Sunday, August 23, 2009

When they are quite...

Well you know when kids start to play to quietly you know that you better go and check on them!! Yesterday Kale was playing around the house and went into the kitchen. Just a few min later when I hadn't heard a peep out of him I went to check to see what he was doing.......when I found him he was covering himself in the garlic powder!! YUCK! He was telling me that he was putting on powder! Ahhh it stunk so bad, so needless to say he got put straight into the bathtub to wash off!!

After our bath it was still early so we decided to go for a walk in the wagon. Kale wanted to ride for a while but when we stoped at a friends house to talk he decided he didn't want to ride anymore so Kale decided he was going to pull the wagon the rest of the way home. So for the entire last block he pulled the wagon home!

Today we did a few things around the house in the morning and then went up to Grandma and Grandpa Drelings house in the afternoon after our nap. Monica was up there with the girls so Kale got to play with Marisa while Maks and Malea sat with the Grandparents! It is a lot of fun to watch the kids play and interact with each other. We have tried to get pics with the four kids but they are sure hard to get!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Welcome, Malea Denae Lizalde!

Another big thing happened for us yesterday (Aug. 20, 2009). Erin and I got a new neice, her name is Malea Denae Lizalde. She was born at 2:56 PM. She was 8 lbs 20 inches long. Her sistern Marisa was very excited to finally met her!

The family is doing well and is very happy to be heading back home from the hospital this afternoon! Here are a few pictures!

Erin holding Malea:

Malea and Maks are exactly 6 weeks apart!

Wonderful Weather

The weather sure has been amazing this past few days! The highs have been in the low 80's during the days and low's in the 60s at night! Kale loves to play outside and go for walks in the evenings after playing outside all day at daycare! Maks doesn't! I try and take Maks for walks but he hates to be in his car seat or the stroller! Walks become more trouble than they are worth when I have Maks, I end up carrying him most of the way and pushing an empty stroller! Hopefully that will change soon so we can get out and enjoy the weather! He loves the outdoors though, we sat on the swing for quite a while last night and watched Kale play and today while I was at an appointment he sat on the swing with Daddy for an hour!

Yesterday we took Kale back to the daycare that he will be starting again on Monday. He was a little shy at first but as soon as he remembered where he was he was very excited to run around and play. We had to go by and visit Becky to say goodbye before she leaves and takes a new job in Abilene. She will sure be missed!

These last few nights have been big for Kale, he got a new room and a new bed!! He was very excited to sleep in his new bed even though we haven't gotten an actual bed for him yet! So I put the sheets and blankets on the mattress and just laid it on the floor in his room. His dad slept with his the first night in the bed!

After Erin got up in the morning to start getting ready Kale continued to sleep. When I went in to get him up this is how I found his sleeping. He has his head on the bed but is kneeling on the floor. He has his eyes open here talking to me but he was sleeping when I went in! Not sure how the kid gets any sleep he moves around so much! We are going to get his a rail for the side once we get the bed up!

After getting up in the morning I made him make the bed! He did a good job making it but soon after this picture was taken he decided he didn't like the med 'made' so he pulled the blanket off and threw it down in a pile on the end of the bed! This picture was actually taken a few weeks ago but I just couldn't resist putting it up here! Kale was so tired one night and didn't want to go to bed so we were letting him play and next thing you know we look over and he had fallen asleep on his airplane!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All is well!

Well I have finally been able to stop taking medicine for my neck after 5.5 weeks! I am feeling much better and am happy to be back to normal!

Maks is growing like crazy, he weighs about 10 lbs now! We are sure that Maks is going to out weigh Kale very quickly! At 6 weeks Maks is 10 lbs and at 21 months Kale is only 24.5 lbs!!! Maks is holding his head up better and better each day and is really a noise maker!!

Kale is loving his new brother and does great with him still! Kale loves to give Maks kisses and hold him each night before bed! Erin and I are very lucky to have Kale be so great with Maks! He is hardly ever jealous of him and never is rough around him! Hopefully when Maks gets bigger and starts playing with Kales toys he will still feel the same way!

Kale has been having a great summer spending the days at a different daycare. He loves the daycare and we are sad that this will be his last week with Cris and her family! Kale loves Grandma Dorthey and Lacey. He is always talking about Mark and his motorcycle as well! We will have to go back and visit regularly! Since school is back in session Kale will start back to the school daycare on Monday.

We finally got Maks room done this past week. We had the walls redone and new floors laid. They turned out great and we are happy to have them done! Now we just have to move the boys stuff from room to room. We decided at the last minute to move Kale into the new room and give Maks Kales old room. I made new curtains for both rooms (with a little help from Jan) they came out great in Maks room, they are made with cut up receiving blankets that we bought at the store. I also made one curtain for Kales new Elmo room. They curtain came out great but I am not sure about the pattern! I may make more for his room!

Dreiling Family Slide Show! Compiled December 2010