Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thank the Lord for your children.

The Lord works in mysterious ways. Last night I went to the grocery store to finish up some Thanksgiving dinner shopping. As I was walking toward the potatoes a woman walked into me. Let me just tell you she was this tiny little thing – maybe about the same as Kjerste Whaley. She was very sorry – in fact she would not stop apologizing. She was worried that KayLynn was hurt. After trying to convince her that we were both fine and extricating myself from her KayLynn and I continues shopping. We ran into this woman probably five times in different aisles. The last time she finally asked to see the baby (who is “so adorable…look at those eyes!”), and told me that she is pregnant. This is her third, her first being 14 years old and the send, ten years old. She then told me that she was thinking about not keeping the baby. I could not believe that someone would be so bold as to tell a complete stranger that they were thinking of killing their unborn child because it really was not convenient. We talked for a while, and she told me all of her reasons for not wanting this child… “It’s so hard, “…“I already had my children,”…“I am so old (30 for those of you wondering),”…”I’m just not sure I can do it again.” It was so hard for me not to just be appalled. I realized that the Lord probably put my cart in her way for a reason. Well – no probably about it – HE DID IT. I told her what a blessing children are no matter what the timing. I told her how surprised and scared we were when we got pregnant. I am not sure that she listened to what I had to say, but I am praying for her – that maybe the Lord will work in heart to keep this child of hers. Please pray for her with me.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

OK, so it took me a while to get back to posting. Last week was a really hard week for us int he LeFebvre household. I was complaining in my heart about what else the Lord could do to us. I was also saying that it seems like every time we get a handle on things, the Lord says, "Oh yeah..." and then yet another thing goes wrong. These days it seems like it always affects the pocket book! But then Aunt Tam told me that I should be thankful that though it seems to happen all at once, the Lord does wait until we can financially handle each thing. And that is something to be happy about. In fact, I have to say, that through all the hard things that happened this last week, I became more in love with my husband. He was so patient, taking each thing in turn. He was sweet to me, and playful with KayLynn. I could not have asked for a better man in my life. So, thank you honey!!

KayLynn is growing by leaps and bounds lately and I cannot believe that she is so big. I will share some photos at the end of this blog.

Kaeley, Tristan, KayLynn and I went to the Picture People on Thursday to get pictures of the kids. Oh my they are cute! I am so thankful for the free 8x10s they keep sending me. I got some pictures of the betrothed together - and it was perfect. Tristan was wearing all blue and KayLynn all pink!! We had fun tegether, although Tristan did show Kaeley that it does not matter how sweet and cue they are when no one is looking. They will always be the opposite when people are watching you. Actually KayLynn proved this very thing as wel. She was talking and smiling at the camera girl (Melissa) and then as soon as she tried to take a picture would fuss! Aren't our children amazing picures of ourselves!!

Yeah I found my finger!

Daddy is sooo comfortable.

Enjoying the Washington rain with Mommy.

Rice Cereal...No!


Baby KayLynn with the mean lady who gave her shots!!!

The lovebirds (cause parents always get what they want, right?!?!)

Tristan, isn't he cute? Just two weeks old.

Kaeley and Tristan

Saturday, November 22, 2008

As I sit here next to my naked squirmy child, I wonder what I did before i had her. We all grow up knowing that the Lord gives us amazing gifts, although we rarely remember that. If my husband was not a daily reminder of this fact, my daughter is. I am so thankful to the Lord for the place in my heart she has filled.

We had her 4 month appointment Thursday. My little piggy weighs 14 pounds, 1.5 ounces. The nurse measured her at 26 inches - both the doc and I are a little sceptical. I showed the doc some red skin, behind the ears, under the armpits, and in her chubby thighs. I was pretty sure that it is because, like her mother and father, she has sensitive skin. The doctor confirmed this thought and due to her sensitive skin, he told me to let her have more naked time!

My daughter is yelling at me, I will have to come back to this post!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Yesterday she was born - Tomorrow she will be married!

