My laundry helper.
Month: September 2014
After school nap – the unplanned kind.
Playing with the baby’s toys – again.
Teague insisted Kaitlyn wanted his monkey to hold.
Nose to nose.
All bundled up.
Sorting and bagging apples to deliver to our neighbors.
Snuggling on the couch.
First night in her crib and in her room.
The dichotomy that is Alex – baseball hat and princess book.
Taking charge of the wheelbarrow.
Kaitlyn always has a smile for her brothers.
Trying on Daddy’s vest.
Teague wanted Monkey swaddled just like Kaitlyn.
I had my first MOPS meeting today and they had a gift for Kaitlyn – a new swaddle blanket!
Soccer practice again tonight.
These guys seem really excited to watch me iron.
Tummy time is more fun with a friend.
Kaitlyn gave us an awesome gift last night – a full night’s sleep. She was really fussy yesterday evening/night. Wade finally got her to sleep around 9 or 9:30. I woke up this morning at 6:45 and woke Wade to see if he had given her a bottle during the night. Nope. She slept almost 10 hours straight. I could get used to this…
This is how Kaitlyn seems to like to sleep. Tightly swaddled with some added padding around her mouth.
Alex is scared to be in the basement by himself. Tonight he tried to bribe Madison with a spot on the couch to stay with him while the rest of us went upstairs.
Teague decided to keep Kaitlyn entertained by pointing out her nose (over and over and over).
My audience as I cook breakfast and pack lunches.
These baby toys have been in our living room for the last week or so. I can’t count the number of times I have found Alex quietly playing with them in his own little world.
I was cleaning out a drawer today and found these booties. I’m pretty sure I bought them as baby gifts when we lived in South Carolina.
Alex wanted almonds for his snack. I looked over and realized he was skinning them with his teeth.
(This is something Wade does all the time. Like father, like son.)
Soccer practice number two for the week. I can only imagine the schedule once games start – thankfully now we are only about 10 minutes from our house.
The new favorite sleeping position.
The boys requested matching shirts after I already had Kaitlyn dressed. With everyone in gingham, I decided we needed a picture.
Kaitlyn is still a little unsure of this brotherly love. It sometimes goes from a gentle kiss to a headlock in under a second.
Wade forwarded me a website about a field of sunflowers he was sent from a co-worker. Evidently these farmers occasionally have a field of sunflowers that they open up to the public. We decided it would be a great Saturday afternoon activity (and gave the kids no choice in the matter). This place is gorgeous – and well worth the hour drive! Pictures don’t even begin to do it justice.
Family trip to the sunflower fields.
Kaitlyn didn’t seem too bothered that I was leaving for a 24 hour women’s retreat at our new church.
(Wade didn’t seem too bothered either!)
It’s not Alex’s first season of soccer, but it is the first time he has needed shin guards.
When Teague heard that Kaitlyn was still a little small for the Bumbo, he decided to try it out.
Two month check-up today ended with three shots.
(10.9 lbs – 40th percentile, 22 3/4 inches – 60th percentile)
It’s been six months so I had to find the boys a new dentist. We loved our awesome pediodontist in Milwaukee and I didn’t hold out much hope for finding one as kid friendly without driving to the heart of Kansas City. I was wrong. We found an awesome one about 20 minutes away (as close as anything gets to us) – Dentistry for Children. My pictures don’t show their awesome decorating and kid-friendly activity centers all over the building. The boys were excited to go. (Mostly I think Alex wanted to show off his loose teeth and Teague was excited because of Alex.) The boys were cooperative, well-behaved (probably because of the tv in the room), and can’t wait to go back. Unfortunately, they decided to take x-rays of both kids.
There was nothing surprising in Alex’s x-ray (loose front teeth with permanent ones behind and his discolored tooth on top). Teague’s x-rays were full of surprises. His teeth are really close together so I wasn’t too surprised that he had a cavity between the top two front teeth (we aren’t good about flossing), but I didn’t expect to get a referral to an oral surgeon. The x-ray also showed that Teague has an extra set of permanent teeth, upside down, and between his upper front baby teeth and his permanent teeth. The dentist said we wouldn’t worry about filling the cavity until we consulted with a surgeon about how/when to remove the extra teeth (probably by removing the baby teeth too). I spent all afternoon trying to find an oral surgeon that would see a 3.5 year old. Evidently they are pretty firm on seeing only 5 years old and up – even for just a consultation. I finally found one and I can’t wait to hear what is suggested for Teague after our appointment.