Saturday, July 22, 2017

11 weeks: Festivals!

We've had a fun week. We went to the zoo, had a play date, we went to two festivals over the weekend, and my parents came for the night. We're enjoying our summer!

Miles rolled over for the first time on Friday. We were all in the living room, but none of us saw it! I laid him down on his tummy, and then when Andy looked, he was on his back. Third kid... how funny. I guess that happened with Reid too though, I looked over and he had rolled over.
 We went to the zoo with Grandma Patty. It was a fun day!
 They love that yellow/orange fish, it only has one eye. It has been there for years.
 Cutie! He slept through a lot of the zoo.
 Lunch time!
 They love riding this truck at the cheetah habitat. It's usually a battle to get them to leave, but I prepped them ahead of time, and they did great.
 We saw a duck sitting on a nest with eggs!
 The zoo wore everyone out and we all took a nap.
 My workout buddies!
 Bike time. I was the "gas attendant" the whole time.
 Taking Fuzzy Bear for a stroll.
 Picnic in the living room!
 <3
 Dance party! They have been into the Moana soundtrack lately. And they really love dancing.
 They didn't nap on Tuesday, so we were hanging out when we heard the ice cream truck outside! (Well, it was more like an ice cream minivan.) We followed it down the street and they each got a fudgesicle. They were so excited.
 Free dinner at Chick-fil-A! Even Miles dressed like a cow.
 Happy baby! Andy played with the kids in the play structure at Chick-fil-A while Miles and I got some necessities at Target.
 Wednesday we went to our friends' house for a play date. Reid and William play together... and fight over toys together. Hahaha
 Little Juniper is so cute!
 They love each other.
 He has been drooling a ton and chewing on his fist like crazy! I got his teething necklace out this week, I'm sure teeth are coming in the next month or so. Wow.
 They were playing "laundry" with their toy kitchen. The sink was the washer (which they stuffed with blankets), and the oven was the dryer. They're so silly and creative!
 Bath time! He loves it.
 She was very proud of her drawing.
 We laughed pretty hard over this!!!
 Bahahahaha!!!
 On Saturday we went down to Sherwood for the Robin Hood parade and festival. Reid waved during most of the parade, which was so cute. And the kids got TONS of candy. We got rid of most of it though. The kids were playing with it that evening in their room, sorting it and such. And apparently Ruby hid some of it and ate it later... naughty/sneaky girl!
 He liked watching!
 After the parade we went downtown in Sherwood to go to the Robin Hood Festival. While walking through, we ran into Robin Hood! The kids loved it.
 And then we met Maid Marian later.
 Horsey ride!
 BJ the Clown was there at the kid's stage, and these guys LOVED it. They laughed and laughed. They also had a little petting zoo with baby animals that was the best. They had a calf, bunnies, baby goat, baby pigs, chickens, and more.
 :)
 He's so happy most of the time!
 We went to a jazz festival on Sunday night. We all loved it!
 The kids got free strawberry ice cream popsicle things.
 And had fun running around and dancing!
 The music was loud, so I covered Miles's ears for a lot of it.
Building a blanket train. 
 They were playing mommy and baby, it was the cutest thing! And so sweet.
 I love his smiles.
 He was upset because "I'm big, I don't get a plastic bowl anymore, I want a real one." Hahaha
 Using my shirt as a dress. She does this often during rest time.
 I made popsicles for the kids out of fruits, veggies, and yogurt. Reid wanted to eat his outside and sat by himself out there for about 15 minutes.
Helping Mommy mop! 
Grandma and Grandpa came on Monday! The kids love playing with them. They all went to explore the forest for a little bit and did some sparklers. 
Look alikes. :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

10 weeks: Summer fun

We've had a fun week doing lots of summer activities. The kids are doing great, the only thing is that it's hard to get out of the house with three, and the older two tend to fight more when we stay at home. So I've been trying to come up with fun activities for them. Both of them are only napping a few days a week now, but they still definitely get rest time. I am lucky if I can get them all three to sleep at the same time, it's super rare now. Needless to say I'm pretty tired! Miles has been waking up a lot at night. He seems to take short naps too. I'm going to try to work on that this week.
 She was reading Psalms to us. She's such a good reader! 
 Cutie pie.
 My workout buddy.
 Giving us massages.
 They're so sweet!
 On the 4th of July we had Uncle Danny, Aunt Becca, and Frances over for dough boys. The biscuits I had bought were expired, so I made my own biscuit dough. They turned out delicious! Much better than the Pillsbury ones with shortening and other chemicals. :)
 They got jammies on and read stories outside. And then when they went to bed, all of the fireworks started and they couldn't go to sleep. So Andy took them out to see fireworks on our street, and they loved it. Ruby kept saying, "This is our lucky night!"
 Sweet boy.
They love play dough!
 Rolling a ball through a tube is so fun when you're little.
 We got her Calico Critters down, and she loved it!
 Playing Animal Hospital with the horses.
 Morning time.
 This is what our mornings look like almost every day. <3 Andy brings me coffee and we all snuggle and talk.
 We went to the park to play! Dana and her boys met us there too, which was so fun.
 Miles slept through a lot of it.
 Reid loved pushing the button. He didn't really play in the water much.
 Ruby did, and also made some friends, as usual.
 So sweet!
 Brother love.
 She wanted to make snacks, so she got out apples and peanut butter (with a little help).
 <3
 He loves his brown blanket.
 She drew this, so cute.
 Building Lego's.
 He likes to watch!
 They love Gluey Kabluey and play with it for hours. Thankfully it's really easy cleanup.
 We made a fun train track! Reid played and played with it.
 He loves looking at things. He has also started batting a things with his hands.
 Our friend Herb pulled the kids around in a wagon at our home community group.
Reid built this all by himself! It even rotated. I was pretty impressed, that boy is going to be an engineer. 
 On Saturday we got the library pass for Wings and Waves water park! It was so fun.
 Ready to play in the water.
 They loved the wave pool. Ruby would go out on the waves, and Reid liked standing and letting the waves push him. He couldn't really stay upright in his life jacket, so we had to stay with him. Ruby did great though.
 He is so silly.
 Ruby loved the three little kids' slides! Toward the end she decided she wanted to go on a big slide with me. We got a double tube and went way up the stairs. At the top of the building is a real 747, and the four big slides come out of it! We loved it.
 I held Miles for most of the day.
 We went outside for lunch and to warm up. The water and air temp in there were about 84 I think, but the kids still got cold.
I took the kids into the Vortex (whirlpool). Reid just stood on my legs the whole time. 
 I take Miles to Winco like this every week. He was awake and happy for a lot of it!
 Reid drew this picture of "Gwama Devvie." How cute.
 Splits!
 Snuggling with Fuzzy Bear.
 Nursing their babies.
Sequence! Reid actually played with us and did really well, he even won a game. 
 He is strong, he can do these baby pushups! I think he will be rolling over soon.
They love him so much, maybe a little too much. Sometimes I have to tell them to back off. 
 So cute!
 Just mowing away with a big sticker on his back. Hahaha
 We introduced the kids to Wallace and Grommit.
<3


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