Sunday, January 29, 2012

Potty Time

Finally, I think we are close to being potty trained with Hunter. He has made it almost a whole week being dry, even 2 nights and several nap times. Today started week 2. He has been telling us when he needs to go and he also told me the other day he had to go when we were at a store. I think he finally has decided to participate :) Yipeee!!!!! I am sure he will love me some day for posting these but they were too cute not to share :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"I Came to Dance, Dance, Dance......"

Reanna did a dance clinic with the high steppers last weekend and then was able to perform at half time Tuesday night. She might be on to this dance thing more than the sport thing....she stays focused and memorizes it pretty good for her age!

This is how she wanted me to take her picture....I am not sure if I should be worried or not :)

Trying to get a group shot!!

I pointed Reanna out in this first picture, it was kind of hard to see her with all the purple!!

Reanna and the dance captain. She was really great with the girls! Reanna and Mallorie--they love to dance :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Blood Drive

The Red Cross is doing a blood drive in honor of me and in memory of Kooper. I was given a blood tranfusion (11 liters of blood) during my recent loss and surgery. We are very excited to be a part of this and want to help others out!! If you can donate blood please do so, it is appreciated so much!

Tiffani Eilrich and "In Memory of Kooper Eilrich"

McPherson Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 16

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church - Fellowship Hall - 119 N. Elm

Schedule an appointment at

or by calling 1800REDCROSS (800-733-2767)

Walk-in's also welcome!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snowflake Creations

Several days ago, the kids painted and glittered wooden snowflakes to hang out at their brother's grave. They had a fun time decorating :)

Hunter's Masterpiece

Reanna's Masterpiece

Putting up their decorations

Finished product

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Special Moment

Last Wednesday, January 11th, would have been the adjusted due date for Kooper due to my complications... (his original due date should have been February 22nd). I would have been 34 weeks and most likely we would have been spending time in NICU. The day before and the day of his due date were rough...It made me think a lot of what should have been. That day before my mom, brother and I were talking and we knew it was suppose to be cold the next day and I mentioned that it would be nice to have some snow....aka....Kooper Kisses in memory of him. The days leading up to this due date were warm and around 50-60 degrees. However on January 11th, it turned cold. Around 3:00 or so the afternoon of the 11th, I went downstairs at work, looked out the front door and was surprised to see it was amazing is that!!!!! All I could think about was my baby was spreading some kisses to us on the day he should have been born. A part of me hurt but a part of me felt some comfort knowing that he is with me. I am so thankful for the things like this that help get me through.

Thank you Kooper for your kisses. We love you so much!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas: Part 3

New Year's day we celebrated our final Christmas at my Grandparent's house.

Tucker as Elf

Reanna as elf
Larissa & Eli

Hunter trying to be patient

My grandparents fill a stocking for each year for every person in our family. GG added a new one this year for Kooper. He got a snowflake ornament to hang at his memorial site. Thanks for including him GG and Papa Don.

We always open youngest to oldest....Hunter's next.

New Truck.

A handsome new outfit!!

Reanna's turn. A cute outfit for her too, and the softest vest.

A new game to play with

The twins' turn


Tuck Man

My turn!! I seem to be moving up in the opening position.....

Group shot...GG, Papa Don, Lexie, Jerry, Taylor, Sydney, Kenny, Kaylee, Jaunita, Colton and...
Steve opening his gifts

Aunt Duh

Uncle Kurt

Aunt Stacey



GG & Papa Don

Cassie givin Steve some love :)

Love is in the air....

Here are our family's stockings

Here is a partial pile of all the stocking she fills.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012.

2011 has been a rough year, however we have been blessed in so many ways.

Ready to see what the new year brings!