Edward. 
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Daddy seemed especially proud to be able to bless his son. Mommy was proud too. 
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When the blessing was finished and we all said Amen, Hudson was quietly staring at his Great Grandpa. It was a sweet moment. 
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“Every member of the church of Christ having children is to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ, and bless them in his name” (D&C 20:70). 

We celebrated with a nice lunch of sandwiches & salads and enjoyed some good company. It was a great day in the Kirby home. 


Life with 3

October 11, 2012

I have three kids. Three. 

I remember, when I was younger, thinking that people with three kids had to be sooo old. And now, I'm one of those people, only I don't feel old :) Three has been a bit of an adjustment, but like I've mentioned before, it hasn't been so bad because we've had family around to help us out. The girls are craving a little more attention from me, but understandably since I haven't seen them much with the sick buggies that they had been carrying around the house with them. Thankfully, those are finally gone and it feels like we can start being a real family of five and do things together, like sit in the same room (Dang flu bug!) It's been fun.

Our toughest challenge has probably been bedtime with three kids. I take care of putting Hudson to sleep and Mike (bless his heart) has the job of getting the two crazies, I mean princesses, to relax long enough to maybe fall asleep. We used to be able to tag team it and do pretty well with little girls staying in their beds and closing their eyes, you know, the usual bedtime stuff, but now it's just plain old craziness. I think Emily spends more time at the top of the stairs than she does in her bed :) I've even gone as far as to just make her a bed at the top of the stairs to see if that would work. We'll get our groove back though... right? 

The girls absolutely adore their little brother. They got to hold him for the first time this week (aside from their meeting him and getting a short cuddle in the hospital right after he was born). Both of them were ecstatic when it was finally their turn. Kylie looked so old and like such a good big sister. I think she's going to be the one to protect her little guy. And Emily looked so grown up and like such a big girl but so small at the same time :) I guess that's what you can expect when you have a tiny girl and a giant baby though. We are convinced that at some point in the not-so-far future, Hudson is going to pass up his little-big sister in size. The funny thing is, Kylie will only hold him for about a minute at a time and then complain that he is too heavy, but Emily would hold him all day if we'd let her. She loves that little boy and it is the sweetest thing to see. 

We also took the Hudson in for his two week check up and he is growing great and looks healthy as can be. (And can I just add, I cannot believe that he is already two weeks old!) He is up to 9 1/2 lbs which makes me happy. It always feels good to have big healthy, chubby babies and I'm sure he will be just that. It was weird to hear the nurses call us back for his appointment, when you hear someone else say your sons name it makes it feel a little more official I guess, and not just like you're living your own little dream.

Lastly, that photo up there is officially the most perfect photo ever taken in the history of the world and it will be blown up on canvas for my house (and no, I am not biased in the least). I look at it every single day and just melt over my three perfect little babies. I cannot believe how blessed I am. It is a truly wonderful gift to be the mother of these three little angels. They bring me so much joy and I am so glad they are mine. 


Newborn Hudson

October 6, 2012

Life is perfect. My baby is perfect. Here he is, again :)


Happy Due Date

October 1, 2012

Today is my due date. It's funny that for so long you look forward to this date and then once baby comes it doesn't seem to mean quite as much (but I think it will always hold a special place). I'm so glad we've gotten to enjoy our little guy for an extra six days. They have been the most wonderful 6 days and he is the most wonderful little guy. 
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Taken today, October 1st 2012, Hudson's due date.