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The Kids

As you’ve probably read, I have 4 beautiful children. Although not necessarily the main topic of The Rantings of a Tortured Mind, I do mention them quite frequently. So here’s a quick rundown of the kids:

Kaeidyn

Kaeidyn

Kaeidyn

Kaeidyn, born on a muggy day in mid-September, is the oldest of 4 and the bigger sister to 3 brothers – a hard task, she will overwhelmingly tell you. After over 12 hours of hyper-contractions and a completely botched c-section, Kaeidyn came into this world 4 weeks earlier than we had expected, ready to conquer the world.

Kaeidyn is independent, ambitious, stubborn, full of attitude and personality and can talk for days, if you let her. She enjoys school, excelling in spelling and math and is a social butterfly, always making new friends (or fighting with old ones…)

Kaeidyn loves to draw houses and people wearing fashionable clothing. She is also an incredible story writer, understanding complex plot lines and story progression. Some of Kaeidyn’s recent achievements include: learning to ride a bike by herself and consequently learning how to ride with no hands, learning to climb trees without fear and walking the whole year to school by herself or with a friend.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 7 going on 8
  • Birthday: September
  • Grade: 2 going on 3
  • I Was: 17
  • Dad: Alfie
  • Nickname(s): Fred, Fredita, Chic-A-Boo
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: American Dad
  • Favorite Song: Poker Face from Glee
  • My Favorite Thing About Kaeidyn: That her attitude is so much like mine.
  • My Least Favorite: That her attitude is so much like mine!

Recent Pictures…

Kaeidyn's Curly Hair

Kaeidyn’s Curly Hair

Kaeidyn the Kitty

Kaeidyn the Kitty

Kaeidyn's Halloween Costume

Kaeidyn’s Halloween Costume

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Kenzie

Quick Facts

  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: April
  • Grade: K going on 1
  • I Was: 19
  • Dad: Alfie
  • Nickname(s): McKenzie, Monster, Mac
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Backyardigans
  • Favorite Song: My Bonnie (Any Version)
  • My Favorite Thing About Kenzie: Something about the way he moves.
  • My Least Favorite: How easily he can be brought to tears.
Kenzie

Kenzie

Going into labor with Kenzie was as pre-meditated of an experience as Kaeidyn’s, with one difference – no c-section. After discovering I was already in active labour, we were scheduled to go in the next day to have him. Once my water was broken, contractions came steadily and in no time, Kenzie was making his presence and giving me a horrible craving for McDonalds.

Kenzie is a video game enthusiast who is relaxed, casual, barely phased, ball of energy. He enjoys going to school and playing with his friends, loves to hum to himself no matter what he’s doing and can normally be found in front of the TV either playing video games or waiting impatiently to play video games.

Kenzie loves to reenact scenes from his favorite video games with his younger brothers including Halo, Lego: Star Wars and Modern Warfare 3. He also enjoys coloring, playing with blocks and riding his bike. Some of Kenzie’s recent achievements include: graduating from Kindergarten, teaching himself to ride a two-wheeler bike and learning how to spread condiments properly with a butter knife.

Recent Pictures…

Kenzie's Smiling

Kenzie’s Smiling

Kenzie's Pouting

Kenzie’s Pouting

Kenzie's Laughing

Kenzie’s Laughing

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Keirnan

Keirnan

Keirnan

In terms of a pregnancy, Keirnan’s went by with almost no notice, until 7 weeks early, I woke up in a pool of water. After finally figuring out that my water had broken naturally, a first time occurence for me, we quickly went up to the hospital. The room was dark when Keirnan was born and the umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck, so he was quickly whisked away. Because he was premature, he stayed in the hospital for an entire month.

Keirnan is a clingy, moody, excited and talkative little guy. He enjoys spending his days near people, cuddling or playing games or watching TV. He’s often getting in trouble because he forgets that he’s still too young to do a lot of things, so tries to be a big boy like his older siblings.

Keirnan loves to be doing whatever everybody else is doing and can easily go from smiling one minute to crying the next. He spends his time playing video games with Kenzie, watching Power Rangers, building with blocks and running as much as possible. Keirnan is most excited to be going into Kindergarten this Fall.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 4 going on 5
  • Birthday: September
  • I Was: 21
  • Dad: Alfie
  • Nickname(s): Monkey
  • Favorite Color: Unknown
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Power Rangers
  • Favorite Song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • My Favorite Thing About Keirnan: He is very cuddly and loves to snuggle.
  • My Least Favorite: He is incredibly whiny, over everything!

Recent Pictures…

Rockstar Keirnan

Rockstar Keirnan

Crazy Face Keirnan

Crazy Face Keirnan

Calm Keirnan

Calm Keirnan

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Carter

Quick Facts

  • Age: 2 going on 3
  • Birthday: October
  • I Was: 23
  • Dad: The Boyfriend
  • Nickname(s): Car-Car
  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Scout & Friends Phonics Farm
  • Favorite Song: Be Calm by fun.
  • My Favorite Thing About Carter: How tough he is.
  • My Least Favorite: He squeals…!
Carter

Carter

Even though I had been having contractions for hours on end, they were far-spaced apart and I was in denial that it was baby time. Carter was born in a hurried and panicked hour, as the lady in the room next to mine screamed so loud, I felt like I was going to faint! After being told to “go to the washroom”, I delivered Carter standing in the bathroom while The Boyfriend stood in the other room, patiently waiting.Carter is rough and tough guy with barrels of energy and skin as thick as leather. A little on the clumsy side, Carter can almost always be seen with either bruises, scrapes or marker ink covering most of his body. He barely notices that he has “owies”, except long enough to get a feel better kiss and gets up from falls like they were planned or never happened.

Carter loves to scribble, talk to his Grandma, build with (and throw) blocks, and absolutely loves cars. Whether it’s cars on the street or cars from his toybox, he’s constantly talking about them, pointing at them and sleeping with them. When he’s not playing, he’s being a general terror and gets a kick out of making a big mess. However, he’s the first one to offer assistance in cleaning up.

Recent Pictures…

Carter After Cheezies

Carter After Cheezies

Carter in the Shower

Carter in the Shower

Carter Sqaurepants

Carter Sqaurepants

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