Thursday, June 20, 2013
I took the day off yesterday to spend some time with the munchkins. I thought it was the last day of swim lessons, only to find out when we got there that "tomorrow" is the last day. Oh well, we still had fun. Swim lessons, park, lunch, swimming and then home for relaxing and dinner prep. I was getting dinner ready and I heard some noises coming out of Bray's room. See what I found below...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Seriously have we really had Haley for 11 months? This does not seem right. I'm not just saying this because all parents say, "Where does the time go?!" I'm saying this because it cannot be possible that Haley is 1 month away from 1 year. I can say I have enjoyed our time with Haley, but I cannot say, I've enjoyed and documented our time with Haley, :( I know this is common, but I was trying to be "better than that", FAIL! Anyway, Haley is really something else. This not a new revelation to us, but everyday she reminds me of how different and "female" she is compared to Braylen. She gets mad and pulls my hair, she HATES her diaper changes and doing what I want her to do, she likes to smile at me when I tell her No and then just continues to do that, she wants to be around people all of the time, she is clingy. These may be traits that Jeremy claims are similar to me, but I call BS! Other than her slight rebellious ways, she is such a funny girl. She is a cruiser when it comes to crawling, she will actually put her head down and motor if she's trying to get something or somewhere. She is a bruiser with her brother. Braylen will maul and crush her only to have her laughing the whole time while we are yelling, "Braylen be gentle!!" She has started taking a few steps, but would still rather crawl or walk while holding on to things. She LOVES being outside, even if she's in her baby cage and crawling under the kitchen table or anywhere she can get stuck (see pic below). She does not mind the daily pony tails she has to endure due to her crazy hair. Sometime she will wake up and I honestly do not recognize her, her hair is laying down and she looks so different. This is incredibly uncommon, she usually wakes up looking as if she has placed all of her wet fingers into a three prong outlet for approx 5-10 minutes. She has begun asking what things are by asking the now cute, ask in 6 months how we feel about this "cute" phrase, "ddatt". She says, momma, dadda, nana and barks like a dog. She claps, waves, blows kisses and gives kisses. She mimics things, she will laugh if we laugh, raise her hands when we do and blink after we do. I can honestly say she loves us so much and shows it daily. We also share this feeling, but I think you can multiply my love by a million. She is such a joy and keeps us all on our toes! I can only imagine what I will be writing about next year and when she's older!!
I think it's official, we have a BIG boy on our hands, his social calendar is filling up with camps and lessons!! This week began with swim lessons and soccer camp. I was a little nervous because he's never done group activities like these and on top of that, my co worker's wife, Hilary, was going to be taking Braylen to swim lessons due to the 9:40 am start time. I went the first day with Hilary to swim lessons and he was ready to go. They called his name, he stood with his group and instructor and away he went. I could tell he was a little hesitant to jump in at first, but that lasted all of about 10 seconds. On our way out he was already for the next day's lessons! He hasn't been "learning" much other than getting comfortable in the water, but that's the first step! Nana will just have to give him more in depth lessons at her private pool this summer :)
Needless to say when we got home he played hockey all night long!!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This past Saturday was the "last" Saturday the kids and I will spend together while dad was working!
Hallelujah tax season is almost over. Most Saturdays are a little hectic and I get slightly frazzled by the sheer craziness and fussiness (sometimes) of the 2 of them! But last Saturday was peaceful and bliss. Haley is on some meds for an ear infection, which seems to be helping her mood immensely, Braylen was listening and good natured all day. It was a PJ day most of the morning and early afternoon until Haley got a bath and Braylen was dying to jump in with her. They had the time of their lives in that tub. I couldn't help snapping pics and video because they were too cute. I think i could have left them in there for hours. Braylen really would have had raisins on his hands and feet, if that would have happened!
Monday, March 4, 2013
I try to make Friday nights play nights. I have the kids and I don't worry about putting lots of time for dinner and I try to limit the distractions (TV, cleaning, picking up, etc...). We usually head downstairs and play! It's fun to watch them play together and just observe their imaginations as well as play along with them. They are both too funny and Braylen has always had an active immagination, but it's interesting to watch Haley try to figure out exactly what Braylen is doing with his random toys.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Especially when you have a HILARIOUS brother??!! This Braylen's new favorite game, every morning and even he asks, "Momma, can i take the cushions off?" We have also used this as punishment, AKA his cushion privileges get revoked for a day when he doesn't listen. Who would have thought I would use couch cushions as a behavior tool??!!