Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Some people "plowed" on by for a party...

Our boy is ready for his party

Loving his dairy free cupcake

Quick picture with mommy & daddy....eating his second cupcake!

Opening all the awesome presents...notice the back of his shirt, so cute with his name and John Deere logo at the bottom

Checking out the slip n slide

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Our little "Deere" is 2!

just a few hours old

3 months

1 year

18 months

2 years

I can't believe that my baby boy is 2 years old. I was remembering the events leading up to his birth over the weekend since we had been at the zoo and it was a little like deja vu. We had taken Kambryn and Allie to the zoo with my sister and brother in law and all the time been joking that hopefully I wouldn't go into labor while we were there, that was Saturday. By the time we got home I was so uncomfortable and swollen but happy that the family had a good time. I went to work on Monday and waddled through the day, I had my 37 week check up Tuesday morning and the doctor was concerned that my blood pressure was elevated and send me to the hospital. Of course when given the option to stay in the hospital until I went into labor or go home on bed rest, I chose to go home. By making the decision to go home they wanted me to save all urine for the next 24 hours and bring it back to the lab within 36 hours. This was very interesting, the part about how to save it but we wont go into that one. Took that "sample" back to the doctor and wouldn't you know it, they diagnosed me with pre-eclampsia and ordered Kyle and I to head to the hospital. Knowing that I would be induced when I go there I made Kyle go through a drive though and get me some food. Got to the hospital, induction was started and our beautiful, pouty boy was here 12 hours later. It seems like just yesterday, I can remember every detail and moment and yet it has been two years.

Kolten you love to play with your sister or any other child for that matter. You have really come out of your shell in that last 6 months and have become a chatty Cathy like Kambryn. You love anything Toy Story, involving trucks or tractors and looking for bugs with your sister. Kolten you are such a sweet and loving boy, you adore your sister and want to do everything she is doing, you love to follow daddy around and help with big boy tasks and of course you are still a momma's boy and I just love that about you. Happy birthday big boy!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Zoo trips - part 3

Our zoo trip today was awesome! Both kids are at the age where they love animals and love to see new things. They really enjoyed all the hands on activities at the zoo this year, of course it was hot today so alot of the animals weren't out but it didn't slow us down any. Here is a brief summary through pictures of our day, hope you enjoy.

Kolten, Daddy & Kambryn on the carousel, this is Kam's favorite part of the zoo

Just a quick picture with mommy, can you tell Kolten is saying "cheese"

They loved the turtles, these two where biting and fighting with each other

Both of the kids where very concerned that the turtles were fighting, Kolten told them "no bite"

Laughing at daddy pushing the safari jeep really fast

Kambryn "riding" the big elephant

Kambryn & daddy feeding the giraffe

Kolten and mommy feeding the giraffe, he LOVED this!

just a sweet picture of them watching the elephants

Zoo trips - part 2

One of the few pictures from our 2009 zoo trip, I guess this is Kolten's first zoo experience. The running joke in our house is "can you locate the elephant?". I stand by the fact that I was 37 weeks pregnant and it was very hot and I was very swollen, I had Kolten 6 days later.

Kambryn and Kolten June 2010 on the baby elephant

Kolten June 2011 on the same baby elephant

.......do you see the running theme in this post!?!?

Zoo Trip - part 1

June 2008 - 14 months

Yes, I realize there is not a picture on the turtle from 2009, that was because I was huge and pregnant with Kolten (I delivered him 6 days after our zoo trip) and I must have forgotten :)

June 2010 - Kambryn & Allie 2 years, Kolten 1 year

June 2011 - Kambryn 4 years, Kolten almost 2 years

I think I am going to post three seperate blogs about the zoo, there is just alot of things running through my mind as I think about our zoo trip today and also trips in the past. For all that follow my blog, I am making three entries for simplicity.

First is a quick look back at zoo trips with Kambryn over the years, we always take her picture on the large turtle and it has now become a tradition. It is really neat to see how much she has grown from year to year.