The Byrum Family

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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Austin and Weston Love


Austin and Weston were both sleeping in the back seat. My heart melted to a big pile of mush when I looked back there and saw this. I quickly has to regain my composure and grab my phone to capture this moment.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Papa Lew

Not long after we got home from the hospital we received a phone call from Mike's sisters saying that their Dad had taken another turn for the worst and that we really needed to get up there to see him. Without hesitation we hopped in the car, packed like sardines we headed up to Napa to visit. We stayed for a week and Mike got to spend some quality time with his Dad. It was heart warming and heart wrenching all at the same time. I took some pictures that mean a lot to us.

Weston meeting his Papa Lew for the first time

We are so happy they got to visit with their Papa, since it has been awhile since they had seen him. We were happy that they jumped up in his lap like they did and they weren't weird around him like I thought they could be. It was so good for them to see him and for him to see them.

Bonding as brothers

I can't describe the look on both Kaden and Austin's face upon entering my hospital room to meet their little brother for the first time. I could try and it would be a mixture of anticipation, excitement, anxiety, happiness...I'm pretty sure all those emotions were there. I wanted to make sure I wasn't holding the baby when they came in, so I had him in the hospital bassinet. Luckily I caught this special moment on camera and can show you the joy that was all over their little faces...From that day on, a bond was formed that will never break.

I'm not sure I can name one other thing that these boys are that excited over. The first thing they do when they get up is come find Weston. They want to kiss him, squeeze him, talk to him and one of them always asks how Weston slept. It's really very sweet. There is no doubt that bringing in a new baby brother has flipped their worlds upside down and by no means have things been perfect. Both of them are still trying to figure out ways to get attention and love our new little addition while doing it. The first week we were home was spent cuddling with Weston, Lots of wanting to hold him, kiss him, and talk to him.

I know things are going to be crazy and hard at times. They already have been a little....However, Mike and I are really trying our best to savor and take all this in, it goes by so fast and before we know it, he will be a grown boy breaking girls hearts with his brothers.