Sunday, April 15, 2012

One Blog

Hello! Since I obviously haven't been good at updating this blog, I've decided to cut back to one blog for now. Please visit Bring-In-the-Pink for family updates!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Time In Iowa

Baylen and I spent the last few days in Iowa! We got to spend time with Grandpa and Grandma Kiel, Joey and Madison, Grandma Jodi, and my parents.

We drove to Grinnell, then hopped in with Joey and Madison the rest of the way.

Baylen did pretty well in the car. It helped that I could sit in the back seat to keep him company. I think that little feller is going to be an extrovert...he loves when there are people paying attention to him!

We brought the jumper along, of course!

And we spent lots of time with Grandma!

As usual, Grandpa made Baylen smile quite a bit!

 And so did Grandma!

We visited Grandpa on the farm!

And we got to see Grandma Jodi too! 

And we even got to see Aunt Julie!!!!

He loves Aunt Madison!

We drove back to Grinnell and spent the night with Joey and Madison before heading back the rest of the way to Chicago.

Thanks for a good weekend, everybody!

Love you all! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photo Dump!

Hello! It has been a while since I've posted some new pictures, so get ready for a dump! Baylen is now four and a half months old! Being Baylen's mom continues to be such a joy. He is an incredibly happy boy, smiling anytime I look at him. He is starting to get a pretty hearty giggle too, which is absolutely contagious!

The weather has been pretty mild lately, so we've enjoyed walks outside!

We've been going to playgroup on Tuesdays...this is Baylen and his friend Remy.

This is what I get to look at when Baylen wakes up from his naps!

Hanging out in the exersaucer after church!

Helping Daddy with a renovation project! Baylen loves his jumper. He'll want to stay in there for 45 minutes to an hour!

His new thing is that he likes to stare at us. Whenever we are holding him, he now turns his head to look at us. Melts our heart!

Last Friday we got to meet Jenna for lunch!

More staring!

He now rolls onto his side by himself!

When we were in Minneapolis a few weekends ago, we got to meet Max, Ashley's son! For more photos from our Minneapolis trip, visit Mommy's blog!

Mommy and Baylen!

Last night we went shopping for new suits for Jake and we got to work with our favorite salesman, Darcel. He has some awesome one liners!

Baylen waking up from his nap with us on Sunday.

Lastly, we have a YouTube channel that you're welcome to check out. We're always posting short videos of what Baylen's up to.

Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Baylen's First Valentine's Day

Yesterday Baylen and I made Jake a shadow box with photos and his footprints for Valentine's Day. Some of the photos below landed in the box.

The finished product! 

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! 


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend In the North Woods

This weekend we went up to visit Jake's parents in Eagle River, WI. We hadn't seen them since Thanksgiving, so we were finally able to celebrate Christmas together.

Before we left for Wisconsin, Baylen had his 4 month doctor appointment. He was being quite the flirt with Dr. Flanagan.  By the way, we absolutely LOVE Baylen's pediatrician. She is absolutely wonderful, and always answers our questions with such sincerity and care. She is perfect for a first time mom!

Baylen continues to pack on the pounds. He is a whopping 15lb. 15oz, which puts him in the 72nd percentile. He is 25.5 inches tall, which puts him in the 72nd percentile there too. He had to get more vaccines, which was hard for me to watch again, but he handled them like a champ and only cried for a few seconds.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Warm Days and Crock Pot Meals

Our week has been pretty laid back and uneventful. Although we think Baylen may have begun the first stage of teething. Drooling all over has resulted in him wearing a bib for a good portion of each day, and he will put anything he can in his mouth, his fingers being his favorite.

We've also learned that lately he isn't much of a napper. We've tried many attempts and strategies, but right now our little guy loves his catnaps. :)

Baylen and I have also been trying to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we've been having as much as possible, so we've been doing some crock pot cooking to keep time in the kitchen to a minimum. In the crockpot for tonight are Enchiladas!

A few shots from the week:

Hope your Thursday is going well!