Thursday, August 30, 2007

A.V. Fair

We are tired, hot, and sticky because we just returned from the local fair. Karl, Matt, my dad and I went this evening. We were lucky and it was $1.00 entry fee night! When we got there it was raining which made it nice because it has been pretty hot here during the day. The rain made it nice and sticky but kept the dust down. Matt had a good time seeing the animals. He had never seen live farm animals before. He got a little overwhelmed in the pig barn with all the noise. I don't think he knew what to think at first. He had a good time "oinking, baaing and mooing" at the animals but I think the highlight was blowing bubbles in the water fountain and washing his hands in the outdoor sink! Overall we had a good time and it was fun to show him some real animals that we previously only knew from books.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Micah at 30 1/2 Weeks

Micah is making his debut appearance on the family blog! He is 30 weeks 3 days in this ultrasound picture taken today. The perinatologist has no concerns and we don't go back for another month! Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"The Gongie"

I suppose I need to explain the title of this post! Matt's latest obsession is vacuums although for some reason he calls them gongies. I really don't know how to spell it. Try sounding it out phonetically! We went to a play date yesterday and he carried this vacuum around for 2 hours. So, today Matt and I went out and got one. Pulling him away from it for nap was a challenge. We were at my sister's house and we put the vacuum down for a nap in her bed before getting Matt down!
Karl took Matt to the Jethawks game this past Sunday. The boys had a good time eating junk food and playing on the grass while I got some quiet time and made a valence for Micah's room. Matt got to meet the team mascots and Karl said he wasn't so sure about them. He wouldn't give Kaboom a high five!
Luke had his 3 month pictures a few weeks ago. What a cute guy!
I saw the MD yesterday and nothing to report! Everything is going great. I see the perinatologist on Friday for a follow up. Maybe I will be able to post a picture of Micah! I hope everyone is having a great week.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Grandma Jeanette's Visit

We had a great past couple of days. Jeanette came to visit on Monday and left this afternoon. Matt had a great time with her. Grandma and Matt played hard at a few parks and at home. The picture is Matt's second attempt at feeding ducks! He did much better and actually tried to throw the bread to the ducks. We almost had a tragic event when I accidentally let Matt's ball roll into the lake, but Daddy saved the day and ran around to the other side and rescued it! Good thing it wasn't a big MN lake! Jeanette gave us a bird feeder and humming bird feeder for a house warming gift and we anxiously await and hope birds come!
Karl and my dad had a great time at the baseball games over the weekend. Matt and I spent a lot of time with my mom and brother which was very nice. Matt has started calling church Amen. When we pulled up at church Matt immediately started saying amen, amen, amen! He listens for it during the service and after everybody says amen there is a little voice a couple seconds behind to repeat it! So far everyone around us has thought it is cute!
Micah and I are now 29 weeks along. We seem to be doing good. Nothing exciting to report, which is good! I see the perinatologist next Friday and am thinking positive that everything is progressing as it should. Have a good rest of the week. Good luck to everyone who is or has started back at school or work.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Feeding the Ducks

Matt and I went out to Apollo Park this morning. We have been saving bread and just have not found the time to go feed the ducks. As you can see from the picture Matt was more into eating the bread then feeding it to the ducks. He had fun pointing and quacking at them though!
Karl and my dad are going to see the Twins and Angels play this weekend. They are attending a Sat evening game and Sun afternoon game. I'm sure I'll be able to post many pictures of the two of them after the weekend!
Luke had his first appointment with Cranial Therapies today in San Diego. Today was a consultation but he will be casted and fitted with a DOC band in the next couple of weeks. Luke has moderate plagiocephaly which means his head is flatter on one side resulting in some facial asymmetries. He will probably wear the helmet/ band for 6-8 weeks and go back for numerous helmet modifications until his head is reshaped. Louise and Jon also have to stretch him during the day. He will be under cranial reconstruction for awhile!! The prognosis is great and I am sure as a teenager and adult he will thank his parents!!
Jeanette is coming on Monday and staying for 3 days. I'm sure Matt is going to love having her here! Karl and I are looking forward to seeing her too!
That is all for now...have a good weekend.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Karl's First Day of Work

Karl started at Valley Physical Therapy today. He has a nice schedule working 10 hours on MWF and 5 hours on TTh. He was eased in nicely with 6 evals today. The report this evening was that he liked it but new paperwork is always challenging. At his last job in Vegas the majority of paperwork was done by dictation. So Karl has to really slow down and concentrate on writing neatly which takes longer! This past weekend Karl went running/ hiking with his new boss and some members of the local running club. These guys are pretty dedicated runners and Karl was sore the next day but had a good time.
The other picture is from Friday when we went to my sister's condo to swim. The two guys had fun as you can see! Karl and I attempted to see Harry Potter in the evening but I got the times wrong and it didn't work out. We ended up getting ice cream then renting a movie and bringing it back to my sister's to watch after the kids were in bed.
Today Matt, myself, Louise and Luke ventured to Ikea in Burbank. What we thought would be a stroll through Ikea with a nice lunch ended up pretty chaotic! Poor Matt exploded (from the rear) at lunch and I was not prepared with a change of cloths. So Matt ran though Ikea in his diaper with Louise chasing him trying to clean his cloths with an antibacterial wipe while I fed Luke a bottle. After brushing off some interesting comments from strangers who felt they must give us their opinions on seeing us juggle 2 1/2 boys we made our exit! I found some cute curtains for Micah's room and fish bath mats for the boy's bathroom. Overall we had a fun day.
I hope everyone is doing well. Take care. I have a MD appointment tomorrow and hopefully there will be nothing exciting to report! 28 weeks down...a couple more months until we get to meet Micah!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Playing in the Backyard

Not too much to report since the last post. I don't anticipate this blog to have many overly exciting posts, just some of our day to day activities.
Karl and I have been following the bridge tragedy in MN. Our prayers go out to all involved. We heard from Tom (Karl's dad) and Andra (Karl's stepmom) and they are safe.
This morning Karl ran with Matt in the jogger to the park which is a little over a mile away. Emma and I met them there and Matt played hard! We are in the process of transitioning Matt to one nap a day. The goal is to have him sleep about 2 hours in the afternoon. Lately he doesn't seem to be ready to nap in the morning and again in the afternoon. One nap seems to work good as long as he is busy in the morning.
Karl filled the play pool in the backyard this afternoon and Matt had a great time. He is sporting a Brazilian look in the pictures. Brad (Karl's stepdad) and Jeanette (Karl's mom) brought him back the speedo from Brazil. I never thought a guy could look so cute in a speedo!
That is all for now. We are going to Canyon Country tomorrow to swim. Karl will take Matt in Louise's condo complex pool. Matt won't be able to wear his speedo because a swim diaper is required in a more public area! Karl and I are going out to see Harry Potter in the evening. The date should be fun! I hope all is well with everyone. Take care.