Friday, December 23, 2011

December highlights

 Well praise the Lord this week has brought about a good feeling momma! No Zofran or Ginger for me this week :) We went to the Dr. a couple weeks ago and got to see our tiny new peanut, perfect sight! We discussed the game plan for this pregnancy so that no "surprises" will come about at the last minute. The game plan includes ultrasounds every visit to measure growth, no complaining over here to get K2 every visit :) I'm definitely feeling as if I'm carrying a sweet and sassy little girl. I've felt much more sick and VERY grumpy. I'm shocked sometimes at what has been coming out of my mouth, oh Lord forgive me! 

Anyways...we are having fun introducing Christmas to the B Man. He loves the lights, presents, not Santa and hearing about Baby Jesus. The other night we took him to a drive thru light display and let him get out of his car seat and "drive". We ended up going around the display twice because he had so much fun! We may just have to do it again before the year is over.
 This month also brought a super fun overnight visit from the Kaelber kiddos (and their parents)! What do you get from 8 people and 2 dogs in one smallish house....lots of laughter, noise and fun :) Gunner and Trigger received more love in 36 hours then they have all year I'm sure of.
 Brod had been busy helping me around the house. He loves the vacuum! He always wants to push it when it's out. Great help I keep reminding myself ;)
 All smiles all the time :)
There are two words that always come out of this boys mouth. "Daddy" and "doggy". We are working on momma, the kid loves his daddy and doggies just that much though :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Round 2

  B has been all smiles these last few weeks as he thinks about his new responsibilities that will be coming up. That's right, the Brod Man is in training to be a BIG BROTHER!!!!! Yes, sometimes I think we are so crazy but couldn't be more excited about welcoming Kaelber baby #2 sometime around July 12th. A nice hot, summer baby :) So different from our freezing cold, blizzard boy ;)
At 9 weeks pregnant Momma is feeling alright, better and better by the day. Thankfully B takes 2 naps a day and so that means I've been taking 2 naps a day. My newest philosophy regarding our home is, "The dirtier it gets, the better immune system B will have" all true right?? I couldn't be more blessed with a such a great husband though! Mike has been wonderful at helping out! So the news is out and getting more excited by the day for our growing family :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

11 Months

I'm crying right now at the thought of this being the last update until I can officially say our little, tiny, baby son is 1! Where has this year gone? Is this really how fast children grow up? Really can someone please tell me where the pause button is because this is just too fast for me!
Some of the B Man's highlights this month:
  • We have a walker!! He took his first set of steps on our anniversary and the kid hasn't stopped sense.
  • B climbs on EVERYTHING!! He looks danger clear in the eye and laughs! He truly is a monkey as he uses Gunner or Trig as step stools to get on the couch or wherever. Maybe our fault for decorating his room with monkeys.
  • Weighs in at 18.5 lbs. I don't see a front facing car seat for this kids future anytime soon!
  • 2 teeth occupy his mouth as he eats pretty much whatever we eat. So much freedom in this, however, it sure does point out how "unhealthy" Mike and I sometimes eat.
 Brod met Santa last week! Oh how this boy was terrified! Considering he has never met a stranger we really didn't see this coming.
 I had these great visions of B sitting on his lap all by himself....
 He had a death grip on me anytime I tried to hand him over! So I had to settle for the 3 of us :)
Last week B had his first big time fall. We were all hanging out in our room when B tripped and did a face plant right into the medal frame of our bed (I envisioned pictures of the ER and everything as soon as I heard the crash). I grabbed him as blood was coming from his nose and mouth (Lord can this never happen again please!) and held his as he cried and daddy was wiping blood. Then in no more then 30 seconds Brod wanted down to continue to play. Really!! I wasn't emotionally ready to let him go yet, he needed his momma still!! He didn't see it that way unfortunately. Thankfully, other than a fat scabbed lip, as you can see a little of in the pic above, just a few tears and some blood. Thank you Lord for keeping your angles around this boy! I  have this feeling though, that with the fear B does not have, we will be making trips to the ER. Oh Lord prepare us for this! :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tis the season!

