Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting our LEARN ON !

Direct quote from yours truly from last years back to school blog "It also marks my way to not having ANY kids at home during the day. SOOOOOO WEIRD! I swear it was only a while ago that I had like a million kids in diapers and now I'm sending the last one off to school." I was CHANGING A DIAPER while you were reading that but I'm back now. Oh are a funny little bastard aren't you. I wouldn't trade having my little Jaximus for anything in the world but it's funny how your life can change in a wee 365 days. is what it is and I've got five kids yo! So this is how the Whitehill's started their back to school journey this year. I've been getting some complaints from the peanut gallery (aka Mrs. O.) that there aren't very many pictures of a certain eldest child of mine. Let me explain shall I? Something I have learned over the course of becoming the mother of a raging hormonal teenage child. 1) They don't like their pictures taken without at least 30 minutes notice. 2) Punishing your child for bad behavior can come in the form of publishing unapproved photos of said child on any social network. THANKS FACEBOOK! Building strong parents the world over! 3) Keep your camera out of reach of their grubby little polished hands because you will find pictures have a magical way of disappearing right out of your camera. I found one...yes ONE picture of C'ne from that morning after I was going over the back to school pictures. DANG YOU CHILD! Also a monumental day for Koaster Moaster as he had his first day of Kindergarten. YEAH BUDDY! Per my usual indecisive self I was torn whether to start him because he has one of those infamous summer birthdays. So in true myself fashion I decided a whole two days before school started. Good job, me. He was ready. Ready for action. And I'm so glad I made that choice because he is doing awesome and is loving school. We changed the kids school this year and they are now getting their learn on in a tiny school with only 77 students from grades K-7. LOVE IT! Koa has class in the original one room school house that was built back in the 1800's. The teachers are amazing and we couldn't be happier. Looking forward to what the next year has to bring. C'ne is still at her old school and I decided while taking her to her 8th grade open house that middle school is the butthole of life. How did any of us survive it! I was unaware that becoming a parent would bless me with living middle school all over again....five times. Sweet. May the force be with us all. Well, here are the pictures of the little darlings. Enjoy my fine peeps:) Over and out.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Hey....remember that time when I said I was going to start blogging again on a regular basis? Yeah...good times. Obviously I'm a liar. So here we go again. This time I'm not going to make any empty promises. Let's just naturally assume that after this post you won't hear from me again until next year and that way if you do it will be a surprisingly magical experience for one and all. So let's get this update party started. HOLLA! Let's start with the obvious. We had an addition to the family this year. May I introduce Jaxikins, Jaximus, Jaximima, or as the world knows him.... Jax Odinn Whitehill. I don't want to talk about his middle name but all I'm going to say is this. I don't like it but it's better than his first name being Thor. And we will leave it at that.

Awww...there's my baby:) He's such a sweet boy. It always amazes me how much you instantly love each one of of your baby's the minute you see them. I'm not going to lie...the journey of brewing this little bundle of joy was not a good time but I'm chalking it up to old age. With the other 4 spawnlettes I was young and spritely and in my 20's. This kiddo was birthed by a senior citizen. I was more worried about throwing out my hip while in labor than anything else. I'm happy to report there were no incidents with my hip. And even happier to report that Jax was a healthy, beautiful baby at 7 lbs, 13 oz and 21 inches long. I don't know why but I was SUPER nervous before his delivery! He was a scheduled induction and on the morning he was born, SMW made our way to the hospital at an hour humans shouldn't be awake. I was shaking like a crack fein walking in. SMW thought I was crazy. I mean it's not like we haven't been to this goat rodeo before. I'm a damn pro for the love of PETE! Do you want to know what nervous before kicking out a baby looks like? Feast your eyes on this!

Be jealous. Go ahead. I'll wait.

After we were settled and I had requested a nurse who could deal with my sarcastic awesomeness we were given a nurse who rocked my world. Seriously, she was AMAZING. She calmed me right down and we got down to bidness and had that baby out by noon. That's how we do work son! We had decided to let whatever kids who wanted to be in the room while I delivered make that choice and I feel this is a decision that may haunt me to the day I die. C'ne had decided she had been to the last four births and opted to spend the day at the lake with friends. I don't blame her. I would have been there with her but that wasn't an option. Isaiah wanted to be in there because he had never been in there before and I'm pretty sure he's still having nightmares. This poor kid. He's traumatized. To a PTSD level. And I don't joke about PTSD. My husband's in the military. Just look at this face.

The baby is literally coming out. LOLOLOL. I know I shouldn't laugh but I'm going to use this as birth control when he get's older. See, there really is a method to my madness. Do you notice Koa playing his gameboy? Yup. Luckily for Isaiah this cowgirl knows how to rock a birth and baby was out with the quickness which I've decided isn't exactly something to brag about but what can you do. As always my amazing husband was there with me every step of the way and I couldn't ask for a more comforting, supportive person to experience this with. I am definitely one lucky girl:) I am now going to inundate you with pictures of Jax's birth day. Special shout out to my amazing friend JAMIE STONE for coming down early and taking pictures of our special day for us. She is the best:)

Give me drugs!

First time seeing him!

Jax Odinn Whitehill:)

And there you have it people. We came, we saw, we kicked out a baby. Or more accurately...I kicked out a baby. But regardless we are so blessed to have this new little guy in our lives. It's definitely been an adjustment getting use to having a newborn in the house but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Hopefully I will post more pics before next year at this time but until then......ADIOS AMIGOS!