Thursday, November 19, 2009


Here he is... 6 months old today!
He has the World's sweetest baby lips!

He has the World's greatest smile!

He is the World's longest baby!

And he has the World's best personality!!!

Boston's Blessing...

The gathering after the Blessing!!!

Big sister Rae was ready to party (with her blanket of course)!

Kari and Adam flew all the way from Connecticut just for us!!! (J/K)

Lets eat... the food was delicious!

The two boys taking a nap on the patio after an exhausting day!

Grandma and Grandpa Richards


Dressed to impress and ready to bless!!!

It turned out to be a great day! Thanks to our families help and to Grandma and Grandpa sharing their home. He officially has a name!!! Welcome to the family "Boss"!
You handsome little bug! We love you!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I don't want to drive the boat papa!!!

The kids always love boat rides!!!

Ky & Anna trying to dig to China!!!

Loved papa's lap!!!

Her favorite hiding spot in Park City!!!

Ky & Papa strummin!!!

Kenna & Rae at the family reunion!

Bo meeting his uncles!!!

My girls at our High School reunion! Go Bengals!

I am posting this picture for all those who keep telling me
that I did not look big! I apparently know a lot of liars! That's a ten pounder!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Baby Boston is here....

Introducing Boston Willard!!! How cute is he? Our little man was 9 lbs 9 oz and 22 inches and a week early!!! We all new he would be huge, but we did not expect any problems that would come along with his size. Boston seemed to do things his own way from the beginning. At a routine 20 week ultrasound we found he had a cyst on the left side of his brain. At 30 weeks we went to a specialist to make sure the cyst was not going to cause problems. The cyst turned out to be a choroid plexist cyst, which means that it would resolve on it's own, but we then found out that he was in breech position at this point. At 37 weeks he decided he was going to turn head down. At 38 weeks he decided he didn't like that position so he turned to a transverse position (sideways). At 38 1/2 weeks he turned again head down so they induced my labor a few days later to make sure he did not turn again. We had the OR ready for an emergency C-section in case he flipped again during labor. Fortunately, he stayed head down. After almost 12 hours of intense laboring the baby decided he was ready and came so quickly that he came out on the bed! He immediately had problems. He would not breath on his own so they had to resuscitate him. When he was finally breathing on his own they discovered that his blood sugar was dangerously low because of his size. As they were trying to get him to eat to up his levels he stopped breathing again and was taken to the NICU. He remained there for five days! They found he had fluid in his lungs from delivering so quickly and had a hard time getting his blood sugar to stabilize. But our little guy fought his way out of his hypoglycemia and is now home and doing well!!! After all was said and done, he has turned out to be one amazing baby! Hopefully he got all his rebellion out of his system!!!

Papa came in town the day Boston was finally discharged, the kiddos were thrilled to have their Papa!!!

Here is the "little/big" guy enjoying his first day outdoors at the pool. Look at those bird legs!

This is now what I am dealing with at home with the other little one! She is so sneaky, but hilarious!

Already wearing three month clothes!

Our three amazing children!!!

Nana flew in and surprised us only a couple of hours after he arrived, it was an absolute blessing to have her there to help us out!!!

A very proud and helpful aunt and uncle saying goodbye!!!
Thanks again

We were all so excited when he was able to maintain his blood sugar levels and come home!!!

Here is the proud daddy! Now do you see the resemblance?

He is finally here!!! Here he is shortly after birth, before he was admitted to the NICU.

Kids had to be older than two to enter the NICU, so Raegan had to meet him through the window when he was three days old. It was hard for her to understand all that was going on, but she is adjusting pretty well!

Here is Kylee holding her baby brother for the first time!!!

This little guy has been doing things his way from the beginning, this photo shows how he truly feels about his feeding tube!!! This cracked me up. Only a few hours after this photo was taken, he managed to rip off the tape on his cheek and remove the tube!

Friday, March 27, 2009


The girls and I had a great week in Connecticut with the Patterson Family...
Here's the gang on the back porch!

These girls played hard the entire week!!! With very few fights, which is always nice!

My girls loved falling asleep together at night!

Here is Adam and Raeg's gathering firewood in the backyard... Adam and Gabriella came in with ticks...YUCK!

There were a couple of semi-warm days....

This was at a beach in New London... It was sooooooooooo cold, but the pictures were worth it!

Kari and her girls!!! Cheese

Me and the girls with dripping noses!!!

She did not want to let go of this amazing stick!

Gab's and Ky's were having some emotional issues about taking this picture. Ky wanted to put her arm around Gabs, but Gabs did not want to be touched.... The tears bring the real drama to the photo!

Raeg's loved looking out this window at the snow! She has only seen it a couple of times!

Raeg's just had a HUGE bucket of water dumped on her head!
We decided to spend a freezing cold day indoors, SWIMMING...

The kids enjoyed playing together at Coco Keys Water park, however the water was still freezing!

This was one worn out baby girl!!!

We really enjoyed our trip and miss living by my best friend and her kiddos, but it was a great break and much needed play-time for all of us!!! Thanks Guys and watch out for ticks...