Thursday, November 29, 2012

Is this kid a ham or what??
 I was holding Aubrie when Brody left the room the other afternoon. I thought kinda weird because we were all playing, but nothing unusual. A few minutes later he peeked his head around the corner and we had this conversation:
Brody: Poopy
Me: Buddy, do you need to go poopy?
Brody: No, momma poopy.
Me: Did you go poopy?
Brody: Momma, poopy.
I set A down to investigate what my son what talking about and I find him just like the picture above. Somehow B unsnapped his diaper no more is needed to be said :) See the puddle to the right of him? He was just fascinated by it! I was pretty proud of myself for grabbing the camera before cleaning him up :)
B also got a bath crayon, yep just one. He hopes to get a set for Christmas (hint, hint ;) The funny thing is it's red and when he colors in the tub it looks like a murder scene :) Lately he also knows when a camera in pointed toward him he smiles and says "cheeeese!!!"

On a side note. Jesus talks often about brotherly love in the Bible. I was reading this verse "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love" Romans 12:10 and I read this verse in such a different way. I can't say it enough how much Brod and Aubs just adore each other. They both have a certain "look" for each other. The other day Mike was holding Aubrie and B just walked up and stood holding her hand. Not saying anything but simply holding her hand. Today B and I were watching Cars. I was trying to talk to him but he was in his "I can't hear anything mode". The great thing though was the second Aubrie woke from her nap and started crying he jumped to his feet saying, "Aubi, Aubi, cyin" as he ran to her room to get her. He loves her! He even obeys without hesitation when we ask him to do something for Aubrie And that is exactly how Jesus asks us to be toward others, that's what He means by being devoted to one another.  Hmmm.......the truths one can learn from such sweet kiddos :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

My mind has been heavy today. I keep hearing about young college students who are committing suicide. Today being another day my sister calls me to tell me of yet another girl she knew that took her life over the weekend. Each time I hear of such tragic news I'm reminded again of why it is I pray fervently for my children. I pray that they will know without a doubt who their Creator is. I pray their self confidence wont be found in anything of this world. That they wont place any of their trust in money, in friends, in possesions but ONLY in the hope of Jesus Christ. I pray that they will know without a doubt  how much Jesus loves them and also how much their momma and daddy love them to. I pray daily for the wisdom to raise children who know Christ. I pray they will simply desire to follow Christ because they see me and Mike following Him. Because really it's this simple. You'll never feel the love your looking for, you'll never feel the acceptance your seeking, you'll never be filled with the joy you long for, you'll never make enough money, nothing in life life will ever be enough UNTIL you know who Jesus Christ is. I praise God Mike and I have that relationship with Christ where our hope is placed in Him alone and so I will keep praying for our two kiddos and many family members that they too will come to know Him also. Because really, life is worth living when you know who you are living it for.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

'tis the season :)

I have a 2 year old on my lap at the moment, we'll see how long this lasts......

Above is Aubrie's first bite of rice cereal, I didn't realize I had tons of pictures on my SD card until today. So far she's just getting it at dinner time and for the most part that is working through the night, kind of. We've had some rough nights and I'm determined to not make a habit of waking up in the night.

 Tis the season already! I kinda like this new child every Christmas thing we have going on :) Should it be a regular tradition??? ;) Ha! Get no ideas, no Christmas babies next year is the plan. Anyways, we headed to our annual tree far aka Lowes to find the perfect tree :)
 
