Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How big is Christian??

 SO BIG!!

He LOVES to do this....along with any other reason that gets people to clap for him, this is definitely the favorite though.

He's learning how to walk....


He knows how to tickle ( 'icka, icka, icka')

He climbs up and down the stairs.

He waves bye-bye appropriately now...and also just waves at a person if he's wanting to say hi I guess...but then he waves by putting his hand by his forehead (he's just silly I guess).


He loves to crawl around outside, especially on the deck.

He "reads" books to himself...and loves to be read to, right now his favorite is "Dimity Duck". We usually read that about 3 times through before he's ready to move on to the next one. 

He's much more creative with playing "peek a boo", and loves to talk through the stair banisters or his crib rails...it's pretty entertaining!

He is much more involved with bath time...SPLASHING!

When referring to the dog (at Mom and Dad's), he says "ggah" for go...I'm thinking he hears us tell the dog to "go" quite often.

He loves playing with the push/walk toys...he'll walk them until they run into a wall or obstacle, then walk to the back/front end of it while hanging on to it, and push it the opposite direction...back and forth :)

"bbbmmmbbbmmmm" goes any tractor...crazy how they learn this so fast, its not like we practice that kind of thing. He does like playing with tractors.
He's quite the mess....for real..very messy eater sometimes :)


We LOVE our growing boy!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

short and "sweet"...maybe?

Well, I have no pictures of the "new" house...because to put it simply, we don't live there yet. It's a bit of a bummer (I try to downsize my feelings about it..so it makes me feel better). We were supposed to close on the 16th of this month...and again to put it simply and not get into the wonderful "reasons, rules, and explanations" we will be closing hopefully by the 8th of October!
In the meantime we are living with Mom and Dad (which is a pretty big blessing)..otherwise we are "homeless" :)

On a brighter note, our house in Wichita did close on time..thankfully. We've had enough of a headache with the whole process of getting the little things figured out to do that...AKA the irrigation well! That is a whole different novel in itself...but bottom line, they let us close and someone will be filling in the well that WE had to find by digging into the front yard with an excavator. Whew.




Really, when putting it "simply" its not SO bad..and in all reality it really isn't terrible...just inconvenient. We're all healthy and thankful to have a place to stay in the meantime. Oh! And to make it even more on the bright side..Christian is learning to WALK! He took his first couple steps last week, he's not crazy about it yet, but I know he'll get there real soon!!!

I'll be more excited to put up pictures and talk more about the "happier" side of things hopefully soon :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Moved out...

Thanks to Dad, Ivan, Sam, Brent, and Mom (for watching Christian, so we could actually get it done) we got moved out of our house on Maus Ln.







Monday, September 6, 2010

Angee and Phil wedding

Labor day weekend we went to Perry, KS at Spirit Lake for Phil and Angee Kilmer's wedding. Ben grew up with Phil's family, one of those families you actually consider "family". So Ben was in the wedding. It was a PERFECT weekend for an outside wedding. They had a beautiful setting and perfect weather. Many blessing to the Kilmer's!!

Angee, Phil and Nate


ceremony and reception area
I think the owner's of the lake/land live here...it looked pretty amazing from the outside.
The "unofficial" brothers of the groom....Sam and Ben