Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from the Farm!

My barnyard crew just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Harley the pig choose to opt out of the photo shoot....

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Season of Changes

Almost one year ago we placed our home on the market because we had our eye on another house in the area. After a few months without a single call, the other house sold and we decided it wasn't meant to be. A lot has changed over the last year- our family grew, Emma started school, the trucking company celebrated a year of success.

Recently the farm to the west of the home farm became available. The sweet couple who have lived there forever decided it's time to move into something smaller. Jason has always thought that might be a great place for us to relocate too, but I've never quite agreed. It's very close to the farm which concerns me for starters. My hubby is a hard working guy so I'm afraid being right next to work will cause his presence in our home to lessen. I fully appreciate how hard he strives to provide for his family, but I need him here too.

I also love living 'in town'. Don't get me wrong, we by no means live in a metropolis. However the speed limit in front of our house is 35 mph, there are sidewalks to bike and a school within walking distance to play. Those things will all be gone. The farm is on a rural 55 mph road. I have to remind myself the kids will have more room to roam with fabulous neighbors close by.

So the last week has been a whirlwind at the Klein household. Last Wednesday we were given access to out new home even though we don't close on it until this Wednesday. We, along with the help of family and friends, have been hard at work to prepare the 'new to us' home for moving. Plaster has been pulled down, layers of floor have been pulled up, wallpaper has been torn down and painting has begun. We have a long way to go, but we're making progress.

Unfortunately some of the work isn't going to be able to be completed before we move in. Our current home is being rented to a couple who have to be out of their rental by the 10th and she is due with their first baby on the 17th. Needless to say, they are experiencing some stress of their own and want to be in here by the 4th. So I'll keep packing like a maniac and moving boxes one by one until we get there. Please pray for us during this crazy transition!

I'm not going to lie, I'm going to miss this old house. For all the complaining I did about silly little things (being cold in the winter, uneven floors, and not enough space) I love our home and it has served us well. It's the first house we bought, where we came home after our honeymoon, where we brought our babies home from the hospital. The place where we've rested our heads for the last six years. There is a lot of love and memories in these old walls. Now I'm gearing up for all the things to come in our new home!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Easton's Baptism

We were so blessed to celebrate Easton's baptism this weekend surrounded by family and friends. He is so loved, what a lucky little boy!
Practicing his silly smile for the crowd

The Klein Family

The Burtraw/Doyle Family

My dad and Brenda
 There was a picture taken of the entire group, but I don't have one in my possession yet. We thank all our family and friends for coming out to show their support and love for us!

Our sweet boy

Friday, October 12, 2012

Eight Months

Not gonna’ lie little man, this last month has been a rough one! You popped that first tooth through at 7 months and have been teething ever since. You now have your four front teeth and I can see at least two more thinking about making an appearance. On top of that you’ve been battling a nasty cold and ear infections. I’m happy to report that your sleeping habits are almost back to normal and mommy is getting a decent 5 hour stretch. It was so hard getting up every 2-3 hours again for a few weeks there!
Here's that pitful pout I've mentioned before- the typical reaction I get as soon as he's put in bed!
 You have certainly become quite the mover and shaker! The army crawl has been mastered for a while now, but you no longer limit yourself to one room.  You like to be where sissy is, so where ever she goes you’re likely to follow. And you’re getting to be pretty darn fast too. I’m not sure you’re ever going to walk. I feel like once you are able to maintain your balance, it will be full bore running all the time!
We did get you to sit still to take your first combine ride.
You currently wake to nurse around 4 and again at 6:30. Over the course of the day you’ll eat another 3-4 times. You also eat about 3.5 ounces of baby food at each meal along with a taste of whatever we are having. You’ve finally mastered self-feeding and you love to be in control. If given a choice, most of the time you’ll pick real food over blended mush.  I still like to offer the baby food though because then I can know how much you’re eating and that you’ll eat until you’re full.
We tried tofu and you loved it, although you made quite the mess.
Last time we checked you weighed in at about 16.5 pounds. You are still wearing a lot of 6 month stuff except for pants and one piece outfits. Those have bumped up to either 6-12 month or 9 month.  You have such long legs little one! However you are still pretty skinny, so it’s a struggle to keep you from shuffling right out of your pants.
Rockin' the skinny jeans, daddy's fav ;)
You have become so much fun baby love! Always a happy camper, even when you feel crummy. When I get the camera out you scrunch up your nose, close your eye and give me a big toothy grin. I’ve tried so hard to capture it on camera, but I think a video clip is required for this one. You are such a happy boy and we love you to pieces!
My camera is just not fast enough to capture the full effect of that silly smile.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Little Sparties

Starting them early!