Sunday, October 31, 2010

My best friend Drew (i.e. Jessie and Woody)

We had to go get some pictures yesterday with Veda's favorite friend Drew.  Ironically, he was Woody from Toy Story (to Veda's Jessie from Toy Story 2).  They are pretty hilarious together...
"I like your hat...where did you get it?"

Drew is a little more animated with his "Yee Haw"

All good play dates end with a big hug!

Carving Pumpkins with Dad

Today we decided it was time to cut into our pumpkins. Last year we learned that you can't carve pumpkins 2 weeks early (like you can back in the midwest).  In LA, it's too warm...the pumpkins get rotten and cave 3 days later.  Anyway, Veda got into the pumkin carving a bit more than last year...

Friday, October 29, 2010


Adele and Angelina became buddies while still in the womb;) Born exactly one week apart. This is Drew's little sis and now these two are old enough to play with each other (aka - babble and swat and each other) and it's pretty darn cute.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Prayers Please

Our good friends Kim and Wyatt (who many of you met at our wedding) had their daughter last night. Meilani was born at 24 weeks by emergent c-section. She has a long road ahead so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Congratulations Kim and Wyatt and be strong. XO

Our Godson - Owen Terry Ehlers 10.24.10

If Owen liked me this last picture would have turned out a bit better. I think he is just paying me back for the rough time Veda gave Auntie Kel. Now she loves loves her Auntie so I'm hoping Owie will warm up to me. I think I just don't have his "hold" down yet;) Actually - he's probably still ticked at me for making him wear an Iowa onesie.

We are so honored to play this role in his life. It was a special day and we are thankful to have been a part of it.

And don't you just love his outfit? It's a onesie! Krissy made it for him so if you are dying to have one I'm sure we get her small business going...;)

Little Angel

Veda ran right up to the alter for children's story time... all by herself. She sat quietly and even raised her hand to answer the questions... which I'm pretty sure she didn't know. I wish they would have called on her just to see what she would have said.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trick Or Treat

We had our first Halloween photo shoot at the Ehlers while we were in town for Owen's baptism. Veda was loving all the costumes. She kept herself occupied trying to poke the blue alien's eyes out.

Converted Badger

We stole the little Badger and turned him into a Hawkeye for the Day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Off the Bench

Adele is no longer watching from the sidelines. She has learned how to crawl and is conveniently attracted to anything and everything that Veda and her friends are playing with. So far they just kind of ignore her... although Veda did tell her to "Shoo" the other day - it wasn't effective so I'm waiting for her to start swinging.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mommy Moment

I got home from dropping Veda at daycare this morning and found her shoes. I never put them on. It's raining out and she walked to the car and through the wet grass in her socks and she never said anything. Whoops. I'm going to blame it on the fact that I'm sick and can't think straight... which I've decided isn't so bad because 1) I can't smell poopy diapers 2) I can't taste anything so I'm not interested in raiding the fridge 3) I have an excuse to go to bed at 8pm and ignore household chores.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Harvest Festival

We braved the gloom and mist today and ventured out to Underwood Farms' Harvest Festival. We met up with Jonathan, Christina, Teresa and the Twins. Just when we thought Veda couldn't have anymore fun she ran into Jenn and Ella in the corn maze. The highlight was when I upstaged the big boys at the coconut pitch ... they were busy showing off their fast balls when I knocked two out with one toss;)


It's 5:45a and we're all up. Do you think that "Eggs and Things" has an early, early bird special?

Saturday, October 16, 2010


We decided we would let Veda pick out her own Halloween outfit. She's old enough to tell us what she likes and it just made it all the more fun to see her get amped up about her choices. Of course she nixed the cute little Tinkerbell and SnowWhite costumes and went straight for Jessie from Toy Story AND of course they didn't have it in her size. She's happy and it is all about her afterall.

Yum Yum Bunny Ears

Rub-a-Dub-Dub... Not much room in this tub!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Driver's License Please?


More Pictures From Clear Lake

Monster Bite you Mommy?

I cut my hand trying to pit an avocado. Veda is obsessed with owies and halloween decorations right now... so she keeps telling everyone that a "monster bite mommy's hand." We've had another bout of illness. Almost nothing for two years and now it seems that she gets REALLY sick every few weeks. Ugh. Her temp got up to 103.8 Sat night and Diane and I had to rub her down with ice packs and wet wash clothes until Gary could get home with some medicine. After another night with a fever Mom took her to the Dr. today and she was fine. I'm relieved since I had to leave for Columbus this morning and it killed me to think I was leaving a sick kid.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Veda got braver as the fishing experience progressed. The "Bob" that she picked out of the bucket later didn't make it - she squeezed him to death.

1st Fishing Trip with Papa

Evenutally they moved to fishing from the boat because Veda was a little too animated with the pole... she definately would have gone in if we weren't holding on to her.

Konstantinidis... es

On our drive to Clear Lake Wed we stopped in Fort Dodge to visit with my good friend Steph and her family (Chris, Lucas and Elle). They will be moving to Australia soon and we plan to visit - hooray! Veda was especially excited that Steph and Chris have taken up the Hobby of making balloon animals. Weird but true - apparently there isn't much else to do in Fort Dodge;)