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Friday, June 27, 2008

Aiden: 3 months old

A couple of weeks ago, Nicole Coleman took pictures of all three boys. I love her work so I can't wait to see what she did. We should be hearing from her by next week.

However, after she took their pictures I got to thinking of Damon's and Xavier's 3 month picture. We had both of their pictures taken at JCPenney with a cute little newsboy hat I got Damon for his first Easter. So I thought, this might be a big regret I have one day if I don't get a similar picture of Aiden.

Yesterday, I ran Aiden down to Sears. (Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Little for taking the boys to Kung Fu Panda!) Now, I'm really not the biggest fan of Sears Portraits (honestly I think they suck) but his pictures turned out way cute.

But really, how can you get a bad picture of this cute baby!



Yesterday Aiden was exactly 3 months old. He has been such a good baby! I've never really had a bad baby but he is just awesome. He's a good little eater, he never has to eat for very long. He is strong and healthy. He does that cute little cooing and baby talk, soon I'll take a video of it because it is adorable. (Damon and Xavier never did this so I love it! Damon was a super quiet baby and Xavier was a screamer.) Plus, he sleeps a good 9-10 hours at night, plus take 2-3 naps during the day. Hopefully, he'll keep up the good sleep schedule while the boys are in school so I can get a lot of work done during that time...I can't wait!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Damon entertaining Aiden




Aiden loves to have his hands and feet clapped. It is a guaranteed way to get him to smile and laugh.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Finally...


After 6+ months of 4 loose teeth, Damon finally lost his first tooth last night at dinner. It was a very exciting moment as we ate our Quesadillas and fruit to hear, "Hey, I lost my tooth." We have been getting on him to wiggle his teeth because they were just hanging (as you can tell the other front top one is hanging pretty low). His two front bottom teeth are also loose so the toothfairy will be making a lot of stops at our house. We keep offering to hit them out for him but money alone is not a good enough incentive for physical abuse...at least not for Damon.


After the tooth excitement, Damon had his second t-ball game. It should have been his 4th game but we keep getting rain on Thursday game days. Damon was excited for Aiden to wear his baseball outfit for his game...



Xavier "loves" watching Damon play. Here he is messing around with his chair, of course he did end up hitting the man sitting infront of him. It was good times trying to get him to apologize.



Earlier that day I had given Aiden his first taste of rice cereal with a spoon. He took it pretty well. He has been enjoying a rice bottle at night for the past week or two but this was the first try with a spoon.

Sunday he had mashed potatoes at Grandma Littles which he totally loved. He would cry if I tried to stop.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Trip to Omaha

We left for Omaha on Friday for an overnight trip with Adam's parents.

We were able to attend the temple on Friday night.




We don't normally have our boys at the temple in their pjs but it was pretty late when we got out of the temple. They still look cute right?



Damon taking care of Aiden at the Hotel.


Saturday we went to the Omaha Zoo and to the IMAX theatre to see a 3-D Ocean Movies. The boys really loved it. Damon kept trying to "grab" the fish. Xavier kept saying, "This is the most awesome thing I've ever seen." Unfortuately we did not have room in the car for the stroller and dumb me forgot to pack the baby carrier...so we had to rig up a little place for Aiden. We rented a wagon, bought a cute elephant umbrella to protect him from the sun, and ta-da...this is what you get!

Some other fun pictures at the zoo...
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After the zoo we headed back home. We stopped at Nebraska City for dinner at Lil Dickies...seriously who names a restaurant Lil Dickies?? It was good food though...and great pie!

Stingrays and bonnethead sharks

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More Aquarium

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Sea Dragon

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The Jellyfish...for Grandma Little

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The Aquarium

I kinda went crazy with the videos...I really like the aquarium though...
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The Penguins at the Omaha Zoo

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Xavier Flickr

Here is Xavier's...again only a couple make sense...I might post the answers because I think they are even funnier if you knew what the answers were compared to what picture they picked out...let me know what you think.

UPDATE: I've added with answers, I know most of the pictures don't make sense but they pulled up with the answer they gave and the boys liked them.


  1. What is your name?
  2. Xavier Hobson Dolezal


  3. What is your favorite food?
  4. Spaghetti


  5. What school did you go to?
  6. Wee Wigglers


  7. What is your favorite color?
  8. White (I'm not sure where this came from, it has always been green but today it was white.)