 We found the perfect tree and headed home. Ready for a warm soup dinner, cookies, hot chocolate, Christmas music and decorating. Sounds fun and perfect, right? I imagined a perfect night teaching Brody how to hang ornaments on the tree, a happy smiling baby girl, Auntie Meghan at the house and Mike and I just watching in shear delight. The night was terrible! Really what was I thinking? Really, a two year old knowing how to hang ornaments on the tree without trying to pull the tree over or poke himself with the ornament holder thing mixed in with a super fussy girl who decided not to nap. I forced it too much. I wasn't greatly let down, in fact I was able to laugh at my high expectations. I found myself telling Auntie after the kids went to bed, "Just put the ornaments on the tree." Which in fact did turn out to be fun as we laughed at how life has changed and how we have entered into the decorating for Christmas when the kiddos are sleeping phase. I know in maybe 5 years it will be fun again :)
 Due to not getting any decorating pictures we snapped some Christmas tree pictures today after church (the one time during the week we all look presentable and out of our jammies, true story!) I love how Aubrie just stares at her brother :)
 There are such stressful, tired filled days to parenting. Some days I just want to lock myself in my room and scream. Some days seem like A and B both got together before the day started and plotted to do everything that makes me go crazy. I love being a momma though! And so even in the middle of the absolute craziness (like Christmas decorating night) I still would never trade those moments because when there are terrible days there are also REALLY, REALLY good days! :)
 We also made a leaf pile today, Aubrie like it more than Brody.
Brody was having too much fun playing fetch with the pups. He loves being outside and so it was such a nice relief to finally let him play outside this afternoon. It's been so cold! We hung some Christmas lights in his room along with a couple other decorations and he LOVES it :) Also another side note....Brody is obsessed with the movie Cars. So much so that I'm thinking I might have to change the theme of his birthday part from Thomas the Train to Cars. We've had to place a limit on how much we watch the movie. I promise you Mike and I have the entire movie memorized. The crazy thing is that it really is such a good movie, we aren't tired of it yet :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

4 months

Our sweet chubba lubba is 4 months old! I realized the other day as I was snuggling on a newborn that Aubrie really isn't a tiny, snugly baby anymore, and that made me sad. But we are into the fun days now as she smiles, giggles and shows her little personality more and more :)

 Look at those rolls! I try to kiss everyone of them daily because they are just too cute! Little girly girl now weighs 14 lbs and 7 oz placing her smack in the middle of the 50% and 85% for height (really!!?? really!).
We've started rice cereal and she kinda likes it. It's been hit and miss but if she does eat rice before bed it means a full night of sleep is in the making for us all :) Size 3 diapers are also much needed these days. Place a 2 on the girl and you'll be changing her outfit with the first poop. So that makes both Kaelber kiddos in size 3 diapers, oh my!
Aubs still isn't a fan of tummy time, prefers to stand versus sit and is holding toys in her hands and quickly brings anything to her mouth. She may be teething because golly she drools like crazy and munches on our fingers hard :)
Brody continues to adore his sis and is so concerned about her every where about :) Today we made mention to her cold hands. Before we knew it Brod dashed out of the room and returned with a blanket for her because we said she was cold!
 Golly, I can't say it enough that we are blessed!! We LOVE being parents! Thank you Jesus for our children!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

We've been busy lately! This blog is just going to be lots of pictures from the last couple weeks.

 We've gotten the Johnny Jumper out for Aubrie and she is warming up to it. Brody really likes it more though. B desires so badly to swing his sister to the ceiling in it as he thinks he's only "playing" and "loving" on her :) So little to say we are always an arms length away from Aubrie ;)
 This boy just loves getting in Aubrie's command center! Can you blame him? This was his first in all fairness ;)
 Such a happy face as Brody watches daddy mow the lawn one chilly Saturday morning.
 I left them alone for a few minutes and returned to Brody reading "Go Dogs, GO!" to his sister :)
 Another use for the darts from the nerf gun :)
 Have I said yet how much Brod loves Aubs? It's A LOT! This picture was taken right before he steam rolled her, not once but twice! Aubrie is beginning to toughen up to say the least as there were no tears in the rolls ;) How do you get through to a 2 year old that his love needs to be taken down a notch?
 Our first set of family down for the weekend. Above is Aubrie's second cousin Libby :)

 The whole clan before they all took off :(
 Then my dad and brother came down this last weekend.
Who could resist a snuggle nap with grandpa? :) We loved the last two weekends of getting our family to meet Aubrie, we love visitors :)