Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas

Tomorrow we are going to my parents farm for Christmas! Since we won't have room for Kellen's present in the car, we decided to give it to him today. He loved it mostly...the horn and the fast rides Mom gave him were great, but the hat was no fun. I had to hold his hands to try get a picture of him in it.
Kellen was very happy to have his Daddy home today. It seems like the holidays have begun. Dad got some good action shots of the tickles. Ian was suppose to be working today but got feeling really sick again this week. When he agreed with me that he should go to the doctor, I knew he was really sick. So now he is trying to recover from tonsilitis.
What a big boy Kellen is now! I can't believe how much he has changed in the last couple of weeks. He is so mobile now. I think he has had a big growth spurt. He seems so much taller to me all of a sudden. It is such a miracle to watch a baby grow and learn so quickly!
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I probably won't be back here until 2007!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Snap, Crackle, Pop...

Kellen found his own breakfast this morning before I had a chance to feed him. Guess he was really hungry.

Weekend Guests

Kellen had some weekend guests. He loved it. Everytime he saw Nolan he would get super-could-hardly-breathe-excited.

I learned a lot as I tried to get 3 kids ready for church. I finally left the vacumm out because everytime I turned around Kellen or Nolan had gotten into something and made a big mess.

Kayla was such a help, I couldn't have done it without her. And she is shaping up to be a good table tennis player!

Thanks for visiting, Kayla and Nolan!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Vintage Tree

This fall we (I should say, Ian) added insulation to the attic. He found boxes of Christmas decorations and an old artifical tree stored up there. A lot of stuff headed straight out to the garbage, but there was enough to make a pretty decent looking tree! How fun was that. I think alot of the vintage decorations are pretty cool.

I'm now having a real fun time pulling Kellen away from the tree every couple of minutes. We'll see how long I leave it up for.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


I always ask Kellen where his clappers are. He loves to clap when he gets excited.

I haven't had Kellen in the swing for months but I hadn't put it away yet. So I gave him one last ride in it. He clapped and seemed to enjoy it, for a few minutes anyhow.

The other day I was watching Oprah and he was on the floor busily playing by himself. When the audience clapped, Kellen's head snapped up and he began to clap along with them. I was kind of impressed with how quickly he recognized the noise and joined in. I think he's so smart...hee, hee!

Oprah was about the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Heard of it? Check it out. Made me even more concerned about the health of our planet. It convinced me to buy energy saving light bulbs. I clap for Mr. Gore.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

No pictures

We have no fun pictures to share. Neither Kellen nor I have been up to having our pictures taken. I am finally coming back from my near death (okay so it was only a cold, but a bad one). Kellen is coughing bad now so we are going to the dr this afternoon. I just thought I would remind all you healthy people to enjoy your health and the ability to breath freely. Every time I have such a bad cold I think I will never forget to enjoy every congestion free breath I take for the rest of my life. But then after a few days of health, it's easy to take it for granted again.

I have not left the house since Saturday, when I only went out to get something for my sore throat. I have been thinking about how hard it would be for someone who has a chronic illness and who is always confined and so limited to what they can do. How hard that would be. I feel like I'm going crazy after a few days.

On Sunday, while my dear husband did the dishes, I laid on the couch and watched a stupid show about ghosts. I think I have an over active imagination after I watch stupid scary shows, because I was having a really hard time leaving the safety of my bedroom to go the possibly ghost infected kitchen to get a glass of water. (Am I the only one with this problem after a scary show?) I of course used all my resources (prayer for safety and my husband) to get my glass of water. I thought about people who have real fears and obsessive compulsive disorders that control their life. That would be really hard to live with.

I remembered a girl in one of my abnormal psych classes at York College. She had just gotten happily married and they were such a cute lovey-dovey couple. Schizophrenia was one of the disorders we were studying. This girl was absent for a while and when she came back she looked very glassy eyed and not bubbly self. I heard that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia (i hope i'm not lying, maybe it was another disorder). I sometimes think about her and wonder how she is. I wonder if they are still married. I can't even imagine having to go through that (myself or as the spouse).

I am thankful that my health will soon be better and I will forget about the scary ghost. I may forget to be thankful for each easy breath I take. I hope I will not forget my renewed conviction to help and to be understanding of the sick of body or mind.