Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Kenron and Santa~

K also saw Santa again at Bass Pro Shop..

Where he got a candy cane...

and did a little scouting for toms...

We'll are heading out to New England for Christmas and New Years so you wont hear from me for a while, but I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

And remember to enjoy your children this holiday season. There are too many kids who dont get to be with their folks during the holidays. Give them an extra hug and a kiss for me.

Merry Christmas again!
Natalie, Mat and Kenron.


guess how much I paid for all this?

Sixty eight cents.. no joke

AND I made $10 in CVS money.

Thanks CVS I really am enjoying your earn bucks back program.

8 months old!

8 months..

7 months...

Kenron is crawling around like crazy. Its not the official up on knees and hands, but he's just as efficient on his forearms and toes :)

He officially pulled up on the couch last night all by himself. He was pretty proud too, it was so cute.

He can find me if I go in the office and I have left him in the living room. Or he can find me in the bathroom too.. lovely. Its actually pretty cute hearing him crawl down the hall and then when he realized he's found me he has the BIGGEST grin.

He has developed this funny sense of humor. you can hear me at the end of the video saying "what does a pig say? "oink" "oink"" and he laughs. Last night he was in hysterics laughing about the oink/snort

he can sit up on his own and is pretty good about catching himself if he tips so he doesnt smash his head. And he can push himself up off the floor into the sitting position.

And he's really good at picking up food with his fingers to eat. And he still just has 5 teeth :)

Our schedule at the moment is:
wake up 7:30-8:00 and breast feed
(8:30)hang out in bed with daddy till he goes to work
(9-10)hand out in the exersaucer with some cereal and watch sesame street
have a morning nap,
wake up have lunch,
have a feeding at 2 or 3
one more afternoon nap
wake up and hang out till dad gets home
and dinner and play time till
8:30-9 bed time.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

holly jolly kenron...

he was laughing at aunti shan-shan behind me.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I love puddin'

needless to say we had a bath after this!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

teeth and crawling

Kenron's top three teeth have busted through all in a matter of days. On Nov. 23rd his first top right came through, then thanksgiving day his second popped through and then saturday the 6th the third (second to the right) came through.. no wonder he hasnt been sleeping good!

He is getting REALLY good at moving around. I left him by the couches in the living room.. and this is where I found him.. playing with the milk container. He's crawling with his toes (not his knees), and forearm over forearm.. its pretty cute.

This is also my new trick to spend more time on the computer.. Kenron "types" on his keyboard and I get to spend a little more time "cruisin the interweb"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Two things...

It snowed! it was just a dusting, but it was Kenron's first official snow, so I had to document :)

Second, we love this bath seat! We got an excellent tip from reagan's parents at church that they bought this for him and they liked it a lot.
Its the aquababy bath seat he had a great time splashing.. he couldnt do that in his other seat.. we love it :)


Kenron has been laughing for a long time we just haven't caught it on video till now.. enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I didnt think he could get any cuter..

No not Kenron.. Sawyer. (ok Josh Halloway)

He and his wife are going to start a family...
read the story

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This is MY blog right?

I decided it was time for a ME update.
K is cute and all but I need to be heard! hehe

Ok, first off:
Dancing with the Stars
~ Cloris Leechman is the GREATEST thing to EVER happen to that show:

~ I hated that Brooke Burk won.
~ Warren was my FAVORITE:

To President Elect Obama, I didnt vote for you, but I'm glad you won. It made me feel good as an American. The significance wasnt lost on me, even though I dont agree with your politics.

My hateful, dreaded, pain in my a$$ "time of the month" has returned. I informed Mat of this and this is what he says:
"Your a woman again!" as if birthing his child and breastfeeding wasnt "ladylike" but I laughed just the same. Good old birdie, you never cease to surprise me with your quick wit.

Thank you God for the overwhelming Joy the fall and christmas season bring to my soul. 2006 was rough. Last year and this year have been so healing to my heart, that when I put up Isaac and David's christmas ornaments I was able to smile. Thank you for the healing you brought when you gave us Kenron.
You are faithful God and I will be eternally grateful.

Monday, November 24, 2008



Enjoy your pumpkin "cutie" pie!!

** If you want to see more of these pictures click on the picture like this down on the right.. you can see the whole album of pictures we took like this.

