The Byrum Family

Welcome to our life. Loving our boys and enjoying every second!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We have had quite a lot going on the last few days...The night before last Kaden would not go to bed. He kept coming out of his room complaining of a belly ache, he does his quite frequently if he just doesn't want to go to bed. We kept sending him back to bed and telling him that he needed to go to sleep. Finally after the 20th time of him coming out I went in his room and sat on his floor and he threw up....Ugghhh...I felt SO bad. He just wasn't acting sick at all. I let him come out on to the couch with me and he fell asleep out there. He has been fine ever since. He says he drank too much bath water...nice! He also went to the dentist today to have his second check up. He did so good!!! He was doing everything the hygentist said to do while she was cleaning his teeth. He did really great with the dentist too. He said everything looked good but that Mama needs to help him with his brushing a little more...The dentist told him that, so maybe he may be a little more receptive of me helping him... We'll see how that goes tonight. Overall, it was another positive experience there. We have done nothing but make the dentist fun, so he hasn't had any negative associations with the dentist yet...Hope that continues for awhile. Austin goes in for his first appointment in May.

Last night Austin got his second haircut ever! Believe me, I nearly shed a tear seeing his curls fall to the ground. If you know me, you know how much I love his curls. I just knew that his hair was bothering him and falling in his eyes and I just wanted him to be comfortable. Here are the pictures...



I decided on Easter Sunday that I was going to do something to get happy and healthy again. Throughout my life I have always been pretty active. I played sports all my life and it really wasn't until I started beauty school in 03' that I stopped working out. Soon after I met Mike and the rest is history...I have gained some weight over the last 6 years. Between being in love, having babies and being a busy Mom, I put myself on the back burner. In turn it has made me an unhappy miserable person. Sometimes I can hide this pretty well. However, the people closest to me often get the brunt of my unhappiness. So I started Weight watchers. Never in a million years did I ever think I would need to do this. I just was overwhelmed with the idea of having to lose more than 20lbs and needed the accountability of knowing that someone else would weigh me every week. The first week I lost 10lbs...I was so stoked. It was an amazing start and I know that finally I am on my way to reaching my goal of feeling good again. I am just super excited about it. Mike has been amazing. So supportive...I love so much for being there for me and not giving up on me. Stay tune for more updates on that....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Boys will be boys...

Devon, Austin and Kaden tackling each other...

My husband works with two guys who have boys very close in age to Kaden and Austin. Last night we had them over for dinner so the boys could play. The boys had so much fun and did very good sharing their toys. Here are some of the pictures that we took of the boys...So cute!

Kaden and Devon running around on the grass together


Monday, April 20, 2009

I can't believe I forgot to post this....

The boys playing in the sprinkler nakie

A day out with the family...

Yesterday Mike had the day off and it just so happened to be BEAUTIFUL out. So we decided to take the boys out on a little hike. We decided on Montana De Oro and headed out to Pt. Buchon. As you can see above, it was breathtaking out there. So pretty. Kaden walked the whole way and Austin really just wanted to sit down and play with dirt and rocks so we had to put him in the stroller. We really couldn't go that far out because we had a toddler on foot, but we made the best of it, had a snack out there and took some great pictures. After we got home we thought the boys would take a GREAT nap...NOPE! Austin fell asleep in the stroller out there and woke up when I tried to transfer him to the car. Kaden fell asleep on the way home and then woke up when I was getting him out of the car...By then, both of them thought they had already taken a nap, even though Austin slept for maybe 20 minutes and Kaden maybe 15! We tried to lay them back down but it just wasn't happening. So we got out Kadens new sprinkler that he got for his birthday and just let them play in the water in the backyard. Evening was a little tough, I'm not gonna lie. Two exhausted, sun soaked toddlers is kinda of a recipe for disaster....We fed them early and tried to get them down early. Austin woke up once about 15 minutes after he went down, but slept the rest of the night. Kaden didn't end up falling asleep till almost 9!!! He kept coming up with excuses to get up...Silly boy. Overall, it was a great day. Here are some more pictures of our day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kaden Michael Byrum
3 year check up 4/13/09
Height: 38 1/2 inches (75th%)
Weight: 31.6lbs (40th%)

Kaden had his 3 year check up today with Dr. Macias. He did really good until he found out that he had to have a shot...He started crying instantly, right after I told him. When the nurse came in to give him the shot, he freaked out. He was screaming so loud in my ear and was literally trying to get away. I felt so horrible for him, he was terrified. Luckily we were able to get him down on the table and he did the shot pretty quick and it was over with. Traumatic.... No more shots hopefully. Kaden is doing great overall. He is incredibly smart and so very witty. He was put on several allergy medications though, he is definately his Daddy's boy...Were pretty sure it's from pollen and other nasty stuff in the air right now but we also suspect cat dander as well...Poor boogie!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Friday, April 10, 2009


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Babe!
I love you...

Kaden Michael Byrum
Birthday Boy...
3 years old!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kaden's birthday party

I will have to do a second post of the just Kaden's pictures...

So this year we decided on a cowboy theme for Kaden's party. We only had two weeks or less after we decided on the theme to find everything I needed. I was able to get tons of ideas and lots of input and advice from others. I was imagining hay bales, checkered table cloths, and other random cowboy party decor. We were able to borrow hay bales from a friend and a saddle from my good friend, Amy. It was perfect for taking pictures of the kids and they just loved pretending like they were riding a you can see by the pictures below...We borrowed a bounce house from a fellow Slo county Momma and that was the hit of the party. I don't know what we would have done without it. The kids absolutely loved it!!!
Tons of people came over to share in the festivities. Here a few of the ones i was able to get pictures of...Thank you to everyone who came.

To Kaden:


We can't believe you are 3... It's weird to think that 3 years have passed and it still feels like you were just born. We love you more than we could ever tell you. Thank you for your adorable smile and your funny personality. You are such a great big brother to Austin, and he looks up to you. I hope you had a great Birthday this year. We really wanted it to be special for you. We hope you always know and feel the love we have you, our big boy!

Mom and Dad