Wednesday, September 30, 2009

He's moved.

Tonight we have officially moved Keanan into his big boy room! Grandma bought him a night light today so I decided to make the move. We got home and I hauled Zac's dresser upstairs all by myself (it was light) and got all Keanan's stuff out of the nursery. Now I can make that room girly! Keanan cried a little when we put him to bed (this is his first night in the toddler bed) but then was quiet and we haven't heard him since. Hopefully he will sleep through the night!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Okay, so this day started with me having a cold, ugh! Keanan and I went to story time at the library, which he loves! It was our first time this year since things have been so wild. Came home, had lunch, Keanan took a nap - all was good.

Tonight we had small group so Jess (Zac's sister) came over to watch Keanan. We were gone about 30 minutes when Jess calls. Something happened and she needed stitches, but Keanan was okay. We came back home and turns out while they were eating dinner Keanan spotted the bobcat out the window! Long story short: Zac drove her into the ER and Keanan and I went back to small group. Zac doesn't really want to discuss the details on here, but Jess is okay and the bobcat ran off we think. No - it didn't attack her.

On another note; Jess brought the CUTEST dress for baby girl! Here is a pic.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Zac's New Leg!!!

Here it is!!

1 and 1/2 hours and counting...

until Zac meets with Garth and hopefully comes home with a leg! Please be praying that the socket fits perfectly so he can bring the leg home.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grrrr cats

So yesterday I got two cats off of craigslist. Keanan and I got home with them about 5pm and they stayed in the little house I made out of a rubbermaid container until I went to bed. When I woke up they were gone and I haven't seen them since. Stupid cats. I paid $10 for them, which is fine, but I also put some Frontline flea stuff on them that cost a lot. Grrrr.

We are having a mice problem under the house which is why I got them. They were going to be outside only. So now it is back to craigslist to find some more.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Zac took his shrinker sock off a few nights ago and here is Keanan's reaction (isn't he cute in his big boy undies!):


Monday, September 21, 2009

He's back!

Zac sat on the porch with his gun for awhile after this. Yikes. He could easily get Keanan. For a much better view of him, watch it full screen after clicking the HD button.


Keanan's costume came in the mail today!! Oh my gosh he is the cutest freaking lion in the universe!!!!!!! I put it on him and he was walking around roaring!! I'm going to save the pics until we get closer to Halloween; just wanted to give everyone something to look forward to! =)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Nice Quiet Weekend's been almost relaxing around here. Yesterday we stayed home and I got the house cleaned up, made cookies, played with Keanan and hung out with Zac.

Last night after Keanan went to bed I was off for Ladies Night with the other gals from our small group. We did facials, ate food, talked and watched The Office. So nice!

Today we made it to church (only 20 mins. late), came home for lunch and Keanan went down for a nap. He is still sleeping and it's been 3 hours!!! Zac headed for Tacoma with brother-in-law Casey to pick up some furniture items we are getting from his Grandma's house. They include: headboard and footboard for us, dresser with mirror for us, cedar hope chest for still un-named baby girl, and a set of folding chairs. He won't be home till late so I need to figure out something for Keanan and I to do after he gets up.

It's going to be a busy week around here so I am enjoying the calm before the storm!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lattin's Farm

We went to Lattin's today with some friends. All the kids loved seeing the animals and running around. We had lunch there and then Keanan crashed in the car.

Zac tried on his first socket today! It was pretty good, but they are making adjustments and he will try it again with a leg on Friday! If that all fits well he will wear the leg home!! Please pray that it all goes well and fits perfect.

Pics from the day:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Warning - TMI (poop)

Every single diaper that I changed today was full of diarrhea poop!!!! Ahhhhh, so gross!! Usually Keanan only poops once a day, in the morning in the potty. This is not cool. He is either sick or teething or both! Poor kid.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zac was cast today!