  9. Who is your celebrity crush?
  10. I asked Xavier and he said Rachel (his little friend from school and church) is not a celebrity.


  11. What is your favorite drink?
  12. Root Beer


  13. What is your dream vacation?
  14. South America (I know, I don't get it either. How many 5 year olds know anything about South America?)


  15. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  16. Train Conductor and a Fireman


  17. What is your favorite dessert?
  18. Popsicles


  19. What do you love most in life?
Animals

Damon Flickr

I thought this would be fun to do with the boys. So here is Damon's. Only about half of these make sense, but I guess that is the point.

UPDATE: I've decided to add the answers, they are just too cute not to share.



Flickr meme
The rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick your favorite image.
c. Copy and paste the html into your blog, or download/upload the image.

  1. What is your name?
  2. Damon

  3. What is your favorite food?
  4. Chicken on a stick (aka Chicken Drumstick)

  5. What school did you go to?
  6. Bergman (They are the Bergman dolphins, we just put in Bergman and zebras showed up)

  7. What is your favorite color?
  8. Blue

  9. Who is your celebrity crush?
  10. I asked this more out of a joke, he refused to answer.

  11. What is your favorite drink?
  12. Root Beer

  13. What is your dream vacation?
  14. Topeka, because its hot in Topeka (its from a cartoon that we all found hilarious, "It's hot in To-peka, Pick my Toe its HOT.)

  15. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  16. Motorcycle racing guy

  17. What is your favorite dessert?
  18. Ice cream

  19. What do you love most in life?

Going to the playground for recess

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tornado Path

Here is the path that the tornado took Wednesday night in relation to our house...thought I would post for the curious people out there. The orange star is us!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Xavier's 5th Birthday Party

We had Xavier's 5th Birthday Party Sunday June 1st. We had a lot of friends and family come which was a lot of fun. Xavier got a lot of great gifts which he loved and all in all I think everyone had a great time.

Honestly, I was terribly sick and was in some of the worst pain in my life. (I can only think of one other time where I felt worse then I did on Sunday.) Anywhos, so the cake is pretty simple because of that. Thankfully my wonderful sister-in-law Kelly game me bags of frosting to use so I didn't have to make any. That made my life so much easier. Unfortunately I was too sick to enjoy the wonderful frosting she makes, which is like my favorite thing in the world.

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I had to slice this video up to make it short enough. I think its pretty funny. Damon and Xavier are pretty funny boys. But what is funnier is the conversation going on during the party. Some of my favorites were: my sister complaining about how long it was taking, complaining about being the middle child, and Adam reminiscing about his childhood. And its still doing the split thing which I just can't figure and its really ticking me off.

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Thank you Uncle Ben and Aunt Kelly

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It took Xavier a little while to get the hang of it but I think he got it now. Although Xavier was always more wet than Damon was. And poor Pugsley, he is going to never want to come over again!

Thanks guys for the waterguns...and for my gift card too...It's always a great surprise to have a box waiting for you. THANKS!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

More tornado pictures...

My friend Jim just sent these. Pictures are taken from the Miller Ranch area.
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Not a good day to buy a Toyota...

Our area of Kansas is all the talk because of some major tornados hitting our area. Manhattan was hit last night with a toronado that was 2-4 blocks wide. It hit a housing area called Miller Ranch (about 30 homes were demolished), then the True Value (a new building that was just over a year old), Midas, and the Toyota dealership (where we bought our van 5 years ago), then the tornado took its wrath out on K-State (can't say I blame it, just teasing). Fortunately, no one seems to have been hurt or killed in Manhattan.

After hitting Manhattan, it went on to Chapman. Chapman is a small town 30 miles west of Manhattan. They are reporting up to 80% of the town to be destroyed. Unfortunately, there have been two deaths reported, one in Chapman and one in Soldier.

Some pictures I took and found on the web...


Little Apple Toyota




Midas is beside Little Apple Toyota, the picture below is Midas as well.




True Value, believe it or not...


This building is right next to True Value, I think they used it for the items they rented out as well as storage, it appears to have very little damage.

This is from someone's backyard at Miller Ranch.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Damon's First T-Ball Game

Damon had his first T-Ball game yesterday. He did really well and seemed to like it a lot too. He ways never called out and always made it on base. They don't keep score, which I think is lame, so I'm going to say they won every game. (What's the point in playing a game if no one wins?)

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