Sunday, November 29, 2009

New News From the King's!

We haven't blogged for quite some time, so I figured we were due for an update on our two little boys. Our biggest new: Gage can roll over!! Our somewhat disappointing news: He's only done it four times...and still hasn't shown off to his Dad!!!! Our challenging news: Conner is in the process of being potty trained. UGH!!!!! How in the world do parents and children everywhere get through this?? Conner is doing really good...he has only had two accidents in two days. But, we have run into a little problem. He is only very consistent when he has no pants on. So, unless you want to see us running around Walmart with a half naked boy, we have to figure something out! Here are some recent pictures. Say a prayer or two this week for my patience (and sanity) and Conner's willingness to finally be out of diapers!!!!! We are having a big potty party at House of Bounce when we go a whole day of being dry!!! I will fill you in later...hopefully with pictures of the much anticipated party.

Chris got his Christmas present early and Conner loves it!! Don't bother asking what it has to do with duck hunting....our family's passion in life right now. ;)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Branson Vacation

We haven't taken a family vacation for a LONG time, so we decided to go to Branson this past weekend! We had a BLAST!!! Although we were a little worried about Gage+the long car ride, we packed up the good ole van and headed south. Gage did really well and Conner had so much fun everywhere we went...I think the vacation was mainly pointed toward things Conner liked to do and things Gage liked watching Conner do. (That is basically how we spend every day...Conner being busy and Gage watching wishing he could do the things his big brother does.) Don't grow up too fast, Gage!! Here are so pics of our fun trip:

Picking out the very best pumpkin with Dad

One of my favorite pumpkins!

...And the other one!

Riding on the hayrack ride...Conner was super excited that we rode behind an Allis Chalmers tractor...he couldn't wait to get back home to tell Grandpa!

My sweet, happy boy

Waving from the TALL, TALL slide!

I must say, out of all the fun stuff we did and all the places we have gone, my favorite moments are moments like these. The moments where you stop after a long day, lay down on an unmade, messy hotel bed and watch your little ones play toys, no fancy distractions, just the two of them having fun together. I also love how Gage had to crank his neck way around just to watch what Conner is doing. (after these pictures i did turn him around so he could see conner better...i'm not a mean mom!!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

So, it's been an interesting three months. I have realized that adding just one member to the family makes things much more...well....interesting!! We have all been having a ball with our little Gage and he is starting to do those fun things like giggle, smile, and say "Goo" to everything he thinks is fun. We are still trying to get that nap thing down (he enjoys taking five 10-minute naps every day). Chris and I don't really want to mess with that too much, though because he does sleep all the way through the night and we don't really want to give that up!! Here are a few recent pictures of the boys....
What a ham!!

Gage and I each have jobs to help Conner farm every day. Gage usually gets to drive the tractor and I drive the semi truck. Conner is always in charge of the combining. I wonder what will happen when Gage actually has a preference and voice in things?!!!

My sweet, smiling boy

The best picture I have of them and they are on a wrinkled, un-made bed....perfect example of our lives...sometimes messy, but always fun!

I almost forgot about our other addition....Conner's new kitty cat, Oreo!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Okay, so I'm feeling bad for not updating my little blog for a really long time. At first, I think to myself "You have kids...there's no time to keep everyone informed on what's going on in their lives." Then I look at my friend's pages who have kids and they have like a million posts (thanks, jill). So, if they can do it, I should too...right? (we'll see if i make it through this post without my baby waking up, though) So, before he does wake up, I'll post my pictures (because that's all anyone really wants to see, right?) and get out of here. Gage is now a whopping 15 lbs and 24 inches long at 2 months. (that would be the 95th percentile) Yikes! Here are some recent pictures of the "little" guy who is desperately trying to catch up with Conner...

Don't you love when they first start to smile?!!!

Laughing? a funny looking way (still makes me smile)

Lift that head up!!! One of Gage's favorite things to do.

Sleeping on Dadda while Conner and Addy rode rides at Kiddie Land..I love that little belly sticking out like it does in every shirt that isn't a onesie.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our New Addition

