Monday, June 8, 2009

Schlitterbahn '09

This past weekend we packed up and headed to Schlitterbahn with our family and friends. It was probably the most fun I have had in a long time. Joseph loved this place so much and was on 'go' from the minute we arrived and until we left. I got to thinking on the way home, he only came and took a break twice for about a total of 30 minutes the entire day. My mom came in to help and it was a blessing. Joseph drug her on some slides not just once, but about 20 times. It was a blast for me to see the excitement and joy in his face every time he came down the slide. He was asking me yesterday and today about the water and slides... I am thinking we might have to make another trip before the summer is over with. Who's with me?

Still had some energy after Schlitterbahn, to race Grammy. I wish I had the energy of a 2 year old.

My sweet little angel. He did great all day. He ate, slept and was merry from 10a-5p.

Joseph did not want to leave.

Yes, Joseph's lips are blue, not from a drink, he was that cold.

First slide of the day and he was hooked. Grammy, how many times did you end up going down this slide?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

4 Month Stats

Weight: 14.53 (44%)
Height: 25.50 (71%)
Christian seems like a bigger baby to me than what Joseph was, but Joseph was a pound and a inch bigger at 4 months.
What Christian is up to now at 4 months:
-Still loves his swing and bouncy seat.
-Out of 7 nights, he will only wake up once or twice a week.
-He only nurses about 5-6 times/day and a super fast eater too.
-Loves watching Joseph. When he hears Joseph, he will stop nursing or if I am holding him, he is trying to turn around to see him.
-Loves his Mama most of all ;-) (At this age, Joseph loved to be held by Jeff more than me.)
-Will watch Baby Einstein.
-So close to turning over and laughing out loud. I have gotten a giggle here and there, but not a big belly laugh.
-A little more feisty than what I remember Joseph being at this age. Christian will arch his back and wiggle away from me when he is upset on the changing table.
-This kid can scream! Not cry, scream!

Here is Joseph chilling at the 'Doctor's house.' (That's what he calls it)

Since I don't update on this big boy, I will do that today. Joseph, at 2, is up too:

-Speaking in complete sentences.
-Started him on regular toothpaste. Trying to get the spitting it out part down. He won't spit for us while brushing his teeth, but he will spit out his milk, water, chewed up food, and many more at the table.
-Will sing songs and do motions.
-Started asking, "why." I have realized that it all comes back to the same answer, "because God created it that way."
-Can remember certain things about places. (Ex: Every time we drive by Pearland Oilers Stadium, he will say, "helicopter, eggs." Referring to the Egg drop there at Easter)
-Is an amazing brother! Is constantly kissing and loving on CH. Joseph has never once hit or bit Christian. He has even started asking Christian, "Ah, wha de matter." and "Are you otay?" if he is crying. He is always asking me these questions too... I must have a serious or concerned look on my face all the time.
-Not potty trained yet. We plan to start that before Kindergarten.
-Becoming much more independent. He will get upset if you try to help him with something.
-Likes to pray at the dinner table.

There, my boys are growing like weeds and becoming wonderful little boys (if you ask me). I love them so much and having boys is one of the best things in the world.
(We are going to potty train in August if you were really wanting to know).

Monday, June 1, 2009

I believe that I am on a consistent routine of blogging about every 2 weeks. So here is our update. The Friday of Memorial day weekend, I broke down and went to a clinic (the last post I mentioned that I might be getting sick). I was in so much pain that Friday I couldn't stand it any longer. I went in, just wanting to skip all intros and get the drugs. After talking to the nurse practitioner she examined me and I had an ear infection and sinus infection. Now I could get something to make the intense pain go away. Yea!

We were going to go to the beach Memorial Day weekend, but we had some down pour that Sunday afternoon so we decided to stay home and have Mark and Megan over. We ate some crock pot pizza, salad, chocolate chip cake and played some was awesome. Memorial day, we did absolutely nothing. It was quiet sad because it was a beautiful day and I just wanted to be outside, grilling, and swimming. Really wish my parents had been in town and we could have had all three of those things. Instead they were taking in the sound waves at the Indy 500 where their man (and my fav) Helio took the top prize. Lucky ducks!

Since then not much has happened. Just been some long, uneventful weeks and weekends. My baby turns 4 months tomorrow and he will have his check up on Wednesday. I plan to post his stats. Then on Saturday we are heading to Schlitterbahn with the usual suspects, plus one more special person, Grammy!! Can't wait. Hopefully, Joseph won't get a disease before then. Seems like he has missed some big things this year because he has been getting sick or has been sick. I really want him to be able to go and have fun in the water and on the slides.


This is the result when your 2 year old steps on your box of hard shell tacos. Instead of getting 8 shells, you get 2 1/2.

I have no idea why he is scowling.

He hasn't sat in the high chair for a long time, but the other night we put Christian in it while we ate. Joseph was so upset with that move. So then the next few days Joseph ate his meals in the high chair. Marking his territory, I guess.

A place Joseph is not to be while Christian is lying there. Joseph climbed in while I left the room to go wash my hands. He isn't allowed in the crib with Christian because he likes to jump and I don't won't to give Christian shaken baby syndrome.

"Paying di dums."

This is a site I see a lot during the week. A po' mans drum set.
(Joseph set this up.)