Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our Cup Runneth Over

2010 has been a year for the record books in the Keller house.  At night when the quiet part of the day finally settles in, Drew and I often talk about how incredibly blessed we feel.  We hardly deserve the countless blessings that have been bestowed upon us.  We have an amazing family with four healthy grandparents who dote on our little man, a son that warms our hearts and has such a sweet nature, great jobs, a warm home, plenty of nourishment and more than we certainly need.  This year we have changed so much through parenthood and we feel so overly happy.

It seems hard to believe that 2011 could top this year but we are setting off on a good start!  Drew is starting a new job this Monday that he is incredibly excited about.  He is anxious for a new challenge and feels great about this new chapter.  Little Luke is starting a new daycare on Monday too with a fabulous couple that we know will treat him like one of their own and we are excited for his continued development with them!  Last, but certainly not least, we are expecting Baby #2 around the 4th of July!  We are so excited for our little firecracker to join our lives and are anxious for Luke to become a big brother! 

Our little firecracker!  Hard to tell from this picture but Baby #2 has the same nose and chin that Luke had in his ultrasound pictures!

The joy I feel when I think of our lives and our growing family is really quite overwhelming at times, and I couldn't have dreamed it any better!  This little firecracker is already giving me a run for my money as this pregnancy has already been more eventful than my pregnancy with Luke...but as long as this little one is born healthy in about 6 months I will gladly endure anything!

Please keep our growing family in your prayers as we begin so many new chapters in 2011!  Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Slumber!

Phew...this day my family calls Christmas sure is exhausting!  We have had a really fun week, I feel like it hasn't stopped for even a minute!  We have been  constantly on the go, seeing fun people and every night I went to bed in a different spot but still woke up in my own bed...that's the strangest did I get there?

I think last year I slept through Christmas but this year I was a full participant...I'm not sure I really understand what was going on, but I sure had a fun time playing with all the wrapping paper, climbing on all the boxes and getting so much attention.  Plus, now there are all kinds of fun new toys to play with and books to read. 

On Christmas Eve morning I gave my parents the best gift and slept in until almost 8:30!  I am going to try to do that more often because they rewarded me with a such a fun morning!  I am loving all this time at home hanging out with mom and dad, its all about me!!!

Breaking into my stocking on Christmas Eve morning

Every morning Daddy sits on these pillows with the remote and his coffee...I found the remote and coffee on my own and decided to sit just like parents thought it was hilarious!

Waiting on the rest of my gifts from Santa!

This was the most excited I got to open gifts this year

Even though I wasn't that in to opening the gifts, I sure got excited when I saw what was inside!
This was actually my favorite part of gift opening time...climbing!

Pretty excited about my new riding toy at Mimi's house

I'm pretty big time on my new trike!  Now mom and dad can help me ride to the park!

I have too many toys, so Santa brought me a nice big toy box (was this gift for me or mom?)
Mom was so busy enjoying the day that she forgot to take many we are waiting on some from my Nonni and Tia Juana! 

The overriding feeling in our house is that we are so blessed and fortunate and that we hardly deserve all the gifts and blessings we have been given.  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas...we are all snoozing now to recover!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Too Much Fun!

I have been quite the party animal lately!  Mom and Dad have kept me very busy and I am loving every minute! 

I am becoming quite the experienced diner! Thursday night we went out for a fun Mexican dinner and then Friday we went out for pizza with my friend Maeve! We stole, I mean shared, each other's pizza and snacks!  I even got to stay up late!

Then on Saturday I had my first real and dad kinda tricked me, I was playing with my new friend Michelle and suddenly they the time I realized it they were on their way to cheer on the Jayhawks!  I had a great time with Michelle...but I did bend the rules a little and didn't take my nap!  Then that same night I got to have a fun sleepover at Nonni and Papa's house!  Mom and dad went on a date, they say that kind of thing is super important, I think they would have had more fun if I had joined them for dinner! 

Sunday morning I got to go with mom to a baby shower for my friend Baby Duffy!  We are so excited that Ashlee is having a baby and that I will have another friend to play with, seems like everyday more new friends are born, my social calendar is getting a little hectic! 

Today was the BEST day ever though, I got to spend the whole day with my daddy while mommy was at work.  We played all day long, we sent Mommy lots of fun pictures throughout the day, like the one of me pulling my stocking down off the mantel, pictures of me getting my big boy haircut, and pictures of me playing in my Mega Fun Land!  Daddy even bought me a Happy caught us when she found the toy on the floor when she got home tonight...oops, that was supposed to be daddy and my secret!  We also went to the park and played with our doggies!  I think dad should stay home every day with me! 

Getting my hair cut with Daddy today! (sent to mom's cell phone today)

Playing in my Play Land in our basement with Daddy (sent to mom's cell phone today)

Getting ready to get in to something!

I like mom's GLASS bowls way better than my plastic stacking cups!
I'm still holding out on walking.  My parents are pretty sure I can do it but I hear them use words like "laid back" and "at his own speed."  I'm not sure what all that means.  I am just not in much of a hurry with any aspect of life...I just take it all in..I like to laugh and explore and I'm very particular about things I like and I am very specific about things I like to touch and play with, certain textures are just not for me! But as far as moving around on two legs versus four like my doggies, it's just not on my priority list.  I hear my Tia Juana is coming tomorrow though and that she wants to see me walk so I might have to turn it on this week for Christmas!

My new favorite things are mimicking the all words that mom and dad say, starting to used my baby signs, lifting my arms high above my head when mom and dad say "how big is Luke?" and eating with a fork!
Thinking I am way too cute for my own good!

Look at me, such a big boy!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Looking Back

Look how big I have gotten and how much I have grown since last December!  I am such a big boy...who is that little baby with the blank stare sitting in that chair December 13, 2009? 

I think when my parents took this picture last December they hoped they might have me all figured out by this time....HA HA HA....boy did I have them tricked!  I keep them guessing each and every day...just when I think they might be getting the hang of me, I go and switch everything up!  Whether its my napping schedule or what I am willing to eat, what I like to play with, I am always changing my mind and very particular!  These parents of mine are just clueless!  My mom says that I am JUST like my dad with my eating habits...she's going to have to carry around a box of macaroni and cheese in her purse just like my Mimi did with my Daddy. 

We are gearing up for Christmas at our house...I think Santa is going to come...even though I told mom and dad I don't think I am up to visiting him this year.  I don't like big men with beards too much these days (they make me cry) and dad say that I have been very nice and not too naughty, so even if I don't see Santa in person he will still bring me lots of fun things this year!  I have been very good and haven't touched the Christmas tree one time since mom and dad put it up last weekend! 

I am pretty excited because this is my last week of daycare for several weeks!  For the rest of the year I get to hang out with mom and dad, Nonni and Papa, and Mimi, Granddad and Aunt Jenny!  I am so spoiled!