Well, we now need to figure out a new title for our blog because there are four of us now! Gage Timothy was born on Tuesday, July 7th at 11:35 a.m. My c-section went fine...minus the fact that they couldn't get the spinal in and had to do it twice. *ouch* I won't even try to describe the pain because the end result is this...
Conner is doing great and is going to be the best big brother! He loves talking to Gage, but can't really understand why Gage doesn't talk back to him ("He's not listening to me.") and why Gage can't play with him. The playing with him isn't that big of a deal to him because Conner has gotten to play with Gage's tractor Grandpa bought him ever since we got home....Gage did tell Conner it was okay for him to play with it. So, my new little helper helps me pick up things off the floor (I still can't quite get down that far), pours the formula in bottles, "changes" diapers, and explains to Gage how to fish, farm, and talk Mom and Dad into going outside.
We are so happy to be home and are fitting into our life as a family of four pretty well. Gage is sleeping three to four hours at a time (I know, we're a little spoiled) and we hope that keeps up for a while!! We already can't imagine our lives without our Baby Gage and thank everyone for their prayers. We are truly blessed beyond words.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A BIG Gage

We just got back from my dr's appointment and are thrilled to no end to know that our baby Gage is a healthy, big baby boy! Notice the word big, though. *cringe* They are estimating that he weighs 6 lbs 7 oz right now and I still have 6 weeks to go. Yeah. I know. I'm now starting to wonder why in the world I opted to NOT have a c-section, but a natural birth instead. My dr. is saying he will probably end up being around 9 lbs at this rate...which is what Conner was, too. He will gain about 1/2 pound per week now. The absoluetly amazing part of the whole thing was the sonogram. I have never gotten to see pictures of a baby that far along and they were amazing! Chris and I both think he looks a lot like Conner. :) I can't wait to see him! I now have to have a non-stress test each time I go in for an appointment, which will last 30 mintues and I am not looking foward to. Oh, well. As long as we end up with a healthy baby things will be fine. I'll try to post pictures of Gage tomorrow...or the day after (our VBS is going on this week and making me crazy busy!).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Less than two months to go!!!! The countdown is on.

Reality about having an extra little one is starting to hit our little family. In a good way, of course. Chris and I had bought a pair of bunk beds and planned on Conner using the top bunk (unbunked). Of course, I didn't like the color of the bed (they are white and just look boys are manly boys) so I had to paint them a dark brown. That is finally finished and we moved the bed into the bedroom...which we found out is a pretty small bedroom. Between a huge dresser, a good sized crib, and a new twin sized bed, Conner can barely squeeze a toe in...let alone his preggo Mommy trying to sit on the floor to read a book at night. Okay, so it's not that bad, but we are now rearranging things. The dresser is moving downstairs and an old dresser is coming upstairs to the bedroom. *sigh* Will we ever get done? Here's a picture of Conner's new bedspread. :)
I'll get actual pictures once things are a little cleaner and more organized in there. For now, I am trying to ignore the entire room until that dresser is out of there...which is why you find me here blogging while Conner is napping. I really do need to accomplish something now, though. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

High Risk??!!

Well, just to prove that no pregnancy is alike, I just found out that I have gestational diabetes. Yuck. My blood sugar was one point above what it was supposed to be on my three hour glucose tolerance test and I am now considered a "high risk pregnancy." That means more tests, more sonograms, more monitoring. Ugh. The good thing is, I can easily control it with diet and exercise, which I have been keeping up with pretty well already. I had noticed that I have gotten bigger sooner with this one than with Conner without really gaining much weight at all, but kind of wrote it off as it being my second pregnancy. So, nothing to be too terribly concerned about as long as I do my part, but still a little scary. After going to a diabetes specialist yesterday, I now know everything there is to know about it! Only two months to go!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grandma Stories

I forgot to add a funny story that my mom had for me after watching Conner the other day. She felt something on her side and pulled her waistband down just a little to see if there was a tick on her. Conner looked over at her and says, "You not pooped, Grandma. You fine." Funny how a two-year-old can think he's the same age as everyone else around him!

Happy Easter!!!...a few weeks late. :)

This year, Easter was so much fun! We decided to do an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday instead of Sunday because it was so rainy. But, Conner INSISTED (he now has a mind of his own, you know) on scooping the hidden eggs up with his loader and putting them into his dump truck. Whatever works. The dying of the eggs didn't go as well as I anticipated. He is just too busy to just sit there and dip some eggs into "water." If only I had as much energy as he does....what in the world am I going to do with two at once?!

The ever-so-popular "quit taking pictures of me, Mom!"

There's my happy boy!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ahhh, a day off

My mom and I are trying to get to where we can each have one day off because it gets very, very tiring to work six days a week. Granted, we don't each work one full 8-hour day every single day, but it still gets tiring. So, Conner and I had a fun, fun day playing outside most of the time. We even got to pick up Addy from the babysitter and went to the park! Here are some pictures we wanted to share!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday Morning Breakfast

What do you get when you mix a two-year-old and a Daddy on Breakfast duty while Mom works on Saturday morning....
Why do I even try?