Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Weekend

I'm going to start off with a little story and picture about Keagan that happened on Friday.....On Friday and Saturday, Andrew delivered flowers for a local flower shop that his sister works at. Andrew got home after Keagan was in bed Thursday night and then left the house before Keagan woke up on Friday morning. When I went up to get Keagan he immediatly asked where dad was and when I told him that he already went to work this morning, he was so upset that he couldn't see Daddy. He kept saying "I want to see my Daddy". I felt so bad for him, so we called Andrew on the cell phone and he got to talk to him. That made him a little happier. So, that evening when Andrew called to tell me he was heading home, I waited for a few minutes to tell Keagan and when I did, he insisted on sitting in the front window to wait for him and wanted to be wrapped up in his blanket. He looked so cute sitting there that I couldn't resist taking a picture.

On Saturday morning, I decorated the table with valentines tablecloth, plates, cups and napkins and put little valentines bags for each person in their spot. For breakfast, we had heart shaped cinnamon rolls (I found the idea from a website called Gourment Mom On the Go). Basically, when you roll up your cinnamon rolls, you roll from both sides instead of one, place them on the baking sheet and pinch the end to form a heart.

That afternoon, I sat down to feed Deker and Keagan was sitting beside me. I started reading my magazine and Keagan decided he needed to read the newspaper, so he took it off the coffee table, sat on the couch beside me and started reading. When I looked over a few minutes later, this is what I saw.

When I sit down to feed Deker I usually will use my blanket to keep me warm. If Keagan sees that I don't have it, he will insist on getting in for me. At one of Deker's feedings on Friday, Keagan was playing around by me and on my legs, which he likes to do a lot, (sometimes he likes to sit there, sometimes he likes to have a horsey ride), this time, though he slid down to the floor in between my legs and the blanket went down under him. He then decided that it was a very cool tunnel since the blanket was up on each side of him. So several times that night and ever since then, he will want to make his tunnel. He usually likes to take a pillow, his blanket and sometimes a book or toy in with him. On Saturday afternoon during one of his tunnel escapades, I put Deker down with him. They seemed to have fun in there. Here is what I saw when I looked down at them in their "tunnel"

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Valentine

Well ,to all those who read this it may seem crazy but I wanted to let Brenda know how much I love her this Valentines Day.

I have to tell you that I have the most loving and forgiving woman on this earth. She has stood by me as I make mistakes and and fumble through life just as most do. I know that my falts are many, but she always looks at the good in me and loves me for it. I am grateful for the mother she is and the joy she brings into our boys lives. I know that our Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when he brought her into my life. There hasn't been a day that I don't thank him for letting me share my life with her.

I love you Brenda

Valentine's Fun

We have been having lots of fun the past week doing fun things to celebrate Valentines Day, thanks to the wonderful ideas I found while searching the internet. On Saturday, we made sugar cookies (if you want the recipe, click here). I didn't think to take any pictures of it, but trust me, there were yummy. We have been having a great time eating them for snacks, treats, with our lunch or dinner, etc.
There have been a couple of evenings when Andrew has been at work that Keagan and I made Valentines day cards for Keagan's grandma's, grandpa's and daddy. We tried to keep it a secret from Daddy that we made them, but Keagan had so much fun, he couldn't contain himself and told Andrew as soon as he talked to him on the phone that night.
Another evening, we took candy canes that we had left over from Christmas and made them into a fun saying. We then left it out so that Daddy could see it when he got home from work late that night. I saw this idea on a great website called Make N Takes . You can also take two whole candy canes, put them together to make a heart, then you could also put a sucker stick in it to make a sucker.

All you have to do is unwrap the candy canes, break them up if you want and place them how you want them on a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray. Put them in a 250 degree oven for 10 minutes (my first time I think I left it in for a little longer than 10 minutes and they flattened out, so watch them carefully starting at about 8 minutes). When they are pliable, take them out and shape and squeeze together how you want them.
Then on Thursday morning, I made heart shapped pancakes for Keagan and Andrew. They didn't turn out as good as I wanted them to, but I did have fun. I tinted by batter with red food colering then I used a squirt bottle (like the ketchup bottles at restaurants) to make the heart and then I tried to fill them in by scooping pancake batter into the center. I should have tried using my cookies cutters, but I didn't think of it at the time.
One last, non-valentines thing. Keagan, Deker and I were playing around today (Friday) after lunch and Keagan decided he wanted to be rolled into my I did. He wanted me to carry him around, but he was kind of heavy like that. Here is my cute little Keagan Krispito.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Update on the past couple of weeks

I just realized that it has been a couple of weeks since I last posted anything on our blog. I was looking through the pictures from the last couple of weeks and found some stuff that I had wanted to put on our blog, but never got around to doing. I am going to start with the most recent and work my way back.

