Thursday, March 26, 2015

46 weeks: Big news!

We've got some big news this week... we're moving! Andy got a job in Portland at Cascade Web Development. He's going to be a Project Manager. We're excited about this new transition and new season we're heading into. We've been doing a lot of packing and a lot of saying goodbye to friends. At least it's not a long distance move, and we'll see people from here still. It's been a crazy last few years since Andy moved to being the youth pastor instead of the middle school pastor. This new job will allow him to be at home a lot more, and to be able to leave work at work. That is a much needed change for our family. We're very grateful for our time here at Foothills and will miss it a lot.
We might be moving into a condo in Lake Oswego, we're just waiting to hear from them. If not, we'll keep looking. We'll have to live at the Pullen's house for a few weeks between though, because it's not going to be done with its remodel until sometime in May. Through this process we've realized that we own a lot of stuff. It's been good to go through it and get rid of some of it. It will be hard to fit into a small space though. 
 Ruby did this with her Cheerio's. She said it was a phone (the numbers).
He's been pulling himself up on everything.
 Reid is trying to walk!
 Getting some food in Portland. One of our three trips up there this week to find somewhere to live.
Ruby found a friend and had fun playing. 
 Smiley guy playing in the back yard.
 I just love this tree at the park. It's so beautiful. I want one for my back yard some day, and I'll put lights in it and a table under it.
 An evening walk to the park.
Pushing brother on the swing.
 Post bath. I love his lips.
With Mama.
 I said, "Ruby, are you my sous chef?" And she said, "No, I'm your Ruby chef!"
Twinsies! I love that she loves to cook with me!
 I think she was playing the violin on the xylophone.
 This poor guy caught Ruby's cold and has been really stuffy. So he has turned into a mouth breather. He has been sleeping really well still up until last night when he woke up every 1.5 to 2 hours the whole night. He's getting another molar in, and on top of being sick he's just not sleeping well. Speaking of that... Ruby hasn't napped the last two days and Reid has taken really short naps. It might be because I've been packing during nap time and not sleeping. They can sense something different.
 Jumping down the ottoman lid and leaving foot prints.
Our little beauty. 
 Slicing some more cheese first thing in the morning. So funny.
 Playing sleep.
 And playing in the diapers. At least they were clean.
 This was our house the other day... Crazy mess. We got it all cleaned up though.
 She said, "I'm Maid Marian."
 She's been eating whole apples this week, pretty much one every day.
Ruby drew this picture of Daddy a while ago. I think that's ear wax in his ears. The best person picture she's drawn yet!
 He's such a boy. He loves making the cars go back and forth.
 He couldn't wait to get in the bath. He loves to splash!
 Reading. She loves the Richard Scarry books.
 This is how the kids' tiny closet is organized. Not too bad! I'm excited to have bigger closets though.
 Making "pancakes."
 She got all the food out to make a store. She charged me $35 for all of that.
"Look, it's a person!" 
 The Butenschoens came for dinner last night. Ruby and Penny played doctor.
 He's been good at feeding himself halved Cheerio's the last few days. But of course Ruby wanted to help out.
He likes to go up on his knees. 
Ruby turned 38 months today. She's so fun. I did have to bribe her to get this photo though. :)
This is from our Medford trip a few weeks ago. She's so cute!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

45 weeks: Enjoying the weather!

It's been so lovely outside this week! We've been playing in our back yard which has the best dirt pit with tons of worms (thanks to the chickens who used to be there). It's been way fun.

Reid has been on the move too. He's getting really good at crawling and pulling himself up on things. He's just the cutest thing. The poor guy has been sick though. On Sunday night in the middle of the night he got diarrhea, and it continued for three days. It was more solid today, so that's good. No fever or anything else, so I'm not sure what caused it. I'm glad he's feeling better. He is definitely working on another molar though... Reid has been sleeping incredibly better this week. He has only woken up once or twice a night the last four nights. I do hear him yell or cry a tiny bit, and then he puts himself back to sleep. I think he's been able to find his paci maybe? It's been fantastic. I hope it continues!

Yesterday Ruby said some very funny things in the car: We were talking about mommy cows and I said, "Only girls are mommys and boys are daddys. You can grow up to be a mommy. And she said, "I can grow up to be a cow." And later I heard her in her carseat saying, "It was a long slide. No! It was a short slide!" And going back and forth. I think her fingers were arguing over how long a slide her knee was for them or something. She cracks us up. She's been having a bit of a hard time with Reid crawling though. I think it frustrates her when he takes her toys. She has resorted to knocking him over or hitting him. :( Not fun. She did go poopy in the potty twice this week! Woohoo! She's doing great at potty training. Finally!
 Cutting cheese for a snack. She's so self-sufficient.
 Digging in the lovely dirt.
 She plays sick a lot and lays down with pillows and blankets.
Drinking some milk for lunch after she had tomato soup.
 He can drink a little water from his sippy cup.
 Moving the bassinet out finally. :) Now that Reid can sit up and pull himself up, we figured it was time for it to go. Now he naps in his pack n play in our room for the afternoon nap.
Grating some parmesan. She loves helping me cook, and I love teaching her!
 Making some phone calls.
 Sound asleep.
 Reid's friend Addy came over on Friday night with her parents for dinner.
 They all played go fish.
 He's loving music!
 This was hilarious. Ruby and I died laughing. Reid was laughing too, until the very end.
 Watching the rain out the window together on Sunday. This was the day that he really started getting around.
 Andy built the one on the right, and Ruby copied it with the one on the left. I'm pretty sure she built all the little ones first though.
 Reading her bible.
 I love his lips!
 Selfie with Mommy.
 Two blobfish.
 He loves banging on things. Ruby used to put so many more things in her mouth at this age. Reid just likes playing with them. They do go in his mouth sometimes, but not nearly as much.
 Grandma Patty came over on Monday and played with the kids in the back yard.
 "I don't want to eat this." (the stem). This was her first whole apple. She loved it.
 She ate a bunch, and then said, "Mom, there are seeds!" So I had to tell her about the core. 
 We had green themed food all day on Tuesday for St. Patrick's day. I steamed some spinach and pureed it with a little water, and dyed pancakes, shells and white cheddar, and polenta with it. So fun.
 Playing cars together.
 She put on this outfit to go play outside on Tuesday night when it was a little chilly. Those slippers are super dirty now.
 Andy drew a picture of him, Becca and Danny at their wedding, and then Ruby colored it.
 Getting into mischief.
 Packing up her play food.
 Today was just lovely, so we played outside, and later went for a walk to the park. Reid kept crawling off the blanket and his hands got super muddy.
 She loves being outside!
Ruby set the table for lunch. We were supposed to have our yogurt in these. Hah! And the pan in the middle of the table... She loves to do everything just like mommy does.
 We played at the library for a little bit.
 Faux hawk!
 Reid pulled himself up and played the piano. And then Ruby played Jingle Bells a little bit!
 Nursing and snuggles at bedtime.
Ruby was coloring while I put Reid to bed tonight, and she colored this on about 15 different pages. It's a farm with a barn and a chicken. So funny.

Play, play, play

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