Friday, July 30, 2010

Roly Poly Dane

I know that it has been almost two weeks since I posted. I think it may have something to do with this little fella.... Okay, so maybe he isn't so little anymore. When did that happen!?! All of the sudden my little newborn isn't a little newborn and is a chubby little boy...but don't you just want to hug him and squish him! He is eating anywhere from 5-8 oz at a time, every 3 hours, AROUND THE CLOCK. No wonder I haven't had much time to blog....I have been too busy feeding Dane!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Who wants one!?!

Okay, so I am not really auctioning off my kids...I kinda like them and think that I will keep them! I'm talking about pictures!

We finally had some photos taken of Dane and Kenna now that we have two little ones. I think that they turned out really well.
So now I am taking orders. For all of you family members and friends out there who want copies, let me know what size you want (5X7 or 3.5X5 or whatever) of what picture and we will make it happen!

Your choices are the two pictures of Dane by himself, the one of Kenna alone, or one of the two of them together (I love that pic!).
We have lots of them at home but want to make sure everyone gets what they want so comment and let me know what to send where!
And now for some fun shots to show how our picture taking session actually occurred. Kenna was OBSESSED with the yellow duck sitting on the sidelines to be used as a prop. It was sitting next to a bathtub that they use. She was convinced that she needed to play with the duck. It became quite the bribe object! The picture above actually has the duck cropped out of the bottom.

She really loved the duck!!

(Sorry some of the pictures are sideways but you get the idea!)
Can't wait to hear what you want!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Little Fishes

Yesterday afternoon we made our first official "family trip" to the swimming pool. Kenna and Daniel have been going almost every day and she LOVES it! Every day when she gets up from her nap, she will go in her room and get a swim diaper and a swimsuit and take it to Daniel. She will then go get his swimsuit out of his drawer and tell him to change clothes. She is a girl on a mission! :)

Dane and I have been to watch twice for about 15 min but we have never officially made the trek over there so we decided to change that yesterday. I was really wanting to see Kenna show off all of her new pool tricks so we all loaded up. Dane decided to just spend the first part of the afternoon sleeping in the shade. There was a fan right above him so he stayed a little cooler. Kenna wanted to show me how the shower worked...why go swimming when you can play with a shower!?!

Miss K has fallen in love with her floaties and is really learning how to use them. She takes herself all over the "deep water" and can even just float along for a while.

Once Dane woke up, we decided he needed to take a little dip to see what he thought about the pool. I think the coldness surprised him but once he adjusted to that he just laid there and floated along. He was so relaxed and happy!
Dane came back to hang out with Mommy while Kenna showed off her jumping skills. The girl has no fear!! After this she showed me how she jumps off backwards but I did not get a picture of that one.

I think that everyone had a great time! (Can you see the nice double chin? I love it!)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Macaroni Bath and Singing Journey

Yesterday at lunch, Kenna decided that she would rather bathe in her mac-n-cheese than eat it. When I picked her up from Tara's yesterday after work, Tara said that Kenna had eaten quite a large breakfast. I was surprised that she had eaten anything because she had a pancake and a piece of raisin bread before we left the house. Tara said that she had also eaten chocolate chip waffles, strawberries, and part of a donut. I really didn't think she would be hungry but when I asked her if she wanted to eat she had requested macaroni and fig newtons (great carb filled lunch I know) so that is what I fixed her when we got home. I stashed her in the high chair instead of the booster seat so I could feed Dane. She sat over there and 'ate' for quite and while and when I went to see if she was finished this is what I found....

Lovely isn't it!?! When I went to pick her up, the rest of what had been in the bowl was sitting in her lap. If you look closely you can also see the small bruise she has on the bridge of her nose and under her eyes. She had been doing her normal dancing/jumping the night before and had turned around too quickly on the tile and lost her balance. She face-planted. Her lip was swollen and bleeding, her nose was swollen and blue, and she bit her tongue (which she promptly made me kiss to make it better). I really thought it would look a whole lot worse than this so I am happy!
Dane is growing like crazy! He has definitely plumped up. This is the best picture I have right now but I really wish you could see his double chin!

Finally, one more video of Miss K and her fascination with the Glee finale. She asks to watch it ALL THE TIME but we only give in every few days. On the 4th of July she had been swimming and so we let her watch it before she got in the bathtub (which is why she is not wearing any clothes). Most of the time she dances but she was a little worn out from the pool so she just decided to sing along while she rested. And if you hear any background slurping noises that is Dane...he is the loudest eater!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Back to Work

Today is the day.

I am officially going back to work.

I can't believe that it has already been over 6 weeks! (It has been one day short of 7 weeks since I have been at work.) I love my job and have missed the people I work with and my patients, but I am REALLY going to miss my kids! Luckily, we have a great person to watch them on the days that both Daniel and I work, and the rest of the the days I work they are home with their daddy. It will definitely take some adjusting to this new schedule. Dane still likes to eat every 2.5-3 hours (including during the night) so we are still not getting lots of sleep. Sometimes he goes right back to sleep at night but other times he likes to stay up and play. Hopefully getting him up at a set time every day (or 2 out of every 3 days) will help him get into a 'normal' schedule and he will learn day from night. But if not, oh well, he will figure it out eventually! :) And Kenna LOVES going to Ms Tara's. She has a blast and I am sure she will make sure that Dane just slides right into her normal schedule there!

I wonder how many times I will call to check on everything?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Whirlwind Wedding Week

Are you ready for this? I have a LOT of pictures from our recent trip to Muleshoe/Roswell and decided to put them all in one post, so lets get started!!

As I said in my previous post, we left on Tuesday to head to my sister's for the evening but Kenna's illness made us change our plans and we decided to go ahead and go all the way to my parents' house so we could keep the two girls apart. I really wish I had taken a picture of us unloading the car on the side of the road so we could change Kenna's clothes.

