Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ayden's 2!!

Two years ago on June 23rd I went into labor with Ayden! It was at a huge family gathering that the contractions got really bad. So as I hid in McKay's grandma's bedroom timing the oh so wonderful contractions, I had the pleasure of many MANY little faces peeking their heads in once in a while to see what was going on. I took a shower to try to make them stop- which at this time I was praying it wouldn't help! Naturally it didn't. All of McKay's Uncles on the Thomson side were at this get-together, so they gave me a blessing and we drove to the hospital at I think 6pm; with 3 or 4 cars following us. haha. We get to the hospital and it takes me several stops from the car to get to the front of the hospital door, which was parked right at the front door.
Good stuff. They wheeled me upstairs- set me in a waiting room to make sure I REALLY was in labor. I stood, layed and sat in there for two hours and went (dilated) from a 4 to a 6. They finally sped me to a room and got me all hooked up. It is the HaRdEsT thing to sit still, hunched over a 9 month belly, during a contraction so the anesthesiologist could stick me with the needle for an epidural! But I'm glad he did. What a relief from my awful contractions! My body spent 13 hours to get from a 6 to a 10... The epidural really slowed things down. I didn't care. I didn't feel anything... mostly! By the time I was ready to push, I had a whole audience there to enjoy this "beautiful" moment. In the lobby sat Great Grandpa Kunz. I don't know who was with him. Behind the curtain IN the room was John (Kami's husband) and Chelsea (who had just arrived for EFY I think) and then IN the room with me was Kirstin, McKay's aunt who is a labor and delivery nurse and was helping me. Then Kami, Elise, McKay, the midwife and about 5 other doctors. All there to help or give support. What a party! haha. It took me about 3 hours to push. Ugh! But finally he was born and naturally- I was exhausted! I've always seen on movies how the babies pretty much cry right after they're born. Ayden didn't do this, as a matter of fact. He was gray when he came out. This is why the 5 doctors were in there. They quickly showed him to me and whisked him away. Obviously he was fine, he just had his cord wrapped around his neck once or twice-- can't remember. So on June 24th at 7:20 something in the morning our sweet sweet boy was born! In order to celebrate we had a huge chocolate Costco cake, which is now a necessary tradition! :)

Now two years later we have an excuse to party! We went swimming at a relatives house earlier in the day, which felt great! Ayden loved his presents...or at least the ones that weren't clothes. Mommy and Daddy love those kind of presents. He got some crayon, coloring book, sidewalk chalk and from grandma and grandpa Allen a light saber! Oh yeah- we went a bought him 3 fishies. . . I'm glad we bought 3 because 2 have already died. haha. Good thing they only cost 17 cents. Before two fishies past on we or he named them Horton and Wall-e, the Nemo fishie is still alive. Very original names I must say.

Great Grandpa Kunz bought him a cool little whack-a-mouse toy and Great Grandma Thomson bought him some nice Sunday books! Today he should have one more present arrive from his Grandma and Grandpa Kunz, which I'm sure he'll love!
Instead of making a cake this year for Ayden's birthday, we made brownies and just gave him one piece. He's already done the face in the whole cake thing. So this time for my sake, we kept it mostly clean.
He for some reason chose to eat his piece of brownie with no hands.
Here's the photos of earlier today with the boys swimming! It was nice to play in a pool without a lot of other people around. McKay and I were holding each boy and playing in the water with them. Ayden was terrified at first. I think swimming lessons are in his very near future! Ethan just chilled for the most part. He'd get really excited and kick his legs, but that's about it. Ayden had a life jacket that he wore some of the time. But it made him more like a buoy and that seemed to really scare him. We really had a ton of fun. The weather was awesome! Ayden's birthday was a lot of fun and super tiring. By the time we got home almost everyone was ready to crash. Ethan was out first and then McKay. haha. These pictures below are some cute photos of the Happy Birthday boy!
Before we went swimming.
Helping me fold clothes.
I made him a little fort to keep him busy.


Brooke Smith said...

Aw, he is just too cute!!! Looks like a very fun birthday!! :)
And it looks like you were able to get the "labels" thing on your blog!! :D

JMKunz said...

haha yeah- dang thing didn't work for me the first time. But Mckay convinced me to try it again and it worked!!

Sheri said...

I love it! I love all the pictures and your description of what happened 2 years ago. Can you hardly believe he is 2 already!! I can't believe he is already 2. Hope he has fun with the sword. I am sure he will.
Love to all of you