Thursday, August 23, 2012

Busy July

I'm behind on the blog AGAIN, so I will just do one post as I sort through some July pictures...

We just had a quiet 4th of July at home, grilling some hot dogs and watching the kids play in the sprinkles.  2nd year in a row we have been in an area where the professional fireworks shows were banned due to drought!

Mid-July we attended my brothers wedding.  Welcome to the family, Ericca!

A few pics from the county fair.  We went to the demolition derby, but it stated to rain near the end of ir so we had to leave before we could check out all the attractions. 

The first "fruit" of my first garden.  Actually we had lettuce first, but I was more excited about the zucchini.   I think I let it get a little too big, but it was till tasty in the cottage cheese omelet we had that evening.

My baby girl is 18 months old now and is such a delight.  Even though she is tiny (2% for weight at the last doc appt) she eats and eats and there is not much she won't try.  It makes meal time much easier when we don't have to fight with both her and her big brother, who routinely goes several meals a week with no more than a bite or two.  She loves her "babies" (several stuffed animals she carries around, her favorite being a pink bunny), and follows her big brother around everywhere, picking up everything in her path and saying "dee doo" (thank you) as she hands them to me. 

Alex is a typical three year old boy with insane amounts of energy, and constant questions/comments.  I need to do better at writing down some of the funny ones.  He has full-on tantrums daily, mostly over Mary holding an object he wants.  We are also still working on potty training.  He is very stubborn and we are going to have to try some more intensive methods. I DO NOT want to have three children in diapers.   He is full of wonder and joy though, and I love seeing him get excited about the littlest things!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Misc. June pics

The boys built this block church, and it actually lasted a few weeks.

We tried moving Alex's bed into Mary's room, but Mary couldn't stand being stuck in her crib and not being able to play on her brother's bed, so we moved him back to his room.  We'll try again when she is a bit older.  Here they are before the big meltdown...

Mary is so much fun to take pictures of.  She is always so smiley!

Except for these few.  I think she is on the verge of tears.

We are so enjoying our summer and can't believe it is August!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Zoo trip

We hadn't been to the zoo in awhile, so we were excited to take the kids out on a beautiful Saturday morning to see the animals.  I didn't get many pics, but there was lots to see!

Mary like the brightly-colored fish the best.

He was SO excited for the train ride!