Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fun and Festivities!

I hope you have enjoyed the preparation and festivities that the Christmas season has to offer! Here are some pictures of our family enjoying cooking baking, cake making, raking leaves and some new traditions! Looking forward to enjoying the last few days together as a family now that daddy is on Christmas break.

One Sunday morning we stayed in pj's all morning and baked Christmas
cookies! Garrett loved cutting out all the shapes and adding sprinkles!

The colorful finished product! They tasted as good as looked!

We continued a tradition with our friends, the Allens, with making a birthday
cake for Jesus. This year we were joined by new friends,the Schneiders and their little ones Elaina and Jaden.

Singing Happy Birthday to Jesus!

Yes that is right we did not rake leaves until we were well into December
that is one of the joys of living in southern Indiana we are able to enjoy the warm weather and falling leaves for a long while!

We started 2 new traditions with the boys this year. I wrapped 24 Christmas books
for "them" (aka: Garrett) to open each day. The first was the Elf on the Shelf
book. Garrett named his elf, Buddy and has enjoyed looking for him every morning
not sure that it has had any effect on his behavior though!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

What a joy!

It is so hard for us to believe that Asher is already 11 weeks old!! At his 2 month visit he weighed 10 lbs 14 oz (25%) that is 4 lbs in 6 weeks and 24 inches (90%). He has really become more interactive in the past few weeks, lots of smiles and cooing. He is definitely a morning baby like his brother was and continues to be! He already watches his brother like a hawk. Asher has had a harder time establishing a routine. He has awarded me a few nights of 7 hour stents but usually still wakes up once a night for a bottle date! I am asked frequently how Garrett is doing with Asher...he is great! He is interested and loving but not too smouldering. I am still trying to embrace the time off my boss has awarded me. I get stir crazy at times but after 15 and half weeks off work I will be ready to return to work in January with bells!! I will post Christmas festivities soon!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Abundantly Thankful!!

We were so blessed to spend another Thanksgiving home, meaning no travel (if you exclude the 6 mile back and forth to Boonville). We enjoyed Thursday morning home watching the Macy's parade and putting up decorations followed by fellowship and great meals with both families! Friday evening was our yearly visit from Santa Claus at grandma Kline's! Garrett was unsure at first but then sat on my lap and said "Mom I am going to be brave!". I really tried to take a step back and praise our gracious God throughout the weekend! Our family has so much to be thankful for: a new healthy baby boy, great jobs that we love, a beautiful home, and wonderful friends and family! Thank you onto celebrating your birth!!!!!

An attempt to get a picture with all the grandchildren!

Nicholas enjoying some catch

Grandpa Jerry enjiying some football and cuddle time

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Halloween and One month old!!!

We had a wonderful time trick or treating with the Allen family. Garrett chose to be a firefighter this year. Chief Garrett led the crew in candy retrieval the entire evening. I think we may have a future track star, like his dad!

Garrett and all of the Allen cousins!!

It was an evening with just mommy, daddy, and Garrett. Asher stayed at home with Meme to hand out candy.

Our great friends the Allens with Superman and Clark Kent

Believe it or not Asher is 6 weeks old. Here are a few pictures to share from his first month. Asher is a very sweet baby. We still have many "dates" throughout the night but he is starting to sleep 4-5 hour stents for me every now and then! His best times are first thing in the evening and right before bed. During those times, he does a lot of smiling and cooing. There is still much debate on who he looks like, several people think he looks like me!! Yeah! Garrett is an awesome big brother. He enjoys taking a bath with Asher every evening and helping with diaper changes. I am excited that I will be off work until Jan 3 and have the opportunity to be with my family throughout the holiday season...stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Frenzy

Like many of you, fall is a Kline family favorite!! Despite ushering in a season of change with a new addition to our family, we were still able to enjoy many festivities that this time of year has to offer!

It was near impossible to hold Garrett of from carving his pumpkin weeks ago! He was so excited to get his hands dirty but when it was actually time he was a little hesitant to dive in!

My favorite trip every year is to the pumpkin patch. We enjoyed a beautiful day at Mayes Farm and all of the activities they had to offer! Asher even came along for the ride!

Monday, October 24, 2011

This is the day the Lord has made!!

On September 29, 2011 we welcomed Asher Luke Kline into our family! He came 2 weeks earlier than planned. I was placed on 2 weeks of bed rest for concerns of small weight and placental problems. We were so blessed with an awesome, attentive doctor and a smooth induction. After a long night stay in the hospital and one push...he was here! At first glance, we all felt a sense of deja vu...he looked just like Garrett. Now that we have spent more time with him he definitely has different features from Garrett. We had several visitors throughout our stay but no visitor was more anticipated than "Big Brother" Garrett. Truthfully his reaction was nothing to write about. He was more interested in the gifts addressed to him than his newest friend. He has since warmed up to his little brother in the comfort of his own home and the reality that Asher is not going anywhere. To say that going from one to two has been an adjustment is an understatement, overwhelming more like it! I promise I will be more prompt on further updates as I rub my eyes and grab a cup of coffee!

The amazing Dr Foster ("mom of 5 boys!!")

Garrett's first glance at his baby brother

My gals from work

Proud Meme and Pape

First picture of mom and her two boys!

Leah from our small group!

The Little's, also from our small group