Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hair cuts, going potty, and the crazy lion at the zoo

We had Penelope every day this week, so we didn't get out too much. But it was fun anyway. We've been doing more evening activities since we work out in the mornings now. :)

Ruby has been doing so good with coloring! She can color inside the lines really well. She's also doing great at going potty on her own now, which I really appreciate.

Reid has been interested in the potty, so I've been putting him on it a little more often. He hasn't figured out when he's going pee though yet. I'm trying to decide if I want to do a potty training bootcamp with him. I didn't with Ruby, and it ended up being a year and a half process, and she still has accidents and is nowhere near night time potty training yet. So maybe we can do it a little differently with Reid. But such is life.

Both kids have been a lot of fun, they always are. Ruby loves making up stories and playing "family" with anything and everything. Reid loves to sing and dance, and says the funniest things!
 We made these paper people, and Ruby had so much fun coloring them all with me.
 Reid wanted to hold my hand all during lunch. He's so sweet and snuggly. Tonight he said, "Mama I love you. I want to give you a kiss."
 Friday afternoon we headed to the zoo, and Andy met us there for dinner. It was a beautiful afternoon!
 Trying on Mama's shades. (He calls me Mama and Andy Daddy.)
 She's so cute, she climbed this little tree.
 Snack time! They love their squeezy baby food (just pureed veggies and fruit really).
 Not quite as tall as the bears.
 Someone gave us a coupon for a free Shave Ice, so we all shared it. We only ate a little bit, which was enough... ;)
 We went down to see the lions, and while we were looking at them at the top of the pen, this juvenile male ran down to the other viewing area. So we headed down there to see him a little closer... And he was agitated at something! Or just hungry. He definitely wanted to eat Reid. He was pawing at the glass and snarling at him.
 It definitely freaked me out!! Thank goodness for that thick glass. Reid would have been lion dinner for sure.
 Maybe he just wanted Reid's cheddar bunnies...
 Ruby was standing over in this area, and the lion jumped around the corner and scared her! He was huge.
 Calming down a little bit.
Here's a video of the crazy lion! This was much tamer than he was being with Reid earlier. It was pretty exciting.
 We've been picking all kinds of blackberries! They're delicious.
 On Saturday I headed to Starbucks to get some work done for the morning. It was nice to get away.
 He loves pushing the mower around!
 Family game night! Ruby beat us all.
 Sunday morning snuggles.
 Handsome guy coming down from Sunday School.
 Sunday afternoon naps are the best.
 We met Del, Patty, Tony, Courtney and Penelope for a hike on Sunday evening. It was so fun!
 Hiding behind a tree to scare everyone. She loves that kind of thing.
 They love putting on makeup with me.
 Ruby wrapped all of these "presents" for my "birthday."
 He's just so cute.
 I couldn't pick which picture to put on here, so I had to do both. :)
 Watching a little show. They're the cutest.
 He didn't nap at all on Monday, and on Tuesday he cried and cried, and finally went to sleep. Poor guy. He goes to bed so late, gets up so early, and sometimes doesn't want to nap. He's just a non-sleeper!
 We walked to the park and played Hot Lava Monster for a long time. It was way fun. Then the kids played baseball.
 Silly boy!
 They love the park.
 Uh-oh! He loves getting into the refrigerator. And sometimes he turns the thermostat either all the way up or all the way down. I'm surprised our food hasn't all gotten ruined.
 We had something come up when we were scheduled for our hair cuts at Janna's, so we had to skip. So he was in desperate need of a trim...
 So I did it myself! It was fun, and I think I did pretty good.
 We played at the park and had a lot of fun! Next time we'll have to wear swim suits for the water fountain part.
 She's such a pretty little girl, and getting so grown up.
 We had fun at the library this week too.
 Computer time! He just wanted to push all of the buttons. He loves buttons.
And... working on going potty!

Monday, July 18, 2016

My fun kids

I sure love these two kids of mine. We have lots of fun together. I'm both really looking forward to Ruby starting preschool this fall and kind of sad because I'll miss having so much time with her. She's going to LOVE it though, and I know she'll do really well getting so much social time in. She sure loves people.
Reid has been SO funny. Everything he says is hilarious. He keeps us all laughing every day. He's been sleeping really well, getting up about once a night. But that's much better than he used to be! 
 Ruby made these two Lego guy/girl and their houses. Apparently the are engaged.
 I can get out the Lego's and these guys are entertained for a long time! They love building, creating, making popcorn with them, etc. 
 Ruby and I often play games while Reid is still asleep in the afternoons. She takes naps about two days on, two days off now.
 Post nap sweaty hair. He LOVES to cuddle after he wakes up.
 We made yummy owl snacks. The kids loved it.
 This guy turned 26 months old this week! He is pretty tall for his age. We saw another almost 2-year-old little girl at church, and he was a whole head taller than her!
 Ruby is such a good helper. She carried this all the way to the house by herself!
 Checking out a Tesla... Some day!
 Tomato soup is their favorite.
 Andy got me a shoe rack, and the kids helped him assemble it. <3
 Praying at lunch time.
 Me and my boy!!
 They play in the back yard so much, it's an endless source of joy for them.
 Ruby typed the whole alphabet!
 We picked blackberries down the street and up the hill, and they were so good.
 She is so pretty! Those curls...
 They do this on the doorstep. I think they're pretending they're sad.
 We cleaned up the Chevron cars this week. They had been in a big bucket in the garage, and we had a mouse out there... So we soaked them in vinegar water for a few days. I put them right outside of the back fence. And then the kids kept asking about them, and Reid was reaching through the fence trying to get the bucket. Haha. So I rinsed them all off, and they have been having SO much fun playing! Ruby set them up like this on the first night. I think the people were all watching a movie.
 The babies were napping, so Ruby and I painted our nails.
 Letting them dry.
 Helping feed Peanut! He is so sweet with her.
 Reid picked a bunch of my green cherry tomatoes. :( But that's okay, there's a lot more on my plant. We had a chat, and he hasn't done it since.
 Ruby likes to make their soccer goal into a tent.
 I made these yummy popsicles out of plain greek yogurt, mashed up blackberries, and a little pure maple syrup. Reid's got everywhere, but he loved it!
 He loves helping me cook.
 I took all three kids to a bible study. They had childcare downstairs, but we had to go while everyone was praying. I was getting Penelope in her carseat, and these guys sat there so quietly while everyone prayed! It was the cutest thing.
 Water time!!! 
Ru was so cute, she filled the bucket with water, and then rinsed off her feet every time she wanted to come inside.

Play, play, play

Here's the next week of pictures! We sure like to play around here.  We love our fun tent, the kids get it out often.  I straig...