Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
y things! I can tell what she is thinking, 'maybe if I smile really cute then she wont notice the beads on the floor and the stuff around my neck'. Actually this is just the face she makes when she sees the camera. She also runs as close to it as she can get so I'm always pushing her back or directing her to stand somewhere else so I can get her picture. Love this little monster! It's a good thing too because she is currently going from two down to one nap which means that by four o'clock she is such a grump!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Today we are getting out of the house because I know that the next two days we will be here at home since Kendall will be recovering from her tube surgery. She is going to get a haircut today and we are going to pick up one last (?) Christmas gift.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
I'm afraid that the ear infection is back. Kendall's nose started running today and she has been all over me today. She has this new phrase that is the equivalent of "pick me up" but sounds like "eeeet ooooou" I think she is saying 'get you' because I usually say something like "just a second and I'll get you." She holds her arms in the air and says "eeeeet oooou". Charming.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
A couple days ago Kendall had something that caused her to break out in a couple of hive marks (I seriously mean a couple at the most four). She had some of my bread from a peanut butter sandwich that may have been the problem or it could have been the raisins she had from my trail mix since they probably had nut and seed 'stuff' on them. Well, in the past she has gotten these same marks from Benedryl (for cold symptoms). I went to the store and bought a different type of Benedryl thinking that it may have been the 'allergy' component of ours (cause really, who is allergic to Benedryl?). Well, yesterday the hives had spread to her torso and arms so I called the doctor and even though I expressed my concern they suggested the Benedryl. This morning it was all over her face too. We made a special trip to the pediatrician and they have prescribed her something different and want to do allergy testing on her when this is all cleared. Poor little Bug. She isn't behaving differently (maybe a little clingy) just looks pretty awful. This morning when she woke up she saw the Christmas tree with the lights for the first time. My plan was that she and I would add the ornaments, she liked the ornaments all right but she really just wanted to pull them all out of the box. Her favorite new accessory was the basket of old cards from friends and family, especially the photo cards, "BABY, DOG...."
We did finish the tree but the act of decorating has kind of made a mess so I'm going to go try to clean up a bit before Kendall wakes up!
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Jenn and Justin are on their way over, yippee. Excited to visit with them. I'll try to remember to take some pictures!
We've just been hanging out around the house lately. I did brave Wal-Mart today for groceries and it was oddly empty. Very close parking spot, no waiting at the checkout...the cashier said it has been so slow. Got some laundry and cleaning in my office completed, contemplating getting out the Christmas stuff. That's it for my update!
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Some of you may know that my computer died a comple of months ago. Brian and I have been sharing his computer since then. When I cam home I found a new computer with a big red bow set up in my office. He is the BEST! I started crying when I saw it. He had even uploaded all my old files and photos that I had backed up and set up my email account too!
He also vacuumed the house and cleaned my car. I need to go out of town more often! This is one of my favorite pictures of him..so handsome. This was taken the week after our wedding (four years ago this month) in NYC.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
- Don't fix your hair in Kansas if you plan on going outside, the 50 mph windgusts leave you looking like Albert Einstein within 12 seconds of leaving the house.
- Open the car door very cautiously, same winds try to rip the door either into the car next to you or just completely off the car alltogether.
- Beware the golden retrievers tail, it may look friendly but it packs a punch
- Beware the golden retrievers mouth, it may look friendly but it is smiling because it is trying to distract you long enough to steal your snack
Actually, everything is going along swimmingly. I love spending time with Jessy and Mitch they are such cool kids. Since being here Jessy has taught Kendall how to "pound it" which is some kind of gangsta hand shake. Kendall has also being doing a few new dance moves that no one really taught her. To the tune of "Head, Sholders, Knees and Toes" Kendall will still point to various body parts but then break off to 'drop it like it's hot'. :)
My poor husband is now at home, alone, trying to pass a kidney boulder (not a stone, a boulder). Poor guy. Happy Anniversary honey, I love you!!
Monday, November 06, 2006
So I have finally started to plan decorating the house. Nothing has really changed physically but the planning has begun. It will all start after Christmas (I will remain in the planning stage until then which is good because I have a tendency to change my mind). First two projects: Turn the guest closet into my 'office' and finish Kendall's room. She will have this bedding and wall color. I am going to make some cute felt collage pictures to frame that I saw in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and I have the ledges to create this photo grouping. Tomorrow we find out the sex of the baby so I can start to plan his/her room. I have some ideas for the wall color in our living room and I also found a framed photo grouping I want to recreate over our couch.
I start my sixth month of pregnancy on Thursday so my "free time" is running out. If I've waited 1.5 years to do this much think how much harder it will be with two kids demanding my time!!! Better get what I can done now. It's hard to believe that I'm five months preggy. At this point in my pregnancy with Kendall Brian and I flew here from Boston for our annual Brown County Valentines Cabin weekend with our friends. Lorie took my pregnancy photos and my belly was huge!!! I was just a couple weeks further along! I am not sure if strangers can tell if I'm pregnant or not now.
