Friday, August 28, 2009

Michael makes it on TV

My tweet made it onto NFL Live!

Morning oatmeal mess

Days where he is that messy, I just prefer to toss him in the
bathtub! I'm always missing food pieces when I attemt to clean him
with a washcloth, I guess I'd better always remember to check behind
AND in his ears! Yes that's right, oatmeal in the ear!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another picture of Luke reading

He loves this book to pieces.... literally! This book helped him
learn his numbers 1-10, because the buttons would say the number when

Monday, August 24, 2009

Why a new bed???

We weren't going to get a "toddler bed" because the crib we had converted to a toddler bed, but after a few weeks of Luke getting bruises on his legs that never seemed to go away we re-evaluated. And it wasn't until I noticed that every time he climbed in and out of the crib/toddler bed that his shins were hitting on the guard rail. Here is a picture of his legs, they actually look a bit better than they have in the past. We decided that we couldn't have him with bruises all over his legs all the time! It just looked bad! Here is a picture of him the first day! He liked it right away! So did Ender, but we already posted a picture of that, so I'm not re posting one!
After checking on him the first night, we decided to put his bed along the wall the long way, so he would only have a little space where he could fall out... which he did, so now we put the pillow at the foot of the bed, and he has done much better!
Things worked out even if we weren't going to buy a bed. It was cheaper than putting him in a twin bed...we would have to buy a twin mattress, twin bed frame, twin bedding....etc... And it's just too cute! So now our plan is (which always seem to change when we make them!) is to just wait until Cassie needs to be in a twin bed (maybe 3 years?) and just but them at the same time, maybe bunk beds that we can separate if we need to.
We love how every night he has random things in bed, this night it was a book, a pound puppy (from when I was a kid! Do they even still make those?) an of course he ALWAYS has his doggie!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Luke saw Cassie....

.... playing under the toys, and now he thinks it's great fun! He
cracks me up!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

All about Luke

This post will be all about Luke!
I have been horrible about writing things down and making note of when Luke does cute and cleaver things.... so I am going to start...

The other day we were in Luke's room reading a bunch of books. He would bring me book, after book, after book.

He then handed me this book to read.
We read this book a lot and when we read it we make some of the animal sounds.
This time reading it when we came to this page in the picture below...
he takes the book out of my hands and turns the book upside down so that it looks like the bat is right side up.... somehow he figured that if all of the other animals were right side up, then the bat needed to be also!

Something else that Luke did that made us laugh...

His bed time is still 6pm. He doesn't always go to sleep right away... he will climb out and play with his toys, read his books, or whatever. We don't mind, he's happy and when he does get tired he gets in bed and goes to sleep. A few nights ago we could hear him playing with his toys, more specifically his Legos. Things were quiet in his room, and then a couple of hours later we heard him start to cry so we went in to check on him, Michael went in and then called me in. Luke had all of his Legos in bed with him and we figured that maybe he rolled onto them and that's what woke him up. As we were about to put them away we noticed that after he dumped the Legos into his bed, he put the Lego container back where he got it from with the lid on and everything! We had a good laugh!

And last night was the first night since moving him to the room he's in that he fell asleep out of his bed...
can you see him?!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

2 months (2 weeks late!)

Here are Luke and Cassie at about the same age, just over 2 months old!

And because I never posted an official 2 month picture of Cassie, here it is! I can't believe how fast these past 2 (2 1/2 now!) months have gone! She does really good during the day, but at night she usually has a few hours where she gets really colicky, so we usually never call anyone, or answer phones, not that we are avoiding anyone... we just won't be able to here them! Hopefully soon she will grow out of the colic, because I need more sleep! The other day in my sleep I told Michael that my throat felt like a pterodactyl.... I have no memory of this!
Luke is doing good, he still is only doing one nap, but atleast now it is in the afternoon for a few hours. And since we put the toys in there, he plays before his nap and a bit after too, so that gives me more time to try and catch some extra z's! At night before we go to bed and when we check on Luke, it's so cute to see the random things that he brings in bed with him! A book or two, his shapes from the shape sorter, his pull toy dog (we had to wrap the string around the toy so it would be safe) but most of the time there are stuffed animals! Way cute!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our day out

We went to Cabela's the other day. We have been here almost 3 years
and have never been... what a fun store! Luke loved the fish, and all
the other animals, but he thought these in the picture were Ender! It
was cute as we rounded the corner to hear him saying 'woof! woof!'.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You may have noticed...

...that we have been update happy here at the blog! It's a good thing, really! We have figured out (and by we I mean Michael) how to blog from our iPhones! It's really easy! So if I don't have the regular camera with me and one of the kids does something cute, I usually have my phone with me and can snap a quick picture or video and post it later! It will also be easier to blog when we are out doing something, or out of town! We have also been updating Ender's blog! And now that blogging has become that much more convenient, Michael will be blogging more here!

But while I'm here I might as well give a quick update....

Hmmm, lets see, we had to have Terminix come out and treat our house for carpenter ants. We were glad that they weren't termites, but if they had been at least we had the termite protection. We are also glad that we have a contract with Terminix, because we have had them out (at no extra cost, yay!) probably 4-5 other times besides the quarterly scheduled visits they provide, so it has been well worth it!

Ender's family reunion is coming up in September, sadly we will be missing it again. We have never been able to go, but hope to go maybe next year, even if we do say that every year, I think we mean it this time!

I can't believe Luke will be two at the end of October... where has the time gone.

We are excited to be here for Christmas this year, but sad that we might not get to see a bunch of family. We will be buying a tree soon after they get to the stores. And we just might have to set it up and enjoy it that much longer! We have gone 7 out of the 9 Christmas holidays without a tree... but wherever we were there was a tree for us to enjoy, it just wasn't ours. And we can't believe that we have two kids for Christmas this year! It will be exciting to see Luke really getting into it this year since he was too young the past two years, and Cassie will be about 6 1/2 months old!

Well, be sure and check back often to see what's new!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Luke waves goodbye

Here's Luke waving goodbye to the Backyardigans at the end of the

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Really quickly.....

Cassie had her 2 month appointment today. At 2 months she weighs 11
lbs 11 oz and is 23" long.... but the nurse just takes a pen and
marked the paper and I think the pen was at an angle because when I
measured the other day I measured 21" long. So I guess since her
medical record is the official one we will have to go with that... who
knows, maybe at her next appointment she will have shrunk!

Luke at his 2 month was 13 lbs 3 oz and 24" long. So either way they
are pretty close in growing the same!

Cassie's next appointment will be her 4 month in October and Luke's 2
year is in October so I got them on the same day! Shots for all....
that should be fun!

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I love this picture if Luke!

See, he does slow down sometimes! Every now and then he will tucked
into a corner reading by himself. I love that he does this, and
sometimes he will read book, after book, after book, and keep himself
busy for 10 to 20 minutes!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Luke at Cabela's

Luke spending time with footstools.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


This was a photo Angela took of Luke when she came to visit.