Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More baby pics

now who can resist baby pics :) LOL

Would love to have some scrapping pics to show you, but the evenings seem to either be filled with baby wrangling, or me falling asleep on the couch at 8pm. I am getting away this Friday night and this Sat to do some scrapping with friends and am very much looking forward to it.

The pic of the girls and I has been edited a bit trying to make my no make up, bags under eyes etc look a bit better :) LOL

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Baby Pics

Just a few baby pics before we hit the road to go visit my family :)

Thank-you Kayleigh

I can't believe how good Kayleigh was yesterday morning. She let me scrapbook for an hour, mind you she destroyed the basement, but that was A OK with me. LOL. Of course Kasey slept through it all :)

So I have to more pages to add to Kasey's baby album. I must say I am loving working with the 8x12 pages and the BG Sugar line. I also like working with all the same stuff for the album, makes the pages easy to put together.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

One week ago.....

WOW hard to believe that one week ago today, about 30 min from now my water broke. I hadn't experienced this with Kayliegh so it was quite the surprise. I had gone for a pee and when I stood tinkled liquid. I thought that I hadn't wiped enough, and sat back down, only to have a huge gush. Ryan was brushing his teeth, and I was crazy silly yelling my water broke. I didn't know what to do but I wasn't going to sit on the I grabbed a towel and put it b/w my legs to waddle down the hall to tell my MOM. At one point I was standing in the bathroom leaking like crazy when Kayleigh came in and started to point and say "no no no" as she thought I was peeing on the floor. We quickly got on the phone and had Steph (who by the way answered the phone with a I'M READY!!" on her way over. She was kind enough to take some time off work to drive Kayleigh to Tanya's who in turn was an angel taking on two small children under 3!! Super mom indeed.

At the hospital I was admitted b/c I was positive for Strep, hooked up to an IV and nothing happened for hours, not even a fart cramp man. So a pit drip was started and believe me things moved quickly then. I must admit here that I do not handle pain well at all. I asked for a Epi as soon as I could, in fact I asked a few times before they agreed that I was in enough pain, I guess your not allowed one if your still laughing :) I was scared during the epi, b/c last time I was doped up on morphine and didn't feel a thing, where as this time I was having bad contractions and felt everything!! It really wasn't bad at all, but my mind was so damn scared. The epi def;n helped, but I don't seem to take them well and I was still in alot of pain, a lot more than with Kayleigh. At one point I thought I can't do this, and I prayed out loud, asking God to help me, and that helped more than you will ever know.

Soon it was pushing time, and here I must admit I did a crap job off, I was tired, in pain, and a big old baby. Luckily the kid just flew out, literally!!

They put her on my tummy right away, and it was WILD, utterly WILD (Kayleigh wasn't as she was taken to a respiratory therapist right away) She was like a wet floppy fish, and I noticed right away that she was a girl, and I looked next to see if she had a bum chin like her sister and daddy. No bum chin.

We have video of me holding her, and I tell you, you can see the happiest, most loving, wonderful aura around me. When I look at this video, I see God's blessing surrounding me. It was so different this time, I was of course happy with Kayleigh but I was also in shock and just so new to the whole thing. Where as this time, I knew exactly what this little bundle meant. That she would change my heart and make it grow even bigger, that our family would grow, that life would become even sweeter.

I am crying now as I write this because, I am so lucky, because I am so happy, because my greatest wish in life is that all those I love will feel like this. I promise never to take this greatest gift for granted!!!

Sending you all love today :)


PS. I must send a huge THANK-YOU to my Marmie who was by my side all week, taking care of Kayleigh, cleaning my fridge, doing my laundry (in proper piles, and even folding it), setting up Kayleigh's new room, painting furniture, sewing, getting up early with Kayleigh, and most of all being my MARMIE. You have no idea how much you make me happy, content, safe, loved, and warm Mom. I love you. PLEASE COME LIVE WITH ME!!!

Happy Birthday Stephanie!!

Sending Happy Birthday wishes out to my dear friend Stephanie today. This girl is so beautiful inside and out, has such a warm sweet heart, and says the funniest things in english.

I believe that this year holds wonderful things for you in your journey to health mentally, physically and spiritually. You will be surrounded by the love of your man, your family, and friends. And of course you WILL rock the SCRAP WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday YAYA SISTA!!

Love Katie

Monday, April 21, 2008

some scrapping, new baby style

Come on I wasn't going to be down for long :) I have already started on Kasey's baby album. Its a gorgeous 12x9 leather box album. Here are the first two pages.

TFL :)

ahhhhh......uh oh!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Mmmmma and Grranmaa

This is Ryan here for Katie, announcing the world-wide release of the Kayleigh and Kasey show. Enjoy, this clip of Kayleigh's Maaaa's and crazy Grranmaa.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Kasey Patricia Squires

I am so proud to announce the arrival of my second daughter, Kasey :) She was born Tuesday, April 15th, weighing 7.15 pounds. Here are some pics of the little one. I will post more details when I find some energy :) LOL.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

False Alarm, maybe?

I think its false labour, the contractions are in the belly along my belly and not in my back and not like cramps. I think we may just have to wait a week after all :( Oh poopy I was getting so excited man!!

I think this might be it :) !!!!!!

