Monday, September 24, 2012

 We finally became brave and took our family camping! It was just a little overnight thing but Mike and I wanted to know how doable camping was with a baby. The verdict's VERY doable!! :) We had so much fun! B is at such a fun age where camping just came to life for him. He was such a big helper setting up camp.
 Aubs did wonderful. She just kinda hung out wherever we placed her and was a happy baby :)
 We learned that quick, simple and easy is the key to camping food nowadays. Hot dogs over a fire, pancakes and DQ were a hit :)
 In the past Mike and I camped as far away from the playground as possible. We have now discovered the greatness of camping as close to the playground as possible ;) B would just stare at the playground pointing saying, "Side, deas" translation "Slide please" :)
 These two sungglers got to snuggle for about 30 minutes and B is not a snugler. So Mike soaked up every minute of this before putting the boy down for bed. Mike and B slept together, A slept in the pack n play and I got a bed all to myself! :)

Another highlight was a couple we met. They were on a worldwide camping adventure! Yes, worldwide. They ship their massive, camper around with them. She even gave me a tour of their home on wheels :) Check out their website What a great retired couple exploring the world together!
This camping trip was such a success, another is being planned for next month :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Top 10 about Meghan!

Today is Show Us Your Singles Day on a blog I follow . So in all respect to that blog I am posting this for my sweet, fun, heart of gold, adorable, motivated, single sister, Meghan. Enjoy this top 10 list of who Meghan is :)

 #1 - She loves the Lord with her whole heart, soul, mind and strength! She has such a desire in helping others know Him as well.
#2 - She helps out as a leader in youth group weekly and leads a middle school small group for "her" girls. She has so much fun with them :)
#3 - Meghan is a senior at Oklahoma Wesleyan University studying Physical Therapy. After graduation she plans on getting a second degree in nursing. 
#4 -She loves helping people and as you can see by her sweet, friendly smile others love it when she helps them also :)
#5- Meghan enjoys being outdoors. She's currently training for her first 1/2 marathon in November! She also likes hiking, backpacking and camping. 
#6 -Works at a Physical Therapy office and is a Barista at Starbucks.
 #7 -Family such a huge part in Meghan's heart. She ADORES her 4 nieces and nephews!
 #8 - She loves to travel and is always up for a trip.
#9 - She does like cats (but please don't hold that against her!) HA!
#1 - She enjoy watching and play sports (and I'm not just saying that).

Meghan is not just beautiful on the outside but her heart is absolutely gorgeous! She is a wonderful friend, auntie and sister! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

 B really wanted to play trains with his sister so this is how he included her :) I feel like this could be one of those western movies where the young maiden is tied to the tracks, should I be concerned?
 B has also been a big helper lately around the house! When he sees us doing something that he thinks he could do he quickly says "Help peas, peas help". So here he is helping me with the dishes. I'm pretty sure his "help" is more of a mess with splashing bubbles all over but how can I resist such an eager helper :) His favorite chore is feeding the pups. He carries their bowels to their food, we fill them and then he carries both full bowels back and finds each pup and tells them to go eat. It really is the cutest thing!
 Today he was finding such entertainment in his toy bin :) He's really into Thomas the Train as you can see by him clinging to Oliver in his left hand and Thomas in his right :)
This was my first week back to work and what a week it was! I worked Tuesday (and it was a great day!) Wednesday afternoon I became sick, called Mike home early from church Thursday for kiddo help, went to work Friday (yea, shouldn't have done that) and finally today feel 100%. So yesterday was Mike's first full day home with the kids by himself. He did great and even got a nap himself! There were a couple projects around the house that he told me before going to work that he would do. Once I saw they weren't done when I got home he laughed and said, "Yea, what was I thinking?!"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2 months

Sweet thang had her 2 month check up today. Can you believe it? 2 months already! These days are flying by. I blinked and now Brody is almost 2, so we are trying to keep our eye's wide open over here but somehow time is still flying by! 
We are on the complete other end of the spectrum with Aub's. She weighs 11 lbs 9 oz and that places her in the 50-75% for wight and she is in the 90% for height! Holy cow! I knew she was getting long once she began to outgrow her 3 month clothes, but goodness! Here are a few more highlights:

