Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Does your kid...

find the need to always wear a helmet? I think we have talked about Kent wearing my bicycle helmet in the past, but really he does wear it a lot. See...

I let him play in the sink while I was doing the dishes. I thought it was better he make a mess where I was in the process of cleaning than in the place I had just cleaned, the living room.

Obviously holding AddiLynn requires a helmet, backwards of course.

Playing baseball, equipt with a "mitt" (be it an oven mitt), bat, and helmet (backwards again). Now I need to teach him that when you bat you don't field, and vice versa.

There are times when he is helmet free, thank goodness. But helmet or not he is always making us laugh and marvel at how much he is learning.

He told me he was making mac and cheese. Obviously he found the perfect pan(notice every other pan we own on the floor), put in his coins (noodles) and was stirring away with his golf club (spoon).

When I went in to get Addy some more PJ's this is how I found Kent; fast asleep with Big Puppy perched right on top of him.

Recently we have been water coloring. Most his pictures turn out black because he feels the need to put the brush in every color, from left to right ending with black, before he paints the paper.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

1 Month

Our little girl turned one month old last week. She is still the light of our family. She has some colic/digestive issues that we are trying to work out, we think she is lactose intolerant (thank you dad), and I am currently cutting out dairy to see if that helps. I don't think I have ever craved a glass of milk this bad. I can't stomach soy milk, and although I like the taste of almond milk, it doesn't agree with her. We are contemplating switching her to formula, but are not quite ready to take the financial hit to our wallets. Here are a few pictures of our growing girl.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Festivities

I belong to a mom's club here in Ogden and that may seem silly, but it actually has been really good for Kent and I. The club has activities scheduled a few times a week at places around the valley. You can pick and choose what you want to attend. Kent has grown to enjoy being with other kids (which if you knew him before you know he was kind of a social recluse) and it helps me have some adult interaction with woman that are in the same time of life as me. I should really convince some of my friends at church to join too, that would make it perfect. This month we have had lots of fall activities to attend. We went to Dabb's fruit farm to meet Pumpkin Man and pick out a pumpkin. We went to Black Island Farms for a hayride, pumpkin patch picking, tractor train ride, and hay slides. And lastly, we went to Cold Trout Farms to feed the fish, go through a corn maze, and pick out a pumpkin. We really have had a fun October and can't wait to carve the FOUR pumpkins we've collected.

At Dabb's Fruit Farm waiting to get started

Kent's favorite part of Dabb's was the several barn kittens they had. He coulds have chased and petted them all day. Too bad we will never own a cat.

As you can see Kent was really tentative around Pumpkin Man.

Ammon took a few hours off of work to join us at Black Island Farms. I wasn't sure if I was ready to tackle an outing with the two kids. We always enjoy when he is with us.

Kent loved the slides.

And the teeter-totter.

This tractor train ride was so cute.

Kent showing us his carrot our hay ride driver picked out in the fields.

Kent having his pumpkin cut right off the vine.

Kent was really fascinated with the old farm equipment.

Feeding the trout. They would go crazy when you threw the food in, but it was hard to get a good picture of it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My multitasking skills...

come and go (see examples below).

Example 1: Good multitasking skills-Able to give two kids a bath at once

Example 2: Bad multitasking skills-Unable to nurse Addy and control Kent at the same time

Saturday, October 1, 2011

As of Late-Lots of Pictures, A Little Text

These pictures are not in any specific order, in fact they may be backwards in order. I am too lazy to switch them around.

Addy's first dress. Thank you Linda!

Kent is slowly growing a mullet, only because his mom and dad are too lazy/busy to cut it. Good thing Aunt Aubree is coming next week. Check out how curly his hair gets when it is long.

Kent hasn't really wanted much to do with Addy, but the other day when I was making his lunch I peeked around the corner to make sure he wasn't suffocating her and this is what I found; him trying to comfort her with a binky.

Addy loves her swing and in turn we LOVE her swing. Thank you Jessica and the McCain family.

In the cute outfit Auntie Sarah gave her. Notice the quilt in the background (it really is quilted on the front side). I made that my junior year of high school for my sewing class. I am glad I am getting use out of it now.

Kent is becoming more active and more creative day by day. He wanted to play the piano on the couch the other night.

Brotherly kisses


Feeding Addy every two hours in the middle of the night is really taking a toll on the boys. Funny how neither of them are present for any of those feedings.

Our sweet baby girl.

Again Kent being creative in his play. And yes Kent does run around in his diaper a lot, mostly at night.

Kent has a new obsession with football and must play with a helmet on like the players on TV, even if it is Mom's bike helmet.

Addy sleeps with her mouth open a lot, just like her mom.

Addy with Great-grandpa Larsen.

Coming home from the hospital.