Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kasen's Nursery So Far...

Here's the progress on Kasen's room. There are several things that won't stay looking like they do now, but I haven't figured out what to replace them with yet. We can hardly wait. Today I'm 34 weeks along, so he's scheduled to arrive somewhere in the vicinity of 6 weeks from now! I can hardly believe he's almost here! He's still very active all throughout the day. Kai laughs watching my belly jump from all the hard kicks this little one can give. Maybe all babies are this active, but I have a feeling he's going to have a lot of energy:-)
Don't worry--those pictures above his crib won't stay there. First of all, we live on the San Andreas Fault and don't want them falling on Kasen, and secondly they don't really match his room. But I haven't decided on what to put there yet. I've thought of a sturdy shelf that Kai assures he can mount so it won't fall in the event of an earthquake with some little things glued on like an airplane or helicopter and some other decorative things with either name or initials, but I'm still looking around for ideas. Feel free to share yours:-)
The dresser will also be the changing table once we get the pad that goes on top. Kai will assemble the ledge that encloses the pad so Kasen will be a little safer while being changed. The teddy bears and velveteen rabbit will probably move to his crib at that point.
His crib with bedding. This also is still unfinished. I need to wash the bedding still and there is an airplane/helicopter mobile that we're hoping to add still.
The armoire.
This is actually quite a lifesaver because it offers so much extra space for things. We weren't sure if we should get it or not at first, but are really happy we did.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pregnancy Pictures

We got pregnancy pictures taken today and thought we'd share some of them...Hope you enjoy!

Fun Times

Yesterday we went to the SD Zoo with some good friends. All of the animals were so active. We've been several times in the last couple of years, and have never seen some of the animals this playful. Our favorite, by far, were the polar on....
The big one was trying to coax the littler one into the pool.
Still trying...

Finally he got her in. And then they played for 20-30 minutes. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen there.
They kept tackling each other in the water--so cute!

Afterward we went to Extraordinary Desserts--one of our all time favorite restaurants (you may remember it from earlier posts). We had delicious panini's, salads, gourmet grilled cheeses, and then topped it off with some unbelievable desserts.
Jason, Andrea, Me, and Kai--also picured, Kasen who loved the dessert and at the time this picture was taken, was pouding away on my belly, ribs, bladder, etc.;-)
Brit called at 11:30 p.m. last Friday to come up to the mountains and pull him out from his off roading adventures. It took us 2 hours to get to where he was (imagine driving next to drop off cliffs and pulling our way up through the extrememly rough terrain) and then another 2 hours to dig and pull him out. Needless to say, we slept in the next morning.

After the 4.9 Earthquake. This was the biggest one we've felt yet. It was pretty fun. It knocked a picture down and a vase from a shelf, but nothing was broken.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas 2008

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I know I haven't posted anything recently--we were back in Michigan for the holidays--so here are some pictures of our adventures. Sit back and enjoy--there are a lot of them;-)
Before church with Kai's Dad and Bev
Christmas Day
Baby shower at my Dad's house--thank you Hannah and Debbi for making it such a great day!

My dad and I
Me and my sister Stephanie
One of my great friends Resha and I
The Steele's and the Sprosseig's
My awesome Grandparents
Us and Kopper
Field Museum in Chicago with Kai's mom
Kai, Me, Mom ES, and Brit
Lake Michigan--we love this place!
Kai asking me to date him again in the same spot over 10 years later...awww;-)
Bundled up for a cold yet refreshing walk on the beach of Lake Michigan
Baby shower in Berrien Springs--It was so nice! Thank you Mom ES and Bev for all your thoughtfulness and effort to have such a special event for us!
Everything was beautiful!
Lunch at Olga's Kitchen--great Greek food--yum!
Kai and Brad--the friend who got Kai interested in dentistry in the first place. He just graduated from U of M and was showing us his new practice.

The Steele men
Dinner at Schu's with Kai's Dad, stepmom, and brother. This is one of our favorite places to go!
Kai with Kopper--we miss her!

Yummy dinner at Kai's Dad and Bev's house.