Month: July 2014
Madison is always up for a snuggle – especially if she gets to get on my bed.
Who wouldn’t want to roll their brother around in a big blowup ball?
My little toad frog.
Loving on little sister.
This is how Teague came downstairs this morning. Alex swears Teague slept in the shoes, but I have my doubts about that.
Napping under the picnic table.
Alex has wanted to be helpful all day. Before I got out of bed, he had swept the floor and prepped the steam mop. I let him mop till his heart was content (knowing he got maybe 30% of the floor but was so proud!)
Then he wanted to help with Kaitlyn. He entertained her, ran to her when she cried, and begged to give her a bottle. (The only part of her care he had no interest in was a diaper change.)
The sweetest moment came as he was getting ready for bed. He had heard Wade and I talking about getting up in the middle of the night to feed Kaitlyn and he wanted to do it for us. He asked for us to set out a bottle where he could reach it and leave his door cracked so he could take care of her and we could sleep. Sweet boy!
Big brother with little Legos and little brother with big Legos.
Teague is learning how to put his shirt on by himself (telling front from back has been the tricky part).
A girl and her dog.
I sent my non-working camera back to Canon and about five days later got a reasonable quote to fix it. I was patiently waiting for several days for them to “process” my payment. Three days later I got a second email from Canon with a new quote. The latest quote increased the repair cost from $250 to $2100, which is way beyond the value of the camera. I was pretty bummed when I read the email. Within a few hours, my awesome husband had already found a few cameras for me on craig’s list. By Saturday night he came home with a new Canon 5D – pretty much in perfect condition. Life is much better now!
The boys knew how excited I was and wanted to take some pictures with my new camera….
(Note Alex in the background cheering for Teague.)
Alex mid-explanation of his latest plan/project.
Alex is pretty good at convincing Teague to help with his projects.
Snuggles with Aunt Lissy.
Alex has been dying to test out his new fishing pole (see here). We did finally convince him that maybe his “real” pole would work best, but we did go fishing. Both boys even caught a fish!
Today everyone napped.
This guy has had a rough go with Hand, Foot, Mouth.
Aunt Lissy taught Teague a new trick. (It worked much better after he understood you have to eat all the cereal before trying to drink the milk.)
Awake and ready to play.
My boys are rarely sick. I don’t think they have ever really been sick at the same time. I noticed that Teague had Hand, Foot, Mouth first and then today Alex started to show signs. Unfortunately, Alex got it a lot worse than Teague. Here’s a run down of Alex’s sick day.
Alex was quite unhappy when he realized he was sick – especially with bumps on his face.
A bath in my tub seemed to be the cure for a grumpy morning.
Then the afternoon was spent napping – two separate times.
Aunt Lissy came to visit and brought new books!
Trying out the newborn cloth diapers – great fit.
When we knew we were moving, I began planning to get new bedding (and a new color scheme) for our bedroom. Then we bought this house and I fell in love with the green walls (almost the same color as my old living room). It turns out green isn’t a very “in” color because I haven’t been able find any new bedding I like. I put my old red quilt on the bed and have slowly made the room work. I’m still hoping to find a new quilt at some point, but I’m happy with things for now. I have one more corner of the bedroom with a chaise lounge and my tall chest of drawers but those aren’t quite “done” yet.
Another upside to a new house, the master bedroom has its own bathroom and a huge walk-in closet!
Alex is testing out his homemade fishing pole over our balcony. I guess there are benefits to an open floor plan!
Do you see those red bumps on Teague’s feet? I’m pretty sure that’s hand, foot, mouth. That would also explain why he keeps complaining about his mouth hurting when it’s time to eat.
Someone decided it was playtime instead of bedtime.
He said he was going to take a nap, but I didn’t believe him.
Baby belly button.
I’m not sure if the price of milk has recently increased all over the country or there is just a noticeable difference between milk prices here and in Milwaukee (as in about $0.50 per gallon). I have always found the milk at Sam’s Club to be cheaper and here is no exception. The big difference is the closest Sam’s Club is now 25 miles away (but also near the closest Chick-fil-A). Because I buy so much there overall I still feel that I can justify a weekly trip (and milkshake). I have found buying 6 gallons of milk will get the boys and I through about 7-9 days and the savings (in terms of milk) from the local grocery store is essentially a free gallon of milk.
Alex almost has the hang of the slip ‘n slide.
Teague kept telling me it was too hot to be outside. He may have been right, but I still maintain getting in the pool would have helped.
Kaitlyn is not exactly a fan of Alex’s new skill with the pacifier.
The love of cardboard continues.
(This reminds me of the old Ricola throat lozenges commercials.)
My three munchkins.
Sleeping while the boys splash in the pool.
In Teague’s world, even chickens make too much noise.
Big brother so proud that he stopped the crying.
I was told today’s agenda included building a train.