  • Has the most beautiful smile and often times smiles at the song "You are my Sunshine my only Sunshine"
  • Is FINALLY going 8 hours at night (well the last 2 nights at least). Bedtime feeding at 10 pm and wakes between 6:30-7:00am. She has shown some major stubbornness with her night time sleep but after 2 weeks broke her from waking up at 4 am! YAY!
  • Continues to LOVE sleep (she really is my girl!) It's still a chore to keep her awake during wake times.
  • Nursing every 4 hours and she continues to be short, sweet and to the point. I remember with Brody nursing was such a great excuse to sit and watch TV for awhile or at least let it get me out of cleaning up after dinner. Not for sweet Aubrie though, she means business. 
  • Doesn't need to be swaddled anymore.
  • Really likes to suck her finger (as of day actually). I've caught that thumb in her mouth a few times!
  • Continues to be ADORED by her brother! Brody is now saying "Aubi, Aubi" and is the first person he wants to see in the morning and when he wakes up from his nap. Brody loves rubbing her head and playing with her hands/feet. It's amazing how gentle he is with her and recently I've discovered he has a look for that he gives no one else. It's this protective, adorning look that melts my heart every time!

Aubrie continues to be a bit of a drama queen. I promise you the second she gets tired watch out world she's going to fall apart at the seams! Just like the picture above :) It is really cute though ;) She got shots today (we all got shots actually!). As soon as the first one went it of course she screams. Me seeing her pain I begin crying with her until I realize the girl hasn't taken a breath in quite some time (of course this is in a matter of tiny seconds). My tears quit as I begin gently shaking her saying, "Breath girl, breath" and the nurse quickly blows hard in her face and finally she took a huge breath and cried. I'm not sure if I have ever been so happy to hear that cry! This truly goes to show how dramatic she is ;) 

My heart has been SO full these last few months! I LOVE having children, I LOVE our growing family! Brody is growing up to be such a gentle heart all boy kind of boy and I find myself a million times a day saying how proud of him I am.Like the other night during family devotions we were praying and B reaches over and grabs my arm. I ask him if he would like to hold my hand instead and we sat holding hands and praying!  I find myself a million times a day just staring at our daughter and thinking how beautiful she is and just how perfect she is. I LOVE every bit of each of them and love how I don't love either of them less. My heart just grew and I love it! Yes, there are moments (lots of moments!) that are difficult and frustrating but we are praising the Father for His wonderful gift of family! I say this often but truly, life is good and God is great!

Monday, September 3, 2012

 We had one last (well I hope it was the last) bout of summer by going to the Splash Pad this weekend. B ran around like a crazy boy as if he knew this was his last time of the season here!
 Aubs enjoyed her first time (out of my baking oven) at the Splash Pad :)
 He had tons of fun filling up cups and then pouring water out.
 I'm always amazed when it's time to dry off how freezing cold B is and he doesn't even bat an eye. His lips were shivering this time!
 At 8 weeks old, Aubrie's room is complete! We are so happy with how it turned out.
 The dress on the wall is for all her bows. Do you think the girl has enough? And Auntie keeps making 
more :)
 The Bumbo came out the other day. Aubrie kinda likes it, for short periods of time. Brody has tons of fun holding toys in front of her face or trying to get her to drink his milk!
This one makes me laugh. It's as if she is saying, "Don't mess with me, I'm one tough girl!" I'm not sure if tough is the word quite yet, but B is making her tougher :)

Today we were sitting down to have breakfast. Brody had noticed we didn't pray. So very quickly he folded his hands and said pretty frantically, "Pay, pay, pay". I guess we are doing something right! Oh Lord continue to make him sensitive to Your Spirit :) We also got out the Nerf Guns today. Oh my what fun!! Brody quickly learned how to load the gun and laughed so hard as they were being shot. I found myself feeling sorry for Aubs that she couldn't play with us. She was totally missing out. Soon my girl you will join us :) I really included both praying and guns in the same paragraph. You get it all in this Kaelber household I guess ;)