Sunday, November 29, 2009

December Descends

Kyle’s first Thanksgiving Day is behind us. Keelie is appreciating the Christmas season more this year, being two-and-a-half. Our fifth wedding anniversary is approaching. On top of all of that, we’ve all been under the weather at some time over the last several weeks, with Kori and Kyle still dealing with that as I type. So this update is pretty much going to be all about the pictures. I’m thankful life isn’t more interesting for us right now.

11-08 Kyle

I’ve included a few pictures like the one below, to demonstrate Kyle’s second-favorite place to be.

11-14 Kori and Kyle

Having his left cheek on Kori’s left shoulder is where he wants to be…

11-15 Kori and Kyle

…when he’s not nursing, anyway. But we’re not posting pictures of that. Notice the roll of paper in the above shot… it is standing in as facial tissue.

11-15 Keelie

Keelie loves her books. Now that her baby brother has been around and out of the womb for three months, she’s caught on to the fact that he’s not going away, and sometimes she gets jealous of the attention he gets. But she does frequently offer him kisses anyway.

11-19 Kori and Kyle

There he is again!

And below, he’s next to Cousin Lainey.

11-21 Cousins

And it is back to his second-favorite spot…

11-21 Kori and Kyle

Here’s Cousin Lainey being a flirt, as she and Kyle are held by their scruffy fathers…

11-21 Cousins B

Kyle with Nanny…

11-22 Kyle and Nanny

We were able to have a Thanksgiving meal with Kori’s side of the family a couple of nights early, where Keelie had a lot of fun with her aunts and uncles, as she typically does. Then on Thanksgiving Day we went to my old apartment in SoPas where Vicky and her latest roommate (and longtime friend) hosted my side of the family, among others.

We were able to eat outside, after sundown. That’s SoCal for ya.

11-26 Keelie Sweeping

As you can see, Keelie couldn’t wait to clean up.

Kyle got fussy at one point, despite being the arms of Nanny and Aunt Vicki. But when Uncle Chris took him, Kyle calmed down and was docile for quite a while.

11-26 Kyle and Chris

So we call Chris the Baby Whisperer.

Vicki got her turn to hold Kyle…

11-26 Vicki and Kyle

Keelie is very fond of her Uncle Mike. Here she is playing with him, seeing who can blow the biggest bubblegum bubble…

11-26 Keelie and Mike A..

Notice Mike’s shorts and flip-flops, all you who are about to be snowed in.

11-26 Keelie and Mike Ball

Planning some mischief…

11-26 Keelie and Ball

Playing with Cousin Macon…

11-26 Keelie and Macon

More with Uncle Mike…

11-26 Mike and Keelie Ball

And who knows what Kyle is plotting from his portable throne?

11-26 Kyle in Car Seat

The kids have been keeping us busy. We live close enough to Disneyland that I’m able to take Keelie there from time to time after returning from work, like we recently did to view the holiday edition of the fireworks.

A lot of annual events are coming up, and we hope to make most of them. Maybe we’ll see you at one?

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