Monday, December 29, 2008

40 days and counting . . .

With less than 6 weeks (okay just a couple days, but still less) Tim and I are starting to get very excited about meeting our little girl and letting her meet her brother! I'm to the done-with-being-pregnant stage and after about 3 more weeks, this baby can come anytime (I would say that starting now she can come anytime, but that would be too early for her)! So, here is a little (very little) sampling of some of the fun and very soft things I can't wait to dress her in and snuggle with her in!

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Opening his new PJ's Christmas Eve. He was pretty excited to be opening a present, but wasn't too thrilled with the contents. He sure did look cute though!

With Mom in his new jammies.
Christmas morning opening his stocking presents. I had to give him some chocolate to happy him up before he would open presents.

So happy to get his Robinson's movie. This is his FAVORITE movie. He will watch it over and over again at grandmas and will sit and watch the entire thing. This is also his new pose for every picture, big smile, head to the side.

His big ride on Cat dump truck from grandma and grandpa and his little motorized Cat dump truck from mom and dad. He loves these two tractors!

Playing cards with Carissa. This is become a traditional picture to take since I have one similar to it from last Christmas, except that he is kissing her on the cheek. He loves this girl!
Well, I did better on the pictures of Christmas day this year, since I took none last year, however I didn't take any Christmas day at my parents house! He had tons of fun there and was spoiled as well! Thank you everyone for a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish everyone an early Merry Christmas! 

Monday, December 22, 2008

(Early) Christmas Presents

Since this year is the year that Gavin and Rayanne go to Kansas to spend Christmas with her family, we opened some Christmas presents early last night. Grandma and Grandpa bought some Kylan and Braden presents that stay at Grandma's. The one the boys loved the most was a motorized John Deere Tractor! It is awesome! They also got some tractors and games. They will be spoiled at Grandma and Grandpa's house!

Picture of Kylan in his boots that Reed and Carissa gave him for working on the dairy in. They were Reed and Carissa's for helping grandpa feed the cows and horses in.

Here's the tractor. It is awesome!! Neither of the boys really got the steering part of it, but at least Braden holds on to the steering wheel. Kylan had a cup of juice and he would just sit back and drink his juice and floor it and let grandpa steer for him! Hopefully we can take it outside today, unless it starts snowing again!

Friday, December 19, 2008

List of 8

8 Shows I enjoy watching:
1. The Office (so sad there wasn't a new one this week)
2. That 70's Show
3. Friends
4. Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares (even though with all the beeping it's hard to know what he is saying)
5. Project Runway
6. Rock the Reception
7. Scrubs
8. News

8 things that happened yesterday:
1. Washed all the newborn baby stuff I have so far and what I am using from Kylan
2. Relaxed after my day of shopping on Wednesday - I know, pretty pathetic, but it's tiring to walk around all day with 20 extra pounds out in front!
3. Took Kylan to the dairy to feed the cows dinner with dad
4. Wrote cards for the people Teri and I visiting teach
5. Watched Cam play basketball
6. Ate breakfast for dinner (my favorite - thanks Teri)
7. Danced with Kylan
8. Gave Kylan lots of kisses and hugs!

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Watching Kylan open his presents on Christmas morning
2. Kade and Leah's wedding
3. Seeing family during Christmas
4. The arrival of our baby girl
5. Eating crab and tri-tip at my parents house tonight
6. Christmas Eve dinner at Sorensen's
7. Not being pregnant in about 7 weeks!
8. Going to bed tonight - and every night!!!

8 things I love about winter (there won't be 8 because I really really HATE winter)
1. The first snow, but then I want it to melt really quickly before I have to drive, walk, or be in it!
2. Christmas
3. New Years
4. That's about it! After New Years I just count down the days until Spring!

8 people I tag:
Anyone who wants to do this. I know, it's a copout, but oh well!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Kylan's first movie experience. We went to Madagascar II with Grandma, Grandma Adams, Reed and Carissa. Kylan made it through an hour of the movie!

Waiting with Dad, Uncle Gav and Braden to sit on Santa's lap. Neither of them would actually sit on his lap, but they did pose with their dads by him!

The best pic of Kylan with Santa! He wouldn't even give him a high-five, but the next day at church he gave the guy who was in the suit one:)

Our Christmas tree. We decorated it between church and naptime, so Kylan was asleep at this point. He really wasn't too into decorating it, but he loves to look at it and calls it "Ky Ky's Christmas Tree"
Our stockings that my Grandma Schank made us. She makes a stocking for every grandchild (I've had this my whole life), grandchild-in-law and great grandchild. This next year she will be super busy with making them for the four new great grandchildren who are coming!!
Eating an apple with uncle Cam before decorating candy houses.
Kylan and Braden decorating their candy house. They actually didn't eat as much candy as I thought they would and a lot made it onto the house, or at least into the houses front yard.
Leah and her mom looking just alike!
While puting the finishing touches on the roof of our house, Tim made a huge hole in it. He wasn't too happy since it took him an hour to put it together!
Our house completed. The tree is covering the hole
Tim's early (very early) fathers day present. His Christmas present was hunting in Canada! He has been looking for a used shell for about a year and the perfect one (with an even better price) popped up and we bought it today. Now he has another place to put his hunting stuff. It does match better than it looks like it does in the picture because his truck has a red pinstripe on it.
Well, that's what we've done for Christmas so far! More pictures to come as the count down to Christmas continues!

