Sunday, June 26, 2011

BBQ with old friends

On Friday we had a BBQ with a bunch of high school friends and their kids. It was really fun to get everyone and their kids together. There were 12 kids ages 6 months- 3 years old. Thankfully it was really nice out so the kids played outside the whole time. We don't get together much because people live kind of all over so this worked out great. We had friends from Lincoln, Kansas City, Huntington Beach, LA and Omaha over. Not sure when that will work out again. The last picture is of the newest members of the group. 4 girls ages 6 months, 7 months and 2 at 10 months. Anna, Alex, Brynn and Josie. So fun.






Bring on the (baby) food!

We started baby food with Anna recently. The first night was rice cereal. Cappy and Isaac were big helpers! Lucky for us Anna loves anything (so far) you feed her. We have just done rice cereal and green peas- so we have a ways to go. She opens wide for the spoon and wants more!




Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Father's Day usually works out really well for us. We generally spend the weekend and part of Father's Day at the lake with Jeff's dad and come back to Sioux Falls for a BBQ with my dad. We did the same this year. It was a really good day.

Happy Father's Day to the best daddy in the whole world (according to Isaac)!

buzzzz

After a couple of weeks of coaxing we finally talked Isaac into buzzing his head for the summer. It is just cooler and easier to deal with. I personally like his hair longer, but the summer is a good time to cut it all off. He ages about 2 years when we do this. Silly kid



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Anna's 6 month check up

We took Anna in for her 6 month check up on Monday. Everything went really well and all she was interested in was getting the paper on the exam table and the scale. It was a challenge keeping her away from it.

The Dr asked me what kind of foods I have been feeding her and I said all I have been feeding her is momma's milk. The Dr asked me if she was our last baby and I said, more than likely (our ongoing battle in our house- Jeff doesn't want anymore kids and I would love to have one more). She told me that I must be holding onto the baby stage because Anna is ready for more than my milk. Last night we started rice cereal and Anna loved it! Opening her mouth wide and eating it like a champ. Isaac never liked rice cereal so this was kinda unexpected. Goes to show how different kids are.

Here are Anna's 6 month stats

Weight- 17.5lbs (75%)
Height- 26 inches (60%)
Head size- 17 inches (75%)


Friday, June 17, 2011

this moment

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Down on the Farm

Isaac was in camp, "Down on the Farm." He did really well. He was a little freaked being left alone but we got it figured out right away and the counselors would hold him when I dropped him off and he would wave at me outside the window and I was on my way. I did have a proud mommy moment this week. When I went to pick him up one day I could see him in the window doing the activity and it just filled my heart. Being a stay at home mom I don't ever get to see how he acts in a setting without me- so this was a good chance. They did a lot of painting and playing. His good buddy, Beckett was in class with him and they were buddies all week. Charlie, another friend was in there, too. Today they had a field trip and Isaac and Beckett rode with one of the teachers and the teacher told us they held hands the whole way. So stinking sweet!

I didn't get any pictures during the camp because I didn't stay but I did snap this picture with my phone of Isaac and Beckett's lockers....

Anna - 6 months!

Look at the big girl who is 6 months old today! Ahhh, I cant believe she is already six months. She is so much fun right now. She loves to play with diapers, pull hair (BIG TIME), laugh, cry when I leave the room, scoot all over, rock when she is on all fours, loves her big brother, loves her doggy, teething.... and the list goes on. We go in on Monday for her six month appointment. I will update with stats!

Arnold's Park

Last weekend while we were at the lake we took Isaac and Anna to Arnold's Park for the first time this year. Isaac had a great time. It took him a few minutes to warm up but once he got going he loved all the rides. His favorite was the trampoline! He also loved the fish and the roller coaster. We got him a season pass so this might become a weekend tradition at the lake! Enjoy the pics.






Friday, June 10, 2011

this moment

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pool day!

We are so lucky that my brother has a pool in his backyard and he lives just down the street! We had a couple hot days here this week and one day was spent entirely at their pool. Isaac and Cappy are really good friends and they had a great time. Anna also got her first pool experience of the summer. She loved the water.

At first Isaac was very timid By the end of the day he was swimming all over the pool, only use a noodle to keep him a float.





Friday, June 3, 2011

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big time owie

Last weekend while we were at the lake Isaac fell out of bed. It happened on Saturday night/Sunday morning at about midnight. I heard a major scream and I ran into his room and grabbed him. He cried and screamed and cried and cried more. It was awful. I just held him close. I asked him what hurt and he kept saying his hand. I asked him to squeeze my hand and he couldn't do it. We finally got him settled down and kept him close.

On Sunday morning when he woke up he didn't really complain and didn't seem to remember the fall. I saw his hand and his thumb was very bruised and swollen. We decided to take him in to get some x-rays. The Dr said there was no broken bones and it was just a bad bruise. So we went on our way. I had a feeling it was worse, though. Just my intuition.

On Wednesday I got a call from the Radiologist at the Spirit Lake telling me the ER Dr had overlooked the x ray and that in fact there was a fracture- just in a different spot. Not on his thumb but in his actual hand. We were to take him in to the Dr to get it fixed. We were both disappointed and mad that this had been overlooked the first time. But, that's life.

We took him in yesterday to the Dr in Sioux Falls and he said there is just a small crack in one of the bones in his hands. Kids at this age have more cartilage than anything so we were lucky. He got a brace made and he got to pick out the colors. He is to wear it whenever he plays. It was not easy getting him to wear it so we now have a deal. If he is on the couch he can take it off but when he is up moving around he has to keep it on.

Check out the pics. We are so proud of our brave kiddo!