Monday, March 28, 2016

Matching jammies

I'm getting later and later at posting my blog posts. Haha... I'm tired. :) I used to post on Thursdays, but today is Monday. Oh well, such is the life of a work at home mom with little ones.
Reid has been so funny. Last night Andy and I were talking about how much we like him. He was counting for me the other day and said, "one, two, three, sic, eight, nine, ten, yellow, blue, green, red, apple." I laughed so hard. Some of the other funny words he says are "chocwat (his favorite), yup, nope,  Eebee (Ruby), cakow (color)."
Ruby has gotten so much better at going potty and not having accidents. We think it was just a mental thing. She is getting so good at coloring, and loves to do it all the time. She has also been sounding out letters and figuring them out! It's so fun to see her learn. In Ruby's prayers at meals and night lately she has been saying, "Thank you for our whole family. Thanks for the four of us. Thanks for Mommy, Daddy, me and Reid." It's so cute.
When Ruby catches something that is falling, or if we do, she says, "Mom, I just did magic!" So lately Reid has been dropping stuff and saying, "Macig!"
 I took Ruby to the doctor on Friday to make sure she doesn't have a medical issue for having so many accidents. It was really funny trying to catch her pee in a cup... but she checked out just fine.
 We made some Vanilla Shakeology no bake cookies. They were yummy, and Ruby really wanted to be touching the plate in the picture. Haha!
 Daddy started working on how to tie shoes with Ruby.
 On Saturday we went to Ikea to check out the bunk beds for the kids. The elevator was so big, Andy and Reid had fun marching around in circles. Ruby had fun playing in the kids place for an hour.
 Andy went down to Stayton on Saturday afternoon/evening/night to play Axis and Allies with his buddies. So the kids and I ate grilled cheese and tomato soup (their favorite!), and went on a lovely walk. It was so warm out!
 Our little beauty! I can't believe how gorgeous she is. <3
 They are building a HUGE house down the street, so we checked it out. It's insane.
The kids love the park! Reid likes to spin this and see the different colors. I love that they are both big enough that I don't have to follow the little one around like a hawk, I can play with both of them now.
And our walk back. My allergies were going crazy!
Reading together, in their matching jammies.
 They played beans again and had so much fun.
 Andy has been putting Reid to bed sometimes lately since he is weaned now. It's nice to be able to share that!
 Taking my order. She says, "Mom, what would you like?" And I say something like, "How about a salad?" and then she always says, "We don't have that..." or "We're all out of that..." to pretty much everything I order.
 More matching jammies! They love it, and so do I. :)
 Spring is here!!! In honor of the first day of spring, we made some flowers for the front window.
I got this tote of Ruby's old clothes out to loan to a friend, and Reid decided to use it to climb up to the counter. Clever little guy. (Ignore the dirty dishes)
 Spring outfit time! She picked these out herself. We pulled out some larger clothes for both kids. I can't believe how big they are already! Ruby's in 4T or 5T, and Reid is getting into 2T. So crazy.
He was trying to ride on her back, but never got quite all the way on.
 They love running through these bike racks at the library. We tried going for Fun for One's, but we forgot that it was Spring Break and they didn't have it. So we just got new books and played for a while.
 Aunt Cindy sent us these pretty tattoos!! We love them.
 Sweet sleeping girl. Yes, she did put on some eye liner that day. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Busy kids

The kids have been busy as usual. We try to do lots of fun things together. I know they are only little for a while, so I am trying to enjoy these days I have with them before school, sports, activities, etc.
Reid has been consistently climbing out of his crib... so I'm not sure what we're going to do. I have to get him mostly to sleep or else he will get very excited and just get up when I lay him down. Especially at nap time. Actually on Thursday he didn't nap at all, which was so frustrating! He also has a cold, and the first night of that he woke up every single hour during the night. Rough!
I took Ruby to the doctor because she has been wetting her pants a lot. Everything looked fine, so we are just working on going potty a lot more often. Today she did great! I think it's just a control issue with her, and we need to have more incentive for her to go on her own.
 Dana came over to play on Friday. :) It's so nice to have them close by!
 Playing with flash lights in a box. So much fun.
 Tooth picks everywhere...
 Even in his boot!
 Father and son. <3
 Cute snuggling kids.
 On Sunday it was pouring all morning! This is us on our way home from church.
 Reid loves baby Bob. Ruby does too.
 They do love each other!! It's so sweet when they hug and kiss. Reid loves kissing all of us.
 Our toilet paper roll often looks like this. Life with a toddler.
 On Monday we went to this fun Munchkin Playland with our friends Cheryl and Nora. The kids had a blast!
 Getting outside, even in the not so great weather. We love our rain boots.
 So good at her preschool books! It takes a lot of concentration.
 He has been loving to lay down with a blanket on. 
 Little musical guy.
 After-nap hair!
 Dairy Queen was giving out free ice cream cones on Tuesday, so we had a family outing after dinner.
 Ruby got a chocolate dipped one and loved it.
 Matching jammies! These guys crack us up.
I found this in our fridge... 
We went to Omsi on Wednesday and had lots of fun. 
 Reid makes a cute astronaut.
 Sand time!
 He loves the water.
 She loves playing chipmunks, and met a friend named Tuesday.
 He loves airplanes!
 She got 10 cheerios for dessert as a reward (Daddy's idea). Hahaha.
 My little reader.
 While I was getting Reid down for his nap, Ruby got the bed set up for workouts with weight sets, and the pillows were the mats for people. She's so silly!
 We have had some really nice days, so we have been out enjoying them!
 This guy was getting sick and slept horribly on Wednesday night. I literally saw every hour on the clock all night... and then he refused to nap on Thursday. Rough days for mama!
 We found a worm! Reid loved it, and Ruby barely wanted to touch it. He did accidentally break it in half though...
 Reading time outside.
He's so strong! :)

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