Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Kris had to work a half day (7am-1pm) on Christmas Eve and a full day (7am-7pm) on Christmas Day, so we managed to squeeze in The Key Family Christmas around 2pm on Christmas Eve. Jacob and I were ready for Kris when he got home from work, and we got the camera and video camera ready and all the presents distributed. I laughed when I heard Kris say "good morning Jacob" as he began videotaping.
Jacob didn't really take to opening gifts. He did a little bit at first, but for the most part we had to rip them open for him. His eyes lit up and there were a few smiles for some of the Elmo gifts - his favorite character. We tried not to go overboard with gifts since our house already looks like a daycare.
We then headed over to Meme and Papaw's house to celebrate with them and the Pittmans. My mom made a wonderful meal and we ate too much and then exchanged a few gifts with one another. The adults draw names and so that's always fun to see what each other gets. Then Friday night Kris' mom, sister, and nephew came over and we got to spend some time with them.
Jacob sure has enjoyed the Christmas tree. Every time we come home, he immediately says "lights". Which is asking us to turn on the Christmas tree. Then he says "dog". Which is a stocking that Meme got him last year that plays music and the ears wave up and down. He loves walking around the house carrying it.
Today Kris and I took the tree down and put away all the decorations - which is a first for us. I don't think I've ever taken a tree down this early. When we got home from picking Jacob up from daycare, Jacob looked over to where the tree was and I know he was thinking "didn't there used to be a tree there?" Then he looked up at the mantle and didn't see "dog" there either. He had the most perplexed look on his face. He looked at me with those big eyes and said in the saddest voice... dog? I told him dog went nite nite and we'll see him next year. haha
Ok, I'll wrap this up. I hate posting without pics - just kills me.
Posted by Kimberley at 8:16 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
On a happier note: I am happy to report that Jacob can recognize and say all the letters of the alphabet except for Q and W. I've been drawing the letters one at a time on his doodle pro and when I draw a Q, his answer is "apple". I think he thinks that's a stem. And I think the W gives him trouble because it has more than one syllable. Oh well, how often do we use the Q & W anyway. :)
I cannot believe this year is almost over. I've been saying this has been the fastest year that I can recall. It seems there's been something to celebrate and/or anticipate since the first of the year - Jacob's 1st birthday, Kris' NWACC graduation (and who is now attending John Brown), the arrival of sweet baby Luke. And everything else that's fallen in between. Now a new year is about to begin. Which means I get to start planning Jacob's 2nd birthday. Just kidding, I have till March. :)
You know I like to post pics, but again, I'm using the "backup" laptop that refuses to work with me on loading pictures. Hopefully the real deal will be back soon.
Posted by Kimberley at 8:56 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tonight we ventured to Walmart, and as we're walking in the parking lot, Jacob says "M", then "A". He of course was looking at the big Walmart on the building. YEA Jacob! Then we were in the store, and I asked Kris about a toy and I said you know, the "E.L.M.O" toy (spelling out Elmo), and before Kris could answer, Jacob said "Elmo?"
p.s. We went to see Santa today, and I'm trying to upload the pic, but its giving me problems. I will try again later.
Posted by Kimberley at 7:37 PM
Kris and I are so proud right now, we are beaming!! Oh, and another reason to brag... tonight during his bath, he pointed to the bottle and said "B" and I said yes, that's a B! Then he said "M", and I said yes again! He was looking at the Baby Magic bodywash bottle! I will be pointing out letters everywhere from now on!! This is a day I'll never forget! So happy!!
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Oh, and isn't this is a sweet picture of the cousins eating their Thanksgiving meal?
And of course sweet baby Luke!! Love him!!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I would list a few things I'm thankful for:
*As always, thankful for my beautiful family
*Given my current job situation (or lack thereof), I'm thankful for money in the bank
*That Kris is able to carry the load for our family, while attending both NWACC & JBU
*My health, and the health of my family and friends
*Jacob sleeping soundly every night (with an occasional exception)
*Being debt free
*Three vehicles that run
*My mother's cooking (can't wait for Thursday!)
*That me and my sister live only 5.17 miles from one another
*A warm bed to crawl into each night
Posted by Kimberley at 2:37 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
7. I was the only 3rd grader in my class to make the jump rope team - Leapin' Lizards! And I can still do a double under!
6. However, I tried out for pee-wee cheerleading in the 4th grade and was told I was too quiet - but my cartwheel was exceptional! My Granny and sister Beth picked me up after tryouts - I cried all the way home.
5. I secretly wish I knew how to line dance - looks like fun!
4. I hate hard-boiled eggs - GROSS!
3. I cannot ice skate or snow ski to save my life - funny story behind that, right Beth?
2. I was born on Thanksgiving and will be celebrating on it again this year.
1. I once was stuck in an elevator by myself and had to use the little red phone and call for help (this was pre-cell phone days).
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Monday, November 10, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
9. She always offers me something to drink when I'm at her house
8. I love her laugh, especially when she gets going
7. She is always put together - even if she doesn't leave the house
6. She always offers to watch Jacob for me (even with 2 little ones of her own)
5. When she asks 'how are you?', she genuinely wants to know
4. It's guaranteed I will feel better after talking to her if I'm down
3. She can talk to a stranger - very personable
2. Her confidence
1. Her big heart
Posted by Kimberley at 8:58 PM
Friday, October 31, 2008
Jacob the Sailor Man, Kate the Bumblebee, Luke the Cow
We had a wonderful time at the Pittman's for Halloween, despite me battling potential pink-eye. The kids seemed to have enjoyed it too, and I'm so impressed Jacob kept his hat on! This year's costume was a tribute to Kris - who served 5yrs in the Navy (he's been everywhere - inside joke).
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Kate in her precious pigtails.
The little boy to the left cannot wait for his cupcake any longer!
Sweet Nicholas to the right sits patiently for Kate to blow out her candle.
Luke is ready to sing Happy Birthday to his big sis.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
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Here is a video of him saying just that, enjoy!
p.s. he is watching the ceiling fan at the beginning, still gets mesmerized.
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