Monday, February 28, 2011

A little bruised smiling face

Today was not a fun day… The kids were all playing and I was in the babies room making beds, picking up toys , ect. Bode & Miya were helping make messes while I cleaned. I was making the beds when it got very quiet over in one of the corners. I looked over to see Bode reaching under one of the dressers that sits up a couple inches on peg legs doing what I assumed was reaching for a toy that rolled under the dresser. I continued to finish making the beds and then I looked back at them again and saw that Bode had pulled the extension cord which has all the baby monitors plugged into it OUT FROM WAY UNDER the dresser (I didn’t even know he could reach that far). When he dropped his toy and looked under he must have seen it and went for it. Within seconds I went to get it from him but it was too late. I watched him bite down on the cord and he let out a horrible scream that will forever be in my mind. I grabbed the cord and it was super wet from his teething drool. He cried and cried but seemed ok. I shoved the cord back under without looking at it just because I wanted to take care of Bode. After a long while he stopped crying. It was the saddest cry. All seemed ok and we ate lunch. At lunch I noticed his eyelids starting to turn black & blue. I called his pediatrician that said we needed to bring him in. I took him in and two doctors evaluated him and sent us to the ER for more test. My poor little man! I have to say he was happy as could be, smiling away and saying “HI” to everyone. The ER was very nice, took us right away but the ER doctor confessed that they only see about 4 patients a year with this situation (YEP! That would be my family). So he had to call the Burn Center and Poison Control to see what to do with little Bode to make sure all was ok. After an exam they did find the entry and exit spots… they did an EKG and his little heart is great. We saw the pediatric eye doctor to make sure all is well and his eyes are perfect! Besides being a very scary day and the “bruising marks” on little Bode we are all OK. Thank God.
Here are some pictures and as you can see he was super happy as always…
I love you little man!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hip Hop ~ Holla

Kaidin is loving his Hip Hop class...

These boys are adorable.

I can't wait to see them perform in June.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Grandma I wonder where you keep your wings???

Grandma I wonder where you keep your wings.
Are they hung in your closet with the rest of your things?
Do you put them away and just use them at night
or give them to someone to polish up bright.
I know you have wings, for this must be true,
'cause God always gives them to Angels just like you.
We love you Grandma...
Love, Kaidin, Miya & Bode

Oopsey Daisy = Giveaway

Whoop Whoop…
We were featured today by Alison at Oopsey Daisy…

Come on over and check it out…
did you enter???
are you following her blog too??? You should be…
Here is the link:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lu Bird Baby - Giveaway

Today we were featured over at
Lu Bird Baby
you MUST check it out...
LOVE Lu Bird Baby!
Did you enter?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hip Hop = LOVE

My lil man Kaidin started his Hip Hop class tonight and OMG I am so in LOVE!
He is just the cutest thing ever! It is all boys and the best thing you have ever seen.
He went right in (ran right in actually), didn’t even look back to see if
I was in the building and started his routine in line-up...
The class started 3 weeks ago and so the other boys are already into the routine for the performance at the end of June, Kaidin jumped right in and did so good
and stayed up with the other boys as best as possible.
What a little stud. He was so focused and LOVED every minute of it!
I was so proud of him and am so proud of the little man he is becoming!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

GNO @ Beachfire...

Tonight was a little girl’s night out.
That means no diaper changes, bottles, screaming, removing kids off of high furniture,
removing dangerous object from the mouth basically removing myself
out of the everyday life of what I call normal…
to join Angela, Whitney & Tracy at Beachfire
for good drinks, good food & good laughs.
A good night was had by all…
xoxo to all of you girlies...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kaidin's School Valentines

Today Kaidin had school and he was so excited for the Valentines “Party”.
Here are his teachers, he loves them all. We are very lucky.

This is Kaidin's "girl friend" Ashley some of you have heard him talk about.
Too cute how he talks about her and holds her on a pedestal.
She is as cute as could be!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Party of 8 Please!

