Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

021, originally uploaded by Kelly Ketchum Photography.

Who would have thought it would be warm enough on New Years Eve to play outside!! This is how we spent a good part of the day today!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


We had a wonderful Christmas! It started the weekend before going to my parents house to have christmas with my nephews.  Lauren picked out these guns sets for them and they both loved them! Kenton actually took a nap with a knife that came from his! They had such a good time playing together. 

Christmas Eve morning I let Lauren open her new camera and since I let her open one I had to let Allison. She opened her baby doll.  Lauren LOVES the camera but Allison liked the baby doll when it was in the box more.  When I took it out of the box she just threw it down. We will see if it grows on her!! Lauren was so funny she took most of the pics all day.  She does a really good job a composing the shot also! She was telling me and Jon were to stand and smile!! The camera will work for now till she is a little older but I am dissappointed in the quality of the pics.  Lauren took some really good pics but the camera just isnt good enough to show it.  Mostly she will just be taking silly pics around the house so it will be fine. We went to lunch at Jon's uncles and came back home for a bit to let Allison sleep and Jon! Then we went out to Jon's grandmothers.  When it came time to open presents Allison just wanted to sit on the couch.  I think it was just too overwelming and she was tired. We got home and got the Girls to bed and got Santa all set up.

Christmas morning I was up first! I was so excited to see their faces so finally Allison woke up and we woke Lauren up.  Well tried to anyway! She didnt want to get up.  We told her Santa had came and she said really what did he bring me! She could have slept for another hour or so I bet! We let Allison look at her presents and start opening them.  She wasnt really into opening them but she did want them after they were out of the packages.  Her favorite was her purse by far! Once Lauren got up she saw the cars that were layed out in front of her presents which were Jon's old cars.  Alli spotted them also and they both loved them! We had to keep telling them to open the presents!! I got Jon good this year with his gift.  He had no idea he was getting the reciever he wanted.  I told him there was no way we could swing it this year but I found a way to get him what he wanted.  The Girls gave me this plate they made with their hands in the shape of a christmas tree! It is so pretty! I asked Jon if Alli screamed the entire time and she did! First off she was sick when they went and she hates to get her hands or feet dirty!

We headed down to Wynne and got there right at lunch.  After we ate we did our gifts and once again Alli had no interest in opening.  Lauren was ok with that because that was all she wanted to do! Allison ate most of the day! Every time my Dad got a piece of red velvet cake Alli was there to eat it for him!!

It was a great christmas and ever since I have been trying to clean up the house!!

OH Jon got a ps3 the move and two games and it is so much fun! We all have been playing it.  Jon and I stayed up pretty late playing it one night and the next night we had our match and had to go to bed we were so tired from the previous night.  We both woke up with sore arms from playing the game!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Link to Christmas pics  go here to look at the pics from our christmas.  I added some info on some of the pics but I will do another thead when I get some time to fill in the gaps.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


101 copy, originally uploaded by Kelly Ketchum Photography.

Best we could with this many folks and it is with me doing alot of photoshop to it! Maybe if I play some more I will figure out how to get it to where Lauren is looking at the camera. Next time we want an entire family portrait we will be going to someone who can take the pics and have an assistant or two to make sure the shot looks perfect.


054 Fuse2, originally uploaded by Kelly Ketchum Photography.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

One year check up

I took Allison in today for her one year check up.  We will go back for her shots sometime after christmas since she is still on antibotics.  Her ears are all cleared up and it is her molars coming in that is causing her to be so fussy.  She is 20lbs and 29" long.  Lauren was almost the exact size at a year! The doctor was impressed at all the words Alli can say! She say she isnt even 14 months and can say all that! So that made me feel good since I was worried about her a few months ago.  Everything looked great and the doctor said she is almost certain that Alli has a lactose allergy.  She can eat cheese and yogurt without a problem but if you give her regular milk she is miserable.  So we are on the lactose free milk.  She passed her hearing exam and is just perfect!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

go here to see an attempt at pictures...

No more space??

I tried to upload pictures on here and I was told it is out of space?!!! How can that be???? SO I am not sure what to do now.  I am going to try uploading to shutterfly for the time being I guess. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Parents day at dance

Lauren had her parents day at her dance class this past thrusday.  Mimi and Pawpaw went and watched the class this time.  We are still not 100% convinced that Lauren really wants to be taking dance.  We will at least stick it out till May.

she is so proud of herself that she can put on her tap shoes all by herself!! They really are hard to put on!

cute pic and Alli's first ear infection

I have slacked off uploading pics and this one was taken like two wks ago I guess.  She just looked so cute with her pjs, boots, and purse! And of course the cheesy smile.

On our way to thanksgiving lunch.

I had to take Allison to the doctor on thrusday and she has her first ear infection.  She has just been miserable and running fever.  They first gave me drops for her ears instead of an oral antibotic but I called the next day and got them to call a real antibotic in! I think she was getting worse and how can anyone expect a one year old to lay still for a minute while the drops soak into the ear?! She has has two days worth and it much better.  Still get sleepy real soon so our plans for this wknd which just happens to be the only wknd Jon is off until Christmas are getting put off.  Jon and Lauren did go to the parade tonight.  It was Lauren's first time seeing a parade and she really liked it. 
Oh Allison goes back for her year check up on next thursday but this past week she weighed 20lbs 15oz.  She is starting to outgrow her 12 month clothes! She has been playing peek a boo by covering her eyes it is so sweet! Allison certainly lets you know when she wants something or doesnt!!