28 July 2008

No! Mine!

These are Calla's two favorite words already...YIKES!!!! During the last week she just picked these up from somewhere and uses them ALL the time. I was hoping they would come a little bit closer to age two, but I guess at least she is talking...look for the positive!
Things here are great and we are just so blessed to have this wonderful little girl in our lives. Calla continues to learn new things each day and seems so much more like a little toddler than a baby...makes me sad :'(
As you can see from the pics she loves to be in the water. This weekend was the first time we got the Dora sprinkler out and she did ok with it, she really just liked to sit in the pool with mommy! I spared you from the pics from that adventure! HA! She really likes to go to the big pool and swim with mommy and daddy, but we can't afford to do that every day like we would like to. She is really into carrying bags and buckets all over with things in them. She has a Little Tikes car inside our house that she climbs in and out of. This last week she has learned how to be like Uncle Jed and climb in and out of the window! Yikes Danica Patrick move over Calla is coming your way!!

*On a side note: Kolden is completely off of the ventilator and out of a coma. His mommy got to hold him for the first time this weekend; I got to see a picture and it was priceless. Keep praying for this family as they have lots of rehabilitation ahead of them.*

Thanks for checking in on us!

Eating an ice cream bar...she was really messy when finished!

Checking out the Dora sprinkler before we turned it on!

Playing in the pool!

She loved this little chair we had for her; it was the perfect height and didn't really tip too easily!

Wearing mommy's shoes!

25 July 2008

Update on Kolden

Baby Kolden is doing much better! Praise the LORD!! He is slowly coming out of a coma and today his breathing tube was taken out! We do have an awesome GOD and all of the prayers so far have been answered. Kolden will be moved to Omaha to Children's Hospital soon to begin his rehabilitation.

I will update on our family later this weekend!

17 July 2008

Prayers are appreciated

I would like to ask all of you readers to please say a prayer for a family from my work. Their 18 month old son fell on Monday and has a severe head injury. He has had part of his skull removed and today had part of his brain removed. He is in the most critical condition possible. There are 3 other children in this family that also could use some prayers during this time. It is so hard to understand God's will at times especially when such a young child is involved, but we know he is an awesome God and has a plan that one day we will see.

14 July 2008

Vacation was great!

We went to Missouri for a few days to visit my Dad's side of the family. We had a fabulous time and wished we could have stayed a few more days. Shane and B arrived on Thursday night, us (along with my parents) arrived on Friday, and Jed arrived on Saturday. So we each got to spend some alone time with Granny and Grandpa. Calla did a great job on the long car ride and did good getting to know all of her family from Missouri! Enjoy all of the pics.

Calla in her new car before we left for vacation.

Playing in the water at Great Granny and Grandpa's

Beautiful B!!!

The girls with Great Granny and Grandpa...we had to have Papa Bryan in there to keep the girls in there.

Uncle Jed and his girls!!

04 July 2008

Happy Birthday America!!!

We did all of our celebrating yesterday and just get to hang out as a family today! We went to Stacey and Pat's (Chad's cousin) to their Annual 3rd of July Party. We ate lots of great food there and Calla got to play with Layne and Hank. (Their dad is Chad's cousin) Layne and Hank both played really well with Calla and she had so much fun following them around! Then we went out to Pam and Dave's house to watch the big fireworks that the city puts on. We hung out with Amber, Andy, and Elly there and the girls had fun chatting with each other.

I want to encourage you to say a prayer for my friend Gina and her family. Gina's mother, Stella, is struggling with cancer and their families could use some extra prayers. There is a link to their website (Gavin) on our page too if you want to leave them some encouraging words.

I also want to tell all of you picture mongrels about a great site I recently found. It is www.picturewagon.com and prints are only 5 cents each...this sure beats my 15 cents at Walmart. I ordered pics on Monday and received them on Thursday!!! Just wanted to share this great price with all of you!

Hope you all have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Layne, Hank, and Calla