Oh well, my good little monkey has been playing so well, I think that I'm going to go play with her for a little while. We're working on a new sticker book that she really likes :O)
Friday, November 03, 2006
Kendall and I are looking forward to spending nine days with Jessy and Mitch this month (and a couple days with Jeff and Sara too). I think that her Aunt Sara is looking forward to squeezing a Little Bug :) Well, I'll leave you with a few Halloween shots. She did really well, wasn't scared of anything but the time change really threw her for a loop and she got tired really early.
PS my pictures wont upload, I'll try again later.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Haven't been blogging much lately. I don't know exactly what I've been doing but I feel like I've been busy! I'm excited about Friday night because my girl Karin and I are going to scrapbook late into the night. I had gotten out of a scrapbooking phase but then the new store opened here and I'm back in it again. I've had a couple people mention that they wanted me to start up another Paper Chick class...maybe do a family album. Let me know if you are interested or if you have ideas for another class you would like. If I get enough interest in multiple classes I would consider preparing two different ones. Just a thought. Here is a cute picture that I took of Kendall yesterday. She got a ton of fall clothes recently and I'm loving them all!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Last night Brian and I went to see Rent. I liked it because it was such an "artsy" stage design, the characters were fun and real seeming and because it is just neat to see such a different lifestyle from my own. I didn't like it because there were a lot of 'young people' there and the show really glamorized drugs, sex, aids... Regardless, it was a fun evening getting out with B.
Lorie babysat Kendall for us and she took a few pictures. This is the only one that I have seen so far. Love it
Sunday, October 01, 2006
So we've been pretty busy lately. Last weekend we drove up to Cincy to visit with Jenn and Justin. On Tuesday my mom flew up and Thursday Kristy and her family drove up so we've been having a lot of family time lately. Yesterday we were all in Indiana for my aunt and uncles 50th anniversary. My aunt Bev told me that Extreme Makeover was filming close by so we had to make a trip to see what was going on! Unfortuantly my camera battery was almost dead but we did manage to take a few pictures and even saw Eduardo the landscape guy doing some filming. There is even a chance that we will be in the background (if they aren't zoomed in on him too closely). The show will air in December. It looks like the designers may not do much at all except the film part because Eduardo came in got a shovel from someone and started working just for the film part and then he handed it back and went inside, ha.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
I have pictures on the camera (thanks to Jenn) that I need to download but until then I'm hijacking this picture from the Weires family just so I can update my blog.
Kendall has another ear infection, poor little Buggy. But, it does explain some clinginess and her Sunday fever.
Kendall obviously hasn't gotten the memo that UGGS are now out of style. She thinks they feel oh so toasty on her little piggy toes and that they just look smashing with her denim skirt. Gotta love this kid.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
I got Kendall's Halloween costume this weekend. At first I wasn't positive that I would use this one since I've had these grand illusions of making her costumes but I put it on her when we got home and she LOVED it. Even after I took it off of her she wanted (tried) to carry it around. Since she wore it she has been saying "bawk, bawk, bawk" all the time.
We had a nice relaxing weekend. Brian mowed the grass (much to the relief of our neighbors). We just hung out and watched football on Sunday afternoon. Sunday after church we met Jennie, Nathan, and Anna for Panera it's always nice to get together with them.
Today is another nice day. It is just barely raining which I love since I already planned on staying home all day. I have one of the kitchen windows open so I can hear it hit the deck and I have the spicy candle burning so the house smells like fall and rain...mmm so nice.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
We're home! We had such a nice week visiting with Ron and Susan in Florida. Kendall did really well with the doggies and she picked up a new habit while we were there...sleeping in! I'm loving it, she is sleeping about an hour to an hour and a half later then she was before we left, I'm hoping she keeps it up! Kendall spent a couple of days with her Gram and Pop while Brian and I took a little vacation of our own to Longboat Key. We spent a lot of time out at the beach and pool, spent a couple hours at the bookstore and took our time eating our meals, reading the paper...ahhhhh. On Monday the boys played golf so at the last minute Susan and I decided to take Kendall to Disney World. She really enjoyed and was only afraid of a few of the characters; she wanted to 'honk' all of their noses though.
Something wonderful happened while we were gone though...it turned cool! I LOVE the change of seasons! There is the perfect crispness in the air this morning. This kind of weather makes me want to do a lot of things like: clean, burn spicy scented candles, bake, eat squash, go the soccer and football games, decorate in maroon and orange colors, drink red wine (although I wont), buy school supplies and clothes like tights and fleece vests. I'm looking forward to cooking winter dinners like stew and bundling up next to the fire with a cozy blanket. Another thing that I learned this morning that I really love is stepping out of the car into cool air and then going around the car to get Kendall's cozy warm and snuggly little body out of the car seat. Just makes you want to hold her close!
Well, I'm off to do some fall like things.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
For those of you who haven' heard, we're pregnant! I had my first sonogram this morning and everything looks great. Actually everything looks like a peanut but that is how it is supposed to look at this stage. The baby is right on schedule
as far as growth, it measures just as it should at 9weeks and 5days. the picture on the left is a 3D ultrasound (very cool) the head is at top and the little arm (bud) is also visible...so is the little tail, ha. The photo on the right is a regular 2D shot & the head is on the right hand side. We're so excited!