Monday, September 24, 2012


the letter D for preschool 

8 AM doctors visit for Porter,Kemp was awesome and brightened up when he saw dinosaur books in the room.

This week was crazy. I felt like I ran everywhere. I just don't think I've been very busy since Porter was born so I hit the ground running this last week. I felt like I just wasn't giving my all in at least one area of my life every day. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things. Anyways, Porter had his 2 months check up. He is 13 pounds 8 ounces which puts him in the 78th percentile. Kemper was the same way, cute and chubby and then he started moving and lost it all, not the cuteness. Then later that morning we had Kemper's preschool at our house. A few friends and I teach one morning a week, so I think it turns out that we all teach just one week in a month. We're expanding our driveway so we have a big digger in the front and so we dug in the dirt for a while. I made dinosaur eggs using dirt flour salt and water and the kids loved that, I might do that more with Kemper. It took awhile for them to break it apart, so thats a win in my book. I can tell that this post is kind of a ramble and may not be making sense, so I'll end here and go to bed.

p.s. Does anyone watch the property brothers on hgtv? I swear the reno guy looks like Flynn Ryder from Tangled... especially with the work belt. Thoughts?

Sunday, September 9, 2012


I love these boys!

-Kemper is pretty much potty trained, yay! He only has accidents when we're with friends, so right now he is working on going two weeks with out any accidents and he earns a garbage truck. Yep, thats what he asked to work towards. Whatever, I'll go with it. I'm also working on chores with him everyday. I can't believe how fast he is growing.
-Porter is sleeping and eating great. Oh and pooping. I cut out dairy and it seems to be helping out a lot. He's not as fussy and he's not power puking like he was before, so win.
-Other than that, life is pretty uneventful and I'm fine with that. The weather is starting to cool down and I love that, I'm so ready for fall. Then the holidays and the craziness begins, but I'm looking forward to that too. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

hello again

So, after not blogging for a little over a year I feel its time to pick it up again. I haven't really missed it, but I want to keep updates on the boys for everyone to read. I know he world needs another mommy blog, right?

Anyways, here it goes:

-Porter Ryan Hermesman was born on July 11th, 6:54 pm weighing in at 7lbs 4oz and 20in long. My due date was July 22, but my water broke unexpectedly just before midnight on the 10th. So we went in to the hospital, my contractions weren't doing much so they induced me around noon. I got the epidural around 4 or 5. And then he was born after pushing through two contractions. He shares a birthday with my sister Anne, and my friend Serena's son Elijah who was born the same day, in the room next door!
 Around 2 weeks old he was getting pretty fussy and I decided when he was a month old that i should try giving up dairy and caffeine.  From everything I read that seemed to be what the problem might be and I have to say he's much happier and easy going, more like Kemper was. He's growing really fast, too fast. And I have yet to make his birth announcements, but I took some cute pictures for it so they'll be done soon.

-Kemper has taken well to his role as a big brother. For the most part he helps out. He's pretty much potty trained now, although he still has accidents.  He loves to be loud and jump off the furniture which drives me crazy. But he's also been even more of a sweetheart, snuggling and saying I love you more. So I'll take it. I just can't believe how fast he is growing, I can't keep up!

- I have joined a MOPS group here in Durango and it's been great. I've made some good friends and this year I'll be in charge of the crafts for each month. I'm doing that and I'm still in the Young Womens group at church and trying to keep Kemper going to lots of playdates and a co-op preschool once a week. Being busy is good right?

-TJ has been a huge help, and I'm loving having him around to help with Porter. In case anyone doesn't know, when Kemper was born TJ deployed 2 weeks later, and came back when he was 13 months old. He's in school working on an associates and then he'll get a bachelors in Business. He's been busier than ever with work, but we still find time to play too. He's going to be a groomsman in his best friend from the Marines wedding this winter, and I'll be the maid of honor in my sisters wedding. The two weddings are right after the holidays and 2 weeks apart and we're so happy to be apart of them!

I'm sure there's plenty more to update on but this is starting to sound too much like a Christmas letter and I'm too tired to check for mistakes or to see if any of it even makes sense. Thanks for reading?