Friday, June 26, 2009

A Day With "Fudge" AKA Joshua

So if any of you have read the "Fudge" series by Judy Blume, I feel I have a Fudge on my hands! He is so smart, and so into everything! As I'm cleaning up one mess- he's into another. AHH gotta love the 2 year olds! The other day the boys and I went to run errands while Mike caught up on sleep (he's working nights now) so I bought Joshua a new coloring book and crayons while we were out. Before we had even paid for it he was coloring in it- which was fine until I got home feeling we had a very successful outing (no tantrums, meltdowns) and I looked at his face realizing as I was strolling around feeling like I was in control and having a good morning- Joshua was coloring all over his face with his new crayons! I can only wonder what people in the stores were thinking! We have such a long double stroller that I can see Josh- but not always what he's doing. Oh well. At least they make Washable Crayons eh?! (Click on the picture to see his full artwork)

So this morning was quite a morning as well. I got into the shower and put a show on in the guest room for Joshua to watch. This is our daily routine- he usually floats back and forth between the guest room and the bathroom while I'm showering. Well, this morning, I got out and heard the baby crying (who was supposed to be down for a nap) I opened his door and went to check on him only to notice that his full little swaddled body was turned around in his crib 180 degrees- and his blankets were tossled around in the crib. HMMMMM, I know Chase couldn't have done this. Thank goodness I didn't find him on the floor! Joshua just grew tall enough to open doors within the last week. Moral of the story: We are buying Childproof door handles this afternoon!

So..... I get the baby back to sleep and continue getting ready. I run into the bathroom to finish my hair absent-mindedly leaving my makeup kit on the dresser in the guest room. Joshua comes in a few minutes later and taps me saying, "eyes". He had found my mascara and even applied some of it correctly! I took that away, hurried to finish my hair and went into the next room just as he was starting to apply foundation!!!! Wow. The picture says it all.

This is one busy boy.

Where Have 2 months Gone!??????

Chase is now 9 weeks old! I can't believe the time is flying by so quickly! He is still sleeping pretty well at night- anywhere from 6-7 hours at a time. He has found his fingers and hands and is content to suck on them all day! He is such a sweet and happy baby. He really only cries if he's tired or hungry! We are enjoying him so much! He is a hefty one! Here are his 2 months check-up stats:

Weight: 11.5 lbs!!!! (Joshua didn't weigh that much until around 6 months)
Height: Can't remember the exact number- but he's in the 75th %!!!

He's going to be a big boy! We are having so much fun watching him grow!

The Hottest Bod at the Pool!

We Love When Grandparents Come to Visit!!!!

So we just spent a wonderful week with my parents! It was so great to see them! Of course they came bearing all kinds of gifts for the boys! I don't think we'll have to buy clothes for another year! They also watched the kids one afternoon and paid for us to go on a 2 hour horseback ride through some beautiful scenery and movie set scenes! Not to mention the fun time we had at the zoo, beach, and pool. Thanks mom and dad for the great times! Thanks for all the dinners out, putting up with us and our kids, and for loving and supporting us in everything! We love you so much and can't wait for you to come back again! The only picture I got of mom and dad together while they were here was them in their bathing suits and while they look great- I don't know if they'd appreciate me posting that picture!!! Here are some pictures from the pool and our horseback ride. The potbelly pig was at the stables as well! You can't help but look at him and laugh.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Chase's Blessing Day!

Mike was able to give Chase a special blessing at church today! He did a beautiful job and it was so nice to have my dad here to participate! We are excited to spend time with my parents over the next week! Chase is such a cute and well mannered baby! Now that we've gotten some of his health issues resolved he's an angel baby! He goes down for naps with hardly any fuss, is content to play and look around on the floor or in his swing and just watch what goes on around him, and has even been spoiling me with 6-8 hour nights of sleep! I'm in heaven! This morning I went in to get him and he was just looking around his room and gave me the biggest smile when I called his name! I love being his mom and am so glad that he has come to join our family!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Common Scene

Joshua does not like to hear Chase cry. He often yells "No!" at him and puts his fingers in his ears. There have been times in the car where it has literally driven him crazy to the point of screaming himself. Poor little guy!

Our Little Redneck Baby!

Joshua is often seen sporting just a diaper while playing with his swimming pool! (notice I said- playing with- not in). He's not such a fan of getting in the water. However, he did find mud in the yard and had a blast putting in the pool.... and well.... pretty gross huh?!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chubby Cheeks!

This was a good close-up of our chunky little Chase! He is growing so much faster than Joshua did. He is already 10.5 lbs at 7 weeks! He is wearing 3-6 month clothes! Joshua was still in 6 month clothes at 9 months!

He has some big smiles for us now- which I have yet to catch on camera successfully! We're so glad he has come to join our family!

Oh- An update on the Dairy/Soy allergy thing- He doesn't have one! However, we were sad to find out the poor little guy somehow came down with a case of Salmonella. We still don't know how he got it, but he's been on antibiotics for a few weeks now and things seem to be clearing up. We're glad he's feeling better!

My Boys

I had Mike take a picture of the rare moment I had nice clothes and a touch of makeup on! These days I feel like I've accomplished something at the end of the day if I've gotten a shower!


State Fair!

We decided to take Josh over to the State Fair on Saturday. We had a great time even though it felt like it was about 1000 degrees outside! Gotta love that tropical sun! Maybe we'll start getting some color on our white- selves!

What will he think of next?

We have found Joshua sitting in some of the funniest things from the kitchen. Doesn't look very comfortable to me!

We're So Glad When Daddy's Home!

Mike had wrist surgery a few weeks ago and was on leave for 2 whole weeks! It was great having him home. He did a great job entertaining Joshua for a few moments at a time!