Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rad Dude

While Daddy is at work slaving away for our family, Mommy is playing working really hard too...

We had a little bit of fun with Daddy's hair gel this morning! If this doesn't scream CUTE then I don't know what does! Seriously, this kid is so fun!







And I accidentally captured this video instead of a still on my phone. SO PRECIOUS. I can't explain how much I love his little lisp!!!!!! The video is literally 2 seconds long- watch it! :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Animals Made Me Do It

After MUCH urging from people on the blog, facebook, and personal emails, I finally decided to get a post together of Jay's animal designs...

For those of you who don't know, haven't followed, or haven't noticed, Jay is slightly obsessed with animals. While some of you might remember his pacifier fetish, they are still around and high in demand. But the animals trump. We can't go anywhere without his animals. Every single morning he comes downstairs, gets some juice, we take off his diaper, grab a few pacifiers, and get the animals out. And they stay out and with us ALL DAY LONG. We bring them to the gym, to church, in the car, to the store, to a restaurant, to friends' houses... you name it, we've got at least two handfuls of animals.

His obsession began around 10 months old when he decided he LOVED the app on my iPhone Tapping Zoo. We would show it to him (a real picture of an animal and their sound) and scroll through the pictures. By 11 months he had 9 animal sounds down. He began playing with the passdown animals at my parents' house in their little dollhouse. We were thankful that he started playing with animals and Little People- he had previously been obsessing over the LAMP from the dollhouse and walking that up and down the dollhouse stairs. For his birthday I asked for people (only those who asked for ideas!) to get him the Fisher Price Noah's Ark and Farm. From there it was over. He's in love with animals. And while he gets that from both of his parents, I wanted to be a zoologist for as long as I could remember (until I found out you might have to scoop poop. I was over that one). I digress.

My favorite part of his play with the animals is HOW he plays with them. He sets them up ever so carefully in very distinct ways. Most of the time I don't have a clue how he came up with their placement. But he is VERY deliberate in where they go. He takes a LOT of time getting them just where he wants them. I would give anything to read his little mind as he does it. What amazing things must be going on in there!!! The pictures are in chronological order... They start simple and one of the most recent ones is unreal. Please keep in mind, these are only the pictures I happened to snap. There have been MANY more setups and MANY that I missed!


The first time he brought an animal with him somewhere.
To my OBGYN appointment. 
Yes, he has an elephant on the stirrup. HA!

The beginning. Lining them up at the old house.

Starting to bring them everywhere. 
Even the new house while we got the inspection done.


Stacking them on the candles. 
Notice ALL of them on the floor to the left.

This is when the imagination part came in.
They were sliding down the "slide" yelling "WEEEE!"

Everyone needs their own space. Except Noah.
He's getting frisky with the girl in the middle. 

Getting pretty fancy here! 

A close-up. The horse even has two so it stands properly. 
Gifted child? I think yes! hahah :)

Inside the holes on the back of the blocks. 

The cow was eating hay out of his "trough" aka dresser drawer from the dollhouse.

The animals wanted to pretend they were on a boat. 
What's the big deal??

Yes, the monkey's "hat" as Jay called it was a PeePee TeePee. 

 Don't YOU like looking at the family pictures??

Looks like they are all listening to the "king"

Sitting on chairs at the farm. No big deal. 

Everyone needs their own hole. Duh. 

 But watching PeekaBoo Wild is SO much fun!

Just hanging out reading. At least it's the Bible, right??

They wanted to play outside this day. 


Apparently they are eating hay. I was a little concerned so I asked what they were doing.
He told me, "Ammals eatin' hay mommy." 

 One of my all-time favorites. They are being held hostage I believe. 
Look, they are all facing the same way hoping to break out. 
My money is on Cookie Monster with the drumsticks big scary branches.
This took a LONG time for him. 

I feel like this should be labeled "Grand Finale." 
His most difficult one by FAR. 
All on his own. Makes a momma proud :)

He said, "Shhh. Ammals seeping."

They must have been AWFULLY tired that day. They even shared beds!

Gotta use the stairs!

Who says train tracks are for trains?? 
Please notice they are all heading in the same direction! 

Look at this brigade of animals coming at ya!! Scary!

Now the panda is just showing off.... C'mon!


One of the things I want to STRESS about this is every single one of these has been done 100% on his own. He comes up with the idea, sets them up, and does every bit of it on his own. I have NEVER given him the idea of where to put them. It's ALL him. Not only does he love to place these animals, but he can name EVERY single animal and tell you their sound (or what they do- like for a giraffe he just says they eat leaves because what sound does a giraffe make?!). He even knows arctic wolf and calls kangaroos hoparoos (favorite thing ever!!). The only he has trouble with is tiger- he either calls it a lion or a leopard. For some reason that one gives him trouble. I have taken countless videos of him with his animals just so I can remember how he says everything and how enthusiastic he is when he plays with his animals. I wish we could ALL be so happy about life!

