Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Kellen and Karsten took the opportunity this morning to play outside and burn off some energy. Kellen (and I think Karsten too) really enjoyed himself.
Getting all bundled up
Keagan was all bundled up as well - but we stayed inside. I can't believe he's a week old today!!!! It makes me so sad that they grow up so quickly.
Karsten teaching Kellen how to make snow angels.
Kellen went right outside to his play house. He loved breaking off all the icicles and sliding down his slide.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
When Aunt Shannon came over on saturday we had plans to take lots of pictures - including a family one. Unfortunately our ideas and plans didn't work out too well since Keagan was very fussy and it was so cold - I hated to strip him down to nothing, so we gave up. Anyway, if you haven't visited Shannon's blog here are some of my favorites that she took.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Keagan's first sponge bath at home. Kellen wanted to help but lost interest after a few minutes. He just wanted to play with the water faucet.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Keagan endured the "male sacrifice" this morning. Everything looks OK and the vital pieces remain intact. He is making good improvements in breastfeeding. He is definitely orally fixated. I held a pacifier to his mouth for 2 hours in the middle of the night inbetween two full breastfeeding sessions. He is much more relaxed with the pacifier. The grandfathers made it in tonight to see Keagan. I think they might have set a new land speed record to get here, because they made it in less than 4 hours and that includes a stop for food! Kellen is still a little uninterested in Keagan overall and is just happy to be back playing with his trains. His Nana Slater got him a playdough set with accessories. He enjoyed that very much this evening. His Pa Dudley got him a John Deere movie which we all watched at the hospital. Kellen was excited to see the tractors, loaders, diggers and combines. I'm sure we will wear the tape out before Spring. That's it for today. Brooke and Keagan will be coming home tomorrow!
(If you have noticed the striking difference in writing style, its because Dad has taken the blog back over until Mom gets home from the hospital and ready to take it back.)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The other night I was fixing sloppy joes. Because I still have pregnancy brain, I completely forgot to saute the onion with the hamburger meat. SO as I was browning the meat and remembered that I needed the onion, it was too late. I decided I would get some onion powder and salt out of the spice cabinet above the stove. You can only imagine what happened next. As my large protuding abdomen was hovering over the pan on the stove I leaned a little too far and seared it - I mean a good 3 inch burn on my already super sensitive skin!!
Karsten came home from work almost immedietly after this happened and I was almost in tears. The burn had already blistered and my belly felt like it was going to split open! I told him I was done with this pregnancy and would do anything to get this child out! BUT I'm still pregnant. SIGH! Karsten then had to encourage me by saying - that's going to leave a scar!
Anyway, I'll spare you the pictures. It's not attractive. Poor me!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Kellen loves Mr. Potato Head - especially now that he has been watching Toy Story. Every time we watch the movie he drags Mr. Potato Head out. The other day he thought it would be funny if he could wear the parts (the other parts didn't work out too well).
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
So I just wanted to take a minute and brag on Karsten's sister Kendra. She painted these for Kellen's room - aren't they amazing!!?? We got them for Christmas and I could not wait to hang them up. Kellen loves them (as do I) and I personally think she should start her own business!