On Sunday we had the Heusner crowd over for the first home Chiefs game. We really enjoy the chance to gather with our friends -- even when the Chiefs completely suck and lose to the Raiders. We also staged a Mario Kart tournament for half-time, which was really fun. Damon won, in case you're wondering. Actually, the tournament was so much fun, I'm trying to organize a winter time Kart-a-Palooza at our house involving 3 separate Wiis, a double-elimination bracket, and a $2 buy-in so that the winner gets a little "jackpot".
In Ledger news: thanks to everyone for their sympathy regarding our complete lack of a sleep-schedule. Since Friday, things have improved quite a bit. We are still working on convincing the little man that he only needs to wake up and eat once at night. He is still waking up around 3 or 4 a.m., but I am managing to comfort him and get him back to sleep without picking him up (which is the real challenge). That first night, it took about 45 minutes of fussing for him to fall back to sleep. Last night it only took about 15 minutes. So it is getting better.
Chris and I have also made the big decision to take our first family "vacation". We are taking a long weekend and traveling to Branson! We've made reservations to have dinner aboard the Showboat Branson Belle and visit Silver Dollar City. In planning this vacation, we realized that taking a trip with a 4 and 1/2 month old baby isn't an easy fete -- so we called for back-up. BoomMa and BoomPa Powell are going to meet us in Branson and are going to watch Ledger while Mommy and Daddy go to SDC and generally help us to actually enjoy our getaway. We are really looking forward to our little trip and promise to take lots of pictures for the blog. :)
I'm including some pictures with this blog, because everyone loves recent pictures of the baby! :)