Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Plans

Holidays in our family always mean traveling! This Christmas was no exception! We were a little worried that the weather may keep us home but it ended up working out just fine for us. We spent Christmas Eve at Erin's parents house with Monica, Michael, Marisa and Malea. We had a great time watching the kids run around with all their new toys. It took Kale a little coaxing to open his other presents after he was given the Jack hammer first! He loved that one! He also took a liking to Marisa's Barbie! That caused the biggest fight of the night! She wanted the Jack Hammer and he wanted the Barbie!

Maks figured out the present thing pretty quickly also! He loved listening to the sounds of all the paper crinkling and he was pulling at it in no time!

On Christmas Morning we woke up with the boys and opened presents at our house. We had a great time with each other. Erin bought me a iPod Touch, which we are currently obsessing over! I have found lots of worthless apps to download and Erin has already started buying accessories for it. I got Erin a new Flip Video so hopefully that will benefit the blog also! We have been using it alot and it is really great for short little videos! I hope to upload a few in the very near future

Here is a picture of Erin and Maks in Topeka (it is from Thanksgiving they were relaxing before heading back home to Hutchinson)

Kale loves reading to Maks.

Kale always asks, "Maks are your listening?!"
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Saturday, December 19, 2009


Wow, time has really gotten away from me. Time has just flown by these last few weeks. Thanksgiving was great we finally got up to see Great-Grandma Smith and Great-Grandma Swanson. We also got to see most of the family on the Swanson side for Thanksgiving. We really enjoyed the time we spent up there but it really went fast.

To celebrate Thanksgiving here in Hutchinson we went to Grandma and Grandpa Dreiling's house. Our family, Monica, Michael, Marisa and Malea were all there as well. I cooked the meal. We had Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cream corn, pies, fudge, and a few other things! It was a lot of work but all turned out really great.....ok well except the rolls! OOPS!

The end of November and beginning of December has been full of sickness in our household. Both boys have had respiratory crud, ear infections, and stomach flu. Erin and I have had the stomach virus as well and fought the colds and allergies!

Christmas snuck up on us this year. Erin and I are so far behind on our shopping! We have gotten the boys a few things but we are no wear near done and it is only a few days away! We will be traveling to Topeka after the holidays on Saturday to see my family. Christmas Eve we will be at Grandma and Grandpa Dreilings with the Dreiling side.

I get off work on the 24th and don't' have to go back until the 4th of January, and it can't get here soon enough! I am ready for a good break, between work and school and sickness' I am just worn out and ready for a break. School has become quite a chore I am over half way done but I am at the burn out point. Hopefully it will get better after the holidays but today we started Economics UGH!

Erin's work has been keeping him very busy for the last few weeks he has been traveling all over Kansas and Missouri to update the stores before the end of the year. He was in Missouri 3 days last week and will be back there again this week and Nebraska next week as well.

Maks and Kale have gotten to see Santa a few times this year and aren't to excited about sitting with him! Kale started out the holiday season asking Santa for hot dogs and pizza! He has since decided that he should ask for some toys as well! So now he is starting to ask for trucks and tractor trailers! Maks is growing up so fast! He is getting big but is just as stubborn as can be! He has the ability to roll but absolutely chooses not to at all! He is close to sitting up on his own but still falls forward without a little help. He has started to eat baby food now, he likes applesauce, peas, and carrots the best so far. Kale is a very helpful brother, he is always trying to show Maks what to do and how to eat! Kale is working on potty training, he does really well when he wants to. We get him to go on the big boy potty at least 6-8 times a day but his diapers are still wet at times. We are not pushing to hard but will start working on it more and more in the next few weeks and months.

Dreiling Family Slide Show! Compiled December 2010