 The Christmas season is finally upon us! We couldn't wait any longer and so yesterday we busted out Christmas at the Kaelber home :) Above is B helping me with some cute little Santa window stickers. These stickers bring this kid so much joy :)
 Picking out the perfect Christmas tree! Brod wanted to touch everyone of course ;)
 I think we found it! The most perfect real "un-perfect" tree at Lowe's.
 Decorating was a bit different this year. However, this will be a new normal for many years to come I'm guessing. Little hands always adds more fun to things, right??
 My favorite boys topping off the tree. Brod is doing surprisingly well at keeping his distance from the tree! Mike and I weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into, but we are very proud. He will walk/crawl by and reach his hand out for a touch but obeys very quickly when we tell him, "no". Way to go peanut!
 Uncle Adam got B an early Christmas/Birthday gift, a Spider man chair! He loves being in it during story time.
 Today was a big day. I finally caved and Brod received his first haircut! We went to a real fun place designed just for little ones. He sat in a race car watching some cartoons, he was a fan of every second! Above is the before picture.
 Here is a during picture. I just can't ever get over his cuteness! If I had my way I would be kissing those cheeks every second!
And now I present to you no more Baby Brody but hello Little Man Brody!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Family pics

We had some family pics taken last week. I've added a few favorites but the real favs will be on Christmas cards that will be sent out soon....so stay tune :)




We had the pups in two different shots for the whole shoot. I know I felt terrible not including them in all, however, it was just too much work fidgeting with B and the pups. Frankly the Gunner and Trig just wanted to run, so we did all have fun.

This week Mike and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary! How crazy time goes by so quickly! This was his year to plan and he did such a wonderful job! Mike even arranged for Brody to stay at a friend's house for the night! We went to the Melting Pot and then stayed at our favorite hotel in Tulsa. It was the most perfect time of getting away, laughing, eating tons, and just not having a schedule :) We did miss the Brod (TONS!) but it was a great get away.

Monday, November 7, 2011

10 Month highlights

Sweet B, at 10 months:
  • You have 2 teeth!!
  • Walk like a crazy man with your walker train thing
  • Love banging things together to hear the noise. Along with that you love making loud noises yourself.
  • You eat finger food and do it great! You make one huge mess but it's so fun watching you go to town with your food. Your favorites are bread and cheese (your momma's favs also!) Your not gaining weight (big bummer) so we keep trying different combos of food choices to try this weight gaining thing. 
  • You've learned the art of throwing tantrums (no bueno!)
  • 9 month clothes fit you the best still.
  • Still enjoy reading books. We started going to the library once a week for story time, you are so entertained for a good 10 minutes before needing to look for friends around you :)
  • You are beyond adorable and we love you so, so, so much!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dear Santa....please bring us a new camera

We borrowed a friends camera yesterday. What fun! We are very thankful Christmas is coming up so we now know the one gift we both want.....a new camera :) (Don't overlook the above picture. It's one of our favorites due to an unexpected Trigger appearance in the left corner, hehehe!!)
Enjoy the pics!








Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!



Brody enjoyed his first halloween as Bam Bam! His momma and daddy (Barney and Betty) had a great time also :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

 I'm beginning to think we have a monkey on our hands.......
 "Yes, mom......"
I've never seen a kid move so fast in my life. I see many, many, many bruises in this boy's future!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The last week

We have sure been busy this last week. Family visiting from Iowa last weekend, Brody and I being sick Tuesday, camping Wednesday through Friday and tooth number 2 beginning to poke through, we are all a bit worn out today. Here are a few pics to highlight the week:
B Man loves standing and is slowly letting go of using his arms as support. We've been wanting to get him a "walker" type toy thing, so we ventured out today. He is a big fan of the blocks that came with this train versus anything to do with the train itself ;)
The other day I took my eye off of B for a few minutes. I went looking for him and here is what I found :) These two are such sweet buds.
 We had so much fun with family from Iowa down here! Grandpa was convinced he could make a snuggler out of the boy and get him to fall asleep on him.....we told him otherwise ;) He resulted to pulling the rocking chair next to his crib as they both drifted to sleep, Brod in the crib and grandpa in the chair.
Mike made the game Cornhole (and did such a great job at it!).
The weekend ended with a bonfire in the backyard.
I need to update the camping pictures so those will come later. We camped with some friends and Aunt Meghan came with us. Mike got sick the first night and after the second night of Meghan getting sick we ended our trip a day early. But really, if no one was puking it was a fun and relaxing time :) We can now say though that the flu bug has hit us all! So we are safe for winter right...???
We are so glad these safety corers have more then one use :)