I love this guy and his creative little mind. I'm looking forward to adding more pictures as they come!! :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Random Thoughts...

Charley has been in sleeping UPSTAIRS in her crib all week! Since every time I talk about her sleep I jinx something, I will refrain from commenting on how she's done... :)   Is it silly that it kind of makes me feel better for both kids that they aren't up there alone? Like they have a little buddy up there too? Not that either of them realize it, but it makes me feel better...


I was just folding Charley's clothes and I must mention how much I LOOOOVE little girl's clothes. Seriously. All these cute tops and leggings and shorts and rompers. UGH. So cute!


Today at Crossfit I wasn't in the middle ability group! Woohoo! I'm never at the bottom, but I also have yet to be at the top. Until today! I was in the top in something! The standing box jump. We maxed out how high we could jump and I tied with two other girls for the highest! Yes! Must be that old volleyball player in me...


Right after Crossfit I ate a huge hamburger. And fries. And some of Jay's. And had a Dr. Pepper. It was delicious. Nothing like undoing all that hard work, though...  :/


Some days when we need something to do, I take the kids (mainly Jay- let's be honest) to the toy store and just let him play with the toys. It's free and air conditioned and gets us both out of the house. Since he doesn't understand that we could actually buy those toys, it's a WIN. Cheap and ghetto? Yes. But c'mon people, sometimes a Stay at Home Momma's gotta do what she's gotta do. We usually kill at least an hour. It's amazing and I recommend it.


For some reason EVERY time we go to my oldest sister's house, Jay poops. Every time. Her second kid, Josh, has a WEAK (or is it strong?) gag reflex, so he throws up at the smell of anything foul. This makes me laugh really hard because Jay's poop smells so beyond awful I can't even describe it. Like, we always have to light a match/candle/use spray afterwards. Always.


Jay has been telling me for two days that "got somethin in ear Momma" and pulling on his right ear. He hasn't shown any signs of ear infection otherwise, but I'm taking him in this afternoon just to check it out before the weekend. I also wonder if he might have swimmer's ear since he swims almost every day.


I love my life. I am so blessed with two amazing kids, a loving, supportive, handsome husband, a beautiful home, an incredible church home and family, and wonderful families of our own. Sometimes I get really worried that something bad is going to happen and rock my happy little world. I know I can't think like that, but when things are going so great, I get nervous. I have felt this way on and off for the past five years, so I'm pretty sure it's in my head, but I do think about it.


Both my kids are asleep right now so maybe that's why I'm in such a good mood. Oh, and those endorphines released from exercise and that burger definitely helped. :)


Happy Friday!!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The STATS Are In!

We had little lady's four month check up today. Of course he said we have a baby genius that will discover the cure for AIDS, but that was just a minor thing.   :)

No, it went really well though!

I wanted to get her stats down so I could have them when I make this big, beautiful blog book one day (ha!)...

Length- 25.5 inches (82%)
Weight- 13 lbs 1oz (20%!!!!!!!!!!)
Head- 15.5 in (25%)

Sweet little baby girl is still LONG and LEAN with a little head.... I asked if we should be concerned with her weight and he said absolutely not. It's normal, she has stayed on the same trend, and she will most likely just be a tall, thin kid. Sucks to be her, right?! She will LOVE that one day... :)

Anyway, she got two shots and an oral vaccine and girlfriend did GREAT! She didn't even cry for the first one! Jay NEVER got through half a shot without screaming! HA! She took the first one with nothing, and cried a little for the second. When I picked her up she stopped right away. What a stud (or whatever the feminine is for stud!)...

In comparison...

Here are Jay's stats from his four month check up...

27 inches long (97%)
15 lbs 10 oz (66%)
16 3/4 in head (59%)





I'd say they are quite a bit different!  :)



Here is our cutie enjoying some banana and smiling through it all! Love!




Sunday, June 17, 2012

Yum!

Guess who loved their first taste of oatmeal cereal?! We couldn't get it to her fast enough! Girlfriend lunged forward and wanted more! No clue where she got that from.... :)

Just chillin out waiting for some food

HUGE Smiles for Daddy!

Ready for the first bite! 
Notice the open mouth from mom! How does that happen? It's a reflex- it's crazy!

Going in for the kill!

What a good daddy... spending Father's Day with his little girl!

I'll call it a SUCCESS!!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Little Bit

Here is what Little Bit has been up to lately...

Smiling so big for tummy time. Girl loves it.

Just being cute in general. 

Eating her mirror. It must've been a bad hair day. 

Eating her first Mum Mum!

Hanging out and chatting with Auntie Karen

Trying to flirt with Jack Robertson. He's so dreamy. 

Being spoiled by my cousins! 

Learning how to sit up! 

And seriously loving the new view!

Sleeping on the picnic table by the pool.
Yup, that's me under there!

Playing with my friend Avery!

Trying to crawl. Look at those knees under my chest!

Falling asleep while getting a bottle. 
And trying to hold it myself.