Thursday, January 31, 2008

We're still here.

We are still at home. Baby girl is still staying put. Kellen is still growing and changing constantly. Here's a few new shots...recent food faces and new hairdo.

The green lumps you see on the table are green eggs. Pureed spinach in scrambled eggs. Kellen loved them!
Kellen's great purple mustache. He begs for blueberries all the time. We've started making our own yogurt - that was my Xmas gift, a yogurt maker. Kellen would drink blueberry yogurt all day long if I let him.
Last Friday I got tired of the crazy touque hair Kellen always seemed to have and took him for a haircut.
Don't be fooled by this pleasant looking picture. There was a lot of whinning and candy involved to get him to sit.
He sure has got a lot of comments about what a little boy he looks like now. Not only his hair has changed. His vocab is picking up more and more. He came running to dad, who had a plate full of cake tonight "I want a bite, Daddy!" Wow, a real sentence and perfectly understood. He just about went crazy with excitement when he got his animal DVD put in and turned on all by himself. He ran around the living room yelling "YES!" and jumping up and funny! He was so proud of himself.

The title of the blog also fits our recent experience, which felt like a bit of a New Year's repeat. We were only going to stay at my parents for 2 nights, which somehow turned into 6, I think - kind of a comedy of errors and strange events. I found myself laughing again at being the guests that wouldn't leave Andrea's this week. Ian & I were only going to stay Saturday night and then leave Kellen and have our getaway on Sunday for my bday. But, after a call from Ian's work Sunday afternoon we had to cancel our B&B plans since his Monday morning off got cancelled (grr...I really don't like K-Line now!) So since I'd had plans to meet up with Mom in Regina monday morning, we decided to stay another night. We put the sheets that had already been washed back on the bed. Then the blizzard happened on Monday and it seemed silly to try drive home, so we stayed yet again. Mom and I went out to do a little shopping Tuesday and I had to call Ian from the side of the road with bad news about the truck. It really looked like we were going to have to get a new transmission but I'll keep the story short...some line had come off and it wasn't such an expensive fix. But, it wasn't going to be ready until some time on Wednesday. So, back to Andrea's to unpack the bags that were ready to go and put on the sheets that had once again been washed. So I guess that is your warning if you let us stay with you...we seem to be the guests that won't leave!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hi Again.

I'm back again. What's been going on? I'm finally recovering from a horrible cold that hit me on the weekend. (I should have never started bragging about how I haven't been sick at all this pregnancy!!) Finally yesterday I was able to say something somewhat positive about it...maybe I was learning to quit complaining about being pregnant. Being pregnant AND having a bad cold is REALLY not fun. I think I will be able to just enjoy the last few weeks now of waiting for baby.

Here's a couple pictures from way back at the beginning of the month. Kathy and Joe gave Kellen a new favorite book for Christmas - Things that Go. The box also had a truck and a ball, but Kellen ignored that until he had flipped through the book from cover to cover. He is so in love with books and with this book!

Baby Ayden really cracked us up with his smiles for the camera. I wish I had a video of someone taking his pictures. As soon as he would see the camera, his eyebrows would go up and he'd give a big goofy smile. Jenn you really should try to get a video of it...does he still do it?

This picture is old now..Sarina no longer has the belly. Congratulations to Tim and her on such a pretty baby girl. We're so excited for our girl to have a little girl cousin playmate!

Kellen loves to talk about Papa and his tractor since being at the farm. Even though it was Uncle Tim that gave him a ride in the tractor, ALL tractors are Papa's.

I'm done work now, officially this Friday but with overtime hours my actual last working day was last Wednesday! I thought I'd have the house super clean and be completely organized by now...ha! It'll never happen will it!? At least the kids room is getting back in order now. Some advice from me...Don't ever, ever decide to paint strips!!! Ian deserves some big applause for not getting completely frustrated by my ridiculous plan and for actually finishing the project.

We are trying to grasp the reality that the baby will soon be here, but it doesn't seem real to me yet. It was good to hold baby Ariana and imagine what it will feel like to hold our little girl!

Saturday, January 12, 2008


No, I'm not overdue yet. But sister-in-law Sarina is. Good thing she is patient. I think an update and some Christmas pictures are long overdue also.

We spent Christmas at the Koops' and then New Years at the Bell farm. Christmas eve was the opening of one present. A drum set from the Koops' for Kellen. He enjoys it. I think Michael and Sheena were disappointed that it's not as loud as they thought it would be. Ha to them.
New Christmas pjs are a must for cousins, aren't they? I remember some pictures with the Ashby cousins in our matching pjs.
Everyone obviously knows what Kellen likes best, cause he sure got a lot of trucks. 12 I think, to be exact. And there's also a lot of new books, his other favorite thing. I'm enjoying having new material to read to him.
Ian and the girls enjoyed the fun with the quad and the sled on Katepwa lake. And, I don't think there were any injuries. Kellen didn't enjoy so much yet as it made him a little nervous, but I was surprised he stayed for a little ride. But, when we asked him if he wanted to go again - it was a very quick, adamant and serious "no".

More to come later from the Bell's.
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