Monday, May 25, 2009
Keagan had quite the weekend with lots of "mishaps". It all started on Friday night, we were at Ross looking for some sandles for Keagan. Andrew was sitting Keagan down to try on a couple pairs of shoes when Andrew noticed some blood on his shorts. He then noticed that Keagan's hand was bleeding right where his wart is/was. It seemed as if his wart got caught on something and torn off and it started bleeding like crazy. Lots of toilet paper, applying preasure and two bandaids later, we finally had it under control.
Then came Saturday. After breakfast Andrew and Keagan went out to Anna's house (Andrew's sister) to pick up our seeds and starts to plant in our garden. They got back, I applied sunscreen on Keagan's arms, legs, face, neck and ears. I was so proud of myself for remembering sunscreen. We decided to have some lunch first. As we were going outside, the neighbor kids came over and we decided to get out some water toys. Keagan changed into his swimtrunks & took his shirt off. An hour or so later, Andrew and I looked at him and said to each other, did we put sunscreen on the rest of him? I immediatly got the sunscreen and put some on, but of course it was too late. That night, his shoulders, back and chest were quite red.
As for Sunday, we made it through the day without any mishaps until about 30 minutes before bedtime. We walked over to our other neighbor's house to see their new little baby boy and take them some treats. As we were leaving their house, Keagan decided he wanted to walk with his hands in his pockets. He then proceeded to trip and fall. Since his hands were in his pocket, he hit head first right on the concrete. We ended up carrying him home while he screamed. He now has quite the scratches, bumps and bruises on the left side of his face from his hairline, down to his cheekbone.
Poor kid. I really hope this is the end of it for a while. Just to document...Here are a few pictures of his sunburn (taken Sunday night) and his face (taken Monday morning).
After we finished washing the van, I cut Keagan's hair. This was the first time that I have cut it. Before that, my Mom did it a couple times and one time I took him somewhere to get it done. It actually went really well. It is always fun to look down at the floor after his hair is cut, because there is lots of hair all in little circles.
The hair on the floorMy boys and their new haircuts (except Deker didn't get his hair cut)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
On Thursday night, all the kids needed baths. We decided to put all four kids in together (3 - 3 year olds and a 10 month. It was a little crowded, but they didn't seem to mind.
Thank you for coming up to visit, Marie & Joe, we had a great time!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
After breakfast, Keagan couldn't wait to go outside and ride his bike. We managed to get him to wait for a little bit. After a little while, we called our next door neighbors, the Dallings, and Aislyn, who is 5, came over and Keagan and Aislyn rode bikes in our driveway for a while. After Keagan woke up from his nap, the first thing he said to me when I opened his door was "Can I go ride my bike more?". For dinner, we went to Carl's Jr. (it is really close to Andrew's work and has a playplace) some friends and family came as well. The kids had a good time playing in the playarea. Then, when Andrew came by for his dinner break, we had cake and ice cream and Keagan opened his last two presents. Our good friends, Dan and Angela gave Keagan a really cool seal that you hook up to a water hose and is shoots water out the top. I can't wait for some nice warm weather so we can get it out and play with it. Then Keagan Aunt Anna and Uncle Chris gave him an awesome Thomas the Train book.
When I asked Keagan what kind of cake he wanted, he told me he wanted a Gordon (from Thomas & Friends) cake. I thought, oh great. So I went to the Internet and found lots of good ideas. This is what Andrew and I came up with. We decided to make the Island of Sodor (where the trains live). We used two 9x13 cakes, frosted the majority white and put green sprinkles on for grass. Then we frosted the edge blue for the water. We made a tunnel using my Sister-in-law Matti's recipe for White Chocolate Popcorn (click on the link for the recipe) used milk chocolate chips so it would look more like dirt. I then piped on tracks, added Gordon and his coal car and ta-da. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.
The birthday boy with his cake
I am so grateful that Keagan is a part of our family. I couldn't imagine life without him. We Love you, Keagan and we are excited to see all the new things you are going to learn in the coming year.