Showing posts from September, 2010

I'm back!

We are in our house and I finally have internet hooked up to my computer, woo hoo!  Almost a month with no internet... I was dying!  I really did kind of feel like I was out of touch with things.  I'm so behind on blogging that I don't even know where to begin.  I think I'll keep this short.

Moving into our house has been exhausting and exciting.  We spent three weeks having tile put in, painting some of the rooms, getting granite countertops installed in the kitchen, and then Matt worked on building a soffett in the kitchen with can lights.  I don't have pictures yet... I know you're dying to see some, and now that I can finally blog again I will post some soon.  Part of me hates showing "unfinished" projects, but I guess it's fun to see the process of something too.

Anyhow, in the midst of trying to get into our house last week I was struck with a horrible flu, immediately followed by a horrible cold.  Matt spent his days last week at work and then …

At Papa and Grandma's

I have had very limited access to the internet while staying with my in laws, but I wanted to share a few things we've been up to in the past couple of weeks.

We said goodbye to our first house.... it was exciting but sad.  It's where were brought home our babies.

We've been very hard at work on our new house (mostly Matt).  While he's been busy there, I've been chasing after the kids at my in law's house.  The kids have been having fun here and love seeing Papa and Grandma everyday.  Here are some of the things we've been up to:

Swinging and playing on the swingset

Playing outside a lot, especially with the Little Tikes Car

Alayna has been loving riding around in the car she got for her birthday
Enjoying the fun play house in Papa and Grandma's backyard

Having fun with paints in the bath (Grandma got them for the kids)

Happy Birthday Alayna!

One year ago today we welcomed our sweet Alayna Joy into the world.
It's hard to believe that it was already a year ago that we met her for the first time.
Her middle name is such an accurate description of her, because she truly is a joy.
She has a fun, happy, adventurous spirit.
She is loving and affectionate with her sloppy kisses.
She laughs and giggles and smiles constantly, which in turn makes everyone around her smile.
She loves to wave "hello" and "goodbye".
She babbles non stop in the cutest little baby language.
She's an awesome sleeper (quite a contrast from her first six months of life).
She is fast and tries her hardest to keep up with her big brother.
She adores doggies and when she sets her sights on one giggles incessantly.
She loves babies and gives them lots of hugs and kisses.
She is so much fun.

As is my tradition I made a video with pictures and video clips from her first year.

Alayna's one year video from Jessica Hekman on Vimeo.


We moved!

Excuse my absence from the blogosphere. We moved over the weekend and have been quite busy. Here is a summary:

-I packed for weeks. If I didn't have little ones around, I probably could have done it within a week :)

-We moved it all in one day with the help of our awesome family and friends. A HUGE thank you to: Sid and Marlene Hekman, my mom for taking the kids overnight, Danny and Jolene Flores, James Oates and his brother in law, Mike Hekman (Matt's brother), Thomas Odenbaugh and David Cairnes and his girlfriend Kaitlyn. Seriously, we were so very grateful for all of the help.

-Now our new house is filled with unpacked boxes and we are staying with Matt's parents we remodel the kitchen.

-I don't have access to internet very often, which is why I haven't been around online :)

-We hired people to do the granite and tile in our house... they start Monday and will hopefully finish within the week. So very exciting :)

-We purchased all of our appliances over t…

All about Ethan

My blue eyed, tow headed, crazy boy.
You are 3 months away from turning three, and I felt the need to record some of your recent doings, lest I soon forget.

You are quite the character and your vocabulary amazes me.  You are so very articulate. You express yourself quite well.  Some of my favorite sayings of yours lately are:
-"I think so" You say this instead of yes quite often.
-"Maybe and Probably"  You say these things instead of yes quite often as well.
-"I know you do" You say this in response to questions such as "Would you like me to read you a story?"
-The other day you told your father: "What's the matter big guy?"  haha... that one made me laugh big time.
-When you are upset you tell people "I want you to get away from me or I don't like you".  That one's not so nice, and we're working on it.
-When your father gets home from work you tell him: "Dad, did you get me some money for my p…


Number of pictures I was in when I uploaded pics to my computer... that was out of 1,000, lol.  I think I need to try to remember to get in a few more of my pictures.

Days until we move... so excited.... so much to do yet :)

Number of humongous glasses of ice water with fresh mint and cucumber I've been drinking per day.  It's my new favorite thing, and super refreshing.

Average number of tantrums this one has per day (post all about him coming soon)...
Days until my sweet little baby turns one... ahhhhh.
We got her finger unwrapped yesterday morning.  I think it looks pretty icky, but they assured me it actually looks good.  She will most likely have a fingernail, but her finger might be a little stumpy.  There is some dead tissue, and it will eventually fall off.  We'll see how it heals.  As the PA put it "kids this age are like salamanders, you'd be amazed what will grow back".  LOL
For now they want it left uncovered.  We're keep…