Because we were already in Muleshoe on Wednesday, I got to go see Duff Goldman and Ace of Cakes present a cake to the Muleshoe Police Department.
I'm not exactly sure how this all happened, but Duff and some of his crew are doing a two week road trip in an RV and taking cakes to a few different places. Somehow Muleshoe ended up on their schedule! Duff said he had never been to Texas before and really enjoyed his trip.
They seemed to have a lot of fun touring our neck of the woods and got to ride mules and everything.They presented a cake shaped like a mulerider hat and was decorated with police memorabilia.The show is supposed to air in the fall...can't wait to see what it all looks like on tv after it had been edited and everything...could be interesting!That evening it was back to wedding preparations. Mom had some labels made for water bottles that had Cade and Kyla's name along with the wedding date. We had to cut off all the old labels and replace them with the new ones.It took a lot of time, but I think they turned out really well!Thursday we went to Lubbock for Critterfest at the Science Spectrum. Kenna absolutely LOVED everything about that day. She really enjoyed the baby goats and wanted to feed them. They were selling feed so I asked Daniel for some cash to go get her some but he said that she didn't need any...she had found her own.She was picking up the extra feed off of the ground and then giving it to the animals. She is a girl after her Daddy's own heart...why buy some when you can use what is already there?Dane was pretty content to sleep in the wrap the entire time we were there.Once we made it inside, Kenna was in heaven in the room that is designed especially for toddlers. She loved the roller coaster......and had to take a turn driving the fire truck. She looks like a natural doesn't she?Then we moved on to the water feature. Kenna loved placing the boat at the top of the ramp and then letting it slide down. She also splashed and splashed in the other areas.Unfortunately, we did not see the smocks until after Miss K had already drenched the front of her shirt. She tried to dry off a little with the hand dryer but it didn't work so well.One of her favorite parts of the room was the trampoline.She was jumping very high and I think she would have jumped forever!We then moved on to see some other animals. I think Kenna wanted to swim with the fish. What a great way to spend the day!The next day, Friday, we drove to Roswell to begin all of the wedding festivities as my brother, Cade married Kyla. Dane and Anson had a lot of fun just hanging out together once we all arrived at the hotel. I'm glad that Anson didn't roll over! :)Friday night was the rehearsal. While we were waiting for everything to get started, Kenna talked her Uncle Cade into letting her wear his hat.
Abbye and Kenna were two of the flower girls. I think Kyla was very brave asking 2 year olds to be part of her wedding but they loved holding on to their baskets full of flowers!Apparently being a flower girl is hard work...Kenna had to take a break! I really wish I would have taken more pictures on Saturday but I guess I just got too busy making sure Miss K was all primped and ready to go. This is a little far away but I thought it was a nice picture of the groom and my parents. Cade looked very handsome!Kenna and Abbye both did really well in their job as flower girls. They both made it all the way down the aisle and onto the stage. That was about as far as Kenna went - she wanted to sit with her Mommy and Daddy. Abbye made it a little bit longer before she decided to come sit with us as well. They both walked out with the other flower girl. Overall, I thought it was an excellent performance for the little girls - they did GREAT!!

All of the after wedding pictures seemed to be too much for Miss Kenna. She decided that she needed to take a little rest to get rejuvenated.At the reception, the party really got started! I loved the sign outside of the reception - Cade Hooten had married Kyla Wooton so everyone kept talking about the Wooton/Hooten wedding.Cade's cake was in the shape of his brand and was covered in chocolate covered strawberries...yummy!All of my hard work looked very nice!The bride and groom getting ready to feed each other the first bite of cake. Cade smeared Kyla...Kyla changed her shoes and was all ready for the dancing to start!Kenna thought the dancing was the best part of the whole day. She found a spot next to our table and kept everyone entertained with her dance moves.After the dance floor was opened, Kenna convinced her daddy that she needed a partner.She had so much fun and laughed and laughed.She also had a dance with her Uncle Cade. Unfortunately, after this dance, Kenna's mother made her leave the party and go home and go to bed. She was so exhausted that she fell asleep the minute her head hit the pillow.And that is all the pictures I took on Saturday. Not a single family picture. Not a single picture of Dane all dressed up in his wedding finery. Not a single picture with the bride. You got the idea. What was I thinking! Hopefully I can snag some from other people! (some of these did come from my cousin Courtney)

Sunday morning I packed up some of our things while Daniel and Kenna snuggled on the couch at the hotel. She needed some Daddy loves after such a busy weekend!Once we got back to Muleshoe, we made a trip to the slides at one of the elementary schools in town. Kenna had so much fun and found her favorite "fast" slide.She loved how it made her lay back as she went down.The next day we spent some time at Muleshoe's new water park. It is so nice! It has a walk in area, a lazy river, and a slide. Kenna thought the slide was the best part. She convinced her Daddy to take her down the slide once and that is all it took...she was hooked. Daniel and I took turns riding down the slide with her while the other one tried to catch her and keep her from going under water too long at the bottom. She had her floaties on and always popped right up and asked to go again. Eventually, she convinced her Poppy to take a few trips down the slide with her as well.
After the water park, we spent some time in my parents' back yard on the four wheeler. Kenna thought she needed to be the one to drive.
We also made S'mores over the grill. Kenna had never had a S'more before and thought that it was excellent.
Daniel had to show her how to really enjoy a S'more.

And that is a summary of our trip. Dane did not appear in many pictures - he spent all of his time being passed around and loved on. Both kids did great in the car so I was pleasantly surprised! We are now home and getting back into a normal schedule.
Thanks to everyone for such a fun week and congratulations to Cade and Kyla!