Saturday, February 19, 2011

We're still kickin'!

So what happened here? It's been way too long since my last post (a couple months..or 7!) What?!
A lot has happened since our last post in July. Ian is soo much fun and it amazes me everyday how big he's getting. He turned one a couple of weeks ago! Wow!

We had a party to celebrate and of course, a cake to enjoy. (Which a big hooray to good ole Z.B. for making such a cute cake!) He did NOT hesitate at all when it came time to dig in, which I wasn't expecting to be an issue. He takes after his mommy and daddy in that area;)

He is such an active little boy and certainly keeps us moving. He took after his mom and dad in another area and that was walking a wee bit early. A week before he turned 10 months he said "Ok I am going to walk now" and he never looked back. So RUNNING around the house is his favorite activity right now (phew!) followed by climbing on his Cars toy "Oh yeah..I'm Lightning McQueen" is a commen jingle we hear around here, playing peekaboo, attempting to eat Rudy's food (suggestions/advice are appreciated!), reading "Mr. Brown can MOO can you?" and of course, climbing up the stairs. "Talking" is another favorite right now...happy and "goyde" are the most common this week. We can't quite decifer goyde yet..but he sure does like to say it a lot...doggie maybe?

Anyways, I could write a book since it's been so long..but I won't. Enjoy some recent pics instead!

Monday, July 5, 2010

What A Weekend

Fourth of July weekend was very eventful for us and we had so much fun! At first, Erik and I thought it was going to be a pretty tame weekend, no real plans at all. We ended up packing lots of fun into the 4 days off:) Friday started off with breakfast at Good Earth (yummy) with Erik and Ian. We then went out on the boat for Ian's first boat ride! Went ok but we weren't going very fast;)
Had to make sure the life jacket fit..little big don't you think?

I think Ian was more enthuised about the constant sucking toy he had on more than anything else!

LOVING the pool! We went to the Barkel's pool on Friday and Sunday afternoon. Ian really loved his first time in the pool..yea!
At the bon-fire on Sunday night with the whole Barkel-Wieringa clan, just hammin' it up:)
On Saturday we went to Hess Lake to the Setsma's Cottage. Uncle Randy and Aunt Jessica asked us to come and we always love it there:) We had a fish fry on Monday with the K-belt's and here he is with Great-Grandma Nagelkirk.

Hope you had fun over the holiday weekend!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

garden guests

So this year, we have quite a large garden, larger than last summer and I was super excited for all of the bountiful veggies. We have peas, green beans, carrots, peppers, radishes, potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash, onions and lettuce. Yummo, right?

Well, things were going along great.. until last week. Last week, our garden had some unexpected visitors. That's right, thumper and his friends feasted on our green beans and what was left of our sugar snap peas. We even had a tall fence up around the goods to keep them away, but they were determined little buggers.
The reason I am posting this, is because I need some ideas. Erik is irritated and likes to take care of the problem, if you know what I mean! I on the other hand, want to just keep them away and keep them hopping too.

What do you do to keep the rabbits away?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Guess who's four months old?!

Yes I can't believe it! Ian is already 4 months old and he's getting so big. He's laughing and giggling all the time and rolling over like crazy. We couldn't be more happy. Our lives sure have changed a lot, but we never imagined we would love someone soo much. Here are some random pictures. I know there's a lot, but I haven't posted anything since he was born!
Playing around on his activity mat. Loves it!
Standing on Dad's legs. He loves to stand up! This was on Memorial Day.

First day at the pool! He took his spot right in the shade and played with his feet. His new favorite hobby!

Favorite blanket. BambooLand's Muslin Blanket. Seriously, I wish I had 10 of these things!

Konynenbelt cousin Tulip Time photo shoot! (from the side)

Yeah..kind of hard to get a picture of these two looking at the camera. This was right before the shoe connected with Ian's face...they really do love eachother!

Ian and I at Erik's Birthday celebration. Yup, it's from March! I haven't posted since he was born!

Hanging out with Dad!

I just love this outfit. It's from when he was just a month old or so, but I think it's soo cute!

Friday, February 12, 2010

He's Here!

Introducing Ian Curtis Konynenbelt! Ian decided that he wanted to come a little early and we are very excited he did:)

My water broke Saturday morning and Ian was born early Sunday morning at 2:02 am, weighing 7lb 6 oz and 21 inches. After my water broke we headed to the hospital (I had to call Erik in off of Lake Mac because he was ice fishing..guess what honey?!) Once we got there we waited for labor to really kick in...but little Ian wanted to stay inside so I was induced at 3:00 pm. Slowly but surely I progressed and all of sudden from 11-midnight (one hour!) I went from a 4-9..holy we go! It wasn't much longer until we were able to meet our healthy baby boy:)

Here are some pictures of the little man. We think he's pretty cute!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time is flying by!

So, again it's been too long since I have updated. I just loaded all of my pictures to my computer and here is what we've been so busy with! It is in no order at all and I apologize for that, I guess I'm just a bit lazy. This fall has been great and we've had a blast hanging out with family and friends and oh yeah...getting ready for baby Konynenbelt!! 13 weeks to go until we meet our lil' buddy! Something tells me that after the christmas season, February will be here before we know it! Shopping with my girlfriends in Chicago. Great weekend girls!
Making apple cider on the Annual Cider Day with the VanDeRiet family Erik making bread on a Saturday morning. Love, love, love that he's soo good at this! Don't ask me why I decided to snap pictures that morning!
I am 26 weeks and we'll be 27 on Friday! Woohoo:)
Hanging out with my favorite little's hard to get a pic of both of them looking at the camera!! Are they not just soooo adorable?!
Rylie and Grandma at Halloween..cute lil ladybug:)
Making Chili for the annual chili cookoff! Ours was a bit hot, some said "could tell a pregnant women made it.." I will admit that it burned a bit going down...but worth second place!

Chili cookoff chefs
Erik and I at Cranes with the Kbelt clan. It's not fall without taking a trip to Cranes:)
Mom and Kelsey at Cider Day..making an apple pie I believe?!Fun Times!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Great News!

So Erik and I had our ultrasound onThursday and everything is going along great! This was such an awesome appointment for so many reasons. We were able to see the baby from every angle and it's just crazy to me that they can see all those tiny little parts. It feels awesome to know that God has chosen us to carry this baby! We also found out that everything is going along just the way it should be..clean bill of health. Which was AWESOME news! We also found out the sex of the baby..and we couldn't be more excited to have a little baby BOY on the way! Sooo fun:) AND I am now 21 weeks, so I'm officially in the second half of pregnancy. Woohoo! I can't wait to meet our lil' buddy ;)