After a fun, but busy week of having my mom and nephews in town (and getting ready for the annual garage sale), I am now finally getting around to catching up on some things and my blog is one of them! So, while the kids are taking a nap and the laundry is in the washing machine and dryer, I thought I would take a few minutes to get caught up. Brace yourself for a mass amount of postings, but I just couldn't pass up sharing some of these fun pictures. Enjoy!
Monday, June 30, 2008
How is it possible that my sweet baby boy is already 9 months old??
About a week and a half ago, I posted about Austin finding the Tupperware drawer, as well as a picture of Mikayla "back in the day". Well, today I found BOTH of them together getting into the drawer and making a mess. Two times the fun = two times the mess! So, which one do you think was the ring leader?
We shared some fun times with the cousins this week. Mostly we just hung out around the house, but we got to do a lot of playing outside since the weather was so great!
Grandma, Mammy, Gwamma...whatever you want to call her. She's the "jack of all trades". I love having my mom around to entertain. Those grandkids sure do love her!
Nothing beats PB & J for lunch!
Pool time entertainment. I love when the weather is nice...look at all those white-skinned babies!
Jacob (7 yrs.), Noah (2 yrs.), Mikayla (2 yrs.), Hunter (11 mo.), Austin (9 mo.)
(Apparently Austin wasn't up for the photo shoot.)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Saturday was a nice, sunny day, so Ryan took Mikayla out for some strawberry picking. I was happy to stay at home with my little boy (especially since he would be taking a nap). Mikayla was all excited to go with daddy, but mostly because she got to wear her favorite rubber boots. It was reported that Mikayla had a wonderful time (who knew she would like playing in the dirt?) and probably polished off a dozen or so strawberries (good thing they were small). It sounded like it was a successful morning and they brought home about 12 pounds of strawberries. Many of them we froze, some we will eat during the week, and others we will save for yummy desserts (strawberry shortcake anyone?) Tonight we enjoyed a fresh strawberry smoothie and as Mikayla would call it...a "moothie". Summertime is meant for fun times and fun memories! I hope you're all enjoying yours!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Austin found the Tupperware drawer the other day. He just loves banging things together and especially on the floor. I grabbed my camera and got a little picture happy with snapping shots of him having fun. I thought it would be neat to show Mikayla doing the same thing when she was just discovering how to open drawers. Mikayla was 9 1/2 months when she first started to get into mischief and Austin decided he would do it a little earlier at 8 1/2 months...does that mean he will be getting into MORE mischief than she did?
Sunday, June 15, 2008
For Father's Day we just hung out around the house as a family and enjoyed the sun! We thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get out the pool. What fun it was to see our little kiddos playing together.
After seeing an opened bag of chips on the counter, Mikayla and I begin our conversation...
Friday, June 13, 2008
We officially broke out the water table today and had some fun in the sun! We are so thankful for this nice weather because it feels like we've been a little cooped up indoors for way too long. Let's hope it lasts longer than just the weekend. We need summer!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Today we FINALLY got some nice weather and headed to the park to play with some friends. There is a big open field at this particular park and Mikayla decided it would be fun to chase the birds. As she started to run away, I noticed that she kept getting further and further, so I yelled for her to stop and come back. My "good listener" kept going. By this time, my friend was headed that direction as her daughter was also tagging along. I noticed that there was an area that looked like it was a little swampy, and of course, Mikayla was headed straight for it. Assuming that she would notice that it might be a little muddy and turn around (she hates being dirty or wet), I decided I didn't need to hightail it over there and rescue her. But oh no, she kept going and then proceeded to fall down into the mud. She wasn't in tears but she did have a look of horror on her face as she walked up the hill in muddy shoes, pants, and hands. Did I mention that she HATES being dirty or wet? We ended up needing a change of clothes which luckily my friend had an outfit to spare. Being the loving mother I am, I felt I needed to take a picture to document the event and will use for future lesson telling as she continues through toddlerhood.
"Remember that one time you didn't listen..."
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
For Mikayla's 2nd birthday, she got a Mr. Potato Head (which she lovingly calls "Tato Head"). She's had some fun times creating "new looks" for her newest friend. I love that there are toys that can keep children entertained for awhile!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
My sweet Austin boy, how I love your big, blue eyes!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I couldn't help but share all of Mikayla's friends that join her each time she naps or goes night-night. And there is no trying to "clean sweep" that crib because she KNOWS which one is always missing! Pretty soon, she will be moving into the world of big girl beds, so I can only imagine how many more friends she is going to want to join her.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I was making lunch today and Mikayla was playing with some pots and pans in the kitchen at my feet. She is really starting to amaze me with her creative thinking because when I turned around and I saw that she had stacked them to create her own little sculpture, I couldn't help but be proud of her masterpiece. What I really thought was funny is that she used the smallest pot and got larger as she built the tower...and it was still balanced. Is that a gift or just luck?
Monday, June 2, 2008
I'm not addicted to eating baby food, I just love making it! Since Austin started eating solids (finally around 7 months...he wasn't interested before), I have really enjoyed pureeing various fruits and veggies to freeze in ice cube trays. I did this with Mikayla when she was first starting out, so I decided to do it again with Austin. For some reason I get a kick out of pureeing things. I just love using my blender! Mikayla loves to help me by pushing the buttons and she especially loves when I make us smoothies.