Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eat and Sleep

Kyle was into his second day without a proper nap. He usually takes one long nap each day. We were having a family dinner for our niece's second birthday, and Kyle was determined to eat his dinner despite being sleepy. This went on for a couple of mintutes before we started capturing it. You might want to click on the "full screen" button at the bottom right of the video ("Esc" ends the full screen mode)...

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He usually eats with utensils now, but since this was spaghetti, we let him use his hands.

And a full update covering the last several months will be posted... eventually.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

From Christmas to Easter

You know the story… Facebook and other things like that have sucked the life out of blogs like this one. But I still want to keep blogging here. I find it a convenient way to chronicle our lives in a linear way.
Things have been mostly uneventful. Kori and I are raising our two little kids, and anyone who has done that knows that pretty much takes up life for many years.
And when I start to edit pictures to include, Keelie will climb onto my lap and demand to watch videos and see pictures.
So I don’t get to do these updates as often as I’d like.
I’m still working for the same place, and that’s good. There are good people there who do good work. Kori has become very skilled at couponing and bargain shopping. It has become a sort of hobby for her. It’s amazing how she can walk out of a store with bags full of merchandise, having paid maybe a couple of bucks out of pocket… and it is all legit. And, of course, she’s still doing everything else that she does to keep the household running.
We’re starting with some pictures from Christmas 2010…
Grandpa and Kyle Christmas 2010
Grampa Pellman keeps the kids entertained…
Grandpa and Kids 2010
It’s great when we visit family. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins keep the kids entertained and safe. It gives us a bit of a breather.
Cousin Macon and Uncle Mike keep Keelie in line…
Macon, Mike, Keelie Christmas 2010
Aunt Vicki and Cousin Blaine…
Vicki and Blaine Christmas 2010
Christmas Eve at Auntie Kim’s was great. Christmas morning started out great at home…
Kyle and Keelie Christmas 2010
Keelie is growing so fast!
Keelie 1-9 1
Keelie and Kyle love to spin in these chairs at Puma & Granddaddy’s…
Keelie and Kyle 1-9
These outfits the kids are wearing were gifts from Uncle Steve’s parents… how nice was that???
Keelie and Kyle 1-9 2
Later in January, we met up with our friends Lynn, Erin, and Luke in the evening at Disneyland. Keelie and Luke bonded…
Keelie and Luke Disneyland 1-24
To this day, Keelie talks about her buddy Luke and can identify his state, Utah, on the map. Lynn and I need to discuss a dowry.
And now a picture of our messy eater…
Kyle 1-28
There have been a few times lately when Keelie has fallen asleep before we could do our nighttime routine…
Keelie 3-16
Kyle 3-16
Again…
Keelie 3-20
What are little brothers for?
Kyle and Keelie 3-20
So next time, Keelie found another place to fall asleep…
Keelie 3-22
I’m surprised Kyle didn’t paint Keelie up with his food the way he did himself…
Kyle 3-27
Then, of course, there are times when they mess things up together. After noticing it was too quiet, we discovered why… the kids had emptied the full paper shredder…
4-14 Keelie and Kyle
That brings us to Easter. Here’s a nice family portrait…
Pellmans Easter 2011 A
But it wasn’t the only picture Granddaddy Keel took…
Pellmans Easter 2011 B
And this one is very telling…
Pellmans Easter 2011 C
The kids love to color, especially with their Aunt Kirby…
4-23 Keelie Kyle Kirby
And they both love their Cousin Lainey. Kyle and Lainey are thinking of taking their act on the road…
4-23 Lainey Kyle
Kyle strikes a pose…
4-24 Kyle
Keelie in her Easter dress…
4-24 Keelie
Keelie tells Puma and Granddaddy what’s up…
4-24 Puma Granddaddy
Kyle and his Daddy…
4-24 Daddy Kyle
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