Friday, September 28, 2012

In the life of Christian

This month has not necessarily been "busy"...but Christian keeps his daily life full of varies activities...
some that involve me, and some that SHOULD involve me but don't.
These are some of things he has been doing.

1. I was going through things in baby brother's room, trying to organize and such..
and Christian feels as though he should try out the vibrating/recliner, and get out anything and everything else that he hasn't seen in the past 2 years!


2. He gave me my first bouquet (picked by him)!! He really knows a way to a mama's heart :)
He was so proud when he handed these to me outside, telling me how beautiful they are.
"They are for YOU mama!!! They are so BEAU-TI-FUL!"


3. Talking on the phone (its resting in the window sill  on speaker phone)...talking to Carissa.
He often will say at random times throughout the day..."let's call somebody. I think we should call Carissa." If she doesn't answer and it goes to her voicemail..."Oooo-hh. She is not ANSWERING. Ahh, let's try Mitchell." After a couple rings, "ahh, he's not ANSWERING either!"

Luckily, one of them usually answers...and his conversations vary in length. Almost always, his answer to "how are you today?" is "oh, pretty good." And then, he'll sometimes start out with blurting out the latest thing he did that he got in trouble for, and he'll say, "I was not obeying mama!"

You never know what he might say.


4. He packed his pockets FULL of crayons.
This is how he likes to play...either filling his little back pack FULL of trains/cars, or hooking things together with whatever has the slightest "hook" to it, or "saving the day" by tying a string around a toy...its always something!


5. He's such a ham.
He's big thing to say when he's proud of himself...is "I'll show-ya! Come...I'll show-ya!!"


6. He helped himself to the boots and the back door..and didn't figure he needed to worry about pants.
While outside, if not trying to chase after a "chipmunk" aka squirrel...he is finding a stick to play with.


7. OR simply playing in the dirt.


8. OR picking up rocks.
This one just so happened to be a big daddy. And even though we've gone over never EVER throwing rocks (except for in the water/pond)....he thought it would be harmless to toss this one up...and it just so happened to land on my barefoot (just in the right...or WRONG spot). Ouch. He knew it right away too...he got in my face as I was lying on the ground telling me sorry over and over. "Sor-wee mama...I'm sor-wee. Sor-wee mama!" It wasn't funny at the time, but as I'm crying..he's still in my face saying, "no, you're okay. It is okay!?!" 
Oh, little man, you're a little rascal..but you have a good heart.


Anyways, that's some of what he been up to. 
Well, that and #9 would be....NOT taking a nap most days in the last couple weeks.
Oh mercy, but that isn't a pretty picture both literally and figuratively.  After several days of letting it take up a BIG chunk of the afternoon...I think we've both come to a better place. Some days he's back to napping, others...he is at least quiet and in his room "resting" for a period of time.
It's a work in progress...and then a new baby will come...that will straighten everything out! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Golfing with Daddy

Daddy made a customized golf club for Christian...oh my, was he excited to use it!
It was more than amusing to watch them hit the ball...it made my heart happy :)
Christian has a good daddy!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Getting closer

Baby brother is closer to his arrival, still has a little over a month to cook.
He and I are doing well..I have to go every week now to get a sono due to his irregular heart beat they found the last appointment I had. Not overly concerning necessarily, but it's something to be monitored and so that's what we are doing!

I realized I haven't taken any pictures of him while in my belly...partly out of negligence, party out of not needing proof that indeed he is in there and it makes my body change shape. 
But...then I decided one evening, maybe I'll wish I had a couple pictures...hence these, and some of Christian just for fun.


              33 weeks
The pictures went downhill pretty rapidly...I never know how to stand...so naturally, looking purposefully ridiculous is a good option!







We look forward to meeting you baby brother...but you can stay in there a little while longer!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Ball Burrito"

This is the arboretum in Hesston.
We like to go here...to walk around, to check out the turtles, and for Christian to throw rocks in the water!

It was such a nice day...sunny and beautiful weather. We had gone to Mom 2 Mom (which he likes this year...YAY!) and decided to check out the arboretum on the way home. Christian used to call it the "burrito", and now its more something like "ball burritum". At any rate, he loves this place!


Collecting his rocks to throw in the pond.




Today, he could've stayed on this bridge for HOURS throwing rocks in.
I let him play for a really long time, it was just as entertaining for me to watch him!





Next, we checked out the new flower garden. 
It has lots of flowers to attract butterflies..he had fun trying to catch them!
So pretty.

See the butterfly all the way to the left?!?






Monday, September 17, 2012

MN trip: Natalia's Wedding

Mom, Christian and I drove up to MN for my cousin Natalia's wedding near Minneapolis.
We left Saturday morning, and were able to make it to Camille's place (another cousin) for supper and birthday party for Molly (Kyle & Julie's youngest) and Russell. 

The little birthday girl...opening her gifts, she was so proud of her "back pack".

Hannah, Camille & Russell's little girl...the hat was actually mid-falling off her head!

Russell and Molly...the birthday boy and girl!

A true party...with hats and all! 
Isaac has quite the perplexed look....Christian giving a BIG ol' smile!




Sunday morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel, and then headed to IKEA **yay!!** Our time went by so quickly..then we got ready for the wedding and headed that way. It was a beautiful day!

Drew & Natalia's wedding
9-16-12 @ 2 pm



At the reception:
There was three separate stations for getting food...one had salad, one had little mini hamburgers with the fixin's and chips...and one had macaroni that you could add one of three different cheese sauces and then toppings.

Carol (aunt) & Mom




While we were waiting for the cake to be cut..we went outside to let the little people run around.

Kyle & Molly


This cracked me up...Christian wanted to mimic whatever Isaac did. 
Isaac stopped to look at something...so Christian stand right next to him to look in the same direction.


Isaac turns to look somewhere else...so did Christian!

I thought these two just looked too CUTE!!


Congrats to you Natalia & Drew!!! May you have a lifetime of fun and blessed years of marriage together :)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

campfire company

Sunday night the weather was absolutely perfect...so we decided to have a bonfire.
Then we called up Mom and Dad...and Brent & Alyssa's family, since they were over there...and asked if they wanted to join.
We had some of the best s'mores EVER. Brent was our officially s'more master. He made ones with Mounds candy bar instead of Hershey's...oooooooh they were TASTY!





The s'more master enjoying his own at last!