“Every limbo boy and girl
All around the limbo world”
Month: May 2015
Kaitlyn is just drawn to home improvement supplies.
We are moving – again. This story is longer than I am going to write. (Aren’t they always?) But this is good news – awesome news. Wade interviewed with several companies over the last several months. He is really excited to be able to return to the world of tools and will be working for Bosch in Chicago. That’s, right. We are heading back up north. We are a little unsure how quickly this will move and how everything will happen, but the goal is to be settled in Chicago by the time school starts in the fall for the boys. Hello roller coaster life.
Teague is a very slow eater. He’s so slow that if we aren’t all sitting down for a “real” meal then he’s often left at the kitchen island by himself. (I think he prefers it this way. No one to rush him.) Today I went back in to check on him and found him literally licking up every last drop of ice cream…
Alex was determined to read this Scooby-Doo book all by himself. It took a while and I doubt he comprehended what he read, but he did it!
Teague going up to his room (for any reason) after 2 pm is going to lead to a nap.
Today he told us he was going up to read.
Trying her hand at cooking.
Kaitlyn gave up her pacifier about three weeks ago. Based on what we have learned of her personality so far and the attempt I made to take it away at 4 months of age (read here), I thought this was going to be a long, traumatic experience. I was wrong. Within two days Kaitlyn didn’t even seem to remember she’d ever had a pacifier. We’ve always put her in her crib awake and she went from fussing for a bit after being put down to fussing only until we walked out of the room. I can’t explain this part but I also think she became a happier baby. Her late afternoon fussiness – when I felt like she really wanted the pacifier but i refused to get it out of her bed for her – disappeared. Once again I personally feel like 10 months is my personal magic age to take away the pacifier! Win for us.
Alex had an end-of-the-year party with some boys from school.
(Xander, Vance, Carter, Reid, Zayden, Tucker)
How my grocery cart looks at the end of a typical grocery store run.
(Kaitlyn eventually grows tired of sitting up front, wiggles out of the belt, and tries to stand. She’s content to sit in Teague’s lap and he loves to hold her.)
We figured we’d try something new on Gram’s last day. None of us had ever been to Sea Life and it seemed like the perfect adventure on a rainy day.
Fort building masters.
I love that her top teeth are really starting to show in pictures.
We decided to end this school year with an ice cream cake!
Little brothers watching t-ball.
Kaitlyn and Gram.
I literally turned around this morning and Kaitlyn suddenly had marker on her face too! (We’re pretty sure she picked up a marker decorated balloon and it rubbed off.) Then it was life as normal around this house.
I’m not sure what happens when Gram comes to visit, but my kids turn into unrecognizable munchkins. (This isn’t necessarily bad behavior, just untypical.) Teague wanted to wear his firefighter costume all day. No problem – but he doesn’t normally wear costumes out of the house. Teague also ended up drawing on his face with marker!?! This boy doesn’t even usually touch markers. Alex was more rambunctious than usual and then disappeared to write the sweetest note. (This one I think was at Gram’s urging after getting in a bit of trouble.)
Someone is super excited to get home and see Gram.
This little fireman wore his new costume the entire day and logged an impressive 10 books with Gram (before Alex got home).
Did anyone else have one of these growing up? I have always associated this trivia game with car trips. We had two of them growing up and they took many, many trips with us. Imagine my surprise when my Mom (who is traveling back to KC with us) pulled one out of her purse. Sadly it only made it about an hour into the trip before breaking for the third (and final) time.
A full car meant Teague got to test out the way back.
I was informed this was a boat. (This fascinating game lasted for hours.)
A poolside bottle.
We made the trip to Paducah for my Dad. He’s a race car driver (drag racing) on the weekends and this is the first time ever that he has raced in Paducah. (He’s actually taken a few years off from racing so my kids have never seen him race.) Paducah was the perfect first place for a first race because Kaitlyn could stay with my Mom. (Race tracks are hot, noisy, and generally not fun for babies.) But before the races began we spent all morning enjoying my Mom’s house and being lazy bums!
One a side note – my mom is one of the few people who is not intimidated by my big camera and will pick it up, without being asked, and snap a picture. Thanks Mom! (This is more impressive because she is not naturally a picture taker.)
We knew it would be a late night for the boys so we all took naps and then headed to the race track. The boys got to see my Dad make two passes down the track (both qualifying rounds), but in their minds they were wins! My Dad did win the event but it didn’t end till well into Sunday morning and the boys didn’t quite make it that late.
It’s a pajama morning.
Gram has the best ideas for entertainment!
Roadtripping to Kentucky!
Finally! A baby with curls!
Sometimes your 6 year old shows up dressed in your husband’s clothes.
These kids are very focused on their end of the year ice cream!
Today was dress up like your favorite character at school.
Some days my kids want to play in a basket.
Alex had his school field trip to the zoo today. I hated not to be able to go, but there was no way (even if I’d had a sitter) to get Teague picked up from school. One of the other Mom’s was nice enough to send me pictures.
Field trips wear a boy out!
Teague got so excited for Kaitlyn and her new trick.
Someone mastered a new skill today. (No walking, but she loves to stand independently and I caught her going from her kneel to a stand a few times without using anything to help pull up.)
Wade texted me this picture pretty early this morning. I loved knowing everyone was where they were supposed to be. I knew they were all in the car at the end of the driveway. I knew Alex was sitting up front because he was waiting for the bus. I knew as soon as he was on the bus that Wade would drive Teague to school and hope he made it back home before Kaitlyn fell asleep for her morning nap. (I had warned him that the only guarantee he had for his own morning nap was if she didn’t take hers in the car.)
I was informed life got much easier after Wade got the oldest two were delivered to school.
I left Wade with minimal instructions and the request to please remember daily pictures. It was awesome to come home and see what he thought about running the house for three days.
Wade was in charge while I was out of town. The kids are dressed, appear to be fed, and he got all three in a picture. Way to go Dad!
(Only a few mothers will notice that Kaitlyn’s outfit is on backwards, but that is an honest mistake.)