Deker rolled from his back to his tummy today. We were upstairs his evening playing. Deker was laying on the floor on his back, I left the room to take Keagan to the potty and when I came back Deker was on his back. I was so suprised.

After Keagan woke up from his nap, we were upstairs playing and he tried to put a bucket around his neck and use it as a drum (like the marching band drummers), but since the handle was short, he wasn't able to do that. So, after dinner, I had a crafty moment and we made Keagan a drum, complete with a string so he can put it around his neck. I searched our house and garage and found a box that I thought would be a decent size. We then covered it with a paper shopping bag I had and put a string through it. I wrote "Keagan's Drum" on the sides and then Keagan decorated it by putting stickers on and drawing on it. I looked all over the house and the only thing I could come up with for drum sticks was plastic spoons (I had the thought of cuting up a plastic hanger, but I am too afraid of knifes to attempt that).

Keagan loved the end result and I am pretty proud of it as well. He then hung it around his neck and drummed for quite a while. He even let me put it around my neck and drum as well. Here are the results.
We found out that Deker has an ear infection in both ears. This is my first experience with ear infections because Keagan never had any. I kind of feel like a bad mom because I didn't even know that his ears were bothering him. A few weeks ago, Deker came down with a bad cold. He had a runny nose, a cough and he lost his voice. It was nice in the way that he couldn't cry very loud, but extremely sad and pathetic to hear. After a week his cold went away and he got his voice back. Then a week and half later (Sunday) he work up with a runny nose, cough and his voice was getting really horse again. So, Monday morning I called our doctors office and they said to just bring him in. As I was driving there I was feeling pretty silly for taking him in because I was thinking it was just a cold. Well, he does just have a cold, but when the doctor looked Deker's ears, he discovered an infection in both ears. So, he is on an anibiotic for the next 10 days. I am so grateful for the promptings I was given to take him in to the doctor.

I am proud to say that I put my son to work at the ripe old age of 2 1/2. After breakfast on Saturday morning, I started with the usual cleaning up after breakfast, wiping down counters, putting dished away, etc. Well, this particular morning Keagan decided he wanted to get in on the action, so he pulled a kitchen chair up to the counter, got a rag and proceeded to clean the counter. I love how intensely he is working on a particular spot in this first picture.

Misc. Things:
Deker has recently started actually liking to eat food. We had a rough time of it at first. I started with the usual cereal, but Deker really didn't like it. After a few weeks of him turning his nose up at the cereal, I started adding a vegetable to his cereal and that is when he decided that it was good stuff. He is picky as far as there has to be lots of flavor. For instance, he doesn't like cereal plain, but add any vegie or fruit and it is great. Or, he won't eat plain applesauce, but if I mix up some cereal and give him cereal and applesauce at the same time, he eats it right up. Or he won't drink water, but give him a little juice and he loves it.

Keagan loves to help us feed Deker which is quite a fun adventure. Here is a picture of Keagan and Andrew feeding Deker.
Bath time:
Deker was never much of a bath person. It took him quite a few months before we could give him a bath without him screaming the whole time. After that, he would tollerate it as long as we were quick. Well, when Andrew started working nights, I started putting Deker in with Keagan to save time in the evening and that is when Deker really started liking his bath time. So, as long as Keagan is in the tub and he has a toy to chew on, he is a happy camper. Here are a couple of pictures of the two of them in the bathtub.
So far, these two boys are buddies. Keagan likes to always know where Deker is and he is such a great helper. He likes to make sure Deker has a toy, likes to talk to him and likes to make him laugh. Deker laughs the most for Keagan. Deker also loves to watch Keagan play. I am sure that as soon as Deker can crawl and walk, he is going to be following Keagan everywhere. I just hope that they will stay friends for a long time.