Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Daddy's Little Helper

Stone has become quite the helper or should I say mimicker. A couple weeks ago we bought a new crib. It was a floor model, so it came fully assembled. After realizing it was too wide to fit through Stone's bedroom door, Doug had to take it apart. Well, Stone saw Doug working with the Allen wrench and screwdriver and immediately wanted to do the same thing Daddy was doing. He must have spent 20 minutes "working" on the crib. Love my sweet little man.
Tightening the screws into place.
Love the pouty lips of concentration here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Looks like it's a...


We will be adding a precious little girl into our family towards the end of March. I am adding few of the sonogram pictures, although we didn't get many due to her lack of cooperation. We go back in for another sonogram in another month to try and get more accurate measurements.

Here she is laying face down, you can see her spine.

Here is a picture of her foot which measures 3.7 cm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Halloween

Stone enjoyed Halloween this year. Last year, he was only outside for about 5 minutes, before he started to get fussy and headed to bed. This year he lasted for about an hour and a half! He started the evening by looking that he neighbors blow up pumpkins. He was mesmerized by them, and kept wanting to go see them. We decided not to take him trick or treating this year, since he would have no clue what was going on, and we didn't need to candy around.

Just like last year, we pulled up our fold out chairs on our drive way and passed out candy. Stone loved eating the sucker that our neighbors gave him, and cried when I took it away after he was covered in sticky gook.
Hudson came by in his adorable golfer outfit. Both boys just stood their while we took pictures and attempted to make them smile. Maybe next year we will get a smile out of them.

As you can see from previous pictures Stone wasn't wearing a hat all night. I was furiously working to finish his hat for his skeleton costume, and finally finished it about 10 minutes before we went inside. At least we got some pictures before we headed inside for the evening.

Stone's favorite part of the night was putting the candy in the trick or treaters bags. He would stand holding a piece of candy waiting anxiously for them to walk up. So glad he wanted to share. Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!!

Where have we been???

We had quite a busy month of October. Stone and I started the month with flying out to see my dad in Sedona, AZ. It is an absolutely beautiful place. Stone loved hanging out with his Pops, and I know my dad enjoyed seeing Stone as well, and maybe me too.
Stone and Pops
We spent hours outside on my dad's patio. Stone became quite the soccer player. He would run and kick the ball. We were quite impressed. He seems to have a natural knack for athletics. I don't know how normal this is for a 17 month old, but he loves anything to do with a ball. The funny thing is, that Doug and I aren't super big into sports, so he comes by this naturally.
Stone thought is was funny when we would run after the ball. He would stop and laugh hysterically.

The weather in Sedona was perfect. It was chilly in the morning, but warmed up to the 70s by the afternoon. Stone had to bundle up to go outside in the morning. I had to add this shot, because it made me laugh that he was wearing his jammies, crocs, and had on his jacket and hood.

Here we are at the airport about to head home. Sleepy eyed boy, but oh how he loved to watch the planes take off. He would clap and cheer every time one flew past the window.
My Nana turned 87 in October, so my mom, Stone, and I loaded up the car to head to Corpus Christi to surprise her. We did the same thing last year. My Nana and Aunt Kim haven't seen Stone in about 4 months, so they were thrilled to see him.

We spent some time outside blowing bubbles. I love this sweet smile as he waited for the bubbles to be blown.

We headed to the aquarium on Saturday. I wasn't sure what Stone would think, but he LOVED it. He wasn't too sure about getting close to the glass at first, but he quickly warmed up.

We watched a dolphin show, which wasn't super fun to him, because you couldn't see them most of the time, but he loved going into the room that you could look at the dolphins swimming around. He would run back and forth trying to see them.

I am so thankful we were able to take both trips. Stone was a trooper, and did great for the most part travelling.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stacking Blocks

Stone loves to spend time stacking his blocks. No matter if they are the alphabet blocks below or his building blocks, you can usually find him concentrating very hard on stacking them.

He gets them so tall at times that he has to stand on my lap to continue the stack. I love his sweet face in the picture above. You can tell he is concentrating so hard to get them to stay put.

Here is a shot as they were falling. Usually after one falls, he completely messes up the stack. Oh what fun to have a boy that is so easily entertained.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Swimming, Biking, and Running...OH MY!!!

Labor Day was quite an eventful day for Doug. He participated in his first Sprint Triathalon!!! I am so proud of him for doing it first of all and finishing secondly.

He started with a 300 meter swim (6 laps of an indoor pool).

Then he headed out in the blistering heat for a 15 mile bike ride. This part was a breeze for him since he already bikes 14 miles to work 3 days a week. He did have one minor snag during his ride. He ended up getting a flat and "crashing." Although the only thing to show for his fall was a slightly scrapped elbow and shoulder.

Then came the really tough part since it was around 11 am, the 5K run. He definitely was one tired puppy as he crossed the finish line. We cheered him across the finish line!

Later that night as I was wiping off the numbers that were written on him, we realized that since he hadn't put sunscreen on, they were permanently on him. It is a good reminder of his first, but not last attempt at a sprint tri.

After we rested that afternoon, we headed to get some ice cream. Stone has never had an ice cream cone before, so he was in heaven when Daddy shared his cone with him.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Won't I make a great...

We are excited to announce that we are expecting another sweet baby Tigert on March 26, 2010! Stone is clueless and Kimbralie is hopeful that it will be a little girl.

