Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We're back!!

Daytona Beach, Florida

Well, we are finally back home from our vacation to Daytona Beach. Although, I will have to say I need a vacation from my vacation. As most of you know hurricaine -or should I say tropical storm Faye - hit Daytona Beach last week while we were there. We had a couple of nice days at the beach and tried to wait out the storm, but soon became bored and tired of being cooped up in the condo. SO we came home early :=(

Since I left most of the picture taking up to my sister Shannon, you'll have to visit her blog to see more pictures, but here are a few that I took. I would have some video shots but my video camera broke while we were there - I am quite bitter about that. But that's another story.

Kellen and Pa - Kellen didn't know what to think of the big crashing waves and the sand.

Kellen was able to spend a lot of time with his Aunts Morgan and Shannon and Uncles Luke and Matt. I think they all got a healthy dose of the beginnings of the terrible two's!! They will never want to go on vacation with us again. haha

Kellen and Nana eating a good 'ol PB and jelly sandwhich on the beach.

After building some sand castles, Kellen became very frustrated with the sand in between his toes - sorry to tell ya buddy but that may take years to get out!!!!

On one of the rainy days, we decided to visit a local chocolate factory. Kellen was begging for a piece of chocolate (a dark chocolate peanut cluster no less) so I gave in and bought him one. He ate the whole thing (well, actually he wore most of it) Hmm, that shirt is ruined!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We are having a ........

For those of you who don't know, Karsten and I are expecting again at the end of January. We had our first ultrasound yesterday and found out that we are having another boy. Karsten is pumped and I am super excited that Kellen will have a brother. Now the fun begins: shopping for new baby, decorating the nursery, and of course "discussing" baby names with the husband (well, that part may not be too much fun since we tend to have polar opposite ideas and it takes us FOREVER to decide). I can always count on mom to call and have a baby name ready to hand out. :-)

Well, we are getting ready to head off to Florida on Saturday with the family so it may be awhile before I post another blog - see ya when I get back!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Some funny pictures

Here are some recent photos of Kellen doing some odd and funny things around the house:

If you look at Bailey closely, there are refrigerator letter magnets on his back. Obviously Kellen thought they would stick on fur somehow.

My First Backpack! I'm ready for Kindergarten!
We were on our way to the store and Kellen wanted to wear his new "Thomas" backpack. He stuffed every truck and train that he could fit in there.

Since the fence is done, I took Bailey and Murphy's collars off. I guess Kellen decided it was his turn to be tethered up. He insisted on wearing Bailey's collar outside and then proceeded to bark. It was quite funny - I wish I would have gotten it on the video camera!

Kellen and I went to the Zoo in Evansville yesterday. His two favorite things were the porcupine and "cock cock" (peacock). If you look closely he was determined he was going to catch it.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Grandma and Grandad come to visit

It was great to see Grandma and Grandad Dudley this weekend. They came Friday evening and stayed through Saturday. We are so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents (and great-grandparents for Kellen). On Friday we hung out at our place and pigged out on sweet corn - thanks to Grandad for bringing us some home grown! On Saturday we went to downtown Newburgh, IN on the Ohio river and I showed them some of our favorite places. Unfortunately I forgot my camera so I had to take pictures with my phone - so as soon as I find out how to get them off the phone and onto the blog I will post them. Saturday evening we went out to eat and then let Kellen entertain us outside while he played in the swimming pool and with the water hose.