Monday, July 30, 2007


In the past few days Jeffrey has said the following:

"Hot dogs are good and yummy and not yucky"

"Food makes poop and poop is in my tummy and bottom"

"I like to poop"

Jeffrey also has this weird habit of picking at things. He can't seem to stop himself from picking all the paper off his crayons-he doesn't color with them, just takes the paper off of them. And its like a drug, if there is a crayon near with paper on it, he has to pick it! He does this with books too or anything that is peeling.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Kjelstrom Family Reunion, July 2-9 2007

The Kjelstrom gang. The reunion was at our house. When we were all together, there were 16 people at our house. It was a bit cramped at times, but fun to have everyone. There was a lot of food, playing of the Wii, and Settlers. I think we all had fun seeing each other again.
Jeffrey and Jacob

Here we are waiting for the July 4th Highlands Ranch fireworks show. (I know its not a great pic) Jeffrey and his cousin Jacob were the most excited of all of us.

John had a project for the some the family to help with, planting trees and shrubs in our backyard. Earlier in the year John cut down some trees and here he is with Earl using a stump grinder to get rid of the old stumps. You can see Jason, John's brother, taking a break in the background.

Monday, July 2, 2007

The boys were "helping" me clean out my car on Saturday. It was Sammy's first time in the driver's seat. He was enthralled with all the buttons and levers.
Okay, I have another Jeffrey story. Last week while giving him a bath, we got him undressed and I said "okay, jump in". So he gets up on the edge of the tub and jumps in. I looked at him surprisingly and said something like "not that way". And he said "mommy, I jumped in!" Sometimes I forget how literally kids understand things.
So, we got a new computer. Its so nice and much faster than the old laptop I was using. John and I are setting up an office in our loft. We started with scraping the ceilings and painting the walls. Then John installed some pretty cool tract lighting. We bought a new desk and of course the computer. Next John plans to build some built-in bookcases. I'll post a picture of the finished project.

Potty training candy in nose

I actually took this about a month ago but forgot to post it. Jeffrey got candy while he was potty training and figured out he could stick it up his nose. (is that just a male instinct?) And the potty training is going great - now. We had ups and downs, but I wasn't going back to diapers and hung in there. Now he does very well.

Sunday morning I found him in Sammy's room hiding behind the glider with an opened bag of Starburst. He had climbed up onto the desk to get the scissors, which are up high, to use to open the bag. I was just glad there were not missing fingers.