Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fun Run Day

The kids had a great fund raiser at school this month called, The Fun Run. They collected money from our family members and friends and pledged that they would each run at least 30 laps = 2 miles.  They collected prizes all week for their pledges including wings that go on their shoes, water bottles and lights for their bikes. On Fun Run day Will, Christian, and I went to cheer them on. The kids ran so hard. Both of them met their goals and Jackson ran 36 laps. They were beet red and sweating by the end but so proud of their accomplishments. It was fun to see them sprint off the line each time they crossed, running as fast as their little bodies will carry them.

Feb Park Play Days and Learning New Things

The older kids have been working hard in school. They hate waking up in the morning, I literally have to drag them out of bed by their feet every morning and I always feel like we are in a rush. For some reason Brandon has been luck waking them up. It must be a dad thing because he just threatens to tickle them and gives them a little snuggle and out they come like little pop tarts.

However, they love school. When they come off the bus they are always telling me about all the events, what their friends are up to, what they did on the playground, and how much they love their teachers. We are so happy with Barbara Bush Elementary and that we switched back. It is like a family, all the neighborhood kids ride the bus, and we always want to be a part of the school events.
Liz dressed for 80's day
Jackson with the rainbow mohawk he won at school.
Lizzy learned how to ride her bike with no training wheels. It only took 2 days of trying.
Lizzy and her friend Tanner at Butterfly Wonderland with her class.
Christian is growing up too. I feel like he has really become a boy and found his voice since Will was born. He loves the fact that he is a big brother and not the baby anymore (which makes it much easier on me). He is working on potty training, loves dressing up like super heroes, loves chocolate milk, and misses the kids like crazy when they are at school. Every day he walks to the bus stop with me to pick them up and we sit on the curb and wait for the bus to come. Then he waves to the bus driver and gives the kids a big hug when they get off the bus.

We spend a lot of time at the park these days. The weather is so beautiful in Feb. and the orange blossoms smell amazing. We run around, swing on the swings, and breathe the fresh air. I love park days. So many great memories of playing and picnics.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

William is 2 months old

Will is 2 months old now. He is sleeping better, about 4 hour shifts, smiling, and more awake during the day. He loves playing on his matt with all his little pull toys and kicking the plastic rattle ball. He hates sitting up. He also hates tummy time and most of the time he just gives up after a few second and whines until I come and get him. He likes swinging in his swing and watching the kids play. My favorite part of my day is when he wakes up in the morning and sees my face. He is so smiley, it is like he can't help himself, he has to smile at me.

2 month checkup:

11lbs (25%)
24 3/4 " (75%)