Sunday, October 21, 2012

Heads Up

I'm thinking of overhauling the look of this blog soon. Maybe make it a little fancier and I am considering a new blog name as well. I've got a few ideas right now, but we'll see what actually comes of it!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Last Few Weeks

Here's a picture post of life here in our household for the last few weeks.

Sword fighting

My birthday

Sarah reading me my birthday card

Birthday roses
My birthday gift from my hubby!

Carousel ride with Sarah

Finding Nemo 3-D
Finding Nemo 3-D

Handsome 1 year old boy

Trip to the zoo
Riding the carousel at the zoo
Train at the zoo

He loves swinging


Sleeping funny (rain boots on, messed up bed, sprawled out)

Preschool Fall Fun Day at church
Loving the fact that he can color on the wall!
K-State Babies
Again sleeping strangely. That's the mat from the changing table.

Swinging with Papa

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Andrew's 12 Month Stats

In the midst of all that is life, I realized I never got around to putting up Andrew's stats from his one year appointment. Now that's he's almost 14 months, here is what he can do or what he has accomplished as of right now!

  • 21 lbs 9.6 oz 30%
  • 28 3/4 inches 25%
  • Head circumference 19 1/2 inches (Off the charts) Although we managed to avoid any additional testing like MRI's or CAT scans because his head stayed on the same growth pattern and didn't jump up further off the charts.
  • 4 top teeth, 4 bottom teeth, and 4 molars.
  • Loves to play ball
  • Is OBSESSED with pigs! Seriously, he loves them. He screams PIG whenever he sees one
  • He's attempting silverware usage, but gets much less frustrated with his hands.
  • Still uses a bottle, but he loves his cup too.
  • Know where his toes are
  • Loves to dance. Anytime music comes on, he is shaking his little booty. But his absolute favorite song in the whole world is "Some Nights" by Fun (edited of course).
  • Says "sock, shoe, Zach, Dodo (Codie), Papa, Mama, Dada, Mammy (Grammy), Sissy, pih (pig), doh (dog), kitty, ball, noo noo (which means I want what you have)
  • Not only walks, which he mastered around 12 1/2 months but he runs places. One of his favorite games is playing chase with Sarah
  • Claps
  • Plays peek a boo
  • He's accident prone. He bonks his head A LOT. A few days ago he feel into the coffee table and he's sporting a Frankenstein-esque bump/gash on his forhead. Complete with green color.
  • Loves his toy cars, both ride on and little ones
  • He likes knocking down block towers and building them back up again
  • Another favorite activity is playing with stacking cups
  • He spends a lot of time "helping" whether it's putting away dishes or dusting or vacuuming. He loves to help clean and it's always pretty amusing to let him.
  • He can take off his socks and shoes and loves to do so in the car especially
  • His cousins are now 9 months old and he finds them pretty amusing to play with. And he's started being a lot more gentle with them, so they enjoy his company too. 
  • Yammers to himself in "baby speak" a lot. I wish there was some way to know what he means when he says "bwee bwee" because he says it a lot.
It's been an amazing 13 almost 14 months with this little guy. He is the perfect blend of laid back, active, sweet and snuggly, and rough and tumble. I am so blessed to have a healthy and happy little boy! And I know that the future will hold more adventure, frustrations, fun times, and love!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Been A Long Time

I haven't blogged in awhile because, well life happened. Two kids Two mobile kids, house hunting, life groups, play groups, play dates, errands; the list goes on and on. The truth is I was feeling really stretched thin and like we had two many things going on, and blogging didn't even enter my mind.

Now that I feel like we are on a good routine again, I am hoping to pick back up and hopefully be a bit more regular with my posting.  But here's a quick run down of what's been going on with us since I last updated!

Andrew walks! And I don't mean he toddles, takes a few steps, wobbles a bit more, and then falls. This kid is fast. He can be halfway across the house in the thirty seconds it takes to toss something in the trash. He can also climb stair cases and has some weird obsession with playing in bathrooms. Both not a good thing. But it does mean that when I don't see him in the immediate vicinity, he's pretty easy to find. Oh and just a few days ago, he figured out the running thing. It's a whole new ballgame when your kids can both run away from you, in opposite directions, at the same time. *Sigh*

I had a birthday! I'm now 26 years old and I don't feel any wiser, enlightened, or any of those things that are supposed to come with age. In fact I feel a whole lot of "what the heck am I doing?" I hear that's pretty normal though. As a mom of two little ones, there's a lot of making things up as I go and a lot of mistakes too. But the joy of little kids, is that to them, you are always Super Mommy. The one who may get frustrated and feel like pulling out your hair, but also the one who swoops in and kisses boo boos, fixes meals, plays silly games, and makes the kiddos laugh. So I'm another year older and I'm pretty stoked to see where this next year takes me.

We're house hunting! It's official! We hope to find something soon and be in a house before the end of the year, but those are hopes. Luckily, we are in a place where we are able to take our time and find the house that fits our needs. Buying a house is such a "grown up" thing to do and it's kind of a daunting task. Finding the place where my kids will have their first memories, the place where we'll live for at least 5-7 years, the place that is home. But I am ready for the challenge of finding this house and making it ours!

And on top of those things, we've had a heck of a time just living. Life with two toddlers, well it's crazy busy, a lot of fun, and often a bit frustrating! I'll be back with a picture post and Andrew 12 month update!