Spring Break

As spring break is coming to a close, I would like to “rethink the week.”  This week was such a fun week to spend at home with my munchkins.  It started with Easter and the joy of Jesus’ resurrection!  Monday and Tuesday were spent at home potty training, cleaning, baking, cooking, and doing laundry.  It was nice to get caught up on the chores and once again have a clean house.  Wednesday and Thursday we had playdates with friends.  THat was fun and gave me some much needed girl talk and time with adults.  On Friday, Paul had off of work and it was a beautiful day.  We had family time at the gymnastics center and a picnic in the park.  Saturday and Sunday was windy but beautiful.  We spent the weekend having more family time.  Now, I’m grading papers and getting things ready for school.

Kaylee is officially potty trained.  It took just two days of having two accidents (Friday and Saturday) and on Easter she had one accident (but she almost made it).  After that there were no more accidents and she is doing great!  We’ll see how this week at the babysitter’s goes.  My big girl is growing up!!

It was also nice to get some homemade gifts done for birthdays and baptisms as well as keep working on Kaylee’s quilt and the scrapbooks that I have started.  I feel revitalized and refreshed and ready to put forth 110% to finish the school year!

Update on both kids

Right now my life revolves around my kids.  With Kaylee at 2 years old and Owen at 6 months old, time is flying by.

Kaylee is now potty trained.  It is so nice to be done with diapers for one child.  She is talking and putting 2-3 words together to make sentences.  Just today she said, “Car all wet.”  It rained out today and her Cozy Coupe Car that was outside was all wet.  Yesterday I took her along with me while I went shopping and I asked her if she wanted to go.  So she told Paul, “shopping.”  Then the whole way there, that’s all she said over and over again, “shopping, shopping, shopping.”

Owen is sitting up.  He loves to put things in his mouth.  He is not rolling over.  I try to do as much tummy time as I can but within 30 seconds of him on the floor on his tummy he is screaming bloody murder.  So we try several times a day.  Owen is eating like crazy.  He eats baby food and cereal and nurses.  After eating 4 tablespoons of baby food and 4 tablespoons of cereal and nursing about 5 ounces, then he seems to be full.  I can only imagine what our food bill will be as he gets older and eats table food…


Owen was born

Since we are updating our website I thought I would update about Owen being born.  It was fun to look back and see when Kaylee came into the world and when I would have been induced.  Owen was due on November 5, 2010 and decided to enter the world on October 31, 2011.  He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  This labor was considerably shorter than the labor I had with Kaylee.  It was amazing how quickly everything went since Kaylee was 10 days late and I labored for 33 hours.  My water broke at 5:30pm and Owen was born at 8:30am the next morning.  Some similarities are neat to think about.  With both kids, my water broke on a Saturday evening around 4-5pm.

New Gallery

We’ve updated our gallery and are now using Picasa Web albums. The gallery we setup on our site is great, but picasa let’s us put our pictures online with 1 button click. Too easy. 🙂

Anyways… the new gallery link is at the top. Or here.

Some new Kaylee videos

Here are a few of Kaylee’s new videos. You have to check out the YMCA one. 🙂

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Kaylee is one month old!

Kaylee is one month old and we added pictures from her entire first month plus this picture that her Grandpa Lemke took of her that is gorgeous!  In Kaylee’s first month she is very alert and is learning to hold up her head.