Thursday, December 17, 2009

Book Club Gals

If you aren't apart of a book club I would definitely recommend it. I joined this group through our ward in Dallas, and after we moved I continued going. I have read some amazing books and made some great friends. I can't wait for next year and all the awesome new books we get to read.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Look What I Can Do Grandpa and Grandma

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Kellen can now locate his eyes, ears, mouth, nose, hair, eyebrows, belly button, fingers, toes, teeth, and tongue...and we're working on a few others. Trying to get him to do it on camera though, is a different story. However, I was able to catch a few. You'll have to ignore the runny nose, sorry.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Last year, my brother Sam and his wife Lacey came to visit us for Thanksigiving in Texas. This year we got to go visit them in Kansas City, Mo. We left Wednesday and returned Sunday. It was such a fun trip, packed with so many great things. We had an awesome Thanksgiving day and Lacey and I pulled off another delicious feast. The four days consisted of eating, movies, crafts, shopping, church history sites, and much more. I hate how trips with family go so quickly, but we're excited because they'll be coming our way again in January. Thanks so much Sam and Lacey for the wonderful trip. The only downside was the journey to and from where we discovered that Kellen gets car sick. He threw-up both on the drive there and back, but we still love him. We'll just make sure to have a bowl ready next time. Traveling and us just don't seem to go together very well these days, but we're working on it.
It was so cold on Thanksgiving day. We went for a walk by a beautiful lake before preparing our Thanksgiving meal. Kellen was very snug in his stroller but wouldn't sit for very long.


Playing in the leaves
Adam-ondi-ahman -
Kellen with his gorgeous Aunt Lacey
Kellen marveling that beautiful red hair
What an attractive threesome
Far West
Liberty Jail
This was the Community of Christ church that was accross the street from the LDS visitors center. Very interesting looking wouldn't you say?
Lacey and I put up and decorated her Christmas tree the last night. It was so much fun. And yes, I always look like a midget standing next to her.
We celebrated Tyler's 27th B-Day after we returned home. Wow, 27!!!
Kellen enjoying Tyler's 1st present

It snowed the day after we got back...in TEXAS. There was more snow but it melted before I got around to taking a picture

Monday, November 23, 2009

Family Pictures


We had our family pictures taken and they turned out perfect, well at least I think so. If you want to check them out, copy and paste this website http://katimendez.zenfolio.com/chloe and enter the password : Chloe (with a capital C) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My How Quickly Time Goes

It is amazing to me how quickly my baby has changed into a little boy. I am loving every minute, but could it please just slow down a little? It makes me sad that he will never be a tiny baby again, but I wouldn't change him for the world. He is the most perfect, sweet little thing and I feel so fortunate to be his mother.


My New Love

Tyler and I have now gone from owning one car to two. This has not only made me the happiest person alive, it has allowed me to feel free as a bird. The days of waking up early to drop him off, waking Kellen up from his naps to drop him off, planning my schedule around his work, and being stuck in our apartment are over. I can literally go and do anything I want, whenever I want. Yes, having one car was a good way to save money but it was a little too much work. I am a very blessed individual and I know not many people even have the luxury of owning one car, but right now I'm grateful to have two...one for me, and one for Tyler:) You see, things in Texas are not very close and to walk somewhere is nearly impossible. So, right now I am a very very happy person.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Kellen the Monkey

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For some reason I can't get the video to turn the correct way, urrr!




Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

What a gorgeous day.
Excuse me, you're slanting a little, let me help you back up.
What's that mom, you want me to pose?
I don't know why, but I feel like picking this up.
Okay, that's a little heavier than I thought.
Hmm, I wonder what those kids are doing over there?
Am I supposed to eat this?
Off to find a pumpkin.
If I open wide enough, it might just fit.
This one isn't big enough, so i think I'll put it back.
Perfect:)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1 year and 22 lbs = New Car Seat

Kellen finally got a brand new car seat which has opened up a new window to his life...literally. He can now happily converse with Tyler and I and be handed toys and food whenever he wants. No more fighting to fasten his seat belt...life is good. Can you just feel his excitement?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Texas State Fair

Tyler had Monday (Columbus Day) off work so we decided to go to the State Fair. Last year we watched it from our hospital window after delivering Kellen. It was very expensive (don't go on a day that doesn't accept discounts) but a lot of fun. Oprah even came that morning but we just missed her, dang it! We especially loved the little petting zoo. Kellen squealed with delight petting the baby animals. They even had a baby kangaroo that kept climbing in and out of his mothers pouch.
They had tons of yummy fried food, and after much contemplation we decided to try the fried snickers. It wasn't my favorite, I would much rather have it plain. We should've tried the fried peaches and cream.











Reading a book while waiting for the show to start. Thanks again for his book Charlotte, he loves it:)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Kellen



Push the + sign a couple times, it goes much faster:)