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Archive for January, 2008

Rise and shine



jan 31 001

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Thomsen looked so cute waking up from his nap. I love his sleepy eyes.

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There’s my happy boy



jan 31 002

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Is that your baby?

Today was a very exciting day for Thomsen and me. Errol drove Dad to the airport, and Thom and I tagged along. It is always fun to send others to Phoenix when you really wish it were you that were going, but at least I got a trip to Whole Foods out of it. Also, Thomsen was spectacular in the car and slept the whole way to Omaha and the whole way back.

But our adventures started before our trip to the airport. It began with Thomsen’s sixth month well baby check. Dr. Swisher said he was doing fabulously and was very pleased with his progress. Thomsen was 24 1/4 inches long and weighed 14 lbs. 14 oz. His head also continues to be quite large.

Thomsen weighing almost fifteen pounds at six months got me thinking about little Teddy. Teddy was fifteen pounds at two months. It’s weird that before Thom was born and before my pregnancy got complicated, Errol and I always imagined our little boy was going to look like Chris and Teddy. In other words, Thomsen was supposed to look like me. Of course, that is the furthest thing from the truth. At Costco last month, I was holding Thom and a woman approached us, smiled at Thomsen, and asked, “Is that your baby?” Afterward, I said to Errol, “I bet Kate never hears that.”

Below are two pictures of me. One baby looks like me and one does not. One is mine and one is not.

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Well, we’ve definitely enjoyed the warmer weather the last couple days. It was great to be able to take Thomsen out for some fresh air. It makes me so excited for spring, but I know we still have to wait a couple months–chance of snow again tomorrow.

Yesterday the UNL Singers performed at church. They were, of course, fantastic.  My favorite part was when they spread out in the congregation and sang Children, Go Where I Send Thee. Thomsen made friends with a couple kids while we were there too. It’s fun to watch strangers smile and play with him.

In less amusing news, I’m having car trouble again. I do not want to buy a new car.

Last Thursday, Thomsen and I spent the majority of the day at Chris’s house. We watched Princess Bride, and Chris introduced me to humiliation entertainment by watching American Idol tryouts. Those poor people.

Speaking of, Errol didn’t have the best Thursday. He went to school without a house key. Normally, this is no problem since Thom and I are always home. However, since we were at Chris’s, Errol had to walk to Chris’s house, get my key, walk back to city campus, take the shuttle back to east campus, walk to our house, and drive to Chris’s house to pick Thomsen and me up. Chris lives about a mile and a half from city campus, and the windchills were well below zero Thursday evening. My poor frozen Errol!

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Thomsen poses

jan 24 004

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Errol thought it was hilarious the way Thomsen spread out on Chris’s leather couch. I think it’s a little George Costanza.

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jan 24 001

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jan 23-24 004

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Today Thomsen hit the whopping six months. I had seen in Parents magazine a few months back a mom who stacked halves of a cake and made a half birthday cake for her child. Since the last time I made a cake we had to throw the majority of it away because Errol “forgot we had it,” I decided to adapt the birthday cake idea and make a half birthday pancake. The splitting of the pancake was a bit messy, but I was pleased with the results.

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