Friday, December 09, 2011

Sometimes and Almost

Hello there. I apologize for the lack of posting but we have been a little busy at the Shifley household. I hope you and yours are doing well. We are doing not too shabby. A little more sleep would be nice but I don't think that is included in the 2 child plan. Kyle was not happy at first being a big brother - as you can see below - but he has warmed up to his little sister quite nicely and hopefully they will grow up to be the bestest of buddies.

So what have I learned in the almost 3 weeks that Hayden has been around? Sometimes and almost. With one child, Mrs. Shife and I sometimes get to do things like paint nude murals of famous Eastern European war heroes. But with two children we almost get to do things like karaoke our favorite Nelly song. Come on, who doesn't love seeing two middle-aged white people with no rhythm get down to "Hot in Herre." It is definitely a lifestyle adjustment taking care of 2 kids, and we are doing our best.

Well that is all for now. Have a great weekend. And remember never make eye contact while eating a banana.

P.S. Thank you so much for your kind words and warm wishes in my previous update.





I will persevere, I will keep moving forward, I will be the stream.

17 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

What glory! I want to smooch that baby up to my face. And then read Kyle a book.
Love to all of you...M

silly rabbit said...

Oh I am in heaven! Pics of Kyle and
Hayden are joys to see. =:] I am so happy for you and the Mrs!

Btw... waiting for that video of you two doing "Hot In Here". Have a wonderful weekend.

kden said...

Oh, she is so beautiful! And I'm glad to see that your lack of sleep has not affected your writing and sense of humor. I've missed your posts.

just bob said...

Hang in there Shife!

Jon said...

I completely understand the lack of posting recently. I also would have understood if you signed off "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year". I do love the pictures though. You're a lucky man.

Petit fleur said...

That is one cute kiddo!

Also the picture of big brother screaming... classic.

Valerie said...

Beautiful. The pics were worth waiting for. I can see Hayden will be a head-turner later on. I'm glad Kyle is warming to the baby... it's quite an adjustment for the little guy.

BTW... I quite like your accolades!

billy pilgrim said...

she's a beauty! kyle better watch his back, she might just steal everyone's heart.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Love that pic of Kyle screaming. "Khaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!"

Really progressive parents would continue with those murals. I know you'll make the right choice.

Travis Erwin said...

Rock on my man for it does it much easier.

Crystal Posey said...

OH MY GOODNESS! So much cuteness.

Jay Noel said...

It won't be easy. But it's well worth it. That picture encompasses the entire challenge of child #2 coming along.

But I'm sure Kyle will be a great big brother, after he recovers from the trauma.

Wendy said...

Precious girl!

radioactive girl said...

So cute! And the sleep thing gets better but I know it doesn't help to know this right now. You have such a beautiful family!

texlahoma said...

I'm kind of surprised you had time to post at all. Hang in there, I guess it's a time of adjustment for all family members

Phats said...

I can't imagine at all why you're busy. haha hot in here haha i'd rather see you two perform andale andale mami eiei OUGHT OHHHHHH haha

Jay Noel said...

Just had to come back and look at that picture one more time. Ha!