Sunday, March 17, 2013

Talking at the Farm

Ivan talking to Bailey.

Ivan talking to the space where Bailey used to be.

C, L, & Ivan talking to G off camera.

The Bella. Just listening.

- Posted from my mobile phone

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Let me try your bill. After all, we are in a bar on St. Patrick's Day and I hear anything goes!

At the parade in Aggieville. Nana, my mom, joined us!

It was really really cold, thus the grimace.

- Posted from my mobile phone

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thirty-seven Weeks: Awesome Friday

The beginning. A good day because our KSU onesie fits and our shoes taste good!

Stroller walk around City Park. Someone fell asleep.

Out at our land we're building the house on! Ivan was happy - promise.

Long day.

Long long day. Emphasis: very long day. Sleepy boy.

- Posted from my mobile phone

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tired Baby & Mom

Ivan's comforts: Mom & a wet washcloth.

- Posted from my mobile phone

Crawling Man

He's fast, people.

Then he's right there in your face!

Mom is the best jungle gym.

Part of Ivan's cardboard house. And monkey-bottomed pants!

- Posted from my mobile phone

Eating Dog Food

I thought I was the bad mom for turning around for a second and letting Ivan get into the dog food. Then C revealed that Ivan got into the dog food last week on his watch (also tipped the water bowl over). So, Ivan has a well rounded diet, complete with organic, three fish dog food. Nothing but the best for Abby!

Look how sweet Abby is to share with Ivan. She never growled or even looked at him as he was picking up pieces of her food.

I had to fish a piece of dog food out of Ivan's mouth - he was thrilled.

- Posted from my mobile phone

Another Chipotle Thursday

I think Ivan knows Chipotle now. We've sure been there enough. I've about given up on his carseat that you can carry him in - almost 20lbs of baby + carseat + lifting it into the backseat of a Jeep with large tires & a lift kit = no thank you anymore. So this is all to say that the little guy needs more wrangling now that he's not strapped in somewhere - so glad we moved back to be closer to family!

These are from Nana's turn. I'd also like to say that Ivan enjoyed the black beans in a little guacamole from my burrito. He's growing up so fast!

- Posted from my mobile phone

Monday, March 11, 2013

First & Second Family Photos Post-Ivan

Because I'm sorting photos today, in case you can't tell.  I've been collecting photos from when Ivan was born from multiple sources: all of our phones (mine, C's, the moms) and cameras (ours, Mom's, each of C's parents').  I've been so touched by what I've come across.

Right after Ivan was popped out:

The day after Ivan was born:

M & C & W from Christmas

We were able to see my friend M over Christmas, along with her daughter, C, and son, W, who is only a little older than Ivan.  You might remember I made a colorful pink/aqua quilt for little C and that she is the amazing little girl who was born at 29 weeks and is doing great!
Pool lesson? C, Ivan, little W, and M.
Trying to get a photo: M, W, little C in the middle, Ivan, and me.

If You're in the Market for a House

So we've moved (obviously), but our house has been on the market since October.  We could really use our mortgage payment back.  And we'd like to move into our little special temporary house sometime in the next few months.  So here are a few photos of the house neither of us wanted to leave (not our ideal location, aka M town, but definitely an ideal house - perhaps there have even been unrealistic conversations about moving this house to M town, but alas).

Huge shop. Fenced backyard.
Almost 500sq ft in porch space and new stairs.
Updated kitchen. Messy due to moving.
Living room with eery baby toy we owned.
Second bedroom, good sized.
Messy bedroom, quite large as well.
Third bedroom, also houses the washer & dryer, as well as packaged men's underwear.
 These are various photos from the listing and the day we moved (messy).
This house also makes a beautiful "Christmas" house:

The Brothers from Christmas

We are terrible about getting good family photos, which is why these aren't great (and something with my camera, I'm sure).  But they begin the stories I could tell of how much fun Brothers J & D, and J's J, had with their nephew, Ivan!

 Brother D, C, Ivan, and Brother J.  Love them!  And yes, for those of you who don't know, C is the short one!

 Same line-up + the lovely J, who goes with Brother J.  Love her!

 Grumpy C.

 Fuzzy everybody.

 Ivan as Chuck Norris.

 The focus.  Ivan.

Me and the gang.