Melt a Mama's Heart

The other day, Stone woke up from his morning nap. He was walking around the kitchen, while I prepared lunch. Well, all the sudden, he came running up to me and grabbed my leg. He wrapped his sweet arms around my leg, laid his head on my leg and started patting me, while saying Mama. Oh my, I was mush! This definitely makes all the hard parenting stuff worth it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Making a Grandma Proud

Doug's mom has been teaching and playing the piano for years. A couple weeks ago, we went to their house and she bought him a little toy piano. Stone loves to play on it and listen to the music it makes. I decided that since our real piano is in his playroom, I would leave it open, so he could "play" it if he wanted. He figured out pretty quickly that it makes noise, and he loves to touch the keys. I am hoping that he will become a musician one day, just like his daddy. I think Doug is hopeful he will learn to play the guitar, so they can play together. For now, we just have his sweet little fingers on the piano. Maybe one day, he will become a great piano player.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

On the Move

I guess I thought I had written about this big event, but apparently not. Stone has been walking holding on to toys and our hands for quite a while. Then one night, I turned to Doug and said it wouldn't be long before Stone started letting go and walking on his own. Well, right after I said that he let go of the chair and started WALKING!!! It was so exciting. He is now all over the place, and he doesn't really care if you are in the same room or not. It has been so fun to watch. No major bumps or bruises yet. He has fallen several times and hit his mouth on things, which in turn makes his gums bleed. Then, we have to give him a popsicle to help with the boo-boo. Maybe that is all part of his master plan. I will try to post a video of him walking soon.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

I wanted to let you know what an incredible daddy you are. Kimbralie and Stone love to be around you. You can always make them laugh and you know just what to say to get a smile out of them. I am so thankful that I was blessed with such a great husband. You are a great example to both of them, and I am grateful that the Lord is continuing to mold and shape you into an even better daddy and husband. I love you so much!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Family Reunion

We headed down to Wimberley, TX the first weekend of June for our 1st annual Keith family reunion. We were all excited to get together at my aunt and uncle's house and hang out together.

Nothing was really planned. We split up cooking duties, so we ate lots of yummy food.

Anytime we get together, we always put a puzzle or 2 together. It becomes addictive and no one wants to leave the part they are working on for someone else to finish. We have talked about having a race to see who can put a puzzle together the fastest by themself. We will see if we ever do that.

This is my Aunt Joyce and Uncle Andy. They made delicious chicken piccata, chicken marsala, and quinoa. Sounds strange, but is very yummy.

Stone has become mobile. He is walking on his own now!! (More pics to come later.) He loves to walk behind his fire truck.

He also started clapping while we were there. He thinks he is so funny and is so much fun to be around.

My Nana is an incredibly talented painter. My Aunt Kim took a picture of me and Stone back in April, and my Nana painted it!!! It is beautiful, and I am so proud to hang it in our house.

This is the first time we have all been together in a while, so we had to get a group shot. Here is our serious one.
And here is our silly one. I can't wait to meet again next year and get to spend some time together. It always goes by too fast. I guess time does fly when you are having fun!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer fun

We have already enjoyed having a neighborhood pool at our new house. We have been down there several times, and Stone absolutely loves the water. He just floats around in his little float or sits contently in our arms.

We went last week with Melissa, Dena, Colton, and Hudson. The boys had a blast. Hudson went right into the little pool. Colton stayed on the edge, and Stone floated aimlessly. What a good time for them and us!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Belated Birthday Pictures

We have had a busy week around here. We have been in our new house for a little over a week. We are loving the extra space we have now. No more toys in the living room.
We had a pretty low key day on Stone's birthday. We just hung around the house, went for a wagon ride, nothing too out of the ordinary. I thought I would share a few of the pictures from the day. If you look closely in the first picture, you can see his top tooth that has come through.

I am sure he is yelling at me for singing to him. ;)

Ready to go

I love our crazy little guy! He has been such a joy to watch as he has grown over the past year. I can't wait for the many more to come.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

One Year Ago Today

Here I am a few days before being induced.

Doug and I woke up and headed to the hospital at 6:00 in the morning to be induced. Doug drove through Chick-fil-a. He was hesitant to eat anything, because I couldn't eat. I reassured him that I wouldn't be too mad at him, and that he needed to eat something. We got into our room at Baylor Frisco, and the sweet nurses started going through a list of questions that I had to answer. They started an IV, which was extremely painful, because they couldn't find a vein in my wrist. They put the IV in my hand, and I hated that for the next 24 hours. Around 8 am they started my pitocin, and around 9 my doctor came in to break my water. Things were going pretty well. My contractions were getting increasingly stronger. I got to the point of being unable to talk and I had to completely focus on breathing through a contraction.

Around 11:00, I told Doug that I couldn't handle the pain anymore and they gave me some drugs through my IV. Let me just say that this did absolutely NOTHING. They also increased my pitocin at this time. So I was incredibly sleepy and in pain. Lunch was brought to Doug. The smell of the food made me extremely nauseous. I have informed him that he will have to eat lunch in the hallway with any future children. Around 11:40, Doug gently told me that the drugs would be wearing off in about 20 minutes. At this point, I was ready for the epidural. The nurses checked me and I was a 6! After having 3 contractions, while they put in my epidural, it finally took effect. I began pushing at 2:30 and sweet Stone was born at 3:06.

We hadn't decided what his name would be, but about 30 minutes after he was born, Doug said he thought we should name him Stone Keith. My first words to him were, Hey Buddy! I was so happy to finally have him in our arms.

First moments
Sweet baby boy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Birthday Party Pics

I am just going to post some pictures from Stone's party last Sunday. I will write about it later.