So we spent today driving everywhere! First to Graham to drop off Keanan at Grandma's for the day and then up to Harborview for Zac's last appointment with Dr. Smith. Everything went great there and Dr. Smith wrote him a prescription for his leg and physical therapy.

Next I had the privilege of driving into the heart of downtown Seattle so that Zac could meet the former owner of his car at her bank to get the title. Of course there was no place to park so I proceeded to circle the block until they were done. Then to get back to the freeway I had to drive up crazy hills in a stick! We made it, but I ended up freaking myself out so much I started crying. Zac has promised me a shoulder rub for causing me stress.

Then it was on to Olympia to meet with Garth, Zac's prosthetist. We gave him the prescription from Dr. Smith, he took some measurments, and then cast Zac's stump so he can make the socket. On Friday Zac will go in and try out his first test socket!!! He should be in his temporary leg within 2 weeks!!!!!

The other cool thing is that Zac's work is switching insurance at the end of this month. So this temporary leg will be billed on the current insurance and his fancy permanent leg will be billed on the new insurance in a few months. Working the system... =)

From there we drove back to Graham to pick up Keanan. He has such a gross nose because of his cold, but was good for Grandma and Grandpa. He only got whinny when we got there, go figure. We ended up getting home around 9:30pm. What a long day!! I am tired of driving.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mini Vent Time

Usually I have a pretty good attitude about everything, but it is all coming down on me right now - or so it seems.

Everything is getting much harder for me to do as I become more pregnant. And I have to do a ton by myself. I hurt my hips last night moving the carseat out of Zac's car. Keanan has a cold and is not sleeping well. I had a panic attack last night thinking about having another baby in this crazy mix. I don't know how I am going to do it.

I know that God will give me the strength that I need each day - it is just really hard right now.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Who gets sunburned in September in Washington??!!!!! Sheesh! I slathered Keanan with sunblock yesterday at the fair but failed to do the same for myself. Ouch, my poor shoulders!

Friday, September 11, 2009

We did the Puyallup!

Fair, that is. It was the first day of the fair today and we could get in for free from 10am - noon. What a good deal! Well, everyone else in the state of Washington also thought it was a good deal! Oh my gosh, so many people. I don't think I have seen so many strollers in one place in my whole life.

We went with 3 other moms from our small group. It was fun to see the animals and watch the rides. The kids all did great. Keanan slept for about 15 minutes in his stroller. He was a crab on the way home and is napping now.

I have two requirements when going to the fair: have strawberry shortcake from the Fisher's scone wagon, and eat a Krusty Pup. Both fulfilled. Yum! So we did it, all for under $20; good day.

PS: We have narrowed down the name choices for baby girl to two. Sorry, we are not sharing them until we decide =)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So yet-to-be-named baby girl looks great! She is on the small end of the normal range for measurements. Here are a few pics (sorry about the quality, I took pictures of the pictures):

We are having a girl!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Half Way There!

Today I am 20 weeks pregnant. Crazy! This pregnancy is going so fast compared to Keanan. Probably because I am so freaking busy! Tomorrow at 9:45am we will hopefully find out the gender of this little one!! Ahhhh, so excited!!

This morning Keanan ate cheerios with milk for the first time all by himself. Such a big kid! Here is a video:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Keanan had his 15 month doctors appointment today. He weighs 26 pounds and got two shots. He was not at all excited about the shots, but got some McDonald's fries out of it so I think he's fine.

I am very tired today and just want to take a nap. Unfortunately Keanan slept a bit in the car on the way home and is not tired. yaaayyyyy

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Car!

Zac got a car tonight. He and Brian drove all the way up to Seattle to look at a few. He ended up getting a Mercury Cougar. Brain says it is pretty nice. I have not seen it yet. Keanan and I just got home from Graham and Zac is still driving.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Good Weekend

Besides having trouble finding a car (now Zac is looking for a Mercury Cougar), it's been a fun weekend.

