Friday, September 21, 2007

One more Picture

This is Alex taking a bath at Gma and Gpa's house. He loved being able to slip and slide around in the sink.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


This past weekend we headed to my parents' house for my neice's first birthday party. It was great to get away from the city and head home. We arrived on Friday late afternoon and headed out to the field to give Alex his first combine ride. He loved it during the first round, but on the second round, I looked down at him, and sure enough, he was sleeping. Grandpa was so happy to see him.

Saturday we spent the day with Grandma. Again, she was so glad to get to spend some time with Alex and see how much he has changed. We had a great time just relaxing.

The main reason why we went home though was to celebrate Claire's first birthday on Sunday. We headed to my childhood church in the morning where we were able to see my youth pastor, his wife, and little girls (they've been overseas for a little while now), then we headed to Chris and Shannon's for the big party. It is amazing to see how much a human grows and changes in the first year of life. At Claire's party we had a 2 week old, 2 month old, 5 1/2 month old, 1 year old, and 2 1/2 year old. Again, AMAZING to see how we were created. Claire had a great time with her gifts and of course her cake. She actually was pretty uneventful in eating her cake, but it was still fun to watch her.

Alex also began to eat cereal for the first time this weekend. It was an interesting first, but I think he now enjoys it. He is getting better at it everytime he has it.

Rachel came to visit Thursday

Claire and Alex playing together

Cereal for the first time

A new exersaucer at Gma and Gpa's

Claire playing with a friend

Grandpa and Claire

Eating her cake

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

5 month pictures

Okay, so they're one week late.

Playing in his Jumperoo

5 Months Old

Unmoosekably Cute (that's what his shirt says that he got from Gma & Gpa in Alaska)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Half Marathon Results are in....

That's right, September 9th, I (Regan) completed a half marathon with my college roommate. It was definitely a new experience for me. Before beginning any type of training, I had never run further than 3 miles. With a 5 month old, it was difficult to train like I should have, but I was at least able to complete 8 miles before the race on Sunday. Kendra and I had a great time pushing each other further than we had previously gone. Now, I need to say that our goal was ONLY to finish. We were not at all going for time. It was warmer on Sunday than we were planning for, and unfortunately, the entire race was in the sun. While it was beautiful running on Lake Shore Drive, it was VERY hot!!! Literally, there was not any shade, except the last 1/4 of a mile.

Just to prove that we did actually participate in the race, here are some pictures

Monday, September 10, 2007

Jumping Away

Alex has recently learned how to Jump in his Jumperoo. He loves it. Turn up the sound when you watch this video. :)

Monday, September 03, 2007

So much news

I feel like I haven't really had time to update everyone on what we have been up to since we moved back in July. So, while Alex is taking a nap, I thought I'd sit down and send an update.

First of all, Kent is now working full-time from home on his own business. It is going very well and he is loving being at home. It definitely gives him more time with Alex and myself. He is doing a great job of balancing spending time with us when we're home and working when he needs to. He can't believe how much he is able to get done when he actually has time to work on the projects he has been trying to finish. I can't really post details, but I know he is getting a lot done and is very happy to be working for himself.

In other job news, I will be starting a new job a week from Monday. After keeping my options open since returning from maternity leave, I have found a wonderful fit. I will be working at Glenbrook hospital as their music therapist. The staff is really looking forward to having a music therapist again (they had one about 3 years ago). It is a smaller hospital, but seems like a great community. The hospital is part of a larger network of healthcare facilities. Because of this, I will be working with a team of 3 other music therapists. I will be the only music therapist at Glenbrook Hospital specifically, though. I will also only be working 3 days a week. (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday I think) We are still figuring out those small details, but it looks like I will have 4 day weekends every week. WOOHOO!! That means I will have Alex on Mondays & Fridays, Kent will keep him on Thursday and the other two days, he will be at a daycare only 1/2 mile from the hospital. I will be able to stop in anytime to see him throughout the day. I think this job change will be good for my own sanity. I have been crazy busy the last few months and I am definitely wearing down.

Alex is growing and changing everyday. He loves to play with his feet right now. We find that he is responding so much more to outside stimuli including other people and just things that he sees in general. We spent this holiday weekend in Ohio visitng family. It was fun to seem him watch Sammy and Livi play and Kezi crawling around him. We're enjoying this more interactive stage. We know that in just a few weeks he will be crawling all over our condo. Stay tuned for those posts. haha!

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks.

Playing in the grass for the first time

I love holding onto my feet

Sammy and Livi

Taking a nap

Playing with Grandma

Think I was still tired??

Waking up

Ready to run

Playing with my toys

Playing with Livi

I like my new toys

Going to run errands