It's been a few weeks since I did a Pinspiration Monday post, so I thought I would do a quick one tonight. I used a gift idea that I found on Pinterest to use for Levi's daycare mom's Christmas gift, or part of it. I like to give her some sort of treats, then we give a gift certificate along with it. So this was the original pin::
I have been a horrible blogger lately!! We've been super busy with the holidays, and I've just been neglecting this poor little page. I haven't even shared our latest news on here yet!
Levi is happy to announce that he is going to be a big brother in June 2013! I am 16 weeks along expecting our second little one. We are very excited, and I have to admit a little nervous. We are going to have our hands full!! I've been taking belly pics like I did last time around starting at 13 weeks, so hopefully I'll get started on weekly updates again soon. Not much to report yet, I'm just starting to pop out a little this last week or two. We'll be finding out what the gender is when we have our 20 week ultrasound.
In other news, it is flipping cold around here lately. I've lived in Minnesota my whole life, and it's still hard to get used to every winter. I don't know if we've even broken into the 'teens this week, and the coming week doesn't look very promising either. All I can say is that I'm thankful to have a warm house to come home to and blankets to cuddle up under.
Nothing much planned for New Year's eve tomorrow night. Ok, change that to absolutely nothing planned. Guess that's what happens when you have kids! :) Wouldn't change a thing though. Maybe I can convince Paul to order a Pay-per-view movie and make ourselves some snacks or something after we put Levi to bed. The sad part is, we'll both be ready for bed by like 10:00. Yep, we're lame.
And, to end this post, here is a funny video of Levi head-banging to the tunes on his dump-truck (that he got as a gift from his day-care mom).
Instead of doing Pinspiration Monday, I thought I would put some pictures up...finally! I have honestly been horrible at taking pictures lately, I don't know what my problem is. Probably because I am constantly trying to keep Levi entertained since he has been super whiney lately, and I don't necessarily need pictures of him throwing tantrums everyday! Aaaanyways, besides teething and the terrible two's setting in early, he is such a good boy (for everyone else at least) and so, so smart. He knows what he wants and won't quit until he gets it, or if I am somehow able to distract him.
Here are a few pictures from what we've been up to the past few weeks...
The first three pictures are from our Thanksgiving/Lefse Making with the Staples family. Every year we get together to make lefse and then have supper.
My little cheeser.
Levi with all of his cousins, and second cousin. L-R: Aaron, Madison, Ruth, Allie, Levi
The last week in November, Santa and a couple of his reindeer, Comet and Cupid, came to Hancock. Levi loooooved having a ride on the sleigh! He saw the reindeer and said 'neigh'. I guess the sort of look like horses.... :)
He was excited to pet one of them. Not the most flattering picture of the reindeer, but my photo ops were limited since there was a long line waiting.
Santa was not as popular as the reindeer. He was fine with him until I put him on his lap, then he was not impressed!
While I was doing something upstairs, Levi was looking at books in his room. I peeked in to check on him, then had to run and get my camera. He had a whole stack on the table and next to him. I love that I caught his expression here, despite the bad lighting.
Future bookworm :)
Jenell asked me to take a few pictures of her and Scott with the grandkids for their Christmas cards. They turned out really cute.
Other than the above, we've been staying busy with this and that and every other thing.
I realize these Pinterest posts are all I've been posting lately. Hopefully that will change soon. We've had some busy Fridays/Weekends lately. I'm hoping to get an update post up soon. I'm sure everyone is missing the pictures of Levi. :) Step one is getting the pictures off of the camera....
Anyways, I have pinned a bunch of scrapbook pages the past week, so I thought I would make that the 'theme' today!
I love everything that Amy Tan creates. I love her style, and the colors she puts together. I might have to scraplift this one eventually...
Once again, thanks to Shutterfly, I found some adorable Christmas cards this year! If you are still looking for cards, go there and you're sure to find something you love! Here is what I decided to go with.
Back after missing for a few weeks in a row! We've had a couple busy weekends lately. (And I have been horrible at taking pics lately too.) The first weekend in November Levi and I went to Alex on Friday so that took care of blogging that day. And Saturday was a busy day too, with craft sale, then bridal shower, then another craft sale! Last weekend, Paul and I went to Arrowwood overnight for my birthday, which was that Thursday. Levi also had a dr. appointment on Friday, which I should go over in another post. So yeah, another packed weekend! Finally today we are home and I can hopefully get my post up quick before Levi wakes up!
1. I went out of my fashion 'norm' when we went out for supper last weekend. I thought it was cute. Once we stepped outside I realized I should have worn pants though, because it was cold and windy! BRR!
2. The parade of lights in Morris was last night. We took Levi and it was pretty fun. COLD! I put pj bottoms on him under his jeans, but I wish I would have put his snow pants on him. We just kept him wrapped in his blanket and he was fine. I thought the float in the top pic was pretty cute...the kids are supposed to be a spine! It was even funnier when they were all out of line! :)
3. Being a goofball!
4. He sat right there and watched cartoons for a good 5 minutes before he moved again. Not the best picture since I took it on my ipod.
Just wanted to share a scrapbook page I did a few weeks ago! This one sat on my desk for quite awhile because I couldn't decide which letter stickers to use. I ended up spray misting the letters for 'hi', and I'm happy with how it turned out!
Grinch Floats. I know a certain little girl who would LOVE these! The Grinch is my niece, Allie's, favorite movie to watch around Christmas time. I think she would watch it all year round if her parents would let her! Might have to make these for her this year!
Ohhhh wow, have I been slacking with this blog lately. I totally forgot about Pinspiration Monday this week, and I didn't have time to round up my pics for High Five for Friday. And I am just now getting around to Levi's 18 month post. You know, now that it's been over 2 weeks! Ha, oh well I guess.
His check-up this month went well for the most part. Dr. M thought his throat looked yucky so she had a strep test done (which was negative), and also his eyes were a little matty so she prescribed some drops. And he got a flu shot. Fun, fun. The drops sucked, I had to pretty much sit on him to get them in and he squeezed his eyes so tight that I could barely get the drops in. But they are done now, thank goodness. I brought him to the dr. a week later because he had a cough, and ended up getting some antibiotics for a slight bronchial infection. He goes back in to get a re-check on his tubes next week with the ENT dr., and the dr. he saw for his cough suggested I have her look at his tonsils. He is such a loud sleeper, and sometimes has trouble breathing when he is sleeping, and I think it is because his tonsils are so big. So, I am anxious to hear what she says.
HI! I'm Kelsey! My husband, Paul, and I got married in June 2007, we have one adorable little boy and a beautiful baby girl! We live in a small town in West Central MN and couldn't be happier. This blog is mostly a place for me to document our children as they grow, with some cooking, scrapbooking and photography thrown in for good measure!