January 2015

So there actually was another main reason why I wasn’t blogging. I was sick. Most days, all day. Nothing serious and it isn’t contagious. The illness is called . . . morning sickness!

Yep. You read it right.

January 2015 we will be introducing another little one to our family! We are beyond excited.

I am 14 weeks along now, and I’m starting to feel a lot better. This pregnancy has been harder than with Kenny’s, but it has been bearable. (Except brushing my teeth! Seriously, I dread that part of the day. Every time it makes me gag so much that I nearly lose it. I can’t have anyone talking to me or distracting me. It’s ridiculous.) And I have started showing way sooner than I did with Kenny. At about 17 weeks or so I started showing with Kenny, but I had people asking me if I was pregnant when I was 11 weeks along this time. (Pretty brave of them!)

My official due date is January 23, so baby and Kenny will be 2 years apart.

Ken thinks it is a boy, and I think it is a girl. I guess we will find out in 6 weeks, though!

So excited!


18 Months

So Kenny has changed a lot since the last time I did an update! I was looking back at pictures of him from February of this last year, and he looks so different! Taller, more teeth, more hair, and his hair has become a little lighter because of the sun. (Which I love!)

Some of the things that he is up to lately:

  • Loves to play with his belly button. I think it’s his equivalent of sucking his thumb. Seriously. I’ve had to stop putting him in onsies because it makes him so upset that he can’t reach his belly button. But as you can see in the picture below, he still managed to figure out a way to get to his belly button in a onsie. He also figured out how to unzip zippers because he wanted to get to his belly button in his PJs.


  • He has recently learned how to fold his arms for prayers. The other day he was really sick (high fever), and he was laying in my arms, and we started saying a prayer. With his eyes barely open because he was feeling so bad, he realized we were saying prayers, and quickly folded his arms. It was the sweetest thing.


  • If he realizes that his picture is being taken, he will say “cheeese!”, tilt his head up to the sky, and give a goofy grin. It’s pretty funny, but also hard because you can hardly see his face because he tilts his head back so far.


  • The kid still loves trucks. It’s probably the fanciest word he can say at this point. It’s really fun to see him try to get the right sounds using his tongue, air, etc.
  • He loves rocks. He always has to stop and pick one up when we get in the car. When we go to playground, he will just go to the rock field next to the playground and find handfuls of rocks that he likes.


  • He HATES the vacuum. He has always been a little weary of it, but it reached all new levels this last week when I vacuumed. When I told him I needed to vacuum, he cried for 20 minutes prior to me vacuuming and begged me not to leave his bedroom. I finally got away to vacuum (while he hid in his bedroom the whole time crying), vacuumed most of what I wanted, and turned it off to adjust some furniture. I was going to turn it back on, but Kenny came running out laughing and smiling because he was so happy it was over and started trying to wind the cord back up. I decided it was good enough and put the vacuum away.
  • He points to his head if he hears something. I think he saw one of us point to our ear one time, but he didn’t realize it was our ear and that’s how the head-pointing began.


  • He loves to hide from us and when asked if he is hiding behind “x” he says “noooo”.
  • He says “excuse me” after he burps.
  • He loves his blanket and pillow. And just this last week he has really started liking some of his stuffed animals.


  • He loves to look at books and give all the animals kisses.
  • I gave him his first haircut a few months back. He has gotten another since then. He had some sweet mullet curls that needed taming. I wish I had taken a before picture.


  • No bug stands a chance once Kenny sees it. He demolishes them. He will smash them over and over and over for a solid five minutes. And then if he stops, it is because he is finding a truck to roll over the dead bug as well.
  • When he says “no” he does a pouty face afterwards. It really adds to the sass.


  • And lastly, people comment that he looks like a “little man”, has an “adult face”, or a “strong face”. That’s the most common thing people tell us.

And one last picture to close it out. 

I love how this picture turned out. It’s from Marcus Balog’s (Ken’s best friend growing up) wedding.

Hmmm . . . Strange

Hmmm. How did 2.5 months go by without me blogging? Strange. Remember how I was going to do better at blogging? Again, strange. Also, wordpress has changed everything on their website, so I am having trouble navigating. Strange.

Uh, so anyway, lots of excuses. One of them being that our computer broke. But hello! It’s fixed now! (Hallelujah!) So again. I am going to try to be better at blogging. (Hopefully you’re not thinking, “yeah, empty promise right thurrrr.”) I really am going to try to make an effort to be better.

So that’s really the point of this post. I am working on an 18 month post for Kenny because (what?!) he turned 18 months a couple of days ago. (Side note: He literally turned 18 months 2 days ago. Ken and I have a different view of the meaning of “couple”, “few”, and “several”. I think it means couple=2, few=3 or 4, and several=6+. Ken is more liberal in throwing out those words when the numbers aren’t exactly as previously mentioned, which now thinking about it is really weird. Whenever I throw out numbers haphazardly (yeah, it weighed like 100 pounds! it was awful!) Ken teases me that I must not be an engineer because engineers are precise with their numbers. Anyway, so random.)

And to close the post, here’s a pic-


Here’s a picture of Kenny with our neighbors who live below us. They are the best neighbors. They never complain about how loud Kenny is. We got really lucky. And Kenny loves James (he’s holding his hand). Whenever Kenny sees James he runs to him and just starts jabbering. It’s really cute. And whenever he sees an open garage, he thinks James is in there cleaning his car (because he has a yellow camero convertible, so he is in his garage cleaning his car a lot), so he gets super excited and starts waving and saying hi.

They are moving at the end of the year, and we are going to miss them so much!