Its Not Broken!

filed under: Miscellaneous on September 2, 2011


Baby Eddie has been growing!

We all have actually.  I heard this crazy theory that you are supposed to lose weight after you have the baby.



While this is not the perfect shot… I get all warm and fuzzy looking at the interaction between Colton and Eddie.  They just adore each other!  All of the kids love baby Eddie.

So do we.


Speaking of Colton… we put him in a kayak for the first time ever.

And he took off! Picked it up right away.  Hes a natural!  I think he would have gone over the whole lake if we would’ve let him.

At the lake I managed to fall and twist my ankle pretty bad.  It swelled up to twice its size and I could barely walk on it.  We headed to Fargo where I got an x-ray and diagnosis.

Not broken.  Ligament pulled.  Stay off it for 7-10 days.

Well, I didnt stay off it but I did get a handy dandy walking cast.


We managed to enjoy the rest of our weekend… and even celebrate the 5th birthday of this little guy.

My heart breaks (in a good way) thinking about these boys growing up into men.  I just cant bear the day when I wont be able to wrap them in my arms and snuggle them till they are begging me to stop.

Well, I supposed I could still do it when they are 30.  It might be awkward, but so worth it.

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  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Oh Amanda – this made me smile. I love when brothers love on each other. It will be fun to show them this picture when they are grown. Congrats to your 5 year old – oh – how growing up is bittersweet.

  • Melissa says:

    What a beautiful family you have! My boys are 13 & 4. Very occasionally they hug on each other, I’ll have to have my camera on me @ all times to capture the moment!!

  • Londa says:

    Cute cute cute kids!!! Eddie is adorable! I know what you mean about catching the snuggled and kisses! Hope your ankle is feeling better! Thank goodness for a walking cast!

  • Kristin Smith says:

    Glad it isn’t broken…but you need to take care of it regardless!! You don’t have to do ALL things ALL the time! 🙂
    I hope you have a blessed long weekend!!

  • libby says:

    aw what precious pictures! your kiddos are just precious. cannot believe how much the baby has grown already! my goodness.
    glad you didn’t break your ankle! take care of yourself friend.

  • Amanda says:

    Oh your kiddos are so adorable!! Baby Eddie is getting so big. No wonder the others love him. He’s so loveable! Sorry to hear about your ankle. That’s gotta be pretty hard to have going on while you’re a mom! Praying for a quick healing for you.

  • Renee says:

    Your kids are so cute! Ouch about the ankle, I hope you are now taking it easy a bit and are on the mend.

  • Jenney says:

    I am so sorry about the ankle! That is not fun. Tell Eddie to SLOW DOWN on the growth. He is just supposed to be a little guy!!!!!

  • Gianna says:

    I’m so with you on that! I love that my kids are getting bigger, but I hate that my kids are getting bigger!

  • Diane says:

    I wish you a speedy recovery!
    Adorable photos and yes my boys are all grown up and I still hug them everytime were together..Guess their used to it ..:))

  • Jaclynn says:

    they are all adorable! I haven’t even been in a kayak!! jealous!

  • Trooppetrie says:

    cute cute and cute cute and cute some more and oh yeah OUCHIE, how is your ankle now

  • Amber Hurd says:

    Your kids are so adorable. What blessings 🙂 They are all growing. I tell my kids not too but they don’t listen 🙂

  • Kari says:

    Hey there!
    So glad your foot isn’t broken! Try and be good and take care of yourself. 🙂
    Your children are adorable and your photography gets better and better!
    Have a blessed end to summer, Kari

  • Janmary, N Ireland says:

    Definitely glad it’s not broken – take it easy….if you can with those adorable kids … They are growing up so fast!!

  • Bethany says:

    Oh. My. Word. Girl, you crack me up! I love your sense of humor always gets me. “Awkward, but worth it!” You are so right. And your boys are getting so big!

  • JennyD says:

    your kiddos are growing! it is so bittersweet to watch them grow… my “baby” is starting middle school tomorrow… yikes! love the kayak! fun stuff! stay off the ankle as much as you can… it will take longer to get to normal if you don’t! just went through that with the hubby! 😉

  • sue says:

    you have beautiful children, Amanda!