Tonight we took the kids to Disneyland with a little side “Smith” party of 3 minus Scotty.
The kids had so much fun as so did we. When do we not have fun???
Mostly laughing at ourselves or the fact that we have a million kids were herding
around while everyone watches in awww...
BUT those kids are the cutest kids eva and we would herd them all day!!!
Happy Valentines everyone!
We missed you Scotty!
A big thank you to Bode for ending the night with a "bang"
by throwing up everywhere on the way to the car...
love you little bam-bam...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A little shopping crazy party of seven please

WOW, today was a great day. We drove to the Carlsbad Outlets… How I spent my day with a couple photos…

1. Hubby waking up late for his game & running out the door

2. Ink pen explosion in the dryer, requiring a new drum be installed pronto (completed)
3. MIL & Aunt coming over to save me to actually get dressed to go out for the day in public
4. A little cleaning for the Cleaning lady & her rescue making me smile
5. Loading the car with five kids in car seats & losing the address to where we were going only to find it later after arriving at the destination under Madison’s booty.

6. Pulling over on the freeway as child #1 in the 3 row has somehow gotten his leg stuck in a fetal position and is in a dangerous situation. I had to crawl through the back on the trunk & Madison through the front, making BOTH of us have to work like “Brownies” to shimmy him into his seatbelt without harm.
7. One million “I’m hungry”, “I’m thirtsy”, “I want that”, “mom”
8. Getting off the freeway, going out of the way to find the MIL & Auntie that were following us before pulling over for seatbelt mission.
9. RED gummy bear stuck to Miya’s booty causing Madison to think she was pooped on (priceless).
10. Beer? Do any of these restaurants serve BEER? Yep!
11. Super great deals and fun shopping
12. Potty break – 30 minutes later
13. Kaidin whipping out a “treasure” from his pocket a few minutes after leaving Ralph Lauren. (marched right back in there to return the “key chain” “treasure” he found on the floor with no tags)
14. Madison being asked if she knew the Octomom while waiting with the 2 strollers & 4 kids while I was busy marching Kaidin to Ralph Lauren. (guess the guy was Octomoms neighbor)
That was funny…

I had such a fun day… I say ROADTRIP! LOL I kid I kid

We need a little love over here...

Hello to all my friends and family that love me so much! Isn’t that a great way to start off an email! I thought so. I need a little love, help & support. Trying to win a photo contest for an entry in the "Favorite Picture" Contest with GREAT prizes. Can you please help me out with a couple little “clicks”. The photo with the most “clicks aka likes” WINS this contest. I would be forever grateful. Here is how you can help. ALSO please pass this on to anyone you feel may also LOVE me so much that I left off… xoxo

1. Click on this link!/laurarauchphotography
and click on the “like” button at the top of the page. Then step two…

2. Click on this link and click on the “like” button.!/photo.php?fbid=10150148935897065&set=a.10150148935462065.324169.126706212064&theater

That’s it… cross your fingers and hope we win!

Here is the photo we entered...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

“Jessie's western round-up"

Today we went to Sienna’s 3rd Birthday “Jessie's western round-up" Party.
It was just Miya & I and she had so much fun.
It was such a cute party and they did such a great job as always. You can see in the pictures how much fun Miya had. I was so proud of her today, the whole time I kept thinking to myself “OMG I wish Tony (her OT therapist) could see her right now”, she did so good. I was so proud of her. She sat at the table with all of the girls, didn’t eat, but that’s ok, there was a lot going on.
She rode a pony ALL by herself around the little loopy loop…
She was smiles all day…
Happy 3rd Birthday Sienna, I hope you enjoyed your party.
We had so much fun... xo

LL (Orioles) Opening Day and Pictures…

Today was Little League (Orioles) Opening Day Carnival and Team Pictures…

Friday, February 11, 2011

Orioles Practice

Had a little practice tonight. LOVE watching the little Orioles.
They are just too cute and are such good listeners.
PS: our team moms are the bestest EVA!
You need to check out the boys “buckets” in the photos below…
Kaidin is loving every minute of baseball...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

a lot of trust ='s 1 row of babies - baby mommas

Having a little...

with my peeps.
I will take a water, baby plate and everyone staring at us please...
PS: The person who sat us here, all together, in ONE row, with no parents, MUST not have any children and must really trust us... Ha Ha Ha...