Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Breckin is 15 months old

I know he was really 15 months on the 8th, but we just had our check up yesterday. Glad to report that we are doing well even with a little cold and sickenss bug.

We have an ear infection but otherwise things look good. We will get our immunizations after the new year when our ear is better.

Here are his stats!

Height: 29 1/2 inches - 7%
Weight: 20 lbs 13 oz - 6%
Head: 19 inches - 75%

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2011! I will post pictures of our Christmas' after all the festivities this weekend.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A visit to Santa

Yesterday we went to Toys R Us for a quick visit with Santa Claus.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


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Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Gavin the Pirate
Breckin the Frog
Sophie the Spider Girl

Mickey Mouse Rockin' Road Show and Pumpkin Patch

Random pictures and a visit from Mindy

Breckin's Birthday-finally

Finally some pictures from our Breckin's first birthday.
His 1 year stats are:

Height-27 3/4 inches - - 3%
Weight-19 lbs. 15oz. - - 25%
Head-18 1/2 inches - - 75%

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday baby boy!

Tomorrow you will be 1! But you are already so much fun!

Penguin suit

Gavin was a ring bearer in Paul's wedding Aug 28th. Here are a couple pictures to show him trying it on. I didn't get any of the ceremony but hopefully someone can share.

Mom and Boys

Me and my little guys July 14th, 2010.

Gavins Birthday

Yes he was born in July. Yes I know its September. Enjoy the pictures! We went to a Saltdogs game and celebrated with the Wiechman clan.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Missing her

2 years have passed since mom died. It just doesn't even seem real.

Brian just told me he found a penny on the ground this morning at the gas station. Makes me smile everytime.

There are crazy things floating in my head. Silly questions that I don't know the answers to. Like, I know I had tubes in my ears when I was a baby, but I thought maybe I got them twice. How old was I when I got the chicken pox? The only person who knew those answers is gone. I will never hear the story of how mom's water broke at Grandma Franssen's house when she got up for a second piece of apple pie and I was born the next morning. Or that stern voice a mother has when they use your whole name...REGINA LOUISE! :)

Gavin is in love with the book "Stellaluna". He thinks it is an amazing book. If you haven't read it you need to. Great book about being different but still being friends. I love to hear him say "Stellaluna, or Breckin Stellan", makes me wish he could have really known her. Her loving heart, smile and voice.

My heart is heavy. It aches. There isn't a cure for that. They say time helps, and heals. I am not sure I agree with that, but time makes it hurt a little less.

That is all for now. Love you mom, see you again someday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin!

Happy Birthday my darling boy! 3 years old already. It seems like yesterday you were born.
I am so grateful to be your mother. You are such a smart, polite and wonderful boy.
Thank you for making everyday an adventure.
Keep smiling, I love your smile. Laugh, your laugh makes me laugh.
I love you~Mom
Gavin in the Fire truck at the Farmers Market.

Baby Breckin-10 months old!

At his 9 month check up he was 17 pounds 13 oz and 27 inches long.

Love them blue eyes!
Always smiling!
Showing off those teeth!
Love you little guy! Can't wait to see you walk...should be any day now.

Massive Updates!

First Update-Pictures from Mindy's Graduation in NY
The Falls-Beautiful, so glad we made it in time for the last tour.

Maid of the Mist-American side.

Jessie and Boen

Tracy and Lucas

Mindy and Lucas

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Sorry for the lack of updating. We have been busy at our house! Two weeks ago Breckin's first 2 teeth broke through. Yea! And he started crawling all in the same day...what a happy birthday for daddy! Gavin is growing like a weed and so is his vocabulary...(mommy needs to watch hers more closely). Brittany is busy with High School and counting down till the end of the year. She will be a Junior next year. Crazy, this summer I will be a step mom to a 16 year old. Otherwise all is good. Brian and are busy chasing two boys that are crazy about being outside and playing with basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs, golf balls...you get the point. Take care and may the rest of April be good to you.

Monday, March 22, 2010


We have been saving for a swing set for a while now. We tried and tried last year to get Gavin and 'new baby' one and couldn't find one that we liked. Well, yesterday in the Toys 'R' Us add there was one that had everything we wanted. So after Brian had looked it over and I gave it a look over. I showed it to Gavin. He then proceeded to tell me that he 'had' everything in that ad. Then he sees the turtle sandbox and I tell him that we had that when I was little at my mom's house. He then went on and said "maybe your mom will get me that for my birthday." Oh, how something so innocent can hurt so much.~Tug


A much needed update. Were to begin...the end of February I took Breckin to the doctor for a stuffy cold/cough/congestion thing. He had that for 3-4 weeks and every time I called they said 'he is too little, there isn't much we can do." Well I took him in on Friday 2/26/10 and they said he had Bronchiolitis/RSV. I was shocked. They decided to give him a nebulizer treatment and send us home with a machine and prescriptions for the neb's, and of course some antibiotic as he had an ear infection on top of it. Well, after the in office neb treatment, his stats dropped, his pulse-ox was not good and they put him on oxygen and called us an ambulance. We headed to St. E's for the night and Breckin was luckily weened off the oxygen after 3 hours. I guess RSV has been terrible this year, we were actually put on the Critical care floor because the pediatric floors were full. But he got excellent care, they don't get many babies up there (thank goodness). But now we have been doing the treatments at home and are now off of them. Breckin is 6 months old and had his check up last week. He is only 15 lbs, which is the 9%, but they didn't seem worried as since his visit to the hospital his appetite has been a little off. But his good news is he is now eating cereal!! He really likes it and I am sure will be packing on the 'chub' as soon as he can. We get to start veggies tonight :)

Gavin is doing really well too. He was so excited to go for walks last week! The ground is still to wet to play in the backyard, but we will be as soon as possible. Brittany is doing awesome. She loves high school, student council and choir. She will be 16 this summer, believe it or not. She has been talking about getting a summer job. I hope it doesn't hurt our weekends with her, Gavin and Breckin would be very sad, as well as Brian and I would miss having her. Brian really likes working at Kidwell. It has been more physical than sales, but he really enjoys learning new things and hopes to start classes late summer/early fall. I am just living life. Enjoying my family and trying not to worry. That is a big thing, I am a worrier. I know it will all work out fine. Hope life is treating you all well in Blog-Land. Until next time! If I can I will post some pictures later this week.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gavin's new 'do'

Such a big boy.

My Joys

My friend Andrea from college was in the area for work and came to visit.
It was so nice to catch up and have her meet Breckin and see Gavin again.

Breckin~5 Months old

Wow, Breckin is growing, teething, babbling, rolling over and scooting.
I think we are about ready to crawl. He is such a sweetheart and melts my heart with each coo.

Gavin thought it was funny to have Breckin wear his hat.

Time to eat the feet