Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree!

Holiday Fun

She's still not sure whether it's exciting or terrifying!

Our trip was cut short when Lanie realized how cold she really was. Luckily, we had found our tree and just needed to load it up!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Other Miscellaneous Pictures

It's so fun watching Jack as he starts to interact with Lanie more and more. It's also wonderful to see how happy the interaction makes her.

We enjoyed a great visit with uncle Richie and Erin


So much to be thankful for this year, the most obvious being my beautiful, healthy children. I am also so grateful for David and the support he has given me lately in my quest to get into shape. He has encouraged me without any sort of pressure and has been willing to do anything I need to help me in my goals. I am also truly appreciative of what a wonderful father he is. Lanie and Jack do not realize how lucky they are to have the daddy they do. Just the other night, David commented, once again, on how he doesn't understand fathers who choose not to spend time with their kids and use work and other things as an escape. To have such an attentive father is a gift and I hope my kids appreciate this later in life when they are angry at or embarrassed by something that their dad is doing.


Little Miss Lanie had no fear when she went to cousin Brooklinn's horse show. She got right in there with her stick horse and showed them what was what. I'm sure Brook would be glad to know Lanie considers herself a "cowboy" , any type of hat fits the bill... Mom and dad however don't know if we're ready for a little cowgirl!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Special Visits

Not only were we lucky to have my mom come to see us in time for Halloween, my grandparents came to spend the weekend with us! We had a wonderful visit and were so happy to have everyone here !

Pumpkins, Cookies, Parties, Mermaids and Squid?

We had a very busy, fun-filled Halloween season. There were parties, cookies decorating adventures, and evenings of trick-or-treating, not to mention pumpkin carving and a visit with grammie.

Carving Pumpkins

Halloween Party #1

Ready for party #2

(Emily's birthday)

Decorating cookies with Grammie

Our Little Mermaid and Her Little Squid on the Big Day!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

A True Sports Fan

Whether it's our school's Mission Bulldogs, or the Montana Grizzlies, Lanie is a die-hard fan. Sometimes I wonder where she came from because although David and I enjoy sports, we are by no means the fanatic our lovely daughter is...

Future Bulldog Homecoming Queen and Volleyball player!

She was so excited about her Grizzly Shirt and of course had to wear it to watch the game

"I love my Monte Grizzly Bear!!!!"

Jack on the other hand has slept his way through most games!!!


First Food--Rice Cereal
Now he has graduated to oatmeal, carrots, and plums, and pears.


Ok-I'm not sure what I did differently, but I finally got my camera working!

I love my brother, sometimes a little too much...

Monday, October 22, 2007

No New Pictures...

I have honestly been trying to update this site, but I cannot get my camera to upload my pictures. So I guess I'll just have to tell you how things are going...Fall has definitely hit full force. I know because it's freezing and because David has been hunting obsessed for the last month. There is currently a dead deer hanging in our garage as proof. I'll have to admit I dread the day he wants to take our kids hunting. It scares the heck out of me!! Both kids are doing well. Jack is growing at phenomenal speeds. He has to be close to 20 pounds by now. He is still as lovable as ever, although he had quite the crying jag last night, which is very unusual. He got his first tooth this month and looks quite adorable. He is even starting to get some hair. I think he'll be much quicker than his sister in that department. To my surprise, he hasn't started crawling yet, but I think that will happen any day now. Lanie is also doing great. She loves "her boy" and is great at playing with him and entertaining him when he's upset (as long as there aren't more important things like Dora going on!) She is still refusing to even look at her potty, but I'm hoping she'll get back into it soon. She is busy learning all kids of things. Her counting is improving by the day and she now knows quite a few of her shapes. She also knows all of her colors and recognizes several letters(she's been able to do both of these for awhile) She still loves books and notices every single detail. She is somewhat obsessed with her Richard Scary books and will not go to bed without them. So that's the latest on the Keast family. Hopefully I'll figure the picture thing out soon

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Can you believe it??

Two posts in one week--I should win a medal or something....

We went to Quinn's Hot Springs with friends this Sunday. We had a delicious dinner and then headed to the pools. Jack was sleeping, so we sat at the pool and watched, but Lanie had a fantastic time! I thought she might be scared or overwhelmed, but she loved it.