15 Months

Where is my baby?  Welcome my little toddler!  Kellen is growing up so fast and right before my eyes and most days I still expect to wake up and see a little baby that was just born!  So what is Kellen up to these days....

Sleeping ~ Kellen is going to bed between 7 and 8 pm most nights and will sleep till about 7 am the next morning!  He is still taking two naps and will go down around 10 am and sleep till 11:30 to 12ish.  Then he will go down again around 3 and will sleep for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  I would love to get it to one nap a day, but for right now I won't complain for the quiet time that I have!  :o)

Eating ~  Kellen will pretty much eat anything that you put in front of him. He just seems to have moods, which he probably gets from me!  :o)  He loves all fruit and most veggies.  I wish that I was better about the veggies, but the can eat a whole can of green beans if I let him!  :o)  He loves peas and carrots and even lima beans.  He really likes tomatoes, I am wishing I had a garden and could grow some this summer!  :o)  I am working on him a water.  He does not like just plain water so I have been adding a little juice to it to get him to drink it, but I really want to be able to have him drink just water!  He loves anything that you are eating and wants to try it!  :o)

Wearing ~ He is still wearing a size 4 diaper and size 4 shoe.  He is wearing 18 months, but some 24 months shirts since his torso is so tall!  I got him some crocs and they are so cute on him!  I love summer time there are so many cute outfits for him.  Of course most of his shorts and shirts have some kind of plaid on them!  :o)

Playing ~ Kellen is very independent these days.  He loves to be outside.  He is not really saying many words other than "mama" and "dada", but he can get us to do what he wants. He will come over and grab our hand and lead us to where he wants us to go!  I know that everyone says once he starts talking he will never stop, but I just can't wait!  This month he has learned how to get on to the couch all by himself and has perfected getting down.  He has started loving to spin until he is dizzy (this makes me so nervous)!  He can go up and now come down the stairs.  One day he surprised me by getting on to our bed, for those of you that don't know...we have a really high bed, but we have a bench at the end.  He climbed onto the bench and then onto the bed and then I helped him down and he did it again and again!  It was like a jungle gym to him!   He loves phones, he will put them up to his ear and babble into it (hmmm wonder where he learned that from).  Yesterday he was so cute because I ask him where his nose was and he pointed to it and of course I got excited and he starte clapping it was so cute, so he will find his nose and then start clapping!  It is so cute!  This morning I was checking my email and he was watching Curious George and I looked over and he was laying on the ground so I went and laid next to him and he looked up and me and gave me a kiss.  My heart melted.  These are the moments that I just don't want to forget!  I know that I will wake up tomorrow and he will be 15.  He loves his daddy.  It is so cute to see him cuddle up to Matt.

15 Month Dr's check up ~ We headed to see Dr Tolkin yesterday.  Kellen is a healthy little boy!  He is tall and thin, just like most people want to be.  He is 22.75 inches and weighing in at 26 lbs 1 oz.  He got two shots yesterday and did so good.  He cried and looked at the nurse with a look like "what did I do to you" it was cute!  As soon as she walked out of the room he was fine!  It is so nice that he is healthy.  Since being home he has been sick once!  It is heaven!  It is so hard to have sick little ones.

Mr Kellen ~

You have given mommy such joy since the day your were born.  Daddy and I still look at each other and say"I can't believe we have a son".  We are in awe of all that you are learning and how much you are growing each day!  You are Mommy's little monkey and you keep me on my toes all day long!  It has been a blessing to be home with you.  Daddy wished that he could stay at home with you too!  :o)  We love you so much!  

Love Mommy


A week of Daddy!

We were blessed to have Matt home with us for the entire week last week!  Every after tax season his company has a three day vacation break and this year it fell on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday....so we decided it would be fun to have him use two vacation days and take Thursday and Friday too!  It was wonderful!  Kellen enjoyed having his daddy around for the week!  Matt did not really get a chance to sleep in, because if Kellen knew he was in the bedroom Kellen was right there wanting in the bed with Matt to jump on him!  :o) 

Matt and I took on a huge project for the week and we put in a stone edging around all the beds in the yard.  We also planted 6 azalea bushes (I think this was harder than the stone edging).  Our beds are full of GA red clay and lots and lots of rocks!  We planted some flowers and got a couple hanging baskets and then Matt spread a ton of new mulch!  He then mowed, edged, and all the fun stuff.  Our yard looks so pretty!  It was so much fun and Kellen enjoyed being outside!  The weather was so perfect!  We finished up everything on Friday just in time for Matt's big birthday bash!  I have to say besides my yard looking beautiful, I got a good start on my tan! 

Matt's good friends Charles and Chris hosted a surprise poker tournament for Matt for his birthday.  So it is hard to plan a surprise for Matt, but tax season was in their favor.  We went to dinner with Charles and Deanna and then after dinner Charles ask Matt if he wanted to run by Chris's and pick up some tickets and see Chris's newly remodeled basement.  I tried very hard to not laugh, but he agreed and headed off!  He was totally surprised and enjoyed playing poker! 

