Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:49 PM
3. Tuesday night was Dad's Night at Seth's preschool...the theme this year was Western Night...don't my boys look so cute! They had lots of fun playing games and eating trailmix around the fire while singing songs!Add in some house cleaning (including moving the stove...YUCK!), some Olympic watching, Andy working late hours, some Kate's Kart presentations, haircuts and having a somewhat regular exercise routine at the Y...it's been a full week.
P.S...I did run a mile for the first time today...usually I do the elliptical machine...but have started running a little and I was so proud of myself today. I really don't think I have ever run a mile...not even in 5th grade gym glass. I am actually enjoying my workouts and look forward to my time at the gym! I've got a whole lot more years of keeping up w/ 2 little boys...it feels good to be getting back (not that I ever was) in shape!
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:20 PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Posted by Krista Layman at 5:02 PM
Monday, February 15, 2010
Occasionally...Andy or I will google "Kate's Kart" just to see what we find. Besides the stuff we know about...sometimes we see links to blogs...sometimes of friends, sometimes not. Once we even found something in Korean. Well...Friday, night we were blown away.
While searching, Andy ran across this NPR article. It was written by a Washington Post correspondant who had lost his 2 adult sons in a car accident. The article focused on families who had lost a child and how they dealt w/ their grief. Too the left..there is an insert...3 links to families' websites....and there was Kate and her Karts! We have NO idea how they heard about us or found us...I'm guessing just from our awesome website (thanks Laura). We just emailed the author, thanking him and asking him how he heard about us...
and then....a reporter from the Muncie Star Press also did a photo story on the Kate's Kart in Muncie at Ball Memorial...she got some AWESOME photos of kids enjoying the books and Karts.
I guess it's contagious...I'm starting to get a little nervous...exactly HOW BIG is this gonna get? I guess it's all up to God (with a little help from his special little angel!)
Posted by Krista Layman at 11:38 AM
Sunday, February 14, 2010
What a fun weekend...packed full of family, fun & festivities!
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:08 PM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
It's daddy's birthday today! YEAH FOR DADDY! Luckily, he got to sleep in thanks to a weather delay...then tonight we'll celebrate after basketball with dinner at Casa and some cake & icecream!
I'm so glad I married you...thanks for all you do and are for our family!
We love you!
Posted by Krista Layman at 3:34 PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
--moved out of his infant car carrier (BOO HOO!) and into a rear facing baby seat! (I forgot to get a picture) I can't believe his infant carrier is in the attic! He was too long and too HEAVY to haul that thing around! Plus, being the social guy he is...he wants to be up and see what's going on where ever we go!
--easily puts away 3 jars of food at both lunch and dinner...and 1 jar and a big bowl of cereal for breakfast....PIGGY!
--nurses 3 times a day
--poops at least 5 times a day (really, is this normal)
--ate a real banana (mushed up of course)
--pretty much has tried all the jarred foods
--loves it when his brother feeds him
--still wakes up several times throughout the night...I have NO idea why!
--is taking better naps in the afternoon--sometimes 2-3 hours long
--has a really thick strip of dark hair going right down the middle of his head
--is really thinking about playing "so big"...you can see the wheels turning when I ask him how big he is
--has started this very cute raspberry noise...does it constantly
--has discovered how to grind his 3 teeth
--has discovered kitty...and tries to "play" with her
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:35 PM
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:32 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
We've been having some teaching moments with Seth lately...teaching him that it's okay to lose! He's become quite competitive lately...at sports, games... He keeps track of EVERYTHING and knows who is winning! And...when he doesn't "win" there is quite a bit of....let's just say...DRAMA! (My mom says it's from me...and that I was that way when I was younger! Me...never!)
Anyway...we've really had to work with him to avoid the tears when he loses...he is such an emotional guy...the tears flow often, especially when he's made a mistake...or is sad...or loses...or is tired...gets beat in a game...etc, etc, etc!
Well...he's been into football this year...watching the Colts with daddy on Sundays. He often wants to go on NFL.com to track the records of each team. He could tell you the team with the best record and the one with the worst.
Last night...after the ill fated fumble that resulted in the touchdown securing the Saints lead...the tears immediately began flowing! I told him it's okay...he continued to cry, whereupon I said: "do you just want to go to bed?" (We were bad parents and told him he could stay up & watch it) He immediately ran upstairs, jumped into bed and SOBBED! I mean...can't catch your breath sobbing! Poor guy...I feel for him (I know what it's like to be emotional)...but wow!
Well...he didn't' ask this morning....I guess it's more or less, "I don't want to talk about it". Later today....he did say it was "okay and now the Saints got to win a Superbowl!"
Ah...the joys of parenting...and here I thought the emotions were only with the girls!
Posted by Krista Layman at 12:25 AM
Monday, February 8, 2010
Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought we would be receiving shipments of books...it's absolutely INSANE (in a good way!) But....since we are passing out over 1000 books a month...they go fast!
I really don't know how to put it in words the feelings I have...to see Kate's Kart signs on school display boards...to google "Kate's Kart" only to find it on people's blogs....to hear about a school PTO doing a fundraiser at an out of town movie theatre....to hear that an out-of-town newspaper is running a story about the kart in their town!
It's a good thing...and what's even better is that we are getting repeat donations. Schools, people, organizations....who donated last year are donating again! Kate's Kart is here to stay... It's awesome...awesome...awesome. I won't lie..it's a lot of work...but it's awesome!
Yesterday it was my turn to work a hospital...I really wanted to get in my comfy clothes and watch some tv...but I went and as always...was blessed by the reaction of the kids and parents. The hospital was packed...2 in every room...and there were many families who needed a little smile...a little diversion...and they got it...all in the form of a book. It was 2 hours well spent!
Who would have ever thought...and oh yeah...we'll have more books tomorrow as I have to pick up boxes another school collected...I am humbled!
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:17 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Posted by Krista Layman at 8:40 PM