7 Months Old

Every month it seems impossible that he's already a month older.

Ok this is what Kenron is upto lately...
CRAWLING! ok its an army crawl but its movin!

Wavin "HI!" - He can do it, he just hasnt mastered when he's SUPPOSED to do it. He does it the best right at the end of the video, wave + "hi"

-He is a wiggle worm
-He likes to grab at everything
-He loves his exersaucer

-He LOVES bread: bread sticks, toast, pizza crust...
-He can pick up his little snacks but hasnt mastered getting them in his mouth yet.
-He can sit up with out help, but is still too wobbly to sit with out supervision (or pillows)
-He doesnt like green beans.
-He likes almost everything else to eat.
-He is still the wonderfully happy baby he's always been.

and last but not least:

-He has cut his THIRD tooth. Top right. But I have no doubt the Top left will be coming in anyday now.. yikes.

Have I told you lately.. that I love coupons?

I got all this stuff for about $15

Homeland, our grocery store doubles coupons upto $1, which means if you have a dollar off coupon, its 2 dollars off. EXCELLENT!

I started clipping coupons in sept. because Missy-O taught me how to do the CVS thing. You get CVS money if you buy certain products and then you use the CVS money to buy more products that earn more CVS money. So you basically get stuff for FREE! its been fun.

You inevitably are buying stuff you dont need.. but Missy-O reminded me that I can donate the extra to our church's pantry. It is free after all.. why not!

So thanks Mel. I've enjoyed saving money. The best part is I actually impressed Mat, that is worth millions :) hehe

Mathis Visit

The Mathis's - Shea, Morgan, Gabriel, and Charis all came for one final visit before heading out to FL.
We had so much fun, it was hard when they left, knowing this was the last visit for a long time.

I loved getting together with everyone and having them all over to our house. I havent made dinner and had people over in a LONG time. I need to get back in the habit of doing that.
Man, I hate that all my girlfriends are moving away.. stupid FL.. stupid Africa... I guess I just have to make new friends.. its so exausting though. Well at least I know these gals will be my friends forever. even if its long distance. I've done long distance. But I cant promise at the end of 5 years I wont want to marry you ;) haha

Friday, November 21, 2008

Squeelie Talk

Here's a bunch of videos trying to capture Kenron's squeelie talk. I think its adorable.. I think Mat is worried that he'll sound like this forever..enjoy!

First time sittin up in the bath...

Believe it or not this was the first time (11-07-08) that I switched his tub into a seat and he got to sit up for his bath, he's just getting to tall!
It didnt work so great, so I'm on the look out for a good tub seat to transition from baby bath to being able to sit on his own in the bath.

I am open for any an all suggestions.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Last time in the bouncy seat..

Here is the first time in his seat.
Here's the last time. He's really strong and can sit right up straight in the seat, so it was time to pack it up for the next baby.
Man, it doesnt even look like the same kid! Kenron you are growing up so fast.

Happy Halloween

Evey came to play friday morning

Hey wher are you going?

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm sorry.

I know I'm sorry.

I have lots of posts to update you on,

But our dear friends are here and we are spending time with them instead of the blog :)

I will post as soon as I am able.. thanks for sticking with me.

Friday, October 31, 2008

One more thing..

Evey's costume was just as cool if not Better than ours.. GOOD JOB ONAWA!
Evey was not fooled at all by Mat's costume, she saw him from down the hall and yelled "MAT!" What a smart cookie she is.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Its a bit uncanny.. even freaky, how much he resembles Jack Sparrow.

Knock Knock Night

We ruled Knock Knock night at church! Doesn't Mat look great? I couldnt have done it without shannon.. she helped a TON. We had so much fun, I loved seeing the kids reactions. Happy Halloween!

Kenron and the Great Pumpkin!

Thanks to Aunti Shan-shan for these awesome pictures.

Trunk or Treat!

Evey invited us to her school to go Trunk or Treating.. Holy Cow was it COLD!!!
Squishy face!
Dorthy was a bit cold too!
But still so cute!

Kenron was a hotdog and he was nice and warm.. Mat and I took turns holding him to keep US warm :)

Then we went out to eat, it was much warmer in there.
I love love LOVE this picture.. "CHEESE!" Evey is currently enamored with Mat...
Kenron and Rusty