On Saturday our friends the the Whitfield's came in for the weekend with their two little one's!  Little Miss SS is Kellen's future wife.  :o)  I could not believe how much lil Hamp man had grown.  His cheeks are just too cute!  On this visit Kellen and SS really played pretty well togehter.  It was cute to watch them play in the tunnel!  Saturday night we had a cook out to celebrate Matt's birthday.  We had some family and close friend's over, it was a lot of fun! 

On Sunday we headed to The Tucker's for a surprise 30th birthday for Ashly!  It was so much fun!  The weather was perfect and we enjoyed being outside for the afternoon.  There was good food and a jumpy house for the kids.  Kellen would not go in it for nothing.  Anytime we got near it he would scream at the top of his lungs.  We got some really cute pictures of Kellen and Miss SS.  We enjoyed the Whitfield's visit and were sad to see them go!  We had been planning the trip forever and I can't believe that it is over!  :o) 

(This will be too cute in there wedding slide show)  :o)  

I can't believe that my baby will be 15 months tomorrow.  He is growing too fast!  We are headed to the Dr's tomorrow for his 15 month check up!  So I will update you on his check up tomorrow!  :o) 


A very LONG over due catch up post!

So once again time has ran away and I am SO far behind on blogging.  So here is a catch up post with pictures of each event!  :o)  One day I will get organized and have a post for each event!  But it seems like once I download the pictures off the camera and go through them all, I have had enough of the computer!  :o)  So we will see if I can turn over a new leaf!  It is pretty bad when Matt comes home and says "You have not blogged in a LONG time!!!  I hope you enjoy some very cute pictures!!!

March 21st ~ Taylor's 1st Birthday!

We helped Cousin Taylor celebrate turning 1!!!  Taylor and I loved the piano and made some great music in my opinion!  She did not enjoy the cake very much, because it made her hands dirty!

March 26th ~ Grandma Dee's Birthday!

Mommy started to make a very yummy dinner for Grandma Dee's birthday, but about half way through burned herself pretty bad (this is not an uncommon thing, she thinks she is a cook, but she often cuts or burns herself.  This time she just happened to burn herself pretty bad)!  So Grandma Dee had to finish her own dinner while Mommy told her what to do!  But it was still yummy!  Then we had cake and I got to help her blow out the candles.

March 28th ~ Woodland's Easter Egg Hunt & I am 14 Months old!

Our neighborhood puts on an Easter Egg hunt each year and Mommy was so excited to take me, but we ran a few minutes late (8 minutes to be exact), and they were done when we got there!  Mommy was a little upset, but it ended up that I didn't know the difference and I just enjoyed carrying around my basket and hanging with Cousin Ansley.  We went to the playground and the weather was perfect!

Mommy can't believe I am 14 months.  I am turning into a little bit of a ham!  I am still sleeping great at night!  I sleep anywhere from 12-13 hours a night.  I am back to taking two naps a day.  I was just not able to handle life with only 1 nap a day!  I am still a great eater.  I will pretty much eat whatever you put in front of me!  I am busy busy every day going and going and keeping mommy on her toes.  I still am just saying mama and dada, and everyone keeps telling mommy that once I start talking I won't stop!  I love my Daddy!  When Daddy walks in the room my whole face lights up and I am attached to his hip!  I am very independent these days.  I want to do everything all by myself!

March 31st ~ Going to see the Easter Bunny!

So Mommy is not sure what happened since I will let pretty much anyone hold me, but I would not let go of Grandma when it came time to sit with the Easter Bunny.  Daddy says that's okay the Easter Bunny is creepy looking.  So needless to say this is the only picture Mommy got. 

April 1st ~ Playing with my present from Grandma Dee

Grandma Dee got me this awesome tent and tunnel!  I have had so much fun going in and out of the tunnel!  Then Holly thought she would try it out.  Skyler and Holly have enjoyed hanging out in the tunnel!  I am excited to play with little miss Sarah Scott when she comes to visit in a couple of weeks!  :o)

April 3rd ~ Easter Egg Hunt at Mimi and Papa's

We got together at Mimi and Papa's for an Easter Egg hunt!  The Big girl's got to dye eggs and Daddy let me dye my hand PINK!  I had so much fun picking up the eggs and putting them in my basket, but I had the most fun just carrying around my basket!  Then we had fun with some bubbles that Uncle Andy got all of us!  Oh yes and that is a picture of me in purple bunny ears...Aunt Amanda put them on me!

April 4th ~ Easter

Easter was a lot of fun!  I was spoiled!  We had another egg hunt....I had fun finding the eggs till I got one open and found it had Teddy Grahams in it!  Mommy made a yummy lunch for everyone.  Mimi and Papa, Great Grandma Ava and Great Grandpa Russ, Uncle Andy and Cousin Ansley, and Grandma Dee all came over.  My Great Grandma Luree always made a bunny cake for my mommy growing up...so Grandma Dee has started the tradition up with me!  She made a very yummy and cute cake!  

April 9th ~ Being Silly with Mommy!

I am gaining such a little personality and I love sunglasses and mommy just happen to catch this picture of me!  Daddy and Mommy laughed so hard!  :o) 

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