Dec 31, 2009

December 2009


Carsen really enjoyed meeting Santa Claus this year. That seemed to be his favorite word... Claus Claus... and Cookies. His vocabulary is really picking up. You never know what is going to come out of his mouth next. He says... trash truck, dog, juice, up, down, hot, and many many more. He is repeating our words and our actions. Carsen also loves to tell stories and sing songs. He has made up the cutest song. I'll try and capture it on video. Everyday is something new with him. He keeps us laughing constantly. We are always amazed on how fast he picks things up. Such a joy.

Here was our visit with Santa where he asked for a tractor.... for real! So cute!!!

Carsen and Mico's Christmas photo...

I can NEVER leave Chloe unattended. Carsen is constantly wanting to love on her. He just doesn't quite understand why he can't steam roll her. This is a daily battle with him.

A new tradition we started in our house this year was the "Elf on the Shelf". One my closest friends (Jill) got this for Carsen and Chloe. We were supposed to name him and register it but we will have to do that next year. If we were to name it this year his name would be cookies or mimi. We really enjoyed watching Carsen find him every morning. He flies around and reports back to Santa on a daily basis.

Carsen and Chloe hanging out waiting to meet Santa...

He is so protective of Chloe and loves giving kisses. She has to get a 100 kisses from him a day!

Here we are at Carsen's 18 month and Chloe's 2 month wellness check ups. Too cute for words.

Carsen's stats...
weight 24 lbs 30%
height 34 inches 95%
head 19 inches 70%

Chloe's stats
weight 11lbs 9 ozs 75%
height 23 inches 75%
head 15 inches 50%

Both kids are doing great and right on track for their ages.

Carsen is explaining to Chloe what is about to happen. Chloe doesn't seem to be worried.

That's my baby girl...

Thank God Travis goes with me to these appointments. He has everything under control.

My babies... skinny mini and chunky monkey

Carsen in his new winter parka playing in the snow. The red boots were Prestons. How cute is that?!

Our White Christmas!

Santa came!!!!

Tyler's gift to Carsen. Go Jay hawks!

The boys...

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2010!

Dec 19, 2009

Heaven Has Gained Another Great One...

As if the holiday season wasn't going to be hard enough, my wonderful loving Grandmother entered heaven on December 10th. She was the kind of person that never met a stranger. If you've ever met my Mom she is just like her...full of life, love, and lots of energy. She dedicated her life to her husband of fifty seven years, 6 kids, 18 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Family and God meant everything to her. She will be missed. Heaven has definitely gained a good one. Please keep my Mom and our family in your prayers this holiday season.

Juanita Byers
August 8, 1926 - December 10, 2009



Dec 6, 2009

Halloween and Thanksgiving 2009

Well I never expected not having any time to blog... LOL! Two kids keeps you super busy but I love it. We've had a crazy holiday season so far. For Halloween my mom came up to help me out. We had such a great time with her. Growing up, my mom always made each holiday super special and I would like to pass that down to my children. I'm not as creative as she is but I've been watching a lot of HGTV to get some ideas. Here's Halloween...

Carsen loves to smile for the camera...

Once again, here's that Carsen pose...
I think this was mom's idea. After we did this I couldn't get him to leave the pumpkin alone.

Who's the bossy boss? Carsen is the bossy boss. Here is Carsen telling Grandma how to carve a pumpkin. Like she hasn't carved 100's before... just like his daddy.

My sweet little pumpkin Chloe. She's only 2 weeks old here.

"The Crew"

Grandma and Carsen eating a booger on a stick. That is what they called it.

Carsen and his good friend Cole...

Yea Daddy!



Thanksgiving this year was a tough one. This was the last holiday I was able to spend with my Dad. He loved this holiday because it always brought the family back together around the table. Just like when we were growing up. His presence was really missed this year. It just wasn't the same. And no matter how many times I try, my mashed potatoes will never taste as good as his. But I will keep trying.

We are starting our own traditions here at the Dennett household. I've started cooking my own feast. Yes... I know what you're thinking. I can cook. It's really basic right now but give me a few years. We had all of our kids together and it was wonderful. Travis had a smile on his face the entire day. Preston made his Grandma Lea's famous chocolate dessert and Travis made the turkey. We won't talk about the turkey....LOL! Overall Thanksgiving was a success.

The Dennett Kids...
Ha! I used to say the Dennett boys but not anymore!!!


Preston and his little sissy! Not sure about girls yet.

Tyler and Chloe's first meeting. What a proud big brother!

Aunt Jane getting some Chloe time...

Anyone need a babysitter? I think Chip is available?!?! Yikes!

Cousin Lauren loves babies...


Our Thanksgiving prayer...
The lighting in this video is poor but the message is strong. Myssy did an AWESOME job. This was one of my Dad's favorite songs. Please take a moment and listen to the words. It's not just any "Amazing Grace". After hearing the version it gave me a picture of what my Dad might be doing in heaven. Thanks Myssy for sharing this with us.


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Nov 18, 2009

Chloe's First Professional Photo Shoot



Hello Everyone!!! Last week I had Chloe's pictures done. I love them. She was such a little angel! Thanks Toni for coming out and making this painless!


Password is Chloe




Nov 3, 2009

Pumpkin Patch with Daddy!

My how time has flown by.... This is Carsen last year at the pumpkin patch. He was around 4 months old here. I think him and Chloe have the same nose and mouth. Just a thought.


This year we were under a little pressure to make it to the pumpkin patch in time for Halloween. With all the bad weather it was hard to go anywhere outside. We finally had a chance the day before Halloween. I mentioned it to Travis and he did the rest. We ended up at a pumpkin patch in Celina TX. LOL! It was an adventure getting there. When we got there Chloe decided she was hungry. And if you know newborns they don't eat in a timely manor. So I let Travis and Carsen go ahead.

The only way to get to the pumpkin patch/petting farm was by tractor and hayride. Carsen was in heaven... unlike the previous year!
2008...

2009...

Watch out Carsen!!!! That one is after your cup!


No fear here!

His face is priceless here...

Poor Travis was trying to watch Carsen, take video and pictures. A lot of responsibility. Especially when I have such high expectation on the photo quality.

Heading back.... Maybe Mom and Chloe will make it next year!


Oct 23, 2009

Chloe Elizabeth Dennett




My last pregnancy picture... 38 weeks. Chloe due in 2 days


After all the nausea, puking, back pains, loose bladder, little feet in my ribs, dilation at 32 weeks, Braxton Hicks contractions and then labor.... my little angel is finally here!!!! Chloe Elizabeth Dennett arrived on Monday, October 19 2009 at 2:58 pm. She was 7 lbs and 10 ozs and 20 inches long. Chloe had a FULL head of brown hair. Quite the opposite from her big brother Carsen. I was induced at 10 am and was ready to go by 2:30. She was a little stubborn coming out but was excited upon arrival. Everything seemed to have gone pretty perfect. I felt my Dad there with me the entire day holding my hand making sure things went easy.... and they did.

Right before all drama!

Her first picture....

My sweet little angel...

I can model already....

Mommy and her baby girl...

Proud Daddy and his little girl...

Aunt Mary...

Carsen and Chloe's first meeting... he grabbed her foot.

And then she touched his face...

So sweet....

Our first family photo...

Carsen does this thing we call the "family hug" where he likes to grab both of our necks and hug. So now we've added one more in the hug. He was very excited. I looked rough because we just walked in from the hospital but this picture was too priceless not to share.