Monday, January 26, 2009

New Baby Cheyenne!

The Klumpe Klan trecked to Spencer this weekend to see new baby Cheyenne! She is very cute but very small. Paige was 8 lbs 13 oz and Karson was 7 lbs 11 oz when they were born so baby Cheyenne at 6lbs 11oz was pretty tiny. The kids didn't want to put her down - I hope that is agood sign that they are ready for a little one of our own!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Birthday Bowling!

Well Paige is officially 5 now and we decided that this year she was old enough to go somewhere for her Birthday if she wanted. She decided on bowling and pizza, it was a very fun time.
Here is Jaime and I with the twins - they are getting sooo big!
Grandma Klumpes!

Karson Cheezen it up!

Karson bowling - I think this picture is very cute!

Paige tooting her own horn!
Part of the crew

Chance and Brittney!

Val and Dustin!

Paige and her very cute cake! (Very yummy - Thanks Julie)
Paige with a very fitting gift from the McKinney's (for those of you who don't know Jess she is a stylist!)

This picture is just sooo Paige, now you see why they make skirts with shorts under them - she is such a little lady!
Some more of the crew

Oh and last but not least.......the fish...............yes Nana Karla felt the need to buy Paige a fish for her birthday - As if a 5 year old is old enough to clean a fish tank??!!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING KARLA!!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Dad, Mom and Karson would like to wish Paige a very, very, very HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes!

Well it was Paige's day to take snacks to preschool today so she wanted to make B-Day Cupcakes! Who knew it took 4 people to make them. Dad, Paige and Karson mixed up the strawberry batter, cause we just can't have just pink we have to have pink cake too! Then mom poured the cupcakes and Paige frosted them and her and Karson topped them!!! All in all I think they turned out pretty darn cute! Cupcakes and Juice Boxes what else can a kid ask for!


The Klumpe Klan would like to welcome their new neice Cheyenne Joy Boettcher to the family!! She was 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long! Both Mom and Baby are doing well. WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009


OK these pictures are posted backwards! This weekend Gary and I decided to put on our construction hats or should I say deconstruction hats and start a project we ahve had in our heads for a long time. We have a huge attic and would like to finish it into an upstairs we have plans drawn out for 2 bedrooms a small bathroom and a small TV room for Paige and Karson our only obstical is there is no stairs up there, the only access is a crawl space above our basement stairs. So in order to be able to start some of the work that we can do ourselves we first need to put in a set of stairs so the Klumpe Klan started rippen out the hallway! If you look at the bottom picture you can get a feel for what the hallway looked like. The hallway had closets all along the east side which Gary ripped out then the kids went to town on the wall then we realized there is a wall behind the wall so we get to rip out yet another wall!!!
Here is a picture taken from Paiges room at the end of the hallway the doorway going to the dining room still needs to come out.
Here is a picture of where the closets used to be and if you look close at the end of the lath you can see that the wall goes back another 6 inches before it hits the wall that would be the living room wall so the wall where you see the studs and the back of the plaster and lath still needs to come out so our stairs can be up against the living room wall (don't you love surprises!)
Here are the kids pounding away! This is the only wall that they were really able to help with the rest of the walls had sheetrock covered with plaster so they had to be pryed off - in some places it was over an inch thick! YUCK!

Here is a picture of the kids taken from the dining room - this doorway will be taken out and the stairs will end op right where that curio cabinet is.

Here is another picture of the kids. They were sure having fun - after the picture we put them in dust masks they really hated them but they were pretty cute.

Here is Gary ripping out the closets that were in the hallway!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


The kids got some new games for Christmas and after Mom lost 2 games of Candyland it was dad's turn to play - the kids got out checkers and dad was trying to teach them the rules of the game. Obviously they are not old enough for checkers but they thought it was fun getting to jump over each other and take the other person's pieces so it kept their attention for a little while.
Here is a cute picture of Paige sporting an orange pop mustache!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

The Klumpe Klan would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and wish everyone the best in 2009. If you haven't already seen in an earlier post we are expecting #3 in July!! We are very excited for all of the changes in our family in the new year. Paige will turn 5, Karson will start pre-school and a new baby will join the Klan! Again Happy New Year!