Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Little Laughs

This is Kallahan laughing at his car seat toy when I picked him up from Granny’s yesterday.  It is too cute not to share.  *Excuse the poor quality of the video – I took it with my phone.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Missing My Cowboy

My parents came to visit this weekend and brought my niece and nephew.  We had a great time!  The kids played well together and pretty much wore us adults out. 
I was so shocked that Keeler asked on Sunday morning if he could go back to Texas with them because he is always such a momma’s boy.   He was so excited about the idea.  I felt bad sending him with my parents as I knew they must be exhausted from the trip and having two extra kiddos.  But my mom told me to not discourage him from wanting to go, she was so impressed that he wanted to go.  We packed him a little bag and soon he headed out the door with them.  I had to hold back tears as I waved goodbye.  I just knew when I heard the doorbell ring about ten minutes after they left that he had changed his mind, but no, they just needed one more sippy cup.  My little cowboy is growing up. This is his first vacation that was totally his own idea. 

Silly Samuel & Keeler

I talked to my parents and Tyler’s parents all day yesterday to check in on him.  He was having a blast.  He went to his cousin Jakob’s basketball game and then he ended the day with Tyler’s parents.  Mimi reported that he had played at the park with his cousin Bryon and was getting ready to read books and head to bed.  This morning my dad emailed me and said when he got to their house this morning that he was requesting “blue ice-cream” for breakfast and informed them that he eats this every morning.  Such a little storyteller!

Yesterday was such a nice day.  Tyler was over at Granny’s helping her with house projects so I was home alone with Kallahan.  We cleaned up the house and then watched two movies that I have had on the DVR for over a year.  Yes, over a year!  This is because our TV time is always monopolized by Keeler.  Kallahan was so good all day but his little nose was running.  He has started waking up at night again so we tried giving him some rice cereal but that was a no go.  He didn’t know what to think and just spit it out.  I guess we will have to try again when he is feeling better.  I can't beleive that it is already time to start feeding him "food."  He was up almost all night.  We finally resorted to putting him in our bed with him on my chest because he was having problems breathing with his cold.  Poor little cowboy, we hope he gets to feeling better soon.    

I took off Thursday & Friday of this week to head to Texas to celebrate my mom’s birthday and of course pick up my little cowboy that I am already missing terribly.  I just don’t know what I did with all my time before him.    


I shared this quote with Tyler this morning at 4am as we were trying to soothe baby Kallahan. "Having a child is like getting a tattoo on your face... You better be fully committed." - Eat Pray Love

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy 4 Months!

Height:  24" (20%)
Weight:  14lbs 10oz (35%)
Keeler @ 4mos Height: 25" (50%) & Weight: 13lbs 12oz (25%)

Dear Kallahan – You are four months old!
I want you to know that you are an absolute blessing in our lives.  You are such a happy and easy going little cowboy.  You make my heart simply melt every time you smile at me.  This month you started rolling over, which means we have to watch where we lay you down.  You are starting to reach for objects and have attempted to hold your own bottle, such a little helper.  I asked Daddy what he wanted to let you know and he says you started the month off sleeping well and ended it pretty bad cowboy.  The past couple of nights you have been hard to put down but I still think you’re doing pretty good.  Daddy also said, “we all thought you were a BIG boy and it turns out you’re not as big as we thought.”  You are quite the little babbler and love to watch your big brother.  Today you had your 4 month immunizations and did very good.  I took the afternoon off to be with you and you have slept most the day.  I LOVE watching you sleep my sweet angel baby.
Love Always,

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.~ Psalm 127:3

A few of you have mentioned that you would like me to post more pictures of the house.  So…. I have posted a house tour on my new Google+ account.  We didn’t post everything because Tyler said I need to leave some stuff out so everyone still wants to come visit.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

King Keeler

I was scrolling through some of my most recent posts and noticed that they have seemed to center more around our new cowboy lately.  However, that is not the case in our life.  Keeler is not missing out on any attention and is still pretty much ruling our world as King Keeler.  He is such an animated and lively little three year old.  He brightens our day from the moment he awakens us, which is always too early.  I wanted to document a few of his funny quirks so that I can look back and smile  someday.

1)      He wakes us in the morning (always before 6:30a) with a simple request, “milk that I can taste the sugar in it and a poptart, please.”
2)      When he makes a mess or does something wrong he very guiltily says, “sorry about that!” – with an evil little grin.
3)      He loves to play “bucking shoot” with daddy.  This is taking the cushions off the couch and building a mock cattle shoot.  Then he gets taken through the shoot, branded, ear tagged and vaccinated.  He could play this for hours!
4)      He is a great big brother!  He asks to hold Kallahan periodically.  He'll hold him for about two seconds and then it quickly loses its appeal.  He  does get very excited when Kallahan smiles at him. 
5)      He loves having a fireplace and asks for build “a campfire” pretty often.
6)      He loves going to school and church.  I am so happy that he is an independent little cowboy that loves to be around people!

My nephew Samuel turned 4 on Saturday!  I struggled with this because like I told my mom, 4 seems like “a kid” not “a toddler” anymore.  Samuel is my sister’s youngest and it just reminds me how quickly they are all growing up.  Let’s slow it down kiddos.  Happy Birthday sweet Samuel.  We hope to see you soon! 


You’ve grown so big that you’re FOUR.  You’re not so little anymore!”unknown

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Life is Sweet

I’ve been busy editing pictures from the past three months  – I was getting way behind and overwhelmed.  But, I had to share these pictures.  When I came across this picture of my mom feeding Kallahan a candy cane I knew she had done the same with Keeler.  I went back through my pictures and found it!  I was amazed to see how much my little cowboys look alike.  I go back and forth from time to time about their similarities but here it is pretty obvious.  How did I get so lucky to have such precious & happy little cowboys?! 
We had a great weekend.  Tyler’s parents, Tiffany and Bryon came down to work on Granny’s home improvement projects.  It was so nice to get to see them and have Tiff and Bryon stay at our house.  Keeler and Byron play so well together. 
“Life is uncertain.  Eat dessert first!”Ernestine Ulmer

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year & a New Schedule

Holiday Favs:  Family Pic

Holiday Fav:  Granny with "her Greats!"

Holiday Fav:  Jacey & Baby Kal
Today marked my first official day back to work at the office.  It was bittersweet.  This morning I struggled to hold back the tears as I gathered my laptop and kissed my little cowboys goodbye.  Keeler started crying but I quickly walked out the door to avoid the situation but felt so guilty and sad to leave them.  Once I got settled into my office and knew Tyler had dropped off the boys I called to check in.  He reported that they both did great and as soon as I walked out the door, Keeler stopped crying and gave Tyler an evil little grin.  I have to admit I was a little mad that he was playing me but I am more happy that he will adjust to our new schedule and really doesn’t mind me leaving.  He is such a little drama king!  I tried to prepare him over the last few days that I would be going back to work by telling him.  One day while reminding him he said, “when you go back to work then I’ll go to high school.”  I had to correct him, no it’s preschool sweetie. 
I got all the holiday décor put away this weekend and finally got all our gifts put away as well.  Tyler’s family came this past weekend to help paint the living room and it looks great.  We appreciate the help so much.  Tyler’s mom and granny also helped me start hanging pictures.  Tyler says they are the only ones with enough patience to help me through the process, either way everything is looking great and I just love our new home.  We are looking forward to next weekend because they are coming back up to help with granny’s home improvement projects.  It’s going to be a great 2012, I just know it! 

“Happy New Year.  Wishing blessings for everyone!”