Ann, Brian, and Lucy came for dinner last night. Keanan and Lucy have sooo much fun playing together. Keanan was crazy (jumping off the couch on his head...) and silly. They both went to sleep really quick.

Today we made it to church and Keanan didn't cry in the nursery! He and Esther had fun running around and climbing under tables after the service. Zac's parents and Casey came over for lunch and the rest of the day. It was good to see them after their month long vacation. We had salmon for dinner with rice-a-roni and canned green beans (thanks mom and dad!). Jess made it over after dinner when she got off work. Good times.

Keanan has gotten better about his naps the last 2 days. Yay!! Zac is in the best spirits I have seen him in since the accident (I think he missed his family).

God is so good!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fun Morning

This morning Keanan and I went into Olympia to check out the Hands On Children's Museum. Oh my gosh, this is kid paradise!! There is so much to do, Keanan had a blast! He got a bit upset when we had to leave. We are definitely getting a membership. Every Friday they have a PlayWise class for parents and kids with a preschool teacher leading us through activity stations, story time and a craft. We won't go every Friday, but I am super excited!

After we left the museum we picked up Zac from work and had a picnic lunch in the park! This was our first family picnic. It was pretty much a perfect morning. =)

Keanan is napping right now, although it took an hour to get him down. He freaks when I leave the room (he is in his toddler bed). So after 10 minutes of him wailing I went back up and we read some more and sang some more songs until he was asleep. Then I can sneak out. This routine is not working for me...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

15 months....1 week to go

So today Keanan is 15 months old. He was a little booger too. Only took a 30 min nap and then cried in his crib off and on for the next hour. Grrr. We had some fun this morning going to the park and tomorrow we are going to go check out the Hands On Children's Museum in Oly in the morning.

As of today we only have 1 week until the ultrasound of this new baby! Think pink everyone!

Zac finally got to look at the CRX today. The guy was a scammer and the car was no good. Now Zac has a call in on one in Portland. We must get a car by this weekend because his parents get home on Saturday! He didn't sleep much last night, worried about money. I know that God will supply all of our needs. Please pray for Zac to have peace and for us to be wise with what God has given us.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I am tired today. I do not understand how Keanan has sooo much energy all the time. He is wearing me out. He is also testing me, a lot. And although it would be way easier to give in, I am trying my hardest to be consistent and stand my ground. It is draining.

Zac has an appointment with the car guy tomorrow. This guy is young and seems pretty flaky. I hope it works out. It sounds like we might have to sell our Jeep to have enough money to pay for the leg. Sucks. mood is currently blah.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

No car yet...

Zac didn't get to see the car today. The owner just got back from the Bahamas and was recovering; rough life. It should be tomorrow.

Zac's company is changing insurance carriers which is good for us. The new plan is slightly less sucky in paying for a leg. Zac is in the process of trying to get another insurance plan on top of that to help cover costs. Please keep that in your prayers. With a $50,000 leg every 3-5 years things could get really tough.

Keanan was really good for Auntie Jess tonight while we were at church small group. He was super silly when we got home. Such a goof ball.


We had a pretty good day yesterday. Kind of the norm. Every Monday I go to the store (I clean one part of the house or run one errand everyday to break things up so they will actually get done), so we did that. We also got to go to the Coffey Place and visit with Mariah, love her! Chris came over to visit last night as well, long overdue!

At 6:30am Keanan woke up, what the heck! I went up, got him out of his crib and laid down with him on his toddler bed. He went back to sleep! At about 8:15 Zac and I heard him on the stairs. He was just sitting on the landing waiting for someone to get up. =)

My plan was to go to the park today, but it is raining (which is good for my poor plants). So I am not sure what our plan is today. Zac is supposed to be looking (and buying!) an automatic Honda CRX this afternoon, yea! Pray that this goes through.

Here is a good blackmail video of Keanan. It is easier to have him wear these when he has his undies on =) I am such a mean mom. I recorded it with my phone so quality is not that great.