Wednesday, September 17, 2008

a couple of highlights from the last couple of weeks...

wow - this working thing really gets in the way of my blogging! i'm so behind, but i want to try to capture some of the exciting things we've been up to the last couple of weeks. there have been a few firsts for the boy.

to start things off a couple of weeks ago kellen attended his first tailgater and duck game! i wasn't sure how it would go and was prepared to spend much of the game in the moshofsky center - but boy was he just the perfect little guy! he enjoyed some burgers and beer, er i mean rice cereal, green beans and milk and he did suck on a bit of canteloupe at the tailgater. bry did grill up some mean bacon cheeseburgers for the rest of us to enjoy! we then ventured in to the game with the sound reduction head phones ready to go. since he'd been yanking them off the second i put them on his head prior to the game, i was a bit worried that he wouldn't tolerate them. but once inside the stadium, he didn't even realize that they were on his head. i think that there was so much to take in that he was simply in a zone! he even took a nap during most of halftime and the third quarter. fortunately the game was never in question and we were able to leave a bit early to beat the rush out of the parking lot. all in all it was a big success.

we then headed back to salem where he took a bath in his grandparent's sink - which he thought was just great fun!

Here are a bunch more pictures if you are interested:

last weekend kellen took his first plane ride to visit my mom, his meme, in vegas. traveling with an infant is MUCH different than traveling on your own and we didn't even need to bring a bunch of his things, as my mom had borrowed some gear. the airport and flight there actually went super smooth. aaron dropped me and the boy off with all our stuff and for the first time in our lives we actually paid for one of those luggage carts! i always wondered who would actually pay for the cart and now i suspect we'll be regular purchasers of the cart!! aa parked the car and rode the shuttle back to the airport while i fed the boy and then we all strolled fairly easily through security and onto the plane. the flight wasn't full, so we had our own row. kellen fussed just a bit and then fell asleep for over half of the flight! whew...i was a little worried about what we'd do if he melted down. once in vegas, things started going a bit downhill. as i fed the boy his dinner that night he was being a bit fussy and not wanting to eat. being the good mom that i am, i kept trying to feed him when he really started wailing and promptly threw up for the first time! hmmm...not such a good start to the vacation. he rebounded fairly quickly, but around 3am that night/morning aa started feeling not so hot and proceeded to be hit with a bit of a stomach bug for pretty much the whole trip. the next morning, i fed the boy a jar of prunes and oatmeal without thinking about what that mean - kellen promptly had a blowout in the highchair before he even finished the jar. i'm sure my mom was thrilled to have to clean up vomit and then poo all in the first 18 hours of our visit! we did have lots of fun and finally got to see my mom's (not so) new condo, meet many of her friends, watch the ducks pull out a double overtime win against purdue and spend some good quality time with my mom. the flight home was pretty much the same, only this time the flight was full. fortunately adam and sarah (aa's brother and our sister in law) and her family were in vegas and they happened to be on the same flight home as us, so auntie sarah sat with us and helped to entertain the boy! unfortunately i didn't take my camera out very much - so we are lacking in evidence that we were even in vegas. here are the few that i took:

(you made the blog, ken!)


Britain said...

Look how good ZZ is sitting with the boy.

Aa, A & K said...

it took quote a bit of effort to get that pictue of the boy and the pups!