KayLynn is now big enough to sit in her high chair - and since she is always wanting to sit up, we leave her in it when we clean the house! She really likes being able to look around and see everything that is going on.

Speaking of sitting up, last night Max and I went to Red Robin. This is the first time that she has watched us eat and seemed interested in it. So, we gave her a french fry to gum (she has no teeth, so that is pretty much all she can do). She really went to work on it. Of course, Max was scared because he thought she was going to choke, so he made me stop. So, though I don't have a picture (because I am a horrible mom!), her first real food was french fry.

Aunt Mandy just can't help but buy things for KayLynn. This weekend she got a Christmas hat.

She loves the spotlight!! Oh yes, KayLynn can be screaming, but when she sees the red light of the camera(for red eye), flash on her face, she laughs. I am not the only one to see this, Max and Granny Tam have now both seen it. So the photos below were supposed to be showing how upset she got the other night when we made her have belly time, however...

By the way this entire post has been done one-handed since the aforementioned child is sleeping in my arms!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Our night with Marty

Max's parents bought Max and I tickets to see The Great Martin Short. We had a great evening. Shari watched KayLynn, while we went out. We started the night at the Wine Merchants in Stadium District, Tacoma. We had the next two red wines on the list, and a plate of amazing salamis and cheeses. Then we walked to the Pantages and saw the show. It was soo funny. Of course, Max is way funnier!! I didn't know before Saturday that Martin Short did stand up. He went through his career - some true stories and some false, we are not sure which. He did all his known characters... Frank from Father of the Bride; Ned from The Tree Amigos; Ed Grimly from Saturday Night Live and Jiminy Glick who interviewed local improv talent Ryan Stiles (from Whos Line is it Anyway, and the Drew Carey Show). We had a great night, and to top it all off, KayLynn went right to sleep when we got home, and stayed that way for six hours!! Needless to say, a night we wont quickly forget.

Thanks Jim and Shari.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


As we mothers tend to do, I have been reading all about when to start KayLynn on food. The last time I was at the pediatrician, he said that starting 4-6 months was ok, and it was totally up to me. As I have read, I have found all kinds of opinion and research. The most recent and the one that makes the most sense to me is the one that said that you should not feed your children until they are physically able to chew and swallow. This does vary – but based on their research it said that most often children were able to put food into their mouth, chew and swallow it at 6 months. It went so far as to say that we should not feed our children pureed food. They also said that we should never put rice cereal in a bottle as it feeds so many calories so fast. If you feed them with a spoon, they learn to stop and evaluate if they are still hungry. Babies who are eating only when they are hungry will learn to eat more food than they need by being fed so many calories without stopping. Thankfully KayLynn is one of those children who only eats when she is hungry. If you put too many ounces in a bottle she will stop even when there is more food!

The article said

“She says, ‘Sound scientific research and government advice now agree that there is no longer any window of a baby's development in which they need something more than milk and less than solids.’ It appears that a baby's general development keeps pace with the development of his ability to manage food in his mouth, and to digest it. A baby who is struggling to get food into his mouth is probably not quite ready to eat it.”

There are a lot of other answers on this website, but I was wondering what your thoughts and actions have been. I am more than willing to wait till six months to feed KayLynn solids if that is what is healthy for her. Another suggestion I have had is to feed her only rice cereal from 4 months to 6 month and then start solids. I appreciate your advice and would love to know what do you all think. Thanks

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Free Coffee at Starbucks Day!!!

Apparently Starbucks was going to reward voters and give them a free 12oz cup of coffee. However, some bureaucracy thing happened and they cannot give it to only a select group. So instead they are offering a free cup to everyone who asks. So, go in and get your free cup today – I know I will.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Well, last night we had fun at the harvest party! Max did standup comedy and he was so good. I was so proud of him - and the fact that he won first place! KayLynn got her face painted by Aunt Brenda at the face painting booth. I cannot believe that it is november already. It seems like we just had christmas last year, and here we are, just a few short moments from Thanksgiving.