I think its going to happen soon, last night we were at a friends house for dinner and a movie and I had contractions that lasted 15-20 seconds every 3 min for an hour 10 min, than erratically all night long. So I bet something could start today or tomorrow???? EEEEEEEE

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday's LO

OK a bit of a cheat b/c I finished it this morning while K was at swimming lessons with Daddy. I also did most of the work Friday morning if you can believe it while K played and watched TV. I actually scrapped with K in the room!! It was a good thing b/c I was in bed at 7pm and at 8pm the night before. I can't believe how tired I am, I don't know if its b/c I am getting ready to go into labor, or if its b/c of all the extra activity walking and stuff this week due to the nice weather. I had a dream last night that I was in labor and woke up not knowing if it was real or not, it was pretty wild man.

Anywho, here's a fav pic of mine, taken the day of Kayleigh's play date with Hadley. She's wearing on of my fav shirts, AB/CD we salute those about to read!! So cool :)

Friday, April 11, 2008


AHHHHH What a day yesterday, the turd didn't nap, and boy was I tired by the end of the day. Ryan also had to work late so I didn't get the usual reprieve at 6:00 (he also puts her to bed). Needless to say I didn't do a LO and I went to bed at 8pm.
So its finally Friday and the weather sucks, so no adventures outside today :( This week we have been out walking every day, riding K's tricycle, blowing bubbles and even braved the wet yard at the park twice. I think I may have to spring for a cab to do some shopping today b/c after a month of being house bound I don't relish the thought of being inside all day today.

So here are some pics:

Kayleigh at A Gym Tale yesterday, just turned 21 months
Her painting from AFM
and a shot from the park :)

TFL :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008


It's finally dry, and I love this LO. These are pics that I have been waiting to scrap, wanting to be in the right mood b/c I love them. I mean how cute is she :) LOL The scan is a bit wonky but whatever :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Drying time

I did do a LO tonight but it needs to dry before I can scan it. So I am still on track :)

Had a great day, went to AFM with Kayleigh and Genna sat with her and helped her with a spring canvas. She painted, beaded and buttoned :) I love the results and will have to take a pic tomorrow to post. Thanks, Genna you rock!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

got an idea

Ok I have an idea, I am going to scrap a page a day till this baby pops!! I think I have done 9 days in a row so far. So here's to hoping this is the last LO, LOL.

I feel so inadequate as a scrapper

I'm letting you in on a secret, for over a year now I have had a secret be picked on a Tuesday at Scrap in Style TV for their catwalk. Its never happened :( But look at these designers man, they make me feel like a beginner with crayons!! Well on a positive note they certainly inspire me!!

Seriously check these girls out!! You won't be disappointed.


my fav



Monday, April 7, 2008

Still Going :)

Still scrapping strong, haven't missed a day yet LOL. I am procrastinating, I need to sew stuff for Kayleigh's room and paint some furniture but I so don't want to do it. Hopefully my MOM reads this and takes the hint and does it for me :) LOL. Seriously MOM, Help :)

A quick page, very simple.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Thank-you Stephanie

Just wanted to send a blogg'n thanks to Stephanie for our date today. She was super sweet and came to rescue me, treated me to a movie and then some shopping, but most of all an afternoon out of the house, kid free and with one of my fav people :)

Here's tonight's LO: I redid the damn tag 3 times man, not like me at all to be so indecisive, could this be a sign of impending labour LOL I am so searching for any damn sign :) Oooh I think I feel something :) Oh no just a fart caught sideways LOL.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sat Mor'n

Ahhhhhh I love Sat mornings, its my sleep in day, and also Kayleigh's swimming lesson with Daddy. So I got to sleep in this am (8am, sad I know but it really is sleeping in) and I have been scrapping and watching Sci Fi (hi hi hi Stephanie LOL) . Got a quick page done, and am now going to have a bath :) Have a great Saturday everyone :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

scrap'n friday

Ok so I am a little scrappy crazy right now, but I haven't scrapped in about 3 weeks b/w being tired with the pregnancy, getting the flu, and then the week away, not to mention missing Navcan. So I am on a scrap marathon this week. Got two LO's done tonight while watching a movie and ummm eating some chocolate :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

38 weeks tomorrow

38 weeks preggers tomorrow and I have been thinking a lot about Kayleigh and how she will react. I worry that she will feel less loved or secure. That I will abandon her when labor hits and then come home with a new baby and she will feel insecure. My logical side knows she will be ok because we love her so much and she will feel more loved if anything because we will make sure she does. But the insecure, things are going to change soon, mom in me is insecure.

So this was a fitting LO tonight.

PS. Today we were laying in bed after her nap and she was reading books on her own while Mommy closed her eyes to catch a bit more rest, when I felt something above me, I opened my eyes to find her staring down at me with the biggest smile, and a face full of giggles. My heart swelled and my soul grew in that moment.

Thank-you God.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

on a roll

Ok so scrapping is so easy when you already have some of it planned. I just go to my pile of pics and papers and then go from there. I am aiming for a LO a night this week, got to get these pages done to make room for the new baby pages that will soon be coming :)

Speaking of which went to the dr. today and nothing is happening, baby is still high and no effacement or dilation. So looks like we are in for the long hall :) I'm 38 weeks this Friday.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Glitter Glitter Every Where....

I went a little crazy with the glitter on this LO and now have a black and pink glitter rug, pj's and cat LOL :) ACHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!

note: the butterfly and beauty title are glitterfied :)

catching up

Just trying to catch up with all those bi#@%'s at navcan lol :) Luckily I had packed for navcan and had sorted all pics out with the papers that I would use. So I have a great pile of scrapping to do with some of the planning already done.

Again a LO done with the Jenni Bowlin kit, and pics of my YaYa's. We are a photogenic bunch :) LOL