Back from the 'Stan

Aaron, a friend from college, joined the Army a few years back and has been in Hawaii and now in Afghanistan. We didn't get to see him before he left, we had just had Keagan and timing wasn't working. But last Wednesday we got news that he'd be in Manhattan for the weekend. So Shannon and I decided to go see him!

So we did. We went to Manhattan and hung out with Aaron, Jenette, Chris, Michelle, and Cassidy and also got to see Newgen and Kerri. It was a nice time.

Aaron bought Rock Band 3 and a Keyboard. So we played that lots on Saturday.

Keagan and Cassidy "played" too.

It's fun to see how Keagan and Cassidy are becoming unique people now. They look less alike and have different voices and different actions. It's pretty neat. One thing that happened lots was one would sleep and the other would be awake. Then they'd switch.

We went and did a geocache at the St. George cemetery at 9:30 Saturday night. It was cold and probably kind of odd for others to see 8 adults and 2 babies wandering around a cemetery. But we found the box and then went back to Jenette's for warm drinks.

On Sunday, Michelle and Jenette played with Cassidy and Keagan. They ate letters by the refrigerator together and took a bath. :)

They are just adorable. I love seeing them hang out together! And in 5 months, Jayme will have a little boy to add to Keagan's cousin mix!

We did some more chilling Sunday, and eventually we headed back home. I had a really good time and I'm glad we went. I just wish it was a shorter drive!

Thanks to Michelle for the pictures. I never take enough. :)


1 Week Shy of 6 Months

I haven't just posted about Keagan recently. So I'll do that now. (And Etsy is still going well.)

She's great. (still.) She can roll over from front to back and back to front. She sits very well, and can almost move herself into a sitting position from laying down. She tries to stand herself up using things (laundry basket, box of blocks, etc.). She says "aaahh" a lot and when there are toys in her mouth she says "bababla" and other such sounds.

She likes getting snot sucked out of her nose. She uses her hands well, but sometimes she actually sees them. It's cute, she stops and just turns them around and moves her fingers. She may be teething. But still no teeth.

She get all jumpy/swimmy when she gets excited. This happens mainly when Shannon comes home or when she sees me.

She's a pleasure in the mornings. All chatty and cute. I love it.

She occasionally puts herself to sleep. Usually in a weird/cute position.

She likes her high chair. We can't use the Bumbo seat for her anymore. She requires constant attention in it because she almost gets out.


Happy Halloween, last week...

I haven't gone trick-or-treating since about 10 years ago. Between hockey, game night, and growing up, I've not gone in a while. Well, this year I went! I didn't actually get candy, but I got dressed up with the family and we all walked around while Nikki and her friend got candy. It was great fun and I'm really glad we all did it.

Shannon and I were in Wichita for the weekend, Jayme played with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra (cool!). Shannon, Mom, Sandra, Charles, Nikki, and I went on Saturday night. Rhonda watched Keagan at Mom's house while we went. It was pretty good. I haven't been to a show like that before. I'm glad I got to go, and even glader that my little sister played in it.

For Halloween, Mom broke out her boxes of costumes from over the last 15+ years. She's still got so much! My mutant Rainbow Brite costume is there (I made in 1996), the hood from the radioactive green squirrel (I made in 1998), and dance costumes, and more! Mom wore her renaissance dress, Jayme dressed as a witch.

Shannon, Keagan, and I wore pirate gear.

Charles dressed as an out of work fairy. He wore random parts we found (zombie shirt, silver pants, and fairy wings).

Nikki was Clifford the big red dog. Jayme made her a cute costume and painted her face. It was fun to walk around.

One of Mom's neighbors goes all out for Halloween. Music, lights, decorations, the works. It's pretty cool.