Monday, December 15, 2008


It's hard to believe it's been 2 and a half months. And it's absolutely amazing how much he's changed in such a short amount of time. His personality is also coming out now. Here is what we know:

Kellen likes the mornings.

He smiles and chuckles when we stick out our tongues at him.

He laughed, really laughed, when Dan tickled him in his armpits. I think it was the cutest sound ever.

He is tall. He was in his newborn clothes for 6 weeks, and then in his 0-3 month clothes for 4 weeks. Yikes!

He has long fingers, which is not something he got from either Dan or myself.

His toes are just like my mom's and grandfather's.

He loves music. He watches intently when Dan plays the guitar for him. We listen to music before bed. He calms when I sing to him.

He is super strong. He has been holding his neck up since birth for the most part. He sits upright in his bumbo.

He snores!

We cannot wait to bring Kellen into the new home, his home.


  1. Beautiful baby!!! Brooke, This year I am trying to teach my children about finding JOY! Maybe this will help. I have taught them that when they put J - Jesus first, O - others second, and Y yourself last...not neglect yourself but to serve others that is where you will find JOY. I have been married to my husband since May. We have a blended family and all of our children will be with their other parents this year. Although I at times struggle with this (my first Christmas without them) I know that if I reach out to others, that I find some peace in doing for them. You are an amazing woman of strength, courage, and are determind to "Rise above the ashes" in order to build a great life for you and your family. I applaud you for that! I wish for you this of renewed love for all the blessings that you have and for many more you have not witnessed yet.

    Love Lisa

  2. Oh my goodness, Brooke. Kellen is already looking like a little boy! He is precious! What gorgeous eyes and a beautiful smile you get to enjoy. I hope that gets you through the tough days.

  3. He is SO cute!!! And has gotten SO big!