Alex gets a little bored watching TV with Wade so he drew his own football game.
Month: January 2015
Everyone was into their own projects this morning and Teague built a Lego city.
I know some babies are soothed by the shaking of the dryer, but how many are amused by watching the spinning?
Alex has taken to wearing his pajamas as much as possible. He likes to put them on as early in the evening as possible (and sometimes on Sunday immediately after church).
Teague wanted to count his eye patches today. Evidently Wesley (a kid from school) needed to know how many he had.
Kaitlyn got woken up before her nap was really over by her brothers.
And then this happened – less than 24 hours after getting a new pair…
Alex always liked Legos, but Teague truly loves them. I am always amazed at what he comes up with next – this is a flying ship with water hoses.
Kaitlyn is taking to her new best friend pretty well.
Wade was home today so we all spent part of the afternoon in the shop with him. Teague practiced his hammering skills. Kaitlyn tried on the smallest shop apron. It looks like we’ll be needing another one soon.
You can’t leave them alone in the shower for a minute…
More often than not, Kaitlyn needs a bath after her first solid meal of the day.
Eventually Mom will remember to buy cups for the upstairs bathroom.
This one is quite tired of having someone else brush his teeth. If only he could figure out how to reach the back teeth.
Kaitlyn’s middle section of hair is long enough I feel forced into the world of bows.
I finally caught the mouse! A few months ago I opened my dishwasher to see something scurrying under the bottom tray. After a quick scream, I shut the door and when I reopened it the mouse was gone. I have seen it in the same manner another time or two but that’s it. Wade suggested I actually leave the door open and call him to remove the mouse. Genius! Today I thought to leave the door open and Wade removed the mouse to the great outdoors.
Kaitlyn and I got back from our walk to find the boys pushing their Polaris. Evidently their battery didn’t quite last till they got to the garage.
Evidently Madison won the coin toss for the couch today.
She finally got her hands on the wheel!
Mandatory Sunday picture of my two children coordinated in red.
We decided to watch Aladdin as a family. Teague loved it – except for the scary skinny man. Then he ran to play with his truck for a while.
Wade kept trying to talk to Kaitlyn but she was only interested in pulling his hair.
Wade treated the boys to a haircut at his barbershop. The man even convinced Alex to let him put “spikes” in the front of his hair.
(Alex wanted them washed out immediately after a picture.)
Wade treated the boys to a haircut at his barber shop. Teague still said it “tickled.”
Paige came by to see if she could play with Kaitlyn today. I was more than happy for the help.
We have had unusually warm weather the last few days and have spent the afternoons outside. The only other kids in our neighborhood (Paige – 4th grade and her brother) have been inviting Alex down the street to play kickball. Today Paige and two of her friends showed up at our door and played outside with Alex all afternoon. (I think part of the draw is that he has a baby sister who comes out to play sometimes too.)
Just out of reach.
For the first three months of her life, Kaitlyn was an angel when it came to sleep. She was sleeping pretty much all night and only waking around 5 or 6 for a bottle before sleeping till 7 or 8. Then she started waking every few hours for her pacifier. I tried taking away her pacifier cold-turkey at 4 months (read here) and that did not go well. Over the next few months, we went through a few colds, teething, and some ups and downs with sleeping. I would get up a few times a night for a pacifier and once for a bottle (normally around 3). Suddenly I was much more tired and struggling with sleep than I had been with a newborn. When Kaitlyn had her 6 month checkup, the doctor didn’t recommend giving up her nighttime bottle because she was consuming such a small amount of formula during the day (although she did debate this for a little bit). She did however recommend I stop going in for the pacifier. It took Kailtyn two weeks with three or four periods of crying each night lasting up to an hour or two, but she finally figured it out. During that process she also decided she didn’t need the middle of the night bottle, which was a huge bonus for me.
When we went back to the doctor for an ear check a few weeks later, I mentioned all the trouble I had had and asked if this was normal or if I should have done something different. All the books talk about babies crying for 45 minutes (at most) for just a few nights and then quickly decreasing the crying or stopping altogether. She looks at me and then looks at Kaitlyn. She shakes her head and tells me I have a very persistent daughter and that they normally figure it out in a night or two.
Alex really wanted to read Kaitlyn her bedtime book. When Teague realized the book was about a car, he wanted to listen too.
This is the view I get most often while trying to feed Kaitlyn. Her mouth is wide open, wanting more, just turned directly away from the spoon….
Kaitlyn may be our third child but we are still discovering wonderful new kids’ products. My sister passed on this baby toy (Sassy Wonder Wheel) and it has been a favorite. Kaitlyn (and the boys) love it. We attach it to pretty much any table and it is instant entertainment while we wait for dinner to be prepared (at home or a restaurant). I didn’t have to buy this one but I highly recommend spending the $8!
Big brothers are pretty awesome.
Wednesdays are for making cookies.
This is one of those pictures that I shouldn’t have taken. I’m pretty sure she would have fallen asleep if I had waited another 10 minutes.
Saving the world – one lady bug at a time.
Wade’s out of town for a few days. That means Kaitlyn and I have to take Teague to school in the mornings.
Dad’s out of town so we had pizza and a movie!
Teague reassured me numerous times that he was not scared of the movie but preferred to watch it from his hideout.
After numerous reschedulings (on the doctors’ parts), Kaitlyn finally had her 6 month check up.
Weight – 15 lbs. 5 oz (between 50-75%)
Length – 26 3/4 inches (90%)
Head 16 1/2 inches (50%)
We also discovered she is not teething but has a double ear infection. That actually explains quite a bit.