Amber came to Albuquerque for the first time ever this week :) She had some much deserved time-off from work that she needed to take so that she didn't lose it, so she was with us for a week. We didn't do anything really exciting - she kind of just blended into our lives. I was hoping that she would play volleyball with me (I play twice a week at the church), but she was a little too shy and ended up being the resident babysitter instead. I don't know why she didn't want to play - we all know about that killer, light as a cloud, side-arm serve!! :) We did end up hiking in the Petroglyphs and going to Old Town during her stay. We were all sad to say goodbye and Keegan is definitely going to miss torturing her with all his car, train and helicopter games! :)
Sometimes Keegan's prayers are pretty hilarious. He just kind of goes off on tangents and forgets that he's in the middle of his prayer and then has to get back on track and end it. Some of the stuff he says is so funny, we wonder where he gets it. Also, he just throws in some Spanish, too. He's a little obsessed with the sun and moon lately, as you'll hear from the sound clip. The other night he said, "Thank you that the moon is so shiny and the sun is so bright." He also prays for a baby pretty much every night without fail - so sweet! Anyway, here are two prayers from last week.
Kendall and Harper came to visit for 10 days at the end of January. It was so much fun to just hang out with them. Of course, Kendall was pretty busy during her stay. I had booked cuts and colors for about 20+ of my friends. So she was working for 2-3 days straight and I'm such a terrible secretary that I booked her appointments half an hour apart for the whole day without any breakfast, lunch or dinner breaks! Needless to say, we were pretty exhausted by the time the "Beauty Shop" closed, but all my friends were thrilled with their hair :) Keegan loved spending time with baby Harper (he calls her "little billy goat" because she eats pretty much anything, including paper) and was really sad when they left. I had to take them to the airport at like 4:30 in the morning, so he didn't really get to say goodbye. He woke up that morning to find that they were gone. He came into my room and said "I miss Kendall and Harper." It was so cute and a little heartbreaking. We can't wait to see them again!
So I was talking to a friend today about how we got rid of Keegan's binky, which we called his chupon or chupy. I had vowed to take it away at 2 years but then my resolve weakened and I put if off until he was 2 1/2. Anyway, we were down to just this last one, so I decided that it was now or never. We warned Keegan about a week ahead of time every day that we were going to send the chupy away. So we bought 3 helium balloons because I really wasn't sure how many it would take, took Keegan to the park, had him say goodbye, and sent the chupy into the atmosphere. That thing seriously took off! I thought that it was going to be really hard for Keegan and it was at first, but after a couple of days he just stopped asking for it and moved on with his life - thank goodness! Still, every time I watch this clip, my heart breaks a little.