Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Gage is growing…. fast!
I don’t know who told him he should grow up but it wasn’t me.
This past week he is getting up onto all fours!! My girlfriend was over and all of a sudden she was like, “Andrea, he’s going to crawl!”
Braxton has been heading up the crawling lessons. They include but aren’t limited to all three kids getting into crawling position, placing one of Gage’s toys across the room and then cheering for Gage to, “go get it, go get it. You can do it, you can do it…”
Yesterday I cut Gage’s hair. Jeff had nicknamed him “whispy” because of his little whisps of hair that would fly down his neck and behind his ears. I left the hair on top, as you can see in the pictures. It’s pretty funny still but much better.
The babe is just cute as can be. Always happy! Some would say he is spoiled, as he really likes me to hold him or for someone to entertain him, but I don’t call him spoiled, I call him special. He is just a doll and maybe a bit of a mommy’s boy. Gage is all smiles and when you talk to him you make his whole world.
Gage got his first tooth, finally, after months of drooling and working on it. I was trying to capture the tooth in the photos, but no such luck. It’s just cute. One little bottom tooth.
Look closely can you see all those long, whispy hairs!!??
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
So I don't know the exact definition of a crazy person but I feel like one lately. Tonight topped it off. I am unloading the dryer and Jeff comes to help and hang out. He opens the washer to transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer. All I hear is, "what the heck?" and then a long pause before he pulls out an extremely full diaper that he got out of the wash! Apparently I threw it in there with the last load of laundry and washed it.
We were both laughing hysterically. I have been telling him that I feel like a crazy person so now he actually saw it for himself. Then I told him to throw it in the dryer and maybe I can use it again tomorrow. Ha.
(that's a joke, by the way, for those of you who take me way too serious sometimes).
I told him he could turn me in if he wanted but he seems to like me crazy!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Braxton Allan age 6 months…..7 years ago!!
Gage Joel age 6 months…. a few days ago.
It was crazy dejavu for this momma!!
I was sitting outside on the blanket with Gage going, “this has totally happened before!” Then tonight as I was uploading my pictures from the week I started browsing old pictures of Braxton and sure enough, it had basically happened before, just a different babe. A whopping seven years ago we bought our home and I was so happy to have a yard I would bundle up Braxton everyday that it wasn’t raining and we would go sit on a blanket in the grass.
Sigh. I love spring. I love baby boys. I love sunny days in the green, green, grass.
Monday, April 15, 2013
It's true. I think my kids are absolutely hilarious!
The other day Braxton informed me, "everyone in my class knows about Harry Potter but me!" Apparently he is deprived. I told him I didn't know about Harry Potter either but he didn't seem to care. Seems as though we will be figuring this whole Harry Potter thing out together, soon. He called his Gramy in Utah, who has the whole collection, and she is sending us the first book to get started on.
This morning Adelle got picked up by her little friend for school. Braxton and Emmett came out to say goodbye to Adelle and hello to Jackson.
Braxton, "Hi Jackson." Jackson says hi back to Braxton. Adelle chimes in, "that's Braxton my brother, he's just 7."
Braxton after they walk off, "what? Just 7??"
Like she was totally undermining his capacity or strength as a seven year old. It made me laugh out loud. I told him he was funny and he just stood there, totally bewildered as to why his biggest fan referred to him as a mere seven year old.
I am still laughing.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Monday was so beautiful. It was warm and wonderful and we spent the day up in Canada at the Zoo. It was Peter’s birthday and he requested a day at the Zoo with all the women to himself. Lol! It was Peter and Lesha and their kids, my mom, Chelsey, and me and my kids. Lots of kids and lots of women ;)
Driving up through the border the woman in the box asked if all the kids belonged to me. I said yes that they were all mine. She then said, “wow, you are really lucky.” She said it in such a profound way that I knew she was being serious. I said, “thank you,” and continued through. My mom and I were so impressed with what she said. Normally when people notice I have 4 kids they say things like, “you’re crazy!”, or “so are you done with 4!”, or I don’t even know what else but no one has ever said, “wow, you are really lucky,” and it was really refreshing. I know I am lucky but it was nice for a stranger to recognize my kids as a blessing.
The kids were so so good! My mom and Chelsey rode up with me and my kids and it was nice to have a few extra hands to hold Gage or push the stroller when I was taking kids back and forth to the bathroom. Also, I brought my camera but I never once dug it out of my bag which was so nice. Chelsey took all the pictures. If you ever go someplace I recommend bringing your own personal photographer with you!
Braxton was the star of the day. The boys were most excited about seeing the bears and when we got to their refinement the one bear was way off and asleep and we could barely see her. Braxton starts growling really loud and obnoxiously and all of the sudden the bear sits up, then proceeds to walk towards us. Braxton kept growling and the next thing we knew the bear was right at the gate, nose to nose with us! All the zoo kids were happy and pretty soon there was a mob of people all excited to finally get to see the bear. Braxton was pretty pleased with himself!
After the Zoo I thought for sure the kids would fall asleep on the way home but no such luck. Lesha and Peter left their kids with me so they could have a birthday date. The kids were all totally spent and cranky and in the heat of it all my brother Bryce called to see if he and Chelsey could pick up stuff for dinner and come to our house. It was sweet! I rocked Gage to sleep while Chelsey cooked taco meat and Bryce jumped on the trampoline with all the kids. Then once he was asleep I chopped up toppings for tacos and when Jeff got home we were all hungry and ready to chow.
We finished off the night watching a family favorite, “Free Willy.”
So far we are having the best spring break ever!
And just so you know I really love having family close and I am having a hard time grasping the fact that my sister and her family are moving to another state, soon. But that’s a whole nother story.