Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dear Mom

I couldn’t let this mother’s day pass without telling you what I love. 

I love that I can always call you and find something to talk about.  You’re the only person I ever call when I have nothing to say…I just feel like talking about something with you. 

I also love that we often call each other at the exact same time—kinda weird, but I love it. 

I love that even though I live far away, we are close.

I love that when we really get laughing, I can’t tell the difference between my laugh and yours.

I love our walks/workouts.

I love it when I complain about something you can relate to and you can just say, “I know. It stinks”… and somehow I feel so much better.

I love that we use the exact same makeup/hairstyling tools.

And I love love LOVE how much you love Kayden.


We love you!

P.S. Mom, we need take more pictures together…just us.  I don’t have ANY!

Kayden's medley

Kayden prepares his Denver's Got Talent routine.Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, followed by Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

27 weeks…and counting

We’re getting excited for baby boy #2!  Funny how different I have been with this pregnancy.  With the first, I diligently documented my bump nearly every week. This time? I didn’t get around to taking side-shot pictures it til 26 weeks.  Oops.  Maybe it had to do with the fact that I was feeling very big, very soon.  Who wants to document that really closely?! Anyway, for the baby bump lovers out there, here’s my attempt at an overview of the progression…
11 weeks
12 weeks
14 weeks
19 weeks
21 weeks
25 weeks
26 weeks
27 weeks
28 weeks tomorrow, so more to come…
oh, does anyone have ideas for a new blog title?  I think we’re gonna need to switch things up =)



37 weeks after a family outing to the OB office!

This picture was taken at the dental school where we dropped Daddy off after the appointment.


38 weeks…hoping to pop!

the Train Museum

To celebrate Kayden’s 2nd birthday, we went to the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO. Check out all the train stuff in the gift shop.  Talk about little boy heaven!



So much to look at! We got lots of side shots of Kayden:)


He loved pulling and climbing on everything.


He got filthy dirty! I didn’t think about that when I put him in light colored clothes that morning. oh well, so worth the fun!



We got to ride in the front of what they call the Galloping Goose train. We were right behind the conductor—best seats in the house!


There’s a fenced in space where you can watch several model trains going on various tracks. 


Check out this snow blower! Well, that’s what Darin says it is, so I took his word for it.  Crazy huge.


I love the scale in this picture.  Itty bitty boy entranced by these MASSIVE train cars!


It was a bonus that we happened to find a tractor in the side yard with the rest of the maintenance vehicles and equipment.  Kayden didn’t care that the tractor was not intended to be part of the museum! He calls it a “front loadirt” (for front loader =).


It’s too bad he’s going through a stage where he runs from the camera and it’s so hard to get a great smile.  He was SO happy this day but it was hard to capture it!


He hadn’t had enough when we left the museum.  He played with his new toy trains all the way home. and the next day. and the next day.  He still can’t get enough of trains!


Seriously? It's been 5 months?!

ok, I knew I hadn’t blogged for a while, but I did NOT realize it had been since JANUARY!

There are main 3 things that keep me from blogging:

1. Distraction-every time I go to our blog to add a new post, I look through all of our friends’ blogs first…and boy does my blogging time just slip between my fingers.

2. I’ve posted so infrequently that by the time I sit down to do it, there are TONS of things to blog about and SO many pictures to sort through.  This leads to a sort of binge-blogging behavior where I cover a ton of ground with each post.  Then next time I need to blog, I put it off because last time it took SO LONG.

3. Somewhere deep inside, I hesitate to blog because I don’t have a long-term plan for family journaling.  I still write in my journal-yes, old school style with pen and paper- as well as add to Kayden’s digital scrapbook, type in the word document I have as my own digital journal, and then there’s Facebook.  This is what we call indecision. I need to find a method that works for us and stick with it. Any advice or ideas from any other moms out there who are trying to keep journals/scrapbooks/life books in this digital age??

As Darin knows well, distraction and indecision are two of my biggest handicaps.  I do believe I will be able to overcome them with time and effort, but it’s sure  long road to recovery!  For now…I’ll keep trying.