Sunday, November 4, 2007

Pleasant (Hocking) Valley Sunday

Whew. After the week we had today was greatly appreciated. Thursday the truck broke down on the way to work. I had to call and wake Susie and Rune to come grab me and bring me home so that I could log in to work and get some rush stuff done before 9:00 AM. After meeting the tow truck and getting to work I find out that the database that runs our entire business has corrupted and it's all hands trying to get things back up and running. I dropped out of the effort at midnight as I had to be back in at 7:00 AM. We finally got things going on Friday and started the cleanup. I worked on that Saturday... but really needed the day of rest today.

Grandma Fern and Mrs. Hayes came for a visit today... which Rune slept through on Daddy's chest. The kids played. Susie made a fantastic dinner which was devoured with much gusto. Family called. Friends called. Nice. All that is left is resetting the clocks and climbing into bed. -K

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Late Late Late Show

Working late tonight. Really late. Need to take a break so I thought I'd throw out a quick update. (insert wire service noises here)

Rune went to see her Pediatrician Dr Lori today. Rune's OK and is (wait for it!) 10 pounds 12 ounces! She's gaining about an ounce a day. The Doctor is waaaay impressed. She has also grown out of all of her newborn clothes. They are not long enough to stuff her into any more. I know they grow up quick but at this rate she'll be in Middle School by next year.

We have pictures of the children in their Halloween costumes. I'll post them later tonight in the Picasa album. They all are dressing as vegetables this year. Mack is going as a carrot, Jean as a sack of potatoes and Rune as a chili pepper. It's also the first time we have had something like a family theme for Halloween. Pretty cool. -K

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Weekend Update

What a busy weekend! Mack had an over night birthday party he attended Friday... pick up was 1:30 PM Halloween Weekend on Court St. YIKES! The streets were already closed off and crowded with party people. We escaped unscathed.

Avie, Matt and Elizabeth were in from Colorado and dropped by so that we could meet the beautiful Ms. Elizabeth. Wow. She looks a lot like her Mom... and where she doesn't she looks like her Dad. We just hope we get to see them more often in the future. (hint. hint.)

Aunt Jen, Uncle Andy and Cousin Wiley dropped in from Upper Arlington so that Wiley could meet the new cousin. He seems to approve of Rune and had a great time playing with his older cousins and Dad in the backyard.

Rune also had her first real bath now that her belly button is fully healed. Calling it not a great success is an understatement. In fact that last sentence was a bit of an understatement. She didn't like it one little bit and let Mommy and I know from start to finish. The finish was pooping on Dad before he could get a diaper back on her. So much for the bath.

There are, of course, pictures! I've posted a bunch of new stuff in the Flickr and Picasa albums. -K

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Postpartum Oooing And Awwwing

Susie went into the Doctor's today for her two week follow up after the birth. Rune and I went with her and it turned into one big staff Coo-fest. Dr Clark was beaming as he held her during Susie's exam... which he was doing. He ran off to get a camera and Dr Raimey got into the act. He did the delivery for us and is the nicest, most understated man you could ever hope to meet. After a picture of our proud family for the office wall we saw Lou and she gushed a bit over our new edition. I'm glad it's not just me that thinks she's beautiful!

All the action and excitement were a bit much for Rune and she had a cranky evening. But a couple of good feedings, three diaper changes and a long rock with Mommy seemed to set things right. Now it's my turn. 'Night all. -K

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

No monster trucks but plenty of other action this Sunday. Mack and Susie started painting his new room and got two coats of primer up on the wood wall. This was Mack's first time really painting and he found out that he likes painting and is pretty good at it. Practice will only make him better. Lucky for him that the wood siding above the brick needs repainted. What an opportunity!

Jean helped out with yard work and house cleaning after returning from her sleepover. I was on baby duty and got dinner together: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and fresh baked apple pie. There were no complaints.

I posted a couple of new shots of Rune on Flickr as promised. Right now I think I'm going to go unwind by beating the pants off of the Lions in Madden. Have a great night! -K

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y ...

Saturday was quite a busy day. Mack, Jean and I went fishing in the morning. The fish weren't biting but the weather was beautiful and a liberal application of granola bars, beef jerky and lemonade took the edge off the disappointment at not catching anything. I have pictures on the Picasa site in the Fishing album.

Aunt Jen and Uncle Andy came down so that Aunt Jen could meet Rune. I didn't get any pictures and must plead stupidity. I had the camera with me, brought it inside and set it on a shelf straight across the room from them. Doh!

Mack spent most of the day playing with Graysen across the street. Jean attended his brother Garrett's birthday bash and then was off to Liz Huber's for an impromptu sleepover. I think that they both had pretty good days. -K

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Weekend Cometh

...and not a moment too soon. What a day. Change diapers. Feed kids. Feed animals. Work. Change diapers. Work. Change diapers. Feed kids. Feed animals. Change diapers. Blog. Collapse.

This weekend is looking pretty busy at this point. I'm taking Mack and Jean fishing in the morning then back home to do some yard work and pick back up on getting Mack's new bedroom put in order. This weekend it's painting and finishing out the closet. I'll try and squeeze in a bit of time for cuddling Rune. Four or five hours max... per day.

I have a few new pictures of Rune to post but am waiting until after our family fishing trip tomorrow so that I have some new Mack and Jean shots to add. I figure I might as well do it all at once and I'm beat right now anyway. -K