Monday, January 30, 2012

Ok, I've Created a Monster...

 Yum, yum!!!

Alright, alright!  I'm a terrible mom!!  Kaia loves, and I mean, LOVES, Diet Coke.  I can't remember when exactly it started, but I'm sure it was innocent enough.  We were probably eating out somewhere and she had run out of her drink, so I gave her a sip of mine and BOOM, that girl was instantly addicted!  Ever since, any time we're out to eat, even when we get her her own apple juice or Sprite, all she wants is the delish brown, bubbly stuff in my glass!  My struggle with Diet Coke is not a new one, as documented here, and I fear I'm going to have to give it up again so as not to have to deal with restaurant meltdowns when I deny sweet little chica her favorite thing.  Goodbye, Diet Coke -  I'll miss you!! 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pine Wood Derby

Keegan had his first ever Pine Wood Derby this week.  He had been super excited to make his car and he and Doug had it finished about a week before the race.  They had a car emergency the night before the Derby, but thanks to an extra kit from Keegan's good friend Luke, they took care of it and were ready to go.  We tried to prepare Keegan for the possibility of losing every race, but he surprised us by saying, "It's okay if I lose, because me and Dad had such a fun time making my car."  What the WHAT??  Who's kid IS that?  Anyway, we needn't have worried, because his car kicked butt!!   He ended up placing 4th out of 28 kids and 1st in his den.  All in all, it was a great first race.

The Weigh In - he looks a little nervous!
 and Relief that it's all over

Sunday, January 1, 2012

For Pete's Sake, It's Been Too Long!

Ok, I know it's been way too long since I last posted. 2011 has passed without even a word about our family and my resolution for 2012 is to do better. We had a really blessed 2011, with lots of travel and fun. Here is our year in photos:

Freezin' our butts off in Michigan for Spring Break 

Papa's visit in May

Partyin' it up at the Dickman Family Reunion in June

Mine and Keegan's trip to Universal Studios

Keegan's 8th birthday party
Partyin' it up with the Gooches in Mexico 

Fun times with friends in Spar

Keegan gets baptized!!

We take our 10th anniversary trip 2 years late to Cancun

Bandelier National Park with Kendall in October


Thanksgiving with Shan's fam in Wyoming

Sweet Kaia turns 2

Christmas Break