Posts Tagged ‘siblings’

My children have a special tradition that they do with their Grandma every time that a new baby is born into our family. They bake “baby brownies”! All of the children from the oldest to the youngest get to help prepare and decorate brownies to be enjoyed when Mommy, Daddy, and the new baby come home from the hospital. This allows the children the chance to make wonderful memories with their Grandmother while she is caring for them, and teaches them that babies being born is something to celebrate and look forward to!

This is the third time that they have made “baby brownies”, and let me tell you,they keep on getting even tastier every time. After all, they are made with more and more love each time, as another little set of hands gets their turn to help!

Aprons on! Everyone is ready to get started!

Kassidy has got the right idea!


Kaitlyn adds some oil.

Here comes Kourtney with the eggs!

Time to start the mixing!

More mixing with Kyle.

Kassidy keeps it going.

Kourtney gets her chance to mix it up.

Okay, time to bring in the big muscles with Kory!

Time for the yummy chocolate frosting!

Kyle is the official frosting-tester…now that is a great job to have!

Ah! The finishing touch…rainbow sprinkles!!!

Here is the final product…delicious!! These did not last long, let me tell you!

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I know that it has been a while since I updated here. But I have a good reason. No, really, I have a GREAT reason!!

THIS is why I have been MIA for a little while:

Kolby Bradford was born on August 12th, 2008 at 5:51am!

He weighed 4 pounds and 15 ounces, and was 18 inches long.

Isn’t he just a sweetheart?

Everyone is just loving him and enjoying him so much!

Big sister Kaitlyn was the first sibling to hold him.

Next it was big brother Kyle’s turn.

Big sister Kourtney gets her chance.

Big sister Kassidy has been waiting patiently to hold her new brother.

Kory is a big brother now!

Welcome home baby Kolby!!! We love you!

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Thank you Jesus for the gift of our children!

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I have posted entries on this blog previously about how important I think that sibling relationships are, and how we need to foster them as best as we can. The friends we make in this life, some will come, and some will go. But the friendships that we help develop among our children, will serve them for their whole lives, most likely long after we are gone from this earth. They will have each other to lean upon, to collaborate with, and to love.

Here are two poems that speak about brothers and sisters and different ways that they can impact each other’s lives in a positive way. It is worth it to push through the petty fighting and arguing to reach the lovely connection they can have to one another!

A sister is one of the nicest things
that can happen to anyone.

She is someone to laugh with and share with,
to work with and join in the fun.

She is someone who helps in the rough times
and knows when you need a warm smile.

She is someone who will quietly listen
when you just want to talk for awhile.

A sister is dear to you always,
for she is someone who is always a part

of all the favorite memories
that you keep very close to your heart.

~ Author Unknown ~

A careful boy I want to be; a little brother follows me.

I do not dare to go astray for fear he’ll go the self-same way.

I cannot once escape his eyes; whate’er he see me do, he tries.

Like me he says he’s going to be- that little brother following me.

He thinks that I am good and fine; believes in every word of mine.

The bad in me he must not see- that little brother following me.

I must remember as I go through summer’s sun and winter’s snow

I’m building for the years to be that little brother following me.

~ Author Unknown ~


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Here are some pictures of my little ones having fun together. It is great to always have a friend available to play with! These are older pictures from back before our youngest was born, so they are only of our oldest 4. When I transfer more pictures over to this computer I will post some more pictures of all 5 of them together.
Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Kassidy hanging out in the tree-house.
Kyle and Kassidy having some park fun.
Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Kourtney in the weather exhibit at the Children’s Museum.
Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Kourtney playing in the pioneer gallery of the Children’s Museum.
Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Kourtney having an indoor picnic together for their snack.
Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Kourtney enjoy the butterfly garden at the zoo.
Kaitlyn, Kyle, Kourtney, and Kassidy are all ready for a nice summer walk!

Kourtney gives Kyle a helpful push in the swing.

Kyle and Kassidy blasting off to space in a rocket!

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