Monday, December 28, 2009
Waiting anxiously to see what awaited him under the tree.
Keagan and baby Anderson received sock monkeys that mom had made them.
Kellen recieved a grain bin set and hauler...both the boys we're excited about that.
Keagan's new piggy bank from Aunt Morgan and Uncle Luke
Kellen posing by his machine shed that Nana and Pa made him. He LOVES it and now has a parking space for his farm toys.
Later that evening we went to Great Grandma Dudley's. It was quite different this year without Grandad but we have wonderful memories of many Christmas' with him. Mom and Shannon made quilts out of Grandad's shirts and pants and I think everyone really liked them and were surprised as well.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Kendra, Doyle, Preston and Bennett arrived wednesday evening. Karsten's brother and his family live in springfield so ALL of us were there together wednesday night into Christmas eve morning. I know the older kids had a great time hanging out together. Unfortunately both my boys were sick and didn't feel too well.
Keagan admiring the Nativity
Kaylee, Bennett and Doyle singing and Butch.....I think snoozing! :-)
Aunt Toni and Keagan bonding over a bottle.
Keagan opening his first tractor set.
Kellen received a dragon castle....something he had been admiring for awhile at the toy stores.
Keagan attempting to cooperate with listening to the Christmas story.
Anyway, to record what you are now doing at 11 months I'll write this short post anyway.
You finally started clapping while we were away this week for Christmas. Also you started to get brave and stand by yourself without holding on to anything. (That's according to my parents....we were out and of course things always happen.).
You are a pro at climbing upstairs. You haven't figured out how to get back down though. Our parents houses make us nervous with all those stairs!!
You are now only taking 2 bottles with formula. I'm giving you whole milk starting this week during lunch and late afternoon.
You still have quite the little personality. You love to scream and be noticed.
I can't believe you'll be 1 in a few short weeks....better get that birthday party planning started!!!
We celebrated Christmas at home the Saturday before actual Christmas Day. Fortunately the boys are young enough they don't know the difference.
The morning of our Christmas Kellen comes into our room with the empty plate of cookies for santa. He said "Mommy look!! The cookies are all gone! Someone ate all of them!!" I had to remind him that it was santa and his reindeer and that it was okay.
Keagan and his precious surprise face. I think he was most excited about the fact that his very own new crocs were clean and that meant he could chew on them!!
Kellen with his breakdown train.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
We made cookies for santa last night. Kellen thought he would really like some more sugar cookies so that's what we did.
Kellen wanted to show he was "3" this year at Christmas.
Yesterday morning we all went to the mall in anticipation to see santa. We got to the line and Kellen did NOT want to see him. He said "I will cry when I sit on Santa's lap." So we went to the play area instead. My ideas rarely get followed through.
This past week the Oldham's came over for a Christmas party. It was nice getting to hang out all together. The kids exchanged gifts and we had an appetizer dinner.
I gave Keagan a banana dipped in some chocolate fondue. Needless to say he loved it.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The other night I fixed spaghetti and gave Keagan his first bites of it. I let him just feed himself. I knew it would be messy but he's gotta learn somehow.
He didn't like the feel of it at first but then got the hang of it.
He ate all of his helping and then screamed for more. Watch out because if there isn't food on his tray and he's sitting there, he screams and screams!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Nolan (and everyone else) loved this train!
Testing the birthday cake.....
The final result!
Nolan - you are such a sweet little guy!!! Happy Birthday!!!!
Friday, December 4, 2009
The whole bunch
Shannon, Mom, and Aunt Suzie
Tara, Gracie, and Alison
The butt sisters
Need I explain???
Some of the final product!!