Friday, June 26, 2009

See what I mean????

As I had posted the other day, I wrote that Keagan LOVES food. Here is what he looks like before EVERY bite:

He's my hungry little birdie. He opens his mouth for every bite and then says "mmmm" - It's really funny.

That's all????

Monday, June 22, 2009

5 months old

Keagan turned 5 months yesterday - he's getting to be quite the big boy - or so he thinks. We've since started some solids (cereal and veggies) and it's going quite well. If we put him in the high chair and his food isn't ready yet he has a meltdown - seriously. He has no patience when it comes to food. He has to be in the kitchen with all of us if we are eating, even if it's not time for him to eat yet.

He has finally become interested in his toes. I love that. I can hardly change his diaper because he's always reaching for his feet.

We broke out the johnny-jump-up. He hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet. Especially when Kellen comes up to him and spins him and jerks him around. He doesn't quite know what to think.
Keagan is definitely a mama's boy right now. Although Karsten can really get him laughing.
He's trying to turn from his back to his tummy but keeps getting stuck half way through.
He is going to bed between 7 and 7:30 and getting up between 6:15 and 7:15. Naps however are catastrophies most of the time. We've really been trying to work on a routine. Whenever things go well for a few days there is always something that throws a wrench in and wrecks it for a week. Oh well. I told Karsten we need some professional help with his napping!! (Seriously, he slept for a total of like 2 hours during the day the whole weekend.)
Anyway, happy 5 months Keagan!!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Writing on the wall

I caught Kellen writing on his bedroom wall today:
and everywhere else!!
on his ladder
on his comforter and book
on his pillowcase
I know the pictures just don't do it justice.
Luckily it was just chalk!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Fun

We are definitely excited that it's nice outside these days. We always look forward to Daddy coming home from work so we can go on our routine evening walk.

Oh man, this is the life.

Kellen wondering where all the ladies are. He was looking for Katie, our next door neighbor so he could give her a ride.

But instead, Daddy offered to take Kellen for a bike ride instead while I pushed the stroller.

Man that's cold!
We finally got the kiddie pool out of the attic. Kellen plays in it almost every day.
Keagan didn't mind it too much either - but this was after Daddy added some hot water.

Okay, I'm ready - I really want those fishies on the bottom of the pool!!

Why is it that swimming always makes us so hungry?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Potty Training

It's been a month since I've started potty training with Kellen and I can honestly say it wasn't that bad. Everyone kept telling me (and I had heard) that boys are so much harder. So, I kept putting it off waiting for the right time. I was really dreading it because I thought it would be a year long process with LOTS of accidents. Fortunately he caught on very quickly and has stayed dry during the day for several weeks now. (That of course does not count nap time - we have yet to conquer that one). But I am pleasantly surprised. I think Kellen is very proud of himself too.
Kellen standing by his reward sticker chart. AND YES we did use some bribes. After he went poop and pee two times he got to go to Chuck E. Cheese. I also had lots of other small prizes and things too.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It melts my heart

Kids can drive you absolutely crazy one minute and melt your heart the next. It was a melt your mommy's heart moment. Today out of the blue Kellen came up to me, wrapped his arms around my neck and said "mommy, you're my best friend - let's take a picture." It was absolutely adorable. (I've never called him or asked him if he was my best friend so I'm not sure where he got that.) He then pretended that one of the little light up squares on Keagan's exersaucer was a camera. He told me to smile and take a picture. Oh, I love that boy. He is so sweet.
But he's also definitely becoming "all boy." He is really into picking up dead dried up worms and thinks giving them to people as gifts is a wonderful idea. He also loves his John Deere Gator and it can never go fast enough. He says "mommy, I need to go faster." He will then shift the gear into high-gear, but it's still not enough. His latest thing is playing in the muddy crawl dad holes in our back yard. He's always looking or asking for a stick so he can poke the holes. I'm so excited that the weather is nice and am looking forward to the adventures that summer will bring.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hanging out at Nana and Pa's

Karsten had a few days off last week and over the weekend so we made the trip to Pleasant Plains together this time!! My Grandad is sick and in the hospital, so we mainly made the trip to see him. However, both my sisters and their husbands (and dogs) were able to make it too so the house was packed!! We had a great time just hanging out.

Kellen and Keagan with the first dip into Grandma and Grandad Dudley's pool. Keagan liked being in the water if you were holding him. He didn't care so much for the turtle floatie.

Karsten taught Kellen how to fly a paper (cardboard) airplane. Kellen really enjoyed it and loved when the plane took a nose dive into the grass.

Karsten and Kellen on the mower. Karsten had not had a chance to try out the new mower. So he and Matt ended up mowing mom and dad's whole yard!! It's fun to mow when you can go really fast.

Corn hole for the guys - I played once and failed miserably.

Aunt Morgan trying to get Keagan to sit up. He's getting stronger but he's not quite there yet.

I know - I had to put it on once - it was a gift. I like it - my husband, well, you know what he thinks!
Are we home yet????
Both boys traveled well - I think they are getting use to it. I was thankful my husband was able to come along this time. He needed a few days away.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Since I have so many pictures of Kellen and Hallie Kate together, I figured I better get started on the two new arrivals!! The blue eyed boys: Nolan 6 months and Keagan 4 months!

We watched Nolan the other night while HK had gymnastics. I hope these boys will be as good as friends as HK and Kellen have become!
Hopefully more to come soon!!

We're on our way to Springfield.

Monday, June 1, 2009

More Toys Please!!

No, not really - I think we have plenty!!
I'm a little overwhelmed with all these bright obnoxious things surrounding me!!
Kellen emptied the entire toy box of Keagan's toys. I asked him what he was doing and he said "Keagan needs more toys to play with."