Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"Hmmm, I think maybe I will just start walking today."
So he did.
Up until last Wednesday he would only take one or two steps here and there but all the sudden he just took off. Now he walks around everywhere! Isn't a new walker one of the cutest things ever!? The little squat down when they are unsure, the way they hold their arms out for balance, their cute little baby waddle....just adorable.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I'm not sure what the "recommended" ages are for this but Matt started taking Alexa when she turned two and even that young she really enjoyed it and actually could participate in the building too. I just think this is such a great thing to do with your kids. Mostly Matt takes Alexa so it's just an awesome way for them to hang out by themselves and do something different and fun. Also, Alexa always get so excited about what she made and can't wait to show me and anyone else she can. It's just all around a really fun thing for kids and their parents!
Here's Matt and Alexa getting ready to leave this past weekend.
This session had a special appearance by a local fireman and a fire truck. So the kids got to build their own little fire truck and then they got to visit with the fireman and sit in the truck. They also got a bunch of fun stuff...hats, tattoos, stickers, coloring books, etc.
Monday, September 28, 2009
There was lots of mommies, babies, food, talking, laughing, lemonade, bouncing, screaming, jumping and kids...and by kids I mean A LOT of kids. Jennifer is a much braver woman to let all those little people run around her house for hours on end!
I finally got the chance to hold and cuddle up to this little guy.
If you think Stellan couldn't get any more adorable in his pictures you'd be wrong. He is such a little cutie, and so happy. I'm pretty sure he loved getting so much attention from all of us girls!
Alexa now asks on a daily basis when we get to go back to Jennifer's house to play with her friends and bounce on the trampoline. She played so hard she slept the whole way home and then crawled in bed and slept some more.
Braden had fun crawling around with all the other littlest little people and was all about watching the bigger kids bounce on the bouncy castles and run around him.
My IRL friend Amanda was also there and brought a little surprise for everyone. This cake...
And I don't think I could even explain how much of a hit this thing was. The kids loved it, the moms loved it. It was A.MAZ.ING! She said it was really easy to make...I don't know if I buy it. And YES it was a delicious as it looks!
I'm so happy I left my comfort zone, we had a lot fun! I can't wait to get together with our new friends again!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
For example, the other day she comes up to me looking like this...
She tells me she is all ready for winter to come and she wants to go play in the snow. She was just so excited that she found her hat, scarf and gloves all herself that I just couldn't break the news that she was missing something. :)
That same afternoon when she was napping I went to check and see if she was sleeping and I find her like this...
This is the reason people need to have kids...they are just so funny!
Way last weekend, we had a birthday party for our adorable little niece who turned two. It was a beautiful day out and it was at a park and there was fruit snacks and cake so really I think our kids just thought we took a day trip to Heaven or something but they both had such a fun time! I think Olivia had a good time too and she got lots of great stuff! Of course with a bunch of kids there she had a lot of "help" opening her gifts.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
An Indonesia woman named Ani gave birth to 19.2-lb baby yesterday in Medan, North Sumatra. The boy, Muhammad Akbar Risuddin, is among the heaviest babies ever delivered who survived. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he was delivered by Caesarean section.
"This heavy baby made the surgery really tough, especially the process of taking him out of his (mother's) womb. His legs were so big," Binsar Sitanggang said.
The boy is said to be healthy despite having to initially be given oxygen to overcome breathing problems.
Sitanggang described the baby as "extraordinary" in almost every way.
"He's got a strong appetite, every minute, it's almost nonstop feeding," he said. "This baby boy is extraordinary, the way he's crying is not like a usual baby. It's really loud.
Can't actually eat that said string cheese.
Can't make his nose stop running.
Can put up a good fight when I try to wipe it.
Can't go hunting or fishing with Daddy yet.
Can show him how much he loves him by greeting him every night with smiles and yelling DADA.
Can give the cutest kisses.
Can't give those kisses without making Mom go crazy about them.
Can't run around the house with Alexa.
Can take several steps by himself now.
Can ignore the cauliflower that was sitting on his tray.
Can't tell that I mixed the rest of it with his potatoes that he ate.
Can't lay still when I try to change his diaper.
Can be distracted briefly if sung to loudly or if I nibble on his feet.
Can sit and laugh at Alexa for hours.
Can't be learning the best things by trying to repeat everything she does.
Can't go to bed without Mommy singing You Are My Sunshine to him.
Can still sometimes complain about going to bed though.
Can crawl over the side of the tub to try to get in.
Can't do this new trick without getting a cut on his forehead.
Can't say I love you Mom.
Can still melt my heart with the look in his eyes when cuddling.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Alexa had been sleeping for hours already, but Tuesday morning Matt went to get her up and told her he had something for her out in the kitchen. I was downstairs getting ready but I could hear Alexa when she saw what it was.
"Those are for ME? I love them!!"
She was so happy. Then she started yelling for me to come upstairs so that I could take pictures of her and her flowers. :)
Monday, September 21, 2009
Is the gift of a daughter, for a Daddy to love.
Nothing can compare her worth.
Forever they are bonded
With a love that never fails.
For always he will hug her
And kiss goodnight with fairy tails.
With a giggle and a squeeze
Could bring him to his knees.
Than a daughter so sweet and pure
It cannot be replaced
And the memories embraced.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Along with this "little issue" I may have is food. I do not like when my foods touch. Period. Until recently, I would barely eat a food that consists of more than one ingredient. Chili, gross. Chow Mien, yuck. Casserole, don't even get me started.
So here I was one day a couple years ago walking along the isles of my beloved Target and look what I just happen to stumble upon.
Cute? Yes. But does that have anything to do with why I got them? No. That's what other people may have thought, but me...I was like, "How perfect are these? 4 little individual spots, our children's food would never have to touch again, this could go down as one of the best days of my life!" Or something that doesn't sound so crazy now that I read it. Anyhoo, that's when it all started. My plate addiction. Now we have more of these plates then we will ever need. Here's just some, not including the ones in the sink, dishwasher, or our secret reserves...just in case someone comes and steals them...or they break, either one.
I'm really trying to not pass on too much crazy to my kids (okay, I'm actually not trying) but somethings I just can't help. I am totally up to the thought of helping them pay their way through therapy though , that's gotta make up for a little bit.
Anyone else have any craziness they are passing on to their kids?