Wednesday, September 13, 2017

19 weeks: Ruby starts Kindergarten

Ruby started school this week! She was pretty nervous going into it and had trouble sleeping for a few nights. But once she started, she loved it. She's really good at making friends, and has done great so far.

Reid has been off the hook lately, he is so hilarious. And also so naughty. We're currently working on not saying things in a whiny voice at meals.

Miles got his first tooth! And his next one is coming in soon too. That has made for some very bad nights of sleep and lots of fussiness. I'm hoping once these ones are in, we'll get at least a little break before the next ones. Poor guy.

Some funny quotes from this week: 
While Ruby was at her first day of school, I said, "I love my little boys." And Reid said, "And you love your little girl that's at school! Your little Ruby."

Reid: Mom, I have something to whisper in your ear.
I lean over..
Reid: Poop. Hahahahahahahahaha.

At breakfast one morning, Ruby had her vitamins and said (in a British accent), "Be careful, babies, not to get eaten. There are sharks around."
 Baby nap time. <3
 Miles had his 4 month checkup on Tuesday, and I had to take all three kids with me... They all did great though. Ruby read to Reid in the waiting room.
 Big baby! He weighed in at 17lbs 1oz, and 27 inches long! He also got 3 shots. :(
 They were playing tractor with the stirrups on the bed. Bahahahaha!!!!!
Chubby guy. He's doing great. 
 Ruby started school on Wednesday! She was so excited.
 We all drove her over there for her first day. Since then she's been riding the bus. Reid and Ruby were sad to be apart.
 Making new friends. This is Annabel.
And Mr. Fussy Pants. I've had to carry him in the Ergo a lot lately. He even napped like this a few times this week.
 And then POP! His first tooth came through. You can barely see it in this picture, but it's like a little razor in there.
 Picking up Ruby from the bus stop. It's at the end of our street, and he likes to bring a toy to play with while we wait.
 Always reading.
 Reid and I did Preschool on Thursday. He loved it! We learned A, B, and number 1.
 He's great at counting.
 Cutie pie. He is so chatty.
 He's starting to sit up a little, with help.
 He had so much fun playing with his toy.
 Picking up Ruby from the bus. Some days she comes home super hot and exhausted. Kindergarten takes some getting used to I think.
 He loves grabbing her face.
 On Saturday we went to the library to get some books and things. Reid played puppets.
 Ruby told a story with birds and flowers.
 They all played Magna Tiles and all three equally had a good time.
On the way out our street, we saw a "For rent" sign with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. So I called right away, and then we went and looked at it that afternoon. We decided to get it! It's a lot roomier than our current place and with one more bedroom. And only $80/month more, which is definitely doable. It will be so nice to have that extra bedroom and toilet. :) We move at the end of the month.
 She was trying to figure out something to spell with her bath letters, and this is what she came up with. Hahaha
 Such a smiley guy.
 Reid on the left, Miles on the right both at 4 months.
 Everything is a fun toy to a little boy.
 Andy turned 33 on Sunday! He had fun doing crossword puzzles and logic problems with the kids. We made a yummy dinner, and Patty and Becca came over for that and apple pie.
 Trying out his high chair! He does good for a little while, but doesn't love it yet for longer times.
 Morning snuggle time.
 We took Reid across the river to watch them build a new beach.
 He's holding himself up really well now.
Puzzle time!
 Post-library reading. 
 Such a cute guy.
 Attempting to fix our washing machine. The gears are grinding. :/ Thankfully they have a set we can use at our new house, so we don't need these ones.
Diaper baby. His umbilical hernia has definitely gotten some better.

Monday, September 4, 2017

18 weeks: Last week of summer, and Miles turns 4 months!

We really tried to enjoy our last week of summer before school, and we did! We had fun at the Children's Museum, Ruby learned to ride her bike without training wheels, we finished swimming lessons, and went to the river today for Labor Day!

Miles hasn't gotten his new teeth yet, but they're right below the surface. He hasn't been as fussy, which has been nice. I think they'll pop through any day now.

Ruby has been pretty nervous about starting Kindergarten this week. She has been acting out quite a bit, but I know that once she starts she'll get some great new friends and do just fine. 
 Playing Veterinarian at the Children's Museum.
 And playing puppets.
 Fixing his tractor.
 Riding bikes with our neighbor Lupe. Ruby and Lupe play over the fence all the time.
 He loves his tractor!
 Then Andy took Ruby's training wheels off, and she took off! Literally. He had to run to keep up with her. This is after a few times down the street. She did amazing.
 These brothers already like to play together.
 Miles sandwich.
 Reid wanted me to draw a blue tractor for Ruby. How sweet.
 Repairing their phone with their toy tools.
 They love to read!
 Ruby decided they were going to run away under the table. So they packed up a ton of stuff, and then set it up. They really wanted to sleep there too...
 ...but they didn't last long. They kept pinching each other. Hahaha It was cute though.
 Chubby guy!
 They look a lot alike.
 Reading us her bible story book at breakfast.
 We had shape drawing contests.
 And then they both drew a picture of Daddy. :)
 They have two decks of cards, and they got all mixed up. So I showed Ruby how to sort them out and she loved it. She has done it a few times since. She's so much like me!
 She made eggs with only a little help! They were great.
 Whoa!!! He loves this thing, like our other two did.
 Ruby made this sign just for fun. So funny.
 He was playing tractor.
 On Thursday night we went to Ruby's school for Back n Track, the back to school night mixed with celebrating the new track they built. We got to meet Ruby's teacher Mrs. Kohl, who was really nice. She sorted all of her school supplies into the bins.
 Then we ate hot dogs, and then we went to Grandpa Del's birthday celebration. It was a little crazy with the family at a restaurant, so I didn't get any pictures.
 Reid laid out all of the post-its.
 Last day of swimming lessons! Reid did not love it and cried through most of it. :( But hopefully it at least helped a bit.
 Post nap sleepy boy.
 Miles turned 4 months old on Friday! He's such a big boy, I'm pretty sure he's about 17 pounds. We'll find out officially at his appointment tomorrow.
 Teaching him how to do a feet fight.
 Cutie chatty guy.
 It has been super hot. The kids get overheated when they play outside for too long. Water is so helpful.
 Helping Daddy organize the garage on Saturday. He loves making cranes out of things.
 Sleepy nap time!
 She's been reading right through her story bible.
 Chewing on everything in site!
 We ran to Ikea to exchange some things after church on Sunday, and we stopped at the airport to watch some planes land.
The kids loved it! 
 Ruby has been loving cucumbers and red bell peppers for lunch.
 We went to a plant nursery Sunday evening for fun. The kids loved this giant giraffe.
 And the chickens. I miss having chickens.
 Ruby wanted to do a performance for us, so she danced to a song from Tangled.
 And then Reid wanted to do one too, so he ran around hitting things with his blanket. Hahahaha!
 Story time!
 This morning. <3
 We had fun at the river today! Trying to beat the 100 degree heat. We met some friends from our home community there too.
 The kids had so much fun.
 Miles slept for a few minutes, but really just wanted to be held.
Ruby had fun climbing on the log, and Reid had fun playing with his dump truck. 
 Enjoying the shade with our littlest.
They made a "waterfall." They're so much fun.

Play, play, play

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