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

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Summer Splash

This summer Southern Indiana experienced some odd weather and Garrett was more than happy to embrace a late summer rainy season. Garrett took to the puddles like a frog to a pond, especially with his froggy boots on. We could not drag him in for anything. We are reaching full-blown boyhood. It is fun to watch him grow and find enjoyment in the same simple things that we did. It almost makes me want to go out and splash in the nearest puddle - almost.

Soccer Camp

This July Garrett got to participate in his first soccer camp hosted by our friend and Boonville's soccer coach Brian Kilgour. Little did Brian and the BHS girl's soccer team know what was in store for them when they opened up camp to three year olds. We were eager to let them have at it. Garrett was tearing it up, except for the times that he and Cooper, Brian's son, spent tackling and wrestling all over the field - it only took them two days to realize that it was a bad idea to have Cooper and Garrett, plus Dylan Kain, in a group together. Needless to say, Garrett had a blast playing soccer with his friends and being like his cousin, Anna Grace. Perhaps there is a future in soccer for him after all - as long as we can get across to him to not use his hands and that it is a bad idea to just randomly fall on the ground (maybe a goalie). Either way, the good news is that you can take the boy out of Indy, but you can't take the Peyton out of the boy.

Friday, October 7, 2011

We All Scream for...

One of our favorite things to do over the summer is to visit Rivertown Ice Cream Shop. This is one of Garrett's must haves during the summer season. On this particular visit, we got to join Meme and Pape who were watching Garrett's cousin Landon. Needless to say that the two had a blast.

Chocolate and vanilla swirl - there's nothing better!

See Food!

Can you see me? Landon making sure I got a good shot.

Loving that Pape time.

Aw...come on Meme! I'm eating my ice cream.