Wednesday, August 30, 2017

17 weeks: Sick and teething

Miles has been drooling a ton and chewing on everything, and this week he has been super fussy. That can only mean one thing... his first tooth is on its way! He has been sleeping horribly, and taking short naps too. It makes it a little tough.

Ruby got a random fever and headache on Tuesday, which was sad. Thankfully it never got too high and was done by Wednesday night. We did have to skip swimming lessons though. :(

Reid has been crazy lately. Like over the top hilarious, and also over the top naughty. He's a typical 3-year old boy, but we're definitely having to get creative and more consistent with discipline.

We love our kids so much. Life is so crazy and I have severe sleep deprivation, but it's really worth it. There are so many special moments I get to spend with my kids. Like when they need a little Mommy snuggle, or when they turn to me and say, "Mommy, I love you." Moments to treasure.
 Reid showing his crane and cars to his little brother.
 We've been loving puzzles.
 Sweet sleeping baby.
Wearing our babies!
And then there's Reid... silly boy. 
 Reid was singing Happy Birthday to Ruby, which was so cute.
 He moved up to his big boy bassinet!
 Playing school with the horses.
 Kinetic sand
 Outside time!
 His narwhal jammies!!!
 We went to the farmer's market on Saturday. It was a little stressful, but also fun.
 Ruby had fun in the fountain. We left her swimsuit bottoms at the Butenschoen's, so she's been wearing her workout shorts for swimming. Haha!
 We looked up Cirque du Soleil on YouTube and watched some, which the kids loved! Then Ruby went to her room and got on tights and a tucked in shirt, then came out and was jumping over the baby play mat and trying other circus things. So cute.
 We made an easy dinner Saturday night of yogurt/granola and lots of cut up veggies.
 So happy!!! He is the smiliest baby.
 :) He constantly has his hands in his mouth. And his giggles are so cute.
 Fishing! Ruby has been wanting to take showers, so Reid gets baths to himself.
 Chewing on everything. I had this in the fridge, so that helped.
 I only let him do this for a minute. He wanted to sing me a song on the stage. <3
 She loves games! Playing with Daddy...
 ...and the next morning with Mommy.
 Happy face snack. I sure am going to miss her when she starts Kindergarten next week.
 Story time, all three.
 He really doesn't like getting in the water. I usually have to carry him to the pool. 
 Sophie the Giraffe gets a kiss
 She drew a picture of our family. That's Miles way up in the air.
 Andy took her training wheels off! She did great! She fell once or twice, but then got right back on. She's good on straight stretches and can start and stop well too. Andy got some good exercise running with her!
Tummy time

Monday, August 28, 2017

16 weeks: Total solar eclipse!!!

The eclipse was AMAZING! I'm so glad we got to go see it. We also had a fun week, trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer before Ruby starts school. I am both excited for her and I'm going to miss her!
 They fell asleep like this, reading together. <3 They love sharing a room.
 Puzzle time!
 Then we did chores. Ruby helped with the laundry.
 Reid vacuumed.
 And they both entertained Miles on and off.
 Such a cutie!
 Reading time. I love that they love reading.
 Night time reading. Miles really wanted to read Reid's book too.
 Post swimming lessons. They love their swim bathrobes.
 We were playing the quiet game at dinner and Reid put the pot holder in his mouth and started shaking it, which made us all laugh and he won!
 She loves holding Miles.
 More reading!
 Ruby wanted to do some math before school starts. :)
He hooked his brother. Hahaha 
 Heading out to her Kindergarten evaluation with a teacher! They said she'd do great at school.
 While Andy and Ruby were gone, Reid played Grandpa John for about 20 minutes. He was taking care of his trailer, lighting a camp fire, and then swimming. It was hilarious. He didn't break character at all.
 He said, "I wish this leg was on this side, and that leg was on that side."
 Train time. I love helping build them, and then the kids play and play.
 He's starting to roll more. He's rolled from tummy to back 4 times I think, and is starting to roll to his sides when he's on his back.
 Reid loves holding Miles too!
 Ruby made a nest for Miles during her rest. She often does stuff like this or dresses up in my clothes. At least it gives Mommy a few minutes of a break.
 My three cuties.
 We went over to our friend Rick's house from our home community for dessert on Friday night. We walked down to a park, and stopped to ride this zipline on the way! Ruby LOVED it.
 Then Andy read the kids stories outside for bed time.
 Enjoying the last of summer.
Saturday morning game time. She did pretty good at Clue! 
 Wrestle time.
 On Sunday we went to church, then right afterward started driving down to Sublimity. We stopped at Shady Dell train park on our way down for lunch and a little train riding.
 The kids were so excited.
 We got to do two train rides. It's about a 10 minute ride, and the kids loved it.
 The old guys running the trains are so cute.
 Then we made it down to the Butenschoen's house in Sublimity. Cindy and her family decided to come up for the eclipse at the last minute! So they camped in the back yard.
They couldn't wait for their s'mores. 
 Baby Miles.
 In the morning they were all glued to the eclipse coverage.
 They were house sitting Betsy, the dog of some other friends. She's a Boykin Spaniel, and Reid just LOVED her. She's the sweetest dog.
 And the eclipse is starting!!! 
 We walked down to a field to get a great view. And we were joined by the Dessieux's too.
 Reid loved running around the field. If you look at the little sun spot at the bottom of this picture, it shows the sun eclipsed.
 I made paper plates for their glasses, which worked much better.
 She was amazed.
 Sister time! Miles slept through the whole thing.
 Getting darker! It got super cold too. It dropped about 20 degrees.
 And... total eclipse! It was SO cool.
 And so dark. Quin was running around saying, "Oh wow! It's dark in the middle of the day!"
 And it's over. Miles woke up super happy from all of the noise.
I put the glasses on him and he stared at the sun. 
 Reid had so much fun with a little tractor at the Butenschoen's house. He played and played out there.
 Time to go home! They're so cute. We decided to stop at our friends the Cline's house for a quick lunch, then headed home at about 2pm......
 We took back roads, which was a huge mistake. It took us 5 HOURS to get home. Thankfully the kids are really pretty great in the car. Miles had a few times of crying, but overall it wasn't bad. And SO worth it.
We did get to ride a ferry boat across a river! 
Pretty fun. Ruby and Reid both got sleepy at different points, but kept each other awake. :/ We were all tired when we finally got home at 7pm, and we ate some quick cereal and went straight to bed.

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...