Saturday, June 25, 2011

Construction Fun

We drove out to see the progress on the house and Karson was in love.
 If you know Karson, then you know that he is our "little worker boy".
He loves to be given a job to do, and loves working outdoors.

Block almost finished.

Could barely get him to stop for a picture with me in his future bedroom.

A boy's dream sand box

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

11 Months

I can't believe it! Kipton turned 11 months old on yesterday (June 20th). That means that the 1st birthday is looming over my head. 1st birthdays are always so sad because the baby stage is over. It has been a fast and fun 11 months with our little boy.
Here are some stats on our little guy:
  • He is 25 lbs.
  • He is ______ in. tall ( I will have to look this up )
  • His head is and has always been in the 99th % percentile
  • He is wearing size 18 month clothes
  • He is a size 4 in shoe and also wide just like his brother.
  • He is crawling EVERYWHERE and getting into everything!
  • Walks all around the furniture and the walls but has not taken any steps of his own.
  • Goes up the stairs in the blink of an eye.
  • Loves cars and trains. Anything with wheels
  • Wants to do everything just like big brother.
  • Is refusing baby food now. Just eating all table food.
  • Takes 2 naps during the day and sleeps from 8pm - 7:30am
Getting dressed in Kipton's room is always a ball

Kipton is definatley a momma's boy. He would rather be in the house with me more than anything.
He is a happy baby now that he is mobile. For the longest time he was so mad that he couldn't take off like Karson. But he is super happy now! On the go all day long.

Happy Month Birthday to our Kip

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

The boys have a great daddy to be thankful for!
He works hard for his family and we appreciate him very much.

Here are some pictures from the past 2 years:

2011 Father's Day went something like this:

The boys before church

Never a good picture with everyone looking & smiling....o well!

After church was presents for Daddy

After nap time it was......YEP you guessed it! More fishing :)

Karson in his attempt to feed the ducks Kipton's snacks.

Kipton is the dirt eater in the family :)

All smiles after fishing

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stay at Home Moms

We all know that working is no fun, but it's got to be done. Being a stay at home mom IS a real job and a very hard but rewarding one. Here is an article that I love and can relate to because I have heard many of them in my 2 years of being home with my boys.

Written by Candy Kirby in the SFGate:

10 Things to Never say to a Stay at hom Mom

1. When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job?

2. How June Cleaver of you!

3. Oh, so you don't work?

4. Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow?

5. All day with your kids? I can't even imagine.

6. I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either.

7. What do you do all day, anyway?

8. I'm sure you're not the only one whos wasted money on a college degree.

9. That explains why your son is so clingy.

10. Weird. I assumed your house would be superclean.

I'm sure all of you stay at home moms can relate to some part of this article.

More Fishing Pictures

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New House

Building the new house has demanded a lot of time we never dreamed about. Lots of paperwork, running to Lowes, picking out every-single-tiny detail, mailing this, mailing that, going to the brick store, going to the window store, creating a kitchen, etc, etc, etc. Of course it is super fun for Kevin and I...but not so fun for the 2 boys in tow who would rather be at home running the backyard or getting into mischief.

Kevin and I had absolutely no problems agreeing on the house plan. We both love it!

Things I am most excited for:

 - All 1 Level -
(ahhh no more carrying laudry up and down 3 flights)

 - A Huge Pantry in the kitchen -
(something I have been DYING for)

- No more sharing a bathroom with the boys -

- Walk-in closet of my very own -

- Long front porch -

- Did I mention the no noise you hear when you go outside? -
(ahhh country living :)

- Along with many other things but those are my top 5 -

We were set back a few weeks because of the massive down pours last month but progess is coming along.

The road coming up to the house

That's all that I have time to post for now. I am hoping to do a blog post of all the before and after pictures I have up to date. It will be a great scrapbook someday.

I had to throw this one in just because I love them!
(even though they aren't looking)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Camden Park

Because we are building a house this summer there will be no vacations for us. (bummer) So I am constantly finding fun and different things for the boys to do to make up for it. (as if they even realize there is no beach)

So I found a day that wasn't going to be 90 degrees and we went to Camden Park.

Here are some pictures from our fun evening. Karson was a blast and LOVED every ride we took him on.

He had no objections to anything. Just a "go with the flow" kinda guy. When you ask him what his favorite ride was he says: "The row boats just like daddy does".

Even Kipton got to ride a few things with Karson. I was super nervous but it turned out to be okay.
Tears did come to my eyes when I was watching these two.
It really is happening. The boys are becoming best buds! :)

Kipton on the carousel with momma!

This ride made Kevin and I laugh until we cried. Karson LOVED it!
He laughed and smile the whole entire time.

1st time with Daddy

2nd time with Mommy
Another ride that made me super nervous. But Kevin insisted that
he would be fine....and he was.

Kipton and his snacks

We ended the evening with some Austin's ice cream and called it a night.
Everyone was ready for bed!

I am so lucky to have these three boys in my life. They make it so fun!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Catching a Memory

If I could say one thing about fishing it would be "blah!" From the day we met, Kevin has always tried to lure me into his favorite hobby of fishing. However, it has never worked. I think it's many things except for fun. I just can't get into sitting there for days waiting for something. I guess it proves that I'm too much of a busy body to just "sit" around.

And then came Karson, our two year old son. You won't believe what his daddy has done to him? Yep! Made him LOVE fishing.

These picture are from LAST YEAR around this same time of year. 

This boy is beyond obsessed. Now that it is summer, Karson thinks everyday is fishing day. The whole 12 hours that Kevin is working he is waiting for his daddy to come home to take him fishing. It is super sweet.

"Mommy.....Daddy take me to dock."
"Karson catch a big SHISH"
"Mommy...Karson's SHISHY pole"

Since this is Karson's favorite hobby I guess I am stuck liking it.
It is so fun to watch him get excited when he thinks he is getting a fish.

At least once a week, or even more, we go somewhere to take him fishing.

Now that Kipton is in our family I normally sit with him and we watch Karson and Kevin.
Kevin was right about it being peaceful, even if you are just sitting and watching.

Last night Karson wanted to take his good friend Lexi along.

Down by the River

Here is a picture of Kipton eating his cracker with Mommy and watching the fishermen.

He is so sweet!

I'm sure there will be many more memories to come of fishing.