Monday, November 18, 2013

Our Baby Ruby

Ruby Susan Bedke
Born 6/6/13 at 11:45pm
6 pounds 14 ounces
19 1/2 inches long
cute as a button.

This was almost six months ago, but I wanted to document the birth of our third child.
She is the sweetest little baby and I forgave her immediadly for coming four days late and a day and a half before Brent had to fly to Florida for five days to take is boards in Pathology.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Days with Darwin

Awhile back my neighbor told me she was having a really crummy day. On her way home from the grocery store she almost ran into a couple of cars who weren't driving very well. She decided it was just a bad day all together when she pulled into her driveway and looked over to our house and saw Darwin naked waving to her in our bay window. She said it put a smile on her face and made her day a lot better.

I was hanging from the monkey bars when Darwin said, "Mom, you too heavy." He must have been concerned that the monkey bars would break under such a load.

One morning I caught Darwin picking his nose and eating it. Immediatly I told him, "Ew Darwin, that's gross! Don't pick your nose and eat it!" He replied, "Dis not gross, dis dinner."

Right now Darwin is liking Penn a lot more. He introduces him by saying, "Dis my Penners."

Darwin's first trip to the ER

Yesterday was a bad day for ol' Darwin. It seems he was headed into trouble no matter what. He's been like a human hurricane the past few days throwing things and making messes where ever he goes. Maybe it's spring fever, I know I have it.

So he didn't take a nap at all.

After you guys left we all went to Culvers for dinner because Brent had a coupon, but on the way there, Darwin fell asleep so we just got drive-thru and ate at home. Then he got a stinky diaper and was heading to where I lay the mat down to change him, right by that big brown thing with four drawers. He was kind of running sideways and tripped and hit his eye on one of the handles. I was right by him but he fell just out of my reach. It made a pretty deep slice about three quarters of an inch above his left eye. Since that guy was coming from the stake, I said I would take him in. We left at 8:00 and came home at 11:30. I felt so bad for him because he was soooo tired and hated being held down when they numbed it and stitched it up. When we walked out of the room a lady said, "That little guy made all that noise?" He really did scream straight through the whole thing.

Family Pictures

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Catching Up

Since I've been a pretty bad blogger the past year I thought I would post a few pictures to catch up/

In December we started potty training Darwin. This is his reaction when we first made him wear underwear. So distraught that he just lied there on the floor.

This is one of my favorite pictures from last fall. I took the boys for a walk after dinner and they both passed out within a few blocks. It must have been an exhausting day.

Last fall Penn had ear infections in both ears and when he started taking antibiotics he broke out in a rash.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Late Birthday Post

So I am over a month late on posting Penn's birthday and two months on Darwin's. I'll post Penn's now because I want to put a video up of Darwin.

Brent was out of town at a conference so we pushed celebrating for awhile. Then colds hit, Brent had to go to another conference, and while he was gone Darwin threw a sharp wooden object at Penn's head and gave him five stitches. So that is the reason for the band aid above his eyebrow. Anyway, we finally got to celebrate Penn's first birthday.

What can I say about this boy besides that I LOVE LOVE LOVE him. He's just the sweetest thing I can get my hands on. He's been all around the perfect baby and he brings so much joy into our lives I can hardly stand it. He has the happiest disposition and for that probably gets a hundred kisses on those cheeks a day. My dad would probably say, "Stop muggin the kid." like he did when Riley was little and I would kiss him lots too. But I don't care because soon he won't be my little boy and I'll miss him terribly.

Facts about Penn:
He loves to eat frozen blueberries in the morning and motions and grunts towards the freezer so I will get them out.
He also loves strawberries and pomegranate seeds.
Eats, eats and eats. Is hungry almost every two to three hours and spends a lot of time in his high chair.
Loves snuggling or sitting in our laps when he's tired.
Is obsessed with peek-a-boo and dogs that he sees through our front window.
Loves Darwin so much despite the abuse he's received.(Luckily, Darwin seems to have turned a new leaf recently and instead of beating his brother he wants to now smother him and make him do what he wants him to.)
Is very good at mimicking sounds.
Loves music and waiving his hands and bopping his head to the beat.
Is a champion pooer. For a while he was consistently making a dirty diaper three or four times a day. Recently it has slowed down for which I am thankful for.
Has eight teeth that he uses to bite my shoulder and legs repeatedly.