Friday, December 12, 2008

32 Week Pics

28 Weeks
32 Weeks

32 Weeks
Here's a little comparison between my last pregnancy pics (I think it was 28 weeks) and now(32 weeks). I have grown quite a bit, in fact for some reason I couldn't manage to take a picture of myself and had to wait for Tim to come home and take some of me. I also couldn't remember how to work the self timer on my camera, just another thing I can't remember because I'm prenant (or at least that's what I blame it on). Also ignore my fat pregnancy face, or is it all the Christmas candy I've already been eating.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Big Boy Room & Bed!

Yesterday afternoon and night Tim and I decided to take the plunge and switch Kylan into his new room. Of course we left the crib up in his old room just in case. After making a huge deal out of his new "big boy room" we crossed our fingers and put him down for his first night in a real bed. We have double mattress and box springs, but not frame which we will get later when we are sure he won't fall out of bed - we decided to skip the toddler bed thing. After putting him back in bed I don't know how many times and dad cuddling with him for a few minutes so he knew he was safe, he fell asleep and we didn't hear a peep until his normal wake-up time this morning of about 8:00. He didn't fall out of bed, freak out in the night or anything and we are so proud of him! We even did a "We are proud of you cheer" for him this morning (my family will appreciate that)! He loved that Tim and I could cuddle in bed with him this morning and that he could wait and get out by himself when he was ready - in his crib sometimes I could go and shower before he was ready to actually get out of bed!
We are so proud of him - now I get to tackle nap time today! Hopefully it will go well also!

Picture of Kylan's room from the hallway door. We are going to put a chair rail up between the blue and off-white when we finish the window seals in his room. We will also be putting blinds up when we finish the seals.

Ky's room from the door leading into the living room. Since this room has a door off of the living room we are hoping that most of his toys will stay in here and so far they have.

A very happy and still sleepy boy this morning in his big boy bed!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My New Nephew

I know I put pics of Evan and Ky up earlier, but my pictures just aren't as good as Kade's of him! I just think that he is so adorable and the best baby ever! Leah came into the office this week to work on invitations with him and he just sat on Janet's lap at her desk pretty much the whole time and didn't make a peep! I just love this boy and I am so excited to be his Aunt! Kylan is kind of partial to him also!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Ut Oh Momma's Keys"

Kylan and I took a little trip to City Hall to pay a bill (I am out of checks, thank goodness I ordered some more a couple days ago) and while leaving he noticed the fountain out back. I thought, we have some time to burn, so why not?? I forgot that he had my keys and after looking at the "water" for about 5 minutes we said goodbye and started walking to our car when Kylan suddenly turned around and chucked my keys into the fountain. Now if this fountain was a normal depth I could have reached in a grabbed them but with the tall wall around it and my big belly that wasn't happening. Luckily there was a policeman standing outside by his car and he very graciously fashioned a hook out of a wire hanger and fished them out. He even gave Kylan a sticker (though he didn't deserve it). The whole time he kept saying "Ut Oh Momma's Keys water" hmmmm I wonder how they got there!
Believe it or not my remote still works! How boring was life before Kylan!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Our Crazy Thanksgiving Week

We have had the craziest and most fun Thanksgiving week ever! We had everyone home in both of our families (except the missionaries), had a wedding and have played with cousins and uncles every day. Unfortunately, most of the time Ky was with my brothers, I was doing wedding stuff, so I don't have pics of that, but I do have some cousin pics and wedding pics . . .

Rachel applying the final touches to Tonya. I thought this was a good pic of the back of her dress. It was a gorgeous dress and she looked gorgeous in it.

Ready to walk down the aisle.

Waiting for the wedding to begin.
The wedding.
Kylan with mom's "pretty" which he broke shortly after this while wrestling with me to take a picture with all of the cousins.
All of the boys. We tried a all cousin photo, but as previously mentioned Kylan wasn't cooperating.
Kylan and I. Not a good pic of me, but a cute one of him!
Kylan and grandma swimming today. Grandma and I took all the kids to the indoor pool, with the exception of Braden due to his broken clavical. It went really well, despite the fact that I didn't get in the water (I don't have a maternity swimsuite) and all Kylan is talking about today is the water!
Tonight we are roasting hot dogs and doing s'mores and then tomorrow Steve, Rachel and kids go home. Despite the lack of sleep and one broken bone we have had so much fun with both fams! Now we will start the whole wedding process over again with my family!