The Byrum Family

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

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Boys will be boys...

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Preschool here we come....

Kaden had his orientation today for the start of preschool. It was very good. He was really excited that he finally got to go to school and check it all out. Mike came with me because I knew I would have to fill out paperwork, not to mention Austin is all over the place these days....Kaden was a little overwhelmed by all the people, since it was orientation for both the morning and the afternoon group. Plus all the parents too....At one point he said, " I don't know about this..." He has always been cautious and sometimes it does take him a little time to warm up to something new. I think this is going to be a great thing for him. He really needs it. I am so happy for him and my heart is overflowing with love and happiness. Couldn't be prouder of my family....

AUSTIN-almost 2!

How really do you say No to a face like this...??????

Lashes and Lips

My blue eyed boy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mike had the day off yesterday, so we decided to take the boys on a hike. We ended up at Laguna Lake. We walked out in the field and up to the backside of Madonna. The boys did great. Austin only sat in the stroller for about 10 minutes. They were exhausted towards the end. Austin only wanted to be held by me, so I ended up carrying him the last 20 minutes or so. We had a good time though and I am glad that we were all able to get some exercise. Both boys took great naps and we bbq'd some tri tip in the evening. Overall it was a great day for everyone. One day off is definately not enough for Mike. Next week he will be back to his regular schedule.

Kaden has his orientation for pre-school on Thursday and he starts the following Tuesday. I am so excited for him. He is so ready. He has asked just about every day if he starting school today.

Kaden turns into a super hero!

Kaden is a notorious picky eater... We have always had issues getting him to eat certain things. It seems like as time goes on, the worse it gets. In the past, we have tried everything. Rewards, timeouts, serving his dinner from last night for breakfast, etc...Nothing seemed to make stubborn Kaden budge in eating something he had decided he didn't want. Usually it's things that I know he would love if he would just try them. Like macaroni and cheese, pizza, chicken nugs, the list goes on...It can be beyond frustrating for us. However, last night things took a turn. Mike was trying to get Kaden to just try the tri tip that he had bbq'd for dinner. Kaden was pulling his usual antics. Running away, refusing to even taste it. So I decided to try some good old reverse psychology on him. So I got really serious and I said to Mike, "NO! Don't feed him that stuff, he might turn into a super hero or something, whatever you do, don't let him eat that meat!!!!!" I saw the look on Kadens face as the wheels started to turn within his brain. A smile appeared on his little face and he said, "I WILL eat that meat!" I decided to keep up and exclaimed to Mike, "NO!!!! Don't give him any, it will give him super powers and he may grow huge muscles!!!" This only fueled the fire more and Kaden was itching to get his hands on the tri-tip. He preceded to eat like 10 pieces of meat. We pretended that we could see the muscles growing on him and that he looked like he was turning into batman....It was hilarious. He flew around the house, making noises, turning off the lights, etc.... He really truly thought that he had turned into a superhero! I don't know if this will work ever again, but I have to say that we are making progress....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nolan Alexander Maximus Androlowicz

Our new little nephew was born yesterday, August 10th 2009. Weighing in at 9lbs 6oz 20in long. He is precious and I can't wait to meet him. Congratulations to Stan and Melissa! We love you guys!Pretty darn precious if you ask me!

Friday, August 7, 2009

5 years ago today...

I met the man I knew I would marry. That's right...I knew I was going to marry Mike the night I met him. Not sure if he knew it, but I sure did. It's been 5 years of laughter, tears, babies and joy. I am so lucky to have him and I couldn't be happier to have found him.

One year ago....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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