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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Standing on her own two feet.....

It has been a long time since Mike or I have posted anything on this site. We have been pretty busy with work and, of course, with the kids at home. I don't think we have time to get bored, and seems that we have more to do than time to do it in. I think that is the case for most people these days. I cannot believe that Christmas is upon us and three weeks from the begining of a new year. Time sure flies when you are having fun....or something like that.

Kjersten is just over 10 months now and is quite mobile. She can stand on her own and is able to go from sitting to standing without any assistance. We have witnessed her ability to take a few steps unassisted, but for the time being she can get around quicker while crawling than she can walking. I'm sure that will change drastically over the next couple of weeks. She has also recently sprouted her two top teeth.

Some of Kjersten's favorite pasttimes include emptying cabinets, playing in the refrigerator, and unloading the dishwasher. She has found that Mason (our dog) is a great obstacle to climb, Picasso (our cat) is fun to chase and big sister and brother are great for entertainment. If she can get to your bare belly, she can demonstrate her newfound ability to blow zerberts which is quite a load of laughs for her.

Ashlynn and Alec are doing good in school. Ashlynn is involved in orchestra (violin), band (flute) and is also taking an afterschool spanish class. Alec is also in orchestra this year (cello) and will start playing in a basketball league this week thru the spring. Next week, they will fly to Texas to spend two weeks with their father, step-mother and three step-siblings over the holiday break.

Just in case, neither Mike or I get around to posting before the holidays, we'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!