Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Kai!!

Kai had a great birthday. My awesome friend, Amanda, made this awesome Mater cake!!

Kai was sooo excited when he saw his cake!

"loving" his clothes, "awwww"

Must be time to learn to Potty!
 Jalee, my sister-in-law. Got him a drumset. My mom got him a guitar... He's on his way...

Kai LOVES his "beans"

Lu-lu helping, while Kai does a "happy dance"

Kai LOVES this movie....he's watched it a couple times a day since his b-day....

 Showing off his skills on the drums...after he showed his stripping skills....

Happy Birthday little man! So amazed you survived to TWO!! Go us!!

Had his 2 year appointment today. He's doing great. He's 90th percentile in height and weight and 80th in head circumference.
Height: 36"
Weight 33 lbs.

Photo Challenge : Pets

This photo was featured on Pioneer Woman, so I thought maybe its good enough to put on iheartfaces :D

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Eyes : Baby Blues :

I really like
But have yet to enter a challenge...
So here goes

Monday, August 8, 2011

Kai's new T-shirt is true. Dammann Baby #2 is due March 10th, 2012.
We are very excited and very apprehensive!! I'm just praying that Kai will learn to be gentle!
When I ask Kai if he wants a brother or a sister he says "Uh huh!" and I say, "do you want a boy or a girl?" he says "Gool"
He doesn't get it yet, but its cute anyway!
The shirt is how I told my parents, Rob's parents, and Rob's sister. I had to point it out to all of them. My mom saw it and immediately thought it was a hand-me-down. DORK!!
Even though we talked about maybe adding another family member by next summer, people were surprised.
I am 9 weeks, 2 days today. I have actually been feeling great, only mildly quesy sometimes, especially if I wait too long to eat. Until today...
Rob's boss was in town and we didn't eat until a couple hours after we normally do. When Rob and I were driving to lunch, I had to make him pull to the side of the I could empty what little filled my stomach...NO BUENO.
So less nausea than last pregnancy...maybe a girl?
I have had 3 migraines so far--YUCK!
At the beginning of the year, I went down to Vegas with my mom, sister, and her mother-in-law. We saw Robyn, and she bought me an adorable little girls dress and took a "magic wand" in the store and "blessed" me with a girl next. :)
So we'll see if she's magic! ;)
We went down to Robyn's baby shower just over a week ago, it was filmed, so in the fall you may get to witness that on the next season of "Sister Wives".

Telling my grandparents at their 60th anniversary party that they were going to have another great-grandchild #17? #18? I forgot.  :S

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Missing the boy...

I didn't end up doing a post on the fact that my nephew was missing. By the time I was about to, he was brought home, THANK GOODNESS. Long story short, my sister's step son was wrongly taken by his biological mom. She's been on drugs, and we believe he was NOT safe with her. He was missing for just over 2 weeks...a long 2 weeks. 2 weeks full of tears and constant prayer that Jackson was safe. It was scary. Especially for April and Darrin. We had already planned a trip to see them in Price, the weekend of July 16th, but changed to stay in Sandy, because that was where April and Darrin had been staying and trying to find Jackson. My mom, Maddie, Kai and I went. Even though the circumstances were NOT happy. We did end up having a good time trying to brighten April and Darrin's days. I think they liked having Kai around to take their minds on a short vacation from all the terrible things. We ended up going to the zoo on saturday. I was impressed. I had heard crappy things about Hogle Zoo, but it ended up being really fun. Kai was SO good the whole time, and LOVED it.

Had to get some shots at the room, since it WAS Kai's first hotel stay! ;)

Now....holy zoo picture overload, Batman!

He'd call the Peacock a "chicken"


And pay no attention to what THESE monkeys may be doing below....

Checking out the elephants!
This big fake elephant sprays water from his trunk. Scared Kai....

Don't mind him, he's in awe...

Kai was really checking this guy out (T-Rex)...Then it growled...Kai jumped, and ran and cried! And my mom was laughing so hard she was crying....only cause it scared her too. :P

LOVED the Giraffes. So did Kai...

I'm sure Kai will try that someday...tongue in the nose hole!
This next one looks like he's got a hat on! ;)

Across the way was "This is the Place" Park.
This camals got floppy humps....Its ok're not alone....

The massiveness of this guy is a little scary.
At first, before the carousel was going Kai was DONE, but then he was fine again when he saw how fun it was (it was his first ride on one!)

Wish this sloth wasn't sleeping so much! I wanted to see him!

Kai liked this "Sand Cat"...I think the cat liked Kai...juicy snack...
Had more tickets, so Kai had to ride again with Grandma

Kai's getting sleepy! Thanks so much to Darrin, April, and my mom, who helped so much with Kai.

And he's out.....missed the train ride, dang it!!

Kind of a crappy picture, but I love  Kai's expression when Maddie has the giraffe mask on!
It was a great day!!

Playing after the zoo...and feeding chips to Midge the dog...

Kai was so worn out that he passed out before we even got on the train, and slept through the train ride! (bummer because he loves trains)
The trip up was really fun, and it was nice to have an actual "Vacation". Now I just need one with Rob.