Paul & Stephanie EchoHawk Family

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ROCKBAND!!!!!!

Can you say obsessed? Well that’s what most of the people in my family are since we got the Wii and Rockband for Christmas. Singing, drums, 2 guitars, we had to buy the second one since everybody fought over playing. Paul sends the kids to bed every night and goes on tour with his band Blackrock Group. Paul on the guitar and Lloyd on the drums and me sometimes on the bass guitar. I have to admit it’s pretty fun!! We have a kids band called eCHOhAWK and Teagn rocks the drums(he is seiously good), Kiya and Ryken sing, Cole and Marlee play the guitars.

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Lincoln in the hospital

All of my kids have been really sick the last 2 months, one of the reasons I have not been able to post any new blogs. I seem to be up late with one for a couple nights then up late with another, it seems never ending sometimes. The flu, the croup, colds, ear infections, swollen glands…….I have been to the doctor’s office 5 times with different and same kids in the past 2 weeks. Aside from being really sleep deprived, so far neither Paul or me have been sick, knock on wood!!! This last weekend Lincoln got the croup with a fever of 102. He was having a hard time breathing and had no appetite, I felt so nervous at night that he wouldn’t be able to breathe well, so I pretty much stayed up with him and held him. So I took him to the doctor who said that he needed to be admitted to the hospital. I went straight to the hospital and didn’t leave the room for what seemed like forever. Paul of course was clear across the U.S. in Washington DC for work, so my friend picked up Ryken and drove all the kids around to their various activates, and finally my sister Tara came all the way from Boise to help. Everybody seems to be feeling better now, Lincoln is looking much better and breathing better, he still isn’t very hungry and has the remains of a cough. Teagan who got the croup a few days before Christmas just got his voice back this past week. We are thinking that we liked him without a voice. Hee hee! Ryken’s neck is no longer swollen after 10 days of antibiotics, and he recovered pretty quickly from the croup after a dose of decahedral at the doctor’s office. Ahhhhhhhh maybe I will sleep good tonight!!

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Christmas 2008

We had such a fun Christmas, I loved having the kids home for 2 whole weeks!!!!! We played games, slept in, played the WiI, played tons and tons of Rockband, went to Boise, and ate lots of good food.

I took a couple of pictures with my cell phone cause I forgot my other camera, of the little ones with Santa.... not too bad for a cell phone pic!
Lincoln's first Christmas
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Ryken wouldn't sit on his lap
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Christmas Eve
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Christmas morning on the stairs, Paul was up there with Teagan because he was really sick, poor guy.
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The Wii, Paul and Teagan boxing each other, for some reason Teagan beats us every time?!
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Christmas morning was so cool, we had so much snow, it felt so Christmassy
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Ryken having fun in the snow, we had tons of it!
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We all LOVE baby Leentin as Ryken calls him!

Dad and Lincoln
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Marlee and Lincoln
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Dark side as we like to call Ryken (because he is obsessed with Darth Vader and he calls Darth Vader dark side) so there you have it!!
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Teagan and Lincoln
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10 years old!! Kiya and Cole's Birthday!

I can’t believe my little babies are 10 years old already. They used to be sooooo tiny, Kiya was 5 lbs 5 oz and Cole was 4 lbs 2 oz, but they only had to be in the NICU for a week. Their birthday was December 14. Happy Birhtday guys;)

Kiya
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Cole, so little, I had never seen a baby that small before.
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10 Years Old
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Kiya, Teagan, Ryken and Lincoln

Here are some random pictures I’ve been talking of the kids the last few weeks.

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Marlee's 200 open at her track meet. 1st place! She also placed first in the 100 open!

Marlee tumbling pass for cheer tryouts!

Ryken's 2nd Birthday!!!

Kiya's power tumbling spring 2007

Kiya Tramp 2008

Kiya Tramp 2008
Great shot of Kiya at a tnt meet in March!! Go Kiya