Monday, March 28, 2016

Go, hop. GO

I think I likeEaster as much as halloween or Christmas with kids! Maybe its just the age but sienna was so cute. We went to an easter egg hunt at the Remington Carriage Museum. They put tons of chocolate eggs out on the walk ways thru the museum and the kids get to gather as much as they can. Slightly chaotic. I ran Sienna ahead a little cause I'm that mom and put her down next to tons of chocolate eggs and tried to encourage her to pick them up and put them in her basket. But she grabbed two and was just so excited to have those two she could care less about anymore. I couldn't get her to let go of those two. Anytime I tried she pulled them to her chest and said "Sisi's" which is better then "mine" right? We had heard that this event can be psycho and that kids leave crying cause they didn't get any eggs and they never want to go again. So we had bought eggs in case this happened. We took Sienna and her friend Caleb out to the lawn and threw chocolate eggs out for them to gather. They were seriously so excited and cute. Gosh, I love having kids.

The easter bunny was there. Sienna didn't really want to touch him but she loved him! And for days after she kept saying "Go, hop. Go." She just wanted to see him again so bad. FYI hop means bunny.

 looking at the horse carriage that went by

Then we did the Easter egg hiding at our house Thusday night cause Matt was leaving for Utah that day.

Monday, March 21, 2016

happy 4 months

 I seriously feel that in no time I will be writing his 1st year birthday post.

Lets see what went on this month for David

  • Got his first sickness and it was a doozy. He had a fever for 4 days and the worst cough I have ever heard. At least he wasn't throwing up and he was still eating and for the most part a happy boy! Found out he had a bronchial and ear infection. Poor baby.
  • Went on his first plane ride and did great. He did a lot of nursing and a lot of sleeping. Threw up once and pooped out of his diaper once.
  • Talks like crazy. Love hearing his little coos. Sometimes he even makes a "mama" sound
  • Loves to be in a standing position. Might be because he is so stiff...It's a lot of work to make him just sit.
  • Has the biggest smile and will smile at anyone. Gosh I love his smile. His whole face just lights up.
  • Loves to fall asleep to the vacuum... Our white noise apps just aren't loud enough sometimes.
  • Getting a little better at naps. It's a bit of work to get him to nap longer the 45 mins.
  • Loves to nurse to sleep. Trying to nip that in the bud.
  • Chews his fingers like they are candy. He always manages to sneak his hands up out of his swaddle and into his mouth
  • After a few diligent days of holding the pacifier in his mouth, he finally likes it enough to take it and fall asleep with it. But like Sienna, as soon as he is asleep he pushes that thing out and is usually fine after.
  • Used the jolly jumper for the first time and thinks its okay.
  • Rolls over from tummy to back.
  • He can change the direction he is facing when laying down. He rolls to his side and somehow shimmy's over. If he is facing away from the TV he especially uses this move so that he can see it.
  • Starting to grab and hold onto things. Especially loves putting them in his mouth.
  • Sleeping worse at night. We are getting up about every 2 hours these days!
  • likes to be tickled in his arm pits, on his collarbone/neck area and on his back. 
  • Likes raspberry's on his tummy and cheeks.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NC round 3

We love going to North Carolina. This is the third time we have gone. We usually go during the summer and go camping, but it worked better for some of us to go during the winter time. It was a crazy good time. There were 12 kids and 5 adults in a 4 bedroom house. 
Highlights of the trip
  • The airplane ride to North Carolina went down without a hitch! Sienna seemed excited to be on an airplane. The people I sat next to were grandma's and grandpa's so they were actually excited to have a baby sitting next to them.
  • Sienna loved the walking escalators. We rode those things up and down during our layovers
  • Got to be outside! We went for walks, rode on scooters, and went to the park.
  • Marbles Children Museum. This place was so cool! They had so many different centers for children to explore. There was a ambulance, firetruck, helicopter, vet, farm, grocery store. We are talking like equipped with things that could be in those places, Clothes, firehouse, electric shock paddles, all sorts of grocery items. That was on the bottom floor geared more towards younger kids. Upstairs they had a pretend ice skating rink, a rock climbing wall, a kids playground and some other things. It was so much fun. A kids dream! And it's not even that expensive to go.
  • We were almost in a tornado! We had to take the I-95 home from the childrens museum and a tornado was en route to go thru it. Our 1.5 hour drive home was windy, rainy, and scary! We stopped once and later found out that 10 miles up ahead was the tornado!
  • Good food. We went to Red Robin and to tepanyaki. Amazing. We had home cooked dinners and breakfasts every other time. Oh the food was good.
  • Strawberry pizza and coffee cake. More food. The food was so good (this line is Matt).
  • We played cards almost every night
  • We made Family reunion shirts
  • Took family pictures
  • birthday cupcakes.everyone gets to decorate a cupcake, then we sing to them and take pictures for next years family calendar
  • Lastly, all of us being together. I'm so glad Sienna got to spend that time with cousins and develop a relationship with them. She came to love Brooklyn. We loved spending that quality family time together. We miss it!
  • Almost everyone got sick. Sienna and David both had really bad coughs and David had a fever for 4 days. Got back home to find out they had ear infections and bronchial infections. :(
  • Lack of sleep. From sick kids to playing cards. There weren't many nights we didnt go to bed before midnight and we were often up by 7.
  • It was windy and rainy a few days
  • The airplane ride home. We had given sienna gravol on the plane ride there but forgot on the way home. This resulted in her throwing up all over during landing. Luckily she had only ate a sucker and drank a bunch of water.
  • David threw up all over my lap in the first plane ride. Of course I didnt have a change of clothes so I got to sit in wet stinky pants for the next 8 hours.
  • We ran out of gas on the way home and had to take a small detour in order to find an open gas station at midnight.
  • We couldn't stay longer!