Tuesday, September 25, 2007


The park behind the house is looking very much like fall. Reminded me of the fall pictures I took of Kellen last year, so I thought I'd try it again. It was so easy to pose him then. He wasn't even crawling. Wow, he has changed so much. I followed him around for along time with the camera. Out of the 50 I took, I think this are about the only 5 that aren't of his back as he raced around the park. The apple helped slow him down for a little bit.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Beautiful Music

I told Ian while I was trying to get Kellen to sleep last night that I drafted a blog in my head, but "don't worry I won't post it and embarrass you." His reply? "Why not? I could use some good PR!"

I have had a long, trying week with a sick boy who is not sleeping well. I haven't probably said how good his sleeping has been in the last month. Putting him to bed is a 5 minute process and he only is up briefly once or twice a night. Not this week. Getting to sleep is closer to a 3 hr ordeal and he is up fussing too many times. After I would get him to sleep I'd fall asleep before I got any dishes or housework done, knowing that I had to get up early for work.

Last night it was 10pm when Kellen was finally sleeping. The deep breathing, although it sounded a little congested, was beautiful music to my ears. The noise in the background made it a perfect symphony - the dishes being done. I didn't even have to ask. I had heard Ian talking on the phone for a long time (mostly about hunting, of course) and then he said he should really go and help his wife who had a long week.

Ian thought my thankfulness was a little much, it was just dishes after all. No husband should underestimate the powerful statement of doing dishes. It is beautiful music to a tired, pregnant mom's ears. Okay, maybe it does sound a little exagerated when I write it, but I'm sure others out there can agree with me, right? (Especially if you don't have a dishwasher!) Anyhow, it's good to have Ian home for the weekend and Kellen seems more like himself this morning. We're off to go to the Farmer's Market!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Hunting Cabin

We (Bill, Mary, Ian, Kellen & I) went up to Reserve this weekend. Bill and Ian worked on the cabin while we entertained ourselves. We left early so the men could really get lots done without a trouble maker around. It will be a really nice cabin when all the work is done. I wish I had more pictures but forgot my camera :( I took a few on Mary's cell and thought this one, although blurry, is worth sharing.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Dancing and High Fives

I haven't shown Kellen in action for awhile. Here's lots of great dancing and high fives with Dad.