October 2009

October 31st, 2009

What a busy month! Brett, his dad & brothers, and our neighbor have been working hard on the basement. In just 1 month the basement has been rewired, new lumber put in and the drywall is up. Brett and Tracy even got most of the mudding done. The next step is to sand and paint.

The new baby is growing big and Kate is loving being 2nd trimester. The 1st trimester was rough. By the end of the month Kate is starting to get some energy back and is able to eat a wider variety of foods than before.

Martin turned 2 this month and what a big boy he is. He talks in 2-3 word sentences even though most of what he says is not understandable. He certainly can say the most important words like Cake. 8)  He has grown so much over the past year and has transformed before our eyes. He is currently 3ft .5in tall and weighs in at 29lbs. Martin did have a first this month, he peed on the potty for the very first time. Martin was supposed to go trick or treating for the 1st time this year but the swine flu got him a few days before Halloween. Brett subsequently succumbed to that nasty bug. Thankfully both had mild cases and recovered in a couple of days. They both still have lots of congestion and coughing. We are also grateful that Kate was able to get vaccinated before the swine flu entered our house.

Brett celebrated his birthday this month as well. Unfortunately we were all sick for this! We all were getting over colds and then Brett got a stomach virus the day before his birthday.  We did manage to go out to eat but none of us were feeling particularly well. So with all the sickness in our house, we are disinfecting like crazy from top to bottom.

On to November!

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September 2009

October 17th, 2009

September was a quiet month for us. Grandma DeGroot came to Columbus for a few days and we celebrated her birthday along with Kate and Brett’s. We gathered at Tracy and Rebecca’s for the party and everyone had a good time eating and socializing. Brett and Martin also went up to Grandma & Grandpa McCoy’s for a little more time with Great Grandma DeGroot.

Brett also started remodeling the basement this month by tearing out the wood paneling and rewiring the basement. Kate had her 2nd prenatal appointment and all is well with Mama and baby.

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